About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)
The 'La Te Da' house is a two story key west style home located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. The backyard is a private beach, you are simply foot steps away from beautiful turquoise water and sandy beach. We are next to Boca Grande, which is known for the world famous tarpon fishing tournaments. Also, a great beach for shell and shark tooth collectors!
Our home has 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and complete laundry room located inside the house. Accomodations for up to 6, (2 king size beds, with memory foam topper, 1 queen size bed and 1 bunk bed)
All bed linens and bath/beach towels are supplied for your convenience. There is a fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, flat top stove, oven, reverse osmosis water purifier, cooking utensils, blender, toaster, etc.. We have a very stocked kitchen, you can call me before your trip and I can tell you what we do and don't have. We have all spices, coffee filters, most condiments, (ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, mayonnaise, syrup, cooking oil, and canned goods.
This home has a lovely screened in porch with a big table that seats 6 outside with an incredible breeze and beautiful views of the gulf. There is a propane barbeque grill. Perfect for any and every meal!
The master bedroom upstairs has a glass sliding door that opens up to another balcony with more fabulous views of the private beach. Also great for looking at stars! All bedrooms have hd flat screen TV's. The living room has a DVR so you can record your favorite programs while at the beach. We also have all the movie channels! HBO, Starz, Cinemax, TMC, and Showtime.
The house is a non smoking environment and we ask that you please smoke outside. We do allow pets but they must be approved prior to rental. There is a dock to dock your boat or you can use the water taxi to have access to the island.
We are one of the only houses that take your trash for you! Just put your trash in the garbage bin and we will take it for you! We rented on the island before purchasing and didn't like lugging our trash off the island at the end of our vacation.
All you need is groceries, bathing suit, and you're ready to have a great vacation! Lateda is the Perfect place to make lasting memories! I know our family has!
Answers to frequently asked questions:
• You cannot drive your car to the island, the island is accessible by boat only. You can use the water taxi or bring/rent a boat
• You can park your car at the Eldred's Marina. Parking is around $6 a day
• The water taxi is $10 per person each way and he will drop you right at our dock
• Our home has beach chairs for the beach.
• You must bring all groceries to the island with you (there are no stores on the island
• The water from the tap is safe to drink, we are hooked up to city water.
• There are first responders on the island and we have 911 service in case of an emergency.
• Golf carts are not necessary; the island is only 100-200 yards wide in most places. But they are fun and helpful to get your things to and from the dock.
• You can fish off the dock or the beach but non-Florida residents will need to purchase a fishing license.
• The beach is dog-friendly but dogs must be under your control.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
This is kind of a family adventure. My grandmother, mom, husband, me, and my two children are all involved with the beach house. We all live in Port Charlotte, Florida. My mom and Grammy just moved down from Sarasota, Fl to be closer to us. They are now 2 streets away! We decided to purchase this house so we can make great memories! We have already and hope you do to!
Kim purchased this House in 2012
Why Kim chose Placida
Little Gasparilla Island is very unique. It is very private and very secluded! I love that you don't hear any car horns or traffic. You are completely surrounded by nature. I think that is what makes this island so special!
What makes this House unique
The views from the master bedroom are 'magical!' The room color matches the Gulf waters , which you can see views from all areas of the beach. Nothing better than hearing the waves crash all night and watching beautiful sunsets every evening!
Sports & Adventure Activities
Slice of Paradise
Wonderful. Everything you need and more. Sunsets, sand, dolphins, swimming, fishing... Place has it all. Everyone loved the outdoor shower. I would recommend hiring a concierge or rent a golf cart for first day to get luggage and groceries to the house. We WILL be back.
this house worked really well for us. loved being on the beach. too bad we had 3 very windy and cold days but we know that weather can't be guaranteed. even made our groceries come out even:)
The house was perfect! Phenomenal views! Great screened in deck!
It's a great place to get away from it all! Beautiful beaches, quiet island, amazing shells.
This place is fantastic! If you’ve ever wanted to own an island this is pretty close! Nothing to worry about but which of the amazing shells on the beach needs to come home with you. The screened in porch is the perfect place to read and relax! Everything you need is provided!
Amazing getaway from reality
The house was perfect had all the things you might have forgotten to pack. The views were amazing, listening to the soft breaking of waves all night was peaceful. Incredibly friendly neighbors let us use their golf cart since there were none to be had at rental shop. Nature at its finest, birds, sea turtles, fish, and all on native island. House comes with Dockage if you bring your own boat. Best beds I have ever experienced in a vacation rental or hotel. Outdoor shower was a great amenity. If you are looking for a great place to escape reality this is the place. My children never even missed that we took away the electronics. Few recommendations go visit Cabbage Key for lunch, rumored to be the inspiration for "Cheesburger in Paradise". LGI was quiet safe and relaxing Now wife now wants to buy a place here to live in full time. Kim Thank You for sharing your home with my Family we will definitely be back soon.
Serious Relaxation for a Family Getaway
My husband and I, along with my daughter and her husband, spent a glorious week at La Te Da. Thank you Kim and family!! We rate it as one of the calmest, most enjoyable times we've spent together. From fishing on both beach and dock, to hours of beach walking and shelling we enjoyed every minute. The lanai was perfect for dining, reading, and sorting through shells (I read 3 books!). We rented a golf cart, though we could have lived without it. Midweek we took Emmett's water taxi back to the mainland and explored Boca Grande, bought a few more groceries, and restocked our libations.
The house was decorated in simple, beach cottage style--lovely. The beds were especially comfy. A special bonus was the variety of condiments and supplies stocked in the cupboards and refrigerator. We met neighbors on both sides and discovered island shop in a home on the north end of the residential area, as well as the island's lending library.
The outdoor shower was exquisite. Something about the sound of the surf. Let me sum it up our stay in a word: Perfect.
Boca Grande is a beautiful island that has shopping and restaurants.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday surcharge of $500; $500 reservation/security deposit required upon booking to hold date. We rent from Saturday to Saturday.