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Bayfront home with private dock - beach 2 minutes out the back door

Placida, FL, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

3 bedroom 2 bath on the bay with private dock

Little Gasparilla Island is a wonderful hidden paradise off the beaten path accessible only by private boat or water taxi. There are no bridges or formal paved roads on the island, just charming romantic sand paths where the local residents travel by foot or by golf cart. Little Gasparilla Island is one of the barrier islands along Florida's southeast coast located just north of Boca Grande and about 20 miles north of Sanibel Island off Ft. Myers. It is less than 40 miles south of Sarasota. There are over 7 miles of pristine beach accessible along the Gulf of Mexico available for your pleasure, starting just a few hundred feet from the house. This provides wonderful romantic getaway walks for many couples and endless shelling opportunities for others.


Lisa Driscoll

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Lisa Driscoll

I was born, raised and educated in Florida but I've traveled the world extensively. My dream home is on Little Gasparilla Island and I want to share this dream with others.

Lisa Driscoll purchased this House in 2000

Why Lisa Driscoll chose Placida

It's easily one of the most charming places I've ever been and I want to share this with others by renting it to like minded people. I have traveled the world extensively but I find Little Gasparilla Island to be one of the best places I've ever been to. I continue to cherish it as I would an old friend. My renters thus far seem to agree.

What makes this House unique

The location is incredible and for real estate that is what it is usually all about. The property is on the Bay for safety but only a few yards from the beautiful Gulf. Fantastic fishing abounds here as does the beautiful white Gulf sands. Boca Grande, Sarasota, Ft. Myers


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Water View
              The most beautiful sunrise day after day. Dolphins, manatees, osprey, kayaking mangrove tunnels adjacent to Don Pedro State Park. Have meals/coffee on the picnic table at the end of the dock.
            • Waterfront
              Dockside on the Bay and/or Intercoastal Waterway of Little Gasparilla Island, a short 100 Yard walk out the back door to the Gulf of Mexico beach.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Crock pot, blender, mixer, etc
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Every room cable television and WIFI
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                          With porch swing and grill
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          2 Kayak's that can be made available but not included in base listed price upon request to owner
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • not suitable for children


                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              23 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Wonderful Vacation Spot

                                                              Susan G.

                                                              Lisa, your place was wonderful! Coffee on the dock each morning was amazing. The house was cute, comfortable and really charming. We just loved walking the sandy path to the beach and we found hundreds of sharks teeth. Can't wait to come back!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you enjoyed your vacation Susan. Please come back soon! Lisa

                                                              Perfect stay

                                                              Mike H.-

                                                              Great spot to fish and relax

                                                              Perfect accommodations and location

                                                              Dock space and deck were amazing at night and nice fishing as well

                                                              The most relaxing and chill spot in FL.

                                                              Jessica S.

                                                              First time for us at L.G.I. Lisa’s bayfront home was ideal for us. We enjoyed eating out on the dock and watching dolphins, birds and fish pass by. We also loved the short walk right to the beautiful stretch of beach. Miles of walking, shelling and watching the sunset. We most appreciated the laid back, friendly vibe that the island gave. We will be back!

                                                              4 out of 5 only because the house needed some minor repairs. But, 5 out of 5 for the island.

                                                              Lovely setting

                                                              Margot W.Boston, MA area

                                                              I'm a painter and it couldn't have been a more perfect place to set up my easel. The house had everything we needed and we loved walking on the sandy paths around the island.

                                                              BEST KEPT SECRET

                                                              Georgette S.

                                                              This is properly truly one of the best stays we have ever had! Didn't know what to expect from an island that you can only get to by boat. If you love the isolation and fully want to decompress, this is where it should be. At times, we were the only ones on the beach. You don't know what true relaxation is until you stay at Lisa's home. It was fully equipped with all that you could ever need. We spent countless hours exploring the island. You do not need a golf cart, nor a bike. A boat or kayak would have been fun too, but they will come next year when we stay. The boat taxi was friendly and picked you up on time. We thought we would come off the island daily, but we didn't. The one time we did, we couldn't wait to come back 'home'. We have been up and down the Florida coast and even to the Keys, but honestly, this is the best location by far.

                                                              1. Quite

                                                              2. Scenic

                                                              3. Inlet view from the front, ocean steps away from the back

                                                              4. Fishing

                                                              5. Friendly

                                                              Thank you Lisa for sharing your home with us. And for the rest of you reading this review, please keep it a secret.

                                                              Lovely home, we wanted close to water, water front on Charlotte sound & 2-3 minute walk to beach.

                                                              Lona A.

                                                              Tips: bring own beach towels & chairs. Water taxi runs 8-5. After hours pickup/drop off can be schedule for addtl $. Be prepared to haul your garbage out on the taxi.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So very glad you enjoyed my waterfront home with private dock and the pristine beach a mere football field away out the back door. Your suggestion to bring beach towels and chairs is a good one as mine seem to have disappeared. Since we have no garbage service on the island taking one's own garbage back with one's belongings is necessary. I will confirm this is in the T&C's. I provide large heavy duty bags. The water taxi happily accommodates all LGI guests all hours. As one would expect, his fees are elevated after normal business hours 8:30 - 5. Hope you come back soon and enjoy our tranquil island life. All the best, Lisa


                                                              Placida, FL, USA

                                                              Marina's available by boat on mainland and other islands nearby as are many restaurants including nearby Boca Grande. Cayo Costa State Park and Don Pedro State Park are nearby significant attractions.


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                                                              23 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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