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Huge Private Dock, 1 Acre Old Florida Enclave, Luxury Amenities Sleeps 6-10!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Placida House Rental Photos and Description

3 King Beds, 2 Baths, Spacious Deck, Private Slip For Your Boat+ Gated Property

Beautiful bay front, perfect for a private vacation. Newly remodeled in 2010. Main level has a modern, fully equipped, large kitchen with breakfast bar. Open floor plan includes kitchen, dining and living room, perfect for entertaining. The master suite has a large bath and a breathtaking view of the bay. It has an extra full size refrigerator and laundry separate from the sleeping area. French doors allow access to the upper deck from the master. There's a hammock and bench swing on lower deck to watch the turtles play or take a nap. The private dock has lights, power and water with multiple slips. It also has a covered, lit, fish cleaning station with water. Great fishing right from the dock and easy access to the Gulf. Jet ski parking as well. This piece of paradise has a large open yard for outdoor activities that's fenced from the rest of the island, making it fully secluded. Spacious guest apartment available with an additional kitchen, an additional bath and 2 double beds. The gulf beach is just two minutes down the sand path.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rhonda Olson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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About Rhonda Olson

My husband and I grew up in the Midwest. We brought our family to the beautiful gulf beaches as much as we could as they were growing up. We stumbled across Little Gasparilla Island and fell in love. We live on the gulf side of the Island full time now and love every minute of everything the island has to offer.

Rhonda Olson purchased this house in 2013

Why Rhonda Olson chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

The fishing is incredible! The beach is amazing. There's nothing as secluded as this property on the island.

What makes this house unique

The dock on this property is unbelievable. You can take your morning coffee down and enjoy sunrise... or cast a line in to catch Snook, Redfish, Snapper or a Sheepshead. It's set up to handle several boats and even jet skis. The previous owner was an avid fisherman so he thought of everything to make slipping your boat, fishing, cleaning your fish and hanging out on the dock a great experience.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Huge Private Dock, 1 Acre Old Florida Enclave, Luxury Amenities Sleeps 6-10!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Weeki Wachee, FL

Wonderful place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome place to relax, unwind and forget about life for a while! This house has it all, clean, comfortable and very spacious! We wanted for nothing. The property is large and private with plenty of room for everything. We brought our kids and our dogs, all of which had plenty of room to run around. The dock is very close to the house, making loading and unloading a breeze. The beach is just a short stroll away.

You absolutely cannot go wrong with this house! If you have a large group or just want to be able to spread out, this is the place for you! The owners, Rhonda and Leigh, are wonderful! They were there for anything we may have needed and never anything less than pleasant.

Thank you Rhonda and Leigh for sharing your beautiful home with us! This is the nicest place we've ever stayed on the island. You have an awesome slice of the pie!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Best and most peacefull holidays!!

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation. The house is very clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. The beach is just steps away from the house, making the location ideal. The island is a tropical, peaceful paradise and this house is truly the gem of the island. We spent lots of time on the beach. We collected shells, swam and even saw dolphins up close! At night, we enjoyed beautiful sunsets . It was a very relaxing and calming. We can't say enough wonderful things about this house and the owners. Thank you very much Rhonda and Leigh for your great hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester Ny

Better than imagined!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation, we booked this house for the week of new year's with my in-laws. It was perfect for us, a smaller apartment below for my in-laws and the 5 of us upstairs. The house was super clean and perfectly appointed, everything we needed was there and if it wasn't, the owners Rhonda and Lee, were more than happy to help us get it. They welcomed us to their islands new year party and made sure we felt a part of the festivities including the golf cart parade and ball drop. Kids had a great time fishing off the dock and beach they didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Nice and relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The house was in very nice condition and we loved to have our dog running free around the house and on the beach. Everything went smooth and easy.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family & Fishing Fun!

  • 5 of 5

What a great family vacation. Our oldest son had just graduated from college so we wanted something memorable. we said before we went to LGI that our lab Gabby would have the best time...Well she certainly did, thanks for having her. If fishing and boating everyday (with the occasional laying on the beach) is your thing then this spot is perfect. Rhonda & Lee were perfect hosts and Deric & Connor providing any needed assistance. Boys fished every night from the dock and there were numerous trips to the Waterside Grill for awesome cheeseburgers. Day trips to Cabbage Key for the "Cheeseburgers in Paradise" and fishing in Boca Grande pass. Little Gasparilla is an Island so beware the first day and the last day is work, anything that comes over has to go in your boat. Also, pack lightly, you don't need anything but bathing suits and maybe a pair of shorts or two for a dinner excursion. We'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our whole family can't wait for your next visit! We're so glad you had a great vacation!
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Excellent, relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation in June at this beautiful property. We stayed here with another family and had plenty of room with the added bottom level. Hung out on the dock a lot and used the fish cleaning station (thanks for the shaded cleaning station!). If you want a property right on the intracoastal water with a big dock, this is for you! Owners were very kind and thoughtful. A little pricey, but we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Adjacent to the Don Pedro State Park for hiking trails. 2 minutes by golf cart to 6 miles of beach for snorkeling, sunsets, walking, swimming and beachcombing.


Rates & Availability

Placida House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holidays are an additional $500 per week. (New Years Eve, Easter, Memorial Day, Spring Break, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas).
Our home has two options for you. Option 1-the upstairs sleeps 6 in 3 king beds. ($2500 per week) Option 2-we have a guest apartment downstairs with a separate kitchen, full bath and two double beds. ($3000 per week). No one else can rent the apartment if you don't.
Extra people in the house are $25 per night (you're allowed 6 upstairs and 10 if you rent both upstairs and downstairs), extra boats are $25 per night or $100 per week (you're allowed one boat with your rental).
Pets are welcome. There's a $150 per week fee, depending on size and breed.

The deposit is due with your signed contract to secure your dates. 70% of the rent is due, plus tax, 45 days before your arrival. The remaining 30% is due 2 weeks prior or you can bring cash the day of your arrival for a 5% discount. We accept checks or Paypal for payment. The email to use in Paypal is, please select "friends or family payment" so there's no fee.

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Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Guest Apartment also has a full bath.
  • Clean with fresh towels provided!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large walk in closet.
    Guest Apartment - 2 double , Additional living room, full kitchen and bath add $500/wk
    Master - 1 king
  • The master suite has a huge walk in closet with laundry and an extra refrigerator. The master bath has access to another patio out back. All the bed linens are provided, clean and fresh!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
If you have extra people stay over we charge $25 per night per guest over our maximum. An example would be if you rented the upstairs only and you already have 6 people in your group, but someone comes to visit for 2 of your nights the additional charge would be $50. If there are only 4 of you there and someone stays the night there is no charge because you aren't exceeding the maximum of 6.

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