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Bayfront Retreat: Luxurious Enclave, Private Dock, Great Family Vacation Home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Leave your car and your cares at the marina because Little Gasparilla is accessible only by water taxi! That means our beaches are uncrowded and tourists and traffic are just a mainland memory. If you are looking for a quiet tropical island to relax and unplug, Little Gasparilla is your dream vacation spot. Our "nightlife" consists of giant sea turtles laying their eggs -- our only bar is the sand bar where you can find sand dollars and shells!

Beautiful bayfront home, perfect for a private family 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 a bench swing on the 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, illuminated 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 and totally private. Spacious guest apartment is also available with an additional kitchen, an additional bath and 2 double beds. The sparkling water and pristine sand of our beautiful gulf beach is just two minutes down the sand path. So you get the best of both worlds at our Bayfront Retreat: easy access to the great fishing in the bay, the convenience of having your boat nearby PLUS spectacular water views.....and the beautiful beaches of Little Gasparilla are just a short stroll down the sandy pathway.

More Details

Mariah Kohl
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Mariah Kohl

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.

Mariah Kohl purchased this house in 2013

Why Mariah Kohl chose Placida

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.


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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.
    Master - 1 king
    Guest Apartment - 2 double , Additional living room, full kitchen and bath
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Bayfront Retreat: Luxurious Enclave, Private Dock, Great Family Vacation Home!
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: June 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: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 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: December 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: July 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: June 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Addl. boat fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
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). Pets are welcome with a $150 fee per pet. The upstairs sleeps 6; the downstairs guest suite sleeps 4. Maximum occupancy of the home is 10. Under no circumstances will we rent to college or high school students during Spring Break. At least two members of any rental party must be 25 years of age.

Pets are welcome. There's a $150 per week fee, depending on size and breed. Spring break rentals are Friday to Friday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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