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Romantic Island Paradise

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Placida Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths. Sleeps 4 comfortably. Central air, free WiFi, pool & beach

Rekindle your romance on a private island accessible only by boat, Little Gasparilla Island, just across the sound from Gasparilla Island. As our guest, you'll have free ferry service and gated parking on mainland. End unit with loft--no one above or below you-- in very small bldg. Clean, renovated and newly furnished condo is only a few steps from heated, fresh water pool and sandy beach that stretches 7 miles. Central air & heat. Free WiFi, satellite TV. No cars, crowds, businesses, or noise except the surf and singing of birds. No smoking or pets. Returning guests can receive a 10% discount on rates (with approval) prior to booking.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016

About Linda

The owner, Linda, likes to communicate with guests before they make reservations. Please let her help you. If you send an inquiry through this website, she will respond very quickly. If you want her to call you, which she would be happy to do, please ask. Carol and Lora are the local managers. Linda's email is

Linda purchased this condo in 2013

Why Linda chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

You'll enjoy the personal attention you expect and deserve at a fine resort, but at a low Internet price. It's the most unique, quiet, romantic barrier island in the U.S. An undiscovered gem. No crowds, noise, or commercialism. A nature lover's paradise.

What makes this condo unique

968-foot condo with new kitchen and baths, plus free WiFi, ferry service and parking on mainland. End unit with loft -- private with no one above or below you. Steps from heated, fresh water pool and beach.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Romantic Island Paradise
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for providing such a wonderful condo for my family and I. It's beautifully maintained and I can tell that the owner takes great pride in the dwelling. We have stayed in this condo in years past (long time ago) and the renovations are beautiful! My family and I have been vacationing at Placida Beach condos since 1989 & our experience this week was one of the best- top notch. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had the opportunity to compare the condo before and after the renovations and that you had an enjoyable vacation. The island is unique and such a magical place. I've seen it change couples' relationships in positive ways. Thank you very much for your review -- I appreciate it more than you know.
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Look forward to returning in the future!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was wonderful, the staff friendly and professional, and the beach was awesome! From the peaceful morning walks to the gorgeous sunsets we enjoyed every minute we spent here. Condo was very well maintained and clean, kitchen had plenty of pots, pans, dishes, etc. beds were comfortable and the whole unit was tastefully decorated. Probably the biggest draw back was the ladder to the loft can be hard to maneuver if you have balance or mobility issues, but since we put our 2 teenagers up there problem solved for us. We do hope to return in the future for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed my condo and the private beach here. It really is so much better than all the public beaches in Southwest Florida. Next time, I hope you'll use our pool, too! Again, I really appreciate knowing you and your family had a good vacation here.
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Little Gasparilla, Placida Properties

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property with granite countertops and all new

stainless appliances. The island is just that. An island. We enjoyed that there were very few other people that were there and the solemnity of it all. If you need lots of stimulation as far as night life or shopping, this is not for you. If you enjoy relaxing, liking for shells and soaking up the sun, this is for you. It is our new favorite place.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review will help others decide if the island life here is what they need. Expectations are important. The pool, the beach, the jungle-like trails, and other outdoor activities are what draw people who are looking for relief from hustle bustle. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you very much for your review!
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Enterprise, Florida

Old Florida Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay on the island because it met and exceeded all of our expectations. We wanted a beach with no crowds, no hotels, no restaurants and no stores. Little Gasparilla makes you feel like you stepped back in time when vacationing was simpler and less hectic. Our rental condo was fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay and it was a short walk to the beach itself. This vacation destination however isn't for everyone. Although we loved it, anyone that needs to be constantly entertained or gets easily bored with the serenity of the beach...needs to look at finding a different location. With that said, we plan on coming back here in the near future.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, our private beach is private indeed, and I'm glad this is what you wanted. Thank you very much for your review, and I hope to hear from you again. Linda
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Winter Haven, Florida

Loved our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from your home on Little Gasparilla and we honestly didn't want to leave! The condo was impeccably clean and had everything we needed. As others have said, stop for groceries before you arrive. I love that there were hardly any people on the beach and the ones we did meet were very friendly! The beach is gorgeous but so is the bayside. Both have beautiful green water and we caught so many fish from the dock at night and by boat during the day. I am from Florida and of all the places I've been, this area is my favorite by far! Thank you for having such a wonderful place on the island and making it available to us. We are already planning when we will be able to get away there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and I really, really appreciate your wonderful review. You are welcome to return anytime! Linda
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Absolutly Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about our stay! The photos do not do this place justice. The unit was very clean and had everything you could possibly need. Beautiful beach, not crowded at all. Only one warning, get a few extra groceries. We got stuck on the island one day because the wind was too high for the ferry to run. No big deal for us, we had plenty of food. I heard that the ferry captain made a few extra runs that evening after the wind died down for the people who got stuck. We also found a kayak rental (Hooked on SUP) that would deliver kayaks right to the dock. Overall best vacation I've had in a very long time.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your helpful review, Rachel. Your advice is excellent. I always worry about the wind affecting travel, and bringing extra food to the island is a good idea. I'm so glad you had a fun vacation in our little paradise!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota, Ft. Myers, and Tampa
Nearest Ferry
Private-- Placida Harbour Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Placida Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Zydeco, Placida Grille, PJs Seagrille
Nearest Beach
Placida Beach (ours, and private)
Car: recommended

10 - minute free ferry rides to the island and also to the mainland, where there are grocery stores, restaurants and city amenities. Our private ferry runs from 9 -5 every day and until 9 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Free parking in our gated, guarded lot on mainland, a few steps from ferry dock.


Rates & Availability

Placida Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

There's a 12% Florida sales and occupancy tax.

Occupancy limit: 4 persons, monitored. Office: 11000 Placida Rd, Placida. Park in the gated lot and proceed to the Club's ferry nearby. #202, Bldg 2, is close to the beach. RESERVATION cannot be confirmed until owner (Linda) receives your inquiry and communicates with you. Response time is usually within an hour 7am- 11 pm Mountain time.

A small refundable deposit with a credit card will guarantee reservation. Rental amount is due later, before your stay. Occupancy limit: 4 persons. Exact details are in the rental contract.

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Placida Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly renovated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet and sink, in loft
  • Soap, toilet paper, bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths are provided. Hairdryer is in vanity drawer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New, firm king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • New, firm king mattress in master bedroom. New, very comfortable queen sofa bed in living room. The loft now has a new, full, Serta bed instead of twins.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
It's a gorgeous, magical place to relax and reconnect with loved ones.

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