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Romantic Island Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

About Linda

The former owner, Linda R, likes to communicate with guests before they make reservations, and so does the new owner, Susan. 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. PLEASE SEE NEW owner's site for this condo, #993595.

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.


Placida Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Romantic Island Paradise
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Amazing Spring Break get away!

  • 5 of 5

We ended up in this jewel in the middle of spring break. We didn't want to deal with crowds or partying college kids. This place fit the bill! Beautiful location. The beach is uncrowded and amazing! Beautiful white sand with plenty of shells to keep you in awe. We found shark teeth, sand dollars and more beautiful shells than I can count. Such a great place to set up the included chairs and umbrella. The pool is warm and clean...and while we were there... barely used. It was like having our own pool. I highly recommend this condo. The beds are comfy, the condo is spotless, nothing bad to say here. The owner responds to questions almost immediately. Over all amazing trip!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review. In order for the current owner to benefit from it, though, it will need to be submitted to her site, vrbo #993595. Perhaps you have done that already, and if so, I'm certain she greatly appreciates it. I'm glad you had fun on the island!
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Great location, great place

  • 5 of 5

One of our best family vacations. We tried other places, but this condo is great. Fishing on the dock and a great private beach and pool. Ferry was great too!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation...we are already planning our next trip.

  • 5 of 5

I can't even begin to describe how much we loved Little Gasparilla Island. My family and I have already said that we want to make this a yearly trip. Everyone on the island was super nice and friendly. The condo unit itself was great. We can't wait to visit in the summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. The new owner of this property appreciates it! Problem is, it needs to be submitted to her site, #993595, in order to be seen. My site is overlapped temporarily, and soon it will be fazed out. We are glad your family had a wonderful vacation. Linda R, former owner Susan P, current owner
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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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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

PLEASE SEE #993595 , new owner of this property AS OF FEB 1, 2017. 10-15--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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

RESERVATION cannot be confirmed until owner receives your email inquiry and communicates with you. Response time is usually within an hour 7am- 11 pm Mountain time. 100% of rent is refunded if your reservation is cancelled 30 days prior to your stay. The $250 security deposit is separate from rent and refunded after your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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