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'Seafanz' Island Retreat - Great location on Gulf Street!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6; Separate guest suite

Enjoy quaint and quiet Little Gasparilla Island, a bridgeless, roadless barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico located between Sarasota and Naples. There are sandy paths and golf cart trails on the island. There are no cars, stores, or restaurants!

Gulf Street stretches from the bay to the gulf, and our house is almost midway. From the dock you’ll have a short walk to our stilt home with its large deck for relaxing. A dock cart is provided for getting your supplies to the house. The beach is a short walk from the house in the opposite direction! There is a beach access directly at the end of the lane. Enjoy nature, 7 miles of beautiful, uncrowded beaches, and a relaxing, tropical setting!

The 3 bedroom, 2 bath house has a king-sized bed and 2 twin beds upstairs, along with a bathroom, living area and kitchen.

The downstairs bedroom suite is not accessible from upstairs, so it truly offers privacy! The suite has a private entrance with a deck that leads to a spacious bedroom with a king bed, a private bathroom, and a sitting area with a flat-screen TV.

Relax in the hammock, read or visit with friends and family on the spacious upstairs deck!

The kitchen has a toaster, microwave, coffee bean grinder, coffee maker, and blender. All linens are provided, as well as a supply of basic paper and storage items. A cooler, beach chairs and towels, an umbrella and beach toys are provided. Pack light!

Leave your car at the marina, and take a 10 minute ride via the water taxi, or bring your boat and use our dock! Transportation is not necessary on Little Gasparilla Island; however golf cart rental is available through a separate party, if you don't want to explore on foot.

The beach is beautiful. Great shells and petrified sharks' teeth can be found. If you walk 1.75 miles south, you'll end up at the southernmost tip of the island. A mile north of our access is Don Pedro State Park. You can walk further north (about 4 miles) to the northern tip of the island.

Fish from the dock or the beach, and if you have a boat, you are surrounded by some of Florida's greatest fishing spots. It's not unusual to see dolphins, gopher tortoises, osprey, wading birds, manatees, and bald eagles.

Enjoy gorgeous sunrises and sunsets!

Bring your groceries, sunscreen, fishing gear, hat, sunglasses and the books you've been meaning to read, and get ready for a unique, relaxing experience!

More Details

Matt & Stephanie Heidel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Matt & Stephanie Heidel

We just purchased this beautiful island home from the previous owners that still have a home a few doors down on Gulf Street. We began renting from them and fell in love with the island life. We love the relaxing atmosphere of LGI. - Matt and Stephanie Heidel

Matt & Stephanie Heidel purchased this house in 2015

Why Matt & Stephanie Heidel chose Placida

We love Gulf Street with its single-family homes and privacy. The lane connects the dock on the bayside to the beach on the Gulf. It is a narrow part of the island.

What makes this house unique

Our guests have always enjoyed the tropical view from the deck, and we have had many state the downstairs private suite is ideal for traveling couples/families. After a warm day in the sun or out on the water, it is a relaxing, quiet 'home' in which to return.


Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Downstairs laundry room has full sized washer, dryer, sink and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Crib available. Downstairs 'suite' has king bed, sitting area with TV, toilet, shower and vanity. It has a private outdoor entrance with a small attached deck.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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'Seafanz' Island Retreat - Great location on Gulf Street!
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

Good times.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for the weekend. Really close walk to the dock or the beach and the house great.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great location! Nice and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

House is in a great location and was very clean! Owners we're very attentive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Peaceful Paradise in a quint beach house in a perfect location in the island.

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect in every way! Not to big and not to small. Clean and convenient to the dock and the beach. The owners were very helpful and easy to get a hold of. Wish we had booked more nights. Looking forward to renting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and organized. Very confortable and well supplied. Matt and Stephany always answered all our questions and were very helpful. We loved it! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this well appointed and welcoming home. A view to enjoy from the porch, dock for boat and fishing, a short walk to the beach, exactly what we wanted. Thank you for sharing your Island home. We will be back as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainfield, Indiana


  • 5 of 5

It is a great location halfway from the bay & halfway to the gulf. We very much enjoy our time on the island and this fine home away form home.


Plainfield, Indiana

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Barrier Island Between Tampa & Naples Off Florida's W. Coast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Fully refundable $200 security/damage deposit required.
$20/person/night for additional people.
Pets must be approved in advance. $75 per pet. Pets up to 40# will be considered.
Inquire for rates for shorter stays. 3-night minimum.
12% taxes (Charlotte County and Florida State) apply to rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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