Surf's Up: Beachfront on a tropical island!

Entire residential home hosted by Laurie

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Laurie has 270 reviews for other places.
Surf's up is located on a BRIDGELESS barrier island. This striking gulf-front home overlooks the beach and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  The home has paddle boards, a modern kitchen, a spacious screened porch and stunning sunset views.  This is a perfect family vacation home just steps from the beautiful beaches of Little Gasparilla.

The space
Surf's Up features a stunning master suite with a king bed and jetted tub, two additional bedrooms upstairs and a private downstairs room with bunk beds perfect for teenagers who want some extra privacy.

There are no stores or restaurants on the island. It requires a bit of an adventurous spirit but that is part of what makes the island so magic!

*Extra occupants- Rates are based upon 6 guests. A minimum extra occupant fee for over 6 guests will be applied to the reservation. Groups larger than 6 will be permitted only if the home is being rented by a single family and manager pre-approval is required. Please be aware that occupant restrictions will include all children.

Wifi: complimentary with Verizon Jetpack. Data limitations apply. No streaming capabilities.

Pet Policy - pet-friendly with $100 non-refundable fee (per pet)

Damage Protection - The $59 charge listed as a "management fee" on your quote covers your purchase of $2500 of “all risk” damage protection coverage on your rental property. This protection is purchased in lieu of a cash damage deposit. Coverage details are spelled out in your contract.

Minimum Renter Age - 25

Boat Slip - included on dock number 44 (this is also where the water taxi will drop you off)

Complimentary Concierge- will meet you on the dock with a golf cart to assist with transporting your luggage and groceries to the home

Satellite TV - yes

Grill Type - charcoal

Coffee maker- drip (filters provided) and Keurig

Parking - $6/night ($8/night if you have a boat trailer) at Eldred's Marina where you meet the water taxi

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Placida, Florida, United States

The island is only accessible by boat. You must park at the marina and take the water taxi to the island. A complimentary dock slip is also included if you would like to rent a boat during your stay.

Hosted by Laurie

  1. Joined in May 2015
  • 274 Reviews
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My husband Buddy and I have lived on Little Gasparilla Island for over 30 years and we love to introduce guests to the joys of tropical island living. We love the pristine beauty of the beach, the friendly atmosphere of the island and the "old Florida" laid back ambiance. The peace and quiet and relaxation that you experience while on the island make it unlike any other vacation! We have another home on the mainland, so when you stay on the island, we give you lots of space and privacy...but if you need anything, we are nearby and our housekeeper lives on island if you have any maintenance issues. We want you to relax and embrace the island lifestyle. No roads, no cars, no stress...long, lazy days spent reading a book on the beach, snorkeling off the sandbar, collecting shells from the beach and enjoying a fabulous sunset from the front porch....THIS is what makes a vacation on Little Gasparilla different from other Florida vacations! Tourists and traffic are just a mainland memory! We can tell you where to find the best shells or shark's teeth, help you rent kayaks or stand up paddle boards, and tell you where the freshest seafood can be found (other than what you catch off the dock!) Just bring your groceries, flip flops and a tropical attitude!
My husband Buddy and I have lived on Little Gasparilla Island for over 30 years and we love to introduce guests to the joys of tropical island living. We love the pristine beauty o…

Co-hosts

  • Lori
  • Louisa

During your stay

We have a home on the island, and another home on the mainland 10 minutes away. We value your privacy so we will not bother you or be intrusive, but we can get to the home quickly if you have issues. Our guest services manager lives on the island 10 minutes away and we have a local handyman that we can send out if there are maintenance issues. Please note, however, that the handyman is subject to the same problems getting to the island that you were. If something breaks after 4 PM chances are almost 100% that it will not be repaired until the following day. This is a remote barrier island and our mantra is "go with the flow".
We have a home on the island, and another home on the mainland 10 minutes away. We value your privacy so we will not bother you or be intrusive, but we can get to the home quickly…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Cancellation policy