Greetings from Little Gasparilla Island!

Traveling Group
  • Buddy Retired (79)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Croatia

    Any time These dates are flexible

    We can travel almost any time but our beach house is frequently rented, so we prefer to host exchanges in Fall, early Winter or May.

  • Venice, Italy

    Any time These dates are flexible

  • Bali, Indonesia

    Any time These dates are flexible


  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Antiquing
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About

We love antiques, village markets and warm snow destinations for us!

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2008

We've been to Laurie and Buddy's house in april-may 2008. We ...

anne from paris, France said

We've been to Laurie and Buddy's house in april-may 2008. We are a french family of five. A friend + her daughter came with us. It has been an amazing experience : the house is really gorgious and well equiped, the sand is really white, there really are dolphins in the sea, the nature is wonderful. We've spent 10 completely relaxing days, reading, swimming, sunbathing, walking, watching amazing sunshines.... It will remain, for all of us, a very special experience that we'll never forget. And when we came back home - a bit sad ... - we found it perfectly clean, and our cat seemingly pleased by our guests. Thank you Laurie and Buddy !

What we said about anne's house:

We had the pleasure of exchanging with Anne and Eric in the Spring of 2008 and had a delightful time. Their home was charming, in a wonderful location, and close to everything we wanted to see! They left us very helpful information about their neighborhood restaurants and nearby shopping which we really appreciated. We traveled with friends of ours who had never been to Paris and they were thrilled! Sincerely, Bud and Laurie Gaines Coconut Hideaway Beachhouse Little Gasparilla Island, FL