Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Comfortable couch , 2 full Baths, Sleeps 5
About Tom Chamblee
We are a family of 5. Our 3 kids were young when we purchased and absolutely loved the island. They still go when possible. My wife and I just don't have the time to go much either so we want our guests to enjoy.
Tom Chamblee purchased this Townhome in 1999
Why Tom Chamblee chose Placida
We purchased for our kids and to have a beach to go for weekends and we would spend a week at a time on vacation here. we are boaters and love to fish and go to the beach. This has it all. We kept a boat down there for years in dry storage. There are great restaurants in the area and one of the best beaches anywhere.
What makes this Townhome unique
It's so secluded, private and quiet since there are no cars on the island. Riding around the beautiful golf cart roads is just so very unique and incredible. Most of our guests come back every year and many come more often.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
My family and I had a very pleasant week on the island and will most likely make this an annual family vacation. Thanks Tom.
Review of Townhouse
I stayed at the property from 7/7-7/13, the property was clean. This property advertised for $157 but i was charged $165. When i asked about the difference i was told that the site gives estimates, i let it go because it was only $8 per day more. Once we arrived we realized that the tv in the master bedroom didn't work. We have asked if the townhouse came with toilet paper, garbage bags etc and we were told just bring personal items. The party consisted of 2 adults, 2 seniors and a 6 yr old. By the third day my daughter had to go out on the ferry to get toilet paper and on the way there Sunday morning the golf cart broke. We notified the owner and he said he will notify the mechanic but days past and the owner said he couldn't locate him. I rented this place for 3 reasons, golf cart, free ferry and proximity to the beach. I had suffered 2 strokes and is difficult for me to walk, my sister, the other senior, also has problems walking due to sciatica. This was a great inconvenience for both of us as we counted on the golf cart to be able to move around. It rained heavily during our stay so it was impossible to go anywhere without it. We called the golf cart rental on the island even though they say to make reservations 2 weeks in advance to see if they had any rentals and i got no response. I was disappointed that the owner didn't compensate us in any way for the golf cart even though that's the only way to move in the island. Two days before our departure we realized there were no string garbage bags and we made due with grocery bags. I understand that the owner doesn't visit this property maybe because it is for sale he has divorced himself from it but as a renter i trust that things in the property are as they say because we are on an island and the only way out is a ferry. If things are not as advertised it ruins the guest experience not only by going out to the mainland to shop but also by the lack of transportation. I also had some clothes ruined as the blue wash towels bleed into my clothes when doing the laundry. The toilet on the main floor has problems with the water line, it shakes horribly and makes a very loud noise when its filling up the tank. Also the couch is in very bad shape, its uncomfortable as a bed. My daughter, her husband and my grandson came from Va and my sister from Ft Lauderdale, i wanted to give them an experience to remember of the island but unfortunately that didn't happened.
Awesome area but little outdated
Condo is listed as a 3 bedroom is only a 2. Boat slip is not guaranteed as suggested they are community docks first come first serve. Ferry schedule is crazy if you’ve never done an island must plan and no late nights out. Over all people on island are friendly and was a good time had by all. Beach is not crowded and island is clean and private.
Condo could use some updates is very dated furniture could use a refresh also. Understand it is an island and must be a pain to bring in new items.
Pool is not open after dark found this to be an oddity as it is heated and you could swim year round.
Just some thoughts from our party.
Tom was very easy to work with and having the golf cart was great. All in all was a good place and would recommend to others.
Thank you for your review and that you would recommend to others. I'm sorry you thought it was a 3 bedroom. My first page of the website says Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Comfortable couch , 2 full Baths, Sleeps 5. However, I can see in the details the couch was labeled a bedroom by mistake. Sorry for that. The boat slip rule is once you find an open slip putting a line across the slip when you go out boating reserves the slip for you so only first come once in the beginning. Ferry schedule is posted by the entrance to ferry and on my info sheet. You can take a water taxi to come back if late. Pool closes at dark due to Insurance regulations I am told.
Excellent location, and condo. Tom was very accommodating.
Very relaxing. The private island experience was good for anyone that needs to get away from it all.
Wonderful, relaxing week
We had a great time on LGI. We had stayed there last year as well, and this year did not disappoint! We love the quiet of the island, and the Hideaway Bay facilities. The weather was perfect, the gulf water was warm enough to swim, and walking the beach is both great exercise and a wonderful opportunity to find beautiful shells and lots of sharks' teeth!
Boat docks available (free) for boats under 22 feet, FREE Ferry Service every 2 hours weekends & Friday & Mon., every 3 hours during the week, community large BBQ grill and smokers for community cookouts or Individual