|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Our Condo is 3 stories high. The ground floor is a garage for the golf cart, charcoal grill and beach chairs & umbrella and has a storage closet for your use. The second floor (main living area) is comprised of the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom and screened in porch. The Living Room is equipped with a 52' LED HD Television which has a DVR Dish Network Satellite along with a DVD player & DVD's. The kitchen is complete with microwave, dish washer, coffee maker, blender, and of course everything needed for cooking & serving except your food. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a 42' LED HD Television. The screen in porch has a round table and 4 chairs along with a full-sized washer & dryer, Iron & Ironing board located behind folding doors. The second floor is a loft which as 2 queen sized beds, television, and it's own bath.
My husband, Brad & I are true Florida Crackers, both born in Central Florida. We were High School Sweethearts, dating for 7 years, and now have been married for 36 years. We grew up in Bradenton, Fl and once married moved around Central Florida ending up in Winter Haven.
Kim Rutherford purchased this condo in 1997
Some good friends of ours invited my husband to stay with them at their HBBC Condo during a fishing weekend back in 1997. He instantly fell in love with the Island and came home and was excitedly insistent that I go the next weekend with him to see about buying a place for our own. It didn't take much convincing on his part...I was hooked the minute a saw it.
My husband & I love the condo for different reasons. He is an avid fisherman.. and a legend in his own mind:) No, he really is a good fisherman... you know they say practice makes perfect...well he get's plenty of that...This area, along with being the Tarpon Capital of the World, is also beeming with Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Flounder, Permit, Grouper, just to name a few of my husband quest. What made me fall in love with the island was that it was a secluded island only assessable by boat. There a virtually no vehicles on the island except golf carts. This makes it safe for your kids to have fun and explore without you having to worry. You can go down to the beach at almost any time of year and almost have the whole beach to yourselves. This place makes you forget all the hustle & bustle of your every day life...it is a true oasis of relaxation.
We just returned from a week at Rutherford condo. We had a totally relaxing weekend. The condo was clean and fully furnished with everything we needed. The water at the beach was crystal clear and calm. We did a lot of snorkeling and found a lot of beautiful shells. The beach was very quiet with only about ten families as far as you could see at one time. The captains of the ferry were very friendly and punctual. Everyone we met was very nice, creating a close community feeling and safe environment. There was a grocery store a few blocks from the ferry dock, which made getting groceries very convenient. Having the golf card provided was a nice perk, we used it to lug all our beach toys to the beach and explored the unique island. Our kids, 6 and 8, did not want to leave and are already asking when we can go back. We were disappointed we were not able to meet Brad and Kim, but Kim was very responsive and replied to any questions we had right away. We will definitely return in the future!
We had a blast ready to come back already..... husband even wants to come back but wants a boat next time. Found lots of sharks teeth, eat great fresh caught fish on the grill and slept late some mornings. Loved the condo it had everything we needed and then some. Kim was very helpful and quick to respond to questions. I can't rave over our vacation any more than to say it was fabulous great condo and great location. I didn't want to leave island time. thanks for letting us enjoy your little piece of heaven.
We had the most fabulous vacation!! This rental was ideal, the furnishings excellent, location was great! We enjoyed beach combing, boating, fishing swimming in the beautiful gulf, on low tide stop on a new "beach" and just explore. We were kept informed by the owners of every detail, BUT, I did forget to print out the slip for the shuttle, so if you take the shuttle, follow the directions given by the owners. Thanks to you for a beautiful condo!! Oh, and thank you for the golf cart, also
This is the 2nd year we have stayed in Brad & Kim's condo. The condo is terrific, the owners are very nice people & it is in a great location. This condo comes with a golf cart which is a HUGE must have for the island, without an extra expense. We will be booking for next year. The condo comes with all the comforts of home and has been well cared for. I highly recommend this property and it's owners for a stress free Island Vacation! 5*****! Forgot to mention their rapid deposit refund which is awesome! See you next year Brad & Kim!
We had a wonderful time on the island. The condo was well equipped with all we needed during our stay. We had a good time riding around the island on the golf cart. The beach was incredible! We would definitely go back.
Kim and her husband are extremely kind. They are always so welcoming to my young daughter and myself. The condo is great as always. Not to mention the locals that lice on the island. We have made many friends there. We wI'll continue to stay with Kim. See you next year
Little Gasparilla Island is located in Charlotte County, Fl. It is only assessable by boat. You can either bring your own boat and use one of the slips at our private community dock or you can use the free Hideaway Bay Beach Club's private ferry. It runs every 2 or 3 hours depending on the day of the week (see picture for ferry schedule).
Whether you are interested in fishing...We ARE the Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World.....or just wanting to relax like you never have before either laying by the pool or reading a book sitting on a very quiet 7 mile stretch of beach (remember it's only assessable by boat) or strolling down the beach collecting amazing shells and sharks teeth. This serene place is like few others....made for total relaxing.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Cleaning Fee||$85 + Tax|
$75 for cleaning fee
NO additional charge for Golf Cart
Weeks Run from Saturday to Saturday
1/2 Rental Fee due when reservation is made
remaining balance due 1 month prior to arrival
The service fee now being charged is a fee that HomeAway.com-VRBO.com is charging and is paid directly to them. The companies were sold to Expedia.com and Expedia.com added the service fee.