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Welcome to Paradise!! Golf Cart Included!!

Placida, FL, USA
  • Condo980 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Island Condo W/Pool Unit #C-2

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.


Kim Rutherford

Member Since 2012
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Kim Rutherford

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

Why Kim Rutherford chose Placida

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.

What makes this Condo unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Located on main floor
      • Loft Bedroom
        2 queen, Located upstairs
      • King size beds (1) In Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) 2 queens in upstairs loft, Baby Cribs (1) portacrib


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Downstairs
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Garage
                      Houses the golf cart that is included at no additional charge, beach chairs, beach umbrella, charcoal grill, couple of fishing poles for your use
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      located behind folding doors on screened in porch
                    • Living Room
                      includes 52' HDTV & DVD player Dish network service
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Hideaway Bay Beach Club has free fenced in parking across the street from the ferry docks
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath & beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      located behind folding doors on screened in porch
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          pots & pans, baking dishes, mixing bowls, rubbermaid, blender, mixer
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes, silverware, glassware
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          full size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & microwave.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          french double door on top & freezer on bottom
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Also has table on screened in porch that seats 4.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  misc paperback books along with a mini library by the community pool
                                • DVD Player
                                  Total of 3. One in living room, one in master bedroom, and one in the loft
                                • Games
                                  miscellaneous board games
                                • Music Library
                                  Dish Network has many Musical Channels
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish Network
                                • Television
                                  52' Flat Screen LED Samsung TV in Livingroom 46' Flat Screen LED Sony TV in Master Bedroom 32' HDTV in loft
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  collection of DVD's


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Gazebo
                                      The gazebo is on the boardwalk leading to the beach
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      There is a large community grill at your disposal and also a charcoal grill underneath the condo for your personal use.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              See photograph


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming

                                                              60 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Come, be a Castaway and leave the world behind !!

                                                              Tina C.Harrodsburg,KY

                                                              First time to LGI, but definitely not our last.

                                                              Understanding that LGI is only accessible by boat, with no stores, bars or restaurants, yet your only a boat ride away from the mainland.

                                                              The ferry is very timely and accommodating, with the most courteous Captains.

                                                              It truly feels like your own private island.

                                                              The beaches are very, very nice, plenty of shells and shark teeth....and the sunsets.....sooo amazing !

                                                              We found the residents and other guests to be very nice, we felt like native Floridians!

                                                              Our room was exactly as pictured and described. (Thank you Ms. Debbie, we really appreciate you helping us get settled! )

                                                              The kitchen is well stocked with everything you would want, and there are plenty of beach/bath towels.....it just feels like your own Beach House !

                                                              Having the Golf Cart to explore the island is a must.

                                                              I have to mention, when you do explore the beautiful island, you have to visit The Gone Fish Inn Gallery and meet Bobbi & Glenn (and Bandit).....they are a wonderfully talented couple, you will be glad you met them.....

                                                              Kim is a very gracious hostess, we are glad to have met her.

                                                              Kim and Brad have a wonderful place, that will leave you rested and not wanting to leave......matter of fact, we found ourselves planning our next trip.

                                                              We actually started looking at properties for sale.....yes, LGI leaves that kind of impression !

                                                              Thank you Brad and Kim, we will see you again soon !!

                                                              The Culps

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I am so glad you loved LGI as much as we do. I enjoyed meeting and talking to you too. You're always welcome back at my condo:)


                                                              A great place to relax

                                                              David P.

                                                              Everything that you need to relax and leave the world on the main land is here

                                                              Always an Awesome Visit-Never Disappointed-LOVE IT!

                                                              Ginny H.Lincoln, IL.

                                                              Our third year staying at Kim and Brads condo. The condo is clean, neat and full of all the comforts of home (very nice condo). The golf cart is the icing on the cake, allowing you to go all over the island and take in all it's beauty without an extra expense. The ferry and gated parking is a huge money saver and a very neat secure setup. We will be back again making it year #4! The owners are exceptional and very friendly, they bend over backwards to make sure your stay is perfect! If you are wanting a stress free stay in an excellent area, nicely decorated, clean and great owners, with a golf cart included you would be foolish to look at any other condos-This one has it all! See you soon :)

                                                              Relaxing in paradise

                                                              Kara F.

                                                              Excellent condo everything we needed. Great communication and Kim was more than accommodating for us!

                                                              Nice Beach Vacation

                                                              Sarah A.

                                                              This is our families fourth time staying on LGI, but our first time staying in this condo. The owner was very helpful and kind. Check in was easy. The condo was well maintained and clean. It was stocked with essentials and some extras. You can very easily walk to the pool or beach, but the golf cart makes it even quicker. Little Gasparilla is our favorite beach to visit. We drive past several others just to get to visit there. Very quiet and peaceful and family friendly. One word of caution, we went on Memorial Day weekend. It was much more crowded and much less family friendly. Thankfully, the crowds left Monday evening and we were able to enjoy the rest of the week.

                                                              Great Start to 2017!!

                                                              cathi b.

                                                              Having always stayed at our family home on the LGI I was a little nervous to rent. Our family home was overbooked for the holiday weekend so we needed extra space. The Rutherford's condo was just as described and then some. Plenty of room with the comforts of home--clean, tastefully decorated, overall a great place to relax. I didn't realize how convenient the included secure parking (on the mainland), ferry ride to/from the island, golf cart, and heated pool would be --but they really did make the trip that much better! Kim was easy to work with, helpful and responsive. My favorite part was morning coffee on the screened in porch overlooking the "pond"; It was my private time before starting each day with family. Having the golf cart made traveling to our family home, the beach and around the island to explore-- lots of fun. Hoping to make this place part of our regular visits to LGI --our own private paradise. Thanks for everything :)


                                                              Placida, FL, USA

                                                              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.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              $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.

                                                              60 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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