About the property
- Townhome980 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Comfortable couch , 2 full Baths, Sleeps 5
Hideaway Bay Beach Club is a lovely complex of townhouses located on Little Gasparilla Island on the southwest coast of Florida. We are next to Boca Grande, which is known for the world famous tarpon fishing tournaments.
The island is accessible only be boat. However, our development provides free ferry service for guests. Beautiful, deserted beaches covered with shells... the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular sunsets! Nature trails cover the island. No cars allowed... only quiet golf carts and bicycles! Golf cart trails are cover the island. Golf Cart with front & rear seating included. If you like to go fishing, swimming, shelling, crabbing, snorkeling, diving, birdwatching or just relaxing on one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida this is the place. Hideaway Bay has it's own private boardwalk to the ocean. People gather every evening to watch the most magnificent sunsets in the world.
Hideaway Bay has for guests a nice community large BBQ pit plus 2 serious BBQ smokers for community (which happens often) or individual gatherings. Just check the board at the landing area. We also have a community heated pool with a book library.
Our unit has a king bed upstairs & 2 single beds in downstairs bedroom plus a leather very comfortable couch that one can sleep on. We have a full size washer & dryer. We include the golf cart & provide gas & charcoal grills.
You can bring your own boat and dock it free or rent one nearby. Take a boat trip to Cabbage Key where you can enjoy a 'cheese burger in paradise' and tour the island doesn't get much better.
This will be the closest you will ever come to feeling like you are on Gilligan's Island. It's a very unique place for a vacation and one that will give you memories forever! After discovering our island you will come back time after time.
Golf Cart is included at no extra charge.
Keywords: Townhouse Condominium
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
This is a great little property with all you need for a laid back relaxing vacation. Great communication with owner leading up to the stay and helped us our with sorting a boat for our stay. Life on this island is so laid back and everyone is so friendly. Can’t wait to return.
Clean cute & quaint
The property was honestly one of the cutest little things. I didn’t know what I was getting into but the condo was clean & homey. I stayed with a few girlfriends for a getaway & all we needed for the condo was groceries. The condo is stocked with anything you’d really need in the kitchen, had plenty of towels and sheets for us to use. The laundry was also a nice feature for beach’s things. The golf cart was in great condition and beach chairs were available for use as well as a big cooler so that was a plus! Everyone on the island was so nice and so were all of the ferry captains, it made it super enjoyable to just say hello to anyone who passed. If you are considering staying here I recommend it, you won’t regret it!
Wish we could have stayed longer!!
This was our first time staying at LGI and our family of four (8yo & 4yo) loved every moment of it!! Tom was always very quick to respond when planning our visit and at one point during our stay when we needed to reach him. We chose the villa because it included the dock for our boat as well as a golf cart to explore the island. Even though the beach and the docks were within walking distance we all had so much fun on the golf cart. We went out on our boat fishing everyday and saw lots of dolphins, manatees, stingrays and even sharks. One afternoon while we were at the beach a manatee came right up to us and a group of people allowing us to pet it. It literally kept bumping into us and sticking its nose out to check us all out. Our kids will forever have this special memory! It was the coolest thing ever!
The villa wasn't anything fancy but we weren't looking for fancy. It had everything we needed and there were even some spices and condiments left from previous guests which came in handy. We didn't really watch TV but there were several DVDs, there was also a nice selection of board games in the guest closet which we did use during the afternoon thunderstorms. If I had to think of anything negative I would say that the master bedroom mattress was too firm for me but that's just my personal preference. By the end of each day we were so worn out that it didn't really matter.
We took this trip to get away from everyday stresses and just enjoy nature as a family and we did just that. We made so many family memories and already want to go back!!
Hidden Island Jewel
My teenage sons and I had a great fishing week on LGI.
The condo was perfect for the 3 of us, equipped with everything we needed throughout the stay.
We really only needed our food. With the association pool, ferry and docks this place has it all.
The golf cart was great to explore the island and as transport for our various fishing expeditions.
Weather was great and the fishing was pretty good too.
We will be back.
Little Gasparilla is Paradise!
We have been to LGI several times and will continue to come back. This condo is well equipped and the golf cart is a plus. Take a ride to the North end of the island to the Gone Fish Inn gift shop. We also rented a boat and kept it at the Hideaway docks. This condos location is nice as it is close to the ferry and pool. The only thing we weren't able to use was the pull out couch as it was broken. Other than that it was well stocked with linens, neccessities, and beach chairs!
We appreciated this favorable post & happy they had a great time. To explain about the couch unfortunately our very nice & comfortable leather couch was damaged by a previous renter's kids using it as a trampoline & broke the frame that supports the pull out. There is no problem as a normal couch. My handyman tried to repair but couldn't get the right parts so it now sleeps only one but very comfortably. Since this is on an island it's difficult to have things repaired. I did send a note to them explaining this after I read this review. However, I didn't receive a reply why our guest needed a pull out couch since they said they stated they only had 2 adults & 2 children to sleep in the unit. I'm very sorry about this and if I had known they had more than 5 persons & needed the pull out I would have told them it was unusable at present & probably should have mentioned it anyway. We continue to do upgrades. In February we installed new wood floors in the downstairs bedroom & a new upgraded dishwasher that even has steam wash mode!
We just returned from our week on LGI. We hated to leave such a peaceful and beautiful place. The condo is well-equipped, very clean and quiet. You won't need a single thing except your food. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind. We loved having the golf cart to explore the island and the ferry was also fun. Everyone we met was very friendly and welcoming. LGI has a gorgeous beach with hundreds of beautiful shells, sand dollars and we even found a shark's tooth. We hope to come back next year. Thank you Tom for sharing your condo with us.
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
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Additional information about rental rates
Golf Cart is included. We have a newer golf cart with a back seat that folds down, newer Trane A/C unit, full size washer & dryer, newer microwave, new dishwasher, new refrigerator & new oven and two HD TV’s with a blue ray DVD downstairs and upstairs TV. We just put wood floors in downstairs bedroom.