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Little Gasparilla Island-Welcome to Paradise!! Golf Cart Included!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Island Condo W/Community 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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 41 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 is 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 is a true oasis of relaxation.


Placida Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
  • 2
  • 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) in upstairs loft, ) portacrib
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Little Gasparilla Island-Welcome to Paradise!! Golf Cart Included!!
average rating of 4.822581 based on 62 reviews
Lincoln, IL.

Always a great place to stay with really nice owners

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, we continue to return to this rental because of the following reasons:

1. Super nice owners who are easy to deal with and who respond quickly

2. Great rate for our stay

3. Clean, nicely decorated and fully stocked house that has everything you need for a great stay

4. Great location

5. Golf cart included

6. Free mainland parking in a secure area

7. Free ferry rides to and from mainland

We highly recommend this condo and we will be returning again next summer. Thank you Kim and Brad for allowing us to rent your condo again this year and look forward to seeing you next summer!

Ginny, Michael and Leslie

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We sure enjoy having you stay at our little piece of paradise. Y'all are awesome renters and we look forward to having you come again next year!
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great time on Little Gasparilla Island despite challenges of no power first night. Everyone on the island was so friendly, helpful, and courteous. The condo had just about everything we needed for our week enjoying the island sites on the golf cart, spending time on the beach with umbrellas, chairs, and sand toys for the grandson. Plenty of towels for the condo and beach, BBQ grill for some yummy steaks and grilled corn, and very friendly ferry captains to get us to and from the island. Can't wait to come back again and enjoy another slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, IL.

Always an Awesome Visit-Never Disappointed-LOVE IT!

  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing in paradise

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Come, be a Castaway and leave the world behind !!

  • 5 of 5

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 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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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:) Kim
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sarasota Internt'l Airport or Fort Myers Internt'l
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Water's Edge
Nearest Ferry
Hideaway Beach Club Condo's has it's own ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gasparilla Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 776
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
'The Water's Edge'
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Little Gasparilla Beach
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250

$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 is charging and is paid directly to them. The companies were sold to and added the service fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund