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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/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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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 is a true oasis of relaxation.


Placida Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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) 2 queens in upstairs loft, Baby Cribs (1) 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Welcome to Paradise!! Golf Cart Included!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 60 reviews

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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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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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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Nice Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Start to 2017!!

  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Fishery' or '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
Tax Rate 12.0%

$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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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