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Almost Heaven - Doesn't Get Much Better Than This *Recently Reduced Rates*

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,770 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Beautiful spacious home only 80 steps from the beach. Wrap around porch that offers a place to relax, see the Gulf of Mexico and listen to the waves.

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath allow for comfortable accommodations of 6 guests. Master bedroom on the main floor, king size bed. Two bedrooms upstairs, 2 twin beds and a queen. The upstairs bedroom both have private access to a shared shower area and each having private facilities.

The kitchen is a cooks dream! Stainless steel appliances and plenty of workspace. Fully equipped with pots, pans and utensils.

This home will quickly capture your heart and you will feel like it's "Almost Heaven"

Community Dock #38

Pirate's Water Taxi 941.697.5777 is the main mode of transportation to and from the island if you do not have a personal watercraft. Normal business hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm. There is a fee of $20 minimum one-way (this covers 2 people and luggage), with each additional person costing $10. The captain will run after hours if previously scheduled at an increased rate. This service runs out of Eldred's Marina where parking is available for $6/night.

More Details

Property Manager
Paris Cousins
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Paris Cousins

My wife and I (both 5th generation Floridians) have been coming here since 1975. We just love the area and the unique nature of Little Gasparilla Island. Our daughter grew up here on family vacations and now our twin grandaughters are discovering all the wonders of LGI.

Paris Cousins purchased this house in 2015

Why Paris Cousins chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

The location of this property and close proximity to the shore. The beach view is amazing! There is a level of protection with being the second home off of the beach.

The modern feel and up-to-date amenities are just what we were looking for. The spaciousness of the home and jack-n-jill bedroom/bathroom upstairs is a great set-up for siblings or two couples.

We are hoping that our daughter and her family will soon be able to move in full-time.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Placida in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1770 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack and Jill with seperate toliets.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jack and Jill with seperate toliets
    Downstairs Guest - Toilet , This is the visitors bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twins Upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Walkout balcony
    Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Walks out to wraparound deck on main level
  • The master bedroom is located on the main floor with a walk-in bathroom and walk-in closet. There is a queen size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests use Community Dock #38 Chapel on the island. Chapel is closed at he present time.


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Almost Heaven - Doesn't Get Much Better Than This *Recently Reduced Rates*
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Athens, GA

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

'Almost Heaven' could not be a better beach vacation home. With the beach only steps away and the docks only a short walk across the island, there is not much more you could ask for. The home is extremely spacious, well kept, and clean. Whether you are just looking for a quiet week at the beach or you are a fisherman looking to fish the great waters of Placida Sound, this house will suit all of your needs.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Almost Heaven! We do believe that we named the property accordingly and love the fact that you agree! The proximity to the beach and the bay make this home a fantastic vacation spot and we look forward to accommodating you and your friends again.
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Perfect Family Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfectly located to a spectacular 7 mile white sand beach. Awesome shells! The views are spectacular and the sunsets from the amazing upper and lower decks took our breath away. We had a few windy and chilly days while we were here for 3 weeks, but the house is so wonderfully furnished from the DVD movies, fully equipped kitchen waiting to enjoy preparing a meal together or sit in many comfortable rooms and read. Lighting is excellent. Great outdoor shower and beach chairs. Excellent grocery and wine store very close by with a call to the water taxi or spend a day at nearby Boca Grande shopping or Venus with fabulous restaurants. If you like you can rent a golf cart just a few steps from the house to explore the Island but wasn't necessary.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your time on Little Gasparilla Island and at Almost Heaven! We strive to accommodate our guests and are pleased to hear when we do. Thank you for your lovely words and we look forward to your return to the island!
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Lake Placid Fl

Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 5th year staying on Little Gasparilla Island, 2nd in this house. It's everything as advertised! This new home is very well equipped, large and spacious, and has a beautiful view, even if off the beach by one house. Everyone has their private bath and comfortable beds. The owners dropped by to check on things, but we had nothing to report; we were quite pleased with everything. Weather was not accommodating the first three days, but made up for it the rest of the week, full of sunshine! The family took the boat to Cabbage Key and Pelican Bay one day; ran up to unspoiled Manasota Key the next; and late afternoon margaritas and pina coldas on the beach. Almost Heaven is aptly named!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at Almost Heaven and fell in love with it! Such a beautiful home! I could hear the waves on the shoreline while in my bed. The awesome beach is so close...what a view!! The home has everything you need but food. Attention for comfort by the owners for their guest was seen throughout the home. It was not far from the dock to get to Almost Heaven. I would highly recommend this place for anyone wanting to get away and relax!!! So named appropriately!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! Seeing to the comfort of our guests is our goal and we are pleased to hear that it was accomplished. We look forward to having you return for future island vacations.
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Sarasota FL

Spectacular views! Steps to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

My stay on Little Gasparilla Island could not have been any better! The views from every room are spectacular. Just steps to the beach. The beautiful, modern kitchen had everything needed to make every meal perfect. Loved the open floor plan and the master suite on the main floor. The guest rooms shared a bathtub /shower, but had their own sink and toilet. Great for families or multiple couples. The main floor powder room and laundry were very convenient. Loved the wrap around deck; both floors! I highly recommend getting a golf cart to tour this lovely island; as well as being a convenient way to carry your belongings to and from the boat (it is not far, but I was in lazy vacation mode). The island chapel is not to be missed on Sunday morning. It is very convenient to take the water taxi to access great food and shopping if you can tear yourself away from the beautiful pristine beaches! The owners are fabulous; extremely friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Almost Heaven and will, definitely, be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review! We are pleased to hear that we met and exceeded your expectations! We look forward to having you return in the future.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Placida, Florida

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £238
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Ft Myers
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Waterside Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Pirates Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waterside Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Little Gasprilla Island
Car: not necessary

Little Gasparilla Island is a barrier island that is only accessible by boat. It reminds you of old Florida. I doesn't have the hustle and bustle of today's chaotic lifestyle. Remember, when you get to the island, kick back. You are on island time.


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