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Breath of Heaven is a charming Palm Island Beach home directly on the Gulf of Mexico with soaring views to the north an south with 7 miles of white sugar sand, seashells and pre-historic Sharks teeth at your doorstep. Breath of Heaven has private balconies off each room with water views and sea breezes to fill all your senses while the cozy fireplace warms your heart. The home is configured with the master/king on the main floor with an additional 2 bedrooms on the second, one queen, one twin. The great room has smashing views of the private beach and turquoise blue water of the Gulf of Mexico. The main living has an open floor plan with the kitchen/dining room/great room flowing together. Breath of heaven is decorated beach style with vibrant colors and total comfort. The home is part of small 'gated' homeowners association which offers a community pool, tennis court, docks and dockage for your boat. We are a bridge less island and the Palm Island ferry is the only way to get a car on. To our Guest:
Checklist of things to bring: We provide some initial paper products:
Fishing Poles and Bait Beach Chairs (4 on hand ) Beach Umbrella (1 on hand) Sun Block Lotions Salt & Pepper there is usually some there left by other guest Paper Goods Garbage Bags (kitchen type) Aluminum Foil Grilling Products (please clean grill after use!) Toilet Paper Kitchen Paper Towels All Linen and kitchen utensils are ready for you at the house. CHECK IN Check in time is 2:00 p.m. until closing and check out time is 10:00 a.m. INTERNET We ask that you bring a cell phone for your long distance phone calls. We have internet for your emailing needs. The password can be found under the hotspot. Request movies or large files are not downloaded, as the data consumption is set. GOLF CART RENTALS Hick's Golf Carts 941-697-2442 Need a cart for a daily outing or staying for a week? Are you one of the lucky few who can stay for a month? Mr. Hicks would be glad to help you out. His carts are available to rent for 1 day, 7 days, 30 days... Call him! Serving Palm Island for 20 years! Call ahead as the carts are very popular.. Palm Island Resort Golf Carts (Coconuts) 941.628.0849 (Rob) Relatively new business with prompt service and a friendly attitude. Call ahead as the carts are very popular.. Paradise Golf Carts 941.698.9211 (Barbara) Day Wk Month $35 $225 $500 Ask them to deliver the cart to 181 N. Gulf Blvd (Beach Place) for you. Golf Cart charging platform will be set up by the Cart companies.
GRILL INSTRUCTIONS Grill is new and under the house. Instructions: a. Turn on the gas tank b. Use aluminum foil to cook and keep grill clean d. Turn gas tank off after use, and place cover back on grill
ISLAND INFORMATION: Palm Island is actually three islands. Knight Island (the most northern island bordered to the north by Stump Pass), Don Pedro island (the 'middle island), and Little Gasparilla island, the most southernly island, were originally three separate island, divided by passes. When the pass between Knight Island and Don Pedro, and the pass between Don Pedro and Little Gasparilla Island closed in (sometime in the 1960s) the islands became one, with more than seven miles of beach. Palm Island Resort encompasses the northern two miles and is a private resort area, with golf cart or walking access only. Rum Bay Restaurant located inside the resort along with a small gift shop. Rum Bay resturant offers “red beard the pirate ” shows every Friday night at 6pm. Please call ahead to ensure Red Beard is not out in the Gulf plundering! The food is fair, the show is always a good time- which children love. Should you not have a boat, the resort also has a water taxi which offers free rides to other restaurant on the mainland. Leverocks. The area of the island you are staying on is known as Palm Island Estates and is approximately two and a half miles long, including Knight Island, and over the big bridge, Don Pedro Island. South of the road access, lies the Don Pedro Island State Park which is approximately 135 acres of natural, pristine land. You can access the state park by boat or a beach walk. There are bathroom facilities in the park area. To the south of the State Park lies Little Gasparilla, an island accessible by private boat with approximately 300 homes, mostly part-time residents. Development there was started somewhere during the turn of the century. Some of the older 'fish camps' still can be seen. Today, there are some exclusive homesites and two condominium communities. Palm Island Estates is home to approximately 100 families who live here full time. There are approximately 325 existing residences, some used every weekend, others on a part time basis. Many owners rent their homes when they are not using them. When Palm Island Estates was platted in the late 1950s, a bridge to the mainland was built. In the early 60s, the Intracoastal waterway was dredged and the bridge removed for good. There are approximately 750 platted lots in this area with 453 owners. There are about ten school aged children who live full time on the island. The parents 'boat pool' them to school or they travel via ferry to the mainland to catch the bus at the landing.
MARINAS CAPE HAZE MARINA » 5 minutes running time from island Located betweeen Markers 8 & 9 on INTRACOSTAL WATERWAY. Call Bill Hazen or Ron, General Manager, at (941) 697-3336 Boat lift for trailered boats. Trailers cannot be left on property. Security gate on parking lot is locked at 7 PM, but each person is given combination to the gate. Prices: $25 - only includes putting boat in and out of the water $45 - cost of parking your car for one week
STUMP PASS MARINA » 20 minutes running time from island Located between Markers 16 & 17 on INTRACOSTAL WATERWAY Call Barry Bacson, General Manager, at (941) 697-3600 Bill Sharpe, Lighthouse Manager, can be reached at (941) 697-2206 Fork lift or ramp available until 5 PM Prices: $80 - includes putting boat [up through 21'] in water and taking it out; secure parking for car & trailer, use of boat slip when you go ashore o $20 - for each additional week
NO PETS PLEASE! Pets in unit will result in forfeiture of deposit.
Driving time: 1 hour twenty minutes from Tampa GPS to Car Ferry: One Adele Way either Placida or Englewood, Florida
Address - 181 N.Gulf Blvd home #2, Palm Island, FL From Tampa: Take I-75 South to Exit 191 US-41/Manatee Community College. Merge right onto River Road and continue for 12 miles. At the 2rd traffic light, take a left onto Winchester Street which will end at Placida Road. Turn Left on Placida Road and go 1 mile. Turn right onto Panama Boulevard and proceed to the Car Ferry Landing. If you need to get groceries, pass the Ferry Landing and continue down Placida Road for 1 ½ miles to the Publix Super Market on the Left. Wait for boarding instructions from the Mate and once across the intracoastal waterway, proceed to Breath of Heaven. From Tampa:
STRAIGHT I-75 South (78.9 miles)
From Fort Myers Airport:
Follow airport exit to I-75 north to Exit 170 Kings Hwy, approximately 35 miles. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp. Go under the expressway and take the first right stay on Highway 776 for about 15 miles 776 has several different names, (Veterans, El Jobean, McCall) You will come to Gasparilla Road turn left at the light you are about 10.5 miles for the island, there is a Publix on your right or you can use the Publix about 3 miles from the Island.
The Ferry landing is marked PALM ISLAND FERRY anywhere on the right side of the Street if you intend to walk on. (cost is $7 per person for a round-trip on the ferry or $55.00 per vehicle) I provide all my guest with one free round trip pass a $37.00 value. If you need additional passes I sell them for $37.00 or if you buy a book of 10 for $370.00 and do not use all them I will buy them back .
Upon leaving the Ferry;
My self or our Manager, Indigo will meet you and take you to Breath of Heaven.
A Remote Feeling with Proximity to Everything A six minute car ferry across the Intracoastal Waterway separates Palm Island from Florida’s mainland. This distance can be measured by yards, but you will travel a greater distance towards a relaxed state of mind, while being removed from everyday distractions.
2 bathrooms. One on first floor. Second on second floor.
Palm, Don Pedro & Knight Islands are 7 miles of pristine beaches for shelling, fishing or just relaxing. Golf Carts are the preferred way to travel. We have private docks on the property for boats. ...moreless
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Breath of Heaven is on the Gulf of Mexico.
Walk out the front door and you are there....moreless
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