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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,770 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Located on Little Gasparilla Island, this beautiful spacious home is 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.

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Placida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1770 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill with seperate toliets.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill with seperate toliets
    Downstairs Guest - toilet , This is the visitors bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double upstairs - 1 queen
    Twins Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Walkout balcony
    Master - 1 queen , 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests use Community Dock #38


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Almost Heaven - Doesn't Get Much Better Than This *Recently Reduced Rates*
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

LGI Stay at Almost Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and great views of the beach!!!!! Just steps away from the beach. Home was large and very well kept property manager was a phone call away to answer any questions. On our arrival the manager and owner happen to at the house and jumped in to lend a helping hand with our personal items very helpful. Exermely happy with the house will attempt to stay there next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation at Almost Heaven! This property is a special one and the location is prime. The owner and I are pleased that we could lend a hand during your arrival, many hands make little they say. We strive to make each guests experience a pleasant and memorable one. I look forward to hearing from you for your next vacation.
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Beautiful! We loved LGI!!! ❤

  • 5 of 5

While there are a row of small houses in front of Almost  Heaven, there is an unobstructed view of the Gulf from the Juliet balcony and the water is visible from the wrap-around porch. 

This house was designed with a keen eye to the needs of island beach life.

There is a dumb waiter for luggage/grocery transport to the main floor. Hauling these items up the stairs would be a challenge making this option an appreciated blessing.

Coming from the beach, which is literally a few feet from the house, there is an outdoor, warm water shower area for sand removal and storage of the property beach chairs, etc.

The stairs lead to the main floor entry. Lovely hardwood floors, multiple patio doors/widows for your viewing pleasure, a half bath/laundry, and a nicely appointed open floor plan---simply beautiful!

The granite top kitchen counters provide ample workspace and the glasstop stove/ convection oven make cookng easy. There is a good size refrigerator/freezer for your cold storage items and a dishwasher for quick & easy cleanup.

Upstairs, access to the Juliet balcony is through either bedroom or the landing. The Jack & Jill bathroom shares a nicely tiled shower/tub with a separate sink/vanity & commode for each bedroom.

Downstairs the master bathroom features a large tiled shower with 2 shower heads. From this main floor bedroom, there is access to the wrap-around deck where you can sit on a wicker couch or chair/ottoman or at the wrought iron dining table for six. Around the corner you'll find an infrared grill (excellent!) & prep table. And, for the cook's comfort, there is a small, tall table & 2 two chairs.

This beach is perfect for sunning, shelling---large sand dollars, Florida conchs, shark teeth, etc., long walks (human/canine), bird watching, all water activity, and watching the sunset. All week we repeatedly remarked on the beauty of the island. It really is almost heaven. Next time. we are staying much longer!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your glowing review of Almost Heaven and are even more thrilled that you fell in love with this little slice of paradise! We look forward to having you as guests again for your next island vacation.
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pure relaxation with a great view

  • 5 of 5

The house is well equipped, modern, clean and comfortable. Only steps away from the beach, our kids loved it and we will definitely be staying here again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Almost Heaven! The location of this house is great, as it is only steps from the beach. We look forward to having you as our guests again next year!
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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.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 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.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: January 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!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Paris Cousins
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

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 Placida

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.


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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