About the property
- House1770 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Almost Heaven a very appropriate name for the house!
Almost Heaven had all the amenities we needed for a week at the beach. Location was excellent, very close to beach, great dock for a boat, and a great view of sunsets which were awsome. Everyone is friendly on the island. We had a great time and will be back!
Pam and Walt
Hi Walt! We are so excited that you are already planning your return to LGI. The sunsets are spectacular and every night there is something special about that specific view.
Beautiful construction with expansive water views and sounds. Sunset and Star gazing is wonderful on the Upper Deck. We had an overnight guest and everything went very well including the water taxi team.
We are so happy that you were able to enjoy Almost Heaven and Little Gasparilla Island. The views and proximity to the water are certainly a couple of the perks of this property.
We look forward to hearing from you for your next island vacation.
Beautiful! We loved LGI!!! ❤
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!
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.
pure relaxation with a great view
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.
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!
LGI Stay at Almost Heaven
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!!!
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 work...so 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.
The Perfect Getaway
'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.
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.
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.