'ALMOST HEAVEN'...According to our guests, it REALLY is!!!!! This lovely triplex is absolutely GULF FRONT on a lay back stretch of beautiful Manasota Key, between Englewood Public Beach and famous Stump Pass. This 2 bedroom unit is on the second floor and offers a million dollar view!!!
French doors open from the living room onto a private deck with a panoramic, unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether its breakfast overlooking the beach or a romantic sunset dinner, your table offers the BEST view in the house! Lounge on the deck or on the private beach out front, collect seashells or fossilized sharks teeth on the 6 miles of beach that can be accessed from this property, or fish from the surf right outside your door. If you enjoy a beachside barbecue, this property comes equipped with a propane grill and picnic area downstairs.
The unit itself has a lovely 'BEACH COTTAGE' atmosphere. Recently renovated , it offers SPOTLESS, bright accommodation on 1 level, with open concept living area that features a fully equipped kitchen with dining area and spacious living room with comfortable seating for up to 6 persons. The master bedroom features a king size bed with seating area and ensuite bathroom. The guest bedroom has 2 twin beds together as a king, but that can be separated if needed for younger guests. The second bathroom with adjoining tub and shower is conveniently located right across from the guestroom . Laundry facilities and High Speed internet service are provided free of charge.
Marg...Thank you for recommending this property for our annual family reunion. Our 3 families have been vacationing together for over 10 years, but this was by far the best get together we have ever had. Being able to have the entire place to ourselves, while still enjoying our individual units and quiet time was wonderful. The place is absolutely amazing. When we arrived , the sand was raked, the lounge chairs neatly arranged and our units were all in spotless condition. By the way, thank you for the welcome gifts. What a pleasant surprise!
The guys spent a lot of time on the beach fishing and us girls worked on our tans, collected sea shells and got some much needed R and R. The kids had a wonderful time..swimming, building sand castles and "helping Daddy fish". In the past, we usually stayed at larger homes across the street from the beach, so that we could all be together.. What a refreshing change! It was so nice not to have to lug around beach things as well as the kids. It was all right there at our doostep, so we were able to enjoy the beautiful beach and keep the children in sight the entire time. And best of all we were still all together ! Definately the way to go with young families.
Oh...during our stay, we actually witnessed 2 sea turtle nests hatch at the front of the property. How amazing...the children took pictures and used them for show and tell at school. Sara won best prize for her story. An experience that none of us will ever forget.
Please put us down for the same time period next year. I have no doubt that this will become the new Hansen family destination for years to come.
Thanks again from all of us. You were a pleasure to work with and we will be spreading the word back here in Michigan.
This is the second time we have been to "Almost Heaven", and it is! Beautiful view, could just stay there forever! My sister and I took a little summer vacation, and were so excited as at that time the turtles were hatching from thier nests. Marge is wonderful to work with, and the cleaning staff very helpful and the place is spotless. Can't wait to go back to paradise!
My sister asked me to come visit her for a week. I could set on the deck, walked the beach, and go shelling within feet of "Almost Heaven". The entire family could stay, they supplied excellent bedding so everyone was accommodated. The kitchen was just like home! Truly hope to return in 2015!!!! From Iowa and one hundred degrees with windchill figured in difference week I was at Englewood! Oh the warmth!
Almost Heaven is just how it was described. This unit was very clean, had plenty of linens, kitchen utensils, VERY comfy beds, and plenty of beach items to use. The view was wonderful and our family enjoyed having lunch under the covered patio. This unit isn't near the public beach, so you are not bothered with many people. The neighboring houses were very quiet and the downstairs couple was super nice as well. Our two daughters enjoyed looking for shark's teeth and unique shells. Marg was always helpful and easy to deal with. Thank you Marg for a great vacation~ We look forward to another stay at Almost Heaven.
We do recommend eating at Luna's in Venice. It is just a short drive, but well worth it. Our family has been eating there for the past 13 years.
Our stay at Almost Heaven was the Best vacation we have ever had. We had breakfast on the deck every morning, played in the ocean, found sharks teeth and shells, and took hundreds of pictures. We saw dolphins and manatees and a school of rays. There were boat trips and parks and parasailing. We visited local attractions, like Lemon Bay Tours and the Big M casino cruise. We made excursions to the Florida Aquarium, Venice Beach, Tarpon Springs (to the Sponge Factory), Nokomis for shelling, Boca Grande to sightsee. We had amazing seafood at local restaurants. We cooked on the grill (thanks Marg for making charcoal and lighter fluid available) we didn't even have to provide that. You thought of everything. It was all we could have hoped for. Everything was inviting, beautiful and comfortable. We hated having to leave. There just wasn't enough time. Same time next year?
This is the second year we rented the upper unit of this property and have not been disappointed either time. It is meticulously cleaned and always has plenty of furnishings. The view is unbelievable and the patio is excellent for outdoor eating and relaxing. We love being able to walk to the beach whenever we want during the day and not having to get in the car and pack up all our beach things. We have collected hundreds of shells as well as enjoyed dolphins and many beautiful birds. The outside and inside are taken care of continually and help can be reached with a phone call if you need it. The location is perfect. We have come to Florida for 12 years and this is our favorite! Thanks a bunch, Marge for all your little extras. Hope we can get this unit next year.
Hello Marg....just wanted to thank you once again for arranging this fabulous vacation! What an incredible spot this is. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect getaway. The view is nothing short of spectacular and the island atmosphere is so relaxing and tropical. Our unit was spotless and very well equiped and we really appreciated the in house laundry facilities as well. Made friends with the 2 couples below us and had tons of fun swimming, sunbathing and we had a fish fry with flounder and sea trout that we caught right outside our door. Both couples said they have been coming to Almost Heaven for years and raved about your service...now I know why!. We share their positive impression of the place and we will certainly be back
Ken and Terri