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'Almost Heaven' ...... it Really is!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Manasota Key Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'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.

Keywords: Triplex

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Property Manager
Member since: 2001
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Aug 2012
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
'Almost Heaven' ...... it Really is!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 15 reviews
Stephens City, VA

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed at Almost Heaven for a few days while visiting our daughter in the Tampa area. The location is just breathtaking! Marg has done a wonderful job with the apartments. My main concern is always cleanliness whenever we rent and I can assure you there was no problem here! We had unit B (downstairs), steps to the beach. Everything one could possibly need was in the apartment and outside Marg had provided beach chairs, tables etc. We met the people in the other unit, which had a 2nd bathroom, & that was lovely too.

Marg is very accommodating & will honor almost any request. We look forward to going back when we visit our daughter again. So peaceful!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic location. Very clean and had everything we needed. Can't wait to go back. Thanks again Marg for all of your help.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Almost Heaven"--really it is!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Florida Charm

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very much enjoyed working with this family from Tennessee and looking forward to accommodating them again in the hopefully not too distant future. Our goal, along with everyone affiliated with "Almost Heaven" , is to provide our guests with a vacation experience that they will enjoy time and time again. We hope that Scott and Rachel will be part of our growing list of repeat guests !
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Almost Heaven closer than you think.

  • 5 of 5

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?

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that your vacation was everything you had hoped it would be. "Almost Heaven" has one of the highest rates of returning guests in our rental portfolia. I very much enjoyed working with you and look forward to welcoming you back next year!!!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Manasota Key Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 24 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

All rates are approximate and may vary depending on time of year, length of stay and number of occupants. Please contact us for firm rates, including applicable damage deposit. Seasonal Rates are also available upon request.

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Manasota Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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