|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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)
Salt & Pepper there is usually some there left by other guest
Garbage Bags (kitchen type)
Grilling Products (please clean grill after use!)
Kitchen Paper Towels
All Linen and kitchen utensils are ready for you at the house.
Check in time is 2:00 p.m. until closing and check out time is 10:00 a.m.
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)
Relatively new business with prompt service and a friendly attitude. Call ahead as the carts are very popular..
Paradise Golf Carts
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 is new and under the house.
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
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.
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.
$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
$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
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.
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.
We have owned Breath of Heaven for over 14 years. It is a beach lovers dream.
Ted Nuttle purchased this house in 2000
This is a beautiful beach house! The house sits right on the dunes and is the closest to the water. We had a Loggerhead sea turtle lay it's eggs right in front of the house one of the nights. The water and beach are pristine. We found hundreds of shark teeth over the 5 days we spent there, and there are so many shells! If you are a beach lover, this is truly a "dream"!
Be sure to get your supplies before you take the ferry, as there are only the restaurants (two) an ice cream shop and a small gift shop at the resort. You won't want to leave anyway! Thank you Ted for sharing your home, we can't wait to go back.
The house is fabulous! It had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday.
It is as close to the beach as you can get!
We wish we were still there!
We loved the home the location can't be beat as far as proximity to a gorgeous beach and privacy. The home is lovely and the Ted was amazing to work with. We loved enjoying meals on the screened in porch and watching the sunset.
Are highlights, were collecting seashells, running on the island, exploring the island on the golf cart we rented, swimming the community pool, getting ice cream cones at the Palm island resort and just disconnecting from the busy world.
Make sure to get stocked up on groceries and paper products bc there is not a full grocery on the island.
Wow, what an amazing place. The pictures just don't tell the whole story. Once you are actually there, sitting on the upper or lower deck, and the Gulf of Mexico is just a few dozen feet in front of you, you realize that the pictures only tell half the story. The view is just stunning and being on a private beach means no vying for space. In fact, during our entire stay, perhaps five people crossed the beach in front of the house, and they were typically joggers or one of the conservation folks coming by to check on the turtle nests. It's very peaceful and tranquil. The sun rises behind the house so you can sit on the deck and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning while listening to the waves crash the shore. In the evening the sunsets are just spectacular, particularly with a nice bottle of Merlot or Pinot Noir. During the days, we saw dolphins just off shore, crabs, all kinds of bird life, and quite possibly a manta ray leaping out of the water on the horizon (not 100% sure on that, but whatever it was, it was big). If you are into collecting shells or shark teeth, you won't be disappointed either. We left with a bucket-load of shells and nearly 100 shark teeth...and we weren't even trying all that hard. The house itself is perfect except for being a wee bit weather-worn on the outside, which, honestly, you'd expect from a house that sits this close to the Gulf. There are lots of windows, plenty of seats inside and out, a solid A/C unit, and mostly newer appliances. I recommend you talk to the owner about some local restaurants if you want to venture out a couple evenings. The ones he recommended were excellent. Also, there is a fish market maybe 20 minutes south if you want to pick up your own seafood and make use of the indoor or outdoor grill. I will agree with other reviewers in that you should pick up some extra ferry passes just in case. While we didn't get to meet the owner due to unforeseen circumstances, he was incredibly responsive to our questions. Even afterwards there was a slight mix-up with the security deposit that he quickly resolved and he even did us a solid and shipped my daughter's make-up bag -- which she had left in an upstairs bathroom drawer -- back to us. The one complaint, like someone else noted: the master bed is incredibly hard. We couldn't handle it that much but others may love it. If I were to replace anything, it would be that. That won't stop us from returning, though, because this place truly is a Breath of Heaven.
Truly a beach Lovers Dream! We met the owner upon our arrival who went over everything with us . Our first impression was that the photos and the actual home were very accurate! Good Job on representing the beach house! The house is very well appointed and decorated and the layout is perfect. Extremely clean and comfortable. We were able to prepare meals without wishing we had a specific tool or pan etc. They do have a private dock for a boat but we discovered that it was difficult to dock during low tide as the water was very very shallow. Overall this place is awesome! it is perfect for folks seeking to get away from it all or for families with small children. The beach is right out the front door and the water is beautiful and the beach is amazing. We were fortunate to see many new turtle tracks and nests . I believe there were about 8 nests in front of the house. We had the opportunity to see a Green turtle nest which was huge and incredible. We saw Giant Rays floating by on one occasion and dolphins playing in the surf. There was an issue with the grill so they delivered a brand new one in just a day. The owner provided tips for reserving a golf cart and for Ferry passes and a marina for boat rentals if you don't have your own. Everything about this stay was top notch! Our only complaint was that the master bed was not very comfortable. It was Rock hard, but we did eventually get used to it. That was a small sacrifice, but... in the end We will come back and we definitely will recommend this Rental to everyone! You will not be disappointed. The owner is Super responsive and very Friendly! If you do rent this amazing place and have questions about the ferry, it was very easy and I recommend buying a few extra round trip passes if you are staying a week or more. It was great for getting back to the mainland to visit nearby friends, getting groceries and just going to eat at some really great places. We had the best meal (dinner) out at a place on Boca Grande called Temptation! a little on the Pricey side but Excellent service and the food was Amazing! Aside from dining there, most of our best meals were prepared on the lower deck at Breath of Heaven!
What an amazing getaway! We came to "Beach Lovers dream in paradise" with another couple to relax and enjoy a magnificent beach away from the craziness of home.
The house had everything we needed and more. The sunsets were spectacular!
Hoping to come back soon with our family and another couple's getaway.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 17 2016 - Nov 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
This is the best location on the Island, you not be dissapointed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.