Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven #1
1/23
Almost Heaven #1

About this rental

Apartment (Sleeps 6)
2 bedrooms   ·  2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Apartment
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Pool: No

Welcome to Almost Heaven...the name says it all....this lovely GULF FRONT Manasota Key beach vacation rental has 3 completely redecorated and upgraded units that provide a lovely beach cottage atmosphere, direct walk out to the private beach out front and then 6 miles of white sand beach on beautiful MANASOTA KEY which is only a short distance south of Sarasota . The upstairs unit offers an incredible panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico from its private deck accessible by the French doors off the living room. Both downstairs units also have a Gulf view , are handicap accessible and offer a direct walk out to the beach and Gulf of Mexico. This Manasota Key vacation rental property comes complete with Webber grills, and picnic area. Units are newly furnished and completely equipped, including Cable color TV, DVD Players, complimentary telephone service and of course secured Wi-Fi . Complimentary Laundry facilities are available for your convenience directly on the premises . The perfect place for a relaxing beach vacation....swim in the ocean outside your door, fish off the surf, build castles in the sand, or just put your feet up and read a good book with the sound of the waves washing ashore and at the end of the day, witness the most spectacular sunsets anywhere!!! Although this property offers a lovely, lay back atmosphere it is easily accessible and close to restaurants, shops and all amenities including golf, fishing charters, boat tours, etc. One visit and you will agree with our guests' comments that Almost Heaven is appropriately named!

ALTHOUGH WE WELCOME INQUIRIES BY PHONE, YOUR FASTEST RESPONSE WILL BE VIA EMAIL, SO PLEASE CONTACT US AT: marg@

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Amenities

Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach view
  • Beachfront
  • Bed linens provided
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Managed by property manager
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Oceanfront
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (< 1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (< 1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (< 1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Parasailing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (4 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Surfing
    (onsite)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 01 - Dec 17 2022
$300 $1,400 3 nights
Dec 12 2022 - Apr 30 2023
$1,800 3 nights

Fees:

CLEANING: $0

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

Rates vary, depending on Unit, Time of year, Length of stay and Number of Guests. Please contact us for further rate information including monthly and seasonal stays.

NOTE: WE DO NOT CHARGE CLEANING FEES..THOSE ARE BILLED DIRECTLY TO THE OWNER...NO BOOKING FEES, NO VRBO FEES

A Refundable $200 to $300 deposit , depending on length of stay...is payable upon receipt of confirmations. Rental funds are due 60 days prior to arrival at which time keys and check-in packages are mailed so you will have everything you need before leaving home.
Personal checks, Money Orders, Bank Transfers or Zelle are all accepted methods of payment.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF PROVIDING QUALITY ACCOMMODATION ON MANASOTA KEY!

MEMBER OF THE ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE !

LICENCED BY CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION !

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Perfect

So clean even I was happy and I'm weird about things being clean,comfortable beds and one couldn't be closer to the water unless you were sleeping in it.The beach is clean with very few people,sunrise and sunsets absolutely beautiful, crystal clear blue water. They don't allow dogs I suppose others have ruined that privilege in the past but it's difficult for those of us that clean up after our pet not to have them with us.Give almost heaven a try you won't be sorry.

Stayed: Submitted: August 26, 2022

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Wl Galeon by the Sea

Our stay was wonderful. Marg was great to work with and the remodeled unit was so nice. The picture window overlooking the ocean was spectacular!

Stayed: Submitted: July 15, 2022

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Awesome!

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at this condo and am hoping we can go back this next spring 2023! There were great neighbors and everything was perfect.

Stayed: Submitted: June 29, 2022

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Blissful

Location, Location, Location.....Nothing like looking out your large picture window and have the beautiful blue ocean and white sand beach starring back at you. Loved listening to the waves at night while sitting in the living area.. Bed was comfortable and found amenities satisfying.If I had to change anything it would be the 2nd floor of the condo, and 2nd bedroom, only because my knees are not the best. We did not need to use the 2nd bedroom so that was not an issue. I will definetly be using your services again in the future, hopefully Winter of 2023.Thank you.

Stayed: Submitted: November 18, 2021

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Wonderful place

Wonderful, peaceful, beautiful place. Just a few steps from the beach. Unit B is ideal for those who can't do stairs or walk very far but still love to see or go to the private beach. Beware of sitting outside at night for those who are sensitive to bug bites. I was severely bitten but my friends were not. Has chairs, umbrella, etc - items very convenient for those who are flying. Great place!

Stayed: Submitted: October 10, 2021

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Amazing!

We absolutely loved the location and the condo! The view of the ocean was perfect. The condo had many amenities so all we had to do was buy food!

Stayed: Submitted: July 17, 2021

Owner response

Looking forward to your next stay with us Jessica !!!!! Just let me know when and I will make sure you are taken care o of !! Regards, Marg

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Almost Heaven

I can not say enough about how pleased we were with this rental!! We had everything we needed and were welcomed with open arms!! Marj was very accommodating after an eventful trip down

Stayed: Submitted: May 31, 2021

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Great

Great location! Had everything we needed and we enjoyed our stay. If driving you may want to take your own chairs.

Stayed: Submitted: April 06, 2021

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Awesome

Marg is excellent to work with... the condo was clean, tropical decorated,.., loved the washer & dryer right in the unit... so convenient! Steps to a wonderful beach which was great for walking... loved seeing the dolphins early morning & sunsets... To sum it all up..,”Just Say Thanks!!! For a great relaxing vacation much needed after a year of isolation with the pandemic!!!

Stayed: Submitted: March 23, 2021

Owner response

You are most welcome Lil...It was an absolute pleasure putting together your last minute booking at El Galeon By The Sea Villa #603. We look forward to your next visit!!!!

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Exactly What We Needed!

Can't beat the location. My wife and I stayed for a week. Marge is awesome. She made sure everything was all set for our stay and was available for questions. She then followed up at the end of our stay to make sure there were no issues. This proved to be the perfect escape from the snow back home. You are literally feet from the beach. My favorite part was the early morning walks down to Stump Pass during low tide. The sunsets are unbeatable. You don't need to go anywhere. Just walk out the door and you've got a front row seat. Lots of choices for great food in Englewood area. My favorite was Texas Best Barbeque.

Stayed: Submitted: March 01, 2021

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Perfect Gulf-front beach house

Location is perfect--open your door and your toes are in the sand, look out the living room and kitchen window and watch the pelicans and surf. We stayed in Almost Heaven B (first floor, gulf facing) and it was great. There are 3 units to the house, and neighbors are all single family. Generally well maintained with everything we needed. Quiet neighborhood with great restaurants, nearby stores. Marg, our host, was excellent. We hope to visit again!

Stayed: Submitted: February 28, 2021

Owner response

Your comments are very much appreciated and I am working on trying to fit you into the 2022 schedule!! Everyone wants to stay at "Almost Heaven"...wish we had more units there, but it's cozy atmosphere resulting from only 3 units , is one of the drawing cards to this wonderful property. Looking forward to working with you again next year!!!

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The best place ever

We came her with my mom. We love it here so much we decided this was the place we were going every year. Unfortunately we did not get to come in 2020 because of covid-19. I miss it so much. Marge is amazing, the condo is amazing. I pray to God that we make it this year. Almost Heaven we miss you

Stayed: Submitted: January 31, 2021

Owner response

We missed you and the family as well this year!!! Your stay each November has become a tradition and your Thanksgiving Turkey is nothing short of amazing! Hoping and praying that this virus is soon a distant memory. We have been blessed in the Englewood area with very few cases of the virus. Probably due to the lay back, uncrowded beaches where social distancing is a way of life! Hope to see you this year! Stay safe! Marge

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El Galeon by the Sea Amazing View

El Galeon by the Sea unit #510. The unit has an amazing view of sunsets. Marg was very helpful coordinating the booking.

Stayed: Submitted: January 15, 2021

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Awesome little hideaway

A wonderful place to go to get away & enjoy the Florida sunshine. Sunsets too. The condo was sparkling clean & staff top-notch.

Stayed: Submitted: January 12, 2021

Owner response

Thanks so much for your positive impression of "Almost Heaven" . Your sentiments are shared by virtually everyone that has ever stayed at this property. We look forward to your next visit!!!!

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Beach House

This place was perfect for my family! It had everything we required. We stayed in the two bedroom with pullout sofa and it was great for us. The beach is a piece of heaven we were happy to be on. If you are looking for a quiet escape this is the place for you.

Stayed: Submitted: January 07, 2021

Owner response

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. Last minute reservations can sometimes be a challenge , especially around Christmas. Fortunately, it all worked out and you were able to enjoy some well deserved R & R with your family , in this beautiful lay back part of Florida's Gulf coast! Really enjoyed working with you and hope I can be of help with your next vacation!!

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With Deep Gratitude...

My Husband and I had the pleasure to stay at your beautiful little piece of Heaven this past March 2020 for a few brief days..unfortunately our stay was cut sure due to the arrival of the Covid 19 Pandemic, and the need to travel Home to our Family in Massachusetts. We thank Marg for her help and understanding and hope to be able to stay longer in Almost Heaven in the near future...

Stayed: Submitted: October 29, 2020

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great place because of Marg

This place made my wife's 80th birthday very special. It was a surprise for her. It is right on the beach so she did not have to walk far. The person who made it all work was Marg, who made sure all the details were perfect. Thank-you for making it special.

Stayed: Submitted: October 10, 2020

Owner response

Thank YOU for allowing me to help make this special day one that you will both remember fondly for many years to come! It was an absolute pleasure working with you on this surprise and hopefully someday, I will be able to welcome you back to 'ALMOST HEAVEN"....Many happy returns !!!! Marg

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Great vacation spot

We enjoyed our stay at almost heaven. It’s so relaxing and quiet area. The kids had a blast looking for shark teeth they found over 100

Stayed: Submitted: August 16, 2020

Owner response

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts Jody....just let us know when you are ready to enjoy the lay back atmosphere at "Almost Heaven" again. Looking forward to your return!!!

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Best spot on the beach, the views can't be better anywhere else!

This condo was the perfect size for our party of 5. The master bed was so soft and comfy I slept like a baby every night. The other bedroom had a queen size and a twin size bed, and the kids said they were comfy as well. The fold out couch is what you would typically expect from them, thin mattress and felt like you were laying on bars. Might be good for smaller kids but that would be it. The kitchen was fully stocked. There were extra paper products left for us, so of course we left some for the next renter. The parking is directly under the unit, we never even used the elevator since it's one set of stairs and there you are. But the best part of this condo is the balcony with a wide view of the beach. The ocean is so close you can hear the waves even with the doors shut. There were plenty of beach chairs, two very nice umbrellas, and a ton of beach toys. All that you need is a cooler! The keyless entry was super nice, never had to worry about going to get keys and returning them. Very convenient! Also, this condo was extremely clean. No need to worry about bugs or anything like that. It is spotless and you can tell it has been very well taken care of. We loved it and hope we can come back next year.

Stayed: Submitted: July 23, 2020

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Best Birthday Surprise

My sister and I booked an Almost Heaven unit as a surprise birthday gift for our mom who loves the beach. Well, mission accomplished. She was so surprised. It was perfect!!! We removed her blindfold and all she saw was the beautiful ocean. Then we told her she would be staying there. She not only loved the accommodations, she loved being able to go out on the beach, swim, take a break indoors and go right back out. It was awesome watching my 69 year old mom be a child again, playing in the sand and waves with her pool noodle, watch the sun rise and set, and having such a great time without a care in the world.Marg was so helpful with setting everything up. I called her so many times just coordinating everything and she answered every call. This was my first home rental and I needed it to be perfect. Marg made sure that happened. She was EXTREMELY patient with me and my questions. I had one minor issue while I was there but one call to Marg and she sent someone right out. I couldn't have asked for a better location or a better host. I will DEFINITELY be back again. We had such an amazing time!

Stayed: Submitted: June 22, 2020

Owner response

Absolutely loved working with you on this surprise Donna....and so glad that you were able to make your Mom's Birthday a special one! The events of this year have made us all realize just how precious family time is. I'm sure that you and your sister have created lasting memories for your Mom and yourselves as well ! Hope to be able to accommodate you again soon!! In the meantime take care ! Marg

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Best ever!

Would love to stay at a beautiful place like this. The beach is amazing. So much to do in the neighborhood.

Stayed: Submitted: March 15, 2020

Owner response

Hi Suzana...Just let me know when you would like to return and I will do my best to accommodate you!!! We manage quite a few properties on beautiful Manasota Key, but this is one of the most popular on the island!!!

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Awesome !

Location, location, location ! Nothing better than sleeping to the sound of the ocean and having it available 24/7. The beach is spectacular. Sunsets magnificent. Just a short walk to yoga on the beach every morning too. I only did it once but very happy to know it was there. The pool area was nice too on a day when it was bit too cool and windy for the beach. The buildings provided enough shelter from the wind that being outside that day was still enjoyable. The condo itself was just fine. Comfortable bedding. If you like to cook in, make sure you bring EVERYthing you need if you care to cook. There is literally just salt and pepper for consumables. If we hadn't decided to purchase a home in the area while on this trip, I am quite sure we would rent unit 512 again. Marge was great and delivered exactly what was promised.

Stayed: Submitted: January 30, 2020

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Great place to stay

We stayed at almost heaven for a week we were in unit a the upstairs. Had a great week the unit was spotless cleaning crew was very helpful when we arrived. Great location and spectacular view of the evening sunset. We will be going back to spend Christmas this year too. Marg is very helpful and makes everything very easy to book and makes sure you have everything you need. We are going to make almost heaven our vacation place from now on.

Stayed: Submitted: December 17, 2019

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Amazing time

My wife, daughter and I spent a week on the first floor unit and we had an amazing time. The beach is at your backdoor and, while the atmosphere is quiet, all amenities and activities are nearby. Watching dolphins from our kitchen window, fishing from the surf and hunting for shark teeth on the beach made this vacation memorable and magical for our little 3 year old. The unit itself was clean, comfortable and well equipped and Marg made herself available to ensure we had anything we needed. I highly recommend "Almost Heaven" and am already planning our next visit.

Stayed: Submitted: December 08, 2019

Owner response

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts...It was a pleasure accommodating your family and we too, look forward to a return visit!!! Best wishes for the holidays! Marg

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We had a dream vacation!

My family and I stayed at Almost Heaven in June and it was amazing! Perfect family vacation. My kids are 5 and 8 and they loved the easy access to the beach, which was steps away. We'll definitely stay here again in the future!

Stayed: Submitted: June 17, 2019

Owner response

Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience! Looking forward to putting together another great vacation for you in the future!!!

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Great location great view.

The accommodations were great for 2 people. It was clean , had everything we needed and the realtor was amazing.

Stayed: Submitted: March 26, 2019

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So Close!

Our week-long stay was amazing! Almost Heaven is right on the beach! We counted 25 steps. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was perfect, though we spent most of our time taking advantage of the proximity to the sand and sun. The view was spectacular, the sunset visible from the sofa in the living room. I recommend this place to beach lovers who love sandy toes.

Stayed: Submitted: March 26, 2019

Owner response

Thank you for sharing your positive comments Ginger .....this property is one of the most sought after in our entire rental portfolio and your feelings are echoed by virtually everyone that has made ALMOST HEAVEN their # 1 vacation spot. We truly enjoyed working with you and look forward to your return!! Regards, Marg

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Almost Heaven

We totally enjoy the property. The view and accommodations are lovely. The location is perfect. We enjoy walking out the door and sitting on the beach to eat our breakfast. Marj is very helpful. It was immaculate when we moved in, and the cleaning crew went out of their way to get us in early.

Stayed: Submitted: February 18, 2019

Owner response

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts Connie...we enjoyed working with you and are looking forward to your return next season!!!!!

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Coquina Cove

This home is in the perfect location. Beach only steps away and restaurants all walking distance. The home was clean and had everything we needed. The only thing you need is food and relax.

Stayed: Submitted: January 11, 2019

Owner response

Thank you for your comments...it was a pleasure accommodating you and your family and we look forward to your next stay!!!!

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