3BR House Vacation Rental in Placida, Florida

Vacation Rentals

Updated on Jul 11, 2019

Beach Lovers Dream and Boaters Paradise

Located in: Placida
All 'Major Holidays' require one week stay. see Description for more info***

***New Years is from December 30 to January 6 2018.***

NOTE: Palm Island, Don Pedro & Knight Islands are 7 miles of pristine beaches for shelling, fishing or just relaxing. Golf Carts are the preferred way to travel.

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 bedroom with water views and sea breezes to fill all your senses while the cozy fireplace warms your heart.

The great room you have both smashing views of the secluded beach of the Gulf of Mexico with its turquoise blue water and views of the fresh water lagoon out back. The main living has an open floor plan with the kitchen/dining room/great room flowing together.

The home is configured with a master bedroom furnished with a king size bed on the main floor. Two additional bedrooms on the second, one queen bedroom and one twin bedroom with an additional trundle bed underneath and a shared bathroom.

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 bridgeless island and the Palm Island ferry is the only way to get a car on to the island.


***New Years


Check list of things to bring:

Fishing Rods & Bait

Sun Block


Beach towels

Water toys

Beach toys


Paper Goods (toilet paper and paper towels)

Garbage Bags (kitchen type)

Aluminum Foil



Cooking Oils

Baking Products (Flower etc)

Grilling Products (please clean grill after use!)


Beach Chairs (4 on hand )

Beach Umbrella (1 on hand)

Paper Goods (initial rolls of toilet paper and paper towels to get you going)

Garbage Bags (initial garbage bags)

All Linen and kitchen utensils are ready for you at the house.

Cooking Utensils

Cooking Pots, Pans and Baking Sheets

Mixing Bowls

Can and Wine Openers


Plateware and Drinking Glasses

CHECK IN: Check in time is 3:00 p.m.

CHECK OUT: Check out time 10:00 a.m.



High-speed internet on-site with unique password for the whole family to use. We ask that you bring a cell phone to make calls, there is no phone on-site.

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 rents (Coconuts) Kayaks and bikes.
You may rent a golf cart from me at a discount from renting on island. Let me know if interested.

Relatively new business with prompt service and a friendly attitude. Call ahead as the carts are very popular.. if you choose not to rent ours.

Paradise Golf Carts

Ask them to deliver the cart to 181 N. Gulf Blvd (Beach Place) for you.


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.

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

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

From Tampa:

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.

From Tampa:

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;

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.
Get the full listing »

More Vacation Rentals Near Placida,

VRBO.com logo

Brand-new (2014) luxury villa with a waterfront, a boat deck and a heated pool

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Spend your vacation in Florida in our little paradise under the palms, where sea eagles and turtles are still found! Welcome to our brand new Splendid View Villa, so-called because of the view that...

⭐ 100+ Reviews! Beachview, Pets, Hot Tub, Dock, Kayaks, Bikes, Private Yard!

2 bedroom house in Placida, FL

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The amenities for your PALM ISLAND VACATION at COQUINA COVE include: • Tiled throughout (NO CARPET ANYWHERE to harbor allergens, sand, smells, spills and humidity) • You can...

Lay Back and Relax at Captains Bungalow

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

The Captain's Bungalow is a single family home located on the secluded island of Little Gasparilla. The island is situated in southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, just north of world famous Boca...

Private home - 3 bed/3 full-bath at Boca Grande Club - family friendly - beach

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Private house, 3 bed 3 full bath in Boca Grande. 7 night minimum stay. Temporary membship fee. $190 cleaning fee Path to the beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas Community hot tub 2 community...

⭐ An Island Paradise, Direct Beachfront, Pets, Pool, Tennis, Dock, Wonderful!

2 bedroom townhome in Placida, FL

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The amenities for your PALM ISLAND VACATION at DOLPHIN BEACH include: • New designer tile throughout (NO CARPET ANYWHERE to harbor allergens, sand, smells, spills and humidity) •...

3BR/2BA Waterfront Home 1 Minute Away From Open Water

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Recently remodeled home, with a new dock, that has a view the length of the canal with sailboat access that leads to Charlotte Harbor. All new furniture, tile, bathrooms, and kitchen. The ideal...

Woodwind Beach 10 Home

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Newly renovated, striking, updated cluster home with Elevator. Features an open-area living room. Ideal for three couples with a queen size bed in each bedroom. Heated Swimming Pool & tennis court in...

Sea Oats Unit 343 Condo

2 bedroom condo in Placida, FL

Tasteful, tropical condo in Sea Oats Community. Only a few steps away from the beach and pool, and a quick drive to the downtown area with shops and restaurants. Enjoy making breakfast in your fully...

Sailboat Access in a three bedroom, two bathroom, plus den,salt water heated pool and spa home.

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Dog Friendly! Sailboat Access! Live the true Florida Lifestyle in this sailboat access three bedroom, two bathroom, plus den and  heated saltwater pool (electric pool heat can be provided at extra...

Rejuvenate Poolside close to beaches and shopping

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Beautiful, private lanai with heated, in ground pool. Surrounded by tropical plantings in an area surrounded by canals. Perfect for a walk or bike ride. Close to Charlotte Harbor (5 minutes). 20...

Private 3 bedroom home in golf comunity with heated pool 15 minutes to beaches

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Open concept 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home just minutes from Gulf of Mexico beautiful beaches. 5 golf courses in this community. This home is privately situated with vacant tree filled lots on either...

Homes-371 Gulf Blvd Home

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Single Family Pool Home - South end of the island on Gulf Blvd. 3 Bedroom - 2.5 Bath with Private Pool. Steps to the beach. Newly furnished and ready to rent. Pet are not allowed in this property....

Boca Grande North - 28

2 bedroom condo in Placida, FL

This two bedroom, two bathroom condo is located on first floor with a view of the Charlotte Harbor, intracoastal waterway, and boat slips. The condo consists of a fully equipped kitchen with a washer...

Magnificent Luxury Mediterranean home on the water

4 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Large Mediterranean home on gorgeous sailboat lot. This home has every comfort imaginable. Marble floors and granite throughout. Just bring your suitcase and head to Florida during the brutal winter...

Luxury 3 Bedroom Rotonda Villa, Sleeps 6

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

"A wonderful home for the whole family of all ages" Long stay discounts: Stay for 21 days or more between April 1st and January 31st and get a 10% discount off the base rental. Stay for 28 days or...

Agate Home South Gulf Cove

4 bedroom villa in Placida, FL

A stunning 4-5 bed home with 2 amazing master en suites. West facing pool & spa overlooking woodland. A perfect, quiet, restful setting to enjoy the delights of the South West cost of Florida in what...

Boca Grande Bayou Boat House in the Historic District with Dock

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Watch the boats pass quietly by at idle speed from your two porches directly overlooking the Boca Grande Bayou if you rent this 3 bedroom, 4 full bathroom elevated boat house. Main living area is...

3 Bedroom home directly across the street from the beach!

3 bedroom house in Placida, FL

Seasonal-Lovely 3BR/2B home with an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. Open lagoon front balcony off guest bedrooms. Amenities include swimming Seasonal-Lovely 3BR/2B home with an unobstructed...

Luxury 4 Bedroom pool home close to beach, private dock on Kettle Harbor.

4 bedroom hotel in Placida, FL

This updated 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has stone counters, wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, distressed hard wood flooring and many other extras. This island waterfront home is located on the...
VRBO.com logo

goodideazs, LLC is not affiliated with the authors of this post nor is it responsible for its content, the accuracy and authenticity of which should be independently verified.

About| Advertise| Terms| Privacy| Contact A Greater Town

Copyright © 2007-2018 goodideazs, LLC. All rights reserved.