"On the way to Paradise Found you take a turn off of busy US 19 and slowly but surely feel your stress melt away as you travel down a road less traveled. The views slowly open up to beautiful scene-scapes of vast marshland wilderness that has been forgotten by time and life's hectic pace. The great part about it is that you have all the creature comforts we have come to expect...to include cold a/c, a swimming pool and a fully lit bar. If you want to explore around you can do that too with the many kayaks and canoes onsite. The hospitality was superb as we wanted for nothing. You can do as much as you want or as little depending upon how you want to relax, but one way or another you will come away feeling relaxed. We have already been talking about making our trip a yearly event because we loved it so much."

- H. Johnson

"I didn't know what to expect when I first pulled up having only seen pictures of the island on the website but once I pulled up I knew I had made the right choice. The owner came out to greet us and was very friendly to me and my guests. The upper home (where we stayed) was fantastic. The view was gorgeous, especially around sunset and the place was very clean. We went out on the water the second day we stayed and managed to catch glimpses of a few manatees in the channels. At night we were able to sit around the bonfire under the stars and listen to acoustic guitar playing, it was just so peaceful. We're already looking to book our next trip out there!!!"


Paradise Found was the perfect place for our family to spend our Christmas vacation together. It was different than the normal condo on the beach. The house is much more secluded so we didnít have to worry about other people or being too loud. Also, there is free access to kayaks and it was great exploring this unique habitat looking for birds, fish and other wildlife. An added bonus was being able to jump in the hot tub after an outing in the kayaks! One activity the family will always remember is snorkeling with the manatees! Paradise Found is about 10-15 minutes from a place where we rented a pontoon and wetsuits, so we could snorkel with the manatees, and we didnít even need a guide! We found this spot by asking the owner of Paradise Found, Ken, who was more than willing to supply our family with information including the place we rented the pontoon. He also was a great help when planning other activities including visiting the mermaids as Weeki Wachee Springs, finding a park with hiking trails, and even finding the best restaurant to eat crab legs! Our family had a great time at Paradise Found, and this is a vacation we will remember forever!"

-The Steffen Family