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4+ Bedrooms, 5+ Baths (Sleeps 12-16)

Greetings from Palm Island, Florida. Palm Island is one of the last bastions of the old Florida lifestyle. Quiet and laid-back, Palm Island is really three islands (Don Pedro, Knights and Palm) with a contiguous seven mile white sand beach on the west and harbors and inlets on the east.

Palm Island is separated from the mainland by Lemon Bay, but is served every 10 minutes by car ferry as well as water taxi and private craft. Traffic is minimal, requiring no lights or stop signs and one paved road. Although vehicles are used, most island transport is via golf cars.

Tranquility House is a four bedroom plus media room beach home completed in 2008. With approx. 3,500+ s.f. of living space under air and 4,500 s.f. total space, this property is ideal for gatherings of families, friends, weddings and special occasions.

Tranquility House sleeps 12-16 people.. It has been designed for strength, beauty, energy efficiency, comfort and low maintenance.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
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Tranquility House Palm Island Beachfront Estate (Discounts to 45%)
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
Tranquility House Palm Island Beachfront Estate (Discounts to 45%)
+1 816 582-3181
Cape Haze Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Upscale and private

  • 5 of 5
We have vacationed all over the world, but now that the kids are of school age we tend to stay closer to home to minimize their absences from school. Tranquility did not disappoint. The house is immaculate. There is an elevator to make it convenient not only for the family, but also for lugging suitcases up and down from the third floor. The house was professionally decorated to match the decor expected from over a million dollar beach house. The second and third floor balconies have electric screen enclosures that can be opened and closed with the touch of a remote button. The kitchen is a gourmet style with every amenity imaginable. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated with everything you would need for an extended stay. In the golf cart garage there are beach toys for the kids and umbrellas to stay out of the sun. At the end of the boardwalk to the beach there are resort quality loungers for use on the beach. The beach and water are pristine, some of the clearest water I've ever seen in the Gulf. And I grew up in Florida on the gulf coast. Outdoor shower, jacuzzi, and covered patio round out the whole experience. They have a concierge that will go to the store for you with your list of items and stock the house with whatever you'd like during your stay. There is a gold cart for use while you're there as well as a minivan with ferry pass to ease the cost of going back and forth to the mainland. I've read complaints about all the warnings posted at the house as far as don't do this and don't so that. I found the posts helpful and friendly reminders of the expectations of how to care for a house of this magnitude. Some people are just not respectful of other peoples things. If this was my house and would do the same thing. It's not some dated rental with furnishings that can be abused. It's an upscale residence that sits right on the beach. If you have kids that are disrespectful or not used to being around expensive furnishings then this house is not for you. We loved the house, the island, and the privacy. we will definitely go there again.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Tranquility House Palm Island Beachfront Estate (Discounts to 45%)
+1 816 582-3181
Cape Haze Florida South Central Gulf Coast
San Francisco

The home is 5 star the owners are 1 star

  • 3 of 5
The home is perfect! Beautiful layout, furnishings, location, the car is a great bonus-but beware big brother is watching every move! I was not aware if this until we left and it was a bit unsettling that they can and do watch every move! We had a family funeral in the area and had the family and friends back to the house-we were immaculate in the clean up but received messages even while we had the gathering that we were being watched! We paid a lot of money to stay here and they charged us extra as my mom spent the nights with us-she was not on the contract-even though we had not filled the home to capacity they took the extra guest out of our deposit. The golf cart malfunctioned half of our stay-they were at least honest as they said it was probably our fault but it was pure mechanical. I would
love to stay here again as it is perfect except for the big brother aspect!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: We were quite surprised by this review. We finally determined that this party stayed at Tranquility House in December of 2011, but they waited until October of 2013 to post this review.

Tranquility House does have video security in outside public areas (driveway/entrance) visible from the street and neighbors ONLY! Security signs are posted, but not required. As the writer states, this is a luxury property. Video security is necessary due to potential vandalism when unoccupied and guests who attempt to bring more occupants to the property than contracted for.

We rent based on occupancy. That is clearly spelled out in a written quote and written contract. Rates can range from $2500/week for 2 people up to $5780/week for 16 people. Considering that our costs for insurance, taxes, utilities and maintenance average $2500/week, excluding capital improvements, principal payments and interest, we think that our rates are very fair. However, since not everyone can afford the upper end amount, we give people a reduction for lower occupancy of this large property. We quoted this party $3130 for 7 people plus $60/night for additional guests with the requirement that we must be notified of guests IN ADVANCE. We were NOT notified of any guests. When our security service reported extra guests, we called to verify rather than sending the police to evict or charging the maximum as stated in the contract. Extra guest nights were confirmed and we charged $3310. We believe we acted responsibly and appropriately.

This party also staged a significant event on the property in violation of the contract. Large numbers of people are very hard on the property and neighbor approvals must first be obtained. The contract permits up to 10 daytime visitors concurrently. Rather than evicting the guests, we called, agreed to some ground rules and charged event fees of $450 for 30-45 additional guests.

The golf cart was repaired as soon as we were notified. It needed to be properly charged.
Tranquility House Palm Island Beachfront Estate (Discounts to 45%)
+1 816 582-3181
Cape Haze Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Palm Beach, FL

Beautiful home but not family friendly

  • 2 of 5
We are a family of 5 including 3 small children. We have traveled all over the world and I have never felt compelled to leave a review until now. I wish someone had written what I am about to write now because this is not a place to choose for a vacation if you have kids.
This is a beautiful and immaculate home but not at all family friendly if you have small children. Your rental agreement will start out will with an 11 page contract listing all of the things you're not allowed to do and touch. Once you get in the house there a another 50 page binder full of rules and photos of where every single object and nick nack is to be placed. There are notes taped to the walls throughout the entire house indicating more dos and don'ts. For example: Curtains and blinds must be drawn at sundown or no later than 9pm, don't place objects in the sink, you may sleep in the beds but you can't use certain blankets, you may use the washer and dryer but only if your items are already relatively clean Don't place objects here,, or there, neither sand nor sunscreen is allowed in the house (...beach vacation...), and just to be sure you're following the rules there are security cameras throughout the perimeter of the property.
If you have children and there is any chance they may spill, touch, break, scratch, play with or look at anything in the house this is NOT the place for you. Sadly it was a wonderful remote and safe location where the kids could run and have fun but I highly recommend finding another property. There should be a disclosure at the top of the agreement that reads Please rent our house and enjoy the beauty of it but don't come inside, and don't touch anything.
You can also expect an outrageous cleaning bill at the end. We did all of the laundry (sheets, blankets, towels, and dish towels), and spent 3 hours cleaning the morning we left (FYI you must be back on the mainland by 945 am or you will get charged) and they still charged us for 16 hours of cleaning. Who wants to have to spend their last day of vacation doing laundry and cleaning. It should have been included in the couple thousand dollars we paid to rent the place. We have traveled with our 3 small children since the day they were born and I have never had such an uncomfortable experience. Please be advised there is also nothing on the island. You must take the ferry (a 30 min there and back) if you plan to go anywhere. At first it may seem fun it became very inconvenient after the first day.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: The people who wrote the recent review are people with whom we had trouble from the very beginning. We should never have rented to them. They read or comprehended nothing of what we sent them. They grossly exaggerated every point in their note.

For example, the ferry crossing is seldom more than 5 minutes. It is 100 yards. County regulations require that curtains be drawn and no light brighter than the moon be visible from the beach during turtle season. The fine can be $200 per violation.

We charged them $100 less than the estimate that we quoted them, including their late delivery of the van. However, they feel that their efforts at cleaning warranted a much smaller fee and that they should not have been charged for returning the van late. We always return the property to arrival condition for the next guests. We have a set of standards and rules that we follow. Some guests think that their cleaning efforts meet our standards. That is often not the case.

We must pay for cleaning staff. Staff arrive at 9:45 at the ferry and we start paying them at 10:00. Sometimes guests choose to not have the Odyssey at the ferry by 10:00. That jeopardizes our ability to have the property ready for the next guests at 4pm. It also costs us money because we must pay for the staff until they depart. Since we charge our guests our actual costs for make ready, those costs start at 10am regardless of whether the Odyssey is returned or not. We have no way to ferry our staff, supplies and equipment to the house until the Odyssey is returned.

If a guest requests permission to stay past 10am, we will grant it providing:
a)Our staff scheduling permits the make ready to start at a later time or the next day
b)There is no guest arriving that day

These guests were extremely happy and told us they wanted to return until we billed them for the cleaning fee and late delivery of the van. They also did not return the van full of gas. Our staff was an hour late getting to the house because of late van return, and we had arriving guests that afternoon. Despite all that, they were charged $100 less than the cleaning estimate we quoted which they did not bother to read.
Tranquility House Palm Island Beachfront Estate (Discounts to 45%)
+1 816 582-3181
Cape Haze Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Sarasota, FL

Our Experience At Tranquility

  • 5 of 5
This is an extraordinary home and if you are seeking a gorgeous, sun-swept, relaxing place to get away, I would look no further.

We were married here and it served as a picture-perfect setting for a memorable, happy week. We have stayed at the property several times and each time found the entire experience completely enjoyable and worry free. The owners are nice to work with and the property is always clean and orderly. Palm Island isn't the easiest place to get to but it is well worth it. We love the home's decor and the modern amenities- it is very pretty while also very comfortable. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the overall layout of the home and property is well thought-out to compliment the beach lifestyle. We certainly give this property our highest recommendation.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Palm Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Road 775
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rum Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lemon Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rum Bay or Johnny Leverocks
Car: necessary

The ferry to Palm Island is located 5 miles south of Englewood and 5 miles north of Boca Grande on State Road 775. The only access to Palm Island is via private boat, Palm Island Transit car ferry and water taxi. Over the years, Palm Island, Knights Island, Don Pedro Island and Little Gasparilla Island have become interconnected on the beach side. However, Don Pedro State Park occupies the middle part of the island separating what is known as Palm Island from Little Gasparilla Island. There is no auto access from Palm Island to Little Gasparilla Island. Palm Island also features several lagoons and harbors, a restaurant and small store. Each year, the island hosts an art festival. Within one mile of the ferry are several restaurants, two marinas, Freedom Boat Club, one semi-private golf course, a supermarket and post office.

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, shelling, Shopping

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Cape Haze House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Late Winter 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 15 2015
1 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2015
Apr 16 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Long-term rentals welcome
Daily, Holiday and weekend overlap premiums may apply
Discounts Up To 45% Available. Ask about Last Minute Discounts, Multi-Period Discount, Early Payment Discount
Cleaning is actual cost to return unit to arrival condition. Estimated in custom quotes.
Tobacco Free Property
Rates listed are generic rack rates for 2 people. Contact owner for custom quotations, specials and discounts.
Payment by Check, Debit or Credit
VISA, MC, Discover Accepted
Deposits determined in custom quotes
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Cape Haze House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Living Room
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
  • Three bedrooms have large glass showers and two have tubs with glass shower enclosures. All bathrooms are nicely appointed with imported tile, granite and Kohler fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
  • Three bedrooms have ocean views and open onto a beach lanai. All bedrooms have full private baths located within the suite. The Large Suite also has a jacuzzi. The media room converts into a bedroom with a luxurious sleeper sofa with thick queen mattress. Two optional full size twin aero beds can be located anywhere and provide extra flexibility.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Golf Cart
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Included
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
The lower level has seating for two in the tea garden and a 6 person hot tub overlooking the beach. The outdoor grill is on the mezzanine deck. Beachside decks have roll-down screening. The french doors have retractable screening. A 8 passenger Honda Odyssey with unlimited ferry pass is provided. Consider one way rentals to and from the airport or a car service. For those preferring their own vehicle, discounted ferry passes are available.

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