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DIRECT GULF FRONT! 100% OLD FLORIDA! PET FRIENDLY! LOW RATES!

Julie

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Julie

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
Book with confidence
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DIRECT GULF FRONT! 100% OLD FLORIDA! PET FRIENDLY! LOW RATES!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Don Pedro Island Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 3 Baths

DIRECTLY on the GULF of MEXICO, newly remodeled townhouse. Located on the BEACH with dockage, tennis court and a fantastic gulf front pool! Fabulous, expansive gulf views. There is a screened porch on the main level, and an upstairs balcony off of the master bedroom. All of the appliances are new, as well as new windows, tile floors, bathrooms and a new gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. Fully equipped and ready for your enjoyment. Other new items include, flat screen televisions, local original art, ceiling fans, furniture, bikes, kayak, linens and towels, kitchen equipment, glassware, plates, silverware, etc. The list goes on and on! Just about everything is fresh and new. Also includes cable television, free long distance in the US and Canada and wireless internet access. Please inquire for more details and specifics about this great gulf front vacation rental.

No crowds here, just miles of unspoiled, 100% natural Florida (the way it used to be!). World renowned shelling, fantastic sunsets, bird watching galore, kayaking, dolphins, gopher tortoise, and a lively lagoon where fish jump all day long. Don Pedro State park is a short walk down the beach. You’ll want to capture the Island’s charm by traveling via golf cart, we rarely use cars here. Golf cart rental is available.

Bring your boat or rent one for the ultimate in Florida lifestyle. Our community dock will accommodate a boat up to 20 feet. Like to fish? Fish right off the dock or try your luck surf fishing or book a charter with one of the local guides for a thrilling day of sport fishing or backwater challenges. Trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon and Grouper are just a few of the many species that call our waters home.

Don Pedro Island (Palm Island) is a barrier island and a stones throw from the mainland. You’ll arrive via a short car ferry ride that takes about three minutes. Our island has a terrific resort that offers a casual restaurant, ice cream/deli shop, sundries store and a pirate show for the kids. The island is almost all single family homes so you’ll quickly find it has a pristine 'non-commercial” family feel. There are no large high-rise resorts, beach bars or traffic and noise. If you’re looking for that place in the sun that you can actually hear the wind whistle through the palms - you’ve found your place.

Off island you’ll be close to restaurants, shops, golf courses and world famous Boca Grande as well as other attractions. As we like to say... civilization is close but not too close. Boca Grande offers exclusive shopping, dining and sightseeing. By boat you can reach Cayo Costa Island State Park and Cabbage Key where Jimmy Buffet was inspired to write 'Cheeseburger In Paradise.' Do it all, or do nothing at all, that’s the “island” lifestyle. It’s laid back, always casual (leave your tie at home) and Florida at its best.

Sleeps six comfortably. No smoking. Pets allowed with owner's permission and additional pet deposit. Spacious, open floor plan. Fully equipped kitchen. Nice screened porch that opens into the living room. Master bedroom with private bath and beachfront balcony.

Don Pedro/Palm Island is an experience like no other. Come to our island and see why so many have fallen in love with this little 'slice' of paradise!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

About Julie

I grew up in Florida and as a child and teenager we would always head over to the Gulf Coast beaches for our recreation and vacations. It was a lot of fun and holds a bunch of fond memories for me. Back then, the Gulf Coast was less discovered and certainly less developed. Today, it's hard to find a beach with so few people and so underdeveloped. Quite refreshing to say the least. We chose Don Pedro Island (Palm Island) for the natural beauty and 'Old Florida' feel. This chain of islands just may be the last true Florida beach you can walk down (7 miles long) and hardly see another person. We also liked that there are no beach bars and high-rise buildings. It is the best of Old Florida, natural, unspoiled and a genuine paradise.

Julie purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Julie chose Don Pedro Island

We bought here for the unspoiled beauty of the island and the area in general. Englewood is a low-key Old Florida 'beach town' that reminds you of how Florida looked many years ago, without the huge high-rise condominiums and massive hotels clogging the beach. There are plenty of local 'home-grown' shops and restaurants and the fishing is some of the best in world. The beaches are fantastic and the boating is world-class. If you are looking for a great family area that is close to everything, but far away from the congestion, traffic and noise, you'd be hard pressed to find a better place. The only way to get on and off the island is by a 3 minute car ferry ride. Having no bridge to the island allows for a semi-private atmosphere and keeps beach going traffic to an absolute minimum. The island is all residential other than the resort area at the north end of Palm Island which offers a quality restaurant and ice cream/deli shoppe and small sundries store. Most all of the island traffic is by golf cart.

What makes this townhome unique

Staying on the island is not for everyone. If you like lots of places to shop, tourist attractions, beach bars and chain restaurants, this isn't the place for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for un-crowded and un-spoiled beaches, great kayaking, fishing and swinging in a hammock under some breezy palms, this may be just the place. It's for a couple or family that wants some serious down-time ... a place to unplug and recharge your batteries and enjoy some great family time. Our town home is pet-friendly with tile floors throughout, a private outdoor shower (which is great for pets!). We always travel with our dog and we know many of you won't leave home without yours either. After all, they're part of the family. There's an entertainment area under the unit with a charcoal grill, snack bar area, table and chairs. You'll see plenty of Gopher Tortoise and native birds. The beach is literally at your doorstep as is the private community pool.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p476674vb
-(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Don Pedro Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
New York, NY, USA
5

A beautiful townhome in perfect surroundings

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time renting a vacation home rather than staying at a hotel or resort and Julie was wonderful in answering all our questions and making us feel totally comfortable during the whole pre-arrival process. As for the townhouse, it was a dream come true. The view is incredible from the entire first floor, especially the lovely screened-in porch, as well as from the comfy master bedroom. You're only steps away from the water and the sounds of the waves are so relaxing. The townhouse has everything you could want or need -- Julie and Dale have thought of everything and it really feels like a home. During our stay we played tennis, rode bikes, cooked out on the charcoal grill, went swimming at least once a day and stargazed every night. There were a ton of birds to watch: osprey, pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, sandpipers and willets, seagulls... and DOLPHINS! Not just a few of them either -- we spotted several dolphins on multiple days. It was by far the best vacation we've ever had and we've already booked another stay for next year! :)
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Liz! We're glad you enjoyed your stay on the island. : )
business
Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p476674vb
-(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Don Pedro Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Tarpon Springs, FL
5

Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5
Great place to rest and relax. The accommodations were excellent. Quiet and fully appointed. Coffee on the screened porch, listening to the surf, was the high point of the vacation. Rum Bay restaurant on the island was great. Would definitely like to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p476674vb
-(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Don Pedro Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Brandon FL
5

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5
My family had a wonderful time at Dolphin Beach! We did not want to come home! After the Labor Day weekend, there was no one on the island and we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. We have been coming to Palm Island for over 20 years and usually stay at the resort. I have a Yorkie (Lucy) now so we decided to stay off resort. Julie the owner was great! The condo is just beautiful! We will definitely be staying here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Vicki! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. : )
business
Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p476674vb
-(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Don Pedro Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Fort Mill, SC
5

Could not be more pleased!

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic experience. From the minute we walked into the townhome, we were blown away. Immaculate condition, and extremely clean. Tremendous view of the gulf.

The detailed instructions to the property were perfect, and the actual experience was better than advertised. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful unit.

Incredible attention to detail. The nook underneath the stairs was a big hit with the kids. We loved the private outside shower underneath the stairs on the deck. Both decks were incredible.

The island was beautiful.

It would have been impossible not to have a great time.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p476674vb
-(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Don Pedro Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

A week in paradise

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful week on Don Pedro Island. This unit is clean and well appointed. I love the beach, but I don't love my kids and dog bringing "the beach" inside. The deck was wonderful with a hose, sink and outdoor shower that made it easy to clean off our dog and for my children to take care of themselves. That equals a happy Mama! The view is breathtaking and you are just steps from the beach and the pool. Most of the week we had the beach to ourselves. Even on busy Memorial Day weekend the beach was not what I would call crowded. We brought our boat and docked it just a short walk across the street. The owner was on top of things with excellent communication and ready to help if needed. The storage under the condo holds wonderful chairs, beach toys, buckets, etc. We also made good use of the Kayak and charcoal grill. We would love to return and are so pleased with our stay. If you bring your boat and need a marina on the mainland to store your trailer or offer you marina services, we recommend Stump's Pass Marina, they were so helpful and nice to work with.
Thank you for the use of your beautiful place, everything was perfect!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Becky! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Dolphin Beach. We just added a foot shower by the stairs to the beach, so the downstairs deck now has everything needed to leave the sand behind. LOL
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Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p476674vb
-(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Don Pedro Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Abrams, WI
5

This is a piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5
I don't know where to start. This newly renovated property has everything you need to enjoy your time on the island. It is immaculate and all the attention to detail shows in everything. The view from the beach house is spectacular. The sunsets are something to savor. Very quiet, remote, and peaceful. There is a convenience store and gift shop if you need anything. The resort has a nice dining room for a special lunch or dinner. Most of the time it is just nicer to have your meals on the lanai, or the deck and be able to listen the ocean waves. The outside shower is great too. It is fun to take the bikes to explore or even the golf cart to find all of hidden areas of the island. The pool is close and convenient as well. The proximity of the State Park is a plus. I got to collect shells and see some of the beautiful birds and animals that are part of the island experience. Thank you so much for my time on the island, and for helping to make everything perfect. It was wonderful and I look forward to the next time I can visit there.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bonnie! I hope you can make it back to the island next year.

Map

Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Fort Myers International

Unspoiled, uncrowded and unbelievable location. It's old Florida at its best. One of the best beaches in the world and certainly one of the best in Florida. World-class Boca Grande is very close and Englewood offers some quaint shopping and local restaurants. It's an old Florida beach town that has managed to stay connected to a slower pace and tropical living.

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Don Pedro Island Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Dec 15 2014 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$375
$1,800
$6,180
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
$4,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $140
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Check-in: 3 PM
Check-out: 10 AM
Contact us for Holiday Rates, Special Rates and Discounts.
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Amenities

Don Pedro Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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