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

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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DIRECT GULF FRONT! 100% OLD FLORIDA! PET FRIENDLY! LOW RATES!

Palm Island Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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, additional pet deposit and $50 per pet fee. 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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Julie

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513158vb
(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Palm 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/p513158vb
(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Palm 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.
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Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513158vb
(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Palm Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Arkansas, USA
5

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
Your place is the most wonderful, peaceful, relaxing place ever to have a great vacation. We will never forget it. We went to the beach, collected shells and sharks teeth, went to the pool and rode around the island on the golf cart. It had everything and was so perfect we didn't want to leave but we will never forget that for a while we had a little piece of heaven. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patti! I'm glad you enjoyed your time on the island. I hope you'll come back again for another girls getaway.
business
Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513158vb
(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Palm Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Tampa, fFL, USA
5

PRESCRIPTION FOR STRESS RELIEF

  • 5 of 5
Thanks to the attention to detail by the owners, Julie and Dale, this newly renovated rental is a prescription for stress relief! They have thought of everything to make their guest's stay a delight. From the thoughtfully placed benches for our bags in each bedroom to the water toys and the outdoor shower, we only needed to bring our swim suits, toothbrushes and food. I cooked gourmet meals every night in the fully equipped kitchen and we slept soundly in the comfortable beds. I was worried that one traveling companion in particular might be bored. Prior to our stay she would not have described herself as a "beach person" but is now a convert. Despite the abundance of information provided by the owners about local attractions, shopping and restaurants, we had no desire to leave the island and were perfectly content to walk the beach or sit on one of the porches and soak in the view. Even my "high anxiety" dog seemed to relax!

You won't be disappointed if you are lucky enough to stay here!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Janet! I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay.
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Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p513158vb
(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Palm Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Miami
5

SUPER CLEAN!!

  • 5 of 5
The place was beautiful, SUPER clean and so relaxing!!! It was just what we needed.
We felt as the beach and whole island was to ourselves. It is the way we like to travel.
We road the bicycles the owners had left. We Fished and cleaned them on the deck complete for cleaning them. My husband loved the outside shower and I as well loved he was clean before entering the house. (LOL)
We will definitely be coming back and recommending to our friends and family.
The owners have been so attentive and thought of everything so renters need do nothing but bring bathing suits.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Lisa! I hope you and your husband come back again real soon. Hopefully we'll be able to visit your beautiful vacation home in Pigeon Forge, TN someday. Take Care! Julie & Dale
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Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
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(920) 664-1089 (Wisconsin, USA)
Palm Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Iowa City, IA
5

DOLPHIN BEACH

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had been vacationing on Ann Maria Island ( which is not a very dog friendly place) for years. Due to the unavailability of the townhouse that we normally would stay at - we decided to look elsewhere. This turned out to be our good fortune when we found Dolphin Beach. I hesitate to write this because I would like to return next year and would like the home to be available On the other hand it would be a shame not to acknowledge this jewel and the exceptional treatment from the owner Julie. The Island was all that we expected - quiet & remote and the beach unrefined and full of ( as my wife would say ) treasures from the sea. The townhome was beyond our expectations – too many things to list. Everything was in good working order, very comfortable all furniture, appliances and TV’s new and up to date. Julie was especially helpful both before and during our stay. We highly recommend this home for those who want a beautiful, quiet, comfortable place to vacation. Matilda our Golden Retriever enjoyed her stay as well and we enjoyed being able to have her with us.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Mike. I'm glad you, Mary Lou and Matilda enjoyed your stay, and thank you for taking such great care of Dolphin Beach. We really appreciate it. We hope to have you as guests again.
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Fort Myers International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Palm Island Transit
Nearest Beach
Steps away out your back door!
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant

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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Availability & Rates

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Palm Island Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Mar 20 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$375
$1,800
$6,180
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
$4,950
 
 
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

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $140
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Check-in: 3 PM
Check-out: 10 AM
Contact us for Holiday Rates, Special Rates and Discounts.
Note: Rates are subject to change without notice.
This information deemed accurate but not guaranteed. Please verify before renting.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Palm Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

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