Don Pedro Island, Florida, USA

Don Pedro Island, Florida, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,479 vacation rentals near Don Pedro Island. From 693 houses to 321 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Don Pedro Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Slip into island time

Sitting in southwest Florida, Don Pedro Island is fringed by sandy beaches and lush mangrove forests. It's part of sun-drenched Charlotte County and lures a constant stream of snowbirds. With no roads connecting the barrier island to the mainland, access is via car ferry or boat. This gives Don Pedro Island a laid-back, off-the-beaten-track vibe – as on nearby Boca Grande, most locals zip around by golf cart. Private residences dot the island, housing locals and seasonal vacationers alike. Want to join the tribe? With Don Pedro Island vacation rentals, you can pick up keys to a host of beachfront properties.

Lazy days on the Gulf Coast

On the Gulf Coast, one of the most popular pastimes is doing nothing at all. Don Pedro Island vacation rentals make it easy to relax, with private docks, tropical decor and sweeping ocean views. You can also unlock access to sun-drenched decks that are perfect for early morning coffees, sunset BBQs or simply sitting back and enjoying the sultry Gulf breeze. If you feel like stretching your legs, there are plenty of opportunities to kayak, snorkel or fish in the lagoon.

Beachcombing on Don Pedro Island

Occupying the north side of the island, Don Pedro Island State Park dazzles visitors with its sandy beaches and calm waters. It's a great place to swim, sunbathe or beachcomb for colorful shells. Hikers will jump at the chance to explore its network of trails, with some of the most scenic routes winding along the Cape Haze Peninsula. After a long day in the sun, there's no better place to enjoy a sunset cocktail than the legendary Rum Bay Restaurant. It's the island's one and only restaurant, which means you're guaranteed to run into your neighbors.

Sun-drenched winters in Charlotte County

Thanks to their Gulf of Mexico setting, Don Pedro Island vacation rental properties enjoy sultry weather throughout the year. That said, crowds on the island spike in winter when temperatures hover around the 80s. Expect big crowds over summer long weekends, when Don Pedro Island hums with activity. Charlotte County can get muggy in the summer, with highs creeping into the 90s. Some businesses even shut up shop for the season, so expect a low key vibe.

Rub shoulders with West Indian manatees

While Don Pedro Island is built up, it has managed to retain its rugged natural beauty. The island is a haven for local wildlife, including loveable West Indian manatees. It's also an important breeding habitat for Florida's gopher tortoises. Birdwatchers will be in their element, with the chance to spot osprey, pelicans, great blue herons, woodpeckers, owls, American oystercatchers and more. The waters are also brimming with trout, redfish, tarpon and grouper, to name just a few.