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Sundowner- Don Pedro Island 3/2 Private Pool Home! Fully Equipped Kitchen!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,536 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Single family home with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Private Pool & Sleeps 6

Vacation on a private barrier island on 8 miles of pristine secluded beach. Enjoy the secluded beach, collect sea shells, shark teeth and experience breathtaking sunsets. Custom built beach home on stilts with walk-around covered deck with your own private pool. The home has soft colors that will relax you after a day at the beach. Enjoy our gourmet kitchen with hickory cabinets and tile counter tops, dining area for six plus bar stools, outdoor dining area off the kitchen, fully equipped kitchen with Palm Island dinnerware, all small appliances, hardwood and tile floors, leather furniture, three bedrooms containing all comfortable pillow top mattresses. Cable TV/DVD in MBR and MR#2 and high speed WiFi. The master suite has a sitting area for your private dining to relax with a cool drink or reading area. It has its own private bath with fully tiled shower. You can leave the master suite through its private doors directly onto the covered deck that leads to the pool area.

The second bedroom has a queen bed and cable TV and twin beds in the third bedroom that shares a bath with stained glass window over the shower. The home has 23 windows with custom wood blinds that allows for sunlight throughout the home or closed for privacy. Relax at your private pool and enjoy the island breeze!

Our home is fully equipped with extra linens including beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas for your convenience. Also we have a golf cart for your rental (extra) for convenience going back and forth to the beach and fun driving around the island.

The Unique Benefits at this House: Enjoy 8 miles of private beaches on a barrier island that boasts the best shelling and boating in Southwest Florida. Relax on the beach with blue/green clear water, read a great book, build sand castles, fish and return home to jump into your pool and enjoy a cool drink, cook your fresh catch of the day or drive a short distance in the golf cart to a great seafood restaurant on the island. Then return home to view the spectacular sunset from your porch! You will not want to leave!

Other Activities:: Enjoy fall in Florida during October through December; wonderful months on the island with cooler tempatures but still very warm. If you vacation during these months on the island, you will want to return each year! My favorite months of the year!

More Details

Cheryl Lonergan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Cheryl Lonergan

'Sundowner' is our dream come true! As a licensed builder in the State of Florida, we built our beach home ourselves so that the highest standards of building and design were used. We vacation on the island with grandchildren and friends and spend many weekends there. We hope you will enjoy our home as much as we do.

Cheryl Lonergan purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Cheryl Lonergan chose Palm Island

We chose to build on the island several years ago. We have been vacationing on Palm Island/Don Pedro Island for more than 12 yrs and decided to make our dream a reality. Don Pedro island is a family atmosphere and a place that we feel at home. We have made years of wonderful family memories on Don Pedro Island. Our grandchildren grew up enjoying the island experiences and are always eager to return.

What makes this bungalow unique

Private secluded home with cool colors; 23 windows for extra light and to enjoy the view of the private, sunny tropical, barrier island which is accessible by car ferry only. Eight miles of quiet pristine beaches for beach walking, collecting shells and sharks teeth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(Posted from Guest Book in Home) "Thank you for making our Christmas this year very memorable! We all enjoyed our stay at your beautiful and comfortable beach home. It was so kind and thoughtful of you to decorate the cottage with the two Christmas trees, candles, cookies and gifts for our children under the tree. It was all so magical for our family!

Don Pedro Island is so beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed our days at the beach jumping in the waves, collecting shells and shark's teeth, watching the dolphins ad building sand castles. Our girls enjoyed going to the resort for crafts with Redbeard and his Friday night show. It was fun to see the New Year's Day Parade of golf carts. All of this plus sunny warm days in December made this a Christmas we will always remember!

It is so difficult for us to leave--this house feels like home. Thank you for sharing this little piece of paradise with us! God Bless!"
Dec 2013
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Palm Island Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1536 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Pillow top mattresses
  • All beds have the same pillow top mattresses and plenty of linens. The large Master Bedroom suite has a sitting area (see photo) and private bath as well as two doors leading outside to pool in back and wrap around porch in front.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Covered Parking. Full Kitchen: Fully stocked kitchen with small appliances and all your cooking and baking needs. Catering Available. Free Long Distance: International long distance prohibited except with credit card. Other Amenities: Gourmet fully stocked kitchen, comfortable pillow top beds, wood & tile floors, two queen size & twin beds, 32' flat screen TV, entertainment center, TV in bedroom, pantry and small appliances, golf cart available for extra charge, lots of reading material, covered decks & wraparound porch, gas grill, outdoor eating area, private pool with table, chair and umbrella. Minimum Age Limit for Renters. Other Activities: Your day can be full of activity by walking the 8 miles of the island's pristine beaches. Walk to the award winning state park with a picnic on the South end of the Island or walk/golf cart ride to the north end to Stump Pass and watch the dolphin play and boats sail through the pass to the open ocean.


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Sundowner- Don Pedro Island 3/2 Private Pool Home! Fully Equipped Kitchen!
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 52 reviews
New Port Richey Florida

Wonderful Week at the Sundowner!

  • 5 of 5

Our family completely enjoyed our week on Don Pedro Island. The home was very comfortable with all the amenities. Loved having the extra fridge since we came prepared with plenty of provisions so we didn't need to leave the island. The home was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The pool was a great refresher after a day at the beach.

I highly recommend renting a golf cart or possibly 2 depending on the size of your group. It made getting to the beach and touring around the island easy and fun. The beach was pristine and although we had some rough weather it was still very enjoyable. Shark's teeth, fossils, and shells were bountiful. Everyday was a new find!

Cheryl was a great host and even called to check on us when we a tropical storm had developed. :) We had a minor problem with the golf carts but that was very quickly and pleasantly resolved; a sign of a truly good host. We made some great memories this summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have been searching for years for a vacation home that my family could enjoy year after year. We rented many nice homes but nothing had everything, for everyone. Just as I was ready to give-up, we found Sundowner. I am in love with this home and this island! Not one single complaint or suggestion - even from the 2 teenagers! Cheryl is extremely accommodating, easy to contact, and provides thorough directions/instructions/ideas. Everything you need is provided in the well stocked kitchen. I always travel with a few kitchen accessories that rentals never seem to stock. Not the case at Sundowner! Cheryl has made sure the kitchen contains everything needed for preparing meals. The additional refrigerator was great to hold drinks and ice. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys are stored neatly below the home. You will definitely want to spend as much time as possible at the beach. Amazing blue water, incredible shells, and no crowds. We chose to rent the golf cart and I highly recommend it! The beach is easily accessible from Sundowner but the golf cart made getting around fun and super easy. We would ride to Rum Bay for lunch and sometimes grab an after dinner ice cream at the resort. Having a pool just steps away is great! The kids would go for a swim while I made snacks or prepared dinner. Two patio tables with plenty of seating are near the pool. Sundowner is a little slice of heaven! We loved it so much, we will return again at least two more times in the next year! Thank you, Cheryl for sharing your home with us! We cannot wait to return again and again to make lifetime memories in this fabulous beach home!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, comfortable and relaxing :)

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week this year at the Sundowner and couldn't have asked for more. Our entire family swam in the pool, went to the beach, went kayaking or fishing each day! We found so many shells and sharks teeth as well. The fact that there are no stores or anything like that really helped with the peaceful setting. The owners are so sweet and accommodating! We loved it so much we will be back for an additional week next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

As always loved our time at the Sundowner! Love the beach, love the pool, house, etc. Very relaxing for us!!! Thank you so much for letting us use your place! Hope to get back there again next year!!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was our third stay at the Sundowner. We love the location and all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Beach house location: perfect! There's just a short drive in the golf cart to the beach and to the ice cream shop/restaurant. The house is in a quiet neighborhood and feels very private. We enjoy grilling dinner almost every night and eating on the patio and rarely hear any noise from other neighbors.

Beach house: so homey! It has everything we need! The washer and dryer are used almost daily as is the dishwasher. The bedrooms are decent-sized and slept 7. We put three kids in one room (ages 13, 11, & 8,) grandma and grandpa in another, and we took the master. Everyone slept great and no one was disrupted by people who stayed up late/got up early. The bathrooms were clean and bright. The kitchen and pantry were stocked with dishes and small appliances plus some condiments. We stopped at Publix on our way onto the island to grocery shop and then we also stocked up again one day during the week when we were off isand for shopping. The kids love having a pool to swim in in the evenings. The adults often dipped feet in too! The kids enjoyed using the sand toys, boogie boards and noodles when we went to the beach!

Beach: gorgeous!! The whole family enjoyed hunting for shark teeth and beautiful shells. We took a lot of peaceful walks on the beautiful beaches and love that there weren't many people. We always had our pick of where we wanted to set up our chairs/towels for the day. We usually packed a lunch and spent the day on the beach and then grabbed ice cream on our way home in the late afternoon. The water is warm and the sand is perfect for sand castle building if you choose the right spot. We saw dolphins almost every day and saw our first manatee this year! It was pretty exciting!

Staying at the Sundowner has been just what our family needed. We really wanted a vacation where we could all enjoy eachother's company and relax at the same time. With no schedule or itinerary, we had the freedom to just enjoy the slow pace of each day. The kids found new ways to stay entertained all the time (because we don't allow electronics in the beach house!) Overall the kids had a great time enjoying one another's company (minus a few fights!) and we had great family time at the beach and at home in the evenings playing board games.

We are already looking forward to next year's vacations! Thanks Pat and Cheryl for letting us stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rotonda Golf & Country Club The Links Golf Course
Don Pedro Island State Park
Rotonda Golf & Country Club The Links Golf Course
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Don Pedro Island
Car: recommended

Don Pedro Island, Florida South West, Florida, USA.

Englewood, Palm Island, Cape Haze, Placida, Boca Grande, Florida.

Wonderful quiet secluded beach, capital for shelling, shark teeth, swimming in Gulf, private pool, exploring private island, sunbathing, walking, star watching. Rentals available at resort for kayaks, canoes, bicycles. Golf: Several great golf courses available on the mainland for your enjoyment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Golf cart rental and ferry passes extra if desired. Standard rate does not apply to special or holiday rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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