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Waterfront! Steps to the Beach, Huge Covered Deck, Pets, Tiki Bar, Bikes, Kayak

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Changes In Attitudes highlights:

• Tile or wood floors throughout (NO CARPET ANYWHERE to harbor allergens, sand, smells, spills and humidity)

• Waterfront with the Gulf of Mexico across the sand road

• Pet friendly

• Gorgeous fully equipped gourmet Cook's kitchen, including granite counter tops

• Sleeps 8 comfortably (a great family home!)

• Huge private entertainment deck, including your very own Tiki bar

• Private dock on Bocilla Lagoon

• Spacious open floor plan with sliding doors that open up to a very large screened in lanai area

• Lazy, breezy hammocks for total relaxation

• Fully equipped and ready for your island vacation to begin

More Details

Owner
Diane, owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Diane, owner

We live in New Jersey and have been traveling to the Gulf Coast beaches for our recreation and vacations for over 10 years. The boating is fantastic and our time with our family has created a bunch of fond memories for us. Most Florida beaches are overbuilt and congested – 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 no high-rise buildings. It is the best of Old Florida, natural, unspoiled and a genuine paradise.

Diane, owner purchased this house in 2002

Why Diane, owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We decided to purchase a home 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, deli and ice cream shoppe and small convenience store. Most all of the island traffic is by golf cart.

What makes this house 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 uncrowded and unspoiled 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 house is pet-friendly with wood or tile floors throughout, a private outdoor shower (which is great for pets!) with a huge downstairs entertainment area complete with your own Tiki Bar. You'll also enjoy a private dock overlooking the lagoon and a great screened wrap-around porch. Our landscaping is all Florida native and offers a very private, resort-style environment.

Amenities

Palm Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest 1 - 1 queen
    Guest 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds -2 twin beds -2 queen sofa sleeper
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Waterfront! Steps to the Beach, Huge Covered Deck, Pets, Tiki Bar, Bikes, Kayak
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Ahhh!!! Relax...

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental home was exactly as it was pictured and a wonderful place. We had plenty of room for the 6 of us, 3 couples. Spent most of our time either at the beach or on the deck facing the lagoon and enjoying the birds. Did almost all of our cooking at the house and had everything we needed. Tons of room on the lower deck that we hardly even used. We would definitely rent again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Please come back soon !
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5

The Best

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on Palm Island 9 times over a 20 year period. CIA is head and shoulders the best in comfort and value.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Changes in Attitudes! Diane
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5

Absolutely perfect vacation home!!!! Spotless and well furnished with everything we needed❤️

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed in this paradise for our 40th wedding anniversary. It was the romantic, relaxing get away that we hoped it would be . We had a great time riding around in the golf cart looking at our beautiful surroundings. Early each morning we went shelling on what seemed to be our very own private beach( I found 5 sand dollars on my first morning). We only left the island one night to eat at a Cajun restaurant called the Zydeco Grill. Had a great time and the food was great! We are from Louisiana so this was a must for us. We loved lying in the hammocks downstairs , listening to Jimmy Buffet and just looking at the bay. You will not be disappointed should you decide to stay at Changes in Attitude... I promise👍🏻

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything a vacation should be

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the end of March and couldn't have been happier. The house is lovely -- very spacious and clean. The very wide screened-in porch is fabulous. The icing on the cake for me was waking up every morning watching the sun rise over the lagoon -- it was stunning! We made good use of the kayaks, using them in both the lagoon and the ocean. We loved spending time on the unspoiled and not-crowded beach -- we swam and spent many hours looking for shark's teeth (and found many). Not having restaurants or stores on the island requires some advance planning, but it was worth it. We didn't think the restaurant on the island was very good so we were glad we had planned to cook most of our meals at the house. The kitchen was well-equipped so cooking was easy.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Island Time

  • 5 of 5

Our week on Palm Island was a wonderful experience. From kayaking and fishing in the lagoon; swimming, shell hunting, walking, and building sandcastles on the beautiful beach; riding bikes and the golf cart to explore the island; and jogging in the mornings, there was plenty to do here. We even enjoyed watching the afternoon storms from the wrap around porch. We also loved watching the dolphins in the lagoon and the ocean. The remote, laid back atmosphere of the island made it easy to unplug from the world and reconnect as a family. The owner was very accomodating and informative. Our only regret is that the mosquitos were terrible this time of year, so we were unable to utilize the "party porch" downstairs in the evenings. This can be remedied by bringing lots of bugspray and citronella candles. We are looking forward to our next visit to this beautiful island.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Changes In Attitudes---the name fits!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a relaxing week at 'CIA' and quickly settled into "Island Time." We arrived to find a well-maintained kitchen with plenty of utensils and appliances. Our two kids, along with our guest's son all enjoyed time on the wraparound screen porch. The split bedroom floorplan allowed the kids to have their own space.

Island Time for us meant the mornings were spent on the rear porch over breakfast as the sun rose over Bocilla Lagoon. We spent the balance of the day at the beach, collecting the bountiful sharks teeth and shells, and attending the daily sunset over the Gulf. We had a *very* close encounter with one of the many docile manatees that was a treat for the kids.

Unfortunately, even though "Island Time" is supposed to move at a slower pace, our week was over far too quickly. We plan to return to "CIA in this special part of the state next year. The owner was easy to work with. We found her accessible when any questions arose before and during our visit. The kids even said it might be the "best" beach getaway we've had as a family. We *all* highly recommend Changes In Attitudes.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
S.W FL Intl. Airpoirt (Ft. Myers)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rum Bay
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Palm Island Transit
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant

Don Pedro Island is a semi-private island with access via a short 3 minute car ferry, or by private boat. Golf, shopping and restaurants are all nearby with easy access from the ferry landing. The beach is steps from our front door. There is also a restaurant on the island as well as a small convenience store and ice creme shoppe.

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Rates & Availability

Palm Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017 Value Season 1
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$240
$1,400
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Peak Season 2
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
$5,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 PeakSeason 3
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Value season 2
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,300
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
2017 Value Season 3
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,300
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Super Value Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,200
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017/2018 Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Maximum guest per stay is 8.

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