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Speaks: english

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15 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Palm Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Relax and unwind, island style at Changes In Attitudes, your personal island lifestyle get-away. This extremely well kept, gulf-view, home includes a private dock on Bocilla lagoon with access to the intercoastal waterway (which can accommodate up to a 20 foot boat, please inquire about bringing your boat). The beach, a short 300 feet away with rarely a person in sight, has a very private feel with seven miles of perhaps some of the most pristine and secluded beach you’ll ever experience.

Our home includes three well-appointed bedrooms including a large master suite. The master suite and one of the guest bedrooms have very nice views of Bocilla lagoon with large glass sliding doors that opens into the breezy spacious screened porch area. The third bedroom also has access to the porch via sliding glass doors. The kitchen, dining and main living area is an open concept plan and takes full advantage of the fantastic lagoon views with a large set of sliding glass doors that opens into the main area of the screened porch.

There is a newer furniture for relaxing and unwinding in style. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for the gourmet chef in you to explore tasty new opportunities. Our home has tile and hardwood floors throughout for easy living. The bathrooms are all freshly updated as well. The downstairs entertainment area is huge, fully decked, and includes a fantastic tiki bar with stools, hammocks, lounge chairs and more! It’s open, airy and a great area to hang out and enjoy some quality time with family and friends. There is also a private outdoor shower so you can rinse off after a fun day on the beach.

Don Pedro Island (aka Palm Island) offers a unique, pristine and very natural “Old Florida” atmosphere. This is a place for relaxing, fishing and going for long quiet beach walks. Don Pedro is a barrier island with no bridges to the mainland so you’ll feel like you’re on a private island with all the modern conveniences such as cable TV and high-speed internet access to name a few. The mode of transportation to the island is by car ferry or private boat. The few minutes that it takes the ferry to cross the water will transform you from the outside world to our tropical paradise. Ferry service operates on a daily basis so you can venture off island as needed to explore the mainland. We have special prices on the ferry passes since we purchase them in books of ten, so please inquire about passes before you book your stay. Our home includes an optional golf cart rental and the use of two beach bikes (special prices on golf cart rentals with weekly stays). The island has a restaurant, pizza, ice cream and breakfast shoppe and a small convenience store. Close at hand on the mainland offers full service marinas, boat rentals, grocery stores, shopping, golf courses and waterfront restaurants. World famous Boca Grande is also a short drive from the ferry landing and offers quaint upscale shopping, restaurants, a beachfront lighthouse and more.

Changes In Attitudes is a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends, recharge your batteries, unwind and relax, island-style (so leave your tie at home) – bring your flip-flops and your breezy island attire and get back to basics. It truly is a rare, special place that offers visitors one of the most memorable vacation experiences you are ever likely to discover.

Our home is available year-round with special rates for non-peak seasons and we do allow stays shorter than one week when available. Ask about special rates for one month or longer stays.

Keywords: House, casa, cottage, beach house, villa, unit, condo

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Owner/Manager

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.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2002

Why Owner/Manager 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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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Palm Island Daydreamin'

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at one of the most beautiful homes on Palm Island. We spent our days fishing and boating at Stumps Pass and Boca Grande and evening walking the beach collecting sharks teeth. We hand feed wild dolphins in Stumps Pass, saw a lot of Manatee's we also stayed up late to walk the beach and watch the sea turtles come ashore to nest.

The house was big enough for all six of us and is well maintained and clean and a well equipped kitchen an beautifully decorated this is a great place to relax and unwind and find your own Jimmy Buffett moment

Fishing was great Snook on every cast in the pass and plenty of action from the dock m y two year old grandson caught his first fish off the dock a 24 inch catfish he wanted to keep. all this and pet friendly you can't go wrong. Thank you Diane for this wonderful place

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great Place for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family - including cousins and our dogs, spent a wonderful week at Changes in Attitude. We were familiar with Palm Island but found this house to be perfect for our needs. Great sunrises from the back deck and a 360 degree screened in porch. Fully equipped with beach bikes, chairs and kayaks the house is well maintained and large enough so our group of 5 adults did not get in each other's way. The property is well maintained and the first floor area (under the living quarters) is large enough to host a good sized wedding reception. The cherry on all of this was the private beach that residents are able to use. A two minute walk across the street it was the best way to spend part of every day. A comprehensive information book is in the house with clear instructions on the house and a vast amount of information on the area from boat rental and fishing guides to restaurants with phone numbers - nothing was left to chance. Strong Wi-Fi and full-up cable TV is there for those who have to stay in touch with the outside world (like some of our group). The owner was in contact when we first check in to make sure everything was in order. We could not have asked for a nicer facility for our week on the Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to know where to begin in rating this wonderful vacation spot. I'll begin with the kind and accommodating owners who sincerely went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was a success? They provided a great deal of information about the area and the house was perfect in every way. The kitchen was very well equipped and as the cook in the family, I appreciated it's openness to the rest of the living area of the house. The house was extremely clean and comfortable and did not lack for anything. We enjoyed afternoons on the wrap around screened in porch while being serenaded by the ospreys who inhabit the island. The island itself is a wonderland of wildlife and because it is only accessible by ferry, the beaches are uncrowded and peaceful. We loved the private beach access, located just steps away from the house. We are already eagerly anticipating our return to this little slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-kept and well-supplied with all we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples and the layout of the house was perfect for us. The house was well-equipped and felt like home. The guys spent their days fishing - we had fresh fish for dinner two nights and brought some home - and my sister and I had a great time collecting shells and shark teeth. We look forward to returning, probably with dogs the next time. Thanks very much!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. Yes the sharks teeth are very fun to collect. Glad the fishing was good. Please come back again with your dogs.
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016 Value Season
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,500
 
 
2016 Labor Day Week
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Value Season 3
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$325
$1,690
$6,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Super Value Season
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,500
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016/2017 Holiday Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016/2017 Peak Season 1
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 24 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 Spring Season
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 21 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 Value Season 1
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
$1,690
$6,200
 
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
$1,990
$7,500
 
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 Peak Season 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

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Amenities

Palm Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - 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 (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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