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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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

Diane, owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 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.


Palm Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two full bathrooms
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • 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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Waterfront! Steps to the Beach, Huge Covered Deck, Pets, Tiki Bar, Bikes, Kayak
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Knoxville, TN

Another great visit to Don Pedro Island thanks to Changes in Attitude

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed on DPI many times over the past 15 years but this was our first stay at Changes in Attitude and our first time back to DPI after a 3 year hiatus. The wrap-around porch is awesome and the single level layout worked really well for us. The open family room/kitchen/dining area was perfect for us to all hang out together in rare times that we were not on the beach. The deeded beach access is a short 100 steps away and I have stayed in "gulf front" homes that had a longer walk than that to get to the beach. As usual, the beach was nowhere close to crowded, the water was clear and warm and the sunsets were gorgeous. We grabbed an offshore fishing trip with Paradise Charters out of Cape Haze marina and brought back shark, grouper, and snapper in big quantities so I recommend hooking up with Captain Steve early in the week and then dinner will be covered for the rest of the week and still leave you plenty to pack in dry ice and take home. Diane is an awesome owner; she kept in touch, made sure we had all of the info we needed and made sure everything went by the numbers. If we do a repeat visit to DPI in 2018, we will definitely be returning to Changes in Attitude. A couple of things to take note of: the little market that used to be on the island is now a gift shop so, short of beer or wine and snacks that are available at Coconuts, there is no real place to grab emergency supplies so make sure you load up on the mainland, and the mosquitos along the pathway to the beach can be brutal but a small squirt of repellant works fine to keep them at bay, or alternatively, a good cigar seems to work too. I would absolutely recommend Changes in Attitude as a preferred place to stay on DPI, it ticks all of the boxes that matter.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Please do come back soon!!
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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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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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Washington, DC

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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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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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Palm Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 PeakSeason 3
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
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
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
2017 Value Season 3
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
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
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
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
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 23 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
4 night minimum stay

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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