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Direct Gulf Front! Amazing Sunsets. Fully Updated. Pool & Dock. Pets OK!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gulf Front townhouse with community pool, tennis courts & dockage.

License to Chill highlights:

• New designer tile throughout (NO CARPET ANYWHERE to harbor allergens, sand, smells, spills and humidity)

• New kitchen cabinets and appliances, including granite counter tops

• Sleeps 6 comfortably - queen beds in both the master bedroom and guest bedroom, twin ships bunk, and queen sofa sleeper

• Huge private beach level deck, including an enclosed outdoor shower, and snack bar with sink

• Upgraded bathrooms with granite top vanities with under mount sinks

• Beachfront heated pool is right next door, tennis and dock with power and water are across the sand road on Bocilla Lagoon

• End unit with screened in porch on the main level

• Open balcony off the upstairs master bedroom

• Decks face Northwest for spectacular unobstructed Gulf of Mexico views!

Fully equipped and ready for your enjoyment. Other new items include, flat screen televisions, quaint artwork

2 kayaks, 2 bikes, linens , bath and beach towels, kitchen equipment, glassware, plates, silverware, etc. The list goes on and on! Also includes cable television and wireless internet access. Please inquire for more details and specifics about this great gulf front vacation rental.

No crowds here, just miles of unspoiled, 100% natural Florida (the way it used to be!). World renowned shelling, fantastic sunsets, bird watching galore, kayaking, dolphins, gopher tortoise, and a lively lagoon where fish jump all day long. Don Pedro State park is a short walk down the beach. You’ll want to capture the Island’s charm by traveling via golf cart, we rarely use cars here. Golf cart rental is available.

Bring your boat or rent one for the ultimate in Florida lifestyle. Our community dock will accommodate a boat up to 22 feet. Like to fish? Fish right off the dock or try your luck surf fishing or book a charter with one of the local guides for a thrilling day of sport fishing or backwater challenges. Trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon and Grouper are just a few of the many species that call our waters home.

Don Pedro Island (aka Palm Island) is a barrier island and a stones throw from the mainland. You’ll arrive via a short car ferry ride that takes about three minutes. Our island has a terrific resort that offers a casual restaurant, ice cream/deli shop, sundries store and a pirate show for the kids. The island is almost all single family homes so you’ll quickly find it has a pristine 'non-commercial' family feel. There are no large high-rise resorts, beach bars or traffic and noise. If you’re looking for that place in the sun that you can actually hear the wind whistle through the palms - you’ve found your place.

Off island you’ll be close to restaurants, shops, golf courses and world famous Boca Grande as well as other attractions. As we like to say... civilization is close but not too close. Boca Grande offers exclusive shopping, dining and sightseeing. By boat you can reach Cayo Costa Island State Park and Cabbage Key where Jimmy Buffet was inspired to write 'Cheeseburger In Paradise.' Do it all, or do nothing at all, that’s the “island” lifestyle. It’s laid back, always casual (leave your tie at home) and Florida at its best.

No smoking. Pets allowed with owner's permission and additional pet deposit.

Don Pedro/Palm Island is an experience like no other. Come to our island and see why so many have fallen in love with this little 'slice' of paradise!

More Details

Diane, owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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 15 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 townhome in 2014

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 townhome 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 dipping your toes in the Gulf of Mexico, 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 laminate floors and carpet upstairs, with two Gulf Front porches along with a smaller deck downstairs. You'll also enjoy the community pool and tennis courts if you're so inclined. We are also the end unit with some great views of the pool area and added privacy. The beach is right out your door and literally steps to the Gulf of Mexico! It's a truly amazing place.


Palm Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Pull-out queen sofa is in the main living area downstairs.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Golf cart is available. Town home is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with amazing views of the beach and fantastic sunsets!


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Direct Gulf Front! Amazing Sunsets. Fully Updated. Pool & Dock. Pets OK!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful location, very peaceful Island

  • 5 of 5

The property was very comfortable. A short 20 steps through the dunes to the waters edge. Having a pool directly next to the unit was perfect for the adults and the children.

Looking forward to the next stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July 2017 Don Pedro Island Palm Island

  • 5 of 5

Great experience started with Diane. Pre-communication was excellent. Condo unit 420 was exactly as presented......very clean, great location, great views and sunsets, provided bikes and kayaks, great beach to walk, access to pool if needed but gulf water temperature was outstanding, etc.... setup of condo was excellent as well with bedrooms, bathrooms, living area, kitchen, with great flooring throughout. Again, everything thought out very nice. If renters will treat this unit like their own, it sound remain very nice for years to come. Restaurants: try Loose Caboose in Boca Grande. Fresh fish at Placida Fish Market.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ed, Glad you enjoyed License to Chill ! Come back again soon. Diane
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Beach front paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful gulf front townhouse on a very private island

Patio, nice kitchen, pool, good size bedrooms

You are directly on the beach enjoying the sea, amasing sunset, turtle...

We rented the golf cart and bought too many ferry ride for the car

Better to choose between the two options

Perfect vacation for relaxation

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes the ferry takes a bit of planning I can recommend ways to save $ based on your vacation plans. I also refund guest for any unused ferry passes.
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Amazing Beach Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three which included my wife and 17 year old daughter (and yellow lab!) enjoyed a fantastic Fall Break on Don Pedro Island ! It included ALL the essentials needed for our week-long beach retreat-- kayaks, bicycles, beach chairs, and TRANQUILITY!!! Usually we saw no more than 8 people on the beach at anytime during the day with a FANTASTIC VIEW of the Gulf of Mexico!! We enjoyed several sunrises from the bayside dock, and priceless sunsets each evening while sitting on our beachfront porch!!! Dolphin were a commonplace sighting , and the ocean water was the PERFECT temperature with no undertow or rip rides. The house was well stocked with everything a family would require to maximize the coastal living experience with a recently renovated kitchen and beautiful furnishings throughout the entire home. The beachside pool was SO RELAXING and a mere few steps away from our screened in porch. Diane is very well-organized providing any and all details needed to plan for a fun-filled vacation. We would love to return to this amazing beach when we have another chance to enjoy this area of the Gulf coast.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Was our first trip to Don Pedro Island and was a wonderful experience. The condo was roomy, very clean and well decorated. Enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from the screened porch. Have never seen such abundant wildlife. We enjoyed having the dock to ourselves-plenty of room for our boat, and had fun on our daily boat trips. Manatees swam right in front of the condo, close to shore, and a friendly dolphin visited with us when we were fishing from our boat near Boca Grande. Would definitely love to come back--next time in fall, when it is cooler! Thanks, Diane, for all your help-was a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second year here. Same time, same place. We are always making plans for the next year when we're here. This place is AWESOME. Everything you need at your fingertips in this condo. The beach and sunsets are amazing. Never crowded and that's the BEST part of it all. I thought the dolphins and manatees were even more plentiful this year than last year. We were within hands reach of manatees. Don't forget the gofer tortoise. We saw them everyday down below from the porch. Pretty amazing to watch them and see how really quick they are. This is a place EVERYONE should visit!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Fort Myers International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Palm Island Transit
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Gulf front
Car: recommended

Located on Don Pedro Island. Access to the island is by car or passenger ferry only which allows for some of the most pristine natural Florida beaches you will ever encounter. One of the last true beach front areas that has not been overdeveloped - a true 'old florida' experience like no other.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are based on 4 guests. Please add $20 per night per additional guest. Maximum guest per stay is 6.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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