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Mangrove Bay, Island Home Enjoy the Beach This Winter

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Last updated: 12/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Don Pedro Island house description

Whether you arrive by ferry or bring your boat to the dock, once you reach Mangrove Bay, you will know that you are in a unique part of Florida - a real paradise where you can escape the fast pace of city life. Enjoy the tranquility offered on this barrier island with gopher tortoises, rabbits, herons, egrets pelicans, osprey, dolphins and manatees. You can walk on seven miles of sparsely populated beach and enjoy finding beautiful shells, starfish, sand dollars and sharks teeth.

Fish off the dock and watch the fiddler crabs scurry among the mangroves at low tide.

The area is renowned for tarpon, snook, redfish and trout. Experienced guides are available at all nearby marinas. Guests are drawn either to the upper deck or the beach to view stunning sunsets and hope to witness the elusive green flash.

Mangrove Bay is a secluded, charming and modest beach house located on Kettle Harbor on Don Pedro Island. This one bedroom, one bath home with hardwood floors, an open kitchen and great room provides a comfortable place to relax, read, or plan your day at the beach, on the water or on the mainland. The fully equipped kitchen includes a microwave, coffee maker and toaster. There is a private dock which can accommodate a single boat of up to 26 feet on mangrove lined Kettle Harbor, an outdoor hot/cold shower (best used under a full moon and bright stars or just to rinse off from a visit to the beach), a charcoal grill, a hammock, beach chairs and umbrellas.

Although less than 300 feet separate the island from the mainland, it feels like a world away.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 944 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years and older, please...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved pets considered with a pet fee....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television:

            2 flat screen TVs with DISH cable, BluRay and DVD player...moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library

          Attractions

              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      4 night min stay
                      $135

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                      • Taxes Not included

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                      There are no exceptions to the 4 night minimum.


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                      Last updated: 12/09/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1981

                      About the owner: Thirty years ago we heard of a magical place where fewer than 10 homes were built on 7 miles of pristine beach, the full time population of the island area numbered less than 40. We spent a year looking at properties before buying Mangrove Bay. A few years later, the addition of Interstate 75 cut our travel time in half, then Bocilla Utilities supplied water and we no longer had to carry own own 5 gallon containers. In 1994 ferry service became available for private vehicles. Times have changed but Mangrove Bay retains all of its original charm and appeal. Our children are grown but they have a lifetime of memories sharing time and special experiences with family and friends on the island.

                      Why the Owner Chose Don Pedro Island:
                      Although I was born in Florida and enjoyed the beaches in St. Petersburg, a new world opened up when I first visited the barrier island of Don Pedro. The beaches were blanketed with shells, sand dollars and sharks' teeth, but it was the Caribbean blue crystal-clear water that took my breath away. There were only a few homes and no condos. It was worth spending a year to find our respite away from the stresses of contemporary life.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Being a part of 'Old Florida', breakfast on the dock, picnic lunches on the beach, evening dinners on the deck, showering outdoors under the stars - heavenly.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Welcome to Mangrove Bay

                        Welcome to Mangrove Bay

                      • Bedroom off Deck Overlooking Kettle Harbor

                        Bedroom off Deck Overlooking Kettle Harbor

                      • 15 minute stroll or 5 minutes by golf cart

                        15 minute stroll or 5 minutes by golf cart

                      • Private Dock on Kettle Harbor

                        Private Dock on Kettle Harbor

                      • Kitchen with Refrigerator and Pantry Behind Doors

                        Kitchen with Refrigerator and Pantry Behind Doors

                      • Spacious Great Room

                        Spacious Great Room

                      • View of kitchen from Living Room

                        View of kitchen from Living Room

                      • Island Rest

                        Island Rest

                      • Choose your Sunset -  From the Deck or on the Beach

                        Choose your Sunset - From the Deck or on the Beach

                      VRBO #291776

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 09, 2014

                      $135 per night (USD)
                      5

                      1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 12/09/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within a few days
                      • Response rate: 66%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/09/2014
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