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Fantastic Gulf View Beach-House with Huge Ground Floor Entertainment Area!

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Last updated: 11/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Don Pedro Island house description

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 cozy wood burning fireplace and 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Water View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Telephone
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            regular drip machine and K-Cup as well...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Bicycles
          • Deck / Patio
          • Kayak / Canoe
          • Lanai / Gazebo
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          High Season
          Dec 14 - Aug 1, 2015
          4 night min stay
          $375
          $1,800 $6,180
          My Standard Rate
          4 night min stay
          $375
          $1,800 $6,180
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees and Rental Conditions:

          • Cleaning Fee $150
          • Property Damage Protection $49
          • Pet Fee $50
          • Tax Rate 12%

          Notes:

          Rates are subject to change without notice. Holiday and special event rates may apply.


          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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          Location

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

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2002

          About the 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.

          Why the Owner Chose Don Pedro Island:
          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.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          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.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Links to more information:

           

          Photos

          • Welcome.

            Welcome.

          • Tropical paradise.

            Tropical paradise.

          • Large screened porch with wide expansive lagoon views.

            Large screened porch with wide expansive lagoon views.

          • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with snack bar.

            Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with snack bar.

          • Master bedroom with lagoon view.

            Master bedroom with lagoon view.

          • Guest bedroom with twin beds.

            Guest bedroom with twin beds.

          • Breezy front porch with the sounds of the Gulf of Mexico.

            Breezy front porch with the sounds of the Gulf of Mexico.

          • Tropical furnishings.

            Tropical furnishings.

          • The 'Surf Shack' is ready for a ice-cold beverage.

            The 'Surf Shack' is ready for a ice-cold beverage.

          • A Great Blue Heron drops by for lunch.

            A Great Blue Heron drops by for lunch.

          • Nearly new beach bikes.

            Nearly new beach bikes.

          • The 'Surf Shack' bar is open for business.

            The 'Surf Shack' bar is open for business.

          • This is your beach with rarely a person in sight.

            This is your beach with rarely a person in sight.

          • Steps to your own private dock.

            Steps to your own private dock.

          • Long view of the large screened deck area with lagoon views.

            Long view of the large screened deck area with lagoon views.

          • Well appointed living room with lagoon views.

            Well appointed living room with lagoon views.

          • Guest bedroom with lagoon view.

            Guest bedroom with lagoon view.

          • Guest bathroom.

            Guest bathroom.

          • Dining area.

            Dining area.

          • Fantastic entertainment area with a great Tiki-bar.

            Fantastic entertainment area with a great Tiki-bar.

          • Kayak for your enjoyment.

            Kayak for your enjoyment.

          • The short (3 minute) Ferry ride transforms your spirit as you make your way to the island.

            The short (3 minute) Ferry ride transforms your spirit as you make your way to the island.

          • Outdoor shower.

            Outdoor shower.

          • A great way to spend a lazy afternoon.

            A great way to spend a lazy afternoon.

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          This listing was first published here in 2005.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

          $375 per night (USD)
          6

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 11/04/14
          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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          Speaks: english
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