Direct Gulf Front! 100% Old Florida! Pet Friendly! Low Rates!
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Don Pedro Island townhome description
DIRECTLY on the GULF of MEXICO, newly remodeled townhouse. Located on the BEACH with dockage, tennis court and a fantastic gulf front pool! Fabulous, expansive gulf views. There is a screened porch on the main level, and an upstairs balcony off of the master bedroom. All of the appliances are new, as well as new windows, tile floors, bathrooms and a new gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. Fully equipped and ready for your enjoyment. Other new items include, flat screen televisions, local original art, ceiling fans, furniture, bikes, kayak, linens and towels, kitchen equipment, glassware, plates, silverware, etc. The list goes on and on! Just about everything is fresh and new. Also includes cable television, free long distance in the US and Canada 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 20 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 (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.
Sleeps six comfortably. No smoking. Pets allowed with owner's permission and additional pet deposit. Spacious, open floor plan. Fully equipped kitchen. Nice screened porch that opens into the living room. Master bedroom with private bath and beachfront balcony.
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!
- On floor 1
- 1250 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Kayak / Canoe
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Deepsea Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Unspoiled, uncrowded and unbelievable location. It's old Florida at its best. One of the best beaches in the world and certainly one of the best in Florida. World-class Boca Grande is very close and Englewood offers some quaint shopping and local restaurants. It's an old Florida beach town that has managed to stay connected to a slower pace and tropical living....moreless
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My wife and I had been vacationing on Ann Maria Island ( which is not a very dog friendly place) for years. Due to the unavailability of the townhouse that we normally would stay at - we decided to look elsewhere. This turned out to be our good fortune when we found Dolphin Beach. I hesitate to write this because I would like to return next year and would like the home to be available On the other hand it would be a shame not to acknowledge this jewel and the exceptional treatment from the owner Julie. The Island was all that we expected - quiet & remote and the beach unrefined and full of ( as my wife would say ) treasures from the sea. The townhome was beyond our expectations – too many things to list. Everything was in good working order, very comfortable all furniture, appliances and TV’s new and up to date. Julie was especially helpful both before and during our stay. We highly recommend this home for those who want a beautiful, quiet, comfortable place to vacation. Matilda our Golden Retriever enjoyed her stay as well and we enjoyed being able to have her with us.
- Guest Mike (Iowa City, IA)
- Date of stay 01/18/14
- Review Submitted 02/10/14
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for the wonderful review Mike. I'm glad you, Mary Lou and Matilda enjoyed your stay, and thank you for taking such great care of Dolphin Beach. We really appreciate it. We hope to have you as guests again.
Wonderful Island Beach house right on the Gulf
Wonderful Island Beach house right on the Gulf
What a great place! Recently renovated beach house right on the beach. What more could you want than an island beach house right on the water on a secluded beach. Since the only access to this island is by boat/ferry the beach is only sparsely occupied. Great for quiet walks, shelling, playing in the surf, or just lounging on the water. The kitchen is excellently equipped. The living room and bedrooms are very nicely furnished. Satellite TV in each room, and wireless internet throughout. A storage room below the house comes fully stocked with beach chairs, umbrella, bikes, and sand toys. I highly recommend this unit to anyone who wants to get away and enjoy a quiet vacation away from it all. We loved our stay and the owner was extremely helpful before, during, and after our stay.
- Guest Rusty J.
- Date of stay 12/21/13
- Review Submitted 12/31/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for the great review. I'm so glad you & your family enjoyed your stay. I hope you can make it back again sometime. Thanks! Julie
This is paradise!
This is paradise!
This was the first time for us staying here and the townhouse was better than expected. New furniture and very clean. Comfy bed and pillows. Went to sleep with the sound of the ocean waves. Great view of the ocean from every room. Julie the owner was very helpful and made sure that we had everything we needed. We loved how secluded it was. At times we were the only one's on the beach. We explored the island on a golf cart and had a water taxi take us to the restaurant for dinner. This was the perfect romantic getaway for my wife and I. We will return.
- Guest Wes (Orlando fl.)
- Date of stay 07/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/26/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Wes & Lisa! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Year 6 at Don Pedro & This was the best one yet !
Year 6 at Don Pedro & This was the best one yet !
Our family has been going to Don Pedro for the last six summers and every year we think we will go some where else and we just seem to gravitate back. However; since we love the seclusion we are kinda of selfish too its like our own little secret. This townhome was perfect for us - the owners are the most accommodating of any that we have ever dealt with. We have been using VRBO for almost 17 years and these owners are by far THE BEST! Our decision this summer was decided on the fact we had adopted a rescue dog and needed a pet friendly home because there was no way we could leave the puppy we had just rescued 6 months earlier who had been abandoned. Prior to renting the unit I explained our situation and they completely understood because they are pet owners themselves. The owner checked on us, made sure everything was there we needed and provided more than we expected. I would rent this townhome again in fact, I wish these owners were my neighbors! I would highly recommend this property or any property that these owners had. I am already checking the calendar to see if we can make a second trip before the end of the year.
- Guest CSock (Section, AL/USA)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Cindy! You and your family were great guests, and I hope you can make it back again real soon.
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Aug 1 - Dec 14, 2014
4 night min stay
Dec 15 - Aug 31, 2015
4 night min stay
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4 night min stay
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Check-out: 10 AM
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- Cleaning Fee: $140
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Pet Fee: $50
- Tax Rate 12%
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- Nearest Airport: Fort Myers International at 66 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: I grew up in Florida and as a child and teenager we would always head over to the Gulf Coast beaches for our recreation and vacations. It was a lot of fun and holds a bunch of fond memories for me. Back then, the Gulf Coast was less discovered and certainly less developed. Today, 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 high-rise buildings. It is the best of Old Florida, natural, unspoiled and a genuine paradise.
Why the Owner Chose Don Pedro Island:
We bought 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 and ice cream/deli shoppe and small sundries store. Most all of the island traffic is by golf cart.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
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 un-crowded and un-spoiled 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 town home is pet-friendly with tile floors throughout, a private outdoor shower (which is great for pets!). We always travel with our dog and we know many of you won't leave home without yours either. After all, they're part of the family. There's an entertainment area under the unit with a charcoal grill, snack bar area, table and chairs. You'll see plenty of Gopher Tortoise and native birds. The beach is literally at your doorstep as is the private community pool.
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View from the master bedroom balcony with direct gulf frontage.
Fully remodeled kitchen with new appliances and granite countertops.
Great views of the Gulf of Mexico!
Beachfront view from the master bedroom deck.
Fall asleep listening to the surf in this all new luxury master suite.
Updated master 'spa-style' bath.
Gulf view to the north, note the Gulf Front pool!
Another great sunset on the island.
Typical day at the beach.
Native Gopher Tortoise.
The pool is directly on the Gulf of Mexico!
Private tennis court across the sand road.
Fully renovated living room area.
All new dining area with completely new gourmet kitchen!
Cozy reading/sleeping 'ships bunk' area with gulf view.
All new master bedroom with memory foam king size bed.
Guest bedroom with brand new memory foam queen and pillow-top twin beds.
Updated guest bathroom.
Large flat screen television in the main living area.
Sunset on the island.
Private community beach-front pool.
Street view of Dolphin Beach.
Dock area on Bocilla Lagoon across the sand road.
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Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014
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