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80+ Reviews! Beachview Home, Pets, Hot Tub, Dock, Kayaks, Bikes, Private Yard!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Gulf View Home, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa Bed, 2 Baths, Hot Tub! Access Via Car Ferry.

The amenities for your PALM ISLAND VACATION at COQUINA COVE include:

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

• You can drive your car directly to Coquina Cove via a 3 minute car ferry ride

• There is free parking at Coquina Cove

• Very nice well equipped kitchen with snack bar

• Sleeps five with 2 queens plus a brand new pull-out sofa

• Private hot tub and dock

• Fenced yard for your furry friend (a very rare amenity!)

• Great lagoon level deck, including an enclosed outdoor shower and snack bar

• Newly upgraded Master Bath with walk-in shower

• Screened in porch with Gulf views and relaxing deck chairs

• Bocilla Utilities provides our drinking water, and it meets all federal and state requirements

• Well equipped and one of the most popular homes on the Island - over 80 excellent reviews!

Coquina Cove is the home that started it all on Palm Island (aka Don Pedro Island). We actually had VRBO create the Palm Island category over 10 years ago! One of the most popular rental homes on the island! Why? That's easy. It's the quintessential beach house, cozy, quaint, exceptionally clean, incredibly well equipped and one of the ONLY homes on the island with a fenced yard so your furry companion is safe and can enjoy the island as much as you. Read our reviews, it's the most reviewed home on the entire island! Welcome to Coquina Cove!

Coquina Cove is your very own private tropical oasis in the sun. This wonderful, very well kept, two bedroom, two bath lagoon-front home offers great Gulf and water views from every room, warm Gulf breezes and your own private dock. Decorated in a tropical island style you’ll enjoy quiet walks down the beach with hardly a person in sight!

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 right out the back door, 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. The private dock will accommodate a single 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 (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 four - five comfortably. No smoking. Pets allowed with owner's permission, additional pet deposit and fee per pet applies. Fenced area for your convenience. Open floor plan. Fully equipped kitchen. Nice screened patio that opens into the living room. Master bedroom with private bath. cable TV, wifi, hammock, hot tub and more!

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

Keywords: Beach House, Cottage, Casa, Bungalow, Unit, Town Home, Townhouse

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Member since: 2004
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Julie

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.

Julie purchased this house in 2003

Why Julie chose Palm 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, ice cream/deli shoppe and sundries 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 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 house is pet-friendly with tile floors throughout, a private outdoor shower (which is great for pets!) and one of the only island homes with a tasteful fenced in yard. We always travel with our pets 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 house with a very nice gas grill, bar area, table and chairs and a hot tub. Out back, you'll enjoy a private dock overlooking the lagoon with dock lights and water. On the property you'll see plenty of Gopher Tortoise and native birds. Our landscaping is all Florida native and offers a very private environment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a blast staying at Coquina Cove. It was super clean, well stocked and had a great location smack dab between the Gulf of Mexico and a wide peaceful lagoon. The beach was a short walk across a sand road and we could launch the provided kayaks right out the back door! The beach was never crowded which was hard to believe -- but true. Well decorated with nice furniture, not the rental furniture you normally see. Pet friendly and super clean which can be hard to come by. It was simply wonderful and we plan to come back soon! – G&H, Tampa
Sep 2010
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Palm Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Our island is a 3 minute CAR ferry ride from the mainland via Palm Island Transit.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has a walk-in shower and the guest bath is a tub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 kayaks, 2 beach bikes, beach chairs and beach towels provided. Golf cart rental is also available.


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80+ Reviews! Beachview Home, Pets, Hot Tub, Dock, Kayaks, Bikes, Private Yard!
average rating of 4.9882355 based on 96 reviews
Malvern, Ohio

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at Coquina Cove. Everything was as stated and very clean and well maintained. Looking forward to coming back again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! We really got to relax in this house and we’re never bored. From fishing to beach time.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house! Set up perfectly! We really enjoyed sitting out back and grilled steaks two nights with nice wine then hit the hot tub! Many different wild life on the island too. I will deffentitly refer this to friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, immaculate, well appointed home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks and could have stayed longer. Great fishing, beach walks, taking a hot tub in the evenings. What more could you ask for? Not a thing. Everything we needed. Thank you, Dale and Julie! We loved every minute!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katherine and Michael for being such great guests!
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Amazing Property!!

  • 5 of 5

We went down for our honeymoon. Julie answered all questions we had before we arrived. The property was amazing and above our expectations. The house is so close to the beach you can hear the ocean waves from the house. The dock is awesome to sit on and do nothing but relax. The island is amazing and so laid back. We took many rides at night in the golf cart to just see the island and the stars. The hot tub is a great way to unwind after a day at the beach hunting sharks teeth. We didn’t the leave the island once we arrived. We hated to leave but will definitely be back to this property.


Jason and Mandy

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It truly is a 10 star

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Coquina Cove. It was everything and more than we expected. The house was impeccably clean and very well appointed. It didn’t lack a thing. Can’t wait to go back, hopefully for two weeks as one week was not enough!

Dale and Julie are so thoughtful and helpful and they think of everything a vacationer might like.

Hope to see you next year!

Thanks again.

Mary and Betsy

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So relaxing and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Don Pedro house! My favorite things were the private beach and the comfy decor and surroundings. We enjoyed cooking, with a fully stocked kitchen and we used the kayak and golf cart, also the hot tub. Very nice house. Loved the accommodations. The owners are very responsive and friendly.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer - Thank you for the very nice review. In fact, yours is our 80th review! : ) We have been renting Coquina Cove to guests for the past 13 years, and we truly appreciate feedback from our guests.
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Ft. Myers
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Palm Island Transit
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Bay Restuarant
Nearest Beach
Steps away from Coquina Cove
Car: recommended

Boat dock with water and fish cleaning station.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Maximum allowable Capacity is 5
Check-in: 4 PM
Check-out: 10 AM
Holiday Weeks are charged at Peak Season rates and are a 7 night minimum.
All linens are furnished plus a starter amount of paper goods and trash bags.
Note: Rates are subject to change without notice.
This information deemed accurate but not guaranteed. Please verify before renting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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