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Beachfront! Pet Friendly, Remodeled, Amazing Sunsets, Pool, Dock, 40+ Reviews!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms with 2.5 baths located directly on the Gulf of Mexico!

The amenities for your PALM ISLAND VACATION at DOLPHIN BEACH include:

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

• You can drive your car directly to Dolphin Beach via a 3 minute car ferry ride

• New kitchen cabinets and appliances, including granite counter tops

• Sleeps six comfortably in beds - king in master bedroom, 2 queens in guest bedroom and twin ships bunk

• Great 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 2 doors down, tennis and dock with power and water are across the sand road on Bocilla Lagoon.

• Screened in porch on the main level, and open balcony off the upstairs master bedroom that both offer an unobstructed beach view and awesome sunsets!

• Loaded with great amenities - 2 kayaks, 2 bikes, fully equipped and optional Golf Cart!

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, additional pet deposit and fee per pet applies. 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!

More Details

Owner
Julie
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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 townhome in 2013

Why Julie chose Florida South West

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.

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 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.

Amenities

Palm Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our island is a 3 minute CAR ferry ride from the mainland via Palm Island Transit.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin size ships bunk sleeping area on the main floor
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dolphin Beach is very well equipped. Special requests can usually be accommodated with advance notice. Just ask, we'll see what we can do for you!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Beachfront! Pet Friendly, Remodeled, Amazing Sunsets, Pool, Dock, 40+ Reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The absolutely best vacation ever! This home has everything you could possible need. Pots, pans, dishes, coffee maker, and even beach towels. It truly is a home away from home. We spent 5 days here and never left the island, never had the need to. We enjoyed our meals on the screened in porch facing the ocean. We walked off our meals along the beach and never saw another person! This place is a must if you love privacy, beautiful blue water, and jaw-dropping sunsets! We also made use of the pool and kayaks. The owners are very accommodating and quick to respond if you should need them. Looking forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff & Theresa! We're looking forward to your return visit. You're wonderful guests, and we are glad you enjoy all of the special things that make our island unique.
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5

Beach Front Dream

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a perfect location. There isn't much more you could want from a vacation place. The beach and ocean is right out the front door and if the beach isn't your thing, there is a perfectly tranquil pool adjacent to the unit with a view of the ocean. The home has everything you need to enjoy your stay. The bedrooms are spacious, beds very comfortable and the place is updated and clean. There is no doubt we will back year after year!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael and Andrea for the nice review, and for being such great guests! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Dolphin Beach, and look forward to having you as guests again, and again in the future. : )
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5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the best time at the beach house! The beach was great, the maintenance staff was great, and communication with the owners was great!! I would recommend this unit and location to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dolphin Beach - Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks stay at Dolphin Beach. The house is equipped with everything you can think of and is located directly on the beach with a sublime view on the Gulf and the sunset. The property is very well maintain and the owner, Julie, is very responsive and helpful. We can’t wait to return back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI
5

Great Stay on Dolphin Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time this December at Dolphin Beach on Palm Island. Julie was a gracious host getting us setup and making sure we had what we needed, knew what was available and giving us a few good tips along the way. The unit was clean upon arrival and was as advertised and shown in the pictures. While the ferry ride is a bit expensive for a 5 minute ride, it definitely served its purpose to keep the numbers down on the island, we had the beach to ourselves almost the whole week! My kids loved the pool, we found all sorts of cool shells, we used the bike for a ride down the beach and even hit tennis balls at the tennis court. We brought enough food for the week and went to the restaurant on the island once for lunch and once for dinner - never left the island. The kitchen has pretty much anything you'd need and we used the grill for steaks and burgers, worked great! It was a great relaxing week to get away from everything.

Thanks Julie for everything, we hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable stay at a beautiful ocean front condo. Very quiet location with everything we needed. Access to kayaks and bikes. Perfect family vacation! We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Please do come back again soon. : )
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Map

Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Fort Myers International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Palm Island Transit
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Palm Island Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017 Peak Season 2
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Peak Season 3
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Value Season 2
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Value Season 3
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Super Value Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,450
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 / 2018 Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Peak Season 1
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Spring Season
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Value Season 1
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,600
$5,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Peak Season 2
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 July 4th Week
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Peak Season 3
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Value Season 2
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Labor Day
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Maximum allowable Capacity is 6
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.
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.
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