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Waterfront Luna Dunes, Paradise On Palm Island, Private, Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath waterfront home close to beach w/private, heated pool

About the home:

Luna Dunes is a charming and comfortable single-family Key-West-style home on the water on Palm Island, Florida, halfway in-between Fort Myers & Sarasota. Wash your cares away in this beautiful home with its private heated swimming pool on beautifully landscaped grounds, all overlooking the lagoon! Bring your boat (up to 28 feet) to utilize our deep water dock, which takes you right out to the Intracoastal Waterway without bridges where you can explore other islands, water ski, fish, etc.

Luna Dunes offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths on three levels. The main level has a welcoming open floor plan that includes the living room with wood burning fireplace, kitchen, dining area, double full-sized beds guest room, full bath and laundry facilities. The queen master bedroom and bath are located upstairs, with a balcony overlooking the living room. Enjoy a large entertainment area under the house by the pool and boat dock that includes a cabana and the third guest bedroom with two twins (NOT recommended for unsupervised children), half bath, beverage fridge, freezer, reclining loungers, a café table/chairs, a picnic table and gas grill.

The kitchen is well-equipped for your culinary adventures. All linens are provided, including beach towels. Enjoy free wireless internet, cable TV, DVD/CD players

Outdoor living, dining and entertaining is comfortable and plentiful at Luna Dunes with its large screened-in porch overlooking the pool and lagoon. Enjoy the large pool area with a covered patio for lounging in the sun or shade. Just beyond is the pier and boat dock for water access and wildlife viewing.

Everything you need is here to experience a true island vacations!


Palm Island is one of the last best kept secrets on the Gulf of Mexico. It is only accessible by boat, with one to two ferry’s running generous hours daily for both cars and pedestrians. Check out the ferry details at: . Palm Island is near Englewood, Florida and just north of Boca Grande. Fly into Sarasota, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda or Tampa. The island is seven miles long with plenty of clean sandy beaches and great shelling and shark teeth and the Don Pedro Nature Preserve.

Many years ago, there were three different islands...Knight Island to the north (known as Palm Island), Don Pedro Island in the middle and Little Gasparilla to the south. Years ago, the passes between each one closed up and they became one island, sharing the 7 mile beach. Don Pedro and Palm Island are often referred to interchangeably.

Life on the island is exactly what one dreams about when they think of island life—relaxed, laid back, quiet, subdued, and yet just a quick hop on the ferry to enter the “real world.” There are only about 200 homes on the island—no high rises, causeways, busy roads, street lights, etc. The air is clean; there are few cars, no hustle and bustle from busy roads. Routinely you will hear the buzz of a golf cart, or the crunch of shells beneath bicycle tires. That’s how most people get around the island. All of this is what makes the island extra special, very safe and calm.

The beach is just a few minutes away, whether on foot, bike or golf cart, with rental available on the island. The seven mile long beach is the ultimate for sunrises, sunsets and an abundance of wildlife and shelling. There is one island restaurant and a small store to purchase minimal supplies and fresh fish and meat. Rent kayaks, boats, bicycles, or charter a fishing trip. Enjoy many restaurants, golf courses, and shopping on the mainland. Don’t be surprised to see manatees, tortoise, exotic birds, dolphins and any number of fish on your adventure. You will not forget your stay at Luna Dunes and making island memories! Come experience our little secret.

More Details

Suzie Neyland
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at Palm Island - Luna Dunes. The weather was perfect and it was very relaxing for our family. The house was very clean when we arrived as was expected per the pictures. The pool was a hit with the kids as well as the private road in front of the house they could ride their bikes on and go exploring. I enjoyed the private boat dock with direct access to the Inter-Coastal. The beach chairs were a huge hit for the adults! There were plenty of kitchen utensils and so forth for preparing meals. The grill worked well and we used it almost every night. All in all, we had a great time and the house was very nice and accommodating for our trip.
Dec 2013
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Palm Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Level Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Cabana Bath - ground level - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Main Level Guest Bedroom - 2 double
    Cabana Guest Room - 2 twin/ single , Ground level, poolside, NOT recommended for children
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront Luna Dunes, Paradise On Palm Island, Private, Heated Pool
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family truly enjoyed our vacation in this beautiful home. The homes location provided privacy and true relaxation. The pool was utilized by the kids continuously and it is a quick golf cart ride to the beach. Jim Hicks provided the golf cart which was our primary transportation for the week. Suzi was able to assist with various questions and was helpful when we needed assistance with items around the house. There were dolphins in the canal off the dock and the dock was great to watch the sunrise. Overall, an amazing house in an amazing location! We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeville, MN

Amazing Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Luna Dunes was more than we ever anticipated! The home was spacious and clean and the pool was warm and inviting. We traveled with our two children (8 and 4) they had an amazing time watching off of the dock, riding around the island on the golf cart and trolling the amazing beach for shells and shark teeth. The home had everything we needed all we did was order up our groceries and other miscellaneous items that we didnt want to pack from the Walmart on the way from the airport.

The sunsets were spectacular and I was even up for a sunrise or two from the dock.

Not one of us wanted the trip to end and in fact we're already thinking about the possibility of a second visit next year.

While we were there we didn't need much but Suzie and Stu were always able to help us out when the smallest questions arose.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, beautiful, and quiet island experience!!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the home with the pool. It was so nice to eat in the Lanai. Being able to walk on the beach just a few blocks away. Loved our week at this island getaway!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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~ 3rd Time Was a Charm ~

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this home ! After a long day of travel to get here, its so refreshing to open the door and everything be perfect, the house is so clean the air conditioning is on for our comfort and the pool is clean and the perfect temperature .Property managers Suzie and Stu are wonderful. The island is so quiet and peaceful , setting by the pool reading a book all you can hear is the the birds singing and fish jumping in the bay water, doesn't take long to forget that there's a crazy hectic world out there .The beach is so beautiful and the sunsets are spectacular ! We also have to mention Mr Hicks , hes the gentleman we rent our golf cart from, he always has our cart in the driveway fully charged and waiting for us, hes such a pleasant man ! Once again a perfect vacation ! See you next year ! ~

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Luna Dunes is an excellent place to spend the winter for many reasons.

The house is open, clean, spacious and comfortable. The property is beautiful and well maintained. The pool is large, warm and well taken care of. The location is private with good fishing. It may be the only house on the island where you can see the sunrise from the dock in the morning and watch the sunset from the front porch at evening.

But the most impressive point is the property manager Suzie and her husband Stu. They did so many things to make us comfortable and feel at home on the island.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful ! ( again )

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time at Luna Dunes and loved it as much as the first . Its the little things (but important) that make this home so special. Its VERY clean , the pool is clean, the towels are soft, the bed and pillows are comfortable, the master bedroom has a huge closet (with hangers)! The GAS grill is on the same level as the kitchen (no running up and down the stairs to prepare a meal and no messing with charcoal) ,all the appliances work well, there's a bathroom on the ground level (no going through the house with wet bathing suits or sand all over from the pool. dock or beach) , pool floats , pool toys ,beach towels and beach chairs are all provided. The property managers are there to help with whatever you need , before you even hang up the phone ! Its just all around perfect. See you soon !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Palm Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Road 775
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Palm Island/Don Pedro Island/Knight Island
Car: not necessary

Luna Dunes is a calm, laid back, quiet, single family home located on Knight/Palm/Island, just minutes away from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $186
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cashiers check or personal check only. We do not accept credit cards. $500 deposit due upon booking. Remainder of the rental fee is due thirty days prior to arrival.

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