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Waterfront Steps to Beach, Hot Tub, huge deck, Pets, Tiki Bar,Kayaks bikes, dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Changes In Attitudes highlights:

• Tile or wood floors throughout (NO CARPET ANYWHERE to harbor allergens, sand, smells, spills and humidity)

• Waterfront with the Gulf of Mexico across the sand road

• Pet friendly

• Gorgeous fully equipped gourmet Cook's kitchen, including granite counter tops

• Sleeps 8 comfortably (a great family home!)

• Huge private entertainment deck, including your very own Tiki bar

• Private dock on Bocilla Lagoon

• Spacious open floor plan with sliding doors that open up to a very large screened in lanai area

• Lazy, breezy hammocks for total relaxation

• Fully equipped and ready for your island vacation to begin

More Details

Diane, owner
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Diane, owner

We live in New Jersey and have been traveling to the Gulf Coast beaches for our recreation and vacations for over 18 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.

Diane, owner purchased this house in 2002

Why Diane, owner chose Palm 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.

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 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.


Palm Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest 1 - 1 queen
    Guest 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds -2 twin beds -2 queen sofa sleeper
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront Steps to Beach, Hot Tub, huge deck, Pets, Tiki Bar,Kayaks bikes, dock
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Knoxville, TN

Another great visit to Don Pedro Island thanks to Changes in Attitude

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed on DPI many times over the past 15 years but this was our first stay at Changes in Attitude and our first time back to DPI after a 3 year hiatus. The wrap-around porch is awesome and the single level layout worked really well for us. The open family room/kitchen/dining area was perfect for us to all hang out together in rare times that we were not on the beach. The deeded beach access is a short 100 steps away and I have stayed in "gulf front" homes that had a longer walk than that to get to the beach. As usual, the beach was nowhere close to crowded, the water was clear and warm and the sunsets were gorgeous. We grabbed an offshore fishing trip with Paradise Charters out of Cape Haze marina and brought back shark, grouper, and snapper in big quantities so I recommend hooking up with Captain Steve early in the week and then dinner will be covered for the rest of the week and still leave you plenty to pack in dry ice and take home. Diane is an awesome owner; she kept in touch, made sure we had all of the info we needed and made sure everything went by the numbers. If we do a repeat visit to DPI in 2018, we will definitely be returning to Changes in Attitude. A couple of things to take note of: the little market that used to be on the island is now a gift shop so, short of beer or wine and snacks that are available at Coconuts, there is no real place to grab emergency supplies so make sure you load up on the mainland, and the mosquitos along the pathway to the beach can be brutal but a small squirt of repellant works fine to keep them at bay, or alternatively, a good cigar seems to work too. I would absolutely recommend Changes in Attitude as a preferred place to stay on DPI, it ticks all of the boxes that matter.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Please do come back soon!!
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The Best

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on Palm Island 9 times over a 20 year period. CIA is head and shoulders the best in comfort and value.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Changes in Attitudes! Diane
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Lovely home!!! Beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

House is so comfortable; enjoyed the screened porch in the evenings. Beach was beautiful— quiet, tons of shells! Owner most helpful with any questions we had!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing spot, great property

  • 5 of 5

My pregnant wife and I stayed at CIA for a week with our dog. My parents also visited for 3 of the nights.

We had a great trip (and excellent weather). We love Palm Island, and CIA did not disappoint. Great house, great owner, great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, Florida

Comfortable home, beautiful scenery, crystal clear waters and relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of six. The dock on the back was perfect for our small boat. The beach access was a very close walk. The beach was beautiful, quiet, and serene. Just what we needed. We enjoyed the BBQ grill and the hammocks in the downstairs area. We wish we had thought to bring the tennis rackets. There's a beautiful court across the street. The house is well maintained. The beds were a little too stiff but everyone has a different preference. The island is beautiful. We took the golf cart to the resort for ice cream and also to happy hour and dinner. The fishing at stump pass was incredible. We left a couple days before tropical storm Emily. Perfect timing! Thank you Diane and Kevin for the great accommodations! We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect vacation home!!!! Spotless and well furnished with everything we needed❤️

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed in this paradise for our 40th wedding anniversary. It was the romantic, relaxing get away that we hoped it would be . We had a great time riding around in the golf cart looking at our beautiful surroundings. Early each morning we went shelling on what seemed to be our very own private beach( I found 5 sand dollars on my first morning). We only left the island one night to eat at a Cajun restaurant called the Zydeco Grill. Had a great time and the food was great! We are from Louisiana so this was a must for us. We loved lying in the hammocks downstairs , listening to Jimmy Buffet and just looking at the bay. You will not be disappointed should you decide to stay at Changes in Attitude... I promise👍🏻

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
S.W FL Intl. Airpoirt (Ft. Myers)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rum Bay
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Palm Island Transit
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant
Car: recommended

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 cream shop.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Maximum guest per stay is 8.

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.