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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Relax and unwind, island style at Changes In Attitudes, your personal island lifestyle get-away. This extremely well kept, gulf-view, home includes a private dock on Bocilla lagoon with access to the intercoastal waterway (which can accommodate up to a 20 foot boat, please inquire about bringing your boat). The beach, a short 300 feet away with rarely a person in sight, has a very private feel with seven miles of perhaps some of the most pristine and secluded beach you’ll ever experience.

Our home includes three well-appointed bedrooms including a large master suite. The master suite and one of the guest bedrooms have very nice views of Bocilla lagoon with large glass sliding doors that opens into the breezy spacious screened porch area. The third bedroom also has access to the porch via sliding glass doors. The kitchen, dining and main living area is an open concept plan and takes full advantage of the fantastic lagoon views with a large set of sliding glass doors that opens into the main area of the screened porch.

There is a newer furniture for relaxing and unwinding in style. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for the gourmet chef in you to explore tasty new opportunities. Our home has tile and hardwood floors throughout for easy living. The bathrooms are all freshly updated as well. The downstairs entertainment area is huge, fully decked, and includes a fantastic tiki bar with stools, hammocks, lounge chairs and more! It’s open, airy and a great area to hang out and enjoy some quality time with family and friends. There is also a private outdoor shower so you can rinse off after a fun day on the beach.

Don Pedro Island (aka Palm Island) offers a unique, pristine and very natural “Old Florida” atmosphere. This is a place for relaxing, fishing and going for long quiet beach walks. Don Pedro is a barrier island with no bridges to the mainland so you’ll feel like you’re on a private island with all the modern conveniences such as cable TV and high-speed internet access to name a few. The mode of transportation to the island is by car ferry or private boat. The few minutes that it takes the ferry to cross the water will transform you from the outside world to our tropical paradise. Ferry service operates on a daily basis so you can venture off island as needed to explore the mainland. We have special prices on the ferry passes since we purchase them in books of ten, so please inquire about passes before you book your stay. Our home includes an optional golf cart rental and the use of two beach bikes (special prices on golf cart rentals with weekly stays). The island has a restaurant, pizza, ice cream and breakfast shoppe and a small convenience store. Close at hand on the mainland offers full service marinas, boat rentals, grocery stores, shopping, golf courses and waterfront restaurants. World famous Boca Grande is also a short drive from the ferry landing and offers quaint upscale shopping, restaurants, a beachfront lighthouse and more.

Changes In Attitudes is a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends, recharge your batteries, unwind and relax, island-style (so leave your tie at home) – bring your flip-flops and your breezy island attire and get back to basics. It truly is a rare, special place that offers visitors one of the most memorable vacation experiences you are ever likely to discover.

Our home is available year-round with special rates for non-peak seasons and we do allow stays shorter than one week when available. Ask about special rates for one month or longer stays.

Keywords: House, casa, cottage, beach house, villa, unit, condo

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 or over to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet fee is $75.00 ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Two full bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View:

    Limited views of the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Located on Bocilla Lagoon...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 singles with paddle and life jacket...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Value Season
Aug 13 - Sep 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$285
$1,500
2016 Labor Day Week
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2016
6 night min stay

$1,990

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2016 Value Season 3
Sep 10 - Nov 18, 2016
4 night min stay
$325
$1,690 $6,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,990

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2016 Super Value Season
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$285
$1,500 $5,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2016/2017 Holiday Season
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,190

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2016/2017 Peak Season 1
Jan 7 - Feb 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,990 $7,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2017 Spring Season
Feb 25 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,190

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2017 Value Season 1
Apr 22 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$325
$1,690 $6,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2017 Peak Season 2
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,990 $7,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2017 July 4th Week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,190

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

2017 Peak Season 3
Jul 8 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,990 $7,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
S.W FL Intl. Airpoirt (Ft. Myers)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rum Bay
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Palm Island Transit
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rum Bay Restaurant

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 creme shoppe.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We live in New Jersey and have been traveling to the Gulf Coast beaches for our recreation and vacations for over 10 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.

Why the Owner Chose Palm Island, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Your very own tropical island home!

    Your very own tropical island home!

  • Lagoon view bedroom.

    Lagoon view bedroom.

  • Kayak.

    Kayak.

  • Tropical furnishings.

    Tropical furnishings.

  • Lagoon front master bedroom.

    Lagoon front master bedroom.

  • Your very own tropical bar.

    Your very own tropical bar.

  • Nicely appointed bathrooms.

    Nicely appointed bathrooms.

  • Take a load off.

    Take a load off.

  • A Great Blue Heron stops by for lunch.

    A Great Blue Heron stops by for lunch.

  • Cozy dining area.

    Cozy dining area.

  • The only thing missing is a cold beverage and you.

    The only thing missing is a cold beverage and you.

  • The short (3 minute) Ferry ride transforms your spirit as you make your way to the island.

    The short (3 minute) Ferry ride transforms your spirit as you make your way to the island.

  • Welcome to paradise.

    Welcome to paradise.

  • Spacious lagoon front porch.

    Spacious lagoon front porch.

  • Your own private dock (bring your own boat!).

    Your own private dock (bring your own boat!).

  • Listen to the surf from the front porch - the beach is only 50 yards away!

    Listen to the surf from the front porch - the beach is only 50 yards away!

  • Huge ground floor entertainment area.

    Huge ground floor entertainment area.

  • Two beach bikes ready for a cruise.

    Two beach bikes ready for a cruise.

  • Modern and updated kitchen with granite countertops.

    Modern and updated kitchen with granite countertops.

  • Another view of the spacious lagoon front porch.

    Another view of the spacious lagoon front porch.

  • Twin beds in the third bedroom.

    Twin beds in the third bedroom.

  • Outdoor shower is a great place to wash the sand off.

    Outdoor shower is a great place to wash the sand off.

  • A typical stress-melting sunset at the beach.

    A typical stress-melting sunset at the beach.

  • Great Florida style living at its best!

    Great Florida style living at its best!

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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