About the property
- Townhome1150 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Gulf Front townhouse with community pool, tennis courts & dockage.
License to Chill highlights:
• New designer tile throughout (NO CARPET ANYWHERE to harbor allergens, sand, smells, spills and humidity)
• New kitchen cabinets and appliances, including granite counter tops
• Sleeps 6 comfortably - queen beds in both the master bedroom and guest bedroom, twin ships bunk, and queen sofa sleeper
• Huge private 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 right next door, tennis and dock with power and water are across the sand road on Bocilla Lagoon
• End unit with screened in porch on the main level
• Open balcony off the upstairs master bedroom
• Decks face Northwest for spectacular unobstructed Gulf of Mexico views!
Fully equipped and ready for your enjoyment. Other new items include, flat screen televisions, quaint artwork
2 kayaks, 2 bikes, linens , bath and beach towels, kitchen equipment, glassware, plates, silverware, etc. The list goes on and on! Also includes cable television 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 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 (aka 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.
No smoking. Pets allowed with owner's permission and additional pet deposit.
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!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 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 15 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 Townhome in 2014
Why Diane, owner chose Placida
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 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 uncrowded and unspoiled beaches, great kayaking, fishing and dipping your toes in the Gulf of Mexico, 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 laminate floors and carpet upstairs, with two Gulf Front porches along with a smaller deck downstairs. You'll also enjoy the community pool and tennis courts if you're so inclined. We are also the end unit with some great views of the pool area and added privacy. The beach is right out your door and literally steps to the Gulf of Mexico! It's a truly amazing place.
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We had a very nice stay and Diane was very responsive and helpful.
The location is a great corner unit just steps from the Gulf.
We loved the sunsets and morning coffee on the deck.
We already booked next year !
We'll be back
Excellent stay, booked for next year.10 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆▪☆
Great place to vacation. Clean and well decorated. Quality furnishings and well stocked kitchen. Practically had the beach to ourselves. Some minor recomendations. Second Bedroom could use a chair for reading purposes. Screened Porch Fan should be replaced.
Owner extremely nice and was always available for questions. Excellent local knowledge. Be Back.
Super moon over the Gulf!
Outstanding view, wonderful amenities and an excellent owner. We couldn’t have asked for more.
We’ll definitely be back!
Great get away
This place has everything you need to get away and relax on one of the prettiest beaches. Check in was easy, place was clean.
Located on Don Pedro Island. Access to the island is by car or passenger ferry only which allows for some of the most pristine natural Florida beaches you will ever encounter. One of the last true beach front areas that has not been overdeveloped - a true 'old florida' experience like no other.
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Rates are based on 4 guests. Please add $20 per night per additional guest. Maximum guest per stay is 6.