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Vacation on a Tropical Island! Beachfront, Pets, Pool, Dock, Bikes/Kayak

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2.5 bath directly on the BEACH! Pool, tennis & Dock! Access Via Car Ferry

The amenities for your PALM ISLAND VACATION at CRUZ DEL SUR include:

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

• You can drive your car directly to Cruz Del Sur via a 3 minute car ferry ride

• New kitchen cabinets and appliances

• Sleeps six comfortably in beds - queen 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 3 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, park style grill, fully equipped and optional Golf Cart!

DIRECTLY on the GULF of MEXICO, recently 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 brand new furniture, a new gourmet kitchen with a roomy snack bar. Fully equipped and ready for your enjoyment. Other new or like-new items include, flat screen televisions, ceiling fans, furniture, bikes, linens and towels, kitchen equipment, glassware, plates, silverware, etc. The list goes on and on! Just about everything is fresh or nearly 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 which is almost new and in excellent condition.

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

Member since: 2004
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:
March 21, 2018

About Diane

We've been vacationing on Palm Island for many years and have watched our children grow up on the island. We also own two other homes on the island that are listed for rent on VRBO. Palm Island (aka Don Pedro Island) is one of (if not the last) old Florida locations that has managed to stay small and has not been over-run by huge beach condos and commercial businesses. It's a true paradise found!

Diane purchased this townhome in 2014

Why Diane chose Palm Island

Together with our friends, we own three of the units in our building (there are four units per building). The layouts can't be beat and are incredibly spacious and very well designed. Cruz Del Sur has been very well maintained and has been nicely remodeled. We added a "ship's bunk" under the stairs which is is very popular with adults and children. We love coming to the island and so will you!

What makes this townhome unique

Cruz Del Sur has a great downstairs deck with an outdoor shower that's private enough to use just about whenever you wish. We have Kayaks and beach chairs and the Gulf of Mexico is steps away from your Gulf front home. The community pool (which is rarely used) is right next door. You'll also enjoy sweeping Gulf views from the living room and master bedroom. The upper deck off the master bedroom is a sanctuary on its own and the sunsets are spectacular. The house is fully equipped and very casual. In the evenings, the warm breezes and sky full of stars over the Gulf of Mexico are priceless. There's nothing like staying at a beach front home, it is truly a work of art and your very own front row seat to the best of Florida.


Palm Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet
  • There are two full baths and one half bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin size ships bunk sleeping area on the main floor
  • The master suite has a private balcony directly off the suite. You will also have a private bathroom with a shower and two sinks. The guest bedroom has two queen size beds and an ensuite bathroom with a tub and single vanity.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our townhouse sits directly on the Gulf of Mexico. It is fully equipped and many portions of the home are brand new or have been recently remodeled. It is in excellent condition and always maintained and kept very clean. Golf Cart rental is also available.


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Vacation on a Tropical Island! Beachfront, Pets, Pool, Dock, Bikes/Kayak
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Great, Relaxing Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our family’s first stay here, and we had a great time. The townhouse is in a great location if your looking for a relaxing, low key stay. Townhouse was very comfortable and private. The kayaks, fishing gear, tennis rackets and beach chairs were in great shape and well enjoyed. We plan to stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view of Gulf and charming decor.

  • 5 of 5

Only complaint was tennis court was unusable due to Hurricane Irma damage. Condo Association working on getting it repaired. Loved use of bikes and kayaks.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked the Gulf view, and yes unfortunately our tennis court sustained some damage due to hurricane IRMA. Our island and homes gladly did not!! The condo association is working hard to make the necessary repairs, and we hopefully can offer tennis courts soon the our rental guests.
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Calm peaceful serene

  • 5 of 5

Our suggestion for 418 would be a king size bed in the master br. Very accomodating otherwise. Also another dining option on the island or an upgrade at Rum Bay. Hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best vacation!

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect! We will be back! Quiet, secluded, peaceful!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getaway for my husband and I. Pristine beaches, very few people, and the townhome was wonderful! Everything you could need was there and Diane gave us plenty of information to prepare. Absolutely perfect in every way!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My sister & I had such a peaceful, back to nature, relaxing stay! We both feel rejuvenated & reconnected. Thank you Diane for sharing your Island peace of heaven with us. Sheila & Mary

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Fort Myers International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Palm Island Transit
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Don Pedro Island
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Maximum allowable Capacity is 6
Check-in: 4 PM
Check-out: 10 AM
Holiday weeks are priced at the peak rates, 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.
This 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.