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*Direct Beachfront, Pet Friendly, Renovated, Pool, Tennis, Dock, Kayaks, Bikes*

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


About the property

2 bedrooms with 2.5 baths located directly on the Gulf of Mexico

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!

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 Florida South West

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
  • 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
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just beautiful! What a way to relax...

  • 5 of 5

First impression was fantastic. Lovely, tasteful, and simple decor throughout with lots of blue and white. Nice 2nd floor deck off master bedroom for sunset views. Three tabels for family gaming and dining. One inside, one on screened portch and one beach level. Outside footshower and regular shower and park style grill. Six bottles of lighter fluid and 2 or 3 bags of left over charcol in gear locker. Buckets, shovels, some toys, several inflatables, pool noodles, beach umbrella and chairs as well. Kitchen has most utensils you would need. Salt and pepper and other spices already stocked. Bring extra TP.

I think we turned on the TV once the entire week. Lots of walking and shell collecting. 2 adult boys loved finding shark teeth probably about 200+ during the week. Beautiful sunsets enjoyed by all as well as grilling out. Not much to see or do on the Island, the one restaurant was not good, bland food and the fish was not fresh. Not sure why you would need a golf cart except to go get ice cream or go down and jump off the bridge which seems to be a tradition.

Overall one of the best and most relaxing vacations of my life in this wonderful beach condo. We saw squids, snakes, sting rays, gopher turtles and a boatload of crabs and shells. Everybody wants to come back. LOVED IT!!!!!😎?

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cruz del Sur - a week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing week staying at Cruz del Sur. The home was beautifully decorated with all of the amenities we needed. We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets each night and being so close to the beach. We have been coming to Palm Island for over 20 years. It was a treat this year to be able to bring our pup. Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunsets, dolphin, beautiful view of the blue water, perfect location , pool, golf cart , beach nice

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location right on the gulf !

The unit had everything we wanted and needed!

Will be back soon !

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing place to chill, this is the place for you. The condo was very clean and very well stocked for all of our needs. This place is first class! The beach is wonderful, one of the last places that are untouched by commercialization. The screened porch was a great place to have your coffee in the morning and see the pelicans, sand pipers, watch the beach carefully and you may see a large gopher turtle burrowing into the sand. We walked the beach every morning finding shells and enjoying the sunrise. We would recommend this condo and to our friends and family! We had a great time. Also, thank you to Diane for your assistance, you were great to work with! Again, thank you for everything!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Darcy! So glad you had a nice time. We hope to have you a guest at Cruz Del Sur again in the near future.
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Book it, You won't be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Cruz Del Sur. It was so relaxing and peaceful... exactly what we were looking for. You can't beat the view, being right on the beach was amazing . Having a pool was a huge plus, especially with 2 young children. The beach was filled with shells and sharks teeth, which my 3 year old loved finding. The house was clean and well equipped for our needs. The owners are great to work with, very quick with responding, and gave all the information needed to make our check in easy. We did rent the golf cart, it was nice to have but for us it was not needed. We drove to the resort one evening to get ice cream to find out that they closed at 6, the restaurant was open but ice cream shop was closed. All said and done it was a great vacation and we would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Cleaning Fee $140
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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.

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