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Direct Gulf/beachfront! Includes pool, golfcart, bikes, kayak, tennis, pet, dock

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Opened March 2017 - awarded Premier Partner! Many extras included - see reviews!

Wonderful END townhouse directly on ocean/beach - beach view photos are from actual townhouse!! Beautifully decorated! Magnificent sunsets into the ocean seen from a choice of private decks! Heated(winter) swimming pool also directly on the Gulf/ocean only steps away! End Townhouse, so neighbors on one side only! Pets welcome - no pet fee! 36 outstanding reviews in only one year from every visting guest! Many extras are included - talk to Susanne :) Free Dock available for use!

The upstairs Master bedroom has a King bed and the upstairs second bedroom has a converted King bed - both have private ensuite bathrooms! Both bedrooms are separated by a landing and doors for privacy! A single built-in sleeper/bed is under the stairs, new family room furniture and a large dining table with 8 new dining room chairs.

All four new large stainless steel appliances include self-cleaning oven and both filter and ice maker in side-by-side refrigerator door! Coffee machine, kettle, toaster, blender plus pots and pans, plates, dishes, glassware, garlic press and more!

We provide all linens and bath/hand towels (all new in Jan 2018) beach towels, golf cart, kayak, bikes, help with passes, beach umbrellas, beach chairs and tennis rackets/tennis balls (for use on a tennis court that is available to our guests for free). New Sony Bravia 55 inch HD flat screen Smart TV in the family room and two new Smart HDTVs in both the master and second bedroom! There is an outside shower for spraying down yourself and your pets, still whilst looking at the ocean.

Heated (Florida winter!) swimming pool, which is also on the ocean!, and tennis court, both which are only one building away (but far enough away so that you do not get disturbed by any pool noise!)accessed either along the Gulf/Ocean or on the sand road near the tennis court. Morning sunlight filters from the side onto both porches which are facing/directly on the ocean and which sit right on the beach/Gulf of Mexico on Don Pedro Island/Palm Island. It is a barrier island and only a quick 5 minute car ferry ride - you can drive your car on and off the barge, or you can use walk-on passes, from the mainland. Cars are allowed on this island, but you can also walk for miles, but you can drive your car to the front door and unpack your groceries and enjoy free parking.

There is a small restaurant in the Resort (the public has to come over on a water taxi from the mainland, which you can also use to get back to another restaurant on the mainland) and an ice cream/deli/coffee shop and a cute gift store. There are no large high-rise buildings or beach bars/loud music - just the sounds of the ocean to lull could possibly call it nature's unspoiled paradise! You can go fishing both from the ocean directly in front of our house (sunset side) or from our dock over the road(sun rise side)!

Dolphins, pelicans diving into the ocean, turtles, turtle nests and baby turtles during the season, many types of birds, gopher tortoises - nature on your doorstep, BUT you also have access to free wifi/internet/cable/Smart TV's, iPhones etc so the stresses of life are right at your finger-tips if you want to access them at any moment lol

Golf carts are the preferred choice for getting around the (no golf courses on the island, but many close by!) shell/sand roads during your stay. After you have unpacked your car, which you drive to the townhouse... go exploring... eat at the Island restaurant and drive home in the golf cart with the starry sky to light your way!

Off island, there are 3 well-stocked Publix, locally-owned restaurants, plus McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, Burger King ...quaint shops, golf courses and Boca Grande Island nearby.... Cayo Costa Island and Cabbage Key are only a boat ride away! Unwind throughout the day and maybe end it all with an amazing sunset which can be seen overlooking the Gulf from our decks - a “get-away-from-it-all” relaxing destination or you can go off island every day if you so choose!

More Details

Susanne Hillier
Member since: 2017
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 23, 2018

About Susanne Hillier

We travelled to Don Pedro Island with our four daughters by car from Ohio for Spring Break, first in 2001 and then returned as renters year after year! We were both raised in South Africa and emigrated 30 years ago, and three of our four children were born in Australia! We found Don Pedro Island very relaxing for us all with our hectic city lifestyles of both school and work! Besides the gifts that the beach, ocean and nature has to offer, we all love ending our day watching the sun set over the ocean (we have seen that lime "Green Flash"!) and then eating dinner under the many stars that you can see at night, as you are away from the city lights!

Susanne Hillier purchased this townhome in 2017


Palm Island Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 showers: Spa-like large size shower Shower over bath Outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Single built -in sleeper bed under the stairs, and a pack n play!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Direct Gulf/beachfront! Includes pool, golfcart, bikes, kayak, tennis, pet, dock
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

Beachfront paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in multiple Colony don Pedro units and this one was clean, nicely decorated and had a golf cart on the premises so you don’t have to rent one! The owner was very accommodating and checked in to be sure we had everything we needed! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish we could have stayed forever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a such a great time! The condo was very clean, well stocked (kitchen, beach equipment, water toys, etc), and extremly comfortable! The owner was available for questions and checked in on us throughout the week. She even had some chilled wine for us when we got there! Well maintained and could not have been happier! Our only complaint is we had to come back home to the cold in Indiana!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Island Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay on Palm Island! The condo was beautiful and access to the beach was the best we've ever had. Weather was cooler than average so we were thankful for tennis & the golf cart. Found lots of shark teeth. Palm Island is tropical, quiet and beautiful. Would love to come again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ready to go back

  • 5 of 5

This was our third vacation on Don Pedro Island and our first time staying right on the beach. The view from the townhouse is amazing. It is literally right on the beach. Beautiful sunsets daily. Suzanne was very helpful, checking in with us a couple times during our stay. Townhouse was very clean and comfortable. You’ll want to rent the golf cart and explore the island. Looking forward to next vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this condo. The location is the best we've experienced on DPI. Not only is it right on the beach, but it is an end unit. It does not share stairs leading up to the screened porch, and the lower deck feels private, as well. Susanne is a very responsive owner, and really makes an effort to make sure that her guests are comfortable. The interior is attractive and comfortably furnished, and well equipped. Very generously, bikes, a paddleboard, kayak, and golf cart are included in this rental. When an owner takes this kind of care and consideration in making sure that her guests receive a good value for their vacation expense, we happily recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay - the fact that you wanted to rebook for next year says it all!
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Island getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing 2 weeks overlooking the gulf. The view was perfect from the front porch where we watched bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and beachcombers. Weather was 75 to 84 every day so we took advantage of the beach which had great shelling as well as the heated pool just down the street. Most of the time we had the pool to ourselves and it is was always clean and very nice size for swimming laps.

Kitchen was nicely furnished with equipment so we had no trouble cooking our meals and then eating them on the porch. Next door neighbors were very kind and friendly.

We loved the location and would sure like to return as our income would allow.

Thank you for sharing your place in paradise. John and Susan

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful that you enjoyed your 2 week stay - you described it all most eloquently - it truly is a special place - it is hard to believe that the mainland is only minutes away by either car ferry and/or walk on pass if you need it :)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.