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Direct ocean/beachfront! Incls pool/tennis, pet, golf cart,bikes,kayak,SUP,dock!

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


About the property

Island/sunset paradise! Everything you need to relax - right on the beach!

ALERT: There is RED TIDE on the SW Florida coast, so that is why our townhouse has just become available again, as I have been giving full refunds to the guests, so please check in with me first before you request a reservation, as the Red Tide may still be active and therefore it is not suitable for a beach vacation :)

A wonderful END townhouse(lots of natural light) 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! Free use of Golf cart and many other extras are included :) Also Free Dock available for use! Earlier check-in than most properties on island! Outstanding reviews from every visting guest since we opened last year!

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, 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 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! Our island is located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast - part of a charming collection of coastal communities surrounding the state’s second largest harbor. Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, the area offers a pristine unspoiled beauty. In 2014, Port Charlotte was named the top “U.S. Best Value Destination” by Trivago (the world’s largest online hotel search site), and the Charlotte Sports Park, spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, was voted “Best Spring Training Facility” by readers of USA TODAY. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach (one of our closest beaches off island) has been named one of SAIL magazine’s “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” Our closest town, Englewood, was named second of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the U.S. by The area is served by five airports: The Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) with private and charter air service, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, (RSW), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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 many times! 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 on the screened in porch or upper deck 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
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • 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 ocean/beachfront! Incls pool/tennis, pet, golf cart,bikes,kayak,SUP,dock!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews
Loxahatchee, FL

Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Great time as always, everything you could want is provided, will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you enjoy it all so much that you keep returning - you are also one of our best shell collecting guests :)
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Blairsville, GA

Fantastic cottage by the sea!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our time in the beautiful home! We watched dolphins, every morning, feeding on the sand bar and loved the quiet, restful beach. The water was perfect! We both highly recommend this vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, there is something special about staying so close to the ocean that you are able to sit on the porch and watch the dolphins swim by and sometimes even frolic and toss their fish into the air! The pelicans diving into the ocean to catch a fish is another fascinating treat too! "Highly recommended" says it all - thank you!
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The perfect waterfront location, the beach is your backyard! Relaxing, stress-free vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were perfect, everything was very clean, nicely decorated, lots of pillows & soft cozy blankets. We loved mornings on the porch overlooking the ocean. Loved that they have lots of DVDs to watch and even Netflix- huge plus for the kids, ohh and even the toys for my toddler (he LOVED playing with all the toys!). The property owner Susanne goes over and above to make sure that all of the amenities you could possibly need will be available for your stay! – With all the beach equipment you can think of (Floats, baby pool, kayak, life jackets, etc.), bikes, the best one is the GOLF CART!!!!, and even toiletries and laundry detergent for your stay. Would definitely recommend! I will be booking again for next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As they say, "the difference is in the details" lol I'm so happy that you enjoyed everything - looking forward to having you and your family back next Summer!
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Beautiful condo and very clean

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with beautiful ocean views. The condo was very clean and has everything you need and much more. Susanne is very easy to work with and is readily available if you need anything. The neighbors were very nice and we had a great time. Thanks Susanne!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome, Brandee - it was a pleasure having you as guests and we look forward to your return :)
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A well kept bungalow on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

It was a very nice time. Right on the beach with sand toys and charcoal grill. They even had a paddle board, kayak, adult bikes and beach chairs & umbrellas! It also had a heated outside shower for you to get the salt and sand washed off before you head into the condo.

It was clean and smelled nice inside. They had nice new beach towels for us to use and white bath towels. The linens were white and clean (I think it is always nice to see white linens on the beds)

There is not much to do on the island but if you are looking to just play on the beach and relax it is the place for you. You also have the option to rent a golf cart which is fun to drive around the island. We loved our stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it could not be closer to the beach without calling it a cruise lol that is why our townhouse (neighbors on one side only)is built on pylons, but that is what helps give you the great views overlooking the ocean from all the levels, with the family room/kitchen downstairs and the two bedrooms upstairs, both with ensuite bathrooms! I'm delighted that you "loved" your stay and that you found it so relaxing that you are all coming back next year for some more R&R!!
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Really enjoyed the condo, the amenities and the location.

  • 4 of 5

Everything went incredibly smooth from the original request to the checkout. Susanne, the owner, was wonderfully engaged in helping us have the best vacation possible. The condo and toys were just as described. In fact the included golf cart was just what the doctor ordered since the weather didn’t cooperate with our request for clear, calm and 87 degrees. It gave us a way to have some fun between the storms. Unfortunately one evening the lights wouldn’t turn off. I sent a text to Susanne about 9:00 that night and by 9:00 the next morning a new switch had been installed on the cart. That’s responsive! Thanks Susanne for making our vacation as enjoyable as possible. We hope to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return - I am glad that all your experiences were great, except for the Summer rains - next time I will do my very best to provide sunshine every day lol
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.