3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
About Diane, owner
We live in New Jersey and have been traveling to the Gulf Coast beaches for our recreation and vacations for over 18 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 House in 2002
Why Diane, owner chose Palm Island
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 and blocking your views. 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 restaurant, deli and ice cream shop and small convenience store. Most all of the island traffic is by golf cart.
What makes this House 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 long deserted stretches of beach, great kayaking, fishing and swinging in a hammock under some breezy palms, 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 wood or tile floors throughout, a private outdoor shower (which is great for pets!) with a huge downstairs entertainment area complete with your own Tiki Bar. You'll also enjoy a private dock overlooking the lagoon and a great screened wrap-around porch. Our landscaping is all Florida native and offers a very private, resort-style environment.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Pet fee is $100.00
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay at Changes in Attitude
This was our family's second stay at Changes in Attitude and we just love this rental home. We love the easy-going decor and the tile floors that make the house so bright and open and easy to keep clean. We love the wrap-around screened-in deck with super comfy loungers and a nice table for eating outside. We love the bar, hammocks, and hot tub underneath and the beautiful view from the dock, hot-tub , back deck, and 2 of the bedrooms. We love that our dog can come with us and we love the convenience of the golf cart rental being an option, giving us one less thing to have to worry about when we arrive. Finally, we love the location. The close beach access is wonderful, and the access is very close to the State Park portion of the beach which (when we go in the wintertime anyway) is never crowded and often completely deserted.
Overall, it is a great location for a laid-back, completely restful, vacation.
The house was perfect,great location.Will definitely return
Magical and Memorable, Blessings for Sure
The home and it's location are perfect. We enjoyed all the amenities and the great open space and decor of the home and land. Fished off the dock and at the beach. Strolled the beach daily and took the doggy for golf cart rides. Loved nights in the hot tub. The shelling is the best we have ever experienced. This home is even better then pictured in the listing. The weather was fantastic and Diane was really quick to respond with any questions we had. Thank you for our week in Heaven!
Perfect for Families
We really enjoyed our stay and the access to the water! A quiet and relaxing place that even my teens enjoyed.
It really was a perfect vacation home for my family. We will 100% stay again. Diane really has a great system on getting you checked in and out.
Nice place to stay
We enjoyed the nearness to the ocean and intercoastal. The hammocks were nice also.
Don Pedro Island is a semi-private island with access via a short 3 minute car ferry, or by private boat. Golf, shopping and restaurants are all nearby with easy access from the ferry landing. The beach is steps from our front door. There is also a restaurant on the island as well as a small convenience store and ice cream shop.