Destination guide

Slip into island time

Sitting in southwest Florida, Don Pedro Island is fringed by sandy beaches and lush mangrove forests. It's part of sun-drenched Charlotte County and lures a constant stream of snowbirds. With no roads connecting the barrier island to the mainland, access is via car ferry or boat. This gives Don Pedro Island a laid-back, off-the-beaten-track vibe – as on nearby Boca Grande, most locals zip around by golf cart. Private residences dot the island, housing locals and seasonal vacationers alike. Want to join the tribe? With Don Pedro Island vacation rentals, you can pick up keys to a host of beachfront properties.

Things to do

Beachcombing on Don Pedro Island

Occupying the north side of the island, Don Pedro Island State Park dazzles visitors with its sandy beaches and calm waters. It's a great place to swim, sunbathe or beachcomb for colorful shells. Hikers will jump at the chance to explore its network of trails, with some of the most scenic routes winding along the Cape Haze Peninsula. After a long day in the sun, there's no better place to enjoy a sunset cocktail than the legendary Rum Bay Restaurant. It's the island's one and only restaurant, which means you're guaranteed to run into your neighbors.


Lazy days on the Gulf Coast

On the Gulf Coast, one of the most popular pastimes is doing nothing at all. Don Pedro Island vacation rentals make it easy to relax, with private docks, tropical decor and sweeping ocean views. You can also unlock access to sun-drenched decks that are perfect for early morning coffees, sunset BBQs or simply sitting back and enjoying the sultry Gulf breeze. If you feel like stretching your legs, there are plenty of opportunities to kayak, snorkel or fish in the lagoon.


Sun-drenched winters in Charlotte County

Thanks to their Gulf of Mexico setting, Don Pedro Island vacation rental properties enjoy sultry weather throughout the year. That said, crowds on the island spike in winter when temperatures hover around the 80s. Expect big crowds over summer long weekends, when Don Pedro Island hums with activity. Charlotte County can get muggy in the summer, with highs creeping into the 90s. Some businesses even shut up shop for the season, so expect a low key vibe.

Natural features

Rub shoulders with West Indian manatees

While Don Pedro Island is built up, it has managed to retain its rugged natural beauty. The island is a haven for local wildlife, including loveable West Indian manatees. It's also an important breeding habitat for Florida's gopher tortoises. Birdwatchers will be in their element, with the chance to spot osprey, pelicans, great blue herons, woodpeckers, owls, American oystercatchers and more. The waters are also brimming with trout, redfish, tarpon and grouper, to name just a few.

How many vacation rentals are available around Don Pedro Island, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,467 vacation rentals around Don Pedro Island. From 804 house rentals to 203 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property near Don Pedro Island?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said everyone ever. Find the perfect home away from home for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to some well-deserved beach bliss! Vrbo has 466 beachside vacation homes. Searching for a different setting? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our range here includes:

  • 407 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 331 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 328 beach-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house near Don Pedro Island?

Forget about standardized, cookie cutter hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals offer a personal touch — and all the space you could possibly need! There are 857 houses currently listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $40 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other rental options, like:

  • Condo: 358 vacation homes. Prices start from $34 per night.
  • Villa: 221 vacation homes. Prices start from $75 per night.
  • Townhome: 66 vacation homes. Prices start from $80 per night.

Can I stay near Don Pedro Island in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect escape is hanging out with loved ones in an exciting new place. If you'll be hitting the road with a big group, Vrbo can help out. Why not take a look at the 420 house vacation homes featured here? They're the most popular option for big groups of guests. If you're traveling with a large group, the rental properties that will serve you well include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can house 6 guests? We have 1,501 that will be suitable. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be delighted to learn that there are 522 vacation homes suitable. You can get one for as little as $63 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We offer 112 vacation homes that match your requirements. Prices start from $103 per night.

You and all your besties will be well catered to when you organize your Don Pedro Island escape with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals near Don Pedro Island?

Those cramped hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Explore our thrifty rentals today and ensure everybody in your group has room to move. Burnt Store Marina is a great area to check out if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 70 rentals, and the average price is an agreeable $96 per night. Another 66 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Englewood South. With an average price of $99 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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