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Waterfront! Steps to the Beach, Huge Covered Deck, Pets, Tiki Bar, Bikes, Kayak

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Relax and unwind, island style at Changes In Attitudes, your personal island lifestyle get-away. This extremely well kept, gulf-view, home includes a private dock on Bocilla lagoon with access to the intercoastal waterway (which can accommodate up to a 20 foot boat, please inquire about bringing your boat). The beach, a short 300 feet away with rarely a person in sight, has a very private feel with seven miles of perhaps some of the most pristine and secluded beach you’ll ever experience.

Our home includes three well-appointed bedrooms including a large master suite. The master suite and one of the guest bedrooms have very nice views of Bocilla lagoon with large glass sliding doors that opens into the breezy spacious screened porch area. The third bedroom also has access to the porch via sliding glass doors. The kitchen, dining and main living area is an open concept plan and takes full advantage of the fantastic lagoon views with a large set of sliding glass doors that opens into the main area of the screened porch.

There is a cozy fireplace and newer furniture for relaxing and unwinding in style. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for the gourmet chef in you to explore tasty new opportunities. Our home has tile and hardwood floors throughout for easy living.NO CARPET ANYWHERE to harbor allergens, sand, smells, spills and humidity. The bathrooms are all freshly updated as well. The downstairs entertainment area is huge, fully decked, and includes a fantastic tiki bar with stools, hammocks, lounge chairs and more! It’s open, airy and a great area to hang out and enjoy some quality time with family and friends. There is also a private outdoor shower so you can rinse off after a fun day on the beach.

Don Pedro Island (aka Palm Island) offers a unique, pristine and very natural “Old Florida” atmosphere. This is a place for relaxing, fishing and going for long quiet beach walks. Don Pedro is a barrier island with no bridges to the mainland so you’ll feel like you’re on a private island with all the modern conveniences such as cable TV and high-speed internet access to name a few. The mode of transportation to the island is by car ferry or private boat. The few minutes that it takes the ferry to cross the water will transform you from the outside world to our tropical paradise. Ferry service operates on a daily basis so you can venture off island as needed to explore the mainland. We have special prices on the ferry passes since we purchase them in books of ten, so please inquire about passes before you book your stay. Our home includes an optional golf cart rental and the use of two beach bikes and two kayaks (special prices on golf cart rentals with weekly stays). The island has a restaurant, pizza, ice cream and breakfast shoppe and a small convenience store. Close at hand on the mainland offers full service marinas, boat rentals, grocery stores, shopping, golf courses and waterfront restaurants. World famous Boca Grande is also a short drive from the ferry landing and offers quaint upscale shopping, restaurants, a beachfront lighthouse and more.

Changes In Attitudes is a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends, recharge your batteries, unwind and relax, island-style (so leave your tie at home) – bring your flip-flops and your breezy island attire and get back to basics. It truly is a rare, special place that offers visitors one of the most memorable vacation experiences you are ever likely to discover.

Our home is available year-round with special rates for non-peak seasons and we do allow stays shorter than one week when available. Ask about special rates for one month or longer stays.

Keywords: House, casa, cottage, beach house, villa, unit, condo

More Details

Owner
Diane, owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

About Diane, owner

We live in New Jersey and have been traveling to the Gulf Coast beaches for our recreation and vacations for over 10 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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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. 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 quality restaurant, deli and ice cream shoppe 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 unspoiled beaches, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Palm Island in the Charlotte County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Waterfront! Steps to the Beach, Huge Covered Deck, Pets, Tiki Bar, Bikes, Kayak
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Ahhh!!! Relax...

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental home was exactly as it was pictured and a wonderful place. We had plenty of room for the 6 of us, 3 couples. Spent most of our time either at the beach or on the deck facing the lagoon and enjoying the birds. Did almost all of our cooking at the house and had everything we needed. Tons of room on the lower deck that we hardly even used. We would definitely rent again!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Please come back soon !
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5

The Best

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on Palm Island 9 times over a 20 year period. CIA is head and shoulders the best in comfort and value.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Changes in Attitudes! Diane
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5

Absolutely perfect vacation home!!!! Spotless and well furnished with everything we needed❤️

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed in this paradise for our 40th wedding anniversary. It was the romantic, relaxing get away that we hoped it would be . We had a great time riding around in the golf cart looking at our beautiful surroundings. Early each morning we went shelling on what seemed to be our very own private beach( I found 5 sand dollars on my first morning). We only left the island one night to eat at a Cajun restaurant called the Zydeco Grill. Had a great time and the food was great! We are from Louisiana so this was a must for us. We loved lying in the hammocks downstairs , listening to Jimmy Buffet and just looking at the bay. You will not be disappointed should you decide to stay at Changes in Attitude... I promise👍🏻

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything a vacation should be

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the end of March and couldn't have been happier. The house is lovely -- very spacious and clean. The very wide screened-in porch is fabulous. The icing on the cake for me was waking up every morning watching the sun rise over the lagoon -- it was stunning! We made good use of the kayaks, using them in both the lagoon and the ocean. We loved spending time on the unspoiled and not-crowded beach -- we swam and spent many hours looking for shark's teeth (and found many). Not having restaurants or stores on the island requires some advance planning, but it was worth it. We didn't think the restaurant on the island was very good so we were glad we had planned to cook most of our meals at the house. The kitchen was well-equipped so cooking was easy.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Island Time

  • 5 of 5

Our week on Palm Island was a wonderful experience. From kayaking and fishing in the lagoon; swimming, shell hunting, walking, and building sandcastles on the beautiful beach; riding bikes and the golf cart to explore the island; and jogging in the mornings, there was plenty to do here. We even enjoyed watching the afternoon storms from the wrap around porch. We also loved watching the dolphins in the lagoon and the ocean. The remote, laid back atmosphere of the island made it easy to unplug from the world and reconnect as a family. The owner was very accomodating and informative. Our only regret is that the mosquitos were terrible this time of year, so we were unable to utilize the "party porch" downstairs in the evenings. This can be remedied by bringing lots of bugspray and citronella candles. We are looking forward to our next visit to this beautiful island.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Changes In Attitudes---the name fits!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a relaxing week at 'CIA' and quickly settled into "Island Time." We arrived to find a well-maintained kitchen with plenty of utensils and appliances. Our two kids, along with our guest's son all enjoyed time on the wraparound screen porch. The split bedroom floorplan allowed the kids to have their own space.

Island Time for us meant the mornings were spent on the rear porch over breakfast as the sun rose over Bocilla Lagoon. We spent the balance of the day at the beach, collecting the bountiful sharks teeth and shells, and attending the daily sunset over the Gulf. We had a *very* close encounter with one of the many docile manatees that was a treat for the kids.

Unfortunately, even though "Island Time" is supposed to move at a slower pace, our week was over far too quickly. We plan to return to "CIA in this special part of the state next year. The owner was easy to work with. We found her accessible when any questions arose before and during our visit. The kids even said it might be the "best" beach getaway we've had as a family. We *all* highly recommend Changes In Attitudes.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
S.W FL Intl. Airpoirt (Ft. Myers)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rum Bay
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Palm Island Transit
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rum Bay Restaurant

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 creme shoppe.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Palm Island, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2017 Peak Season 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,517
for 7 nights
£1,517
£5,197
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 July 4th Week
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,072
for 7 nights
£2,072
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Peak Season 3
8 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,898
for 7 nights
£1,898
£6,669
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Value Season 2
12 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£773
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,301
£4,331
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Labor Day
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£216
£1,388
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Value Season 3
9 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£773
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,301
£4,331
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Thanksgiving Week
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,898
for 7 nights
£1,898
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 super Value Season
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£760
for 3 nights
From
£195
£1,214
£3,639
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2017/2018 Holiday Season
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,898
for 7 nights
£1,898
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Peak Season 1
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,898
for 7 nights
£1,898
£6,669
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Spring Season
24 Feb 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,639
for 7 nights
£1,639
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Value Season 1
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£799
for 3 nights
From
£208
£1,388
£4,331
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Memorial Day
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£890
for 3 nights
From
£238
£1,474
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Peak Season 2
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,517
for 7 nights
£1,517
£5,266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 July4th Week
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,072
for 7 nights
£2,072
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Peak Season 3
7 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,898
for 7 nights
£1,898
£6,669
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Value Season 2
11 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£773
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,301
£4,331
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,128
for 4 nights
From
£238
£1,561
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Pet Fee £77.3 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £115.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates as based on 6 guests please add $20 per night, per additional guest. Maximum guest per stay is 8.
No Monthly rate offered during Spring Season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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