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Gulf View With Pool, Hot Tub, Large Dock. Steps From The Beach, Newly Renovated

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,565 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Beachview Duplex With Pool, Dock, And Hot Tub. Seconds From The Sand Or Fishing,

The Blue Heron on Palm Island has a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico and is just steps from the sand. THE HOUSE IS A DUPLEX, BUT IT IS RENTED AS ONE HOME---YOU RENT BOTH SIDES OF THE DUPLEX.

We have just completed an EXTENSIVE REMODEL both in and outside of the home. We have added granite countertops, tiling, hardwood floors, pebbling in the pool and hot tub, new windows, roof, etc. New pictures to come soon.

Amenities include: pool, hot tub, lounge area, grill, 3 bedrooms, two sleeper sofas and two full kitchens.

Recently renovated with large windows showcase the view of the Gulf of Mexico. The home is a duplex with two entrances; perfect for extended family or teens who wish for privacy. Most visitors spend the day on the beach or choose to boat the Gulf of Mexico. Our rear dock has no bridges to the intracoastal or Gulf of Mexico.

Palm island is a bridge-less barrier island with no bridges to incumber boating access to the Gulf of Mexico. The island abuts Don Pedro State Park, which allows additional access to wildlife, flora, and fauna. We are a golf cart community, but allow access for vehicles via ferry. A round trip ferry pass is included in the rental, additional passes can be bought at owner's cost.

Our manager lives on island and is available 24/7 for questions or a helping hand.

More Details

Barbara Walsh
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

Why Barbara Walsh chose Palm Island

We are so close to the beach and have a beautiful view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the fact that the island was peaceful and calm. We are used to the beaches up North and appreciated the white sand.
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Palm Island in the Placida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1565 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Families only, No groups of friends with intent of having a party weekend.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , pack and play on premisis
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Two sleeper sofas in living area
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Gulf View With Pool, Hot Tub, Large Dock. Steps From The Beach, Newly Renovated
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews

Spring Break 2018

  • 4 of 5

The pool and hot tub were in excellent condition. The place was recently updated and was perfect for our needs. Very clean and spacious. Proximity to beach and resort were great for access and movement throughout the day.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome! A week in heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Heron was delightful! Great location. Quiet. Lovely pool area. The golf cart was a bonus and we enjoyed driving down to the resort for dinner. The beach is gorgeous and you can walk for miles. The ferry fee was a surprise but we really appreciated the complimentary pass for our first trip across. If you plan on making any day trips, you might want to park on the mainland side and use the golf cart to go back and forth to the ferry. Boca Grande was a fun day trip for the teens to get their shopping jitters out! Bob, the manager, was very helpful and responded promptly to our calls. Nice having the separate area with its own bed, bath and kitchen. We hope to return some day!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Great location, not on beach but a close walk. Great pool area. Communication with Barbara was easy and everything was ready for when we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting your family. Your children are well mannered and just darling! Hope to see your family next year!
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had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Palm island is a wonderful place to go for a relaxing getaway. And this stay was perfect!!The home is a two minute walk from the beach, the pool and hot tub is wonderful, and the home is perfect!! So glad we stayed here.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the kind words! We work hard to provide our guests a great experience!!!!
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Overall it was a nice place but would recommend a new cleaning lady.

  • 3 of 5

The house itself was ok but could have used a good cleaning. My husband and I stayed in the smaller side and found out really soon that the air conditioner wasn't working, we did call Bob and he at first told us there wasn't much he could do but after a second call he did bring us one of his air conditioners to use. Our daughter's rental car plans were mixed up the day we were leaving and I took her to the airport, my husband stayed behind and made sure he had everything packed up and out of the house and down stairs under the house to wait on me, the cleaning lady showed up and she was very RUDE and hateful and that is putting it nicely!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The air conditioner(s) are FULLY functional. The unit for the smaller side of the home needed freon. It is now in full running order. We have a full time on island manager who would have gladly fixed the situation...if he had been notified. As to our beloved guest's complaint about the cleaning staff I may need to provide some context. One female guest decided to disregard checkout times and sleep in very late. My cleaning supervisor arrived, as the house should have been long vacant, and found not only a lingering guest but a giant mess. Days worth of dirty dishes, filthy clothes strewn about the house, the stove AND walls full of dried food, etc. etc. I take PRIDE in the cleaning staff. They do an outstanding job. When a guest treats our home without respect she should not be surprised that our diligent supervisor has a less than pleasant look on her face.
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3 nights

  • 3 of 5

The pool is by far where all the money was spent on this place. The units are very outdated. Several floor tiles were replaced and not grouted down. Overall I give this place a 2.5.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house has brand new windows, new roof, new beds, new couches, new bedding, new paint, state of the art dock, and a new refurbished pool and hot tub. The house (walls)are25 years old and close to two bodies of water: the Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay. It is a tropical climate. If he's focused on grout we have a handyman 24/7. Why did he not call the gentleman that lives down the street? Grout is obviously very important to this guest and we could have had it fixed, PRONTO. Sorry that this guest did not focus on having a good time at the beach with friends and instead ruminated on grout. P.S. The guest received a lower than average rating from us because he left the house in a state of total disarray. Sour Grapes?
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Punta Gorda,
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
On Island adjacent to restaurant
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
On Palm Island Landing, Palm Island Transit
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
On Island
Nearest Beach
7 miles of beach on Palm Island


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.41
Pet Fee £17.88
Damage Deposit £357.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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