Beach & Gulf Front Villa at Palm Island Resort with All Resort Amenities
Palm Island Resort, located on Florida?s Southwest Gulf Coast, is the state?s only true-out island resort. There are no bridges or causeways to the island, which ensures a relaxed, tropical vacation setting. The island resort encompasses a two-mile portion of private, pristine beaches on the northern end of Palm Island. Guests travel to the island via car ferry and park their car in our island parking area. Cars are not allowed in the resort. Transportation is provided by our bell staff and golf carts are also available for rent for registered guests. We have 5 heated pools, plus hot tub and gas BBQ grills at each pool area. There are 11 hard tennis courts available for play at no charge. Our recreation center, Coconuts, offers a variety of rentals to include golf carts, bicycles, kayaks and beach umbrellas. Our full service concierge can also arrange for everything from massages to fishing charters. Be sure to catch a Pirate Show with the resort?s own Red Beard the Pirate. Join a complimentary water aerobics class, nature walk or yoga on the beach when scheduled. Whether you wish to spend your time with us on the go or taking it slow, you?re sure to enjoy your visit where it?s Your Island, Your Time, and Your Memories.
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 1 Sleeper Sofa
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Area Fitness Center, Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Shopping * Entertainment: Cable Television, DVD PLAYER, Complimentary DVD Movies, Television, Crafts with Redbeard the Pirate * Family: Beach , Playground * Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils, Blender, Kitchen Utensils, Glassware, Guest Toiletry Amenities * Living: Central Air, Iron & Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer * Outdoor: BBQ Grill, Beach Chairs, Beach Walking, Beachcombing, Bicycle, Biking, Boating, Boogie Boarding, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, Gas Grill, Screened Porch, Shared Swimming Pool, Sound/Bay Fishing, Surf Fishing, Swimming, Tennis, Walkway to Water, Wildlife Viewing, Golf Cart Rental
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Dino S. from Bradenton, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2016 We were looking for a quiet, relaxing 5 day getaway over Christmas, and Palm Island provided that for us. We truly enjoyed the peace and serenity of the island and plan on returning.
Dawn P. from Winchester, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2016 Believe me, we plan on returning to this beautiful island. The staff was unbelievable and everything was so nice. We were able to have a great time despite the red tide. The beauty of this island and the people there create a winning vacation.
A guest from Largo, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2016 Our visit was too short! Front office girls were amazing. Rum Bay was also a great dining experience. Coconuts staff are the best young people to deal with. Our 28th visit, snd we booked for next year.
A guest from Bradenton, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2016 Location was fabulous. Unit itself was clean but air conditioner filter looked like it had not been changed in over a year. Filth hanging off of it. Couch was new and comfortable but lounge chair was worn and very uncomfortable. Office staff are excellent.
D. Lamar D. from Placida, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2016 The condo view was magnificent. Grounds of resort impeccable. Staff so very professional and friendly, so willing to help. Inside unit needed much sprucing up, furniture change,(smelled)..simple maintenance needed. Unit size great for 2 people,appreciate washer & dryer!
Steve S. from Ocala, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2015 We were very impressed with the island, the staff was very helpful and welcoming. It is a good get away and gives you the true inland experience. Looking forward to coming back. The condo unit was clean and well equipped. Only negative was the sofa is worn and needs to be replaced.
A guest from Tampa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2015 My second trip in two months. I go to fish and enjoy the wildlife and golf carts. Coconuts food is better than I remember from previous years. The bed spread in my room had an unpleasant odor that made me question its cleanliness. Everything else was great.
Jorge R. from Jacksonville, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2015 Great place to visit, room was nice and clean great customer sercice ,in the other hand mosquitos at night time were working overtime.
Karen R. from Marblehead, MA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2015 We were really disappointed in the maintenance of t he condo- when we got there the bath towel bar was on the floor- bed mattress cover had blood on it-I washed the sheets immediately-not enough towels-coffee pot sucks-refrigerator wouldn't close-
A guest from Sarasota, Florida recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2015 Very much as expected. Unit was clean. It had the necessaries (dish soap, wash cloths, coffee filters, paper towels, and the bath accessories ). The blender did not work even though we were just trying to blend liquid. I think it needs replacement because it emitted the burnt motor smell.
Timothy S. from Placida, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2015 Very impressed with the whole experience! Location was totally new to use! Being on an island, even as close to the mainland was, still a different feeling. Staff and accomadations were all top notch, would come back next year and try to bring our daughter and her family, great family escape. Tim and Susan Skiles
Dave H. from Shelburne, VT recommends this property. Stayed for 15 days in February, 2015 The staff is always very pleasant and helpful. The unit we stayed in had a great location but it was a little tired. We will return but not to that unit. Other than that our experience was very pleasant. This was our 8th or 9th visit to the resort and not the last.
A guest from Rhinelander, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2015 Perfect get away from the winter in Wi. Enjoyed walking the beach, collecting shells, & watching the sunset from the screen porch. Rented bikes one day. Dinners at Rumbay, very good. Would come again!
Robert G W. from Delray Beach, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2014 A fun time with my family of Walkers. 11th year that we have been coming to the resort in masse or as individual families
Reviewed by: Gina V. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2014 It was nice, the stains on the carpet I feel should have been cleaned. Other than the sting ray bite and stains on the carpet on a " superior" unit, the stay was perfect. The Vega's
Robert C. from Pt. Charlotte, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2014 We rented 4 units for our guests and was completely happy from beginning to the end. The staff and resort was exceptional and our wedding weekend was perfect!
A guest from King City, Ontario does not recommend this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2014 property is great, office staff were excellent. condo was in good condition. the island ferry is not effective, a bridge with toll operators would reduce the congestion,and reduce the carbon imprint created from idling cars and the ferry. incredibly friendly people. beautiful spot.
A guest from Sullivans Island, SC recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2014 Quiet private Oceanside weekend retreat. Pool and some of the exterior amenities need to be updated. Property itself very nice and comfortable.
A guest from Ypsilanti, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in January, 2014 The condo was clean and perfect for a week of relaxation, a get away from the cold in the north. The nature walk with Kris, sunset cruise with Dave and fishing with Mike was set up by Debbie who listened to what we wanted to accomplish and excelled in completing our wishes.
Elizabeth B. from Sebring, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in November, 2013 Absolutely lovely resort with the feel of being on your own little island community when you get on that ferry to get over to the island. Wonderful grounds and Gulf of Mexico views. Be sure to go to Stump Pass and night fishing and check out the local art fair or anything local at that. The locals are very kind. Can't wait to go back... oh, dinner at Rum Bay was delicious!
A guest from ORLANDO, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in November, 2013 My husband and I had a wonderful weekend on Palm Island. Having visited the island previously, we were well aware of the beautiful beach and the amazing variety of shells. The accommodations were exceptional and the staff were very helpful. We will definitely be making a return visit next year.
A guest from Fort Myers, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2013 We truly enjoy the property and vacation at Palm Island every summer. Constructive criticism: some of the front desk staff members and the gal working coconuts could use guest service training. However, consistently Dan and the young man who is the supervisor of the coconuts are consistently pleasant and helpful. Some guest service training in key positions would make for an enhanced experience. I would consider updating Rum Bay due to the decore and feel of the restraunt we choose to use the grills on property.
A guest from Burnsville, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in July, 2013 We had to be moved from the first villa due the fact that one of the previous guests had gotten sick and it had not been cleaned well at all. (mattress smelled and bathroom had remnants of someone being sick...disgusting!). The villa we were moved to was much better...cleanliness wise. It was a superior villa, but living room furniture definitely needed updating. The view of the ocean was fabulous. We loved the screened porch and ate all our meals there. The beach is practically empty and gorgeous. The sunsets over the Gulf are spectacular. For the most part the staff was friendly and tried to make things right after the original villa disappointment. The resort needs to upgrade all the linens and pillows...they were not up to "resort standards"....we went into town and purchased pillows for our week stay. It is a good place for a family to vacation.
A guest from Lakewood Ranch, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in April, 2013 All will go well if you limit your use of the Golf carts. They are a real **** shoot. Delightful staff and vacationers. Have a good time in a pleasant setting
A guest from Guntersville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2013 We had a great time. Such a laid-back vacation, which was much needed! The food was excellent at both restaurants! Loved getting to drive the golfcarts.
Hailee H. from Janesville, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2013 we originally were told per the booking website for Palm Island that we were renting a 3rd floor room. We specifically look for this incase there are loud guests and we won't have to hear them bang around above us. When we got to the island we were placed in a 1st floor room. That afternoon and into the next day all we heard was loud banging and scraping noises as it turns out a family with a couple young kids were staying above us. We were woken up by the banging about 0700. The manager was very nice when we checked out and gave us a partial refund for our inconvienence. The point is tho, and I hope Palm Island takes this seriously, is don't rent rooms on the 2nd or 3rd floor to families with kids,and rent the room that the website tells you your reserving not a different room
A guest from High Springs, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2012 We were there as part of the wedding party (GRUBB). Our air cnditioner on the day of the wedding was broke most of the day, which made it "very" uncomfortable that first full day. Other than that we had a good experience EXCEPT for the driver of the golf cart one evening when taking us back to our Villa after dinner at your restaurant. We had to YELL that he was backing into some posts (he would have hit them and injured those of us on the back seat facing the posts!), when we did he coped a major attitude! Other than that we enjoyed our stay and everyone else we encountered! Thanks so much. Will be coming back!!!!!
Denise D. from Placida, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2012 Calm, Pleasant, comfortable, sports , Good eats, beachfront, great walking, Clean and helpful staff. Overall delightful vacation.
A guest from Ft. Lauderdale, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2012 We bought a Living Social deal for Palm Island Resort. The unit we were given, 3721, was not good;peeling wallpaper, chipped paneling, stained upholstery, broken hairdryer, bathtub not draining, mouldy grout, broken AC. Fortunately,because of the AC, we were moved to a better unit , but if that hadn't happened we would have been stuck with 3721 which reminded me of an old motel room. Because of this, I would not go back. I felt that Living Social customers were being given the least desirable units even though we paid a fair price for off season. I could never recommend Palm Island because of the condition of the units. On the flip side, the service was excellent and very friendly,and the beach and grounds are beautiful and well kept.
Bennie L. from Tampa, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2012 Fair experience. We have been to better "resorts" for less $. Interior of one bedroom needs updating. Pool is motel style not resort. No mentional activities on Island. I'd recommend Naples or Marco Island for west coast vacation or get-a-way.
Francis K. from Lester, PA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in January, 2012 THE ACCOMADATIONS WERE FIRST CLASS. WE HAD A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE SUNSET THAT MADE OUR GLASS OF WINE TASTE LIKE SOMETHING SPECIAL.HOPE TO DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR.
A guest from St. Petersburg, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in January, 2012 We recieved a great "thank you" from our friends that stayed for the weekend. This is a great gift idea to give away.
A guest from Hollywood, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in December, 2011 PALM ISLAND WAS VERY NICE. THE ONLY THING THE FOOD WAS JUST OK. AND WHAT WAS FOR SALE IN THE STORE WAS OVER PRICE. NEXT TIME I WOULD BRING MY OWN.
Jeannie D. from Sarasota, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2011 We had a great time. Everyone was helpful and nice. It was relaxing and quiet, which we needed. We would love to come back, the only reason would be the cost. We used a groupon so it was affordable.
Terry S. from Miami, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2011 I really enjoyed myself the few days I was there, The place is beautiful!!!!! I wish I could go back. Hope you Have those deals again
A guest from Orlando, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2011 We have stayed at Sanibel every year for many years but decided to try something different this time and stayed at Palm Island. We loved it and will definitely come again next year. Thanks!
A guest from Venice, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2011 My husband & I were getting away for a weekend alone and thought that Palm Island would be a perfect locations since we live so close. We were right! It was amazing. We were able to enjoy the screened porch early in the morning overlooking the beautiful grounds which included an awesome view of the beach. There was plenty to do if you wanted or you could just take it easy. The couples weekend package was well worth it. Highly recommend it!!!! You won't be disappointed.
ANDREA T. from ROTONDA, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2011 Have stayed here many times and am never disappointed.Even though it is just a few miles from where we live it is liking being in a different world!
Ann R. from Apollo Beach, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2010 Island is awesome. Our unit was feet from the pool and the beach. The valet's took you anywhere on the resort you wanted to go, so we didn't have to rent a golf cart. Wonderful experience.
Maria R. from Odessa, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2010 A wonderful escape!!! Pristine, clean beaches, beautiful pool and surround. I do have to report that at least one of each the grills in each area did not work. Also, a 6 foot tan.brown snake slithered between both grill areas and I reported the event, but am not sure anything was done about it. My gentleman thought it was a rattler due to the telltale rattles on the end of lengthy tail. Diameter of my two fingers in width. We were also given an offer on the way out of the place that required an instant, impulsive decision that lasted only 24 hours that I did not feel was appropriate. We should have had at least a week to entertain that offer before it went away. We may have taken them up on the offer. Also, we had to replace two batteries---one in the remote and the entire flashlight due to not working. These could have been troubleshot ahead of time, and be part of an inventory checkoff list for each unit. Otherwise, a fabulous experience, my seventh visit over the course of 20 years at Palm Island. The entire staff was professional, warm, and engaging and worked with the visitors and their requests to the best of their ability/availability of request. The villa was well supplied and very clean.I would love to see a coupon offered to your regular visitors to encourage more and regular visits that would extend perhaps 15% off of future visits to be used at ANY time, that sort of thing. The 50% was very enticing, but the impulsive nature of it was offputting.We will be back at some point to this wonderful resort, and a coupon would seal the deal. Many thanks, Maria Raysses-Whipple
STEPHANIE B. from BRADENTON, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2010 We have stayed at Palm Island Resort many times and it is always our best vacation. We love the quiet peaceful atmosphere. We enjoy seeing the ongoing improvements at the resort. The staff are very courteous and maintenance was very prompt when needed. Thank you for keeping the atmosphere quaint and quiet!!
Had a problem with the res. ... Orginal request was for a king size bed first floor... Are forst unint assigned was a second fl
DONALD R. from FOUR SEASONS, recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2010 We were moved on the second day to a first floor with a king size bed. This unit was great & we have set up a Res. for next year for two weeks... Which we hope you can correctly Set up this unit for next year.
Lynn s. from Rochester, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2009 We had not been to Palm Island for several years and we had fond memories. When we returned this last time it was all we remembered and then some. Palm Island is a little piece of paradise.
MARY M. from MUKWONAGO, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2009
Property Manager Response: Response from Palm Island Resort Dear Ms. Major, thank you so much for taking the time to respond to our survey. We apreciate your time. I look forward to your next visit to Palm Island. DJ Cutler, Director of Hopsitality Operations
A guest from BRANDON, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in October, 2009
Property Manager Response: Response from Palm Island Resort Dear Ms. Cuscaden, Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to our survey. We apreciate your time. I look forward to your next visit to Palm Island. DJ Cutler, Director of Hopsitality Operations
A guest from Punta Gorda, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2009
Property Manager Response:
Dear Mr. Hurlburt, Thank you very much for responding to our survey. We appreciate your time and we look forward to your next visit. DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
A guest from Ft. Myers, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2009 Palm Island is a very favorite spot for me and my family. It is close to home, yet when we arrive we feel like we are miles and miles away in the middle of paradise.
Property Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Simpson, Thank you very much for responding to our survey. I see we were rated a zero on service from Rental Manager and wondered if this was a typo or if we have not served you well? We appreciate your time and we look forward to your next visit. DJ Cutler, Director of Hospitality Operations
STEVE F. from LEESBURG, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in January, 2009 I discovered this great little paradise about 8 years ago and have returned there about three times a Winter. In my eyes it just can't be beat! The island, the staff, the accommodations and everything about this treasure are what make this getaway my favorite place to be. Palm Island Resort is my paradise on earth! Can't wait to return!
Property Manager Response:
Dear Steve, THANK YOU! Your comments were so welcome. We look forward to yoru next visit as well. DJ
Joan B. from Dunedin, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in November, 2008 I am a regular visitor to Palm Island, mostly with my family, but the last time with my friends. Palm Island is a peaceful oasis very close but a world away. Beautiful condo's and beach, also the restaurant seems to have improved also. I'll be back.
Eldon G. from Brentwood, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2008 We had the most wonderful vacation probably of our whole was very special to come back 20 years after we honeymooned there!!
First time staying there. Very enjoyable. We will return.
DESMOND K. from OLDSMAR, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2008 Only glitch was we took the water taxi over to Leaverocks on June 8 at 5.30pm & were ready to return at 7pm but the taxi had shut down for the night. We were lucky in that "Walter" from the Rum Bay Restarant came over in his car & took us back about 8.30pm. The water taxi should ask passengers who will need a return ride & when!!!!
Scott E. from Stillwater, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2008 We came to Palm Island for our honeymoon. It was fantastic! Quiet and private but with plenty of options for entertainment on and off the island. The accomodations were beautiful and so was the weather. I'll be back next year.
A guest from Prospect, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in February, 2008 We've visited about 8 times over the last 15-20 years. Our unit this year had recently been renovated. Very fine job, we much enjoyed. And we we're thankful for no red tide problem this time. Also, the "winter getaway special" is a wonderful deal, tipped the balance to the Palm Island Resort. We'll be back. RFM
A guest from paradise, newfoundland does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in November, 2007 by the attitude of the staff obviously they have moral problems .The food was horrible the service was worse and when i phoned to complain the manager didnt even return my call . Will never stay there again and have warned all friends to do the same.
the unit we stayed in was very dated.The carpet was very old and their was no dvd player as far as the room went the condiction
Margaret D. from Venice, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2007 When we asked for another room we where told their was none avalable. We were told thay have asked the oweners to up date their rooms but have no control over them.I feel the cost of the rental the mantanace of the room should be reflexed. I would ask to be put in a updated room next time if none was avalable I would look elsewhere.
Experience a combination of friendliness and professionalism.
ALEX G. from VALRICO, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2007 I had the experience of a lifetime. I called to schedule the Honeymoon Special while talking on the phone I mentioned several times the importance of everything going as plan and how there was no room for error. I was re-assured that everything was going to be just as promised. I called back about a month before my reservation and Kathy confirmed that everything was going to go as promised. To my surprise it all started by the way I was greeted at the ferry, at the parking lot and at the reception office. It was like if I had stepped into a place where everything was about me and my wife. It was enough to show me the place I had selected to celebrate my 5 years anniversary was the right one.
I had taken the Honeymoon Special package which included a renewal of the vows ceremony, being a guy and not thinking about the small details I had not thought about a bouquet of flowers for my beautiful bride; however apparently I was not the first one to have forgotten? I received a personal phone call to my cell phone by no other than Kathy (the same Kathy that had given me a piece of mind a month before) who was going to perform the ceremony. Kathy asked me if I had any particular time for the ceremony, I asked what she recommended and she suggested a sunset ceremony, then asked me if I remembered to bring the flowers and when my answer was no, she once again exceeded my expectations by saying: ?don?t worry I?ll have one deliver to your room tomorrow before I go by to pick you up?. It was said and done. Kathy was there to pick us up and to take us to a beautiful spot.
No need to say my entire experience was a success and everyone in the island was great. If you are looking for a place to clear your mind and possibly getting reacquainted with romance and love or simply finding a great hideaway for you and your family, look no further and make your reservation today!
HART T. from TAMPA, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2007 We love Palm Island,and have tried to visited once/twice annually for many years. The best 5 minutes of my year is spent on the ferry going TO Palm Island, and I can actually feel my heartbeat change/breath slow as I know how relaxing the next few days will be spent here. The resort units vary in size/decor and some have been modernized with newer kitchen cabinets and appliances, but doesn't particularly matter to me since we spend so little time indoors. It's all about the gorgeous beach, and my beachview porch, and my chaise placed next to the sound of lapping surf, and the little ghost crab I see out of the corner of my eye popping up out of his hole. We bring our own groceries, and occasionally dh will grill steaks, but mostly we all grab cold fried chicken/salad/fruit/snacks whenever we feel like it. We do not move fast here..we wake up when we feel like it and go to bed when we feel like it, and the atmosphere is stress-free. Biggest decision is whether to ride a bike, take a golf cart or walk down to hear Redbeard (the resident pirate which is great fun for the kids). Palm Island Resort is a perfect beach holiday!