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Palm Island Homes for Sale

Palm Island is the name given to the single piece of land formed by Knight, Don Pedro, and Little Gasparilla Islands, off the Gulf Coast of Florida near Cape Haze. This community has no road access, ensuring a quiet beach-town atmosphere amid the beautiful mangroves, palms, and fine sand beaches. The island as a whole features a range of properties in traditional Florida beach styles. Palm Island real estate offers the ultimate vacation-from-a-vacation experience.

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7458 Palm Island Drive 13, PLACIDA, FL
$449,000

Residential, Condominium
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,048 SQFT
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This Unit Is Located In Beautiful Palm Island Resort. Gulf Front 2 Bedroom 2 Bath. Granite Countertops Stainless Steel Appliances. New Washer And Dryer, New Tv's. Palm Island Resort Is On A Pristine 2 Mile Stretch Of Private Beach. Travel To ...

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61 Kettle Harbor Drive, PLACIDA, FL
$1,495,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,237 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Incredible Views Down Kettle Harbor Which Makes This Homesite One Of The Best On The Entire Island!!!! This Breathtaking Setting Greets You The Moment You Pull Into The Brick Paver Driveway. The Lower Level Features Custom Bar, Stunning Pool, Doc...

Photo of Listing #D6121226

9528 Jolly Roger Trail, PLACIDA, FL
$65,000

Come Build Your Island Home Here In Gaspar's Hideaway On Little Gasparilla Island, A Bridgeless Barrier Island With Boat Access Only. Gaspar's Hideaway Has Three Deeded Docks, One For The Owners Only, Two For Renters Or Guests. Maximum Boat Length...

Photo of Listing #T3328127

9664 Privateer Rd, PLACIDA, FL
$799,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,558 SQFT
  • 6 DOM
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Bayside Home With Private Dock Featuring 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths, Furnishings, Located In An Area Known For Its Great Dock Fishing & Shrimping. The Dock Is Equipped With Its Own Boat Lift, Jet Ski Lift, Floating Jet Ski Dock, Lights, Water, And Leads T...

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281 Bocilla Drive, PLACIDA, FL
$865,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,347 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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Live That Permanent Vacation Lifestyle With This Stunning Home Accessible Only By Boat Or Ferry. This Truly Serene And Private Haven Is A Must-see For Anyone Wanting To Indulge In That Old Florida Feel As You Soak Up The Sunshine With Friends. Whe...

6100 Rum Cove Drive, PLACIDA, FL
$399,800

Lagoon To Exceptional Beach Front Gulf Views With In The Exclusive Gated Community Of Rum Cove, Located On The Very North End Of Palm Island Behind The Additional Private Gates Of Palm Island Resort. These Rarely Available Nine Exclusive Home Site...

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9620 Pieces Of Eight Trail, PLACIDA, FL
$449,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,056 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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Partial Bay View From The Large Front Porch Of This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home On Little Gasparilla Island. It’s A Short Walk To The Home From The Dock And As You Come Up To The Home You Will Notice The Wide And Uncluttered Deck All The Way Around The...

8654 Wharf Avenue, PLACIDA, FL
$650,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,326 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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Paradise Awaits! Make Your Dream Of Owning On Little Gasparilla Island A Reality! You Only Need To Bring Your Bathing Suit And Toothbrushes, This House Is Turnkey, Right Down To The Beach Towels And Fun Wine Glasses! Never Rented, Owned By One Fam...

Photo of Listing #D6120986

61 Palm Drive, PLACIDA, FL
$298,000

Deep Water Lot On Don Pedro-knight-palm Island With Quick Access To The Intracoastal Waterway. This Is A Bridgeless Barrier Island Located Between Sarasota/tampa To The North And Ft. Myers/ Naples To The South. Accessible Only Via Private Boat Or...

6 Pointe Way, PLACIDA, FL
$398,900

The Last Beautiful Intercoastal Acre Of Land (approximately 240ft Of Water Frontage) Available In This Private And Desirable Community Of Pointe Bocilla On Don Pedro Island. Located Right On The Intracoastal Waterway With No Bridges And Direct Ac...

Photo of Listing #D6121010

311 Bocilla Drive, PLACIDA, FL
$899,800

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,160 SQFT
  • 14 DOM
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Enjoy Those Beautiful Florida Sunsets With This Western Facing Beach Cottage Located On Palm Island. The Exterior Of This Well Appointed Home Offers A Heated Swimming Pool With Spa, Out Door Kitchen Just Off Pool, Out Door Shower, Covered Boat Do...

Palm Island Real Estate

Throughout Palm Island, buyers can find a diverse mix of property types; attached villas, duplexes, townhomes and single-family homes.

The majority of the homes for sale on Palm Island are constructed according to the old-Floridian style, reminiscent of Southern Colonial buildings elsewhere. These constructions feature the typical trappings of wrap-around porches, hipped metal roofs, and dormer windows. However, one twist is the tendency to prop these homes up on pilings, placing garages and extra patio space underneath.

The result of this elevated living is even more spectacular views, and cool sea breezes wafting through the homes.

Broken down by area, the southern portion of the island, known as Little Gasparilla, is accessible only via boat, or by foot along the beach. Don Pedro Island Park separates this part of the island from the rest, making it even more cozy and quiet, which is saying a lot.

Don Pedro Island in the center of Palm Island is where the most luxurious properties can be found. Consisting of a series of dredged canals, homes here enjoy private docks (except those with the arguably better beach facing properties) and spacious lots.

Next, Knight Island is home to the Palm Island Resort, which offers a number of privately owned condos and houses. This is also a popular vacation spot, as it also has many properties available for rent.

And finally, Thornton Key in the north is taken up mostly by a nature preserve, but is also home to a few isolated, yet prestigious homes.

Overall, the real estate market on Palm Island offers a rare dose of peace and quiet away from the usual resorts and high-rises typical of other popular destinations on Florida's Gulf Coast. Palm Island is the place to experience authentic island living.

Area Information for Palm Island, Florida

The precise geography of Palm Island is complicated. The single stretch of land that exists today used to be an archipelago of islands that became physically joined together sometime in the 1960s.

Starting in the south, these islands are Little Gasparilla, Don Pedro, Knight Island, and Thornton Key. They are still referred to as separate islands today. However, in the 1980s, Palm Island Resort was built on Knight Island, and gradually the area became known simply as "Palm Island". Eventually, the term "Palm Island" was used to refer collectively to the entire ex-archipelago.

The expanded Palm Island is approximately 7 miles long, and accessible via ferry. It lies just off the coast from Cape Haze, is west of Rotunda West, and south of Englewood and Grove City. The island is separated from Manasota Key to the north by Stump Pass, and Gasparilla Island to the south by Gasparilla Pass.

Palm Island Attractions

Without direct access to the mainland, Palm Island has preserved an impressive amount of natural scenery. Don Pedro Island State Park and Thornton Key Preserve are two highlights, hosting large areas of mangrove forest, and home to a wide variety of birds and animals. In the intervening waterways, you can also see dolphins, manatees, turtles, and herons.

The island is also pleasantly undeveloped, with very few commercial centers or overt tourist attractions. As such, the island maintains a quiet, small-town feel. For example, the island only has one restaurant, "Rum Bay", located in the Palm Island Resort.

The resort on Palm Island is a big attraction for visitors and has also attracted its fair share of permanent residents as well. The resort features four pools, a restaurant and general store, 11 tennis courts, and a fitness center, all of which are accessed solely by walking or taking a golf cart.

The entire island boasts miles of beautiful white-sand beaches on its western side. These beaches are known for their shells and sharks teeth, as well as the world-class fishing.

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Listing information last updated on September 17th, 2021 at 3:17pm EDT.