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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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9570 Buccaneer Trail, PLACIDA, FL
$85,000

Welcome To This Peaceful Island! Property Is Located Close To The Three Docks That Serve The Gaspar's Hideaway Community As Well As The Community Beach Access Is A Great Amenity For This Property! Access To The Beach, Boat, And All Island Amenitie...

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8508 Little Gasparilla Island, PLACIDA, FL
$115,000

A Beautiful 50x 100' Lot Located On Little Gasparilla Island Is Waiting For You To Clear The Way For Your New Beach House! Deeded Access To Your Own Private Beach And Association Dockage For Your Boat. Let Us Show You Why Little Gasparilla Islan...

210 Kettle Harbor Drive, PLACIDA, FL
$849,900

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,883 SQFT
  • 17 DOM
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Don't Miss This Opportunity To Own A Piece Of Paradise! This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home Is Located On Palm Island, A Bridgeless Barrier Island With Ferry Access. This Property Is Perfect For A Boating Enthusiast, That Wants To Slip Away To An Islan...

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9114 Gardner Street, PLACIDA, FL
$329,999

Just Under 1 Acre Direct Gulf Of Mexico Beachfront Property With Deeded Boat Slip Included! This Island Is Known For It's Beautiful Beaches, Friendly Neighbors, And Exclusive Beach Front Properties. This Is By Far The Best Priced Gulf Front Lot On...

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9390 Little Gasparilla Island, PLACIDA, FL
$550,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,400 SQFT
  • 26 DOM
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This Charming And Beautifully Maintained Beach Home Is A Must See! Enjoy The Quality Of This 1998 Construction Including Hardy Board Siding, Metal Roof, Vaulted Ceilings And Sliders That Open To A 34 Foot Deck Providing An Abundance Of Living Spac...

7181 Rum Bay Drive 4222-d, PLACIDA, FL
$80,000

Residential, Condominium
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,250 SQFT
  • 26 DOM
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Fractional Ownership. Fractional Ownership. Fractional Ownership Opportunity! This Condominium Is A Quarter-ownership Villa. With Quarter Ownership, An Owner Owns 6 Two Week Periods Spread Throughout The Year Plus A Single Week In January. Each ...

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9780 Little Gasparilla Island, PLACIDA, FL
$884,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,112 SQFT
  • 32 DOM
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Do You Want It All? Private, Deep Water Dock With Underwater Lighting & 8000 Lb Boat Lift; Gorgeous Gulf Front & Bay Front Views; Huge Game Deck With Pool Table, Foosball & Darts; Wet Bar & Screened Porches And A Huge Rooftop Deck!!! Oh, Did I M...

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8798 Grand Avenue, PLACIDA, FL
$885,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,079 SQFT
  • 33 DOM
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Gulf Front. This Custom Coastal Design Beach Front Home Is Lovey In Every Way And Won't Last Long. On The First Floor Is A Guest Bath, One Bedroom, Laundry Room, Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room And Large Screened In Lanai. If You Love To Cook An...

9160 Grand Avenue, PLACIDA, FL
$475,000

Build Your Dream Beach House On The Gulf Of Mexico. Located On The Pristine And Uncrowded Beaches Of Little Gasparilla Island, This Beachfront Lot Boasts Over 125’ Of True Gulf Frontage, And More Than 550’ Of Lot Depth. The Lot Includes Deep-water...

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6080 Rum Cove Drive, PLACIDA, FL
$300,000

Building A Dream On An Island. How Perfect Would That Be. Come See This Exclusive Property On The West Coast Of Florida. This Lot Is Located In The Pristine Rum Cove Estates, Within Palm Island Resort. On This Homesite You Can Create Exactly Th...

Photo of Listing #D6118510

282 South Gulf Boulevard, PLACIDA, FL
$885,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,676 SQFT
  • 38 DOM
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Key West Style Custom ‘southern Design’ Waterfront Florida House On Serene Palm Island, A Quiet Paradise A Short Ferry-ride Across The Intracoastal Waterway, But Still Close To Everything You Need. This Beautiful 1676 Sq. Ft. A/c Beach House Buil...

Palm Island Real Estate

Throughout Palm Island, buyers can find a diverse mix of property types, from attached villas, to duplexes and townhomes, and eventually 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 buildings.

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 June 15th, 2021 at 12:07pm EDT.