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Making reservations on the Gulf islands

Your hosts, Dale & Julie Novak   920.664.1089

  Making Reservations

Detailed rental rates are available at VRBO based on your dates of travel. If you have any general questions, please email Julie from our Contact Us page. Golf carts and kayaks are available for rent on the island during your stay. Both of our properties are pet friendly for your well-behaved furry family member for an additional $150.00 per pet (2 pets maximum with prior permission from the owner.)

Golf Cart Rental

Please let Heather know you’ll be staying at Cruz Del Sur and the dates of your stay. Heather has a limited amount of golf carts available for rent. In order to ensure you are able to rent a cart during your stay, please contact her as soon as possible.

Call Heather at (352) 484-8291 or Email

Sea Turtle Nesting Season runs from May 1st – October 31st.

From dusk to dawn anyone staying on the beach in Charlotte County is required to have all beach side lights turned off, and all beach side blinds closed. There should be no light visible on the beach, other than the moonlight to help guide the sea turtles back to the water.


At the end of the day, all gear needs to be removed from the beach (beach chairs, canopies, etc.), and all holes need to be filled in. Any obstacles on the beach can be lethal for sea turtles.

General Rental Information & Terms

For specific rates and a detailed quote for each property, visit our properties on VRBO.


No smoking is allowed inside our homes. Please do not smoke inside the screened in porches.

  • Rates will vary depending on the season

  • 7 day minimum

  • Local and state taxes (12%) are not included

  • Contact us for special rates & discounts

  • $210 cleaning fee additional for all rental periods

  • $150 per pet fee is additional (2 pets maximum)

  • Golf cart rental is optional


Rental Security Deposit

  • $500 Refundable Security Deposit


Check-in and Check-out

  • Check-in: 4 PM

  • Check-out: 10 AM


Note: Rates are subject to change without notice.

This information deemed accurate but not guaranteed. 

Please verify before renting.

Dolphin Beach Home

VRBO Property #476674

Cruz Del Sur Home

VRBO Property #653525

Pet Friendly

Your well behaved family member is more than welcome to stay with you during your vacation. They must be on a flea and tick preventative and heartguard. It is your responsibility to keep pet hair at a minimum so we do not overburden our housekeepers. You must pick up after your pet, and please keep them from "lounging" on the furniture. Also, please do not allow your pet to harass wildlife in any way.


Click here for the link to the Lemon Bay Animal Hospital. 


Ferry Passes

Ferry passes are not included with your rental. Click on this link to learn more about the Ferry service hours of operation, costs, and operational FAQs.



The house is cleaned before your arrival. A $210 cleaning fee is added to all rental periods for the home to be cleaned after your stay. Please be aware that you are responsible for keeping the house in a clean and sanitary condition. For our longer term guests, weekly housekeeping may be available with prior arrangements, please inquire.


Reservation Policy

To make a booking select one of our properties on VRBO. We will send you a short lease agreement to confirm your dates. The rental balance amount is due 30 days prior to your arrival. If you have any questions, please contact Julie.


General Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of 50% of the reservation deposit ($250) will be assessed if the reservation is cancelled 90 – 61 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. 100% of the reservation deposit ($500) will be assessed if the reservation is cancelled 60 - 31 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. If the reservation is cancelled 30 days or less prior to your arrival date, 100% of the total Rental Amount will be assessed unless lessor can replace the reservation. If the replacement reservation is at a reduced rate, lessee will be responsible for the difference, plus a $500 cancellation fee. All other cancellations will be a $100.00 fee. Late payments shall result in cancellation of this lease and forfeiture of any monies paid.

Hurricane & Tropical Storm Policy

(Please email or call us if you have any questions about this Policy. Thank you.)

No refunds will be given unless The National Weather Service has ordered a mandatory evacuation due to a “Hurricane or Tropical Storm Warning” in our area.

  1. We will refund any unused portion of rent starting on the day the warning is issued for current guests.

  2. We will refund any unused portion of rent for a guest that is scheduled to arrive during the mandatory evacuation, and wants to shorten their stay, and come in after the mandatory evacuation warning is lifted.

  3. We will allow a guest that is scheduled to arrive during a mandatory evacuation, at no charge, to reschedule their stay during a time period at our (the Owner’s) discretion.

No smoking is allowed inside any of our homes. Please do not smoke inside the screened in porches.


Must be a minimum of 21 years of age 

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