picture of villaWant to treat yourself to a one week vacation in Florida while also helping raise scholarship money for our students?  Here is your chance!  Join our Arthur Morgan School’s special auction running February 3rd-13th.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to help the school and pamper yourself in the process!

A Beautiful Location

Palm Island Resort, off Florida’s west coast, is a very quiet, no automobile (feet, bikes and golf carts only) haven on an island on the Gulf of Mexico, accessible only by ferry. The cottage is directly on the Gulf of Mexico separated only by a wild expanse of sea grasses and palmettos. Part of the shoreline in front of the cottage is a bird nesting sanctuary.  The lovely, quiet, dark-at-night beach is a favorite sea turtle nesting site. The beach is great for shell and ancient shark teeth hunting, sand castle building, swimming, reading and sun bathing. It is possible to walk for miles along the sandy shore.

While at the resort, you can view spectacular sunsets, play tennis, or swim. You can also ride a bicycle to explore the island or kayak to discover the beauty of the sea. Restaurants like Rum Bay and Leverock’s offer delicious southern cuisine and fresh seafood.

a set table on villa's back porchAvailability

This privately owned lands-end cottage  is available from either March 15-22 or anytime between April 19 and Nov 1, 2019.  Once you win, the owner will contact you.  You can designate which week you and your family/friends would like to take this amazing vacation.

Accommodations and Amenities

Three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Each room has two twin beds that can be configured into a King-size bed. The master bedroom is already arranged this way. Additionally, there is an alcove upstairs that could fit two cots which are available for rent from the resort. Each room would have room for at least one child on the floor in a sleeping bag.

This cottage comes with four bicycles and a golf cart! There are more bikes, golf carts, kayaks, canoes, etc. available for rent from the resort. Massage is available, as are tennis lessons and clinics from USPTA tennis pro Art Santos at the newly renovated tennis facility very near the cottage.  Tennis court time for play is free.

kayakers on the oceanThe swimming pool, also very near the cottage has a hot tub and a covered picnic area with sink and lights at night. There is a very good seafood restaurant a short walk from the cottage. Grocery shopping, excellent restaurants, golfing, and more are available off the island not far away.

Additional Fees and Ferry Info

Your initial arrival and final departure trips to and from the island are included with the cottage.

The ferry launches from Englewood, FL daily. Check the website for hours. All Resort Guests will have their name on the Daily Barge List for your reservation as your transport is pre-paid by the Resort, so please give the ranger your name. Weekly parking at the launch site is available for $60.


Similar cottages at Palm Island Resort rent for $3,740, fees included. We would like to thank our donor for offering this wonderful opportunity.

How to Participate

We will email a link to the auction site on Feb 2nd to all those on our e-newsletter list.  If you are not on the list and would like to be included, or if you have questions, please contact Heather at 828-675-4361 or heather@arthurmorganschool.org. The auction will run February 3rd through 13th.