Monday, November 4, 2019

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger


Major Events Coming to Southwest Florida
Are you planning a trip down to Southwest Florida?  Check out some of these big events coming to our area. Did you know Beach Retreats FMB, Inc has vacation rentals all over SW Florida! That's right!  Visit our recently updated, user-friendly website to book your next Florida vacation!

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November 10, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matanzas on the Bay
416 Crescent St Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931


November 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rookery Bay Learning Center
300 Tower Road Naples, FL 34113 


November 23, 2019
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
South Cape Entertainment District
1215 Cape Coral Pkwy E Cape Coral, FL 33904



 
 
FEATURED BEACH RETREATS

Anchors Away to Bonita Street
Location, Location Location! Walk steps to the action in Times Square from this beautiful 3 bedroom, two bathroom house that has a gorgeous view of the water through the large open area living room. The living room area is open to the dining area so there's plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable. The fully equipped kitchen is large enough for preparing meals for the entire group of guests. There's a breakfast bar with a few stools for more seating. The sofa bed is located in the family room that's perfect for relaxing and watching TV separate from the activity in the other part of the house. Outdoors is both a charcoal grill and a propane grill. Beach chairs, beach cart, 2 umbrellas and towels are included. There's a washer and dryer in the unit.  SEARCH DATES


Bay Beach Condo
Enjoy expansive gulf views in this tastefully decorated 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 10th floor residence. An endless amount of privacy and security awaits you as you pass through the guard gated booth into your private parking garage or use the coded entry door and coded elevator which brings you to your private entrance. Tastefully decorated and furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. This is in an ideal location for the perfect vacation stay. SEARCH DATES


Cape Harbour Luxury Condo #816
Newly decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with beautiful new quartz counter top in the fully equipped kitchen. Extra attention was given to supplying new small appliances including a coffee pot, hot water pot and extras. Special care was taken in the superb decorating. All new furniture was added inside and also outside on the private screened lanai that stretches from the living room area to the master bedroom. The sliding glass doors from both rooms offer exquisite water views. Besides the fully equipped kitchen, the unit offers a luxurious master bedroom suite with a large walk in closet, spacious master bathroom that includes tub, shower two sinks & private toilet room. There's a decent size dining area and living area perfectly furnished with a flat screen TV. The guest bedroom is also comfortably decorated and the second bathroom is close by with a big shower. Each bathroom has a hair dryer and there's a laundry room for the convenience of the guests. Free parking is provided for up to two vehicles. Cape Harbour offers three restaurants, a gourmet market, shopping and an art gallery. The outdoor restaurant has live entertainment three nights per week. There's also a coffee house that serves breakfast and lunch.  SEARCH DATES

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Beach Retreats FMB Blogger

8 Reasons Why the Beach is Healthy for You
 
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  1. It's good for your joints and skin.
  2. It's easy to do a body check.
  3. It can be a natural tech detox.
  4. It's a great place for a nap.
  5. It's a turn-on.
  6. You can soak up the vitamin D.
  7. You can mix up your workout.
  8. It's social.


Featured Beach Retreats
For all of our 5 start retreats on Fort Myers Beach CLICK HERE

NEWLY ADDED RETREAT
Cape Harbour Luxury Condo #816
Newly decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with beautiful new quartz counter top in the fully equipped kitchen. Extra attention was given to supplying new small appliances including a coffee pot, hot water pot and extras. Special care was taken in the superb decorating. All new furniture was added inside and also outside on the private screened lanai that stretches from the living room area to the master bedroom. The sliding glass doors from both rooms offer exquisite waterviews. Besides the fully equipped kitchen, the unit offers a luxurious master bedroom suite with a large walk in closet, spacious master bathroom that includes tub, shower two sinks & private toilet room. There's a decent size dining area and living area perfectly furnished with a flat screen TV. The guest bedroom is also comfortably decorated and the second bathroom is close by with a big shower. Each bathroom has a hair dryer and there's a laundry room for the convenience of the guests. Free parking is provided for up to two vehicles. Cape Harbour offers three restaurants, a gourmet market, shopping and an art gallery. The outdoor restaurant has live entertainment three nights per week. There's also a coffee house that serves breakfast and lunch. Rates and Availability 


Sweet Escape
Beautifully furnished vacation home rental that sleeps six. Gorgeous living room with big comfy furniture, great room style with vaulted ceiling that is open to the dining area and kitchen. TVs, cable service, internet and Wifi are all included. Enclosed porch for comfortable outdoor seating anytime of the day or evening plus laundry room. Walk to Times Square, beach, dining, entertainment. Pet friendly for dogs 25 lbs. and less. Rates and Availability


Gardens at Beachwalk

Newly updated 2BR 2 Bath unit, approximately 1100 sq ft on the 3rd floor.  Furnished and includes washer/dryer in the unit.  Very cute with all the rental necessities. Plenty of off-street parking in gated community. Resort style living with a heated community pool, hot tub and bar area. Fitness center and Billiards room. Close to beaches, shoppes & restaurants. Fully furnished. Monthly rental. Sleeps 6. Prices vary by season.
Rates and Availability

Monday, September 23, 2019

Beach Retreats FMB Blogger

BIG Events Coming to Fort Myers Beach


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The Sixth Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns Sept. 20-29, 2019, to fill The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel with music and fun at a number of tropical venues. The festival will take place over 10 days on Southwest Florida’s most beautiful barrier islands. It’s also a chance for fans to hear popular songs they’ve heard on country radio performed by the actual songwriters


September 25, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Times Square
830 Estero Blvd Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 



Reggae Weekend & Beach Party September 28th and 29th, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00PM
Lani Kai Island Resort
1400 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 



October 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery
3030 Shell Mound Boulevard Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931 



 
 
FEATURED BEACH RETREATS
Come to Fort Myers Beach for these fun events and stay for the experience of this wonderful island. beachretreatsfmb.com


PELICAN'S PERCH

Beautiful sunsets from two decks overlooking the water makes this a wonderful place to relax with family & friends and enjoy the outdoors. Heated pool and integrated spa plus a dock for fishing and a gazebo with a hammock for taking a siesta any time of the day! The beach and Times Square are a short 3 minute walk away. Restaurants and pubs are even closer just at the end of the street. Close to the Bay and the Key West Express. Inside the upper level has 2 bedrooms with Queen beds. The lower level is a separate apartment perfect for groups to have some space from one another. It has another fully equipped kitchen, dining area, sitting area, and large bedroom with two Queen beds. Pet friendly (restrictions apply)
Rates and Availability
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REEL PARADISE

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home perfect for 8 guests with King bed, Queen bed, two twin beds and sofa bed. All freshly painted the bright cheery interior is perfect for a sunny Florida vacation. The updated kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counters and beautiful custom wood cabinets. The vaulted ceilings add to the open area of the kitchen, dining room and living room. The large front deck is the perfect spot for sitting and sipping morning coffee or evening cocktails! Great location within walking distance to hop on the trolley and head to Times Square or the beach. Lots of water activities and sports in the area and entertainment too!
Rates and Availability
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger

We all love to travel but sometimes it is extremely expensive.  So what are some ways you can save money while on vacation?  Check out this great article by the Huffington Post

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1. Look for free activities.
2. Book a room with a refrigerator/microwave or kitchen area.
3. Shop at farmer’s markets and local stores.
4. Before you book, be aware of the location of where you’re staying.
5. Carry snacks/water during outings.
6. Use points or miles.
7. Look for city tourism cards.
8. Don’t get the best room.
9. Be flexible when flying.
10. Stay outside a city.
11. Rent an apartment instead of having to get two rooms.
12. Go off season.
13. Have a big lunch.
14. Don’t eat in areas that are close to tourist destinations.
15. Create a budget and stick to it!



 FEATURED BEACH RETREATS 


Pickadilly Cottage

Pickadilly Cottage is a beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA home, newly furnished with a huge lanai and larger size pool all screened in. The master suite opens up to the lanai with sliding glass doors. Ample size fully equipped kitchen with a big dining area.Located in a quiet area but close enough to everything you would want to be near. It's approximately 7 miles from Fort Myers Beach & Times Square, just under 12 miles from Sanibel, less than 5 miles to Hammond Stadium and less than 11 miles to Jet Blue Stadium. 8 guests-5 beds  Rates and Availability
 
 
 
 
Carlos Pointe Beach Club
Unit #533

Beautiful Condo with Spectacular Views on Estero Island 4BR, 3BA, 2 Lanais. Newly renovated 4 bedroom condo with the best views on the Island. It overlooks the beautiful white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and is directly next to Lover's Key.  The water-view is breathtaking.   Enjoy amazing sunrises and fabulous sunsets on one of the two lanais where you can sip your morning beverages and enjoy your cocktails at night in the moonlight shining into the beautiful Gulf!   This is a newly updated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo at Carlos Pointe Beach Club.  Located at the southern end of Estero Island where you can enjoy a relaxing vacation. The resort amenities include a gorgeous heated pool, large sun tanning area with ample lounge chairs or sit in the shaded picnic area with plenty of tables.  The common room overlooks the pool and one of the best white sandy beaches.  You can't beat the great views of the Gulf and Lovers Key State Park right adjacent to the Beach Club.  Don't forget about all the great water activities to enjoy including fishing, dolphin watching and all sorts of water sports.  There's some of the best shell collecting right next door at Lover's Key. This rents weekly as well as monthly! ​ Rates and Availability  

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blog

Genius Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy on Road Trips
After all, an iPad only goes so far.
By REDBOOK Magazine

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  1. Bring kid-friendly audio-books.
  2. Download versatile apps.
  3. Turn snacking into an activity.
  4. Try Road Trip Bingo.
  5. Play (fun) educational games.
  6. Plan pit stops in advance.
  7. Become a traveling band. 
  8. Keep a surprise bag of toys handy.       
 
 
 
 
 FEATURED BEACH RETREATS
 
REEL PARADISE

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home perfect for 8 guests with King bed, Queen bed, two twin beds and sofa bed. All freshly painted the bright cheery interior is perfect for a sunny Florida vacation. The updated kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counters and beautiful custom wood cabinets. The vaulted ceilings add to the open area of the kitchen, dining room and living room. The large front deck is the perfect spot for sitting and sipping morning coffee or evening cocktails! Great location within walking distance to hop on the trolley and head to Times Square or the beach. Lots of water activities and sports in the area and entertainment too!
Rates and Availability
Click here for a 360 Virtual Tour 




GARDENS AT BEACHWALK

Newly updated 2BR 2 Bath unit, approximately 1100 sq ft on the 3rd floor.  Furnished and includes washer/dryer in the unit.  Very cute with all the rental necessities. Plenty of off-street parking in gated community. Resort style living with a heated community pool, hot tub and bar area. Fitness center and Billiards room. Close to beaches, shoppes & restaurants. Fully furnished. Monthly rental. Sleeps 6. Prices vary by season.
Rates and Availability 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Beach Retreats Fort Myers Beach Local Blogger

Start planning your winter vacation now!  There are so many fun events coming to Fort Myers Beach this winter.  Check out some of the scheduled events below and begin planning your vacation!

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Official Chamber Event
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wyndham Garden Hotel
6890 Estero Blvd Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 



Official Chamber Event
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Matanzas Pass
Matanzas Pass Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 


December 25, 2019 CHRISTMAS DAY
All Day
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
1380 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907 



FEATURED BEACH RETREATS

Turtle Shell

Beautiful efficiency located close to Times Square and within walking distance of the beach, shoppes, restaurants, pubs, entertainment, etc. King bed with privacy wall separates the sleeping area from the kitchenette & living area. Sofa bed opens to accommodate a child. Private bathroom and use of a separate laundry room. Large outdoor deck with furniture and propane grill. Kitchenette includes toaster oven, refrigerator, mugs, dishes, silverware. Full sink and counter plus cabinets. Full size closet. Off street parking provided. Trolley stops at the end of the street. 
 
 
GARDENS AT BEACHWALK
 
Newly updated 2BR 2 Bath unit, approximately 1100 sq ft on the 3rd floor.  Furnished and includes washer/dryer in the unit.  Very cute with all the rental necessities. Plenty of off-street parking in gated community. Resort style living with a heated community pool, hot tub and bar area. Fitness center and Billiards room. Close to beaches, shoppes & restaurants. Fully furnished. Monthly rental. Sleeps 6. Prices vary by season. Rates and Availability 
 

SWEET ESCAPE

Beautifully furnished vacation home rental that sleeps six. Gorgeous living room with big comfy furniture, great room style with vaulted ceiling that is open to the dining area and kitchen. TVs, cable service, internet and Wifi are all included. Enclosed porch for comfortable outdoor seating anytime of the day or evening plus laundry room. Walk to Times Square, beach, dining, entertainment. Pet friendly for dogs 25 lbs. and less.
Rates and Availability

Monday, July 29, 2019

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger

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We all love to take our furry friends to the beach with us, but we also know there could  be a lot of hazardous situations too!  Check out these great tips to keep in mind when bringing your pet to the beach next time. 

1. Socialization Is Key
2. Pick The Right Beach
3. Even Good Swimmers Need Life Jackets
4. Have A Cool-Off Zone
5. Sunscreen For Dogs
6. Always Supervise And Check In
7. Pick The Right Toys
8. Bring A Leash, Towel, First-Aid Kit, And Necessary Supplies
9. Update Tags, Microchips, And Any Other ID
10. Wash Up Afterward

Read more at https://dogtime.com/how-to/pet-safety/65483-10-safety-tips-for-your-summer-beach-trip-with-your-dog#6OsBmYBPmXvdK7Jv.99



BEACH RETREATS


Turtle Shell

Beautiful efficiency located close to Times Square and within walking distance of the beach, shoppes, restaurants, pubs, entertainment, etc. King bed with privacy wall separates the sleeping area from the kitchenette & living area. Sofa bed opens to accommodate a child. Private bathroom and use of a separate laundry room. Large outdoor deck with furniture and propane grill. Kitchenette includes toaster oven, refrigerator, mugs, dishes, silverware. Full sink and counter plus cabinets. Full size closet. Off street parking provided. Trolley stops at the end of the street.  
Rates and Availability



Hibiscus Cottage

Bright tropical decor with a spacious living area, sofa bed and large TV.  Fully equipped, newly renovated galley kitchen. Comfy Queen size beds in both bedrooms.  Master bedroom has an en-suite bath with a large vanity and separate water closet with walk in shower.  Through the sliding glass doors from this room is the entrance to the beautiful screened,heated pool.  The pool faces south and gets lots of sun.  Outdoor dining, pool towels provided plus gas barbeque grill. The community park and fishing dock are just 2 doors down. The beach is a short 5 minute walk, easily access the trolley that runs up and down the island. This is a pet-friendly house (restrictions apply).
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Paradise on Pearl

Located conveniently to Times Square and the famous Fishing Pier, this beautifully furnished new home offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Master Bedroom Suite has Queen bed and bathroom with double sinks. Large walk in shower. Open great room style with all modern conveniences in the fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and stools. Cable and internet included. Outside the beautifully landscaped property plus gorgeous heated pool. Outdoor seating in a covered over area plus barbecue grill. Double car garage and washer/dryer in home.
Rates and Availability