Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger


What are your plans this Spring-break? Chances are you will be traveling! 
Here are some tips by the HUFFPOST to make your Spring-break travel go smoothly so you can concentrate on having fun! 



Image result for spring break travel tips1. Book Early.
And we're not just talking about airfare. This rule applies to every aspect of your trip: If you're heading to a popular destination like Aruba, Cancun, Daytona Beach or Puerto Vallarta, it's going to be crowded. Be sure to book your hotel, transit meals and activities like surfing classes and boat trips early so guarantee your spot. Everything will fill up quickly, so make an itinerary before you leave and try to lock in your plans as much as possible to avoid setbacks.

2. Do Your Research.
3. Take Extra Safety Precautions.
Unfortunately, countless spring break horror stories make headlines every year. Be sure to stay safe, particularly in destinations with higher rates of crime towards tourists. Following basic safety measures -- leaving valuables at home and refraining from wearing flashy clothing and jewelry, and making sure a family member or friend has a copy of your itinerary -- can go a long way in ensuring that you don't run into trouble.

4. Pack Wisely.
Sunscreen, flip flops and beach towels can easily cost twice as much as they usually would when you buy them at a tropical tourist destination. When it comes to spring, it's better to risk over-packing than to blow through your vacation budget buying overpriced toiletries and beachwear.

5. Drink Wisely.
While there's nothing wrong with indulging a little while you're on vacation, be careful about how much -- and where -- you drink. Falling asleep on the each and waking up with a nasty burn because you've been day-drinking is an easy way to ruin to your week, especially since you'll be more prone to dehydration. Be careful about drinking in hot tubs, which can also heighten the effects of alcohol.

6. Get Off The Beaten Path.
Even if you chose Cancun for your vacation so that you'd be in the middle of the action, take an afternoon or a day to get away from it all and unwind in nature by heading on a hike outside the city or boat tour of a neighboring area.



FEATURED VACATION RENTALS in SW FLORIDA 


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!



Sea Cottage

On the upper level of the house is a master bedroom with King bed, guest bedroom with two full size beds, and a full size sleeper sofa in the living area. There's a fully equipped kitchen and large dining area. Living room furniture is new and includes a full size sofa and love seat sofa bed. Plenty of lighting plus a large flat screen TV with Dish TV system. There's another flat screen TV in the master bedroom. Internet and WiFi included. On the back of the house is a large porch with screening all around. On the lower level is a laundry room and second bathroom with shower. This location is at the North end of the Island and very close to Times Square. Walk to restaurants, pubs, shoppes, fishing pier, entertainment, etc. Lots of water sports available nearby. 



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. 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger


Check out all the awesome events coming to Southwest Florida.  Make sure to book your stay with Beach Retreats FMB.  We offer retreats, condos, and vacation homes all throughout SW Florida.  
We can accommodate any size traveling party.  Visit us online at beachretreatsfmb.com

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February 1, 2020
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Times Square
830 Estero Blvd Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 


February 1, 2020

All Day
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
1380 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907 

February 1, 2020
8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
San Carlos Bay Sail and Power Squadron
16048 San Carlos Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33908 


February 3, 2020
All Day
Hoosiers In Paradise
1901 Estero Blvd Unit 107 Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931




 FEATURED RETREATS

Beautiful two bedroom one bathroom apartment is the lower level of this house. The kitchen is fully equipped. This is a very roomy space with a real tropical feel. The private patio is perfect for enjoying the outdoors. There's a propane grill outside on a private deck. The beach is just a short 200 yards walk away and beach towels and chairs are provided. Start up supplies of soaps and paper are included to be replenished by the guests according to your needs. Washer and dryer included for convenience. Start up supplies of paper and soaps are provided. Guests will replenish according to your needs. 


1 BR, 1.5 BA TROPICAL PARADISE, BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, 200 YDS FROM BEACH!
Beautiful huge great room with the dining area, living room, & kitchen all open. Kitchen has been remodeled and has a breakfast bar as well as the dining area for plenty of space. The master suite has a huge walk in closet. There's a sitting area with French doors that opens to a screened deck overlooking the tropical paradise. This is the upper level of the house and offers a serenity garden for sitting outdoors in a very peaceful quiet setting. The beach is a short 200 yards walk away.


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
 
 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Beach Retreats FMB Travel Blogger

Planning the perfect family beach vacation can be challenging and expensive. Here are some tips that will help you save some money and make your trip even more enjoyable. 


Stay off the beaten path:  So often people like to stay right in the heart of a popular city or town.  If you have the option to stay right outside those areas you'll save on hotel rates and more.  Even if it is just a few miles, the savings can be huge.

Book early:  The earlier you can reserve your hotel, Bed and Breakfast, etc. the better.  Most accommodating lodges will increase rates right before a holiday, weekend or major event coming to town. Some lodging even offers discounts for booking so far out.

Food and Entertainment:  Make sure (especially when traveling with children) that you have plenty of perishable snacks and forms of entertainment on hand to make traveling easier. 

Utilize promotional offers and coupons offered to tourists:  A lot of lodging places will give away or have available coupons and offers for out of town visitors. Utilize those savings!



FEATURED RETREATS
Check out some of our awesome condos with amazing views!


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. 


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.




Beautiful 2 bedroom corner condo unit 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 the lanais where you can sip your morning beverages and enjoy your cocktails at night in the moonlight shining into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico! 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.  




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.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger

While traveling this holiday season it is not only important to have a great time but to stay safe as well. Check out these tips to learn a few safety travel tips that will help you on your next trip.

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1.  Avoid using public WiFi
2.  Password-protect phones and add tracking tools
3. Don’t post location or agenda on social media
4.  Bring only what you need; lock up what you do
5. Keep a record of important documents
6. Monitor credit cards and reports
7.  Protect your home while you’re away

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OUR FEATURED VACATION RENTALS

Jungle Bungalow
 
Beautiful two bedroom one bathroom apartment is the lower level of this house. The kitchen is fully equipped. This is a very roomy space with a real tropical feel. The private patio is perfect for enjoying the outdoors. There's a propane grill outside on a private deck. The beach is just a short 200 yards walk away and beach towels and chairs are provided. Start up supplies of soaps and paper are included to be replenished by the guests according to your needs. Washer and dryer included for convenience. Start up supplies of paper and soaps are provided. Guests will replenish according to your needs.



1 BR, 1.5 BA TROPICAL PARADISE, BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, 200 YDS FROM BEACH!
Beautiful huge great room with the dining area, living room, & kitchen all open. Kitchen has been remodeled and has a breakfast bar as well as the dining area for plenty of space. The master suite has a huge walk in closet. There's a sitting area with French doors that opens to a screened deck overlooking the tropical paradise. This is the upper level of the house and offers a serenity garden for sitting outdoors in a very peaceful quiet setting. The beach is a short 200 yards walk away.


Cape Harbour Luxury Condo 
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.

 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger

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December 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct Cape Coral, FL 33904

January 6, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 1st St Fort Myers, FL 33901 

January 7, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bayside of Black Island
North of Lovers Key State Park Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 


 
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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.  SEARCH DATES



Cape Harbour Luxury Condo
 
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.
Carlos Pointe Beach Club #521
Beautiful 2 bedroom corner condo unit 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 the lanais where you can sip your morning beverages and enjoy your cocktails at night in the moonlight shining into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico! 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.  SEARCH DATES

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Beach Reatreats FMB Local Bogger

Traveling During the Holiday Season
 
We all know the most frantic and busiest time to travel is during the holiday season. So what are some tips that can help make the trip a little smoother?  Check out some of these great ideas! Happy Holidays from Beach Retreats FMB!

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I: The holiday travel season is officially here, and over the next 10 days, the Transportation Security Administration expects to screen some 26.8 million passengers and airline workers between today (Friday, Nov. 22), and Monday, Dec 2. That would amount to 4% more than last year, which was previously the busiest Thanksgiving ever at the airport.

  1. TRY TO TRAVEL ON THE ACTUAL HOLIDAY
  2. PACK LIGHT FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL
  3. DON'T CARRY WRAPPED GIFTS
  4. RESERVE AIRPORT PARKING IN ADVANCE
  5. CARRY AN EMPTY WATER BOTTLE
  6. TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR SUITCASE
  7. USE APPS TO FIGURE OUT WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR HOUSE
  8. TRY TO AVOID AIRLINE COUNTERS


FEATURED RETREATS

Cape Harbour Luxury Condo 
 
 
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. 



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! BOOK NOW



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.  BOOK NOW


 

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