Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Beach Retreat FMB Local Blogger

Ready to plan some awesome trips this summer but your budget isn't looking so large? No problem. Check out these great tips on traveling on a budget. 

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


Freshly remodeled 3 BR home.  Situated right on the canal, the house is located in one of the more beautiful neighborhoods in Cape Coral. Kitchen, tile, and master bathroom tub are all brand new. The property has lots of open space and is a great place for a relaxing getaway this season.  This beautiful house sits on the water in a beautiful Cape Coral neighborhood. The layout is spectacular.  Not far from restaurants, entertainment and activities.

Two bedroom one bathroom home in Times Square on a Canal. Ideal location for walking to the restaurants, the beach, shoppes and entertainment. No vehicle is needed as everything is just a short walk away! Awesome location. Furnished beautifully, galley style fully equipped kitchen, dining at an island, comfortable living room area. Queen size master bedroom, two twin beds in guest room and sofa bed. Bathroom accessible from both bedrooms. All linens and towels included. Sleeps 6.

Beautifully decorated and furnished 2 bedroom apartment. Fully furnished huge kitchen with gorgeous granite counter-top. Propane stove for cooking. Awesome fireplace with historical value in the living room. All linens and towels included. Bright and colorful to make you feel like you're in a tropical paradise. So close to the beach....just cross over Estero Blvd. & you're there. Beach chairs, umbrella, cooler provided to take with you! Use of the yard for BBQ and outdoor seating. Close to the Library and Bay Oaks Center & Community Pool. Walk to TOPPS Supermarket also. Washer/dryer on site. Internet & WiFi included. Off street parking.Pet friendly retreat.  Restrictions apply. Prices vary by season.v

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger

Check out the fun coming to Fort Myers Beach and get some important beach tips to keep you safe this summer. 

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Follow a few important safety guidelines to help ensure a safe, relaxing, and fun day at the beach:
  1. Learn to Swim.
  2. Swim Near a Lifeguard.
  3. Swim with a Buddy.
  4. Check with the Lifeguards.
  5. Use Sunscreen and Drink Water.
  6. Obey Posted Signs and Flags.
  7. Keep the Beach and Water Clean.
  8. Learn Rip Current Safety.
  9. Enter Water Feet First.
  10. Wear a Life Jacket. 

Upcoming Events

13th Annual Lovers Key Turtle Trot/ Family Fun Day
May 12, 2018
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Saturday May 12th

Mother’s Day Director’s Tour to Asolo Theatre 
May 12, 2018

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33901
Saturday May 12

Summer Show free admission
May 16, 20189:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fort Myers Beach Arts Association Gallery

3030 Shell Mound Boulevard Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
Thursday May 17

Summer Show free admission
May 17, 20189:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fort Myers Beach Arts Association Gallery

3030 Shell Mound Boulevard Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
Thursday May 17

Seafood Spectacular in the Island View
May 17, 2018
3:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Island View Restaurant

1400 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Featured Beach Retreats 

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

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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