Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Beach Retreats Fort Myers Beach Local Blogger

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  • Clothing
    • Beach clothing should consist of sandals, flip flops or water shoes, sun hats and/or baseball caps, swimsuits or swim trunks (at least two for each person) and beach cover-ups. Swimwear with UV protection is recommended for infants and toddlers. A sarong is also a great idea - as it can double as a skirt, dress, shawl, beach towel, top sheet and a tablecloth.
    • In addition to beach wear, each person should have one pair of clothes for every day of vacation plus a couple extra pairs for emergencies. A jacket and long pants should be included for breezy walks on the beach at night. (Note: most Seaside Vacations homes include a washer/dryer - so you could get by with packing less clothing.)  
    • Shoes - shoes are always tricky as they can sometimes be heavy and bulky. Try to limit yourself to three pairs: a comfortable pair for walking extended distances, a pair of sandals or flip flops and a dressier pair for evenings out. Keep the elements in mind - your shoes may get sandy or damp from ocean water.
    • Don't forget pajamas and underwear! (Note: Don't forget about the youngsters who may require a few extra pairs of underwear.)  
  • Toiletries
    Make a checklist of toiletry items you use every day and refer to the list when you pack your suitcase. Your list should include: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash or soap, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, make-up, hairbrushes, hairspray, sunscreen and anything else you will use on vacation.
  • Identification and Money
    Make sure you know what kinds of identification will be required on your trip. Your driver's license will be sufficient in most cases if your destination is domestic. It's also a good idea to travel with some cash in case of an emergency.  
  • Medicine
    If you are on a prescription, pack enough medication for your entire vacation. You should also bring extra - enough for another few days - in case your itinerary changes and you need to stay longer. Bring along certain over-the-counter drugs in case you get sick while on vacation. It is easy to pick up a cold while traveling or have allergies flare up in a new city. You might also want to bring something that helps with motion sickness. Aspirin, antihistamines, Dramamine and Tums are all good to have on hand.
  • Emergency Items
    No matter where you will be vacationing, you should have first aid supplies with you at all times. Get travel-sized versions of antibacterial ointment, sterile bandages, sunscreen, motion sickness medication and gauze to carry with you in case of injury. Other emergency items may include a list of the emergency phone numbers in the area and your health insurance cards.
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Cape Coral Vacation Home

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. For availability contact property manager, Linda Reilly 631-678-6373 or email

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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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)
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Beach Retreats FMB Local Blogger

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Tips for Planning the Best Summer Vacation Ever
  • Start Planning Now.
  • Get Everyone on Board with the Destination.
  • Find the Best Flights.
  • Chart Your Itinerary and Print Back-Ups.
  • Stay Healthy and Hydrated.
  • Make Lists and Use Packing Cubes.
  • Find Packable Toys and Travel Games for the Kids.


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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.


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.

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! 
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