Friday, December 21, 2018

3 Benefits of Owning a Vacation Home on Fort Myers Beach

Do you love the beach? Do you go on vacation every year? Have you ever though about investing in a vacation home in Fort Myers Beach? Instead of renting a home from someone else or staying in a hotel every time you travel to Florida, you could have a place to call your own. Today's blog discusses some of the biggest benefits to owning a second home in Fort Myers Beach, FL.

1. Always Have a Place to Stay for YOUR Vacation. 


One of the main benefits of owning a vacation home on Fort Myers Beach is that you always have a place to come to when you're ready for a beach vacation. Need an escape from the cold up north? Want to take the kids out of town for some family bonding over summer break? You don't have to go online and hunt around for a place to stay that meets the needs of your family. You'll have a place to call your own, where you can make memories with friends and family. (Plus, if you're wanting to eventually retire in Florida, this move can give you a head start!)

2. Make Some Extra Income to Offset Expenses. 


Another big advantage to owning a second home is the ability to generate some extra income. This rental income can help offset your costs of owning a vacation home. When you buy a Fort Myers Beach vacation property, you can rent it out other guests when you aren't using it. The money you make from those reservations can help you pay the mortgage, property taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc. for the place where you spend your vacations.

3. Build Value Through Appreciation. 


Real estate is generally a good investment option. Over time, it typically will appreciate in value. When you are ready to sell your vacation property, you can usually sell it at a higher price and cash out on the profit. In addition, you have the ability to make modifications and improvements to increase the value of your home, therefore pushing up the market value even more.

If you're interested in purchasing property on Fort Myers Beach, we can connect you with some of the best real estate agents that we know and trust because we work with them on a regular basis. Once you've found the perfect property, Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals can help you with that extra income by finding you quality guests! The best part is, we take care of all the details, from finding the renters to taking the payments and paying the taxes. Contact us today by calling 239-463-0078!

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Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

5 Holiday Travel Tips

Christmas and New Years are just around the corner. People all across the country will be traveling, and that means the airports and roads are going to be busy! There's no need to stress though. We've got a list of holiday travel tips that will help you get down here to beautiful Fort Myers Beach without too much chaos. Keep reading for Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals' tips for traveling this holiday season.

1. Travel at Off-Peak Times. 


If possible, try to travel on off-peak days, and travel early or late in the day. If flying, consider departing on the actual holiday, as most people will have left the day before. The airport will likely still be busy, but not as bad. Traveling at odd times, such as early in the morning or late at night can also help you avoid the longest lines. In addition, flight statistics show that planes traveling earlier in the day have a better on-time performance. If you're driving, the best time to hit the road is when others are sleeping, so again early in the morning or late at night. You can always take a nap at  your destination, or if you have a second driver, you can switch off.

2. Head to the Airport Early. 


During the holiday season, you're almost sure to see extra long lines at the airport. Checking your bags will take extra time, and so will going through security. There's nothing more stressful than feeling like you might miss your flight because you're stuck in a line. Plan on arriving at the airport extra early. Even if you get there and the lines are surprisingly short, you can relax at the gate knowing that you aren't going to miss your flight. If you're planning to park at the airport, consider getting an advance parking reservation.

3. Be Prepared for Delays.


Whether you are flying or driving to your destination, be prepared for delays. Holiday traffic on the roads or flight delays could have you waiting around a lot. Bring snacks, water, music, books, etc. to keep you entertained in case you get stuck somewhere for an extended period of time. Be sure to have your phone fully charged as well so you can communicate with friends and family about any delays.

4. Ship Your Gifts.


If you're going to be flying to your destination for the holidays, you're better off shipping your gifts instead of bringing them with you. Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc. can deliver your gifts to your destination and then you can wrap them once you arrive. This is much easier than dragging all that stuff on your flight with you. If you do travel with gifts, don't wrap them, as security may unwrap them to take a peak at what's inside. Be sure to pad and pack the gifts carefully in your suitcase, as those bags get tossed around a lot. When flying internationally, be sure to check any rules of bringing food or other items that might be confiscated.

5. Remember to Breathe. 


Travel can be stressful, especially during the holidays. Remember to breathe, and be nice to people. They're likely just as stressed as you. If things don't go as planned, try to stay calm. Losing your temper is not going to help the situation. Airline employees don't usually respond well to anger, and  you could end up making the situation worse. Whatever the issue, it will likely make for a great story later!

No matter what happens during your travels this holiday season, just keep the end in mind. Eventually you'll be out of the cold and relaxing on the soft sugary sand under the beautiful Florida sun! Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals is the place to stay this season, we've got just a couple Fort Myers Beach vacation homes left for Christmas and New Years, so call to book today if you haven't already! Happy Holidays!

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Fort Myers Beach Upcoming Holiday Events

The holiday season is upon us! The weather up north is getting cold and people from across the country are flocking to Florida in search of some warmer weather. Fort Myers Beach is a great place to visit this time of year; you'll find plenty of holiday activities to keep you busy when you're not relaxing on the soft, white sandy gulf beaches! Below is a list of local holiday events for you to checkout while you're staying with us at Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals.

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Edison Ford Holiday Nights - Now through December 30


Edison & Ford Winter Estates is celebrating its 43rd Holiday Nights. The winter estate homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated with thousands of lights and decorations. This event has become a tradition in Southwest Florida, and a top destination for visitors around the globe. Stop by to enjoy the lights from 5:30 - 9 pm each night. The event will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more info, please visit: www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

"Elf the Musical" or "Winter Wonderettes" at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater - Now through December 25, 2018


Enjoy one of two great shows and a delicious dinner at Broadway Palm this holiday season! Based on the holiday film of the same name, "Elf the Musical" is a hilarious comedy following Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. The Marvelous Wonderettes are the entertainers at Harper's Hardware Holiday Party; 60s style holiday songs include Santa Baby, Jingle Bell Rock and more! For exact dates and showtimes, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.BroadwayPalm.com.

"The Nutcracker" at Broadway Palm Children's Theater - Now through December 24, 2018


Treat the entire family to the musical version of this timeless holiday classic about a young girl who is given a beautiful nutcracker. She dreams that the nutcracker comes to life, whisks her to a magical land and battles against the Mouse King and his army. The nutcracker defeats the mouse king and is transformed into a prince. For information on showtimes and pricing, visit: www.BroadwayPalm.com.

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30th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade  - December 1, 2018


Come enjoy some Christmas spirit at the 30th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade! Last year there were over 30 boats participating, and this year promises to be even more exciting. The parade begins at Salty Sam's Marina at 6 pm, and will pass many restaurants on the back bay such as Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Original Shrimp Dock, Matanzas on the Bay, Nervous Nellie's, Bonita Bill's, Dixie Fish Co. and Doc Ford's, where you can kick back and enjoy the fun. You will alsoo be able to vote online for Best Decorated Boat! Learn more here.

Santa on the Sand at Lovers Key State Park - December 9, 2018


Bring your children, grandchildren & friends for an afternoon lunch, with games & prizes on the beach with Santa! They will be collecting unwrapped toys to be distributed by the Rotary Club to local children. Each child, aged 8 & under, who donates an unwrapped toy will visit with Santa and receive a small gift. Bring your own camera or cell phone to take photos. Lunch will be provided for the children, and snacks for the adults. Each family in attendance will also be given a chance to win a fully-decorated Christmas Tree donated by the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs. Advance registration is required. Event runs from 1-4 pm at Lovers Key next to the gazebo. For more info, visit: http://friendsofloverskey.org.

Santa Visits Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining - December 9, 2018


Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa will be making a special stop at Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining to visit the girls and boys of all ages from 10 am to 2 pm. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the restaurant, and have your photo taken with Santa!

Free Holiday Concert at Santini Marina Plaza - December 9, 2018


Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts will be offering a free holiday concert featuring local favorites, Al Holland, Jo List and the Pearl Street Band. The concert will run from 2-4 pm at Santini Marina Plaza. Get there early, as this is always a popular event. Refreshments will be available for purchase close by from local Santini Marina Plaza merchants.

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Santa Rocks the Lani Kai - December 9, 2018 


Head over to the Lani Kai for the island's biggest musical benefit beach bash for the children of Fort Myers Beach! Enjoy hours of live, local music from some of the hottest musicians around Southwest Florida from 1-5 pm. Performances will include Kate Skales Band, TJ Brown and The Freecoasters, Not Guilty, the Siren Says Rock Band, and more! Numerous raffle prizes and silent auctions will be up for grabs to some of the best businesses in the area. They will also be collecting donations of used musical instruments, new unwrapped toys and pet food/supplies. There's no cost to attend this event. Learn more here.

Santa at Zoomers - December 15, 2018


Santa is making a stop at Zoomers, Fort Myers' premier indoor/outdoor family fun center. On Saturday, Decemner 15 from 1-3 pm, kids of all ages can get their picture taken with Santa for free. A digital version of the photo will be supplied to attendees. After their photo, guests are encouraged to stop by the Sidetracked Bar & Grille for lunch before exploring all that Zoomers has to offer, including go-karts, mini golf, Midway rides and an indoor arcade. For more info, visit: www.ZoomersFun.com.

Asleep At The Wheel Holiday Show - December 17, 2018


Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents an evening with 10-time Grammy award winners Asleep at the Wheel, who will bring their popular holiday themed concert series "Merry Texas Christmas Y'all" to Seminole Casino in Immokalee on Monday, December 17 at 8 pm. Advance tickets are on sale now for $49. Visit their website for more info.

Santa's Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise - December 24, 2018


Experience Christmas, island style, with an Adventures in Paradise cruise through the Pine Island Sound and San Carlos Bay! Bring the family and cruise out among the dolphins to visit with Santa, where he'l be waiting with a small gift for all the kids. Complimentary photos of your family on Santa's lap will be provided. The cruise is $45 for adults and $35 for children. It departs at 10 am and returns around 11:30 am. Reservations are required - book online here.

Affordably Delectable Christmas Day Buffet at Island View - December 25, 2018


Enjoy a fabulous Christmas Day Buffet up on the top-floor of Lani Kai, in their award-winning Island View restaurant! The menu will feature Cambridge Bronze Roasted Turkey, Kurobuta Baked Ham, Red-Wine Braised Roast Beef, Oven-Baked Cod with Cherry Tomatoes & Pine Nuts, Traditional Green Bean Casserole, Baked Ziti, Candied Carrots, Cornbread Stuffing, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Homemade Bread & House Salad, and Assorted Chef's Desserts. Seating is available from 11 am to 7 pm, with advanced reservations highly suggested. Cost is just $21.50 for adults, and $11.95 for children ages 5 to 12.

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New Years Eve Fireworks - December 31, 2018


The Town of Fort Myers Beach will not only be celebrating the New Year on December 31st, but also the town's birthday! Activities will be happening all day long leading up to the fireworks at midnight. Free cupcakes will be given out in Times Square from 12-1 pm. The Town's Birthday Party will then take place at the Fort Myers Beach Community Pool from 1-3:30 pm. There will be food, drinks, relay races, games and a photo booth. Hangout on the beach, enjoy our local parks and grab some dinner at one of the many local restaurants on the island before heading back to Times Square for the New Years Eve Fireworks at 11:59 pm!

There's so much fun to be had this holiday season right here in Fort Myers Beach, FL. If you haven't already made your plans to come visit us in beautiful (warm) Southwest Florida this holiday season, there's still time! We've still got a few vacation rentals on Fort Myers Beach available for Christmas and/or New Years. Give us a call at 239-463-0078 to make your reservations today!

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Friday, November 9, 2018

11 Local Beaches to Checkout During Your Stay

Most visitors to the beautiful state of Florida come here to spend time on the beach! Southwest Florida is home to some of the best beaches in the country. Below we've provided a list of local beaches for you to checkout during your stay with Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals. Whether you're wanting to relax under the Florida sun or swim in the salty ocean, Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding areas are a great place to be!

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1. Fort Myers Beach


No matter where along the island of Fort Myers Beach you're staying, you're sure to be just a short walk to a beach access point. There are more than 30 beach access points all along Estero Blvd. These spots allow access to the full 7-miles of white sugar sand. Just look for the colorful beach access signs! You can also go to Lynn Hall Memorial Park, where you'll find a playground, picnic shelters, a bathhouse and fishing pier. All along this beautiful beach, you will find plenty of dining and entertainment options. From cute beachfront bars to nice restaurants, you'll find delicious food and drink options, as well as live music. Fort Myers Beach is where the fun is at!

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2. Lovers Key State Park


Located at 8700 Estero Blvd., Lovers Key State Park offers an untarnished 2-mile stretch of beach. Accessible by boardwalk or tram, this beach area is perfect for swimming, shelling or sunbathing. You can also enjoy hiking trails or kayak the canals of this genuine tropical paradise. Explore the serene canals and lagoons, where you'll typically find manatee and shorebirds, or lounge under an umbrella on the shore. This park is a popular romantic destination, and frequently hosts weddings at the gazebo.


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3. Dog Beach


Are you bringing your 4-legged friend with you on vacation? Take your furry friends to Dog Beach located at 8800 Estero Blvd. at the south end of the island. This sandy beach offers a place for dogs to roam free in a beautiful beach setting. They can run through the shallow water, plus you'll find free parking & canine showers. There's no better place to spend time with your 4-legged friends!

4. Barefoot Beach Preserve 


Located off Bonita Beach Road on Barefoot Beach Blvd., this beach offers fine sand full of many small shells. If you're looking for some seashells to take home, this beach is the place to go! The surf is gentle, making it a great spot for swimming and sunbathing as well. You're likely to spot a bottle-nosed dolphin or a gopher tortoise here. Kayaking and canoeing are also a popular activities at Barefoot Beach.

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5. Lighthouse Beach Park


Located on the Eastern tip of Sanibel Island at 110 Periwinkle Way, this scenic 23-acre park features the Sanibel Lighthouse, a fishing pier, nature trails and more. It's a true family beach, with good shelling, a clear view of the Gulf and plenty of large shade trees. Enjoy a picnic or stroll along the beach, swim in the ocean or go fishing from the pier. Sailing or windsurfing is also popular here. It is the perfect place to experience Florida's nature scene, or just relax on the soft sand as you listen to the waves crashing on the shore.

6. Sanibel Causeway Beaches


For a less busy, more relaxing beach experience head over to the Causeway in Sanibel. Causeway Islands Park is a narrow palm-lined park & beach on a man-made island, great for fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and swimming. This is the perfect place for watching dolphins and enjoying beautiful sunsets. Pull your vehicle right up to the water's edge. While parking is free, there is a $6 toll to cross the bridge from Fort Myers.

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7. Bonita Beach Park 


Between Fort Myers Beach & Bonita Springs, you'll find a 2.5 acre beachfront area known as Bonita Beach Park. The park features a boardwalk and swimming area. Sand dunes and coastal vegitation surround a gazebo and several picnic shelters.

8. Bowditch Point Park 


Head to the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach, and you'll find a 17.5 acre park facility. Amenities include a "village deck" for group gatherings, a bathhouse and a boardwalk leading to a picnic area and beach. Activities include birding, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing and swimming.

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9. Bowman’s Beach


Located in the middle of the Island of Sanibel, off Sanibel-Captiva Road, is the pristine and quiet Bowman's Beach. This spot is popular for shelling and swimming, as well as windsurfing or sailing. Picnic areas with barbecue grills are also available, so bring some lunch and enjoy a meal on the beach!


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10. Turner Beach


Just past the bridge to Captiva sits Turner Beach, a great place for sunsets and romantics. The area offers great fishing from the beach and is also a great place for shelling and surfing. While not ideal for swimming, as it gets deep quickly near the bridge and there's a strong undertow, the sand quality is good for relaxing on the beach. Parking here is very limited.

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11. Captiva Beach 


Captiva Beach, located at 14790 Captiva Dr., is known as one of the most romantic beaches around. This quiet beach is open from dawn to dusk and offers amazing sunsets. There is a picnic area and portable restrooms at this beach.

When you choose to vacation in Southwest Florida, you'll find plenty of settings to enjoy the beautiful Gulf waters! Book your reservations with Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals today - we'll help you find the perfect Fort Myers Beach vacation rental home or condo for your group. Give us a call at 239-463-0078 or visit our website to book now!

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

4 Reasons to Stay with Us

While there's no shortage of big hotels or resorts on Fort Myers Beach, you have other options for beach accommodations in Southwest Florida. Vacation rentals are becoming more and more popular among beach-goers. From more privacy to extra space, there are many advantages to choosing to stay in a property managed by Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Enjoy More Privacy. 


While some of our Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals are condos, duplexes, or fourplexes, many of our properties are stand alone homes. These options offer much more privacy than your big hotels and resorts. If you're looking for a relaxing place to stay on the beach, then be sure to check out one of our many vacation homes on Fort Myers Beach. From efficiency units to 3 bedroom homes, we've got something to accommodate any group.

2. Spread Out in the Extra Space.


Many hotel rooms are small and quite cramped. When you rent a home, condo or apartment instead, you have plenty of space to spread out. Not only do you have separate bedrooms to get away from the kids, but you have a living room area and even a kitchen. While spending time with family and friends on vacation is awesome, sometimes you just need some space, and our selection of vacation rentals can give you just that.

3. Prepare Some Meals at Home.


There's no shortage of great restaurants on Fort Myers Beach, but that doesn't mean you have to eat out every meal while on vacation. Sometimes you just want to whip up something quick to take for a snack on the beach or have an outdoor BBQ with family and friends. Most of our properties come complete with a full kitchen, and many of them have a BBQ grill for preparing meals outdoors, as well. Save some money while on vacation by choosing to stay somewhere with a kitchen!

4. Bring Your Pets. 


Most hotels don't allow you to bring your furry friends along for the vacation, but you don't have to leave them out when you choose to stay with Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals. The majority of our properties are pet friendly! Just let us know you plan on bringing them with you, and for a small pet fee, they can stay with you in one of our many Fort Myers Beach vacation homes! Your pets deserve a vacation too, and you can even take them to Dog Beach, where they can run around off-leash.

So what are you waiting for? Book your reservations with Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals today by calling 239-314-7646. From efficiency units to 3 bedroom pool homes, we've got something to meet everyone's needs. You won't be disappointed when you choose to stay with us for your vacation to Fort Myers Beach!

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Top 9 Places to Grab a Drink on Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach is unique compared to other beaches in the area, as you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Go from relaxing out in the sand to drinking a cold beverage at a bar overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. There's no shortage of great restaurants and bars on the island, but here's a list of some of our favorite places to grab a drink. Be sure to check them out while you're here on vacation in Fort Myers Beach!

1. The Beach Pub 


The Beach Pub is our favorite island bar! The laid back atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Cold beer and gorgeous sunsets are served daily. Enjoy live music every weekend from 2-6, and everyday in season. This place quiets down after sunset, so come enjoy your afternoon sitting in the sand. (Be sure to ask about staying in one of our beach pub units, located just above the bar - you can't find a better location for beachfront accommodations!)

2. Pete's Time Out


If you're looking for the best tourist bar around, you've found it at Pete's Time Out! Located in Times Square, this open air, old school spot is the perfect place to stop for cold drinks, great music and people watching. Sit back and relax with a cold beer or try one of their famous Mojitos!

3. Petey's Upper Deck


Another great place to grab a drink is Petey's Upper Deck at Matanzas on the Bay. Enjoy a great view of the back bay from this fun bar. If you're lucky, you may even see a dolphin or two! This place is famous for nightly entertainment and the best pizza on the island! Come by car or boat and join in the fun. Happy hour is daily from 3-6 pm!

4. Yucatan Beach Stand 


Centrally located on San Carlos Boulevard, just north of Times Square, this place features a huge selection of frozen specialty cocktails and the coldest beer on Fort Myers Beach! Savor the breeze from the open-air indoor dining room or head out to the patio featuring a unique nautical bar with swings for stools! Enjoy live entertainment in the afternoons, evenings and weekends.


5. Smokin' Oyster Brewery 


While not an actual brewery, this place has no shortage of cold beer! Located in the middle of everything in downtown Fort Myers Beach, this is a perfect spot to grab a drink and take a break from the beach. If you're in need of some food to go with your cold beverage, you can get the freshest seafood on the island here! Get the grouper.

6. Lighthouse Tiki Bar 


Make new friends at the quintessential Fort Myers Beach bar, the Tiki Bar at The Lighthouse Resort! Perched poolside under the palms, freshly made food, wallet-friendly drink specials and nightly entertainment make this spot a favorite among locals, regulars and guests. Enjoy Happy Hour everyday from 8 am to 7 pm, featuring some mouth-watering specialty tropical island drink selections!

7. Castaways


Located further down on the south end of Fort Myers Beach sits Castaway's Bar & Grill. Try one of their specialty drinks like the Castaway's Punch or Lemonade in the Shade! This is a great spot to end your night, singing and dancing the night away to one of the many live bands that play there.

8. Nervous Nellie's


Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery is a casual, fun restaurant that boats amazing views, cold drinks and delicious food! Enjoy happy hour all day, everyday at Ugly's, the upstairs bar. Enjoy $2 beers, $3.95 well drinks and $3.95 house wine, plus check out their amazing selection of appetizers, like the fresh ceviche!

9. The Cottage Bar


The Cottage Bar is "Where the Locals Go." With it's perfect beachfront location, this is the place to go for cold drinks, awesome food and a local vibe. Catch great local bands and seasoned favorites here nightly during season.

The list could go on and on... Fort Myers Beach is the perfect place to not only enjoy the soft white sand, but also to indulge in cold beverages and tasty foods! Make plans to come visit the island today, and stay in one of our awesome vacation rentals on Fort Myers Beach. From efficiency units to 3 bedroom homes, we've got accommodations to fit everyone's needs!

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

32nd Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship

The Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship is back at Fort Myers Beach November 16-25 for another great year. Nearly 50,000 attendees will pass through the gates over the course of 10 days, making it the largest sand sculpting competition in the United States. This year’s Championship promises to be exciting and fun for the entire family!

Keep reading to learn more about the event and all the activities it entails. This event is the perfect excuse for a vacation on Fort Myers Beach... but who really needs an excuse?!

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Event Details 


Be prepared to enjoy 40+ sand sculptures, contests, vendors, live music, lessons & demonstrations, kids' activities and more! All the details for the Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship can be found below.

Date: November 16-25, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm each day
Place: In Front of the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 6890 Estero Blvd.
Tickets: $7 per day, children 4 & under are free
*$1 off admission for veterans, active service members, police, fire and first responders with ID

Enjoy FREE parking at the Lovers Key Event Parking Field, and jump on the shuttle to the event! Proceeds from the event will go to support local charities and Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce initiatives. For more information, visit: www.fmbsandsculpting.com.

Places to Stay


Accommodations on the beach are filling up quickly for this much anticipated event. Book your reservations in one of these great houses before they're gone!

Strawberry Fields
Two bedroom, one bath unit on the canal, featuring a pool, Jacuzzi, Tiki bar and dock that you can fish off or go kayaking or paddle boarding. This unit is within walking distance of the beach and Times Square!

Living After Midnight
One bedroom, one bath unit on the canal, featuring a pool, Jacuzzi, Tiki bar and dock that you can fish off or go kayaking or paddle boarding. This unit is within walking distance of the beach and Times Square!

Mermaid Bungalow
This two bedroom, one bath space is perfect for a family! It features a queen bed, as well as twin bunk beds. Beach access is within walking distance just down the street, and you're just one mile away from Times Square.

Coconut Cove
Located mid-island, this spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath pool home features plenty of space to spread out and relax. It's an easy walk to the gulf beach, and boat access is just steps away at the end of the road. Enjoy the harbor for fishing, cruising and watersports.

Flamingo House
This canal front home in paradise features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, as well as a separate additional mother-in-law apartment with it's own bed and bathroom. The large screened lanai is perfect for entertaining!

Palm Tree Hideaway
This is a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, with plenty of space to relax or spend time with family and friends. Easy walk to the beach and boat access is just steps away at the end of the road.

Mid-Island Escape
Featuring a new pool that was just built, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features a huge enclosed front porch & a beautiful courtyard in front of the home to sit and view the Gulf of Mexico. When you stay here, you're just a short distance to the pier, shops, restaurants and more!

Make your plans to come to Fort Myers Beach this November during the 32nd Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship! Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals is here to help you with all your vacation planning needs. We'll hook you up with the best accommodations on Fort Myers Beach, and recommend the top places to eat and things to see, besides the awesome, giant sand sculptures. Come celebrate sand, sun, art and music with us on beautiful Fort Myers Beach!

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

5 Reasons to Visit Fort Myers Beach

When choosing where to go on vacation, you have a lot of options. So how do you make a decision? If you're looking for a fun beach vacation, then look no further than Fort Myers Beach! Keep reading for a few reasons why you should visit Fort Myers Beach for your next beach getaway.

1. To Enjoy the Soft, White Sand Beach. 


When it comes to beaches, we have some of the best in the United States right here in Southwest Florida. When you arrive at Fort Myers Beach, you'll find a family-friendly beach covered in soft, white sand. It's great for the kids to play in and the adults to lay out and relax. Soak up as much of that Florida sunshine as you can while you're here. (But don't forget the sunscreen!) Your 4-legged friends are sure to enjoy it too!

2. To Partake in Fun & Thrilling Watersports.


While laying in the sun can be great when you just want to relax, Fort Myers Beach has so much more to offer. There's no shortage of watersports here. From boat and jet ski rentals to kayaking and paddle boarding, you've got a variety of ways to explore the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and other Southwest Florida waterways. Look down over the gulf waters while parasailing or charter a boat for an unforgettable dolphin tour!

3. To Catch Some Big Fish.


If you enjoy fishing, then Fort Myers Beach is the perfect destination for you! You can catch a variety of fish right here on the island or charter a boat for a deep sea fishing excursion. Light tackle and back bay fishing are excellent at Bowditch Point on the north end of the island. While inshore fishing, you can catch snook, redfish, spotted seatrout, sheepshead and more. Offshore, you'll be able to find shark, grouper, bonito, barracuda, permit, black fin tuna, cobia, and Spanish and king mackerel.

4. To Hangout at Awesome Restaurants and Bars. 


Whether you're in search of a refreshing beverage or in need of a bite to eat, you're sure to find something to enjoy on Fort Myers Beach. Dozens of restaurants and bars line the beach, offering not only great food and drink, but great views of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy live music at a variety of locations or catch the big game! You'll have no problem finding a great spot to hangout for the night here on Fort Myers Beach.

5. To Relax and View the Amazing Sunsets. 


People who've experienced a sunset over the gulf waters just can't stop talking about the view! There's no better place to watch the sun go down than on our beautiful beach. Grab your beach chair or beach towel, a cold beverage and post up on the sand to enjoy breathtaking views each night as the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico.

If white sand, watersports, cold beverages and sunsets are your thing, then Fort Myers Beach is the place to be! Book your reservations in some of the best accommodations on Fort Myers Beach today by visiting: www.SeaGypsyVacationRentals.com. Whether you're in need of a quiet getaway for two or you're planning your next family vacation, we're here to help. From one bedroom condos to three bedroom vacation homes on Fort Myers Beach, we've got the perfect place for you to stay!

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Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals
www.SeaGypsyVacationRentals.com

1698 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Phone: 239-314-7646

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Welcome to Our Blog!

Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals is now blogging! Not only are we excited about offering you the best accommodations on Fort Myers Beach that you can find, but we're going to bring you all kinds of great information to keep you entertained while you're here. Keep reading to learn more about our company and what you can expect from our new blog.

About Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals


What started as a small boutique hotel has now expanded into one of the top vacation rental companies on Fort Myers Beach, Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals. Our goal is to help vacationers from all over the world enjoy their time here on the beautiful island of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. We are dedicated to making sure our guests have the absolute best experience while staying with us. Our team is always ready and willing to answer any questions you may have about the island and the surrounding areas - and to help you find the perfect vacation spot!

Vacation Rentals

Our Fort Myers Beach vacation rental properties are located all along the island, offering a wide variety of location choices for our guests. Want to be close to Times Square? No problem! Want to be right on the white sandy beach? We've got the place for you! Our accommodations range from efficiency apartments to 3 bedroom homes, so we've got something to meet everyone's needs.

Owner Services

Do you own a home that you would like to list as a vacation rental on Fort Myers Beach? We can help! When you choose to work with us, you don't have to worry about the stress of dealing with bookings, guests and housekeepers. We take care of all that for you. You can just sit back and relax. With our marketing and expertise, we'll have guests staying at your property in no time!

What to Expect from Our Blog


You'll want to keep checking back to our blog regularly, as it will be filled with tips and tricks for making the most of your time here on Fort Myers Beach! We'll recommend the best places to go and top things to see to ensure you have an unforgettable vacation experience here in Southwest Florida. You'll also be able to find information on local events and festivals to enjoy during your visit. Stay tuned because our blog will be loaded with information that you won't want to miss! Be sure to follow us on social media so you never miss an update!

Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals - Rentals on Fort Myers Beach



Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals
www.SeaGypsyVacationRentals.com

1698 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Phone: 239-314-7646

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Check Out Our Pinterest Page
Follow Us on Twitter
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