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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Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals
www.SeaGypsyVacationRentals.com

1698 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Phone: 239-314-7646

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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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www.SeaGypsyVacationRentals.com

1698 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Phone: 239-314-7646

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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?!

Photo Credit: FMBSandSculpting.com

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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www.SeaGypsyVacationRentals.com

1698 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Phone: 239-314-7646

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