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7 Things to Do with Kids in Naples, Florida

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Your snowbirding parents have been renting a condo in Southwest Florida since October and you thought it was high time you escaped the cold and visited them. You suddenly panic! What are some activities you can do with your children in “baby boomer” paradise?

Here are 7 things to do with your children in Naples, Florida:

1. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Admission: Child $11.95, Adult $19.95, Seniors $18.95
(Tickets purchased online are sometimes cheaper!)
1590 Goodlette Rd
(239) 262-5409

2. Clam Pass County Park
Admission: Free parking for visitors with a beach parking sticker
Seagate Drive and Crayton Road
Naples, FL 34103
(239) 353-0404

3. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Admission: Children under 6 FREE, Student $4.00, Adult: $10.00
(Wheelchair and Stroller accessible)
375 Sanctuary Road West
Naples, FL 34120-4865
(239) 348-9151

4. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Admission: Various programs, call for current ticket prices
1450 Merrihue Dr
Naples, FL 34102
(239) 262-0304

5. Cypress Woods Golf and Country Club
Admission: Call 2 days in advance for Tee Times
Cypress Woods Golf and Country Club
3525 Northbrooke Drive
Naples, FL  34119-7920
(239) 592-7860

6. King Richard’s Family Fun Park
Admission: Single Ticket $5.00
(check website for other package deals)
6780 Airport Pulling Rd N
Naples, FL  34109
(239) 598-2042

7. Everglades Airboat Excursions
Admission: 1/2 day Child $60.00, Adult $89.00 / Full day Child $89.00, Adult $129.00
1010 6th Avenue
South Naples, FL  34102
(239) 262-1914

No matter what you choose—Beaches, Parks, Nature Preserves, Golfing or a day at the Zoo—all of these kid activities in Naples will be great fun for the entire family. Then after a day of fun, check out 10 Restaurants not to be missed in Naples!

Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest Florida

Long-term Rental in Marco Island, Florida

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Marco Island, Florida Condo Rental

Attention area professionals, do you need job housing in Southwest Florida? Check out this 3-bedroom, 2-bath 1500 Sq Ft. annual condo for rent on Marco Island—includes 1 car garage. Fresh coat of paint on all walls and doors. Very clean and quiet. Pool and BBQ area. Contact the owner today and this rental could be yours.

Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest FL

A/C & Southwest Florida Go Together Like Apple Pie & Ice Cream

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The climate in Southwest Florida is subtropical, which means it gets hot! So, perhaps the most important amenity you can offer a seasonal or long-term renter in the gulf coast, is air conditioning.

For our homeowner tip of the month, we recommend property owners do routine air conditioning maintenance and prepare an A/C action list for renters to follow. This will help avoid late night A/C related phone calls from tenants and keep them cool and happy.

Property Owners here are your 4 steps:Hot Apple Pie!

1. Test your air conditioner routinely before and after every booking.

2. Keep a new supply of batteries on hand for the central air wall-mounted unit. (Often if the batteries are old, the air conditioner will not work.)

3. Quote out local HVAC companies that offer 24-hour emergency service. Decide on 2-3 companies and add them to your action list for renters. (As a homeowner you may be able to negotiate a maximum service fee with these companies, so you don’t have to be called anytime work is needed, say under $250. Anything over this amount, the HVAC company would be instructed to call first to explain the higher cost.)

4. Prepare you’re A/C action list for renters. (Your action list would instruct renters how to turn on and off the air conditioner; replace batteries; know your preferred HVAC companies to call, and they would have your contact information close at hand. Remember many potential renters may not speak English as a first language, so this helpful form may be invaluable to you and your investment.

Want to get started on your air conditioning plan today? Contact us today for your 4 Step A/C Action list form. Fill out your information and leave a copy in an easy to find location for your next renter today!


Naples Winter Wine Festival 2010

Monday, October 19th, 2009

If you love wine and fine food and find yourself in a charitable way, the Naples Winter Wine Festival is right around the corner. Celebrating it’s Tenth Anniversary January 29-31, 2010, the wine festival brings together some of the finest vintners and exceptional chefs in a 3 day wine and food auction to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF).

Although admission to the auction is on the high end, the auction is extremely successful—raising 11 million dollars for NCEF in 2009. Want to get involved? Consider volunteering and to be part of this exceptional foundation.

Celebrity chefs have already been announced, check out the Naples Winter Wine Festival site for more details on this much anticipated event!

Naples Winter Wine Festival 2010
January 29-31, 2010
Naples, Florida
Toll Free: 888-837-4919


Wildlife Walkabout in Naples, Florida

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Boardwalk

“My husband and I just returned from a wonderful vacation in Southwest Florida. One of the highlights was Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, just northeast of Naples, Florida. This 2.25 mile boardwalk, maintained by the National Audubon Society, is a fun activity for the entire family. It winds through an amazing variety of ecosystems—more than I’ve ever seen in one place before. We strolled through a pine upland, wet prairie, a marsh and a cypress forest, all from the comfort of a wooden boardwalk.”

“There were plenty of benches and rain shelters in case we wanted to rest, or just stop and take in the views. There was excellent wheelchair and stroller accessibility, many informative signs with pictures and drawings, and best of all, many knowledgeable Audubon Society volunteer guides. Their interest and excitement was contagious. They even loaned us their binoculars so we could see the things they were pointing out. On our trip, for example, we saw a yellow-neck warbler, perched owl, mating storks, and a mother hummingbird and her nest.”Spoonbills

“But that’s not all. We also spotted graceful white and pink wading spoonbills, feeding ibis, and a few alligators floating silently like a log. And of course the foliage and plant life is beautiful. All in all, it was a lovely, leisurely stroll through a beautiful spot. Somehow it was both relaxing and exciting at the same time. For Florida vacationers and residents, we highly recommend a visit to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. My husband and I both plan to go again the next time we’re in Southwest Florida.”


Hours: April 11-Sept. 30: 7 AM to *7:30 PM — Oct. 1-April 10: 7 AM to *5:30 PM
*Check their website for specific closing times.


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