Monday, February 28, 2011
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers spacious suites, fine dining, unique view of Gerald Ford
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Here’s the list:
1. Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier ? Take in a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Jacksonville?s expansive shoreline from the pier, rocketing nearly a quarter mile into the ocean. Pedestrians, $1; children six and under, [...]
Friday, February 25, 2011
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Sunday, February 20, 2011
12th Annual Taste of the Beach Takes Place on June 3, 2007 ResortQuest offers Fort Myers vacation homes and condos for visitors.
(PRWeb April 19, 2007)
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/fort-myers/taste-beach/prweb520106.htm
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The towns off island such as Naples, arguably the liveliest and prettiest of them all, have a lot to offer. But if one is looking for a truly laid back, tropical and natural experience, none of the towns can compete with the 12 mile long Sanibel.
We love where we are. We love where we are going. We are so, so lucky!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
ResortQuest Southwest Florida offers Anna Maria Island accommodations for out-of-town visitors conveniently located near Jazz on the Islands
(PRWeb June 26, 2007)
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Anna-Maria-Island/jazz-festival/prweb535674.htm
The historic resort in St. Petersburg has just unveiled a new design for all 361 guest rooms transforming the rooms into personal retreats with colors, fabrics and textures inspired by the hotel?s waterfront location. [...]
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
As Joe and I advertise blatantly on our website, we are fussy. We got into the vacation rental business because we are so often disappointed with accommodations and bought several of our own so that we could make them the way we want. We insist on a comfortable king sized bed, lots of cooking aids, good electronics and decent linens in our places, as much for our selves as for our rental guests.
We are equally fussy about food and ambiance....most of the time. We don't mind paying more for fresh ingredients, a nice presentation of food including the table setting, good service and a pretty restaurant.
There are several restaurants on Sanibel that meet our needs in all of those respects and we do go there when we want to eat out on the Island.
But we were on Sanibel today doing further inventory on our Toucan House and bringing over some things from our Naples condo to prepare for some updates to Toucan House.
It was a bright, sunny, breezy day and we needed to take a break so we went to lunch.
We were in a bit of a hurry to return to the tasks at hand, so we went to Schnappers, the closest thing you can get to fast food on the Island. The bright colored "shack" is exactly what you would expect inside. Simple, easy, limited in choice but not in taste.
My hot dog (without the bun) and french fries were so particularly good, better than ever, in fact, that I had to ask at the eatery if they had changed cooks, or formulas or owners. No, I was assured, everything was exactly as it has been for years. I told them things were crisper and more delicious than ever and all seemed pleased.
But not nearly as pleased as I. The crispy dog and crispy fries hit the spot. And sitting under the umbrella at the outdoor table feeling the breezes and watching few cars pass by was all I needed to feel on island and on point.
Even fuss pots like us can appreciate the simple things in life, and life on Sanibel can make even the simplest things feel absolutely grand!
Monday, February 14, 2011
The colorful Gasparilla Flotilla, presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, will make its way north across Hillsborough Bay and into Seddon Channel (channel between Davis Island & Harbour Island) for the official Gasparilla Invasion. After docking at the Tampa Convention Center at 1:00 p.m, the Mayor will surrender the Key to the City of Tampa into the hands of the Captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, and onlookers are invited to join the pirates? victory celebration in the Parade of the Pirates down Bayshore Boulevard. The Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates will have more than 130 units ? including more than 90 elaborate floats, 14 marching bands, over 50 distinct Krewes.
Other events related to Gasparilla Fest 2011 include the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch and the Pirate Street Festival. The parade is free of charge and begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard. It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street & Ashley Drive. For more information visit Gasparillapiratefest.com.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
ResortQuest Naples launches a new, comprehensive Real Estate website with numerous features to guide the potential buyer and seller.
(PRWeb March 03, 2008)
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ResortQuest-Naples/Real-Estate/prweb724674.htm
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
The www.SanibelCaptivaDaily.com and www.FortMyersDaily.com is Looking for photographers and Sales Reps.
The www.SanibelCaptivaDaily.com is Looking for photographers
The www.SanibelCaptivaDaily.comis looking for local photographers and outside Sales Reps.�around the area to help share light on the great things to do on Fort Myers along with Sanibel and Captiva Island! We are looking for people�who�are�fun and outgoing,�experienced, dependable and who can have [...]
Like the tricolored heron pictured here, who "shades" the water with his wings to better see the fish below the surface, we all need to take a better, deeper, more historical look at the Gulf spill.
Though it has not reached Sanibel Island, and perhaps, with luck, will not reach Sanibel Island, its impact is felt up and down the west coast of Florida. But as the onion unravels about the spill, the more unsettling the truth becomes.
A couple of weeks ago, BP claimed it was not their accident, but that they would take responsibility for it.
Well, I'm not sure just whose accident that were saying it was, but the information out there certainly points to their finger prints.
On a Sixty Minutes interview of Mike Williams, a Transocean engineer on the Deep Water Horizon who barely survived the explosion, fire and swim to safety, Mr. Williams was very credible and very clear that BP was very culpable.
First there was the issue of the obviously too quick approach to the drilling at the behest of BP who was losing money because the drilling was taking too long.
Second, there was the issue of the broken annulor, a piece of apparatus that was supposed to be a safety valve of sorts. BP knew full well that the annulor was broken.
Third, there was the process of the expeditious closing of the well, which was determined by BP and which was the final straw in creating the explosion.
If these observations and accusations by Mike Williams are proven accurate, there is no way that BP can take the stand it was not their accident.
And, to be fair, they have stated publicly that they will make good for the damage done to the environment and to the industries, largely fishing and tourism, that are suffering and will continue to suffer from the spill.
Giving the company the benefit of the doubt, accepting that they will do as they have offered, the question still remains as who is really going to pay?
Clearly, it's the earth, once again sullied by man's continual quest to spent less time in making more money.
The question of whether it is wise to allow off shore drilling has been answered with Deep Water Horizon. But is any one listening?
Thursday, February 10, 2011
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The management contract of Tropic Isle Inn expands ResortQuest's presence in Southwest Florida, where it currently manages more than 1,500 vacation rentals.
(PRWeb March 15, 2007)
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/anna-maria/tropic-isle-inn/prweb511371.htm
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Best known for its shelling, beaches, birding and wild life, Sanibel is no slouch when it comes to a good game of golf.
The courses are lovely and offer a range of challenges.
The 18-hole "Dunes" course at the The Dunes Golf
The 18-hole "Beachview" course at the Beachview Golf Club facility features 6,400 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 70.8 and it has a slope rating of 127 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Ray Fenton, the Beachview golf course opened in 1976. Golflink.com rates Beachview 3.5 stars. Beachview Steakhouse & Seafood Restaurant's in-season hours are now in effect. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days per week from 9:00am til midnight. Relax with your favorite beverage from a fully stocked bar while you enjoy the natural Beachview surroundings.
The 18-hole "Sanctuary" course at the The Sanctuary Golf Club facility in Sanibel, Florida features 6,806 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 73.0 and it has a slope rating of 138 on Bahia grass. Designed by Arthur Hills, ASGCA, the Sanctuary Golf Course opened in 2005. The Sanctuary Course has earned 5 stars by Golflink.com The Sanctuary Golf Club is a private golf course and does not offer online tee times to the general public but if you know a member, you will find playing the Sanctuary is as good as it gets!
Both the Dunes and Beachview courses are public and are sanctioned by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses protecting the environment and preserving the natural heritage of golf. Both courses are set among a beautiful natural, island backdrop.
You just might catch a glimpse of an Eagle or Roseate Spoonbill while shooting your best game.
Monday, February 7, 2011
In the Dinner and a Movie film series at Daytona State College film fans can enjoy dinner at Daytona State College’s Cafe 101 and follow up with a comfortable seat in the Museum’s Madorsky Theater for a look at classic films.
Meals at Caf� 101 are available by reservation only and [...]
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Some of the more notable lighthouses in the state include the lighthouse at Fernandina Beach in Amelia Island. The tower was completed in 1838 and is still in use today. St. Augustine?s lighthouse was built in 1875, and the swirling black and white striped pattern is similar to lighthouses in the Carolinas. Farther down the Atlantic coast is the distinctive red brick lighthouse at Ponce Inlet (pictured). The current tower was completed in 1886 and was resurrected from a state of decay?along with historic buildings from the light station-- in the 1970s. The white brick Cape Florida lighthouse in Key Biscayne (near Miami) is part of Bill Baggs State Park, which has one of the nicest beaches in Florida.
Moving over to the Florida Keys, the white brick lighthouse in Key West is a favorite landmark. Completed in 1848, the lighthouse was constantly upgraded and historians have preserved the tower and the adjoining light station as it appeared in 1890. Farther up the Gulf Coast, there are more iron lighthouses constructed on various barrier islands, and the lighthouse at Pensacola requires special permission to view because it is located on a Naval Air Station. For more information on lighthouses in Florida and other parts of the country, visit http://www.us-lighthouses.com/.