Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-14-2009, 07:33 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Mackhopp's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Ottawa , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 587
Images: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by danalee View Post
My parents lived in Melbourne, Florida , for almost 30 years and no offense to the folks that live there but there are not that many things to do in the area. We are taking a trip to NW Florida the first week of March to check out from Destin to Crystal River.
Hmmm.... That's interesting - thanks for mentioning this. I'm trying to plan a Florida trip for next (early) spring and was thinking of Melbourne Beach (Melbourne Beach Outdoor Resorts of America). They seem to receive great reviews on rvparkreviews.com

I've never been to Melbourne Beach. Been to St. Augustine, Daytona, and Tampa area many times. Wanted to try something different this year. Want a beach, a pool and a Target (not in any particular order). We're a couple of working Canadians with 2 kids who want to find R&R for a few weeks down in the Florida sun...

But I may have to re-think my decision, or else do a bit more research on the matter.

Good luck with everyone's Florida travel plans.

Cheers
__________________

__________________
[SIZE=1]Michelle & family
[COLOR=Blue] 2005 28' International CCD
Mackhopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2010, 09:26 AM   #16
4 Rivet Member
 
pilgrim's Avatar
 
2007 25' International CCD
Sugar Grove , Ohio
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 346
FOLKS,

There's a bunch of us following this thread. We're planning to winter in FL starting next winter but have no idea of where to go. We've never been. We've been thinking about AZ and have done days of research but when we think of brown desert and no shade, FL keeps looking better. We don't know a thing about FL except my father lived in Kissimmee for 25 years after his retirement - I only visited in July and found it to be very hot! When I did get there in the winter, I found traffic to be nearly unbearable with the DIsney crowd. We're thinking further south might be more enjoyable - but again, no idea about where. We've been studying Trailer Life's reports on all the cgs and then checking rvparkreviews - wouldn't go anywhere without them! Nothing like comments from real travelers to know about a campground so PLEASE keep your comments coming - we (and I know there must be others) are watching anxiously. Thank you for the thread.
__________________

__________________
pilgrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 07:30 AM   #17
2 Rivet Member
 
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 Argosy 28
1978 Argosy 24
Travelers Rest , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 25
Last winter we had no idea where we want to go in Florida. Then we found Paradise Park and Punta Gorda Florida. We love the area and things to do. The park is out of town so you don't have to deal with the noise and traffic that you would find in a tourist location. We bought in Paradise during our second visit and love the park and people. I think it is probablly one of the best deals in SW Florida. There are several places availabe for sale and rent there now. Large heated swimming pool and all the golf you want on our 9 hole course. We would love some of you to come visit.
PS It is a 55+ community
__________________
Richard & Linda
Tumbleweed ('78 Argosy)
Travelers Rest, SC
stillcove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 06:20 PM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
2002 34' Classic
Tecumseh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 37
Pilgrim ; Have a look at this place...we really love it there... Vacation Rental Homes, Sarasota. Florida. Mobile Home parks, RV Rentals, Camps Tenting, Vacation homes for Sale in Sarasota Florida

Cheers, P.
__________________
PaulO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 06:47 PM   #19
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
lewster's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,281
Quote:
Originally Posted by stillcove View Post
Last winter we had no idea where we want to go in Florida. Then we found Paradise Park and Punta Gorda Florida. We love the area and things to do. The park is out of town so you don't have to deal with the noise and traffic that you would find in a tourist location. We bought in Paradise during our second visit and love the park and people. I think it is probablly one of the best deals in SW Florida. There are several places availabe for sale and rent there now. Large heated swimming pool and all the golf you want on our 9 hole course. We would love some of you to come visit.
PS It is a 55+ community

AHHHHHHHH, that rings a bell ....!! I have been there a few times doing service work on the large class 'A' diesels that are in the park in winter. IIRC, it used to be an Airstream Only park, but then changed to letting anyone over 55 in to purchase or rent. Still a good number of airstreams residing in the park. It sure is quiet out there....miles from anywhere...........
__________________
Lew Farber...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician...RVIA Certified Master Tech ...AM Solar Authorized Installation Center...AIRSTREAM Solar & Electrical Specialist...Micro Air 'Easy Start' Sales and Installations
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 07:33 PM   #20
4 Rivet Member
 
bobandcarla's Avatar
 
2005 25' Classic
Pelham , New Hampshire
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 445
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macfrodge View Post
Hmmm.... That's interesting - thanks for mentioning this. I'm trying to plan a Florida trip for next (early) spring and was thinking of Melbourne Beach (Melbourne Beach Outdoor Resorts of America). They seem to receive great reviews on rvparkreviews.com

I've never been to Melbourne Beach. Been to St. Augustine, Daytona, and Tampa area many times. Wanted to try something different this year. Want a beach, a pool and a Target (not in any particular order). We're a couple of working Canadians with 2 kids who want to find R&R for a few weeks down in the Florida sun...

But I may have to re-think my decision, or else do a bit more research on the matter.

Good luck with everyone's Florida travel plans.

Cheers

We spent two winter seasons at this place and loved it. Lots to do and nice people. We are building a house in Clermont so we won't be there but we think this place is great. PS...lots of Canadians!
__________________
Bob & Carla
05 classic 25'
WBCCI # 1836
bobandcarla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 09:08 AM   #21
2 Rivet Member
 
2006 25' Safari
Buffalo Grove , Illinois
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 25
Blog Entries: 2
Anyone been to BlueWater Key RV Resort in the Keys? We are looking to find reasonable rates for the winter, Dec. through Jan.

Thanks
Airhaus
__________________
airhaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 09:15 AM   #22
Rivet Master
 
richinny's Avatar
 
2011 34' Classic
Westchester Cty.NY , / Miami FL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,122
i think it will be very difficult to find an opening during those months at this late date. don't delay making your plans!
__________________
Ricky
2012 F150 Super Crew 5-1/2' bed Ecoboost 4x4 3.73 elec. lock diff. Propride hitch
give life. kidney & pancreas transplant 9/9/06
Ingrid-my unofficial '"World's Oldest Streamer" 1909-2008 R.I.P.
richinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 10:10 AM   #23
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
lewster's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,281
Quote:
Originally Posted by airhaus View Post
Anyone been to BlueWater Key RV Resort in the Keys? We are looking to find reasonable rates for the winter, Dec. through Jan.

Thanks
Airhaus
You surely won't find 'reasonable' rates at BlueWater Key at that time of year!!!
__________________
Lew Farber...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician...RVIA Certified Master Tech ...AM Solar Authorized Installation Center...AIRSTREAM Solar & Electrical Specialist...Micro Air 'Easy Start' Sales and Installations
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 07:14 PM   #24
3 Rivet Member
 
DougZ's Avatar
 
1972 27' Overlander
Venice , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 180
I would try the state parks the first year. Florida has some of the best and most economical state parks you can find. This will give you an over view of the state and then you can choose next winter where you would like to stay. My favorites are Myakka and Hillsborough rive state parks.
__________________
DougZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 09:07 PM   #25
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Cape Coral , Florida
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 20
Destination SW Florida

We have a few things in common . . . Airstreams, boats and Florida. We have canal waterfront homes in both Marathon and in Cape Coral (we can boat from one house to the other). There are far more destiations for sailing in the keys than on the SW coast.

Included (but not limited to) are all of the Bahamas. Key West and literally hundreds of other islands await you in the keys. We sail them extensively and still only have a taste!

There are many RV parks in the keys that front the water, but as mentioned earlier, you need much advance notice and $ to secure what you want. As a sailor, you are probably used to being on the hook, so anchoring anywhere next to the RV park is easy and free.

There are also private homes on the water that will rent a spot for your Airstream. That would be alot cheaper than a park . . especially full time or many months per year.

If you havn't checked the keys . . .


craig
__________________
cmreumund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 07:20 PM   #26
1 Rivet Member
 
Bowling Green , Kentucky
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 10
Craig, How does one locate private homes that will rent a spot for airstreams? That sounds so much better than any RV park to me. Thanks.
__________________
Stephen Ky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2011, 11:29 AM   #27
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Cape Coral , Florida
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 20
Stephen

Not sure since I've never had to look for one. But maybe try the local rental agencies that rent out vacation homes (realtors). The owners would be subject to local restrictions for parking trailers/campers/RVs, but the realtors may know of the rules and which of their owners need the money and would rent their lots or driveways.

I have neighbors in Marathon that keep their big RV in their drive for 6 months at a time, so I think Marathon may be one place to begin looking. I doubt there are local ordinances in most of Marathon. Bahia Honda has dumping station at the state park, only 10 miles from Marathon.

You can search realtors in Marathon to begin.

Craig
__________________
cmreumund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 11:01 AM   #28
1 Rivet Member
 
rt08's Avatar
 
2010 27' FB International
Inver Grove Heights , Minnesota
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 11
SW Florida

We are new to this forum.

We have just returned to Minnesota from SW Florida. For the past three years we have spent two weeks (in January) at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey, which is immediately south of Sarasota. We love this campground, although we did make our reservations 11 months in advance. We have spent the months of February and March at Camp Venice Retreat in Venice. We are very comfortable there and will return next year for three months. We are taking ownership of our new 2010 International 27FB in about two weeks, so we are very excited! So, if you find yourself there next winter, stop by and say hello!

We have also stayed in parks on the Panhandle, St. Augustine, near Tampa and Homosassa and will share any information you would like.
__________________

__________________
rt08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Destination: MAINE iHayley On The Road... 7 06-29-2008 08:33 AM
Fist trip in the Safari, destination Ft. Mosquito Van On The Road... 1 06-19-2006 07:27 AM
Destination please.... SilverToy Our Community 2 12-17-2005 08:36 AM
Colorado Destination Recommendation? Bob Boucneau On The Road... 13 10-01-2003 04:48 PM
hawaii destination... brunoffrance Our Community 2 07-23-2003 05:59 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.