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“Land of the free because of the brave.”
On this Memorial Day, we want to thank our veterans, active service members and their families for all they do and remember those who gave their lives in protecting our precious freedoms. We’re forever grateful. » Read more
Love how Robert M. of Carmel, IN, the owner of Unit 3D1, captured this nightly “dinner call” right from his own lanai! » Read more
“Friendship is not about
whom you have known the longest;
it is about who came and never left your side.”
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, » Read more
Boop’s By the Bubble Room, a nostalgic, yummy, old-fashioned soda fountain, has just opened on Captiva Island adjacent to the popular restaurant.
Located in the stand-alone structure in the Bubble Room parking lot that was formerly home to the Bubble Room Emporium, the new ice cream parlor serves Love Boat ice cream, along with espresso coffees, pastries and — of course — » Read more
Longtime guest Susan M. from Tulsa, OK was quite literally shaking with joy when she came to show us her huuuge beach finds!
She found these two horse conchs right out in front of Ocean’s Reach!
The horse conch is the largest gastropod in the Gulf of Mexico and also the official state shell of Florida. Believe it or not, it can actually grow up to 24 inches long and weigh over 11 pounds! » Read more
First-time guest Andy M. from Marysville, OH sent us this “gallery worthy” shot of Ocean’s Reach.
He said, “I took this picture our first night here with my iPhone. No filter, no editing. What a beautiful place!”
Needless to say, we agree!
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Protecting and caring for our coastal ecosystems is something that we’re all passionate about, especially since Sanibel and Captiva islands provide crucial habitats for so many incredible species of shorebirds, sea turtles and sharks.
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) has launched the “Be a Life Saver” campaign to help strengthen awareness of how to protect and care for our coastal wildlife.
Click here, » Read more
Denzel Washington prepares for a scene while making the movie “Out of Time” on Boca Grande.
From the Fort Myers News-Press:
Zombies shuffle through downtown Fort Myers. A group of kids fight to save Cape Coral’s burrowing owls. Dakota Fanning kisses a boy on a Captiva Island beach.
And cameras were rolling to capture it all.
Film crews have visited our area many times over the years, » Read more
It’s not too late to put in your dibs for HGTV’s 2021 Smart Home, which just so happens to be located in Southwest Florida this year!
The fully furnished, technologically advanced home located down in Naples will go to the lucky winner of a sweepstakes that ends June 11.
“When we saw that Naples was named the #1 Happiest and Healthiest City in the U.S. » Read more