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We have redesigned SunshineRental.com to make it easy for you to find information on Fort Myers vacation rental condominiums and homes. The new site includes a comprehensive listing of all of our rental properties in Fort Myers Florida. View maps and photos for each of our vacation destinations. We also offer vacation rentals in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Please visit our new web site at SunshineRental.com.

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July 4th Weekend in Fort Myers

Make travel plans for your next summer vacation. Celebrate July 4th with a getaway weekend in Fort Myers, Florida. Below is a list of events scheduled in the Ft. Myers area.

Calendar of Events (source: fortmyers.org)

July 4
Fourth of July on the Beach
Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier & Times Square, Ft. Myers Beach
(239) 454-7500

July 4
Independence Day Festival
Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers
http://www.centennialpark.com/events/fjuly.html

July 4
Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Periwinkle Way and Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel Island
(239) 472-1080

July 4 and 5
Red, White and BOOM

Cape Coral Pkwy, Cape Coral
(239) 549-6900
http://www.capecoralchamber.com/chamber/events.asp


Need a place to stay in Ft. Myers this summer?
Enjoy more time at the beach or at the golf course. Check out travel specials and photos and listings for vacation home and condo rentals in Fort Myers, Florida at Sunshinerental.com.

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New Fort Myers Vacation Home Rental Listing

A vacation home rental is available in Palm Tree Escape. Reserve this south Fort Myers, Florida property for your spring or summer vacation starting at $495 per week. View details and a photo gallery of this new rental listing at http://www.sunshinerental.com/palm-tree-escape.html

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Vacation in Sebring Florida – and stick to your budget!!

Enjoy all that Florida has to offer without breaking your budget!! Sebring is known for economic golfing packages, great fishing, and for the 12 hours of Sebring annual American Le Mans Series Race.  There are also many outdoor activities to enjoy while in the area including visiting Highland Hammocks State Park, Fishing, Boating, and Walking/running/or biking along the 11 mile paved path around Lake Jackson.  After visiting the area, you will be drawn back again and again.

 If you are coming from out of the area, book your accommodations early; they book well in advance. Visit http://www.SunshineRental.com to view rentals in the Sebring area.

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Upcoming Events – Reasons to Visit Fort Myers

Planning a vacation in Ft. Myers, Florida? Here are other reasons to visit Fort Myers in March and April according to the Chamber of Commerce.

March 2009

Annual Lee County Reading Festival
The Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park
http://www.lee-county.com/library/ReadingFestivalHome.htm

Fort Myers Springs Boat Show
Lee Civic Center, North Fort Myers, Florida
http://www.fortmyersboatshow.com

71st Annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show
The Sanibel Community Association and
The Sanibel – Captiva Shell Club
2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida, 33957

Greek Fest – Greek Food, Music, Dance and Family Fun
Annuciation Greek Orthodox Church
8210 Cypress Lake Dr. Fort Myers, Florida
(239) 481- 2099

Annual All- Florida Championship Rodeo
Arcadia (124 Heard Street, right off of US Highway 17).
http://www.arcadiarodeo.com

Fort Myers Shrimp Festival
Fort Myers Beach
(Lynn Hall Park, Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach, FL)
(239) 454-7500
http://www.fl-seafood.com/consumers/festivals/ftmyers_festival.htm

Annual Lehigh Spring Festival
Veterans Park, Lehigh
(55 South Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres, FL, 33936)
(239) 229-9318
http://www.lehighspringfestival.com/main.html

Bonita Springs Tomato and Seafood Festival
Bonita Recreation Center, Bonita Springs
(239) 334-7007

Cape Coral Sounds of Jazz
Jaycee Park 4125 SE 20th Place Cape Coral, FL
(239) 573-3122
Dates: To be announced

April 2009

Fort Myers River and Blues Festival
Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers
(10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers)
Dates: April 19th, 2009
(239) 229-9825
http://www.riverandbluesfestival.com

Sanibel/ Captiva Taste of the Islands
Sanibel Community Park
(2221 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island)
(239) 472-3644

If you are looking for a Fort Myers vacation home or condo rental at a great price, please check out the listings and photos at sunshinerental.com.

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Fort Myers is a Top Travel Destination in a Down Ecomomy

The Associated Press reports that in January 2009, travelers are starting to flock towards smaller U.S. cities.  According to a study of American Express Travel bookings, one of the top destinations during the current economic downturn is Fort Myers, Florida.

Fort Myers is known for its beaches and its proximity to golf courses. The Fort Myers area includes other top travel destinations such as Sanibel Island and Bonita Springs. Currently, Ft. Myers is also a hot spot for Major League Baseball Spring Training as it is the spring home for the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox.

Find a vacation rental home or condo at sunshinerental.com. View photos of the rental properties in Fort Myers and book your rental today. Hurry! Prices are low and rentals are being reserved quickly.

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Spring Training 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida

Major League Baseball’s Spring Training begins at the end of the second week of February 2009. Pitchers and catchers report for the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers during that time. The first Spring Training game for the 2009 season in Ft. Myers is on February 25th between the Twins and Red Sox. The game will be the first of five meetings between the two baseball teams that train in Fort Myers during the spring.

Plan your spring vacation in Florida and reserve your Fort Myers vacation home or condo rental for the 2009 Spring Training season. See a complete list of available Florida vacation rental homes or condos in Ft. Myers here:

Vacation Home Rentals in Fort Myers, Florida

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Start Planning Your Holiday Vacation in Fort Myers – Florida’s Gulf Coast

It’s not too late to make last minute plans for your family’s holiday vacation in Florida. Enjoy Florida vacation spots in the Fort Myers area this holiday season. Many Florida vacation rentals will be available this December and January. Don’t delay! View available vacation rental condos or homes to begin planning your vacation.

Fort Myers is located on Florida’s west coast just two hours south of Tampa and about three hours southwest of Orlando. The spring training location for the Boston Red Sox, the city offers access to gulf coast beaches and over 50 golf courses. Of course, the Fort Myers area usually presents tourists, who are looking for a getaway from colder weather elsewhere, with sunny, warmer weather.  (Note: However, sometimes at night, it does get into the mid-40’s here in Southwest Florida!)

See a complete list of available Florida vacation rental homes or condos in Ft. Myers here:

Florida Vacation Rental Properties

Happy Holidays!

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Things to do in Fort Myers Florida

Fort Myers, FL offers many fun in the sun activities, but there is much more to Ft Myers than just outdoor activities.  In fact, there are many Fort Myers Attractions to visit and behold.  Here are my top ten:

  1. Caluso Nature Center and Planetarium
  2. Edison & Ford Winter Estates
  3. Lovers Key State Park
  4. Bailey – Matthews Shell Museum
  5. Captiva Beach
  6. Lighthouse Beach Park
  7. Thomas Edison Laboratory & Museum
  8. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
  9. Sanibel Lighthouse
  10. Manatee World Boat Tours
I will tell you more about each Fort Myers Florida attraction in later blogs, but I just wanted to give my top ten.  Of course, there is always Fort Myers Beach or Bonita Beach to visit as well.  And, of course, if you are visiting Fort Myers, you will want to look for the best possible Fort Myers Vacation Home Rentals.  Look no further than SunshineRental.com!
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Sunshine Rental Offers Great Deals on Fort Myers Vacation Rental Homes

Ft Myers, FL is the final destination of many who are taking a Southwest Florida vacation. The beautiful beaches, eclectic shopping and fine dining attract many northerners and Europeans. Most look to save on their Fort Myers Florida Hotel, but often the pricing has a floor that it cannot go below. So, the next progression in finding savings is looking at alternative to hotels. One such alternative is a Ft Myers Vacation Home Rental.

Sunshine Rental has been offering vacation rental homes and condos in the Fort Myers Florida area for many years. In doing so, at www.sunshinerental.com, Sunshine Rental has learned exactly for which the vacation rental customer is looking. The number one quality in a vacation rental condo in Fort Myers is value. Every traveler would like to have a great place to stay for a relatively low price. So, Sunshine Rental is now offering a Fort Myers Vacation Rental for only $295 a week in the off season. This amazing deal on a Southwest Florida Vacation is in response to years of experience.

This incredible deal is available on www.sunshinerental.com or by contacting Sunshine Rental directly at Kevin (at) SunshineRental (dot) com. $295 a week works out to about $42 per night, so the value is evident when combined with the additional amenities of staying at a vacation home rental (see http://www.homeaway.com/travel/site/ha/why-vacation-rentals for more reasons to stay at a vacation rental versus a hotel).

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