Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sanibel Island, Florida - The Shelling Capital of the World



Welcome to Sanibel Island, Florida!

As you leave Fort Myers and begin to cross the Sanibel Causeway, gulls, pelicans and terns herald your arrival - flying alongside your car, and you may possibly be greeted by jumping dolphins below in the water.

Here, mother nature has created a masterpiece of soft white sugary sand, soothing gulf breezes and abundant natural beauty. From the renowned and historic Sanibel Lighthouse, which beckons you to the shell strewn Gulf of Mexico beaches, to the meandering canals, Sanibel possibly has the best weather in the world.

But it's the beaches... garnished with tossing palm trees and whispering pines, it's miles and miles of beaches appeal to even the most finicky of beach enthusiasts.

Sniabel Island offers the best shelling in North America simply because of geography and the shape of the island. The term "Sanibel Stoop" and "Captiva Crouch" refers to the many visitors bending over and collecting their bounty of seashells. In fact, The non profit Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum features more than 30 exibits of mollusks from around the world, and are devoted to shells in art and history, shell habitat, rare specimens, fossil shells, and more. There is a hands on play area for children as well as videos and games.

Miles of white beaches are located throughout Sanibel and nearby Captiva island. Most beaches have nearby parking, restrooms, showers, grills, picnic tables and of course, miles and miles of sand. Some beaches have gentle waves perfect for little children - others have a bigger surf to slash and swim in the sun kissed Gulf.

Enjoy miles of scenic bike paths and walking paths that meander along the gulf and wind through wildlife habitat and quiet neighborhoods.

Sanibel is a barrier island sanctuary where over 67 percent of the lands on the island are protected.The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is second only to beaches as the island's top attraction, and is one of the top 5 most visited refuges in the US. Tram tours are the best and most eco friendly option with little impact on the environment, plus your experienced guides will help you spot wildlife that most visitors would never see on their own or would be able to identify. These guides take visitors past tidal mud flats and mangrove forests where spoonbills, herons, flamingos, egrets, pelicans, ibis, anhingas, bald eagles and many more birds may be observed.

Whether you're a fisherman angling for your early morning catch, a kamakaze pelican looking for his next meal or just want a nice quiet seafood dinner, there are many local restaurants and cafes for your dining pleasure. The island is pleasantly devoid of chain stores and restaurant, as well as big box stores, but is dotted with locally owned, colorful shops, galleries and restaurants.

The recently renovated Island Cinema and the Schoolhouse Theatre provide plenty of entertainment. The new city recreation center offers swimming and other activities.

The best way to experience this paradise is to stay right here on the islands. For information on a beautiful gulf side 3 bedroom condominium for rent, visit www.Shorewood2C.com.

INFORMATION: Sanibel Island, Florida Vacation Rental
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Sanibel Island, Florida Weekly Vacation Rental on the Gulf of Mexico



If you are seeking a relaxing, tranquil vacation - this is your dream vacation getaway located in Sanibel Island, Florida. 12 miles long and 5 miles wide, it accessible from Fort Myers via the Sanibel Causeway, a 3 mile stretch which consists of three separate bridge spans and two man-made causeway islands located between the bridges.
Located on Sanibel Island, Florida This beautifully updated Gulf-view condominium unit offers all the splendor of beach front living with all the comforts of home. A small, quiet complex, it features tennis courts in the front, as well as an uncrowded swimming pool.
Of course, the crown jewel is the beach! Here in Sanibel, mother nature has created a masterpiece of soft white sand, soothing gulf breezes and abundant natural beauty. From relaxing, to walking, to fishing to shelling, the beach is top attraction here at Shorewood!
Located on the third level, this spacious three bedroom, two bath condominium sleeps 6 people comfortably.
The large granite topped kitchen provides everything you need if you don't want to take advantage of the island's wonderful restaurants - stove, oven, coffee maker, microwave, filtered water - it's all here!
The combined living and dining room is anchored by the screened lanai, which overlooks the swimming pool and exquisite white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. It connects with an open balcony, directly off the master bedroom. There is no shortage of outdoor space for admiring this beautiful location.
Drift off to sleep in the spacious master bedroom, featuring a king sized bed and large bathroom, featuring a double his/ hers sink.
The furnishings throughout this home are very special: Many of the furniture pieces are made from retired Dhow sailing vessels from East Africa. All of the wood is at least 75 years old. Each piece is unique - they are handmade in Africa and all of the boats are used in some way. So, they are "green" as well as beautiful. Surely you will feel some of the character while you stay in this home. There is a piece above the pass-through to the kitchen that was carved from one piece of wood and is called "unity" - representing an entire village which is also from East Africa. On the sideboard is a picture on the sideboard of one of the Dhows.
Enjoy expansive Gulf views from the living and dining rooms, kitchen and master bedroom. Four televisions are available - two are High Definition with HBO.
Although the lure of the beach may want entice you to stay completely disconnected from work, for those who feel the need to be connected, wireless high speed internet access is available for your convenience.
Additionally, there are two twin beds in one bedroom, as well as a queen and twin bed in the second bedroom - with it's own balcony.
For more information on this vacation rental, view a video on the island and it's attractions, in addition to more photographs, visit www.Shorewood2C.com

INFO: Sanibel Florida Vacation Rental
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Monday, January 19, 2009

24 Malta, Hull, Massachusetts real estate (beach house)

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Renovations have just been completed on this spacious beach house located just steps from the ocean. Beautiful kitchen with beadboard cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Master suite offers four closets, a sitting area and bathroom with double vessel sinks set into a granite topped vanity. Hard to find 2 car garage! Outdoor hot/cold shower. New electrical, plumbing and siding. No detail has been overlooked.

INFO: WhiteCap Realty
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Monday, January 12, 2009

204 Marion Street, East Boston, Massachusetts condominium for sale

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Entertain on your furnished roof-top deck with gorgeous views of the Boston skyline. Completely renovated two years ago this condo is still appears brand new. The unit has deeded parking directly at the building with a shared guest space. The large maple eat in kitchen features elegant granite countertops. Additional features include air conditioning, laundry and storage. Gleaming hardwood floors are found throughout this condominium. Perfect for commuters, as this home is an easy walk to the T and a park. For more information, email Suzanne Hart at Suzanne.Hart@SothebysRealty.com

INFO: 508.341.1292
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6 Lee Street, Nashua, New Hampshire (North End) real estate



Energy Star Certified. This Nashua home was designed for the charm of the North End. Open concept, 9' ceilings,#1 Select hardwood floors & tile, designer cherry and granite kitchen with walk in pantry, master bedroom to fall in love with, huge marble shower with body jets/6'soaker. Fireplaces grace the master bedroom and family or living room. Central air conditioning, fenced yard, mature landscaping with brick walkway,wrap around Trex decks, daylight basement, shed. 75 yds to Greeley Park. For a personal tour, call Ken Gogan at (603) 879-0079.

INFO: Real Estate of New Hampshire
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