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Where To Watch Football on Fort Myers Beach

paradise : September 29, 2017 3:54 pm : Blog

Credit: Lighthouse Island Resort Inn & Suites, Fort Myers Beach, FL.

Fort Myers Beach is jam packed with a variety of great sports bars waiting to celebrate your favorite football team’s next win with you! After you’ve wrapped up a morning, afternoon or evening on the beach, put on your team’s colors and join visitors and locals alike as your cheer your team on from the heart of paradise, of course, with a drink in hand!

We’d like to mention a couple of them here for your discovery.

The Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites: Settle down under the Tiki for the big game! Fort Myers Beach’s very own Tiki Bar is a hub of Football activity. Home to more than 30 televisions, amazing drink specials and NFL Sunday Ticket,  Tiki Bar welcomes you to enjoy a round of beverages and their delicious appetizers and treats. Added bonus? The Tiki Bar is located just a short walk from Times Square at 1051 5th Avenue Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, just a short ride up the road from Gulfview Manor. They really know how to throw a sports party just about any day of the week.  www.lighthouseislandresort.com/fort-myers-beach-tiki-bar-grill/

Hooters located at 1600 Estero Blvd Ft Myers Beach, FL 33931 is a perennial favorite and also just minutes away.  Enjoy the wings, drinks and great sports fun!  http://hootersflorida.com/west-coast/

The Beached Whale at  1249 Estero Blvd.Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 serves up delicious BBQ , seafood either indoor or outdoor with no less than 20 TVs for your sports viewing pleasure!  https://www.thebeachedwhale.com/

The Sandbar & Grille can be found in the Santini Plaza at 7205 Estero Blvd Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 and is the place to be on the South end of the island, also stocked with fun drinks and great food popular with locals and visitors alike you will find 20 televisions fired up with the team of your choice no doubt ready to party the evening away with great sports events!  Steaks, seafood, pizza and pasta are served up with a side of fun! http://santinimarinashopping.com/dining.html

Anyway you choose you are guaranteed a great night of football out on the town during your stay with us at Gulfview Manor!

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Gulfview Manor: A Proud Sponsor of Roy Hobbs World Series!

paradise : August 28, 2017 4:15 pm : Blog

Roy Hobbs Baseball’s returns this fall for it’s signature event,  the annual Roy Hobbs World Series! Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2017, Roy Hobbs will invade  Fort Myers/Lee County at the spring training homes of the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, City of Palms Stadium, historic Terry Park– the site of MLB spring training from1925 through 1987, and the Player Development Complex, which is now the year-round home of Roy Hobbs Baseball.

Roy Hobbs Baseball is the gathering of more than 700 baseball teams from across the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe, representing more than 9,000 players who all come together to  participate in Roy Hobbs-sanctioned leagues and tournaments each year.

Roy Hobbs’ current national tournament play is in the following age groups:

  • Veterans 35-and-over, with a limited number of players 30-34
  • Masters (45-and-over)
  • Legends (53-and-over)
  • Classics (60-and-over)
  • Vintage (65-and-over)
  • Timeless (70-and-over)
  • Forever Young (75-and-over)

Who is Roy Hobbs? Roy Hobbs is the character in the book, “The Natural,” by Bernard Malmud, written in 1952, and turned into a Hollywood production in 1984, thrusting the fictional baseball hero Roy Hobbs on the American public.

The World Series in Fort Myers has grown from the 54 teams in 1993 to 240 in 2015, when more than 4,000 players participated, and champions were crowned in 24 divisions and more than 825 games were played.

Roy Hobbs Baseball also offers players the option of Locker Room accommodations at the World Series, where players get their own locker in a Major League locker room, complete with professional sports trainer services, laundry services, breakfast and snacks and post-game refreshments. Yes, there is a fee, but for 6+ days of full amenities, the locker room option usually sells out.

All divisions begin play on Sunday

  •  Veterans (35+) Division: October 21 – October 28
  •  Masters (45+) Division: October 28 – November 4
  •  Legends (53+) Division: November 4 – November 11
  •  Classics (60+) Division: November 11 – November 18
  •  Vintage (65+) Division: November 4 – November 11
  •  Timeless (70+) Division: November 11 – November 18
  •  Forever Young (75+) Division: November 4 – November 11

Register your team here: https://mastermindsinc.wufoo.com/forms/z1ai24cp0b5f0p9/

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What’s Happening At Lovers Key State Park?

paradise : July 27, 2017 4:07 pm : Blog

Credit: Friends of Lovers Key

Just minutes from our beautiful beach here at Gulfview Manor you will be able to enjoy one of our area’s premiere nature experiences in Lovers Key State Park.  

This is one of the most beautiful parks in the State and it’s all yours to enjoy while you’re visiting us.  This island was only accessible by boat, but now can easily be visited by car or boat.  The park is actually four barrier islands and is home to a myriad of wildlife all protected by law.

You will see manatee, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, bald eagles among others. Hiking, boating, kayaking are also available. Biking and hiking can be enjoyed along 5 mile long tracks.  Outdoor showers, trolleys to take you to and from the park areas are some of the amenities offered on the 712 acre park. Truly something for everyone!

The State has now approved a major renovation for the park in a new 3500 square foot Welcome Center.  Not only will this indoor space be used for exhibits, but also for group meetings and weddings etc.  The building which will be set on stilts for any kind of flooding will be large enough for the trams to park underneath bringing guests to and from the parking lots and beaches.  The grant will only cover the cost of the building but not the exhibits which can cost as much as $800,000. Check out the efforts of The Friends of Lovers Key here.

For tour reservations, rentals and to plan your next event at the park please call (239)765-7788

Call: (239)765-7788.

Located on County Road 865 between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach in Lee County.

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Water Safety on Fort Myers Beach

paradise : June 15, 2017 8:44 am : Blog

Ahh, summer! Nothing like taking a dip in the pool or going for a swim in the Gulf to get in that summertime mood. With a private, resort guest only pool and a location just steps from the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, part of the fun of a Gulf View Manor getaway is enjoying the water. This summer, and really, all year long, we want our guests to be educated and well versed in the best water safety practices to maximize the fun and eliminate the chances of a water accident.

Know Your Limits

Swimming is so much fun — but if you’re not a good swimmer or you’re just learning to swim, don’t go in water too deep. Make sure you can always touch the ground. Also, swim at your own pace, don’t try to keep up with skilled swimmers.

If you are a skilled swimmer that is comfortable in the water, look out for your friends and family who may not be quite as comfortable. If it seems like they (or you) are getting tired or a little uneasy, help them out and offer to take a break with them.

Buddy Up!

Always swim with a partner. Whether you’re swimming in a backyard pool or in a lake. Even experienced swimmers can become tired or get muscle cramps, which might make it difficult to get out of the water. When people swim together, they can help each other or go for help in case of an emergency.

Be Prepared

Learning some life-saving skills, such as CPR and rescue techniques, can help you save a life.

Swim In Safe Areas, Avoid Currents

When Swimming in an open body of water, such as the Gulf, you need more energy to handle the currents and other changing conditions in the open water. If you find yourself caught in a current, don’t panic and don’t fight the current. Try to swim parallel to the shore until you can get out of the current, which is usually a narrow channel of water. Gradually try to make your way back to shore as you do so. If you’re unable to swim away from the current, stay calm and float with the current. The current will usually slow down, then you can swim to shore.

Watch the Sun and Stay Hydrated

The summer sun can get intense on Fort Myers Beach and the sun reflecting off the water or sand can intensify the rays. Apply and reapply sunscreen for the entire duration of time you are outside. You may not know you are getting burned until it is too late. Cover up, wear a hat, UV protective sunglasses and any shade you may have! In the intense heat, it is easy to get dehydrated, especially if you are active and sweating. Bring plenty of water with you to the beach to prevent dehydration. If you feel dizzy, lightheaded or nauseous, you may be experiencing dehydration and/or overheating.

Now that you’ve brushed up on the best water safety tips—get out there and enjoy the waters of Fort Myers Beach!

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Fort Myers Beach Nightlife

paradise : May 18, 2017 11:57 am : Blog

Credit: Castaway’s Bar and Grill

Summer is almost here, and plenty of unforgettable nights on the beach await. You’ve sunbathed, you’ve shelled, you’ve laid by the pool, and you’ve explored the island. After a long island day, enjoy watching sun go down from the sand or your gulf front lanai. As the summer temperatures cool down, venture out from your condo for a little bit of nightlife on the east end of Fort Myers Beach. Avoid the hustle and bustle of Times Square and settle in for a night at low key local haunts where you’re sure to make memories you won’t soon forget.

Thrown on some flip flops and hit the sand for a gulf side stroll to your first stop of the evening, the Tiki Bar. Located at a resort next door, the Tiki Bar located literally on thesand, is open to the public and offers some of the coolest tropical cocktails and live music in the area. Open every night until your toes in the sand and the sound of the gulf in your ears.

If you’re chomping at the bit for some great local seafood and amazing drink specials, head just a few minutes south of our property to Pinchers, a laid-back seafood eatery. Though there are a few Pincher’s restaurants in the area, the restaurant closest to us the Pinchers Tiki Bar makes this location a must-do. Their delicious seafood and location on the sand makes Pinchers one of our local favorites.

Just another minute south is Santini Plaza, a shopping and dining center that is home to so many nightlife options, it’ll make your head spin! Start at the South Beach Grille for an upscale beach dining and drinking experience. Work your way to Skye’s for the island’s best Mexican food (and margaritas!) Next, Castaways’ Bar and Grill is your best opportunity to hang with locals and snowbirds. This chill tavern with comfort food, pool and plenty of TVs broadcasting your favorite sports games is sure to make you feel like you’ve found your very own home sweet home on Fort Myers Beach.

Looking for a family-friendly spot to enjoy the last minutes of your Fort Myers Beach Day? Grab a cone at Truly Scrumptious Homestyle Restaurant. With over 30 different kinds of ice cream. Want a real sweet treat? Sip on a root beer float, munch on a banana split or take a bite out of their many homemade desserts including brownies, pineapple coconut banana cake, New York crumb and more.

Regardless of how you choose to spend your evening, there is no better feeling than laying your head down in your Gulf View Manor condo is always the best way to end your evening, Sweet dreams.

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