Old Florida Vacation Rental Homes – Short Term Vacation Rentals Near Sebastian

Author: , July 31st, 2017

Old Florida Vacation Rental Homes

Short Term Vacation Rentals Near Sebastian

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong

Married couple Glenn Powell and Scott Kimberly were vacationing in Florida when a friend drove them to the small, historic town of Roseland just outside of Sebastian. They saw a property that was once owned by the Goodrich family – an iconic name in the rubber industry. Glenn and Scott fell in love with the riverfront compound and were soon making plans to leave their Georgia home to embrace the old Florida way of life…but with modern amenities!

“We had a vision in our minds of what Florida should be like. We had visited the big cities where everything was built up in every available space and that just wasn’t Florida to us. When we found this property on the riverfront, with a view of the railroad bridge, ancient oak trees covered in Spanish moss, fruit trees and the 1920s era architecture, we felt like we were in the Florida we had always envisioned,” Glenn told us.

We asked Scott what atmosphere or vibe they want their guests to experience.

“This place is so relaxing, so different from other Florida experiences, that we just hope our guests come and embrace the peace and tranquility here. Just embrace it and enjoy it,” he said.

Roseland is a charming town where many streets are still unpaved. You will even find baskets of mangoes in residents’ yards beside signs reading “free mangoes.”

Henry Flagler’s railroad brought a depot and water tower to Roseland in the 1890s. Some of the structures date back to the early 1900s including the Roseland Community Center which is a short stroll from Glenn and Scott’s rentals along a sandy road.

Somehow, Glenn and Scott have taken a historic structure and property and maintained the historic charisma but equipped it with all the modern conveniences.

We stayed in Glenn and Scott’s Poolside Cabana. It was once a carriage house. Now, it is the ultimate in air conditioned, beautifully and tastefully decorated comfort. The huge 1928 era swimming pool rests irresistibly just out the door inviting guests in for a refreshing clothing optional dip.

If you are looking for a short term vacation rental with an old Florida feel where you can embrace peace and tranquility, this is the place.

​Old Florida Vacation Rental Homes

Poolside Cabana in Roseland (North Sebastian), Florida
* Historic Sebastian Riverfront
* Perfect getaway for swimming, boating, and relaxing
* Sleeps 2-4 – 1 BR / 1 BA
* $1200/week – $3300/month
* Poolside guest house
* Direct riverfront
* Newly renovated
* Boat dock access
* 1 BR, 1 BA
* Sleeps 2-4

Riverside Cottage in Roseland (North Sebastian), FL
* Breezy Florida home that time forgot
* Brand new private pool for 2009
* Sleeps 4-6 – 2 BR / 1 BA
* $1000/week – $3000/month
* Breezy cottage in a classic Florida style
* Floors newly refinished throughout with cool terrazzo tiles
* New private solar-heated pool
* 2 BR, 1 BA with bonus room
* Sleeps 4-6

1924 Guest House in Roseland (North Sebastian), FL
* With boat dock access to the St Sebastian River
* Boat dock access included!
* Sleeps 4-5 – 2 BR / 2 BA
* $1000/week – $2500/month
* Historic early 20th century guest house
* Newly renovated and updated
* Refinished wood floors
* Clawfoot tub and restored vintage fixtures
* 2 BR, 2 BA, with additional sleeping space

Vintage Florida Bungalow in Wabasso (Vero Beach), FL
* Charming carefree home near beaches
* Minutes from the beaches!
* Sleeps 4-6 – 2 BR / 1 BA
* $900/week – $2400/month
* Least expensive private vacation home rental in the Vero Beach/Sebastian area!
* Just 5 minutes to the beach!
* Comfortable bungalow in classic Florida style
* 2 BR, 1 BA
* Sleeps 4-6

For more information, visit Old Florida Vacation Rental Homes or phone 772-532-8386

Article by Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
Copyright 2017 Sunny Harbor Publishing
Sunny Harbor Publishing, PO Box 560318, Rockledge, FL 32956
Phone: 321-446-7552
Email: SunnyHarborPublishing@yahoo.com
Website: www.SunnyHarborPublishing.org

White Oak Inn – Gay Friendly Danville, Ohio B&B

Author: , July 31st, 2017

White Oak Inn - Danville, Ohio

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Welcome to the perfect getaway – White Oak Inn sits on a quiet country road in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. Our Ohio inn has been consistently voted by our guests as one of the top bed and breakfast country inns in the US.

The White Oak Inn is known for its great service, wonderful food and top-notch accommodations.

Whether you’d rather relax and do nothing, or enjoy an adventure-packed weekend, you can find it here. Enjoy that book you’ve been planning to read on the front porch swings while you watch the hummingbirds and butterflies. Ortake part in one of our murder mysteries!

There’s also canoeing, golfing, cycling or fishing for the more adventurous. Or you can take a drive around the countryside and discover wineries, shops, antiques, auctions and many other great local attractions.

The White Oak Inn is in the heart of Ohio, just a short drive from Columbus or Cleveland, near to Kenyon College, the whimsical Longaberger Basket headquarters and the historic Roscoe Village.

You’ll also find the the Kokosing Gap Trail Mohican Valley Trail in nearby Danville.

The inn boasts fourteen private acres where you can relax, enjoy nature or socialize. Our two luxury log-cabin cottages (“The Acorns”), and our rooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzi style whirlpool tubs are perfect for honeymoons and anniversaries.

We also welcome well-behaved pets in two of our guest house rooms. Our indoor cat, Rascal, likes to snooze on the window seat on the staircase. Our outdoor cat, Bijoux will snuggle with you on the front porch gliders. The barn is home to our two pet sheep, Buster and Butterfly, our four barn cats, Eenie, Meenie, Miney and Mo and an assortment of pigeons.

Looking for the perfect getaway for your next vacation? Come stay with us at the White Oak Inn in Danville, Ohio.

See the White Oak Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Ohio

The Pyramids of the Louvre – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , July 31st, 2017

Pyramids of the Louvre

The Pyramids of the Louvre Museum are Photogenic at Night – so forget about Monalisa. There are only few people visiting the famed museum in Paris at night and you can get all the selfies you want. Seeing Monalisa? Ha! Good luck getting a good view and a selfie with her.

The Louvre Pyramid is also a beauty during the day. But, I didn’t have that same feeling of awe while visiting it at night. It’s really a good thing that on my first night in Paris, I went here and boy, I was flabbergasted. It’s a postcard perfect view wherever you’ll be and whichever angle you’ll take.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Lesbian Tacoma – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , July 31st, 2017

lesbian Tacoma

I knew that during my month in Seattle, I wanted to explore Washington beyond the ‘Emerald City’ and the first place on my list was lesbian Tacoma, which shares the international airport SEA-TAC with Seattle. The cities do not only share an airport, but a stunning location right on the shores of Puget Sound, one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the Pacific Northwest.

While I found that most Seattleites tend to look down on Tacoma, I found the city to be surprisingly charming with lots of things to offer visitors – so many that I returned several times. So if you are visiting Seattle or the surrounding region, or road tripping around the Pacific Northwest, I’d recommend stopping in Tacoma. And since Tacoma is less than one hour from downtown Seattle, you may even consider booking your accommodation here – hotels in Tacoma are much cheaper than a Seattle hotel.

Here are five reasons why Tacoma is well worth a visit:

1 THE BRIDGE OF GLASS AND GLASS ART

What Tacoma is best known for is its glass art, and if you are not a fan of glass art already, you will be after a visit to the Museum of Glass. The famous glass sculptor Dale Chihuly was born here, and his remarkable glass blown sculptures can be seen all over the world. If you are planning to visit the Chihuly Gardens in Seattle, you also have to add the Tacoma Museum of Glass to your itinerary. In addition to installations by Chihuly, glass blown pieces from other glass artists around the world are displayed here, and there is a glassblowing studio on site.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

Tacoma Gay Travel Resources

Events: Boogie N’ Blues Festival

Author: , July 31st, 2017

Events: Boogie N’ Blues Festival! http://glynnhouse.com/events/ The White Mountains Boogie N’ Blues Festival is the largest outdoor blues festival in New Hampshire. The festival is entering it’s 21st year. The festival features award winning blues artists. This year’s line up is fantastic! http://www.whitemountainboogie.com/festival-lineup.php Festival patrons will also enjoy food vendors, craft vendors and a climbing wall. Blues fans will enjoy fireworks on Saturday evening. The blues festival is held in the heart of the nearby White Mountains. The boogie stage is in a natural amphitheater located on a 72 acre pasture. Have fun at the Boogie N’ Blues Festival August 18 – 20.

Book your GLBT friendly Boogie N’ Blues Festival accommodation at the Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments and early evening wine and cheese are offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Venture away from the Inn and experience the delights of New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. Art galleries, antiques and ‘tax free’ shopping options will entice the most discerning shopper. Cultural activities include concerts reflecting every genre and four professional theaters. Vineyards and micro breweries offer complimentary tastings and exceptional products. Outdoor enthusiasts can experience lakes and mountains, outdoor adventure, plus endless hiking trails. Guests are eligible for some terrific local activity discounts too. Everyone can enjoy scenic drives along New Hampshire’s tranquil country roads. Great local dining options will satisfy your palette. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn and local activities. Book Your ‘Boogie N’ Blues Festival’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

Events: 7th Anniversary Bash

Author: , July 29th, 2017

Events: 7th Anniversary Bash http://glynnhouse.com/events/ After 7 years of presenting hundreds upon hundreds of world class live events, the Flying Monkey want to thank our loyal fans and guests. Come celebrate the Monkey’s birthday and pay only $1 dollar for every year since the Flying Monkey opened its doors! Your awesome night of music will include Entrain and Copilot. The eclectic Martha’s Vineyard-based six piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since its inception. Veterans all, their collective resume includes stints with such diverse players as Bo Diddley, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Southside Johnny, James Mongomery, Flor De Cana, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears. You’d be hard-pressed to define Copilot. The Massachusetts-based group are made up of powerhouse vocalist Maggie Quealy, charismatic frontman Ry McDonald, bassist Austin Beveridge, and drummer Dylan Allwine. Together, Copilot aren’t so much making music as they are crafting an experience. Celebrate 7 years of the Flying Monkey August 4.

Book your Flying Monkey accommodation at the GLBT friendly Glynn House Inn. Guests enjoy gracious surroundings, delicious food, uncompromising service and genuine hospitality. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is served at separate tables in the Victorian dining room. A full gluten free breakfast menu is always available. Afternoon refreshments are available daily. Early evening wine and cheese is offered daily. Bring your favorite four-footed canine pal. Reserve one of five pet friendly rooms. Pamper yourself and book an in-room massage. Available in most guest rooms.

Are you looking for other summer activities during your visit? Venture away from the Inn and explore NH’s spectacular White Mountains and Lakes Regions. You can enjoy ATV rides, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and zip line. More sedentary options include boat rides, train journeys and scenic drives. Shoppers will appreciate local antique emporiums, art galleries and a range of unique tax free shopping options. Inn guests enjoy savings on many summer activities. View the Glynn House website http://www.glynnhouse.com for additional information about the Inn, special offers and local activities. Book Your ‘7th Anniversary Bash’ Accommodation Now! http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=glynnhse or call (603) 968 3775.

 

Gay Bogota – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , July 29th, 2017

Gay Bogota

Ever been to a club with 8,000 other gay boys with 13 rooms spread across 5 floors?

Neither had we, until we went to Theatron club in Colombia’s capital city, gay Bogota. The gay scene here is all about this infamous mega club, which is the largest in Latin America. It’s like no other place we’ve ever been to and certainly the largest gay club we’ve visited.

Gay Bogota - StefanThere is of course more to the big city than Theatron club, with many different gay places to hang out. We’ve put together our detailed guide to the best gay bars and clubs in Bogota, the best gay friendly places to stay and our favourite sightseeing things to do.

Gay Bogota Bars

Gay Bogota has a really large gay scene, with many many gay bars. The majority are based around Carrera 9 street between Calles 58 to 60 in the Chapinero neighbourhood. There are far too many to list them all here, so we’ve highlighted the ones we visited and loved:

El Recreo de Adan: one of the coolest gay bars we’ve been to with a seating area where you can play classic boardgames like Connect Four and Uno with your friends. We love the atmosphere here, made sweeter by the super cute charming waiters. As a bonus, there’s not one, but two El Recreo de Adans, one in Chapinero on Carrera 9A #59-85 (open everyday from 5pm), the other in the Zona Rosa neighbourhood on Carrera 12A #79-45 (open Tues-Sun from 5pm).

Estacion: this is a more intimate gay bar in Bogota and ideal to come for a few cocktails before heading to the almighty Theatron! Estacion has a cover charge of 6,000 pesos ($2) and is open everyday till 3am, located at Calle 62 #7-13.

Brokeback Mountain: one of the popular karaoke gay bars of Bogota and a fun place to hang out with friends. Brokeback Mountain is open everyday till late and is located at Calle 60 on the second floor of #9-28.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Colombia Gay Travel Resources

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Overlook Farm on the Mississippi

Author: , July 29th, 2017

Overlook Farm

Sometimes we want to go someplace and relax and we do mean REALLY relax.  Earlier this month we drove to the Overlook Farm located in Clarksville, Missouri right on the Mississippi River about 75 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.  It is a 327 acre working farm.

Fish to fowl to honey, or eggs to herbs, their vast farm offerings are cultivated following organic practices.  Animals are raised on a renewable feast of fresh grass and are in wide open spaces.  They have 26 ‘hoop houses’ and 5 greenhouses where a huge variety of produce is grown year round.  They even have tomatoes in January!

Under the professional and very caring guidance of the fifth generation owner, Nathalie Pettus, the “Farm” now includes award-wining Inns, farm to table restaurants and premier event venues.   It is all nestled into the pastures and hillsides of the operating farm.

Cedarcrest ManorFor lodging we stayed in the magnificent Cedarcrest Manor which is an Antebellum estate.  It was built by Captain Benjamin Clifford who was a prominent riverboat captain.  Cedarcrest Manor began it’s life as a plantation home and soon became the archetype for a number of houses built in the Mississippi River Valley.

Cedarcrest ManorIt is a grand Manor estate and has lovingly been restored by the owner. Oversized Jacuzzi tubs and plush , comfy bathrobes are a feature in every room, offering the utmost in relaxation.  In-suite coffee makers provide instant access to a morning pick-me-up.

Cedarcrest ManorThey have a huge swimming pool and the gardens are everywhere.

Other guests stay in the Rackheath House just  just down the road. It was built in 1860 and completely restored in 2006.  it is Greek revival-style manor featuring sprawling ground, a spacious veranda and a flourishing garden filled with walking paths.

Other guests might want to stay at the Avalon House which is fully furnished with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a kitchen and a wrap-around-deck.  It has the most breath-taking views on the property overlooking the Mississippi River.   You can rent the entire house for a family gathering or business retreat.  There is also a Bridal Cottage which provides an intimate space for couples to get away for the weekend.  It is perched above the meadow, surrounded by rolling hills and has spectacular views of the sunrise and sunsets.  It has a  full kitchen.

The farm itself is a place to roam around and see how things are really meant to be… the orchards of fruits, hogs, cattle, chickens.  And you can purchase eggs, meat and fruits, etc. right there !

You can check out their website at: www.overlookfarmmo.com and you can call them at 573.242.3838.  You can also email them at  info@overllookfarmmo.com

Owner Nathalie Pettus has truly done a fabulous job in restoring this magnificent farm and keeping it updated.  It is truly a lifetime experience that will be in your memory forever!  Their staff is extremely professional and friendly.

Clarksville, Missouri is a very small town.  Actually the population is only about 430 people.   From downtown on the banks of the Mississippi River you can see the locks which controls the flow for barges.  A very interesting place to visit in downtown Clarksville is the 1845 Historic Elgin/Cottrell House Museum at 209 South First Street.  Owner Richard Cottrell has filled this two story house with the finest of the fine antiques!  Every room is filled from top to bottom with extraordinary antiques and from the Victorian era.  This is a ‘must see’ for anyone in the area.  It really is remarkable!

Visit their website at http://myoldhistorichouse.blogspot.com/

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

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The Big Coconut Guesthouse – Our Interview With Owner David Medici

Author: , July 28th, 2017

The Big Coconut Guesthouse

Our Interview With Owner David Medici

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong

The Big Coconut Guesthouse in Fort Lauderdale is now high on our list of favorite places to stay. The accommodations are excellent, the grounds are beautifully tropical and the whole atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. From the courtyard seating to the complimentary Happy Hour to the crystal clear swimming pool to the complimentary Continental Breakfast, everything is designed to encourage guests to get to know each other and become family.

We spoke with owner David Medici and asked him to tell us more.

How would you describe The Big Coconut Guesthouse in one sentence?

One of the most welcoming guesthouses in Fort Lauderdale where all guests are treated like they are part of a family.

What is the history of The Big Coconut Guesthouse?

I owned another men’s guesthouse called Coconut Cove. There was a void created after the closing of the Coconut Cove that has been filled with the opening of The Big Coconut. Many of the guests that had stayed at the Coconut Cove have already visited and many more are making plans to stay at the Big Coconut.

What is special about The Big Coconut Guesthouse?

The Staff goes out of the way to create a friendly comfortable atmosphere where all guests are made to feel welcome. Whether you are staying a single night or an extended stay you are treated with the same hospitality.

The staff is extremely knowledgeable about local restaurants, nightlife and shopping experiences and will point you in the right direction.

I designed our courtyard to encourage socializing. We have big tables under umbrellas where guys can sit, talk, enjoy a drink and get to know each other. Our guests quickly become friends even though they

are from different backgrounds and different parts of the country or the world.

During the morning breakfast or the weekend happy hour many guests get to know one another and become life long friends. You can’t make a trip without running into someone you met before or making new friends that make your stay more enjoyable.

We also have a complimentary Happy Hour where we set up a poolside bar. Our guests can have a drink or two or three and spend an hour getting to know each other.

Guys spend a lot of time in the clothing optional pool talking to each other too.

What accommodations are available at The Big Coconut Guesthouse?

There are rooms that have a King size bed with full kitchens or just a wet bar. Additional rooms have two Queen beds with a wet bar.

There is also a Penthouse apartment which is a one bedroom apartment with central air that has a private balcony overlooking the pool.

Who stays at The Big Coconut Guesthouse?

The guests tend to be more from the bear community but still has a nice mix of an older and younger crowd where all guests intermingle instead of the breaking off into cliques that tends to happen at other resorts.

Our Thoughts

The Big Coconut Guesthouse in Fort Lauderdale is now one of our favorite places to stay. Everything about this resort is done with care. Owner David Medici obviously loves doing what he does and it shows. He has created a beautiful guesthouse where gay men can be as nude as they want to be and accepted as family by all. Bravo, David!

The Big Coconut Guesthouse is located at 1021 N. E. 13th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.

Phone 954-712-9600

For more information, visit, http://thebigcoconutguesthouse.com/

Article by Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
Copyright 2017 Sunny Harbor Publishing
Sunny Harbor Publishing, PO Box 560318, Rockledge, FL 32956
Phone: 321-446-7552
Email: SunnyHarborPublishing@yahoo.com
Website: www.SunnyHarborPublishing.org

Cabin Collinwood – Gay Guesthouse in Festus, Missouri

Author: , July 27th, 2017

Cabin Collinwood

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Built log-by-log in 1982 by the proprietor’s late father, The Cabin Collinwood guesthouse is a country home with modern amenities! From its dovetail corners and creaky wood floors, to the natural wildlife and birds—the effect is that of living in a tree-house!

Nestled in the heart of the countryside a quick 35-mile drive from downtown St. Louis via I-55, The Cabin Collinwood is perfectly located for weekend breaks or leisurely mid-week getaways, with nearby antique & flea markets, shopping, wineries, country adventures, fishing, rivers and floating, swimming, camping, hiking, or perhaps a quick trip south to historic St. Genevieve. Twenty minutes away, you’ll find the quaint Mississippi River town of Kimmswick, replete with specialty shops, restaurants, and festivals that draw people from all over the country and region.

A little closer—the “Twin Cities” of Festus and Crystal City, where you’ll find eateries, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks/ATM’s, and “Richard’s Fresh Produce” market. Don’t forget to check out “Main & Mill” for a great burger and some of their micro-brewery craft beers! And just under five miles to the west: a stop at Wild Sun Winery where you’ll experience some of Missouri’s finest wines as part of your Jefferson County memories!

Get away from everything for that hike in the woods in some of the best parks in the nation, visit nearby rivers, relax with a huge library of in-house movies, and take some great naps! If you can’t quite “cut the cord” during your stay, our free Wi-Fi will help to keep you connected. The Cabin Collinwood is all about casual comfort on a heavily-wooded lot in a small private subdivision. It’s a great place to experience both country and city living whether you head south to get even further away from it all (and to some great historic areas), or head to the city for all that St. Louis has to offer! Should you wish, we’ll even help plan your itinerary start to finish!

Meet Me In St. Louis!

When you’re ready for the tourist attractions that make St. Louis unique, a quick ride from The Cabin Collinwood delivers you to the St. Louis Zoo for the day (still free), the Gateway Arch, St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park and the legendary outdoor Muny Opera, City Museum, Ted Drewe’s famous frozen custard, Crown Candy Kitchen, Anheuser-Busch brewery tours, Grant’s Farm, Six Flags, the historic Soulard neighborhood with its blend of restaurants, the nightlife of University City and Chuck Berry’s “Blueberry Hill” and the St. Louis Walk of Fame, world-famous Italian restaurants in “The Hill” neighborhood, old-town Central West End, or maybe a Cardinals baseball game! These are but a few of the things to see and do, and you’ll find it all in St. Louis!

At day’s end, come “home” to The Cabin Collinwood to relax. You’ll have private bedrooms and semi-private baths, and shared common areas including the kitchen, living room, and two covered porches. See our web site for complete details and booking info.

See the Cabin Collinwood Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Missouri