Racer's Retreat - Off Track R&R

Space for 3 Rigs
Any size
5 nights maximum

Notice Required
1 day
2 months max
Response Rate
100%
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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Pull-Through Parking
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area

Description

Minimal short time 15 amp hook up to recharge or run small appliance or equipment. Not enough to run any A/C.
Also have a 30 amp if we are not personally connected to it. Let us know if you need more than 15 amps.
Water hook up available.
Property is fenced, but please be responsible for pets if not on leash, gates are usually left open
We have a swimming pool, can work out details for use in summer (not heated).
Can dump grey water but NOT black.
Dump station at Loves Service station few miles away by I-75.
3 Major RV dealerships within 6 miles

BUT...If you need to have any service or repairs done to your rig that does not require warranty or major RV dealership we have a great guy that works for a local RV dealer that does repairs after hours for reasonable rates and has and will come out to our property. If you are handy and can DIY repairs but lack some of the tools or equipment we have a mechanic's workshop for our race equipment that may be helpful. Be mindful and $ considerate of "Grandpa's" assistance and materials.

House Rules

Prefer No children under the age of 7 - Contact us if you feel and agree to constant supervision of any children younger than 7. We have Race equipment, pool and fire pit that became a temptation to little ones in the past when a parent was not in sight.
Keep pets and children under control and clean up after them
No entry into out buildings.
There is a swimming pool in a screened enclosure on the property. Please No using swimming pool without prior arrangements and approved time and safe swimming ability. No kids or pets in the pool area.
Keep area clean and pick up any cigarette butts - use your own sand container. There is covered trash container by camping area. Please bag trash before placing in container. keep lid closed.
Electric 15 amp (no A/C) available and water hook up. If used more than part of a day please consider a "Race fund donation" of up to but no more than $10 day, no less that $3 a day to cover expenses. Can work out the details and nominal costs if prolonged stay. Please mention if you need the electric and/or water when you request the stay.
Work out any costs for RV or vehicle mechanical assistance or materials.
Fire wood usually available, we just built the fire pit Suggestions and assistance with improving the fire pit area are welcome or use our or your own if you have it.
OK to run generators at any time if needed.
Please keep the gates closed (but not locked) for your security and ours. Use the chain to "dummy" lock appearance. We are a SAFE LOCATION WITH NO INCIDENTS AND INTEND TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.
Thanks and enjoy your stay.

Access Road Conditions

Wide gate entry. large turn around area. direct entrance from roadway. wide swing to enter. We have 55' rig with our race trailer and make it in and out just fine. Had a rig over 70 feet safely in and out.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Have 1 and a half acres and have plenty of room to store tow rig beside or behind rig when parked. Have a few fellow racers race rigs stored between races.

Availability

Legend:
Available date.
Unavailable date.
Use the stay request form above to make a request with this host for a given date.

We will post our race and travel schedule of blocked dates as we learn when and where we are drag racing.
Feel free to call or email if you want to know when and where we are racing and come watch us race while you are staying as we often race at local Immokalee, FL track.

On race days you you can come the night before or the day after. Can stay while we are racing locally for the day. Just no arrival on a race day when we are not available to greet you and show you parking areas and hook ups available.

Location

N Fort Myers, FL, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Shell Factory, Muscle Car City Museum, ECHO, several local attractions, Edison & Ford Home & Lab Museum,
lots of restaurants, near lots of shopping, banks and Post office.
Just a short distance (maybe 3 - 5 miles) from I-75 interstate.
Good 30 - 45 minute driver to Ft Myers Beach, depends on traffic and construction and season.


Your Host

SchoolmarmandGpa


Member Since
November 4, 2017
Host's Age
65+


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45 Positive References

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References for Racer's Retreat - off track R&R

TheWitnauers

April 2019

A Brief Overnight Stay

We were welcomed by SchoolmarmandGpa and enjoyed our brief overnight stay at their property. They have spacious grounds and their two dogs welcomed ours without issue. We got a glimpse of the drag truck Gpa races and whoa, we were impressed! We would have loved a longer social visit but time would not permit. We look forward to welcoming this couple if they're ever in our area!


BabyA

April 2019

Amazing hospitality

Wecoming and kind hosts, we couldn't have asked for better. Nice quiet property with amenities close by.


Dundee Girl

April 2019

Tranquil

Our host ensured we were safe and sound set up with some other Boondockers. Very nice hosts with a beautiful property. Excellent boondocking experience.


BabyA

March 2019

Very nice spot and hosts

A lovely stay, great hospiality, thank you.


RVrebelGirl

March 2019

great time went back for more!

Best time ever! Had so much fun with Linda & Marion. Glad I was able to stay again with them. Great spot I will go back to visit my new friends.

Thank you again!


RVrebelGirl

March 2019

I have a fire pit too!

Great place to boondock and amenities if you choose! The host & hostess are wonderful people. Turned out we know several of the same people. Small world.

I arrived early and they invited me to park eatly as thuer plans had changed and coukd accomodate me. Sweet couple, nice spot with power & 110 electric if I choose. And I did, fir a small reasonable fee to keep my doggie comfy if I needed to keave her.

And my own fire pit!

Thanks so much Linda & Grandpa!!


justfinds

March 2019

Awesome

Great folks great place


lcarolscott

March 2019

Simply the Best!

If you like good old fashioned friendly hospitality, you’ll find it here! Not too much, not intrusive, and so welcoming!! My little Journey dog and I had a great week at Racers Retreat!


Jim and Lisa

March 2019

Excellent!

Wonderful thank you!


Jim and Lisa

March 2019

Very Hospitable!

Thank you very much for the excellent pit stop! We really enjoyed our time with you! Hope you are able to visit us sometime!


Kiote

March 2019

Nice people

They were great hosts.


Whippoorwill

March 2019

Wonderful spot and hosts

This is an absolutely great spot with plenty of room. The hosts are super sweet and helpful. We were having some battery issues and they helped us get them fixed up. We would be happy to come back and stay here anytime. Their dogs are super sweet as well.


lcarolscott

March 2019

Terrific hosts!

Linda and Marion are the sweetest of hosts, very welcoming and generous in all ways. Fun, interesting, and knowledgeable, they are absolutely open-hearted in their sharing of their home. What a lovely restful time we had there!


Linda et Alain

March 2019

Just wonderful hosts

2 days at their place. Have a great time. Love the hosts. Wish to come back. We recommend their place. They made everything good.
Thank you


nextchapter

February 2019

First host

Two very helpful and considerate people , learned a lot about rv s . Hope to meet up with them again or when they come to Canada. Thanks Lynda and Marion glad you where our first stop .


Bcollins

February 2019

Delightful hosts

Lynda and Marion are delightful and very accommodating. Each evening when we returned to our camper, their dog Camo would happily greet us. It was truly a comfortable and secure location to explore the Ft Myers Beach/Sanibel Island area. Thank you SchoolmarmandGpa! ...A+


Roule.ma.poule

February 2019

What a great couple!

Linda and GrandGpa are the best host you can have. Interesting, interested, We could stay longer that's for sure. We now have friends in Fort Myers. We shared food, stories and more.

Thanks so much for who you are,

Laurelle, Roxane and Guy xx


wongwei2150

February 2019

Fantastic couple, location, and setting.

We learned so much during our stay, and we left a less “wet behind the ears” than we were, for sure! Thanks for sharing the week with us and the kids!


Rich-Janelle.Nuding

February 2019

Delightful couple and wonderful spot

Linda & Marian were so kind and gracious. Great hosts. We loved talking and hearing racing stories. Will definitely return to visit someday. We loved meeting their other guests also. Enjoyed the children. Absolutely a great experience. Definitely recommend this spot.


SwedishBlonde

February 2019

Great hosts

Great hosts. Nice large area to park our 5 th wheel. Very friendly and shared lots of stories about Drag racing and travelling
Shared great campfire with the host and other boondockers. You felt like one of the family. Our paths will cross again. We felt we were one big family. Thank you for being fantastic hosts.
Virginia and Bob


keithasully

February 2019

Super People

Our second stay was even better and once again we can't say enough about this host couple. They are super friendly and helpful giving us all kinds of tips as well as doing friendly acts of kindness. They helped us search and pick out a new vehicle, and then set it up for towing. Also, they are helping us sell our pickup camper top. They "adopted" us and feel like family. We have made lifetime friends and plan to stay in touch.


Richfamily4

February 2019

Fantastic Hosts!!

Accommodations were great. Plenty of room for our large 5th wheel and boat. But the icing on the cake are the hosts. So friendly, helpful, accomodating, fun!! We even had a campfire one evening. We highly recommend Racers Retreat. We would definitely stay here again!!


Briansalus

February 2019

Wonderful

This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience. We originally scheduled a five day stay but Linda and Marion let us stay two extra days while I recovered from kidney stones.

Warm and wonderful people who went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable

Used water and electric and their yard was perfect for walking our cats.

Thank you so much,

Brian and Jane Salus


michaeljdsutton

January 2019

A Few Extra Days and New Friends

We were inundated with rain on the day we were to leave and Marion and Linda invited us to say a few extra days. We found them exceptionally helpful with a number of RV-related items and are looking forward to return again next year.


michaeljdsutton

January 2019

Incredibly Generous

Linda and Marion are two of the most generous and helpful people we have met. They were at the gate of their large property to greet us when we arrived and spent time with us conversing about our experiences. Marion is a wealth of information about mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems. Linda and Marion are very experienced RVers, brimming with knowledge that we found very useful.


wvpete

January 2019

Awesome, Awesome Stay!!

We could not have asked for better hosts! SchoolmarmandGpa are a great couple who go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcome. We enjoyed talking with Linda and Marion and hearing of their racing life...WOW!!!..so

Our stay in their lovely yard was most appreciated. Our dog Clancy had a great time running around in their yard and making friends with their two great dogs. A fun time for all!!

Marion and Linda are very special hosts and anyone who has the pleasure of staying with them are in store for a treat! They are most knowledgeable - about camping and anything mechanical as well as the area...so staying with this "Winning Team" is a WIN WIN for any guest.

Happy Trails Marion and Linda.....until we meet again!


bughester

January 2019

Boondocking at its finest.

Linda (aka SchoolMarma) and Gpa are good folks that have a heart for helping people. They were extremely accommodating and allowed us to stay another day due to the high winds. They have a very nice home and the rv parking is in a good spot. Great place!


The Riverhouse

January 2019

Wonderful Hosts after a busy week

We really enjoyed staying at Marion and Lynda's home outside Ft. Myers. It was exactly what we needed after a busy week at the Florida RV Super Show. The yard is big and expansive with room for several rigs. The dogs enjoyed the yard as well with some play time with the hosts dogs. Shopping and services are close by and easy access from I-75. If ever rolling thru this host location is easy to access and the hosts are great to work with. We will be back if back in the Ft Myers area.


keithasully

January 2019

Super!

Can't say enough good things about these people. We are new to RVing and have been traveling in Florida for several months. Stayed here and with the guidance, help and generosity of the host couple were able to solve several issues with our travel trailer. Cleaned trailer and awning, added new generator platform to back of trailer through one of their contacts, secured generator to new platform, painted trailer platform and tongue, removed rattle by securing truck hitch, trouble shot water heater. The hosts are very knowledgeable and generous with their tools and advice. Great location with lots of room. Definitely plan to stay in touch with our new friends and stay again sometime in the future. Highly recommend them.


mskeen

January 2019

Excellent Choice!

Such a great location. In addition to the wonderful hosts, you're very conveniently located to groceries, shopping and whatever you need. Naples or Sanibel Island beaches are only an hour away.

These hosts are wonderful, we will be back next time we're in the area!


mskeen

January 2019

So much fun!

Grandpa and Schoolmarm were the best hosts! Our dogs got along beautifully and we felt very much at home. We enjoyed a lovely New Year's Eve dinner with them and happily extended our stay. They were such friendly and generous hosts and we had a great time!


jsmith_543

January 2019

Great friendly hosts in a nice location.

We had some good conversation and a nice spacey site.

We look forward to coming back if in the area and the host is available.


2tipsytravelers

January 2019

Great hosts

Couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple. Very informative with rvs and cars if having any problems. Hope to see them down the road and hope to see them drag racing sometime as well


ridesocratesride

January 2019

We love these two!!!

We stayed here for almost a week, and are sad to be leaving. Quiet spot with great pool, nice dogs and even better people.
Grandpa runs an excellent grill and Grandmarm was a kind and charming hostess. We enjoyed stories from their many years of racing, and history/life together. They definitely love to socialize, but also gave us all the space we needed to get some things done and do lots of exploring around too.

It happened that we got here at the same time as another couple from WA state! and we all enjoyed a New Years Eve dinner together :)

We will most certainly back next year, and will talk to them about reserving our place a year ahead of time so we don't miss out next winter haha.

A fantastic experience in every way.

So in short, you will love the place and these two- but don't even think about coming here when we are passing through :D


Clay-Steph

January 2019

Great location and hosts!

Excellent location near Fort Meyers, hosts are great people with outgoing and fun personality. Easy to park near water and 15 amp power. We were rained out almost the whole time which limited our exploration but enjoyed the stay.


brianbo58

December 2018

Enjoyed our stay

Nice big area to pull into, parking spot almost perfectly level, water & power.
The hosts were awesome, very welcomeing, loved listening to Marion and Linda's stories.
Thanks a lot for the good time


Mariemuma

December 2018

SIMPLY MARVELOUS!!!

This was a most pleasant stay at a time when we had to do some warranty work in Fort Myers. We enjoyed sitting on their patio with great conversation and watching our dogs romp around off-leash. I can’t say enough about how wonderful and accommodating they made our stay. Thank you and your two very sweet pooches.


LooseMoose

November 2018

True racers.

Very interesting couple. Loved hearing about their racing. We had a comfortable place to hook up to electric and were made to feel welcome. Hope they can make it to Ohio sometime.


zmzm558

April 2018

Our fantastic first Boondockers Welcome stay

We met a wonderful couple, Linda and Marion (aka SchoolmarmandGpa) on our very first Boondockers Welcome adventure. They were unbelievably helpful in every regard, including fixing some issues with our motorhome and giving us towing advice. We had a chance to check out their new motorhome and GrandPa's racing car. (This is not something one can experience every day!) They offered us to stay longer and we gladly did so in they nice and spacious backyard. Their dogs were as welcoming as them and we made friends with them right away.
All in all, our stay was awesome and we hope to meet them again in the future.
Linda and Marion, your hospitality was terrific, we'll recommend you to every boondockers!


Roving Ronins

March 2018

Great quiet spot!

We had a nice peaceful stay here. Linda and Grandpa were both very friendly and welcomed us as soon as we got there. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area!


wowjr

March 2018

Worth the drive to North Ft. Myers

Well this was a surprise. A comfortable parking spot with hydro and water what more could you ask for. We also made friends and stayed longer then anticipated. They are two wonderful people and we had great conversations and they even showed us around town. I would recommend this spot. WE plan to meet again on the road. Thank you again Marion and Lynda.


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