Racer's Retreat - Off Track R&R

Space for 2 Rigs
Any size
5 nights maximum

Notice Required
2 days
2 months max
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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
  • 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.
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

Keep pets and children under control and clean up after them
No entry into out buildings.
There is an enclosed swimming pool 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.
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.
Work out any costs for RV or vehicle mechanical assistance or materials.
Free Fire wood available, we just haven't built the fire pit yet. Suggestions and assistance with one welcome or use your own if you have it.
OK to run generators at any time if needed.

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.

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

We will post our race schedule of blocked dates as we learn when and where we are drag racing.
Feel free to 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 hooks 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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References for Racer's Retreat - off track R&R

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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