My husband, Steve and I are new to the RV life, however we are life long campers. We purchased our 2015 Navion in 2017 and are breaking it in with short trips around Florida and the eastern US. We plan to take a longer trip out West when we retire (in about a year). We currently live in Venice, FL and have been Floridians 40 years. We love traveling and meeting new people.
Steve is an accomplished handyman with audio, video, networking skills, and a pro writer. He also knows how to build things. Terri is a retired RN and Massage Therapist. She enjoys cooking and is a great problem solver.
We currently have 6 cats that we share our lives with. They do not travel with us.
We have only boondocked once and that was in the parking lot of the RV show in Tampa.
We live in Venice, FL and spend a good deal of time in Sarasota, FL.
2015 Navion Istaca
We really enjoyed having Terri and Steve visit us. We have a lot in common like they also live on a river in Florida and are hosts. We enjoyed a bike ride and played a game of cards while visiting. We hope to visit their host site this winter and do some bike riding on trails near them. We would certainly welcome them back.
Butch & Judy
I hosted Terri for two nights. Though we didn’t get much time for communication due to me being busy reroofing my house, the 30 to 45 minutes was very friendly and interesting. Terri is welcome back any time and for a longer stay if they decide on another visit.
They are so sweet and we had a great time getting to know them we would love to have you back anytime. We enjoyed your company such a sweet couple.
Sorry we couldn't meet in person, especially since it was your first time boondocking. Hopefully our paths will cross sometime in the future. You're very welcome to stay at the 20 acre wood anytime that you are in the area.
Great shady spot on rivers edge. Friendly (as covid will allow) host. Wish we had more time to explore the area.
The hosts are very friendly and generous, coupled with a beautiful spot. What a great combination, we loved our stay.
What a great place to rest for a few days! We loved our stay there. So beautiful and peaceful. The host went beyond hospitable. This was the perfect spot to get away from it all. Thank you so much for this experience.
Not only is this in a peaceful and beautiful location yet close to downtown and beaches, but the hosts are fantastic and so gracious. Hard to leave but there is more to see. We now feel fortunate to call them friends and hope to see them again.
DUKE and I had a great few days here. The home is beautiful , the city is beautiful, and the family is extra beautiful. Very welcoming... we even had a pot luck while enjoying the football game on my last night there. We will always remember our experience in Venice! You would be blessed to stay here. Talk soon on our FB page.
What a gorgeous location with the most wonderful hosts! We could not have imagined being welcomed with such love and hospitality. We only regret not having enough time to spend at this lovely retreat however, we will be back when our adventure brings us around again someday.
Absolutely beautiful location! It is like having your own little retreat! The hosts are awesome people. Very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and they made our experience absolutely perfect. Thank you so much!
Hosts were very friendly and have a beautiful location. I really liked the proximity to the beach, hiking and cycling trails and the City of Venice activities.
My stay at River's Edge Retreat was exceptional. From the location, which was very quiet and scenic, to the incredible hosts. Hosts were definitely the highlight of the stay. They were so kind and I felt very welcome in their company and on their property. They are great people, Hopefully Oliver and I can stay there again soon !!
Had a wonderful time staying at Rivers Edge Retreat. Wonderful hosts and beautiful spot on the river. Thank you
Very friendly, welcoming & informative of the area, beautiful spot, nice & quiet. They are top notch hosts & highly recommend them.
Wow! Our host couple and their groovy family were absolutely amazing! Words cannot properly convey our gratitude for their extreme kindness and generosity. We are SO grateful that we have made lifelong friends! We look forward to seeing them again. Beyond all that their property is magical. We found a little slice of heaven.
Was quick but sweet. Wonderful area and the host were welcoming and knew the area well.
Had the best time staying in the Beautiful shady yard of Terri and Steve. They were so kind and helpful and I count on us to be friends, real friends, from this point onwards. Loved staying here and feel very grateful!