Former Environmental (assessment & cleanup) business professionals who like to travel via air, land & sea. Love a bonfire at sunset with a glass of red wine. Grew up in Canada, worked in the Midwest and travel to Europe regularly, particularly Spain. Michigan summers & Florida winters. Two kids & our two Twin grandkids, pictured on Lake Michigan, now teens. Interested in history, architecture and natural wonders. Love to cook & eat!
Wood fired Paella
No more kids or pets at home.....allows us to travel easily.
Lake Superior Shore, Michigan
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Ludington, MI / Punta Gorda, FL / Javea, Spain ... or Coastal Cruising & Gunkholing ....knee deep somewhere!
F-350 dually with a Lance slide in Truck camper. May also be towing our Jeep Wrangler dingy. No Kids, No Pets, No Cigarettes! & 2020 Covid Careful.... ....& now fully vaccinated in 2021!
RV was happy to have these nice folks as guests once again. It was a pleasure to catch up a bit on their recent travels and to be able to provide them with a quiet spot to spend a night off the road. As always, they are welcome anytime, with brisket for RV or not.
Safe travels, stay healthy our friends!
Just stopped for the night. Very nice quiet couple. Highly recommend.
JimQuince are a nice couple. We had a short chat and they set out the next morning. They would be welcomed back.
JimQuince was in and out after a quiet night’s rest. Cordial, quiet and a good communicator. Welcome any time!
Great guests, Welcome to come back anytime. It was nice meeting and talking with you. Safe travels.
I hosted JimQuince for one night. We had a few minutes about boondockerswelcome hosting and other subjects of common interest. When I left to go to my home they had some wood setup for a nice fire but I doubt they got to use it due to rain starting soon after I left. They are very welcome to return anytime they may wish to do so.
Very nice and he gave me some good recomendaciones for my property. He is very good with a saw way up high.
But they were considerate and we didn't know they were there.
We would be happy to have y'all come again. And stay more than 1 night!
Wish that life hadn't gotten in the way of us visiting with this lovely couple. I do hope that our paths cross again, especially around a campfire.
We enjoyed having Jim Quince stay with us for a night while they were headed south to home base. They were friendly, quiet and appreciative. We highly recommend them as BDW guest and welcome them back.
Butch & Judy
JimQuince stopped overnight on the way to his destination. They were a nice couple and we would gladly welcome them again.
Jim quince was in and out very quiet hardly knew they were here. Welcome back any time
These guests were very self-sufficient, and didn't even need to be told where to park. We enjoyed meeting them from a safe distance, and hope they return so we can get to know them better!
Jim only needed to be pointed toward the parking lot..... They were very self sufficient. Only needed a level place and and a little electric. Good communicators. Welcome back anytjime
This couple was a pleasure to host. Very polite and courteous. We would love to have them again anytime. Perhaps the future will allow for us to explore their Florida hosting location.
Wonderful guests: good communicators, quiet, friendly. Welcome back any time!
Great to meet nw people as these nice folks can attest being host themselves. Maybe we can visit them sometime. It was a pleasure having them stay although a bit short.
Our first Boondocker guests were wonderful. Very interesting couple and experienced travelers. Their visit proved to be a very positive first hosting experience for us. They are welcome anytime.
Was great to see Jim and Vaughn in Ohio. What a fun visit. Look forward to meeting again in Florida. Hope your trip for the furniture was uneventful.
Nice couple that spent a night. Texted us an ETA and arrived as expected. Got themselves settled in a quiet corner of the property, no issues during their stay. Had a nice chat before leaving them to enjoy their evening. They would be welcome back at any time. RV say's "Bring more brisket next time!" Safe travels my friends.
This was a great place to stay! Jim was very welcoming and had great tips about boondocking. He shared about things to do in the area and also about some of their travel experiences. We enjoyed some nearby beaches. We would gladly stay here again!
Thank you to our hosts. We parked under a couple of trees that gave shade to our RV. We had a very nice quiet and relaxing stay.
Our host was very accommodating and receptive to our needs. The amenities were easy access and the neighborhood quiet and safe. Great place to ride bikes and fairly convenient to Walmart, Home Depot, etc. Host are travelers and shared camping and travel information. Thanks for a pleasant stay!
Thank you very much for let us stay with your place,we are the first time in RV this place very comfortable,peaceful Jim and his wife very kind give stay extra night we are appreciates to kindly and helpful we will back in the next time thank you very much for wonderful experience with RV.￼
Great 2 night stay with JimQuince, gracious hosts that were easy going & friendly. We are finding such wonderful people in this group and we definitely recommend this spot! Two other couples stayed the same nights we did and with all of us being relatively new to boondockers, we shared stories around our hosts campfire the second night that was very cozy. Quiet, flat shady sites with super easy access and extra space for our toad, with many amenities close by. We would definitely stay here again!!
We enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were very friendly and we enjoyed visiting with them. Relaxing evening around a campfire with other guests was great! Site was very nice. We would definitely stay there again!
Great visit complete with good conversation and a bonfire. Thank you to our hosts for a wonderful place to park and for letting us change our minds about adding power when the humidity and rain moved us indoors (van).
Jim was an excellent host! He was friendly and suggested many places we could explore. This was our second stay; very much appreciated! Happy travels for your upcoming trip, Jim! Thanks, again.
Very grateful to be able to stay even while they were away... Beautiful setting and parking area with 15amp and I was able to top off my fresh water. Near Downtown and I really enjoyed the wonderful bike path Punta Gorda has... Thank you and I look forward to returning..
Jim has a great set up and we found the place very easily. Very accommodating and we hope to return
Really kind and welcoming and their property is very secluded and spacious. We really appreciated them hosting us!
Great host and a great spot. A perfect break for us for a couple of nights.
Wonderful property. Easy to maneuver our 30 foot RV. Electric hookups easily accessible. Enjoyed time spent around the fire visiting with our friendly hosts and other RVers
This was our first BW stay and it was excellent. Jim and Vaughn are lovely hosts, and thier property, and set up for campers was perfect.
We explored the Punta Gorda area and loved it.
We hope to return again sometime.
Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Rick and Arlene
Had a restful 2night stay at shady acre. Did not get to interact with our host much be he offered electric and water which we did not need. Would recommend this spot
Thank you Jim for a nice quiet spot for the evening. You have a very cool setup for guests and the perfect layover location for us.
Thanks for hosting. Great place to land for two days while visiting Punta Gorda. Tucked back under the trees. Very nice. Met some nice folks as they have room for a couple of rigs.
The hosts were " top shelf "!
Helped us troubleshoot a minor issue with the RV and borrowed the step ladder. Much appreciated.
The spot we stayed was roomy and, as others have said park like.
We would return again if we were back in this area!
Thanks for hosting us :-)
Best hosts ever. Nice place to meet other campers. Enjoyed campfires and conversations. See you this summer I hope.
Super hosts. Extremely accommodating, spacious grounds. Good location. Def recommend
What an ideal place JimQuince has for BW! We enjoyed chatting with him and spending the night under the live oaks. Quiet and restful.
Our hosts were extremely welcoming and the site is roomy and level. We were pleasantly surprised to have the hosts welcome us to their fire ring upon our arrival back from a take-out meal and a walk along the waterfront in Punta Gorda. Enjoyed some great conversation with them at a socially distanced visit by the fire. Planning another trip to that area and will hope that the hosts have space for us then.
Fred and Char Kurst
We stayed for 2 nights at Shady Acre. We had a short but great time here.
So relaxing, peaceful and tons of space! Was able to get my workout done outside. Hiking nearby and a beautiful harbor walk a few miles away. Loved it!! Thank you!
We felt very welcomed and the spot was peaceful. Our kids were able to play in the yard and loved meeting the hosts family dog. Would definitely recommend this spot for Boondockers and we would stay again in the future if we travel through this area.
This is a beautiful place to camp. The hosts were very helpful, and we enjoyed visiting with them. Nice level site. The water was awesome from the reverse osmosis system. We used electricity, the hosts were very generous with an extension cord. Good Verizon signal. Close to hiking trails at Alligator Creek. Great Boondocker site!
Our hosts were excellent! Prompt in replies as we had a few questions on our way. The property is so cool and the host let's you park where you want, hook up, and fill with excellent reverse osmosis water. Thanks!!!
Great spot with flat easily accessible gravel pads. The hosts are seasoned RV’ers with great tips and lots of knowledge about the area. Electric hook up if needed great fire pit area. Short drive to the highway and lots of Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and Ft Myers fun. We will definitely be back.
My first BW experience. What a wonderful introduction! Everything exactly as listed, plenty of room, great hosts.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Shady Acre at Fat Point. My hosts were very gracious and welcoming. We had fun sharing information about travels and RV issues, the usual, while respecting social distancing. I will definitely make a point of stopping there again in the spring. Thanks to BW hosts everywhere!
Hosts were not present while I stayed at their home. Thank you for your trust while I enjoyed your great property. Recommend highly for others and hopefully I will meet the hosts the next time around. Thanks again .
Host was very friendly. Sites are very shady, excellant surface for parking on. Was the perfect location for me to travel to see friends in the area.
A wonderful refuge to take shade from the strong Floridian sun! ☀️ The BW spot was very peaceful and our host was very relaxed.
Thank you for taking us in during the peak season. We loved exploring Punta Gorda and hanging out at the beach in Cape Coral!
Very nice and quiet place, with a beatiful live oak . thanks for your hospitality!
Wonderful host, they invited us to their party and even taught us how to make homemade pizza on their outdoor wood oven. Brilliant couple with lots of experience and story’s to share. Would love to visit again in the future
Host was not home during the stay. Had use of the entire parking area and it was very quiet without neighbors. Highly recommend the location and hope to meet the host next time I'm in the area. Thanks Jim.
A wonderful spot to spend some time. This is our second year to visit.
This was our second time staying here, and it was just as great as the first time. The neighborhood is quiet, the pads are level, and the surroundings are beautiful! Thanks again for letting us stay at your place!
Very nice and peecfool place, very halpfool, we like it, nice conversation at the fire place. Thank you for the hosting. Ilan and Anat Sternberg.
This host was so helpful, positive and flexible I was blown away, not only is the property perfectly situated, level and shady but they trusted me enough to spend the night on my own. It was so quiet and peaceful I had an amazing night. Couldn’t have been more perfect! Thank you!!
All good , nice and quiet , lots of room
Close to grocery etc
Great spot, convenient to visiting Punta Gorda. Gracious host.
Thanks to the host who allowed us to stay in their absence. A lovely quiet area and flat pitch.
We enjoyed our visit to this peaceful spot and sharing adventures with our host.
Very nice quiet spot in lovely shaded yard. Location was great, fairly close to grocery store and other shops. Hosts very accommodating.
What a great place to stay. Easy to get there and into! They are fairly close to the beaches of Venice and we spent most of our time there. We didn't get to visit much due to our early morning leaving and coming in late but had awesome caring communications with them via text.
The place is just as described. We loved the jets that sometimes came close. Thanks for sharing your electric so we could run our heat and the offer of water!
What a nice place to stay! Jim and Vaughn are great hosts! Their property was shady and in a nice location.
We hope to go back, when we are in the area! Thanks for the awesome hospitality!
We spoke briefly with our friendly hosts on our arrival. They were getting ready to travel. This was a great location close to the State Park hiking trails. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your trip.
A great spot under shady trees close to hiking trails and the beach at Punta Gorda. Thanks for letting us share your property
Excellent hosts, warm and welcoming. He is friendly, knows the area and is willing to offer useful tips on where to go and what to see. The site is vast and cosy; trees make you feel in nature. There was another RVer who stayed at the same time. We spent some time with them at the campfire.
This was our first time staying anywhere with Boondockers Welcome. The experience could not have been any better! Our host was very gracious and made sure that we had all we needed for a nice stay.
I highly recommend this location!
Thank you very much Jim!!
Our hosts were very friendly and we enjoyed great conversation with fellow boondockers. The site was beautiful and level and we’d love to come back someday!
A Great place to kick back and relax. Close to the Charlotte harbors shops and restaurants. Lots of room
Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet Jim but our fill in hosts were great. It’s a convenient private shady spot.
We were the first guests of these wonderful hosts.
The site is vast but cosy; trees make you feel in nature.
The hosts are warm and welcoming.
I recommend this site for anywone wanting a confortable place.
Lucie et Fernand (Quebec).
Met the host’s son Who provided good recommendations for picking up some of the supplies we needed for the new rig. Thoroughly enjoyed the very private spot, complete with campfire!
There are no better hosts anywhere. They took us in even with 2 other campers. Highly recommend.
Very respectful host in a convinient location. Thank you!
I'd like to say thank you to the hosts who lovingly maintain such a beautiful house and surrounding yard and welcome visitors from afar with their open hearts. They gave me useful tips on my property search in the area and even tolerated my awful generator noise for which I'm also very grateful as it allowed me to work from my RV. All the best!
A very nice oasis in Punta Gorda. I am grateful for their hospitality
Great location if want to check out the Port Charlotte area. Hosts were very nice , and it was great to talk around the fire the last night. Hope to see them down the road sometime
This was the very first location my husband & I boondocked at with Boondockers Welcome, and it was SUCH a treat! We messaged them the same day we wanted to arrive and the hosts responded almost immediately! They allowed us to park there that night. We enjoyed a campfire together and some brats over the fire. The location was easy to find and easy parking for our sprinter van. There was a little deck to enjoy next to our parking spot as well. We only stayed for one night, but would definitely like to stay at this location next time we're around the Punta Gorda area! Thanks again for hosting us! :)
A very pleasant shady, mossy oaks site for our several days stop. We enjoyed this quiet, pleasant stay here. Hosts were great; friendly, helpful and accommodating. We even sat around the fire one night chatting. Highly recommend this place and people.
Note to birders: Added Red-cockeded Woodpecker to my life list just down the road a couple of miles at Babcock/Webb Wildlife Mgmt Area. Great area for many bird species.
We were given a very warm welcome. The location was perfect for our visit with our daughter. We loved hearing about their many adventures. Hope they can visit us in Ohio.
Beautiful place to stay. Would highly recommend it to anybody Boondocking. Beautiful shady spot and lots of room. Jim and his wife we’re great host! We got to spend some time at some of the beaches and also got to do some kayaking. Sad that we have to move on and head north to the cold winter weather.