Age: 65+

Member since November 2018

Retired, Now Traveling Itinerant Boaters, Campers & Cooks!

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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!

Skills & Expertise to Share

Wood fired Paella

JimQuince's Pets

No more kids or pets at home.....allows us to travel easily.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Lake Superior Shore, Michigan
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Keweenaw Peninsula
National Forests

JimQuince's Hometown

Ludington, MI / Punta Gorda, FL / Javea, Spain ... or Coastal Cruising & Gunkholing ....knee deep somewhere!

JimQuince's Guest Details

JimQuince's Rig

Rig Type: Truck Camper

25 feet long

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!

JimQuince's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

JimQuince Has 1 Host Location

The Shady Acre at Fat Point

Punta Gorda, FL, US
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JimQuince's References (100)

References from Hosts (28)


September 2021

Highly Recommended

Welcome back anytime.


August 2021

It was pleasure to host these folks once again.

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!


August 2021

Great couple

Just stopped for the night. Very nice quiet couple. Highly recommend.


July 2021

Respectful, nice couple.

JimQuince are a nice couple. We had a short chat and they set out the next morning. They would be welcomed back.


April 2021

Easy keeper!

JimQuince was in and out after a quiet night’s rest. Cordial, quiet and a good communicator. Welcome any time!


March 2021

Welcome anytime

Great guests, Welcome to come back anytime. It was nice meeting and talking with you. Safe travels.


March 2021

Good Boondocker

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.


February 2021

Same interest

Very nice and he gave me some good recomendaciones for my property. He is very good with a saw way up high.


February 2021

Only stayed one night....

But they were considerate and we didn't know they were there.
Safe travels.


February 2021

Come back again !

We would be happy to have y'all come again. And stay more than 1 night!


February 2021

Nice gentleman

Great guest! No problems at all. Welcome back any time! 😀


February 2021

Very pleasant

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.


January 2021

Great guest.

Wonderful guest, please come and stay anytime.


November 2020

Wonderful guest

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


November 2020

Good stuff

Nice rig


November 2020

Nice couple

JimQuince stopped overnight on the way to his destination. They were a nice couple and we would gladly welcome them again.


November 2020

Short stay

Jim quince was in and out very quiet hardly knew they were here. Welcome back any time


November 2020

Hope they return

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!


October 2020

Jim quince

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


October 2020

Wonderful expierence

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.


October 2020

Great camper

Welcome back anytime


October 2020

Great Guests!

Wonderful guests: good communicators, quiet, friendly. Welcome back any time!

Lake Buffalo

October 2020

Nice chat

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.


October 2020


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.


September 2020

Short stay

Sorry we didn’t meet, hope your stay was pleasant.


August 2020

Catching up!

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.


May 2020

Awesome guest

Welcome anytime here, really nice and friendly campers.


May 2020

RV gives them two paws up!

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.

References from Guests (71)


March 2021

Perfect place.

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!


February 2021

Very nice stay

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.


February 2021

Super host with 3 really nice flat sites.

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!


February 2021

Friendly and helpful ,kindness

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.


February 2021

Sweet stop at a sweet spot!

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!!


February 2021

Great place to stay!

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!


February 2021

Beautiful location. Great hosts.

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).


February 2021

Very Welcoming!

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.


February 2021

Comfortable Stay

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..


February 2021


Jim has a great set up and we found the place very easily. Very accommodating and we hope to return


February 2021

Pleasant people and spot

Really kind and welcoming and their property is very secluded and spacious. We really appreciated them hosting us!


January 2021

Quiet spot!

Great host and a great spot. A perfect break for us for a couple of nights.


January 2021

Quiet night

Great spot and plenty of shade. Thanks again


January 2021

Great property, nice hosts

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


January 2021

Great people and place!

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


January 2021

Great quiet spot

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


January 2021


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.


January 2021

Casita stay with K

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.


January 2021

Great stop, host and experience.

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 :-)


January 2021

The Best

Best hosts ever. Nice place to meet other campers. Enjoyed campfires and conversations. See you this summer I hope.


January 2021

Great stay!

Hosts were great. Very nice place to stay.


January 2021

Park like

Super hosts. Extremely accommodating, spacious grounds. Good location. Def recommend


January 2021

Great host, nice location

What an ideal place JimQuince has for BW! We enjoyed chatting with him and spending the night under the live oaks. Quiet and restful.


January 2021

Great stay

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

KNH Traveler

January 2021

Great place to stop with plenty of room.

We stayed for 2 nights at Shady Acre. We had a short but great time here.


January 2021


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!


January 2021

Great hosts!

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.


December 2020

Scenic Florida

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!


December 2020

Perfect overnight

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!!!


December 2020

Beautiful Spot and Amazing Hosts

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.


December 2020

My introduction to BW

My first BW experience. What a wonderful introduction! Everything exactly as listed, plenty of room, great hosts.


December 2020

Awesome visit

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!


February 2020

Beautiful, quiet and secluded.

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 .


February 2020

Great place

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.


February 2020

A shady refuge from the strong sun ☀️

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!


February 2020


Very nice and quiet place, with a beatiful live oak . thanks for your hospitality!


February 2020

Pizza pizza

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


February 2020

Very peaceful location.

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.


January 2020

Great place

A wonderful spot to spend some time. This is our second year to visit.


January 2020

Always a great place!

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!


January 2020

Quiet nice cleen 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.


December 2019

Super duper!

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!!


December 2019

Solo senior

All good , nice and quiet , lots of room
Close to grocery etc


December 2019

Tucked under the trees

Great spot, convenient to visiting Punta Gorda. Gracious host.


December 2019

Solo senior

Nice spot , quiet, shaded, close grocery & shopping


November 2019

Very nice site

Thanks to the host who allowed us to stay in their absence. A lovely quiet area and flat pitch.


June 2019

Great spot!

We had a great stay and enjoyed chatting with the other guests.


March 2019

Great place. Nice hosts

This could not have been better!
Very happy


March 2019

Very nice spot

We enjoyed our visit to this peaceful spot and sharing adventures with our host.


March 2019

Peaceful retreat

Very nice quiet spot in lovely shaded yard. Location was great, fairly close to grocery store and other shops. Hosts very accommodating.


March 2019

Just what we needed!

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!


March 2019

Great Hosts!

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!
The Hazelton's


February 2019

Close to nature trails

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.


February 2019

Shade in Florida

A great spot under shady trees close to hiking trails and the beach at Punta Gorda. Thanks for letting us share your property

Dan et Andre

February 2019

Great Hosts and cosy location

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.


February 2019


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!!


February 2019

Great place to stay!

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!


February 2019

Great place.

A Great place to kick back and relax. Close to the Charlotte harbors shops and restaurants. Lots of room


February 2019

Peaceful shady spot.

Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet Jim but our fill in hosts were great. It’s a convenient private shady spot.


February 2019


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).


January 2019


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!



January 2019

Great host!

Great spot, lovely people, couldn't ask for more!


January 2019

Great place

Thanks much Jim!!!


January 2019

Best ever!

There are no better hosts anywhere. They took us in even with 2 other campers. Highly recommend.

A former member

January 2019

Great Host

Very respectful host in a convinient location. Thank you!


January 2019

Wonderful location and friendly hosts

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!


January 2019

Great folks

A very nice oasis in Punta Gorda. I am grateful for their hospitality


January 2019

Nice hosts

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


January 2019

Wonderful hosts, great location! Highly recommend!

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! :)


January 2019

Lives up to its name

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.


December 2018

Great Hosts

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.

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February 2019

Great place to stay

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.