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Yaj

Age: 55-65

Member since September 2012

Semi retired, love to travel/boondock,

Ultra Host

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We were from Wisconsin, now we're Floridians (we survived Erma).

Skills & Expertise to Share

General handyman, operated family business for 30+ years, many varied skills, certificated aircraft mechanic w/Inspection Authorization. Currently a Mobile RV repair / maintance one man show, if I can not fix it it's not broke!

Yaj's Pets

2 indoor cats

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Earth

Yaj's Hometown

Fort Myers, FL

Yaj's Guest Details

Yaj's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

29 feet long

2007 National RV Surfside Scooter motorcycle on front rack.

Yaj's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Needs to run a generator

Yaj Has 1 Host Location

Yaj's little slice of paradise

Fort Myers, FL, US
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Yaj's References (82)

References from Guests (81)

sjwilkies

September 2020

Friendly & Helpful Hosts

Yaj's little piece of paradise was our first experience with BW. They offer a spot off the beaten path, about 2 1/2 miles off the paved highway. My wife felt uncomfortable with all the rain forecasted for today. So we left before we were able to spend more time visiting. Our hostess is an artist but we didn't have time to check out her art work, but maybe we will run into her nearby where she sings. Thanks so much for your hospitality and help showing me the breaker on the generator.


Carps

August 2020

Country

Way out in the quiet country lies a peaceful plot where you can unwind. Our hosts were extremely helpful with figuring out some thing we could do and see in the area, and the hostess showed us her lovely art! We had to leave early due to work and internet connection, but are thankful for our time there.


RoamingRoses

May 2020

Fantastic stay!

Being brand new to RVing this was our first attempt at boondocking and we had a great experience. The hosts were friendly and inviting. The property was beautiful with plenty of space for our kids to run around. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you!


Talegi

April 2020

Lovely!

Lovely location


TerryG

March 2020

Great hosts!

Wonderful stop for a few nights. Definitely a different experience during this time in history. Happy to report that it was a safe visit and we practiced social distancing, as much as possible. I hope to be back this way in the future and will plan to see if this paradise slice is open for hosting. Thanks for taking care of my dog Charlie and I.


TheGlobetrotters

March 2020

TRUE Peace and Quiet

Truly the best host you could ask for! Our hosts were kind and very accommodating. We experienced a Epoxy demo and a wonderful concert by our hostess. She truly entertained us with her beautiful voice and I got to harmonize a little with her. The host gave me some pointers about my rig. This is the spot for you and a cool breeze to top it off. Would love to go back.


JHarris

March 2020

Lovely property and hosts!

The spot is big rig friendly (ours is a 40' 5th wheel).
Our hosts were extremely gracious and friendly. We hope to get a chance to see them again!


jqparker

March 2020

Perfect Site

This site is perfect. Jay was welcoming and very helpful with our late arrival and we stayed two nights. The site was very peaceful and solitary. Easy parking with 25ft trailer. We hate to leave and want to come back again in the future.


Talegi

March 2020

Lovely!

What a lovely piece of Paradise... Friendly, welcoming hosts, and nature galore! I woke to the sound of a Red-shouldered Hawk, hunting in the marsh near the road. I spent a day birding at nearby Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, and am taking a scenic boating tour at Airboats and Alligators in Immokalee. I'm grateful to Yaj for making it possible for this lady on a budget to enjoy the area.


m2enjoyingthenow

March 2020

The generosity is superb!

Their property is beautiful! Their generosity superb! Their friendliness is over-the-top! We can't say enough about these two. Thank you so much for your generosity and offering a safe place for those of us who are full-timing and have to keep a very strict budget.

We can't thank you enough! Perhaps next time we can sit for a while over a glass of wine and chat.

Until next time!


williamsdc1948

March 2020

Wonderful experience !

Our second stay. Perfect for us, and hopefully we will return every year on our travels. The hosts are wonderful, and the location is so quiet and peaceful, even though it is close to the city.


Rich-Janelle.Nuding

February 2020

Great spot and welcoming host

Loved this spot. The host were very friendly, we started as strangers but left as new friends. Couldn’t as for nicer people. Certainly enjoyed our talks out in the work shop. Loved see Candys artwork. It was beautiful. Absolute recommend this spot.
Hope to return sometime.


OAsontheroad

February 2020

Peaceful setting

Very close to Fort Myers but in such a beautiful tranquil setting. We biked the gravel road to the preserve nearby and did the 2 mile hike. Hosts were very nice and friendly, not to mention talented. I wish we could’ve stayed longer for the epoxy resin art class and to catch her singing locally.


StanKozzz

February 2020

Fantastic Hosts

If you like nature, this is the place for you. I have seen deer, wild pigs with young ones, racoons and of course many different species of birds, all of this right out in front of my rig. I even got my RV repaired by Jay during my stay. He is an aircraft mechanic and now specializes in RV repairs. 5 star + for theses hosts.


rvtriking

January 2020

Peaceful Paradise!

Great stay! Be aware there is a long gravel drive to reach, but this was an excellent stay for us. Very gracious and helpful hosts. We want to thank them for the welcoming hospitality!


Jerrywmclean

January 2020

Solo senior

Great stay ,quiet & peaceful, close to grocery etc
Would return 👍


Vilano

January 2020

Nature preserve

This was a peaceful quiet stop surrounded by a nature preserve. Saw different cranes although we didn't know what kind. Our hosts were friendly and accommodating.


edwinsmiley

January 2020

Great stay!

Loved our very peaceful stay. Interesting to hear about all the wildlife in the area. Easy access and would highly recommend. Thank you!


Jasonob123

January 2020

Great location, great host

What a great BW this was. The location is Close to Fort Myers, but also secluded and quiet. This was a great relaxing stay for us.

The host were great and even offered a 50 amp plug.

Gravel drive in was on a very well maintained road, better than quite few highways throughout the US.

This is a location we would stay at again.


JimmyandTreena

January 2020

Tranquil

Great hosts and great location. There is plenty of room for big rigs to turn around. The site was level. Our dogs loved the freedom of being off-leash. The star gazing was awesome.


foxymiles5

December 2019

Awesome stay with a wonderful couple!

My wife and I had a great time at this little slice of paradise! It was very peaceful and beautiful. You can see gorgeous birds flying around, with lots of green, and open blue skys. Yaj was very hospitable and kind. We had a great dinner at Cactus Jack's in Fort Myers, definitely check it out when you stay here. Would love to stay here again!


TheBrunsons

December 2019

Great stay and amazing hosts!

We loved our visit - the location was easy to find and parking/set up was a breeze! The hosts were great and welcoming.

Thanks so much for your generosity!


SerenaNomada

December 2019

Quiet and wildlife

We over this place, host were very welcoming.
Want To Fort Myers Beach To spend the day.
It was 25 minutes from our space.


AngelaGallus

December 2019

Relax in another world

We stayed 2 nights relaxing in the nature with that beautiful couple hosting us the best way, finally hated to say bye bye.


cbandjl

December 2019

Great time

Great host, felt very welcome. Enjoyed getting to know each other. Nice, quiet area with lots of wild life.


Guylaine et Paul

December 2019

Grenat host !

Peacefull country place and great & helpfull host. World go again anytime. Thanks for the songs at the Monkey bar...


farmermark49

December 2019

Nice, Quiet Place with great Hosts

Our Hosts were more than accommodating, friendly and helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay and appreciate their hospitality. It was a beautiful and peaceful place. We would definitely recommend a stay here.


JoelBelmont

December 2019

Thanks!!

Loved the area and appreciated the hosts. Thanks again!


mtwlawson

November 2019

Great short stay

Easy parking. Friendly hosts.


justinandjuby

November 2019

Slice of Paradise

Jay and Candi were both stellar hosts sharing their beautiful piece of land with us. Wow the wildlife and sunrise was amazing. We were so happy we got to meet these two and hear some of their wild stories of their past. We look forward to crossing paths with these two in the future and would highly suggest this peaceful location outside of town!


rejeanb

November 2019

Wild Animals and Amazing Fauna of Florida.

Wild animals have been observed in their natural environment, it has been a privilege for us. Candy educated us what to expect and how to differentiate dangerous snakes from those who are useful on their land.

For us in Quebec it's a change of scenery. In addition, if you need to repair your RV or trailer, Jay has a workshop.

Do not hesitate to ask for a visit of Candy's studio, you can buy original gifts in acrylic or epoxy resin at a very good price.

Thanks to Candy for giving us such a warm welcome and taking time to talk about their life here.

Great experience, see our blog: https://www.damononroad.com/yajs/
Thanks Jay & Candy
Rej & Lyne


smokelesspaul

June 2019

Truly a slide of paradise.

Yaj was truly welcoming and provided a great space on his driveway for me to boondock and enjoy a slice of his paradise. I was grateful for the electrical hookup he provided because my generator was not powering for some unknown reason. I enjoyed this spot and hope that Yaj will allow me to return in the future.


Tkwedge

May 2019

Great time thx

Be wellllll candy and jay 👏👏👏👏


3Murphys

May 2019

Beautiful property and great hosts!

Thank you so much for letting us stay on your beautiful property. We enjoyed watching all the birds and seeing the baby bunnies. Thank you again!


CapandDodie

May 2019

A Definite Slice of Paradise!!!!!

Abundant wildlife, gracious hosts and a relaxing respite.


natestace11

April 2019

The slice of paradise shared!

What a wonderful spot! The Hertes are truly generous people by sharing such a great place on the earth. if you enjoy
rural, this is the place! Birds, Gators, Snakes, Bears, Bobcats and Panthers too!


TheChicksLife

April 2019

Very nice hosts on beautiful property!

This was a great place to stay and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. They even had 50amp hookups which was a HUGE plus! The hosts we wonderfull, we wished we could have talked more. Do beware, there are snakes, panthers and fire ants in the area. We did not see any, but the host were nice enough to notify us of all this when we arrived.


Les+Jane

April 2019

Get out in nature to see what you can see!

Throughly enjoyed our stay. Lots to explore right in this Florida country home. Candice has a great knowlege of the many animals and plants that reside on the property. Jay has a wealth of rv knowledge and we thank him for his suggestions. Hope to visit with these fine folks again.


Chloe

April 2019

Wild and peacefull!

Two very welcoming hosts, in a beautiful environment!


PortPerspective

April 2019

Beautiful place and great people

We had a great visit here in this wild paradise. Remote, quiet, yet not far from downtown Fort Myers. The hosts were super friendly and we look forward to hopefully hosting them someday!


jsmith_543

March 2019

Awesome property, nice host

We enjoyed our stay and recommend.


some_kind_of_wonderful_bus

March 2019

Beautiful remote spot. Very welcoming

An amazing remote wide open space with very comfortable and friendly host.


Linda et Alain

March 2019

Nice hosts

Very nice and huge place. Love it. Jay and Candy were nice. Thank you!


williamsdc1948

March 2019

Diane and Bob

What a great place to boondock!. We had friends in Ft. Myers, and spent most of the time with them, but our hosts were wonderful. Away from the city, quiet and great place to stargaze..


RVingThroughTheWoods

February 2019

Terrific location and hosts

Great location and visit!


Campnuts

February 2019

Beautiful spot, charming hosts

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Lots of space, beautiful area, abundant wildlife, accommodating hosts. It's obvious they take great pride and pleasure in their property and are working hard to make their vision for it come to life.


jrranch3123

February 2019

A Nightime Full Moon Paradise

Staying here during a super fullmoon was absolutely a delight! The owls & night calls of the wild birds, were so soothing to hear. There are nearby nature walks, and not too far from the beaches and fine dining, to visit some friends of ours who arrived from England. Thank you for our quiet retreat time.


SwedishBlonde

February 2019

Peace of quiet paradise

Great location within a half hour from the hussle and bussle of Fort Myers. A piece of paradise surrounded by conservation area. Great friendly hosts. Thank you for the great stay.
Virginia and Bob


Jessicaandtorre

February 2019

So good we stayed longer

We enjoyed our stay here so much we stayed an extra day and enjoyed the serenity this spot gives.


Jessicaandtorre

February 2019

Peaceful Beautiful and Quiet

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The host was awesome and the spot was gorgeous. It was super quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the tranquility and loved watching the beautiful birds and sitting out in the amazing weather. We would love to come back some time. We felt very rested after our stay here. The host was very RV savvy and hospitable.
We were not too far from town yet far enough away that the sky at night was spectacular.


ForeverYoung

February 2019

Awesome Spot

What a great place to spend a couple nights. Very peaceful and quiet at night. A few planes can sometimes be heard overhead with the airport close by but this only lasted about 15 minutes one day. The hosts are amazing, Easy to get to Fort Myers! Hoping to make it back again next winter.


leca1959

February 2019

What a beautiful little slice of Heaven!

Jay and Candie have a beautiful place just east of Fort Myers out in the country, yet so close everything in town. Quiet open space great, sunset over the trees, with all different kinds of birds to just sit and watch. Just a wonderfully relaxing, and tranquil place away from the hustle and bustle of in town.
Jay and Candie both were so very welcoming, it was more like meeting up with old friends then meeting someone for the first time when I met them. And, oh my goodness, can Candie sing! If you are fortunate enough to be there on an evening when she is going to be singing, check it out, she is amazing! Thank you both for such a wonderful time so, you can bet I'll be back!


wongwei2150

February 2019

Great place, great host.

Thanks for rolling out the welcome mat for us! The spot was nice and serene and the wife and kids really enjoyed their time.


geowalther

February 2019

First-rate, quality folks

I had the pleasure of staying with Candy and Jay for two nights and these are the kindest, most-welcoming hosts you could hope for. That's what I discovered only AFTER I contacted Jay because of a water and a gas leak on my rig. He's the kind of guy who can fix anything. When I wrote through BW asking if I could hire him to diagnose the troubles, he responded right away and as a mechanic-detective, tracked down the issues and fixed them. His charges were very fair, and I immediately liked him. Then had the pleasure of meeting Candy, and they said "Sure, we'll make room so you can stay the night," even though I had originally reached out only as a fixit resource. Such an enjoyable visit, I came back. These are trusting, open-hearted, talented, wonderful people. And aside from their gracious hospitality, if you're having RV troubles, hire Jay. If he can't fix it, it ain't broke!


Luigianna

February 2019

A beautiful spot

A beautiful area out in the country. Unfortunately it rained the whole time but the hosts gave us lots of info about the area as well as wildlife.


Bea

January 2019

Near a nice bike and hike

We were welcomed by Yaj who got us situated and plugged in. We had a nice gravel ride to the Wild Turkey Strand preserve where we had a hike and saw some birds. Our day was a bit rainy, so we went to Fort Myers for errands and a stop at Fort Myers Brewing for a great beer. Yaj was kind enough to let us dry camp a second night. Despite the rain, we still had a great time.


Dashglow

January 2019

Perfect Hosts

Yaj was a great host. From the moment we pulled up he welcomed us and helped us get setup with everything we needed. Thanks for letting us enjoy your slice of paradise for a few days. Next time we hope to see a panther!


BamaMan

January 2019

Great visit

We really enjoyed our visit with Jay and Candie. Jay looked at our furnace problem and told us what he thought it would take to fix it.
Candie is quite a professional singer. We sure did enjoy her singing. Hope to hear her again.
Thanks for a wonderful visit.
Mike-Bamaman


ThreeEades

January 2019

City Side Oasis

Thank you to our wonderful hosts for a beautiful stay at their quiet oasis just outside the city. We felt so welcome and had a great stay! Can't wait to stop again!


RedwoodMagpie

January 2019

Wonderful Hosts and Beautiful Slice of Paradise

The hosts are friendly and gracious. Their place is peaceful and it feels like you are away from the hustle and bustle, yet it is only a short drive to town. You have the conveniences combined with a quiet homebase- it is a perfect get away! And, as someone else mentioned, if you are having RV trouble Yaj has an RV repair business, which is a bonus if you are on the road and needing to take care of a few things.


ESveum

January 2019

Nice Hosts

They were very friendly and helpful. They even allowed us to stay a second night when our original request was just one. I would be glad to stay here again in the future.


A former member

January 2019

Nice and respectful hosts

Private and peaceful site. Many thanks!


Leslies86

January 2019

Wide Open Space!

Our stay was brief, just one night passing through, but the wide open space was perfect for a big rig and tow. Just plan on taking it slow on the 2.5 mile long gravel road leading in. Very quiet space and very accommodating hosts! Hope to pass through again.


Deb and Al

January 2019

Beautiful Spot

Beautiful, peaceful, quiet and safe. More than enough room for our 42 foot plus towed. Friendly, happy hosts. Perfect stop.


2tipsytravelers

January 2019

Excellent location

If in the Fort Myers area , this is a must stop!! Jay and his wife are the nicest people. The location gives you all different kinds of birds and wildlife to take in. Hope to see them on the road some time or maybe back in this area again!!


keithasully

December 2018

Wonderful Place and People

We loved staying here. Quiet serenity several miles down a good dirt road surrounded by a nature preserve. Our morning walks provided some nice results; my wife sighted a Florida Panther one morning and I identified over 30 species of birds in a couple of hours. The host couple, good people, were very friendly making us feel very welcome. We loved it and recommend this place to anyone wanting a quiet stop.


jennifermfrost

December 2018

Wonderful Stay

We had a wonderful stay here! Their large property is so easy to get in and out of, and the landscaping was beautiful. The campers open away from their house, so there’s a sense of privacy, too, not feeling as if you’re “in their space”. Absolutely recommend!


gabby59b

December 2018

Great host

Staying at Yaj's was a great experience.


mandigrz

December 2018

Incredible site and friendly host!

This location is a bit rural, so expect some Florida wildlife and bright stars at night! A short drive into Fort Myers if you need anything. I drove out to Sanibel and Captiva Islands and it was an easy day trip. The host was very friendly and helpful- he helped fix some latches on my RV compartments and took a look at my generator that has been having issues. Very knowledgeable and generous with his time. Don't miss a chance to stay at this great locations!


TRfarmerjr

November 2018

In the Boondocks

Jay and Candy were great hosts. They gave us good directions to their place and helped get us settled in.

They have a great place if you want peace and quiet, but still not far from grocery shopping etc.

They have a level spot with 50 amp electric and water, lots of open area and an abundance of wildlife.

Also Jay has a RV repair business "Happy Coach LLC', so if you need anything done to your rig he is there for you.

We would love to stop back and spend some more time with them if we are ever back in the area.


meaningfulmiles

April 2018

Great spot

This has been a great stay for us. We loved being out in nature, even though we were in a big city. Lots of wildlife and just a beautiful spot. So glad to have met these great people who have made us feel welcome. Great hosts, very knowledgeable.


travelhappy

March 2018

Great people, great spot

It was just what we needed in a quiet spot on their large piece of land - very grateful!


antiquehippies

February 2018

Great Host and beautiful property

Are plants required us to stay an extra day and the host was gracious enough to allow that we were very grateful for that. Very quiet and unique property. My husband got to see a giant turtle that had fallen into a creek upside down and the hosts went into the creek and turn them right side up it was an adventure so to speak. Thanks so much


ruralny

February 2018

Quiet remote area close to Ft. Myers

We enjoyed our two-night stay at Yaj’s Little Slice of Paradise. It is close to the city, but out in the country on a lovely piece of land. The owners were very accommodating and the place was very quiet. I give it 5 stars out of 5!


Singerman1

February 2018

Beautiful & peaceful

This host couple was very welcoming and their property was a slice of heaven, just like another boondocker posted. We highly recommend this site.


ruralny

January 2018

A wonderful place away from the hustle and bustle.

A beautiful place out in the country with no one else around. The owners were very helpful in getting us set up and telling us about the property. It was nice to be in such a quiet place after several days in a city!


Still Crazy

January 2018

boondockers in the boondocks

Our hosts were very welcoming and their property was very quiet. Plenty of space for a rig to turn around.


AmberNSean

January 2018

Beautiful piece of paradise

Wonderful hosts both very resourceful. Their little piece of paradise is close to beach and country. Looking forward to trying out a few recipes thanks Candie x thanks for sharing your oasis with us and hope we see you again!


AgnesAndBarry

January 2018

2 wonderful people

Great experience, beautiful place. We had some issues with our trailer that needed attention, and yaj solved all of them. And he did a fantastic job! If he can't fix it ..it ain't broke. Absolutely wonderful folks who we will see again. They are welcome in our world anytime.
Great place to observe wildlife: we saw gators, a turtle, and all kinds of birds.
Thank you for letting us stay there, we had a wonderful experience.


SwedishBlonde

December 2017

Piece of Heaven

Little piece of heaven in busy Fort Myers. A secluded oasis , 1/2 hour from the busy beach of Fort Myers. You can go down to the busy beach and tourist areas and then come back to a piece of paradise. Yaj location in down a dirt road 2 1/2 miles with conservation area surrounding it. Quite with lots of birds and a resident alligator. So peaceful and quiet. Our hosts were amazing and helpful in telling us places to do and go. Would recommend this location to anyone who wants tranquility.


yakfishfield

December 2017

Fantastic Spot in the Country

Yaj was a fantastic host. Super friendly, very accommodating, and just an all-around great human being. Highly recommended!


Personal References (1)

Tkwedge

May 2019

Great

Lovely stay, great people.