mikemac58

Age: 65+

Member since April 2012

i'm 66 yrs. old, single, retired and enjoy camping, fishing, (from the beach shore and bridges) and am an amateur radio ham (KK4DGA)

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I enjoy traveling and especially like the local events of small towns, I like camping at music fests....(wanee, floydfest, bonnaroo!) i'm an amateur radio ham (KK4DGA is my callsign) with a general class license... I enjoy fishing and the ocean, hey, I DO live on an island!

Skills & Expertise to Share

some mechanical and electrical skills....

mikemac58's Pets

No.....but I welcome yours!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

northern Wyoming....smoky mountains.....coastal areas....forested areas...desert...yep, just about anywhere BUT especially near water.

mikemac58's Hometown

Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island is a historical area known as the "Isle of Eight Flags". There is a beautiful beach, excellent restraunts and always something to do....

mikemac58's Guest Details

mikemac58's Rig

Rig Type: Popup Camper

15 feet long

no camper or rv for now! coming soon...my "rig" is a tent! but "they" gotta have something so put something!

mikemac58's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

mikemac58 Has 1 Host Location

1 Mile Central

fernandina beach, FL, US
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mikemac58's References (26)

References from Guests (26)

Cars 'n' Carving

March 2018

A congenial host and pleasant location.

It was always a pleasure to see Mike’s smiling face when he came out to see that we were comfortable, but we think he mostly wanted to visit Sadie our chocolate lab. He provided us with recommendations, a map and info from the Welcome Center. As we left he told Sadie to come back and she could bring us along. Thanks for a great visit, Mike.


AmberNSean

March 2018

Real welcoming

This was an extreamly pleasant stay. Mike welcomed us into his home and spent time getting to know us. He was a warm and friendly host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks mike for sharing your world with us. Please try to make it over to us some day.


HoPInn

March 2018

Very enjoyable stay

If you want some great back history on Fernandina Beach, this is a great place to stay. Mike was very accommodating and very knowledgeable. He lent me a few books on the history of the surrounding area. I love researching places,so this was a plus. This was my first Boondockers welcome experience, and I was very impressed. Thanks Mike.


Travelers Rest

January 2018

Mikemac58 Stay

Mike is a friendly local with generations of family roots in Amelia island. Fernandina Beach is an “old FL” historic town with a great sunset view and even better vibes. He is a most gracious host and people person who can give insider tips for restaurants, etc. A legendary stop for comfort plus. Thanks Mike!


trekr

January 2018

Super Spot and Host!

Great spot - close to quaint downtown, waterfront and beach. Large, quiet, shaded lot. Great host. He even provided an extension cord for the 15amp power and lots of welcoming advice and stories. He has had visitors from as far away as Europe. I would definitely stay there again.


Marie and Kent

December 2017

Welcoming and wonderful spot under the trees!

Mike is a great host! The RV spot is in his huge side yard - gorgeous trees, easily accessible, easy to find. He had great suggestions and info for the area; all around really nice guy! We enjoyed Amelia Island so much we wanted to stay again, and Mike very graciously let us stay another night. Highly recommend.


Your Rolling Neighbors

December 2017

Top Notch Spot!

This spot is in between the beach and the downtown - walking distance to both. We LOVED it here! This home is a great spot itself having a nice big yard and shaded from the sun. Great host and enjoyed talking and getting to know one another! Would definitely come again and wish we had the time to stay an extra night!


shortbdcan

November 2017

What a guy!!

Mike was a great host for us. We got to his place Friday evening and he suggested places we might find music and other interesting places around town. The next night was even better as he actually took us with him to a bar that had a great band playing and we had a great evening together. Great spot to camp in his yard and a great location to be. Gotta meet up with this guy again.


VinnieVanGo

November 2017

A great host

Mikemac58 was my first Boondockers Welcome experience and it couldn’t have been better. I was generously offered water, electric and WiFi when I arrived, and given directions to the local parks and beach so that my dog could stretch her legs They were all within easy walking distance. I stayed 2 nights and on the second night we chatted around the campfire. I highly recommend this host both for his warm welcome and beautiful location


Oljo

November 2017

A warm welcome

Mike is a very generous host. He had wait for us in the front of his house and were very helpfull. We really appreciate his property. It's quiet and near the lovely town of Fernandina and Fort Clinch state park. We recommend this location.


michael farrington

April 2017

A great host

A great host. We had a fun time sitting around telling stories. He had a wonderful spot to park my van. Even offered to hook me up with electric and water. I was sorry I only had one night to spend there. I've made a friend I'll stop there another time


Sunny27

April 2017

Twice Is Nice

This was our second visit with Mike, a kind and generous host with a wealth of knowledge about this area. His location is halfway between beautiful beaches and the charming historic downtown area.


Silvercomet

March 2017

Fantastic host in a beautiful town

Mike is a great guy with an easy going personality. Helpful and made certain my stay was comfortable and successful. I've enjoyed getting to know him and hope to stay in touch. This is my first boondockers stay and Mikemac58 has certainly been welcoming. Prompt communication too. Thank you!


Traveling ElderBees

March 2017

More than what we expected!

We highly recommend Mike's place if passing through! Mike is a wonderful person who is friendly, open and accommodating. His yard is the best, he hooked us up to his electric and water. What a gift to us. We were only going to stay for a couple of days and we ended up staying 4 more nights. Fernandina is a place where people should visit at least once. A promise to Mike was we wouldn't move here. (yes we thought about it) Thank you Mike for all the help of the extra days and a car ride back to your place. We appreciated Mike's hospitality kindness and quick response to our request. We will give Mike a 10 with 4 thumbs.


gowesty

March 2017

Simply the best

I cannot explain the kindness of Mike in a few words, I would need a whole page. The place is secure and welcoming, the neighborhood very calm. The cherry on top is Mike of course, I will let you discover him, you'll thank me later. I highly recommend this host.


shaliyahanalise

February 2017

A Great Host!

We stayed one night with mikemac58 and it was great! The spot was easy for us to access and we got a great night's sleep (much needed!). Mikemac58 gave us plenty of local tips for things to enjoy during our stay and we appreciated his hospitality. Hopefully we will run into him again in our travels. Thank you!


jeepjoke

January 2017

Oustanding Location & Host

Great location. About a mile to downtown and a mile the other direction to the beach. Easy walk or bike ride to both areas. Mike was born in the area, so he has vast knowledge in about anything you would want to know about visiting the area. Had nice quiet place to overnight and Mike was wonderful to talk with. If not for other commitments, I could have stayed and talked for untold nights with him. Thanks again Mike!


kundrup

December 2016

Great location and host

Mike is a warm, helpful and outgoing person who is always willing to guide you in any way he can to make the most of your stay there. Large semi-wooded location behind the house was just minutes from everything. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Amelia Island, Fernadina Beach and Mike.


nickandolivia

December 2016

wonderful host!!

We had a wonderful time staying with mike. A very genuine person and very knowledgeable about the area and its history. We cant wait to come through again!! Thank you for a great experience!


french family

December 2016

Very nice

We spent 2 days very quiet and comfortable. Our host is very nice. We hope to see you again. Cheers


Sunny27

November 2016

Great guy sweet town

Really enjoyed this location within walking distance to many good restaurants, stores, marina, and more. Mike very welcoming. Hope to visit again.


mado

April 2016

nice surrounding

Great host. Nice and quiet place to stay. Thank you Mado


Tripalot

March 2015

Another Successful Boondock Stay

We recently spent 2 nights at Mike's home. It was a good experience. He was very friendly and made us feel welcome. He helped us plan our visit to Amelia Island by supplying lots of local information. The facilities were as advertised and worked well for us. We appreciated the opportunity to stay with him as it was Spring Break and local campgrounds were busy. Thanks Mike.


EZLIFE

February 2015

Fun place to stay

Friendly and outgoing hosts. Easy parking & a nice neighborhood. Very helpful with local information. Hope to see them again one day.


bobmunden

January 2014

Great location - great guy!!

Stayed with Mike in Late December on a trip south. Driveway location was fine and level enough for overnight. Mike welcomed us and introduced us to his very charming mother who stays with him. She is a real fine "Southern Lady" who has lived here all her life and is quite interesting to talk to. Mike gave us some oranges from a tree in his back yard (WOW - oranges fresh off the tree....yum!) and introduced us to a viewing of the Space station which flew over Florida that night. The town of Fernandina Beach is one of those hidden gems that are generally thought of as the "real old Florida" type of place. Yes it has some tourist appeal but not in the usual tacky (Panama City Beach) tourist trap type of place. We strolled the main street and visited Florida's oldest tavern - the Palace Saloon. This place is a must if you visit. Like going back in time. Not updated or touristy - just a real old time Florida tavern. Mike will always be welcome if he ever decides to come up our way.


pierre coutu

November 2012

Number !

Mike is the best. Awesome guy, very helpful and friendly