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Get ready for VACATION!

TIME to PACK!

 

What to Bring .... What to Leave Behind...

Our Guests this season have given us some great input and lots of folks end up overpacking... I guess at Windswept we just thought of everything so they wouldn't have to.

Here is good packing guide and list of what we have here ready for you... just come ashore and bring your bikinis!

- we packed too many items - they were here - thank you! This is our first out of Resort Vacation away from home - lots learned - if Wendy and Mark are invovled. Don't know if they spoiled Us! :) Nicole Van Hoecke KS

-Our Story-

Mark & I have lived full-time on this island for 8 years and started out renting vacation homes for vacations here too. North Captiva was the first place we ever rented a whole vacation home; we had always stuck to hotels, cheaper apartment hotels, and condos to rent for vacations. We did vacation in Florida a lot, though. Massachusettes and New Hampshire are really cold in the winter.

For our first rental on the island.. we stayed ... just the 2 of us, close to the beach. Well no matter the house, renting a whole home was just perfect. We grilled every meal even breakfast on a screen porch by the sea. (Fresh Wild Mango Quesadillas of course!)

Loved it from the get go... buying all of our supplies and heading to the beach for a long weekend. Renting a whole house was something we would always try to do from then on. We had it down to a science though... since we would fly in to Orlando or Ft Lauderdale and drive around a bit on our way here, we always had 3 or 4 soft sided coolers (made of fabric) folded them up and packed them inside 1 cooler bag with masks and snorkles and deflated air mattresses. This cooler bag- we checked it.
At Publix we just unpacked the coolers and stuffed them with grocery supplies.

Vacations on North Captiva require less stuff then mainland vacations. You wear your swimsuits most of the time, flip flops are best instead of shoes :) and every home has laundry- so you could wear 2 or 3 outfits the whole time and just wash 'em. Now that is freedom... that is relaxation. Just stretching yourself out on the sand.

SOME STUFF TO TAKE… SOME STUFF TO LEAVE BEHIND

PACKING FOR KIDS
BRING
Sunscreen
Flip-flops or water sandals
Swimsuits
Kids’ Movies

LEAVE BEHIND
Pack-n-plays… we have 4 at Windswept
High Chairs… we have 3 at Windswept
Toys… unless a favorite and you need it!
Beach Sand Buckets… we have 3 at Windswept
Jogger Strollers… we have 2 at Windswept

PACKING FOR TEENS
BRING
Flip-Flops
T-Shirts
Swimsuits
Extra movies, or XBOX 360 games

LEAVE BEHIND
Hair dryer… we have 2 at Windswept
Ipod Speakers… 4 out of 5 bedrooms have I pod hook-up for the stereo.

PACKING FOR TEENS TRAPPED IN SENIOR CITIZENS’ BODIES
BRING
Okay… you know what you need.

LEAVE BEHIND
Any reasons not to have the vacation of a lifetime!

We supply: starter paper towels, facial tissues, toilet paper, bath soap(organic), hand soaps(organic), laundry soap,dish washing soap, kitchen hand soap, dishwasher electrasol tabs, ground espresso, some spices

There are also a lot of various things in the laundry room's pantry that we leave open for all guests.

 

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