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Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 1 Aug 20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Rotonda Bound
You can also use the voucher towards a flight. ...

You can also use the voucher towards a flight.

I cancelled a car hire in April and could have either a voucher for the full amount or cash less 20%. I opted for the voucher.

Recently used it...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 1 Jun 20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Sorry didn't see this post 😊 But I see Hank has...

Sorry didn't see this post 😊 But I see Hank has answered you with his link.

If you were looking for villas in specific areas you can also use the "villas" tab at the top of the page and hit...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 27 May 20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Rotonda West is half way between Sarasota & Fort...

Rotonda West is half way between Sarasota & Fort Myers. You will need a car as it is about 10 - 15 mins drive to beautiful beaches.

There are 2 Dibb villas on here - Hank's & mine.

Have a look...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 12 Apr 20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Cancelling a BA car hire ?

Has anyone had any luck in getting a refund back from BA?
I have a car booked for a month from 18th April.

Because I don't have flights with BA I have experienced several different conflicting...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 3 Mar 20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Try Cruise.com If you book and later see the...

Try Cruise.com

If you book and later see the cruise advertised on Cruise.com at a lower price you can ring them and they will refund the difference.

I got a $198 refund plus and upgrade to our...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 29 Feb 20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rotonda Bound
We stayed at the Southermost Hotel which is, as...

We stayed at the Southermost Hotel which is, as you would expect, at the very south of Key West. It was so quiet & peaceful there away from the noise of Duval St but yet a few mins and you are in the...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 18 Feb 20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Similar experience to Pussycat Doll & robrob71,...

Similar experience to Pussycat Doll & robrob71, name never on the board but never had to wait more than a few minutes.

We have hired a range of cars so I don't think its the type of car you are...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 31 Dec 19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Hi Juliemack We use mainly Hertz or Avis but...

Hi Juliemack
We use mainly Hertz or Avis but have had 3 cars from Budget. On each occasion the car was almost new with one having 196 miles on the clock. We had no problems and as Budget allow...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Dec 19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By Rotonda Bound
BA Executive Club only gives the free additional...

BA Executive Club only gives the free additional driver if you book an Avis car. That's why I have pointed out that the spouse is a free driver in the USA with Budget
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Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 24 Dec 19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By Rotonda Bound
BA Car Hire

BA are currently doing 7days for the price of 5.

Their Budget quotes are very reasonable. Also Budget allow a spouse or partner as a free additional driver.

It might be worth checking out. ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Nov 19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Flown with them several times from Man to Lisbon...

Flown with them several times from Man to Lisbon then on to Miami. The Lisbon flight has an overnight stop so you will need a hotel near airport and will have to factor that into the overall cost of...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Nov 19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,566
Posted By Rotonda Bound
We had something similar. Had been in Florida for...

We had something similar. Had been in Florida for a month and was about to board a cruise from Miami. We were asked for our esta copies while checking in and didn't have a paper copy.

I pointed...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Nov 19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Thank you That's quite hopeful then. I was...

Thank you
That's quite hopeful then. I was beginning to think that they would be stopping that route at the end of Oct.
I will just have to be patient 😎
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Nov 19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Norwegian Flights late Oct / early Nov 2020?

Do Norwegian not fly Lgw to Tpa all year round?
I can't see anything listed for after 21st Oct 😳
Forum: Beyond the Parks 13 Nov 19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By Rotonda Bound
The best source of information comes from this...

The best source of information comes from this website.

https://visitbeaches.org/#

You can check the condition of the beaches in any area of Florida Gulf Coast before you visit.

The...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 10 Nov 19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,078
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Hi John Do you mean chain type restaurants? Yes...

Hi John
Do you mean chain type restaurants? Yes the Outback, Olive Garden etc are in Port Charlotte which is 25 mins away.

However one of the great things about the Rotonda/ Englewood area is...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 10 Nov 19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,078
Posted By Rotonda Bound
There are two Dibb villas in the Rotonda Area,...

There are two Dibb villas in the Rotonda Area, mine & Hanks. Both have pool screen / netting round the lanai areas. In fact I know of no villas on Rotonda that don't have screens so don't jet that...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 8 Oct 19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Rotonda Bound
We are down on the Gulf Coast at Rotonda West...

We are down on the Gulf Coast at Rotonda West. Already there are a few decorated houses. I would imagine by 23rd most people will have their decorations up. They tend to decorate a few weeks before...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 8 Oct 19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Dibbers visiting Rotonda over Halloween

Just some info in case any of you are down in the Rotonda / Englewood area over Halloween. There are two options to join in with local celebrations.
Residents on Mark Twain Lane really go to town...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 4 Oct 19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Rotonda Bound
We have been in SW Florida since early September...

We have been in SW Florida since early September after Dorian delayed us by 2 days. It has been exceptionally hot this year with the thermometer on our lanai recording 100+ on several days, today its...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Oct 19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By Rotonda Bound
My son and his girlfriend flew back home on...

My son and his girlfriend flew back home on Wednesday with Omni Air.
Check in was easy and there were plenty of helpful & cheery officials around to guide you to the right place.
On this...
Forum: General Chat 3 Oct 19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,239
Posted By Rotonda Bound
We decided years ago that although we had had our...

We decided years ago that although we had had our fill of the parks and Orlando, we still loved coming to Florida and started to visit the Gulf Coast more. There are so many beautiful places to stay...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Oct 19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Omni Airlines ?

Has anyone got any experience if this airline.
My son & his girlfriend are returning with them tomorrow as their replacement TC flight. Never heard of them 😳
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Oct 19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Thank you 👍 Never heard of them. Has anyone...

Thank you 👍
Never heard of them.
Has anyone got anything to say about them?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Sep 19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Which plane are they using?

My son and girlfriend are returning home on Wednesday on a replacement TC flight. Their flight code is OY2769. Does anyone have any idea who they are flying with?
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Forum: Beyond the Parks 23 Sep 19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By Rotonda Bound
We were down on Englewood beach last night...

We were down on Englewood beach last night watching the drummers circle at sunset. It was great fun with about 100 people involved. Some drumming, doing hula hoops, spinning clubs and even one guy...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 1 Sep 19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Rotonda West is half way between Sarasota and...

Rotonda West is half way between Sarasota and Fort Myers and has a lot to offer.

It's close to several beautiful beaches including Boca Grand where you can spot dolphin and manatee. There is all...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 23 Jun 19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By Rotonda Bound
I love the October weather on the Gulf Coast. The...

I love the October weather on the Gulf Coast. The humidity is low and the nights are warm.

It's usually quite a quiet month as Hank says the snowbirds start to arrive in November.


The...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 May 19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By Rotonda Bound
I would phone BA and explain the situation to...

I would phone BA and explain the situation to them. You might be lucky and get a sympathetic associate who could move you to the night before without charge. They are usually very accommodating for...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 May 19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,642
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Just a thought. If you are willing to drive to...

Just a thought.
If you are willing to drive to LGW then why not book LGW to Tampa direct. Then drive from Tampa to Orlando. Depending on where you are staying the drive is about an hour. Many people...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 26 Apr 19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Thanks Louise, that was really useful. I've got a...

Thanks Louise, that was really useful. I've got a quote from them 👍😎
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 25 Apr 19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Transfer from Cape Liberty to La Guarda airport

Has anyone got any advice on the best way to travel fron the port to La Guarda. It looks like we only have taxi option open to us :omg:
When we get off the ship RC Adventure we are flying back down...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 24 Apr 19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,740
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Thanks Chris, much appreciated 😎

Thanks Chris, much appreciated 😎
Forum: Beyond the Parks 22 Apr 19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,740
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Hi Chris If it's not too much trouble could you...

Hi Chris
If it's not too much trouble could you send me a copy of the route. I'd love to try this drive. It sounds much more interesting than the normal I4/I75 route. Would really love to see the...
Forum: Shopping in Florida 10 Apr 19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,982
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Aldi stores are springing up all over the US. We...

Aldi stores are springing up all over the US. We saw one in Chicago a few years ago.

There are two within a 20 mins drive from Rotonda West. So they are down on the Gulf Coast too.

They are...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 10 Apr 19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Rotonda Bound
Rotonda West is half way between Tampa and Fort...

Rotonda West is half way between Tampa and Fort Myers. If you are able to get good flights into Tampa then Rotonda is under 1.5 hours drive. The drive up from Miami is 3 hours.

There are some fab...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 26 Mar 19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,537
Posted By Rotonda Bound
We have been to two of the Amish restaurants in...

We have been to two of the Amish restaurants in Sarasota. Yoder & Der Dutchman. Yoder have an Amish produce market in their car park. Der Dutchman is our favourite. They make good wholesome food and...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 25 Mar 19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Rotonda Bound
We are over at Rotonda West every year in Sept &...

We are over at Rotonda West every year in Sept & Oct. we are about 1 hour south of St Petes but the weather should be much the same.

The weather is perfect in Oct, warm without the searing heat of...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 18 Mar 19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rotonda Bound
If you like retail therapy then you might like to...

If you like retail therapy then you might like to put the Mirromar Outlet and Coconut Point on your list.
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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Feb 19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By Rotonda Bound
I agree with the above and have flown this route...

I agree with the above and have flown this route several times. The only problem we had was the long layover on the Man -Lis-Mia route. It involves an overnight stay in Lisbon but you do arrive in...
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