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Green Travel Tips
Posted by RVA, Resort Vacations | Wednesday, February 22, 2012

RVA and our affiliates are doing our part to become more environmentally friendly. In order to conserve water in our resort-style properties, we implemented The Water Conservation Hotel and Motel Program (C.H.A.M.P.). This program helps lodging facilities save water and money while practicing more efficient housekeeping and landscaping.
Also, our in-room toiletries have gone green. This means all packaging is made from recyclable materials, fragrances are created with natural aromas and liquids are completely biodegradable.
 

RVA's Green Travel Tips
  • Turn water heater to lowest settingGreen Florida vacations with RVA
  • Turn off AC/heat or adjust the thermostat to protect plants, etc.
  • Appliances, such as TVs and computers should be unplugged because they can draw or leak as much as 40 watts per hour when they are off
  • Stop your local newspaper
  • Keep your showers short, and turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  • Do not run the linens and towels through the unit washer & dryer prior to check-out
  • Reuse your sheets and towels instead of having them changed every day.
  • When you leave your unit, turn off the lights, TV and radio. Close the drapes to keep your accommodation cool
  • Leave little bottles of amenities in the unit if unopened
  • Keep bar soap wrappers and take used bars of soap home
  • Instead of leaving bathroom lights (and fans) on all night, pack night lights
  • If you purchase a newspaper, pass it on to someone else at the pool or beach, or leave it at the front desk for another reader
  • Buy local souvenirs. Supporting local artists or small shops helps the local economy of the place you are visiting, but it also cuts the cost of transporting the mass-produced souvenirs found at chain shops
  • Pack reusable water bottles and fill up as necessary while on vacation
  • When dining out, only request water if you are going to drink it
  • Help reduce paper by allowing us to email your confirmation and receipts
  • Take only the necessary brochures or maps. Return maps or brochures to the front desk upon leaving
  • Take only photographs. Do not take souvenirs from natural or historic areas
  • Leave only footprints. Take everything out that you brought in with you
  • Pick up at least one piece of litter every day, especially when walking along our beaches

2012 RVA Catalog of Properties
Posted by RVA, Resort Vacations | Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Searching for the perfect vacation rental can be overwhelming when you don't know which island will meet your vacation needs. Take the guess work out of planning your next vacation in the popular destinations of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Sarasota, Siesta Key and Venice by visiting our 2012 Catalog of Properties. This catalog simplifies the decision process by separating units first by location, since no two islands are the same, and second with important features of amenities, pictures, bedding configuration, etc. Top all those ingredients off with a direct link for 24/7 online booking and you've got the ingredients for an easy, relaxing vacation planning experience.

Visit the 2012 RVA Catalog of Properties

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Posted by RVA, Resort Vacations | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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The Beach Club at Anna Maria with RVA
Posted by RVA, Resort Vacations | Tuesday, February 21, 2012
 The Beach Club at Anna Maria has all the amenities of a large resort with the added benefits of a private, uncrowded hideaway. Decorated using clean lines and fresh colors, all while remaining inviting and engaging, this resort includes all that is signature to Resort Vacation Accommodations, a ResortQuest Affiliate. Each unit features a full-size kitchen, private washer and dryer, large flat-screen plasma TVs, modern decor, granite countertops and pillow top mattresses qualifying it as a gold-rated property using property quality standards.

The extravagant lifestyle doesn't stop there - with beach access directly across the street, imagine lazing your days away relaxing in the warm sunshine all while burrowing your toes in the warm sandy beach. At night, open your windows and let the warm Gulf breezes and sounds of crashing waves lull you to sleep. For luxurious accommodations on Anna Maria Island, the only choice is The Beach Club.

Amenities:

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Rooftop sun deck
  • 32" and 42" plasma TVs
  • Pillow top mattresses
  • Private beach access directly across the street
  • Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops
  • Community hot tub
  • Wireless Internet access
  • DVD and VCR
  • Washer and dryer
  • Visit www.rvafl.com/beachclub for more information.

    Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort with RVA
    Posted by RVA, Resort Vacations | Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    What do you call peaceful pleasure? We suggest walking along a private beach, dipping your toes in the warm Gulf waters or lounging on your private lanai with your favorite book.

    Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort is located on the Gulf of Mexico on beautiful Longboat Key. Many consider this spacious, well-appointed facility the best on Longboat Key. Choose from the newly renovated resort room, the one- or two-bedroom garden units or the one- or two-bedroom beach front units. Whatever your vacation preferences, this resort has just what you're looking for while using property rating standards.

    Stimulate your senses - from the sound of swaying palm trees to the sweet smell of blooming flowers mixed with the saltiness of the Gulf of Mexico. The tropical grounds at Silver Sands are truly unforgettable - one you've soaked up the calm, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, you'll never be the same. We are confident that your first visit with us will be the beginning of many more to come. Let us be your home-away-from-home for the most relaxed and enjoyable vacation you will ever experience.

    Amenities:

  • Located on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Heated beach front pool
  • Putting green
  • Shuffleboard
  • Barbeque area
  • Complimentary chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas
  • Daily maid service
  • Laundry facility
  • Wi-Fi access in all rooms, in the garden area and on the pool deck
  • Fully-equipped kitchen or kitchenette

  • Visit www.silversandsgulfbeachresort.com for more information.

    Beach Castle Resort by RVA
    Posted by RVA, Resort Vacations | Monday, February 20, 2012
    Between the azure blues of the Gulf of Mexico, and the Southwest Florida skies, resides Beach Castle Resort of Longboat Key. A quaint 21-unit condominium resort with classic charm, and situated on one of the smallest tips of Longboat Key, Beach Castle offers units with a variety of views including Gulf front, bay front garden and pool views - catering to the most discerning traveler. A secluded hideaway, this vacation spot continues to be the island's premier choice for retreats on exclusive Longboat Key. Equipped with spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom options, this resort offers a laid-back appeal combined with modern amenities and comfortable appointments.

    Located a short walking distance from Centre Shops, where the local cuisine and shopping is sure to please, Beach Castle offers inspired sunsets daily. Ignored by spring breakers and devoid of the garish attractions that characterize many Florida beach towns, Longboat Key is one of the quietest barrier islands on the Gulf Coast - and all the more beloved for it.

    The area beckons everyone from rugged outdoor enthusiasts to refined sophisticates with championship golf, big-game fishing, eco-tours, sailing, kayaking, parasailing, world-class culinary fare and a short trip to the mainland theaters, art galleries, opera, and ballet. No matter what you're into, it seems life's just better on an island.

    Reminiscent of Old Florida charm, Beach Castle Resort is the ideal vacation getaway no matter what your vacation preferences.

    Amenities:
      • Private beach access
      • Full-size kitchens
      • Complimentary wireless Internet by the community pool
      • Barbeque grills
      • Complimentary laundry facilities
      • Heated, community swimming pool
      • Community hot tub
      • On-site office
      • Shared boat docks (by reservation)
      • Tennis court available
      • Private lanais
      • Complimentary movie library
      • Complimentary computer & printer available in office (during office hours)
      • Cable TV
      • Lush landscape
      • Gulf front, bay front, pool and garden units available
      • Complimentary guest parking
      • Complimentary lounge chairs & umbrellas
    For more information, visit www.beachcastle.com.

    The Beach on Longboat Key by RVA
    Posted by RVA, Resort Vacations | Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Located directly on the sands of legendary Longboat Key, The Beach on Longboat Key resort is the ideal foundation for an extraordinary beach vacation. Meeting property rating standards as a gold-rated unit, this resort features comfortable, contemporary furnishings and modern decor in an attractive yet subdued South Beach style. These accommodations are a great starting and ending point for days spent on gorgeous beaches, playing championship golf, shopping high-end boutiques, trying five-star restaurants, enjoying cultural attractions and plain-old relaxing.

    Whether you're a family, honeymooners or on business, this is the getaway you're looking for. Come to The Beach on Longboat Key and have all of the area's best assets - unspoiled beaches, comfort, easy pace, charm and proximity to Sarasota - right at your fingertips.

    Amenities:
  • LCD flat-screen TV
  • Complimentary bike rentals
  • Full-size kitchen or kitchenette with stainless steel appliances
  • Granite countertops
  • Sleeper sofa in most units
  • Private balcony on second floor units
  • Heated community swimming pool
  • Direct beach access
  • Washer/dryer available in some units
  • Coin-Operated Laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Wireless Internet access

  • Visit www.TheBeachonLBK.com for more information.

    The Beach Club at Siesta Key by RVA
    Posted by RVA, Resort Vacations | Thursday, February 16, 2012
    The Beach Club at Siesta Key by RVA, Resort Vacations offers studio, one- or two-bedroom options just steps from the beautiful Siesta Key beaches - rated #1 Beach in the US by Dr. Beach in 2011! This new resort features modern decor, mixed with the youthful attitude of this world-famous destination, making this chic resort one of the most desired accommodations on Siesta Key. Decorated using clean lines and bright colors, all while remaining inviting and engaging, this resort includes all that is signature to the Gulf Coast. Each unit features a full-size kitchen, iPod docking stations, stainless steel appliances and more.

    Your Siesta Key vacation doesn't stop there - with the beach access just footsteps away, imagine burrowing your toes into the quartz-crystal white sands. For luxurious accommodations on Siesta Key, the only choice is The Beach Club.

    Amenities:

  • Beach access footsteps away
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • On-site office
  • Private or community patios
  • Newly constructed in 2009
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Full-size kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Avonite countertops
  • Health club affiliation
  • LCD flat-screen TV's
  • DVD Players
  • iPod docking station
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Studio, one- or two-bedroom options
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         Visit www.beachclubatsiestakey.com for more information!

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