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Cloud Nine Villas is Truly a Cloud Nine Experience in Florida

*Disclaimer: I did not receive anything in exchange for this post.

We recently stayed around 10 days in sunny Florida which is something we do often. When we do venture out to the sunshine state, we rent a home typically from VRBO. We have had some repeat stays at some homes but due to a previous stay, the usual home had deteriorated so it was time to find a new one. I spend weeks trying to find the perfect home with a pool. The home is important as I want a clean updated one that will provide enough room for everyone. The most important aspect for me, is the pool. I want privacy but that goes pretty much hand in hand with the ability to have pool heat. I don't mind having to pay for pool heat but it needs to be functional. That was why the last house lost a customer as the pool heat was non-existent. There were owner claims made time and time again but when you have to brace yourself to submerge into the artic blast, it's not making for a very fun outing. With all that said, I will share how wonderful this newest rental, Cloud Nine Villas was.

First, the owners are simply amazing and have the very best communication. I did not need to communicate with them rather it was just in the process of prepping for the trip, and they were very proactive along with the property management group. Everything worked as planned upon arrival. At the last rental home, we had to phone the property manager and the owner to get in because the code didn't work. We were able to gain entry on the first attempt at our new found rental home of our dreams.

Second, the home was beautifully decorated in expensive furnishings. No money was spared to make this home appear as a five-star dream vacation. The appliances were modern and clean and every bathroom was stocked with extra supplies of soap and toilet paper to which I've not experienced before. The kitchen was fully equipped allowing vacationers to cook and enjoy family time even more. There was an abundance of smart televisions which allowed us to log in to our Amazon Prime account to experience the comforts at home. In the upstairs family room, there was a Playstation 3 with some games and movies. Downstairs, there were music CDs and books to read. Everything was clean too! It's also nice to be able to return home with clean clothes and the washer and dryer set allowed that! They even had a small game room with a pool table along with a couple of bikes to ride within the beautiful community. Every morning, we would take walks throughout the neighborhood and around the golf course. They were conveniently close to the best grocery store ever, Publix, and many food eateries.

Third, the pool. The pool was absolutely amazing and the best we've ever experienced in all the years of renting homes. It had a small splash area for little children, an amazing waterfall on one corner, and in the other corner, a hot tub. The water was the perfect temperature as well. Another issue with previous rentals was a lack of pool furniture and space to lay out. This home was perfect. The sun would move around the pool area around 10:00 am and stayed until sundown. The pool overlooked a golf course so there was a rogue golf cart here and there that might elicit a friendly wave from one of the golfers. On either side of the home are neighbors but I think they might have been rental homes as no one was ever there. There was a huge shrub barrier that provided privacy even if someone had been home. Even the pool cleaner was exceptionally nice and efficient. There are lights that can be controlled to different colors and there was nothing more wonderful than to watch the vibrant sunsets each night either from the deck or inside.

It was really a cloud nine vacation and couldn't have been more pleased with the rental home. We have not stayed in Florida during the month of October and would return as we had sunny days with the exception of a day or a few hours on some days. It's also close enough to Disney and Universal to enjoy them without a long drive. If a pool is top of your list along with privacy, this is the home for you. We definitely plan to return! Next time if you are planning a trip, check out Cloud Nine Villas as you won't regret it!

Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes, Savings and $25 Gift Card Giveaway 3/3 WINNER CLOSED


Laura @ Frugal Follies said...

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It's Italian Days at Publix!  I will possibly be moving out of the south and it's one of the things that I will miss living here.  Publix is my supermarket of choice due to the buy one get one free promotions, stock on hand, cleanliness and above average customer service.  We also love their bakery department and all the ways they help you plan meals, save money and not to mention sweepstakes!  From February 17th until March 2nd, visit your local Publix to take advantage of some great savings on General Mills brands such as Pillsbury, Green Giant , Progresso and Totino's.  When you purchase 20 of the participating brands, you save $5!  For all those coupon clippers, this is a big deal!

Join in and enter to win in the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes where you could win one of four grand prizes of $10,000 worth of free groceries or one of 200 $100 Publix gift cards being given as prizes. 

Italian Days Sweepstakes 

Italian Days Coupons Italian Days Recipes

There are three easy ways to enter for a chance to win the Sweepstakes.  Enter via phone, mail or at ClickCallMail.com – a convenient one-stop website, where you’ll also be able to download great coupon savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands and other great offers from Publix. 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Click – Stay up to date with the latest General Mills promotions happening at Publix by visiting ClickCallMail.com. Once you’re registered and logged in, you can participate in any current promotions.
  2. Call – If you’d prefer to enter the sweepstakes and participate in other promotions via telephone, feel free to call the General Mills/Publix hotline, at 1.800.627.6059, and be sure to say that you want to enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes. Please be sure to provide your complete contact information (Full name/address/zip code/phone #).
  3. Mail – If you prefer to participate via mail-in entry, print and mail your complete contact information (Full Name/address/zip code/phone #) to P.O. Box 43425 Atlanta, GA 30336 and be sure to write “Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes” on the outside of the envelope.

Don't forget about the Box Tops for Education too!


The Giveaway:

One reader will win a $25 Publix Gift Card (please note that Publix is not located nationally).

To Enter:

Follow my blog and tell me what your favorite Italian meal is.

Extra Entries:

  • Subscribe to my blog
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Like me on Facebook
  • Tweet about this giveaway (can be done daily for two entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway (can be done twice at least 7 days apart for five entries)
  • Enter any of my other giveaways (five entries)

Giveaway ends 3/3 at midnight (EST) - winner will be selected via random.org.

US only please

*Disclosure:  The gift card, information and additional gift card to give away were all given to me from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Publix Customers: $10,000 Giveaway & Bonus Box Tops

I live in the good ol' south and we have Publix.  I never knew what a Publix was until about two year's ago and now my daughter works there.  For my couponing, Publix is a great place to go as everytime I try to use even just a few, I receive a hard time at Walmart so after two weekends in a row of disappointment, I'm sticking with Publix.

Right now and until March 17th, Publix has a $10,000 giveaway where you can enter simply by entering your name and address at http://www.clickcallmail.com/.  There are also coupons and a chance to earn bonus box tops for education if you participate.  If you enter 12, you get 100 bonus box tops!  This is good until May 31, 2010.

Happy Shopping!

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Gift Card Savings at Kroger, Publix and CVS

This week, Kroger, Publix and CVS are all having gift card purchase incentives.

Kroger - 11/27 - 12/13
  • Buy $100 of participating gift cards and get $10 off at the checkout with your shopper's card plus save .10 per gallon with every $50 eligible gift card purchase.
CVS - 11/29 - 12/5 
  • Buy three American Express Prepaid Gift Cards and get $10 extra bucks. 
  • Buy Prepaid Master Card or Visa Cards for $4.95.  Normally $9.95.

Publix - 11/29 - 12/2 
  • $10 off a purchase of a $50 BP Gas Card. 
  • $10 off the purchase of $50 worth of iTunes Gift Cards. 
  • Free $10 Publix Gift Card with the purchase of $100 worth of American Express Gift Cards.

Good deals to save a little money for gifts or even to use yourself.

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