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Freshgardens

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42 reviews
· Homestead, Florida
5 acres
4 sites
4 RV
This farm just outside Everglades National park South Gate entrance is truly a special place you will be greeted by wild rescue dogs living on there terms birds from all over the world including our resident hawk will be there to greet you Your sunset will be spectacular as we close the in the southernmost western spot in the United States .You will pick star fruit free of charge for breakfast and camp amongst a spectacular starry filled sky with the smell of burning wood around you So pitch a tent and come and enjoy farmer bobs private residence in the Everglades 30 and 50 amp electric first come first serve water hoses avaliable as well for all sites but bring your own hose is always recomended longam firewood avaliable for purchase as well as eggs and tropical fruit u pik when in season 3 dollars per lb
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Homestead, Florida, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Robert P.Joined in January 2020
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50 ratings · 42 reviews
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Cody Z.recommends
July 20, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
Farmer Bob was great. We didn't see him until our last day but he invited us to take a tour of his farm and we picked starfruit, longin fruit and passion fruit right off the trees. They were delicious! 3 very friendly and well behaved dogs were around to keep us company.
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Scott C.recommends
May 30, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
Two of us camped on Robert’s beautiful farmland on a whim one night. It was easy to locate and get set up when we arrived. Perfect location for the Everglades and Biscayne! We loved hanging out with his sweet dogs that roam the land. Thank you, Robert!
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William W.recommends
May 19, 2022
Site 1 - Freshgardens
A very good stop on the way to the Keys. We really enjoyed the tour Bob gave us in the morning. We would definitely stay there again
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Ruth D.recommends
May 12, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
We enjoyed our quick overnight stay at Fresh Gardens. We had the place to ourselves and took great advantage of the available electric to recharge all our batteries. All the dogs were friendly and kept vigilant watch on the grounds giving us a great night's sleep. Thanks, Bob!
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Rita Naomi M.recommends
May 12, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
Everglades and Biscayne NP camping
For those of you who are national park lovers, Everglades NP main entrance and Biscayne NP are close by. Bob the Farmer is a gracious kind host who gave us a shady place to park our van nestled amongst star fruit trees. He supplied us with a fresh water hose and a 20 amp hook up (he is wired for larger RV's). Our first night, I received an emergency call asking me to fill in for another yoga teacher online. He helped me to find a spot in the yard where I could teach remotely with a large bougainvillea bush in the background. Our first morning he gave my son and I an hour tour of his 5 acre farm. We looked at all the interesting fruits he grows and learned about the fascinating agricultural history of south florida farming. Wonderful if you have kids! Since he has a special needs family member, he sometimes has to travel so call ahead to see if he is available. There seems to be a state "bird" in south Florida, wandering chickens and roosters that we saw everywhere including in the area around Bob's Farm. Bob does raise chickens and other birds. He also has 4 dogs that we enjoyed. So there can be noise at random times. If you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs and you will be fine. Please follow his directions as google is incorrect. Bob works very hard at maintaining a 5 acre farm and is very responsive if you let him know your needs. "Robert is here" fruit stand is close by and we enjoyed getting smoothies there too.
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Heather B.recommends
April 20, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
This was a unique experience in an area of Miami we never even knew existed!!! Bob gave us the grand tour, which the kids (and us) found super interesting!!! He was kind, accommodating, and gave us our privacy.
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Ronee L.
March 26, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
Okay for an overnight
Fresh gardens is close to the Everglades and 1 hour to Key Largo. Sites are close together and in the owners front yard. We were the third hip camper and the 50 amp and 30 amp were taken. We only had a regular 15 amp. Plug. Which means no air in South Florida. Ugh. Thankfully our neighbors were great and the 2nd night used their generator so we could have air. The dogs were sweet. Not exactly as advertised but good for an overnight stay
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Sharon H.recommends
March 21, 2022
Site 1 - Freshgardens
If you can do remote it's great I loved it elect service to most spots. Robert and family are great people so nice to spend time around them beautiful piece of property really liked our stay and will be back again that's a for sure if they will have us
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Justine S.recommends
March 15, 2022
Site 4 - Freshgardens
Private Yet Centrally Located
This is a great place to say if you are visiting the national parks or Homestead for any reason. I stayed for 10 days in my 17ft travel trailer and had access to electricity and water. The location is secluded and private but still within 10-15 minutes of restaurants, shops and grocery stores. If you take exit 2 you will not have to deal with the bumpy road. I would definitely stay here again!
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Doug B.doesn't recommend
March 10, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
Not marked well and you have to get on terrible dirt road from either direction. Did serious damage to my rig getting there. Very difficult to figure out hookup and where to park. Host was not there and was kind of arrogant when I called him.
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Taylor B.recommends
March 8, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
We enjoyed our stay at Robert’s Fresh Garden’s tropical produce and fruit Farm. It was a perfect spot to park our camper while we ventured out to the keys. Electricity, and water were easy to find. Robert included an educational farm tour. We appreciated his kind hospitality, and work as a farmer. We’d love to check it out during fruiting season!
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Christian C.recommends
March 2, 2022
Site 2 - Freshgardens
I have a 25’ travel trailer and Bob accommodated me perfect. He was friendly and gave me a tour of his orchard! Otherwise it was nice and peaceful. Thanks Bob!
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G B.recommends
March 1, 2022
Site 2 - Freshgardens
Late night check in!!
Very clear directions, we pulled in VERY late without any issue. The option to run the generator was our selling point. Great place to park for the night.
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Kristen B.recommends
March 1, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
Bob was awesome I loved the place. A bit rural but in a really nice area Electric was available and water was if you needed it I loved the dogs. They just showed up at Bob’s property and he took care of them. one has three legs, one is skittish and one is sweetest girl I’ve met I almost stole her :). Make sure to take the tour and I would definitely definitely come here again. Bob grows lychee, flowers, starfruit, palm and plants that help fight cancer. A really good guy. He has roosters and dogs and it’s on a farm land so expect some noise.
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Eli H.recommends
February 24, 2022
Site 4 - Freshgardens
Good spot if you just need a place to crash for the night while you explore the Florida keys.
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Anne M.recommends
February 24, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
Small farm conveniently located
We enjoyed camping on this small farm for 3 nights. Carmen gave us a tour of the farm and helped us pick some delicious star fruit right from the trees. They had great electric and water hookups. We visited Robert is Here, the Everglades National Park, and John Pennecamp Coral Park, which were all within a short drive. They had 3 friendly dogs that greeted us when we arrived. Make sure to follow Robert’s directions, not Google maps, because the back road was really rough. It was a pleasant stay. I will return whenever we are in the area.
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Ashlyn S.recommends
February 16, 2022
Site 4 - Freshgardens
Semi private camping in an orchard
We had a nice spot by the trees. Felt private enough. Other campers there were very nice. The roosters were very loud in the morning. They woke my light sleeping boyfriend up at about 5 am, but I sleep hard and was able to sleep through it. So if you wake up easy, take that into consideration. All in all it was a nice stay and I’d definitely stay here again.
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Kaitlin M.recommends
February 13, 2022
Site 1 - Freshgardens
Great camp spot on starfruit farm!
Great location for the Keys & Everglades. What a cool experience! We have a 25 ft class C & fit fine. Electric & water hook ups were great. Bob & his wife Carmen were very friendly & welcoming. We were able to get a few starfruit from the trees which was very memorable! Bought a dozen fresh eggs too. Would highly recommend & we loved the rescue pooches that were always down for some cuddles.
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Patrick R.recommends
February 7, 2022
Site 2 - Freshgardens
camping and eating fresh fruit
I loved it here. The owner was super nice and the other people staying here were great to. Me and my 8 yr old stayed here and ate fresh star fruit off of the trees. We also cracked open some coconuts. 10 out of 10!
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Rebecca H.recommends
February 7, 2022
Site 4 - Freshgardens
Unique, Inviting Stay!
We had a lovely time on Bob’s property! We were able to get our 32’ Class C MotorHome in and out no problem and met some lovely people during our week long stay. We (especially our 5 year old son!) enjoyed the sweet doggies company as well! Only downsides…The dogs barking and the roosters crowing (morning AND night) were a bit annoying. A unique place to stay if you’re in the area. Definitely recommend!
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Lindsey C.recommends
February 3, 2022
Site 2 - Freshgardens
Starfruit, longan and passion fruit
Bob was responsive and went above and beyond with all of our questions and requests! The location is great and we felt safe. This area has so much to do, make sure you stay multiple days! Bob gave us a tour of his wonderful fruit farm, my kids loved eating starfruit!
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Kaye T.recommends
January 27, 2022
Site 1 - Freshgardens
It was a great place to stay! We had a 30 ft motorhome and they were able to accommodate us!! We enjoyed being able to try Star Fruit for the 1st time and being able to pick some!!
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Jey S.
January 5, 2022
Site 3 - Freshgardens
Not a great location
Unfortunately the owner is out of the country and not super quick with responses. There is an individual staying on the property that the owner said would help us, but he knew nothing of our staying there. The water and power hook ups were simply the outlet on the front of the house that was being shared with another camper and the water spigot that was also shared. Arrival was quite stressful since both entrances to the street are very rough with large pot holes. Not very ideal for cars towing campers! Once we got in the gate it was very unclear where we were supposed to park- it is just a front yard with a bunch of trees. There is a ton of junk in the yard as well- broken chairs, unused flower pots, an old grill, etc. Once we got set up and figured it all out, it was fine for the rest of our stay. We didn't get a tour of the farm/orchard or anything like other reviewers mentioned. The dogs were very sweet although they have no fear of cars and will run towards your headlights and stand directly in front of your car as you are trying to pull in. I was highly disappointed based on some of the other reviews.
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Jeff B.recommends
January 5, 2022
Site 4 - Freshgardens
Great, cozy spot. Robert is highly responsive. Love the dogs on property 🐶🐶
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Crystal W.
December 23, 2021
Site 3 - Freshgardens
Robert and his Farm manager Rasa were very nice and helpful, the dogs that wander are sweet and the orchard is pretty, we were in homestead to explore the area so this site to park for a few days worked out well for us, there is a gate across the drive so at night you feel a little more protected. Definitely bring a lawn mat for getting in and out of your camper to keep dirt out and good lights for at night. We set up a small lighted spot under the canopy of the trees by our camper which made it nice in the evening and there is a neighbor who would serenade us and the rest of the neighborhood with a pretty sweet playlist till around 10. All in all our experience was good and would stop here again on our way thru if needed:)
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Jeff B.recommends
December 19, 2021
Site 1 - Freshgardens
Great cozy spot. Some beautiful dogs to hang with as well 👌
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Amy S.
December 19, 2021
Site 4 - Freshgardens
Yes there's an elctrical cord for electricity, a hose for water, a gate, and dogs. Other reviews about the dogs are spot on. Potholes-be warned! They are the size of my Miata. There is no wifi so we used our tethered smart phone.
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Robin B.recommends
December 13, 2021
Site 4 - Freshgardens
Canine oasis!
Secluded,quiet,serene oasis over run with canine affection!! Robert has the ideal secluded getaway to decompress and enjoy quality time with your travel cohorts as well as Robert's multitude of exceptionally well mannered canine companions! Luscious stardust in abundance around you and serene tranquility. I'm not going to lie it is a dog lovers paradise! Oreo is my absolute favourite ! Highly recommend! Thank you again Robert for a wonderful stay!
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Cory S.recommends
December 6, 2021
Site 4 - Freshgardens
Had a great stay! Loved the dogs and exploring the star fruit orchard. Thanks for the hospitality.
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Jonathan B.recommends
December 5, 2021
Site 3 - Freshgardens
A nice place to stay.
Friendly host. Location convenient to both Biscayne NP and Everglades NP.
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