We moved this summer and got a 3 bedroom apartment (officer housing) on base. It is the largest 3 bedroom floorplan at 1800 sq. ft. (we just got lucky!) BUT, one of the frustrating things about housing is there are so many floorplans that you really don't know what you're going to get. I agree with everyone else, though, that your king bed should fit no matter where you are. We have a high school aged kid so living on the support site was one of the best decisions we made. But do get off base as much as possible for your sanity. It takes a little time to feel comfortable but you'll be glad you did.
We did not ship any cars but bought one "beater" and wanted to buy another "good" car. The vehicles here are overpriced and can be iffy. Our "beater" was from someone we knew and trusted and is better than a lot of the cars you see advertised as "great, reliable", whatever. Just wanted to throw that out to you to let you know if you want to buy another car and you get the chance to buy one from someone you trust; jump on it!
I actually called Netflix and they said they are working on the international instant viewing and hope to be able to offer it in 2011. But maybe she was just telling me that to make me feel better?? We also just got a survey asking what stations we would want when they start offering more cable throw Sky Network (we would have to pay for it, of course)....not really sure what that is all about but we were excited to know we might be able to get more stations on base in the near future. My son uses xBox live but we had to set up a different router in parallel since the one they provided didn't have the strength to send the signal very far. Also recommend for expensive electronics getting surge protectors that also have the battery back up (the electricity kicks off and on routinely). Unfortunately you won't know if you need 110 or 220 until you get here. They seem to have a lot of the 220 battery back-up strips in the NEX but we had to order 110 from Best Buy.
Just one thing I wanted to pass along--we moved here at the end of July and we were frustrated and dismayed to find so many empty shelves in the NEX and commissary. What we didn't know was that once the Italians came back from their vacations at the end of summer was the shelves filled back up and there were more choices for everything. You still won't be able to get everything you need at the NEX but you won't feel quite so dejected if you wait. So just be patient in the summer. Patience, patience, patience!!
We love it here! Yep, Naples has a trash problem and the pace of life is slow. But we love to get out and do new things and just experience a new culture. Going to a restaurant they treat you like they are making food for their favorite family members. Have an open mind, and did I mention patience?, and you'll have a great tour!