Date of Stay: May, 2007
Sits just off of a busy, four-lane road (Market 17), but the noise isn't bad. Stayed here during some big motorcycle event down in Myrtle Beach, SC, and the campground was packed with bikers. Only complaint is that the men's shower/bathroom is in need of modernizing - rather than providing cable TV in the restroom, why not put the money into upgrading it?
Date of Stay: May, 2007
This is the nicest RV park I've ever stayed in. The staff is very friendly and competent, the grounds are immaculate and I look forward to coming back here again in the future. Although it is located between the Florida Turnpike and I-95, it is far enough away from both that is retains a rural feel, and the noise from those busy freeways is barely noticeable. I spent a few months here (4) through the winter, and thoroughly enjoyed it. My two dogs were welcomed warmly, and I can't think of a single thing I wish were different at this park.
Date of Stay: January, 2007
Although the number of sites at this resort is in excess of 1200, they are all privately owned. There is an on-site management company, staffed by friendly and well-informed staff, but the emphasis at Nettles Island is to sell either "unimproved sites" (though concrete pads, water, electric and sewer are at each site), pre-existing Park Models (though many are in bad condition and should be removed), or single-family houses, many of which are virtually new. Nettles Island was hit hard by the hurricanes of 2005, but it has bounced back nicely. There is a small shopping area on the island adjacent to a small marina, but don't think "mall." It's just a little grocery store, cafe, hairdresser, laundry, realty, etc. This is really a destination resort, with a very nice clubhouse/pool area, but RVers are welcome, as well, with the on-site management collecting the fee on behalf of the site owner. It is expensive (at about $1500/month for a site, with cable TV free and internet access extra), but entry is through a guard gate and the feeling of security once you're inside is unmatched. I stayed here the month of December, and it was beautiful over the Christmas season.
Date of Stay: November, 2006
This is a very nice, well-run and well-located RV park. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restrooms/showers are very nice, clean and well-maintained. There is an area adjacent (to the south) and up a short, but steep, path where dogs can run freely. It is actually the covered-over site of the former county dump, but you'd never know that from any foul odor. The only drawback is that the WiFi isn't free, and if you have a site very far from the central antenna, you'd better invest in an amplified receiver. Coach Connect is the provider, and while they try hard, the connection is often hit or miss, and the charge is about $35/month.