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Date of Stay:
March, 2012 -
Pretty park, very doggy friendly and ever so clean. Large lots. Beautiful shuffleboard courts - 14 in number. Nice ballroom although half the time it isn't available because they open the hall to concerts. Free exercise classes - Zumba, Pilates and Yoga (when the ballroom isn't being used). Cold, cold pool. Activity center is not very helpful unless you own a house in the resort. We needed a tool and were told - no way. Activities are falsely advertised as in scuba, sailing and Spanish Classes. Cards such as euchre, bridge are sparse and the activity office won't organize anything. Developing a definite us versus them attitude with the home owners. There is a 3 year limit on repeat visits. If you don't buy, you can't come back. We camped at The Palms RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
November, 2011 -
We are booked from November 1 to March 30 of 2012. So far the RV'rs are very friendly. Management is more concerned about selling the sites rather than organizing activities, so you have to organize your own. Most of the activities are crammed in the morning, leaving the afternoon and evenings pretty bare. There is definitely a RV vs Owner atmosphere: not a lot of intermixing. Card room is small but equipped to the "nines." Craft room is booked everyday, so if you like to quilt, you are out of luck. Extremely doggie friendly. Two off leash grassed parks and a trail all around the park; you can take your dog anywhere except the pool and administration areas. You have to put up with the construction of homes nearby, which means cement trucks and pounding hammers starting at 8am. Beautiful gym/theatre/ballroom but they are picky on the usage. It's locked most of the time. They cater to owners who have a separate lounge (never used), the first admission to events, and special dinners. Free Wi-Fi but extremely unreliable. Cable TV is fine. Because of the RV'rs, we will book again next year. We camped at The Palms RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
December, 2010 -
We arrived New Years Eve with the activity director and office manager announcing they were leaving. They couldn't put out notices because management wouldn't supply paper. Pool was shut down suddenly by the County, with no explanation. We were just ordered out of the pool. I ended up with painful little red bumps after using the hot tub and pool. Office said, ridiculous, it has to be something else. Stayed out of the pool, bumps went away. They have no activities in the afternoon. Wi-Fi is useless, we had to get hard-wired. Cable is 99% Spanish. They advertise a lounge with a big screen TV. It's actually in the main hall with no chairs other than metal foldouts. If you come to this park, you should come with a group or family. At 4:30pm all the private campfires start. (Don't be expected to be invited to sit around a fire, it's exclusive to each fire.) The reveille increases with each glass consumed. Everyday the Blue Angel jets fly so low the trailer shook, and by night you are treated with the military helicopters flying low looking for illegals. Did I mention the smell of manure occurring every time the wind blows? Or the dust invading the trailer? No we won't be back; in fact we are leaving one month, 3 days early: saying goodbye to our $100.00. We camped at Sunbeam Lake RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.