Summerdale, Alabama

Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort

Summerdale, Alabama



Summerdale, Alabama
Phone: (251) 989-9888

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $25 2/2015

Latitude: 30.516706181969
Longitude: -87.6312241772384

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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RVfuntimes

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this park and were impressed by the cleanliness. Unfortunately there are a couple of negatives. One is a barking dog that would literally bark all day. Secondly, we had to give a $100 deposit to hold our campsite and this was not credited towards our lot rent, but was held for 2 months after we left. I had to make multiple calls to even get the $100. Additionally, we had our 5th wheel for sale while there and the owners assured us that we would get a prorated refund of the time we did not spend there, should the RV sell. Now she absolutely refuses to refund me the $180 - $200 she told us we would get back! Although the park advertises wifi, we could not get it unless we walked over by the club house. It appears to be an outdated modem. The campsites are beautiful and besides the dog, they are very quiet. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Nice in that it is away from the hubbub of Gulf Shores. If you can get on the west side of the park, you will be away from the barking dog. Bring your own wifi. Don't leave the park with them owing you any money.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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MSTraveler

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Most of the shortcomings that had existed have been eliminated by the new resident manager who answers the phone and is present almost all the time. He is exceptionally helpful and motivated. This has always been one of the most pleasing physical campgrounds with lots of room, established sod everywhere, level concrete pads and streets, excellent hookups, and a choice of shady or open sites. The WiFi has been improved and upgraded, so that it now works; it's good, not great. Propane is available. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Convenient to Gulf Shores, Foley, Robertsdale, Fairhope.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Colette

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I must say the previous post almost scared us away from this gem in the country. Yes, I will agree the person answering the phone needs to keep it on their person but she was very friendly and helpful and accurate with directions to the park.This resort once the new expressway gets finished will be very convenient. The park is immaculately kept. Sites are spacious and all utilities are up to par. If they proceed with future planning this will be an exceptional resort. As for fire rings and picnic tables I believe it would take away from the looks. I would definitely come back for a longer stay. The rate reflects a Passport America and Good Sam discount. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Tim M.

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an exceptionally nice park that has concrete roads and pads with lots of trees and wide spaces in a park-like setting. It's not like most campgrounds which are lined up in a row, close together. Verizon cell worked great. The park's Wi-Fi was Ok; the owner's has plans to upgrade it. We planned to stay for 6 weeks and ended up staying 3 1/2 months and plan to return next winter. This park is so quiet and peaceful, we really didn't want to leave at all. It's a short drive to Foley or Fairhope where there are lots of stores and restaurants. It's a new park with one section done and two sections to be finished. This park is a work in progress that is very nice now and will be great when done. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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rv4rob

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is by no means a resort. No picnic tables, no fire rings, no pool, no playground, no specified dog area, and the biggest no is there is no one in the office. I should also note that the paved cement road and pads are a bit tight and should have been made wider. When we arrived other campers came out to help. I was waiting for something in the mail and had to rely on another camper to get the package for me. Other reviews here are 10's because, in talking to folks, the snowbirds just put up with the inconveniences because the park has a nice feel, and other RV'ers are pretty friendly, and they don't want to make it sound bad. The owners live about half a mile down the road. The woman who takes your reservation came into the office twice while here for about 2 hours during our week's stay. We will not come back, and others have told me the same. The park has potential but needs to be fixed up properly, and again the office needs to be staffed. We used Passport America for our average weekly rate. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Rib

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Our friends stayed here after we found the facility. The people are very friendly--the whole park comes out meet you or help you. The concrete pads are in excellent condition and whoever designed this park did an amazing job as the sites all look as though you could just line up and back in. The owners are working hard to develop a beautiful park. It is a bit out in the country from I-10 but worth the trip. We will stay here the next time we are in the are. Our friends really liked it too. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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HAE & PJE

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our first review of this RV park which we have stayed in more than once, for more than one month each visit. We found this RV park to be our favorite so far as we began our journey living fulltime in our fifth wheel in Sept. 2011. The only negative feedback is that there is no pool as of yet, (They plan to install one within the next year.) and the WI-FI was a struggle, at times nonexistent. (They, like all others, are in the middle of a provider change) The grounds are the cleanest we have seen and very well maintained. Landscaped sites, well positioned and roomy. Location is ideal hosting a short drive to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. Everyone we met here was very kind, friendly, and helpful. We made lots of friends during our stays and will definitely return to this park again in the future. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Edsan

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has the potential to be a very nice snowbird park but it has a long way to go. Park has a small loop of 30 campsites that are occupied by snowbirds, and it looks very nice and clean. There is a nice bathhouse, but it is only a one female and one male use. Laundry is in a metal shed with two washers and dryers (which isn't enough for a full house of campers), and there are no picnic tables at the sites. Wireless is available but it is not reliable, it was constantly cutting off so you can't depend on it. There is no cable TV which is a must for a snowbird location with limited satellite views. There were a lot of trees but some campers couldn't even put their awnings out because of close trees and branches, and some sites were able to get a signal on their roof-mounted satellite dish so you need to put up a remote dish. Most of the sites are long, but the patio portion is located towards the front of the site. So if you have a Class A (Gas) or a Fifth wheel with a mid or rear door, you will have to exit on the grass, however no rugs are allowed on the grass (Rule #2). Rule #1 of the four rules posted on the reservation receipt states: "Avoid storing items under your camper." There is a camper on the end of the loop #114 that has so much packed under it that they must be full-timers. Rule #2 is: "No area rugs or mats on the grass." (As stated previously, this really is terrible because of the concrete patio placement.) Rule #3 is: "No outside clotheslines." The other rule is to cleanup after your pet. My point with mentioning the rules is because there is no permanent manager/host. The owner only comes infrequently, and they need someone on-site managing the place. The snowbirds take up the slack of the day-to-day duties like: taking trash cans to the main road for the trash truck, assisting guests to campsites, etc. Every time we tried to call to make a reservation, the number has a full mailbox, so you cannot leave a message. If you call several times in a row, the owner will eventually call you back based on caller ID. Emails were not answered, so don't bother with that either. A major misconception on their website is the statement: "This resort is a pristine gated getaway." The resort is NOT gated as stated. If you are a snowbird and do not want any amenities, this would be a nice place to stay. However at $495 a month, it's expensive compared to other resorts closer to Foley Beach. There is nothing to do in the area. We stayed here in November and December, however we won't be staying here again. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Timex1964

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

An easy 5 mile drive off of 59 into the country brings you to a secret gem of an RV Park not many know about yet. Easy entrance into the park, concrete streets and sites. The way the sites are laid out, you don't have to be a professional truck driver to back your RV into the site. The sites are level and all of the hookups are positioned in a way as to not interfere with slideouts. With the room between each site, you don't have a view of your neighbors sewer hose but of plentiful green grass! A sidewalk leads you to individual mens/womens bathrooms we used each night. With the summer heat and humidity, the air conditioned shower room was a real treat! Adjacent is a covered pavilion with a vented fire pit, flat screen TV, gas grill, sink, and a hot tub. Great place to have an evening campfire in the cooler times of the year. A small storage building housed the 2 washers and 2 dryers; nothing fancy but cleaned our clothes just fine, thank you! A fellowship building lies behind the office. If the looks on the inside are in comparison to the outside, it must be real nice. As you enter the park from the road, you immediately see the office building in front. The design of the office porch sets the mood of the park as a very relaxing place to stay for a while. I made my reservation over the phone with the owner. She was very accommodating and being that I had never seen the park before, she recommended the perfect spot to park for a week. Most sites are shaded, but if you want sun those are available too. We were on the west side of the park. The park is situated between residential homes. The eastern side is next to a residence with several dogs, who at times would break out into a chorus. Oh, should I mention the sheep! We were inside most of the time so we were never bothered by them. It was so quiet at night we had to run a fan to make some noise. Spent 6 nights; wanted to stay longer, but have to make a living. Remember I said this was a gem? We were 1 of only 3 campers in the park. Maybe because there is no pool or playground. Picked up 30 TV stations off the antenna without even turning it. Located 1 hour from Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL and 30 minutes from the beach, it's the perfect place to enjoy all the tourist spots. The owners plan activities for all the snowbirds who fly south in the fall/winter. I understand they will be close to being full this winter! Don't tell anyone about this place, it's a secret! We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Tim M.

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, small and very quiet campground located in the country, nice wide spaces, concrete pads and roads. Loved this park, stopped for two days and stayed for 10 days. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Sealbch

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. The owner and staff were the most friendly we have experienced in a long time. Concrete pads with concrete patio area. There is a discount for Veterans. It is out in the country with beautiful back roads. Close enough to Foley Beach and Fairhope for nice outings. Relaxing atmosphere. We plan to stay here again. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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John Blue

Review Count: 170
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has 30 sites and more will be added later. Lots of room all around your site with nice green lawns. Site pads were good size with a patio, level, and no table. Sites have the correct angle to back in with little problems. Loop road in park was on the small side, one lane. All hookup's worked well and water pressure was 75 lbs. You can pick up a good number of TV channels over the air. Your Sat. dish will work on most all sites. Wi-Fi was strong and very fast at 3.0 MB's down and .5 MB's up in the day time but test each night showed someone was hogged all the bandwidth with Skype or Netflix. Park has propane. Rate was with Passport America. Military discount half off as well. Verizon cell phone and MiFi worked well here. Walmart is 15 miles S/W in Foley and Camping World is N/W in Robertsdale on Hwy 59. Park is on farm land and has low noise less the dogs in a large cage on east side of park who bark at times. Light road traffic noise in day, no traffic at night. RV people here were very happy and friendly. Nice park and we would return. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Happy Journeys

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We initially planned to stay at Emmaus for one week waiting for friends to arrive from the west coast. We like the campground so much that we e-mailed some photos and asked our friends to stop by. They like the facilities also so we both extended until the end of the month. Owners are friendly and accommodating; all campers are friendly and helpful. Sites are large and provide easy parking. More sites have been put in place toward the back of the park pending the road being paved. The Gulf coast, Pensacola, Mobile, Fair Hope are within easy driving distance. A very nice park that we will definitely include in our future travel plans. Rate posted reflects Passport America discount. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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MSTraveler

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We are long term here. This park is in evolution and is just being discovered by snowbirds. It has filled up this winter. Lots of room, well established sod, concrete drives and pads. Excellent hookups, well placed. Both shady and sunny sites. Close, but not too close to Gulf Shores. Convenient to shopping. Nearby RV service and diesel service. Easy access, except for one mile construction of county road that is being converted to major highway from I-10 to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. Bargain priced for such a nice facility. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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rockfarmer

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

A great park! Small park and not easy to get to but a nice place to spend a few days or a few months. State is putting in an expressway from I-10 to the beaches which will make this campground more accessible. Not only was the staff friendly, but the current residents were also very friendly offering to help set up and said good-bye when we left. The only drawbacks were the roads were narrow and there was no cable TV. Rate listed was the PA rate. We camped at Emmaus Motor Coach and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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