1 Park near Rockledge, Florida
Mar 2015 - $20.00
We stayed for the season, so rate reflects seasonal discount. Park is located right off I-95 at Fisk and Barnes Blvds. Easy access when there is no road construction, once the constructions on Barnes is completed access will be easier than prior to construction.
The park is now owned by Encore; the transition taking place in Oct/Nov 2014. Park is small with mostly one way NARROW roads. Markings for the one way streets are not good, consequently many people, especially those new to the park go the wrong way. There are many low spots throughout the park so when it rained they flooded and held water for days. Once the water evaporated the ground was still squishy, I don't believe it ever fully dried out from Oct to March.
The maintenance guys are friendly, but overworked. The office staff is not friendly at all. In our 6 years of living the mobile lifestyle, we have never come across a campground with such unfriendly office staff. They do not answer the phones; you must leave a voice mail. They only return calls if you are making a reservation or owe them money for your stay. (We weren't the only campers with this problem.) They do not greet you when you enter the office. If you don't say anything to them they won't talk. They do give you the stare, almost like daring you to speak first.
Electric bills were not ready in a timely manner although the maintenance staff was reading the meters monthly. We asked every month and were told over and over by the office staff that the bills weren't ready due to computer problems. The end of Feb they were finally ready, so everyone was hit with a huge electric bill that was due in 3 days. Electricity is charged at $.29 KWH which is double what most of the parks in the area charge. The office staff could not provide the monthly meter readings when asked, we had to go to the manager to get them.
Speed limit within the park is 5 MPH but no one enforces it. Dog poop is an issue, many pet owners walk their dogs and won't pick up after them. The park provides two nice dog walk areas but campers are not adhering to pet policy.
I guess I'm not sure what constitutes a "resort", but in our opinion this is not a resort. There is a small pool and spa, a shuffle board court, and two meeting areas. The homeowners association plans and organizes most of the events. There is a seasonal fee of $4.00 per person to join the association and most events have a minimal fee to attendees. Office staff rarely attend the events.
Wi-Fi is slow, as with many parks during their busy season. We ended up using our own hot spot most of the season due to the frustration so don't count on the free Wi-Fi unless you want to get on at 2 AM.
The beauty salon, Mane Control, is operated by an experienced beautician, providing both men's and women's hair cuts. Excellent cuts, friendly atmosphere, best prices around! They also provide nail service, we did not use this service.
Rates for 2015/16 have increased. Minimum stay during season, November - April, is 2 months at $880 monthly, plus electricity. Seasonal rates are increasing to $3,33o.
In short, we will find another park for our next seasonal stay within this area. - Harley Oma
Feb 2015 - $54.00
This was our 3rd choice to find a spot in the area and they were full so could only allow us 6 nights. We did wonder why they claimed to be filled as there were always spaces open. It is very convenient to most of the area attractions. Entry and roads are paved and the entrance has plenty of space to unhook toad which must be done to get into back in spaces. Staff are friendly and escort you to site and guide you to backing up which we appreciated. Space was gravel but level and as an older park tight for our 41 ft coach and slides. We were backed up to a fence along a residential area. There was some noise at times from local traffic. Lots of construction going on in the area and the Barnes Rd access is easy to miss on arriving off the interstate, as we did. We maneuvered thru the Lowe's lot which is nearby but difficult crossing back onto Barnes from there. It would help if the person who booked us on the phone had alerted about the Barnes Road turn. Many permanent park models occupy half the spots. The pool/spa is very small and was always so crowded that I did not use it. Daily trash pick up at site was a nice amenity. Apparently some "elderly"people have been going here for years and book up the sites for the season. People seemed friendly. Nice roads for walking all through the park. There is a clubhouse which had a dinner event but we were leaving the next day and did not attend. Likewise a breakfast on Saturday morning's is not convenient for those who have to check out, likely a good amenity for those who are staying a longer time. - Pat and Jerry
Feb 2015 - $50.00
A beautiful campground and very busy this time of year. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rain was pouring down when we arrived and a gentleman took us to our site and helped us back into our spot which was one of the last 2 or 3 left. All the campers there were friendly and waved as we arrived and left a few days later. Bathrooms and showers-spotless. Laundry facilities are well maintained as well as the grounds. They even pick up your trash bags if you leave them out front by 9 am. Great place to stay, short or long term!!! - Sammy_3