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Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $35.00
Let me start by saying my low rating of this park is in no way a reflection on the on site staff, they were for the most part great. The exception being the cleaning personal could have used more instruction and supervision. This park is a very old park that seems to be a KOA/Encore hybrid. The infrastructure is in dire need of upgrading. Patios are cracked and falling apart. The electrical system is woefully inadequate. During periods of peak demand power outages are common. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $40.00
The park was very well kept. My only complaint would be the lot sizes. Most were small. We lucked out as the one we were suppose to be in, we couldn't fit. So we had a large lot with the view of the lake,and ample space. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.
Great bars with good food, most are water view.
Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $48.00
Nice enough park, spaces a little tight with a lot of snow birders and permanent residents. Staff very friendly, facilities good - great library adjoining the laundry - air conditioned and nice place to sit and wait for a machine or dryer - it was prime real estate the day I went to do my laundry. Word of warning - the dryers are very hot - would suggest putting them on medium heat. The park is sort of in the middle of nowhere - there is a Winn Dixie and Dollar General about 10 minutes down the road one way and St James City the other which has a couple of bars and restaurants, all within riding distance. The park is nowhere near the beach but they do have a bus tour to the beach once a week. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $38.00
Concert site pad, concert patio with table, many permanent residents, pool, pond, tennis, no pull troughs, trailers must dropped in storage area. Clean neat. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $48.00
This RV Park has some really bad qualities, including the lack of 50 amp spaces. The KOA website showed the spaces as 30/50 amp, so I assumed we would have 50 amp when we arrived. As it turns out there, are a small number (10%) of spaces that have 50 amp and all occupied when we checked in so we had a 30 amp space. Suggestion: Charge $3 more per day for the 50 amp space. Save the extra income and start rolling out 50 amp spaces. Resort Fee: This RV park is part of Encore so we were already spending $50 a night and had prepaid via http://koa.com. Upon arrival, I had to pay an extra $3 per night for our stay for a 'Resort Fee'. In Las Vegas, a Resort Fee covers the TV and WiFi but here it covers, well I do not know what because we only had 18 TV Channels and they used TengoInternet for Internet, which means we had to pay to use it. The cost for a week is $16.95; however, it was unusable. Facebook would load in 2 minutes. Uploading an image to the blog would take 30 minutes. Basically, unusable as is most TengoInternet at RV parks. Customer Service: When we arrived, there was a sign by their propane saying "No Propane Today." I asked why that was and received a lecture by their employee before finally coming to the point which was that only certified people can fill tanks and they only work Monday-Friday (we arrived Sunday). I did not need Propane that bad, but I also did not need a lecture on why your RV park does not have enough staff to fill propane. I asked what the Resort Fee covered and did not get a straight answer which jaded me. We spent six days here and the park itself was standard. Our space was spacious and the RV parked on a level concrete pad. A few times, we heard a jet fly overhead, but it was not loud enough to disturb us. The location on Pine Island was relaxing. There was minimal traffic and we found ourselves slowing down during our visit. This RV park had water, sewer, electric, and cable hookups. There was a laundry room, which was clean but more expensive than most. There is a dedicated dog walk and a "playground" which was basically a set of swings. Would I recommend this park? Maybe. Would we come back? Maybe, but the annoyances listed above are a huge no-no for me. This could have been a 'good' experience instead of a 'meh' experience. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $35.00
Campground has been improved a lot since the last reviews, new pool & hot tub area is very nice and all services seem to work pretty well. You have to pay for wifi which is crappy in these days. Some staff is OK and some are kind of crabby. Bathrooms are small but clean, sites are really packed in at the back. There is also a $3.00 "facility fee" per day that they don't tell you about which is BS, I'd rather that they say it's $38.00 a day rather than $35.00 per day then hit you up with an extra charge. If you include the fee and wifi it's more like $42.00 per day, still not bad for what you get. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $35.00
KOA used to mean some degree of quality. This park is terrible. The owners have not spent any money on upkeep or improvements. Many sewer connections are buried or 16 inches high, pads cracked, cable is poor and they haven't planted a tree, shrub or flower in 30 years. The picnic tables are falling apart, fire ants are everywhere, no shade and the water view is of a retention pond. At $35 a night, it is relatively cheap, but it is over priced for what you get. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $35.00
We called ahead to reserve a site and were not told that there was no usable water and the hot tub was broken (which was part of the reason we picked that park). We paid for a night, set up camp and called back to say we would stay a week.They advised they would give us the week rate however when we went to pay she "couldn't go back on the computer" so we paid the daily rate. The lakes are small lagoons. Most of the exercise equipment was broken and actually dangerous. We paid $17.00 a week for Tengo. Fire ants, no see ems black flies - one couldn't sit outside. We spoke to the GM who said he would "do something" but did nothing. You could not be without a car as everything was so far away. Not a good pick. Kudos however to the friendly maintenance staff. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $40.00
This park is large with concrete pads which are in need of repair. The big rig sites are all back ins. The pads need to be improved, but the staff is friendly. The internet is not free, but should be included for the rate charged. It's a great location, but you may want to look around before deciding to stay here. We are here with friends but would not stay here if we weren't traveling with a small group. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $39.00
We read the comments from other customers of this campground and decided to check it out in person before making a choice. This park is unique because it's both a KOA and a Encore property. Our rate reflects the Encore rate because it's a better deal if you stay more than a few nights. Pine Island Resort is an older park with many park models but everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. It does have lots of seniors but they are very young at heart and love to have a good time. The new managers are improving the property with the support of the the general manager who was on site often. Everything was well maintained or in the process of being improved. If there was a problem the front office took care of it immediately. They don't have pull throughs but the staff will help you drop your trailer, car or whatever and store it free of charge if you are staying for a while. Pine Island is a little slice of "OLD Florida" and a treat. The only thing that is tricky is the bridge to Pine Island which is narrow and under construction. We stayed at the resort for 2 months in a motorhome and plan on staying again. The people were just lovely. Also, much of the island is a preserve and they don't spray for flying bugs like on the mainland. There are "no see ums" at night and you do have to spray for them. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $34.00
Read the reviews and was a little nervous about staying here. All for not! What a really great time I had with our four kids. The staff was super friendly, the activities were plentiful. The jacuzzi was very hot and the swimming pool outstanding. We play shuffle board, horseshoes, and tennis. The store seemed well stocked. The showers and bathrooms were very clean and the hot water plentiful. Although you are in Florida so be on the look out for fiddler crabs. I would stay here again. We went to Fleamasters flea market (about an hour away). you may check to see if your electric and water will be on your left or right. also the biking trails through the mangroves...its the sidewalk going the length of the island, none to speak of by the campsite. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $38.00
This is a beautiful location with some of the friendliest, helpful employees. Their maintenance staff were particularly helpful. We stayed 5 nights and loved the peaceful surroundings and yet closeness to Ft Myers. This was a special place for us. We highly recommend it. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $38.00
It has been quite a while since we stayed at any KOA's as our impression is that many are not what they used to be. Sad to say, this park lived up to that lack of expectation and was an overall disappointment. Most of the sites (that even have pads) are broken concrete slabs that need replacement or too short to accommodate our 40' Class A. The counter staff was not friendly at all, nor accommodating. The assistants driving the golf carts were the exception, and were pleasant, friendly and helpful. KOA did not accept Passport America discount, despite being listed in current PA website and considering the park was less than 50% full. We paid $38 plus a $3.00 resort fee (they should rename that, as this is far from a "resort") and were told this was the off-rate price. The campground has a few small ponds, but is NOT on the water, nor is it near any beaches or other significant attractions. The "designated dog walking area" is a non-dedicated, non-fenced area, more correctly defined as the side of the main road. No plans to return to this campground anytime soon, if ever. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $49.00
The park listed as having shady sites. None in the park. Our site backed up to a drainage ditch and was located across from the seasonal sites. Had a bad odor in the park. The office said it was from the mangroves in the ditch. We found out later that the wind was blowing from the direction of their sewage plant. The tent sites are located in the middle of the RV sites on the pond. There was loud music coming from that area until 1:30am. The next day it started at 12pm. I went to the office to complain but they said there was nothing they could do as it was a family campground. I told them that we were checking out early but they refused to refund any money. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $49.00
The Bad: If you are looking for a beach vacation, this is the wrong campground. It is in an isolated area on an island with NO beaches. The closest beach is a 45 minute drive away. The website claims that there is daily bus service to the beach, but it did not run any of the days that we were there in March. When it runs, it runs once/day and costs $2/person. Be prepared to drive some distance for almost anything you want to do. When we booked our reservation, we pre-paid for it, so it was a surprise to find that we were charged an additional $3/person resort amenity fee when we arrived. Since there is a charge for the bus (which didn't run while we were there), a charge for Wi-Fi, and the daily rate was not cheap, it seemed excessive and should be disclosed when reservations are made. There is a small crowded pool. Smoking and drinking were allowed anywhere around the pool even though there were a lot of children there. Wi-Fi (Tengo internet) was supposed to be available for another $4.95/day, but we couldn't stay online long enough to pay for it. There is limited cable TV. The showers were small and dinghy looking, so we didn't use them. The sites were utilitarian looking and although we requested a site backing to the trees, we were given an inner loop site with sites backing to us and directly beside us. The cancellation policy is quite strict - you must cancel more than 48 hours BEFORE you arrive, so if you book a week and change your mind about staying there on the first day, you can be denied any refund for the final days. The Good: This could be an interesting place for a snowbird to spend the winter, esp. if you enjoy fishing or hanging out at the campground. There was a tennis court, small camp store, nice bike paths on the island, etc. The ferry ride to Cayo Costa was a lot of fun. The sites are level and have a concrete patio. We would not stay here again. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Great bars with good food, most are water view.ceil • March 2015
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