Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park)

     


Sarasota, Florida
Phone: (941) 921-4409

Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $54 12/2014


Latitude: 27.2425398579925
Longitude: -82.5045186281204

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Denny Pike

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

The Staff is friendly albeit a bit always in your space so to speak. The place is so small and staff personnel everywhere...we often felt we could not do anything without first seeking approval. In spite of the small size of what amounts to little more than an RV parking lot, big rigs can maneuver fairly easy. This is far from a campground and more of a place to stay while the attraction being location location location. It is right in the midst of all the Sarasota attractions and beaches etc. The RV sites are all crushed sea shells and gravel and each site had a nice cement pad with picnic table on it presenting a very clean environment. The resort is visually appealing with a beautiful pool and a community Tiki hut complete with televisions. Yet we never used either. One day we asked the office personnel if we could pay to allow three friends (all adults) join us at the pool. Ironically there was not a soul using the pool, and yet we were told the rules allow only 2 guests. Thus we and our "3" friends did not use the pool and found other activities for the day elsewhere. It was a lose lose for everyone. They lost $60 ($20 per guest) and we lost an afternoon at the pool with our guests. I understand the need for rules. But this just seemed petty. WIFI was excellent as was the cable and my wife's Verizon and my Sprint phones had excellent signals. We came here because our aforementioned friends live very close (a block away). Others come here for the aforementioned "location" being near all the Sarasota activities. Again this is not a campground and after a week we felt we had moved into a city, and between all the traffic noise and construction across the street, nearly daily fire sirens, etc ...we soon longed for a real campground with some peace and quiet. Not surprising, such a small community appears to have it's cliques and without experiencing them, we heard from others their dissatisfaction's etc. This is mostly 55 and older and it shows...lots of opinionated people, lots of rules, and we just did not feel welcome and relaxed. We moved on. It serves our need as a perfect location to spend time with our friends a block away, else we would never come here. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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glowingheart

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is location. This little resort is packed into the middle of the city. I Love to be close to nature. But,then again, this location is exceptional for easy shopping,getting to the beach etc. The entire place is immaculate, the spaces are easy to back into and the roads adequate for our 45 foot zephyr. There are individual TV's in front of each piece of equipment in the gym; he pool is kept at 85 degrees no matter the temp. The staff is very helpful,warm and friendly. There were no spaces in Sarasota for our overnight stay but the manager got us in to help out one of their regulars who had to leave their lot for which they had paid for five months. this was due to a family emergency. The manager worked hard to fill their space every night and apply those charges against their long term renter's costs. many planned activities and a free breakfast buffet every Saturday morning and dinner on Wednesday evening. there is so much they do above and beyond. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our third time here in 2 1/2 years and the park has been improved every time we've returned. Very neat and clean, with pleasant, helpful staff. We would rate the park a 10, except for the crushed stone/shell sites. Wi-Fi is strong and reliable. Very convenient to beach and city. We will definitely return. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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DJanis

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

It's a smaller mobile home/RV park, completely renovated, surrounded by a residential/car dealership neighborhood. They just opened a beautiful fenced in dog park. It has a nice club house and exercise bldg. It's really for snowbirds, not short term visitors. It's not conveniently located to many of the local attractions. Those living there love it, but we ran out of things to do the week we were there. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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linfrog

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We first stayed in this park in 2011 and believed we had found a real gem. The park is clean and well tended. Located close to shopping, beaches and the arts. The staff is friendly and work hard to accommodate. The owner has cleared away residential sites and has added RV sites since our first stay last year. This park has many, many positive amenities. On the negative side...since January 2011, the rates have increased by nearly 64%. The RV row where the office is located is quiet. The RV rows on Doud and Hively Streets are very noisy, with speeding cars cutting through from Rt. 41 to Beneva Ave. The park is about a block from Rt. 41 therefore we get traffic noise from that highway. If you are positoned in one of the sites near Nixon St on Hively, there are homes in total disrepair to look at, with garbage around these properties, looking more like the 'slums', however there is no adjustment in rates for these sites and their view. It seems that 'clicks' develop and appear to be encouraged among the RVer's and this can make some feel very uncomfortable and unwanted especially if you plan to stay 2 or 3 months. On the brighter side, the owners offer some great meals and breakfasts throughout the months and the activities director does a tremendous job with her offers, the exercise room is exceptional. It is just a shame that the owners feel they should be 'like everyone else' and increase the rates substantially, now only the clicks can afford what we first believed to be a 'real gem'. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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hondo

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Back again! Always great to stay here, clean, quiet, great staff. Enjoy the neighborhood, pet friendly, also new pet play area, super! We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Iceman567

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for the month, hence the $27 rate. The rates are increasing substantially for 2011/12. $49.50 per night, $275/week and $975/month. This is a very nice park, clean, well run and (dog) friendly. There is a fair amount of vehicle traffic if you are set up on Doud St or Hively St, both connect to U.S.41 from the residential neighborhood. The west end of the park is less than two blocks from US 41 so there IS noise from the high way as well as the car dealership(s). The park is close to many things to see and do as others have posted. Given the huge rate increase, it is unlikely we will stay here again. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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GuySR

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location off of US 41, but far enough away to avoid traffic noise. Friendly and competent staff. Mostly month or longer campers in large Class A motorhomes - friendly neighbors. Convenient to Sarasota attractions such as the Ringling Museum, and to beaches such as Nakomis and Casperson. Highly recommend it, especially given how much less expensive it is compared with Sun 'n Fun. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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john1700

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

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here two days on the way to the Keys. Plenty of room, concrete pads, well maintained, very clean, quiet, close to beaches, big rig friendly. Mix of permanent manufactured homes, snow birds, and campers. The staff was very helpful in making arrangements for our stay. Located next to a nice neighborhood just off the Tamiami. We will stay here again. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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42melissa

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

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for six months and loved it! Staff is excellent and friendly. Location is super convenient to beach, restaurants, and shopping. They are expanding and putting in all new concrete pads. Pool is outstanding! Bathrooms, clubhouse, and laundry are very clean. This park is located in a quiet residential area and I would highly recommend it if you are staying in this area. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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hondo

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

WOW, The park is getting better and better. Brand new pool, WI-FI is without fault, clubhouse is brand new, with new events each week. We really enjoy this park. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

What a little gem. Small older campground that's been given a lot of TLC from its new owners. They are adding more RV sites. About half the park is park model/mobile homes. Most are in nice shape. They are building a brand new swimming pool which is almost ready to open. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Hands-on owners. Price was very reasonable for the area. Location was nice on a quiet street but good proximity to all shopping. Upon check-in, we were given two $10 gift cards for a delicious nearby seafood restaurant, Phillipi Creek. It was great. We were in the expansion area in enormous sites. The only negative I can report is that these sites are made of crushed shells which can be hard on the feet. We hope to return in the future. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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hondo

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here again while in Sarasota. Great place, clean, quiet, well taken care of. Pool is going in soon. We will be back. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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hondo

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The park has a new owner and has gone through extensive renovations. Very clean adult oriented park. The pool will be in by the middle of November. Great location and 10 minutes to Siesta Key beaches. Clean rest rooms and showers, staff is very friendly. Will stay here again. We camped at Sarasota Sunny South RV & Mobile Home Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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