The perfect Florida vacation! We stayed on a riverfront lot: we were lucky to get one because there are not that many available for rent and we always prefer to be on a waterfront lot if possible. The view was spectacular! Everyone we encountered from the rental staff to residents to renters was so friendly and down to earth. The island has everything you need for recreation including their own private beach/pool across the street, a marina with grocery, two restaurants, tennis, mini-golf, and on and on. You could stay here and have a great time without ever having to leave! But, if you do want to visit Florida's most popular attractions, Nettles Island is within 2 hours or less of most of them! Another thing we were very pleased with, was the cleanliness of all the facilities, including bath and showers. We don't normally need to use the public showers at campgrounds, since we have one on the RV, but we were having a little problem with our water heater and needed to use the facilities at Nettles. The shower for our section was very close to our site and we were amazed at the cleanliness and privacy. Unlike most campgrounds, where lots of campers are using the facilities day and night, most people at Nettles have their own, so everything stays clean and private. Both the ocean and clubhouse spools were sparkling clean, too with plenty of lounge chairs and friendly people. There is also a little restaurant in the clubhouse that is open from 7am-2pm for breakfast and lunch, which is reasonably priced and serves good food. We did not have the opportunity to go to the marina restaurant, but reviews for it are very good and we plan to check it out next time. We would highly recommend Nettles Island Resort for any Florida RV vacation, and if you don't mind spending a few dollars extra per night, the riverfront lots are breathtaking!
The best thing about this park, is its location. If it were anywhere else, we would have rated it lower, because it really is just a big parking lot in Jersey City, but it has a spectacular view of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Also, it is the only RV park anywhere near New York City, so it's great if you plan to just sleep here and then take the PATH train or ferry into lower Manhattan to explore the city. This is exactly what we did and found it to be very convenient for that purpose. Not a whole lot to do here in terms of being a family place, etc., but it's a good option for an RV vacation that includes a trip to New York City. Will definitely stay here again if we will be visiting the Big Apple during an RV trip!
We were here for two separate nights in October, when we took a trip to New York. We stayed on the way up and liked it so much, we stayed on the way back south as well. It is a very pretty campground with lots of trees. We were here in the fall and it really was beautiful. Since we were only staying for the night each time, we did not get to use any of the amenities, but we would definitely stay here for a longer period if we were planning a vacation in that area. There seemed to be a lot to do if you have the time. It is also well located for many of the attractions in that area of the country. Would definitely recommend!