When my family and I went to the "private gated" beach area we were met by some very unfriendly people. The security gaurd was very rude and interrogated my brother in law as to how many people were renting the house, how many cars we had and then proceeded to call the owner to gripe about our four cars that went through the gate. How many cars does it take to hold 15 people?
I was told to make my family walk and we could transport them by driving back and forth from the side of Hwy 64/74 to the beach area at least a half mile away! NONE of this was mentioned in the rent agreement or any where else.
After getting to the beach, we were met by more unfriendly people. The only friendly person we met was from Arizona. She and her family had rented a log cabin at Bent Creek (inside the gated community) She also had complaints of how the year round residents were treating her family.
According to a guard whom I talked with, those who own homes and live there year round have a "sore spot" for renters. They don't like them crowding THEIR beach, or taking their parking spots, etc.
I couldn't believe the way we were treated after paying over $2,000 dollars for the week. I was even more insulted by the security guard who was so rude to my brother in law that he didn't want to go back. The trip was just before his deployment to Iraq. I really wanted him to enjoy himself.