My sister in law and I arrived late on July 6th (almost July 7th by the time we got there) and found that the ground floor unit we were promised was no longer assigned to us. We had made our reservations through Resort Rentals International back in April but I had also double-checked on July 5th to make sure everything was correct. They assured me it was.... but lo and behold, when we arrived, the clerk said they had never requested ground floor and there were none available. I stepped away to call RRI and got voice mail but upon returning to the desk, a different clerk did some re-arranging and we got our unit. It was in building 77 which was great because it was the farthest away from everything which meant more peaceful and wooded views.
My impressions of the grounds: Very pretty for the most part. Congested, but it IS a complex so thats what we'd expect. The outdoor pool was nice. Two pools separated by a walkway and some trees. One for 18 and older and one for the younger ones. The adult pool was quiet most of the time. The indoor pool was dirty, peeling paint, very cold and overall, VERY unappealing.
The condo unit was a nice size with fridge, stove, microwave (no turntable), dishwasher, washer and dryer, vacuum, iron and ironing board. Starter supplies provided. The dryer took a very long time to dry anything but it did eventually get the job done. The decor was yuck! 70's "country" blues on the walls and couches. None of the furniture matched AT ALL! Clashed even. I will be posting pics in the hotel section of TA. The beds were comfortable and so were the pillows. The carpet was dirty and I would NOT have sat on it. There were a pair of flip flops left sticking out from under my bed by the previous renter so I guess that means the floor wasn't vacuumed. The shower was crusty with soap scum. The jacuzzi had candy wrappers left around it. The blinds were bent, missing slats or the mechanisms were broken. The window in the jacuzzi room was left open. The patio furniture was old, peeling, faded and stained. It was very hard to get a good night sleep because we were living on a different time schedule than the people upstairs. They were very nice folks but they slept in and stayed up late. Walking on these floors causes quite a bit of noise down below. Roofs in this resort were so bad some were actually sagging. Windows were clouded from broken seals between the two panes. People were parking on grass and laundry bags were left on lawns for a day or two at a time. We paid $999 for 7 nights here and really feel like we paid too much. We had good tv reception, good water pressure and plenty of hot water, nice outdoor pools and some pretty areas on the grounds and lots of geese and rabbits around.
Not a total wreck but we wouldn't pay that much for something like that again.