OK, I've read many comments on PARC on this board, and I want to give it an honest review to help people out, so I'm going to be posting reviews about our stay here for the next week. We arrived here on Tuesay Nov. 13, 2007. There are 9 people in our party, and we have two cabins, 22 and 27. I'm happy with our accomodations. The cabins are clean and well kept and the staff here, from the front desk to Security to Maintenance, are just a great bunch of people.
First, the cabins. They are simple and no-frills. We have a two bedroom cabin, which has a double bed in one room, and two singles in the other. Kitchen has standard appliances, including microwave and coffee maker (first negative, you have to hold the carafe while it's brewing, or the coffe won't fill the carafe). The shower is a bit small, but adequate. Negative number 2: bugs. We have small ants entering from the baseboard and we've killed two red ants and a roach. To their credit, the staff has given us a spray that will kill pests for 3 months, but I haven't used it anywhere besides the baseboard where the ants were coming in. One of the guards told us to inform the desk about the red ants, so we'll see what happens there.
As far as cabin security, they are very well lit at night. The cabins are up off the ground, so you can see under them. Lights have been installed under the cabins so that you can see under them in the dark as well. There are also motion sensors in some places so that dark areas become lit as soon as you walk into them.
Big plus: Our two year old was still on East Coast Time yesterday, so he was up at 3AM. We ended up taking a walk at 4, and when we got down near the showers, we saw one of the Security Guards coming towards us on a golf cart. He stopped and said "I saw you in the camera, so I thought I'd bring you a paper". For everyone who's concerned about safety here, don't fret. You can't get in without an ID and a car pass, and the place is well guarded. they have at least two guards on patrol at all times. We have also gone out to some of the convenience stores locally, and don't have any worries there. Locals have been nice.
The PARC is also green! By that I mean they have solar panels installed on the cabins for hot water heating. There are also lights along the path by the beach that stay lit most of the night.
So far we are very happy here. More to come later.