Arrived today at The Great Outdoors RV/Golf/Nature Resort – wow what a place! It’s HUGE with over 600 RV “sites” plus many more streets of luxury homes, not to mention a golf course, at least one restaurant, several pools, and all sorts of other stuff. The RV sites come in many flavors; Plain, Ports, Park Homes, Chalets, Villas & Resort Homes. The resort homes are slick – regular style homes with built in RV “ports” – will post some pictures tomorrow.
There is a 1.5 mile long entrance way and a 24 hour guard station. We have site 115 which appears to be relatively new. Very nice, we have a full concrete pad and some nice palms out front. Behind us is a fairly large grassy area and behind that is a nature walk and a swampy area where we are told to expect some occasional air boat noise and to watch out for the gators and rattlesnakes.
Site has full hookups with 50A. Power is good at 117-119v, cable is good, OTA TV is excellent with all stations at the same azimuth. Verizon 3G is adequate, Sprint 3G and phone service is marginal. Water pressure is very good.
Some areas of the resort are obviously older, but still seem well maintained. Our neighbors Andy and Candy (Anderson) are from Tennessee and very friendly. They stay here all winter. We were advised to look for the “for rent” signs and contact the owners directly for much more favorable rates if we wanted to come back long term. Our rate for this visit is $55 but with a free night so for our 3 night stay that amounts to about $36/night plus tax. There does not seem to be any minimum stay to get the free night so a one night stay would be close to $0.00
Tomorrow we plan to go to Kennedy Space Center and we’ll be heading for Port St. Lucie on Thursday morning. Expecting rain on Wednesday so will probably get some supplies shopping out of the way.
Note: Alvin is in all the photos on this page – can you find him?
Driving Notes: It is basically a straight run down I-95 except for the Jacksonville area where we elected to take I-295, the western beltway. There was construction on 9A (the eastern beltway) so this seemed the prudent way to go – this adds about 5 minutes to the journey vs staying on I-95 and going straight thru the center of Jacksonville. I-295 is just 2 lines but mostly an easy drive.