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10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Located on beautiful Siesta Key, this tiny gem is right on the Gulf. Pets are not allowed. It's a squeeze to get in and out of the RV area and, due to space limitations, you must park your car next door at Turtle Beach Park. But where else in Sarasota can you open your RV door and be on the beach in less than a minute? Fine dining is located right across the street at Turtle's Restaurant and Ophelia's. If you like the beach, this is a very convenient place to stay.
10/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is a little gem. The foliage in the RV area is beautiful; you feel as though you are far away when you're right along Route 41 between Sarasota and Venice. There are good hiking trails and swimming in the lake (don't feed the gators). Rangers and park staff are friendly and helpful. My only criticism is that the RV area itself is a little tight and some sites are small. Other than that, it's a great place to get away from it all. Getting a reservation is a challenge in season and it is easy to see why.
12/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
I hesitate to rave about this park because it's so hard to get a reservation in-season, but in a word, it is terrific. The rangers are very friendly and helpful. There is currently a problem with the swimming pool but, other than that, the facilities are excellent. And you can even make yourself a pancake breakfast at a table in the canteen.
01/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is an big and friendly park. Some sections are beautiful, especially near the river. However, the park has some serious drainage problems, especially in the circular central area. Due to that, there are pot-holed roads and big puddles to drive through. As difficult as it is to wash an RV, you may not appreciate leaving with mud-covered tires and fenders, especially at $62 a night. With updating and road work, Rambler's Rest has the location and potential to be a 10. In my estimation, however, it rates a 6.
09/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a good park very conveniently located near Disney World at the intersection of Routes 27 and 192. Clean and well-maintained. More trees would improve the open-field appearance, but the limited plantings are attractive. Showers and rest rooms are excellent. There is an extremely nice pool overlooking the lake.
03/2009
rating [ 6/10 ]
One of the few RV parks in this area, it is conveniently located to the antique shops of Mt. Dora; 10 minutes to Renningers. It's basic and adequate. Friendly manager and residents. About 40 minutes to Disney down Route 429. Would recommend if you're in the area.
01/2010
rating [ 3/10 ]
The entrance to the park is lovely. Once past that, however, its appearance is seedy. Sites are extremely close together, muddy, and people don't seem to be picking up after their dogs. The park could be nice but, sadly, there appears to be little pride in keeping the park up.
02/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
A bit off the beaten track in Brooksville, but this park is worth the drive. On beautiful rolling countryside, the park is well-maintained. There is a mixture of rental sites and owned sites. Much pride is shown by the management and the residents. I highly recommend.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
With spaces located around a lake, this is simply a beautiful park. There are nice trees and plantings. The only drawback is also a convenience: It is located right next to I-75, and the noise of the traffic could be an annoyance to those who want absolute quiet.
03/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
A mostly residential park, this is a beautiful place to stay. Nice streets for walking and very well manicured grounds.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We have visited twice due its proximity to the beach. This is a small park whose lots are now for sale. Lots with trees on the east side and lots with docks at the back of the property near the canal are especially nice.
07/2008
rating [ 5/10 ]
The owners were very nice and the clubhouse was neat and clean. Unfortunately, the grassy areas were weedy, clumpy, and needed mowing. Due to the time of year and proximity to the river, the "no-see-ums" were vicious.
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