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08/2006
rating [ 8/10 ]
An excellent campground for adults, but definitely not an "RV resort." Should be avoided by families with children because there is little for kids to do. There is no privacy between sites, but the openness means there are ocean views from many spots in this small 5 acre park, not just from the waterfront sites. The view of Penobscot Bay is beautiful and broad from this campground. Owners are very nice and helpful, and run an on-site restaurant called Papa J's which is a little funky but quite good. We very much like Belfast for all the services available right in town, except there is no Wal-Mart. Belfast is not over run by visitors as is most of the Maine coast. We enjoy walking through the small brick building downtown and the adjacent historic district. You will get some road noise from US route 1 which the campground is on. The sites closer to the water get less road noise, and virtually none when the wind blows off the water from the south. The 30 amp electric voltage is so-so. On hot days you may not be able to run your air conditioner, which of course is just when you want it. The owners have done a better job this year of putting gravel on the roads and sites, and the place was well trimmed with lots of flowers. The owners obviously care about the place and want you to come back.
08/2006
rating [ 6/10 ]
RV sites are densely packed, tent sites are better spaced. Trees need to be trimmed back on sites, and grass needs to be trimmed. Gravel barely adequate on many sites. This is an OK campground on the quiet side of Acadia, away from the traffic. Quiet, unless you end up with a crowd of kids next to you like we did. The best part of the place are the hookups: a good 50 amps (strong voltage), good cable TV system with 70 channels, water and sewer. The pool is small and heavily used by kids, but well maintained. Bathhouse and laundry facilities are very old and grubby. The price is one of the lowest on Mount Desert Island. Some people won't like the distance from the ocean loop drive and Bar Harbor, but we didn't mind it.
08/2006
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a rustic campground, not an RV resort, in a beautiful oceanfront setting. Pros: ocean view, quiet, price, water/electric/sewer. Cons: low electric voltage (a/c and electric heaters not allowed) and difficult to run appliances, rough/muddy interior roads, overgrown vegetation on sites and roads, old bathrooms, mostly seasonal, utilities set up for back-in, not pull-in which is best for views in a motorhome. We had one of the 7 transient sites on the north bluff with a good water view. Some of these sites could have a good view, but don't, since the vegetation is overgrown. Owners are very pleasant and helpful, but I wish they would invest more energy in cutting back trees and vegetation, adding a lot of gravel to roads and sites to cut down mud, and update the electric to 30 amps with a steady 115 volts even under load in the morning and evening. Bring your bug spray if you like to sit outside - heavy vegetation makes for plenty of flies and mosquitoes. In spite of all my negative comments we will attempt to return on one of the few waterfront transient sites available because of the view and the peace.
02/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is an RV condo-resort that is a good place to rent a site but a poor place to buy. Sites are large, 50 feet by 90 feet, and have large concrete pads and full hookups including phone and cable TV. We like the sites in the new D section the best, especially those on the lake. These sites are larger and have nicer views than the three older sections (A,B,C). In spite of what several previous reviewers have said, we found the park to be well located for shopping, spring training baseball, and the Florida Rep theater in downtown Fort Myers. The park is farther from Fort Myers Beach than other parks in the area, so if the beach is your primary interest I would go elsewhere. Ther best part of Cypress Woods are the people who own and rent there. We quickly made friends over the month we were here, and were treated as equals by lot owners and seasonal renters. The activities we went to, a Valentines dinner dance, steak fry, yoga classes, and so on were well run and lots of fun. The biggest downside of Cypress Woods is the developer and his office staff, and this is why I would recommend AGAINST buying here. We met many disgruntled lot owners who described some of the shenagians the developer has pulled. Two examples will suffice. (1) The park sprinkler system does not work, and yet the developer sent in a water tanker truck to take three 10,000 gallons loads of water to another property he owns. The water is paid for by lot owners. (2) The "homeowners association" board of directors are either employees of the developer, or hand picked by the developer to vote his way. As a result lot owners have no say in how the park is run, how money will be spent, or even what their monthly condo fee will be. There are countless other developer issues, which has caused a group of lot owners to hire a lawyer to fight the developer! As a renter you may not escape from the developer's clutches scot free: you may have to work with an individual we came to call the Minx, who is very unhelpful and obnoxious to renters, an opinion voiced by many other renters we met. Why the developer employs her I have no idea! You can rent directly from lot owners, which is far preferable. See notices posted in the laundry room or ask around if you visit the park. Overall, Cypress Woods is a very nice place to spend the winter with congenial people, spoiled only by a shyster developer and his employees.
03/2005
rating [ 4/10 ]
Not a bad looking campground, and useful as an overnight stop. Owners are pleasant. However, road noise from the interstate is LOUD. Sites are sand/dirt which get messy in the rain. Little privacy between sites. We will look elsewhere when passing through next time.
03/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
Cypress Woods is a beautiful condo RV park where most of the campsites are owned. However, many are available for rent by the day, week, or month. This is a true RV resort with all the trimmings. Sites are large, 46' wide by 90' long with concrete pads and large patios. Many are on one of the two beautiful lakes with fountains, lighted at night. Some sites have extensive landscaping, done by the owners, and others have grass and a few palm trees. There are two pools. The newest one is the largest I've ever seen in an RV park. The "clubhouse" is also very large with a gathering room that will seat 300 people. There are two lighted tennis courts, about 5 lighted shuffleboard courts, horse shoe pits and a grilling area for cookouts. The resort is a half mile off I-75, a real asset given the heavy traffic in the Fort Myers area. For spring training baseball in March the resort is 20 minutes from City of Palms Park (Red Sox) and 30 minutes from Hammond Stadium (Twins). It took us 30 minutes to reach Fort Myers Beach on Sunday morning, 40-45 minutes during the week, arriving at the beach by 8:30 a.m. to avoid long lines of traffic and parking hassles. I don't agree with those who complain about the price at this park. I think its a good value for the 55+ crowd who want peace, quiet, friendly neighbors and pleasant surroundings. I can't recommend this park too highly! We stayed at Cypress Woods for 1 month and will return again.
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