cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
This resort is fantastic. It is an owner resort and most of the lots have had pavers and extensive landscaping added. A little difficult to get reservations in high season unless you plan on staying a few months as owners are there then. Easy off season and still beautiful. 2 miles to ft Myers beautiful white sand beach and about 15 minutes to amazing shelling on Sanibel. Very welcoming contrary to the negative review. Walmart 5 minute walk and trolley to beach out front. Best place we’ve ever stayed. All sights are back ins
We only came for a week. I guess that is a mistake at Gulf Waters. From the outset, we were treated as second rate. The snow birds are given all kinds of leeway. Not so with Floridians. There are structures built throughout the camp with no enforcement. We had a small fence for our dogs. We were sitting out enjoying an afternoon when someone who failed to identify himself, snuck up on us to tell us we were in violation. As a vet who has PTSD, that ruined my whole day. Beyond that, the internet is unusable, the bathrooms are hit or miss in terms of cleanliness, and when I asked about a veteran discount, they told me they were only seasonal patriots. WalMart is much more user friendly. We will never return to Gulf Waters, and I cannot believe they maintain a 10-10-10 record. If you go to Gulf Waters, plan on staying the season or prepare to be considered second class.
My husband and I stayed at Gulf Waters for 3 months, June-August 2015 (leaving 9/5/15). This is the most beautiful RV park/resort we've ever seen: incredible landscaping, large RV sites, stunning pool, fishing ponds, lending library, free good wi-fi and cable, large laundry facility and bathrooms/showers; also a large campus with paved streets to get in great bicycle rides for exercise. The clubhouse was closed for the summer and few residents, so it was very quiet and lovely, but we hear the winter season is also great with lots of activities and nice people. Wonderful access to Ft. Myers Beach (an hourly trolley) and Bunche Beach--Sanibel and Captiva Islands close. Walking distance to grocery store and Walgreens, plus a Super Walmart will open Nov. 2015 next door to the Resort. Incredible sunsets and all around just a fantastic place to stay.
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How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10. All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10 The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10 The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Good Sam recognizes Parks that are implementing "green" practices. If a park complies with 3 or more items from the following list, a special green designation will show in their listing
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Natural Pest Control (most of the time)
Minimized the use of Styrofoam and significantly reduce the use of plastic.
Landscape managers use appropriate irrigation systems and drought tolerant and indigenous plants
Recycling cans for the RVers
Changed light bulbs to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
Insulated water heaters
Lowered pool temperatures
Installed photocells (solar)
Use more fuel efficient vehicles
Instead of golf carts, implemented a strategy of encouraging the use of bikes and trikes
Tankless Water Heaters
From Hwy 82 & I-75: Go 6 mi S on I-75 (exit 131), then 5-3/4 mi W on Daniels Rd/Cypress Lake Dr, then 5-1/2 mi S on Summerlin Rd, then 100 feet E on Pine Ridge Rd, then 500 feet S on Summerlin Sq Dr (L)