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.
Average at best not the perfect score Good Sam gives this park. We arrived mid January not peak season I admit but with a few days of rain the camp sites where like little islands surrounded by water. The grass area's are much lower then the concrete pads thus filling with water 3-4" deep and taking a week to dry out. The pools and hot tub are not maintained for winter use at all. They ran out of propane during a winter cold snap that left customers scrambling to find refill stations to maintain heat. I believe this park caters to the summer younger crowd and not the older winter campers.
We booked this RV park after reading multiple reviews on a Facebook site about how great it is only to be disappointed. First of all, we came late afternoon on a Friday and there was a line of vehicles and campers all the way onto the highway waiting to check in. When I got to the front of the line about 45 min later and informed the front desk person of that she said if we knew our site # we could have just set up then walked back to the office. I told her maybe she should tell the others that because there's no sign stating it. We were placed in the new section in the back that was level and easy to get in to but there were no trees and not much space between sites. We took a stroll around the place to check it out and see what was so great about it. The deeper swimming pool was OK and there was a shaded area with ping pong and picnic tables. The splash pad was better than nothing but of the 4 or so spray guns maybe one worked. The playground next to it was like splinter heaven and looked like it was ready to fall over and not safe to play on (supposedly since we stayed it has been replaced). The lagoon style pool was really nice looking and had nice palm trees but some of the furniture was tearing apart. The pond was over grown and the putt putt course was also overgrown and all of the water features on it were full of moss and slime and smelled bad. The bathrooms/showers were nice and were air conditioned. The fishing pond was through a field that you had to climb a fence to get to and was really overgrown. The beach was a few hundred feet down the highway and was unsafe walking on the shoulder with young kids. As far as the lazy river, they have been saying for a year that it is almost completed and guess what...still almost completed! (finally completed June 2017) For the price I would stay somewhere else.
Was surprised that this facility was not really worth a 10-10-10 rating from Good Sam. Restrooms were horrible! Dark, dank, smelly and dirty! The lazy river is not complete and doesn't really look like it will be up and running any time soon. Very disappointing!
We just bought our used RV and this was our first experience ever with an rv park. The park was clean and well maintained but the roads were a little tight for our 39' rig. Our site was nice and quiet and we were where we wanted to be within the park. They advertise their "Lazy River" on the web site, but it's still under construction. Overall, a great time for our first experience.
There are pros and cons to every park, and they might not be the same for everyone. I traveled with my wife and two small kids.
PROS: Clean spots, quite park, mini golf for kids, good cable and wifi. The adult pool is really nice. They are in the process of building a cool lazy river/pool area (estimated open date after Easter).
CONS: They charged me additional fees to nightly rate for my 5 year old. Mini golf was also an additional fee. Good luck getting anyone to answer the phone in the office. The pool under the office and in the "spa" weren't very appealing. You're a good 15 minutes from Galveston, which could be good for others, but we wanted to be closer to restaurants and attractions. No beach access as its across a four-lane road.
OVERALL: A nice place with nice staff. I would stay there again.
I have a 42' 5er, I did not see on there web site advertising for "big rigs" that being said this is my review, The sites are concrete, plenty of room once you get in, but the interior roads are narrow and turning it very tight, you cannot help but going off the concrete. There is a lot of construction going on. They are expanding the park. There is a lot of stuff laying around, old BBQ pits, a rusty old bobcat, and other junk. We stayed there a month and the recycling bins were never emptied. There is an employee that races around the park all day in a red motorized 4 wheel cart. He is working, but he drives to fast. I did enjoy the 10x30 hot tub. This could be a very nice place but it seem to me they are neglecting the existing ground while the construction is going on.
Probably the best RV park I've stayed at. All lots cement and level. Easy access with room to turn. Utilities actually nice looking and easy to access. The people in the office were wonderful and very helpful. We got there a little late, but they had a very good first night pizza available, delivered to your door. Very helpful. They had cable available, but we never ended up using it. wi-fi as well. as with most free wifi, the speed as not too good. Beach is just across the street within walking distance, but you can drive and park right on the sand. If i'm back in the area, I'll stay here again.
So the actual campground was decent in terms of cleanliness and roominess, plenty of room for the kids to play. Their customers service leaves a little to be desired though. They have a tendency to overbook spots and then want you to move, musical spots. The wifi,and cable don't really work, well the 3 channels the cable at my site were clear. And the whole reason I stayed there was the lazy river they advertised, It aint open or even finished being built. It is a shame the location to everything, Galveston, beach and Surf side, is convenient because I wont be staying there again.
I booked this park because I heard SO many wonderful things and indeed for the most part everything I heard was correct. Away from the hustle and bustle of Galveston but close enough to enjoy it. Easy beach access, close access to the bay for fishing.
They have a plethora of entertainment for the kiddos, water play, putt putt golf, nighttime big screen movies, giant chess (some things may cost extra and the chess board was in need of re-painting),
They have some RV parts just in case and the bathrooms are mighty fine.
My only issue with the our stay was the "adult" pool was very cloudy and there were underwater hazards (my husband kicked one) and some broken pieces of tile around the back side of the pool. (hazardous to bare feet) This may have just been a temporary pool issue. (I hope)
If you have kiddos this is definitely a great place to go.
This park is located in the Jamaica Beach area of Galveston Island, about 15 miles from the heart of the town of Galveston. It is across the road from a nice stretch of beach. There are concrete driveways and long pull-thru site pads, picnic tables, full hookups, laundry and cable. The sites are reasonably sized with lovely palm trees throughout the park. The WiFi is a bit unpredictable. It took us a couple of days to figure out which of the wireless networks gave the best results. They have two pools plus an indoor spa, a miniature golf course, fish pond and onsite pizza service. Service is good and they have a large selection of DVDs that they loan out at no cost. We paid $225 for the week.
Lots of elbow room on sites, had pull through, lots of grass, and could hear the ocean at night. This RV park is outside the Galveston activity area, further down the island, great if you are looking for peace and quiet. Great resturante nearby, called Nate's offering fresh local fish. Owners/managers were awesome, very hands on and even guided me to dog sitters so we could travel into Houston and tour NASA space center. We had wind and rain, so did not use the pools or mini-golf offered but did participate in a breakfast that the owners cooked for us, which happens twice a week.. Things are a bit weathered, but definitely friendly and inviting. Would absolutely stay here again.
A very nice, clean and quiet park. The staff was friendly and helpful. They had concrete pull through pads and concrete roads. The seasonal residents and guests were very friendly. The RV park was an easy walk to the beach.
Great: site cleaness, staff is cordial, great pools, nice spa, mini-put, beach
Average: access to beach (you must cross a busy road but it is ok)
One negative: training room smelly (humidity and dirty)
This was the first park I've stayed at in Galveston, and it's the only park I will stay at most likely because of my great experience! It's a bit south of the heavy traffic of the sea wall area which means it's quiet even next to the main road. The whole facility is well maintained and has a wide variety of things for anyone in a family to keep busy with. Good food is just a few minute walk down the road, or a quick bike ride. Beach access is just across the main road and again just a few minutes walk or faster on a bike. The main drag of the sea wall area is a few minutes drive north if you want to hit the larger restaurants and attractions there.
If you're staying in the park there are plenty of activities right there as I said. Pool, hot tub, all the standard fare but with a great attitude from the staff and other tenants who are loyal regulars for the most part! They even have a central pool/pond that they project movies over on certain nights for everyone to enjoy! It's really just a great place with plenty to do whatever your mood is, and I promise they'll do everything to make sure it's a great mood always!
This was the tail stop on our 2000 mile trip around the south east area. We had never been to Galveston and wanted to try the beach area. The park was well worth the stay. Even tho it is close to the Road it was quiet and the folks were very friendly and helpful. I was in the first row south end and had no issues, even with the first two days of heavy rain. It filled up by Saturday and still was a quiet stay. The beach access is less than a mile away and an easy bike ride to it. The Galveston beaches are another issue but the park has great pools, hot tub (huge) and other activities. Overall a very nice park and stay for the 4 days we were there. Dates were Sept 10 thru 13
We purchased our first Motorhome Class A , Fleetwood Southwind in the spring of 2014
That fall we decided to try and winter our folks there. First time traveling far from home, freshly downsized from a farm and now living in a apartment close to us. It was a experiment for everyone.
We found Jamaica Beach RV Park online , the price was right as compared to Florida beaches. That fall my wife flew to Galveston with her mom to get a feel for the Park. They were pleasantly surprised. Dad refused to go as he was not ready for such a change.
December arrived and a day after Christmas we left Wisconsin and arrived at Galveston 3 days later.
I setup the MH and ran thru some of the controls. 7 days and Many notes later, I was off, leaving them to fend for themselves.
Their stay was from December of 2014 to April 2015.
I arrived to pick them up in March to be pleasantly surprised at how well they adjusted. The park and park owners were amazing. they treated them like family. The community that winters there has more then enough activities to keep them busy but most importantly , the owners treat every person as a family member. By the time their stay ended, Our folks already reserved for next winter, and , they wanted the same spot.
Back at home now , going thru the summer , dad misses Galveston and the Park. Thats the most amazing thing of all. Don't hesitate , this place is amazing.
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