The units themselves are lovely and are currently available as 1/4 shares only so it is not easy to get a trade in. Owners have the option to trade weeks with other 1/4 share owners of their unit to extend their time beyond the 2 weeks every other month that is assigned to them. When they choose to rent instead (which most do) they do not bank their weeks with RCI until they think they can't get a paying tenant. So if you want to get into this resort (which I recommend) enter an ongoing search and you may get one at the last minute like we did. It's definitely worth it!! Resort Experience:The 2 bedroom timeshare sleeps six very comfortably and is very spacious. King size bed in master bedroom (although the resort advises that 2 bedroom units come with varying bed configurations) and 2 twins in the second bedroom. Each has private bath with jacuzzi tub and complete privacy. Pull-out couch sleeps two additional people. Kitchen has every appliance you will need unless you plan on catering a banquet. Full size washer and dryer come in very handy with the beach towels (bring your own -- not provided). Furnishings and wallpaper look like they've been upgraded within the last year and are in great shape. The place was spotless which I would expect from a Gold Crown resort.
There were two things that we noticed that are not major in our opinion -- but I would be remiss if I did not mention. Our unit (#7312) was directly above a popular Mexican restaurant, San Miguel, which is very well known. No, it wasn't the smell that was disturbing. We didn't notice any. What was somewhat disturbing was their live entertainment -- an amped guitar/singer. His repertoire wasn't bad but it got MUCH louder as the evening went on. He plays from 5-10p.m. during nice weather outside. By 9:00 p.m. it is difficult to turn the TV up loud enough to hear it. We learned to go to dinner a little later than usual and, to their credit, the music stopped PROMPTLY at 10:00 p.m. so it turned out to not be a big problem.
The other thing I must mention for those that may be a bit squeemish -- you are in a harbor -- there are boats -- there are bugs. We don't mind them at all and we rarely found them alive. They agressively spray but we know they cannot be avoided. So if you have a problem coming upon a dead palmetto bug as big as your thumb when you walk around in the dark condo, wear shoes and keep a light on!!
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