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by Richard L. Baker
York Haven, Pennsylvania
November 26, 2005
From journal Week with Grandchildren
November 4, 2005
MM Villas was a great treat! We were in unit no. 13, just off the first green of the golf course, which was not at all a nuisance. Upon entering the townhouse, the place opens wide. To your left is a full kitchen with all of the necessary appliances, including a fridge with filtered water and ice maker. (It was better than home, really.) There is a breakfast counter, complete with a built-in grill (!!!), that overlooks the dining room and, to some extent, the family room. The dining table easily seats eight.
I loved the hardwood floors throughout the first level. The family room area had plush carpet. The family room has an electric fireplace that gets really toasty really fast. The TV was much too small and not in an armoire. It is sitting on a stone ledge, with its VCR almost like an afterthought. There is a sleeper sofa (not that comfy), a reclining love seat (comfier), and a chair and ottoman (comfiest). The ceiling goes up to the second floor, and so do the windows. A lot of natural light comes in through them. Just make sure you are dressed in case the neighbors come by!
There are two bathrooms: downstairs is the one with a massive, truly massive, whirlpool tub and a sauna. Yes, a sauna. IN THE ROOM. As nice as this is, I think I would still rather have a washer and dryer in the room instead of running to a laundry room. Still, it is a nice feature. Upstairs has a loft with another sleeper sofa, a square glass table with two chairs, and access to the balcony. The second bathroom is nice, even if a little claustrophobic for bigger people, like me. I had to duck in the shower because of the sloping ceiling.
The bedrooms are roomy enough, with a queen-size in the master bedroom and two twins in the other. The mattresses were terrible in my opinion. I like a little bit of plushness and these beds were rather hard. Oh yeah, the closets were a generous size as well.
One other general point: The place smelled like it had been smoked in for years, even though no smoking is allowed. Or maybe it was musty from years of sweaty skiers gear of winters past. We bought some air freshener and Yankee candles with us, which helped alleviate the smell a bit. All in all, the good outweighs the bad. If it weren't for the smell, and despite the petty things I didn't like, I would give it the highest recommendation. Otherwise, the room and the resort are truly top-notch.
From journal Massanutten Mountainside Villas
by Holy Kiss
Pittsburgh Area, Pennsylvania
September 3, 2004
I would recommend getting a Villa that is anywhere between 1-30 or so, which would be across from where we were. That side didn't have the steps to climb.
Also, this villa had a spectacular jacuzzi, could easily fit four people in it! However, who needs four people in the tub? Maybe some of you would, but I personally like mine alittle more private. Therefore, for me, it was a waste of water to fill it everyday! After the maintance guy came out to replace the gauge on the hotwater tank, we were able to fill it without running out of hot water.
In the "spa room" at the villa, there was also a Sauna, which was a wonderful extra to enjoy. Just make sure you don't have a breathing problem before trying it out. Your lungs have to adjust to the dry heat.
The kitchen was well equipped, also had a counter gas grill, which was handy. The floors creeked alittle going up the steps and the decor was nice but not great!
Just to let you know, the conceirge department is not like the conceirge department in Woodstone. Mountainside Villas is the first Condo Timeshares to be sold and is run separatly by MVOA. They are good, but not as good as Great Eastern.
Apparently, Great Eastern wants MVOA to handle their own services. Because if you can't get ahold of MVOA and try to get help from Great Eastern, the conceirge dept. will just send you back to MVOA conceirge dept., unless it is an emergency.
MVOA doesn't check in until 9am, whereas, Great Eastern checks in by 8am. Sometimes that helps when you want an early start and need to get information.
There are (2)TV's, and the one in the living room would be better if it were a larger screen. Nice electric fireplace in livingroom, along with large windows.
The diningroom table is nice and sits (8) people, plus there are two bar stools at the countertop.
Plenty of space to hang out and enjoy the wildlife up close and personal, right out your upper and lower decks.
From journal Passport to Freedom
August 15, 2004
The slopes were great offering beginner and advanced runs. The tubing was fun.
The food was good here, too, with everything from regular pizza to a fancy restaurant. Lots of indoor games, swimming pool, etc. A great live-music club.
Sight-seeing was great. Plenty of things to see/do in the surrounding area.
From journal Winter Ski Trip on Massanutten Resort
Cary, North Carolina
August 4, 2004
These units had tons of room and were very open. It was a two-bedroom that could sleep eight people. Had two pull out couches, one downstairs and one on a loft. It had a deck upstairs and downstairs. The units are older, but well taken care of.
From journal Getaway for Mom and Son
June 13, 2004
by Ann Weiler
May 11, 2004
The accommodations are large, airy, and quiet. We never heard another neighbor and it was truly restful. There were lots of stairs to the condo, but it was well worth the setting and beauty.
The deer, wood chucks, squirrels, and birds provided entertainment. They beg and they search and are quite friendly and very photogenic. There are plenty of activities and something for every taste. All facilities are kept in good condition. The staff is quite accommodating and there is even a hotel that members can use to stay a day or two. The chair lift to the summit of the ski hill was just wonderful. We would be happy to go back another time, just to see what we missed.
From journal Massanutten Rendezvous
January 24, 2004
LeClub was a wonderful place to spend free time. The kids loved the pool while the adults enjoyed the outdoor hottub. Lots of games, ping pong, pool table, racquet ball, basketball, and board games were available for family fun.
If you needed some extra exercise you could spend it at the well equiped gym. We stayed at the Mountainside Villas.
The accomadations were O.K. It looked as though they were in the process of trying to fix and update the place. It certainly needed it. The rooms were very spacious. However, it needed a good cleaning and new carpeting.
Dinner on New Year's Eve at the Fareway Lounge and Restuarant was somewhat pricey but well worth it. The lamb was out of this world and the desserts were endless.
And I must not forget the Ski patrol fellows. They were great with my son, who was injured at the tubing park and carted off the the hospital. He was fine, and we were back to our vaction later in the day. And yes, he wanted to go back tubing. Yes, tubing was great, but be sure to get your tickets the day before; it books up quickly.
From journal Fun at Massanutten
by Lisa Rae
October 15, 2003
Our condo was a two-bedroom/two-bathroom (8/8) condo. The Mountainside Villas were the first condos to be built at this resort, but you wouldn't know it by looking at them. The one and only complaint I have about the condo is that it did have 2 baths, but the downstairs bath did not have a shower, so with only one SHOWER, you have to coordinate to get out in the morning. All the sleeping spaces were very private. The loft sleeping space is upstairs with the two bedrooms. The outside stairs leading to the condo are extremely steep and a bit treacherous for an older person (or for my mother who isn't very solid on her feet), but you can get around that by driving down the ramp that is next to each of the staircases made for loading and unloading. We used that every time we left with my mom and she never had to touch the steps, so it wasn't a problem. Inside the condo, there is one staircase, but there is a pull out sofa downstairs if someone didn't want to climb stairs. The condo had obviously just been re-furbished and everything was very new and very nice.
There were deer constantly outside on the golf course and cute little woodchucks. We toured the newer condos and I still would be happy with these based on the location and the private views.
From journal Family Retreat in Massanutten VA