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March 25, 2004
Filthy suites, dirt and garbage under sofas, beds, bathrooms, and in the cupboards, ceiling fans caked with dirt and grime, and poorly maintained kitchen facilities.
Unacceptable condition of appliances, furniture, bathroom fixtures, noisy and dirty air-conditioning units, pull-out sofa broken and mattress shredded and unusable.
General condition of the resort was poor at best - common areas and hallway rugs were tattered, ill-kempt and in disarray, broken rusted ice machine in the middle of hallway, common resort bathrooms were vile and disgusting.
I would strongly suggest that before RCI RUBBER STAMPS a resort for approval, that they actually go and see the place...they should be embarrassed to be part of this place.
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From journal Tierra Verde Yacht & Tennis Resort
Fort Myers, Florida
August 10, 2003
We were a little disappointed with the rooms because they definitely have a hotel feel--not a resort or apartment feel like our home resort. We figured that like on a cruise ship we wouldn’t spend much time in the rooms, and would spend more out of the rooms. So we headed to the pool.
The pool is lovely. It is the nicest feature and is why it is emphasized in the resort guide and on their website. There is a nice large whirlpool spa and the restaurant/bar has waitresses wandering around for drink and food orders. They give a discount to the resort guests but you cannot charge to your room. You CANNOT bring your own food or drink to the pool, including water. On weekend days there is a band that plays, but I think that is for the locals more than the resort guests. There are some very rowdy regulars that I saw on three separate weekends. Yes, this pool is inundated with locals on the weekends and they appear to be more welcome than the resort timeshare or paying guests. Here is what I was told by employees:
There are THREE separate owners of the resort. The first owns the land that leases the land the resort rooms and the pool is on, the second owns the resort rooms, and the third owns the pool, restaurant, bar, game room, and the common building INCLUDING where you check in… that area is leased to the resort room owner. Here is the REALLY bad part. It appears that the three owners fight and the land owner prefers the restaurant owner and gave control of the pool to him to irritate the resort owner. Either way it makes for a not-so-smooth vacation.
I had a run-in with the restaurant owner on the fourth day we were there. We liked playing card games out of the sun at a table (requires food / drink service) and ordered sodas and appetizers regularly. Since they kept refilling and giving us pitchers we would purchase about $80 or more in food a day there for the first three days. On day four we were on the patio enjoying drinks and lunch and found when we asked for a refill she told us only one refill per person, no pitchers anymore. I asked to talk to the manager and she got the owner. He told me that they would go out of business if they had more than one refill per person for our 12-ounce cokes loaded with ice. I showed him our receipts and he said we got away with it before but no more. So, not only could you not bring your own water or drinks, but you could not get more than one refill on their $1.35 12-ounce soda even when ordering food. That was the end of our patronage at their restaurant.
The locals. . .this place is great for them but when I look at what I paid I feel like I got scammed into paying a fortune for an overpriced public pool. There is a sign that a $4 food order allows use of the pool area. Even so, some locals did, some didn’t but there were PLENTY making up for the others by ordering up the drinks and getting loud, demanding, and foul. There were kids, and then there were teenagers, and there were the adults that never grew up. I am embarrassed to say the kids and the teenagers were the best behaved. I felt sorry for the senior citizens that traded for this resort (I’m in my 30s and felt out of place).
The planned activities. . .we tried to sign up, but apparently were the only family interested so they were cancelled.
From journal Tierra Verde Resort - 1489
South Daytona, Florida
June 24, 2005
From journal Disaster at Tierra Verde
by cashious clay
parksville, British Columbia
March 21, 2004
From journal Tierra Verde Visit
April 24, 2003
From journal visit family