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Old 02-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #16
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Most of the vacation rental subdivisions just have vacation homes with private pools. Those that have condos and townhouses have community facilities also which may include community pools, clubhouses with fitness rooms, mini theatres, store, tiki bar, sports equipment to use on volleyball, tennis and putting areas. Some have a few organized activities but mostly it's do-it-yourself for activities. Each owner has a management company that looks after things for them.
We usually stay in a pool home especially when the whole family goes. You can get a 6 to 8 bedroom pool home for a great price which you can divide up between a couple of families.
Hi Wanda,
I noticed you have stayed at a variety of different vacation villas. Which subdivision was your favourite? We've stayed at Indian Creek 4 times, but we would really like to try something different next time. We may need to rent two 4-5 B homes preferably side by side or across the street from each other. I have been researching Windsor Hills, Sunset Lakes, Emerald Island, Terre Verde, and a few others. Updated decor is nice, but the most important make or break item is cleanliness. Any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:53 AM   #17
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Hi Wanda,
I noticed you have stayed at a variety of different vacation villas. Which subdivision was your favourite? We've stayed at Indian Creek 4 times, but we would really like to try something different next time. We may need to rent two 4-5 B homes preferably side by side or across the street from each other. I have been researching Windsor Hills, Sunset Lakes, Emerald Island, Terre Verde, and a few others. Updated decor is nice, but the most important make or break item is cleanliness. Any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated!

Fighting off the chill in Halifax,
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Know all about the chill but we have ours without snow. Probably the only part of the province not to get snow this time. (southern tip)
I like Emerald Island and Windsor Hills but we don't usually use the community facilities anyway so I guess it doesn't matter too much. Emerald Island has more mature greenery throughout the subdivision which is nice but Windsor Hills has the nicer community pool and kids playground. We didn't stay at Formosa Gardens Estates but visited others that were there and that was nice also. They have larger lots so that the homes aren't packed in so close. Reunion Resort has a nice feel to it also but is pricey. They have lots of community pools to choose from and a small waterpark that depending on the owner you may be able to use. They change the rules a lot.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:53 AM   #18
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luvdisney01, we'll also be at Windsor Hills next week. This is our third time staying in a condo there (but, three different owners/units). You should have a great time there. We love having room to stretch out.

As others mentioned, you may need to bring your own supplies. Since we are driving I have the following items already packed: laundry supplies (detergent and stain remover), dish liquid, dishwasher detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, shampoo and bath soap. It is just like when we stay in a condo at Gulf Shores.

Have a great trip!!! PM me if I can answer any specific questions for you.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:23 PM   #19
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Know all about the chill but we have ours without snow. Probably the only part of the province not to get snow this time. (southern tip)
I like Emerald Island and Windsor Hills but we don't usually use the community facilities anyway so I guess it doesn't matter too much. Emerald Island has more mature greenery throughout the subdivision which is nice but Windsor Hills has the nicer community pool and kids playground. We didn't stay at Formosa Gardens Estates but visited others that were there and that was nice also. They have larger lots so that the homes aren't packed in so close. Reunion Resort has a nice feel to it also but is pricey. They have lots of community pools to choose from and a small waterpark that depending on the owner you may be able to use. They change the rules a lot.
It might have to be Emerald Island this trip...we have rented from the same owner in Indian Creek who has been wonderful, but nice to change it up a bit. Thanks for the response and I love the map you posted of all the resorts, very convenient in figuring out how close we are to everything. I didn't realize how clustered together each of these resorts were.
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Thanks everyone for your feedback! My mind is at ease. I am going to take everyone's advice; just relax and enjoy and take some essential supplies like toilet tissue just in case... James65 I hope you have a great vacation! Two days left before we leave! Yeah!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:58 AM   #21
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There should be enough basic items to get you started but when they run out then it is up to the guest to replace them as there is no maid service provided -I think that is what Wanda is saying.xx
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #22
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I wanted to report that we had a fantastic time at Windsor Hills. We really liked our condo and its location. We loved the pool. Thanks for everyone's feedback. We were well prepared with supplies.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:50 AM   #23
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I wanted to report that we had a fantastic time at Windsor Hills. We really liked our condo and its location. We loved the pool. Thanks for everyone's feedback. We were well prepared with supplies.
If you don't mind my asking, what unit did you stay at?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:21 PM   #24
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About the only thing I can recomend is to make sure you bring your rental contract/voucher. You will need to show it the first time at the front gate in order to get your vehicle pass. The guards there are very used to dealing with the renters. I would venture to say that about 90% of the people showing up on a saturday morning are renting from other owners.

As for supplies, if they aren't included in your rental there is a target about 5 minutes up the road on Rt 192. Take a left at the light onto 192 and follow it down a few miles. There is a great little pizza place in the same shopping plaza as target.

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