Our first vacation at Lake Marion Resort
We enjoyed our stay at Carol and Dan’s villa. Carol and Dan had just taken over the villa in December and you cannot ask for nicer owners.
We arrived on January 1, 2013 and everything seemed fine until after a few days, when the toilet in the Master Bedroom stopped working. We contacted Carol and Dan, and right away a new toilet was installed. Also the TV was really old and the VCR didn’t work, which they didn’t know about until after we emailed them. In mid February they came for a visit and at that time they brought a new flat screen TV, a new DVD player and a bunch of movies. On top of that, they also brought all kinds of things for the kitchen such as a new Coffee maker, bowls, kitchen utensils, you name it, and they brought it. Next time we go, we know that we do not need to bring anything down except our clothes.
Lake Marion Resort is a 10-11 mile drive to the nearest supermarket, which I thought, was too far. We visited other resorts that was closer to town, while we were there, but we always talked about how cozy Lake Marion Resort is compared to the other ones we saw, and it is worth to make that drive to town, so we are coming back next year.
Eagle Ridge Mall is about 30 minutes from the resort, and there you will find a bowling alley, an arcade and a theater. Also on the way to the mall going towards Winter Haven, there is a big Super Wal-Mart so there are a lot of things to do on a cool day.
They do advertise that the resort has shuffleboards etc. but they are in need of repair so needless to say, that nobody used them. We also saw, that at one time, there has been a horseshoe pit, but again in need of fixing up. It would be nice, if there were a few activities in the morning, such as aqua fitness classes etc. We actually brought our own Bocce game and played it at the parking lot down by the lake.
The pool area is fantastic and Victor, the maintenance guy, keeps it very clean. The resort also has 24/7 security and on and off the security person comes to the pool area to make sure that everything is ok and he also makes his rounds around the resort.
We only have good things to say about the new owners and the villa. We cannot wait to come back next year and stay another two months.
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you stay and appreciate your understanding of the problems you first had at the villa. As you mentioned we resolved the issues as quickly as possible and we are going to update some of the other furniture the week of April 8th. We feel you will be very satisfed with the improvements on your next visit. Your comments regarding the shuffleboards and more activites will be passed onto the Board at Lake Marion Resort. Kurt & Karin we look forward to having you back next year!
Dan & Carol
Helpful votes: 5/6
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