We are looking at both properties for our July vacation. We stayed at Shadow Ridge a few years ago and had an enjoyable time but did not love that there was one large pool for everyone . We have never stayed at Desert Spring Villas but like that there are many small pools and a kids activity center. Other than that, can you please share with me why you prefer one location over the other? We will be in a 2BR with our family of 6 (kids 14,11,5,3).