A little back-story--we wanted to not have to fly this year to exchange our timeshare. We wanted heat and water. The available inventory with Interval International leaves a lot to be desired. We exchanged a high season (January) rental from Avon, Colorado--a nice new Sheraton resort with tile/marble, etc. in kitchen and bath and new appliances. We wanted to upgrade from 1BR to 2BR--were told they were sold out. After we were there a few days, it was apparent that they were at about 20% capacity, max. We saw few cars, had no neighbors luckily, and generally had free reign of the pools/bbq, or one other family at most.
Well, this place was the same size (had a king and a fold out double couch for the kids). But, the kitchen/ bath and general appearance were circa 1980s--not even a close comparison to the Sheraton vacation rentals we've seen. Functional but definitely desiring a remodel. The room didn't have a great clean, they came to redo the vacuuming, my wife did a good scrub on the counters before daring to use. One TV was new, one was old. The pools were small but clean and usable, hot tub was clean and nice. The BBQs were easy to use and cleaned for us after our repeated use. Staff were extremely courteous/helpful. Laundry room was clean and easy to use. Fitness center? Not on site--they have an agreement with a club a couple miles away.
Lake Havasu city is best described as a red-neck riviera. They have heat (116 degrees when we where there) and the lake, but kind of a rough crowd. The waterfront by the London bridge was closed by 5pm or out of business altogether. No evening activity for the family around town. We hit all of the beaches, would recommend paying $10 for Windsor Beach. Most like an ocean front, except for the rocks in the water (might recommend water type shoes).
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