Every summer for the past 15 years I have visited Williamsburg, but this was my first winter trip. My fiancé’s family let us use their timeshare points and they booked a Christmas trip for the two of us.
The website states check-in is at 4; however when we arrived at 11 am they checked us in with no problem. This is a gated community and you have to have reservation papers or a keycard to get through. The front desk was quick and efficient, although we had to go to the concierge desk to get our parking pass. A bit of a hassle to wait in two lines, but the concierge staff were great. They have a folder full of coupons, maps, attraction brochures and much more. They give you a map of the area and circle where we are (right behind the Pirates golf, across the street from Cracker Barrel and Golden Corral) and ask if you want to know where anything is.
We got to our room (building 35, unit 201 one-bedroom) to relax for a bit. There;s no elevator, so you have to walk up some steps to get into the building, but the stairs to get to the upper floors are indoors. Theres a balcony, but the door was next to our door and you couldnt access from the unit.
When you get inside the room, you walk into the living room with a couch, chair, flat-screen TV with DVD player. There is a small kitchenette with a table that barely fits two people. The tiniest sink I've ever seen (you can’t fit any of the pots and pans in it) a convection oven (with instructions, thank goodness) two electric stovetops, a dishwasher and a fridge with freezer.
The cabinets are stocked with plastic cups, wine glasses, mugs, plates, bowls, utensils, numerous pots and pans, as well as two casserole dishes and a coffee machine. Under the sink is dishwashing detergent, soap and a sponge. There were paper towels, dish towels, rubber hot mats but no oven mitts!
The bathroom is huge and has a washer and dryer inside, along with laundry detergent. Full size tub but no detachable shower head. Shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash (!) and bars of soap. A hair dryer as well.
The bedroom has 2 doors, one to the bathroom and one to the living room/kitchenette. It has two desk chairs, two nightstands, alarm clock, flashlight (!), flat screen TV and queen-size bed. There is a huge closet with only 10 hangers and a safe. The pillows are super soft, so if you like firm pillows bring your own! Our window wasn’t completely shut or locked when we got there, and we didn’t realize until that night when we could hear the AC units right outside our window. The noise lessened when we clicked it shut, but light sleepers may have a problem. You have an individual thermostat that works instantly.
The check-out instructions want you to fill and start the dishwasher as well as take out all the trash. Very strange IMHO. There was no sales pitch and the property was so close to Colonial Williamsburg, it was great (about 3 miles) The drive to the grocery store (apparently they only have Food Lion in the general vicinity) is about 2 miles and the outlets are 10 to 15 miles.
We tried out the hot tub (which is outdoors!), but it was nice, except for the cold brick ground. You can pass through the heated indoor pool and there’s a door and gate to get through; or go straight from the parking lot, through a gate. Not much lighting but comfy, about 10 people could fit without brushing elbows. There are grills and picnic tables and the outdoor pool was still filled. The indoor pool had a glass wall showing into the fitness room. I didn’t check out the game room.
I stopped a few time by the concierge desk to ask questions and they were always happy to help. The Wi-Fi is relatively fast and easy to use.
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