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Riptide RV Park & Motel
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Never want to leave. It is paradise mgmt is great people are pleasant and highly recommend have a hard time leaving as it feels like home I am new rv owner and am so happy we found this place. My dogs even love it there milton and rich run the place and they go out of their way to make sure. You have a pleasant stay. Kudos to the staff

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank debrapbb
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PelicanRV, Manager at Riptide RV Park & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

We are pleased that you had such a great time at the Riptide RV Resort and Motel.

We hope to see you again in the near future and would like to offer you a discount off your next stay for writing this review about us. Please contact us at 305-289-0011.

Sincerely,

Maria Simon
Regional Manager

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We just lucked into Riptide RV park. Milton, the manager, was helpful and had a good sense of humor. We were quickly registered and then helped into a somewhat difficult to back into site by Rich. Rich went above and beyond anything we could have expected by helping us hook up the electric and cable, even providing us with an extension cord for our 30 amp hookup and also connecting our cable wire. Later he checked to make sure everything was working okay.
The campground is beautiful with its own little beach (gulf side) and pavillion. We met some really nice fellow campers and enjoyed this relaxing place. We never felt crowded and there was no bothersome noise.
We were astounded when Milton came to help us hook up the morning we left. We told him he was not supposed to do that (that no other park employee ever had in 15+ years of RVing). He just laughed.

Room Tip: Any site would be wonderful, I think.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Lynn C
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PelicanRV, Manager at Riptide RV Park & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

We are pleased that you had such a great time at the Riptide RV Resort and Motel.

We hope to see you again in the near future and would like to offer you a discount off your next stay for writing this review about us. Please contact us at 305-289-0011.

Sincerely,

Maria Simon
Regional Manager

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We made last minute reservations for motel room for the one night on way down to keys. and Milton(off. mgr.) was very kind and helpful with accommodations. We were skeptical from previous reviews but after arriving we were told there is new owners and Milton's excellent customer service skills proved us wrong. Milton let us park truck and boat trailer in a safe spot over night. He recommended a great local place for dinner and good place to snorkel by state park. The room was clean although bed was not the best quality, for the price the bed was worth the night stay and the kind people who work there, thank you Milton for all your help on our first trip to keys.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank scott1015Sarasota
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PelicanRV, Manager at Riptide RV Park & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

We are pleased that you had such a great time at the Riptide RV Resort and Motel.

We hope to see you again in the near future and would like to offer you a discount off your next stay for writing this review about us. Please contact us at 305-289-0011.

Sincerely,

Maria Simon
Regional Manager

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We made RV reservations in August 2012 for a stay in February 2013.
Upon arrival, they had a large promotional sign on the counter in the office stating "Good Sam" discounts. I also arrived with a "Carefree" $25.00 coupon.
The manager told me they DO NOT accept any discounts January through March because business is too good!
The Carefree web site advertises both the Good Sam 10% discount and the $25.00 Coupon stating NO BLACKOUT PERIODS.
False advertising.
The sites are difficult to park in, but the staff did assist and residents were friendly.
The park photos don't show the 4 story apartment next door looking down on you.
We asked about booking for a month next year and were discouraged because they want longer term, yet some sites were vacant.
Definitely will not return here or ANY Carefree Park in the future.
Let's see how Carefree's head office handles this when I contact them separately.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Jim B
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maineguide38, Office Assistance at Riptide RV Park & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

During our peak season, all discounts are based upon availability. This is a small park and is usually booked a year in advance for December-April. Please call ahead for reservations and state that you would like a discount at that time. The office will tell you if it can be used.

Our sites are larger that most RV parks in the area. There is room for your RV, vehicle, all your slide-outs and awnings. The staff is more than happy to get you into your site.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

This was probably our worst experiences ever at an RV park. They make the pictures look great when in reality the sites have only a couple feet between them. It's difficult to park. There is ONLY ONE restroom/shower (unisex) for the whole campground. We have a small RV and use it as our daily transportation. Upon return to the RV park after a long day out we were dismayed to find a boat and truck parked in the space for which we had prepaid. Management refused to have the boat and trailer moved and insisted we use another campground run by Carefree which in fact had worse facilities than Riptide...such as NO restroom/shower for the entire campground. A poor overall experience.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank mtcur50
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PelicanRV, Manager at Riptide RV Park & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Dear Guest,

I am sorry that you had a bad experience during your stay at the Riptide RV Resort and Motel.

As of May 2013 the park has been re-staffed and many issues such as parking limitations, bathhouses issues and even boat ramp use have been corrected.

In addition, we have made numerous upgrades to the park to ensure that our guest have the Carefree experience that they expect.

I would love to have a chance to win back your business by offering you a change to try us again at a discounted rate. Please feel free to contact me directly at 305-289-0011.

Sincerely,

Maria Simon
Regional Manager

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