Sunshine Travel has helped redeem the Encore/Thousand Trails park network. We’ve had not so great luck with them so far, but this is a very nice, and well-run park.
We Paid: $53 per night for 3 nights
Discounts Used: Thousand Trails Membership
Address (GPS Link): 9455 108th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32967
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games Room, Rec Room, Pool, Playground, Shuffleboard, Miniature Golf, Horseshoes, Dog Run, Bathrooms, Showers, Cabins, Tent Camping, Propane, Petanque
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
- Clean and well maintained
- Quality amenities
- Nice layout
I’ve got nothing but good things to say about Sunshine Travel, and that is something of a rarity. While this is not quite a resort park, it comes close with a full slate of amenities including a rather nice Mini-Golf course. After some real mixed experiences with parks in the Encore network, this one was a surprise. The restrooms bore a sign claiming they were the cleanest in Florida, and they might be right. Everything in this park, old or new looked well maintained and cared for.
Unlike other parks in the network, we were able to select a site while making reservations. This can really help you get the experience you want and increase customer satisfaction. Why other parks in the network don’t do this, I don’t understand. We got a nice large pull through near the centrally located clubhouse and pool. Neither were spectacular but both were clean, comfortable, and inviting.
If you like squirrels, you are in luck, because there are enough here that it seems that every lot comes equipped with at least one fuzzy tailed critter. If you don’t like squirrels, you will probably have two of them. What I am saying is there are a LOT of squirrels here. This provided ample entertainment for Kia and Kekovar (our cats) who watched them longingly from the safety of the screen door.
Sunshine Travel isn’t cheap, but by Florida standards, it is reasonable. Anywhere else and I’d complain about it, but in the sunshine state, you count yourself lucky if a park runs under $50 a night before the state’s nightly resort fee of $4 a night kicks in. This park isn’t exactly a bargain, but it made for a very pleasant and relaxing stay.