I didn't know there were RV parks where RVrs can buy their own space. I was only familiar with organizations like Thousand Trails where memberships can be bought, but I've learned something else about RVing. I wrote about another park to buy into in Palm Springs in my post Thoughts on Palm Springs...After a Week on 4/22/11.
Today I went to look at two more, also in the Palm Springs area. One is in Cathedral City and the other one is in Indio. I'm still reeling after looking at the last one. I want to move in tomorrow but there's a slight problem and I'll talk more about it when I share what I learned about that park.
The first one is called Outdoor Resorts Palm Springs and it's located in Cathedral City. I want you to know that I took a very long time attempting to create a Picasa collage with the following pictures and I wasn't successful. I'll practice some more when I'm not in the middle of writing a post.
|Outdoor Resort Palm Springs|
|RV sites next to lake|
|RV site next to outside wall|
Lot prices start at $54,000 and go up to $130,000. The average size of the lots are 2,000 sq ft (35' x 63'). The information sheet says that the sizes are 35" x 63" and I'm thinking that's not right. Association fees are $322/month and include unlimited green fees, water, daily trash pick-up, cable TV and grounds maintenance. The resort is 137 acres with 7 lakes, 6 swimming pools, an on site restaurant and convenience store, just to name a few features. Owners may rent their lots when not in town and realize 72% of the rent. There is a shopping center nearby that I would consider close enough to walk to. It, too, is a gated community.
Now onto the primo RV park known as the Desert Shores Motor Coach Resort...
This park is stunning and at the present time I don't qualify to move in because I don't have a Class A motorhome 36' or longer. That's the slight problem I mentioned in my opening paragraph. I know that I could be comfortable and happy living there, but it's the old champagne taste on a beer budget that is also in my way.
This is a casita to the right of the parking space for the RV...
The two windows seen in the picture are the double garage which also has the washer and dryer, not to mention lots of storage.
Next we go inside the casita...
Can't forget the the view and sounds from the waterfalls...
I think the pictures say it all. I love water and the sound of waterfalls. I also like privacy and this park provides all of that. However, the lowest price is in the $300,000 range. HOA dues are $565/month. Like I said earlier, I have champagne taste on a beer budget. At least I'm having fun looking and then I can write about it and share what I've learned.
Loving the sun,