After much research, we booked a spot at Sea Breeze RV Resort & Community in Portland, TX.
Reasons we booked this park:
When we booked, they told us they would probably be closed by the time we got in Friday, but not to worry! As with most places, we can check in Saturday morning! So, they gave us our site number and all that jazz over the phone. They also were kind enough to let us know that we could check out a couple of hours late on Sunday at no extra charge to fish a little more off their pier without having to wake up super early after a Saturday night show. We were blown away! We got there Friday, about 10 minutes after the office closed, and got set up in our spot, then hot tub, pooled, and fished the night away. I spent all night Friday raving about how awesome this place was.
Well, hit the brakes Jack cause Saturday is when things got hairy. We woke up and lazily started getting ready for our day. We were heading to Port Aransas for lunch, so we stopped through the office on the way out of the park to check in quickly just before lunchtime. The woman at the desk informed us that she wanted us to move for another RV that was coming in, and not move a little, but move across the park! No sirree, 1) we were there first & at 18 hours since arrival, were very well established, site decorated, etc. 2) the other spot was not easy in/easy out without waking up half the community with my loud truck 3) you would have to literally drive instead of walk to the fishing pier/pool/etc. Nope, nope, nope. We politely declined & explained, and the lady informed us then that our rate would be higher...not just higher...but higher than any of the prices on any of their website or literature! We told her, no we agreed & booked for this one price. She "oops"-ed it away, then a few moments later charged the card for the higher amount anyway! Then, we had to call her out on the second "accident" and get another manager involved. It was just frustrating! What a heck of a coincidence...
It gets better! I pull in after my show, and there is someone locking the pool (right across from our site), who gives me the dirtiest look in the world (I'm talking a solid 30+ second stare down) & then shakes her head. I'd assume for my loud truck pulling in to the first site off the driveway past 10pm. Sorry! We told y'all! (Imagine if we had been all the way across the park...yeesh!) Then, the next morning, we wake up late & slowly as we do most Sundays after a show. We start getting our stuff together to go fish off their pier before packing up and heading out. I mentioned as we were walking out the door to head down (around 11:30AM), that maybe we should double check with the office & make sure they didn't change anything else on us. Glad we did! Turns out, they had no idea what we were talking about and if we weren't out of our spot by 12PM, they were going to charge us extra. We kindly informed them they had a MAJOR communication issue going on in their office & asked if we could extend by any way. They said no & basically sorry-not-sorry. So, we had to madly throw everything from our campsite into the garage, sinks & shower....unhook....and get out of there before 12. We went down the ways to a Walmart, to actually pack & get things situated (while I typed up my disappointed reviews on this park on Yelp, Facebook, and a couple of RV park apps).
All-in-all, this RV park itself was awesome....but, the issues that arose with the office made it frustrating & not so fun. I would probably give it one more chance, because for all I know it may have been a new person in the office who booked us or something. But, if any of this were to happen again, I would not come back.
3 Sea Turtles out of 5 Sea Turtles for sure because of the experience with the office. I will do another review whenever I go back!