We are owners at Westgate Towers North, in Kissimmee, Florida, and have stayed at several of their properties. We decided to go to Las Vegas, inside of visiting family in San Jose, California, and invited them to join us.
We had the timeshare from 4.00 p.m. on Friday 21st May until 10.00 a.m. Friday 28th May.
Because of flying out of Florida, and having to change flights we didn’t get in to our timeshare until just before midnight on the 21st. Our G.P.S. system got us to the premises, and we were greeted at the gated community, by a guard. We gave him our name, and he let us through the gates.
We parked up, and went into the tiny lobby. We were greeted, and the receptionist remembered speaking to us, and confirmed that she had given us a second floor apartment, and a Queen size bed in the guest en-suite. She had us sign a piece of paper, and took an imprint of our credit card for incidentals, and then told us to drive half way around the development, and we would be meet by a colleague.
He was waiting for us, and helped us with our baggage. We entered the timeshare and he showed us around. He put the ice machine on in the freezer, and told us to phone, if there was anything they could do.
We literally got out our toiletries, washed up, and went to bed.
We were up at 6.00 a.m. (9.00 a.m. Florida time), and looked around the bedroom. We had a King-size bed, with 7 pillows on it, 2 bed side chests, the largest 2/3 person jacuzzi bath, to the side, with a shower above it, a chest with a television inserted in the top, a huge mirror behind the bed, a 6 foot vanity with one basin in it, and other huge mirror going across the top. Then to the side a toilet, with a door to close it off. This had a mirror going along the complete wall, from top to bottom. This was lovely.
Heading out from here, was the dining table with 4 chairs, a leather sofa, which seated 3, and an armchair. A large coffee table, end table, a table for the music center with a 5 C.D. changer, and huge speakers. Then the magnificent center piece of a built in fireplace, with a D.V.D., and television above it. The fireplace didn’t work, but the temperatures were hot enough, that we used the central air-conditioning all the time. There were plenty of lamps in each room.
The kitchen, was compact and neat. There was a mini breakfast bar, with 2 bar stools, and I forgot the extra large washer and dryer, behind doors. Then a huge fridge-freezer, really big G.E. cooker, and microwave oven. The dishwasher was smaller than home, so it got used every day. There was everything on the counter top, in the cupboards, and drawers, that a kitchen has.
The second bedroom was as well equipped, and as I mentioned had a Queen size bed. The bathroom had a walk-in shower, which Len preferred to my huge jacuzzi.
The grounds had a nice size swimming pool, which I used on 4 occasions. I didn’t use the hot-tub as I had one in my room. I used the fitness center everyday.
As a family we played on the putting green, and shuffleboard.
In the lobby at the weekend there were baked cookies, and some kind of cold drink. If you were early enough there were free newspapers each day.
One day we didn’t want to drive to the Strip, so we used the free shuttle that goes to Treasure Island, Planet Hollywood Towers by Westgate, and MGM. It picked us up on time, and returned us on time. They also will take you to the grocery store and Super Wal-Mart if you don’t have a vehicle.
They have an activities schedule each day, and that is given to you when you arrive. Westgate is 2.6 miles from the Strip, and was a perfect place for us. It was small, the employees greeted us all the time, and you couldn’t get lost. I actually preferred this resort to my home one.
If Vegas wasn’t so far, with 2 flights and layovers, I would certainly stay there again. The only problem I have with Westgate timeshares, if that if you want WIFI you have to pay $49.95 a week. I think this is a disgrace when we pay a yearly maintenance fee.
Westgate Flamingo Bay,
5625 W. Flamingo Road,