I recently stayed onsite at the Beachwoods Resort in Kitty Hawk. I was on the Outer Banks for a few days specifically to handle timeshare business and to enjoy a quick beach vacation before the end of the year. The weather was fantastic throughout my stay.
Number one on my list was to see for myself what had taken place at Beachwoods Resort since my last visit in early July. An inexpensive Extra Vacation through RCI allowed for cheap accommodations so that I could do my reconnaissance unfettered. I find it useful to meet with staff and leave tokens of appreciation on occasion. I own several weeks at this resort, as well as others. I complete dozens of rentals during the Summer at these resorts. It has served me well over the years to acknowledge front desk staff and others.
As I approached the curve driving down the lane into the resort, the new BEACHWOODS sign was a nice sight and was an improvement since my last Beachwoods visit. Beyond the sign, was Cypress Lake with a fountain, and beyond, were the new buildings surrounding the lake. As I drove up to the Welcome Center, I was quite thrilled with what I saw before me. It was finally becoming a reality.
As I entered the Lobby, I was greeted with smiles and attentiveness. The interior was better than I imagined it would be. There were eight check-in/check-out stations , a concierge desk, a sitting area, a staircase up to the second floor offices, and then you entered a common area that overlooked Cypress Lake. It had a fireplace, sofas, chairs, and sitting areas with tables. It’s always a nice thing when things turn out better than you expected.
Next door to the Welcome Center, construction was in full swing, with chain-link fencing, construction materials and heavy equipment. The amenities were very limited during my stay. The Woodland Oasis Pool had just closed for the season, and most other amenities were still in the construction phase. The North Glen Recreation Park contained a tennis court, sand volleyball area, and playground equipment. They anticipate the Fitness Center will be completed in November and the Lakeside Lodge and Waterpark to be completed by mid-December. As with previous schedules of completion, I believe these may also miss the mark and could be overly optimistic.
I have previously posted about my accommodations in Unit 1203B. For the most part, I was very happy with the unit. However, I do hope that the “punch-list items” that the Owner Relations Manager spoke of during my visit will include items that I feel don’t quite live up to the hype.
Hopefully, lots more information will be forthcoming at the November 7 Beachwoods Owners Update. The notification indicates the update will offer more information on the Gold Key/Diamond Sale and Gold Key/Diamond’s continued involvement in Beachwoods. There will be opportunities to tour the new units and amenities, and meet Diamond/Gold Key executives. Live entertainment and a Barbecue will also be provided.