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10-30-2012, 01:27 AM
The better half and I have been looking into the possibility of buying an RV Resort space. Trying to consider any pros and cons to the ownership of one. Any owners of them around here or maybe suggestions on best areas and values to consider? We are thinking if this is a way to go that maybe to buy now if there are any concerns for prices to rise in the future?

10-30-2012, 04:01 AM
My feelings on it are no and yes. Sorry! If I was a person whom like to stay put for long periods of time and location, location, location was a favorite area, price was right, then a profounding "Yes". Prices have fallen in half the last 3 years and may go lower or may start going back up.

10-30-2012, 06:31 PM
86loco is right...

02-03-2013, 10:18 PM
With initial costs of purchasing a site in a resort you can sure stay at campgrounds all around the country many times over. I recently read that a night in a campground averages 30.00 so at that figure you would spend 10,950 dollars a year if you stopped each night at campgrounds. You can do a lot of traveling for the cost of a rv lot in my opinion of course.

Check out these current prices at blue water key resort for a lot.

Bluewater Key: Premium RV lots for sale! (http://www.bluewaterkey.com/30_resort_premium-rv-lots-for-sale!.html)

Read this:

Bluewater Key RV Resort is an RV ownership park. All sites are individually owned and all owners are members of the Resort Association. The operation of the resort is overseen by an elected Board of Directors and Resort Manager. Please contact the office for further information on site ownership and the benefits of our rental program.

#4 $405,000 (Canal) Private canal site with dock and beautiful tropical landscaping. It accommodates up to 45' coach with 4 slides. The site has a large professionally-decorated tiki with island-inspired furnishings in the Hemingway venue. Custom-made cabinets. Phone (305)747-0999

#5 $350,000 (Canal) Well designed and maintained lot with TWO tiki’s. Lush landscaping with some of the largest Queen and Royal palms in the park. Includes landscape lighting and irrigation system. Stamped concrete and dock for your boat. Cabinetry and furniture included. 570-843-5085

#8 $295,000 (Canal) Premium canal lot with new 200 sq ft tiki hut, new decking, new 100 amp electrical service, new wood dock with addition of a re-fitted floating dock for your small toys (jet ski, canoe, cayak). Will easily accommodate large 45' RV. tropical landscapting with irrigation, beautiful private lot, ready to enjoy, needs no work. Owner financing available, call John @ 321-258-3605.

#9 $425,000 (Canal) Huge tiki hut, w/marine cabinets, full size refrigerator, TV, etc. Lush privacy landscaping, irrigation, large new Azek (PVC) dock. Bragging baord & fish cleaning area. Perfect for large 45' rig. Custom pavers throughout, ready to enjoy, bring your boat. Owner will finance, call John @ 321-258-3605.

#14 $309,000 (Canal) REDUCED Farthest canal lot from highway with dock on deep water canal, shallow water access to ocean and gulf, Two gumbo limbo trees on canal, nice border landscaping. Big rig compatible tiki hut and large concrete grill. Income producing when site is not in use. Satellite TV and cable ready, 36' Presidential fifth wheel w/triple slides also available. Package deal possible. Ten miles from Key West. One of the best value on Bluewater Key. Call Gary (772) 913-2277 owner email videodish@aol.com


#16 $495,000 (Canal) Huge canal side lot! More than 150% of the land of canal lots 1 through 14. Lot 16 has 4166 sq ft per public records; lots 1-14 have 2754 sq ft per public records. Back in or pull in; lot 16 can handle fifth wheels or RV to 45 ft. Large tiki hut, lush privacy landscaping, floating swim platform/dock. Phone (305)747-0999.

#21 $255,000 (Offwater) The largest, nicest, best value, private offwater site for sale. Large tiki with windscreens, beautiful furniture, ornate bar and flat screen TV. Back gate open to canal walk area, close to the common dock on canal. Brick pavers and landscaping for lots of privacy. All permitted by county. Storage trailer also included in sale price. Call Mike at (270)205-1069.

#23 $275,000 (Offwater) Ideally located for privacy and for ease of use of the common dock, this beautifully landscaped lot backs up to the widest area of the common park along the canal. Currently has older tiki with permit in process for its removal -- build to suit yourself without dealing with the county's difficult and expensive "after the fact" permit programs. Call John at 970-703-0456.

#29 $285,000 (Offwater) Large, private offwater site, close to pool, clubhouse and all its amenities. Large tiki with windscreens, decorative pet fence and bar. Brick pavers and landscaping for lots of privacy. All permitted by county. Furniture and 28' trailer available for additional price. Call Skip at (513)518-7547.

#32 $250,000 (Offwater) Close to temperature controlled pool, clubhouse with all its amenities. Tropical Landscaping, 50 amps, water, cable hook-ups, new large tiki with windscreens, granite countertops, custom cabinets. Brick pavers and landscaping for lots of privacy. New Pavers, perfect for 45' bus w/slides. Public canal dock is nearby. Contact Clay 704-533-3577

#35 $360,000 (Offwater) Poolside. Best value in Bluewater. Large, new tiki hut(23x16), pavers, cement patio, lush landscaping, lots of privacy. Completely permitted with Monroe County. Close to clubhouse, laundry. Call Bob Lee at 561-551-3064.

#40 $870,000 - 7,550 SF of paradise, along with the open water & canal frontage, both being the largest in Bluewater RV park. Lot faces south to protect you from winter winds. Partially concreted site, large tiki with tile floor & cypress cabinets, permanent concrete piling dock with attached floating dock, fully landscaped. All County permitted & approved. 24 ft. storage trailer included. Please call Bob @610-587-6522

#50 $495,000 (Waterfront) Open water view, dock, deck, tiki, permitted. Far from the highway, close to pool and clubhouse. Excellent rental history. Call Larry (352) 205-7281

#54 $479,000 (Waterfront) Site is approximately 35' x 85' with 12' x 18' permitted TIKI Hut with wood deck, lighting and cabinets/bar. Has new curtains and newly refinished cabinets. Open water sunrise view from TIKI and coach. Lot has lush tropical landscaping and a 10' x 30' concrete patio. Lot easily accommodates the largest Coach or Fifth Wheel. Great rental history. Full hook-up w/ 50 amp service, water, cable TV and telephone. Please contact Bill at 972-740-5784.

#61 $799,000 (Waterfront) Large open water site with new tiki hut, Boston brick pavers patio, new floating dock/swim platform. Tropical landscaping, 50 amp, water, electric, cable and phone hook-up. Owner financing is available. Call Cory Kulok at (305)304-2121.

#62 $550,000 (Waterfront) Large open water site. Permitted, large tiki hut with full windscreen curtains, tile floor, cabinets, dual ceiling fans, tiki furniture. Stamped reinforced concrete driveway and patio, floating dock with boat sport dock for 24' boat. Dual 50 amp, water, sewer, cable TV and phone hook-ups. Tropical landscaping. Call (563)528-5718.

#69 $600,000 (Waterfront) Tropical setting with sunrise view from 36 feet of water frontage. Property is approximately 36' x 85' with 15' x 15' tiki with full curtains, cabinets with tile counter, under counter refrigerator, corian bar overlooking the water, teak table and chairs. New ('06) trex flooring under tiki and extending to walkway and floating dock/swim platform. Very private, quiet location with irrigated tropical gardens adjacent to the park area. 50 amp service, cable and phone hook-up. Tiki hut completely permited by Monroe County. Much sought after rental lot. Please contact (732)567-9377.

#76 $375,000 (Waterfront) Large, open water, full hook-up site with fabulous sunrise view, tiki hut with wood deck, concrete pad and unique tropical landscaping. Permitted with county. Shares dock with site #77. Lowest priced waterfront lot! Please contact Jim at (810)523-4987.

#77 $375,000 (Waterfront) Large, open water, full hook-up site with fabulous sunrise view, tiki hut with wood deck, concrete pad and unique tropical landscaping. Permitted with county. Shares dock with site #76. Lowest priced waterfront lot! Please contact Jim at (810)523-4987.

#78 $535,000 (Waterfront) Lot with sunrise view, extra large tiki hut, and large swim float/boat dock. Set up for 45 foot RV to pull into, or large 5th wheel to back into. Currently in permit process for tiki. Central FL cell (941)685-5782 or local (305) 747-0999.

#80 $569,000 (Waterfront) Lot with approximately 90 feet of open water frontage at quiet end of park. New large permitted Tiki with full curtains. It’s the only lot on the market where you can park parallel to the bay, giving you a full side view from your coach and Tiki. The parking pad, Tiki, and walkway to the floating boat dock/swim platform have brick pavers. It includes full hook-ups with 50 amp service, water, cable TV and phone. Please contact Bill at 972-740-5784.

#81 $849,000 (Waterfront) Hugh private Lot at the North end of the park. Lot has over 94 feet of water frontage and 96 foot deep with over 8,000 square feet, and is surrounded by large Areca Palms and Buttonwoods. Beautiful 24 foot octagonal Cedar TIKI with Granite Bar, full curtains, the works! The tropical landscaping and tall Palm’s are accented by low voltage lighting. Parking parallel to the waterfront, you have magnificent sunrise views from your Coach and TIKI. It includes full hook-ups with 50 amp service, water, cable TV and phone. Please contact Bill at (972)740-5784.


Rental income is split 85% to owner and 15% to Association. Association Dues for 2013 are $4000. Taxes average about $3500-$5000/year Owner pays electric and water (averages $150-$250/month)
Before you buy – Please be aware of the Declaration of Restrictions and Protective Covenants. The By-Laws of the Association contain restrictions including:

Limit of two pets
No boats or storage trailers may be stored on owner’s lot at any time. A storage area is provided for these items.
Limit of two vehicles/trailers/boats per lot in storage area (may be subject to minimal charge) with additional storage pending availability and may be subject to charge.
No permanent structures designed or intended as living quarters.
No structures that are not intended to be temporary, including storage sheds.
No screened-in porches, carports, metal awning or other type of permanent extended overhang.
Only one recreational vehicle per lot.
No commercial activity on any lot including the use of lot for a home occupation.

These are just a few of the most important questions asked by potential buyers. There are other restrictions. Ask seller for copy of CCR

02-03-2013, 10:48 PM
I am not retired so I think that the Motorcoach is meant to move and not stay in one place much more than a week or so,it also seems like that spaces are for rent in almost any resort.

02-03-2013, 10:56 PM
I agree if you're not retired then the motorcoach is meant to move! :thumbsup:

Randy J
02-03-2013, 11:15 PM
We bought our coach so we could roll down the road. In my opinion who wants to pay that for a lot? :question:

02-04-2013, 04:05 AM
If you have the money, sure why not? In my opinion if you have it go for it. ;)

02-04-2013, 09:03 PM
We bought a lot very cheap in ORA in PSL Florida and we had been renters for years. Everything is a matter of price and it offers a few benefits like fixing up the lot the way you want it and the many friends you make with other owners. We were committed to staying renters until the economy took it's toll and created opportunity.

Derek Knight
02-04-2013, 10:25 PM
If you can get a good deal like Larry and Hedy it's great for those who are retired.