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We have a 2 bedroom villa-all adults - booked at Shadow Ridge the week of Mar 12-19 and want to make a location request. I have heard there is a "quiet" pool there as well as kid pool. Any suggestions on villa request for a mountain view, top floor, near the quiet pool? And is there bar service at the quite pool? Thanks!
 

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I assume that you are in the Villiages and not the Enclaves, there is no food or beverage service at the quiet pool. The main pool does provide both of these as well as the kiddie pool. Units 2600, 2700, 2800 and 2900 are closest (3000 is also, but never stayed there). The mountain views are distant and these get the morning sun on the balcony and more shaded in the afternoon. Units 1800, 2000 and 2200 are a short walk away (around golf course hole) they have direct sun (intense) in the afternoon. These units have a good mountain view from the balcony. These units are also close to the Enclaves pool
 

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We have a 2 bedroom villa-all adults - booked at Shadow Ridge the week of Mar 12-19 and want to make a location request. I have heard there is a "quiet" pool there as well as kid pool. Any suggestions on villa request for a mountain view, top floor, near the quiet pool? And is there bar service at the quite pool? Thanks!
Here is a link to the Shadow Ridge Resort Map.

Assuming you are in the original side/Villages (not Enclaves), buildings 2800, 2900, 3000 are closest to quiet pool. The quiet pool does not have any service at all.

The "kid" pool is pool G on the map. Pool E is a semi-quiet pool, but gets crowded when the resort is busiest. There is also a similar pool at the "O" Snakebites pool. (The map doesn't show it but there are 2 pools there.) Full food and bar at both these areas.

Most people consider the true mountain views to be of the Santa Rosa mountains which are to the south of the resort. Best buildings for these are 10,11,13,17,19,21.23.
 

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I assume that you are in the Villiages and not the Enclaves, there is no food or beverage service at the quiet pool. The main pool does provide both of these as well as the kiddie pool. Units 2600, 2700, 2800 and 2900 are closest (3000 is also, but never stayed there). The mountain views are distant and these get the morning sun on the balcony and more shaded in the afternoon. Units 1800, 2000 and 2200 are a short walk away (around golf course hole) they have direct sun (intense) in the afternoon. These units have a good mountain view from the balcony. These units are also close to the Enclaves pool

Part in red is incorrect. We are currently in a unit in building 2000. We get morning sun, shade in the afternoon. Last year we were in 2200 and it is the same. From the owner's meeting yesterday, building 2200 has not been renovated.
 

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Part in red is incorrect. We are currently in a unit in building 2000. We get morning sun, shade in the afternoon. Last year we were in 2200 and it is the same. From the owner's meeting yesterday, building 2200 has not been renovated.
Yes, buildings 10, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23 face West, so these get sun in hottest part of the day. Note: the high temperature you see in weather reports in the desert generally occurs between 2- 4pm.
 

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It's been a warm 2 weeks here with above norm temps. Currently 68 at 9:40 am. Getting up to 90 today.
 

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With all adults, you will love the location of the quiet pool. That said, there is no bar service or any other type of service at all there. It feels like a peaceful backyard pool oasis. There are really nice cabanas to use on a first come, first serve basis.

Buildings 2800, 2900 and 3000 for the most quiet locations.

It's a great location because its a bit isolated, but if you want all the action of the main pool, you're just a short stroll away. There is also a resort shuttle bus that circles the property, as it's pretty big.
 

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Thanks and a couple more questions

Yes, we are not staying in the Enclaves. So sounds like 2800, 2900, and 3000 are closest to the quiet pool with a distant mountain view. Have those units been renovated? I assume the semi-quiet pool would be crowded mid March? If not, are there buildings with mountain views by there that have been renovated? Thanks to all of you for the info!
 

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Yes, we are not staying in the Enclaves. So sounds like 2800, 2900, and 3000 are closest to the quiet pool with a distant mountain view. Have those units been renovated? I assume the semi-quiet pool would be crowded mid March? If not, are there buildings with mountain views by there that have been renovated? Thanks to all of you for the info!
Check out the map in post #3 above. The renovated rooms aren't that major IMO to sway a room location if there are other preferences. Someone can chime in if that time is getting to spring break. If so all pools will be crowded, but not unbearable or anything.

Per this post, the bldgs by the quiet pool were renovated in '14.
There are recent pics on Trip Advisor of all the units. Also stayed at Shadow Ridge Villages for a few weeks this year....our one bedroom was across from the quiet pool, was just renovated, was on the 3rd floor, and was AWESOME! Very quiet.
 

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I'm here now in bldg 2800, 3rd floor unit. We have a great unobstructed (ie no palm tree) view of the golf course, a beautiful sunrise, and of the moon in the evening.

We don't visit the pools much. They are busy, but do not seem overly crowded considering how many people are staying here. There are some pool refurbishments going on this week that start today. The family pool will be closed today, and reopen the 24th. The Serenity pool will be closed Feb 24th & 25th. Bad news for pool goers this week.
 
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