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Difference between Welk Resort and Welk on the Green

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Are these the same resort? Are they two different places or two locations in one resort? Is one better than the other? If so, in what way?
 

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Same resort, just different phases.

Resort Villas are the oldest phase I believe. All are nice-sized 2 BR units. Mountain Villas are the newest and have 1, 2, and 3 BR units. Villas on the Green have 1 and 2 BR units.
 

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Actually the Welk resort is 3 in 1. (Oops. I see BJR just posted this as I was typing.) There are 3 different sections. I'm pulling some info from Interval's resort directory:

  1. Welk Resort Villas (interval code LWR) - these are all 2BR units, and I believe they are the original section that was built (but don't quote me).
  2. Villas on the Green (Interval code VLW) - this section has 1BR units and 2 types of 2BR units (sleeping capacity 4 private, 6 max and sleeping capacity 6 private, 8 max).
  3. Mountain Villas (interval code WMX) - Interval shows that this section has 1BR units, 2 types of 2BR units (sleeping capacity analogous to the Villas units), and 3BR units. I believe that this is the newest section of the resort.
We stayed at the Resort Villas (using an AC) a few years ago. The units were spacious and clean, but not the most up to date. From the pictures on Interval, perhaps they've been updated since we were there, since the photos look different (and nicer) than I recall.

My sweetheart is a very light sleeper. Noise is a major issue for her, and unfortunately the noise from the adjacent I-15 Freeway carries up the hill. When we stayed in the Resort Villas section, we were initially assigned to a room low on the hill and she found the noise unacceptable. Fortunately, a kind desk agent reassigned us to a room near the rear of the resort, quite a bit further up the hill, and that was much better for us.

I'm not a Welk owner, so maybe someone else will fill you in better than I can. You may also get some hints from the TUG reviews of this resort. There are separate reviews for each section of the resort.

We had an enjoyable week at Welk. There's plenty to do in the area.
 

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How far is the resort from Mission Bay Area in San Diego?
 

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How far is the resort from Mission Bay Area in San Diego?
Google maps is your friend. It says that it is 41 miles if driving. As of this point in time, it is 41 minutes as well.
 

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I'm not a Welk owner, so maybe someone else will fill you in better than I can. You may also get some hints from the TUG reviews of this resort. There are separate reviews for each section of the resort.

We had an enjoyable week at Welk. There's plenty to do in the area.

Hi and thank you. I did look at reviews first but couldn't figure out if I was looking at multiple resorts or not. I understand now and 'phases' is a great way to describe them. I wish they were by the ocean. Can you see water from any building? Pond? Lake?
 

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Hi and thank you. I did look at reviews first but couldn't figure out if I was looking at multiple resorts or not. I understand now and 'phases' is a great way to describe them. I wish they were by the ocean. Can you see water from any building? Pond? Lake?
There are three ponds on the golf course. Take a look at the satellite pix on maps dot google dot com. Golf course views are pleasant too.
 

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There are three ponds on the golf course. Take a look at the satellite pix on maps dot google dot com. Golf course views are pleasant too.
There is also a fishing pond in Resort Villas area.
It's inland about half an hour +_ from the ocean so this isn't a coastal resort. The HOV lanes on I-15 start near the resort so it's easy to pop in those to bypass traffic when heading into town (if you have more than just yourself).
The Resort Villas are large units in 4 (or so)-plexes with the upper units up half a flight of stairs and the lower down similar. There are 3 sections, each with a pool/activities area with different age focus; one for small kids, one for middle - high schoolers and one with an adult pool.
On the Green are 3 story buildings with more stairs. There are splash pads and other good options for toddlers and such.
Mountain has the water slide.
For adults, I liked the Resort Villas for the size of the units and adult pool. Check the resort map and request a building according to your preferences, especially around noise from the freeway.
 

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I have stayed in all 3 “phases”. I thought they were all quite nice. Interstate 15 is a constant background noise when outside. It never bothered me indoors.
 

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Resort villas are the oldest and are a true two bedroom/two bath. Nice large deck that is accessible from the central living room and the master bedroom. These are mostly two story units with stairs required to get to the proper floor. There are some single level handicap unit that do not have stairs. These units are divided into Harmony Hill, Broadway Hill, and Melody Hill. Each of the "hills" have a swimming pool. The swimming pool at Melody is adults only. And there is a very nice fitness center there as well. Most craft activities occur at Broadway Hill center. The Harmony Hill center has basketball, volleyball, and shuffle board.
VOG was built next as a three story unit. Each unit is a 2-bed L/O. The VOG units are centered around another large pool area.
Mountain Villas is the most recent and has higher-end decor. As described, lock-offs as well as full 2 beds. There is the Mountain Villas pool in this area.
Throughout the resort, there are outdoor gas grills.
On site there is also a restaurant and two golf courses (executive and 3-par). Pickle Ball/tennis courts are by the entrance and at the Melody Hill rec center. All pools and activities are available to everyone on site regardless of where you are staying. They usually have a large number of activities going on site at all times.
It is about 20 minutes to Oceanside. About 1 hour to San Diego. The Temecula Wine country is about 20-30 minutes north. There are closer wineries in Escondido and Fallbrook.
There is a small grocery store on site. The closest major grocery store is the Vons (Safeway), about 10 minutes south, in Escondido.
more info here: https://www.vacationclubrentals.com/ca/san-diego/the-welk
 
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