The Cottages are older than the Townes. The Cottages are little houses with a large 2br and a very small 1br. The 2br side is large and comfy, with a big living room where everyone can hang out together, and a front porch. If you can get the whole 3br Cottage, that's very nice bc someone can have a separate apartment, still in your own private little house.Are Townes "better" than Cottages at KC, and, if so why? Is there a resort fee at KC or Colonies? I know there's one for Greensprings. Marriott jumped up $200 on getaways--so off list.
Thanks, MMC is as good as it gets in Wllbg, IMHO. But, I've stayed many times at Greensprings if there's a large cost difference to MMC, so I expect KC will be fine for us for 4 nights. Esp. as it's winter and we'll not be using any amenities/grounds.No comparison between Manor Club and Kings Creek. I've stayed at Kings Creek twice, and would stay again if that was what I could get, but it isn't close to Manor Club in terms of furnishings, furniture, grounds, etc.
Great post! I have only been to KC once and stayed at the Townes. Yes, the small extra room (not a bedroom) was a good deal for one of our kids.I'm not sure about fees at King's Creek, so no help there.
No II platinum. Finally decided on last minute RCI $279 2BR Greensprings. Stayed many times and it's familiar. I know there's a daily resort fee. Hoping only have to pay for 4 nights fee. Thanks to all.
I may be working my way through eventually visiting all the Williamsburg Timeshares. I will do Greensprings sometime but haven't made it happen yet. The Marriott is the one I want to do the most, but I have some factors working against my booking it.
Places my family has stayed:
The Colonies (owner)
King Creek Townes
Bluegreen Patrick Henry Square
Thus far there is no hands-down winner, but a series of trade-offs depending upon what one wants most. I would be willing to stay at any of them again.
Kingsgate is our favorite overall (of the ones we have been to). It can get a bit loud, but is usually good. Kids love the heated pool, rec stuff, and I like the location.I have stayed in a 3 BR in Wyndhams Governors Green. It was quite nice. It was one of the few outdoor pools that didn't seem overcrowded in the summer even in the evening on a hot day. No resort fees and the putt putt and rec center was decent. It was the best of all worlds when they had usage at Kingsgate by paying the resort fee there only on the days you used it. So a one day trip for the 8 of us to use the arcade for a couple of hours was $6.
Between the platinum escapes and the $159 internal exchange to VV and Colonies, we have been staying there on our trips during the last 2-3 years and avoiding prime summer times.
hmm had a very different experience for Labor Day vacation - but same outcome I plan on heading back it was an enjoyable peaceful trip.I stayed in a 2-bedroom at Vacation Village last year and will again this year. I’d rate it 3.5/5. Fine condos. Small pool for size of resort. Washer/dryer shared with next door condo rather than in unit. Master bedroom at front of condo (just different from other places I’ve stayed). Two story buildings so stairs, which is a real problem for me. Traffic circle in front of resort could back up at times and there was construction last year. Hopefully that is done this year. Despite all the negative comments, I’m going back so didn’t over ride the condo being safe, clean and well equipped.
Just checked in tonight at the Colonies (late check in for a Sunday week through RCI).Colonies charge something like $30 or $35 total in resort fees for the week.
Grand Illuminations is fun, but if you're going to be down there at that time of the year, be sure to do the tree lighting at Yorktown and the parade of boats with lights. The night of the tree lighting, you can march around town with the Fife and Drum Corps and join the celebration. It's a lot of fun IMO.We stayed at the KC Townes on Indigenous Peoples Weekend and thought it was good enough. That is the only one on this list I have stayed at. Someday I will make the big time and check out the Marriott.
Are you going to see the Grand Illumination? We have always wanted to do that.
If staying for a long weekend, booking Historic Powhatan last minute through RCI and taking a partial refund on your resort fee when you leave early is about the most bang for your buck.
Williamsburg has a bunch of above average timeshares all with tradeoffs. With my family (kids) we like Wyndham’s Kingsgate best, request the top floor of a 2 floor building near the pool. It can be a bit loud sometimes … but we like the heated pool, activities, and proximity to other things. We own the Colonies and trade into it a fair amount as well.
We go to Williamsburg for 5 nights every Thanksgiving and do abt 3 long weekends there a year. Current reservation is for the Colonies Thanksgiving, but have an RCI platinum resort change request in for Kingsgate.
Please enjoy your stay in Williamsburg, VA. Suggestion only check out Busch Gardens Christmas Park displays for the holidays.Just checked in tonight at the Colonies (late check in for a Sunday week through RCI).
My RCI platinum resort change request to Kingsgate did not go through.
I told them I was an owner on check-in, and they waived the $35 resort fee.
That is a plus side to staying here as an owner. Guess I overpaid in the past.