The Villas of Foxwood Hills
Westminster, South Carolina
Timeshare reviews at The Villas of Foxwood Hills
Westminster, South Carolina
Foxwood Hills Villas/Kingston Manor in Westminster, S.C. is your worst nightmare for a vacation or even an overnight stay. My parents have owned their timeshare there for 28 years and in the past I have stayed there about 3 times over the 28 years but this year was my last. We arrived on October 5, 2012 at 1:30 a.m. and when we opened the door to the unit, this God awful musty, dirty, moldy smell smacked me right in the face. Within 15 minutes, I had a migraine and felt very nausea. This place makes Motel 6 look like the Hilton. The unit was so nasty that we did not even sleep in bed, and did not use the shower, and against our better judgement had to use the toilet because where else would we go at that time of night. We documented our 6 hour stay with tons of photos, written documentation of everything we saw and found that would make even the strongest stomach want to vomit. There is so many safety hazards and inspection violations. The foundations are cracking and coming apart; the retaining walls are coming apart all over the resort; the pavement is a joke because it is cracked and coming apart all over the resort; there is no upkeep to the grounds whatsoever; there are 114 units on the property and not one single unit would I consider safe or up to date; the units are very out dated; old carpet; old cabinets falling apart; appliances that are most all original which is over 25 years old; blankets that have stains on them; smell like urine or feces (see photo); bed mites; mold throughout the unit; stains throughout the unit on the walls and furniture; toilet seats that have had so much urine splashed on them, that it looks like the toilet seats and covers have the mumps or mescals; shower heads that have at least ÃÂ½ inch of grown mold covering them; ceiling fans and air vents falling off the ceilings; the outside of the units are in need of urgent repairs; have several large holes; falling down boards; board rot; exposed sewerage lines; over grown bushes; concrete breakage throughout the property on the sidewalks and pavement areas; unsafe parking conditions; for our unit had at least 5 feet deep and 2 feet high of empty space under the pavement that if a heavy truck was to park in the space it would give away and the vehicle would roll into the ravine behind it. Then a rotten 4x4 board holding up the side of a 2 story deck that is also leaning and could give away at anytime. Pillows that are mold on them and holes in the pillow . Doors that go into the unit the paint is peeling so bad off the door itself . The flooring in the unit was very shaking when you walked on it as if you were going to fall through the floor at any moment. Mold inside the refrigerator and dish washer; at least 2 inches of dust on the mini blinds and ceiling fan; There are just too many things to list but we took over 200 photos of our unit and the adjoining units to show the condition of this resort and would be happy to share them with anyone wanting to see them. We were suppose to be staying through the weekend but checked out 6 hours only after we checked in and could not wait to get back home to take a shower and change our clothes. In our opinion an animal shelter or prison or jail is in better condition than this resort. The resort made their current timeshare owners pay an $83.00 assessment in addition to the $419.00 annual dues this year (2012) for what was suppose to be to make repairs to the property; We seen no repairs that have been made or even look like there being made; All we saw was a nasty and out dated resort that looks like a ghost town and should be torn down. If anything this resort should pay others to stay there. I would never recommend this resort to my worst enemy. If you should decide to forgo these warnings I am giving you then donÃ¢â¬â¢t say you were not warned when you go and find out for yourself. It is my intention to notify the building inspectors in this county where the resort is located and notify someone on a higher level in the state capital or government; No one should have to be put through what we went through for these 6 hours; My dogs live and sleep better than this place; No wonder so many timeshare owners are just giving back their weeks and this resort is going bankrupt. NEVER STAY AT THIS RESORT UNLESS YOU LIKE NASTY, FILTHY, MOLDY, LIVING CONDITIONS and UNSAFE LIVING CONDITIONS AT THAT AND THIS IS BEING KIND WHEN I SAY THIS!!
This was our first visit and, being, February, definitely off-season. There were probably fewer than 10 units occupied the entire week.
We stayed in Villa 1A. It was a 2-floor unit with the bedrooms and bath on the upper floor. All of the units are tiered around a small valley with trees, which added to the privacy.
The downstairs area was an open floor plan with a living room area directly in front of the door and a corner fireplace. The kitchen and dining area were on the other side of the room. A covered deck, the length of the unit, is accessible from the living room. The kitchen was furnished well and had a bar with 4 stools, in addition to a dining table. The living room furniture was clean and comfortable.
Upstairs were two bedrooms and a full bath. There was a 3/4 bath downstairs. Both bedrooms had access to an open deck facing the valley.
The unit slept six and we had the full complement of towels, etc.
The indoor pool and spa is onsite but the outdoor pool and other faciilties are off-site, so a car is needed.
I had a small list of items which I thought needed repair work by the time we left but they didn't interfere with our enjoyment of our unit.
The resort is about five miles from the downtown area of Westminster; it was a little more isolated than I expected.
Also, while you can fish in the nearby lake, they don't recommend that you eat the fish...the lake has PCBs in it.
Be careful with any Mapquest directions...they route you on a half-mile road called E.Avondale. It is a short dirt road into a steep valley and up the other side, but it is washed out at the bottom. If you try it at night you may get a surprise when you hit bottom. The RCI instructions take you a slightly different, and better, route.
We'd go back again if we wanted to be in that area.
Beautiful resort in a beautiful tree lined, lush mountain foliage setting close to 54,000 acre late Hartwell. If you want relaxation this is the place to go. Short driving distance from Atlanta and close to the tourist towns of Helen, GA and Highlands, NC, the Chattooga river for white water rafting, beautiful waterfalls, hiking trails and many other tourist attractions.
Atlantans - a world away from the hustle and bustle of metro Atlanta yet only a short driving distance to the mountains of SC.
Our first time there and really enjoyed the villa and area. The staff was very pleasant and helpfull. Unit was decorated nice and with fireplace which we enjoyed. Had a couple maint problems, but handled promptly. Indoor pool was ideal for the cool weather in Oct.