The RV Resort at Tranquility Lake, off Durden Parkway and Burnt Store Rd., has already made an impact on the city of Cape Coral in a good way before it even opens by providing a service for the community, they hope to be a productive part of.
While it wasn’t slated to begin accepting guests until the fall of 2023, they have opened its facility to FEMA trailers housing those who lost their homes permanently or temporarily in Hurricane Ian. The temporary residents are from Lee County with many from the barrier Islands such as Ft. Myers Beach and Pine Island.
On February 15th, 2023¸ board members of the Northwest Neighborhood Association were given a tour by Resort Manager, Kevin Karau of Equity Lifestyle Properties. The FEMA trailers, all similar in appearance, were neatly arranged on pads throughout the park giving it a neat, uniform appearance.
Development Review Committee Chairman
Vice President of the NWNA
While Tranquility Lake is still building out to its eventual capacity of 500 retail luxury RV Trailer Pads, it does have water and sewer to support the housing of up to 144 RVs as part of its first phase of construction. There are about 105 FEMA trailers parked there now.
Applicants must pass background checks to be allowed on the property. It’s a requirement by Resort Manager Equity Lifestyles Properties of all their guests now and when the Resort is opened and fully functioning. Rules are stringent to maintain a clean, safe environment. Temporary residents are on a 30-day renewal basis and must show proof that they are making progress towards finding permanent housing. The FEMA trailers are temporary and expected to remain for about 6 months, up to 2 years.
Occupancy limits are enforced, and 30-day maintenance inspections are required. The FEMA travel trailers set on the property are completely turnkey and ready for occupancy.
Once construction of the remaining phases are complete, the RV Resort at Tranquility Lake will be a full-fledged resort environment surrounding two lakes that will eventually include amenities such as a pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, and a dog park. The community is gated with 24-hour security.
The reservations center number for Equity Lifestyle Properties is 1-877-570-2267. Equity Lifestyle runs 445 RV parks and campsites throughout the U.S. and Canada.