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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ideal Beach Resort the same as Sweetwater Resort?

Ideal Beach is the historic name for the property. In the 1970s, Sweetwater developed the resort as it currently stands. In 1988, private homeowners associations took over ownership of the resort and reintroduced the Ideal Beach name.

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Do I have to pay to use the resort amenities?

Most amenities at Ideal Beach Resort are free to guests and owners. A few, such as miniature golf and watercraft rentals, involve additional payment.

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Are there places to eat near by?

Yes. Ideal Beach Resort is located in Garden City. The nearby town center has a variety of dining options, some open year round.

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Are all resort amenities available year round?

No. Many resort amenities at Ideal Beach are only available in the high season during the summer. However, one hot tub is in operation year round and the indoor tennis courts remain available.

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Is Ideal Beach Resort open in the winter?

Yes. Ideal Beach Resort is open year round. Many winter activities are available in the surrounding area. It’s a quiet, beautiful time to visit the Bear Lake Valley.

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I’m staying in a timeshare unit, is that part of Ideal Beach Resort?

Yes and no. There are a number of timeshare units on the Ideal Beach Resort property. However, timeshare units are managed by a separate organization. Timeshare units have their own check-in office, reservation system, housekeepers, and maintenance personnel. Full access to all Resort amenities are available to all guests.

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Can I become part of Ideal Beach?

Ideal Beach is 192 privately owned condominium units. Click Here for a listing of current condominium units for sale at Ideal Beach Resort if you are interested in becoming a owner.

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Why is each condominium unit decorated differently?

Each condominium on Ideal Beach Resort is privately owned and reflects the personal preferences of the individual homeowner. Ideal Beach Resort simply manages the rental of private units on behalf on the owners.

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Are pets allowed at Ideal Beach Resort?

No. Pets are not allowed anywhere on Ideal Beach Resort. There is a $300 fine for any pets found on the resort.

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Who owns Ideal Beach Resort?

Ideal Beach is 192 privately owned condominium units. In essence, there are 192 owners who manage the resort through homeowners associations.

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Is Ideal Beach Resort open to the general public?

No. Ideal Beach is a private resort. A gatecard is required for access to the property

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