We rented two units in The Colonies for a family vacation in Williamsburg. The units we both very clean, nicely decorated, and very comfortable, as expected from a vacation rental. But what really impressed us were that the units were virtually sound proof from adjacent units. Most of the other tenants were families and mature adults so the vibe was friendly and relaxing. The pool area was very popular but nicely laid out, spacious, and very enjoyable. The location is conveniently located and all major attractions are within short drives. So much to do in the area but we especially enjoyed Busch Gardens, the Yorktown museum (great new video exhibits), Jamestown, and hiking at Freedom Park & Waller Mill park all within a short drive. Our favorite restaurant was Food for Thought, decorated with pictures and quotes of inventors & philosophers, with discussion and trivia cards on the table to prompt conversation. Overall a great vacation and I would recommend The Colonies as an excellent and relaxing vacation rental.