Game: Sims 2
Custom Content: Yes
Holiday Venue: Beach/Lake (downloaded updated TS2 template shell)
Location: Pandora, a desert town on the fringes of the Kashmire Region - akin to the southwest United States.
Water is valuable commodity in Pandora, which is usually dry as a bone. One place that draws locals and tourists alike is the one and only oasis in the area - Wild Scarlet Oasis. It consists of a fish-filled lake that one can swim in and a natural hot spring nearby. Named for the abundance of red-tinted flowers that grow along the banks of the lake, including the rare dry-fire poinsettia, which biologists have been fascinated with for decades since it's discovery -- the Wild Scarlet Oasis was a free playground for visitors for many years until the Spa Company moved in and fenced it off. Now one can only enter by reservation. While swimming in the oasis lake and hot spring is still no cost, the maximum occupancy limit is 10 and the waiting list to get in has extended to more than 2 seasons. The Spa's spokes-sim insists this exclusiveness is to preserve the natural beauty and wildlife of the oasis, but many tourists think it's a front for raking in money.
For extra simoleons, the Spa offers massages, luxurious lakeside cabanas, and a small, open-aired cantina with a self-serve grill. There is also a desert-landscaped meditation garden out front for those sims that tried to get into the Oasis to swim but were turned away because they didn't have a reservation.
-- FLOOR PLAN --
Ground Level (Karen's shell walls area highlighted in red)
Also please note the various locations of the Wild Scarlet Oasis & Spa
1. Wild Scarlet Oaisis Lake
2. The Hot Spring
3. Private Cabanas
4. Reception Area of the Spa
5. The Spa's sunroom lounge
6. The East Wing entrance of the Spa with Chess and tech vendor
7. Outside cantina/grill
10. Lake-side Loungers/Parasols
11. Front-of-Spa Desert Meditation Garden
12. Diving Dock (see next pic for full top-side view)
13. Designated fishing areas
14. Public Phone
The reception area is the first thing one sees when entering the left entrance. This is where someone with a reservation checks in. Sometimes there may be maximum occupancy and sims on the list will have to wait in the reception area or sunroom lounge, until the sims before them leave. They can also entertain themselves with chess in the other wing of the Spa building, or buy a portable game system or mp3 player to pass the time.
Exiting the sunroom lounge, it enters into the cantina and grill. Visitors may grill their own food, including any fish caught in the lake. Taz Zeitlbahn, a prominent sports journalist from Scandalica City, has been waiting months to come here on vacation and enjoys a drink.
The Masseuse is off to the right, along with some lakeside loungers and parasols. Taz wastes no time in purchasing a Swedish Massage.
Afterward, he takes a dip in cool refreshing waters of the Wild Scarlet Oasis.
He couldn't afford a private cabana, they line the walkway toward the hot spring which is in the corner of the oasis. Each cabana contains two loungers, and complimentary towels, as well as privacy curtains and ceiling fans to cool off with. One even has a bottle of champagne included, try keeping the other tourists out of that!
After drying off, Taz needs a shower. There are direct entrances from the restrooms to the Oasis. Each restroom has two toilet stalls, three sinks, a shower room, and a changing booth.
Finally, here is a view of the desert meditation garden. It seems like everything on the other side of the fence is alive and thriving. In a very real case of the 'grass is always greener'...
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