On the Beach- Many New Updates/Upgrades
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Four Winds condo description
When my brother, Tom and I bought our condo in September of 2008, it was a big deal for both of us. We grew up landlocked in Lawrence, Kansas, where the nearest ocean is over a thousand miles in any direction, so the ocean and the beach are always the dream. When we found FourWinds, we immediately liked the building and we loved #501. The building is relatively small (36 total units) compared to some of the mega-plexes that line the gulf coast and the view from #501 was fantastic. Being on the fifth floor means we are up high enough to have a commanding view of the beach, but low enough that we don’t feel disconnected from the beach activity. Being set a little closer to the beach than those buildings on either side of us means we have a great 180+ degree view of the ocean and beach from the balcony. It was just what we were looking for.
We knew we wanted to have a place where our families and friends could come and relax and enjoy the sun, surf and sand. The kind of place that just felt good, where you could hang out and decompress. So that’s what we set out to create. A clean, comfortable space with a modern, minimalist vibe that feels a little less like a vacation rental and a little more like your own place. We try to approach everything from the standpoint of ‘what kind of place do we want and how do we want it to feel?’ We like where that’s gotten us so far, but also know there is more we want to do as we go along.
Our hope is that our guests will see and feel the thought and care we've put into FW501 and choose to return whenever they visit the Alabama Gulf Coast.
**NOTE: DURING THE OFF SEASON WE PUT IN NEW FLOORING AND NEW SOLID MAPLE KITCHEN CABINETS AND GRANITE COUNTERTOPS (SEE PHOTOS). IN MARCH OF 2012 WE REPLACED ALL APPLIANCES AND THE BED IN MASTER BEDROOM.
• Fifth floor, east corner unit, fantastic view
• 2 bedrooms/2 full bathrooms
• King bed in master, 2 twin beds in second bedroom, 2 bunk beds inset into hallway (Living room sofa is not a hide-a-bed).
• 32' Sony flat screen TV in living area. Smaller flat screen TV in each bedroom
• Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stove/range, microwave, refrigerator
• All cooking and eating utensils
• Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, vacuum
• Egyptian cotton bed linens and quality bath towels (bring your own beach towels)
• Phone provided for local calls
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
• Weekly rentals only - Saturday to Saturday- during peak season
• 3-night minimum rental rest of year
• $200 security deposit
• $105 Departure cleaning Fee (this is not marked up, it's what we pay when we stay)
• $10 parking pass (flat fee, no matter how many days you stay)
• Alabama lodging taxes apply at 11%
• Adults and families only - no college party parties (no offense, but we were in college once too and we know what goes on)
• Policy prohibits rental to adults under the age of 25
• Maximum occupancy is 6 - (even though most 2BR units in Orange Beach sleep 8, we prefer to keep ours limited to 6. It's more comfortable for you and less wear and tear on our place).
• No smoking (this is a building policy)
• Pets can be kenneled nearby (Service animals accommodated)
Keywords: Condo, Orange Beach, oceanfront, beachfront, ocean view, Four Winds, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, modern,
- On floor 5
- 1050 sq. ft.
- 9 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), (1), Bunk Beds Set
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Klipsch iPod/iPhone dock stereo system
- DVD Player
- Shared Hot Tub
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Miniature Golf
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
ANN & STEVE TURNER Bessemer, AL
ANN & STEVE TURNER Bessemer, AL
The condo was very nice & we really enjoyed our stay. We really liked the fact that the building only had 36 units so the beach wasn't very crowded at all and the sunrise from the balcony was awesome. We will definitely come back to this condo if it is available on our next visit. Mr. Paschal was very easy & pleasant to work with & we appreciate this. Thank you again Mr. Paschal.
- Guest Ann T.
- Date of stay 10/23/13
- Review Submitted 10/30/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
We had a great time! Condo looked just as the pictures on the web sight! One disappointment was no jets on the hot tub, and the Internet was slow, :( but the view from th balcony made up for it! It was very well furnished and comfortable.. Hope we can come back next year!
- Guest B (Spencer, Indiana)
- Date of stay 09/19/13
- Review Submitted 09/26/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
What a great condo on the beach. We stayed in another Four Winds condo last winter and this one has such lovely upgrades. You have spoiled us. Thank you so much for allowing us to spend the winter in your condo. It is so clean and again the upgrades are great. We would recommend this condo to everyone. The photos you show are very accurate as to how your condo looks. Our favorites for eating are Tacky Jacks, Mikee's Shrimp, Happy Harbour pizza, Bubba's for steak, the American Legion for Prime Rib on Tuesday's. We hope to spend many winters in Orange Beach. We would rent this condo again anytime it is available. Thanks so much.
- Guest D (Cadillac, MI)
- Date of stay 01/06/13
- Review Submitted 01/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.
Manager response: Thank you for the kind words. We work hard to make our place feel like a second home vs. another rental. And our management and cleaning staff deserve all the credit for the cleanliness of our place. Thanks again.
Thank YouGuest comment entered by manager
Just wanted to let you know that my family just returned today from visiting Orange Beach and staying in your condo and we all had an amazing time! The weather was perfect, the condo was very clean and the perfect size and location. We all especially loved sitting on the balcony enjoying the incredible view. We hope to be back someday. Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. Thanks.
- Guest Alison
- Date of stay 10/08/12
- Review Submitted 11/27/12
Great Girls Getaway!
Great Girls Getaway!
Myself, my girlfriend and her 2 daughters stayed at this Condo in September. The condo was everything pictured in the photos, the view was breathtaking and the condo was clean and well maintained! We really enjoyed walking on the beach at sunrise and at sunset-it became a daily ritual! We saw dolphins, cranes and lots of jellyfish! The food at the local resturants was excellent! The view from the balcony was awesome! I don't think we used the table inside to eat on-we ate all our meals on the balcony or on the beach! Wish we couldv'e stayed longer-but we will be back!
- Guest Linda S. (McKinney, Texas)
- Date of stay 09/13/11
- Review Submitted 01/10/12
Jenne from Huntsville, AL
Jenne from Huntsville, AL
We enjoyed our stay, the listing was accurate & photos were current. The condo was clean and well-maintained. We enjoyed dining at all the great seafood resturants near the condo. We hope to come back again soon! The owner was very helpful and easy to work with over the phone. This was the first time I had ever used VRBO.com, but it will not be the last.
- Guest Jenne (Huntsville)
- Date of stay 10/05/11
- Review Submitted 10/12/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.
Guest comment entered by manager
We really enjoyed our stay in your condo (just wasn't long enough). We will be going back again this year and I will contact you again. Everything was perfect in the condo. We appreciate the stay and will return soon.
- Guest Danny
- Date of stay 05/21/11
- Review Submitted 07/01/11
Guest comment entered by manager
I want you to know that my family absolutely LOVED your condo! Location, view, layout, EVERYTHING fit our family perfectly. We appreciate you helping us out and we wish you and your family continued happiness and health. Thanks for everything...
- Guest Mark
- Date of stay 03/21/10
- Review Submitted 01/28/11
Winter........ Nov. 1 - March 15 $120/night .. $725 per week Spring/Spring Break .. Mar 15 - May 17 .. $185/night .. $1100/week Early Summer .. May 17 - Jun 7 .. $215/night .. $1375/week Peak Summer ... Jun 7 - Aug 16 .. $250/night .. $1500/week Late Summer ... Aug 16 - Sep 6 .. $215/night .. $1375/week Early Fall .... Sep 6 - Sep 27 .. $150/night .. $ 950/week Fall .......... Sep 27- Nov 1 .. $120/night .. $ 725/week
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Year Purchased: 2008
Why Four Winds:
My brother and I had talked for a long time about wanting to have a vacation home for our friends and family. And neither of us had ever been to the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores area before our visit to look at properties there. We did so at the suggestion of a friend of my brother's. We just liked the casual vibe of the Alabama Gulf Coast and that, outside The South, Orange Beach/Gulf Shores is still fairly undiscovered. After looking at a number of properties over a few days, we settled on Four Winds #501.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
My favorite thing about staying at our place is getting up with the sun and watching it rise over the ocean while sitting on the balcony with a cup of coffee. Put on just the right song from the iPod dock and it's the perfect way to start the day. Oftentimes I'll see dolphins swimming along the coastline. My wife and son like to sleep in and I get some good quiet time before hitting the beach and enjoying the soft, sugar-sand beaches and warm water.
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Our son on the beach in front of FW501
Sunset from balcony (and yes, it's real. no photoshop)
Sunrise from Balcony
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