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Recent Alabama reviews

  • spring vacation

    "Great stay"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
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  • wonderful condo

    "We had a fantastic vacation here. Accessing the grounds and unit was simple. The condo was roomier than pictured. It was super clean, fresh, and beautiful. The kitchen was stocked wonderfully to allow us to eat in. The wooden rocker in the living room was SO comfy even though it doesn't look it! The owners were very nice and easy to work with. Would highly recommend staying here. The only reason we gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because the unit isn't directly facing the beach. It's a side view. We obviously missed that from reading the other reviews and the ad gave the impression that it was directly facing the beach. It is a beautiful view just not what we thought we were getting. It's also a little bit of a walk to get get to the beach. The condo is about 1/2 way down the building and then you have to walk to a lengthy boardwalk, in front of either of the buildings to the left or right of this one, to access the beach. Normally that wouldn't be a big deal but we were traveling with toddlers and a grandparent that had trouble walking. We didn't realize what a lengthy treck it would be and it made it more difficult on us. Had we known these things we would have chosen to stay elsewhere only because of our travelers. But if you're looking for an affordable place that's gorgeous, comfy, and close to the beach amd you dont mind a little walk to get to it, this is the place to stay!"
    Guest: Stephen & Lisa Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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  • EXCELLENT VACATION!

    "Where do I even start? The whole experience was great! Starting with initial contact with Crystal, I felt like our vacation was headed in the right direction. We have used VRBO and been to Gulf Shores in the past but this was our first time at Island Royale. The condo was very nice and stocked better than most rental units we have stayed in. The view from the balcony was second to none. The gulf, pool and hot-tub were so relaxing and enjoyed by all. We plan on going back to Gulf Shores next year and are hoping that Crystal's condo is available for our dates of travel."
    Guest: Vicki R. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Best unit on the Beach

    "We could not believe how roomy and nice our condo was. Huge is an understatement. The kids had a blast playing in the hot tub and I enjoyed cooking outside on the grill. Not much could have made it better. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise"
    Guest: Tom from Al Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 24, 2014
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Alabama Travel Tips

Known as the "Heart of Dixie," Alabama borders Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida. Though the capital of Alabama is Montgomery, the most populated city is Birmingham and the oldest city is Mobile, which was founded by French colonists.

For anyone looking to escape cold, wet winters, the climate in Alabama ranges from mild to hot with summer temperatures climbing to 100 degrees - perfect for a warm getaway. Winters are less harsh here, with temperatures ranging from 30 to 60 degrees.

History buffs will enjoy exploring any of the state’s 36 national historic landmarks and more than 1,200 locations that are part of the National Register of Historic Places. All of Alabama is steeped in rich and interesting facts from its beginning up until the present time.

Things to Do in Alabama

U.S. Space & Rocket Center: When visiting Huntsville, be sure to stop by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a museum showcasing achievements, rockets and artifacts from the United States’ space program. The museum is home to more than 1,500 permanent pieces relating to space exploration. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center also offers two camp programs where people can stay on-site and learn more about space with the U.S. Space Camp or aviation with the Aviation Challenge. Along with displays, you can also check out the Spacedome Theater, Rocket Park and Education Training Center that houses NASA’s Educator Resource Center.

Birmingham Zoo and Montgomery Zoo: Animal lovers are sure to enjoy a trip to either zoo in Birmingham or Montgomery, or maybe even both! The Birmingham Zoo is home to about 800 different animals of more than 200 species. It’s also a force in elephant conservation, featuring a Trails of Africa exhibit. Along with the elephants, you can visit with rhinos, giraffes, birds and other creatures. The Montgomery Zoo allows visitors to take a trip to South America, Asia and other countries without ever leaving Alabama. With more than 500 animals, there’s plenty to see here, including elephants, penguins, zebras and more.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park: One of the country’s most unique military attractions, The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park provides an exciting experience for the whole family. Located on the western shore of Mobile Bay, the park features a collection of wartime aircraft and ships. The USS Alabama is a national historic landmark and a great way to pay respects to soldiers who have fallen in the past.

Bryant-Denny Stadium: In Tuscaloosa, you’ll find the home of the University of Alabama and Bryant-Denny Stadium. Originally the football shrine was built to honor the university’s first president, it was amended later to also honor the famous Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Alabama is also home to one of the United States’ oldest college rivalries between Auburn University and the University of Alabama. If you visit during football season, taking in a game between the Crimson Tide and the Tigers is sure to be entertaining both on and off the field.

Huntsville Botanical Garden: While visiting Huntsville, be sure to stop at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Free and open year-round, it’s home to a butterfly house as well as a variety of gardens, including aquatic, wildflower, fern, rose and others. Spend the day meandering through each space and savor the natural beauty everywhere you look.

Shopping and Dining in Alabama

Bel Air Mall: Located in Mobile, Bel Air Mall is a major attraction for excited shoppers. Featuring more than 130 stores, there no doubt you can find exactly what you’re looking for while visiting Alabama at local shops or bigger name stores. In addition, Bel Air Mall is home to a quaint Venetian carousel and many restaurants when you need to take a break and refuel.

Wintzell’s Oyster House: For a true Southern seafood meal, visit Mobile’s historic landmark, Wintzell’s Oyster House. It’s been open for more than 75 years and has grown and expanded from a six-stool oyster bar to the landmark it is now.

Mike and Ed’s BBQ: For some Southern-style barbecue, visit Auburn’s Mike and Ed’s BBQ which dishes up some of the tastiest pulled pork and home cooking in the state. There's no excuse for leaving hungry here - the portions are big and chances are you will clean your plate.

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