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Amazing Beach Front Condo, Low Rates, Great Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Tradewinds Condominium is located in the heart of Orange Beach, Alabama (about 5.5 miles east of Gulf, Shores, Alabama). It sits directly on one of the country's highest rated beaches. It has one of the area's best indoor/outdoor swimming pools and easy access to the beach (with a boardwalk with showers). This condo is also located at a red light which makes getting out into traffic during crowded times much easier. Tradewinds is located directly across the street from Adventure Island (go carts, mini golf, laser tag) and Fat Daddy's Arcade. It is only minutes away from great restaurants, grocery stores, and all the attractions including The Wharf, The Track (go carts), and Waterville USA (waterpark and amusement park). The outlet mall at Foley, Alabama is about 20 miles away.

This second floor unit is elevated enough to provide you with a great ocean view but is only one flight of stairs from the ground level (if you decide not to take the elevator). There are two elevators in this building (located just outside the door of this unit).

This unit has two full bath rooms and ceramic tile throughout. It has a king size bed in the bedroom, a queen size sleep sofa in the living room, and bunk beds in the hallway (sleeps 6). This unit has a 40" Sony LCD flat screen TV in the living room and a 32" flat screen TV in the bedroom. Both TVs have cable and DVD players. This unit has a washer and dryer and all linens, towels and cloths are provided. Wireless internet is also provided. This property also has an outdoor charcoal grilling area.

This condo has it all. It will feel like your home away from home. You will love the view from the balcony.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Brad or Lori Witt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Brad or Lori Witt

We are the Witt Family (Brad, Lori, Grayson, and Greta). We live in northeast Mississippi and love camping and vacationing.

Brad or Lori Witt purchased this condo in 2009

Why Brad or Lori Witt chose Alabama

We chose this condo because of its breathtaking views, great location, large swimming pool (indoor/outdoor), and easy beach access. It is also located close to all the attractions, restaurants, and stores. This condo is also located at a red light which makes getting out into traffic during crowded times much easier. We also like this condo having two full baths and the capacity to sleep 6 people.

What makes this condo unique

This second floor unit is elevated enough to provide you with a great ocean view but is only one flight of stairs from the ground level (if you decide not to take the elevator). This unit also has a 40" Sony LCD flat screen TV and ceramic tile throughout.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Amazing Beach Front Condo, Low Rates, Great Views
average rating of 4.711111 based on 45 reviews
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Unit with great possibilities and lots of missed opportunities.

  • 2 of 5

This is our first stay at Tradewinds though we've been up and down OB and GS for the past 15 years. For reference, we've rented through VRBO for 22 years and only been disappointed twice. This was one of those times.

We like Tradewinds, it's smallish has a great pool, a portion of which is inside--nice option. The property also sits well back on the beach which we love.

Our unit was a letdown. We enjoyed the view & it has a nice floor plan. The appliances were all in good working order, though low end. Nice cold A/C. Granite counter tops.

The first thing I noticed was the gritty floor & "not too clean," condition.

There had been complaints on the site regarding the bed & the sofa. According to the owners response, both were replaced in July. They were not. The bed sat very low to the floor and was so noisy, it was disruptive to even turn over. The sofa was broken & near impossible to sit on. It was extremely uncomfortable. There was not a lamp any where in the condo, although pictured along with homey decor touches which were also absent.

I immediately emailed the owner asking where the promised sofa & bed were. To his credit-- he always replies quickly. He told me his cleaning crew had said they were fine & he decided not to replace them. I was kind, but let him know I felt they were in error. He apologized & said he would have them replaced while we were there. I was surprised & considered that thoughtful.

Wed morning, the sofa & mattress arrived. The sofa was the same style, but not broken which was AWESOME. It was comfy & cozy and a great improvement. The bed however was not. There was hardly a discernible difference. If the owner paid more than 300$ for the mattress, he's due a refund.

This unit has such great possibility. Either the owner is unwilling, or unable to keep it in a nice state. The patio furniture consists of a few plastic chairs that are so reclined one cannot even have a cup of coffee on the balcony. The blinds are in disrepair, none of the wall clocks worked, They needed batteries. Not a decent knife or cutting board, no scissors, not a pot large enough in which to boil a pkg of spaghetti. The TV remote was missing batteries, & there wasn't one drop of anything warm & welcoming.

We spent a lot of time on the beach I & enjoyed ourselves. I won't judge, Brad was kind. Perhaps they are having some difficulties that prevent their attention on the unit. Hopefully, he can turn it around. We would not return here.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very disappointed that our condo did not meet your expectations and apologize for that. We have been renting this condo for 8 years on VRBO with hundreds of satisfied guests and very, very few complaints as you can see from our reviews. We have taken your feedback and tried to make improvements for the future. We have used the same cleaning service for 8 years again with hundreds of satisfied guests and very, very few complaints. I have discussed this complaint with them and they have assured me that they will make sure the unit is cleaned properly in the future. To be safe we have scheduled a deep clean for early November. As for the sofa and mattress, I made a mistake not replacing them earlier and have learned from this mistake. I recognized your unhappiness with the sofa and mattress upon your arrival and had them replaced ASAP to try to make your stay enjoyable. Just for the record, I did pay much more than $300 for the mattress. It was purchased from one of the most highly respected furniture stores in the area that furnishes many condos. This was their most popular mattress for condos, it is medium softness to try to please most guests. I called them back this week and they assured me that they have been selling this mattress for many years with this being their first complaint. This week we bought new vertical blinds, new lamps for living room & bedroom, a new wall clock, new cutting boards, a new T-Fal pot & pan set, a new kitchen knife set that includes scissors, and new batteries for all the remotes. I appreciate the positive comments about Tradewinds, the pool, the beach location, our view, our floorplan, our good working appliances, our cold AC, and our granite countertops. We are very proud of our condo. We spend thousands of dollars on it each year to try to keep it nice and updated. Last year we installed new cabinet doors & granite countertops & faucets in the kitchen and both bathrooms, new refrigerator, new bedroom furniture, new dining room furniture, and new living room chairs. This year we have had the unit painted, replaced the sofa, mattress, dishes, and have new ceramic tile being installed in the kitchen and both bathrooms in November. Thank you very much for your business and your feed back. Again, I am sorry your stay did not meet your expectations. I hope you have a more positive experience in the future. Thanks, Brad
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4

Great Location and owners

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location of this condo and the view from the balcony was awesome! Even though we didn't do any cooking, the kitchen was well equipped. Being able to take the stairs was a great time saver as well. The only thing keeping this review from 5 stars was the couch. It really needs to be replaced. The arms are really grimy and the sleeper part extremely uncomfortable. The rest of the condo was clean when we arrived. The owners were quick to respond and let us know when our daughter left her earrings there. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for staying with us. We will address the sofa issue immediately. A new sofa is ordered and will be delivered the week of July 11, 2016. Thanks.
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5

Perfect girls trip

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, the cleanliness, the keyless entry, the ease of check in, etc. Brad is quick with responses, and we loved it. This was our second visit, and we plan to have more!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy Beach Access

  • 3 of 5

The property is as described. It's location/access to the beach is the best. When we arrived there was lots of sand on the bar stools and the condo smelled a little musty. It may just need a very deep cleaning. Suggestions: a lamp is needed in the living room area...when you have to have the main light on it is hard for those who are in the bunks to sleep. A dark blind/shade or black out curtains in the bedroom would be great....it is so bright at night in the bedroom because of the breezeway light right outside the bedroom (I used beach towels that I brought with me to hang over the curtain rod to make the room darker). Let me preface the next statement by saying I am a light sleeper....The unit is right outside the elevator(which is so convenient)...so if you are staying in the master bedroom...it can be noisy. The bed is ok....it has a memory foam "pad" on it...a new mattress might be in order. The couch in the living room needs to be replaced...it had stains and is very worn. The master bath is tiny...but there are two bathrooms so that was nice. We enjoyed our time at the beach. If you want a great meal go to Cotton's....great service and excellent food!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for staying with us. The cleaning company will address the issues you mentioned. A new sofa has been ordered and will be delivered the week of July 16, 2016. We will also add a lamp in living room, dark out blind in bedroom, and new mattress. We have never had complaints on the noise in the bedroom before, but will try to work on that too. Thanks,
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Perfect for families with small children

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time at this condo. The location in our opinion is a perfect view. Being on the second floor, it is elevated just enough for a gorgeous view of the Gulf. You can easily speak to your family in the pool below right off of the balcony. It is a very short distance to walk for beachfront. We enjoyed being able to come and go to the beach easily for meals without having to take too much with us. It is very simply furnished which is ideal for those with small children. Brad was easy to get in contact with as well. Overall, we really enjoyed this place and would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy place with amazing view!

  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed our short stay here. Everything was as described and the view of the beach and Gulf was absolutely beautiful!! The kitchen was stocked with everything one could possibly need and the heated pool was a delight when the temperature decided to drop into the 50s and 60s. The balcony overlooking the pool and the beach was the best! The one thing we found lacking was a hair dryer. We assumed there would be one, but instead we had to purchase one. Along with the great view and wonderful walks on the beach, we enjoyed discovering great restaurants and a bit of shopping. All in all, a great mini-vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minutes from Foley Outlet Mall, The Wharf, Waterville USA (water park), the Track (go carts), and great restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Orange Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$75
$450
$1,020
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
$750
 
 
Summer
May 25 2017 - Aug 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,100
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
$750
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$95
$600
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$75
$450
$1,020
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$75
$450
$1,020
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Parking Pass $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Orange Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
40" Sony LCD flat screen TV in living room, 32" flat screen TV in bedroom. King size bed in bedroom, Queen sleeper sofa in living room, bunk beds in hallway. Outdoor/Indoor Pool. Pensacola, FL airport (PNS) only 35 miles away.

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