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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-60 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

We’ve owned our condo for a number of years now, and have really enjoyed the experience. We’ve had so many great guests (many of whom return to stay with us each year) and we've met some really wonderful people. When we made our first trip to Orange Beach back in 2008 to look at property, we immediately loved the area. The Alabama Gulf Coast is such a hidden gem and so family friendly. Outside the south, it’s still very much unknown and we like that just fine. We came down from Kansas where white sand beaches and blue ocean water are things you have to go find, and we feel like we found a hidden diamond in the rough.

We also quickly fell in love with the Four Winds building and its beachfront location. It’s a small building (36 total units), especially compared to the many mega-plexes that line the beach. We looked at several different units in the entire area , but really liked Four Winds 501 the best. Being on the fifth floor, it’s high enough to have a great, 180-degree view of the ocean and beach, but also low enough that you don’t feel disconnected from the beach activity. It’s also a corner unit, so it is wide open looking east with the next condo over sitting further back from the beach. We get to watch the sunrise and sunset and it's often incredible.

Within our particular condo, we have tried to create a space that feels more like a second home that we share with friends and family. In the last few years, we have put in new flooring, new maple cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen and guest bath, as well as new furniture and appliances. This year we added a 2-seater piece of patio furniture that allows you to sit up a little higher than our table and 4 wicker chairs. We noticed not many of the units in this area offer this feature. We like how it’s come together so far, but we are always looking at new things we can do going forward to make it better and more enjoyable for ourselves and our guests.

Our hope is that our guests will see and feel the thought and care we've put into Four Winds 501 and choose to stay with us whenever they visit the Alabama Gulf Coast.

The Rundown:
• Fifth floor, east corner unit, fantastic view
• 2 bedrooms/2 full bathrooms – Sleeps 4 to 6.
• 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).
• In-unit, password protected wifi.
• 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 cleaner
• Cotton bed linens and quality bath towels (bring your own beach towels)
• Phone provided for local calls only.


ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
• Weekly rentals only - Saturday to Saturday- during peak season (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
• 3-night minimum rental rest of year
• $200 security deposit
• $100 Departure cleaning Fee (this is not marked up, it's what we pay when we stay)
• $20 parking pass (flat fee, no matter how many days you stay)
• Alabama lodging and local 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 and preferably 4. 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,
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Manager

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 1050 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Klipsch iPod/iPhone dock stereo system

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 13 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Spring Break
Mar 12 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,350
Post Spring
Apr 8 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,150
Hangout es
May 18 - May 21, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
Early Summer
May 21 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,350
Peak Summer
Jun 4 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
Early Fall
Aug 13 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$1,050
Fall/Winter
Oct 1 - Dec 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000
Snowbird Season
Dec 24 - Mar 10, 2018
60 night min stay

$1,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$160
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • PP/cleaning $115 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

During Peak Summer we rent from Saturday to Saturday only.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Other Activities: boating, parasailing, wildlife viewing, mini golf

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

Why Orange Beach, AL, USA:
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. 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Photos

  • New maple cabinets and granite countertops in 2014. New appliances in 2012.

    New maple cabinets and granite countertops in 2014. New appliances in 2012.

  • The album cover wall. A guest favorite.

    The album cover wall. A guest favorite.

  • Master bedroom w/ king-size bed.

    Master bedroom w/ king-size bed.

  • Set of bunk beds inset into hallway are great for kids.

    Set of bunk beds inset into hallway are great for kids.

  • Entry hall. mirrors let the natural light move through the space.

    Entry hall. mirrors let the natural light move through the space.

  • Pool, kids pool and hot tub.

    Pool, kids pool and hot tub.

  • Looking directly south from the balcony.

    Looking directly south from the balcony.

  • Sugar sand beaches are the best.

    Sugar sand beaches are the best.

  • New flooring, furniture in 2014.

    New flooring, furniture in 2014.

  • 5th floor, direct beach view.

    5th floor, direct beach view.

  • Guest bedroom w/ two twin beds.

    Guest bedroom w/ two twin beds.

  • New maple vanity and granite countertop in 2014.

    New maple vanity and granite countertop in 2014.

  • Balcony with 180-degree view of the beach.

    Balcony with 180-degree view of the beach.

  • Sunrise from Balcony

    Sunrise from Balcony

  • Sunset from balcony (and yes, it's real. no photoshop)

    Sunset from balcony (and yes, it's real. no photoshop)

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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