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Four Winds #501, on the Beach- Many Updates/Upgrades

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Last updated: 08/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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 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 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 a few different units in the building, but really liked #501. 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 you don’t have that claustrophobic, “tunnel vision” feeling of units on either side of you.

Within our particular condo, we have tried to create a space that feels less like a vacation rental and more like a second home we share with friends and family. In the last few years, we have put in all new flooring, new maple cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen and guest bath, as well as new furniture and appliances. We also opted not to do the usual beach décor of seashells and starfish for something a little more modern and homey. We like how it’s come together so far, but are always looking for ways 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 FW501 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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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • 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

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 9 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 13 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500
Fall
Sep 10 - Oct 7, 2016
3 night min stay
$120
$800
Winter
Oct 8 - Mar 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$160
$1,120
Spring/Spring Break
Mar 12 - May 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$230
$1,610
Early Summer
May 14 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,750
Summer
May 31 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay
$250
Peak Summer
Jun 10 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay
$300
Early Fall
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$160

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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Last updated: 08/19/2016
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Location

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

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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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 - Friday, August 26, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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