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Cindy Lou's 3BR/3BA Beachfront 10th Floor East Corner Unit in Island Royale!

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10th Floor, East Corner View - Can't You Just Feel The Sea Breeze?

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cindy Lou’s TOP TEN reasons to rent unit 1001 in Island Royale:

1. Beach/Gulf Front! Nothing separates you from the Gulf of Mexico other than a short walk on sugar white sand!

2. Balcony and Views! The private and spacious balcony is on the 10th floor and on the east corner of the building. The unobstructed views of the Gulf’s emerald green water and white sand beaches are to die for!! The sunrises and sunsets are will take your breath away! (Please view my photos!)

3. Location! The condo is located 0.8 miles from downtown Gulf Shores, making it an easy walk (along the street or beach) to restaurants like The Hangout and Bahama Bob’s, and The Pink Pony Pub. Pier 33 (a small carryout/grocery store) is just across the street.

4. Beach! Our beach is huge, clean and sugar white! Unlike other larger condo complexes where guests crowd the beach, Island Royale is a smaller but newer building which allows for a comfortable beach population! Set up your beach camp and have plenty of room to play!

5. Condo Layout! My family friendly, 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo sleeps 8 and has plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have their own space. Each bedroom has an attached bath for each guest’s privacy. There is a flat screen TV and Blu-ray or DVD player in each bedroom. The dining area seats 9. If you have an extended family and you need more space, check out my penthouse unit that’s just 5 floors above this unit (VRBO 838652). It will sleep 8 people too, so that gives a total of 16 family and friends all located in the same building and on the same beach!!

6. Convenient Beach Gear Storage: No need to lug your beach gear for miles after your day in the sun. Unit 1001 has parking near the entrance to the beach. Simply walk off the beach and drop your heavy beach gear in the back of your vehicle. Done!

7. Clean! How many units have you had to clean when you arrived to begin your vacation? Not here!! My unit is cleaned by a wonderful couple who treat my unit as if it were their own home. They do not cut corners, they clean ‘em!!

8. Updated! My unit has brand new carpet in all 3 bedrooms, a new dining set and bar stools. The bedrooms have been freshly painted for the 2017 season and 2 of the 3 bathrooms were remodeled in 2014.

9. Extra Features! There is a fabulous indoor/outdoor swim through heated pool and indoor and outdoor hot tubs. The Island Royale building has 2 outdoor charcoal grills, a fitness center, and sauna and steam room and upgraded Wi-Fi for 2017!

10. Owner Operated! I own my unit and I manage it. I do not use a hard to reach Management Company. You may call me 24/7 and I will either pick up my phone or return your call within minutes. If you have any issues, I will address them immediately!! Your vacation is very important to me and I want to make it the best ever! My goal, for my guests, is to have such a positive experience they want to make my condo and Gulf Shores part of their family tradition year after year!

THE DETAILS
** 1276 square feet of living space with an additional 311 square feet on the balcony.
** Spacious three bedrooms and three bathrooms with ample closet and drawer space.
** King, Queen, Twins, and Queen Size Sofa Sleeper.
** 46 in. Samsung HDTV with WiFi and Blu-Ray player with WiFi in living room.
** 42 in. Vizio HDTV and Blu-Ray player with WiFi in master bedroom
** 32 in. Samsung HDTV with WiFi and DVD Player in Queen BR
** 32 in. Samsung HDTV and Blu-Ray Player in Twin bedroom
** Books, and assorted games.
** Highchair
** 12 cup basket type filter coffee maker, George Foreman grill, crock-pot, waffle iron, in addition to a fully equipped kitchen.
** Full size laundry room with large washer and dryer, iron, and vacuum.
** Telephone for local calls and 911 service.
** Wireless Internet
** KEYLESS ENTRY - Don't hassle with keys - give your unique code to all guests for easy access. Code expires at the end of your stay.

BUILDING AMENITIES
** 200 Feet of private beachfront
** Beach-side heated indoor with swim through to outdoor pool.
** Two heated whirlpool/hot tubs.
** Exercise room.
** Sauna and steam rooms.
** Conference room
** Outside grilling area.
** Two large elevators with utility carts for transporting belongings.
** Beach boardwalk with showers (no steps allowing for handicap access to beach).
** Beach rentals providing chairs and umbrellas.
** Pier 33 convenience store across the street has most of your beach and vacation needs.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION
** Check In Time: 3:00 PM
** Check Out Time: 10:00 AM
** Non Smoking Unit.
** Absolutely No Pets (Local kennels available).
** Adults and Families Only. No Student Rentals.
** 11% State and Lodging Tax
** $135 Cleaning Fee
** $25 Per Vehicle Parking Pass
** $59 Damage Insurance Fee Replaces the Need for a Deposit by Providing $1500 in Accidental Damage Insurance.
** No Security Deposit

Keywords: Condominium, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Island Royale, Vacation Rental
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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 10

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    NO STUDENT RENTALS....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Access from master bedroom - includes a single sink vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Access from 2nd bedroom - includes single sink vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Access from 3rd BR & hallway - includes single sink vanity...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Feb 25 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$233
$1,395
Spring
Apr 8 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$216
$1,295
School's Out!!
May 20 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,095
flat fee
Late Spring
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,095

Changeover Day: Saturday

Peak Summer
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,195

Changeover Day: Saturday

July 4th Week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,295

Changeover Day: Saturday

Peak Summer
Jul 8 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,195

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,895

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Fall
Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,595

Changeover Day: Saturday

Back to School
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,395

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall
Sep 9 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,195

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Fall / Winter
Nov 4 - Feb 23, 2018
3 night min stay
$149
$894 $2,100
Spring Break
Feb 24 - Apr 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,395

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$1,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • $25 Each Parking Pass $50 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $135 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

ALL WEEKLY STAYS ARE SATURDAY TO SATURDAY EXCEPT THE LATE FALL/WINTER SEASON


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Water and Amusement Parks, Dolphin Cruises, Several Golf Courses to choose from.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Hi! My name is Cindy Winkeljohn (my friends call me Cindy Lou) and I (along with my husband) own Island Royale units 1001 and P201. I really enjoy managing our condos and I truly wish for all who spend their vacation there to have a great time and a good experience! I live in a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, but grew up on a hog/dairy farm in western Ohio with my 4 brothers and sisters, a horde of dogs, cats, chickens, pony, cows and pigs. I'm a Physical Therapist but my true love is spending time at the beach and managing these properties. I have twin boys and a daughter who are now out of college and doing their own thing, but every summer while they were growing up, we vacationed at the beaches along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. In 1996 we started vacationing in Gulf Shores and since our first visit, we never went anywhere else. When the real estate market corrected in 2008 and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill happened in 2010, it created the perfect opportunity for us to purchase in Gulf Shores and Island Royale. We purchased unit 1001 in 2012 and added P201 in 2016. We absolutely love the Island Royale property and love sharing it and all it has to offer with our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
When I was growing up and newly married, I lived in Ohio and Northern Virginia. We always went to the beach for vacation, so I’ve vacationed at Cape Cod, Long Beach Island, Virginia Beach, Emerald Isle, Oak Island, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, Amelia Island, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Cape San Blas. In 1996 we moved to Collierville, TN, and the closest beach was Gulf Shores, Alabama. I had never heard of the beach in L.A. (Lower Alabama), but was blown away by what I found. The beach was sugar white and the people very relaxed and laid back. Gulf Shores has managed to stay a well kept secret that allows us to stay at a perfect beach that is not nearly as commercialized as any of the other beaches we visited. After we moved to Texas, Gulf Shores was still the best beach we had visited, so rather than go to the Texas beaches, we kept making the trip to Gulf Shores, and eventually purchased our first Island Royale property there in 2012.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The best feature of this property is the corner view! The wide open east end balcony offers a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico to the south and to the east. Most of your time at this property will be spent on the balcony. Another unique feature is the inclusion of a full bath in each of the three bedrooms. This really presents itself as three individual suites where you can get away from your group for some down time if desired. Each bedroom has a HDTV along with either a DVD or Blu ray player. Finally, unlike many of the properties in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, I manage the properties I own...so this is truly a vacation rental by owner, and you will always work directly with me. The majority of properties are managed by BIG real estate companies that are hard to contact and add big fees to their total rental price. I hope you will love Gulf Shores as much as I do, and I look forward to working with you to provide a wonderful vacation experience.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Photos

  • 10th Floor, East Corner View - Can't You Just Feel The Sea Breeze?

    10th Floor, East Corner View - Can't You Just Feel The Sea Breeze?

  • View from Master Bedroom Sliding Door Looking Directly South

    View from Master Bedroom Sliding Door Looking Directly South

  • Sunrise At The Beach...You Never Get Tired Of This View!!

    Sunrise At The Beach...You Never Get Tired Of This View!!

  • Front of Island Royale from Beach Blvd.

    Front of Island Royale from Beach Blvd.

  • View from sliding glass door to balcony

    View from sliding glass door to balcony

  • 46 inch Samsung HDTV with Sony wifi Blu-Ray player

    46 inch Samsung HDTV with Sony wifi Blu-Ray player

  • Master suite with beachfront balcony - King Bed

    Master suite with beachfront balcony - King Bed

  • Sunset Over The Little Lagoon - Photo Taken From The Queen Bedroom Balcony

    Sunset Over The Little Lagoon - Photo Taken From The Queen Bedroom Balcony

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Full size washer and dryer

    Full size washer and dryer

  • Indoor Portion of Indoor/Outdoor Pool.  Also Has Indoor Whirlpool Hot Tub

    Indoor Portion of Indoor/Outdoor Pool. Also Has Indoor Whirlpool Hot Tub

  • View walking down the boardwalk from the building

    View walking down the boardwalk from the building

  • Balcony View Looking East

    Balcony View Looking East

  • Balcony View Looking West

    Balcony View Looking West

  • View of Island Royale from the Beach - November 2016

    View of Island Royale from the Beach - November 2016

  • Fully stocked kitchen...everything you need for a great meal

    Fully stocked kitchen...everything you need for a great meal

  • View of dining room and living room

    View of dining room and living room

  • Balcony and Gulf right out the door

    Balcony and Gulf right out the door

  • 42 inch Vizio HDTV and Blu-ray Player in master bedroom

    42 inch Vizio HDTV and Blu-ray Player in master bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom with Access to Front Balcony

    Queen Bedroom with Access to Front Balcony

  • Main bath off the hall and bedroom with twin beds

    Main bath off the hall and bedroom with twin beds

  • Outdoor Portion of Indoor/Outdoor Pool.  Also Has Outdoor Whirlpool Hot Tub

    Outdoor Portion of Indoor/Outdoor Pool. Also Has Outdoor Whirlpool Hot Tub

  • Two Charcoal Grills Available for Grilling Next to the Dunes

    Two Charcoal Grills Available for Grilling Next to the Dunes

  • Build your own memories at the beach!!

    Build your own memories at the beach!!

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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