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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, appx 1,100 sq ft, right on the beach!!!

Thanks for having a look at our beach front condo located in Tropical Winds Condos, Gulf Shores, AL, Unit 103!

To describe our condo in a few words: :-)

FIRST & FOREMOST - Numerous guests have told us what sets us apart from other owners & rental companies is our communication. As soon as you make your reservation in our condo, we will keep you informed via emails so you won't have to set up any of your own reminders except the dates of your vacation! We strive to make your beach vacation in our condo go as smoothly as possible!! We really do treat our condo like our second home, & we hope you will do the same.

1 - Our condo is located directly on the beach, not a side view of the Gulf & not across the street! You are only about 60 steps from our condo's door to the gorgeous white Gulf sand!!

2 - Our Condo has 2 bedrooms & 2 full baths with fantastic views of the Gulf from our living area, dining area, kitchen, & master bedroom, & it is fully furnished.

3 - Our condo has keyless entry - you will be able to set your own 3-6 digit code to open our condo's door - no keys to carry around!

4 - In Oct 2016 we purchased a new bright blue & white counter height table & 4 chairs so you can easily see over the railing! (See a pic here on our VRBO site.)

5 - We have 3 Smart, flat screen TV's with Blu-Ray DVD players; 1 in the living area & 1 in each bedroom. Also, we have expanded channels including SEC & most are HD! Guests have left numerous kids' DVD's & books for mom & dad in our nook in the condo's bedroom hallway. Help yourself or leave your favorite for the next guest!

6 - The kitchen, all furniture, & mattresses were recently purchased new, including an upgraded mattress on the sofa bed (which we've slept on, & it's very comfortable!)

7 - We have a new full size washer & dryer installed June 2016

8 - Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. We also have a new central air conditioning/heating system installed Oct 2015.

9 - We are located on the lowest floor with units, the 2nd floor. So if you don't want to take the elevator to our condo, you can walk up 12 steps to our floor!

10 - You can pay for your vacation in our condo here on VRBO 480108 with your VIsa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Debit Card (as long as it has the Visa or MasterCard logo on it,) or with E-Check (which is just like paying with your personal check.) We do not have access to any of your account numbers.

11- We have fast internet secured with a password requirement.


We do recommend you read the following more descriptive information as it contains our cancellation policy, etc:

Great news for driving to Gulf Shores! There is a new road off I-10 that eliminates most of the traffic & lights on Hwy 59, (the usual way you would drive to Gulf Shores off I-10.) Take Exit 49 off I-10, (which is approximately 5 miles east of the I-10 & Hwy 59 exit.) This new 12.8 mile road is called Baldwin Beach Express. It connects to the Foley Beach Express, (where you'll turn left,) but you'll turn right on Roscoe Rd prior to the toll. (It's approximately 10 miles from your turn on Foley Beach Express to Roscoe Rd.) Follow Roscoe Rd around to Hwy 4, 1-1/2 miles, then turn right on Hwy 4, & it's 2-1/2 miles to Hwy 59, & you're in Gulf Shores & approximately 5 miles from our condo at Tropical Winds! (When Hwy 59 ends, & you see The HangOut, you'll turn right onto West Beach Blvd - we're 1 mile down on the left.)

Our condo has 2 bedrooms. The master has a king bed, ceiling fan, large closet, & it's own bathroom with tub/shower. Also, there is a door from the master bedroom to the balcony overlooking the beach & Gulf! The 2nd bedroom has twin beds, a ceiling fan, & the 2nd bathroom with tub/shower is located off the main living area. Because we have a queen sofa bed with the upgraded, memory foam mattress, our condo sleeps 6! Our condo is spacious at approximately 1,100 sq ft.

Our unit is fully furnished, has tile floors throughout, & a full size washer & dryer. Our complex has a small onsite exercise room, (to help you keep your beach body after enjoying the awesome local cuisine!) There's also a party room available, (separate fee from our condo association.) The complex is only 32 units.

Our condo is on the lowest floor with units. second floor. The ground floor below us has a large, covered seating area with tables right next to the pool - great to watch the kids! There are separate men's & women's bathrooms, & an exercise room for you to use, all located on the ground floor. The unloading entrance to the building is covered.

Tropical Winds Condos are located 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 59 & West Beach Blvd, which is considered 'the hub' of Gulf Shores! Our address is 1003 West Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542.

Maximum 2 vehicles in Tropical Winds parking lot per reservation. You must have a Guest Registration Certificate, (also called a Parking Pass,) in your vehicle at all times while parked in our parking lot that can easily be seen by our building security. Parking is on a first come first serve basis. Also, you must be at least 25 years old to rent our condo, & proof of age is required.

Your arrival at our condo is after 4:00PM CST & your departure time is prior to 10:00AM CST. Your keyless code to our condo's door will only work between these times. We are strict on your arrival & departure times so it will be properly cleaned for you as well as for our next guest!

We hope you'll decide to stay with us in Tropical Winds Condos Unit 103, Gulf Shores, AL for your next beach vacation! You can book right here on VRBO or email us if you want additional information. You can also call us directly on our landline 228.447.0428 or text/call on our cell 228.219.7575. Thanks for considering our condo! Sue & Rick

The following is our cancellation policy (which is part of our Rental Agreement you will agree to when you reserve our condo:)

1) The total amount for your stay is due in full if your arrival date is less than 30 days away. Your deposit will be refunded within 14 days of your departure date if there is no damage to our condo or missing items.

2) If your reservation is more than 30 days away, your refundable deposit is due the date you book your reservation along with VRBO's Service Fee. Your rent payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival date. We will send you a reminder email approximately 14 days prior to this date. If your final rent payment is not received at least 30 days prior to your arrival date, your reservation will be canceled, & you will forfeit your deposit.

3) You can cancel your reservation up to 60 days prior to your arrival date, & your deposit will be refunded. If you cancel less than 60 days prior to your arrival date, you will forfeit your deposit.

4) If you cancel less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, your rent & deposit will be forfeited. You can purchase travel insurance by calling CSA Travel Protection directly at 866.298.6846. No refunds for early departure for any reason.

5) You can change your date of arrival & departure date up to 60 days prior to your arrival date, providing the dates you want are still available.

Thanks, again, for considering our beach front condo in Gulf Shores, AL! Sue & Rick

More Details

Sue & Rick
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Sue & Rick

We check on our condo frequently to make sure it's ready for our guests! We have hired the best cleaning service available & maintenance crew, & they communicate with us after every guest departs. We consider our Tropical Winds Condo Unit 103 to be our 'home away from home' as well as your 'home away from home!!' We really do treat it as if it were our own home!

Sue & Rick purchased this condo in 2013

Why Sue & Rick chose Alabama

Why did we buy this condo in June 2013? We wanted a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo that was right on the beach (not across the street from the beach & not a side view of the beach;) the building must have no more than 35 units (Tropical Winds has 32;) it must be located on a lower floor (we're on 2;) the owner's association must have a history of good maintenance on the building, & the condo owners must take good care of their individual condo; the units must have a sprinkler system & must have central air & heat! After a lengthy search, we finally found our condo in Tropical Winds! It has been a labor of love to upgrade it since we bought it in June 2013. We've made many, many changes inside our condo since that date. Also, there are the beautiful, white, sandy beaches, great food, water sports, a zoo, golfing, discount and boutique shopping close, ziplining, fishing, etc, etc! There is something for every age to do in Gulf Shores!

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is decorated in bright, fun colors! It's on a lower floor so if you don't want to wait for the elevator, just walk up about 12 steps to our floor. We have 3 flat screen Smart TV's & 3 Blu-Ray DVD players. Our internet has been upgraded in speed/bandwidth, & it is secure with a password. Another plus is the entry to Tropical Winds building is covered for unloading your car. We really do treat our Tropical Winds condo as if it were our own home! We love to share it with our guests!!


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • You are allowed 2 vehicles to be parked in our lot. Each vehicle must have a visible Guest Registration Certificate in it or it is subject to towing.
  • If we determine you have more than 6 people sleeping in our condo, you will forfeit your deposit.
  • If we determine you have a pet in our condo, you will forfeit your deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This 2nd bathroom is adjacent to the main living area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom ensuite with tub & shower
  • Each bathroom has a magnifying mirror on the wall to aid in applying makeup or shaving. Both bathroom cabinets were recently remodeled & have granite tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second Bedroom with 2 twin beds & ceiling fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with large closet & ceiling fan
  • Each bedroom is tastefully decorated for a beach location with a large closet & ceiling fan along with Smart, flat screen TV's & 'BluRay' DVD players.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
We treat our condo as our own home & enjoy sharing it with our guests! Our guests tell us what sets our condo apart from other condos is our personal touch. We have timely communication with each of our guests from the initial contact to the follow-up communication after your stay. We want to make your beach vacation in our condo as easy as possible & one you will thoroughly enjoy!!


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average rating of 4.9852943 based on 68 reviews

Great location! Comfortable condo on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very comfortable and in good condition. The furniture was very pretty and the condo was very clean. Sue and Rick responded very quickly to all of our emails and questions. The best part was the location. Very close to the pool and beach. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our professional cleaner loves to hear another Guest stated in their review our condo was very clean! Being on the 2nd floor does mean you don't have to wait for the elevator - we are just steps from the pool & the beach! We hope you'll decide to stay with us for your future beach vacations in Gulf Shores!! Sue & Rick
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Oakdale, Louisiana

Great condo! Right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We were able to sit on our balcony and watch the kids in the pool. The beach was steps away!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great you enjoyed our condo! Also, we love your statement that you were able to sit on our 2nd floor balcony & easily watch your kids in the pool!! We hope you'll stay with us again!!! Sue & Rick
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Millbrook, AL

Family summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

Condo decor was wonderful, well appointed and very comfortable for all.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your Five Star Review! We hope you'll want to stay with us again for your future Gulf Shores beach vacations!! Sue & Rick
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Quincy IL

Was wonderful week.

  • 5 of 5

First time in the gulf, condo was just as advertised. Very clean, comfortable, everything we needed was there when we arrived. Wonderful view of the ocean from the balcony. Very pleased, already talking about next year. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! Great you're already thinking of staying in our beach front condo in Tropical Winds again next summer, 2018. Also, great to hear you enjoyed your first vacation in Gulf Shores! We do take great pains to make sure our Guests have as easy a beach vacation as possible with no surprises regarding our condo - we really do treat it as if it were our full time home!! Sue & Rick
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Wonderful Condo, Great Owner Communication

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd consecutive stay in gulf shores. We chose this condo because of the beach view and the twin beds in the 2nd bedroom. This condo was ALMOST perfect. I really liked the lower level because could avoid the elevator and took the stairs to our frequent beach visits. However, this unit is right above the pool. The unit has "quiet hours", but the pool does stay open until 10. With small children, we turn in a bit early and therefore this unit was a bit noisy for our needs. Other than that, we had exceptional customer service. The condo had everything we needed and the location was perfect. One great thing about this condo was the placement of rugs!!! We've stayed at a different place before and it was impossible to keep the place free of sand. Having lots of rugs enabled us to get the fine sand off our toes before climbing into bed. Something so simple made such a big difference!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our condo. We have found most of our Guests do appreciate the close proximity to our pool as it gives a direct view to keep an eye on their children while they're in the pool. But kids do make noise when they're having a good time playing! Thanks, again, for staying with us! Sue & Rick
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Another memorable vacation in this beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

This is our eleventh year vacationing in the Gulf Shores area and our sixth year staying in this condo. This condo is very clean, very well maintained and beautifully decorated. The owners Sue and Rick are amazing to work with and make sure you get the most out of your stay. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need, the beds are very comfortable and the furniture is beautiful. Tropical winds is also very well maintained very quiet and is located near all of the favorite restaurants and stores. We wouldn't want to stay anywhere else or in any other condo.we feel it is truly our home away from home. Thank you Sue and Rick for another amazing vacation in your beautiful condo. We can't wait until next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us a 6th year in a row & calling our condo amazing! We agree that Gulf Shores has everything a family could want! We look forward to having you the summer of 2018 for your 7th stay!! We do our best to keep our beach front condo a great place for all our Guests, & we strive to make your reservation process & stay with us go as smoothly as possible. Our condo is our second home & we treat it as such. Thanks for being great Guests - we welcome you any time!! Sue & Rick
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Nearest Beach
Condo is on the beach!
Car: recommended

Ziplining is just a few miles away, too! We are 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 59 and West Beach Blvd.


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 12 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-2018
Oct 15 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 5 2018 - Aug 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 22 2018 - Oct 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018-Spring 2019
Oct 20 2018 - Feb 28 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

We try to accommodate our guests any way we can! If your arrival is less than 30 days away, deposit & rent due immediately; if you cancel 60 days prior to your arrival, your deposit will be refunded; if you cancel less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, your rent & deposit is forfeited; no refund for early departure-travel insurance is available through CSA Travel Protection at 866-298-6846.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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