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82 Five Star Reviews! 2Bed/2Bath tastefully decorated right on the beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 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!

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, & our efforts to make your beach vacation go as smoothly as possible! We'll 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 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 & the Gulf of Mexico!!

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's fully furnished. Behind the nightstands in each bedroom is an electrical outlet that contains 2 USB ports to charge your cell phones - we know you want your cells always ready for use!

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 - Recently we purchased a bright blue & white counter height table & 4 chairs so you can easily see the Gulf over the railing on our balcony! (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!

6 -Guests have left books in our nook in the condo's bedroom hallway. Help yourself or leave your favorite for the next guest! There are also family games & kids' DVD's that we purchased or Guests left for others to enjoy located in our TV stand in the living room.

7 - 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!)

8 - We have a full size washer & dryer.

9 - Both bedrooms have ceiling fans. We also replaced the entire air conditioning/heating system recently. Each year we make upgrades & do renovations to keep our unit as it should be for all our Guests & for us! Our 2018 renovation was removing all the popcorn ceilings & replacing with knockdown ceilings as well as painting the entire condo. Our 2017 renovation was turning the master bathroom tub/shower into a walk in shower, but our 2nd bathroom still has the traditional bathtub.

10 - 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 16 steps to our floor!

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

12 - We have fast internet secured with a password.


14) Maximum 2 vehicles parked in Tropical Winds parking lot per reservation. Parking is on a first come, first serve basis. 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.

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 instantly reserve right here on VRBO! Please feel free to email us here on VRBO if you have any questions or want additional information. Thanks, again, for considering our beach front condo for your vacation in Gulf Shores! Sue & Rick

The following is our cancellation policy (which is part of our Rental Agreement you will accept 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 directly to you by VRBO approximately 7 days after your departure date.

2) If your reservation is more than 30 days away, you will make an initial payment to reserve our condo. It includes only $1 paid to us. ($1 is the minimum payment VRBO will allow to be paid to us when you reserve our condo.) Your final 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 initial payment.

3) If you cancel at least 60 days prior to your arrival date, your initial payment will be refunded to you.

4) If you cancel less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, you will forfeit all payments made to date. 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. Please check our calendar to verify the new dates are open before you email us to request a change in your arrival or departure date.

6) There is a $59 fee for contents damage insurance which is paid with your initial payment. It is not paid to us, the owners, but instead paid directly to the insurance company through VRBO. This coverage is to protect you should any of our condo's contents be unintentionally damaged by you or by anyone staying in our condo during your reservation. We would appreciate an email from you if any damage should occur during your stay. This insurance does not include any additional cleaning that may be required.

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

More Details

Sue & Rick
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Sue & Rick

We check on our condo frequently to make sure it's ready for our guests! We 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!!'

Sue & Rick purchased this condo in 2013

Why Sue & Rick chose Gulf Shores

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

We communicate with all our Guests via email so their beach vacation goes as smoothly as possible! 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 18 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:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 , shower , Master Bathroom ensuite with a walk in shower installed 2017
  • 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 , Ceiling Fan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large closet & ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in living area with an upgraded mattress
  • 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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 follow-up communication after your stay. We want to make your beach vacation in our condo go as easy as possible & one you will thoroughly enjoy!!


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82 Five Star Reviews! 2Bed/2Bath tastefully decorated right on the beach!
average rating of 4.9879518 based on 83 reviews
Smyrna, TN

Another great stay at our favorite beach condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th stay at this condo and we couldn't have been happier once again! The owners are always accommodating, helpful and always improving the condo with every stay. This was our first time having a tropical storm (and potential hurricane) come through as we were staying so we were a little worried as it rolled in but the owners communicated well and gave us great advice. Just a little rain and wind and all was good afterwards. Looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your 6th stay in our condo! We love to have your family be our Guests, & we appreciate your compliments. Our goal is for everyone to have a most enjoyable beach vacation in our unit & at Gulf Shores. We strive to make everything go as smoothly as possible! Thanks for our 82nd Five Star Review!! Sue & Rick
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Dayton, Ohio

Great Family Condo on the Best Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 8th year staying in this condo. Every year we are pleasantly surprised with new upgrades and improvements. The condo is very clean, comfortable and just what we need for a great beach vacation. The owners are great to work with as well. We love the fact that we do not have to use the elevators if we choose since this condo is just one flight of stairs up from the ground floor. Would highly recommend this condo for a great beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for our 81st Five Star Review & all the compliments! We do have the best cleaners available & replace items in the condo as soon as we discover those that need to be replaced. We truly want our Guests to have what they need for as smooth a beach vacation as possible. We also like that we're on the 2nd floor & don't have to wait for the elevator! Walking up the 16 steps is a little bit of exercise to offset some of our eating all the wonderful seafood Gulf Shores offers! Thanks, again, for staying with us 8 years!! We welcome you back any time, & we thank you for taking such good care of our condo during your stay! Sue & Rick
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Lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband, 8 year old and 5 year old stayed here for one week. Beautiful condo- very clean. Rick and Sue- owners very easy to communicate with through emails- very nice. Digital code to get in so don't need to worry about key cards.Room is across from elevator. Stairs very close as well- only one flight up. Both convenient for beach and pool trips with all your stuff!!

No one below you in a unit- pool deck area is below you. Could only hear a little pool noise at times.. but wasn't bad. Pool opens 9am closes 10 pm but ppl out usually 9 pm or so most nights we were there. Balcony overlooks pool and beach/ ocean.

Cannot quite see sunrise or sunset as others have mentioned from balcony due to neighboring complexes if that is something you are looking for- didn't bother us though I like to go to the beach for those anyway!

Pull out couch in living room( we did not use). Lots of games in tv stand living area- kids loved playing these. Some books for borrowing provided also was nice touch as well! Our bed was very comfy - we woke up to ocean view from bedroom window!

They provide starters on trash bags, toilet paper,laundry detergent but then you need your own.The whole property was nice as well- never had a problem finding parking spot, also tropical winds beach less crowded than neighboring complexes- never had problem setting up good spot on beach.

Two decent sized charcoal grills near pool. Had fitness room ( didn't use but probably should have HaHa!) Complex is only about 5 minute drive to main strip- hwy 59. Not too close and not too far.

We loved it here- we will definitely be returning!!

***Bring a good flashlight for nighttime crab hunting on the beach!!! ***

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful Five Star Review for our condo & us! You summed it up completely, & we really appreciate you taking the time to put your feelings into words!! We love our condo & do everything we can so our Guests love it, too. We really try to go the extra mile to help make our Guests' beach vacations go as smoothly as possible. Please come back for your future Gulf Shores vacations! Thanks so much!! Sue & Rick
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Great vacation and condo!

  • 5 of 5

Sue is very nice to work with! Tropical Winds #103 condo was very clean and decorated so nice! Beds were VERY comfy and loved the master bath remodel with the standup shower and removable handheld shower head - which is so nice to be able to get your feet and legs completely sand free! Kitchen was well stocked and when we discovered the blender plastic bottom attachment with blade had broken off from plastic rim it only took one email and it was replaced that day. Has nice modern touches such a usb ports in bedroom to charge your phones/ipads etc.... It was also nice to have a full size washer/dryer that would wash beach towels. I would highly recommend this condo. The only reason we may not rent it next year is we came with another couple and they prefer to have a queen or king bed in the second bedroom. This condo is great for a family with kids who could use twin beds.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your Five Star Review! We do love our condo & keep it to high standards!! Sue & Rick P.S. Our description of our condo's 2nd bedroom clearly states it has twin beds!
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite condo so far! Loved the decor, the location, and all the little extras this condo had. I made a fantastic sand castle with the supplies that were left in the condo for guests to use! Beds were very comfy too.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all your compliments, & another Five Star Review! We love our condo & want it to be beachy, inviting, a happy environment, up-to-date, etc!! We continue each year to make improvements for our Guests & for us! Please come back & stay in our beach front condo again!!! Sue & Rick
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Simpson, IL

The location was practical and the view was beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Gulf Shores and we were not disappointed! The condo was perfect for our needs and we hope to return soon! Thanks to Sue and Rick for sharing your home with us. Our family really enjoyed our vacation! 😍

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your first beach vacation in Gulf Shores, & we thank you for your compliments on our condo! We tell all our Guests that there is something to do in Gulf Shores to please any & all ages!! Thanks for posting our 77th Five Star Review!!! Sue & Rick
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Beach House Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I-10 via Baldwin Beach Express
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bahama Bob's directly on the beach
Nearest Beach
Condo is located directly on the beach!
Car: necessary

We are less than a mile west of the intersection of Hwy 59 and West Beach Blvd, considered the Heart of Gulf Shores!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Registration Cert $25
Refundable damage deposit $100

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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