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74 Five Star Reviews! 2BR/2Bath May 1 thru May 7, 2018 (6 nites) just opened up!

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.

As of Sept 2017, we have reduced the deposit you will pay from $250 to $100. This means we have reduced the amount by $150 you will pay us, the owners, to reserve our condo!!

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 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 - 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 numerous 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!) The king mattress & box spring were just replaced.

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 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 (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.

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 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, your refundable deposit is due the date you book your reservation as well as VRBO's Service Fee. 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 deposit.

3) If you cancel at lease 60 days prior to your arrival date, your refundable deposit & the VRBO Service Fee will be refunded to you.

4) If you cancel less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, your deposit, final payment, & the VRBO Service Fee 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.

6) There is a $59 fee for property 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 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:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 , 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 ...
  • 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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74 Five Star Reviews! 2BR/2Bath May 1 thru May 7, 2018 (6 nites) just opened up!
average rating of 4.9866667 based on 75 reviews

Great Place, right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and very nicely decorated. Made me feel right at home. Great location on the 1st level for easy access to beach and pool. Really great for the kids! Thanks Sue and Rick!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for giving us another Five Star Review!! It is great to hear you felt right at home - that's exactly what we strive to provide for our Guests! We also love being on the 2nd floor (the 1st floor in our building with condos) as you don't need to wait for the elevator! We hope you'll want to stay with us again for your future beach vacation!! Sue & Rick
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we wanted and needed, perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to give us a Five Star Review! It is very much appreciated!! Sue & Rick
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Smyrna, TN

We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This the 4th (?) time my family has stayed at this condo, and there's a reason. This place rocks! Perfect spot on the beach. Perfect little cozy condo with everything you could need for a few days or even a few weeks. The owners are extremely nice and easy to work with and always listen when suggestions are made for improvements. We suggest something and boom, the next time we visit it's there! The only way it could be better is if they would send a private jet to pick us up rather than us having to make the long drive from Tennessee! :)

Looking forward to our next family vacation at this condo!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We show it's your 5th stay (not 4th) in our Gulf Shores beach front condo! Thanks for another Five Star Review!! We love to listen to our Guests & follow through on the suggestions. We look forward to your reservation for the summer/fall of 2018!! Sue & Rick P.S. If we were able, we would send a private jet for you in TN!!! Thanks for wanting to make the drive!
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Excellent Stay, felt like home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an amazing stay at the condo. Even with a few issues when we arrived that were a direct result of the recent hurricane Harvey. Sue was quick to take care of everything and make the experience very pleasant.

The location is perfect, close enough to everything yet far enough away to be very relaxing. We really enjoyed the balcony for morning coffee and watching the dolphins swim just off the beach.

My family and I had a great time and would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a Five Star Review regarding your stay in our condo! We say that mistakes happen no matter what, but it's how we respond to them that really counts!! We want to correct, as soon as possible, any difficulties one of our Guests encounters. We hope you decide to spend your next beach vacation in our condo!! Sue & Rick
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Dayton, Ohio

A little slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th year staying in this Condo! Obviously our family of five loves our time here. We find the owners to be nothing but the best! They are so very accommodating and helpful; they also continue to make improvements to the condo each and every year. We could not be happier with our stay and the accommodations. We look forward to coming back again in 2018!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased to hear you really enjoyed your week in our condo & that you've already reserved with us for your week next summer, 2018! Thanks so much for your Five Star Review & staying in our condo for 7 years!! We welcome you back & all our Guests that do treat our condo as if it were their second home. There will be more improvements when you arrive July, 2018!! It is a labor of love for us - Sue & Rick
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Unit is great for your trip to Gulf Shores - perfect size for a family and could be fine for two families travelling together. Everything was decorated great and like you see on the beach and the pool is just below you. Only negative and something the owners could not control was the facade of the building was being worked on during our stay so that work started early in the morning and they had to rope off half the pool during the day to work on it.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your Five Star Review! Our condo is a great size with 2 bedrooms & 2 full baths with showers & bath tubs - approximately 1,100 sq ft. It comfortably accommodates 6 people! We apologize for half the pool being closed, but it sounds as if it didn't curb your overall enjoyment of the beach, Gulf Shores, & our condo! We hope you'll want to stay with us again - 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Registration Cert $25
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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