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Balcony On The Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

***2017 UPDATES*** New paint, new fixtures, new television, new sofa bed!

This condo is located on the beach, with a beautiful ocean view from the balcony. The balcony also overlooks the great pool area on the beach side. The unit has 1 Bedroom unit on the 5th floor, with a queen size bed and flat screen television with built in DVD player. Sleeper sofa is located in the den. The den also has a flat screen television as well as a DVD player, and a 4-person dinette table and chairs. Teri loves to cook so the kitchen is stocked with all utensils and appliances you need to make you feel at home. Washer and Drier are new appliances. Unit is within walking distance of great restaurants and bars. You will want to come back!

Meredith Hatcher
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Meredith Hatcher

Joel & Teri purchased this unit in 2003 as a vacation get-away. They live in Alabama and enjoy being a short drive from the white sandy beaches. Both work full-time. They one son and one daughter, and have 7 grandchildren.

Meredith Hatcher purchased this condo in 2003

Why Meredith Hatcher chose Alabama

Perfect location!

What makes this condo unique

Island Winds West is within walking distance of The Hangout, as well as other restaurants, shopping and attractions.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has a bath tub with a shower, single sink vanity with mirror, and one toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Balcony On The Beach!
average rating of 4.181818 based on 22 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Close to everything we wanted to do and right on the beach. We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect couples getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Check in/check out was so so very easy. Beach was wonderful, amenities functional, and wonderful pool. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easter weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect! We enjoyed it so much. Definitely will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, poor condition of condo

  • 1 of 5

When we entered the condo at check in time, we were met with piles of sand, dirty laundry, and black hair everywhere. We called owner and house keeping. When house keeping came it took 3 hours to clean because of the poor condition.

House keeping did a thorough job cleaning, but the condition of condo was still poor. The fridge and washing machine were rusted. There was mildew in kitchen cabinets, on dining chairs, sitting chairs and bar stools. In bathroom and kitchen grout was black with old stains. There was more mildew on ceiling with vent in ceiling falling out. Outlet in kitchen was pulling out of wall.

I contacted owner prior to writing this review but have heard nothing. We reserved the condo on Wednesday prior to Saturday arrival but owner had not contacted housekeeping to let them know we were arriving.

No parking no permit was ever provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, great location, perfect size for 2 people. Appliances were a little older than what we are used too, but all worked perfectly.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Trip

  • 4 of 5

The condo was really nice . The price was reasonable .We did have a few things happen when we arrived. First off we were told before we arrived that we would have to get a parking permit from the security guard because the office was closed ( no big Deal ) when we arrived the parking lot was full so the security guard would not take our money , he told us to just write our name , unit number, and telephone number on a piece of paper and place it on the dash so that they would know that they had talked to us that is IF WE FOUND A SPOT! We were also told that they had gave to many permits with not enough spots. He also told me to contact the office and tell them what he told me . We got lucky because someone was pulling pulling out of the lot so we were able to get that spot. Our car stayed parked for that day and all the next day before being moved , when we decided to go do some shopping i received a note on my car stating that i was parked ILLEGAL due to not having a parking pass ( now remember we were told not to pay until the office opened on Tuesday ) so i contacted the office to let them know what happened, we were told to pay for a permit ( which we did) and if we had any more problems to contact them . I just think that if you pay for a pass you should be guaranteed a spot. Secondly the Coffee maker was left on ( guessing from the previous renter) I do not drink coffee so I unplugged it. That was the only problem the whole trip . Everything worked great and we enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak
May 15 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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