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August (10% off list) & Sept AVAILABILITY!!! BEST in ISLAND TOWER per Guests

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


About the property

3 Br/3 Bath With 45 Feet Of Private Gulf Front Balcony Space !!!

*** Best in Island Tower based on Rental Feedback *** Gulf Front -13th Floor !!!!

3 bedroom / 3 bath Condominium

Wilson’s Retreat at Island Tower is a beautifully decorated 3 Bedroom / 3 Bath condo (sleeps 8) that has everything you need to get into vacation mode. This 1600+ sq ft condo includes GREAT views of the beach / Gulf from the 13th floor with 45 feet of windows & balcony accessible from 3 rooms (including 2 bedrooms and the living area).

This spacious open floor plan condo includes a fully upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and all the modern conveniences you would find at home. The kitchen opens to the Dining room, Living area and GULF. The living room offers ample seating and provides great views of the Gulf. The living area and each bedroom is equipped with flat panel TV’s. Each spacious bedroom has its own bathroom with the master bath having a large shower and separate Jacuzzi tub.

WORK REMOTE??? The 2 gulf front bedrooms each are equipped with work desks, monitors & key boards for that ideal work from home setting.

Island Tower has only 3 units on each floor. For play outside of the unit, there is a fenced playground and two pools, (one horizon pool on the beach and an indoor pool on the 2nd floor facing the Gulf). The fitness room, complete with cardio machines, free weights and a sauna is located on the 4th floor, also facing the Gulf.

Island Tower is a 2 minute walk to the main beach district, including the Gulf Shores public beach, shops, restaurants and bars (including the Hangout and Bahama Bob’s). Additional restaurants, groceries, a water park, putt-putt and spas are all within a 5 minute drive.

Satellite TV, Wireless internet access. Maximum of two cars. Sleeps maximum of 8 (strictly enforced).

More Details

Blake James / LeeAnn Proctor / Steve Buelter
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Blake James / LeeAnn Proctor / Steve Buelter

3 Friends from Atlanta (and their dog Wilson : ) who really enjoy the Gulf Coast

Blake James / LeeAnn Proctor / Steve Buelter purchased this condo in 2013

Why Blake James / LeeAnn Proctor / Steve Buelter chose Alabama

A GREAT property unlike most others in Gulf Shores located in heart of the Gulf Shores Beach District. Within easy walking distance of the main beach area, but once inside Wilson's Retreat, you will feel like you are all alone on the Island : )

What makes this condo unique

Tallest high rise in Gulf Shores but still only 3 units per floor


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 13
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms with a King, King & 2 Twin beds. Queen Sleeper sofa in the living area.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

August (10% off list) & Sept AVAILABILITY!!! BEST in ISLAND TOWER per Guests
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Incredible condo and so well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Wilsons Retreat and really enjoyed the space and all of the extras the owners included for our stay. We look forward to our next trip to the beach and will defiantly try to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay... Keep us in mind for future trips to the Gulf Coast... :<)
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, one of the nicest condos I have rented very clean. Owners easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback & keep us in mind for future trips to the Gulf Shores area ...
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Sellersburg, IN

Wonderful. The condo was beautiful. Everything we could have needed to find was there.

  • 5 of 5

Recommend this condo. Great owners who care for their guest.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Keep us in mind for future trips to the Gulf Coast :<)
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed at how stocked the place was. We have never been to a VRBO that has been this homey and inviting....with lots of extras. It was nice to not have to pack the car with beach chairs, umbrellas and towels for a mini vacay.

The location was great....and we loved the fact that there was a restaurant in (super short) walking distance.

Would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: :<)))) Keep us in mind for future stays in the Gulf Shores area...
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St. Louis, Missouri

All you need is the view but you get so much more!

  • 5 of 5

Wilson's Retreat was a treat! From the friendly, easy interaction with the owner to the condo stocked with anything you might need for your stay, everything was great! I had to work a few mornings of our stay but work doesn't even feel like work when you are sitting on the balcony with a great cup of coffee from the provided Keurig (!), with an awesome view of the beach. The condo was spacious enough to invite another family we vacationed with back after dinner to play games. Nothing but good things to say about the condo, clean, well appointed, all extras (beach chairs, umbrellas, hair dryers!) provided meant we didn't have to bring it with us. Blake was very accommodating, answering any questions we had and making sure our stay was great. He went above and beyond! I would recommend Wilson's Retreat without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: REALLY Glad you enjoyed your stay. Love to have you back for your future trips to Gulf Shores..
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Excellent Condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wilson's Retreat is an excellent condo for a family. We had 4 adults and 2 children and there was enough room for everybody. The condo was very clean, including kitchen items!! The balcony is very spacious, they have plenty of chairs on the balcony for everybody. We sat on the balcony every day and loved the awesome view of the Gulf. The kitchen is fully stocked, and the owner is generous to have extra kitchen items...salt, pepper, sugar, coffee filters, etc...The owner also has beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys for the kids, extra beach towels, and even a canopy. It's a bonus to have those items supplied. Blake was quick to respond to any questions, we arrived a little early and were allowed to check in before 4:00. This was our first time to Gulf Shores and if we return we will definitely stay at Wilson's Retreat.

The Quinalty Family

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sooo glad Wilson's Retreat met or exceeded your expectations :<) And definitely look forward to your return visit to the Gulf Coast. Blake / LeeAnn / Steve & Wilson (the dog) :<)
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Shrimp Fest 2017
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Parking Pass ($20/car) $40
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is an additional $20 per car parking fee (maximum 2 cars) that is NOT included in the estimate.

The damage deposit includes damages and noise disturbance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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