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BEST in Island Tower per Guests. Booking now for Memorial Week & Summer 2018

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 an upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and all the modern conveniences you would find at home (including the BEST STOCKED KITCHEN on the BEACH). 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). Completely NON-Smoking Unit

More Details

Blake James / LeeAnn Proctor / Steve Buelter
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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. We provide beach chairs & nice beach towels.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • During Peak timeframes, check-in and check-out must fall on or between Saturday's. Peak time frames include Memorial Week to mid-August.
  • Example... 7 day stay arrives on Saturday, departs on Saturday. 6 day stay arrives on Sat, departs on Fri OR arrives on Sun, departs Sat.
  • When requesting a stay, please use the INQUIRY option rather than REQUEST BOOKING. Once we have come to an agreement, we can move to REQUEST BOOKING.
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


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BEST in Island Tower per Guests. Booking now for Memorial Week & Summer 2018
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

So many extras!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend Wilson's Retreat. We had 8 in our group. We were 2 couples who enjoyed having master bedrooms with balcony access. The 2 girls stayed in the 3rd bedroom with twin beds and the 2 teen/adult boys stayed on the sleeper sofa which was very roomy. I have never seen a condo so well stocked with everything you could need. Had every kitchen item that we needed, beach towels, toys, chairs, umbrella. Just pack your clothes, toiletries and groceries. I will definitely be back to this condo every July for our family vacation. Blake went above and beyond to make sure everything went as planned. Loved that personal touch. Thanks Blake!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just what we wanted to hear. Thanks for your feedback & come back soon... LeeAnn, Steve, Blake (& Wilson)
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Lovely property, home from home with a view😁

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 nights at wilsons retreat in Island towers and had a fantastic holiday (4 adults and 2 x 13 year old boys). Everything you could want/need for a relaxing trip to the beach was catered for, and the boys loved their twin room with TV!!! We also had great communication with one of the owners Blake who ensured we were all set for arrival and departure, and even checked in with us during our stay to ensure we were having a great holiday and if we needed anything. Fantastic condo and service. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback & come back soon!!!
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Great Place to stay in Gulf Shores

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for 4 adults and 3 children, with two master suites facing the Gulf. The condo had everything that we needed for a day at the beach - approximately 7 chairs, 4 umbrellas, and plenty of beach towels. The kitchen was well appointed, with a blender, Keurig (as well as a standard coffee maker), plus plenty of ziploc bags, plastic wrap, etc.

The location is excellent, with The Hangout (dinner and entertainment for the kids/teens) within walking distance, and an Island Outfitters within walking distance as well.

I had stayed at Island Tower previously, though at a different unit, and what I appreciated most on this stay was the personal contact by Blake. He was in touch on the day of arrival and the day of departure, and I had his cell phone number in case I needed anything during the stay.

I would definitely recommend Wilson's Retreat for beach lovers looking for a roomy place to stay in Gulf Shores.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay @ Wilson's Retreat. Keep us in mind for future trips to the gulf coast.
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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: June 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: March 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: October 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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Additional information about rental rates

Parking Pass ($20/car) $40
Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

*** The Damage Deposit includes damages and noise disturbance. Please see the attached Rental Agreement for additional information around the Damage Deposit

*** Normal check in time on day of arrival is 4:00pm on day of arrival (in order to have time to properly clean after our guests depart that morning)

*** Check out time on day of departure is 10am (so we may have adequate time to clean the unit for our guests arriving that afternoon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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