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Enjoy 'Casual Elegance' At Alabama's Premiere Family Beach Resort

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

This Spacious 2 Bed/2 Bath 1st Floor Unit Is Steps From The Beach And Pool

Remodeled in the summer of 2014, this unit features a stunning new ceramic floor throughout, new furniture and a new full size cook's kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. Banana Wind is professionally decorated with Edison style designer lighting, two separate bedrooms with private baths. A full sized round dining table creates the perfect gathering place for family dinners or playing board games. Our housekeeping service washes every piece of linen, including the comforters on the bed, so you are assured of a clean and pleasant stay. It's hard to stay closer to the beach with the water and stunning beach pool (1 of 6) only steps away. In case it rains or in cooler seasons, our unit in Plantation East allows you access to our fabulous indoor pool and sauna. Guests staying at other Gulf Shores Plantation phases (Plantation dunes, Plantation Palms, Plantation West and the Beach Cottages) on the property are no longer allowed access to our indoor pool, ensuring our Plantation East guests enjoy an uncrowded swimming experience. We've included new flat screen televisions in each room. Our balcony features two rocking chairs and tables so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful evenings on the water. We've included everything imaginable to make your stay more fun. If you want crowded beaches, heavy traffic and non-stop noise you're looking at the wrong location. We are a family resort with a secure 24/7 gated entrance and quiet time beginning at 10:00 PM. Just a short 15 minute drive out the peninsula transports you worlds away to a true resort experience. Sandwiched between thousands of acres of National Wildlife refuge with hiking trails and empty or low density beaches, you'll feel like you're in old Key West.

We have shuffleboard, tennis, horseshoes, and one of the 70 best resort golf courses in The Unites States right next door. Kiva Dunes is a world class golf club open to the public with a driving range and practice facility. And the rates are surprisingly low! Enjoy a cocktail or coffee on the beach at Connections or walk next door to Kiva for lunch in the club house or tiki bar overlooking the 18th green. We have outdoor grills located throughout the property near each entrance and we offer a laundry on each floor in case you want to wash some clothes before returning home. Our island was discovered by the Spanish in 1500 and much of their fleet was destroyed in a hurricane in 1504 just behind our property. Because we are on a narrow peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Bon Secour Bay, you can enjoy both the beach or bay when you stay with us. We have a boat launch across from our property and you are welcome to park your boat and trailer here at our resort. Just a few miles west you'll find historic Fort Morgan and museum, our ferry to Dauphin Island, a state park and marina. You can buy an ice cream cone, fill up with gas, get a massage or have dinner at sports bar within 1 mile of the resort.

More Details

Robin Shaw
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Robin Shaw

My wife and I grew up in the Midwest and discovered Fort Morgan when we moved to Birmingham in 2000. We left Alabama in 2005 and quickly figured out that once you've lived down here, it's hard to face the winters up north. We moved back a few years ago and bought a house next door at Kiva where will live full time with our dogs. We purchased and renovated the condo at Plantation because we fell in love with the resort and we knew our friends would love it too. With five adult kids and their growing families the extra space comes in handy!

Robin Shaw purchased this condo in 2014

Why Robin Shaw chose Alabama

We chose to purchase a condo at Gulf Shores Plantation East because we believe it is the very finest beach resort experience for the money anywhere on the gulf. We invested more than $25,000 during the summer to renovate this charming condo so our family, friends and guests can enjoy a first class stay at a great resort. When you've rented at the beach as much as we have you've been both elated and disappointed in the condition of the units over the years. Please know that when you stay at our place it will look like the photographs and will be clean and fresh.

What makes this condo unique

We love this place so much we live just a few hundred yards down the beach! We'll be happy to guide you to the best restaurants, shrimp markets, amusement parks, dolphin cruises and if you're nice, we'll even share where the good fishing holes are located. We hope you'll choose Banana Wind and we look forward to making your vacation the one your family talks about for years to come!


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath, tub, shower and granite topped vanity. The guest bath has a tub, shower, and granite toped vanity. Both with new mirrors and all new fixtures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
    Guest Suite - 2 twin/ single
  • Master suite with private bath, quality queen size pillow top bed for a great nights sleep. The guest suite has matching twin beds and private bath. Both bedrooms have flat screen televisions.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have a boat launch across from the entrance on the bay side and you can park your boat and trailer on site while staying with us, great fishing from piers or the beach and we have a marina 3 or 4 miles west. You can enjoy a sports bar, get a message, play championship golf, drop by a convenience store, parasail or rent a kayak with in 1 mile of our entrance.


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Enjoy 'Casual Elegance' At Alabama's Premiere Family Beach Resort
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Condo is cozy, and includes unexpected luxuries such as updated appliances and fixtures, well-stocked basics and cleaning supplies, and name-brand bath products. The condo was extremely clean and smelled GREAT! We especially appreciated the gift basket that included precious treats and floats for our boys! The owner even brought us a new beach umbrella during our stay. The property has so much for the kids to do (beach, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball and tennis courts, etc.). We will definitely be returning for family getaways in the future! Owners were extremely friendly and reaponsive!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo and great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Banana Wind. The condo had everything we needed and was a great place to come back to after a fun day at the beach, which was never overly crowded. Robin was very helpful from start to finish, and was great to work with. The condo was very clean and comfy, and my kids said they would like to just move in and have it be their home! We also loved having access to the indoor pool for the cooler days and nights. Overall a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property met my expectations. Clean and felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Banana Wind was wonderful. The property was just like the pictures. Felt a lot like home. We will return no doubt.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Our third year staying with robin and bill and it was amazing as always! They make us feel right at home! The condo is so cozy and the location is perfect! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Clean, perfectly located! A+

  • 5 of 5

Looks like it is out of a Pottery Barn catalog. Smells great and clean. Easy walk to the beach and pools. Excellent communication! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful condo with amazing owners

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Plantation through Robin and Bill for 2 years and are getting ready to go back for our 3rd year! When we think of family vacation, we don't even consider anywhere else. They are readily available for anything we may need. They make us feel right at home and are so accommodating! The condo has been beautifully remodeled and has a great location just steps from the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Gulf Shores, Pensacola, Mobile
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Fort Morgan Ferry
Nearest Golf
kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Beach
Plantation, Kiva Dunes, Beach Club
Car: necessary

Discovered by the Spanish in 1500 AD, our narrow peninsula is home to historic Fort Morgan--seeing action in both The War of 1812 and The Civil War. While all Alabama and Florida beaches offer you spectacular white sugar sand and clear turquoise water, experienced vacationers know only the Fort Morgan Peninsula offers the quiet, low density, private beach experience families enjoy and romantic couples crave.


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
May 20 2017 - Jul 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 14 2018 - May 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
May 19 2018 - Jul 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Processing $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.5%

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.
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