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Casual Beach Elegance describes 'Banana Wind' at Gulf Shores Plantation Resort.

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Last updated: 11/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/08/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 780 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : Premium condo completely remodeled and redecorated August 2014 including a beautiful new $10,000 ceramic floor. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The minimum age is 26. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Gulf Shores Plantation is a family friendly, kid friendly resort. Our unit includes access to a beautiful indoor pool, hot tubs and sauna. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, if it was up to us, we would be pet friendly but association rules prohibit pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master Suite: 1 queen

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  • Guest Suite: 2 twin/ single

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    You won't miss the big game with a new wall mount 42 inch flat screen TV in the living room or flat screen TVs in both bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some videos are available but we suggest you bring your favorites from home....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Indirect view of beach and dunes from balcony....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beachfront building, First floor, steps to the water and beachfront pool....moreless

  • Resort:

    Enjoy all the amenities of a secure and gated family oriented resort, private beach, sauna, indoor pool, tennis and more! ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Indirect Gulf view....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    The beautiful round pedestal table is designed to seat 8 so you know you'll have plenty of room for all that busy work you promised to leave behind....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washing machines/Dryers are located in a guest laundry located on each floor....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Premium condo completely remodeled and redecorated August 2014 including a beautiful new $10,000 ceramic floor. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    New sleeper sofa with chase lounge perfectly positioned in front of a new wall mount 42 inch flat screen TV with DVD....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for multiple cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    local and emergency calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machines/Dryers are located in a guest laundry located on each floor....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have both a Keurig style and a classic style drip coffee maker, depending on your choice....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service for six....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New full size stainless steel Eureka by GE....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Granite counters in this spacious cooks kitchen, all new stainless steel appliances, Edison lighting, designer sink, matching granite wet bar with MARGARITAVILLE brand margarita drink maker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    New full size Amana stainless steel oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    bakeware, pizza pans, serving bowls, mixers, blenders, and everything you need to create a fabulous meal....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size Maytag stainless steel with automatic ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    New Amana stainless steel glass top range....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Our balcony features a beautiful view and two rocking chairs with tables to enjoy a quiet evening after a busy day....moreless

  • Golf:

    We sit next to the number one rated public course in Alabama, Kiva Dunes. This award winning course is ranked in the top 70 resort golf courses in The U.S. Walk over with your clubs or enjoy lunch....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are several common green spaces throughout the resort....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Multiple grills are located just outside the many entrances to our building....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Multiple lighted tennis courts ensure you won't be waiting serve....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available for rent less than 1 mile from the resort....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There are six pools on property and one indoor pool. The indoor pool is available for our guests and guests of Plantation East owners only--ensuring you will have plenty of room on a rainy day! ...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    The sauna is available for our guests and guests of Plantation East owners only. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$130
$735 $1,350
Spring '17
Mar 1 - May 19, 2017
5 night min stay
$190
$1,090
Summer
May 20 - Aug 18, 2017
5 night min stay
$260
$1,590
Fall
Aug 19 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$990
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$260
$1,590
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Processing $30 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulf Shores, Pensacola, Mobile
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Morgan Ferry
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Golf
kiva Dunes
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Motorway
180
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/08/2016

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Photos

  • Casual Beach Elegance describes 'Banana Wind' at Gulf Shores Plantation Resort.

    Casual Beach Elegance describes 'Banana Wind' at Gulf Shores Plantation Resort.

  • Designer lighting and custom stainless sink make everyday chores a pleasure!

    Designer lighting and custom stainless sink make everyday chores a pleasure!

  • Sleeper sofa with chase

    Sleeper sofa with chase

  • Enjoy a refreshing night's sleep in 'The Master Suite.' A great bed is essential

    Enjoy a refreshing night's sleep in 'The Master Suite.' A great bed is essential

  • Our wet bar says, 'forget the clock, it's five o'clock somewhere.'

    Our wet bar says, 'forget the clock, it's five o'clock somewhere.'

  • The view from the balcony of the beach pool, dunes and gulf

    The view from the balcony of the beach pool, dunes and gulf

  • If you want a crowded beach, stay in town! if you're looking for privacy, well..

    If you want a crowded beach, stay in town! if you're looking for privacy, well..

  • You sit there and I'll sit over here

    You sit there and I'll sit over here

  • We'll recommend the best dolphin cruise on the island.

    We'll recommend the best dolphin cruise on the island.

  • En Suites make each bedroom 'private.'

    En Suites make each bedroom 'private.'

  • It's the little things that say, 'I'm at the beach!'

    It's the little things that say, 'I'm at the beach!'

  • Spacious cook's kitchen

    Spacious cook's kitchen

  • Plenty of light

    Plenty of light

  • Enjoy the big game or a romantic movie on the large flat screen TV.

    Enjoy the big game or a romantic movie on the large flat screen TV.

  • Sometimes 'two' is better than 'one.'

    Sometimes 'two' is better than 'one.'

  • 6 amazing pools including this one in front of our building!

    6 amazing pools including this one in front of our building!

  • Anyone want to take a walk on the beach tonight?

    Anyone want to take a walk on the beach tonight?

  • Only units in Plantation East (that's us) have access to our indoor pool.

    Only units in Plantation East (that's us) have access to our indoor pool.

  • Coffee anyone?

    Coffee anyone?

  • We vacationed here for 12 years, now we live 300 yards down the beach.

    We vacationed here for 12 years, now we live 300 yards down the beach.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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