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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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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.

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Robin Shaw
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Enjoy 'Casual Elegance' At Alabama's Premiere Family Beach Resort
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Amazing condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this condo! Beautiful decor, with lots of extras and Robin the owner was amazing. Would love to return again next fall!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice and the owners were exceptional.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great location coupled with great owners

  • 5 of 5

The Plantation, situated on Fort Morgan Rd, has just the right amount of seclusion without being gloomy, and just the right amount of activity without being irritable. Virgin dunes on one side and estate style homes with far away owners on the other, the scenery hasn't changed in 20 years.

The unit has been recently updated. Everything was perfect. Mrs. Robin kept in touch throughout our stay, making herself available if we needed anything. We would definitely recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Well maintained, clean condo just steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Gulf Shores and Robin & Bill did such a nice job of making our stay great. They were very accomodating and the welcome basket was such a nice touch. The condo was in great condition, just as pictured and only a couple minute walk to the beach. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful beach get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Banana Wind and felt at home during our stay. The pictures paint a perfect pucture of the apartment. Robin made sure our stay was perfect from a welcome gift for the adults and kids. and checking on us after a thunderstorm. The kitchen is stocked with top of the line appliances and utensils, and since we cooked three meals a day it really came in handy. There are beach chairs, an umbrella and tote for use so no need trying to bring these from home! The beach is beautiful and the pools are awesome. Just a short walk to both. Having access to an indoor pool and hot tub was a plus! We were sad to leave but feel we have found a perfect home away from home. Gulf Shores is now one of our favorite beaches.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place, attentive owners

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many places through VRBO over the years, and these owners are hands down the most attentive and thoughtful. The condo is lovely and well-stocked, and the owners were great. We even got our security deposit back so quickly. We highly recommend this unit, and will stay here again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring '17
Mar 1 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
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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