Enjoy 'Casual Elegance' at Alabama's Premiere Family Beach Resort
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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
- On floor 1
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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
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:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
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
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 1 - May 19, 2017
5 night min stay
May 20 - Aug 18, 2017
5 night min stay
Aug 19 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min 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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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.
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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Casual Beach Elegance describes 'Banana Wind' at Gulf Shores Plantation Resort.
Designer lighting and custom stainless sink make everyday chores a pleasure!
Sleeper sofa with chase
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.'
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..
You sit there and I'll sit over here
We'll recommend the best dolphin cruise on the island.
En Suites make each bedroom 'private.'
It's the little things that say, 'I'm at the beach!'
Spacious cook's kitchen
Plenty of light
Enjoy the big game or a romantic movie on the large flat screen TV.
Sometimes 'two' is better than 'one.'
6 amazing pools including this one in front of our building!
Anyone want to take a walk on the beach tonight?
Only units in Plantation East (that's us) have access to our indoor pool.
We vacationed here for 12 years, now we live 300 yards down the beach.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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