"Our family, children and grand children ages (9, 11, & two 16) totaling 9 had two months to anticipate a different Christmas Vacation at Regency Isle. The family gift of fun in the sun and surf instead of snow in Michigan was much awaited. They picked out their spaces from the photos on VRBO and had a great idea of what was to come when we arrived. After two days of driving, we arrived to 83 degree weather. The condo filled all of our expectations! The condo was very spacious and was nicely appointed. The kitchen had seating for all of us at meal time. Great, comfy beds and room for us all. We never had to stand in line for a bathroom. The beautiful views from the balconies, the washer and dryer, the puzzles and movies on hand all added to our comfort. The ice machine cut down on the soda bills as they drank lots of ice water.
Swimming in the big waves in the gulf and at the pools was first on the list, night walking on the beach searching for crabs and jelly fish by the full moon ended the day. We cooked most of our meals in and found everything we needed in the well stocked kitchen. Daily walks on the beach when it was dry started our days. We packed a lot of sight seeing into the week touring the Battleship Alabama and the Submarine Drum, toured the Navel Air Museum, shopped, visited many arcades, zip lined at the Wharf and go carts in Gulf Shores. We took a ride to B & B Pecan Farm in Fair Hope. Had Pizza at Lillian's, Dinner at Desoto's and Lunch at the Hurricane Grill. Even a few rainy days were not so bad because we had cards and games along with all the smart phones. New Years Eve there was a great fire works show at Flora-bama easily seen from the balcony. New Years day there was the polar plunge on the beach we again watched from the balcony. Plenty of football too, although we were rooting for Michigan State and got clobbered!
Our thanks to the owners who were kind enough to share their lovely place with us. You have a big piece of paradise on the beach in Alabama. We all made so many special memories they can't wait to come back. We will keep Regency Isle 1101 on our list of place to call our home away from home."
Guest: Sandy & Fred
Date of Stay: December 2015
Review Submitted: January 8, 2016