8th-Floor Condo with Gulf Front Shared PoolGulf Shores, AL (48) VaycayHero Booking Protection
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Bed Configuration: Bedroom 1: Queen | Living Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa.
8th Floor Beachfront Condo at Island Winds West is situated in the heart of Gulf Shores. This immaculate unit has been recently renovated and is just gorgeous. Features include: Gulf front and side views, fully equipped kitchen, convenient location to downtown, gulf front pool, kiddie pool, walk to restaurants and shops, hang out and shrimp festival favorite, washer and dryer, cable TV and DVD. The unit sleeps 4 with a queen bed in the bedroom and queen sleeper sofa in living room and Egyptian Cotton linens.
This unit is a part of Island Winds West
Island Winds West in Gulf Shores is your place for vacation fun on the Gulf. Right on the beach and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and a variety of entertainments, Island Winds is well situated. The building itself has a number of amenities, including a Gulf Front pool and a separate children's pool. You'll be able to cook up local seafood on one of our barbecue grills on site, or eat at home in your fully furnished kitchen.
It's the perfect headquarters for enjoying all the fun Gulf Shores has to offer. There's fishing from Gulf State Park Pier, or charter a boat and take to the Gulf for the afternoon to see what you can catch. We have putt-putt and amusement parks, and a great number of golf courses of varying difficulty right near our Gulf Shores condos. In addition to the variety of non-beach related activities we have, we also tons of water activities on top of good ol' sunbathing and swimming. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer jet ski rental, parasailing, kite surfing, boat rental and more. Take a ride on a Dolphin Cruise to admire those highly intelligent and amusing animals, or enjoy the views from the Mobile Bay Ferry as you journey to check out items of more historical interest, like Fort Morgan.
**Please note that not all of the amenities listed might be available to your specific unit. Please call if you have questions about complex amenities.**
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Check In: 03:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Rating: 48 5.0/5
Member Since: 2016
1. Where will I pick up the keys from?
Detailed pick-up information will be provided to you once you book this rental.
2. I am going to be arriving late. Do I have to arrive
during business hours to pick up keys?
You can check in any time you want on or after the check-in time. After-hours key pick up information will be provided to you once you book this rental.
3. Does the total price include everything? Are any of the
Yes, there is nothing more to be paid. All mandatory fees are included in the total price.
4. What is the cancellation policy for this rental?
Cancellation policy is listed on this page under 'Cancellation Policy'.
5. Is there a security deposit for this rental?
Extra linens are available for an additional fee. The fee varies between $25 and $100. Contact us for details.×
Host Rules: Age Requirement
All members of group must be ages 25 and up. Rule is strictly enforced by the host.
Lindsey P.on 07/11/2017
Clean, nice view close to everything!
Jeannie F.on 05/08/2017
Island Winds West 875 was perfect for our honeymoon. The condo was clean, provided everything we needed, the view was magnificent and we were within a short walking distance to The Hang Out, Pink Poney and Bahama Bob's. The beach was well maintained. The only somewhat negative thing about our stay was the construction crew setting up the Hangout Music Festival and that wasn't all that bad. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a peaceful and beautiful vacation spot. The condo was plenty big for 2-4 people.
Mary R.on 04/27/2017
We enjoyed our stay, just a couple of items worth mentioning. The mattress sunk in the middle, but was advertised as a new mattress. Also cutting on the water in the shower caused a racket that did not stop until you cut the shower on.
brian g.on 04/02/2017
Good, but the unit was in need of some upgrades. Specifically, the HVAC made a continual rattling noise when it was running, the closet doors in the hallway kept coming off its hinges, the shower did not have much pressure and its overall appearance was worn.
Lisa B.on 03/26/2017
Excellent location, right on the beach and within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Condo is well maintained. The only drawback was being right next to the elevator which can make it noisy. We only had a few times that I noticed it so all in all it wasn't too bad. I would definitely recommend this unit. We're already looking forward to going back to gulf shores next year!
David B.on 03/18/2017
The condo was very nice and exceeded our expectations. Everything was clean, the view was great, and the bed was comfortable too.
I'd highly recommend this condo for vacation. The check-in and check-out procedures were easy. We had no issues at all. Lovely time for all. Thank you.
Kailee E.on 03/13/2017
Really great condo for a girls week. Really needs some minor upgrades or facelifts in certain areas. Overall clean, in a great location, and close to the beach.
Joseph L.on 12/03/2016
My wife and I had a fantastic stay at Islands West. The view and sound of the waves were awesome. We ate some very good sea food, saw some of the sites in the area,and did all our Christmas shopping while we were there. We definitely want to come back as soon as we can. We are already planning our next vacation.
Michael S.on 11/06/2016
Extremely satisfied with my stay. The condo was perfect for a two person beach trip. Very affordable. Fantastic location. Gulf view from the balcony was great. Walking distance to pretty much everything in Gulf Shores. I will definitely book this condo again!
Jody H.on 08/13/2016
The room was extremely clean and the views were phenomenal. We had a relaxing and enjoyable experience the entire time. The only downside was the washer and dryer were very small and you could only wash or dry not both at the same time, and had to split out loads to get a good wash and dry.
Carla M.on 07/10/2016
We absolutely loved the easy access to the beach and sitting on the balcony for morning coffee! This was our first trip to the beach and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Very small space if you are traveling with 3+ people, doable but tight! I was a little disappointed in the cleanliness. The counters and surfaces were wiped down but the little things (towel racks, end tables, etc...) were covered in sand and dust. Maybe this is to be expected for beach living. The location was great as it was a easy walk to restaurants and shopping. Ice machines would have been nice. There was no ice in ice maker when we arrived and it took 24 hours for the ice machine to make enough ice for 1 glass of tea. Overall not bad for our first stay!
BRANDON M.on 05/27/2016
The condo was as described and is a great place to stay. More than 2 people might get cramped, but its a great condo. The gated kiddie pool was perfect.
Sarah H.on 05/19/2016
I stayed here for the Hangout Fest and loved the little condo. The kitchen is up-to-date and fully stocked with plates, cups, pans, and utensils. The bed was comfortable and the condo was clean. The balcony was a little crowded with furniture and the bathtub faucet was a little wonky, but, overall, this was a great place to rest during the fest. Can't wait to come back next year!
Fred H.on 05/13/2016
We had a great trip. Loved the location. Room very clean and well equipped. Our only issue was that when you turned the cold water on in the shower it made loud noises and seemed to rattle the entire wall. We will use ALBVR again.
dana m.on 10/22/2015
The condo appeared very nice. One of the bulbs in the lights over the bar was broken off inside the fixture. The bolt on the balcony door was broken. You couldn't run the hot and cold water at the same time in the tub and it made a horrible banging noise. The water was a yellow brown color also. I had to wash my hair in the sink every day. The floor must not have been mopped because when you walked around in the condo, our feet would be nasty like we walked outside barefooted. We couldn't get anyone to call us back to make arrangements to come fix it either. After as much as we paid, we expected everything to work properly. I have stayed in Gulf Shores many times over 20 years & this was the worst. I will be hesitant to rent anything from this managing company again.
James D.on 10/09/2015
Clean, comfortable, well equipped apartment in a perfect location. We rarely used our car, as restaurants, bars, and many stores were within an easy walk. We were there during the Shrimp Festival and easily walked to that, too.
Amanda S.on 10/05/2015
Condo view is wonderful! Condo is well located and has great amenities. Two issues we had was the shower/tub faucet is horrible! Makes a really loud noise you can hear through entire condo and has no water pressure. I would not plan on cooking; the cook ware is cheap and worn, desperately needs replaced. Other than those 2 issues, we had a great stay and will rent with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals again.
Edward M.on 09/27/2015
Thank you for a nice week at this condo. The bed sags where a lot of people have laid, but otherwise this is a nice condo to stay. We have stayed in this condo before & had a nice time. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I would love to stay there again.
Doug K.on 09/05/2015
We enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next trip to Gulf Shores!
Jennifer H.on 08/01/2015
We had a wonderful vacation! The unit was great! Everything was clean and orderly. Location was perfect! Arrival/check in process was very easy. We are already planning our next vacation :)
James K.on 06/03/2015
As advertised, tastefully decorated, very comfortable.Must love kids!
Sheila g.on 05/12/2015
The condo is decorated nice and close to hangout. The main issue I had is that it is really small. But the four of us managed fine. I would recommend this condo to anyone.
Brandon M.on 03/31/2015
The Island Winds West was perfect for our guys annual golf trip. The complex was orderly and our unit was perfect for us. The beach area is not crowded and the parking was good. Thank you for the great stay and we are already looking forward to next years trip.
Pam W.on 03/21/2015
Wonderful location! The condo was nicely decorated and stocked but the problem is the mattress on the bed! It is terrible. Absolutely broken down...you just roll to the middle. Would recommend this property, just not the unit until the mattress is replaced.
Kristina S.on 03/14/2015
My friends and I rented this condo out for Spring Break and it was beyond our expectations! The pictures simply do not do the unit justice! Not only was the condo completely updated, but also possessed a very homey vibe that made our vacation even more relaxing. The views were great and the we never had to wait for an elevator. We did experience a problem with the pullout bed in the couch one night, but I think it could be contributed to our error in pulling it out. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for relaxing and efficient vacation condo!
Dan W.on 02/19/2015
Spent 5 days n 4 nights there. Loved the unit, and everything was clean. It had all we needed for our stay. Fast elevatord.
Karen M.on 08/20/2014
This property is in a great location. Beach access and walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and bars. The condo was very clean and equipped with necessities. I have stayed in this condo twice and will continue to book it for future Gulf Shores vacations.
Lee B.on 08/09/2014
It was a Great stay !! Great Location very nice room and beautiful view !! looked like all new stuff , from T.V to washer and drier. Walking distance to the Hangout and good seafood. To be walking distances to this thing it was very peaceful and quit too We will be coming back to Island Winds West 875. Oh , and never had to wait on a elevator very fast that was nice too
Erik N.on 07/22/2014
Great location & condo. Perfect stay
Amanda and Danny T.on 07/18/2014
We loved it very much! No complaints other than they really should consider putting in a restroom facility downstairs.
Brian R.on 06/30/2014
The condo was just what we wanted. It was clean and everything worked like it was supposed to. We will be going back to the Island Winds West for future vacations.
Everything was great and we loved that we were in the middle of Gulf Shores and everything was close by. We did leave a bit early due to hurricane Nate but that wasn't a big deal. One of the smoke detectors kept chirping though and we had a slight issue with what we were charged. Overall it was a wonderful time and we would return to this location.
Property was excellent. Unit itself had a couple problems but nothing a little maintenance can't fix. Tv didn't work took 4 days to get someone out there. Smoke alarm went off in wee hrs of morning, water in shower made a horrible noise when turned on. Other than those few things we couldn't have asked for better.
Perfect location for our family of 4. Overall a great place......the shower faucet was a little tricky.....would definitely stay here again!
We absolutely loved this condo. Has everything you need...perfect view of the beach and ocean, great pool, well-stocked condo. We would definitely rent this place again. No complaints!!!
Very pleased with the whole experience, from booking online to instructions upon arrival. Quiet, great view, clean unit. Will do this again soon.
The condo was relatively clean but my wife found some hair in the tub that upset her and she was not a fan of the shower curtain.The bed had a dip in the middle that was uncomfortable. Mostly just small stuff. But good location, good access to beach, all the kitchen gadgets and dishes we needed.We did call the manager about a light fixture over the counter that had been broken in the past but they were aware of it. I would recommend this facilty to others.
The condo was clean and very nice. For the price you will not find anything better. Wish I would have found this condo years ago.
Great little condo. Just as explained in the description. Well maintained. Very clean. Would stay here again.
Condo was perfect for 2 people. Will stay here again. Only issue is paying for 2 parking passes with limited parking available. Won't deter me from staying again though.
The condo was nicely updated. We had all the amenities we needed to make meals in the condo-very helpful when traveling with kids. The view was fantastic from the balcony, we saw dolphins every morning.
Our only complaints would be the balcony door lock was very temperamental and the bed was a touch uncomfortable.
One suggestion would be a dresser or armoire for some more storage as there was not a closet in the bedroom which had us living out of a suitcase.
Overall we loved the location and close proximity to the strip with stores and restaurants.
Excellent location and view of the beach from the balcony. Beach was not crowded and it was easily accessible. Condo was perfect for two people and could accommodate more if necessary.
The combined factors of great beach, eighth floor balcony and comfortable unit had us spending more enjoyable times there than expected. The ALBVR team (particular thanks to Richard & Sherry)was exceptional! Great parking; Fast elevator; immediate beach access and very good common area cleanliness. The unit was surface cleaned to a very satisfactory degree. We did feel that the unit was due for a good "deep" cleaning and refreshing. All in all, a perfect unit for 2 people, and we loved working with the ALBVR management team.
Overall the condo looked just like it does in the pictures. It was very clean but the unit does show some signs of age here and there such as the shower head did not give off very good water pressure the front door not having a deadbolt which is a little concerning, the deadbolt on the patio door is difficult to latch and one of the windows would not stay open. The mattress was very firm and the middle sank in. The living room couch and chair were not very comfortable. You can hear people talking in the hallway when you are in the bedroom trying to sleep. We were excited to open the windows to let the fresh sea air in but had to close the windows due to smokers next door out on the patio. This was highly disappointing because the best feature of the condo is the balcony overlooking the beach and we could not stay out there when the people next door were outside smoking. We liked the location because it was close to the main drag of Gulf Shores. We really enjoyed the updated kitchen and it was well equipped with anything you would need to make simple meals. The internet access was excellent.
Had a great time.
The condo itself was wonderful, Granite counter tops a very nice range that was a joy to cook on. It just an overall pleasing experience except for the shower. The dismal water pressure in the shower. It was so bad at one point she didn't think she would be able to get the conditioner out of her hair! It was horrible, I gave up trying to rinse my hair completely. We have stayed in Island Winds West 777 and 775 the previous three years and have never experienced water pressure in the shower this bad, they are just one floor below. If it hadn't been for the shower I would give this place 5 stars across the board it is that nice of a place.
Very clean & well maintained. Awesome location.
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