Beachfront 2-Bedroom Condo with Porch SwingGulf Shores, AL (25) VaycayHero Booking Protection
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Bed Configuration: Bedroom 1: Queen | Bedroom 2: 2 Twins | Living Room: Sleeper Sofa.
This Two Bedroom Condominium has Two Baths, Master Bedroom containing a Queen Sized Bed, Guest Bedroom containing Two Twin Beds, Sleeper Sofa, Three Flat Screen Televisions, VCR, Wireless Internet, Washer and Dryer, Seasonally Heated Outdoor Pool, Barbeque Grills, Elevator, Please, No Smoking, Beachfront Location, Porch Swing, Covered Parking.
This unit is a part of Sandpiper
Sandpiper condominium is located 1.5 miles west of Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It is situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico offering its owners/renters direct beach access. The views for each unit vary throughout the building with units offering direct gulf front views, indirect views and units that face north.
Sandpiper is located a mile and half west of the hangout restaurant and the "T" in Gulf Shores. The complex offers an outdoor pool, nicely landscaped courtyard, barbeque grills and covered parking and Outdoor Shower.
**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.**
Check In: 03:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Rating: 25 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?
There is a security deposit for this rental, which is separate from the total price of this rental. The security deposit amount will be placed on hold on your card a day before check-in and will be released 3 days after check-out. No, there is no security deposit for this rental. No, there is no security deposit for this rental. The damage protection insurance protects you from accidental damages.
Host Rules: Age Requirement
One person in group must be age 25 and up. Rule is strictly enforced by the host.
Deborah A.on 10/01/2016
Although we love Sandpiper due to its homey feel, porch style balconies, and reasonable rates, our experience this year was less than stellar. The condo itself is an end nut but that is about its only good feature. It is in desperate need of updating the decor! The wicker and glass top tables went out with big hair, leg warmers and Flash Dance. This year we also had to contend with extremely rude and loud neighbors. There needs to be some security to enforce noise restrictions. Yelling across the pool at 6:00 am about how someone wants their eggs cooked and loud rap music with inappropriate lyrics at all hours, along with other extremely loud and rude behavior just ruined our stay. The open balcony concept leads to this type of behavior being a problem. Until there is some way to monitor these things at Sandpiper we will not be staying there again.
Philip L.on 09/24/2016
Best time to go. No lines at the restaurants, great weather and warm waters.
James M.on 08/13/2016
The weather was perfect. The condo was great. The only negatives were the brightness of the bedrooms at night-we had to put blankets over the windows to sleep. The linens could have been nicer. We loved the porch and the swing. The vacation was very enjoyable so we booked it for next summer!
Michelle C.on 06/25/2016
Our 2016 was just like being at Paradise- it couldn't have been more perfect!! When we left- we booked again for next summer!!
Michael T.on 06/18/2016
Second year for this unit, 8b at Sandpiper. FantaSTIC VIEW FROM THE BALCONY. Furniture and appliances are dated. We had 6 other units being rented in our party and had the opportunity to see their places.
I highly recommend Bender for your stay. They are very professional and very helpful if you have a problem. In fact, I just recommended them to a family member yesterday since they are traveling to Gulf Shores. Be sure to try Sea and Suds gumbo and Shrimp Basket.
Karen H.on 06/11/2016
Everything was perfect. This was our 33 year at Sandpiper and we will NEVER go any place else. First time in this condo and it lived up to if not better then others
Kevin H.on 03/19/2016
excellent! We love the Sandpiper!
The master bed and kitchen stove could use an upgrade.
Carolyn S.on 08/24/2015
This is my second year staying at Sandpiper. I loved the location of 8B the swing on the balcony was great.The unit was not clean, there was a lot of sand on the floors and on the couch. The couch and matching chair need to be replaced the fabric is balled up very bad, the mattress on the queen bed is very uncomfortable.The faucet in the main bathroom drips continuously.Seems like a lot of complaints but these are things that could be fixed easily and none of these things would keep me from returning to Sandpiper next year.
Sheila E.on 08/15/2015
Enjoyed everything from the peaceful porch swing to the beautiful strip of beach. Our neighbors were kind and welcoming. Definitely look forward to returning!
Michelle C.on 06/27/2015
Our family has been coming to Gulf Shores for the past 4 years and this vacation exceeded all expectations again!! We already booked our room again at the Sand Piper for next summer!! We all love the ocean & pool atmosphere! It's the most relaxing vacation that a family can take & it keeps us coming back!
Steven C.on 04/25/2015
Issues: - Master bed is in need of a new mattress - it is old and sinks to the middle. My wife slept in one of the twin beds so we could get sleep, Toilet in the master bath has major plumbing issues, Light in the bathroom kept going on and off while in use, Exhaust fan in bathroom was falling out of the ceiling, the floors need a good scrubbing, Living room furniture is old and uncomfortable, Area rug in the living room is stained and needs to be replaced. The Sandpiper is a great property and location and we will stay there again, but not in this unit! The photos of this unit are very misleading.
Carol D.on 03/28/2015
Great, as always.
Lance O.on 03/21/2015
We have been coming to Gulf Shores pretty much every year for 14 years and have stayed at Sandpiper probably 10 times. The heated pool is a draw for us and has always fulfilled our expectations. This unit is standard Sandpiper fare, but the decorating seemed to be better than average. I enjoyed the 3D wall art pieces. The mattress on the queen bed hurt my wife’s back so much we had to make other sleeping arrangements for her. However, to be fair, anytime we stay away from home, her back will hurt 50% of the time after sleeping. The TV in the room with the two twins is tiny and didn’t have the cable channels the other two had. The cost of the Sandpiper units seem to rise each year, not to mention the taxes, both on the unit (over 12%) and general sales tax (10%, of which 3% is imposed by Baldwin County and 3% by Gulf Shores). There were many non-rented units the week we were there and I am wondering if supply and demand might be hindering rentals. We may start looking for a new spring break location with more reasonable rates, if such a place exists. Overall, this unit worked out fine and we had a nice stay.
Mary B.on 01/31/2015
It was wonderful. If for any reason we contacted Bender Realty and their response was very prompt. Their technicians were all very kind, always had a smile on their faces and acted in a professional way.
Pauline F.on 11/13/2014
Check-in was easy, we arrived early but the rental was ready so were able to gain access straight away. This apartment was in an excellent position right on the beach. Overall it was clean but the under sheet on the main bed was really stained so washed if before we slept in it. Everything else worked really good but no kettle or hairdryer (us British like a kettle!!) it wasn't a problem just boiled the water in a saucepan.
Sharon J.on 09/22/2014
it was nice.
Sandpiper is a wonderful complex and the beach and pool were perfect. However, unit 8b needs some serious updates. We went with 7 other families that all had different units and all were very nice compared to ours. In unit 8b, the sheets and bedding were old, rough and sandy. The bathroom showers didn't spray well and the wall paper is pealing. The couch and chairs were uncomfortable and dirty. We covered them with sheets just to sit down. The green rug pictured has also been replaced with a smaller white rug. The advertised pictures are outdated. We will be returning to Sandpiper but renting a different unit next time.
Overall the condo was clean but could use some updating. The couch was very uncomfortable.
We love coming to Gulf Shores and the Sandpiper is always a great place to stay. very family friendly.This condo seemed a little below what we have had in the past. The floors were dirtier than expected upon arrival. the kitchen utensils were sparse. We tried to sweep up every day but there was not a dust pan. The shower flow was weak and the spouts loose.We had a roach on the floor. The furnishings and appliances were somewhat dated.
Perfect beach location - close to restaurants and shopping. Large unit - very quiet unit! Vacation awesome - Hangout Festival! The unit appeared to have not been rented for a while. Floors were dirty with sand/dust - and smelled like the unit had been closed up for a while.
Overall our stay was a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. Unit was not as clean as we expected, master bed was marginal, twin beds also marginal. Dishwasher lower rack missing slider wheels, making it hard to use. Common living area and tv were nice, kitchen chairs nice. Couch needs update. Condo location (end unit with outside swing off master br) was main reason we booked this unit, but will not return to it. Would seek another at Sandpiper as we do like the location and setup. Maintenence crew & Bender staff, including Mr Bender, were prompt, responsive and accomodating when we had storm-related water emergency at our unit. Very much appreciated.
My family and I have been coming to the Sandpiper for the past 10 years. It's been a home away from home on vacation. I love coming back to the resort type setting and the easy pace. We have stayed in 8B in the past, and enjoyed all it had to offer. I was disappointed to see the unit had some wear from a year ago especially the cookware and the stove seemed to have only one good burner. The TV in the guest bedroom was outdated as well with a very small screen. We will keep coming back, but may try a different unit next time.
Bender staff is great. Been going to sandpiper for 8 years. This is the first time in 8b. Paid $400 more for the oceanfront condo. The rental unit was in poor condition. Dirty stained tile floors, stained carpet, filthy furniture. All the air duct vents were broken and dirty. Both showers continually dripped. Looked like the place hasn't had a single upgrade since it was built . Highly dissatisfied. Will continue with Bender. Won't rent this unit again .
The Condo and location were great. It needed cleaning and some of linens washed on check-in. After cleaning we had a great time there.
We love staying at the Sandpiper because of the layout of the units, pool, and proximity to the beach. Enjoyed beach front unit, loved the private balcony, décor was bright and pretty, icemaker was great. Unit does need some upgrades: master mattress was in terrible condition and needs to be replaced with king size; both showers were weak water flow; mat at front door needs replacing with rubberized mat that won't slide. Bender Realty is great to work with. We will stay at Sandpiper again.
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