Great Condo with Community Heated PoolGulf Shores, AL (26) VaycayHero Booking Protection
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Bed Configuration: Bedroom 1: Queen | Bedroom 2: King | Living Room: Sleeper Sofa.
This Two Bedroom Condominium has, Two Baths, Master Bedroom containing a Queen Sized Bed, Guest Bedroom containing a King Sized Bed, Sleeper Sofa, Three Televisions and VCR, Wireless Internet, Washer and Dryer, Seasonally Heated Outdoor Pool, Barbeque Grills, Please, No Smoking, Elevator, Beachfront, 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: 26 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.
Dennis H.on 09/10/2016
The overall experience was excellent. There were only a few very minor issues. A living room lamp that didn't work, the bath tub in the master bedroom drained very slowly and the back door was difficult to latch. All minor.
Mike T.on 07/23/2016
Have been going to the Sandpiper for years. Great place to stay! Much better than staying in one of the high rises. The only downside was the rowdy bunch at the pool, allll daaaaay looooong.
Brent S.on 07/16/2016
We had a great time. The rental was great, we didn't have any issues.
Brigitte H.on 05/07/2016
This was our 4th stay at the Sandpiper and the 3rd since June 2015. The Sandpiper itself is clean and a great place to stay. We were strongly disappointed in 16B. This unit is one of six on the end and costs the most to rent. The refrigerator and dishwasher were very dated. The wood table dining room table had the finish worn off in several places. One of the green chairs in the living room had what appeared blood stains on the side. The grout in between the tile in the hallway is coming out. The bathrooms are very dated. The tub in the bathroom off the hallway would not drain properly so you stood in ankle deep water everytime you took a shower. The exhaust fan in the main bathroom barely worked and was very old. I know this is not the fault of the owner of 16B but one reason we stay on the end is so that we can have the private deck. Workers caulking and painting were on the deck 4 out of the 7 days we were there. As I stated, I love the Sandpiper but would not pay the extra money again to stay in 16B.
Mary M.on 04/30/2016
1. Workman were on the deck of our unit at 8:00 am using loud equipment; therefore (a) Waking us up and (b) we could not sit on the deck and have breakfast.
2. I resent a $125.00 cleaning fee and a $12.00 parking fee. We had to take the garbage down, run the dishwasher and then put up the dishes which meant it had to be done early and be able to put up the dishes. Other places just ask that you run the dish washer.
Why should I be charged a $12.00 parking fee when I am paying a nice amount of rental and the parking is under the units. One of the owners told me that he didn't think it was fair either.
Cassidy R.on 04/23/2016
The location is perfect! We have stayed here before and loved it, which is why we keep coming back. The location allows you to be right on the beach but very close to great restaurants. The condo was clean and well maintained. We loved having our own balcony that we could sit on and watch the sunset.
Garnett S.on 10/24/2015
We love staying at the Sandpiper. However, the new Dish serve was unacceptable.
HARVEY F.on 10/11/2015
I would like to come sometime when no one has to enter our rental for maintenance. I say this because when we stayed another time, the dryer vent people left our door open. This time it was new cable provider installation. At least let us know the day they are coming and someone needs to check up on these workers. This time they left part of the bed headboard sitting in front of our deck door and furniture out of place, also on the morning we were leaving from our stay, I checked the top of the refrigerator and found the instructions for operating the new cable system. Wish I would have had that a few nights before when I wanted to watch tv. We also went three nights with a blind that would not close in our bedroom that should have been repaired before we got there. Lastly the sink fixtures in the bathrooms are not clean.
Mark F.on 10/07/2015
Very Good location, close to activities, restaurants,and stores
Unit was very clean, some of the appliances like the frig and kitchen table are a little dated, but it is a lake condo.
Ladies at Bender are very friendly, had our reservation ready when we checked in, all went smooth.
Acme Oyster House was a hit, and we like Bills, although we did not eat there. A stop at the Pink Pony and Hangout are a must.
Weather was perfect at this time of the year.
John W.on 09/05/2015
We have been staying at the Sandpiper once or twice each year for the past 30+ years. It has always been a great place. It has always been clean with good furnishings in the units. It has great beach access, a good pool (which I hear is being enlarged), and is convenient to everywhere. The only downside to our recent stays is that the WiFi is spotty (particularly in the backs of the units) and extremely slow. There was a sign posted during our most recent visit saying that the WiFi was being upgraded.
This is a very family-friendly condo. Usually pretty quiet at night, particularly after 10:00. It is rare that there are rowdy folks staying at the Sandpiper.
The beach is well kept with rental beach chairs with umbrellas available if you don't bring your own
Ronald M.on 08/08/2015
Probably will not come back to the Sandpiper. Some of the guests were loud and disrupted. Too many kids. They took over the pool. So much for pool rules, since over half of them were broken.
Samantha W.on 06/27/2015
We started visiting the Sandpiper in 1990. We have missed a few years in between, but the Sandpiper never let's us down. We typically rent 6-8 condos for our large extended family and it is perfect.
Lesle C.on 06/20/2015
We have vacationed at Sand Piper for over 20 years and I'm still staying in a condo that has the same original kitchen cabinets, 20+ year old appliances, the same dated bathroom, etc. Our condo was over $2000 for the week with everything added in. For that price it would be nice if the owners did some remodeling in that time period.
Additionally, the POLICE were called to one of our friends unit with a noise complaint at 11pm. We were playing a game, and it did get loud at times, but at no time did a security guard even knock on the door to tell us to be quiet. It was absolutely ridiculous that the police were called. Two nights later we were on the beach, at least 100 yards from the complex with our adult children having cocktails. AGAIN, the police were called about a noise complaint. They even admitted they never heard us until they walked right up to us. The same evening a Jerry Springer episode unfolded right in front of us...2 young women fighting, actually throwing chairs at each other. I have no idea the clientele that is staying at your condos these days, but between the ridiculous calls to the police and the seriously outdated and overpriced condo, I believe we will be looking for another place to stay. And our group rented approximately 12 units for the week.
Tammi R.on 03/09/2015
This was our first family vacation to the beach in 5 years. We had a wonderful time!
David B.on 09/20/2014
Have stayed at Sandpiper before but picked a different unit. All that this unit had was a great view. Needs updated. We had to buy ant traps and call to have the unit sprayed. Was not very clean. Will not stay in this unit again. Wish I had read other reviews before I booked. Happy with property, not this unit
Marla J.on 09/06/2014
The rental was in descent shape - It's an end unit closest to the beach - nice but the upholstery could stand a good cleaning - best part - king size mattress was "dreamy" I couldn't ask for a better mattress - loved it - do wish they would update, paint, & clean though - overall great get away!
Tim H.on 07/26/2014
Great place to stay. We will be back!
Gerard W.on 07/19/2014
I really loved the location and view from 16B.The refrigerator was turned off when we arrived and there was a puddle of water on the floor and it continued to drip for hours. Why was it turned off? The condition of the unit was good but I thought the bathroom walls needed a paint touch up and the tile floor in the bathroom appeared to be dirty. I was very concerned about the electrical wiring with the pool but I will say after talking to my sister that Bill Bender handled it very honestly and professionally.
We love the Sandpiper, but 16b needs some updating and replenishing. The dining table is very old and worn. The back porch That we paid extra to have had zero furniture. The bathroom fixtures are old and worn. We were lacking important kitchen utensils.
We always enjoy our stay at Sandpaper. The unit itself is outdated in the kitchen and bathrooms but we spend so little time in the unit that it does not bother us.
This was our fist time doing something like this as a family and we really enjoyed it. Liked the fact that we could all be together on the same floor and next to each other. The pool was nice and clean and warm.
Sandpiper 16B has an awesome view of the ocean. The condo was in good condition for the most part. There were a few things that need to be repaired but nothing major. The knob on the porch door lock kept falling off and the window in the master bedroom leaks. But overall, it was a good location and close to everything The only down side was that the porch doesn't have a lot of privacy. If someone is walking up or down the stairs you are eye to eye with them. Will stay again.
We had a GREAT time!! Our trip was me, my mother and my sister. We love going to Gulf Shores for our spring get-a-way every year.
We had a great week of weather and fun.
We love the location of the Sandpiper and the layout of the apartments. We have stayed there many times, in different apartments. This time, Unit 16 B was not up to the Sandpiper's usual standards.
The unit was okay. A few details would have made a world of difference. Touching up paint, more than one small knife for cutting ... Etc.
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