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Island Royale 1103
Gulf Shores 2 br Vacation Rental Condo

Property Summary
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Type
Condo

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
2

Sleeps
6

Rates
$100 - $240 per night
$640 - $1,650 per week
$1,325 - $1,525 per month

Non Smoking   Handicap Accessible
 
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Vacation Condo Rental Description:



809 W BEACH BLVD: 2 Bedroom ~2 Bath ~ Master King ~ Guest Queen ~ Aero Bed ~ 3 TVs 2 VCRs ~ DVD/CD Stereo ~ Wifi ~ Condo has a guest bath which has been remodeled to be wheelchair friendly. Shower (no bathtub) has handheld shower nozzle, and a free standing sink ~ SPRING SPECIAL 10% savings to book now for Spring. Savings will apply to reservations between 4/11/2015-5/15/2015 ~ Washer/Dryer ~ Indoor Heated Swim-thru Outdoor Pool ~ 2 Hot Tubs ~ Exercise Room ~ Sauna/Steam Room ~ BBQ Grills ~ 2 Elevators ~ No Smoking ~ Close to the Gulf State Park 1,540 ft. Pier ~ BEACHFRONT ~ Unit is not represented to be ADA compliant ~ Small ramp built for the purpose of assisting wheelchair across the threshhold to the balcony is available ~ Covered Parking ~ No Monthly Rentals

Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Other

Room Description: 2 Bedroom~2 Bath~ Master King~ Guest Queen~ Aero Bed ~ 3 TVs 2 VCRs ~ DVD/CD ~ Wifi ~ Stereo~Washer/Dryer ~ Exercise Room ~Seasonally heated Swim through Indoor/Outdoor Pool ~Hot Tub ~BBQ Grills ~ Beachfront ~2 Elevators ~No Smoking ~ No Monthly Rentals

Additional Features:
* Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Kinkos, Nearby Post Office, Wireless Network
* Convenience: Area Fitness Center, Craft Shopping, Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Shopping
* Culture: Baseball Park, Theatre
* Entertainment: Cable Television, CD Player, DVD Movies, Movie Rental Available, Stereo System, Television, VCR
* Family: Beach, Kids Games, Library, Miniature Golf, Movie Theatre, Playground, Theme Park, Water Park
* Geographic: On Beach
* Kitchen: Full Kitchen
* Living: Washer & Dryer, Wheelchair Accessible
* Outdoor: Balcony, BBQ Grill, Beach Chairs, Beach Walking, Beachcombing, Bicycle, Biking, Boating, Boogie Boarding, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing, Grill, Hot Tub, Indoor Pool, Outdoor Shower, Sauna, Shared Swimming Pool, Sight-Seeing, Snorkeling, Surf Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing
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Accommodation and Amenities:

Features:
  • Full Kitchen
  • Balcony
Appliances:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR Player
Activities:
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Theme Park
  • Walking

Owner/Manager last updated on 12/27/2014

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Pricing/ Rates:    (click to convert currency)
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Weekly Price Range: $  640 to: $  1,650
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Pricing Notes:
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 Property Reviews 
Run Away!
A guest from Murfreesboro, TN does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 5 days in September, 2014
The unit we rented was 1103 and while the online photos were great, the experience was not. The unit had **** roaches, the beds in both rooms were worn out, furniture in living room looks nice but is incredibly uncomfortable, none of the televisions worked properly, the wireless Internet connection worked intermittently and was ridiculously slow (using DSL to connect to Internet). As far as cooking utensils . . . not one of the skillets had any lids. Shower curtains were filthy and molded.
 
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Love the beach
A guest from Ball Ground, GA recommends this property.
Stayed for 14 days in September, 2014
We had a wonderful time. Bender Realty couldn't have been more professional and helpful. The Island Royale condo was comfortable but needed some updating. The curtains in the master were stained and old. Their wasn't any in the second bedroom. The toilet in the master was not bolted down.But we did have a wonderful vacation. We enjoyed the beach,golfing and the great seafood. Our favorite was Oyster House and Wentzells. We will rent from Bender again they were wonderful.
 
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Very Nice!
Chris M. from Lewisburg, TN recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2014
It was very nice.I loved the view.The refrigerator seemed to have a ice maker but wasn't hooked up.The hot tub on the outside next to the pool wasn't working properly.The Island Royale does have two elevators and they worked nicely from the upper floors.I believe overall it was a great place to stay.
 
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Nice little retreat
Rachel M. from Plano, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014
This was my first experience staying in a condo, and it was definitely positive. The ladies at Bender were just beyond helpful from beginning to end. Our stay was short (3.5 days) so we didn't do any serious cooking, but kitchen seemed pretty well appointed. I would say the unit wasn't quite as clean as I'm used to in a hotel, but it was still cleaner than my house. :-) One caution: the front bedroom is right across from the elevators. Even though it wasn't busy when we were there, it was still pretty noisy in that bedroom. Fortunately we brought a white noise machine with us; otherwise, I think our 3 year-old would have had a lot of trouble staying asleep in there.A big plus: we are major wireless internet snobs (have 75 Mbps at home) and were pleasantly surprised by the speed and reliability of the wifi in this unit.This unit was the perfect size for our family of 3. If we were traveling with an older child and could stay out and about all day and evening (i.e., spent less time IN the condo), this unit would have been fine for more people. Overall, nice, comfy unit in a great location; I think it's a good value. Would definitely recommend!
 
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Handicap accessible condo on beach
Machelle G. from Hessmer, LA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in May, 2014
The realty brochure given at the time of check-in would have been helpful for packing prior. When packing, there are so many things that are priority, you are definitely not thinking trash bags and toilet paper.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Bender Realty, Inc.
We are glad you enjoyed your time at the beach in this great condominium. The owners of this particular condominium were most considerate in giving so much thought into making their vacation home more accommodating for handicap individuals. The furnished toiletries and starting products information can be found in the policies page on our web site for future reference. Thanks for your comments and we look forward to seeing you at the beach again!
 
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Nov. Dec. stay
Normand D. from St. Amable, Quebec, CN recommends this property.
Stayed for 27 days in November, 2013
Awsome location and fantastic balcony. Bed in master bedroom is very confortable. Great condo.The only negative are the unconfortable sofa and a less than user friendly TV remote
 
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From a wheelchair user's perspective
H Perry S. from Leeds, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2013
We enjoyed our stay for the most part; however, I use an adapted van with a lowered floor and a ramp. There is no handicapped parking on the ground. The van is too low to go up into the parking deck. I was forced to either take 2 spaces which I (hate) to do and was issued a warning ticket by security or park near the street. My first time using the elevator the rubber mat attached itself to my chair and was very difficult to remove. After some time and effort my wife, loosen the beast. The next time I used the elevator again my chair was attacked. This time it took the efforts of 5 guys who were kind enough to help to get the mat loosened from my chair.My other complaint is the threshold going out onto the balcony. No way to get a power chair over the 5 inch threshold without a ramp or a helicopter. It was very disappointing to have such a beautiful and not to able to enjoy its full effect.I do not like to complain without offering a solution to the problem. First, please mark some handicapped parking spaces including a couple for adapted vans. Then enforce a handicapped parking policy. I noticed several other vehicles with handicapped plates and placards in the parking lot. Second, please remove the mats from the elevators when you know you have a guest using a power wheelchair. Next, please have a small portable ramp made for the threshold to the balcony. The ramp would cost very little and could be stored under the bed. This would let the wheelchair user get the full effect of the beautiful view of the ocean and not feel separated from the rest of the party. While visiting the beach, I rented a power beach chair from Power Beach Rentals (recommended by Bender Realty) and was so glad I did. I was able to get to places I haven't been in 30 years. It is very liberating. It felt great. Even though we experienced a few little problems, this was one of our best vacations ever. Go to the beach and get some sand in your wheels.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Bender Realty, Inc.
Thank you for sharing your comments and suggestions and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. The board of directors at Island Royale is already reviewing your suggestion regarding the handicap parking and is looking at how best to incorporate your recommendation. We wish we had known about your issue with the threshhold going out to the balcony. Often with the help of those in the party, those in a wheelchair are able to get to and from the balcony. The owner of this condominium does have a small ramp built for this purpose but it is not kept in the unit as there is not enough storage space. We now realize that we need to (and will) add this information in the unit description. Again, thank you for you comments and suggestions and we look forward to your next trip to the beach.
 
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Another Great Family Vacation with Bender Realty
Jennifer B. from ANTIOCH, TN recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in August, 2013
The last time we visited Gulf Shores we also used Bender Realty and stayed in the Crystal Shores Unit 1402. We loved that unit but wanted to try a different condo. The Island Royale 1103 was just as great - beautiful view and comfortable for our family of 6. Loved the keyless entry - very convenient. When we checked in, we were told that there would be a wireless modem installation that would take place the following day in the unit, which wasn't a problem for us. We happened to be in the unit when the guys came (even though they did have a 1-time access code of their own), and they were in and out in less than 15 minutes. The decor of the unit was fine - nothing tacky. The kids liked the 2nd bathroom because of the seat in the shower. Like one review said, in the master bath, you have to pull down from the faucet to start the shower, so that was interesting to figure out. The unit probably could've used a smaller cooking pot, but we were able to work around that. The dishes in the cabinets appeared a little sandy so I just washed them in the dishwasher before using them - again, not a big deal. Washer and dryer worked fine. I did have to run the dryer a couple of times, but that's because I tend to overload. The unit itself is right near the elevator. Pier 33 - convenience store - is located across the street, but of course, it's a little pricey - almost $6 for a gallon of milk! Yikes. We ended up doing some grocery shopping at Winn-Dixie, a few minutes drive away. Bender staff is always friendly and helpful. When we checked out 30 mins early, I just called their number and left a message. Very simple. We will definitely be back and maybe in the same condo!
 
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nicely furnished
Randall D. from Springfield, MO recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013
Liked the recent remodel,and keyless entry. Except for non working ice maker, everything was great!
 
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Island Royale was Nice, Nevermind Bender Realty
A guest from St. Louis, MO recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in July, 2013
We moved to Island Royale, a very nice property, from a much less desirable property managed by Bender Realty when the water from the rain came in the 2nd room so much that it peeled the paint down the wall. It was appropriate for Bender to move us, but not appropriate that my family lost a day of vacation - Bender offered an insulting 15% discount; tried to convince me that I should be honored with an upgrade without additional payment; called me at 5:00 p.m. to see when I would be out of the old condo because they wanted to go home (sorry, my inconvenience, not theirs); and up to now no senior manager from Bender Realty has called me as I requested. I will NEVER rent from Bender Realty again and would NOT RECOMMEND working with Bender Realty. Please visit Trip Advisor for a more detailed experience - including good reviews about Island Royale.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Bender Realty, Inc.
We completely understand your frustration regarding the roof leak at the first property and the inconvenience it created. Our rental manager arranged for an alternative property as quickly as possible and handled the problem in a professional and proficient manner in an effort to minimize the unfortunate situation as much as possible.
 
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vacation
Travis G. from Goshen, AR recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2013
Our family had a great time, no complaints about the condo
 
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very nice cond
A guest from Rolla, MO recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in May, 2013
We arrived late and the check-in process was easy. The condo was right on the water, very nice and clean and exactly as described. The next morning when I spoke to the Bender people I told them about a concern with there not being a lock on the inside to keep my young children from opening the door and walking out on their own. Within two hours there was a repair man there installing a chain lock. My husband and I were very impressed.The master bed was hard as a rock, but everything else about the condo was great. We used the swimming pool every day as the wind and waves were to strong to be out at the beach. My girls loved the swimming pool with the indoor/outdoor swim through and the indoor and outdoor hot tubs.
 
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Master bathroom had some mildew in the tub area.
A guest from Remlap, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in May, 2013
Very nice building. Elevators very fast. Beach beautiful. Looking forward to coming back.

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Response from Bender Realty, Inc.
We are glad your stay was enjoyable and thanks for letting us know about the mildew, which we will take care of asap!
 
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1103 Island Royal
A guest from Hudson, IL recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in March, 2013
Loved the unit and it's location. Beach is awesome and not too busy in this area but close enough to walk to several restaurants. Not one negative thing to say about my stay. will be back again!!
 
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Dogs on the beach
A guest from Davis, IL recommends this property.
Stayed for 31 days in January, 2013
Everything is great except the dogs on the beach. Even tho there's signs everywhere as you enter the beach area, stating that dogs aren't allowed on the beach, we see several out there every day. We've confronted a few of them & reminded them of the rule, we've talked to the local police and still we see dogs day after day, and not all people have been cleaning up after them. This might deter some people from coming back.
 
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A Great Vacation
Kim M. from Hixson, TN recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in September, 2012
We love Gulf Shores in general but have been unable to come due an illness and it was wonderful to come back. The condo was very nice and clean. We hope to stay there again next year
 
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2012 vacation stay
Karen H. from McCalla, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 8 days in August, 2012
I love Gulf Shores and the ocean. Bender Realty is the best people on the beach to rent from. They do all they can to make your trip wonderful. This unit has a great view. It needs a new mattress in 2nd bedroom, but the bathroom there is great ideal for handicapp person. The property which is out Bender's hands is noisy, you hear everything above you and beside you. The elevators are slow and very hot could use a fan or some type of ventilation. My favorite places to stay is Ocean House and Gulf Village. Try Bender Realty and you will never use anyone else.
 
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Awesome Trip!
A guest from French Camp, MS recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012
I loved it before I saw the condo in person. The pictures were lovely, but when I actually saw it, I was very, very pleased! We had a beautiful view. Our week spent there was great and filled with lots of great memories.
 
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Island Royale
Karen B. from manchester, MO does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012
I loved the condo and the view. My only beef with the property was that there was no bathroom by the pool. It made it difficult on the adults and the children to have to constantly go up to the condo.
 
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A Fantastic Girl's Get-a-Way!
Amanda R. from Chelsea, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in May, 2012
Bender Realty is amazing! Everyone that I spoke with, either on the phone, or in the office personally, was completeley professional and courteous. The unit was in a great location, the beaches were not nearly as congested as other spots, but still had ameniteies like chair rentals, jet skis, etc...available, and the view was gorgeous. The one and only reason this is not a complete 5-star review, is the fact that the decor is very dated. I wouldn't say tacky, but definitely the 80's beach vibe, LOL! Not that it mattered, but just felt I should be honest. However, I would not hesitate to rent again. Thanks for such an enjoyable, relaxing trip!
 
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Hilton Stay
A guest from Flowood, MS recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in May, 2012
They front desk guy was very nice and helpful. Location was great. Room was very nice!
 
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GREAT ROOM AND VIEW
Kurt S. from Indianapolis, IN recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in March, 2012
GREAT LOCATION, BEAUTIFUL ROOM, NICE CHECK IN STAFF,WE HOPE TO STAY AGAIN IN 2013THANK YOU
 
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Gulf Shores Island Royale
A guest from Bay City, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in March, 2012
Excellent experience, from the convenient late hours check in proceedure with Bender Realty, to the quality of the rental, and the friendlyness of the other guest. Looking forward to returning soon..........
 
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GREAT TIME!!
A guest from Orleans, IN recommends this property.
Stayed for 24 days in February, 2012
We had a great 2 months--wish it could be longer---condo was great and loved the location--maybe next year we will stay 3 months!!!
 
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Will be back
A guest from Orleans, IN recommends this property.
Stayed for 31 days in January, 2012
We had a wonderful time and will be back nextyear maybe for three months. Loved the condonear everything and loved walking the beach
 
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Great view!!!
Bruce S. from St.Charles, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in October, 2011
The condo and view were great. The location was within walking distance to all the Shrimp Festival happenings. The temperature was perfect to sleep with the balcony doors open to hear the waves crashing onto the beach. Very relaxing vacation. Thanks to all for a great time.
 
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Island Royale 1103
A guest from Arab, Alabama recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2011
The Bender ladies were just wonderful and they were very easy to deal with. We have stayed in different Island Royale rooms over the years and even though this room was not the nicest, for the price it was fine. I would recommend Bender Realty & Island Royale to anyone. Great Vacation!
 
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Great place to stay
Jamie O. from Bridge City, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2011
We loved our stay in Island Royale 1103. Everything was nice and the view was exceptional!
 
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Enjoyed Island Royal 1103
A guest from Louisville, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2011
Great place to stay. The view from the balcony was the best. Condo was very nice. It was clean and comfortable. The shower in the main bath worked well after we figured out to pull down from the faucet. My only complaint was the jets on the outdoor hot tubs did not work. I would definitely recommend this condo!!!!
 
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A guest from Gardendale, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011
We stayed in Island Royale unit 1103 and while we please with the unit and the condo overall we did find that the shower in bedroom 1 didn't work which caused 5 people to have to share 1 shower and the shower that did work was a handicap shower which is fine but it could be removed but would fall on your head. We also did not like the fact that the pool stayed so cold all the time.If the sun wasn't on the pool it was like ice. Which the sun was only on the pool for about 2 hours each day. I would stay at this unit again if the showers were fixed.
 
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Charles K. J. from Louisville, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011
 
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Great time but needed a good cleaning!
Lisa S. from Cypress, TX does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2011
This was our first trip to Gulf Shores. The condo has a great location and the overall property upkeep was good. However, when we got to the condo, it was not cleaned as it should have been. There were dirty sheets sitting in the corner of the living room when we arrived. There was actually trash under both beds. The tile floors were dirty and had dust/dirt in the corners and on the base boards. The kitchen needed the most attention. Half of the dishes were dirty that were in the cabinet. There were crumbs on the floor and dryed up food in the cabinet under the sink as well as the pantry where the trash can is kept. The master bathroom sink did not drain properly. With that being said, the property manager asked me why I did not call immediately to have them correct the problems. After traveling 10 hours to the location and having 4 children that just need to relax, I took care of the cleaning myself. I brought the issues to management attention and believe that they will fix all issues; they seem most helpful. I want to take the time to write this so that the problem is corrected in case you choose to stay. With a good scrub down, this will be a perfect stay!
 
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A guest from Evansville, Indiana recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in May, 2011
 
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A guest from Pelham, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in May, 2011
 
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Excellent, peaceful and joyful
Helen D. from Mobile, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in May, 2011
I am planning another vactaion at the Island Royale 1103. This is the best condo durig recent visits to Gulf Shores.Helen D
 
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Island Royale 1103
A guest from East St Paul, Manitoba does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 28 days in February, 2011
still waiting for over 2 months to have the patio door fixed, furniture need cleaning badly, pans, etc. discusting, wasted 3 days of holiday because owner wanted to fix burning smell and smoke in kitchen by himself instead of calling repair person. Bender sent us to another condo for 1 night because of the smoke, pain having to move for one night just because they wouldn't call a repair person to check the applicances, is the wires hadn't burned off the relay in the fridge, there chould have been a major fire in the condo, nobody but us was worried. We had to shut off all breakers and everything in the fridge was spoiled so had to spend part of another day itemizing what was in the fridge and then waiting a day for a cheque from Bender, then going shopping to replace the food. What a pain, so it took 5 days in total before life was back to normal. Great location just pick a different unit,
 
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Great Location, not so great furnishings, we brought in the chairs from the balcony, wouldn't sit in the LR chairs,
Margaret P. from East St Paul, Manitoba does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 31 days in January, 2011
bring toaster, frying pans, cake pan if you will be using them, the ones here are discusting, Bender was wonderful, if you can get the place at a reasonable price go for it, otherwise pay the extra $100 and get a better furnished place. The location and building are great it was just the furnishings in the condo. Had a great time and love Gulf Shores, even with the cold weather and the odd tar ball. They have had a crew walking the beach just about every morning cleaning the beach so normally you won't see any tar.
 
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Bobbi H. from Warrior, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in September, 2010
we really enjoyed the condo and the view it was beautiful. I have already asked about rates for booking this unit next year for Fourth of July week....Thanks
 
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Needs improvement with safety and security and cleaning.
A guest from Michie, TN does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2010
Check-in was after 5 PM and used the phone system outside in the rain and got disconnected not to mention soaked. Could have been a little more covered from bad weather. Cond Decor was nice. View great. Condo was musky. Exterior window was not locked and almost didn't get it locked the first night. Both beds were very hard and uncomfortable. Condo seemed clean but there was visible food, (nut, chips, cereal)under bar stools, end tables, dresser, on patio and patio furniture. Vacuumed and purchased air fresheners helped. Parking garage lights were out at pool and boardwalk entrance making it very dark. Saw a security person one time that week. I was alone and waiting on my daughter to return when approached by a local on his bike in the hot tub at sundown Friday night. After my daughter joined me and he gave us his life history, and said he had keys to a lot of the condos. He had family that worked for one of the realities. That was creepy. We finally got away from him when he stumbled out to get his beer can that rolled into the pool. Remembered later, I had left our new beach chairs at beach storage bin, but was not going back for them that night and it was so dark in that area. Of course, beach chairs were gone when I went to get them saturday morning. Saturday evening some teens parked in the parking lot, got out their skateboards and begin skateboarding down the parking garage ramp behind my van. I moved my van because I was afraid they would hit it. I come to Gulfshores 3-6 times a year and this was probably the worst experience, especially for 3 women alone. I've never had any complaints before. I was glad to check-out Sunday. Had I not got such a discounted rate, I would have probably complained. I figured you get what you pay for. Informed at check out and left this info at check-out on survey. Was told I should have called and reported but I did not want to make any trouble. Thoughts of moving were on my mind from the first night, but did
 
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A guest from Hopkinsville, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in July, 2010
 
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Barry G. from Plano, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in June, 2010
Beautiful condo, very nice, helpful people. If it weren't for the oil, it would have been the perfect vacation!
 
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Alan S. from Alpharetta, GA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in November, 2009
 
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Started Wet Ended Sunny
Ronnie G. from Fayetteville, TN recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in October, 2009
The view was wonderful. It rained the first full day that we were there, but a rainy day at the beech is better than a sunny day at work.
 
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Wonderful vacation condo
Cindy H. from Sorrento, LA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2009
I have stayed in this same condo for 2yrs in a row and will come back. My mom and sister-fly have been coming for 4yrs now, all w/Bender Realty and 3yrs in same condo. My other sister rented another unit in the building this year at same time and we just loved every moment together on the beach and the location is great. I have recommened Bender to friends. We WILL return to Gulfshores next year and will use Bender again.
 
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great place. we loved it. we will be back. thanks!
William M. from COKER, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2009
 
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Clyde M. from Owensboro, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in August, 2009
Great time. Very clean. The umbrella boy found our lost room key.
 
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Fantastic!!!
Julie F. from McRae, AR recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in July, 2009
This was our first time renting from Bender..They were very nice and helpful. I would definitely book with them again...
 
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A guest from Louisville, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in July, 2009
 
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Our stay at Island Royal
Suzie H. from Lafayette, LA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in July, 2009
I loved our stay at Island Royal. There are just a few things that need improvement. The elevator situation has not changed in years. We had to wait so long we took the stairs and we were high up. The refrigerator situation has not changed either and i felt like it took the condo a good day and a half to cool off as well. These are the things that i have experienced in the past and would like to see improvement on in the future. Other than that a great stay. Love Love Love Pier 33 store. I wish we could have gone up to the roof we did years ago what was up with that?
 
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We will definately request the same location for future visits!!
Kim A. from Hartselle, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in July, 2009
The ONLY thing that I think was a little disturbing was the elevators. They had a tendency to not want to work. We did have to use the stairs a couple of times. No biggy really but it was HOT in the stairwell and going up and down from the 11th floor was extremely unpleasant!! But for the most part everything else was GREAT!!!
 
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Bigger pool needed
Tiffani P. from Harvest, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2009
We just wish the pool was bigger and got more sunlight. Otherwise, we had a wonderful time! :-)
 
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Great View
Ashley C. from Erlanger, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in June, 2009
The condo was much better that I ever expected!
 
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The Prime Beach Location
Elaine L. M. from Tuscaloosa, Alabama recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2009
I have to say it was so amazing! The rooms had perpect view's and the baclony was so large with two louge chair's and a table w/h 4 chairs. Bedrooms were so pretty and everything you needed was there, didn't have to walk but a minute or two to eat out or shop just across the street. And nightlife great as it get's. The Best place I have ever stayed in on the beach! You have to go to Bender realtor's on the Gulf of Alabama and get the best vacation ever! I will stay there again, GO Check it out! Thanks You so much for a wonderful Stay Bender's
 
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Island Royale # 1103
A guest from Tuscaloosa, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2009
Bender Realty did a great job! The only suggestion that I would make would involve the actual unit. #1103 had outdated tv's. The unit I stayed at last year had flat screens. Also the balcony tables, chairs were plastic. I would like to have seen a more sturdy units, similar to the unit I stayed in last year, # 903. If I have my choice I wouldn't choose 1103 again, but if it were the only one available I would. I do have to say the price point was a good deal, which is what made me decide on that unit.
 
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Sandra F. from Kansas city, MO recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in May, 2009
 
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A guest from Oshkosh, WI recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in April, 2009
 
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A guest from North Little Rock, AR recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in December, 2008
 
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A guest from Wausau, WI recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in November, 2008
The only complaint that I had was that both of the beads were extremely uncomfortable. Everthing else was fantastic - great views - fantastic place
 
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Edward T. from Troy, AL recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in November, 2008
 
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A guest from Jasper, TN recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in August, 2008
 
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A guest from Guntown, recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2008
We enjoyed our stay at Island Royale. I was a little skeptical when I say the photos on line, but they did not do the condo justice. Everything was very nice and very clean which are two items that I always look for. I have been using another realty service in Gulf Shores for rentals, since we come down almost every year, but the service we received in the past has not been exactly favorable. The service, the hospitality and the one-on-one service we received at Bender was excellent. We will definitely use you again. As a matter of fact, I have already recommended you to a friend. Thanks for all of your help.
 
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Pool too small
Patricia B. from Arlington Heights, IL recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2008
The pool is too small and only a small portion gets sun. The part that gets sun is shallow so all the loud kids and parents yelling at their kids are there. I stuck with the beach. I won't stay there again only because of the pool.
 
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Jackie W. from Houston, Texas recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2008
 
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WE LOVE THE AREA. HAVE BEEN THERE 11 OF THE LAST 14 YEARS.
Sharon N. from Saginaw, MI recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in April, 2008
 
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Marie V. from Marysville, OH recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in March, 2008
We were very pleased with staying at Island Royale and have recommended this vacation to others. The location was great on the shore, it was extrememly quiet, the building well maintained. It made for a great and relaxing vacation. We were expecially pleased that there were very few college spring breaker kids. We were able to watch the sunrise and sunset from our balcony. Our only complaint was that the condo was really dusty when we arrived. There was a layer of dust on the TV, VCR, furniture and on the cooking utensils in the kitchen. Also, the carpet appeared dirty. From the guestbook in the condo, it looked as if the condo had not been used in about 4 months. We do plan to eventually return to Gulf Shores and will contact Bender Realty to help locate accomdations. Thanks!!!
 
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Highly Recommended
A guest from Prospect, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in October, 2007
We had a good time there. All people in my departments are your customers. I am glad to refer you to my friends.
 
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Debbie S. from Scottsville, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in June, 2007
Wasn't crazy about the pool, it was in the shade and small. Will probable be attempting a trip to Gulf Shores in 2009. Thank you, Debbie Scott
 
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Jill D. from East Peoria, Illinois recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in March, 2007
 
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