Royal Palms 1407 ~penthouse with Wraparound Balcony~bender Vacation Rentals
561 East Beach Boulevard ~ This Penthouse Condominium has ~ One Bedroom ~ Two Baths ~ Master Bedroom containing a King Sized Bed ~ Hall Bunk Beds ~ Sleeper Sofa ~ Two Televisions(One Flat Screen) ~ DVD Player and VCR ~ Wireless Internet ~ Washer and Dryer ~ Corner Unit with Wrap-around Balcony ~ Indoor and Outdoor Pool ~ Hot Tub ~ Exercise Room ~ Steam Room ~ Sauna ~ No BBQ Grills ~ Two Elevators ~ Please, No Smoking ~ Parking Limited Two Cars ~ Located near the Gulf State Park 1540 Ft. Fishing Pier
A guest from Sulligent, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2016 What a great condo and great location. Right next to the State Park Pier and no crowds on the beach. The balcony is large with both shaded and sunny areas. Great for several couples to stay and gather at night for visiting or entertaining.Condo has everything you could need. The Lazy Boy Sofa bed was so comfortable.Will definitely be back !!!!!
Randy V. from Otter Lake, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2016 Could not had better experience. Penthouse suite a was wonderful. Love Gulf Shores!! Needed a TV channel guide is all
A guest from Overland Park, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in November, 2015 We were looking for a quiet get away and found it! We would definitely go back!
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Royal Palms 1407 is truly a gem, with its unobstructed view from its wraparound balcony. Be sure to call Bender Realty when you begin making plans for a return trip to the Gulf Coast!
Gary T. from Acworth, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2015 My husband and I had an amazing getaway in Gulf Shores! This beachfront penthouse was budget friendly and had breathtaking views. The penthouse was pretty clean in all, although a good carpet cleaning in the bedroom would not hurt. The bedroom was a bit crowded with the decor, but if you don't mind side stepping between the bed and armoire or climbing across the bed to get to the other side, you'll be fine. The livingroom/dining/kitchen wall color is a bit darker than my taste for beach feel, but in all we weren't really there to stay cooped up in the condo so I can't complain. We arrived October 30th and departed November 2 and had 2 days of good weather before storms moved in on our final day.. We would definitely recommend this unit to anyone that wants to fall in love with the beach life ? Thank you for a very memorable honeymoon/anniversary getaway.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Royal Palms 1407 can definitely help you fall in love with beach life! Be sure to call Bender Realty when you are ready to schedule a return trip to the Gulf Coast!
Julie C. from Raytone, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2015 Loved the balcony! The condo decor needs to be "lightened up" (colors are rather dark and heavy). It wasn't as clean as I would have liked. I will plan to stay here again just for the view.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Royal Palms 1407 does indeed have the best view on the island! Please call Bender Realty when you are ready for a future Gulf Coast getaway.
A guest from Huntsville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2015 The unit's view is AMAZING!! That's what made us book this particular unit. The huge balcony is a major plus. The unit is a little outdate but not a big deal to us since we were there to spend time on the beach. It had basic kitchen appliances. Clean. Our 5 year old loved the indoor pool! Great experience with Bender Realty.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We're so happy you enjoyed your vacation in Gulf Shores. Royal Palms 1407 has one of the best views on the island, with its unobstructed view of the State Park. Please call Bender Realty when you are ready to book your next Gulf Coast getaway!
Kambi D. from Bloomfield, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2015 My husband and I came to Gulf Shores to celebrate my 50 th Birthday. We had a terrific time. We stayed at the Royal Palm on the 14th floor. We were able to watch and experience a lot of marine life. We actually got to watch sea turtles being born. Bender Realty were a joy to work with booking our condo and we plan on using them the next time.
A guest from Louisville, KY does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2015 Internet never worked. Walls and doors were dirty. Condo has a beautiful view but no other advantages of being a pent house. Condo was very out dated. Location was good.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. Thank you for your input. Royal Palms is indeed in a great location with an outstanding view. All of our condos are individually owned and as such, are furnished and decorated differently. You can view our condos on our website; please give us a call when you are ready to return to the Gulf Coast!
Terry C. from Selma, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2015 This was my second stay at the Royal Palms, and I was lucky enough to get the west penthouse. We were on the 6th floor last year. The view from the penthouse unit is spectacular. The unit was clean. If I were making suggestions to the owners, I would update the decor a little to be more " that I mean lighter colors for the walls and furnishings, and perhaps upgrade the outdoor patio furniture to a padded love seat and chairs. Minor things though, as it looks fine. Need a bit bigger TV in the living area, and a DVD player would be nice. The great thing about Royal Palms is being next to the State Park makes it less crowded on the beach. Pool was fine, as was the hot tub. Convenient to all good places to eat. I will be back!! The only reason I did not give 5 stars is the decor and a very minor wastebaskets in the bathrooms, but no big deal.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Royal Palms does indeed have a lovely view from the balcony, and the close proximity to restaurants and attractions is a definite plus. Please call Bender Realty when you begin making plans for your next trip to the Gulf Coast!
A guest from Ada, Michigan recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in April, 2015 Great location - near all the restaurants and shopping.. Awesome rooftop deck with great view.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We're so happy you had such a great time in Gulf Shores and at Royal Palms. 1407 is a great unit with one of the island's best views. Please give Bender Realty a call when you are ready to revisit the Gulf Coast!
Toni B. from Jacksonville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2014 Royal Palms 1407 was just stunning. The inside was beautiful just as the pictures showed. Well stocked kitchen if you plan on cooking (I would bring a good knife). The view from the wrap around balcony is stunning. Last condo in Gulf Shores. State Pier is just a short walk. Found lots of shells on our daily walks. Lists as a 6 person condo-3 or 4 would fit comfortably. Bender staff is always so sweet! They are the reason we rented again this year from Bender Realty. Only trouble we had was the front door was hard to lock/unlock, but that was just us not being used to that type lock. You can't go wrong with this condo and Bender Realty.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We're so glad you got to experience the outstanding view from Royal Palms. Give us a call when you're ready to come back to Gulf Shores!
Gary B. from Kansas City, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in November, 2014 Great experience. Convenient to everything! Staff was most helpful. Nearby restarants fantastic. View from unit was breathtakingly beautiful.
Julie C. from Raytown, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2014 We love Gulf Shores, and the penthouse at Royal Palms was fantastic! We loved the extra large deck. Saw dolphins several times, and the weather was perfect!
Becky L. from Jasper, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2014 Nice clean condo. Great view. Well stocked kitchen. Friendly staff. Loved the sauna and hot tub. Loved the large deck. Plenty room to sun or just relax if you didn't want to go down to the beach.
Judy C. from Meridian, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in September, 2014 This was the ultimate condo for a awesome view! If view is what your after, rent this one. A tad bit small but over all awesome!
A guest from Steeleville, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2014 Our first time in Gulf Shores. Fell in love with the area. The condo looked just like it did on line. I love the fact when you book the condo, you get to see the actual unit you will stay in. Bender Realty was wonderful to work with. We will be coming back to Gulf Shores and will be contacting Bender Realty to book our unit.
Jeffrey W. from Franklin, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 WE LOVE STAYING AT THE ROYAL PALMS. WE BROUGHT FRIENDS & FAMILY WITH US THIS TIME. WE HAVE STAYED AT THIS LOCATION A FEW TIMES NOW ACTUALLY IN THE SAME UNIT #1407 AND THE VIEW CAN NOT BE BEAT!!!THE BEACH AREA WAS NICE & CLEAN AND YOU GOT TO LOVE THE INDOOR AND OUT DOOR POOLS!! WE CANT WAIT TO GO BACK!
Scott B. from Ft. Smith, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2014 We could not be more happy with the accommodations at Royal Palms. Room was very clean and well organized. All the staff at Bender realty and Royal Palms were very nice and helpfull. The location was my absolute favorite part. Beautiful views and quick easy access to everything we wanted to do. We will definitely be return customers.
A guest from Pineville, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2014 My wife and I spent a week in this unit and it was great! The condo was clean and had everything we needed. The only problems were the front door was difficult to unlock with the key and the sliding door was hard to get locked back. I would recommend this complex and condo to anyone!
Had to leave early stepped on a catfish in sand bur went in foot,
Patricia R. from Homosassa, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2014 When we first got there there was a distinct urine smell, the condo was dark and dreary. Had a beautiful balcony. No wastebaskets in bathrooms or bedroom, no clock in the livingroom, no alarm clock. The furniture looked like it was bought in yardsale. Top of refriderator was dirty with crumbs and etc. plumbing fixtures was in their last leg. Top it off pay wi/fi, but it was a beautiful view
A guest from Mendon, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2014 The best thing about this apartment is the enormous, private wrap around balcony and great views. Condo was nicely decorated and kitchen was furnished with all the standard things you would need to make most food. We ate in a lot so appreciated the well equipped kitchen although we could have used a pan and pot or two more since we did do so much cooking. Bathroom in the master bedroom is small. Hallway bathroom is somewhat larger. The only clock in the whole condo was on the microwave. It would be nice if there was one in the bedroom and waste paper baskets in the bathrooms. Location on the beach was great. The pier at the State park was within easy walking distance. Restaurants and shopping centers were very close by. We enjoyed walking down the beach to the Sea N Suds for lunch. Food and service there was very good. Outdoor pool was cold, indoor pool was an inviting temp and jacuzzi was hot! We enjoyed our beach vacation in Gulf Shores and would recommend a stay at the Royal Palms, especially this particular unit because of the unique balcony feature.
A guest from Owensboro, Kentucky recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2014 Staff very friendly. Location was very nice. Just what we were wanting for our budget. We would have liked a little later check out time.
A guest from Chana, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 13 days in February, 2014 This was our first experience with a condo rental and we were very pleased. Except for a noisy refrigerator, everything was excellent and would do it again.
Kenneth S. from Greenwood, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in October, 2013 My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Royal Palms, the people at Bender were friendly and helpful and the location next to the State Park was very nice for walks and bike riding. This was our first time to the Gulf Shores and we plan on coming back next year.
A guest from Gadsden, Alabama recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2013 Love the view and the quiet beach area toward the State pier. This was our third time at Royal Palms and look forward to stay there again.
Lisa R. from Monticello, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in August, 2013 Absolutely the best vacation! We loved every minute of our stay and our view from the Penthouse was incredible. My husband and I spent hours on the balcony staring at the ocean. Just what the doctor ordered. We plan on coming back and I have already recommended Royal Palms to my co-workers.
Chris B. from Greenbrier, TN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 The condo was way too small. It was difficult for my family to move around the place. It is silly to have such a large deck (bigger than the actual condo) for such a small place. If some of the deck were re-purposed to more square footage for the condo, it would improve the place significantly.
Maggie C. from Herrin, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2013 Loved the location and the size of the balcony, but it could have used some additional seating. However, I was very dissatisfied with many of the amenities of the condo. First of all, upon arrival, I discovered that I was not allowed to have a second parking permit, then finally had to pay for an additional permit after some complaining. When we arrived, the condo was dirty. We swept the floor and had a full dustpan of dirt. (I have pictures for proof.) To pay an additional $108.00 in cleaning fees and then have to clean the condo was very disappointing. Additionally, the dishwasher leaked and the dryer switch did not work properly. A maintenance worker came to repair both items, but he didn't fix either one. We eventually fixed the dryer by switching the knobs with another. Furthermore, the pans that were provided were of low quality. I couldn't even cook a grilled cheese without it burning. We had to buy a skillet for the week, which we did bring home with us. I am torn about whether I would recommend this condo or the property management company. I am a pretty easy going person, but when I pay for so much, I expect some quality, respect and customer service in return.
Jeffery W. from Franklin, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2013 We were very satisfied with our stay,(5) The property's condition was satisfying to our needs.(5)We were VERY happy with the location, our view was spectacular! We felt very safe.(5)The condo was clean, very well kept.(4) The management company was all so pleasant, very helpful, and very, very accommodating. Check in/out was very simple and quick. (5)We plan to return and we will be bring friends and family!Thank you for a very enjoyable 3 nights 4 day stay!!! Absolutely LOVED it!
Claudia W. from Louisville, KY does not recommend this property. Stayed for 6 days in March, 2013 Our stay at the Royal Palms 1407 was just average. The condo was very small..there are 2 bathrooms but no master fact both bathrooms are very small. The kitchen was the worse equipped of any I have ever had..Not even an oven mitt. I had to go buy a skillet, no way I would use the one provided..I would not rent this condo again.
A guest from Savanah, TN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2013 This condo was rented as a penthouse. I thought for the price that this condo would be great and roomy. The condo was so small. The balcony had lots of wasted space. The bedroom was so tiny with oversized furniture. It was difficult to get out of bed to go to the bathroom. Some places were in need of dusting and some areas cleaning the cobwebs off the baseboards. The living room had 2 large plants that was by the couch. They got in the way. A chair had a tear and needed to be repaired before any more damage was done. We threw away almost $700.00 on a 3 night stay. I feel cheated. I should have booked what I was trying to book when I made the reservation. I let the lady at the rental company talk me into this unit. On the other hand,everyone at the rental company was very nice, polite, and helpful. The financial cost of this stay has taught me a hard lesson.
Liza Z. from Lebanon, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2012 Beautiful view! But, the condo was filthy! The garbage can had such a bad smell that we left it on the balcony our whole stay! The showers and toilets were dirty as well...
Hollis L. from Florence, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2012 We really enjoyed our stay in Royal Palms unit 1407. Beautiful view, clean unit, great location and great people from Bender Realty that made our stay wonderful.
A guest from Hamilton, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2012 Wasn't very happy with bender people, were a few minutes checking out and they're calling my cell phone in a panic.
Julius B. from Birmingham, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2012 Great room great view. We needed a screen on the balcony door didn't have one. The refrigerator needs to be set to a cooler setting it took two days to our food cold. Overall another great trip.
A guest from Columbus, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2012 I always have a pleasant experience with Bender Realty - office staff is exceptional! However, the unit was not clean. The towels had hair on them - the bathroom floors were dirty with hair in the corners. The floors feel sandy/dirty. The unit had not been dusted. The kitchen cookware were not clean. The unit did not smell clean. Love Bender Realty, however please look into your cleaning staff.
A guest from Paducah, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 We were very pleased with our stay. Beautiful view from the balcony. Place is small but it was just two of us so it worked out well. Sea N Suds on the beach is within walking distance but unless your looking for a workout I would drive anywhere else. Place was clean other than foot pedal on trash can was broke so you had to open dirty metal lid with your hands. Last time we had stayed at crystal shores which was very nice but for the money this was a better deal. Any questions about anything you can always call the ladies at Bender they are very helpful.
Anthony W. from Versailles, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 Porch and balcony were excellent. Furniture, bedroom, and bathrooms good. Kitchen needs updates and free internet would be a plus.
Teresa B. from Rossville, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 We fit fine with family of 4 but 6 would be a squeeze. Kitchen amenities were lacking, not even a casserole dish. Signs of rodents, which I reported, never saw any. Need to put allergy covers on the mattresses/pillows for those with dust mite allergies. Air didn't work work until the 4th day. It was over 80 degrees at one time in the unit. I called and they immediately send someone over to check it out. It still took almost 2 days for it to return to a normal temp. Side balcony rocks! Large balcony to lay in the sun, let the kids play, etc. Would rent again for the price.
A guest from Columbus, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2012 Very much enjoyed laying out on the wrap around balcony! Private, quiet, plenty of room. Could hear the waves, feel ocean breeze and see people walking on the beach. Fabulous for those that do not want to walk down to the beach & carry chairs, coolers, etc! Will stay in Unit 1407 again! As far as clean, the unit floors were not very clean - there was dust on the bedroom furniture. Did not smell fresh.
Lee G. from Theodore, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2012 Good esxperience but cant get over the fact that the unit had no internet. Wish I had realized that other units did. The website said internet, but was not specific or I just didnt see it. It was frustrating and just aggravated me.
Tracy B. from Roscommon, MI does not recommend this property. Stayed for 9 days in March, 2012 I was initially concerned with whether the property would be clean. I sent an email and was reassured they would be no problems.The shower stall was filthy!After we removed the garbags from the bathroom and kitchen, there was filth.There was no screen in the screen door.The curtains were stained and had black dirt on the bottoms.There was some type of animal feces around the hot water tank.The lights on the side of he balcony were not working.There was grease build-up on the floor around the stove.There were no general cleaning supplies or toilet paper.The towel racks were falling out of the wall in the bathroom.AND LASTLY ~ THERE WERE COCKROACHES!!! I received an $148 (what a joke!!) credit for being subjected filth and for having cockroaches crawling on my kids while they slept and in their luggage!!
A guest from St. Louis, MO does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2012 The Penthouse view was great, but ants, broken drain stoppers in the bathroom and a pair of dirty underwear left behind made the condo unit feel filthy. I want to know why I had to clean the unit when I was charged $108 cleaning fee!
Best place on the Beach,One of the most beautiful views!
Linda N. from Brinkley, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2011 Very pretty, loved the view!Benders is one of the best to rent from!Everyone greets you with a smile. Telling you if you need anything please let them know .Just love benders people......
Gayla F. from Huntsville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2011 Overall, the condo we rented was in good condition. The ceiling fan in the bedroom is in need of repair as well as the stoppers for the bathroom sinks. The ceiling fan light would not turn off so we had to unscrew light bulbs to run the fan as we slept. It made noise and was disruptive. This should be replaced. Other than that, the unit was fine.
Jean B. from Pittsburg, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2011 This was our first trip to the gulf coast and it was everything I dreamed it would be and more!!! Thanks to Bender Realty for the services and recommendations.
Tonja S. from Berryville, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011 Loved the location of this condo and the balcony was wonderful! There was a few things that could use some updating but nothing that would keep me from booking this unit again. The ladies at Bender were fabulous!!!
George R. from Greenville, Indiana recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011 Broken toilet seat, food disposal in sink not working, Lightbulbs burnt out. Curtain Rod falls out of wall. Mouse poop on water heater.
A guest from Oconomowoc, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2011 Location of this property is wonderful the views are just beautiful. Unit could really use some updating and new furniture and less of it. New carpet would really be great. Lots of follow up Maintenance needs to be done. LOVE THE BALCONY!
We really enjoyed our stay here. It was plenty big for our family of four. The location was beautiful- just steps to the beach!
A guest from Memphis, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2011 One thing we did not like was that there was no Internet. Online it said there was, but there was not. For the price we paid, we feel there should have been Internet.
Robert K. from Cincinnati, Ohio recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2011 The view was great. The inside was small and very crowded with a lot of furniture. Very cramped. The outdoor balcony was fabulous but not clean. There were cigarette butts and beers cans in the flower pots. And no internet access. The furnace filter was clogged. All in all it was okay. But it could be better cleaned. It would also be a lot roomer if they removed some furniture.
Karen C. from Tullahoma, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2011 loved our stay overall. very disappointed that the heater in the hot tub wasnt working since it was too cold for the outside pool and even the indoor pool wasnt warm enough. out of the 8 light fixtures in the condo, needed 4 light bulbs - picked them up at the Bender Realty office without any problems. simply loved Betty Daniels - she was most pleasant to work with and made us wanta return in the future. whether the same condo or not wont matter, but definitely will contact Bender Realty again.
Lisa L. from Ada, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2011 This was our 10th year visiting Gulf Shores for spring break so we obviously love it.The only negative things would be that there were no spare light bulbs. One bulb in the bedroom (side table) light was just missing and the other burned out. Also there is only one table lamp in the main living area so unless you want to be blinded by the ceiling fan light there isn't enough ambient light. Also, the little hallway leading up to the condo had several BIG water bug carcasses which freaked me out and one semi alive one inside the condo when you first walked in. But I will say those were the only ones I saw. No other little visitors, so phew :) Loved the condo, Love Gulf Shores and the weather was PERFECT! We'll be back!
Kelly E. from Lafayette, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in March, 2011 love the location and the pools and hot tub and steamroom. very comfortable room. hope to go back again next spring break
Shirley L. from Pekin, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2011 Would not recommend this unit - bedroom carpet is filthy. Furniture in unit is much too large for living space. Size of coffee table makes it almost impossible to use hide a bed. Dishes, etc are better than some of the units I have stayed in over past few years.
A guest from Clarence Center, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in November, 2010 The view was amazing and the location was perfect for the things we like to do at Gulf Shores. Staff at Bender Realty was excellent. They gave us good information about local businesses we wanted to visit.
Tracey M. from ringgold, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2010 we were awakened every night by loud poppin noises...think it was refrigerator. side of frig is very dirty by the counter.
Art Z. from Hernando, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2010 Fantastic area, wonderful people, beautiful beaches, fabulous view from condo. Don't know why anyone would want to go anywhere else. Cannot wait to call Bender and arrange another trip.
Roger M. from Goodlettsville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2010 We have always used Bender Realty when staying in Gulf Shores and wouldn't think of using any other company. The property we stayed at this time was perfect for my wife and I. I only hope it will be available the next time we are able to come to Gulf Shores.
Kelley W. from Hazel Green, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2010 The Royal Palms Condos are the BEST location on the Beach... We had to stay out of the water and stay back a little ways on the beach, but overall we still had a GREAT time!! There is NO smell at the beach.. the view is still beautiful, the waves were huge this year and we wish we were still there!!!!!! There is plenty to do with the various attractions ( we love Waterville.. all the waterslides, wave pool, rollercoaster, lazy river, putt putt golf, go carts.. No where else can you go ALL DAY for $30... The State Park put on a fantastic fireworks show from the pier.If you have not made plans then do and if you have them, then keep them.. They need our support in the bad times much as the good times. Gulf Shores has given us SO MANY great vacations that we did not mind a VERY SMALL sacrifice.We are SOOOOO VERY GLAD we went!! God Bless to all the vendors and residents who depend on our tourism every year!
Deborah S. from Cherokee, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2010 We had very small tarballs washing up June 7. Tuesday and Wednesday the water was great. There was a lot of dead seaweed washing ashore, but crews were slowly cleaning up the high tide lines. We left Thursday morning right before the oil started coming ashore. I hate to see our beautiful beaches trashed by the oil, sadly they will never be the same. I feel so sorry for the people living along the coast and the wildlife that will end up getting killed by the oil.
A guest from Madison, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2010 I loved the location of this building. It is the last building before the state park so the the beach is much less crowded than the rest of the beach. The furniture in the unit really needs a good cleaning or updating. It looked dirty and I had to cover the sofa and chair with a sheet so I could sit on it without being grossed out. The bedroom is very crapmped and dark because of the size of the furniture. The kitchen amenities were fine for what we wanted to do, but not if we had wanted to cook "real meals" There were a few maintenance issues with the unit. I called Bender and they had someone there almost immediately to look after it. The balcony on this unit is huge and has a beautiful view. I would stay in this building again because of it's great location, but I would try a different unit. I would definitely use Bender Realty again- they are very helpful and check in was quick.
Deborah S. from Cherokee, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2010 I would highly recommend Royal Palms condo. to visitors to Gulf Shores. I like the access to the state park beach and fishing pier. There was not any signs of oil damage to the beach or in the water during our May 8-11 stay. This beach is so much nicer than the other beach (Biloxi, MS) we visited.
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Ted N. from Mt. Juliet, TN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2009 Not bad at all but, some small discomforts. Hall bath was dirty. Couch needs to be replaced, it smells of body odor. Planters on balcony were full of cigarette butts. Also found a large dead cockroack in the laundry. The condo was pleasant otherwise and in a great location next to the park and pier. This is the first Bender property that I have had any issue with at all. Usually the condo is spotless and perfectly furnished.
Brandon Y. from Shannon, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2009 We loved the penthouse 1407, Royal Palms. The balcony was extremely nice, offering a western sunset view. The condo was nicely decorated and everything you could need in the kitchen. We liked it so much we went ahead and reserved this condo for our May 2010 vacation.
A guest from Pierre Part, LA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2009 The best part of this condo was the large wrap around balcony and the awesome view. The beach is less crowded due to the State Park located on the side of the condo. We were disappointed in the condo itself. It was lacking in kitchenware and the dishes that were there were not clean. There were no batteries in the tv remotes. We went out and purchased the batteries and a pan for baking, and plastic utensils. It also had a roach problem. This was our 3rd year at the Royal Palms and was satisfied with the other units we stayed in. This unit just needs some attention. I would love to stay in this same unit again, but not in the condition it was in. It could have been cleaner and better equiped with the things we needed. We will stay at the Royal Palms again but, not in this unit.
Emily B. from St. Francisville, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2009 The condo was perfect for 2 adults and my daughter. The balcony was INCREDIBLE!!! We loved the fact that the condo was SO close to the beach. My daughter loved the inside pool. We'd definitely stay here again!
A guest from Newton, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2009 The personnel at Benders were excellent. They were very helpful and very nice and courteous. The condo was nice. The location was excellent. Liked the indoor pool and hot tub and the outdoor pool. Access to the gulf and private beach were great. No big crowds of vacationers to worry about. Condo was not as spacious as we thought it would be for 6 people. Rooms were a little tight but we didn't spend a lot of time in the condo and with the extra large balcony, we could spread out on it. Furniture was fine, but well used. Not thrilled with the dead cockroach in the sleeper sofa. Will use Bender in the future and stay at the Royal Palms, but hope to have a bigger room with a little more space. Loved the Gulf and looking forward to returning soon!
Kelley W. from Hazel Green, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2009 Was very nice. The coffee table is a little to large for the room but that was not really a problem. The wrap around balcony was great for the fireworks show. we loved it and will be back next year.
Nancy R. from Scott, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2009 Condo is wonderful, loved the balcony, beach was not crowded since it is next to state park. Would definitely recommemd it and stay there again. (It might be time for a new sofa, the mattress was really uncomfortable) The staff at Bender Realty are wonderful! I will never rent from any other company again.
A guest from Archbold, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2009 Had the southwest corner unit on the top floor - FANTASTIC VIEW. The only better view in the buildinh would be the southeast corner (unobstructed sunrise).
A guest from Marietta, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2008 Great location. Unit is old and needs serious updating. Garbage disposal broke and sink backed up. Service technician had to be called; disposal was repaired. Furniture has had too many bodies on it; time for a change. Staff at Bender pleasant and helpful.
A guest from West Lake, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2008 You could not beat this condo, the views are unbelievable. Beautiful colors in the condo and you will feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. This is the best condo I have stay in in the Gulf Shores area.
Carolyn K. from Rosston, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in September, 2008 Over all, it was a good stay. Although, there were one or two things left to be desired. There were dead roaches on the floor when we arrived. Also, pieces of the balcony furniture were not in functional order. Our air conditioning had to be repaired during our stay due to a plugged hose. This was addressed in a timely manner, however. We were witnesses to the power of Mother Nature, as Hurricane Ike made his way into the Gulf. That was a First!! It was our choice to leave one day earlier than planned due to inconviences beyond control. This will not hamper my family's decision to vacation in Gulf Shores, or staying at Royal Palms again. We Love It!!!!!!!!!!
Julie M. from Baton Rouge, LA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2008 Always love staying at the Royal Palms condos. However this unit, 1407, was below par. There was a big ant problem, carpet tacks sticking through and poking feet where the carpet meets the bathroom, mold on the shower doors, a year's worth of old food between the counter and the refridgerator, and the garbage can stunck so bad we put it outside and just used paper bags. This not the quality I expected and will not stay in that unit again.
Ashley R. from Bossier, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2008 Beautiful condo...one of the best ones I have stayed in in Gulf Shores. Property Management staff was very helpful. Location was wonderful being the last condo on the beach, it was crowded at all! I will be back!
Lila B. from Athens, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2008 We have stayed in this same unit twice now just because of the balcony! The view is fantastic. We love sitting out there for hours on end, especially at night, just listening to the waves and talking. We hope to stay here from now on!
Kevin H. from Pinson, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in June, 2008 The floor in the unit was dirty. There was trash in the carpet in the bedroom. There were crumbs, sand or something all over the kitchen counter. The bed did not have a matress pad on it. Couldn't find the remote control to the tv in the bedroom. We kept looking and it was thrown in the floor beside the bed. You could tell that houskeeping hit the "high spots" and did little else. The view and balcony for this unit. . .amazing! It's a shame that it's not being cleaned and taken care of better.
Jan P. from Greenwell Springs, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in May, 2008 This is only my 2nd time to stay with Bender---I always booked through another company. But, I am considering making this a permanent change since I have had such great experiences with your group! Thank you for making our special celebration so memorable!
A guest from Conway, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2008 The wrap around balcony wasn't as clean as I would have liked but overall it was a great condo. The air conditioning unit wasn't producing cold air but luckily it cooled off considerably at night and the condo stayed cool throughout the day.
Sandra R. from Greenville, MS does not recommend this property. Stayed for 5 days in March, 2008 Couch was very slouchy and old looking, coffee table was broken, master bedroom door was almost impossible to open and close (could not open without waking your sleeping spouse) and bed was beyond uncomfortable. The sofa bed was more comfortable than the master bed if you can believe that! Penthouse had a huge patio which was a plus but NO table, very inconvenient and limiting and took away from the luxury of having the patio. Kitchen table has 2 chairs, 1 stray, and rents to 4 people.Then upon checkout, I could not locate one key, later found and mailed in, charged me $25 anyway, even after I told them of condos condition. Hot Tub and Indoor Pool temperatures were not stable, one day too hot, next too cold, and nobody to do anything about it. In the spring, guests rely on indoor pool and hot tub. I visit the Gulf Shores area every Spring but this was my first Bender experience and it was disappointing.
Dorothy B. from Fairhope, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in March, 2008 I cannot say enough good things about Bender Realty and their helpful staff, especially Alice. The Royal Palms Penthouse unit was absolutely gorgeous along with an awesome view! Our stay was wonderful and can't wait for an occasion to return.
Lila B. from Athens, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2007 We loved the location. The condo was nice, especially the balcony! We spent evenings just sitting out there! We will definitely check to see if 1407 is available for our next beach trip!
A guest from West Lake, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2007 What more is there to say, from the top it is so much more enjoyable, you didn't hear anyone else, view of the water at night was unbelieveable. We plan on coming back agina this year and want the same unit I'm sure this will be our unit from now on. We will just have to work out ours dates so we can use it, very beautiful. Thank you so much for the girls get away.
Our stay was a very special stay because it was our honeymoon. I was very nervous with what we would find but the people at Bend
Dustin J. from Gordo, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2007 The view from its balcony was unbelievable and we really liked how part of the balcony was open for sun bathing. We had excellent service in the parking area because the gentlemen working were very friendly. We did run into some trouble with the fire alarm going off and staying on the top floor, but it added to a great story to tell our friends. We had such a great time we have already decided to stay in the same location this coming up summer if we get a chance to make it to the coast. I recommend the Royal Palms to all our couple friends and family.