615 West Beach Boulevard ~ This Inviting Two Bedroom Condominium has ~ Two Baths ~ Master Bedroom containing a King Sized Bed ~ Guest Bedroom containing a Queen Sized Bed ~ Sleeper Sofa ~ Three Flatscreen Televisions ~ Three DVD Players ~ Wireless Internet ~ Outdoor Pool ~ Outdoor Shower ~ Barbeque Grills ~ Private Balcony Accessed by Living Room and Master Bedroom ~ Full Size Washer and Dryer ~ Beach Front Location ~ Two Elevators ~ Please, No Smoking
Leesa B. from Bardwell, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2016 You cannot beat the location of Driftwood towers. We do not like high rises and love the facility. This particular unit, however, needs maintenance work. The kitchen in particular is lacking things needed to accommodate a family eating meals there. There is also a safety concern in the area of the trash can in the kitchen. We had our 1 year old granddaughter over while we there and there was an area exposed that shouldn't have been there. It appeared to be an electrical box covered with duct tape and large ceramic tiles standing and an exposed empty area, which looked nasty. The kitchen lacked cutting boards, and other equipment needed to cook meals.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores! Driftwood Towers 1G is indeed a great property, being a low-rise facility in close proximity to the local restaurants and attractions. Thank you for your input; the owner is making plans for some exciting renovations in the fall. Be on the lookout for new pictures on our website! Please call Bender Realty when you begin making plans for a future visit to the Gulf Coast!
A guest from Adamsville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in June, 2016 Staff was great and helpful. Easy process to enter and leave. We were given excellent information and instructions about the whole process. Very satisfied.
A guest from Wausau, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2016 LOVE Driftwood Towers, Unit 1G could really use some TLC. Cabinets in bathrooms & under kitchen sink smell of mildew (they're the originals & have been through several WET hurricanes) Bedrooms need a facelift, too (paint & bedding)Storm/entry door needs to be replaced- bad latch. LOVE the location & Bender staff.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. Driftwood Towers is indeed a terrific property in a location that is so convenient to restaurants and the beach. Thank you for your input; we are addressing these issues now. Please be sure to call Bender Realty when you are ready to return to the Gulf Coast and Driftwood Towers!
john M. from Huntsville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2015 It was mostly as I expected. Have stayed at Driftwood and in 1G before. The unexpected negative was the elevator work that blocked some of the parking and took one of the two evaluators off-line. I like the first floor rooms so it easier to use the stairs. The room was dirty and some of the pots and pans should replaced, but the price was reasonable and its for the beach. The beach rentals block a chunk of beach access with uncomfortable chairs. The star is always the easy access to Bahama Bobs
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to Gulf Shores. Driftwood Towers 1G has a great view of the beach from its beach front balcony and is in walking distance to a great restaurant! Please remember Bender Realty when you begin making plans for a future Gulf Coast getaway!
Teresa B. from Tanneyville, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in July, 2015 We always enjoy Gulf Shores and the location of Driftwood Towers and setting is our place to stay. I would have liked for there to have been some hangers in this unit for clothing . The sofa sleeper is nothing anyone would want to sleep on. It really needs to be replaced.. At least this unit was clean. The staff at Bender Realty are always pleasant and very accomodating. I know prices always go up but truely feel these rates are too much. Departure fee and not having a clean unit plus the overall rate per week is going skyhigh.Having to pay for a "parking pass" beats it all. Other than all the maintenance going on, which made parking and getting to elevators a pain, enjoyed our stay as usual.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Driftwood Towers 1G is certainly in the perfect location - so close to great restaurants and attractions. Please know that our office is open seven days a week, so any issues that a guest may experience can be resolved. The majority of condominiums charge for their vehicle passes; that is a Homeowner's Association policy, not a Bender Realty policy. When you are ready to rebook, we'll be happy to let you know of any condos that do not charge for their passes.
Chad S. from Northport, AL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 We have been renting through Bender since 2001 and have always had a great experience until this stay. We checked in after 4:00 and as always the ladies in the office were amazing!! We arrived at Driftwood and while we were unpacking our suitcases we had a man with a Bender Realty shirt unlock and come in our unit. He apologized and said he did not realize we had checked in. The unit was well equipped for our needs. The only complaint for the unit is the ceiling was peeling in the bathroom and the main bedroom closet door would not close due to it being off the track. Around 8:15am,the morning of check out, there was a very loud knock on our door and it opened before I could get to it. Again, a male with a Bender shirt on entered our unit. Luckily, I was in the living room area and stopped him from walking through the unit while my family was still sleeping. He apologized and said he thought we had already checked out. This was very frustrating considering it was the second time someone entered unannounced in our room. We also left some laundry in the dryer and I called Barbara at the office as soon as realized it. She was very helpful and I made arrangements with her to get the clothing shipped if it was returned. We did receive a package that contained only 4 items, which is only a fourth of the items that were left in the dryer. Due to the experience of having individuals being able to enter our room without notice and the items not being returned that were left behind, I will not recommend or rent through Bender again. I understand Bender is not responsible for anything left behind but after this experience I would feel that my belongings or my family would be safe in renting through Bender again. This does not reflect on any of the ladies in the rental office. The office employees have always been professional and friendly through the years we have rented.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We appreciate your input very much. We apologize for the surprise entrances from our inspectors. Saturdays are such busy turnaround days that there was obviously miscommunication as to check ins and outs. We apologize for the disturbances and will do our best to improve in our communication. Likewise, we regret the loss of some of your items. We do our best to retrieve the many items that are left behind each week, and we are sorry that we did not get all of your belongings. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you in the future.
A guest from Alma, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 Overall, it was very pleasant. I was a little disappointed in only 3 things. Front row parking was limited, due to construction. Gate at pool was locked(damaged) for most of the week. Our section of the beach was too crowded.
A guest from Crossville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 Some conditions issues that can be easily fixed but overall a wonderful location.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Driftwood Towers 1G is indeed a great location, in very close proximity to restaurants and attractions. Please give Bender Realty a call when you are ready to book a vacation on the Gulf Coast.
A guest from Wausau, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in March, 2015 LOVE Gulf Shores, had a great vacation but the unit we stayed in (1D) could use new bathroom cabinets, new paint in bedrooms & baths, new facing on kitchen cabinets.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Please give us a call when you are ready to re book; we will be happy to assist you in finding an updated unit. Thank you for your input.
A guest from Huntsville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in September, 2014 Beach was very nice, room was ok, but dirty. Lots of TVs, but exposed electrical wire in kitchen where trash compactor used to be. Restroom a pool area closed, forcing returning to room tracking more sand into the room.
A guest from Danville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 The Condo was the perfect location. You can tell that it is a older Condo, but it was very clean for the most part. Where the garbage can sits there was some electrical stuff that did not look so safe and we had children with us. The overall stay was great and the beds were very comfortable.
Sam H. from Springhill, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2014 wonderful location. cleanliness was very good. kitchen sink had a small leak, but was controlled by a plastic dishpan I had left last year.
A guest from Crossville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 Great property management- responded to our problem within 2 hours of report. Condo could have been cleaner-also needs new carpet and paint.I think we left it cleaner than we found it.This was a great location with a great view.
A guest from Odessa, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2014 The condo is in a great location for what we needed. We are between the ages of 39-42 and have attended the Hangout Festival for the past 3 years. The condo is in walking distance from the festival ~0.5 miles. For this purpose only would I recommend this property. As far as cleanliness and furnishings, the condo needs a lot of help and I would not recommend this property. The only upgrades in the condo are the TVs. The condo was swept and possibly vacuumed. There was still hair remnants in the bathrooms. We ended up cleaning the condo ourselves. Overall, we were disappointed with the condo based on cleanliness and furnishings. Bender Realty was very friendly and professional.
A guest from Wausau, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in March, 2014 Driftwood Towers is our very favorite property to stay at. It's clean and beautifully maintained. Unit 1D, however, could use a bit of TLC, mostly just a deep cleaning and a good washing of shower curtains, bed skirts and repair of window treatments in the 2nd bedroom. Cabinets sticky,need updating. Location: PERFECT!
Jeff C. from Maroa, Illinois recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2013 The condo was easy to find and very clean. Had an awesome view of the Gulf of Mexico, which was a welcoming sight!
A guest from Louisville, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in September, 2013 We loved our condo. Having the carts and elevator made unpacking easy for a change. The minute we walked in to our condo 1G we could see the ocean from the kitchen. The view was PERFECT. Having coffee in the morning on the balcony was awesome. We were very happy with everything. We will be back!!!!!!!
Jennifer M. from Imperial, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2013 We originally called about staying at another property and it was not available for the amount of days we wished to stay. The Bender Agent asked a few questions and then suggested Driftwood 1G. They suggested we call when we got to town and check on the possibility of an early check in. We arrived at lunch time and they said it was not ready yet and would call us as soon as it was ready. They gave us the code for beach access if we wished. We grabbed lunch and within 30 minutes the condo was ready. Settled in three hours early! Family loved the Condo/Property/Beach/Pool. Breakfast and coffee every morning on the ocean front balcony was perfect! Great vacation and we will be back.
A guest from Conway, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2013 This was a great place to stay - fit into our budget very nicely. I was a little concerned that I wouldn't get quite the beach view I was hoping for with this unit being on the 1st floor. But, it worked out great. I could hear noise from the pool but it wasn't too bad. The only real complaint I have would be the timing of the sidewalk construction that was being done the week we were there. Other than that, we really enjoyed the place!
A guest from Garden City, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in February, 2013 The matresses were good. The furnishings in the front room were generally uncomfortable.On arrival, the kitchen was very clean.Actually the place needs a deep cleaning such as moving furniture. However, in general we were quite comfortable. Unfortunately we can not blame you for the weather.
A guest from Kennett, MO does not recommend this property. Stayed for 8 days in December, 2012 I have used Bender Realty many times now and truly love how warm, friendly and helpful the staff are. They really make you feel welcome. This was my first and last experience with the Driftwood for it was extremely nasty! At first glance it didn't look to bad do to the updated furniture and fresh coat of paint on the walls but the living room furniture was so filthy and stained that we wouldn't even set on it. The floors throughout the whole condo were so dirty it looked as if they had not been cleaned since they were installed. The cobwebs and dust bunnies were very over whelming. It very much saddens me to know that myself as well any else that rents a condo is charged a cleaning fee and this is the kind of services that are being provided. If I were the owner of that condo I would be ashamed and embarrassed to know that I owned that!!
Kimberly R. from Louisville, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2012 If you are looking for a reasonable place to stay right on the gulf this is the company to rent from. WE loved our condo.. it was just far down enough to not have alot of people on the beach and the few was fantastic as was the condo itself!!
Scott M. from Florissant, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2012 The location and view is perfect. Within blocks from the property is everything you need to complete your stay. Everyone is so considerate in Gulf Shores.
Debbie D. from Higginsville, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2009 The accommodations were satisfactory, but wasn't too clean (not unacceptable however). Loved the furnishings (not too much!) but the view of ocean was somewhat blocked by palm trees, being on the 1st level.
Mary B. from Covington, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2009 Very happy at Driftwood. Great location and like the fact that the complex isn't a huge high rise. Love the set up the front door faces the highway and balcony the beach. We stayed in the same condo last year as a guest with friends. Some upgrades were made to the condo and we were very happy. Even
Roy M. B. from Chattanooga, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2009 Air conditioner broke twice, but fixed fast! -Not a lot of stuff to use in the kitchen or grill. Dirty in places.
Tim H. from St. Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2009 Overall, this was a great stay. Great location, right on the beach. Great price and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We're thinking about staying in the same condo again next year. Thanks, Annette & Tim and Renee.
Teresa Z. from Gulfport, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2008 We would definately stay at Driftwood again. I liked that it was a smaller condo and not one of those huge overcrowded one's. There was a few minor things - the coffee maker didn't work and the fridge was an antique that didn't make ice but that didn't interfere with the great time we had. We are already talking about returning next year and staying at the same location.