Caribbean 301~corner Condo with M. Bath Garden Tub~bender Vacation Rentals
1057 West Beach Boulevard ~ This Two Bedroom Condominium has ~ Two Baths ~ Jetted Garden Tub in Master Bath ~ Master Queen ~ Guest Twin Beds ~ Sleeper Sofa ~ Three Televisions ~ Three DVD Players ~ Full Size Washer and Dryer ~ Wireless Internet ~ Indoor Pool ~ Outdoor Pool Heated Seasonally ~ Barbeque Grills ~ Steam Room ~ Sauna ~ Exercise Room ~ Elevator ~ Please, No Smoking ~ Beach Front Location
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June 25-July 2, 2016
A guest from Hopkinsville, KY does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2016 We love the Caribbean! However, this was not one of the nicer units that we have stayed in. The doors to the laundry would not work correctly. The closet was blocked by a twin bed not allowing for much use of the closet. There were too many tables and chairs on the patio not allowing for much use of the patio for more than 2 people at a time. All were mismatched and did not look very nice. The living room furniture was very worn and i honestly did not feel comfortable sitting on them. Overall, our stay is always great because you're at the beach! What's not to love when you're in such a great place. This unit, however, could stand several updates especially when the price is as high as it is.
Katrina L. from Allegan, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2016 Had a wonderful time. 2nd time staying in 301. Had plenty of room. Some things are in need of updating...especially the upholstered furniture. Bedspreads starting to look worn. Need a cookie sheet. Dining table is great. Enjoyed being there. The weather all week was perfect. Both pools were great. Loved the fresh shrimp.
Peter B. from Walker, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2016 Stayed here the first week of a 2 week vacation. The unit was nice and pretty well kept. The second bedroom was a bit small for 2 adults as was the second bathroom but it served the purpose. Overall, very satisfied with the experience.
Russell H. from Battle Creek, MI does not recommend this property. Stayed for 31 days in January, 2016 Apt. Was not very clean upon our arrival.Furniture needs replacing.Showers have no safety bars for seniors .Floor mats on doors and bathrooms were not non-skid type and quite dangerous.Kitchen pots ,pans etc.were guide ample.Would not return or recommend to other seniors.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. Thank you for your input. We regret that the cleanliness of your condo upon arrival was not up to standards. Please know that our office is open seven days a week, with housekeeping and maintenance on staff in order to address any issues a guest may experience. The towels provided by the housekeeping company are standard; we will relay your comments on furnishings to the owner. Please give Bender Realty a call when you begin planning your next visit to the Gulf Coast!
A guest from Louisville, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 it was good
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We're so glad you enjoyed your vacation in Gulf Shores! Caribbean 301 is a lovely condo, with a great indoor and outdoor pool and private, beach front balcony. We look forward to seeing you next year!
A guest from St.Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 The Caribbean was a fantastic condo complex. We loved the fact that it was only a 32 unit building. The unit 301 was very cute and well maintained. We really liked having a restroom right by the pool. Bender Realty was great to work with from the time we booked through our entire stay. We will definitely stay here again.
Stacy S. from Tuscaloosa, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2015 We loved staying at Caribbean 301. It had everything we needed for a family of 5. The kids loved being close to the pool and beach. Thank you!
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Caribbean 301 is in a great location, within close proximity of restaurants and attractions. Please give Bender Realty a call when you are ready to return to the Gulf Coast
A guest from Marietta, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2015 Weather was gorgeous and wished we could have stayed longer.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores and at Caribbean. Remember Bender Realty when you begin making plans for another Gulf Coast vacation!
Marcus H. from Olive Branch, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2015 So my overall stay at this location was nice (RM301). It was very clean and had all of the amenities that we needed, comfy beds and spacious, and nice spa tube. However, the washing mach did not work nor did the dish washer. There was maintenance work taking place that was loud 1 morning but the view from the balcony was awesome. The staff was very nice and professional except for a major hiccup that they caused which resulted in me paying for an extra day. They clearly messed up my reservations so be sure to check your confirmation.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Caribbean 301 is indeed a lovely condo from which to enjoy the beach and local attractions. Thank you for your input on the washing machine and dishwasher; we are addressing them immediately. We regret the confusion in departure dates; we hope that you will consider Bender Realty when you make plans to return to the Gulf Coast!
Kate S. from Ontario, Canada recommends this property. Stayed for 27 days in February, 2015 Great building very well looked after. Bender real estate were fabulous.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. We are so happy you enjoyed your winter vacation in Gulf Shores! Caribbean is a wonderful location from which to enjoy the view and local attractions, and unit 301 is quite nice. Please give us a call when planning your next visit to the Gulf Coast!
A guest from Olive Branch, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2014 The bender staff members were great as always. The unit was nice. Could use a little updating. The televisions were small. The remote in the living area was broken but the cable didn't work on that one anyway. That could be a big deal if kids were there but we went for the beach and food which were all great. The Caribbean was nice but I would choose a different unit next time.
Joy H. from Alexandria, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 Wonderful beach front. Maintenance issues with elevator that was not good for handicapped mother. Beds were not stable or correct size as noted on web site. It was clean but needed more amenities like a hotel. i.e. Hair dryer. Will stay again because that is where my family stays every year from out of town.
Jason M. from Janesville, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 After a 16 hour drive, we arrived to a beautiful week of weather, food, and good times. The view from the room is perfect. We have stayed in two different rooms now (301 and 201). Both were excellent. Highly recommended!! We will be back again.
A guest from Cincinnati, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 28 days in February, 2014 Overall we had a very nice time. The locaation was great, there were lots of things to do, and plenty of good places to eat and shop. My only issue was with the cleanliness of the condo. The housekeeper did not do a very thorough job after the previous guests, and the upholstery and carpets really need a good cleaning.
Justin C. from Biloxi, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in September, 2013 Bender staff was very friendly. Property location was perfect. We were close to everything especially the beach.
Marcie W. from Guntown, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2013 It was a good experience. Late night arriving guests next to and above us were loud. The property overall was good.
Edward P. from Trussville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2013 Great location. Close to everything. Furniture showing wear. Kids could not sleep on the sofa sleeper. It was too uncomfortable. The beds were fine. Overall the unit was clean and comfortable. The balcony is a big plus. Good size. Smokers above though ruined good 6am morning coffee time watching sun rise.
A guest from Cotton Town, TN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2013 The condo was certainly not as picture perfect as it appears in the photos. The condo was not as clean as I expected or as it appeared in the photos. I will certainly do more research before I rent again.
Tom M. from Elkhart, IN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 22 days in March, 2013 I have never done this before.I feel bad that it has to come to this,however,I will say three things if you want to dig a little deeper you may call me.1)Dirtiest condo ever stayed in 2)Most uncomfortable condo ever stayed in and 3)Most need in repair condo ever stayed in. If you want particulares call me. One other thing.When I reserveed the condo in November of 2012 I requested carpet in living area and a king bed in master bedroom and was assured it had ,we really started off on the wrong foot from the beginning.I have used Bender many many times and will continue to in the future.But I don't want anything like this to happen again.Thank You.
Property manager very rude, would have walked right in the place
Cynthia C. from Holmen, WI does not recommend this property. Stayed for 27 days in January, 2013 The manager would of walked right in on me taking shower if I did't have the inside lock on. He was going to barg right in. NOT VERY PRIVATE. Mold in bathroom needs to be taken care before someone gets sick. should be reported to inspector.
Property Manager Response: Response from Bender Realty, Inc. Tenant was evicted for violation of association rules.
A guest from Somerville, Alabama recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2012 My friends and I stayed for 3 nights and loved every minute of it! Very impressed and pleased with the size and cleanliness of the condo. Great view and the location of the condo was perfect. The only negative was that our personal Beach Chairs were stolen off the beach (no fault of Bender's). The Caribbean and Bender's Realty will definitely be our number one place to stay from now on for our visits to the beach.
Wendy F. from Little Rock, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2012 Our stay was so awesome that I can't begin to express it in words. We loved it so much we didn't want to leave! Thank you so much for allowing us to experience this and have great memories.
Troy S. from Louisville, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 I have been a renter from Bender Realty each time I have visited Gulf Shores over the past 20 years. The condo unit (301) was very acceptable and functional. However, we were all very disappointed in the complete lack of attention to the significant amount of seaweed that accumulated on the beach and NO EFFORT to remove it. I first asked the city, they told me it was Bender Realty responsibility. Bender told me in effect- Sorry. Other units along the beach were maintained. As week wore on smell was foul. Bender needs to put a plan in place for those times seaweed removal is required. For future visits, I will seek a condo/management company that maintains the beachfront area.
A guest from Greenville, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 We really enjoyed our stay. The Caribbean is an excellent location with a nice beach area and a good sized pool. Our condo (301) was in good condition, all the amenities we would want in terms of dishware, appliances, etc. Large jetted tub in the bathroom was very nice. Floors could have been cleaner. It was nice having televisions in all 3 rooms (2 bedrooms and living area) with a DVD player in each location. Decent balcony view. Stereo in living room was a nice option also. No hangers in the closets for some reason. It would have been nice to know about the beach chair rental options before we got there. Overall a very pleasant experience. We would definitely return.
Carol O. from Foley, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2012 I have been booking condos with Bender Realty since 2005 and overall, the professional courtesy and desire to please have been excellent. I find their prices to be more than competitive with all the competition in this area. This company may be somewhat smaller than some of the bigger groups here, but I think that this is a plus for them. They seem to commit to try harder and prove themselves worthy to go up against any of the "big boys." I will continue to book with them in the future.
Jennifer R. from Tuscaloosa, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2012 My recent stay at The Caribbean was perfect! Check in and check out at Bender Realty office was a quick process and the staff was very helpful. I would recommend Bender Realty to anyone!
John B. from Des Plaines, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2012 Wonderful place to stay, good location with a beautiful view of the Gulf. Wished we had more time to stay and enjoy the peace and quiet and the lull of the gently lapping waves that put us to sleep each night.
Megan G. from Killen, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2012 It was adorable so quiet and clean. Right on the beachm excellent price! Great for families with kids! Def staying here again! Zero complaints. Came home so relaxed and happy :)
Jody T. from Birmingham, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2012 We used Bender last year for our family trip to Gulf Shores, and the experience was so good, we decided to use them again this year. Staff were so very friendly, professional, and helpful. The condo was great--we made smoothies and cooked bbq in the crock pot & it was just perfect! Will definitely use this condo & Bender again!
Gordon A. from Aurelia, IA recommends this property. Stayed for 29 days in February, 2012 We liked the location and the condo 301. The only thing we did not like was the living room furniture. The chair was dirty and the couch old and uncomfortable. Other than this furniture the condo was very nice.
Angela N. from Brandon, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2011 Bender has always helped make our stays in Gulf Shores great!! The original condo we picked didn't have WI-FI, so Bender found us another one that did and made our transition smooth!
Teri E. from Hillsboro, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2011 The location was perfect. The living room furniture was very "used" needs to be replaced. Sheets were missing on one bunk. The pool wasn't cleaned the whole week we were there. Just little things that could easily be fixed. We felt very safe there even though there isn't on-site security. Probably would return.
The location of the condo is great. There were several items of furniture that was damaged when we arrived. The dishwasher smell
Jamie A. from Centerville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011 Even though we had a couple of issues, they were taken care of promptly. Everyone was very helpful and kind. We will stay again.
A guest from Gordo, Alabama recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011 had to walk around building to get to elevators from parking lot and if cars parked in spaces in front of elevator could not get luggage carts to elevator.
A guest from Columbus, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2011 We had a great stay. Our condo was nice and clean. There was a terrible odor coming from the stairwell for a few days but overall the property seems well kept. We will be back!
Kerri B. from Egan, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2011 There was not enough parking area. We had to park across the street and I did not like that. When I would go to take a bath the water would not stay hot for long.
Allen K. from Smithton, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2011 We enjoyed our stay but were looking forward to grilling and the condo had only park/like charcoal grills and no tables or eating area outside. Gas grills would have been great. Also, somewhat limited parking. At times, no space was available.
A guest from FORT WAYNE, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2011 Our 1st time to the Gulf as well as working with Bender Reality and staying at Caribbean 301. Excellent location, relative to the beach and general amenities of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, etc. Having a brood of small children, we really enjoyed the short walk to the beach as well as the spacious pool(s). Very positive. The condo amenities were fair. Nothing to outlandish but we were not paying for the condo stay. Would like to have seen abit more kitchen items such as mixing bowls etc. since we ate most of our meals inside so end up washing alot of dishes needed for the next meal. Overall, we would definitely recommend this condo to friends and family.
A guest from Madison, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2011 Great unit, very clean. Adequate kitchen supplies for our basic cooking needs there. Lots of closet/drawer space. Unlike other units I have stayed in there are not a bunch of decorative things sitting all over the place getting in the way/asking to get broken by kids. Will always stay in this building, if not this unit. And yeah for free internet access!
A guest from Pierre Part, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2010 This condo is worth every penny spent! It is roomy and everything was in working condition, especially the washer and dryer.Thanks.
Beverly G. from Crane Hill, Alabama recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in September, 2010 This condo is very nice...clean, great pool, great location, indoor pool, workout room with sauna and steam room. The one we stayed in is very nicely decorated and works out perfect for our family...we'll be back! The mattress in the master bedroom is not too comfortable...up on stilts and the mattress needs to be turned or replaced.
Tammy D. from Atmore, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2010 I enjoyed my time at the Gulf. This is a cute little condo that I would recommend to all. I will be coming back for sure love the place right on the beach.
Just what my family needed for a quick little relaxing getaway.
Roz B. from Raceland, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2010 Additional towels would have been good. With 2 adults and 2 kids a round of showers used up just about all towels. A box of laundry detergent, couple spare rolls of toilet paper, roll of paper towels could have made it a little bit friendlier for out of towners. Still had a wonderful time and are planning our next trip already trying to bring a big group and maybe rent a whole floor or several condo's in the same building.
Ann K. from Huntsville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2010 As usual we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in one of your units at Gulf Shores despite the Oil Spill,it did not stop our walks along the beach and the grandchildren had both the outdoor and indoor pool to swim in, the unit was nice and beautifully decorated. We will be back again. Thank-you very much, enjoy the summer
A guest from Prattsville, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2010 Bender has always been very helpful and customer friendly. I love the fact that it is a small office and I talk to the same people. Caribbean 301 was probably the most nicely maintained and decorated condo we have stayed in. Security there was excellent. I would highly recommend both Bender and Caribbean 301 and will happily use them again.
A guest from Crane Hill, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in September, 2009 Had a little annoyance with the check in due to mis-information on Bender's part. However this condo is a VERY nice one in a great location and we will stay here in the future! Love the indoor and outdoor pool as well as the workout room!
Janet L. from New Iberia, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2009 Everything was perfect. So worth every penny. Our blender broke after one use and in no time they had it replaced. I look forward to staying there again. Management was also great.
Natalie K. from Birmingham, Alabama recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2009 Great condo with excellent decor. The location on the beach couldn't be better. Nice view of the pool from the balcony. Small complex so parking was a breeze. Overall, we had a great stay.
John M. from Cordova, TN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2009 These were some of the problems at over $200 a night this is not acceptable.I have rented from you and your predessor for 10 years--noticed I did not renew:1. No hot water in one of the master bedroom sinks2. Dishwasher doesn't clean3. Dishes were dirty4. Dishwasher hard time closing5. Plastic on bed--made it uncomfortable to sleep6. Elastic on sheets warn out---kept slipping off bed7. I resent paying the kind of mone I am paying and there is a sign that says NOT to lower the thermaastat below 74 degrees8. No wine opener
A guest from Troy, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2009 I loved it and my family had a great time. Your people made it very easy to get in and out. My son-in-law is already thinking about going back in 2 years with friends. Thank you.
Patrick B. from Jefferson, Wisconsin recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in April, 2009 Very nice smaller property but nice size condo.Very convenient to all of gulfshores.The unit being only on the 3rd floor was also very convenient,you can use the stairs if you wish and you are very close to the gulf. also plenty of parking.The 1 and only 1 negative would be the size of the water heater which we knew going in from previous reviews.That only came in to play when my wife wanted to use the beautiful tub not when we took showers. with a little planning one could work around that,but like I told her we didn't come to the beach to stay in the bathroom.
Miriam C. from Rock Island, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2009 After preparing over a thousand tax returns so far this year, my husband took me for a bit of R&R to Gulf Shores. I couldn't have been more pleased with our accommodations. The decor was inspiring and the ocean and beach were the escape we so needed. We would love to return again to the same condo.
A guest from Cordova, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2008 The location was good. We enjoyed the indoor and outdoor pools and being so close to the beach and restaurants and shopping. The condo was OK, it was missing some important items like a plunger, a hair dryer, pillow cases in the sheet set left for the pull out sofa bed and a baking dish, all items we had to borrow from another condo. We'd stay at Carribbean again but not that same condo.
We loved every single minute of our much too short stay
Sharon M. from Louisville, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2008 I only have one minor complaint...hot water heater not big enough to supply water to the fabulous jacuzzi(main reason for choosing) and the showers. When 5 adults are getting ready to go somewhere it takes a lot of hot water. The main reason I specifically choose the 301 unit was because it was one of a very few that had twin beds in the guest bedroom and with 3 (20 year old )males it made sleeping arrangements a breeze. My husband and I enjoyed the master suite more than any other we've ever stayed in. The privacy from the boys and the luxurious bath was an important part of a great experience. We will certainally be back. Thanks for everything.
Robert M. from Louisville, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2007 This visit was our first visit to Gulf Shores. We found everything to be as promised. The property was perfect for our needs and we had a wonderful relaxing vacation. We even met others within the neighboring properties visiting from Louisville that live within five miles of our home. We highly recommend the property and hope to visit again.