Island Winds West complex was great. Great location, great pool and beach access. The staff were all very nice and helpful. However the condo (#870) was not so great. The condo had many broken items such as master bedroom toilet, toilet paper holder, paper towel holder, towel racks, tile on kitchen counter, closet doors and flooring in master bedroom moved around as you walk on it. The master bathroom shower faucet did not turn off all the way and dripped constantly. The toilet did not flush. The floor had mold around the bath tub. The bedding is old and has rips in the bed skirts. The walls are dirty and needs to be painted. The sofa sleeper was terrible. The mattress could not even hold a 60lbs 9 year old. The bottom of the sofa mattress frame was ripped so the mattress would not stay on the frame. All of the furniture is old and stained. The condo is very out dated and needs a good deep cleaning. The pots and pans in the kitchen were very old and bent. We tired making breakfast the first morning we were there but the pans were so poor that we could not use them. The sink in the kitchen leaks onto the floor. We didn't go for the condo we went for the beach but this condo was terrible. I think the owners need to spend some time working on this condo before it is rented again. There are many condos in this complex so for the price rent a different one do not rent #870. We told the lady at the front desk about all the items within the first hour that we were there. She said she would document all of this however I still took pictures of all the items for my own documentation. We will rent at the complex again but will NOT rent this condo again. With a little updating and a good cleaning this could be a very nice condo. I would rate the complex as a 4 out of 5. I would rate the condo #870 as a 1 out of 5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island Winds West in Gulf Shores is especially great for families and sleeps up to 8 in a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit. It's the perfect headquarters for enjoying all the fun Gulf Shores has to offer. There's fishing from Gulf State Park Pier, or charter a boat in nearby Orange Beach and take to the Gulf for the afternoon to see what you can catch. We have putt-putt and amusement parks, and a great number of golf courses of varying difficulty right near our Gulf Shores condos. In addition to the variety of non-beach related activities we have, we also tons of water activities on top of good ol' sunbathing and swimming. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer jet ski rental, parasailing, kite surfing, boat rental and more. Take a ride on a Dolphin Cruise to admire those highly intelligent and amusing animals, or enjoy the views from the Mobile Bay Ferry as you journey to check out items of more historical interest, like Fort Morgan. In town you'll find a lot of adventure no matter what you are looking for at Island Winds West. When it comes to cuisine, our seafood is of course top-notch, and our Royal Red Shrimp have made international headlines for their deliciousness. Places like the Amphitheater at the Wharf and the Hangout have live music, and the Wharf has the largest Ferris Wheel in the Southeast. We even have a zoo, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, which you may have seen featured on Animal Planet. Parking is limited at Island Winds West. A one-bedroom condo will be issued one car pass. A two or three bedroom will be issued a maximum of two car passes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Island Winds West Hotel Gulf Shores