We were so excited for our vacation to begin! We arrived 90 minutes after the required check-in time and found that the condo had not been cleaned or prepared for us from the prior occupants. I immediately called Carol who was both surprised and embarrassed and she immediately called the management company to get housekeeping to come. The housekeeper was there within the hour and was quick and did a nice job. Carol and Joe ended up treating us to dinner that night and also reimbursed us for that night's stay. This was MUCH appreciated! The resort and beach was very clean! Carol and Joe's condo is spacious and nice and we greatly enjoyed ourselves. My 3 year old said the place was "incredible". We did not buy the resort membership and felt there was no need for it and that we didn't miss out on anything. The resort is approximately 10-15 minute drive from the main part of Gulf Shores, so that was both good and bad. Good in that we had hardly any crowd (often times we were the only ones at the pool), bad in that you had to drive to the restaurants and grocery. But we mostly stayed at the resort/condo so it was fine for us. We would definitely rent this condo again!
This was our first trip to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Ft. Morgan area so I wasn't that familiar the location. I'm THRILLED to have found this condo which is located in The Beach Club in the Ft. Morgan area. It was much less touristy there and it felt like a lot less beach traffic. Love it! And we just loved The Beach Club amenities: Pools, multiple boardwalks to the beach, beach chair set up rental, evening activities (food trucks, kids games, live music) at the main buildings, kids club activities, etc.
Nana's Cabana is located on the 14th floor of the building next to the Clubhouse which is the hub of activities. The unit is well maintained, all items operational, clean and family friendly. Being higher up, even though the building was VERY busy, it didn't FEEL busy up in the condo. Views were GREAT! To conserve funds, we ate most breakfasts at the condo which was equipped with all pans, dishes, cups etc. That's an important plus for a family! There was also a beach umbrella and cooler available to use.
Directions & instructions on getting to and into the unit were clear and helpful. All pre-rental communication was replied to in timely manner. Since we had no problems during our stay, I didn't have to contact that owner so cannot speak to that. But given the thoroughness of our pre-rental communication, I've no doubt that should a problem arisen, it would have been handled well.
The bottom line is, my husband and I both agreed that should we come back to the area to vacation, we would definitely stay at Nana's Cabana again. It worked great for the three of us.
PS...If you're bringing kids, bring flashlights for crab "hunting" on the beach at dark. Our 6 year old LOVED doing this every night! Also, check out Back Bay Charters here on Trip Advisor if you're interested on chartering a boat. Captain Don gave us an unforgettable day!
Family friendly, spacious condo, ocean front, full size washer and dryer, clean appliances, comfortable beds, very clean pool, beautiful beach. The Beach Club has some very cool amenities including the Village Lawn with nightly activities and food trucks, an on-site restaurant and ice cream shop. We would definitely stay again.
Only negative: cleaning crew needs to do a much better job in this specific condo. The second bedroom's walls were covered in dust and the back of the door was sticky. It looked like someone dropped a can of pop and it exploded all over the door.
Also, to be honest the furniture was stained and needs cleaned which I'm sure is typical by this time of the summer (end of July).
The condo is in an amazing spot. Looking out one side and you self the Gulf of Mexico and out the other side you can see Mobile Bay. The condo was in good shape and comfortable for our family The facilities at the Beach Club are outstanding. Dealing with Joe was flawless. Excellent communication. He responded very quickly to online messages through Trip Advisor. I would highly recommend. One thing to be aware of is that it is about 12 miles from downtown Gulf Shores but was an easy drive.
1. Shower did not work in the bathroom of master bed
2. Bed sheet was not cleaned
3. Location is great
4. AC temperature control needed
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Me and my husband and 11 year old daughter went there on a vacation the condo was amazing very beautiful the best review ever we had a great time with blue dolphin cruises seeing the Dolphins on the ocean a lot of the Dolphins were swimming with our boat it was awesome had a great dinner at little New Orleans order the seafood nachos which were amazing all in all it was a wonderful trip had a great time thank you.
Great place to stay! Had everything we needed, resort staff was very friendly. There was something for each person in our group to do. We will be going back in the future.