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Island Winds West

407 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Island Winds West
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at the Island Winds West was perfectly average. The unit was clean but outdated. The beds were extremely hard. The prices were low and very affordable for family vacations. The owner of unit 171 was very accommodating for our group and when there was one less parking pass than advertised (they are $20 each), he drove down from... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Overall our trip to Gulf Shores was great! The beach was wonderful, and the state park was fun. My husband and I stayed in 876 on IWW. We stayed during the week, June 8-12. Condo pros: Fabulous view of the ocean Convenient location to beach and other attractions Clean Washer and dryer in condo Two full sized pools and one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We booked unit 471 in Island Winds West and it was great. The only thing we would have changed is a full view of the ocean from the living room, instead of a side view from the balcony. The unit was well maintained. They provided enough dishwashing detergent for two loads, a small bottle of dish soap, and a travel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Garbage Disposal : Broken, plus sink in kitchen was filthy upon arrival. Sink in Master bathroom : Broken, and very filthy as well. Towel Bar in Master bathroom : Broken and laying across the sink. Tile floor was filthy throughout, there was a grape on the kitchen floor with the dirt, we had to clean this condo before using anything.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We spent a week in a 3 bedroom...private owner rental. The unit was quite large and well appointed. It had a large balcony overlooking the beach and gulf. It is only a block or two from the main intersection in Gulf Shores just down the street/beach from the Hangout. So it's a great location. The unit also had 2 full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was our 18th year returning to Gulf Shores for the summer, and our second time staying in this condo. When we travel to Gulf Shores, we book through the Brett-Robinson.com website. After a few hiccups at check in, we were good to go. We were notified promptly at 3pm that our room was ready, but when we got to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There are two buildings. Check in for both buildings are in the East tower. IMO, there should be check in at both towers. And more clearly marked. Of the two employees in the office, one nice the other not even nice. Asked about early check in, she was very rude in her tone abd attitude when saying check in is... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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... More 

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Newhope, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great location and price. Check in was simple, but would have been nice if staff would have offered some advice for first time visitors. The condo itself was ok, the floors needed to be mopped, the beds where hard, one of the toilets hardly would flush and the balcony had peeling paint. One of our keys did not work took... More 

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have stayed at Island Winds West two times now and can't wait for the third! We stayed in 674 and everything was great! The beach was great and we rented chairs on the beach at a lower weekly rate, caught fish and crabs, picked up shells and found sand dollars and starfish. We love this area and have really... More 

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