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Island Retreat RV Park

18201 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Port Huron, Michigan
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed in this park for years and it has gone downhill each year. It is turning into a "trailer park" with many permanent "families" in FEMA trailers and lots of kids and dogs. It has a good location, but that's about all.

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IRRV, Manager at Island Retreat RV Park, responded to this review

Did you stay in February, 2015 ,as listed, or this month, January, 2016, as date posted? I'm sorry you weren't happy in the park. We are continually upgrading and beautifying our facilities. We are currently completely renovating our bath houses to give our guests a better experience. We are completely full of our winter guests, as we are every year... More 

Ohatchee
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51 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Sites don't have full pads and patios suitable for big rigs. The cable didn't work, even after staff worked on it. Fortunately, we got several channels on digital antenna. Entrance is narrow and shrubbery scratched our rv. The club house is average. No sidewalk from the campsites to the clubhouse. No store. Staff was friendly. I would stay here again... More 

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IRRV, Manager at Island Retreat RV Park, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your issues with the cable. I wish I had known to make sure that was fixed for you during your stay. Our back-in sites will accommodate up to a 42 ft rig and our pull-through sites are unlimited. The majority of our full-time residents are our employees, both full-time and part-time. We do have a... More 

Gilbertown, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Island Retreat is awesome!! The staff are wonderful, they treat you like family! They also do any and everything they can to help you with anything you may need help with!!! That alone means everything!! The sites are nice, the bathrooms are clean and air conditioned!! Laundry rooms are nice!!! We will be at Island Retreat and would recommend it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We love this RV park. The sites are large, everything is clean, and the people are so very nice. The pool is small but usually not crowded. There are plenty of laundry facilities. Best of all, they love dogs. After trying several parks in the Foley/Gulf Shores area, we have found a second home.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you're looking for a friendly, fun, comfortable and fun place to camp while you're enjoying the beautiful Gulf Shores area you have found the right spot. As a park host here I am proud to work and live at this beautiful campground. We have back in and pull thru sites available, 2 bath houses with laundry areas in both... More 

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Johnstown, New York
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58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed at this RV park while visiting Gulf Shores and really enjoyed our stay. The snowbirds were just starting to pack up and head north so we we able to get a site in late March, otherwise it is full most of the time. It was very clean and the neighbors were super friendly. The only downfall is that... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We had planned an RV trip to Gulf Shores for our family of four, accidentally booking a campground that was much further from the downtown and beaches than we wanted. At the last minute, I felt fortunate to get a spot at Island Retreat and cancel our other reservation, but we booked here without much info about the park. We... More 

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Orange Beach
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Relatively nice RV park with concrete level pads. The park is in close proximity of many amenities. The pool is small and the wifi iffy most of the time where we were located. There was a tree with a low hanging limb on our lot that scrubbed our RV when parking and departing which was unavoidable due to the angle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed at Gulf Shores State Park last year but was booked this year by the time we called. We searched several locations and luckily found this one at the last minute. Upon arrival the staff was very friendly and made checking in easy. Roads are paved and wide for easy maneuvering. During the stay everyone (mostly older crowd) was... More 

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67 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This can be a she said, she said or we can believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. The picture I posted on my original review of the picnic table with the shredded, torn table cloth is a great way of showing the parks condition. Not to mention the dog that is tied up and barks incessantly. I,... More 

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