We stayed in unit #1203 recently. This was our "babymoon" before our first child arrives in 6 weeks. The realty company, Kaiser Realty, was great at every step of the way, very professional. So I can give them high marks overall BUT for the fact that they represent this property. Now, it's on the 12th floor of a 12 floor condo tower facing the Gulf. Nice, very nice. In fact, the tower is right smack on the beach, so, really, we can't complain a bit about the location. That said, Tradewinds is not the most up-to-date tower, but we didn't mark off for any of that b/c we're not picky or snobby about needing the most modern amenities. What we ARE marking off for are the following: cleaning not thorough--cigarette ashes all over outdoor table, we found odd things like sheets rolled up in plastic garbage bags in places like corners, tucked into back of couch cushions, broken wine glass put back in cabinet which I nearly cut my hand on, disgusting dishes and glasses in cabinet that had not been properly cleaned, stuff like that...; within 2 days, my husband and I both were waking up with headaches and bloody noses, it's a week later and we both have sinus infections (we never get sick, ever), and I can only assume it's from the fairly obvious moldiness of this unit, in fact we didn't even use the master BR shower due to the moldy shower curtain; the microwave died toward the end of our trip when we weren't even using it to cook, we were using the ventilation feature while cooking something in the oven. None of these things are super deal breakers or trip-ruiners as we generally have a good attitude about this stuff. But the mold issue and cleaning issues are just a bit gross, and the post-trip illness certainly isn't welcome, especially being pregnant. For what we paid, we didn't expect "luxurious", but functional and clean would have been nice. We'll definitely go to Orange Beach again as we've done several times, but we won't stay here. On a brighter note, pool and grounds seemed adequately maintained, not sparkling but certainly not filthy.
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