my husband and I took our 18 year old and 3 of his buddies for a few days for spring break . all though we did not have a beach view we were less than a 2 minute walk to the beach . great location without the high rates of gulf shores or orange beach and only a short drive to both . the boys LOVED IT. we had a BLAST. the condo was comfortable, clean and well supplied for all our needs . we truly enjoyed ourselves. even my husband (who doesn't necessary like the beach) admitted he had a good time and even agreed to return for another trip just the two of us . I can't wait!!!