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Island Winds West in Gulf Shores is especially great for families and sleeps up to 8 in a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit. It's the perfect headquarters for enjoying all the fun Gulf Shores has to offer. There's fishing from Gulf State Park Pier, or charter a boat in nearby Orange Beach and take to the Gulf for the afternoon to see what you can catch. We have putt-putt and amusement parks, and a great number of golf courses of varying difficulty right near our Gulf Shores condos. In addition to the variety of non-beach related activities we have, we also tons of water activities on top of good ol' sunbathing and swimming. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer jet ski rental, parasailing, kite surfing, boat rental and more. Take a ride on a Dolphin Cruise to admire those highly intelligent and amusing animals, or enjoy the views from the Mobile Bay Ferry as you journey to check out items of more historical interest, like Fort Morgan. In town you'll find a lot of adventure no matter what you are looking for at Island Winds West. When it comes to cuisine, our seafood is of course top-notch, and our Royal Red Shrimp have made international headlines for their deliciousness. Places like the Amphitheater at the Wharf and the Hangout have live music, and the Wharf has the largest Ferris Wheel in the Southeast. We even have a zoo, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, which you may have seen featured on Animal Planet. Parking is limited at Island Winds West. A one-bedroom condo will be issued one car pass. A two or three bedroom will be issued a maximum of two car passes.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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The condo was nice however, the price quoted was not the final cost of the unit.,I was charged almost $200.00 extra. over $168.00 just for cleaning charges! I do not pay that to my cleaning lady who comes every 2 weeks. They wanted to charge me $50.00 for 2 parking spaces when
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Response from JanetBrettRobinson, Guest Relations Manager at Island Winds West
Responded 2 Dec 2018
Sherpa05097247697: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and giving me the opportunity to answer some of your questions. Although we advertise the room rate, the additional fees which include cleaning and parking, as well as taxes, are included in the final cost. The final cost is included in your confirmation for the stay. No one like surprises, especially on vacation, so we do not add any additional charges that we have not already told you. IWW Owners Association does charge a parking fee. Although we initially charge for 2 passes, if you only have one vehicle, we refund the second parking fee. We ask our guests to have the dishes clean and take the trash to the receptacle before they depart. Our cleaning staff changes all bedding, cleans kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms along with ensuring the condo is ready for the next guest. I hope the above answers your concerns and appreciate the opportunity to clear any confusion on the total cost of your stay. We value our guests and want to be as open and honest as we can. WE look froward to welcoming you back again.
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Last minute problem with original condo, upgraded no additional cost. Great stay. Always friendly service. Fifth season to stay at this location, never disappointed. Great location near shopping and places to eat.
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Response from brett_robinson_al, Guest Relations Manager at Island Winds West
Responded 30 Nov 2018
Thanks and delighted that we were able to make you vacation a great stay. See you next year!
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We enjoyed our visit and everything was satisfactory, plus the location was wonderful. We look forward to another visit. Only one minor “suggestion/complaint”, the door lock was flimsy and could be reinforced, however we never felt as if someone would break in. Other than
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Response from brett_robinson_al, Manager at Island Winds West
Responded 30 Nov 2018
So glad that you had a fabulous vacation with us. It is a great location and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Everything went well enjoyed our stay at the condo! Love the view we had everything that we needed for our stay that was finished to the unit. Love the view from the patio. Just the right size for three of us.
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Response from brett_robinson_al, Manager at Island Winds West
Responded 24 Oct 2018
Fantastic to hear! Thank you for staying with us. We hope to welcome the three of you back again soon!
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We love to vacation at Island Winds West! The new ceiling to floor windows look great! Everything is always nice and clean. Gulf front view is just the best. Being able to walk to close restaurants and shops is so awesome. Fresh seafood is great too. We always ended each
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Response from brett_robinson_al, Manager at Island Winds West
Responded 24 Oct 2018
We are so glad you enjoyed those ceiling to floor windows! Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay!
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Photo provided by managementIsland Winds West
Master bedroom
Rear bedroom - window overlooks beach
View from balcony
Is the pool heated?
Only by the sun
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I am not sure. I would suggest calling the office and they will tell you for sure.
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"Make sure you know the complete charges before booking. The complete charges were not on the website and found easily or offered easily. "
"Website great information about sites."
"None, everything was great."
"Great woud stay again in this condo! Thnaks"
"We always try to get on the 7th or 8th floor. Nice place to stay! We come every year. :)"
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