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- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Type: Apt. / CondoIsland Tower 803
Description from the manager
521 West Beach Boulevard ~
3 Bedroom ~ 3 Bath ~ Master King ~ Guest Queen ~ Guest 2 Twins ~ Sleeper Sofa ~ 4 TVs /3 DVDs/2 VCRs ~ Internet ~ Washer/Dryer ~ Indoor/Outdoor Pool ~ Exercise Room ~Sauna ~ BBQ Grills ~ Elevator ~ No Smoking ~ Childrens Playground ~ Beachfront ~ Covered Parking
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, movie/video library, games, playground, beach walking, boating, beach, water park, shopping, outlet shopping, baseball park, nearby grocery, movie theatre, movie rental available, nearby post office, beachcombing, nearby golf course, washer & dryer, fishing, surfing, deep sea fishing, nearby fedex, medical services nearby, surf fishing, theme park, wildlife viewing, biking, swimming, boogie boarding, nearby internet cafe, bicycle, theatre, miniature golf, nearby kinkos, walkway to water, sight-seeing, craft shopping, nearby atm, snorkeling. ...Read more
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Island Tower 803
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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- Fitness Room
Pool / Spa
- Private indoor pool
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
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46 guest reviews
La, United States
The towers were wonderful! Right on the beach with great ocean views! Can't wait to come. Will definitely stay at the towers from now on! Thanks!
AL, United States
Loved the condo. More attention could have been paid to cleaning, floors had food on them from prior stay. Nothing a vacuum cleaner couldn't handle. Overall a great stay and would definitely come back! Tip: the a/c was pre-programmed on 74 degrees. Had to re-program it for our stay.
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CROSSETT, AR, United States
"not worth the money"
Very disappointed in cleanliness of condo. Had to have garbage disposal fixed. Had to have blinds replaced. Lock on patio door wouldn't lock. Carpet was filthy. Tried to use vacuum cleaner and it was so dirty it was blowing dirt. Had to mop the floors...Probably won't be back to this particular condo!!
LA, United States
"Very nice place!"
Only complaints were the elevators were very slow & one of the two was broken during most of our stay & parking was very limited on the ground floor. We had to park across the street a couple times due to the vehicle we were in not being able to fit on the upper leveled parking. Other than that condo was clean & the view was amazing!
GA, United States
"Island Tower 803"
The unit was great except for the cleanliness. The floor was NASTY!!! We had a toddler under 2 and not 10 minutes of him being on the floor, his knees, legs and feet were filthy. The shower in the master bath leaked,the ironing board was broke and the blinds were missing slats in the master bedroom which afforded you no privacy from people on the balcony. You had to wait for long periods of time for the elevator and on the morning we were leaving you could not find a cart anywhere. We ran into several people looking for carts. We have rented from Bender numerous times and were dissapointed this time.
Al, United States
"Loved this Condo"
We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived to the condo about how big and clean and nice it was. The location was perfect for us and loved how it was right on the beach. We will definitely be looking in to staying here again next year!
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Blue Springs, MS, United States
It was the best beach trip ever it was our extended families first time at the beach and we all had a blast will definantly make this an every yr vacation!!
Ramsey, MN, United States
"Island Tower 803 February 2013"
Overall the vacation was very enjoyable. Location was great and access to beach was good. Furniture in condo was useable but sat very low. Beds were comfortable. Pool area was nice but could have been cleaner. We would rent here again, definitely.
Lake Charles, LA, United States
Booking this condo was fast and easy. Bender was very professional to work with.
Hardinsburg, KY, United States
"Great location-Needs some TLC"
Looked as if it hadn't been cleaned in a WHILE! With some TLC, could be a great place.
Taylor Springs, IL, United States
"Amazing awesome fun!!"
We loved our stay!!!! The condo was very clean and had great decorations. It felt like home. We did a lot of cooking and everything we needed was there. The view was spectacular and the beach awesome as usual. We really liked having 3 bathrooms. Our entire family fits perfect and we will be staying here again. Out of the last 4 years renting in the area this is the best place of all. Thanks for a great vacation.
Clarksville, AR, United States
"A lovely condo in a lovely location!"
Island Tower 803 has an amazing view of the ocean. When you first walk in to the living room, you have the ocean view on two sides through floor to ceiling windows. All I could say over and over was, WOW! There is a large balcony that opens from the living area and the master bedroom. I loved being able to have my breakfast at the dining table each morning with that fantastic view. The condo is spacious and has a fully supplied kitchen. We were very confortable and would definitely rent this condo again. It looked just like the photos that are online. If you want to live right on the beach and have an amazing view, this condo is for you. Rent it!
Point, TX, United States
"22nd Annual Girls Cousin Reunion at the beach!"
We a wonderful relaxing time - weather was perfect! The condo was beautiful and a CORNER UNIT - BONUS! The location is excellent. A nice surprise is that the kitchen was amply stocked; we had everything we needed. The only complaints are that several slats are missing from the vertical blinds in each of the three bedrooms, and with no blinds on the living room windows, we felt like we were in a fishbowl with ZERO PRIVACY at night. While annoying, it didn't keep us from having a great long weekend at the beach! We are looking forward to next year!
Marrero, LA, United States
This was a great size condo for a large family. Unit needs some TLC. Great location. But, the cleaning crew needs to do more of their job. Other then that, we had a great time.
Jewett, IL, United States
"Live vacationing in Gulf Shores with Bender Realty"
We had a great week, the condo was the perfect size for two families of four. Great view and location! We will return to Gulf Shores for our next beach vacation! Thanks Bender for being so friendly and helpful.
Florissant, MO, United States
The view was gorgeous. The location was great. The floors were filthy. My 10 month old babies legs were black from crawling around. The shower in the second bathroom took forever to drain. Water pressure was pretty bad which is not good for getting sand out of long hair. Other than those couple of things the condo was really nice and we really enjoyed our stay.
Winnsboro, TX, United States
Stress free and totally relaxing. Great location. Would love to go back next year.
Cypress, TX, United States
"Recent Gulf Shores Visit"
The Island Tower 803 property was in an awesome location. We really enjoyed our time there. The only negative that I can say about the apartment was the condition of the floors. The carperting is in desparate need of replaceing and the tile floors were absolutely filthy. We had to mop the first day we were there and it was disgusting the amount of dirt we got up off the floor.
Other than that, we were very pleased with the property, the location, and the overal experience with Bender Realty. I'd definitely use Bender Realty again when we come back to Gulf Shores.
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
Condo needs curtains in the living area and new curtains in the bedrooms. But overall it is a great place to stay.
Lillian, AL, United States
"Not a great week at the beach, by not you're fault"
The carpets needed cleaning, and (they) were working on the building, but all in all it was a nice stay. I'll stay with Bender again, I'm sure
Dickson, TN, United States
"Island Tower 803"
Nice floor plan. Great view. Could use a really deep cleaning and updated furniture. Rental process and check in/ check out was very easy and efficient.
Madisonville, KY, United States
"Fabulous Ocean Views and Access"
This is the first time we have stayed in an ocean front condo. Now we won't have it any other way! The views were spectacular. We couldn't sleep in knowing that the views were out there waiting for us. It was truly breathtaking to open my eyes every morning
to see an un-obstructed view of the ocean. As for the condo itself. It was very nice. The master suite is very spacious with a large walk in closet and master bath. The main living area was great with the wall of windows that framed the main event! We read
all the reviews on this unit both positive and negative and sure there were some issues with the sleeper sofa and a few small things, but we decided instead of waiting until we got home and write a bad review, we would call Bender and see if we could get issues
resolved. A representative from Bender Realty was there the morning after our call. It made more sense to us to call and get our issues resolved and have a great stay, than to keep mental notes of what went wrong and write a negative review later. In the interest
of future guests, the living room furniture is starting to show wear as well as the bedroom carpets, which is normal, so if you're super particular, you may have a problem with these two things. However, would definitely stay here again.
Buckner, KY, United States
The condo was beautiful and the views were spectacular! There was plenty of room for everyone to move around comfortably! If we and when we decide to go to Gulf Shores again, we would definitley stay with same group.
Knoxville, TN, United States
The unit is showing major signs of wear. Sliding doors don't lock, sofa bed is still missing a screw that makes it difficult to put away, carpet is nasty, and bedding is incredibly worn. Outside windows were so dirty is impaired our view.
Quincy, IL, United States
"Kent R.'s review of Island Tower 803"
Bender employees are always very helpful. We enjoyed our stay. The condo was fine. It is all about the beach. A sign in the condo said, "You are at the beach, how can you be crabby?" So true. The kitchen could use some dishes and the bedroom carpets were not great, but overall I liked the condo. The glass in the living room area was great. We will be back. We like to try different places each year. Swimming pool was good, too. Someone from our group used the pool every day.
Spring Hill, TN, United States
The unit is beautiful! My only complaints are dirty floors (the bottoms of our feet were black the whole stay), there are only 4 cheap, plastic chairs on the balcony (no dining furniture which would have been nice, and nothing comfortable to sit on out there for long periods of time to enjoy the amazing view), and the blinds in all 3 bedrooms were missing a bunch of slats, so there is no privacy and it's bright in the mornings. Other than that, it's a fantastic place to stay. Would definitely stay there again and plan to.
Louisville, Ky, United States
"Great Time !"
13th year at the Shrimp Fest
Best vacation on the gulf!!!
Danville, AR, United States
"Island Tower 803"
Fantastic view with the layout. The blinds in the main bedroom needed repair/replacement and it could have used some cleaning on the kitchen bar front where some marks from shoes were at. It takes noticing such small things to find anything not fully up to par. Nothing that distracted from enjoying the unit.
Westthalia, MO, United States
"Kristin S.'s review of Island Tower 803"
We were actually transfered to Island Tower 803 because of "extended stays" for oil workers at our original condo. We loved the great location of Island Tower. It's close enough to walk to several shops, yet private enough to enjoy the beach! We encountered very LITTLE oil when we were there. We used the condo's kitchen everyday and met other fun vacationers at the BBQ pits by the pool. Kids also enjoyed the pool when we took a break from the beach. We had a great time!
Knoxville, TN, United States
We've been staying with Bender for years now! My only complaint this year was the cleanliness of the unit. The carpets in the bedrooms looked like they hadn't been vacuumed and the living area was quite dusty.
Americus, GA, United States
"Windy and cool"
We were not going to the beach to get a tan, so the weather was fine for us. It was too windy and cool most of the time to sit on the balcony. This 8th floore condo has great windows on two sides of the living room. Can't be beat!! The bedrooms are fine. Master bath is great. GREAT VIEWS!!
"nice and roomy"
Needed some better outdoor furniture...that is what we like to do and the furniture was not comfortable at table and cheap chairs. The dishwasher did not work....and alot of the channels on TV were fuzzy.....but the view was great
"Best condo we have ever stayed in"
We were blown away by the size and quality of the amenities. If we had to pick something negative to comment on, it would be the upkeep on the unit. While it was very nice, there were a few cosmetic issues. The bar had several large pieces of drywall missing and quite a bit of the paint needed touching up. Also, the baseboards (which were quite large) were filthy, but the rest of the unit was very clean. Overall, more attention to detail is needed. Also, some of the pendant lights were not working when we arrived but an electrician showed up the next morning before we could even notify the management company. As we were preparing to leave and getting ready to run the dishwasher per the management company's instructions, we realized that the dishwasher was broken and would not start. But overall, this was an extremely nice unit. We loved the size and decor and plan on coming back again and again.
the floor was sticky when we arrived.
"Stanley S.'s review of Island Tower 803"
Overall very nice Condo. Bender Realty is good to work with. However a few items could be better - the ice maker was broken, the dishwasher was leaking and quit working, the tile floor was very dirty - we moped it to clean it up and we had to clean the jets in the master tub.
"Larry S.'s review of Island Tower 803"
Wonderful view. The condo was very nice and well furnished.
"Will be back next and many years to come."
It was by far the best we had stayed in. We went to Panama City in 2007 and can not even remember the name of the hotel we stayed in.
"Needs a good cleaning"
The floor was dirty. Your feet became black if you went barefoot. The outside furniture was moldy. A mop for the floor and a weak bleach solution for the outside furniture and it could be improved quickly.
"Island Tower 801"
The unit is beautiful, but we would prefer some blinds on the big windows that face Phoenix Suites. This was our only complaint about the unit. The complex needs more elevators. Especially on check in and check out days. The outdoor pool wasn't full to overflowing and is a little small for that many units. We have stayed in this building twice and really like the units.
The pool is poorly located to where anything that is thrown or falls from the balcony lands in the pool where the children are swimming. The pool is way too narrow for the # of guest that try to use it and there is not enough pool furniture. The Parking areas and the ramps are extremely too small to manuever. While we stayed at this facility, the fire alarm was set off twice causing us to vacate the facility, once at 10:45PM. The beach was littered with cans, beer BOTTLES, cigarette butts, sea weed and other debris. I will not stay here again. The room itself was good with a great view and an awesome balcony.
"Disappointed Veteran Bender Customer"
We are long time Bender Realty customers, usually stay at Sandpiper, but we needed a 3 bedroom condo this trip. We located Island Towers on Bender's website----not realizing that Kaiser actually manages the property, not real sure how Bender is connected with Island Tower #803. The property has over 20 floors and only 2 elevators, one elevator was out of operation 2 of the 7 days. We grew quite weary of using the steps.
Also, as far as beach management goes, we rented the wooden chairs at the beach, only to have people with gazebo style tents put their tent up right in front of our chairs--within 6 feet of us!! and we even moved twice, but the people that we rented chairs from just blew it off !!!
Smaller things like a clogged toilet and a coffee pot that didn't work just added to the overall bad situation.
I did complain to Bender about the elevators, and was told they would contact Kaiser---that is how I found out that Bender didn't manage the property---and was told I would be called back, but never got that call.
We really like Gulf Shores, but this past week really has done a lot towards us looking for a new home vacation spot.
Will be back very soon!
"This was the nicest..."
This was the nicest condo we have stayed in in Gulf Shores. Beautiful layout and view.
Our stay in Island Tower was wonderful from start to finish. The view of the gulf from the living room of this condo was spectacular and everything was as advertised. We've already reserved it again for this year!
The view from this condo was beautiful. The windows on the side and the front made the place very open and you felt almost like you were outside. It was very neat and clean and we look forward to staying there again.
"Stanley S.'s review of Island Tower 803"
The staff has to change us from first loc to Island Tower as first place was in poor condition. Staff was ver helpful in do this and Island Tower was great.