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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Gulf Shores today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a deck among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4/5 thanks to an average of 12 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $573 to as high as $1373, depending on travel dates.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 21, 2017.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Gulf-shores,-alabama Attractions
- Satellite TV
- Smoking allowed
– based on 12 reviews
- Very Good
“Not impressed with 11B”
I recently booked this condo and traveled with my husband 3 teenagers and 10 year old. The Sandpiper itself is a great location and Bender Realty was very accommodating. My kids were able to walk to and from the condo without a care in the world. The nice things I will say about this specific condo are: the air was cold, the water was hot, the room was clean, the couch was comfortable, and the Wifi worked very well for us. They also have a keyless code entry so all 7 of us had access without needing a key. My biggest complaint is this property claims to be a non smoking unit BUT when we walked in the stink of cigarette smoke was overwhelming. My husband bought air fresheners and Febreze which helped. But after returning home everything we had taken, towels, clothes, pillows had to be rewashed as the stale cigarette smoke lingered on everything. The other issues were: the dryer took 5 cycles to dry a load of laundry (property mgmt sent out a very nice man to fix it but the problem continued) and the dishwasher worked but didn't wash the dishes so we had to hand wash. We also found dishes from previous renters who had returned the dirty dishes to the cabinets. There have been no upgrades to the unit, which is sad since you see how nice some of the other units are inside when you walk by. Family stayed in the unit next to ours and it was a bit depressing that they had none of these issues and upgrades had been done. Also know that the porches have spaces between the wood floor so don't plan on sitting on your patio to have coffee or a meal as sand and water from upstairs falls through. It is nice to have the porch to leave your beach toys and we felt safe leaving our items there. Also the noise from whomever is upstairs is frustrating and out of your control.
only minor issue, dryer took about an hour to dry just a few items
“A Little Bit of Heaven”
Weekend get away, spur of the moment trip, was extremely pleased with what we found when we got there, a beautiful condo, convenient to the beach, each unit facing the gulf, a beautiful pool and palm trees in the center, was the most relaxing vacation I have had, plan to go back to Sandpiper for my future vacations to the Gulf.
We DID enjoyed our stay. There are only a few complaints, when booking, I specifically asked how good the connection was to the Wi-Fi was, since my husband had to work one day, they said it was very good. IT WAS NOT! Second, the master bathroom tub constantly backed up. We had to plunge it several times just so we could take a shower w/o it filling up. Third, when they say they only give you 1 item - they mean it, 1 garbage bag, 1 roll of toilet paper, one dishwasher tablet, etc.. so be prepared for that & bring items from home if you aren't staying longer then a week. Otherwise we loved the access to the beach & the location. I would recommend it to friends who don't need WiFi connections.
“Nice complex and Bender Realty is great but...”
The condo needs to be updated. There is a deep hole in one of the tiles in the kitchen, which needs to be replaced. New cabinets would be more appealing, but not necessarily needed. The shower doors are basically impossible to move to get in and out of the shower without hurting your hand. The entire condo could use some updating. I booked over the phone and was not told this was a smoking unit. Obviously the smoke permeated the entire condo and our belongings. If you're not a smoker don't stay in this unit. Other than that loved the location, proximity to the beach, pool, etc. Liked Bender Realty a lot as well. Have rebooked for next year, just a different unit!
“Sandpiper 11B in Gulf Shores, AL”
Will send detailed letter via mail.
“Repeated (4 times) Family Vacation”
Obviously, we love the Sandpiper, since we keep making return visits there. The Bender Realty Staff has always been extremely nice and helpful to me when talking with them by phone or in person. The Sandpiper is in a great location with a nice view, the set-up is super, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxing. It's great having covered/reserved parking and a patio area right outside your door. The pool's nice and you're only a few steps from the beach! However, on this trip, there were a few minor inconveniences. The garbage disposal didn't work and the sink kept backing up. Bender Realty sent someone out to check it right away, which was great. The disposal never got fixed, but at least the drains were cleaned out that stopped the back up. Both shower doors ar pretty old and don't slide open very easily. Lots of kids periodically running around on the deck above us--making a lot of pounding noise and vibrations on the became somewhat annoying after a while. The elevator quit a couple of times during the week--for short periods. It wasn't too bad, except on check-out day. That was a real inconvenience---making a dozen trips up and down the stairs, carrying as much as you could at a time--to make less trips, along with the kids and all.Talk about a work-out!!! Yippy--it got fixed, but it was on our last trip to the car! Glad it was working for the new guests though. Still a great place to go! These few minor problems didn't ruin our trip though in any way. The good times and all there, definitely outweighed any of the inconveniences. Would love to get in a different condo though--especially one of the front ones with the porch swing. Would like to know more about a few of the other units at the Sandpiper. Thanks....
“Great location and atmosphere but don't rent 11B”
We were in unit 11B. It is in great need of updates. It is stuck in the 1980s. The other units surrounding it were much better, but this one is gross. Old, outdated furniture, cabinets without knobs, broken disposal, outdated tv in family room, etc. Bathrooms still in ancient times. Time to put some paint and love into this unit!
“We loved every minute and plan to come back next year!!!!”
Great condo a great price, everyone there was so friendly!!!