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"Royal Palms Penthouse 1403 is located at 561 East Beach Boulevard in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Your vacation dreams have come true with this incredible penthouse find! This stunning 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom unit is sure to take your breath away. Each bedroom has a comfortable king size bed. One of the master suites even has its own wet bar and mini fridge (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!). This unit has an incredibly unique 1000 sq ft wrap-around balcony with access from the living room, dining room, and each bedroom. You will feel like royalty spending time soaring high about the beaches soaking in all the sights and sounds of the Gulf of Mexico! The tall 9 ft ceilings, fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer will make you feel right at home while you vacation. As if all of this wasn’t enough, there are 3 TVs, a DVD player and WiFi to keep you connected and entertained throughout your stay.

Royal Palms is a beautiful property with lots of excellent amenities. With it’s gulf front location, you will have easy access to the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores every day! There are both an indoor and an outdoor pool, exercise room, steam room and sauna. This property is located near the 1540 ft. Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and very close proximity to all of the best dining, shopping and recreation that the island has to offer. Please note there is a new BBQ grilling area. The building has 2 elevators for ease of access throughout the building.

*Parking is limited to 2 cars

*Please, NO Smoking

*Must be 25 to rent"

Features

Amenities

  • Central Air
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool

View

  • Beachfront

Condos

  • Royal Palms

Availability

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just ok

January 2019
, Milwaukee, WI United States

Overall
2
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

The condo unit was amazing as far as furnishings and the view..However the building is aging and there was a constant buzzing noise coming from the was difficult at best to sleep at night..Bender realty did their best to get it repaired,but it was not just one problem..Multiple mechanical pieces of equipment were failing and somebody decided i was going to have to live with the noise and i was not going stay was going to be for 2 months,but i left after 3 weeks because of the noise..I do not know if i will go back next is a shame the unit is worthless with the noise...

Perfectly relaxing

December 2018
, Arlington Heights, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

A great week at the beach!

Manager's Response

We are so glad you enjoyed your Christmas vacation in Gulf Shores! Royal Palms 1403 has the best view on the island - What a gift for your family!

Perfect Location

November 2018
, Anniston, AL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Beautiful views! Spotless unit, very professional management company. Unit needs more seating in front of television since it sleeps six and there are only comfortable seats for four. It also needs a few more items such as utensils for non stick cookware in the kitchen. Washer and dryer need updating. Awesome week and we would recommend it for other vacationers!

Rice Family

June 2017
, Grapevine, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

Loved the condo, balcony, and updates. Some aspects of the overall building were dated such as indoor pool area. Outdoor pool was cold so made indoor pool crowded.

May Vacation

May 2017
, Northport, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a wonderful time at 1403 Royal Palms. This is our favorite unit. We look forward to our additional next vacation here.

THE BEST IN GULF SHORES

May 2017
, Carrolton, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

My husband and I were back for our 5th stay at Royal Palms . The Penthouse 1403 is the best condo ANYWHERE ...... You just have to experience it yourself. We will be back SOON
Bender Realty are the nicest people around .

Amazing.

April 2017
, Meally, KY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Had fantastic vacation, view is breathtaking.

Great condo and staff

March 2017
, Milwaukee, WI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The staff at Bender realty were very friendly and helpful throughout the whole rental process...The Condo was awesome and I booked for next year ...Can't wait..

Great condo and staff

March 2017
, Milwaukee, WI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The staff at Bender realty were very friendly and helpful throughout the whole rental process...The Condo was awesome and I booked for next year ...Can't wait..

great place to stay..

February 2017
, Milwaukee, WI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

beautiful beach and close to the best state park i have ever been in..

great place to stay..

February 2017
, Milwaukee, WI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

beautiful beach and close to the best state park i have ever been in..

AWESOME TIME AT THE OCEAN AND THE CONDO!!!

August 2016
, Imperial, MO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

IT WAS GREAT..THE CONDO WAS EXCELLENT WILL COME BACK AGAIN NEXT YEAR...LOVED IT!!!

Outstanding Views

July 2016
, Terrell, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Condo is great!! We stayed 7 days and loved every minute of it. The wrap around balcony provides amazing views and is a great place to watch the dolphins.

Royal Palms 1403

June 2016
, St. Charles, MO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Beautiful!

vacation

June 2016
, Corinth, MS United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

excellent

penthouse vacation 2016

April 2016
, Menasha, WI United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

Everything was good. The only thing is was the leak in the second bedroom. With that being said we enjoyed the stay this was the second time at this property.

Manager's Response

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores! Royal Palms 1403 has one of the best views on the island, with its beach front, wraparound balcony. The managing company for Royal Palms has worked hard to resolve the leak, and we are thankful it did not get in the way of your enjoyment of this lovely condo. Don't forget to call Bender Realty when you are ready for a future Gulf Coast getaway!

winter 2016

March 2016
, Council Bluffs, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
2

Working with Bender Realty was great! This condo needs updated, appliances, furniture etc. The view from balcony was wonderful, especially to the east.

Manager's Response

We are so glad you enjoyed your Gulf Shores vacation. Royal Palms 1403 has one of the best views on the Island, with its wrap around balcony and unobstructed view to the east. Please call Bender Realty when you are ready to return to the Gulf Coast!

Gulf Shores 3/1-3/12

March 2016
, Myrtle Beach, SC United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Condo pleasant but needs a few upgrades. Mainly living room furniture and appliances. Beautiful view and loved the balcony.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your input. Royal Palms 1403 certainly has one of the island's best views. Please call Bender Realty when you are ready to return to the Gulf Coast!

Beautiful!

November 2015
, blountsville, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

A great view.. very peaceful. We loved everything about Royal Palms.

Manager's Response

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Royal Palms 1403 has one of the loveliest views on the coast, with its wrap around balcony. Don't forget to call Bender Realty when you are ready to return to the Gulf Coast!

Royal Palms 1403

October 2015
, Mobile, AL United States

Overall
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

There was renovations going on everyday during my stay. Otherwise my family enjoyed out stay.
The full bathrooms are in need on upgrading. I am planning on staying again at this location.

Manager's Response

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Royal Palms 1403 has one of the best views on the Island! We look forward to seeing you next year.

great

September 2015
, Terre Haute, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

We did not realize prior to our arrival that we had rented a penthouse. It was great and I enjoyed watching from the balcony people on the beach, fish swimming in the water close to the beach, using my camera lenses the boats, etc. far out in the Gulf. We enjoyed the beach, sand, water, etc.

Manager's Response

We are so pleased that you had such a good time in Gulf Shores. With its unobstructed view of the Gulf, Royal Palms 1403 has one of the best balconies on the coast. Please call Bender Realty when you are ready to repeat the experience!

The not so good vacation.

September 2015
, Wayne City, IL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

well aside from the fact we were rear-ended in a downpour about 15 minutes from condo, it was nice. but, my friend was sick all week. we left a day early.the Condo was nice, enjoyed watching the waves come in, did see dolphins the first morning.

Best view on the beach

August 2015
, Brazil, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We have stayed in 1403 Royal Palms before. It is AWESOME!!! It has the best view in Gulf Shores.
I highly recommend this property to everyone!

Manager's Response

We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation in Gulf Shores. Royal Palms 1403 does indeed have the best view on the island. Please call Bender Realty when you plan your next Gulf Coast getaway!

Gulf Shores 2014

August 2015
, Russellville, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

First time to use Bender. It will not be the last. Very nice /professional management. Couldn't ask for anything better. We will use Bender next visit. Really enjoyed Sea and Suds, Oyster House, DeSoto's and Billy's Seafood. Thanks Bender for helping make Gulf Shores 2014 the best .

vacation

July 2015
, Delhi, La United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great

Royal Palms 1403

June 2015
, Gainesboro, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

A GREAT WEEK!!Property is beginning to need some very minor repairs but we loved everything about this unit. location, view and the ladies at Bender were all great. I am looking forward to next year we are planning on coming back.

Family vacation

June 2015
, Tullahoma, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

Had a wonderful week. Condo was wonderful, views from the top are beautiful. Does need a new coffee maker and a bigger TV in living room, might help to just put TV on the wall instead of in the big entertainment center that takes up lots of room and limits view of TV.

Manager's Response

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation in Gulf Shores. Royal Palms 1403 has one of the island's best views. Please keep Bender Realty in mind when you start making plans for a trip in 2016!

Royal Palms 1403 Penhouse 2

April 2015
, Goshen, IN United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

Beautiful view and we had a wrap around balcony, simply gorgeous! Property is in need of some repair, showers need work, tile floors need a good cleaning and some outdoor furniture needs to be replaced, we were unable to use some out door chairs because they were completely worn out. Should be thrown out before someone gets hurt. Lambert's a great meal, but go hungry! Cactus Cantina Mexican , great food. Can't forget Lulu's. All and all great time. Been coming a long time and will be back! The weather was great.

Manager's Response

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores and at Royal Palms. The view from unit 1403's wrap around balcony just can't be topped. Thank you for your input; we will certainly address those issues. Be sure to call Bender Realty when you are ready to come back to the Gulf Coast!

Gulf Shores Trip

December 2014
, Galena, KS United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
3
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

It was amazing! We've never stayed in a condo before and it turned out to be a great experience. The condo was beautiful and had fantastic views of the ocean. It was quiet and very clean. The staff (pool people and security guards were all we saw) were very courteous and kind. We met another tenant who owns a condo and she was friendly and sweet as well. The price was comparable to a hotel stay, yet the experience was much, much better. Having your own kitchen, washer and dryer and all the amenities was such a blessing! I would highly recommend it. One thing I might suggest is to check the temperature on the water heater. It certainly became hot enough to scald...fine for adults who can react, but worrisome for kids. Other than that (and the loud bathroom vent in the master) it was absolutely perfect.

Manager's Response

We're so glad your first condo vacation was such a positive one. A condo, with its fully-equipped kitchen and washer and dryer, is certainly the way to go. Royal Palms in particular has an outstanding view. Call us when you're ready to repeat the experience!

Penthouse

November 2014
, Anniston, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

This unit had the best location of any we have stayed in at Gulf Shores. The view was incredible - overlooking the state park and not having to look at another condo. The bedrooms were good size and each had a door to the balcony. The only negative was that the unit was darker than we would have liked. We were expecting beachy furniture, not heavy dark wood in the living area and a jungle theme in the bedroom.

BEAUTIFUL VIEW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

October 2014
, Imperial, MO United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

THE ROYAL PALMS #1403 WAS GREAT....BUT 2 THINGS THEY NEED TO UPDATE....THE BATHROOMS...WERE REALLY SMALL AND KINDA OLD.AND PLUS NO FREE WIFI IN THE ROOM...THEY WERE WANTING TO CHARGE FOR IT. BUT BASICALLY THAT WAS THE ONLY TWO THINGS WRONG...THE VIEW WAS AWESOME!!!

Great Place to Stay!

August 2014
, Allen, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This condo is absolutely amazing. The view from the balcony was so great that we would have stayed there the whole vacation. We could even see dolphins from it. We went in August so there were quite a few jelly fish in the water, but it they were easily spotted. The condo is very spacious as well and we felt like we had a lot of privacy being next to the state park. We will definitely be staying here again.

Royal Palms 1403

August 2014
, Northport, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

My sister and I had a wonderful, relaxing vacation experience.

Family Vacation

July 2014
, Delhi, La United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Very enjoyable

THE GREAT PENTHOUSE

June 2014
, Bossier City, LA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a wonderful time and loved the view from our condo. I had my granddaughter and her family with me so we were 80 yrs to 12 in age and we all had room an enjoyed the time there.

Annual Beach Trip

June 2014
, Greenwell Springs, LA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a wonderful , relaxing time, as usual, and look forward to the next trip.the Bender Realty staff is the BEST! They are so friendly, and very helpful!

Great condo rental

May 2014
, Hoover, AK United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Best view on the Gulf Coast!

Outstanding

June 2014
, Pleasant Grove, Al United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

I have never rented a condo rental any better than this. We had so many activities planned while at the beach. However, we simply could not pull ourselves away from that balcony. We did manage to pull ourselves away for one day to bike ride the backcountry trail of the state park. Absolutely the best paved bike trail ever. We will definitely be back and promise ourselves to do the zip line across the street on our next visit. We just could not leave the balcony on this visit.

RP 1403 a MUST

August 2013
, Brazil, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We have been staying in Gulf Shores for 17 years...This room with its view was the best yet. If you haven't stayed in rm.1403 Royal Palms you are missing the best view in Gulf Shores.

Great Place

August 2013
, Madisonville, KY United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
2
Location
5
Property condition
4

Still a great view. Cleaning still a problem as there was dust and dirt on top of the refrigerator. The bed in the first room needs to be replaced as it is worn out. Make sure when you stay here to always put the wooden bar in the sliding doors as it will not properly lock. Nice to see some new balcony furniture! Overall a great place to stay and Bender staff is really great to work with!

Best view on the Gulf

August 2013
, Hampton, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We have been coming to Gulf Shores for over 20 years and I believe this is the best condo we have stayed in. The view was fantastic. We will definitely stay here again and recommend this property to anyone that wants a large balcony with a view with 2 nice bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Indoor/outdoor pool and on the quiet end of the beach. Very relaxing.

Great

July 2013
, Delhi, La United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great

penthouse is the best

June 2013
, Deville, LA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The Balcony was divine. Location was exquisite. Was one of our favorite condos ever however one of the most uncomfortable beds we have ever slept in. The matttrsses iin both rooms need replacing desperately.

Bender is wonderful to work with, wish the room was as nice

May 2013
, COLUMBIA, TN United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
1
Location
4
Property condition
2

The realty company is great to work with, the room we stayed in was not as great.

Great Place to Stay!!

June 2013
, Shawnee, KS United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Bender Realty was great. The property is in a great location. The views from the balcony are amazing. We would stay there again!

June Vacation

June 2013
, Northport, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a wonderful time.

Royal Palm 1403

May 2013
, Canton, Il United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
3
Property condition
5

Our Bender Realty experience was wonderful! The Royal Palm penthouse is a lovely condo and clean! Thank you Betty for all your help!

A great place to stay

May 2013
, Hoover, Al United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

For an excellent vacation experience, this is the place. Family friendly.

Great spring break

April 2013
, CARMEL, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a great time. Location was wonderful. Bender was great to work with. We will rent this unit again.

Great Gulf Shores Condo

March 2013
, Nekoosa, WI United States

Overall
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Loved the location of this condo unit on the beach just before Gulf Shores State Park. Beautiful views from the wrap around balcony of this corner unit on the 14th floor. Very comfy beds. Property had everything we were looking for to make our spring vacation comfortable and enjoyable.

Feedback

February 2013
, Bedford, VA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
2

Bender is wonderful when we call with a concern! Elevators not dependable on windy days--lots of windy days on the beach! This unit is spacious and we enjoyed our stay; however, the condo is in need of some TLC: fresh paint job--banged up walls and chipped paint throughout; one bedroom needs work on ceiling; annoyingly automatic loud fans in baths; slippery tubs, no screens on sliding doors, disgustingly rusty air return, draws don't work in one bedroom.

November Vacation

November 2012
, Northport, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a great time on our vacation. The views and amenities were great. The weather, not so good, but we had a great time anyway!

Condition of Rental Unit

November 2012
, Poland, IN United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

The expereince with the rental staff and the reservation system were excellent. The only problem we encounter was that the unit we rented is in need of normal maintance which would include painting, carpet cleaning, mold in bathrooms, and updating of furniture.

Awesome!

November 2012
, Choudrant, LA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Will book this same condo in May!

October 2012 stay

October 2012
, Louisville, Ky United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We really enjoyed our stay during October, 2012. Some of the outdoor furniture had been replaced and was very comfortable. The shower doors kept going off track and that could be a real issue if a young or elderly person had a problem with them, since they are made of glass and are very heavy. They might consider replacing them with a shower curtain, it would certainly be safer. The folks at Bender Realty were always very helpful, would definitely recommend them. Overall, our stay was wonderful and we would definitely go back.

shrimp fest 2012

October 2012
, Praireville, LA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Excellent location for walking to the Shrimp Festival. Group of girls come every year and stay on the same property and same penthouse. View is beautiful. Big wrap around balcony. FUN FUN FUN

Birthday Vacation!

September 2012
, Northport, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

My sister & I had a great time in this condo. It has a fantastic view and is very spacious. The only recommendation I would have would be repairing or replacing the outdoor furniture & I understand that will be done soon.

Great view

September 2012
, Madisonville, KY United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

We've stayed at this location for a number of years because it has great view from the balcony. They are making improvements to the unit but some of them are long overdue. The cleaning still is an issue simply because it does not get cleaned like it should. You can find dust build up on the walls and ceiling fans,dirt around the bathtub which could be cleaned with some bathroom cleaner and if they would look around the tops of the bathtub they would see sunflower seeds where someone decided to put there after they were done with them.The floors are just plain dirty.Still a good location to stay for the view.

great place

August 2012
, Buford, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

the location (right on the beach), rooms, balcony (ocean view), spa and great living spaces were spectacular. it was great to have a washer and drier. both rooms and living room were very nicely decorated.

the floor and carpet were sticky and dirty. 3 outside furnitures were badly damaged. small chipped paint on walls.

we would definitely rent the property again if the price would stay the same! my family and i had a great time.

Annual Family Beach Trip

August 2012
, Greenwell Springs, LA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a wonderful time, and look forward to our next trip. The unit is very comfortable, and the only thing missing this time was pot holders!

5 Star Review

August 2012
, Sunset, LA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Condo... perfect, location... perfect, staff...perfect, view...perfect... the only complaint that i have is that there arent any dark curtains or blinds in the bedrooms. there is too much light entering bedrooms when trying to sleep in. i really think customers need an option of black out curtains in the condo bedrooms. Overall our stay was VERY enjoyable!!!

Vacation at The Royal Palms

June 2012
, Huntsville, Alabama United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We absolutely loved our stay in 1403. We will be making this our permanent vacation condo. I cannot find one bad thing to say about it. Loved the location, the view, and we just felt like we were at home. We also love working through Bender Realty, they are so nice. I just referred a patient from our office to give them a call for reservations at The Royal Palms. Oh and also I left my luggage on the elevator (one piece) and the security office was fast to call and let me know they found it. I highly reccomend the condos and Bender Realty!!!!!

Great

July 2012
, Delhi, La United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Great

Spring Break

April 2012
, Union Grove, WI United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

Stayed in this unit 4 or 5 times now. Like the unit,girls love the deck. A little drywall work and new paint job would be nice. 80 and sunshine all week had a great time. This was our 20th year,great area.

It would be helpful to know what kitchen "tools" are provided

March 2012
, Willmar, MN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We loved it. It would be helpful to know what kinds of cooking utensils would be available. We brought some things we wouldn't have had to and didn't bring some things we should have.

Wonderful Getaway

January 2012
, Batesville, MS United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
3
Property condition
4

My Husband and I decided after entertaining for the holidays we would like to have some quiet time for the New Years weekend. We were fortunate to get a Penthouse at the Royal Palms. The condo was in great shape and the location was even better. I highly recommend the Royal Palms at Gulf Shores.

Annual ladies trip

September 2011
, Greenwell Springs, LA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had an awesome time! Love this property! It still needs major kitchen updates, and actually has needed this for a few years now. I usually have to bring items from home that really should be provided. BUT, that has never kept me from enjoying my time there!

Needs some work

September 2011
, Madisonville, KY United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
4
Property condition
2

Great location,good place to stay.However,the screen door was ripped all the way off on the bedroom sliding door.The balcony chairs is in poor shape(could not sit in the two chairs that swivel and rock.)The cabinets also need to be worked on.Overall still
a good place to stay if you love the beach.

Great Location

September 2011
, Tullahoma, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
2

This unit is in a great locations. We have stay here twice love the views. Not sure I would pick this unit if it was not for the views from the balcony. Lots of mainteance issues and the carpets have seen better days. Unit need lots of mainteance updates
that were there 2 years ago. The unit is very roomy and watching the sun rise over the pier is beautiful. Best balcony in the area.

Annual Family Vacation

August 2011
, Greenwell Springs, LA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Once again, we had an amazing time during our week stay at Royal Palms! It was extra special this year cos we had our youngest grandchild 16 months) with us, and he was able to enjoy the experience. The condo was wonderful, but still needs a few specific
items in the kitchen. I usually bring a few things from home, just in case. Overall, we LOVED our stay! I look forward to another trip!

Royal Palms 1403

July 2011
, Waco, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

What an amazing condo with an amazing view. We were a little worried because some of the previous reviews had stated that it was not clean. They have changed cleaning companies and it was spotless. Bender Reality was great, fast and efficient. The condo is the last one before the state park so it was much less crowed on our end. If you are coming to cook, you will need to bring a few things like a cutting board.

June 2011
, MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
2
Location
5
Property condition
3

Great location!!!

July 2011
, Kilgore, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Royal Palms had a perfect location. We watched fireworks from balcony and was outstanding. Only negative was 2nd bathroom the shower was dripping out, no pressure at all, but everything else was wonderful.

GREAT TIME!!!

June 2011
, COLUMBIA, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4

We will only use Bender from now on, we have used two other rental agencies and Bender is by far the BEST!!! Best customer service ever.

The only thing wrong with the condo was the very noisy bathroom fans.

May 2011
, VINA, AL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

May 2011
, Decatur, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

A great view from the top

April 2011
, Madisonville, KY United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

great view as always from the balcony.Unit needs to be cleaned!Floors were dirty,dust buildup in areas,dead bugs in all rooms and live spiders.unit needs some minor repairs to balcony chairs,bathroom drawers and the overhead fan in the bathrooms need a seperate on/off switch as they make too much noise.

It was great except for the washer not working and the screen in the second bedroom was not attached. good thing no bugs are out yet.

April 2011
, Menasha, WI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

March 2011
, Evansville, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

would stay again

Bender Realty & the Royal Palms - We love this place!

November 2010
, Murfreesboro, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We have used Bender Realty for six years now and they are really awesome! We also love the Royal Palms. We have stayed in two different units here and love the location and amenities it has to offer. We hope to stay here for many years to come.

Always a good stay

November 2010
, Richmond, KY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

We have been renting property from Bender Realty exclusively for years now. We have always been satisfied. The staff is very nice and always willing to correct any problems.
Will continue to rent from Bender Realty.

The View

November 2010
, Jonesboro, AR United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
2
Location
4
Property condition
1

The View was Great. The condo is in need of repairs. Mostly in the kitchen. No DVD player, or free internet service.

October 2010
, Birmingham, AL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

Nice for a short stay - lovely view and great deck furniture. Did not like the floor plan. Also some repairs (cabinet drawers) are needed, plus a better cleaning.

Same complaint as last year - nothing done - why bother to ask?

October 2010
, Prairieville, LA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
1
Location
5
Property condition
3

The location and amenities of the Royal Palms is wonderful. BUT the filth in the condo is another story. Our feet were dirty walking on the floors from day one. Bathrooms need to be scoured. The same old rug stains as last year. Furniture and lampshades in bedrooms were full of dust. We cleaned the place ourselves. The cost of cleaning keeps going up but the quality is going down, why? I love this unit and maybe someone will read this and make some changes for next year. I rented it again for the shrimp festival but will bring my cleaning supplies.

Girl's Beach Trip

October 2010
, Greenwell Springs, LA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This is my 2nd annual girl's trip, and everyone had a great time! We look forward to repeating this every year. The condo is great, and the service cannot be beat!

September 2010
, Madisonville, KY United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

great place to stay.unit does need to be clened better.ceiling fans had thick dust on them and air vent has not been cleaned in a while.some of the balcony chairs need to be replaced.other than this,it's a great place with a great view from the balcony.we'll be back!

September 2010
, Hoover, Al United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great location, breathtaking views. Condo is large and well appointed. Huge wrap around deck.

September 2010
, Baton Rouge, LA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

We think the AC needed to be checked for the unit we sayed in.

Awesome 5 Days on the Beach

August 2010
, Claremore, OK United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Wow! We were blessed with GREAT weather and a GREAT condo. The view has got to the best on Gulf Shores beaches. We were a little concerned regarding the oil spill, but the water and sand were fantastic! Can't wait to get back next year.

Excellent, will stay there again

July 2010
, Montevallo, Alabama United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

In spite of the oil situation

July 2010
, Greenwell Springs, LA US

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

We enjoyed our stay overall, anyway we were not able to go in the gulf because of the oil. The condo was great, but I would suggest taking inventory of the kitchen. It is lacking several basic things, and also some repairs are a little overdue. The utensil drawer is completely broken in the kitchen and actually ended up falling on my daughter's foot. In the bathroom, also, the drawer pulls need repair. We love Gulf Shores, and love this condo, and had a great time!

wonderfuL

July 2010
, Tullahoma, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Husband admitted to foley hosp july 4. Bypass surgery on ;uly 6. Had to stay in fairhopw 6 more days

June 2010
, Ardmore, AL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4

oil spill

June 2010
, Corinth, Ms United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

the room was perfect, excellent location, swimming pools both clean, swam everyday, even with the little oil but they had cleaning supplies at wash off area to clean.

April 2010
, Union Grove, WI United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

March 2010
, Champaign, IL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Great Location

January 2010
, Richmond, KY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

We enjoyed the balcony and the view. The property is located in a very desirable location if you like privacy. Fantastic view of the gulf. Short distance to the pier. Restaurants close by. The only thing that would make it better for business people is internet in the unit. If we had not had internet capable phones, on line communications and email would have been difficult. Otherwise everything was great. The Bender staff is always helpful, courteous, and quick to solve any problem that might arise.