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Sandpiper 8C

4.7232
(112 Reviews)

Capacity

2 Bedrooms
2 Bath
Sleeps 6

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About

Sandpiper is a low density three story complex. Enjoy watching the waves roll in as you sit on this direct beachfront balcony. This unique V shape building and shared common area walkway in front of each condo lends to a friendly get to know your neighbor atmosphere. Family reunions, large groups of people traveling together and individual families choose this property often. The tropical courtyard, swimming pool and grilling areas give Sandpiper an ambiance all its own. It is a highly requested property and has the most repeat guests.

Features

Amenities

  • Central Air
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Full Kitchen
  • BBQ Grill

View

  • Beachfront

Condos

  • Sandpiper

Availability

Key
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Reviews

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October 2019 Fall Vacation

October 2019
, Murfreesboro, Tennessee United States

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

It was a great week in Gulf Shores at Sandpiper 8C. The Condo has a great ocean view from it's private deck. The team at Bender Realty was great , as always. I plan to stay in this condo , again.

Manager's Response

It's always a pleasure, having you stay with us in Gulf Shores! Sandpiper 8C, a part of the great Sandpiper property, with the bonus of a private, beach front balcony, is definitely worth a repeat visit!

Beautiful view

August 2019
, FREELAND, MI United States

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

Very satisfied for the 4th year in a row staying at sandpiper rentals. The end units give you a lot of room and the private balcony is worth it. The master bed was the only fault, would do an upgrade on the matress, we had a gard time sleeping on it, ceiling fan and ac fans were very loud in this room also.

Manager's Response

Sandpiper is such a wonderful property; it is definitely worth repeat visits! Unit 8C has a lovely view from its private, beach front balcony.

Closet place to heaven!!! Satisfaction Guaranteed

May 2019
, Denham Springs, LA United States

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

We have been coming to Sandpiper for the last 15 years & have never had a bad experience yet. They always deliver when it comes to satisfaction & if we wvwr have an issue they fix it ASAP, no questions asked. I can't wait to go back!!

Manager's Response

Sandpiper 8C is indeed heavenly! Its family-friendly atmosphere is out of this world, and the beach front view from the private balcony is divine!

Closet place to heaven!!! Satisfaction Guaranteed

May 2019
, Denham Springs, LA United States

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

We have been coming to Sandpiper for the last 15 years & have never had a bad experience yet. They always deliver when it comes to satisfaction & if we wvwr have an issue they fix it ASAP, no questions asked. I can't wait to go back!!

Manager's Response

Sandpiper 8C is indeed heavenly! Its family-friendly atmosphere is out of this world, and the beach front view from the private balcony is divine!

Spring Break

March 2019
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

Sandpiper Unit 8C is a nice unit with it's private deck and larger living room area. We have stayed in this unit for several year. With it's bed combinations it makes a great unit for a family. The set of beds in the Master suite are really designed for children of light weight adults as they are not well supported.

Manager's Response

It's always a pleasure having you and your family visit us at the Sandpiper. It is truly designed for family groups such as yours, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay in 8C.

Sandpiper get away from Winter in Minnesota

March 2019
, Owatonna, MN United States

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

We stayed the entire winter season and really liked the, location on the third level, the Gulf Ocean view, the recliner. the overall size of living space, the kitchen counter, sink, refrigerator, and dining table.
The carpet was just cleaned before we arrived, however it is showing age with ripples and bagginess. The mattress in the master bedroom needs to be replaced (it is a back killer), the sofa and love seat are also at the end of life.

Manager's Response

We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us this winter and look forward to next year as well. Sandpiper 8C is a dream unit to stay in - a private, beach front balcony, yet the friendliness of the rest of the property. Thank you for your input; we are sharing it with the owner.

Sandpiper get away from Winter in Minnesota

March 2019
, Owatonna, MN United States

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

We stayed the entire winter season and really liked the, location on the third level, the Gulf Ocean view, the recliner. the overall size of living space, the kitchen counter, sink, refrigerator, and dining table.
The carpet was just cleaned before we arrived, however it is showing age with ripples and bagginess. The mattress in the master bedroom needs to be replaced (it is a back killer), the sofa and love seat are also at the end of life.

Manager's Response

We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us this winter and look forward to next year as well. Sandpiper 8C is a dream unit to stay in - a private, beach front balcony, yet the friendliness of the rest of the property. Thank you for your input; we are sharing it with the owner. Update: The mattress in the master bedroom was replaced in September.

Beautiful October '18 Beach Vacation

October 2018
, Murfreesboro, TN United States

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

This was our 1st time in The Sandpiper 8C. We loved the layout and especially the deck. The deck was perfect for spending time in the sun or time to relax in early morning or at night. The condo had everything we needed. The folks at Bender Realty were great to work with. My only suggestion to the condo owner would be to replace the carpet throughout the condo with a wood type flooring. This would be more practical for a Beach Condo.

Beautiful October '18 Beach Vacation

October 2018
, Murfreesboro, TN United States

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

This was our 1st time in The Sandpiper 8C. We loved the layout and especially the deck. The deck was perfect for spending time in the sun or time to relax in early morning or at night. The condo had everything we needed. The folks at Bender Realty were great to work with. My only suggestion to the condo owner would be to replace the carpet throughout the condo with a wood type flooring. This would be more practical for a Beach Condo.

Nice Vacation

March 2018
, Bryan, OH United States

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

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Sandpiper. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. If a condo becomes available for February of 2019 we hope to return.

Nice Vacation

March 2018
, Bryan, OH United States

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

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Sandpiper. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. If a condo becomes available for February of 2019 we hope to return.

Beautiful condo

March 2018
, Rhinelander, WI United States

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

We extended our stay and moved to 8C...newly remodeled with great taste! I would only suggest replacing the full bed to a king in master. Also would like to see an island for extra prep area and storage in kitchen! We would love to reserve again! Hats off to the owner!

Vacation 2017

September 2017
, Louisville, KY United States

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

Overall we were very satisfied. We had excellent weather all week and were able to relax and enjoy our time together. I find it ironic that the title I am looking at as I write this review is "Enjoy the Sunsets on the Porch Glider" because the porch glider was broken and did not even look safe to sit on. Also we had a lot of stuff to take down to the beach every day in our wagon and it was very difficult to pull it through the sand. I feel they should look into getting a boardwalk like the other properties around it.

Manager's Response

We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores! Sandpiper is a wonderful, family-friendly property, and 8C has the best view from its private, beach front balcony. Thank you for your input. We are checking on the glider now. Please know for future reference that our office is open seven days a week in order to address any issues a guest may have. We hope to assist you in future visits to the Gulf Coast!

Vacation 2017

September 2017
, Louisville, KY United States

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

Overall we were very satisfied. We had excellent weather all week and were able to relax and enjoy our time together. I find it ironic that the title I am looking at as I write this review is "Enjoy the Sunsets on the Porch Glider" because the porch glider was broken and did not even look safe to sit on. Also we had a lot of stuff to take down to the beach every day in our wagon and it was very difficult to pull it through the sand. I feel they should look into getting a boardwalk like the other properties around it.

Manager's Response

We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores! Sandpiper is a wonderful, family-friendly property, and 8C has the best view from its private, beach front balcony. Thank you for your input. We are checking on the glider now. Please know for future reference that our office is open seven days a week in order to address any issues a guest may have. We hope to assist you in future visits to the Gulf Coast!

Vacation 2017

September 2017
, Louisville, KY United States

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

Overall we were very satisfied. We had excellent weather all week and were able to relax and enjoy our time together. I find it ironic that the title I am looking at as I write this review is "Enjoy the Sunsets on the Porch Glider" because the porch glider was broken and did not even look safe to sit on. Also we had a lot of stuff to take down to the beach every day in our wagon and it was very difficult to pull it through the sand. I feel they should look into getting a boardwalk like the other properties around it.

Manager's Response

We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores! Sandpiper is a wonderful, family-friendly property, and 8C has the best view from its private, beach front balcony. Thank you for your input. We are checking on the glider now. Please know for future reference that our office is open seven days a week in order to address any issues a guest may have. We hope to assist you in future visits to the Gulf Coast!

Vacation Sandpiper 8c , August 18 thru the 26th.

August 2017
, Pea Ridge, AR US

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

Overall it was great. Not as many utensils as some of the other condos but all in all we had what we needed. A couple of the beds were pretty hard but a lot of people prefer this. The elevator was down one day but they came out as soon as they could to fix it. We look forward to our vacation at Sandpiper next year! Already have our condo reserved

Relaxing Beach Vacation

August 2017
, DE SOTO, MO United States

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

We loved our Gulf Shores vacation! We have already booked 8C for the same time next year. Obviously the view is amazing, but the furnishings are nice, and it felt very spacious for our family of 5. We didn't realize carpet was such a big deal, but we had friends tell us none of the condos they have stayed in have carpet. So we ended up being extremely thankful for did a great job of hiding the "sandy" feeling. Washer and dryer were great - we packed light and did laundry every other day. Definitely 5 stars, with just two suggestions: the master bed is not terrible, but it's not the most comfortable bed. An upgrade on the mattress would be hugely appreciated. And 2nd, the kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed...except we couldn't find an ice cream scoop. Maybe we missed it - there are lots of drawers with gadgets...but an ice cream scoop would be helpful to have. Thank you!

perfect for us

June 2017
, Danville, IN United States

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

we chose this rental because it had three beds in the second bedroom, perfect for our three kids. We loved the view from the balcony, perfect for morning coffee and evening wine. Bathrooms are nice and big. Only complaints are: slippery tubs and only 4 chairs at the dining table. We had to bring in an extra chair from outside to accommodate for the 5 of us.

perfect for us

June 2017
, Danville, IN United States

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

we chose this rental because it had three beds in the second bedroom, perfect for our three kids. We loved the view from the balcony, perfect for morning coffee and evening wine. Bathrooms are nice and big. Only complaints are: slippery tubs and only 4 chairs at the dining table. We had to bring in an extra chair from outside to accommodate for the 5 of us.

Our Other Heaven on Earth

April 2017
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have been coming to the Sandpiper for about 30 years. We have stayed in Unit 8C for many of those years. It has plenty of beds for a small or larger family as well as a stocked kitchen. The view is phenomenal and the only way to enjoy your stay on the gulf. Why come all the way here if you can't see the water? Bender Realty is our number one choice for vacation rentals in the area!

Our Other Heaven on Earth

April 2017
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have been coming to the Sandpiper for about 30 years. We have stayed in Unit 8C for many of those years. It has plenty of beds for a small or larger family as well as a stocked kitchen. The view is phenomenal and the only way to enjoy your stay on the gulf. Why come all the way here if you can't see the water? Bender Realty is our number one choice for vacation rentals in the area!

Great time

November 2016
, Buffalo, NY United States

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

Stayed at Sandpiper 8c for 3 day getaway from our trip to New O; Condo was great size for 2 couples, great patio overlooking the beach; nice size complex, very convenient.

Sandpiper 8C

November 2016
, Mobile, AL United States

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

My wife and I have celebrated our birthdays in gulf shoree for years and we love staying at Sandpiper, which is quite and conducive for relaxing activities such as sitting on their pristine beaches, and dozing off to the sounds of the surf and birds. The agents working in Bender's realty office are very helpful and I would recommend Bender for all of your vacation needs. God bless????

"Ladies Trip"

October 2016
, West Point, KY United States

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

We had a very good time. The complex is clean, neat, landscaping is very pretty. We loved 8C. The view was remarkable. The layout was good. A few more baking pans would have been nice, but other than that, we all had a wonderful time.

Beach

October 2016
, Willard, MO United States

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

Benders picture of unit 8c is the wrong one

Sandpiper 8c Home away from home

September 2016
, Fayette, AL United States

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

We were pleasantly surprised with our rental. It felt like a little home instead of a rental condo. Favorite spot was the balcony and since we were only 3 floors up it felt like we were sitting right in the beach. Great view and great rental overall

the beach family goes to the beach

August 2016
, Georgetown, IN United States

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

What a great time ,with my Air Force daughter and son in law.and friends. The unit was great and the view ! Just afew steps from the sand.

Beautiful, Relaxing Getaway Site!!

August 2016
, Carencro, LA United States

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

The view was great. The condo was beautiful and clean and up-to-date in appliances and ammenities. Loved it!!

Excellent property

June 2016
, Villa Ridge, IL United States

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

Sandpiper is an awesome property! We will be back. Bender Realty took very good care of us! Thank you!

My favorite getaway place

October 2015
, BEDFORD, Kentucky United States

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

We have stayed at the Sandpiper many times now and I don't like to stay anywhere else!

Manager's Response

We are so pleased you enjoyed your Sandpiper getaway. Unit 8C is lovely, with its beach front balcony and wonderful view of the Gulf. Don't hesitate to call Bender Realty when you are ready to return to Sandpiper and the Gulf Coast!

Great condo right on the beach!

October 2015
, Woodbury, KY United States

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

We really enjoyed our stay at the Sandpiper(8C). The only thing we didn't like was the hard bed in the master.

Manager's Response

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Gulf Shores. Sandpiper 8C has a lovely, beach front view of the Gulf. Please call Bender Realty when you are ready for a future Gulf Coast getaway!

Another Great Year

August 2015
, Louisville, KY United States

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

We love staying at the Sandpiper. Everyone is so friendly and we love that it's not a big complex. We plan to return every year and make it a family tradition.

Manager's Response

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Sandpiper 8C is a lovely condo in a great, family-friendly property. Please call Bender Realty when you are ready to book your next visit to Gulf Shores!

Vacation July 2015

July 2015
, louisville, KY United States

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

Been staying here for 20 years always satisfied with the condo location and condition. Love the fact that I don't have to spend time in an elevator riding up to my room in a high rise condo. Take the steps only 3 floors saves time waiting on and riding in an elevator.

Vacation July 2015

July 2015
, Louisiville, KY United States

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

Been staying here for 20 years always satisfied with the condo location and condition. Love the fact that I don't have to spend time in an elevator riding up to my room in a high rise condo. Take the steps only 3 floors saves time waiting on and riding in an elevator.

July 2015

July 2015
, St. Louis, MO United States

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

Love the condo we stay in; we have rented this place for 3 years in a row and are coming back again next year.

Manager's Response

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Gulf Shores. Sandpiper 8C is a lovely unit in a wonderful, family-friendly property. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Sandpiper

June 2015
, Louisville, KY United States

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

Love staying at the Sandpiper, been coming back for years.

Lynch Family

June 2015
, St. Louis, MO United States

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

Amazing

Manager's Response

We are so pleased you enjoyed your annual Sandpiper vacation. Sandpiper 8C is a lovely unit in a wonderful, family-friendly complex. Please call Bender Realty when you begin making plans for next year's reunion.

Great Family Vacation Spot!!!

April 2015
, Onalaska, WI United States

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

We had a wonderful time at the Sandpiper. We have young children and we loved being right on the beach with a great pool. Lots of great memories were made!

Manager's Response

We are so glad you had such a good time in Gulf Shores! Sandpiper is indeed a family-friendly condo and perfect for making lasting memories. Please call Bender Realty when you begin making plans for a return to the Gulf Coast!

Twenty Years and More

April 2015
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have stayed at the Sandpiper for over 20 years for Spring Break. We are never disappointed when we call or walk in the office on that first day to see the smiling faces of the staff. Bill Bender often greets us as he remembers us from previous years. Sandpiper has grown up with us and even as all the high rise condos and fancy hotels crowd the skyline we have never considered staying in one of them before staying at the Sandpiper with Bender Realty. Sandpiper Spring Break Family is our family...we have watch families such as our own go from young adults to parents, to kids going off to college and then those kids coming back with their own children years I said we have grown older with Sandpiper. Fortunately, Sandpiper has gotten new updates and face lifts to keep it fresh and competitive with other accommodations in the area but still has a homelike feeling. When an issue is brought to the attention of the staff it is resolved as soon as possible at the guests convenience. Would I recommend Sandpiper and 8C to others? Of course I would...but only to those people who appreciate and recognize the better things in life!

Manager's Response

We are thrilled at the part that Sandpiper and Bender Realty have played in your family's spring breaks throughout the years. Sandpiper is indeed quite special and has an atmosphere that is unparallelled. We look forward to assisting you for many years to come in booking vacations that will be added to your family's memories.

Twenty Years and More

April 2015
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have stayed at the Sandpiper for over 20 years for Spring Break. We are never disappointed when we call or walk in the office on that first day to see the smiling faces of the staff. Bill Bender often greets us as he remembers us from previous years. Sandpiper has grown up with us and even as all the high rise condos and fancy hotels crowd the skyline we have never considered staying in one of them before staying at the Sandpiper with Bender Realty. Sandpiper Spring Break Family is our family...we have watch families such as our own go from young adults to parents, to kids going off to college and then those kids coming back with their own children years I said we have grown older with Sandpiper. Fortunately, Sandpiper has gotten new updates and face lifts to keep it fresh and competitive with other accommodations in the area but still has a homelike feeling. When an issue is brought to the attention of the staff it is resolved as soon as possible at the guests convenience. Would I recommend Sandpiper and 8C to others? Of course I would...but only to those people who appreciate and recognize the better things in life!

Manager's Response

We are thrilled at the part that Sandpiper and Bender Realty have played in your family's spring breaks throughout the years. Sandpiper is indeed quite special and has an atmosphere that is unparallelled. We look forward to assisting you for many years to come in booking vacations that will be added to your family's memories.

Relaxing time at 8C.......

October 2014
, Ozark, MO United States

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

We came to enjoy the Gulf Shore and to relax after a busy year, and it didn't disappoint us, we met many wonderful people and enjoyed their company. Will be back next year.....

Sandpiper Vacation

October 2014
, Columbia, TN United States

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

Nice place to stay. Easy beach access and good pool facility. We enjoyed our stay.

Sandpiper

September 2014
, Louisville, KY United States

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

Love staying at Sandpiper.

Nice family place

September 2014
, Louisville, KY United States

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

We had a great time. The outside of the property was clean and well maintained. The condo was okay, but could have used a good cleaning. Floors were dirty, woodwork and doors had dirty hand prints every where, bed linens were stained, and we had to buy our own blanket for our bed. The dryer in the unit did not dry clothes. But despite the cleanliness issues, we were there to enjoy the beach and pool and that's just what we did.

Perfect stay

August 2014
, Whitehall, AR United States

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

Bender reality is a great place to book a vacation through . The sandpiper was very nice and clean 2 bedroom 2 Bath Nicely furnished 8c had a great balcony we seen dolphins every day. This is twice I have rented at sandpiper through bender reality and will do it again

Great family vacation spot

July 2014
, Arlington, TN United States

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

The room and condo were great. Updated rooms since the photos. The management was great and attentive when needed. This is our 5th visit to this complex and every time we remember why we love it so much!! ONLY complaint is the dryer in the unit does not work well. It takes hours to dry a small load.

July 2014

August 2014
, United States

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

We love staying at the Sandpiper! We have been coming to Gulf Shores for many years now and really enjoy the atmosphere at the Sandpiper.

Sandpiper

June 2014
, Louisville, KY United States

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

We've been going to Sandpiper for several years and it is always been a good experience. The people at Bender are extremely nice and very helpful. Already booked for next year!

Overall very good

May 2014
, Franklin, TN United States

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

We were disappointed that there was no bathroom by the pool we had to go upstairs every time we needed to go the the restroom.

7C review

April 2014
, Rochester, Mi United States

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

The furniture in family room and the kitchen was a bit dated. Bathrooms also a bit dated. Bedrooms great. We also occupied 8C. I will do a separate review on that unit.

Gulf Shores well kept secret.

March 2014
, Ankeny, IA United States

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

Always enjoy the visit





Thirty Year Visit

April 2014
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have visited Gulf Shores for 30 years at Spring Break. About 26 of those years we have stayed at Sandpiper. WE LOVE SANDPIPER for its at home feeling and friendly atmosphere. Units are beautifully decorated and accommodate families. We don't plan on ever staying anywhere else! Bill Bender and the staff at Bender are incredible friendly and work hard to meet our needs. They take a personal interest in making their guests feel at home. Thank you to Bill and staff for everything...every year!

Manager's Response

Thanks Gregory family and friends for all the great years having all of you at the beach. Looking forward to 30 more!!

Thirty Year Visit

April 2014
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have visited Gulf Shores for 30 years at Spring Break. About 26 of those years we have stayed at Sandpiper. WE LOVE SANDPIPER for its at home feeling and friendly atmosphere. Units are beautifully decorated and accommodate families. We don't plan on ever staying anywhere else! Bill Bender and the staff at Bender are incredible friendly and work hard to meet our needs. They take a personal interest in making their guests feel at home. Thank you to Bill and staff for everything...every year!

Manager's Response

Thanks Gregory family and friends for all the great years having all of you at the beach. Looking forward to 30 more!!

Fantastic Location

March 2014
, Montgomery, In United States

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

This was a very nice property managed to be family oriented. Despite being there over spring break, we did not encounter any type of problems! The property is well kept and clean. I was especially impressed with the way the kitchen was stocked. It was obviously done by someone who actually cooks!! Although I brought some things from home, I wouldn't have needed to. A+++.Would recommend to anyone and would definately go back again!

sandpiper 8c

February 2014
, Ft. Wayne, IN United States

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

very good would have rented for next year but unit was not available. our favorite place on the beach

Great stay

November 2013
, Newburgh, IN United States

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

As always the stay at Sandpiper was wonderful. The Bender staff is exceptional and handles all requests promptly. A great condo and a great location.

Ocean View

November 2013
, Edgergon, WI United States

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

Over all, we were very happy with the unit.
We will be back!!
Thank you!!

Home away from home!

October 2013
, Lousiville, KY United States

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

Look forward to vacation time!

A Slice of Heaven

October 2013
, BEDFORD, Kentucky United States

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

We loved 8C! The view of the sunsets was breathtaking and we even got to see dolphins swim close by! The property was clean and well-maintained. The only problem we had was the dryer didn't dry well and we had to put laundry through 4 cycles. Other than that, it was a wonderful vacation in an amazing condo!

Love Gulf Shores!

September 2013
, Clayton, IN United States

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

We have vacationed at Gulf Shores for over fifteen years and love the area. The Sandpiper has been our choice of places to stay for the past seven years. This is our first experience in 8C and thoroughly enjoyed the beach front private balcony and would be my choice for future stays. The unit was clean, kitchen well equipped and nice and living room area had updated furniture. My only complaint is the mattress in the master (balcony) bedroom was extremely firm and uncomfortable and there was no television in that bedroom, which would be really nice to have after a long day on the beach and you're ready to wind down for the night. I would highly recommend a GS vacation and the Sandpiper is always a wonderful place to stay.

A very satisfied customer

September 2013
, Coxs Creek, KY United States

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

We stayed in 8c it had all new carpet and was very nice inside. We will from now on stay in 8c every Sept. whenever we come down.

Perfect location with a great view

September 2013
, Pell City, AL United States

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

We had 5 adults and a toddler and there was plenty of room for everyone. The location was ideal. The private balcony on this unit was perfect. There were a couple days I didn't even go down to the beach because I was able to enjoy it all (the breeze, the sounds, the smells, the sun) from the roomy balcony without having the hassle of the sand. Would I stay here again? ABSOLUTELY!!!

Loved Sandpiper & will definitely be back!

August 2013
, Hensley, AR United States

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

Bender Realty staff are extremely courteous & professional. Sandpiper is a perfect place to stay - small & very well maintained.

Very Satisfied Customer

August 2013
, louisville, KY United States

Overall
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Been coming for over 15 years - always a great vacation. Low traffic in the area & great resturants. Condo is always clean and nice.. Plus right on the beach - can't beat it. We will continue to vacation at the Sandpiper.

Very Satisfied Customer

August 2013
, Louisiville, KY United States

Overall
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Been coming for over 15 years - always a great vacation. Low traffic in the area & great resturants. Condo is always clean and nice.. Plus right on the beach - can't beat it. We will continue to vacation at the Sandpiper.

great time!

July 2013
, St. Louis, MO United States

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

Had a wonderful time. We booked it agian for next year!

Wonderful time

June 2013
, Saint Louis, MO United States

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

We had a wonderful time while there, so relaxing and enjoyable. Great family vacation location.

Great Family Vacation Spot

June 2013
, Saint Louis, MO United States

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

We have been to Sandpiper many times over the years - it's a great place for a family vacation. Reasonably priced and love the layout for meeting up with friends for drinks or coffee in the morning Would like to see some type of over hang or cover over the top private porches on 8 and 16 C. Hard to sit out their during the day. Overall though a great place to stay!

Good place for R & R

May 2013
, Hillsboro, MO United States

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

Have stayed there numerous times, great place. Were very pleased with the new coded door lock system. Would like to have a hot tub installed on the grounds for us older folks.

sandpiper 8C

April 2013
, Wauwatosa, WI United States

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

o needs updates....carpet...plumbing, door latches Appliances are A1.Furniture is fine.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your recommendations! Owner replaced carpet throughout condo, installed new door knobs and replaced kitchen faucet.

sandpiper 8C

April 2013
, Wauwatosa, WI United States

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

o needs updates....carpet...plumbing, door latches Appliances are A1.Furniture is fine.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your recommendations! Owner replaced carpet throughout condo, installed new door knobs and replaced kitchen faucet.

STAY AT THE SANDPIPER DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2013

March 2013
, Warsaw, IN United States

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

Overall our stay was wonderful. We loved the location of our unit. The only thing we had concerns about was the carpet. It was very soiled. The large spots on the carpet were very noticable to us and to our friends and neighbors as they visited. Also, there was no suction from the sweeper. We borrowed a sweeper from one of the other units to do the cleaning. The sweeper appeared to be quite old. We were extremely happy with the employees at the property management office. I had to have refrigerated medication mailed to me while in Gulf Shores. They went above and beyond to see that I received the medication after it was dropped off at the Bender Realty Office. We will be staying at this facility again next year.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your comments. Owner has replaced carpet throughout the condo and installed a new vacuum cleaner!

Cleaning at arrival should be more detailed

February 2013
, Sterling, IL United States

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

Our overall experience exceeded our expectations

Sandpiper Unit 8C

November 2012
, Simpsonville, KY United States

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

We were returning to the Sandpiper about 10 years after our first visit. The building is very nice and well laid out. The unit was also nice. The only possible complaint was that the carpet was pretty worn and stained in the dining area mainly, so it's probably ready to be replaced. The ladies at Bender are almost unbelievable friendly and welcoming, so our interactions with them were a treat! If I were going to purchase a unit in GS, I would look seriously at the Sandpiper.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your comments. Owner has replaced carpet throughout the condo.

8c

October 2012
, Louisville, KY United States

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

Needs to have nails hammered down on decks. Unit was nice but could use upgrade.

Great family oriented spot.

August 2012
, Louisville, KY United States

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

The water pressure was terrible in both showers. I could only take a bath in one because it was so bad. Other than that, it was a great condo.

Cleaning needed in unit--rug, floors, but overall very nice.

July 2012
, Summerfield, FL United States

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

We had a great time with all our family-55 of us this year and are already planning our return next year. We have been meeting at Gulf Shores for 24 years.Best place to vacation with kids.

Manager's Response

Rugs have been recently shampooed.

thanks

Cleaning needed in unit--rug, floors, but overall very nice.

July 2012
, Summerfield, FL United States

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

We had a great time with all our family-55 of us this year and are already planning our return next year. We have been meeting at Gulf Shores for 24 years.Best place to vacation with kids.

Manager's Response

Rugs have been recently shampooed.

thanks

kevin n from louisville,ky

June 2012
, Louisville, KY United States

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

this was our 17th year comming to gulf shores our 15th year at sandpiper we have stayed in 16c for fifteen years and my sister stayed in 8c this year. we love the people and the hospitality and of course the weather and the beach.the staff at bender has been really good and accomodating. the one thing i would like to see is a discount for those of us who come every year(2010 oil spill only miss in 17 years) we are loyal and can spend our money any where. please consider this request. i am very cognizant of the conditions with weather and the like never the less it would be welcomed by the good folks who visit your great area. yes we have booked our trip for next year, my son and daughter will be juniors in college but they look forward to our family vacation to gulf shores every year. kevi nlouisville,ky

beach time

June 2012
, Brazil, IN United States

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

very good

Back @ the Sandpiper

June 2012
, United States

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

We had another great year at the Sandpiper. The condition of the Sandpiper actually seems to improve year after year. Best family condo on the beach!

home away from home

June 2012
, Louisville, KY United States

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

Another splended week at the sandpiper in Gulf Shores! We have been coming there for many years now and always have a good time. Thanks Bender

Great home away from home!

May 2012
, Hillsboro, MO United States

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

If possible a Hot Tub would be a nice additional amenity. We definitly will be back.

Repeat Visits

April 2012
, Wauwatosa, WI United States

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

Always pleasant and laid back. This unit had new energy saving system that worked well.

Repeat Visits

April 2012
, Wauwatosa, WI United States

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

Always pleasant and laid back. This unit had new energy saving system that worked well.

Amazing as Always

April 2012
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have stayed at the Sandpiper for the last 20+ years and are never disappointed. If there ever is a problem all we have had to do is make a phone call to the office and the problem is fixed right away...now that's service. We always feel welcome and consider the Sandpiper our personal spring break home each year. We have grown up with many others who visit each year for spring break...what a great feeling!

Amazing as Always

April 2012
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have stayed at the Sandpiper for the last 20+ years and are never disappointed. If there ever is a problem all we have had to do is make a phone call to the office and the problem is fixed right away...now that's service. We always feel welcome and consider the Sandpiper our personal spring break home each year. We have grown up with many others who visit each year for spring break...what a great feeling!

Relaxation

March 2012
, Nicholasville, KY United States

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

Bender Realty went above and beyond to accommodate us, even our faxing needs. They were quite helpful with suggestions for the local restaurants & activities.
The Sandpiper condominium was great! The ocean views were spectacular at sunrise & sunset. The neighboring visitors also made the stay very appeasing. Can't wait for my next visit!!

Nice place to stay

January 2012
, Carbondale, IL United States

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

Had wonderful time, and would rent again!

Gulf Shores Visit

January 2012
, Lafayette, LA United States

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

Good and Guiet experience.

Gulf Shores Trip

December 2011
, Mandeville, LA United States

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

Except for there being no heat in the condo for the first night everything else was great. The problem with the heat was reported and fixed the next day. I thought the rental agency should have offerred some discount off the first days rental due to the heat not working and it was cold, but none was offerred or asked for by me.

Great stay

November 2011
, Newburgh, IN United States

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

Well equipped kitchen. Great condo with a wonderful view.
We will return. The carpet needs to be cleaned or replaced.
The Sandpiper is a perfect place to create many family memories.
We enjoy coming in the fall when the beaches are much less crowded,

Perfect beach getaway!

October 2011
, OZARK, MO United States

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

We love this condo. The ocean view from the deck is great and the condo is very nice. We have stayed here two years and plan to rent this condo next year as well.

Gulf Shores-Sandpiper

September 2011
, McKinney, TX United States

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

We loved our stay. The condo was great and very well equiped.

Great Vaction

August 2011
, Milton, KY US

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

Been going to the sandpiper For years always a great place to stay!!!

May 2011
, Amory, MS United States

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

Yearly Reunion.

May 2011
, Mobile, AL United States

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

My wife and I have enjoyed my yearly family reunion for about ten years and would not consider staying anywhere but Sandpiper. The condos are great and we love going to the restaurants in the area, especially the Original Oyster House. Looking forward to next year!

May 2011
, Wauwatosa, WI United States

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

May 2011
, Wauwatosa, WI United States

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

Beautiful as Always!

April 2011
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have stayed at the Sandpiper for the past 20 years for spring break. First time in 8C. We do wish they would consider doubling the beds in the larger bedroom as we have 2 teenagers! Just a thought...the rest of the room was wonderful...well stocked and beautiful decor.

Beautiful as Always!

April 2011
, Petoskey, MI United States

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

We have stayed at the Sandpiper for the past 20 years for spring break. First time in 8C. We do wish they would consider doubling the beds in the larger bedroom as we have 2 teenagers! Just a thought...the rest of the room was wonderful...well stocked and beautiful decor.

We loved the condo. The view was beautiful. We would stay there again

January 2011
, Huntsville, AL United States

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

A Wonderful Christmastime

December 2010
, Petersburg, Tn United States

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

We greatly enjoyed our stay. The Sandpiper is in a great spot for the ocean and access to all the gulf shore surroundings.

Great condo

November 2010
, Newburgh, IN United States

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

The beachfront condo was excellent. We loved the view.
Having stayed in other Sandpiper condos we did find this kitchen exceptionally equipped over others we have stayed in.
We love the Sandpiper and we will be back!

August 2010
, Bogalusa, LA. United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
1
Location
4
Property condition
2

Great Family Accommodations

July 2010
, Pelham, AL United States

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

The Sandpiper is the perfect place to have several families gather to enjoy a vacation. The set up is perfect to enjoy everyones company on the porch, beach, and in the rooms.We had a wonderful time!

Quiet & convenient

May 2010
, North Bend, OH United States

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

Far enough away from the commercial area but less than 5 minute drive to plenty of good restraints.

Beach was very nice

Great condo have been returning since 1986....still do not believe you need to charge for one car to park!!!

May 2010
, Carriere, Ms United States

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

"Extra" charges prevent me from renting on long (4 day) rentals...much cheaper to rent from hotel and FREE clean up and parking!

The Sandpiper flies beautifully

November 2009
, Petersburg, Tn United States

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

We were very happy again this year with the Sandpiper. The view was great. The pier is a longer walk than it appears! :)
Blonde Johns was a great,congenial place to rent bikes. Lulu's food was yummy for dinner and wonderful leftover for next day. We had fun at the Pirate's Island Golf and filled to the top with dinner at Lambert's with enough for the next day. The only bad thing we have to say is the dryer did not function properly and would take FOREVER to dry a load of clothes. Overall our stay was terrific.

enjoyed our stay very much & hopefully will be back in June, we would recommend Bender Realty to anyone Thank-you and have a nice day, Ann Kuhlman

October 2009
, Huntsville, AL United States

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

My family and I come too Gulf shore at lease once a year and we would like to come more offerton. We love to stay at Sandpiper . The place is very nice. The room was very comferrable .

September 2009
, Chalmette, LA United States

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

If you any special events come soon please E-mail me, are even special rates on your rooms, wear always looking for a reason to escape Louisiana .

July 2009
, Louisville, KY United States

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