Sugar Sands Realty and Management
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:25
We enjoyed our stay very much.
The property location was perfect for us. It was close enough to go do the things we wanted but being at the end next to the pier felt private and serene. We would love to come back.
We LOVE hearing reviews like this!! Thank you for making us your home away from home!! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another fun and relaxing beach getaway!!
Spring Break 2019
We had only 2 nights in the condo. Very short trip. Great location. Comfortable.
501 Royal Palms - Perfect Location!
This was a wonderful condo. The views are beautiful from the 5th floor balcony. It is an end unit, so you have more of a view. You can look out your master bedroom window and the living room window to see the pier and the ocean. But nothing beats sitting on the balcony. Another plus, it has a cute bed in the hallway wall. My son slept there and loved having a little bunk he called his own (he is 10). It is perfect for a family of 4.
It is important to note that you have to "check in" at another location. We drove 20 hours to Gulf Shores. So this was a frustration for us as we just wanted to get to our condo. That being said, the check in process was so quick and easy, that it was really no big deal. I do hate that they charge 2.5 percent if you use a credit card. It was an extra and unnecessary cost. Those two things lowered my rating to 4 stars. It is ridiculous given the amount of money we are spending for the week. After the check in, we never heard or saw anyone from the company again. They left us completely alone. If you are looking for a lot of pampering and checking on your status to make sure everything is OK, this is not the company for you. If you want to be left alone, this is the company to go through!
The location of Royal Palms is perfect. It is next to the Pier...with nothing between you and the Pier. This is great as the beach was less crowded than other resorts. We could be far away from other families while playing in the ocean. There is an indoor pool that is heated (and hot tub). So on the days that it was too cold to be in the ocean, we spent in the pool.
The condo was clean and well equipped with the dishes that you need. The blender is broken, so that may affect making margaritas:). Otherwise, everything in the condo was perfect. The decor was beautiful and welcoming.
We are planning on coming back. I may look at other condos to avoid the finance charge, but otherwise, I would stay in 501 again!!
very nice unit with great views
We really enjoyed our stay, the views were great from each room. Parking was not a problem. The pools were very nice. Being the last unit before the State Park allowed for plenty of room for everyone on the beach.
We love hearing reviews like this. Thank you for making us your home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you back again for another fun and relaxing getaway.
Great view with all of the windows! I loved being next to the state park and the pier!
The condo is long and narrow but plenty of room when you are in each room. The view from each room is worth it. The condo is located next to the state park so the view is great! There isn't another condo next to you so you see the state park sand dunes and the pier. The condo was decorated nicely but could have been a bit cleaner. It did look like it had a quick cleaning from the last tenant and not a deep cleaning. The master bedroom quilt on the bed looked like it was from the 90's and it grossed me out seeing some of the stains. Luckily there were other smaller blankets in the unit to use instead. Master bed is also very squeaky when you move. Plenty of closets for storage. The unit also had a bunch of hangers, beach toys and one beach chair there. I would have loved a lounge chair on the balcony but it did have 4 other chairs. The remotes for the tv's didn't work well and the tv in the master bedroom kept freezing. We were surprised to see the extra twin loft bed off the kitchen that wasn't shown in the photos. My youngest liked sleeping in this nook! Overall we enjoyed our stay and would come back to this building because of the location and views!
Thank you staying with us. In the future if you ever have any housekeeping issues or any issues at all please give us a call as soon as possible so we can take care of it for you. Happy you enjoyed your stay , hope to see you in the future .