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Cindy Lou's Beachfront Penthouse (15th Floor) East Corner Condo in Island Royale

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,276 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cindy Lou’s TOP TEN reasons to rent unit P201 in Island Royale:

1. Beach/Gulf Front! Nothing separates you from the Gulf of Mexico other than a short walk on sugar white sand!

2. Balcony and Views! The private and spacious penthouse balcony is on the 15th floor (the second from the top) and on the east corner of the building. The unobstructed views of the Gulf’s emerald green water and white sand beaches are to die for!! The sunrises and sunsets are will take your breath away! (Please view my photos!)

3. Location! The condo is located 0.8 miles from downtown Gulf Shores, making it an easy walk (along the street or beach) to restaurants like The Hangout, Bahama Bob’s and The Pink Pony Pub. Pier 33 (a small carryout/grocery store) is just across the street.

4. Beach! Our beach is huge, clean and sugar white! Unlike other larger condo complexes where guests crowd the beach, Island Royale is a smaller but newer building which allows for a comfortable beach population! Set up your beach camp and have plenty of room to play!

5. Condo Layout! My family friendly 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo sleeps 8 and has plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have their own space. Each bedroom has an attached bath for each guest’s privacy. There is a flat screen TV and Blu-ray player in each bedroom. The dining area seats 9. If you have an extended family and you need more space, check out my other unit that’s just 5 floors beneath this unit (VRBO 36703). It will sleep 8 people too, so that gives a total of 16 family and friends all located in the same building and on the same beach!!

6. Convenient Beach Gear Storage: No need to lug your beach gear for miles after your day in the sun. Unit P201 has a reserved parking space 15 feet from the entrance to the beach. Simply walk off the beach and drop your heavy beach gear in the back of your vehicle. Done! (Your second vehicle may park in any space not marked reserved.)

7. Clean! How many units have you had to clean when you arrived to begin your vacation? Not here!! My unit is cleaned by a wonderful cleaning company who treat my unit as if it were their own home. They do not cut corners, they clean ‘em!!

8. Updated! My unit has new stainless steel kitchen appliances, and new living room, dining room and balcony furniture. It was recently painted and has newer carpet in the bedrooms!

9. Extra Features! There is a fabulous indoor/outdoor swim through heated pool and indoor and outdoor hot tubs. The Island Royale building has 2 outdoor charcoal grills, a fitness center, and sauna and steam room and upgraded Wi-Fi for 2018!

10. Owner Operated! I own my unit and I manage it. I do not use a hard to reach Management Company. You may call me 24/7 and I will either pick up my phone or return your call within minutes. If you have any issues, I will address them immediately!! Your vacation is very important to me and I want to make it the best ever! My goal, for my guests, is to have such a positive experience they want to make my condo and Gulf Shores part of their family tradition year after year!


** Reserved parking under the building next to the beach entrance.

** 1276 square feet of living space with an additional 311 square feet on the balcony.

** Spacious three bedrooms and three bathrooms with ample closet and drawer space.

** King, Queen, Twins, and Queen Size Sofa Sleeper.

** 55 in Samsung UHDTV and Blu-Ray player with WiFi in living room.

** 40 in. Samsung UHDTV with Wifi and Blu-Ray player with WiFi in master bedroom

** 32 in. Samsung HDTV with WiFi and DVD Player in Queen BR

** 40 in. Samsung UHDTV with Wifi and DVD player in Twin bedroom

** Books, and assorted games.

** Fully equipped kitchen.

** Full size laundry room with large washer and dryer, iron, full size ironing board and vacuum.

** Telephone for local calls and 911 service.

** Wireless Internet

** KEYLESS ENTRY - Don't hassle with keys - give your unique code to all guests for easy access. Code expires at the end of your stay.


** 200 Feet of private beachfront

** Beach-side heated indoor with swim through to outdoor pool.

** Two heated whirlpool/hot tubs.

** Exercise room.

** Sauna and steam rooms.

** Conference room

** Outside grilling area.

** Two large elevators with utility carts for transporting belongings.

** Beach boardwalk with showers (no steps allowing for handicap access to beach).

** Beach rentals providing chairs and umbrellas.

** Pier 33 convenience store across the street has most of your beach and vacation needs.


** Check In Time: 3:00 PM

** Check Out Time: 10:00 AM

** Non Smoking Unit.

** Absolutely No Pets (Local kennels available).

** Adults and Families Only. No Student Rentals.

** 13% State and Lodging Tax

** $135 Cleaning Fee

** $25 Per Vehicle Parking Pass (2 vehicles allowed per unit)

** $59 Damage Insurance Fee Replaces the Need for a Deposit by Providing $1500 in Accidental Damage Insurance.

** No Security Deposit

Keywords: Condominium, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Island Royale, Rental

More Details

Cindy Winkeljohn
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Cindy Winkeljohn

Hi! My name is Cindy Winkeljohn (my friends call me Cindy Lou) and I (along with my husband) own Island Royale units 1001 and P201. I really enjoy managing our condos and I truly wish for all who spend their vacation there to have a great time and a good experience! I live in a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, but grew up on a hog/dairy farm in western Ohio with my 4 brothers and sisters, a horde of dogs, cats, chickens, pony, cows and pigs. I'm a Physical Therapist but my true love is spending time at the beach and managing these properties. I have twin boys and a daughter who are now out of college and doing their own thing, but every summer while they were growing up, we vacationed at the beaches along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. In 1996 we started vacationing in Gulf Shores and since our first visit, we never went anywhere else. When the real estate market corrected in 2008 and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill happened in 2010, it created the perfect opportunity for us to purchase in Gulf Shores and Island Royale. We purchased unit 1001 in 2012 and added P201 in 2016. We absolutely love the Island Royale property and love sharing it and all it has to offer with our guests.

Cindy Winkeljohn purchased this condo in 2016

Why Cindy Winkeljohn chose Gulf Shores

When I was growing up and newly married, I lived in Ohio and Northern Virginia. We always went to the beach for vacation, so I’ve vacationed at Cape Cod, Long Beach Island, Virginia Beach, Emerald Isle, Oak Island, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, Amelia Island, Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Cape San Blas. In 1996 we moved to Collierville, TN, and the closest beach was Gulf Shores, Alabama. I had never heard of the beach in L.A. (Lower Alabama), but was blown away by what I found. The beach was sugar white and the people very relaxed and laid back. Gulf Shores has managed to stay a well kept secret that allows us to stay at a perfect beach that is not nearly as commercialized as any of the other beaches we visited. After we moved to Texas, Gulf Shores was still the best beach we had visited, so rather than go to the Texas beaches, we kept making the trip to Gulf Shores, and eventually purchased our first Island Royale property there in 2012.

What makes this condo unique

The best feature of this property is the corner view! The wide open east end balcony offers a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico to the south and to the east. Most of your time at this property will be spent on the balcony. Another unique feature is the inclusion of a full bath in each of the three bedrooms. This really presents itself as three individual suites where you can get away from your group for some down time if desired. Each bedroom has a HDTV along with either a DVD or Blu ray player.

Finally, unlike many of the properties in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, I manage the properties I this is truly a vacation rental by owner, and you will always work directly with me. The majority of properties are managed by BIG real estate companies that are hard to contact and add big fees to their total rental price.

I hope you will love Gulf Shores as much as I do, and I look forward to working with you to provide a wonderful vacation experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I rented P201 at Island Royale in Gulf Shores Alabama. The unit was beautiful and well maintained. The balcony was huge and with a beautiful view of the Gulf. The small balcony off the back bedroom had unbelievable views of the lagoon. The unit is right on the beach. There is an underground parking spot which is great for storing your beach gear. The pool was fantastic and always well maintained. The whole building was very clean . We enjoyed the steam room and the exercise room. The best part was the owner who was very accessible

at any time. I would recommend this great beach condo to anyone!
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Gulf Shores in Baldwin County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 15
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1276 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Property damage protection (PDP) is required.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Queen Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Twin Bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Enter from the twin bedroom and the main hallway
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cindy Lou's Beachfront Penthouse (15th Floor) East Corner Condo in Island Royale
average rating of 4.8 based on 31 reviews

Great place wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time. Cindy was great to work with. I would recommend it to anyone definitely 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to spend a week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL vacation in this Condo! Everything was just as described.

The condo was clean and everything was in proper working order. The condo is located in the heart of Gulf Shores and close to everything. It was very comfortable and the perfect place to stay.

The balcony view was remarkable with a complete 180 degree view of the ocean, beach, and we saw Dolphins everyday!

Having the inside parking space is a great perk. Allows you easy access to your vehicle, especially during unloading and loading. Also, close to the elevators, swimming pool, and easy access to the Beach!

We had a peculiar event happen (nothing related to the Condo) during our stay and we decided to called Cindy. She was great to work with and she was there to guide us through it. Thanks again Cindy!

We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, David, thanks for the really great review and for pointing out all the important "stuff"--the view, the condo's convenient location, parking space and etc. I can honestly say that you and your group had the nicest manners I've ever encountered! You are lovely and kind people and it was a pleasure having you. I hope you will come back year after year and stay in one of my condos!!
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Worth, IL

Cindy's place was perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Its hard to find a 3 BR/3 BA condo, and this one was perfect. Our family of 8 had a great stay in one of our most favorite places. The location was great. We will definitely keep her in mind for future trips.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate when people leave a review and I'm extra happy when I see 5 stars, so thanks for that! Thanks for mentioning the location of the condo. It is walking distance to several restaurants and the Pier 33 Grocery is convenient with its location right across the street. I hope you will come back and stay at one of my condos when you return to Gulf Shores!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay. The view if the ocean is awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rebecca! I'm so happy you got to enjoy the view. It is awesome! I hope you'll come back soon! The view isn't going anywhere! :)
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Louisville, ky

Another great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying at this property - great location, great view, great amenities! Again, owner is extremely easy to work with and very well prepared. Everyone at the property was pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Peg!! I'm so happy you had another great vacation. I hope you'll come back for the third time...and the fourth...and the fifth!! ;)
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Perfect Gulf Shores Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This condo was amazing! The views from the balcony and master bedroom were second to none. The condo is tastefully decorated in a very trendy beach theme-not tacky but beach casual. The location of this condo was also a huge plus. You could easily walk to several restaurants or it was a short drive. The parking spot is as good as it gets too especially if you have a truck and can just throw the beach stuff in there every day after coming in from the beach. Overall we had an amazing week in this beautiful condo and are already looking for another week that we can book it! We had to contact Cindy once because a remote that decided to hide and she got right back to us-even though it was late-she was great. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for leaving such a nice review! I'm glad you enjoyed the views and the location of the unit. I was happy to help with the missing tv remote although it was your family and their scavenger hunt that found it! Hope you will come back and stay in one of my condos during your next vacation!
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Nearest Airport
37.4 Miles
Pensacola International
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
The Hangout
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry in Ft. Morgan
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bahama Bobs
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores Beach..Right out the door
Car: recommended

Water and Amusement Parks, Dolphin Cruises, Several Golf Courses to choose from. Deep sea fiishing, parasailing, paddle boarding, hiking, outlet mall shopping, Segway tours, antiquing, historic Fort Morgan, Pensacola Lighthouse, USS Alabama Battleship in Mobile, Many restaurants and bars!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Back to School
18 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Fall / Winter
3 Nov 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break
2 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Apr 2019 - 17 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School's Out!!
18 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
25 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
15 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th Week
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
6 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Aug 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
10 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Back to School
17 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £105.89
Property Damage Protection £46.28
Parking ($25 each pass) £39.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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