|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Summer Wind sits directly beach front with expansive views and direct beach access. You will enjoy the large partially covered beach front deck perfect for taking in the sun or relaxing in the shade.
The beach front views continue inside with the kitchen, dining area, and living room all overlooking the magnificent Gulf Coast. The living area is an open area with an expansive vaulted ceiling. The living room features a large LCD TV.
There are two master suites upstairs both featuring limited gulf views and queen beds. The two other guest bedrooms are down stairs and are also queens. Sleep 2 more, kids, in the bunk room down stairs. There are three full bathrooms total 2 in the master suites upstairs and a common bathroom downstairs.
The home has access to the community beach front pool that serves the four beach front homes we have at this location: Wall Street, Wings of Eagles, Summer Wind, and Summer of '42.
4644 State Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
We love people of all ages, and we want everyone to enjoy our homes. However, we do require that an adult 25 years or older to reserve the home and be present at the home during your entire stay. We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25. We have no exception to this policy.
This property is one of 20 vacation properties managed by Harris Properties Management, Inc. Harris Properties started by Steve and Becky Harris in 1983 with the purchase of 'SH 59' (now known as 'Catalina,' VRBO #318060).
We spent 5 nights at Summer Wind. Even though it was not super fancy, the location was superb! We had a few neighbors that we shared the beach with, but it was almost as if it was our beach exclusively. The house was clean, there was lots of room, our dog was welcome, and the views were fantastic. We walked right out the back door to the beach and played in the surf and sand to our heart's delight. We spotted a couple of Dolphins traveling toward Fort Morgan on our last day. The washer and dryer were rather old, but they worked okay. There was a soft spot in the downstairs bathroom that was a bit scary, but it survived our wet feet. The pool was clean and we enjoyed some family time splashing together. On the down side, it was about a 25 minute drive to restaurants and attractions. All in all, it was a wonderful place to spend time with our family!
Upon arrival we could tell the house had it's issues, But since it was the first day we tried to look over it. The first night the septic overflowed and the alarm went off.The bathroom downstairs smelled like urine from the time we got there. The downstairs hallway had a huge dip in the floor and so does the downstairs bathroom.The grab bar in the shower is just sitting in place, The hotwater never lasted more than 10 minutes or so. The cable never worked properly we called and they came out several times but we finally gave up on tv.The hardwood floors had big gaps in them.The screens on the windows were all rotten and broken. Everyone in the house got a bad rash, I'm not sure if the house had fleas or what the deal was but we even tried to wash all the sheets and the problem didn't go away.To sum up our vacation we loved Fort Morgan but we'll not be staying in any harris properties in the future.
We stayed here last week. The house is not in good condition compared to the other houses in Fort Morgan. Harris Properties seemed concerned with texts, but did nothing to fix the issues. The sewer was overflowing under the house and the downstairs bathroom reeked all week. All other reviews on here are accurate about the state of the house. I had contacted the realtor prior to going about the bad reviews and was told the issues were fixed. I would say that it was cleaner than the reviews on here stated, but I am not sure how this home would pass a building inspection. We mostly likely would not rent these homes again. The location and pool were awesome. If they would update the homes, at least to make them safer - they would be beautiful.
We rented this property in October 2015. Let me start with the positive. We liked the layout of the house & the location couldn't have been more perfect. We enjoyed our stay because we were with family but there was SO much wrong with the house that I know I won't be able to fit it all in this review.
I contacted the management company upon arrival when we noticed how much was wrong. This was on a Saturday. We weren't contacted back until Tuesday. When I spoke with an employee, never once did she apologize for anything. Rather, she asked that I put it all in an e-mail so that maintenance will know what works needs done for the future. Another representative from the management company contacted me mid-week via text & again, I went into detail informing her of many issues. No response. A lot of money was spent to rent the property. Anyway, here's a list of SOME of the things we found during the week.
1.) SEVERELY rotted floorboards in downstairs bath, hallway, dining room, & kitchen (not a good feeling being nervous walking around in fear that you're going to fall thru the floor)
2.) Tack strips were exposed all over the stairway. My daughter & niece both cut their feet.
3.) TWO upstairs windows fell inwards when trying to open them
4.) Electrical outlets blew all week
5.) Downstairs light in bedroom didn't work & the fan was so unstable that we wouldn't turn it on (a globe off another bedroom fell during the day while we were gone)
7.) Upon arrival, we knew immediately that the carpet hadn't been swept, laminate tile flooring hadn't been cleaned, the love seat was covered in dirt, one of the beds had a large red stain on the side of mattress, coffee maker hadn't been cleaned, bathroom sinks were ALL disgusting, & the home smelled of urine. The first thing we did was call the management company (no answer) & then all started cleaning.
8.) Upstairs bath had no lock & the bath tub wouldn't hold water
9.) The master bedroom had no t.v. & had bare wiring exposed
10.) All vent fans in the home were completely full of dust
11.) The washing machine was very old and rusted out. It would start without the lid being closed
12.) Lamp shades were ripped as were screens
I could truly go on and on. I would hope that the owner of the house knows the condition of their home & that the company hired to manage it is not doing a satisfactory job. It's in an awesome location & has so much potential. We'll never rent from Harris Properties in the future.
My family of 8 adults and three children recently spent a week at Summer Wind. It was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted to be away from the crowd, and this house was the perfect location. It really did feel like we had the whole beach to ourselves. (We left our easy-ups on the beach the entire week, with no worries.) The house was roomy, both bedrooms upstairs had a private bath. Downstairs are two nice size bedrooms, a bunkroom for the kids and a full bathroom. So there was plenty of room for everyone. The beach was a very short walk through the sand, and the pool was just a few steps from our back door. The pool is shared with three other houses, but most of the time, we had the pool to ourselves. We spent alot of time on the concrete slab under the house playing games. There was always a great breeze, and it was also a wonderful place to catch a nap. I also loved that my entire family could fit around the large kitchen table. There is nothing I would change about our trip. Yes, Summer Wind is not a fancy condo, but it is a quiet, private, homey little place to enjoy family. We will definitely be back!
We had a family vacation in the house with 4 adults and 3 children. The space was perfect and accommodated the whole family. The 4 bedrooms all have queen size beds and were good size. The bunk room was nice for 2 of the children. The kitchen was very well stocked and included all items you would need to prepare any and all meals. The house had great access right to the beach and the pool next door was wonderful. It can be a little noisy in one of the bedrooms if someone is using the pool really early in the morning but it was not a problem. We also had issues with the dryer and a couple bathtub issues. However, a maintenance guy came out the day we called and was very nice and professional. He resolved all issues immediately and the dryer worked fabulously after that. The house could use some updating and only had 1 extra blanket besides the bedspread. I would definitely return to the house again.
We had our first family vacation with kids and grandkids at Summer Wind. The house was perfect. 8 adults and 3 young children and 1 dog. The beach is at your fingertips and the swimming pool is right next door. Everything was provided except the food!! Shopping was only 16 miles away - which was close enough but far enough away to be out of the rat race of traffic.
This is NOT a complaint: The dryer takes 2 and 3 cycles to dry clothes. May need looking at.
Would definitely recommend to friends and family and of course would go again.
Harris properties was excellent to work with.
Thanks for a great family vacation.