In 2004 Jan and I searched from North Carolina, South Carolina, through Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas for our first Beach Condo. We fell in love with Gulf Shores. The huge white sand beaches, the locally owned stores and restaurants and the real people made our decision easy. As we traveled we were amazed at the way the condos we stayed in were furnished and decorated. Why someone would invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a condo then decorate the condo in early American Walmart furniture that was way past its prime was a real puzzle for us. We decided our first condo, and now all four of our condos, would be a special place for our visitors to vacation. When we buy a condo we spend an average of $35,000 bringing them up to our standards. In Boardwalk and in Seawind our condos are among the best furnished and decorated. Our first condo, Boardwalk 886, has 65 five star reviews and our second condo, Seawind 705, has 43 five star reviews.