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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Crystal Shores West condo description

Crystal Shores West is a premier new building that has many amenities including an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, sauna, pool tables & foosball, BBQ grills, covered parking, and staffed lobby. All this and a convenience store walking across the street.

It is perfectly located only 1 mile from the Hangout and Hwy. 59. I can provide additional pictures of the building and its amenities, if you would like.

Do not confuse 'Crystal Shores West' with the older building called 'Crystal Shores'.... or with the Crystal Tower (which is located accross the street from the beach).

When you compare other units in Crystal Shores West please note that mine has custom drapes, upgraded stainless appliances and flooring, tray ceilings in the kitchen and bathroom, crown molding, new neutral area rug, and a fun beachy theme. It is 1,100 square feet of comfort! There are 4 floors of covered parking beneath, and best of all located on the 4th floor, giving quick access to put you right onto the beach, yet high enough for fantastic views.

You will be so pleased with the comfy atmosphere that greets you. I like to update everything so it looks and feels new and fresh! Bed Bath and Beyond is a favorite of mine! The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need if you want to cook. There is a new crock pot, hand mixer, nice matching china and glasses and wine glasses. Nice matching everyday plates and silverware. Full sets of pans, pots and bowls. Stainless cuisinart coffee maker and toaster. We made sure it is all high end ready for your every whim! We spent the month of November '13 at the condo putting in new tile floors in both bedrooms, re-decorating and new shower heads in both bathrooms. We also managed lots of great beach time, boating and golf! It was so hard to leave, as always!

The view is breathtaking, and is visable from the living room, dining area, kitchen and master bedroom!! Just step onto the balcony and look for miles up and down the beautiful white beaches and turquoise blue waters. The guest bedroom has a view of the lagoon on the north side of the building.

Our new condo is a comfortable retreat. The furnishings include a new cozy couch and lounger, area rug, fun art work, sleek dining room table and chairs, 55 inch flat screen in the livingroom, plasma TVs in the master AND guest bedroom, and custom draperies. Both bedrooms have king beds, each with upgraded bedding that not only looks great but feels great too. Each have a high quality mattress that gives you the great sleep we all want when on vacation.

It is one of the few units with stainless steel appliances (refrigerator has in the door ice/water), and upgraded flooring (beautiful tile throughout!) and window darkening curtains.

We made sure to provide the little niceties we look for when travelling; a well equipped kitchen, beach towels and toys, beach chairs and an umbrella, cleaners, card table and chairs, etc. (all to make packing easier and save you time and money)

It has a great location on the 4th floor, so there is quick and easy access to the beach, pools, and game room.

This complex has a full time management company and security, located on the premises. They are friendly and helpful. And the presence of the security guards is very reassuring whenever we're on vacation!

If you would like to see additional pictures just let me know and I will e-mail them to you.

For things to do in the area you have the following to enjoy:
...you will find amusement parks and dolphin sightseeing boat trips for the kids; deep sea fishing and top-caliber golf courses which have been designed by some of the greatest names in golf - Arnold Palmer, Larry Nelson, Bruce Devlin, Jerry Pate, Robert Von Hagge and Earl Stone…with over 288 holes to play, it is truly a golfer’s paradise; shopping at unique local boutique stores or the Tanger outlet mall with more than 120 brand name outlet stores in Foley, Alabama, can keep even the most avid of shoppers entertained for days; and, of course, the miles and miles of sugar white sand beaches…NUMEROUS restaurants within a short driving distance; Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge a 7000+ acre refuge with beach access that protects and preserves the unique plants and animals that call the Gulf Coast home; Gulf State Park boasts 6000 acres of land with 2.5 miles of beaches on four preserved stretches of sand. Inland, 900-acre Lake Shelby hosts freshwater fishermen, boaters, skiers and swimmers; nearby nature trails wind through the wooded land. Scheduled educational nature activities include beach walks, hikes, slide presentations and nature films. Wildlife exhibits at the Nature Center open year-round; historic Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, Blakely State Park and Magee Farm; Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and IMAX Theater.


Keywords: Beachfront, zero-depth entry pool with swim through to inside pool, great location, 2 King beds

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be over the age of 25....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            The condo does not allow for pets, except for the owners and Gulf Shores does not allow any pets on the beach....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Other (See Description)

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Large comfy room w/own access into main bathroom-big flat tv...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Very comfy bed w/walk out to balcony, tv & private bathroom...moreless

          • King size beds (2), Child Beds (1) Portion of living room couch can be used as a day bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Large master bathroom with adjustable rain-head shower; nice...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Main bath has 2 entrances and adjustable rain head....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Unit has upgraded flooring, Stainless Steel appliances, iron, ironing board, hair dryers and a very well equipped kitchen. My condo has a keyless entry, that lets you can come and go easily, using your own code. This means no lock boxes to fight with or concerns of losing keys. And you don't have to waste special beach time stopping somewhere to check in and check out!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                DVD in each bedroom and the living area as well....moreless

              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                The game room is available and open every day and evening....moreless

              • Music Library:

                A variety of music CD's....moreless

              • Pool Table:

                2 full sized pool tables in the game room....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                The livingroom does have a 55 inch flat screen that swivels so the chef can watch while cooking! Both bedrooms come with their own large flat screens tvs....moreless

              • Stereo:

                AM/FM, cassette and 3 disk changer....moreless

              • Television:

                A 55' flat screen color on a swivel base is in the living area and each of the bedrooms have their own good sized flat screen tv.s...moreless

              • Toys:

                Lots of Beach Toys, noodles and blow ups waiting!...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                (3)...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    There are two beach chairs, an umbrella, beach towels, beach toys, blow up tubes and water noodles all waiting for you....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    My condo sits right on the beach, just steps from outdoor pool, down boardwalk and onto the beach! From the condo balcony, relax with views up & down the beach below or head to the beach and enjoy!...moreless

                  • Resort:

                    The condo complex includes an indoor and outdoor pool, hot-tub, a nice game room with pool and foosball tables and a handy workout room for guests to enjoy....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    There is an additional granite counter breakfast bar with 3 saddle stools to grab a quick snack or serve hors devours. Very handy!...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access:

                    If you prefer added security bring a computer cable to hook up directly into the wall....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Full sized...moreless

                  • Covered Parking:

                    To keep the sun and salt off of your vehicle, use the covered parking....moreless

                  • Elevator:

                    2...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    We have a very nice air conditioned workout room with machines facing the Gulf. T.V.s are there too, for your enjoyment during your workout. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Comfortable full-sized couch and chaise and a reclining swivel lounge chair and ottoman. Perfect place to watch some tv or relax and read a good book, while enjoy the sites and sounds of the gulf....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Plenty of outdoor parking along with 4 floors of covered parking....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    I do have an answering machine and land line in the condo....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Full sized...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    stainless Cuisinart- the cone shaped filters work best in it!...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    In addition to the expected deluxe coffee maker, blender, mixer, etc. I also have the 'un'expected fondue pot, a new crock pot, electric knife, hand blender, wine rack and carrier, etc....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    New flatware, stoneware, glassware and casual dishes. Service for eight. High-end pots and pans along with all the cooking utensils, ready for real home cooking!...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Large roomy kitchen with granite countertops & stainless appliances. Crockpot, coffee-maker, mixer, blender, chopper, cutting boards baking dishes & all you need to cook if you WANT to--or order in......moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Full sized built in stainless steel microwave- probably most used appliance for my guests on vacation!...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Full sized washer and dryer, iron and fold out ironing board along with items for the beach; towels, bags of beach toys, 2 beach chairs and umbrella, blow ups etc. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Ice/water in the door of the roomy side-by-side refrigerator! Plenty of space for your favorite snacks, food and beverages! ...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Flat top electric stove with full sized oven is waiting for that great home-made meal or for warming up quick lunches when you are on the go!...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Round slate table and 4 comfortable chairs. The balcony is accessible from the living room as well as the master bedroom. Lots of great natural light and great views of the the Gulf....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    5 grills for you to use with seating to relax while cooking dinner....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Nice pool and hot tub is located with a swim through in the summer to the indoor pool. ...moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Indoor Pool
                  • Sauna:

                    A very nice sauna and large restrooms with showers are waiting, just off the game room and workout facilities....moreless

                  • Shared Hot Tub
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Dec 1 - Feb 29
                  3 night min stay
                  $150
                  $770 $1,920
                  Early Spring
                  Mar 1 - Mar 28
                  3 night min stay
                  $163
                  $1,015 $3,300
                  Spring
                  Mar 29 - May 24
                  3 night min stay
                  $190
                  $1,200
                  Early Summer
                  May 25 - Jun 21
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,650
                  Summer
                  Jun 22 - Aug 23
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,900
                  Fall
                  Sep 29 - Nov 30
                  3 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,150
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning fee $125 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Higher rates apply to Holiday times, please call 309-236-7044.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 12/14/2014
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                  Location

                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pensacola and Mobile have airports- 1 hr. each
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  several walking distance- Hangout, Bahama Bob's
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  many- we like State park course; also many mini's
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bahama Bob's has great food- a short walk!
                  Crystal Shores West
                  Nearest Beach
                  The condo has its own beach!

                  Car: Recommended

                  The condo is close to all the major attractions, and yet far enough away from the crowded beaches!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: I enjoyed helping people during my 27 years as a certified financial planner. After retiring 2 years ago, I found myself missing my relationships with my clients. I decided I wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of buying a condo on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores and go back to work. I've been regularly coming to Gulf Shores over the past 20+ years, as my sister lives in Mobile. I purchased my beautiful 'Home Away from Home' and started my business of condo rentals. I've been able to put my years of serving the public to good use in yet a different way. My guests have been wonderful, and I strive to help them by providing a very cost efficient way to stay in luxury accommodations. Since I've spent so much time in the area, I am able to provide many tips that only the locals know about. Call me, and let me know how I can assist you in making this stay in my 'home away from home' your best vacation experience ever.

                  Why the Owner Chose Crystal Shores West:
                  I looked diligently for over a year, spending hours and hours with my realtor, until he finally found exactly what I was looking for. The location is perfect, the beaches are gorgeous, I needed to be able to see the Gulf from the kitchen sink, large spacious rooms, crown moldings with no popcorn ceilings, a knock out view from the huge balcony and top notch ammenities. I drove him crazy, but in the end, it's perfect!!! I LOVE my condo and know you will too!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  It is perfectly located just one mile from the fun activities of the intersection at Highway 59. But if you want to bypass this area you can take the shortcut directly to further north on Hwy. 59. I particularly love that this is one of the newest and nicest buildings on the Alabama coast. It has wonderful amenities, not the least of which is the fabulous staff that is present all day to assist you with any needs. I also like how quickly I can be on the beach with my lower level unit. It is a wonderful, plush “home away from home” that is available at very competitive prices.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • These are the best of times!!!

                    These are the best of times!!!

                  • Great place to dine on the catch of the day. 3 additional stools at the counter.

                    Great place to dine on the catch of the day. 3 additional stools at the counter.

                  • Check the weather for the pool or watch a movie on the 55 inch flat screen tv.

                    Check the weather for the pool or watch a movie on the 55 inch flat screen tv.

                  • Lots of great storage & full closet in master. Blue water beyond, beautiful!

                    Lots of great storage & full closet in master. Blue water beyond, beautiful!

                  • Great king bedroom w/lots of comfort after a great day on the beach! Full closet

                    Great king bedroom w/lots of comfort after a great day on the beach! Full closet

                  • Main bath is bright & beachy. 2 entrances from main living or 2nd bedroom. Nice!

                    Main bath is bright & beachy. 2 entrances from main living or 2nd bedroom. Nice!

                  • This is the view from the balcony. Miles of white beaches to explore! Love It!

                    This is the view from the balcony. Miles of white beaches to explore! Love It!

                  • The view of the bayside from the 2nd bedroom and entrance to the condo. Love it!

                    The view of the bayside from the 2nd bedroom and entrance to the condo. Love it!

                  • Great heated indoor pool with swim through to the outdoor pool and hot tub!

                    Great heated indoor pool with swim through to the outdoor pool and hot tub!

                  • Another beautiful Gulf Shores sunset!

                    Another beautiful Gulf Shores sunset!

                  • Sunrise, is always special! A great time for walking on the beach and shelling.

                    Sunrise, is always special! A great time for walking on the beach and shelling.

                  • Full washer/dryer. Sand toys, blow ups, noodles, beach chairs, towels, umbrella.

                    Full washer/dryer. Sand toys, blow ups, noodles, beach chairs, towels, umbrella.

                  • Large functional kitchen w/all a cook needs. Stainless appliances and granite!

                    Large functional kitchen w/all a cook needs. Stainless appliances and granite!

                  • New spacious beachy furniture in a great entertaining & relaxing space! Walkout.

                    New spacious beachy furniture in a great entertaining & relaxing space! Walkout.

                  • Large comfortable king master w/unbelievable views to wake to; coffee anyone???

                    Large comfortable king master w/unbelievable views to wake to; coffee anyone???

                  • Private large master bath with large bath/shower combination. Pamper yourself!!!

                    Private large master bath with large bath/shower combination. Pamper yourself!!!

                  • Lots of space for beach attire along with great tv for night-time relaxation.

                    Lots of space for beach attire along with great tv for night-time relaxation.

                  • Beautiful sweeping Gulf views with soft sugar-white sand! Beautiful long walks!

                    Beautiful sweeping Gulf views with soft sugar-white sand! Beautiful long walks!

                  • Large nice balcony-relax; read a good book or just enjoy time w/ family& friends

                    Large nice balcony-relax; read a good book or just enjoy time w/ family& friends

                  • Yes, loving the pool and the hot tub. Take your own picture here! Relax & enjoy!

                    Yes, loving the pool and the hot tub. Take your own picture here! Relax & enjoy!

                  • Bottom 4 floors are covered parking; our condo is 4 floors up from there! Great!

                    Bottom 4 floors are covered parking; our condo is 4 floors up from there! Great!

                  • We snapped this guy from the balcony during morning coffee. Quite a show!

                    We snapped this guy from the balcony during morning coffee. Quite a show!

                  • Catching dinner!

                    Catching dinner!

                  • Gameroom w/ 2 pool tables & foosball. Also a sauna & workout room viewing ocean.

                    Gameroom w/ 2 pool tables & foosball. Also a sauna & workout room viewing ocean.

                  VRBO #134973

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
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