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Brand New Linens and Decor on the Balcony! Park Once and Walk Everywhere!

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The only view that matters! Private access to balcony from master suite.

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Leave your worries behind when you relax in our 2 BR/2BA spacious, beachfront retreat in the Castaways condominium complex. From our fifth floor balcony, you can watch the sun rise and set, enjoy the ocean breeze and sounds of waves lapping the shore, and watch families chasing crabs at night with the lights of shrimp boats twinkling on the horizon. Our condo is just a few steps to everywhere that you might want to be: relaxation with a good book while the kids entertain themselves in the white sand and clear blue water, miles of shell-lined shoreline, fresh seafood prepared just the way you want it, fluffy pancakes and endless hot coffee, entertainment at The Hangout, bicycle and moped rentals across the street alongside cold, adult beverage store across the street to enhance your relaxation(no driving necessary;)). A short walk leads you to Alabama State parks with miles of trails for jogging, biking and observing nature at its finest as well as convenience stores and favorite local establishments. Further entertainment opportunities are within minutes on multiple golf courses, deep sea fishing, and water sports rentals nearby.

Our 1200 square foot condominium feels much larger with its breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico maximized by our double, sliding glass doors which open onto a large tiled balcony. The over-sized master suite has a king sized bed, spacious walk-in closet, and sitting area with private access to the balcony as well as a large picture window overlooking the beach. The master suite also has a flat screen TV and iHome stereo, a private bathroom with double sink vanity, plenty of storage and separate bath area. The guest bedroom is furnished with twin beds, two dressers to keep the clutter to a minimum and private access to a second bathroom, shared with the living area. Along with its awesome view, the living room offers a queen pullout sofa, large flat screen TV with DVD and cable, Xbox and stereo system/CD player. The bright, L-shaped kitchen has ample counter and cabinet space for all that you need as well as a popcorn popper, toaster, blender, automatic coffee maker, new appliances and is fully stocked with new pans and cooking gear(replaced spring 2015). Luxurious linens await you at the end of your day, with high thread-count sheets, plush pillows, fluffy towels, and pillow top mattress covers(replaced spring 2015).

Outside, you will find a large L-shaped, beachfront pool with a corner fountain and expansive decking perfect for sunbathing, reading a good book and watching the kids play in the water. The pool extends underneath the condo to provide relief from the sun with picnic tables and seating in the shade, and poolside bathrooms are convenient for swimmers and beach combers with sandy feet. Guests have access to two charcoal grills for grilling fresh seafood or hamburgers and hotdogs for your picnic by the pool. Our fifth floor balcony is directly above the pool and perfect for calling down when dinner is ready or monitoring older children in the pool or on the beach. Check out our new porch furniture in the last picture, made from recycled milk containers but sturdy enough to feel like wood!

At the end of the day, or during pop-up thunderstorms, there is plenty of space to spread out(and stay dry) on the spacious balcony or in the master suite, while the kids enjoy a movie in their room or battle on the Xbox. We have also provided our guests with board games, paperback books and puzzles for added relaxation.

There are several options for dining on the beach within steps from our condo, and a leisurely 20 minute stroll along the shore will take you to the Alabama State pier, where you can rent fishing gear, buy bait and catch Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Red Snapper, to name a few. When walking down the beach in either direction, you will appreciate the wide open, under populated beaches in front of our condominium. The low density complexes on either side of our 36-unit Castaways complex provide our guests with the ability to spread out and relax without having to claim their spot on the beach every morning. Guests may use our sun umbrella and beach chairs or may choose to rent lounge chair with built-in umbrellas daily on the beach. Also included for our guests’ enjoyment are boogie boards, beach blankets, pool toys, sand toys, kites and bocce ball set. Once you stay with us, you will wonder why you ever looked elsewhere! Come put your toes in the sand….

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 or older to rent this unit...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking area provided by Castaways complex near grills ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master suite: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Living room sofa bed: 1 queen

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  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sleeper sofa in Living Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Separate vanity are with double sinks...moreless

  • Guest bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Separate vanity area with double sinks...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 3 TV/DVD, iHome stereo in master suite, ceiling fans throughout, coffee maker, toaster, popcorn popper, blender, telescope for star gazing, shared exercise room/gym for complex, hairdryer, beach/sand toys, pool toys, beach towels, beach chairs (4), beach umbrella, bocce ball set, boogie boards for riding waves, assortment of cards and board games for rainy days...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    assortment of board games, playing cards and puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen TVs in living room and master suite; TV/DVD combo in second bedroom with video library for children...moreless

  • Toys:

    Pool/beach toys, bocce ball set, football, soccer ball, kites, boogie boards/skim boards...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    New Xbox with two controllers and variety of games for everyone...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Children's DVDs ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outdoor dining area on balcony in addition to bar and table area in dining area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    located in home...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness room on site with treadmill/recumbent bicycle and weight machine; nearby public health club with day/weekly memberships with indoor pool, racquet ball,weights, basketball,tennis,classes...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    Brand new linens as of 2015...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious with Xbox,flat screen TV/DVD, stereo system...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Programmable ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Popcorn popper, blender, coffee press, coffee bean grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with extra glasses, knives, Teflon pots and skillets(replaced Spring 2015), pans and ovenware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    new appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with salt/pepper, multiple seasonings, cooking spray/oils, coffee and coffee filters...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    large, tiled balcony with ceiling fan...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards and skim boards...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool for Castaways 36 unit complex only...moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer High Season
May 23 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,550
Early Fall
Aug 16 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$155
$1,000
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$125
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Parking Pass $15 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Weekly rentals from Saturday-Saturday during High Season/Summer


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola International Airport
Castaways
Nearest Barpub
Hooters
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Craft Farms at Cotton Creek
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gulf Island Gril
Castaways
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores Beaches

Car: Not Necessary

Gulf Shores is a wonderful vacation town with an endless supply of things to see and do! Explore all that awaits you!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Our family likes to vacation in a relaxed setting while maintaining the utmost in comfort. We are just as busy as everyone else these days, but we put aside time to get away from the stresses of every day life as a family. We hope that your family enjoys our home away from home as much as we do!

Why the Owner Chose Castaways:
We fell in love with Gulf Shores a few years ago and decided to buy this particular condominium because of the wide open beaches in front of the unit, the pool, workout room, and close proximity to many local attractions. The kids LOVE to visit The Hangout where you can get a foot-tall milkshake while watching the wait staff dance on the tables when certain songs are played. Also a short walk to the pier for excellent fishing, year-round and several beachfront restaurants are steps away when you want to dine out!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The double, sliding glass doors in our condo open up wide and seem to bring the ocean indoors. The floor plan allows us all to spread out at the end of the day and awaken on different schedules early in the morning to watch the seagulls while drinking our coffee. The spacious kitchen allows the cook plenty of space and upgraded amenities so that cooking on vacation doesn't seem like a chore. The dehumidifier also makes the inside air so refreshing after baking in the sun all day at the beach!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The only view that matters! Private access to balcony from master suite.

    The only view that matters! Private access to balcony from master suite.

  • View looking in towards front door from balcony

    View looking in towards front door from balcony

  • Spacious Master Suite with king sized bed, private bath and walk-in closet

    Spacious Master Suite with king sized bed, private bath and walk-in closet

  • Guest bedroom features twin beds, two dressers, closet, DVD/TV & private access to bath

    Guest bedroom features twin beds, two dressers, closet, DVD/TV & private access to bath

  • Extra counter/cabinet space in kitchen for bar items or food preparation.

    Extra counter/cabinet space in kitchen for bar items or food preparation.

  • Refreshing pool with waterfall,extends underneath condo for a break from the sun

    Refreshing pool with waterfall,extends underneath condo for a break from the sun

  • Private path directly from condo complex to beachfront lounging

    Private path directly from condo complex to beachfront lounging

  • Nothing but open beaches when you stay with us!

    Nothing but open beaches when you stay with us!

  • This could be you with a good book....

    This could be you with a good book....

  • Sunset...time for the Shrimp boat lights to twinkle and flashlights hunting crab

    Sunset...time for the Shrimp boat lights to twinkle and flashlights hunting crab

  • Experience wildlife up close and personal at the AL state pier

    Experience wildlife up close and personal at the AL state pier

  • New seating and artwork on Balcony! Comfortable even if it's stormy out!

    New seating and artwork on Balcony! Comfortable even if it's stormy out!

  • Dining and living areas from hallway

    Dining and living areas from hallway

  • View from the Master Suite's picture window....imagine waking up to this!

    View from the Master Suite's picture window....imagine waking up to this!

  • Spacious kitchen with new appliances, breakfast bar and laundry area

    Spacious kitchen with new appliances, breakfast bar and laundry area

  • Ecsape the heat with a picnic on the poolside deck or watch the kids splash.

    Ecsape the heat with a picnic on the poolside deck or watch the kids splash.

  • Beachfront lounge area for tanning and watching kids splash

    Beachfront lounge area for tanning and watching kids splash

  • No fighting for sand here! Reserve your lounge chairs/umbrellas or use ours!

    No fighting for sand here! Reserve your lounge chairs/umbrellas or use ours!

  • Castaways complex in the middle....no huge, high-rise crowds here!

    Castaways complex in the middle....no huge, high-rise crowds here!

  • Moon rising with the pier in the background and Sea 'N' Suds closer to condo.

    Moon rising with the pier in the background and Sea 'N' Suds closer to condo.

  • View from our balcony of nearby set-up for SEC Fan Fare on Hangout's beach, 2012

    View from our balcony of nearby set-up for SEC Fan Fare on Hangout's beach, 2012

  • Convenient State Park walking trails to see heron, alligators, seagulls and more

    Convenient State Park walking trails to see heron, alligators, seagulls and more

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/01/2015
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