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***We have been sprucing up and updating! New sleeper sofa, dining table and chairs, bedroom flooring, etc.***
Our unit is updated with granite counter tops throughout. Quality bedding and linens are provided and updated regularly. The living areas have ceramic tile flooring and all three BRs have porcelain tile flooring. Unit 302 is direct gulf front, and being a 3rd floor unit makes it easy for those that don't like elevators to walk the stairs to the room. It is directly above the pool making it convenient to sit in the comfort of the wrap-around balcony and watch the kiddos playing at the pool. From the balcony it is easy to communicate with family and friends at the pool, but high enough to be quiet and private. Shoalwater is unique in that the building and units are staggered to allow a panoramic view of the ocean. This eliminates the 'tunnel view' that is common on most balconies. Shoalwater is a low-occupancy building (only 72 units - minimizes beach or pool crowding, ) and is located just steps away from the most beautiful gulf beach! When taking kids or loads to the beach, you will love being so close.
When it comes to providing good customer service and a quality vacation home for our guests, we do our best to provide the best! Our goal is for our guests to consider Shoalwater 302 one of the best-in-class, and to make it their go-to vacation home year-after-year.
**Lagniappe for SW 302 guests** Owner provided extras** * Free Netflix on LR TV * HD cable box for LR TV -provides High Definition channels (including the SEC Network!) in addition to the standard condo-provided cable. * New updated LR furniture in 2013-2014 * Extra amenities throughout that make a vacation condo feel like home.
Some Shoalwater unit 302 specifics are listed below: Bedrooms: Master BR: King-size bed 2nd BR: Queen-size bed 3rd BR: Two twin size beds As of 2013-2014-- all new mattresses! New porcelain tile plank flooring in all 3 BRs (2014)
Baths: Master bath: Full bath en suite with large closet that is great for conveniently storing clothes and other personal items. The master bath shower is equipped with a hand-held sprayer. 2nd Bath: Full bath with large closet for storing clothes and personal items.
Living room: LR is furnished with two swivel gliders, a chair and ottoman, and a sleeper sofa (linens provided.)
Televisions: LR has Smart HD TV with HD cable box that provides HD channels in addition to the standard cable typically furnished. Plus free Netflix on this TV!
Bedroom TVs: All three BRs have HD flat screen TVs.
Dining: Dining table seats 4 with 2 additional seats at the bar, plus a table and 4 chairs are located on the balcony for outdoor dining.
Kitchen: Cooking utensils and large and small appliances are provided: Full size refrigerator with ice maker; Full size dishwasher; Full size stove/oven; Microwave; Garbage disposal.
Other indoor features: There are two DVD players, and board games provided for family entertainment. Free Wi-Fi! Free NETFLIX! Free HD cable - compliments of the owner! Telephone for local calls only Full size washer/dryer Two elevators and covered entrance for loading/unloading.
Pools and fitness: Indoor Heated Pool Hot Tub, and Exercise Facility located in the indoor pool area. Awesome outdoor pool/deck area Kiddie pool
Outdoor amenities: BBQ grill on the west end of the parking area Direct gulf view from the large covered private balcony Kid friendly Newly renovated lighted tennis courts Beach chairs and umbrellas available for rent
Balcony: Large wrap-around covered balcony staggered to provide panoramic views of the beautiful beach. A table and four over-sized chairs provide comfortable seating.
Master BR: Gulf front master BR has king bed with comfortable Jamison mattress (new in 2014) and private opening to balcony. Ceiling fan, flat screen HD TV, clock, large closet and high quality bedding. Private en-suite master bath.
BR 2: Queen bed with (new in 2013) Jamison mattress, high quality bedding, ceiling fan, clock, and flat screen HD TV.
BR 3: 2 twin/single beds with new (2013) mattresses, ceiling fan, flat screen HD TV and DVD player.
Sleeper sofa: Queen size sleeper sofa with pillows and linens provided. ...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
Large closet in bath with plenty of towels and wash cloths....moreless
Both baths are stocked with quality linens. Hair dryers are furnished. ...moreless
Condition of amenities and in-room appliances are a top priority, but can not be guaranteed 100% of the time. Reported break-downs will be repaired as soon as possible. We are totally committed to providing a clean, comfortable, top-notch home-away-from-home for our guests! Our goal is for our guests to be greeted with a beautiful place to relax while enjoying their beach vacation. Thanks for considering our home-away-from-home for your vacation stay. Fun times with family and friends are a treasure. Memories = priceless!...moreless
There are books in the unit that are left by guests to share. Got a book? Leave a book. Need a book? Take a book! ...moreless
Free Cable in all rooms. HD cable box for LR TV in addition to the standard condo-provided cable....moreless
47-inch flat screen HD TV with Free Netflix in living room and flat screen HD TVs in all three bedrooms. ...moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Table accommodates 4 plus 2 additional barstools. The covered balcony has a table and 4 chairs - great for accommodating children, damp swimsuits, and those that love dining to the tune of the ocean....moreless
Full size stove/oven. Cooking utensils are provided. ...moreless
Once you sit on this *Gulf Front* east-view balcony, you will never want another! The views are fabulous and you feel like you are sitting right on the beach or at the pool....moreless
Charter boats available at the local marinas - just minutes from Shoalwater....moreless
Deck / Patio:
The best balcony at the beach! Large wrap-around tiled balcony opened on the recessed east end with louvers that promote privacy and openness, while allowing a gorgeous panoramic view of the beach!...moreless
Premier golf courses located within a few miles of Shoalwater. ...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Rentals are available onsite during peak season,
Charcoal grill located at the west end of the building ...moreless
Pool / Spa
Awesome, open outdoor pool area - one of the best! Large deck area only steps from the beach! Separate kiddie pool. ...moreless
Hot tub (jacuzzi) located in the building with the indoor / heated pool. ...moreless
Private outdoor community pool with splash pad/sunning deck for Shoalwater guests....moreless
Sauna located inside the indoor pool/hot tub building. ...moreless
Peak Summer Jun 13 - Jul 24, 2015 3 night min stay
Late Summer Jul 25 - Aug 21, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Aug 22 - Sep 11, 2015 3 night min stay
Late Fall Sep 12 - Oct 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Oct 31 - Mar 4, 2016 3 night min stay
Spring Mar 5 - May 6, 2016 3 night min stay
Summer May 7 - Jun 10, 2016 3 night min stay
Peak Summer Jun 11 - Jul 29, 2016 3 night min stay
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Shoalwater is in the perfect location: just a few blocks from the popular supermarkets and pharmacies. It is also convenient the popular restaurants in the area. Adventure Island is across the street and provides entertainment for all ages: Arcades, go-kart tracks, miniature golf, laser tag, and more. Try out the new ZIPLINES conveniently located between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! The Holiday Inn Express is next door to Shoalwater and it has an outdoor snack bar with hot dogs, hamburgers and frozen drinks during the summer season. Many of the gulf's best restaurants are in Orange Beach (some within walking distance) and Gulf Shores! The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and several championship courses are located nearby. Charter fishing boats are also plentiful in Orange Beach. The Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley, The Wharf in Orange Beach, and a couple of nice Movie Theatres are all within a few miles of Shoalwater and provide a fun way to spend an evening. The Hangout (kid friendly and super popular for all ages) is just 5-miles down the beach in Gulf Shores, and the world-famous FLORABAMA Bar/Pub/Honky Tonk (too unique to describe!) is only 4-miles away, just across the Perdido bridge, for those looking for a little more excitement!
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We are a family of engineers - Alabama and Auburn grads (We just don't talk about football in our house!) - living in north Alabama. We have two married children (all Alabama and Auburn grads), and four grandchildren. The 3-BR condo is perfect for our growing family! We consider all of our renters as guests in our home, so we work to keep things updated and in top-notch condition. On February 23, 2013, we decided to list our condo on VRBO and we have already made new friends through this adventure. We appreciate you considering our condo for your family's vacation home!
Why the Owner Chose Shoalwater: Our family has been vacationing in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Destin areas (staying in lots of different condos!) for over 30 years. When we started looking for a place of our own, we fell in love with Shoalwater. The facility is well maintained, it is only steps from the ocean, and the pool area is awesome. The best part is the building is low occupancy (only 72 units) and has a great balcony! We also love having 3 bedrooms plus the sleeper sofa to easily accommodate our whole family. We consider our condo a home-away-from-home, so we work to ensure that we offer our guests a home that competes as the Best In Class!
Shoalwater is in the perfect location: just a few blocks from the popular supermarkets (Publix, Winn Dixie, WalMart Market) and pharmacies (CVS and Rite Aid.) Adventure Island is across the street and provides entertainment for all ages: Arcades, go-kart tracks, miniature golf, laser tag, and more. Try out the new ZIPLINES conveniently located between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! Many of the gulf's best restaurants are in Orange Beach (some within walking distance) and Gulf Shores! The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and several championship courses are located nearby. Charter fishing boats are also plentiful in Orange Beach. The Wharf in Orange Beach and a couple of nice Movie Theatres are all within a few miles of Shoalwater and provide a fun way to spend an evening. The Hangout (kid friendly and super popular for all ages) is just 5-miles down the beach in Gulf Shores, and the world-famous FLORABAMA Bar/Pub/Honky Tonk (too unique to describe!) is only 4-miles away.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: Shoalwater is unique in the way the units stagger back from west to east. This opens up the beach view from the balcony so that you aren't looking just straight ahead - no other units or buildings are sitting side-by-side blocking the view or invading your privacy. The beach is beautiful from any angle, but nothing is prettier than a panoramic view! We love the wrap-around balcony where you can either sit in the shade or the sun - depending on which part of the balcony one chooses to sit.
We love, love, love the location of our unit - 3rd floor-east end of the building - just above the pool - high enough to be private - low enough to feel like you are still part of the pool and beach scene while sitting in the comfort of home. Can't beat it!!!