NO elevators, NO driving to the beach....a pool to your right, a pool to your left and a hot tub right smack in the middle just steps from your ground floor condo! Southern Comfort Y'all! This one of a kind "Plantation Resort" boasts 40 ACRES of spaciousness directly on the Gulf of Mexico. It includes the championship golf course "KIVA Dunes". Just across the road is beautiful Mobile Bay with a public boat launch. An absolute fisherman's paradise. We are able to share our resort membership privileges with our guests so they can enjoy all the amenities at The Plantation. There are 8 pools which includes 2 indoor pools and several indoor & outdoor hot tubs. Enjoy the West Building's new indoor pool. It has a main pool & a smaller children's pool. It is always the perfect temperature and is treated with salt water not chlorine. Wonderful for days when you need a break from the sun or the weather isn't picture perfect. The amenities don't stop there. We have indoor saunas, indoor hot tubs, exercise facilities and several outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts, volley ball, shuffle board, horseshoes, a putting green & an excellent bar/grill right on our beach! The property also hosts outdoor charcoal grills & picnic tables. Park your car & never leave OR take a short drive to several close casual restaurants, historic Ft. Morgan, or take the ferry to Dauphin Island. Additionally, get "gussied up" and take Ft. Morgan Road 12 miles into the heart of Gulf Shores where all the action is. You can bring bikes or rent them for adventure on the many trails in this area where you can see untouched, uninterrupted wildlife. The beautiful Ft. Morgan peninsula also has tours through the 7,000 acres of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Go online & check out the special festivals, events, & concerts. The things to do here are endless. As of 6/2017, we are the proud new owners. Our condo is in the West Building Complex, Phase III, which was the final addition to The Plantation. It is on the ground floor and has been updated with all new appliances, granite counter tops, new cupboards, ceramic tile thru-out, new windows, new mattresses and new furniture. We have recently completed renovating and redecorating the entire condo. The dehumidifier in the unit adds extra comfort and of course we have free WIFI. The hallways to the units are air conditioned which provides relief from unpacking in the hot outdoors. Our particular unit sits back into the landscape, away from the sidewalk. Any noise from the pools or slamming gates is diminished. The choice is yours. Save yourself the disappointment of booking elsewhere. The owner, Marlene, will be available to speak with you personally and will be in contact via her personal email to answer any questions and to assure your stay is a pleasant one. We have met so many wonderful folks through renting/sharing our condo. Many people have been vacationing at The Plantation for years and just keep coming back. We were so excited to host a beautiful bride last summer that was married on our beach. She had dreamed of this day since she was a little girl. Her family has vacationed here for years. It was quite a special event! We look forward to YOUR stay!!!
- Condo850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 3 nights
Plantation WEST Bldg. - Unit #1150 faces the beach in a lush tropical setting
Dan & Marlene Waskiewicz
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- Aug 19, 2018
About Dan & Marlene Waskiewicz
Dan & I have been married for 35 years and are blessed with two daughters. We are the proud new owners of Unit #1150. We have been vacationing in Florida for over 35 years. This year we decided to see what family & friends have been telling us about "Gulf Shores". At the last minute I tried to book a rental and found one at The Plantation. We simply and completely fell in love with this resort. Before we left, we put an offer to purchase Unit #1150 and the rest is history! We love the tranquility here. You cannot find that feeling in many places. We also like the fact that you are able to stay at the resort and lounge all day due to all the amenities here or in minutes be in the hustle & bustle. As experienced renters, we know how to treat our guests, exactly the way we would like to be treated. We pride ourselves on keeping our unit immaculate, updated and comfortable. We appreciate The Plantation's security measures and the maintenance is top notch. We hope you will enjoy our condo as much as we do!
Dan & Marlene Waskiewicz purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Dan & Marlene Waskiewicz chose Gulf Shores
After renting and looking for the perfect property for many years, it took us only one day to determine this property was the one. When you arrive on vacation, that's exactly what you want to do "VACATION". There were so many times when we would arrive at a rental and it certainly was NOT what was indicated in the pictures! My family would be so upset with me because there were a few of them I adamantly refused to stay in. Believe me when I say that won't happen if you choose to stay in our unit. What you see IS what you get. Before you leave, you will be planning to come back! Furthermore, at The Plantation the buildings were developed in phases. Unit #1150 is located in the West Buildings. In 2015 the West Buildings were completely stripped and renovated. New siding, new roofs, new patios and most owners replaced the old windows. Ours are brand new. We also installed the largest door wall in the complex so the view is breath taking. There are three sets of buildings in the West section. The ones in the back are cute 1 bedroom units, some have lofts. The ones to the side (where we are)are all angled so you can see it all. Our patio is on ground level and a majority of what you are viewing is the beautiful landscape and the pools. There are glimpses of the ocean too. Our patio is nicely secluded because the sidewalk swings out around the volley ball court . This definitely is a "plus". You do not have other guests walking directly in front of your patio door wall and you certainly can enjoy sitting out in your pjs in the morning with your coffee.
What makes this Condo unique
Families love it here because there are so many things to do on the property "together". We see couples enjoying all the amenities as well. The resort is large enough for all to enjoy and you will never feel cramped or crowded on the beach or at any of the pools. The great thing is that you don't ever have to venture out if you don't want to. You can stay in your bathing suit all day long and grill right outside your unit on one of the many grills & eat at the picnic tables. There are also restaurants on the resort property. Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill is one of our favorites. You can take frozen drinks out to the beach or have breakfast, lunch or dinner there. Or you can throw on a T-shirt & turn left out of the resort & head down to Tacky Jack's right on Ft. Morgan Road. There are also many more options right on Ft. Morgan Road such as small grocery stores & pizza delivery. OR drive 15 minutes into the heart of Gulf Shores, do some souvenir shopping & try out one of the many fantastic restaurants with the fresh catch of the day or a bit of southern cuisine and of course a "Bushwacker". There is definitely something for everyone here. Y'all have to come down and see for yourselves!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice quiet area and very clean condo.
I stayed at this condo recently with my four girlfriends. We loved the cute, clean condo. Marlene is amazing to work with. Any questions or issues we might have had, she addressed them promptly. She gave amazing recommendations of places to eat which we loved them all! The area has a lot of history to learn about and we enjoyed exploring that also. I would recommend this condo to anyone!
I was excited to have you ladies & I was impressed at the years you have made the point to get together. I think that is awesome. I was glad to be able to assist in the fun! Thanks again for choosing to stay at our unit.
Great property. Family friendly. Right on the beach.
My family really enjoyed their stay in Gulf Shores. The unit was clean and perfect for my family that consists of my husband and I and our 4 teenage boys. The location was ideal for the beach as well as a quick trip to the movies, dining, or other attractions. We would highly recommend this unit!
Great family condo
Great place to have a family vacation. The amenities are well kept and clean around the property. The condo is nicely updated and very clean and spacious.
Outside property was pretty good. Pool maintenance should happen earlier in the day. Room was small.
While the indoor was clean and decorated fine, I did not pay attention to the square footage and was caught off guard buy house small the room was. I had to bend over or squat to see myself in the mirror in the bathroom. You can just about forget having two people in the bathroom at once. Not much room to pass each other in the hallway either. Kitchen was not big enough to do any sort of extensive cooking. We were disappointed that in having a ground floor unit we could not walk off the back patio and head to the pool. We still had to go out into the hallway and go out the door and go through the gate to get to the pool. The description of the room was misleading in that aspect. I must say that the TV had plenty of channels to choose from and the bed was very comfortable. However there was not much room for folks to spread out and relax to watch TV in the tiny living room / dining room. I would say 4 people or less in this room. We had six and it was just too small. The pool is supposed to be open at 7 a.m. yet that is the time they started maintenance on the first pool with a hot tub and another Pool still to go. Someone threw up in a pool and it took over an hour for security to get there to close that pool. The parking spaces are fairly close to the room and it is indeed nice to have an air-conditioned hallway to walk through. Having the ice machine there was great too! The beach is very close, the grounds are kept nicely, and the pools were good with one exception. The skimmers apparently did not work or not turned on. Every time we came to the pool they were bugs and other things floating on top of the water. We stuff our hand into the skimmer but felt nothing pulling water into the skimmer. For the price, the room was pretty good. However if you are above 5 foot 7 inches tall you will have to squat or bend over to see yourself in the mirror in the master bedroom.
It was a beautiful beach themed condo. Enjoyed ourself and hope to be back next year.
Loved the beach condo. Went with my daughter and her family and had plenty of room for the 5 of us. My grandkids had a ball. Will be back for sure!!
The guest room bed was very uncomfortable and very unstable. There was no TV in the guest room.
It is a nice unit but has a few issues. The ground floor balcony was nice but there is no entry to the outside from the balcony. You have to go thru the unit, out into the building hallway and out the end door to get outside. Both bedrooms have very uncomfortable mattresses. The guest room full size bed was very shaky and unstable. Their is no TV in the guest room. There is a very long walk to get to the beach. The kitchen was nicely stocked but not enough bath towels and washcloths.
Thank you for your review. The ground floor balconies must be enclosed since they are on the ground floor. ALL of the condos in this resort have this issue because of insurance liability and being so close to the pools would otherwise be a danger to children. I hold nothing back. My listing clearly states where the 2 TVs are located. We have never had a request for more than that but will take it under consideration. The mattresses are less than one year old. I have had others rave about them. Evidently everyone has their own preferences. Sorry for your discomfort.
Relax in the tranquility at The Plantation or venture out just 12 miles down Ft. Morgan Road to the complete opposite. So much to see and do. Go online to Special Events in Gulf Shores & BeachGuide.com will pop up giving you info on all the events & concerts. The mulletwrapper.com is a local event paper also. Pick up coupon books outside local shops. There is an excellent grill/bar right on our beach and you can also dine at the Kiva Dunes restaurant which is the golf club on the property. There are several casual restaurants and stores up & down Ft. Morgan Road. Ft. Morgan is a peninsula. There are numerous walking & biking you where you can intermingle with wildlife. You have water on both sides. Mobile Bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. It is like being on an island! It is quite unique here!
Additional information about rental rates
*A lease agreement provided by the owner must be signed & returned along with a copy of the primary renter's driver license within SEVEN days after booking your reservation or your reservation will be subject to cancellation. *The primary occupant must be at least 25 years of age and must physically occupy the unit the entire length of the reservation. *The Plantation Resort charges a one-time fee of $20.00 per vehicle for Vehicle Registration. I will provide you with the necessary information to obtain your Registration Ticket online. This is a nonrefundable fee. *Our condo comfortably accommodates 6 guests in beds. We do have a queen size sofa bed for visitors or extra guests. Upon the owner's approval of additional guests in abundance of six, there will be an extra cleaning fee of $50 per stay.