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L@@K 1107 luxury corner condo, hugh wrap around deck GREAT views/reviews & PERKS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Beach Front Condo, corner unit, 2 Bedrooms + sofa sleeper, 2 Full Baths, sleeps6

Once Again for 2017, I will be providing my guests with a Sun Coast Beach Services cushioned and adjustable quality double lounge chairs and umbrella beach front. (see pictures) for your use for your complete stay, $30- $35 per day value, great perk and hope you enjoy. Just go on down when your ready to relax and look for the chairs with unit '# 1107' on back of chair. Chairs available March 1 - Oct. 31

SMALL TOWN, BIG BEACH: What a GREAT SPRING break and SUMMER vacation location we have in Gulf Shores (BEACH IS BACK, HANGOUT MUSIC FEST, SHRIMP FESTIVAL, FISHING, CONCERTS, GREAT FOOD, & lots to do for all ages and lots more on it's way. This promises to be an extraordinary Spring & Summer extravaganza (book early). The GULF is back and better than ever. Imagine the gentle gulf breeze blowing, as you relax on sugar white beaches...Welcome to paradise :-]] ALERT!! we are back, and better than ever, to all the prior guests who have been calling about unit #1107. WE ARE BACK WITH ALL NEW FURNISHINGS (MARCH 2013) DIRECT GULF FRONT. 11th FLOOR, WEST END CORNER UNIT, BALCONY 8'X30' WRAP AROUND DECK 6'X13' fabulous views of the Beach, the Gulf and Little Lagoon, always a nice breeze somewhere on the balcony. Crystal Shores is one of the most popular luxury condos located on popular west beach in Gulf Shores, Al. Enjoy the sugar white sands as you relax around the outdoor/indoor pool. You can beach it on down to 'BAHAMAS BOB'S' ( 10 minute beach walk) for a hearty hamburger and a little bit of 'beach people' watching. Now get on down here and let the good times roll and watch tide roll on !!

On your walk back collect seashells and watch the sea gulls dive for their lunch. Back to the pool or beach for an hour or two and it is time to head back to the room - the exercise room (great equipment & great view facing beach while you sweat a few calories off), yea right !! SUNSET is a social event every evening either on the beach or on your balcony, take time to make new friends and watch as God paints another beautiful picture for you, don't forget your camera. This complex has indoor-outdoor pool, outdoor jacuzzi hot tub. It also has a sauna, exercise room and game room.

**Free DSL and WIFI (wireless) high speed internet service**. Direct gulf front view of beach from master bed room and living room (both rooms have opening sliding glass door to balcony). Little Lagoon view from guest bedroom and wrap around balcony. PS, WE PROVIDE 'YOU our GUEST' BEACH CHAIRS, BEACH TOWELS, BEACH UMBERELLA AND SUN SCREEN FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. NEW for 2016 we will also be providing you a Sun Coast Beach Service high end double beach lounge chair & umbrella for you to use everyday of your stay (see picture). Will be set up for you each morning for your convenience. 1/2 mile west (right at the Hwy 59 and Beach Blvd. T intersection (at the Hang Out) , see map on this site). Give us a try and there are good odds you will become a repeat guest. You can also check out our other properties on VRBO #257842 at The Beach Club Resort Catalina Tower unit 1407 (NICE 2-bedroom and 2 full baths, sleeps 7 yes 7) or VRBO #445814 ROYAL PALMS PENTHOUSE CONDO, 1 bedroom 2 full baths sleeps 6 (yes 6) with bunkies, right next to State Park and unobstructed views and not squeezed in between other condos. Or call me (Joe) at 828-361-2895 to ask about any of our properties. We hope you have a wonderful vacation at BIG BEACH, SMALL TOWN, GULF SHORES, ALABAMA. We have some super all inclusive Fall Specials, give us a call 828-361-2895 cell or 828-321-5095 after 7 p.m.

L@@K @ our condo Great corner unit Large deck w/view L@@K @ pictures and reviews Keywords: Beach, Front, Condominium

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Property Manager
joe
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About joe

We discovered Gulf Shore in 1995 after Carol spent a week in Mobile,Al. with 2 of our 4 children. They were involved with the World Changer Organization helping build a porch and roof a house. After I picked them up, we came to Gulf Shores and discovered a little piece of heaven here on earth. We returned every year and in 1999 bought into a pre-construction 'Royal Palms' penhouse unit (1 bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 with bunkies) which we still own and rent (call me about this unit if interested 828-361-2895). We have always loved the Crystal Shores Condo complex. We were able to purchase 1107 in 2009 and hope you will enjoy your stay with us. If there is anything we can do to insure you have a wonderful time let us know (call if you need anything Joe at 828-361-2895). Thanks Joe & Carol

joe purchased this condo in 2009

Why joe chose Alabama

Crystal Shores has always been one of my favorite condo complex. It is also a favorite for many of the guests who elect to return year after year. Unit 1107 had a 50%+ repeat history of guest re-booking after their intial visit according to Roy the prior owner. The wrap around deck is great and has a wonderful view of Little Lagoon. The Crystal Shores complex is first class, as you will discover. My unit comes ready with beach chairs, beach umberella,beach towels and #30 sunscreen for your enjoyment and convenience . Unit 1107 has been recently (AUG. 2009) re-furnished with all new furnishing. If you have any questions please call. ENJOY YOUR STAY!!

What makes this condo unique

Crystal Shores has equipment to tone and trim every body part... from abs to pecs. After such a workout, it is a relief to relax in the sauna and sweat all those everyday pressures away. Take time for a quick game of foosball or billards, before kicking back on your wrap around balcony to watch the sun slip quietly into the gulf or lagoon. A little piece of Heaven reserved for you right here and right now. Welcome to Crystal Shores and 1107, I bet you will be back soon!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

L@@K 1107 luxury corner condo, hugh wrap around deck GREAT views/reviews & PERKS
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

Great time in this unit

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of Sept 2015 in Joe's unit. Balcony with wrap around view of Little Lagoon is great. Really enjoyed breakfast on the expansive balcony. Balcony furniture quite comfortable. We had an issue with a tv in the master bedroom and Joe was extremely nice in replacing the unit very fast. We played a lot of games on the pool table also. The housekeeper might want to pay more attention as there were many many food crumbs under the living room chair cushions. The beds were very comfortable. We had a great time Joe, Thanks, Jacki and Oscar

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Jackie, For taking the time to do a review. I certainly appreciate all your comments and have already talked with housekeeping about the issues you pointed out. The large wrap around west corner deck has great views of Gulf and Litttle Lagoon and you can aways find a breeze or shade. Come on back soon and please remember the 10% returning guest discount for future visits. Joe Host/Owner
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1 0
Terre Haute, IN, USA
5

beach goer

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice condo, good location, great view both gulf and lagoon. Being a corner unit was a plus with the large wrap-around balcony, with comfortable balcony furniture. Having the chair rental is what decided me on this condo. That was so helpful for us. We had never been to Gulf Shores before so can't compare with other units, but we have been to condos in other places and we certainly thought this one was a step above. Lots pf storage with separate utility room. This was a last minute vacation and Dana took care of everything and was available to our texts.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear "Beach Goer" I appreciate the reviews that my guest take the time to do and submit. They are very helpful in our efforts to insure our guests expectations are met and hopefully exceeded. The daily provided front row Beach Service lounge chairs and umbrella have been a hit with our guests. Also the great views from the wrap around corner unit deck have been enjoyed. We are available 24/7 for our guests. Come back and visit again soon.
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2 0
White Bear Lake MN
5

Great condo and owners for us for the winter

  • 5 of 5

We love this condo, it's was clean and freshly painted when we arrived for the winter. This is our third winter in this unit. We have spent the winters in this area since retirement in 2007. We have stayed at the Driftwood Towers, Lighthouse and Crystal Shores West, we prefer Crystal Shores and this condo. We love the large wrap-around deck and the beautiful sunsets. The corner unit allows the condo to be very light and cheery with the extra windows. The beds sleep well and that's important when we stay for two and a half months. We use the spa and workout room often. There are nice flat screen TVs (3 total). When we have a problem with anything in the unit, we make a call to the agent and its taken care of promptly. (Although we have had very few problems). That's important to any renter. If your looking for 75 plus and sunny each day in the winter, this isn't the area to come to. If your ok with 55 to 65 degrees and like to play golf and great sea food this a great place to spend the winter. We have never been to the beach in the summer but I'm sure this would be a great area to come.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ron, I am so glad you had another good Winter Home at the Gulf experience. We love to have our guests come back for additional visits. We try to make sure our guest's expectations are met and exceeded and can easy be reached if needed for any reason. My Property Manager Dana does an excellent job and manages several units in Gulf Shores. We look forward to you having you again next Winter and have a great Spring. Joe Host/Owner
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3 0
New Orleans, LA
3

Good Experience, but Room for Improvement

  • 3 of 5

Generally speaking, my guests & myself had a great time for the 3-big weekend we spent at this unit. Having said that, there were a number of items we noticed that "left something to be desired" per se. As follows:

1.) Large ring around one kitchen sink. With a little scrubbing of our own, we were able to mostly remove it.

2.) Dirty silverware including the tray itself. We had to run the entire set of silverware in the dishwasher, and hand-wash the tray, before using anything because several of the utensils were not fully clean.

3.) Very dirty rugs. It seemed as though the rugs had not been cleaned in some time.

4.)Fforeign substance under coffee table. Our toddler was just playing with his toys in the den area and, at some point, walked up to one of us with what looked like dark, smeared chocolate all over his hands (hopefully, that's what it was). After further inspection, we discovered the substance smeared in the wicker of the coffee table. Nobody with us had any chocolate--or anything that could have resulted in said substance--so we suspect it was from previous tenants.

5.) Scuff marks in several spots on walls. This wasn't too bothersome--really just aesthetic--but worth nothing.

Of course, most of these concerns listed above relate to the quality of job the housekeeping is doing. I think with a better effort in that respect, many of these issues could have been avoided.

To reiterate, all-in-all we enjoyed our trip. The beach & water was great--the chairs, umbrellas, & toys stored in the condo came into good use, as well as the chairs & umbrella beach rental included--and we enjoyed each other's company for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and I will be having discussions pertaining to these issues with my property manager and housekeeping team. I am so sorry that you and your guests experienced the issues listed above. They will all be addressed and corrected action taken to insure my unit stays up to my guests expectations. I have already scheduled a late Fall painting and touch up. I also will plan on replacing the throw rugs which is needed pretty regular. Have requested additional follow ups after housekeeping to insure my guests expectations are met. Your comments will help us do a better job. Was glad to hear you enjoyed the Beach Service beach chairs and umbrella. Have had a positive response to that perk. Thank You Joe Gibson Owner
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5 3
Columbus Ohio
5

Nice place, good location, positive experience

  • 5 of 5

The owner sent a nice packet of information proceeding the trip. Even though I frequent gulf shores I appreciated the detail and effort. Booking, payment, and price were very easy/reasonable. The building is located near the main crossroad of gulf shores (59/182) and there is a grocery right across the street.

The unit itself was decorated nicely and bedding was comfortable. Everything was clean and the owner left many extras behind (coolers, chairs, beach towels, coffee, cooking supplies, etc. Additionally the unit had seasonal beach chairs reserved at no additional cost so that was a big plus and may bring me back to this unit again. The pool left a bit to be imagined but overall the gym, parking, and other facilities were nice and clean.

My only two improvements / suggestions would be:

1. Wifi with password - during busy time (Hangout fest) the wifi was extremely slow likely due to multiple users in the area (also didn't like non secure wifi).

2. The walls need to be repainted for scuffs (suitcases) and there was a hole in the pantry door.

I am confident those little things will be fixed and want to finish by reinforcing the positives.

1, Fair Price

2. Free beach chairs

3. All typical amenities plus extras

4. Nice owner and smooth booking process

I will definitely consider this spot for a future return trip.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am scheduled for touch up painting in Nov. 2014, and will get the small hole in the door fixed. The wifi system was recently changed and the new and improved (faster)system is still experiencing slow issues. I am sure they will get the system up to speed, hopefully soon. There is also a cable connection to the internet by the kitchen bar which I think gives a more secure hookup but not as convenient to use (maybe faster?). If you elect to stay with us again be sure to ask for the repeat guest discount and glad you enjoyed the Beach service beach chairs and umbrella set up for just you every day. Hope to hear from you again soon Joe Gibson Host/Owner/Property manager
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6 0
Brentwood, TN
5

Fantastic Condo with Fabulous Balcony

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 10 days in ths condo. Everything was great! The living room was bright and comfortable. The TV was a great size and good defination. As football fanatics that was important to us. The condo was very clean and the kitchen was very well stocked. The balcony is wonderful. It is super large and the view of the sunsets is spectacular. The furniture is not the white plastic type. It is very nice and comfortable. We enjoyed watching the waves and dolphins from there. Crystal Shores is in a very good location. We have been to Gulf Shores many times and stayed in many places. This is one of the best and we hope to stay there again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David & Deborah for staying at my Crystal Shores vacation rental. And thanks for the review. I am so glad to hear that the unit was up to your expectations. I also love the wrap around west corner balcony and the views of the Gulf and Little Lagoon also. Sure hope to have you as my guest on your next visit. Thanks Joe/Owner
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pensecola Fl.
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Fort Morgan to Dauphan Island
Nearest Point of Interest
New State Park Fishing sight seeing pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Bahama Bob's 601 W. Beach Blvd
Nearest Point of Interest
Original Oyster House
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea and Suds 405 E. Beach Blvd.
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Lagoon Pass, Great swimming and fishing spot,
Nearest Point of Interest
Tacky Jacks, great food, outdoor deck sitting on Cotton Bayo
Nearest Point of Interest
DOC'S
Nearest Point of Interest
Cosmo's
Nearest Point of Interest
Wharf

New 2014 will be providing our guests with a Sun Coast Beach Service double beach chair & umbrella everyday of your stay with us. Just look for the chair with 'unit 1107' on chair reservation plate. Use it all day everyday. Hope you enjoy this sweet perk Just for U.

We also provide our guests with smaller carry down beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella and sun screen #30 for their convenience.

Full size laundry room with full size washer and dryer washing powers provided.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
WINTER
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$1,750
 
 
Spring
Mar 11 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,450
 
 
SUMMER 17 sat.to sat.week only
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
PEAK SUMMER 17 sat.to sat.only
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
FALL 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,200
$2,100
 
 
WINTER 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$145
$750
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,350
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping & Parking $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly or weekly rates are higher during event weekends and holiday weeks. Please request quotes during event or holiday weeks.
Rates are subject to change during event weekends and holiday weeks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathroom with tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Premium Mattress, Queen size Beds (1) Premium Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
NEW for 2014, We will be providing our guests with a Sun Coast Beach Services double chair and umbrella daily for your entire stay. It will be set up on the beach every morning for you to enjoy. Just look for 'unit 1107' on the back of the chair and enjoy. $20-$25 per day value, NICE perk. Will also have other smaller chairs and umbrella in unit for your use. GREAT work out room facing the beach for a great view while you sweat.

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