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Holy Guacamole! 128 Five-Star Reviews, Wall of Glass is Wow

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30-foot wide wall of glass is guests' favorite feature! Equally wide balcony.

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

We own four identical condos in this building, plus 2 larger condos in other buildings, so ask about other availability too. Closer the dates, lower the rates in ALL of my condos. The reviews are unmatched and check out these VIEWS!!! This super spacious 2-bdrm, 2.5 bath sleeps 6 total in beds, but max 4 adults (no adults in bunks). 128+ ALL FIVE STAR REVIEWS, unmatched in this area, make sure you read what our guests have to say as the difference is crystal clear!!! See our other properties also! See our photos and glowing guest reviews and you'll see how this condo picked up the nickname 'HOLY GUACAMOLE' from our first Texas guests! When you walk in, the view takes your breath away and strange things will come out of your mouth, jaw-dropping panoramic views! The photos don't do it justice, and reviews are impossible to argue with.
FAVORITE FEATURE...This newer building was uniquely designed and offers stunning views from a 30-FOOT WIDE WALL OF GLASS, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, with an unobstructed view overlooking the Gulf! That main room ALONE is around 600 sq ft ~~ Our huge BALCONY overlooking Gulf will quickly become your favorite hang-out. From the 16th floor, you can see for MILES, with a front-row seat for the daily dolphin and pelican entertainment!
* NEW Sonos Wi-Fi Speaker, stream wirelessly from your personal music library, favorite streaming music services, and over 100,000 internet radio stations from around the world. * SPACIOUS!: 1,236 sq ft - this condo is MUCH larger than most 2 bedrooms!
BEDS: King ~ Queen ~ one set twin/twin bunks.
~ 2.5 bathrooms (FIVE bathrooms sinks and THREE toilets TOTAL) - no fighting over the bathroom here!
UPGRADES and features...
~ FLAT PANEL TVs in every room (3 total) all with satellite boxes
~ Super fast FREE Wi-Fi internet and SONOS wi-fi speaker to stream any music you want from all over the world!
~ TWO Contemporary, comfortable leather sectionals seat plenty!
~ Dark granite in kitchen and bathrooms, upgraded appliances, Keurig brewer plus regular coffee pot, ice-crushing blender, full spice cabinet, and all the gadgets you'll need for a gourmet meal.
~ Garden tub and JETTED bathtub, curved shower rods
~ DUAL sinks in BOTH bathrooms, separate toilet closet - no fighting for a sink
~ ADDITIONAL half-bath in hallway
~ stacking washer/dryer in hallway closet
~ Wood-look tile (no dirty carpets!)
~ All 400-thread count (or higher) bed linens and plush bath towels
~ Caribbean-colored walls, high-end furniture, custom lighting fixtures/dimmers, fantastic artwork to transport you to your vacation fantasy land!
~ Premium Simmons Beautyrest mattresses
~ 2 folding sand/beach chairs, Rolling Cooler and rolling beach cart provided
BONUS LAGOON VIEWS: Eight-mile long Little Lagoon is behind the condo - views from both bedrooms. Bring your jet skis and fishing rods and walk three blocks down to West Pass OR to the public dock just 2 minutes out your back door. The kids will love fending off the pinfish, chasing minnows and hermit crabs, or dropping down a crab basket ~ and the adults love the fishing action and sunsets.
LOCATION: Sanibel complex lies in a low-density, mainly residential area where you won't have to fight for a spot on the beach, but is only 2.5 miles west of Hwy 59 which is the hub of activity and restaurants in Gulf Shores. A 5-minute drive to the Super Walmart on Ft. Morgan Rd at 59 will meet all your shopping needs, including groceries and beach supplies! Approximately 25 restaurants within a 5-minute drive, plus putt putt golf, the zoo, and Waterville Amusement Park, Movie theatre, etc.
BEACH ACCESS/boardwalk is directly across the street, a few houses to left.

BRING: your personal items, plus beach towels, additional beach chairs if needed, umbrella and sunscreen.
WE PROVIDE: bath towels, linens, hand soap, dishwashing soap, and a roll of TP for each bathroom - PLUS 2 folding/sand beach chairs, a rolling beach cart and rolling cooler provided.
The kitchen is fully outfitted with salt, pepper, sugar, dishtowels/hotpads, cleaners, dishes, glasses, cookware, toaster, microwave, blender, etc. Refrigerator has water/ice-dispenser in the door! There is also an iron/ironing board. E-mail for further specifics.

Keywords: Gulf Shores Condo, Gulf Shores vacation rental, Gulf Shores Beach Condo, Beach Condo, Gulf Shores Beach, Vacation Rentals Gulf Shores, Luxury Condo, Last Minute Special, Sanibel 1605
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 16
  • 1236 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 16th floor of 18-story building

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age 23 for booking party...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking on balcony only...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    HOA rule - absolutely no pets...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    doorways of this condo have actually been widened and bathrooms are very spacious....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    private bath, garden tub, simmons Beautyrest mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    queen PLUS set bunks, private bath, jetted garden tub...moreless

  • allow one small child leather sectional

    ...moreless

  • all 400+ thread count sheets, very nice linens and towels, only Simmons Beautyrest mattresses...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Half-Bath hallway: toilet

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  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    garden tub with granite surround...moreless

  • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    jetted garden tub, granite surround, dual sinks...moreless

  • dual sinks with granite, private toilet closet

Other Amenities

  • We provide rolling cooler and rolling beach cart for the beach.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    paperback supply, trade them in and out...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray with internet APPS...moreless

  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satelite TV, Wi-Fi throughout unit!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    FREE NETFLIX, Pandora radio, etc. in Blu-Ray player...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Free Netflix, Pandora radio and other internet apps through the Blu-Ray player...moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    across small, one-lane-each-way, NON-through street to beach. Not crowded. Public beach access directly across street....moreless

  • Beach View:

    Beach access directly across street, best view around with 30-foot wide wall of glass...moreless

  • Water View:

    Little Lagoon views out both bedrooms in addition to Gulf views from the main room...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Also 8-mile long 'Little Lagoon' behind us, with public dock and great fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, etc....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located directly on lagoon on narrow sliver of land with beach across a one-lane-each-way street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • 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:

    for six, beautiful table and mosaic shell chandelier, five barstools also...moreless

  • Dining Room

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacking Washer/Dryer in hallway closet...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Plenty of covered parking...moreless

  • Elevator:

    16th floor of 18-story building...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    First floor is parking garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    ALL Sheets are soft, 400-thread count! Plush towels also....moreless

  • Living Room:

    dual leather sectionals...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    landline phone for local calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    NOT BEACH TOWELS - only bath towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacking Washer/Dryer in hallway closet...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Super fast since this is newer building...moreless

  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    with metal/reusable filter...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped like your kitchen at home...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    In fridge...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen with all utensils and appliances, basic spices, cookware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    whatever oils and dry goods are there - unknown but left by previous guests...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    icemaker and water in door of fridge...moreless

  • Stove:

    glass top...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony stretched entire length of unit - 30 feet wide and 8 feet deep with 6 adirondack chairs...moreless

  • Boat:

    rentals close by...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis:

    great public tennis center close by with covered and regular courts...moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    rentals close by...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Also a kiddie pool...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PEAK SUMMER
May 19 - Aug 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,750
late AUG
Aug 13 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$189 $219
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,375
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$229
mid-SEPT
Sep 5 - Sep 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$169 $189
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,225
FALL BREAK
Sep 25 - Oct 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$179 $189
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,300
LATE FALL
Oct 22 - Nov 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$149
NOV
Nov 5 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$99 $109
Thu, Fri, Sat
$725
THANKSGIVING
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
5 night min stay
$125
$825
EARLY DEC
Nov 26 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$99 $129
Thu, Fri, Sat
$810 $2,000
HOLIDAY
Dec 15 - Dec 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$115
CHRISTMAS
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2017
5 night min stay

$625
flat fee
NEW YEARS
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay

$500
flat fee
SNOWBIRD
Jan 2 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$89
Feb
Feb 5 - Feb 12, 2018
3 night min stay
$95 $105
Thu, Fri, Sat
$675
VALENTINES
Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2018
3 night min stay
$119
Early March
Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2018
3 night min stay
$139 $159
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000
Spring Break
Mar 10 - Apr 14, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,323

Changeover Day: Saturday

Easter 2018
Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2018
3 night min stay

$597
flat fee
Music Fest
May 16 - May 20, 2018
4 night min stay
$229
Memorial Day
May 25 - May 29, 2018
4 night min stay
$269
Peak Summer
May 30 - Aug 11, 2018
3 night min stay
$259
$1,785
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Departure Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Parking Pass - per vehicle, flat fee $20 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

We do NOT force weekly in spring break or summer, but you must align your dates so that there is either NO GAP between you and the next guest - or AT LEAST 3 nights' gap. So if there is a 4 or 5 night gap between bookings, you would need to take all 4 or 5 nights. Or if there is a 7-nt gap, you can take the first 3 or 4 nights - or the LAST 3 or 4 nights, but not 3 nights right in the middle. Always leave either NO gap - OR EITHER a 3-nt gap or more. Shoulder seasons are more flexible but check with me first at 832.758.2331 or dana.beachcondo@yahoo.com if you aren't sure about your dates as I have other (identical) condos in this building also.

**HOLIDAY and/or FESTIVAL RATES MAY APPLY and I usually do not allow a check-in OR check-out ON an actual holiday as it makes my calendar difficult to work with.

~ MINIMUM BOOKING AGE = 23, no spring breakers, bachelor parties, etc or all-adult groups unless you are ALL over 23.

~ MAX of 2 parking passes provided and one has been included in your quote.

~ Rates always subject to change until reservation is confirmed; if your booking will leave me with dates/ranges that are hard to book, I may increase your price to compensate for my time and risk incurred.

~ Security deposit MAY be required at my discretion based on perceived risk, in addition to damage insurance.

~ Military discount provided during off and shoulder seasons, with proper military I.D. Discounts may be lower in peak season.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • The Hangout

    "Food just so-so, and touristy prices, but atmosphere and entertainment value are incredible!..."

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  • LuLu's

    "Largest restaurant and entertainment complex I've ever experienced with massive outdoor area..."

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  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

    "LOVE LOVE LOVE this zoo! Remember it's a small-town zoo, so it's a good break from the beac..."

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  • Bahama Bobs Beach Side Cafe

    "Our favorite place while in town; great seafood, reasonable prices, direct beach-front. Pec..."

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  • Pass from Little Lagoon to Gulf

  • Lee Callaway Bridge

    "Little Lagoon Park has sandy beach on gentle, shallow waters perfect for toddlers or not-so-..."

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  • Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar

    "Local's favorite, little off beaten path. Cozy atmosphere, phenomenal food. Short drive fr..."

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  • Walmart Supercenter

    "most economical grocery store and beach supplies"

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  • Cobalt

    "I believe Cobalt has the best SUNSET view in town, faces west over the pass and bay. Pull u..."

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  • Dolphin Cruises Aboard the Cold Mil Fleet

    "First - don't mistake this for any old dolphin cruise that has a coupon at the local restaur..."

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  • Foley Beach Expressway

    "Suck it up and pay the $3+ toll fee on a busy summer day when checking in or checking out an..."

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  • The Gulf Restaurant & Bar @ The Pass

    "Yes, it's called "THE GULF" so don't be confused with the body of water! :) Best outdoor sp..."

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola (PNS) or Mobile (MOB)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 restaurants/bars within a 5-minute drive!
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Morgan Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gulf State Park, Kiva Dunes, Lost Key, Peninsula
33 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 59 goes all the way to I-10
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 restaurants/bars within a 5-minute drive!

Car: Necessary

Waterville, Putt Putt, Zoo, parasailing and jet ski rentals, boat rentals, dolphin cruises, The Track (go karts) and many other activities within a 5-10 minute drive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: call 832.758.2331 for questions! I grew up in the Pensacola area (next town to the east) and adore these beaches and being on the water. There is NO WHERE I would rather be! I learned how to swim here, fished with my dad, lifeguarded local beaches, and just love digging my toes in the sand! I married a New Yorker, and it only took ONE visit to the panhandle beaches for him to fall - hook, line and sinker - for the stunning beaches and the laid-back attitude that goes with it! We visit our condos at least six times a year, and know the area very well.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
Gulf Shores is is the quintessential beach town - still quaint - yet has everything you need from a beach town for a great vacation! We grew tired of the traffic and hustle and bustle in Destin and other beach areas. Most importantly, we chose Gulf Shores for the sugar white sands, crystal clear water, and plenty to do (or NOT do). The location of this condo just can't be beat: close to everything, but just out of the fray of any traffic.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Fishing in the Pass or in Little Lagoon behind the condo, walking to Bahama Bob's for happy hour or dinner, being able to take a jog down West Beach without fear of being run over! I also love the super fast wi-fi for my laptop on a rainy day. The views of BOTH the Gulf AND Little Lagoon are simply gorgeous!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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Photos

  • 30-foot wide wall of glass is guests' favorite feature! Equally wide balcony.

    30-foot wide wall of glass is guests' favorite feature! Equally wide balcony.

  • Dining with a view!

    Dining with a view!

  • Perfectly clear waves, white sand, view from balcony.

    Perfectly clear waves, white sand, view from balcony.

  • soothing Caribbean colors and coastal decor really bring the ocean into condo

    soothing Caribbean colors and coastal decor really bring the ocean into condo

  • Master King bedroom, view of lagoon, private bathroom with garden tub

    Master King bedroom, view of lagoon, private bathroom with garden tub

  • Both bathrooms have dual sinks on granite, private toilet closet

    Both bathrooms have dual sinks on granite, private toilet closet

  • Bunk room has its own TV, private bathroom

    Bunk room has its own TV, private bathroom

  • BONUS - half-bath in hallway! Total of 5 bathroom sinks, no fighting for space

    BONUS - half-bath in hallway! Total of 5 bathroom sinks, no fighting for space

  • Pool - you can look straight down from the balcony to check on the older kids!

    Pool - you can look straight down from the balcony to check on the older kids!

  • Rolling cooler (not pictured), rolling beach cart, and 2 sand chairs provided

    Rolling cooler (not pictured), rolling beach cart, and 2 sand chairs provided

  • My #1 recommendation: Cold Mil Fleet dolphin cruise - fun for ALL! WOW!

    My #1 recommendation: Cold Mil Fleet dolphin cruise - fun for ALL! WOW!

  • Navy Blue Angels right off our balcony! Frequent fly-bys, proximity to navy Base

    Navy Blue Angels right off our balcony! Frequent fly-bys, proximity to navy Base

  • modern coastal, but cozy - spacious living space, exceptional views

    modern coastal, but cozy - spacious living space, exceptional views

  • View from wall of glass and balcony - WOW!

    View from wall of glass and balcony - WOW!

  • large kitchen, granite, mosaic backsplash, Keurig, Ice-Crushing blender

    large kitchen, granite, mosaic backsplash, Keurig, Ice-Crushing blender

  • Very open concept and plenty of room for everyone!

    Very open concept and plenty of room for everyone!

  • View of lagoon from both bedrooms

    View of lagoon from both bedrooms

  • Guest bedroom has QUEEN, plus set of twin bunks; bunks only 12 & younger please

    Guest bedroom has QUEEN, plus set of twin bunks; bunks only 12 & younger please

  • Second bathroom has jetted tub, dual sinks on granite

    Second bathroom has jetted tub, dual sinks on granite

  • Crystal clear, blue-green waters. Nicknamed the 'Emerald Coast' - you see why!

    Crystal clear, blue-green waters. Nicknamed the 'Emerald Coast' - you see why!

  • Pool and gated baby pool

    Pool and gated baby pool

  • Red Snapper fishing with Captain Tom Eberly - Get IN MY BELLY!

    Red Snapper fishing with Captain Tom Eberly - Get IN MY BELLY!

  • Protected/shallow swimming waters for younger kids, "the pass" 3 blocks down

    Protected/shallow swimming waters for younger kids, "the pass" 3 blocks down

  • The Sun sets over the lagoon in summer - views out both sides of condo!

    The Sun sets over the lagoon in summer - views out both sides of condo!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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