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Great Gulf front 2/2! GREAT waterfront. Watch the dolphins from your balcony.

Gulf Shores, AL, USA
  • Condo1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Condo, 2 King Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Crystal Shores West is a premier newer building that has many amenities including an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, sauna, pool tables & foosball, BBQ grills, covered parking, and staffed lobby. All this and a convenience store walking across the street.

It is perfectly located only 1 mile from the Hangout and Hwy. 59. I can provide additional pictures of the building and its amenities, if you would like.

Do not confuse 'Crystal Shores West' with the older building called 'Crystal Shores'.... or with the Crystal Tower (which is located across the street from the beach).

When you compare other units in Crystal Shores West please note that mine has custom drapes, upgraded stainless appliances and flooring, tray ceilings in the kitchen and bathroom, crown molding, new neutral area rug, and a fun beachy theme. It is 1,100 square feet of comfort! There are 4 floors of covered parking beneath, and best of all located on the 4th floor, giving quick access to put you right onto the beach, yet high enough for fantastic views of the beautiful blue water and white sand, along with great viewing of dolphin, rays and other sea-life.

You will be so pleased with the comfy atmosphere that greets you. I update my condo every 6 months, so it looks and feels new and fresh! Bed Bath and Beyond is a favorite of mine! The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need if you want to cook. There is a new crock pot, hand mixer, nice matching china and glasses and wine glasses. Nice matching everyday plates and silverware. Full sets of pans, pots and bowls. Stainless cuisinart coffee maker and toaster. We make sure it is all high end ready for your every whim! We spent the months of November- the end of February '17 at the condo deep cleaning, re-decorating and putting in a new ceramic tile walk-in shower. It has a shower tower with spa jets, waterfall, rain-head and hand-held features. Great seat to relax. I also bought all new bedding, adding a new posture-pedic king bed in the guest room and added a great lounger on the balcony. We also managed to find lots of great beach time, boating and golf! The weather was gorgeous. It was so hard to leave, as always!

The view is breathtaking, and is visable from the living room, dining area, kitchen and master bedroom!! Just step onto the balcony and look for miles up and down the beautiful white beaches and turquoise blue waters. The guest bedroom has a view of the lagoon on the north side of the building.

Our new condo is a comfortable retreat. The furnishings include a new cozy couch and lounger, area rug, fun art work, sleek dining room table and chairs, new 55'" flat-screen in the great-room, flatscreens in both bedrooms, and room-darkening custom draperies. We now have many many more sports, movie and sirius music channels on the 3 flat screen tvs, due to a cable upgrade for the complex. Both bedrooms have king beds, each with upgraded bedding that not only looks great but feels great too. Each have a high quality mattress that gives you the great sleep we all want when on vacation.

It is one of the few units with stainless steel appliances (refrigerator has in the door ice/water), and upgraded flooring (beautiful tile throughout!) We added under cabinet lighting that is great when cooking or just for ambiance.

We made sure to provide the little niceties we look for when travelling; a well equipped kitchen, beach towels and toys, beach chairs and an umbrella, cleaners, folding chairs, etc. (all to make packing easier and save you time and money).

It has a great location on the 4th floor, so there is quick and easy access to the beach, pools, gym and game room.

This complex has a full time management company and security, located on the premises. They are friendly and helpful. And the presence of the security is very reassuring whenever we're on vacation!

If you would like to see additional pictures just let me know and I will e-mail them to you.

For things to do in the area you have the following to enjoy:

...you will find amusement parks and dolphin sightseeing boat trips for the kids; deep sea fishing and top-caliber golf courses which have been designed by some of the greatest names in golf - Arnold Palmer, Larry Nelson, Bruce Devlin, Jerry Pate, Robert Von Hagge and Earl Stone…with over 288 holes to play, it is truly a golfer’s paradise; shopping at unique local boutique stores or the Tanger outlet mall with more than 120 brand name outlet stores in Foley, Alabama, can keep even the most avid of shoppers entertained for days; and, of course, the miles and miles of sugar white sand beaches…NUMEROUS restaurants within a short driving distance; Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge a 7000+ acre refuge with beach access that protects and preserves the unique plants and animals that call the Gulf Coast home; Gulf State Park boasts 6000 acres of land with 2.5 miles of beaches on four preserved stretches of sand. Inland, 900-acre Lake Shelby hosts freshwater fishermen, boaters, skiers and swimmers; nearby nature trails wind through the wooded land. Scheduled educational nature activities include beach walks, hikes, slide presentations and nature films. Wildlife exhibits at the Nature Center open year-round; historic Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, Blakely State Park and Magee Farm; Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and IMAX Theater.

Keywords: Beachfront, white sugary like sand, zero-depth entry pool with swim through to inside pool, great location, 2 King beds

Owner

Peg

Member Since 2007
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Mar 08, 2018
About Peg

I enjoyed helping people during my 27 years as a certified financial planner. After retiring 6 years ago, I found myself missing my relationships with my clients. I decided I wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of buying a condo on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores and go back to work. I've been regularly coming to Gulf Shores over the past 20+ years, as my sister lives in Mobile. I purchased my beautiful 'Home Away from Home' and started my business of condo rentals. I've been able to put my years of serving the public to good use in yet a different way. My guests have been wonderful, and I strive to help them by providing a very cost efficient way to stay in luxury accommodations. Since I've spent so much time in the area, I am able to provide many tips that only the locals know about. Call me, and let me know how I can assist you in making this stay in my 'home away from home' your best vacation experience ever.

Peg purchased this Condo in 2012

Why Peg chose Gulf Shores

I looked diligently for over a year, spending hours and hours with my realtor, until he finally found exactly what I was looking for. The location is perfect, the beaches are gorgeous, I needed to be able to see the Gulf from the kitchen sink, large spacious rooms, crown moldings with no popcorn ceilings, a knock out view from the huge balcony and top notch ammenities. I drove him crazy, but in the end, it's perfect!!! I LOVE my condo and know you will too!

What makes this Condo unique

It is perfectly located just one mile from the fun activities of the intersection at Highway 59. There are several great restaurants and shopping with-in walking distance. I particularly love that this is one of the newest and nicest buildings on the Alabama coast. It has wonderful amenities, not the least of which is the fabulous staff that is present all day to assist you with any needs. I also like how quickly I can be on the beach with my lower level unit. It is a wonderful, plush “home away from home” that is available at very competitive prices.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Master bedroom with private bath including lg walk-in shower
        1 king, Very comfy bed w/walk out to balcony, tv & ample storage!
      • Guest room has plenty storage & new king posture pedic bed!
        1 king, Great cheery room with own access into main large bathroom.
      • King size beds (2), Child Beds (1) Portion of living room couch can be used as a day bed.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Main bath has 2 entrances and adjustable rain head.
      • Master Bathroom is a private retreat with a spa-like feel.
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Great ceramic & glass tile walk-in shower and seat. Relax!!!
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
          There are two beach chairs, an umbrella, beach towels, beach toys, blow up tubes and water noodles all waiting for you.
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
          My condo sits right on the beach, just steps from outdoor pool, down boardwalk and onto the beach! From the condo balcony, relax with views up & down the beach below or head to the beach and enjoy!
        • Resort
          The condo complex includes an indoor and outdoor pool, hot-tub, a nice game room with pool and foosball tables and a handy workout room for guests to enjoy.
        • Water View
        • Waterfront
          Right on the beach with beautiful white sugary sand.

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full sized
                    • Covered Parking
                      To keep the sun and salt off of your vehicle, use the covered parking.
                    • Elevator
                      2 new state of the art elevators.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      We have a very nice air conditioned workout room with machines facing the Gulf. T.V.s are there too, for your enjoyment during your workout.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Broadband Access
                      If you prefer added security bring a computer cable to hook up directly into the wall.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable full-sized couch and chaise and a reclining swivel lounge chair and ottoman. Perfect place to watch some tv or relax and read a good book, while enjoy the sites and sounds of the gulf.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of outdoor parking along with 4 floors of covered parking.
                    • Telephone
                      I do have an answering machine and land line in the condo.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full sized
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchen
                          Large roomy kitchen with granite countertops & stainless appliances. Crockpot, coffee-maker, mixer, blender, chopper, cutting boards baking dishes & all you need to cook if you WANT to--or order in...
                        • Catering Available
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          In addition to the expected deluxe coffee maker, blender, mixer, etc. I also have the 'un'expected fondue pot, a new crock pot, electric knife, hand blender, wine rack and carrier, etc.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          New flatware, stoneware, glassware and casual dishes. Service for eight. High-end pots and pans along with all the cooking utensils, ready for real home cooking!
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          stainless Cuisinart- the cone shaped filters work best in it!
                        • Microwave
                          Full sized built in stainless steel microwave- probably most used appliance for my guests on vacation!
                        • Oven
                          Of course you can bake or cook a meal anytime in the full-sized oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Full sized washer and dryer, iron and fold out ironing board along with items for the beach; towels, bags of beach toys, 2 beach chairs and umbrella, blow ups etc.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice/water in the door of the roomy side-by-side refrigerator! Plenty of space for your favorite snacks, food and beverages!
                        • Stove
                          Flat top electric stove with full sized oven is waiting for that great home-made meal or for warming up quick lunches when you are on the go!
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              There is an additional granite counter breakfast bar with 3 wooden saddle stools to grab a quick snack or serve hors devours. Very handy!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Pool Table
                                  2 full sized pool tables and a foosball table are in the game room.
                                • CD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  The game room is available and open every day and evening.
                                • Games
                                  Cards, coloring books etc. are in the small black chest of drawers in the great room.
                                • Music Library
                                  A variety of music CD's.
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD in the 2nd bedroom and the living area as well.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  The living-room has a new 55 inch color flat screen w/ extended cable which includes many movie, tv and sports channels! Both bedrooms come with their own large flat screens tvs, to relax and enjoy.
                                • Stereo
                                  AM/FM, cassette and 3 disk changer. You can connect to blue-ray and listen through Pandora etc. on your phone.
                                • Television
                                  A new 55' flat screen color tv was added 9/2015 in the living area and each of the bedrooms have their own 32" flat screen tv.s
                                • Toys
                                  Lots of Beach Toys, noodles and blow ups waiting! They are above the washer/dryer.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  (3)

                                  Outside

                                    • Balcony
                                      Round slate table and 4 comfortable chairs. The balcony is accessible from the living room as well as the master bedroom. Lots of great natural light and great views of the the Gulf.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Rentals available close-by.
                                    • Boat
                                      There are boat and jet ski rentals available close-by.
                                    • Golf
                                      There are many course to enjoy, from beginner par 3 to 18 hole championship courses. They are great to enjoy tropical surroundings & view different species of birds & animals, like monkey/squirrels.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rentals available close-by.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      5 grills for you to use with seating to relax while cooking dinner.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Rent from the pier, the beaches or bring your own.

                                      Suitability

                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Nice pool and hot tub is located with a swim through in the summer to the indoor pool.
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                            • Indoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                            • Sauna
                                              A very nice sauna and large restrooms with showers are waiting, just off the game room and workout facilities.
                                            • Shared Hot Tub
                                              Large hot tub is waiting for owners and guests to enjoy year round.

                                              Attractions

                                                • marina
                                                • arboretum
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              Notes

                                                                • Unit has upgraded flooring, Stainless Steel appliances, iron, hair dryers and a very well equipped kitchen. My condo has a keyless entry, that lets you can come and go easily, using your own code. This means no lock boxes to fight with or concerns of losing keys. And you don't have to waste special beach time stopping somewhere to check in and check out!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  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.

                                                                  87 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Awesome place to stay on the beach

                                                                  Sharon M.

                                                                  The condo was super clean. Fabulous comfortable bed to sleep on. The condo was stocked with pretty much everything you would need for your stay. I loved the rocker chairs on the balcony deck. We simply sat and watched and listened to the ocean as it rolled into the shore. A beautiful view right from the balcony. We walked the beach to the shrimpfest. People were very friendly and helpful there.

                                                                  Fantastic beachfront condo!

                                                                  John M.

                                                                  This property was clean, well furnished and ideally located directly on the beach. The fourth floor balcony was perfect for relaxing and listening to the waves. During our stay (July 1 - 8), the balcony was shaded all day long and was an ideal spot for napping, relaxing and reading. We could even see the 4th of July fireworks shot from the pier. At night, the moon was visible from the balcony. Our entire family enjoyed our time at Gulf Shores and this condo.

                                                                  relaxing, peaceful and fantastic beach and condo. Loved it. Should have stayed longer.

                                                                  Daniel H.Wapakoneta,Ohio

                                                                  Clean, convenient, efficient, beach, restaurant and store accessible. Secure and quiet. Beach was awesome and not overly crowded.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much, next time I can remind you to do just that, stay longer!

                                                                  Great

                                                                  Brent A.

                                                                  Excellent location. Exceptional condo. Will do again in the future.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad you got away from it all and loved it Brent!

                                                                  Great Beach Location

                                                                  Margaret G.

                                                                  Had a great long Easter weekend at a beautiful condo right on the beach. The owner was friendly and very easy to work with. No problems whatsoever! Would definitely recommend this condo and can't wait to come back and stay here again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad your last minute vacation worked out for your family Margaret. I'm glad I was able to help out! Come back soon!

                                                                  Great Condo!!

                                                                  Lauren O.

                                                                  We loved our stay! The condo was very clean and updated. It was stocked with everything you might need. Very smooth process and Peg provides you with detailed instructions and a list of 'local to-dos'! I will say this about the property itself though; the pool is very small. It was not a problem for us, because we spend our time on the beach. However, if you spend a lot of time in the pool, you may be a little disappointed in the size.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Gulf Shores, AL, USA

                                                                  The condo is close to all the major attractions, and yet far enough away from the crowded beaches!

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  $125
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  $300
                                                                  Tax Rate
                                                                  11%

                                                                  Higher rates apply to Holiday times, please call 309-236-7044.

                                                                  $300avg/night
                                                                  87 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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