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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Crystal Shores West is a premier new 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 accross 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.

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 month of November '14 at the condo painting and re-decorating the 2nd king bedroom, the on-suite bathroom and painting the closets and the kitchen. We added under cabinet led lighting in the kitchen, new pillows throughout, new nightstands in both bedrooms, and new lamps and a new large dresser in the 2nd bedroom. November of 2015 we added a new rocker-recliner, 4 new comfortable patio chairs and chalk painted/stencilled the triple dresser in the master, so cute, all beachy themed! I also purchased a new 55 inch flat screen for the great-room and a new 32 inch for the master bedroom. We now will have many many more sports, movie and sirius music channels, due to a cable upgrade for the complex. We managed lots of great beach time, boating and golf! 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, plasma TVs in the master AND guest bedroom, and custom draperies. The 55" flat screen in the living-room was just purchased in Sept. of 2015 and the 32" in the master in November 2015 are newer than in the pictures shown. 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!) and window darkening curtains.

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, 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, zero-depth entry pool with swim through to inside pool, great location, 2 King beds

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be over the age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    The condo does not allow for pets, except for the owners and Gulf Shores does not allow any pets on the beach....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Other (See Description)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Large comfy room w/own access into main bathroom-big flat tv...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Very comfy bed w/walk out to balcony, tv & private bathroom...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Child Beds (1) Portion of living room couch can be used as a day bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large master bathroom with adjustable rain-head shower; nice...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main bath has 2 entrances and adjustable rain head....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD in the 2nd bedroom and the living area as well....moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    The game room is available and open every day and evening....moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, coloring books etc. are in the small black chest of drawers in the great room....moreless

  • Music Library:

    A variety of music CD's....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    2 full sized pool tables and a foosball table are in the game room....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Stereo:

    AM/FM, cassette and 3 disk changer. You can connect to blue-ray and listen through Pandora etc. on your phone. ...moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of Beach Toys, noodles and blow ups waiting! They are above the washer/dryer....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    (3)...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    There are two beach chairs, an umbrella, beach towels, beach toys, blow up tubes and water noodles all waiting for you....moreless

  • 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!...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Right on the beach with beautiful white sugary sand....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

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!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    If you prefer added security bring a computer cable to hook up directly into the wall....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    To keep the sun and salt off of your vehicle, use the covered parking....moreless

  • Elevator:

    2...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of outdoor parking along with 4 floors of covered parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    I do have an answering machine and land line in the condo....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    stainless Cuisinart- the cone shaped filters work best in it!...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • 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!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • 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......moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full sized built in stainless steel microwave- probably most used appliance for my guests on vacation!...moreless

  • Oven:

    Of course you can bake or cook a meal anytime in the full-sized oven....moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice/water in the door of the roomy side-by-side refrigerator! Plenty of space for your favorite snacks, food and beverages! ...moreless

  • 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!...moreless

  • Toaster

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....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Rentals available close-by....moreless

  • Boat:

    There are boat and jet ski rentals available close-by....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available close-by....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    5 grills for you to use with seating to relax while cooking dinner....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rent from the pier, the beaches or bring your own....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Nice pool and hot tub is located with a swim through in the summer to the indoor pool. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    A very nice sauna and large restrooms with showers are waiting, just off the game room and workout facilities....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Large hot tub is waiting for owners and guests to enjoy year round....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 26 - Aug 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,100
Winter
Dec 1 - Feb 29
3 night min stay
$150
$770 $1,920
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola and Mobile have airports- 1 hr. each
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
several walking distance- Hangout, Bahama Bob's
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
many- we like State park course; also many mini's
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bahama Bob's has great food- a short walk!
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
The condo has its own beach!

Car: Recommended

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • These are the best of times!!!

    These are the best of times!!!

  • Great place to dine on the catch of the day. 3 additional stools at the counter.

    Great place to dine on the catch of the day. 3 additional stools at the counter.

  • Entertainment area with new 55 inch tv, cd player & stereo w/ bluetooth! Relax!

    Entertainment area with new 55 inch tv, cd player & stereo w/ bluetooth! Relax!

  • Bright fun master with walk-out to the patio, great king bed & new 32" tv.

    Bright fun master with walk-out to the patio, great king bed & new 32" tv.

  • Great place to kick back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the surf!

    Great place to kick back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the surf!

  • Lots of space for beach attire along with great tv for night-time relaxation.

    Lots of space for beach attire along with great tv for night-time relaxation.

  • Full sized washer and dryer, beach chairs, beach toys, towels & umbrella   await

    Full sized washer and dryer, beach chairs, beach toys, towels & umbrella await

  • Another beautiful Gulf Shores sunset!

    Another beautiful Gulf Shores sunset!

  • Indoor heated pool with swim through during the season to the outdoor pool. Nice

    Indoor heated pool with swim through during the season to the outdoor pool. Nice

  • Catching dinner!

    Catching dinner!

  • This is the view from the balcony. Miles of white beaches to explore! Love It!

    This is the view from the balcony. Miles of white beaches to explore! Love It!

  • Great work-out space along with full sauna and shower area.

    Great work-out space along with full sauna and shower area.

  • Large functional kitchen w/all a cook needs. Stainless appliances and granite!

    Large functional kitchen w/all a cook needs. Stainless appliances and granite!

  • Large roomy living area w/ new recliner and chaise to relax.

    Large roomy living area w/ new recliner and chaise to relax.

  • Large comfy King master with great coastal views. Coffee on the patio anyone?

    Large comfy King master with great coastal views. Coffee on the patio anyone?

  • Private large master bath with large bath/shower combination. Pamper yourself!!!

    Private large master bath with large bath/shower combination. Pamper yourself!!!

  • Great king bedroom w/lots of comfort after a great day on the beach! Full closet

    Great king bedroom w/lots of comfort after a great day on the beach! Full closet

  • Main bath is bright & beachy. 2 entrances from main living or 2nd bedroom. Nice!

    Main bath is bright & beachy. 2 entrances from main living or 2nd bedroom. Nice!

  • Bottom 4 floors are covered parking; our condo is 4 floors up from there! Great!

    Bottom 4 floors are covered parking; our condo is 4 floors up from there! Great!

  • Yes, loving the pool and the hot tub. Take your own picture here! Relax & enjoy!

    Yes, loving the pool and the hot tub. Take your own picture here! Relax & enjoy!

  • We snapped this guy from the balcony during morning coffee. Quite a show!

    We snapped this guy from the balcony during morning coffee. Quite a show!

  • The view of the bayside from the 2nd bedroom and entrance to the condo. Love it!

    The view of the bayside from the 2nd bedroom and entrance to the condo. Love it!

  • My grandson out on the balcony loving his beach time!

    My grandson out on the balcony loving his beach time!

  • Roomy game room for a little fun with friends!

    Roomy game room for a little fun with friends!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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