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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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: 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

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Keep sliding doors closed. Salt air is hard on everything.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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!


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Great Gulf front 2/2! GREAT waterfront. Watch the dolphins from your balcony.
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 87 reviews

Great Beach Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Awesome place to stay on the beach

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic beachfront condo!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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relaxing, peaceful and fantastic beach and condo. Loved it. Should have stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, next time I can remind you to do just that, stay longer!
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you got away from it all and loved it Brent!
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Great Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola and Mobile have airports- 1 hr. each
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several walking distance- Hangout, Bahama Bob's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
many- we like State park course; also many mini's
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bahama Bob's has great food- a short walk!
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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