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Amazing Views - Best Kept Secret in Gulf Shores

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Compass Point Condominiums are the best kept secret in Gulf Shores. It is located on West Beach between the Gulf of Mexico and Little Lagoon. Located on the Lagoon with a fishing pier, boat ramp, fish cleaning sink, charcoal grills and picnic area. Bring your fishing gear and your boat. Enjoy the indoor heated pool or the outdoor waterfront pool.

The unit is located on the first floor with a large balcony overlooking the Lagoon to the West and the North. Unbelievable sunsets all year round. Stroll to the Gulf, only a short one and a half blocks away where you will find a large public beach. The Condo is beautifully decorated with all the comforts you have at home. A perfect, quiet, serene place to get away and enjoy the relaxing sunsets and peaceful breeze on your wrap around balcony. A great place for that honeymoon couple or for you and your spouse or a friend to enjoy a week of renewal and relaxation on the beautiful Gulf Coast. Queen-size bed and queen sleeper sofa in living room. Fully equipped kitchen including washer and dryer.

**Check out my other units in Gulf Shores (VRBO #129804) or in Downtown Gatlinburg (VRBO #141532) click on link to "All my rental listings" below for more information.**

Keywords: Condominium, condo, indoor pool, lagoon, romantic, pier, boat, large, balcony

More Details

Rhiannon McGee
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Rhiannon McGee

Hello, I've been managing this condo for my mom since 2007. She owns and operates MMT Tax Services in Florence, AL. I'm a licensed real estate broker in Alabama and Army Officer. I also have a 2br/2ba condo in Gulf Shores (#129804) and a 2br/2ba in downtown Gatlinburg (#141532). We keep our properties well maintained, so you have a great vacation and visit our condos as repeat guest. Just check out the guestbook for testimonials. Thanks.

Rhiannon McGee purchased this condo in 2005

Why Rhiannon McGee chose Alabama

She bought this property for the beautiful surroundings and because it's very peaceful. Away from the crowds, yet a short walk to the beach. It has excellent water views from all over the condo.

What makes this condo unique

There's always a nice breeze on the large "L" shaped balcony. It's very relaxing sitting on the balcony, by the outdoor pool, or even enjoy the views from the indoor pool in cooler weather. It's a very enjoyable here year-round.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments. I manage this condo for my Mother, along with my 2 condos. She just installed new kitchen and bathroom countertops and a new refrigerator in May '08.
Jun 2008
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is a door that separates the tub/shower and toilet from the sink/vanity area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • In the bedroom you will find one queen bed, ceiling fan, TV, and sliding door that allows you to get onto the balcony. The sofa cleeper is located in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Complex also has an indoor pool, boat ramp, fishing pier/boat dock, boat ramp, fish cleaning station and small sand beach for children.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Amazing Views - Best Kept Secret in Gulf Shores
average rating of 4.690909 based on 56 reviews

Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

My stay here was a great experience. The view is fabulous, the Condo was awesome. Will rent from again for sure. All minor/little details/problem were taken care of immediately, Rhiannon contacted me via text or direct phone call straight away. Definitely will recommend. The only thing I would like to mention is that the bathroom is quite small, this did not distract or take away from the entire EXPERIENCE AT ALL, after all how much time do you spend in the bathroom anyway LOL. We cant wait until our next trip down, hopefully the condo is available. Thanks for everything

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo last week and had a great time. The pier and boardwalk had been redone and the complex looked great. The condo was spotless and we love the quiet, and relaxing atmosphere there. We took advantage of both pools and spent a lot of time fishing in the lagoon. The only complaint ---- the stay was too short!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice complex both pools were great boardwalk look forward to staying there again

  • 4 of 5

Well taken care of complex great pools and boardwalk great views great for kids condo was great anything you could ask for.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location is fantastic. Wish it had been cleaner, as it was when we stayed there last year.

  • 2 of 5

We arrived in the evening, unloaded, and went to the beach. The next morning in the daylight, we could see that the unit had not been cleaned well, as it had been last year. Very disappointing. The coffee pot had dried coffee in it and was covered in smudges. Food on the sink and stove and outside of the frig. After cleaning the kitchen and having breakfast, I thought things were good. Then upon looking closer found food crumbs on the floor. The mirrors and doors were badly smudged also. It also could have been dusted much better. Upon doing laundry I found the washer full of dirty towels. There were also clean towels on the shelf in the bathroom, so upon finishing those in the washer, we had PLENTY of towels. I also had to clean the tub before using it. I took pictures and sent to Rhiannon McGee and she was very apologetic. I think she needs to check into new cleaners. Last year we didn't have these issues, so I think it's still the best place in Gulf Shores not directly on the beach. We will give it another chance because we love the location and the condo. There were a few other issues that I discussed with Rhiannon that I won't get into here. She is easy to get in touch with and did offer to have the condo cleaned again for us.

This condo is close to the beach, you can walk there, without the hubbub of the beach The lagoon is peaceful and you have beautiful sunsets. There are lots of great restaurants nearby, but you need a car to get to them. Love the area and the location.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Underlying issues

  • 1 of 5

We relied on previous reviews for our visit, however no-one mentioned the underlying problems:

(Complex problems): 1)all lights in the indoor pool full of black dirt 2) door and frame from pool to deck area completely rotted out. 3) all windows in the indoor pool were filthy and looks like they had not been cleaned in months and plenty more issues. (Compass point condos gulf shores. 1)Bathtub has a crack on the inside of it approx.12" long and I almost sliced my foot on it. 2)mattress was very old and while laying on it, we kept feeling like we were sliding towards the headboard. 3)house was cool but bedroom would not get cool. The owners of these units are making money but not doing any upkeep!!!!!! WOULD NOT STAY HERE AGAIN NO RESPONSE FROM OWNER OR COMPLEX

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely satisfied

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed staying in this condo. The condo is very spacious for a 1 bedroom condo. The condo was clean. The view of the bay is absolutely breathtaking. We loved watching the sunset in the evenings. The wrap around porch was extremely nice as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
Nearest Point of Interest
Pier 33 Grocery/Convenient Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Bahama Bobs


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hangout Festival
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Pre Memorial Day
May 22 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial day wknd
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Aug 19 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning & Parking Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change unless you confirm your reservation with your first deposit payment. After you receive your quote from us and if you would like to reserve the dates, please select "Request a Booking". If the condo is still available, you will receive a second email that will have a payment link. We require a minimum deposit of $200 or 25%, which ever is lower. We REQUIRE that all guests pay the $59 Damage protection Fee. If you don't want to pay the fee, look for another property to rent! Once we receive your final payment, we will send you another email with the property address, key pad entry, and any other directions you may need.

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