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West Corner 3 BR; Beach Front; Free Beach Rental Sleeps 9

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 28 nights


About the property

No Add On Fees; Price Quote Reflects All-In Rate

Two full walls of floor-to-ceiling windows surround the living area that is perfect for relaxing, viewing programs on the 42-inch high definition TV, and admiring the beautiful beach and expansive Gulf of Mexico from this west corner unit.

The entire unit is tiled including the two balconies which are equipped with lounge chairs, and a table w/4 chairs + 2 additional chairs to spare. You will sit, relax and talk away (or read) and enjoy the beautiful views of the beach and gulf! This unit has a huge gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a large granite bar with two stools. While preparing meals and snacks, you will find it easy to visit with guests relaxing in the living room and those gathered around the dining room table which seats six comfortably.

Top of the line furnishings and mattresses will make your stay comfortable. Since our unit is furnished as our second home we have features not available in other units that will save you time and money while you are here -- beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels, beach toys, spices and cleaners. Feel free to enjoy the board games, puzzles, books and a selection of DVDs.

3 bedrooms + pull out couch + rollway bed sleep 9 adults comfortably. The gulf front master has a king-size bed, an inviting master bath with Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower, walk in closet, TV, Blueray DVD player, ceiling fan, a fantastic beach view through the gulf front wall of windows with sliding glass door to the large tiled balcony.

The other two bedrooms have sliding glass doors (floor to ceiling) to the lagoon side balcony. One bedroom has a queen-sized bed with private bath, TV, and ceiling fan. The middle bedroom has twin beds, TV, ceiling fan and a bathroom across the hall. The utility room has a full-size washer and dryer and an iron and ironing board.

Island Tower has first-class amenities with an outdoor pool, indoor heated pool, sauna, charcoal barbecue grill, exercise room overlooking the beach and gulf. There is also a grill and swing area and beach services where you can rent umbrellas and beach lounges by the day or week.

Bring your laptop to stay connected during your stay. Internet service (Wireless or Broadband Ethernet) is available without charge. Just a short walk to the heart of Gulf Shores, you will find plenty of nearby dining, shopping and recreational activities.

Keywords: Condominium

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James (Jim) Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

About James (Jim) Smith

Having grown up in Mississippi our family often traveled to the Gulf Coast for vacations. Navarre Beach was our favorite destination until it was devastated by storms. Beach access became more difficult after the berm (levee) was built and the restored beach has never been the same.

We discovered the aquamarine blue waters of Gulf Shores, Alabama nine years ago and moved permanently to Gulf Shores in 2013. We appreciate the easy access to Gulf Shores recreational activities, restaurants and shopping. We love the low density beach, the friendly people and the easy access to the beach. Fifty steps from the outdoor pool and you are on the beach.

James (Jim) Smith purchased this condo in 2009

Why James (Jim) Smith chose Gulf Shores

Our family discovered Gulf Shores nine years ago and we have rented at many different locations directly on the beach. Island Tower is one of the newest and most luxurious complexes in Gulf Shores. We fell in love with Island Tower because of the large living area (1640 sq ft), the two balconies with Gulf front and Bay views, and the complex amenities which include indoor and outdoor pool, sauna and exercise facilities.

We like our privacy both in the condominium and on the beach. With only three units per floor Island Tower has one of the lowest densities of any complex on the beach which means you have more room to enjoy the beach and facilities. The 10th floor was also our choice because the higher units were too far away from the ocean and we like to hear the waves at night. We hope you will try our unit and would appreciate your comments and feedback after your stay.

What makes this condo unique

Master bedroom on the beachfront which connects with the living room balcony. 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have view of the bay and a private balcony. 10th floor is high enough for a beautiful view yet low enough to the beach to hear the waves, view beach activity and the dolphins which come by each morning. Western corner unit means you won’t miss a sunset.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Rollaway - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Rollaway Twin Bed, Baby Cribs (1) Porta-crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Covertible Couch and Rollaway Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
DVD Library, Books, Puzzles; Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas; FREE Beach Service (2 Chairs and Umbrella) during your weekly stay.


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West Corner 3 BR; Beach Front; Free Beach Rental Sleeps 9
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice condo! The Owners were great to work with as well. We have stayed at several locations in Gulf Shores. This building was one of the cleanest and best maintained buildings we have found. Our entire family loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth time to stay in Jim and Rebecca's condo and we are already booked for next summer. We rent from the Smith's exclusively!!! We consider this our second home and love everything about staying here. We enjoy all the comforts of home and have everything we could possibly need or want. The condo is very clean and well kept. The views are spectacular and watching the dolphins early in morning is just and added bonus. Jim and Rebecca are such a pleasure to work with and really care about everyone who stays in their condo. You will never find another owner any better than the Smith's. They go the extra mile to ensure that everyone's stay is the best it can be. If we ever get the opportunity and can buy a condo on the beach, our goal is to model ourselves after Jim and Rebecca and offer the same care and accommodations they give to everyone. We love Jim and Rebecca!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was just wonderful. It was our first visit to the Gulf Coast area and we were not disappointed. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever. The location, the condo, and the beach were all perfect. Loved the little extras that came with the condo like the beach chair rental, extra beach umbrellas and chairs, beach toys, etc. Everything you need is there! The condo is spotless and beautifully decorated. Jim, the owner, was fabulous to work with and helpful too! There was not anything I would want changed about this property and would definitely stay there again. Cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable three months in this lovely condo. Unbelievable views in all directions. Very well stocked from the kitchen to throughout. The Smiths were a joy to work with and very informative with any information about things going in the building or grounds. They made sure that everything was perfect for our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Sands Await You and Yours

  • 5 of 5

Love at first sight! When you enter the condo you feel immediately at ease because the view takes your breath away. Along with the amazing view you find an array of luxury features tucked into this lovely corner condo oasis, select furnishings that bring light to your eyes when you find the comfy bedding, the beach decor and the lovely balcony that brings a smile to your face every morning when the sunrises. Walking on the beach in the morning with the sun rays in your face is the perfect way to say hello to the day. I would suggest this beautiful property to anyone wanting a well appointed rental with the luxuries of home. :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many condos over the years and this by far was the best one! They have everything you can possibly think of that you might need. I have never seen a condo more stocked than this one. The owners are so nice and very helpful! Great location! Loved watching the dolphins everyday from the balcony. There is nothing negative I can say about our experience! I highly recommend this condo to anyone looking to have a wonderful vacation in Gulf Shores. You will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

RATES INCLUDE ALL TAXEs and FEES! Sat to Sat Weekly rentals. Check-in no earlier than 3 pm. Check-out no later than 10 am. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Signed rental agreement and damage deposit of $250 secures the reservation. Full Rental Payment due 14 days before arrival date. Holiday and special event rental may be higher. Check with owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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