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New Granite, New Tvs, New Recliners, Same Beautiful Beach!

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Imagine yourself taking a sunset walk along the shores on the Gulf of Mexico!

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This third floor beachfront condo, decorated with an emphasis on comfort, is just steps from the pool and the beach! We just repainted the whole place in a relaxing shade of blue and the new, leather sofa adds a nice touch of luxury to go along with the laid back feel of the recliners in both the living room as well as on the sun porch.

Imagine yourself lounging on your recliner having your morning coffee on the enclosed sun porch by the Gulf of Mexico. Catch the spirit of a tropical retreat as you rejuvenate while sipping your favorite drink, watching the sun disappear into the water.

The colorful décor of your oceanfront condo, from the Italian tile in the living area to the relaxing recliners on the sun porch, is designed around the ideas of comfort, enjoyment and building memories that will last a lifetime. All of our guests continue to rave about how their every need was met, from the beach chairs, colorful umbrellas, and children’s sand toys in the renter’s closet to the seafood boiling pots, pizza pans and oyster knife in the kitchen.

Drift off to sleep to the scent of ocean breezes and the sound of waves caressing the white sand beach. Sleep late, or just open your eyes to enjoy a spectacular sunrise from the comfort of your beachfront bedroom. Enjoy a week when your most pressing decision is choosing between the beach and the pool.

While your condo comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, know that award winning restaurants with delectable cuisines but forgettable prices are just a short drive or even a romantic stroll down the beach. Don’t worry about missing the big game, your favorite show or the latest movie. There are large TV’s and DVD players in each bedroom. Or better yet, borrow a book from our library and enjoy a good read on the beach. If we don’t have what you need, let us know; and we will do all we can to make your visit so memorable that it will become a family tradition.

Welcome to our Gulf Towers family where MAGIC is a place, and it can be yours in Gulf Shores! You cannot believe the view from our condo. Ask for more great photos and with a click, you will be standing in the Gulf coast surf! Call today!



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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : two elevators

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect for younger children especially because of the sun porch....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is prohibited in the footprint of the building by the city of Gulf Shores. Smoking inside the unit will result in the loss of security/damage deposit....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed by order of the homeowner's association....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    You can see the Gulf from bed....moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 king

    fold outs...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    Directly on the beach with an unobstructed view of the Gulf. Nothing but the pool below between you and the beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining areas in the main room and also on the sun porch. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    two elevators...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Exercise equipment located in the owner's meeting room which is available to guests as well. Not fully equipped but a treadmill, etc. You should be out on the beach, anyway:) ...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Off-street, secure, safe and very limited!! Each unit is limited to ONE parking permit, fines are issued to non-permited cars. Management is CRAZY about parking. BUT, I HAVE A WAY TO PARK A 2ND CAR!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    ONE PERMIT PER UNIT, FINES ISSUED FOR NON-PERMITED CARS! MANAGEMENT IS CRAZY ABOUT PARKING. BUT I HAVE A WAY FOR YOU TO PARK A 2ND CAR....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size stack laundry system, only 1 year old. Located in the unit....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    If you think you would be put off by a sun porch rather than an open air balcony, you might be surprised. It is much more comfortable and useful 24/7. A deal killer for a few, but most just love it!...moreless

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:

    The sun room has over-sized sliding glass doors: beachfront with views up and down the beach as far as the eye can see. A little rain? Relax in comfortable recliners and watch the waves roll in...moreless

  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    The Gulf Tower has beach front sun porches with extra wide sliding glass doors. Great views up and down the beach plus you can kick back in a comfortable recliner to watch the waves, rain or shine!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Great facility at the Gulf Shores Rec. area. ...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    One of the nicest pools on West Beach. Large, heated and really out on the beach! Very nice pool....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$120
$700 $1,450
Spring Break
Mar 11 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$1,050
Spring
Apr 8 - May 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$160
$1,000
Hangout Festival
May 18 - May 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
Tweener
May 22 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
Early Summer
May 27 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$230
$1,400
Summer
Jun 10 - Aug 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$240
$1,450
Late Summer
Aug 5 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$900
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$900
Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$140
$800
Shrimp Festival
Oct 7 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$800
Late Fall
Oct 16 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$125
$750
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$150
$800
Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$120
$700
Holiday
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$150
$800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Parking Registration $25 + tax
  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

The Gulf Tower Owner's Association and Management are very, and I do mean very, strict about parking. We can only sell you one parking registration during much of the year. Anyone who parks a second vehicle without a registration can anticipate a fine of $100 per day. No kidding, these people are serious.

There is parking across the street that is on city property. I am not aware of anyone having a problem there, but it is not secured parking, not in a lot.

Sometimes I can get you a 2nd permit at our other place which is only 4 buildings away, but that is just sometimes.

Parking is a problem in the summer peak season. I have called the city and they have nothing to offer. It seems that everyone want to bring two (or three or four) cars. So far, everyone has seemed to find a way. I will do what I can, but what I can't do is get you more than one pass at the Gulf tower during high season.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

A family oriented beach town with all the amenities: restaurants, shopping, historical sights, night life, golf and fishing...and of course the beach. Short drives take you to Mobile, artistic Fairhope, Biloxi and the Florida line is just a few miles away (but there is no reason to go to Florida as you have a better beach just out your front door!)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Hello fellow beach lovers! We are Frank and Anna Arnold, a couple of retired teachers who live outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We have been married for 40 years now, and we have spent as much of that time at the beach as we could manage. When we were able to swing a deal to buy a place on the Gulf of Mexico, we thought it would be great to be able to share our little slice of heaven with others so that you too could enjoy our favorite beach. That, and we need the rental income. We're retired teachers, not bankers! Our goal is to provide a comfortable place for our guests where you can relax and enjoy your hard-earned vacation at the beach! We have tried to provide for every need, but we are eager to supply anything we may have overlooked or solve any problem that may arise. Your job is to just relax, play on the beach and enjoy!

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
The Gulf Tower is the best built structure on the beach. We have just about the largest and nicest pool on West Beach and it is really 'on the beach'! You can't get any closer to the waves than when you stay at The Gulf Tower!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This is one of the few places on the beach where you don't have to sit in some hard plastic or droopy folding chair to relax and watch the waves roll in. Out unique sun porch lets you enjoy a fantastic beach view while resting your tooshes in comfortable recliners!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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Photos

  • Imagine yourself taking a sunset walk along the shores on the Gulf of Mexico!

    Imagine yourself taking a sunset walk along the shores on the Gulf of Mexico!

  • That's the Gulf out there.

    That's the Gulf out there.

  • Sun room view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico!

    Sun room view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico!

  • The master king bed looking out to the sun room and the beach!

    The master king bed looking out to the sun room and the beach!

  • Master bathroom is both spacious and conveniently located!

    Master bathroom is both spacious and conveniently located!

  • After a day on the beach, this  hall bathroom is a favorite!

    After a day on the beach, this hall bathroom is a favorite!

  • Beautiful granite countertops just installed for your enjoyment!

    Beautiful granite countertops just installed for your enjoyment!

  • Relaxing in the great room after a shell seeker walk on the beach!

    Relaxing in the great room after a shell seeker walk on the beach!

  • One of the nicest pools on West  Beach,  just steps from the Gulf!

    One of the nicest pools on West Beach, just steps from the Gulf!

  • Watching sunsets light up the sky on 3C's sun porch recliners!

    Watching sunsets light up the sky on 3C's sun porch recliners!

  • Sunset view of your great room watching football!

    Sunset view of your great room watching football!

  • Are we Beachfront? This is the view from the living room.

    Are we Beachfront? This is the view from the living room.

  • A view of the white sand and Gulf from the master bedroom.

    A view of the white sand and Gulf from the master bedroom.

  • The master bedroom is comfortable and spacious!

    The master bedroom is comfortable and spacious!

  • Colorful king in the second bedroom with a 32 inch  flatscreen TV!

    Colorful king in the second bedroom with a 32 inch flatscreen TV!

  • Watching the fun from the kitchen with its view straight to the beach!

    Watching the fun from the kitchen with its view straight to the beach!

  • A view from the kitchen all the way to the ocean!

    A view from the kitchen all the way to the ocean!

  • Our dunes are the best on the beach!

    Our dunes are the best on the beach!

  • The famous Gulf Tower is one of the most popular vacation spots on the Island!

    The famous Gulf Tower is one of the most popular vacation spots on the Island!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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