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Dana's Pottery Barn 2/2 sleeps 7! New Beds, Humongous Balcony, 2 recliners

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,140 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7), Specials through March!

I live and work along the backdrop of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and this condominium is directly on the beach!

Our new 2 bedroom/2 bath condo sleeps 7 comfortably and is ideal for families and larger groups that need more space than most traditional 2-bedrooms offer. Many of the furnishings are from Pottery Barn including the dining table and chairs, many linens, etc. We have updated this unit with two rocker recliners, and 2 of swivel chairs. Carpeting and Mattresses are about a year old. Huge Balcony with great furniture, and very comfortable decor.

What I love about Crystal Shores West and our condo is that you really don't hear anyone. You feel privacy and you are positioned perfectly in this building -- far away from the elevator but not too high up either. Enough for complete privacy on your balcony.

You will love our finishes.

Our condo has a fully loaded kitchen with spices, gadgetry for high end cooks, and other great things that are designed to save you money. From beach towels to beach chairs, cleaners, condiments, etc., our condo has it all. In the end, it will save you a great deal of money and packing time and space. We allow you to use our outdoor owners closet to store items, and use our beach chairs, toys and Umbrellas!

Hooks where you need them, thoughtfully designed and a great large space that really will work for your trip and family. Our living room comfortably seats a crowd.

Many pictures look great on the internet because they are taken when the condo just was furnished, and the palm tree looks so inviting, but you get there and the palm frond in the back of your head doesn't really work for you. If comfort is your guiding philosophy in your search for a rental on the beach, and you don't want to sit on a wicker piece of furniture, look no more, you have found your condo. We have thought of everything a family would need on vacation--from books, puzzles' to beach toys, to a full high chair. We give our guests a key to the large outdoor owners closet and it is stocked with goodies for you to use while you are here.

Find out why our renters call us and search us out each year. After pulling this condo from a major rental program, prior renters looked for us and found us. We also live in the area and our units are cleaned and maintained to a much higher standard than most.

We have curved shower rods in the bathrooms, hooks where you need them!

Sometimes I run some major specials. This spring and summer are filling up with dates. Please email me or text me, and I'll get you details.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Dana Hammele
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Dana Hammele

We own several condominiums along the lovely blue waters and white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. After continuing to invest in this lovely part of the country, we ended up moving down here about four years ago. I manage all of our properties and thoroughly enjoy it! We are constantly working to update and keep all of our properties in tip-top shape which is why our renters return. I keep beach chairs, umbrella and beach toys in our owners closet to use, and you can use them too! A great little perk. :)

Dana Hammele purchased this condo in 2006

Why Dana Hammele chose Gulf Shores

You have to ask? This beach with it's beautiful white quartzite sand is among the most loveliest in the country. The people are very nice, too. We looked to invest in other areas along the panhandle, which we thought had the prettiest beaches in the country -- but decided against it after the traffic to the grocery store in one location almost made me loco! Gulf Shores, and Perdido Key are manageable places and the people in Alabama are just darned nice, too!

What makes this condo unique

Our properties are squeaky clean and have great mattresses. Why go on vacation if you're sleeping on a horrible mattress? Our places also come with high-end towels and linens, along with beach chairs and beach towels! Less to worry about packing. We also have a fully stocked spice rack (which saves money here and there) as well as cleaners under the sink and many other items that will save you money and help you feel a true value in a real second home throughout your vacation.

Many of our properties have curved shower rods. All of our properties have wifi, filtered water, and we also have hooks in the bathrooms where you need them for towels. Little things make a difference in a good vacation and a great one. This truly is our second home!


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Dana's Pottery Barn 2/2 sleeps 7! New Beds, Humongous Balcony, 2 recliners
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

Condo was great - very clean, convenient, and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We found everything to be as described. Aside from clothes and bathing suits, all we really needed to bring was our food to prepare and a couple of beach towels. The pool and gameroom provided extra options for kids too.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review on our home away from home! We try to stock it with tons of stuff so you don't need to bring much beyond your suit! I hope you enjoyed the new chaise on the balcony and our new mattresses in the bedrooms! :) Please come back! Thank you again. Dana
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Crystal Shores West 406 was light, bright and relaxing. Just what I needed.

  • 5 of 5

As a caretaker for my 93 yr old Mother I needed a place in which to relax and unwind. I found it in Crystal Shores West 406. The minute I walked in the condo I was home away from home. The condo was as promised in the pictures and description. It is light and airy and as you walk in you are greeted by the sight of the gulf. At first I was disappointed it was only on the 4th floor; but, there is a four story covered garage under the condos so 406 is actually on the 8th floor and the view is fantastic. The master bedroom caught my eye immediately as I saw the light streaming in from the sliding glass doors leading out to the balcony. The king bed was so comfortable, I had absolutely no problem sleeping. And, the balcony is huge and well equipped with chairs, a lounger and a table with 4 chairs. It was a lovely setting for breakfast and listening to the gulf at night. Although the kitchen was well equipped I had no intention of cooking. And, since I had not stayed on the west side of Hwy 59 before, I discovered new places to eat. I especially enjoyed Bahama Bob's. And a trip to the Pier 33 grocery is a must; I found some small gifts and a new pair of bright fuschia sunglasses. The condo was perfect, decor and location. And communicating with Dana was so easy. She answered all emails, texts and calls promptly. Her desire that the week be relaxing and enjoyable was very evident. I look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great 2 BR condo on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 days at Dana's condo. The kitchen had all the essentials. The bedrooms and living room furniture were comfortable. The view from the balcony was fantastic and we enjoyed watching dolphins swim by several times. We walked to the surf shops and a few local eateries(approximately 3/4 miles.) A small grocery called Pier 33 was across the street and was definitely convenient a few times during our stay. The crabbing nets Dana had in the closet came in handy nightly. We reached out to Dana a few times and she was easily reachable and easy to work with. We would definitely recommend this condo and would rent again when we visit the Gulf shores in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! our condo is truly equipped as a second home and we are so happy to share it with people who enjoy it as we do. Come back to the beach soon! Dana
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  • 3 of 5

unhappy with fees, total for all fees were equal to one day rental! I won't use your services again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Raymond, Your response is directed toward the booking service/platform offered by this site and not by my condo itself or me. The issue was you thought you'd paid for three nights and you'd paid for two and when booking fees were factored it, I understand why you thought this for such a short stay. I tried to extend the extra night to you but it was too late and you'd already packed up. I do hope you'll come back and stay with us again. I will work with you on a discounted stay. Please call me, you know how to reach me. Dana -- the owner
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Fairhope, AL

Weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at the condo. This was our first trip to Gulf Shores in years and it exceeded expectations. The condo had everything we could ask for. Great view of the Gulf and sunsets. We cooked each night and spent more time at the condo due to the 1st cold front of the year. The indoor pool and game room was great for the kids. Went out for lunch once a 1/2 mile down the street to Bahama Bob's. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evansville, IN

Wonderful condo

  • 5 of 5

We just finished staying over a week at this condo. The pictures are exactly it. The view is spectacular. The trip out to the beach is a simple elevator ride down and short walk around the pool and very short boardwalk over the dunes. Many other condos further east in Orange Beach have a very long boardwalk over the dunes. This one is right there on the beach. The condo itself is nicely decorated with comfortable furniture. We met some people on the beach staying in the same building who said their condo had furniture that was way too large and you couldn't move around. This one has furniture that's just right. My wife and I didn't use the second bedroom but did use the second bath so we could get ready for dinner after day on the beach. My wife was super impressed with all the hooks in the bathroom and also as you first enter the condo. Very handy for hanging beach bag, purse, etc. to keep them off the counters and table. The kitchen was extremely well stocked. It even had a lot of spices. The king bed was comfortable. Then Thursday of our week Dana had all new mattresses delivered. The old mattress wasn't bad but the new one was very good. I like that she changed them proactively rather than waiting for them to totally break down. The balcony is very nice and deeper than those of condos we've visited in the past in Florida. It had a table and 7 chairs on it if I remember correctly. One of them is a lounge chair. Great for dolphin and just Gulf watching. The beach chairs and umbrella included was a great addition. Those things go for $30/day or a little less per day renting by the week. If you do the math that's a big plus. It was just the two of us but this would be a great place for a family as well. In the owner's closet right outside the condo door there were more beach chairs and beach toys for the kids. If you haven't figured it out, we were very pleased with this unit and we will try to rent it again when returning to Gulf Shores!

We enjoyed several area restaurants including Desoto's, Tin Top, Mikee's, Ruby Slipper-breakfast (Orange Beach), and Another Broken Egg-breakfast (Orange Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
a few buildings down -- is bahama bobs!
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Fort Morgan, AL to Dauphin Island
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 59
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bahama Bobs
Nearest Beach
you are on it!

We are less than 3/4 of a mile from the Hangout. You can walk to many restaurants and are almost across the street from Pier 33 convenience store, if you forgot something at the grocery. Convenient location on west beach!




Additional information about rental rates

Processing $50 + Tax
Cleaning + Parking $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Please note that during special times, this condo has minimum daily requirements the new VRBO would not allow me to specify. Those requirements are Summer, Peak Summer, Thanksgiving, Mothers Day, Labor Day, Shrimp Fest, etc. Sometimes I will be open to a 2-3 day rental even though it is not specified if it is open. Please just ask.
No pets under any circumstances are allowed in this unit. It is a building policy (not my own). Thanks!

We require payment in full one month prior to arrival or via cc just before arrival for a small processing fee (which we are charged), please ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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