About the property
- Condo1140 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7), Specials through Mid May!
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.
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- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 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 12 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
The location is just right. Close to get things you need, walk to a meal, but far enough away from the main public beach. This beach with it's beautiful white quartz sand is among the most loveliest in the country. We looked to invest in other areas along the panhandle, which we know have the prettiest beaches in the country but Gulf Shores stole our hearts. The people are nice, and it's easily manageable and not over run in the summer like so many of the other areas. This property is great for families because it has a zero entry pool with little fountain/sprays, and there is a hot tub and also a swim through indoor pool. Crystal Shores West offers a well-equipped fitness center which is right on the Gulf of Mexico. It also has a TV in the unit as well.
What makes this Condo unique
This property has new mattresses, and each year we go through and restock and deep clean. I have a bad back and need a solid mattress. You will sleep like a king at the beach and awaken right to the views of the Gulf and the sound of the surf. Our places also come with high-end towels and linens, along with carry down 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. We have curved shower rods, and plenty of hooks for towels in the bathrooms, too. All of our properties have wifi, filtered water, in unit full sized washer/dryer, and we let you use our owner's storage closet to stow your beach toys and chairs. Little things make a difference in a good vacation and a great one. This truly is our second home!
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Very nice as described
I would stay here again. Great location, and accurate pictures.
Crystal Shores West #406
We liked and enjoyed the condo and all of its amenities, thank you very much for all your efforts!! The only two helpful notes we have are below for possible checks. 1. We could not get the TV monitor in the front bedroom to obtain the receiver signal and so we couldn't watch TV in that room. 2. The coffee pot may need to be replaced possibly due to a plastic taste in the coffee that remained despite our brand changes. Again, thank you for our wonderful stay!
Crystal Shores West 406 was light, bright and relaxing. Just what I needed.
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.
Condo was great - very clean, convenient, and had everything we needed.
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.
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.
great 2 BR condo on the beach!
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.
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
unhappy with fees, total for all fees were equal to one day rental! I won't use your services again!
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
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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!