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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,140 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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!


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
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & 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
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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, rocker recliner!
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect, condo was stocked with everything you need!! It was quite, never heard any noise from othrrs in the condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review of our condo. It truly is quiet in that unit, and you can't hear another person -- the building is built so well, and you just hear the waves, and see them from bed, too! Thank you again, and hope you stay next year. We do give repeat renter discounts, and many of our renters come back year after year.
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Very bright, open, clean condo, property well maintained

  • 5 of 5

We needed a vacation, we really needed the ocean! Dana’s condo had just about everything we needed for our comfort. She was very responsive to our needs, and handled things in a timely way, even though she was super busy with college kids moving out! We don’t watch TV, but there were games, books and puzzles for our enjoyment. And of course we had the BEACH!!! The condo was quiet and pleasant and peaceful! Our little family was refreshed and rejuvenated. Thank you for sharing your place with us, so we had this wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. Loved the balcony and how close the condo was to everything. The pictures are exactly like what is posted on the site. The owners closet is fantastic and has a wide array of beach goodies from toys, chairs, umbrella and cooler. We typically go to Gulf Shores every other year and have stayed at many condo's. This has been our favorite so far. We liked the covered parking especially since it rained almost daily due to the tropical storm moving thru. The resort has all sizes of carts at each of the elevators to help you get groceries and luggage to your room. Would definitely stay here again! You are high enough up to sit and watch the dolphins swim by. We saw them every morning almost daily for the week we stayed.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful from beginning to end!

  • 5 of 5

The condo's location was spot on. Very easy to find and had an awesome view from the balcony. We did not feel crowded at all. There were 5 adults, a 6 year old, and a baby. The furniture was very comfortable and homey. The only downside is that it is never comfortable sleeping on a sofa sleeper. It might be getting older and possibly needs some repairs on the fabric that holds the mattress. I can tell you that all of the pictures that Dana has uploaded are exact. So easy to work with. I had no problems with my reservations, payments etc. Might want to make the parking instructions a little clearer in the reservation. Just didn't know exactly where we were allowed to park. Other than that it was a great experience for us. If you are looking for a relaxing wonderful vacation this is the condo to rent and the beach to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review on our condo. We actually ordered a new sleeper sofa for this unit and it should be arriving any day! You are right, the time had come. :) So glad you had a good time, glad you will be back and also we offer repeat renter discounts, so please ask me for one! :)
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and just as advertised. The owner was very responsive to any of our concerns. I would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of our condo! Coming next month a brand new sleeper sofa in the living room and removal of the red recliner. New barstools, too! We are always working to enhance our condo. It is an hour from our home and we use it a lot, so try to keep things here you would use! Thank you for your kind review.
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for a girls getaway. The living space was comfortable, the balcony was large, and the outdoor closet was very handy. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • 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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning + Parking $150

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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