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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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How can your vacation change the world? A couple different ways.
1st - A portion of all rentals goes to charities fighting cancer, helping victims of human trafficking, supporting wounded warriors and children who have lost parents during the year. Google search SandCastleGiving to learn more.

2nd - All inquiries receive the 'Beach Bum's Guide To 4-Letter Words' eColoring book (don't worry parents, it is Rated G) and a free subscription to the motivational sand castle ePosters as our gifts. The eBook was recently described by one guest as a 'near perfect non-electronic cure for the are-we-there-yet-syndrome'.




This is the Best Vacation Condo in Gulf Shores!
Why do we say so? We care about our customers and do what is needed to assure satisfaction. Some of the ways we do this include...
* Honor special requests where possible for early check-ins / late check-outs.
* Use Seawind's on-site mgmt. company to process reservations which means you get the VRBO special pricing and the security of knowing a professional on-site mgmt team is available to assist you.
* Frequently restock with items people enjoy such as boogie boards, chairs, buckets and shovels
* Charge regular cleaning fees but pay for upgraded deep-cleaning service to assure your comfort.

What are you waiting for? Recessions stink, vacations are great. Our prices are fair to help more people enjoy our wonderful home at the beach and to secure more rentals. We want your business and it will be evident in all that we do. Click the 'RATES' link above or scroll down to see the latest specials.

Top 10 Reasons to choose this unit...

#10 - Portion of rental proceeds are contributed to charity. Google search Sand Castle Giving to learn more. You can make a difference while making memories.
#9 - No fighting for the ocean view or balcony room - Pie shaped unit provides 2 bedrooms and family room with ocean view and balcony
#8 - Giant Wrap-Around Balcony - Sunrise or sunset? Don't settle for one when you can have both. (Over 350 square feet - more than double the normal size with 3 tables to seat 8 total)
#7 - More space - 300+ square feet larger than standard units in the building
#6 - Free High Speed Wireless Internet - Upgraded to faster speed in APRIL 2016
#5 - In condo laundry room with full-size washer and dryer
#4 - Fully equipped modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and ceramic tile
#3 - State of the art fitness center, sauna, spa and media room with ocean views
#2 - Zero entry pool with interactive fountains for kids (adults too)
#1 - Swim year round with heated indoor and outdoor pool, or enjoy the hot tub


This unit is ideally located just East of highway 59 and directly on the white sand beach, and no extra charge for covered parking, telephone, high-speed wireless internet and 24-hour on-site security.

A view for everyone! Both main bedrooms are oceanfront with balcony access and beach view. Bunk room has distant view of amusements (Waterville roller coaster and water slides).

Save your valuable vacation time by checking in on-site instead of wasting time at the local real estate office. Our on-site management company provides immediate and easy access, and is available to assist with any challenges.

From simply relaxing on the balcony to racing along the high-speed internet connection, this beautifully appointed unit has it all. You can watch dolphins, enjoy the pools and fitness center, dine out, build sand castles, shop, visit the zoo or the Hang Out; all literally steps away.

While we've planned for most needs, don't hesitate to contact us with special requests.
We appreciate your time and interest. Our typical email response time is less than 60 minutes.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 1420 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : recently upgraded to high speed wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Couples or families - No house parties or unmarried renters under age 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed in this unit, on the balcony, or in the fitness center. Any violation of this policy will result in $500 additional deep-cleaning fee...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets are permitted. Any violation of this rule will result in additional deep-cleaning fee and fine from association....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    This property is wheelchair accessible with limitations. Elevator use is required....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master: 1 king

    Great balcony and on-suite bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Balcony access...moreless

  • Bunk room: 2 bunk bed

    Kids love the bunks, flat screen and DVD....moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Sofa bed in the living room area...moreless

  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play, (1) Queen size sleeper sofa (1) - Linens provided...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Tiled throughout - seperate dressing area...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • In addition to the two bathrooms in the unit - there are two additional full bathrooms with showers by the indoor pool, and another full bath with shower in the exercise room. A really handy option when you have a larger group....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Free Beach Bum's 4-Letter Word Guide eColoring book and monthly posters for all inquiries. Portion of proceeds donated to www.SandCastleGiving.com to support the eradication of breast cancer. Board games and puzzles for all ages, electronic games, 100+ book borrow or trade paperback library. Recently added beachfront volleyball courts....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen televisions in bedrooms, bunk room and family room. Video library for kids and 100+ book borrow or trade paperback library...moreless

  • Television:

    4 flat screen units...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    Plug and play models...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Kids DVDs and games...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal wood dining table with 6 padded chairs. 2 additional bar stools that can be used with table or at counter/bar for eating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    In addition, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living area....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity full size dryer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    2 cars per unit max - $20 condo association fee per auto...moreless

  • Elevator:

    recently upgraded to high speed wifi...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Outstanding fitness facility with treadmills, stair climbers, free weights and nautilus equipment. All with a third floor ceiling to floor glass wall for beach/ocean view. Can't beat it....moreless

  • Garage:

    3 level parking deck and external parking for oversize vehicles - 2 cars per unit...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Hi speed wireless internet included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Please bring beach / pool towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch, coffee table and two chairs. Flat screen tv with cable, dvd, cabinet filled with books, etc... for your use....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 cars per unit - some uncovered parking for large vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 cars per unit...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) Free local calls included...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity full size washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wifi with reach to pool...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of dishes for 'formal dining', and a great supply of plastic ware too...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Super quiet system that won't interfere with other activities...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you can imagine and more. Please call with special requests. Granite countertops, fully stocked with pots, pans, etc......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side stainless unit with external filtered water and ice dispensers...moreless

  • Stove:

    Flat cooktop stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Wrap around balcony is more than double the size of the standard balcony in this property. 3 tables with seating for 8 total. See everything from here including the sunrise, sunset, beach, kids play pool, outdoor pool and spa and the bbq. area....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent 1 block away. Bike rack on property so opt for the long-term rental and keep them locked on site....moreless

  • Golf:

    Gulf State park course 5 minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available 1 mile away....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    5 grills...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis available free at Meyer Tennis center (2 miles). Soft (clay) and hard courts, some covered to avoid heat or rain....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Three pool options - indoor and outdoor pools (heated in winter) with pass-through allows moving from inside / outside without getting out of the water. Childrens zero entry pool with max depth 1'....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    Full size dry sauna available in the fitness center...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016 Late
Sep 11 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$149
Winter
Nov 27 - Feb 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$995 $1,995
Spring
Mar 1 - Apr 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,595
Summer
Apr 30 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,395
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,295
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Parking per car (max 2) $20 + tax
  • Cleaning $115 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

All rates + tax (11%) and cleaning ($105) unless otherwise specified


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulf Shores (private), Pensacola, FL (commercial)
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Barpub
Sea-n-suds - adjacent to property
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ft Morgan
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gulf State Park - public course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 59
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Sea-n-suds - adjacent to property
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores - property on beach

Some lucky renters get to hang on the beach with The Sand Guy as he builds sand castles to support local charities. Walking distance to restaurants including Sea-n-Suds, The Hangout, Gulf Island Grill, El Toro, Pink Pony, Hooters, Waffle House, Papa Roccos and Sports Bar with foosball, pool tables, darts and pinball. Also walking access to beach-front watersports including Para-Sailing, Jet-Ski and Torpedo rentals.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Chuck Chumley is locally known as 'The Sand Guy' due to his frequent visits to the beach where he constantly creates castles that beachgoers stand around for souvenier photos. He also customizes castles with your name when you make a donation to a variety of charities found on his web site - Find it by searching google for 'SandCastleGiving'. You can also follow him @TheSandGuy on Twitter.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
We purchased this property because of the perfect location (you can walk to anything you need), the pie shape that eliminates the "who gets the balcony/ocean view" discussion, and the 5th floor is just 2 flights up from the parking garage level 3 so we never have to wait for busy resort elevators.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Park your car and leave it - walk to shopping, pier, state park, restaurants, entertainment, etc... It's all here.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, I can take email inquiries using any language.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • View from the giant balcony

    View from the giant balcony

  • 2nd bedroom view with queen bed, balcony access

    2nd bedroom view with queen bed, balcony access

  • fully equipped kitchen

    fully equipped kitchen

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • view over 6 seat kitchen table

    view over 6 seat kitchen table

  • Master bath with toilet/shower separate from sink/vanity areas

    Master bath with toilet/shower separate from sink/vanity areas

  • 2nd bath - full size tub / shower opposite sink and toilet

    2nd bath - full size tub / shower opposite sink and toilet

  • laundry room

    laundry room

  • Ocean view fitness center w/treamill, eliptical, nautilus, weights

    Ocean view fitness center w/treamill, eliptical, nautilus, weights

  • Beach view from balcony showing one of two volleyball courts

    Beach view from balcony showing one of two volleyball courts

  • Master bedroom ocean view

    Master bedroom ocean view

  • Balcony - 8 chairs, two high-top tables (same on side around corner)

    Balcony - 8 chairs, two high-top tables (same on side around corner)

  • Kitchen and breakfast bar seating

    Kitchen and breakfast bar seating

  • Living room view

    Living room view

  • Master bedroom with King bed and balcony access/view

    Master bedroom with King bed and balcony access/view

  • bunk room with small dresser, tv and dvd player

    bunk room with small dresser, tv and dvd player

  • View of indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub

    View of indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub

  • beach view towards pier (approx. 1 mile away seen on left) + Sea-n-Suds rest.

    beach view towards pier (approx. 1 mile away seen on left) + Sea-n-Suds rest.

  • Fall on the beach - no crowds!

    Fall on the beach - no crowds!

VRBO #184924

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, I can take email inquiries using any language.
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