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BEACHFRONT CONDO - Spectacular Views - Available April 7 - May 17, July 7 - 28

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Island Royale is an upscale beachfront condominium that was built in 2002. It is located directly on the beach in the heart of Gulf Shores on West Beach Boulevard. The owners stay in this non-smoking/no pets allowed condo often so you will feel right at home. It has an oversized bubble-shaped balcony, which can be accessed from both the living area and the master bedroom. The condo has a KEYPAD entry so you do not have to keep up with keys.

The balcony has one round table, four chairs, and a lounge chair with a side table. Black-out drapes cover both sets of windows and doors. You can sleep late or open the drapes and watch the sun rise. The condo has almost 1,100 square feet with nine-foot ceilings, seven-foot doors, crown molding, granite countertops in the kitchen, and corian countertops in the bathrooms.

The condo has been completely repainted, and 20-inch porcelain tile has been installed throughout the condo. It looks brand new. This condo is not in front of an elevator so noise is not a problem.

The living area includes a sofa that opens into a queen-sized bed, a chair which matches the sofa, a Lazy Boy recliner, 40-inch flat screen TV, DVD player, and CD stereo sound system. Sit on the sofa and look at the Gulf of Mexico from this fifth-floor condo, or go on the balcony and watch the dolphins playing in the water.

The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, a large dresser, 40-inch flat screen TV and blue-ray player in an armoire, two nightstands, a private full-sized bathroom, and doors leading to the balcony with a view of the Gulf. The guest bedroom has two twin beds, a large dresser, nightstand, flat screen TV, and a connecting full-sized bathroom, which also opens to the living area. Look out the window in the guest bedroom and see the lagoon on the north side. Both bedrooms have great closet and drawer space.


The dining area has a glass top table which seats six and a granite bar which seats three. The kitchen is complete with every large and small appliance you will need: side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water in the door, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffeepot, blender, toaster, mixer, and can opener.

A wide variety of pots, pans, dishes, glassware, and other utensils are available. The kitchen has a separate pantry with lots of shelf space and even a place to put the garbage can. Also, the condo has a separate laundry room with a full-sized washer and dryer, ironing board, and iron. All linens and towels are provided.

DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 10, take Highway 59 south. When you reach the beach, turn right on Highway 182 (West Beach Boulevard). Go approximately three-fourths of a mile, and Island Royale is on the left on the beautiful white beaches of Gulf Shores, just across the street from Ike's Beach Rental Service.

The modern yellowish-tan building has a white diamond shape on the front and an upper level parking area. You may park anywhere that is not numbered. Some of the parking is covered. Carts are available in the elevator area for an easy move in. Have a great vacation!! Once you get here, you will not want to leave, but you will want to come back again and again and again!!!

Keywords: Beachfront Condominium

More Details

Debra Cross
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

What makes this condo unique

We live in Gulf Shores and personally clean our own condo unless we are out of town. We continuously deep clean on a regular basis.We stay in the condo when we can so we know what needs to done to keep everything in tip-top shape.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Shower/Tub Combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom: King-Sized Bed; Guest Bedroom: Twin Beds; Living Area: Queen-Sized Sofa Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
On-site security and part-time employee at complex, two elevators, indoor/outdoor heated pools, indoor/outdoor hot tubs, sauna, steam room, exercise room, restrooms located on third floor, conference room with small library of books on third floor, bike racks, outdoor grilling area, beach chair and umbrella rentals, full-size washer and dryer in separate laundry room, ironing board, iron, two telephones (one with answering machine)


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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BEACHFRONT CONDO - Spectacular Views - Available April 7 - May 17, July 7 - 28
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews

The Best!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the nicest condo I have ever stayed in. The owners, Mike and Debra Cross, are so great to work with and nice! This condo is immaculate!! You will not stay at a cleaner place! And it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! We had a great vacation!! Thank you, Mike and Debra, for letting us stay!! It was great!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owensboro ky

The condo was well maintained and conveniently located.

  • 2 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Island Royale. Despite Hurricane Nate coming through it was a grand stay. The owners were kind enough to come back the day after and pull a lounge chair out of an owners closet even without us asking them to. Furnishings were fine, beds clean, throw blankets available. All dinnerware was nice, we used paper plates mostly and ate out a lot. One night we did bake cookies and made pizza, unfortunately I was charged a 27.00 fee from my deposit because they said they had to buy a new cookie sheet and pizza pan. NOTE: these items were NOT burnt and I would have washed them myself ( I washed all towels and stripped beds and washed sheets before leaving) but I did not want to put Teflon in the dishwasher and the towels were in the wash already. I thought that anyone would appreciate us not destroying a Teflon pan in the dishwasher but it cost me. Also you may want to bring more towels if you have the condo at max capacity it was only me and 2 teen girls and I washed towels twice a day.

This stay would have been a 5 star report and we would be going back for sure had it not been for the owner charging me for a pizza pan and cookie sheet that was NOT ruined or damaged. The owners clean the condo themselves so I took time to clean and straighten so that they would not have a long Saturday. Sometimes doing the right thing bites you in the bottom. So we will not be back to this unit.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First, I almost did not rent to this person because of the 1 STAR rating she had gotten in Panama City. When Hurricane Nate came, I even offered to reschedule their dates. On the date they checked in, I cleaned the condo and got them in by noon before the bad weather got here. When I got to the condo to clean after them on the date of departure, the kitchen cabinet was piled with trash and both sinks were filled with dirty pans.The two I could not get clean were the griddle and the pizza pan. The bottoms were BURNT, and no attempt had been made to clean or to even soak them. I bought two new pans as replacements for my next renters, and I did charge her for replacing them. I leave EIGHT towels in my condo so the THREE of them had to have used at least FIVE towels a day for them to have to be washed TWICE daily. They had also used the sofa bed in the living room although there was a king sized bed and two twin beds for the three of them to use. Yes, she put some of the sheets in to wash, but she left dirty sheets and the comforter folded up in the couch. There was so much folded up into the couch that one of the springs had broken.
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  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure working with the owner. Condo was clean and well kept. No problems at all. Hope to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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#505 Island Royale Gulf Shores, AL

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in many places along Alabama's beaches; mainly condos. This is the nicest condo by far we have ever stayed in. It was very clean, very well decorated, very well taken care of and everything was in very good condition. We enjoyed having two bathrooms although there were only two of us. This made for quicker getting ready to go out. The condo has a very nice, large balcony with a spectacular view of the Gulf! We enjoyed quiet mornings on the balcony sipping coffee and enjoyable sunsets and evenings as the day drew to a close all the while listening to the relaxing surf. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. There's a bar for fast eating plus a full size dining table. My wife liked the sliding doors from both the den and the bedroom out onto the balcony. There' was plenty of parking while we were there. It was a quick elevator ride down to the parking lot, pool or hot tub, and easy, short boardwalk to the sugar white sand and beach below. The complex has sauna, steam room, exercise room, indoor and outdoor access to the pool and a hot tub indoors and one outdoors. Great restaurants are less than five minutes from the parking lot. It's convenient to almost everything. There were clean sheets on the bed, plenty of clean towels and wash towels, and all the kitchen appliances you need plus washer and dryer and dishwasher, stove, frig. and microwave. Cable television as well as DVD player are there for entertainment, with additional TV's in both bedrooms. There was a king bed in the master BR and twin beds in the other BR plus a pull out bed in the den sofa sleeper. So the condo easily sleeps six. There's plenty of drawer space and closets for your clothes. I highly recommend this place. We plan to come back. R Moore

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jasper, Ga

Condo was super nice.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Gulf Shores last year and came again this year- my family and I had a great time. We had practically everything we needed in the nice condo. Right on the beach with a nice view. Beautiful ceramic tile throughout the condo. Wonderful 6 person table that holds everyone - for a condo that sleeps 6. Owner Debra is amazing and very sweet. Email her directly before booking online - you will love talking to her!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockwall, Texas

Perfect size for a family of 4! The condo was clean and had everything we needed!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is beachfront/oceanfront and in prime location. The condo is exactly as it is listed and did not disappoint. The two twin beds were perfect for our kids (6&8). The beach was never overcrowded and we loved the shared pool/beach toys on the 1st level as you head out to the beach. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mardi Gras parades in February, Hang-Out Music Festival in May, Fourth of July fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico, Shrimp Festival in October, Christmas parades, Fort Morgan, the Wharf in Orange Beach with exclusive shopping, dining, a spectacular Ferris wheel, and celebrity entertainment in an open-air amphitheater, Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley, OWA Amusement Park in Foley, Waterville Amusement and Water Park in Gulf Shores, The Track in Gulf Shores, boat races, putt-putt golf, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Parking Pass (limit two) $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning Fee: $100.00
Parking Passes: $25 each (limit 2)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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