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Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Romantic 4th floor corner hideaway for a couple, peaceful watercolor retreat for the work-weary, you'll have an unbeatable beach view from the panoramic windows and balcony doors of this Gulf Shores Plantation Dunes sunsuite. See the panoramic view from inside by clicking on Photos Nos. 10 (side window), 11 (center window) and 12 (balcony view). Head for the ocean as soon as you arrive or just relax, listen to the water, and watch dolphins play from its sunny interior.

A condo Sunsuite means one big room, divided into areas for relaxing watching television, sleeping, cooking and eating, plus a separate bathroom. The previous owner's winter guest couple stayed two and a half months, and assured me they found it 'delightful'. And that was before we repainted and redecorated with water colors and a surfing theme complete with surfer wall mural painted by a local artist. Find a library bookcase in the Lobby as you go in, plus a Hot Tub Room and Exercise Room that will open with the condo's key card. Take your bike along so you can ride around the complex - there are bike racks provided for you as well as first-come-first-serve charcoal grills scattered throughout the complex. There is a coded entry lockbox waiting for you, to come and be surprised by how nice a small beach condo can be, and enjoy its beach view from anywhere in the condo!

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Linda Styron
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Linda Styron

Although we are too old for riding surfboards (and far too heavy!) I just love the idea. My husband, an old Navy man, had been hoping for an anchor theme!?? Maybe next time...

Linda Styron purchased this studio in 2009

Why Linda Styron chose Alabama

So many happy memories started in this area, from childhood to young adulthood to old age now. My Aunt and Uncle owned a house on the beach we loved to visit on rare occasions when our family was invited, but it was rented and used for business associates most of the time. We rented many places on Ft. Morgan and Gulf Shores and always had a wonderful time.

What makes this studio unique

Such a happy place! From the roll-throwing restaurant to the Track my children and grandchildren have looked forward to their trips with us and without us. (maybe especially without us, once they reached high school age!)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

This is perfect for a couples getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was better than we could have hoped for! Nice quiet end of the building. Electronic entrance so there was no key to loose. Absolutely gorgeous view from the balcony! Everything you could need is right in the room. Then it is just a quick walk to the beach, indoor or outdoor pool, tennis courts and patio grills. And coming soon.... The Sassy Bass in this building. We enjoyed about as much time on the balcony as on the beach! We have found our new beach getaway. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thank you, Michael for your happy comments about Surfs Up! Made us want to rush right down and enjoy it too...and also to get that broken screen door replaced. We work real hard to keep the condo looking fresh, and take home pillows and bedspreads to wash when we go and this time was no exception, but we made time to tour the beautiful new Welcome Center and take in a movie, and ate lots of seafood at The Original Oyster House and Wolf'Bay Lodge. We just love the area and are so glad you want to return!
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Decent property that was just the right size for a couple.

  • 4 of 5

The unit was nicely furnished with everything we needed for our stay. My only complaint was that the sliding screen door was off the track and we couldn't keep our door open to enjoy the beautiful weather. The beach was outstanding and everyone that we encountered were very friendly. This was our first trip to Gulf Shores and hopefully it won't be our last.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, thank you for your nice comments about my condo. I appreciate your heads-up about the broken screen door, so we went last week and you will now see a beautiful new screen door on your next visit!
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Great Fall Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Room was clean and Linda was so Understanding and caring. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie, thank you for the nice comment - I hope your family will come again soon!
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Perfect with the greatest view!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful get away for us, no kids or grandkids although we would have had room for the little ones had they come. Loved the views, the weather was awesome, and Linda was the best, settling my concerns concerning any unforseen issues. HERMINE was taking a dip in the Gulf before heading back over Florida but other than some magnificent waves on the beach, we were unaffected. Great atmosphere and with the Sassy Bass to open downstairs this fall, we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting such a nice review - just made my day when I saw it! Your daughter also posted a sweet comment in my condo guest book when she was at Surf's Up for her honeymoon in May, and I appreciate hers too and her sending me the two of you. Your family will always be welcome at Surf's Up! Linda
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great, relaxing time. We enjoyed the view!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, thanks for rating Surfs Up 5 Stars! I look forward to your next vacation there - it is nice in winter too. Linda
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Cozy condo with a great view!

  • 4 of 5

Great views and easy access to the beach! Pics and explanation very accurate. Would definitely stay here again. Only reason I did not give a 5 star is that the bed was a little firm for me. That is more of a personal preference and would not keep us from booking again. The owner sent everything we needed prior to the stay with even recommendations of places to eat. Our family had a great vacation at Surf's Up!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mica thank you for taking time to write this nice review. Hope to see you again soon! Linda
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Car: necessary

Historic Fort Morgan, turn left when departing the resort,

find at the end of Hwy. 180, along with the Ferry you can ride. There is a fee for both activities, around $4/person to see the Fort, and $25 the last time I rode the Ferry.

A new restaurant, 'Sassy Bass' is located by taking a left turn when leaving the Plantation, not far down Hwy. 180 on the left - I have not been yet, but my friend told me their seafood is Awesome!


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 2 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

Payment of $100 to secure the reservation is expected within 5 business days. The remaining balance is due 15 days before scheduled arrival. There is presently no damage deposit. Refunds are granted on a case-by-case basis and I refund for any sad story that I actually believe and for hurricanes and hurricane warnings if the onsite management rules the complex in danger or unsafe in any way. An additional fee of $20 was added by our Board starting May, 2016, payable by email to an address I will send you before your scheduled arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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