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Christmas Shop at Tanger Mall, Gulf Shores - Stay at Surf's Up with Low Rate!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
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, 500 square feet total, so please do not take more than 4 people!

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 library bookcases against the Lobby wall as you go in holding books and magazines guests can borrow and return, plus a Hot Tub Room and Exercise Room that will open with the condo's key card. Keep going down the entrance hall and find restrooms for ladies and men, in case our condo one is not always sufficient! 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!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Linda Styron
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 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 Gulf Shores

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!)


The Hangout
Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
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!


Gulf Shores Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • On your Rental Request, I need to know how many Adults and how many Children you plan to bring in order for Housekeeping to take sheet replacements.
  • Should I learn of unexpected guests not claimed on your Rental Request you will not be welcome to visit Surf's Up again. Ever!
  • I do not accept short term reservations until January 1 of the year of arrival as no matter how sincere most of them will cancel before final payment.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • 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
  • . Housekeeping always furnishes 2 rolls of toilet paper and 4 sets of bath linens. I take extra t.p. and my husband and I frequently use the same bath towel.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed is queen size. Sheets should be in the white trunk
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1), Bunk Beds (1 set),ss I bought a sofa that includes a queen bed so young children would not need to sleep on the top bunk bed far above my hard tile floor. There is a set of safety bars my housekeeper puts in the closet with bars that go under the bunk mattress I hope guests will use if letting a child sleep on the top bunk. Also, the bunk beds are very time-consuming for Housekeeping to re-make once used. When we take children we tell them "the top bunk is for our suitcases"!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 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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Christmas Shop at Tanger Mall, Gulf Shores - Stay at Surf's Up with Low Rate!
average rating of 4.75 based on 56 reviews

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very clean, tastefully decorated and has an amazing view! The owner was extremely quick in responding to our inquiry and very gracious and accommodating! We highly recommend the place and will definitely return ourselves!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alina, you were also a gracious and accommodating guest who will always be welcomed back to Surf’s Up! Thanks so much for emailing the pictures of the new condo windows and balcony door I had not seen.
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Beautiful Ocean view!!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very small and would be perfect for a couple and a child or maybe 2. The view was absolutely amazing and just a few steps away from the beach. Thank you for letting me stay in your condo. I enjoyed my time there.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean quiet and nice

  • 5 of 5

Surfs up was a cute cottage feel condo perfect for our vacation ! Great beach view and access! Thanks Linda !

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate so much your 5 star review and hope you and your daughters will be back next fall!
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Great beachfront condo

  • 5 of 5

Great beachfront condo! Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, thank you for taking time to write a positive review. Y'all come back next year when Surf's Up will have all new windows and a new balcony door!
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best time!! And this room was the perfect size even with four people. I have a really hard time finding places to stay to accommodate me, my 4 year old, my handicapped sister, and my mother who is not in the best of health. (plus all of the equipment that goes with us!!) Linda was great answering all of my questions and getting back to me very quickly. She has been in contact from the moment I booked the room. The price was great, the room was clean, and well stocked with everything we would need. It was also as close to the beach as you can get. I cannot thank her enough for the great service she provided and I will definitely be calling her back. We had a great time and didn't want to leave!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jackie, I'm so happy your family had a great vacation. Your love of family was evident in all you did to locate everything they needed to participate and enjoy it. I appreciate your five-star review and will be looking forward to your family's next Surf's Up vacation!
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This property was very clean. The decor is outdated and deck is very small but the view is stunning

  • 4 of 5

It rained our entire trip so we spent more time in the condo than planned. I love that the Sassy Bass is on this property and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The view from the condo is amazing. Condo is small and outdated but clean and met our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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. Any extra guests added after reservation has been secured will need to be approved by owner, as cleaning couple will need to take more bed linens after you and the extra guests leave.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.