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Southern Charm: Best on the Beach! Flat Rate, No Extra Fees!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,020 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Your luxurious, two bedroom, two bath, Penthouse condo at 'Island Royale' in Gulf Shores faces the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and commands a view from more than 150 feet over America's most stunning beach. 2 Bedrooms, master bed with King, 2nd Bedroom with Queen, plus pull-out sofa. You can reserve online using my website listed at the very bottom of this listing. Go to southerncharm dot u s. Or mail at tom at wyckoff dot com.

Luxury awaits at every turn: a full-size, fully-equipped kitchen designed to prepare everything from a microwave snack to a gourmet dinner for six, dining room, living room, three Televisions with full cable access, VCR, Stereo, Full-size washer and dryer, as well as a HUGE balcony suitable for entertaining or just soaking up the view.

If that's not enough, there's an indoor/outdoor heated pool, a steam room, a sauna, an exercise room, and of course, your own private beach at Gulf Shores. It's a vacation you will want to repeat over and over.

Be sure to click on our own web page (at bottom) to see availability calendar.

$250.00 deposit required. Reserve online at our website:

Keywords: Condominium, condo, penthouse, beachfront

More Details

Tom Wyckoff
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Tom Wyckoff

We live in Wheaton, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago) and run a small advertising agency. Our Gulf Shores condo is a respite for us and we occupy it two months a year, ourselves. We are the only managers of our rentals, so there is no "agency" to go through; you talk directly with us.

Tom Wyckoff purchased this condo in 2003

Why Tom Wyckoff chose Gulf Shores

We love the huge balcony directly on the beach. Although not included in the official square footage of our condo, it is big enough to be another room and we spend much of our time on it.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo, unlike almost all others, is carpeted. this means it is MUCH quieter than other units, no to mention cozier and more comfortable. Our kitchen is equipped for a real cook with all the implements you could ask for. Our linens and towels are high quality and hand-picked by us, so they are much more luxurious than "agency-supplied" cheap stuff.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tom & Ellen,

We spent a very restful week in your lovely condo. Thanks so much for your touches of hospitality which made us feel at home. We spent most of our time on the beach and the balcony. We sepecially appreciated your book collection and read 3 of them.
Jun 2009
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 13
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Blender, Cooking Utensils and Dishes provided, Covered Reserved Parking, High Speed Internet connection


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Southern Charm: Best on the Beach! Flat Rate, No Extra Fees!
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 26 reviews

Love Island Royale!

  • 5 of 5

We love visiting Gulf Shores and Island Royale. The condo is on the 14th floor with a great beach view from the balcony. Quick trip down and we're on the beach! The condo is beautiful, very clean, comfortable beds and well stocked with all the conveniences. Great location with many restaurants close by and just a few minutes from the Pier and the State Park. Thanks Ellen and Tom!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than pics!

  • 5 of 5

I was blowed away. The pics don’t do this condo justice. The condo and building had EVERYTHING you could want or need. The beds where Crazy comfortable. We even looked to see what the master mattress make and model was and bought the same one when we got home. The owners where amazing to work with. The buildings water was cut off, for sand flush, but we didn’t know what was going on. They where Johnny on the spot to figure out what was going on, and it was back on in 30 mins.

If it is avalible BOOK IT! You can stop looking best place and price was super reasonable! Parking spot was also amazing! Only thing I’d be sure to bring your own beach towels. Can’t say enough nice things about this condo. We will only stay here from now on!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location close to beach and town ....but

  • 2 of 5

Location on beach is nice and it's convenient and in walking distance to many places in town.

The unit itself is outdated and run down. It's infested with roaches and the carpet and furniture badly stained. The fixtures in bathrooms are old and tp holders fall off...shower curtain liners are moldy.

The complex needs updating to pool which is small. Elevator breaks down a lot.

Overall not a do again place unless major renovation ....oh a pest control

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry your stay was not up to expectations. The furniture and carpeting were professionally cleaned before the summer season (the carpet is new last year). The roaches were a building-wide event this summer and have been eradicated now.
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Coming Home to "Southern Charm"

  • 5 of 5

Wanted to send you a quick note to say that we sure missed the “Southern Charm” during our October visit to Gulf Shores. Since your condo wasn’t available, we had to locate another option. Although it was the same beach it definitely wasn’t the same experience. We want to thank you for all that you do to make your Gulf Shores home, a home to all who stay there. The comfort and amenities provided are beyond those of “like” advertised rentals. We are already planning our return home to “Southern Charm” in the spring, and look forward to booking with you soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The first thing that I noticed upon walking into this condo was the magnificant, plush, white carpet! I would love to have this carpet in my own home. Everything was so clean and nice, much nice than other condos in the building. I have stayed at the Island Royale several times and have never had a nicer condo; this one definitely tops the cake! The master bedroom had a nice, comfortable, king-sized bed and the room was nicely decorated. I saw in a previous review that the stove was old and scary - this was not the case for us. The stove is not a flat top but it is very simple and easy to use - not really sure why this was a problem for a previous renter. Not scary in the slightest.

The balcony overlooks the beach and you can look either way for a long ways down the beach - you don't have a big building blocking your view on either side - you can see around them. We could watch the crab hunters run around on the beach from our balcony. It was such a nice condo and I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it to anyone. I already have it booked for next year! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Second visit to this lovely condo. Everything was perfect including the weather. Sitting on the balconey overlooking the gulf when the sun is going down is something we really enjoyed and miss. My husband swam in the gulf every morning and on several occasions the dolphins were swimming close by. Very comfortable accommodations especially that king size bed. We had a wonderful month at southern charm and look forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We only rent full weeks from Saturday to Saturday. No exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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