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* INDOOR & OUTDOOR Heated POOL * BEACHFRONT * Book now for spring discounts

Bedrooms 1
Space 510 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

This is a beach FRIONT get-away. Enjoy awesome beach views - as our guest and while ON SITE you have access to the on site amenities to include:

• 6 Outdoor Pools,

• 1 Indoor Pool, (Be careful some condos at the Plantation do not have access to the Indoor Pool)

• Outdoor Heated Pool (Mar through Nov),

• 7 Lighted Tennis Courts,

• 1 Lighted Basketball Court

• Exercise Room,

• Beach Volleyball Court

• 2 Outdoor Hot Tubs,

• 1 Large Indoor Hot Tub

• Steam Room,

• 24-Hour On-site Security,


• Restaurant/Bar & Grill Sassy Bass

Conference Room, Game Rooms, Beach Store, Movie Rentals, ATM, Umbrella/Lounge Chair Rental on the Beach, Outdoor Barbecue Grills,

Conveniently Located Laundry Facilities on each floor & 4000 feet of Private, Sugar-White Beach Front Property.

Our Resort is next door to the nationally-ranked Kiva Dunes Golf Course. Perfectly situated, the Plantation is minutes away from the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Gulf Shores, yet you are away from the over-developed crowded beaches of the strip.

This Gulf-front, Non-Smoking Condo is fully furnished and well maintained for your comfort. Kitchen was updated with granite countertops and is equipped with all new stainless steel appliances to include refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker, and toaster. Condo also has two TV's, DVD, Cable and a CD/music player. Bedroom has a comfortable foam queen-size bed and living room has a foam sofa sleeper. Unit also has two built-in bunk beds recommended for children only. Linens, iron, and all kitchen utensils provided. Facility offers a coin operated laundry just steps away.

Be careful as not all Plantation condos have access to an indoor and or the outdoor heated pool and some condos charge $20 for parking. Yes, this condo has access to both those pools and we have free parking.

Gulf Shores, Alabama was named as one of America’s top beach towns to visit this fall. The honor will be featured by Country Living Magazine. The town is one of 10 across the nation chosen for its attraction to tourists. See out our web site for more information and pics. (click on our web site below)

Keywords: Condominium Resort Complex, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Plantation, 1 bedroom condo, vacation, Gulf Front, Sleeps 6, Gulf Shores Plantation

More Details

Gary & Laura Merello
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Gary & Laura Merello

The first year after taking an early retirement we bought our first Gulf Shores Condo (Our 2/bedrm, listing 23432, is just down the hall) It's always been a peaceful beach get-away. Away from the normal tourist congestion but with numerous actives a short drive away. It seems like every trip we make, we find new Gulf Shore friends in the complex and new places to explore. We've always enjoyed our beach get-away

Gary & Laura Merello purchased this condo in 2001

Why Gary & Laura Merello chose Gulf Shores

Beaches were always our passion. We couldn't wait to travel to new tropical settings. The tranquility and beauty always puts us in proper perspective of appreciation for the gifts of nature.

After the first trip to Gulf Shores Alabama, we knew it was a place we wanted to return again and again.

We've love visiting by ourselves, with our family (10 grandchildren) and friends. The beach never disappoints us.

What makes this condo unique

The complex has enough amenities that you can stay at condo, relax and eat-in. But the local wildlife, restaurants, actives and nightlife offer some wonderful choices worth seeking out.

We love the Buffett-sound and the southern-country rock. These musical talents are well showcased in Gulf Shores

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our vacation was fantastic. We loved your condo. It was well equipped,

had a fabulous view, and was everything we expected. I hope we can come

again next year and stay a full week. We were not ready to come home.

Thanks for allowing us to visit.

Jun 2015
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 510 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Reservation must have accurate number of persons party at time of booking. This number will be same number of persons allowed for entry to complex.
  • Guest must allow entrance into condo for any required maintenance that may be needed during your stay. Cable, plumbing, pest control, etc...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
On site: 6 Outdoor Pools 1 heated, 1 Indoor heated Pool, 4 Lighted Tennis Courts, Lighted Basketball Court, Shuffleboard, Horse-shoe Pits, Hot Tubs, Steam Room, Sauna, Game Rooms Exercise rooms and a Board-Walk to the beautiful beach Movie Rentals, Connections, Central Air, Refrigerator with ice maker, Cooking Utensils & Linens provided, Coin operated Laundry Facility in complex Nearby:Charter Fishing, Tanger Outlet Mall, Fort Morgan, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Spa/Salons, Water Parks, Ferry to Dauphin Island.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.804598 based on 94 reviews
Bethalto, IL


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love vacationing in Fort Morgan and staying at Gary and Laura's condo. For several years we have vacationed at amazing resorts in numerous tropical destinations. Never before have we traveled to the same location two years in a row, until now. This was our second year at your condo and next year we plan to make number three. If you enjoy a beautiful setting, quiet walks on the beach, and perfect weather, then we highly recommend this condo and this area. Thank you both for allowing us to enjoy another wonderful week.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed our Fort Morgan Condo. Like you, we've enjoyed many tropical destinations, but Fort Morgan has a personality all its own ... a beautiful, peaceful, friendly beach that we simply love. We look forward to hearing from you again!
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Greenbrier, Arkansas

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let you know what a great time we had in Gulf Shores and in your condo! It was very comfortable for 2 adults, is very nicely decorated and the bed is SO comfortable! The view is to die for, with easy access to the beach and newest pool. We WILL be staying again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2007
  • Stayed: March 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Muskegon, Mi

Nice place, close to the pool!

  • 5 of 5

This place is nice but small. There was 4 of us, 2 adults & 2 kids( 14 & 11yrs old) and it was a tight fit.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice! We loved our beach view and the fact that the resort had so much to offer. The owners were very helpful by providing us with everything we needed to know about the property ahead of time. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can come back for a longer stay next time. Gary & layer
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Great View

  • 4 of 5

It would be 5 stars but there we're too many kids constantly running around. Great View of the water. We sat out every night listening to the waves.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, Glad you enjoyed the beach views. This time of year is spring break and we do welcome many families. Sorry the kids were a bit overwhelming but hope you had a great time. Gary & Laura
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Can't beat the View!

  • 4 of 5

This is an exceptional place to stay right on the beach. The accommodations are small but there was just two of us so it was perfect! Glad we found it on HomeAway. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to hear from you again. Gary & Laura
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Sassy Bass Island Grill
Kiva Grill
Bar & Grill
The Village Hideaway
Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club
Sushi Restaurant
The Village Lawn at The Beach Club
Live Music Venue
Pines Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Behind the Pines Restaurant - Fort Morgan 'Roundback
Seafood Restaurant
Fort Morgan Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill
Tacky Jacks Fort Morgan
Seafood Restaurant
Peninsula Restaurant & Grill
Bar & Grill
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
Fort Morgan
Oyster Bay
Bar & Grill
Sand Island Lighthouse
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
American Restaurant
Janino's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Safe Harbour Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
The Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Fort Gaines
Bahama Bob's Beach Side Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Flip Flop Deli Shop - Gulf Shores
May's Cafe
Gulf Shores Golf Club
The Estuarium
Bill’s By the Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Billy Goat Concessions LLC
Ferry dock Dauphin Island
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
Seafood Restaurant
Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
Donut Shop
Gulf Shores Public Beach
The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Yabba's Wacky Snack Shack
Ice Cream Shop
JOHN GYRO mediterranean 2
Mediterranean Restaurant
The Flying Harpoon - Kitchen 11-1 Bar 11-2
Seafood Restaurant
Crico's Pizza & Subs
Pizza Restaurant
Shrimp Basket Gulf Shores
Seafood Restaurant
Snappy's Snowcones
The Hangout
Seafood Restaurant
Papa Rocco's
Pizza Restaurant
Original Oyster House Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Gulf Shores Dog Park
Rita's Frozen Custard
Ribs & Reds
Barbecue Restaurant
Matt's Homemade Alabama Icecream
Ice Cream Shop
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Audubon Bird Sanctuary
Pink Pony Pub
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Pensacola, FL (PNS / KPNS) Pensacola International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Villages (Beach Club)
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Dauphen Island 8 miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes (in adjacent parking lot)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 180
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Beach Club or Sassy Bass
Nearest Beach
Beach front complex
Car: necessary

On site: 6 Outdoor Pools (1 indoor pool heated year-round) (1 heated outdoor pool Mar 1-Dec 1), 7 Lighted Tennis Courts, a Lighted Basketball Court Shuffleboard, Horse-shoe Pits, Hot Tubs, Steam Room, Sauna, Game Rooms, New Exercise room Movie Rentals and 3 Board-Walks to the beautiful beach Central Air, Refrigerator with ice maker, Cooking Utensils & Linens provided, Coin operated Laundry Facility in complex

Nearby:Charter Fishing, Tanger Outlet Mall, Fort Morgan, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Spa/Salons, Water Parks, Ferry to Dauphin Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning & Check-out fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

Refundable deposit is required to secure reservation date. If cancelled with less than 60 day notice, deposit is forfeited unless unit is re-rented for entire dates originally reserved.
To Choose to payment method of mailing check or PaPal (3%) method please email owner directly with request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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