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Great Beachfront Location/Cheery Beach Decor/Always Updating/Great Rates

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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

4th floor condo with oversized balcony. You love the location of Royal Palms! Next to the fishing pier makes it a very private beach area. Our condo is fresh and updated with a casual beach décor. The dining table seats 6 or breakfast at the large balcony table and relax over morning coffee. We frequently see dolphins from the balcony. There is a washer and dryer in the unit located in the laundry room. Everything is there for cooking in or dine out at one of the many wonderful restaurants.

Our family has made some wonderful beach memories here. Gulf Shores is our home away from home. We look forward to having you visit our home away from home. You will find it cozy and family friendly with the comfy beds and space to enjoy good times.

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Jeff and Connie Smith
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Jeff and Connie Smith

We are the original owners of this condo. We live in Indiana and are still working. Maybe someday we can semi-retire to Gulf Shores. We love the location of this condo. Great location for views, walking and quick access to all our shopping needs.

Why Jeff and Connie Smith chose Alabama

Location, Location!! Royal Palms is next to the fishing pier so there will never be another condo built to the east of us. It just doesn't geet any better than this. We arae truly spoiled be the beautiful open beach.

Sit on the swing, sit on the balcony and check out the dolphins we often see in front of us.

What makes this condo unique

Walk the open beach and enjoy the privacy. Our condo is next to the State Park so there are no condos beside us. Wonderful to be next to the fishing pier! Beautiful views from the balcony over your morning coffee. The extra large rounded balcony is spacious or go down to the ground floor and enjoy the swing. Warm indoor pool and hot tub for our winter guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My compliments on the lovely unit we rented from you. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Great decor, comfy beds, and a kitchen so well-equipped I was able to cookup a giant pot of Gumbo to entertain the 13 members of our party staying at Royal Palms. Several members of that group liked "our"unit better than theirs. The quality of your dinnerware, flatware, etc. was superb. Thanks so much for providing an integral part of a very successful vacation...when we head for the Gulf again I wouldn't even bother to look for any other accommodations!!
Jun 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Great Beachfront Location/Cheery Beach Decor/Always Updating/Great Rates
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews
Murfreesboro, tn

beach family

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to this condo for 4 years and enjoy it more every year. The oversize balcony is a big plus, not to mention the great condition of the condo. The location on the beach is also fantastic and another great perk. As the last condo before the park it is less crowded and makes the pier and park easily accessible. The restaurants and other areas of entertainment in Gulf Shores and Orange beach are just down the street. Already looking forward to year number 5.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location next to state park. Low density beach area. Condo was clean, well kept, and had everything we needed. Owners are very friendly and easy to work with. Would absolutely recommend this unit to friends and family and will likely re-book on future trips.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. The unit was very clean and roomy. We have stayed at Royal Palms before and this is by far the nicest room we have stayed in. The owners are a pleasure to do business with. Hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you had a great stay. Winter stays with family are always a great way to connect over the holidays. You may not have been sunning on the beach in December but a sunny afternoon on the balcony is a special memory. We loo forward to hearing from you again for that next trip to the beach. Thank you.
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Combined honeymoon and first vacation together for this older couple.

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the beach. Beautiful sunrise and sunsets right from the balcony or go down on the beach and get a great view too. Close to everything. Able to walk to the pier in one direction and many restaurants within walking distance the other direction. I have been down to Gulf Shores many times but this was first trip for my new hubby. He loves it now too and we will be back someday. So much to do in the area but also enjoyed sitting on beach with a good book. We were able to have the windows open every night and have the sound of the surf help give us a good nights sleep. Unit was very clean and comfortable, had everything we needed including corkscrew for the wine we enjoyed on the balcony. Highly recommend Bill's by the Beach for a close excellent restaurant. We ate there twice it was so good.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely unit, clean, neat and refreshing. Beds were super comfortable and all the comforts of home were provided.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirkwood, Missouri


  • 5 of 5

My family (two adults, two children, one baby) just enjoyed a week at this property and really enjoyed it. It was super clean, very comfortable and surprisingly quiet for how busy the Royal Palms was. Dolphins greeted us the first morning we were there and we saw them a few more times during our stay. The beach was lovely and beach service is available although we didn't end up using it since we brought a tent as a shelter for the baby. The condo kitchen was well equipped with everything you might need. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms were large and very clean. We had plenty of room for all of us even though we didn't spend much time hanging out in the condo (why would you when the beach is steps away???) I'd highly recommend this property and would stay there again on future vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 18 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Hangout Music Fest
May 14 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 24 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
End of Summer
Aug 8 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 7 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning/Parking $165
Tax Rate 11.0%

The $300 security/damage deposit confirms a reservation. Half payment of rent is due 30 days before arrival and payment in full is due 14 days prior to arrival. Personal checks are accepted or payment with credit card with 2.5% processing.

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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • swimming

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