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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

4th floor condo with oversized balcony. You will love the location of Royal Palms! It is next to the fishing pier so it is a very private beach area. Our condo is fresh and updated with a casual beach décor. The dining table seats 6. Enjoy your breakfast on 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 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 the beach with easy 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 get any better than this. We are truly spoiled be on the beautiful open beach.

Sit on the swing or 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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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Great Beachfront Location/Cheery Beach Decor/Always Updating/Great Rates
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

April 23 through May 7, 2017 Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great time to be in Gulf Shores and staying at the Royal Palms...convenient to everything, beaches were beautiful...staying in Connie and Jeff unit 405 made the 2 weeks even better...well kept and well stocked unit....great oversize balcony and view of the state park pier..enjoyed the visit, weather and mostly enjoyed working with Connie on the rental...she made it hassle free.....

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our condo and look forward to hearing from you for your next trip to the beach. We try to keep things easy and convenient for our guests.
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I love staying at Royal Palms. The accommodations were perfectly suited to us. We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Unit 405 was very comfortable and we enjoyed the larger balcony. The walk-in shower was great for my 86 year old mother. The kitchen was well supplied with small appliances. The AC unit and bathroom vents were a bit noisy. The vents and bathroom lights were on one switch so could not be turned on separately.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo, very clean, and above our expectations!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, both in the building and on the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

Great week on the beach, in the perfect location, both on the beach and in the building!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like the Royal Palms

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean unit with everything we needed.Nice big patio with plenty of chairs.

We picked a great week weather wise and spent most meals on the patio.

Close to our favorite places. We had a great week for spring break.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to hearing from you again for your next beach trip. Happy to hear you had great weather and enjoyed your meals outside on the balcony. I could spend my day sitting on the balcony! Awesome beach!
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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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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
Winter Holidays
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - May 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
Hangout Music Fest
May 12 2018 - May 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 23 2018 - Jun 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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