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**"Great rates for Summer"**Best Vacation Condo View of Gulf of Mexico Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 12,270 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The beauty of a Western Sunset is truly breath taking. When we first saw how relaxed and comfortable we were on the balcony we knew this was our 'home away from home'. Anticipated moments of the day are the gorgeous Sunrises, Sunsets and viewing of the Dolphins playing in the Gulf!!

Watching the lonely fisherman on the beach as they cast daily for some unusual type of fish is very relaxing and relieves the stress of our busy minds.

Always someone to talk with on the beach.....locals or guests from other areas of the country. A great way to compile history of the area and so interesting!!

We provide Beach canopy, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, and Beach Towels. These are items that take so much baggage space, so you will be able to pack an extra bag without this 'extra Baggage', or another guest.

Keywords: Beautiful View and Location, easy relaxation and a wonderful getaway from the busy hectic life in the city!! Make your vacation a time to remember by enjoying our beautiful beachfront condo. The view from the balcony is breathtaking and the surprise of seeing the dolphins is long remembered. Sunsets and Sunrises are also beautiful. You have a view of the beach from the Living Area, The Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom. The Garden Tub in the master bath has a beautiful view of Little Lagoon across Beach Road. A view from each room!! The Caribbean is a low density complex with only 32 units, and this allows more beach space, fewer people to share the pool, and a more intimate atmosphere in the condo.

In your home away from home enjoy our fully equipped kitchen and full sized washer/dryer in the condo. Beach equipment, canopy, chairs, umbrellas and beach towels provided. The indoor heated pool and outdoor seasonally heated pool are great for year round swimming.


Queen size beds are in the master bedroom and guest bedroom, new mattresses , along with a new flat screen, TV/DVD player. The master bedroom has a spa sized bath with a large garden tub and a Stand Alone Shower. The guest bedroom has a full bath with shower and tub. Flat screen TV's in both bedrooms and a new 40" Flat Screen TV in the Living Room.

A newly completed walkway to the beach now changes your 4 minute walk to 2!!

More Details

Peggye VanderHook
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Peggye VanderHook

We are now retired and spend lots of time in Gulf Shores. It is a lovely community with wonderful friendly people As an owner, our family has loved vacationing in Gulf Shores for many years. Our children grew up loving the Gulf Shores area, and now the grandchildren share that same love of the beach. We were quite familiar with all of Lower Baldwin County, so our choice of gulf Shores was easy; with it's close proximity to beautiful beaches, restaurants, shopping, all kinds of water sports, and fishing. Plenty to keep the kids busy after they have spent all day on the beach. We have loved the small town atmosphere of Gulf Shores and the friendliness of locals as well as guests. Our visits have been at different times during the year. The beach is great in the summer and wonderful in September and October, when it becomes just a little bit lazy, then March/April has a completely different feel. We love it at any time of the year!! We want you to love it as much as we do and think you will.

We live in Northern MS and try to spend our falls in Gulf Shores. The weather is so pleasant and not too hot. This is when everything slows down and no one seems to be in a hurry!! We Love It!!

Peggye VanderHook purchased this condo in 2011

Why Peggye VanderHook chose Gulf Shores

We vacationed in the lower Alabama area for many years and we knew this was where we wanted to have a vacation home. The close proximity of the Caribbean to shopping, sports activities and of course the beautiful beaches made this an easy choice. The low density complex, owner covered parking, indoor heated pool were major reasons for our choice. The complex is located far enough from the main activities that the noise level is minimal.

What makes this condo unique

The sunsets are breathtaking and the beaches are beautiful. The West Corner Balcony provides beautiful dining and sharing experiences with friends and family. We have a view of the beach from all rooms in the condo, with a nice view of Little Lagoon from the Master Bath.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for being so adaptable and easy to work with. It is guests like you that make our condo's successful. We appreciate your visit and look forward to your return!
Jul 2011
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Floor Area:
  • 12270 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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**"Great rates for Summer"**Best Vacation Condo View of Gulf of Mexico Beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by Miss Peggye's hospitality. She was so kind during our rental process. She made it a very easy process. We also, found the condo to be great! The view is out of the world. The location is just perfect. The condo had everything we needed to make our family vacation a wonderful experience. Hopefully this will not be the last time we get to stay here. We were looking forward to returning the day we left.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We found this condo to be very nice and clean. They accommodate well with beach chairs, umbrellas, canopy, floats, beach towels, etc. The smaller building made it much less crowded on the beach. The pool and overall building was very clean. We would definitely like to come back for another vacation. Peggye was extremely nice and very easy to work with. We had our deposit back within a week and a half. Thanks for the personal connection. It is much better than dealing with a company.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time to vacation in Gulf Shores, our first time to stay in this condo and we loved it. We found it neat and clean with everything that was needed for us. The beach is a short walk, the swimming pool is nice and clean, and the area is quiet. The owners are great to deal with and very nice, there are also beach chairs and umbrellas in the condo for use. All of the restaurants and stores are a very short drive. Hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Double booked....false advertising

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I rented this a month in advance for myself wife and adult daughter. We got there to see another couple entering the condo. Peggye had rented it to them the night before at a reduced rate. I called her and she tried to put us into a one bedroom multiple times. Yes, we paid full price, had 3 people and rented earlier than the couple and she wanted us to go to 1 bedroom. I continued to refuse so she put the couple in a one bedroom. Nice stressful 10 minutes to start a relaxing vacation. The other couple knew the door code and it was never changed....not a good feeling.

I rent a condo based on the pictures. Well the nice couch and chair in the photos are not there. A dirty looking couch and a old recliner is now there. There are only 3 chairs on the balcony not 4. The nice bedding has been replaced with cheaper bedding.

The condo is very dusty. There are fake plants everywhere and fish nets on walls that are covered in dust. The top of the radio you could write your name in the dust.

The best way I can describe the condo is it looked like condo my grandmother would have. It is very cluttered with knick knacks and smelled like an older persons house. Not a beach relaxing get away.

After we stayed I had to remind Peggye for our deposit too.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My previous reviews are very indicative of the type of unit we have and also how we treat our guests. In the 7 years we have been renting, this is the first negative review we have received. All other reviews are 5 stars. There was indeed an error on my part for misbooking, but this was resolved within 20 minutes of the guest's phone call to me. This guest was situated in the unit he rented and the other guest was accommodated and settled within 30 minutes. This guest was not inconvenienced except for the 10 minutes of deciding that they would stay in the unit they rented. The pictures on VRBO are very descriptive of the condo. The sofa and recliner were purchased new 9 months ago and are in excellent shape. I cannot understand what the guest saw that was unclean and old! As far as the condo looking like something his grandmother would have is questionable. Everyone's Décor perception is different. This is a beach condo and is decorated to reflect the beach. It is not a condo In the Turquoise Place or the Caribe, and isn't decorated as such. It is a reasonably priced condo and this is reflected in the rates for this condo! I state in my inquiry letter that I will return the deposit the same week the guest leaves the condo, provided everything is in good shape. This is my regular schedule. This guest left the condo on Sunday and I mailed the deposit on Tuesday. He did send me a message, but the deposit had already been mailed. We feel badly that someone feels they need to attack us for an error that was resolved immediately, but that is life and we learn to live with different types of personalities. Again we feel that our previous reviews represent what we stand for and what you should expect from us!
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay and will definitely be back. The view was beautiful, condo was very nice and clean and great restaurants near by. We hated to leave it.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this condo, we were located close to our favorite places to eat and did not have a whole lot of traffic. The owners are great to work with, and even followed up on our stay afterwards. We've never had such friendly owners before. You will find everything you need for the beach in your condo. The pool was clean and the condo was great for families, never too crowded. we will definitely love to stay here again...

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Parking fee $15
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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