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Bristol 17th Floor Ultra! Upgraded Even More For 2018. Check Us Out!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,260 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Save big dollars because of our mistake. We messed up our listing. We have openings to fill from April 7 through May 5. You can now get a great 3 bedroom at low 2 bedroom prices. This is not a bargain unit. Take a minute to read our reviews and our guests will tell you. Take advantage of fantastic pricing for your Spring getaway. Our mistake is your gain.

Let's be honest. Vacations are expensive! When you spend your hard earned money, you expect great value in return. That's our goal - provide you the greatest value for your vacation dollar.

It all starts with the property. The Beach Club is the highest rated family resort/condo destination on the entire northern Gulf coast. Anything and everything is right here. Some people check in and never leave during their entire stay. Located outside of town, you can relax with none of hassle of crowds and traffic. If tourist destinations are high on your list, they are only a short drive away.

We personally mange our unit. We've tried other services and none could meet our own high standards. We treat this just like our own home.

We continue to update every year. This is a list of this year's upgrades.

- Complete tear out and rebuild of both walk-in showers. New floor to ceiling ceramic showers include adjustable hand held showers, glass doors, shelves for your shower supplies and seating in the master bath.

- Removal of glass shower doors on bathroom tub for easy assistance during toddler baths.

- New living room sofa for comfortable family seating.

- New 50" Smart 4K HD television. Bring your streaming devices or access Netflix and other Smart options.

- New room darkening shades in all bedrooms. Sleep with no light distractions.

You have lots of expectations. You want a CLEAN cheery place to stay and relax at the end of the day. You want quality bedding, linens and start up supplies. You want a kitchen with all of the utensils for your gourmet cooking. You will get it all plus a huge BONUS. You also get US. We are with you from now till the time you leave for home. Our get a GREAT VACATION EXPERIENCE! Check out our guest reviews. They tell our story. We are ready to get to work for you!



2. Direct Gulf Front.

3. Views of the beach, dolphins and sunsets from the 17th floor of Bristol Tower.

4. Glass door walls in the Living Room and Master Bedroom lead to the spacious deck.

5. Large tile balcony for prime Gulf viewing and relaxation.

6. 3 Bedrooms and 3 Full Baths; 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Double Twin (Convertible to King) - Sleeps 6.

7. Pack-n-Play and High Chair for toddlers.

8. Bamboo wood floors and continuously updated décor.

9. Fully equipped gourmet Kitchen.

10. Wireless high speed internet and 100 channel Cable HD Smart TV.

11. Completely remodeled walk-in showers in two bathrooms.

12. Huge selection of beach toys and equipment.

13. In-unit washer and dryer.

You will be coming for the sugar sand beach and all it offers. But . . . at the end of the day you will need to go home. Here you will end your day in the same luxury and comfort as your own home.

WE DECORATED JUST FOR YOU. Bamboo hardwood floors bring warmth, a feeling of home. A variety of area rugs provide interest and color. The furniture says, sit down and relax. Two full sized leather recliners are perfect for your afternoon or evening siesta. A brand new sofa adds comfortable seating for your group. We've even thought of flat screen HD TV's with DVD players in every room.

The MASTER BEDROOM SUITE brings the same attention to detail. Bright and cheery decor complements the ocean views from your bedroom. You will crawl up on the platform King bed and snooze to the sound of the Gulf surf. You will doze off watching cable TV or your favorite DVD'S that you bring along.

From the Master Suite walk directly into the PRIVATE MASTER BATH. Store your clothes in the walk-in closet. Store your personal items in the huge double vanity with tons of drawers. Forget bringing your hairdryer - we've got one. Best yet, enjoy the new huge walk-in glass shower complete with adjustable handheld shower and sit down bench seat.

You have choices in Bedroom #2. We normally set it up as twin beds because lots of you have kids that don't want to sleep together. But . . . IF YOU WANT ANOTHER KING BED, YOU'VE GOT IT. We can change the twin beds into a King bed. Just let us know and its yours. Lots of closets and drawers. Bedroom #2 also has a private bath for your convenience. Lots of space, hair dryer . . . just like every bath in the unit, and beautifully decorated tub with shower. We just removed the sliding glass shower door to make it easy to bathe your toddler.

Bedroom #3 is a bright cozy Queen setting with lots of closet space. You'll need to cross the hallway to the bathroom. Once there you will be greeted by a large remodeled ceramic walk-in shower and the same hairdryer and amenities of the other baths.

We haven't forgotten that tiny youngster in your group. We keep a Pack-n-Play and an adjustable high chair in the closets so you don't have to bring them along.

Some of you like to cook and eat in . . others won't consider it. It's vacation. Our GIANT KITCHEN is here for both of you. You will have EVERYTHING YOU NEED. From coffee grinder to lobster pot, from toaster to blender, from electric mixer to counter top grill and every utensil you can imagine, you've got it all. Plus your choice of where to eat...right at the kitchen counter, while relaxing on the deck or at the large dining room table.

The large IN-UNIT WASHER & DRYER LET YOU TRAVEL LIGHT, especially with kids. Just throw in a load on the way to the beach and clean clothes will be waiting when you return

SURPRISE BONUS! The outside owners closet is home to beach supplies. We started it and some of our guests have added to the collection. Beach chairs, umbrella, rafts, toys.... a little of eveything. HELP YOURSELF during your stay. Definitely don't bring sand toys, pails. shovels or boogie boards for the kids. They're all here.

BEST OF THE BEST! That's our goal. We'll work to deliver.

See our description of the entire Beach Club and Fort Morgan area in our MAP & OWNER'S PROFILE.

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Daryl Raabe
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Daryl Raabe

We live here in our other unit 4 months each year. While here, this rental receives the same loving care as our own. You'll fall in love with the bamboo floors and light, cheery updated decor.

Fishing is my passion and if you are interested, I'll be glad to help you get started here on Fort Morgan.

Daryl Raabe purchased this condo in 2005

Why Daryl Raabe chose Gulf Shores

A 3 day visit with a friend at Beach Club did it all. We have literally traveled the world, yet this was the first place we found for our second home. It has it all; luxurious comfortable accommodations, world class sugar sand beaches, fishing, golf, hiking, historical sights. You name it, its here. Top it off with the GREAT people of Alabama. They have embraced us Yankee visitors as guests and friends.

What makes this condo unique

Beach Club is a resort destination. Forget the side-by-side strip condos of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Forget sharing your beach with everybody and anybody. Forget fighting the traffic on the beach highway. Instead, when you take the 12 mile drive down Fort Morgan Road to The Beach Club, you enter a world of your own. A sign will greet you with the message, 'RELAX, YOU ARE HERE'. If you want to park your car for a week and go nowhere, you can. This gated complex has it all and you share it only with other Beach Club guests.

The unmatched beauty of The Beach Club hits you with your first look down from our 17th floor deck. You see the 5 outdoor pools, each with it's own kiddie pool and hot tub. A boardwalk sits atop our natural beach dunes. Swings offer a place to just sit and enjoy the surf view. A short walk down the 3 meandering boardwalks brings you to over 20 uninterrupted miles of pristine white sugar sand beach.

Our 'Club' membership provides access to the central Clubhouse on a daily fee basis. Here you find a heated indoor pool, exercise complex, sauna, steam room, lockers and showers, towel service, children's game room, and access to the large club outdoor pool with its own bar and grill service (seasonable).

Dining is another pleasure. If you like to cook your own food, stock up on groceries in town and prepare them in our gourmet equipped Kitchen. If you're on vacation and cooking is for someone else, it's all right here. The Coast Restaurant in the Clubhouse offers exquisite lunches and dinners accompanied with panoramic views of the Gulf. The Village Hideaway provides grilled specialty lunches, dinners, sports entertainment and great craft beers. During peak season The Front Lawn offers food trucks and entertainment for fun, casual summer evenings. The Village Creamery takes care of your sweet tooth for breakfast bakery and a variety of ice cream dishes. The unlimited variety of Gulf Shores cuisine is only 20 minutes away.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Huge walk-in shower including seating.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Wak-in shower with adjustable hand hel showerhead
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) ( Convertible to King if desired) Pack-n Play available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The tower has an outdoor pool, hot tub, and kiddie pool at no charge. Use of the First Class Club Amenities include the Indoor Heated Pool, Clubhouse Outdoor Pool, Beach Towel Service, Hot Tub, Sauna/Steam Room, Fitness Center and Classes,Video Game Room, and 8 Lighted State-of-the-Art Hydra Tennis Courts for a fee of $34-$46/day. This fee covers ALL people staying in the Condo. Fee is subject to change without notice.


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Beachfront 17th Floor Ultra! 3 Bdrm at LOW 2 Bdrm Prices. April 7 - May 5
average rating of 4.967742 based on 93 reviews

Fantastic Fishing, beautiful home, gorgeous gulf views!!

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, you will be hard-pressed to find customer service like the service that Daryl & Nancy provided. My husband and I traveled with our sons (ages 23 & 20) to the Gulf Shores on what the men wanted as primarily a fishing trip. We had never been to the Gulf Shores before, so were uncertain about the fishing and quite frankly everything else. We came home ready to purchase our own place - but for now, we will continue to return to this condo.

I sent out several emails to people on Home Away to ask what the fishing was like, etc....most had no clue, but Daryl responded immediately that he was an avid fisherman and would be happy to visit with us about fishing. He recommended us to Captain Scot for charters (the men did 2 days with him - and had a fantastic time and it was incredibly cheaper than any of the other charters - and Captain Scot was wonderful). But - Daryl went further than that...he sent videos on beach fishing, talked several times to my husband, and even helped us with the rod & reel set-up. I don't know of anyone who would go as far as he did to help us. Anyway - let me just say that my husband and sons had a fabulous time fishing - catching right off the beach as well as some great places that had been recommended to them in the surrounding areas.

As for me - I just wanted to relax on the beach-& this was an absolutely GORGEOUS beach. Oh my - beautiful white sand, nice breeze off of the gulf, very nice pools. It was a perfect getaway.

Having 2 adult sons who do not like to share a bed, it was great to find a 3-bedroom unit at a 2-bedroom price - and we each had our own bathroom. The unit was furnished with everything you would need for cooking. Lots of pots and pans - and even a huge deep pot if you wanted to make a ton of spaghetti or boil lobster. Toaster, blender, colander, pizza pan & cookie sheet, plenty of plates (nice ones and plastic ones), plenty of glasses (even margarita & wine glasses). Plenty of cooking utensils. There wasn't anything else we needed.

You will need to have your own laundry soap, dishwasher soap (there was enough for 1 load each), more toilet paper if you are there for a week - and even a roll or two of paper towels.

We ate our breakfasts and lunches at the condo and then went out for supper. Sassy Bass (just a little past the condo), and Desotos & Mikee's back in Gulf Shores were all great for seafood.

Thanks Nancy & Daryl. Your home was perfect & your service superb!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a special review. These guests covered about everything we try to do for every guest. Not only do we provide a very nice well equipped place to call home, we strive to provide a great vacation experience. We're here to field any question or request. Whether you've been to Gulf Shores before or not, you will have a great time.
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Clean, quiet, wonderful view, great owners.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Gulf Shores. Family vacation. With two teenagers and a two year old. The unit had plenty of room for us. The two teenagers shared the 2nd bedroom which has a bath and we put a pack and play down for our toddler in bedroom 3. The two bedrooms are not spacious but enough room to be comfortable. There is a 3rd bath in the hallway with a walk in shower. The master bedroom is spacious and has own access to balcony and wonderful views of gulf. Master bath is spacious. This unit is kept clean.

Access to the beach/pool area is convenient and really just an elevator ride away. The pool is nice and has a decent baby pool and hot tub.

The complex overall is well maintained and clean. These units located a bit away from the hustle and bustle of Gulf Shores proper. We did have to travel about 15 minutes for fast food and major groceries. There is a convenience store/pizza/sandwich nearby that could meet most needs. We enjoyed being a bit away from the congestion. It really is an nice drive to town so relax and enjoy. There is a dollar general and nice fresh seafood store on way to town. We preferred to stop there and pick up shrimp to make in the room. The folks at the store were very helpful.

Our favorite restaurants were tacky jacks 2 and original oyster factory. Both great views. Sassy Bass was okay. They did have good fish fingers.

I can't say enough about the owners Daryl & Nancy. Very friendly and attentive. They stay in the complex quite a bit and keep a good eye on things. They personally contacted us upon arrival to be sure we were satisfied. Daryl was adamant that we contact him for even the slightest need. They were staying in their other unit at the same time and we had an opportunity to meet. They went over some unit upgrades upcoming in case we return. Wonderful people.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful view. Wonderful resort. Clean, well kept condo. Great communication from the owners. Nothing but positive things to say. Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

We took our 4 year old and 15 month old and couldn't have asked for an easier stay (if there's such a thing w little ones!). Being able to come and go w ease and easy peasy access to the pool and beach, were ideal for a trip w babies. The condo was roomie and clean. Everything we could have hoped for and more. I would (and already have!) recommend this condo and the beach club to any one we know! Thanks again to Daryl and Nancy. We will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo! Just as described.

  • 5 of 5

Owners are very accommodating. Great Condo and location. Used captain Ringo to go fishing , ate at Sassy Bass and tacky Jacks. Front lawn nightly activities were fun! beach and pools a hit! Will definetly go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Daryl and Nancy's place, and it was everything I expected it to be. The circumstances behind our vacation changed, however, between the time we booked it and actually going, so it turned out to be me and three teens. Vacationing at the Beach Club allowed my teens to "do their own thing" without me having to drive them anywhere, thus allowing me to "do my own thing". That is not to say we didn't also have some wonderful time together! The Beach Club allows for that, too.

We were there for the Fourth of July, and the fireworks were absolutely amazing! The bonus was we were able to view them straight from the balcony, so we didn't have to arrive early to stake out our spot, fight crowds to and from our car while carrying the usual items one takes to a fireworks display, or worry about traffic afterwards!

Daryl and Nancy's place is fully stocked with kitchen equipment, so meals were a breeze to prepare. The beach toys/equipment were greatly appreciated each day. Knowing the condo had these items left us extra room in our car on the trip down (which we filled for our trip home with souvenirs and our purchases from the outlet mall in Foley). We did not experience any bad weather, but there is a variety of DVDs to choose from if you needed to pass time during a storm or if you just want to literally "chill" a while in the condo. If you enjoy reading but forgot your book, there is a variety of books to choose from as well. Daryl called personally a few days in to our stay to check to be sure everything was going well. This is a personal touch you just don't get with booking through a realty company. (On our first stay with Daryl and Nancy, they were actually in town and Daryl stopped by personally to introduce himself and check to be sure everything was going well.)

Although my husband and I will soon be empty-nesters, and I'm not sure we will be needing 3 bedroom condos for future vacations, you can be sure we will be contacting Daryl and Nancy again if the need for 3 bedrooms ever does arise.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A review like this tells us that all of our efforts are worth it to our guests. We would love the chance to provide you the same kind of experience.
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Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Morgan Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Morgan Ferry
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Morgan Marine & Tacky Jack's 2
Nearest Point of Interest
Tequila Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiva Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Peninsula Golf & Raquet Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf Shores Golf Club

Children love the outdoor playground with slides and climbing equipment, poolside games and activities (seasonal) where they make friends for the rest of their stay, friendly competition on the basketball and sand volleyball courts, and the beach where waves, boogey boards and sand castles head the list. Adults start the day with walks on the beach or the many paths right here on the property. Serious hikers and nature lovers head to nearby Bon Secour Wildlife preserve for its miles of undisturbed nature trails. Golfers have their choice of 3 topnotch courses, all within 20 minutes from the front door. Fishermen wade out into the surf right in front of the condo or charter with one of the great captains of the area. Historians visit Fort Morgan, site of critical Civil War battles. And....if you really need the crowds, Gulf Shores offers all the shopping, dining and tourist attractions you can imagine just 20 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Sec. Deposit $300
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $155 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Summer Season rentals are weekly (Saturday to Saturday) only. May 25 through August 17.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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