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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Gulf-front, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo on 10th floor with fabulous views from the large, private bubble balcony. There's a dining table and chairs on the balcony for that dinner by the sea. 9' ceilings, 8' doors, crown molding and granite countertops in fully-equipped kitchen.

This 8-year-old condo was recently painted (November 2011) in soothing shades of earth tones. (Ever notice how most condos are almost all white!) All trim and doors are antique white. There is an elegant Travertine tile in the living area and leopard print carpet in the bedrooms. There is a walk-in laundry room with full-size washer and dryer, a pantry, 300 thread count bed linens and extra thick towels. No Wicker anywhere!!!

Each bedroom has its own cable TV and VCR or DVD. Living area has a sleeper sofa and a nice entertainment center with TV, DVD and stereo/CD player. Master Bedroom has king-size bed, private bath and Gulf view through sliding glass doors to balcony. Beautiful view of Little Lagoon from the front door which is 2 steps to the elevators (2). Only 6 units per floor. This is not one of those monster condos - we have under 100 units in the building.

There is parking for 2 cars per unit on property with some covered parking on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are 2 elevators to prevent long waits, a cardio workout room, sauna and steam rooms, outdoor pool with swim-thru to indoor pool, 2 hot tubs, charcoal grills, card room, bicycle racks & storage.



* $300 refundable reservation/security deposit due within one week of making reservation; $500 deposit for snowbird rentals

* Full rental price + 11% Lodging Tax due 14 days prior to reservation date. $100.00 cleaning fee. $15 car registration (max 2)

* Weekly rentals only mid-March thru Oct; weekly rental only for Thanksgiving week (11/19-11/26); 3 night minimum otherwise

* No Smoking and No Pets

* Call or e-mail for availability.

Should the property rental be transferred to a rental management company in the area, original terms of any rental agreement will be honored.

Any building of this size may have maintenance, repairs or improvements made from time to time. Examples may include but are not limited to painting, cleaning,elevators, pool heaters & other maintenance, vandalism to building or grounds. Even nearby construction may be distracting but not under the control of our Association. Individual owners have very little voice as to timing. We will disclose anything that we are aware of that could cause your vacation to be less than perfect. But, just as with the weather, cable or utility outages, etc .... some things are outside of our control.

Please check out our Facebook page for additional photos. Our Vacation Spot/Island Royale #1003. Also like and add comments.

Keywords: Gulf-front, vacation, luxury, condo,indoor /outdoor pool ,hot tub, centrally located, freshly painted

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Misty Layman
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Misty Layman

We have been happily married for 22 years and have always dreamed of owning a condo on the beach. Our 3 sons and 1 daughter (30, 25, 16, & 12 years of age) have enjoyed vacationing at the beach every summer for many years. We have rented several gulf front properties through VRBO over the years with each having its own unique touches. Our family loves the beach and we plan to retire there someday.

Misty Layman purchased this condo in 2011

Why Misty Layman chose Alabama

When we decided to make our dream of being gulf front property owners a reality there were several things to consider. Clean family friendly beaches, fun activities, good restaurants, nice accommodations, year around amenities for adults as well as the kids, & most importantly a comfortable distance from our residence in Northeast Arkansas. Island Royale in Gulf Shores is everything we wanted and much more.

What makes this condo unique

We have tried to make 'Our Vacation Spot' a place that our family could feel at home as well as yours. We want our unit to be a place you will want to return year after year to make memories. Take advantage of our fully equipped kitchen and/or grilling area beach side to prepare a meal that you can enjoy on our spacious bubble balcony. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor pool any time of the year. We provide our guest with 6 reclining beach chairs, 2 beach umbrellas, & lots of toys for the kiddos to enjoy playing in the sand. Weather you are playing on the beach or relaxing inside we are sure you want to come back again & again!


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master has it's own bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has it's own private door for access to the hall bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
1 Phone ,3 Cable TVs, Full size Washer & Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, 2 Elevators, Outdoor Pool with swim-thru to Indoor Pool, Bike Racks w/ bikes that may be borrowed, some Covered Parking, Parking for 2 cars per unit. Fitness room and card room/library on third floor of the building.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Vilonia, Arkansas

Great Condo

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful condo with a gorgeous balcony. The balcony has the best view and plenty of room to have the whole family hang out at the end of the day. It was one of our favorite places to be. The owner was a pleasure to work with and was very patient and accommodating when we got there earlier than expected. The only drawback to our vacation was the elevator breaking down on "check out" day. We ended up having to make 3 trips down 10 flights of stairs to get our stuff packed in the car because of the long wait for the one elevator that was still working (and the many, many people waiting for it). Of course this is not the owners fault by any means and I have to admit after all the good food we had we needed the exercise! LOL. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo

  • 5 of 5

Condo was very clean, quiet, and comfortable. Located close to many restaurants, The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed our stay! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! The condo was great and the view was even better. Awesome people to work with when trying to plan our trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great condo.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southwest Michigan

Great Condo + Great Weather = Great Memories

  • 4 of 5

Our family traveled to Gulf Shores for the first time in several years. We selected the condo at Island Royale, and we were pleased with our stay. We brought our two children, who are both under the age of 7. The Condo was even better than the pictures. The bubbled out balcony gave us a perfect view. The kitchen was more than equipped for our needs, and the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The furniture in the living room was great for relaxing between trips to the white sand beaches below. We would recommend this condo, especially for families.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookland, ar

Wonderful spot for great family memories!

  • 5 of 5

We are so thankful that we were able to have a wonderful family vacation at such a beautiful spot. The condo was great, had everything we needed, was very clean, and had an amazing view! The sound of the ocean while we slept all night was wonderful. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Pensacola, Fl
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The HangOut
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Dolphin Island
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The HangOut & Papa Rocco
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Gulf Shores
Car: recommended

Dinner theatre, shuttle to MS Casinos, Outlet Mall Shopping, Blue Angel Air Shows in Pensacola,NEW Gulf State Zip Line Park, Hot Air Balloon Shows, Boat Races, Wine Tastings, Coffee Shops, Biking & Hiking, Wilflife Viewing, Laser Tag, Amusement Parks (water & rides), Zoo with Petting Zoo, Fishing & Deep Sea Fishing, Boutique Shopping


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
Hangout Music Fest 2017
May 18 2017 - May 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Deposit $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Parking Pass $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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