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Directly on the Beach-Great Balcony-Close to Everything

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

You will love the view from the 7th floor balcony. You are just steps from the white sand and water in the Gulf. In July 2014 ABC's Good Morning America rated Gulf Shores one of the 5 favorite vacation places in the U.S. USA Today on June 27, 2012 rated the water at Gulf Shores beaches at 5 stars, the top rating. The Travel Channel named Gulf Shores as on of the best 5 beachs.

Relax on the balcony directly on the gulf. Enjoy morning coffee or an afternoon drink and watch the sunset from a 7th floor view.

The entire condo has new tile flooring for the best in casual living and freshly painted in March 2015.

This Gulf front unit looks out on pure white sand and beautiful gulf water. The outdoor table and chairs offer you the perfect place to have coffee and meals or to simply put your feet up on an ottoman and relax with a good book.

Inside the condo you will find upscale furnishings and decorations, fresh paint as of March 2015. With 9 foot ceilings, sofa and love seat and a 40 inch flat screen TV with DVD in the living area you will feel like you are on a luxurious vacation in the Caribbean. As in the living area, the master bedroom opens to the balcony and is beautifully furnished with a king size bed, with new mattress, and flat screen TV. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and allows guests to enjoy their own TV also. Each bedroom has a full private bath allowing for the privacy you deserve. Should you need it, a sleeper sofa in the living area converts easily into an additional bed.

Guests can sit comfortably around the beautiful wooden table for leisure dining or playing cards or other games. A full granite bar seats two guests and provides a handy place for snacking or visiting with the cook. The spacious kitchen has granite counter tops throughout and ample dishes and equipment to make your stay quite pleasant. This condo has a full size washer and dryer so you don’t have to return home with dirty clothes, and the large hot water heater provides plenty of hot water for washing bodies, dishes and clothes all at the same time.

Crystal Shores is within easy walking distance of everything in Gulf Shores, including shopping and restaurants. The complex is only 88 units with 6 units per floor which allows for an uncrowded beach and comfortable use of both the indoor and outdoor swim-through pools. Comfortable wooden beach loungers and umbrellas may be rented by the day or week. If you like to cook outdoors, you will find BBQ grills waiting for you on the ground floor and you can work off that extra hamburger in the workout/exercise room and sauna on the 2rd, lobby level, floor. The exercise room and pool area are the best on the beach (see photos). Enjoy a game of pool on the free pool table available to guests.

Wired and wireless internet is free for guests in our condo so you have easy access to all internet needs. We believe you will appreciate that this is a non smoking and “no pets are allowed” unit.


Pier 33 grocery store is across the street for any needed food, drinks or other necessities.

This condo is our home away from home and we believe you will enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to come to our condo to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of being on the ocean with all the luxury of a first class condo. You will not want to go home!





Call: 817-800-7372

Keywords: Gulf Front Condo with all the features you need for a great vacation

More Details

John R. Marshall
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About John R. Marshall

We have been going to the Gulf Coast for 30 plus years and finally bought in Gulf Shores. It is the best place to go!

We own this condo and one other 2 building to the east. Both are gulf front 2 bed, 2 bath units. If one is occupied, we can help with availability of the other unit.

John R. Marshall purchased this condo in 2011

Why John R. Marshall chose Gulf Shores

We have been vacationing in this area since the early 70's and all our children still come every year. A great, economical area to enjoy the white sand and the warm gulf water.

What makes this condo unique

Comfortable furnishings and tile floors with enhance your stay. The large flat screen television.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not sit on furniture with wet clothing or sunscreen. Report any damage to guard your deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both baths are tub showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

Awesome !

  • 5 of 5

Great condo. Steps away from the beach. Everything you need and very clean. John Marshall is awesome to work with. 100% would book this condo again. C Brown.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great condo right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Nice condo with a large balcony. All modern amenities except no hair dryer. I would definitely stay here again. We loved our vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time for a review. We had perviously left a hair dryer in the condo, but unfortunately they disappear! Come again. John
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Fairhope, AL

Worth the time

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got exactly what we wanted - a quiet week at the beach with a great view. The property was well appointed and comfortable. Mr. Marshall communicated exceptionally well as we prepared for our trip as well as while we were there. I would come back here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Union City, TN.

The rainbow after a short shower was icing on the cake.

  • 5 of 5

You've heard it said many times, "Its all about the view", well, you certainly get it with this condo. Direct Gulf front view and comfort in every aspect. Will definitely be going back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and well equipped condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in this comfortable condo! Dolphin watching from the balcony was a daily treat - morning and evening. I am usually "homesick" for our bed when we are away from home, but the mattress in the master bedroom was great to sink into at the end of a day on the beach. Lots of restaurants and activities within a mile - gator bites at Bahama Bob's just up the beach were great - plan to go early, walk or park across the street in public parking. We would definitely stay here again.


  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We will be back

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to this property. When something works,... My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary with a week here.


Property Owner sent clear instructions for parking, entry, etc.

Comfortable furniture, including the balcony. We spend a lot of time on the balcony.

Furnished kitchen with coffee maker, dishes, wine glasses, corkscrew, etc.

Keypad entry saves keeping up with keys.

Washer and dryer.

Great beach umbrella rental service. The cabana boys keep me in shade all week.


Daily fight with the shower curtain (I think a curved rod would fix it this and it's REALLY a minor aggravation).

Gulf Shores beach is not maintained as meticulously as Orange Beach.

All in all, a great trip and we hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comments, we will install curved shower curtains in the fall when occupancy declines. Come again. John
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Janino's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Bahama Bob's Beach Side Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
American Restaurant
Flip Flop Deli Shop - Gulf Shores
Bill’s By the Beach
Seafood Restaurant
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
Seafood Restaurant
Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
Donut Shop
Gulf Shores Public Beach
The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Yabba's Wacky Snack Shack
Ice Cream Shop
The Hangout
Seafood Restaurant
JOHN GYRO mediterranean 2
Mediterranean Restaurant
Snappy's Snowcones
Crico's Pizza & Subs
Pizza Restaurant
Shrimp Basket Gulf Shores
Seafood Restaurant
Rita's Frozen Custard
Ribs & Reds
Barbecue Restaurant
The Flying Harpoon - Kitchen 11-1 Bar 11-2
Seafood Restaurant
Papa Rocco's
Pizza Restaurant
Pink Pony Pub
Seafood Restaurant
Original Oyster House Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Mikee's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Matt's Homemade Alabama Icecream
Ice Cream Shop
Gulf Island Grill
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
New Orleans Orginal Snoballs
Ragatta Condominiums
Hog Wild BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Island Pancake House
Escape House Waterville
King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Sea N Suds
Seafood Restaurant
Duck's Coastal Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Nolan's Restaurant & Lounge
Chocolate corner
Chocolate Shop
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Cafe Beignets of Alabama
Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Hazel's Nook
Breakfast Restaurant
Fish River Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Soul Bowlz
The Cove Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Gulf Shores Dog Park
David L. Bodenhamer Center
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
Sunset Cork Room
Organic Restaurant
China Dragon
Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Pensacola, FL or Mobile, AL
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous within 1/2 mile
Nearest Beach
Property is beach front
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Parking Pass (max. 2) $20
Cleaning Fee $120
Tax Rate 11.0%

Email for special rates for returning guests and open dates.

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.