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Relaxing Gulf View From the 5 X 17 Foot Balcony.


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Physical Location - 6th. Floor. Unit #5507.



Recently Remodeled! Gulf Shores Plantation is a gated (24 hour security), family friendly resort that is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with thousands of feet of beach frontage. This resort is beautifully landscaped and offers many amenities. Come enjoy all of the 6 outdoor pools. I SPOKE WITH THE CONTRACTOR, 11/30/2015 AND WAS TOLD THE NEW INDOOR POOL WILL BE UP AND RUNNING DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF DECEMBER, 2015. There are also tennis, basketball and shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, exercise room, putting green, outdoor charcoal grills and picnic tables. On site there is also a casual eatery that offers Starbucks coffee, food, spirits and for added enjoyment, walk next door the the nationally ranked Kiva Dunes golf course for a round of golf.

Our 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, non-smoking condo is newly updated and decorated. The unit has a beautiful gulf view that can be enjoyed on the balcony where you can also hear the sounds of the waves.

The kitchen is equipped with all new major appliances, refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and blender. The stove has a ceramic glass cook top. There are also 3 bar stools that pull up to the kitchen island. The dining table accommodates 6 people.

Enjoy the new 40' flat screen TV in the living room along with a Blu-ray player.

The master bedroom offers a queen size Tempur-Pedic bed with a new comforter. The guest bedroom has 2 twin size beds with new comforters. Both bathrooms have tub/shower combinations. The master bedroom has its own private bath and 19' flat screen TV with Blu-ray player. There is a Lazy-Boy sleeper sofa in the living room if you need additional room for guests. The living room also has a very comfortable Lazy-Boy recliner.

There is free WiFi located throughout the resort. A fun game room is also located on site. A laundry facility is located in the building. Our building has an elevator and there are butlers carts available to help bring your luggage to and from your car.

For all you men who are tired of taking the trash OUT, rest easy. There is a trash chute a few feet from the elevator lobby. Walk to the end of the hall, open the chute door, throw the trash in and walk back to the unit down the air conditioned hall.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 6
  • 775 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2/Elevators Start Counting at 'G'.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 minimum....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a side rail for one of the twin beds in the north bedroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    If the lady responsible for cleaning the unit reports evidence of smoking an extra fee will be charged to remove the smoke smell....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1, Master, South: 1 queen

    This Bedroom Has the Tempur-Pedic Mattress....moreless

  • Bedroom 2, North Bedroom.: 2 twin/ single

    One Twin Has a Side Rail Stored Under the Bed....moreless

  • Lazy Boy Sleeper Sofa.: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Location, Living Room Along with the Lazy-Boy Recliner....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempur-Pedic mattress in the south bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Lazy-Boy sleeper sofa. Along with the sleeper sofa there is a Lazy-Boy Recliner. I have slept on the Lazy-Boy Recliner and found it very comfortable. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1, Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2, North Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • There is a Hair Dryer Under the Sink in Both Bathrooms. Well really, the hair dryers are a bit sneaky. I have found them hiding in the bedroom closets a few times....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 6 Outdoor Pools, 7 Lighted and 1 Unlighted Tennis Courts, Lighted Basketball and Shuffleboard Courts, Horseshoes, Putting Green, Exercise Room, Fax Services and ATM, Championship Golf Course (Kiva Dunes) Next Door, Outdoor Charcoal Grills and Picnic Tables. Butler Carts Are Located by the Elevators to Make Transporting of Your Belongings To and From the Condo Easier....moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • Books:

    There Are Books Located in the Lobby for Your Enjoyment....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray Player in the Living Room and Master Bedroom. Both Units Play DVD's and MP3's. Netflix is Accessed Through the Blu-ray Player in the Living Room...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Same Description as the Video Library....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    There is a 40 inch flat screen TV in the living room and a nineteen inch flat screen in the Master Bedroom. Netflix is accessed from the Blu-Ray under the 40 inch flat screen TV....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are Some Sand Toys in the Tote on the Balcony....moreless

  • Video Library:

    The Living Room Blu-ray has Access to the Inter-net. If You Have Access to Vudu, Hulu, Pandora or Netflix Just Enter Your P/W and You're Set....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    See the beach and hear the waves from the balcony....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    There is no road to cross to enjoy the beach....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Gulf Shores is 12 miles east of the condo....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    You can't see the golf course from the unit but from the front door of the building you only have a short walk to the nationally ranked Kiva Dunes....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The first image was taken from the living room sliding glass door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    The Table is Rectangular and there are Three Bar Stools at the Kitchen Peninsular. For Some Unknown Reason the Kids Like the Stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New Heat Pump, 11/2015....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Six Dryers Located in the Same Room as the Washing Machines. ...moreless

  • Elevator:

    2/Elevators Start Counting at 'G'....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    1st. Floor. See Image. CALL THE GATE GUARD FOR THE ACCESS CODE....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Heat Pump, 11/2015....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are Provided by the Cleaning Lady and Are Not to be Removed From the Unit....moreless

  • Living Room:

    New, 2012 Lazy-Boy Sleeper Sofa and Recliner. 40 inch Flat Screen TV and a Blu-Ray Player with Inter-Net Access. Netflix is on the Blu-Ray....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell Phone Signal is Strong....moreless

  • Parking:

    Outside of the Building. Plenty of Room for Cars, Boats and RV's. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking is Located at the Far End of the Parking Lot. A Public Boat Launch is Located About 100 Feet West of the Complex ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    The Telephone Instructions are Handed Out at the Gate Upon Arrival. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    Six Washing Machines, Soap, Bleach, Softener and Change Dispensers. Located on the 1st. Floor. Exceptionally Clean....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The Antenna is Located Between Our Unit and the Unit Across the Hall. The Signal is Strong....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    New, June, 2012 and it Takes the Flat Bottom Filters. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, Pans, Baking Dish, Cookie Sheet, 1 Medium and 1 Large Pizza Pan, 2 Cutting Boards Under the Kitchen Sink, 2 Electric Hand Mixers, Blender and a Coffee Maker that uses Flat Bottom Filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Eight Place Settings. Plastic Dishes and Cups for the Children are Dishwasher Safe and BPA Free....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New and Quiet....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2012 All Appliances are NEW....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New, Above the Stove/Oven Which Opens Up More Counter Space....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Usually There is Salt and Pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    LEAVE THE THERMOSTAT SET AT 3 which is 38 degrees. Setting it Higher WILL NOT Cool the Food Faster But it Will Cause the Compressor to Run for a Much Longer Time Resulting in an Early Unit Failure. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    New Stove/Oven with an Easy to Clean Glass Cook Top. The Oven has a Concealed Baking Element Which Makes Oven Cleaning Almost as Easy as Wiping a Table Top....moreless

  • Toaster:

    New, June, 2012....moreless


  • Balcony:

    The Balcony is 17 Feet by 5 Feet With New Outdoor Furniture. Waves Breaking on the Shoreline Can be Heard From the Balcony....moreless

  • Golf:

    The Kiva Dunes Gold Course is a Short Walk from Building 5....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The Grounds are Meticulously Cared for Daily....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Four Grills Two on the East and Two on the West Side of Building 5 Along with Picnic Tables....moreless

  • Tennis:

    The 7 Courts Behind Building 4 Have Lights. The Court in Front of Building 6 is Unlit. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are Jet Skis for Rent Along With Beach Umbrellas and Chairs. Para-Sailing Rental Time is also Available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There are Six Outdoor Pools....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Two Hot Tubs are Located on the First Floor of Building #5. CALL THE GATE GUARD FOR THE ACCESS CODE....moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Construction for a Heated Indoor Pool for My Building Will be Completed by the Middle of December, 2015....moreless

  • Sauna:

    Located on the First Floor of Building 5....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.8
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 11 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer Value
May 26 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 10 - Aug 11, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 6 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 28 - Mar 9, 2018
3 night min stay
$499 $1,150
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $80
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 6%


The Home Owners Association is Now Charging a $20.00 Per Vehicle Registration Fee Payable Prior to Arrival. Information about the payment process will be sent to guests when the first rental payment is received.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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51.65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Morgan
59 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack, 11 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
Walk across the Boardwalk and you are there.

Car: Necessary

Nearby Full Service Marina with Charter Fishing Boats, Fort Morgan. Public Boat Launch, Bay Side, 100 Feet West of Gulf Shores Plantation Entrance.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I was born in Massachusetts and raised in New Hampshire. I graduated from high school when I was 18. After I graduated from high school, being a standard issue boy, I just hung around the homestead, enjoyed my mothers cooking and worked an easy 40 hr. a week job. Life was ideal until one day the blissful foundation of my life was shattered. No, not shattered, vaporized. My father returned from work one evening and asked me what I planned to do. I wasn’t sure what he meant so he made it very clear. He said, “Whatever your plans are they can’t be carried out in this house.” I was firmly being asked to leave paradise. At that moment I believe I underwent all of the symptoms of shock. If that wasn’t enough three days later I received a letter from a tall, thin, white bearded man in a patriotic top hat and tuxedo stating that he wanted me. Well that was it. I was out of there for sure. I joined the Navy and ended up in the Sea-Bees. Great outfit by the way. I spent four years in the military and while serving I met my wife of forty-five years. After being discharged from the service I went to college for a while but I soon discovered that college life wasn’t for me. I was hired by AT&T and worked for them for thirty-one and three quarter years. I am retired now and have rediscovered my blissful foundation. My wife and I have two wonderful daughters who both have great husbands. Two daughters, two husbands equal four grandchildren two boys and two girls. We all live close to Birmingham, Alabama. People ask me why I didn't return to the 'North Country'. My answer, 'I don't live where water stops moving during the winter months.'

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
My wife and I purchased this condo for several reasons. One reason is I like the beach, especially the Gulf with its warm water and white sand. There are no rocks or oyster shells to step on and no seaweed to get stuck between your toes. My wife never did like the beach because when she was a little girl her parents took her to the Gulf and rented a motel room X number of miles from the beach. They had to drive to the beach, find a place to park which was usually across the road from the beach. Next they had to dodge the traffic to get to their spot on the sand which was surrounded by bunch of folks. When fun in the sun, surf and sand was over they headed back to the car. Arriving at the car they were wet and covered with sand and salt. Then came the uncomfortable ride back to the motel while shedding sand and salt crystals in the car. Gulf Shores Plantation is a very well maintained facility inside and out. Upon driving up to the building you pull under a portico to unload your vehicle out from under the sun or heaven forbid any rain that may fall. There are a number of wheeled conveyances for easy transport of your belongings to the room. Two elevators are available and the number of times we have been there I have never had to wait more than thirty seconds for the doors to open. There isn’t a road to cross to get to the beach only a short stroll across the boardwalk, to keep everyone off of the dunes, and you are on the beach. The beach is private so it is not overcrowded. When the day of fun in the sun, sand and surf is over you again cross the boardwalk to find a shower at the end of it to wash off all of the sand and salt before you return to the unit. The facility is family oriented so you won’t find wild beer parties going on up and down the beach. What more can you ask for? Well let's look at the unique benefits.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Gulf Shores Plantation is twelve miles west of Gulf Shores. That means no bumper to bumper traffic to fight but it is within a few minutes of water parks, restaurants, museums, gift shops and other entertainment in Gulf Shores. Sitting on the 5 by 17 foot balcony on the sixth floor you have an unimpeded view of the beach and you are close enough to hear the waves breaking on the shore. The unit is on the east side of the building so the balcony is bathed in the cool morning sun and shaded in the afternoon while being made more comfortable by the refreshing sea breeze which is almost always present. There are 6 outdoor pools. One of the pools is a large kiddie pool that is one foot deep at the shallow end and about five feet at the deep end. I believe the shallow end takes up more area than the deep end. Two hot tubs are located in Building #5. THE NEW INDOOR HEATED POOL WILL BE READY BY 12/16/2015. Tennis lovers will find seven lighted courts and one unlit. Seven horse shoe pits, one basketball court, two shuffleboard courts, a Jerry Pate Signature Golf Course and a putting green to satisfy most all sports lovers. Para sailing is available as well as jet skis to rent. An exercise room is on site to keep you in shape along with a game room to, I guess, keep your reflexes in shape. Charcoal grills and picnic tables are located around the building. Satellite TV with HBO and Disney is in each unit. Wi-Fi is throughout the building. If you have to work while on vacation The Plantation offers FAX services and an ATM. The Connections located at the south end of the building is a wireless hot spot and has an in-obscured view of the beach. Starbucks coffee, pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, iced daiquiris, wine, beer, mixed drinks along with other foods are served there. A gift shop is also located in Connections. Limited grocery items along with ice can also be found in Connections. Family oriented, a 24 hr. gate guard, security patrols in the parking lot.

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Relaxing Gulf View From the 5 X 17 Foot Balcony.

    Relaxing Gulf View From the 5 X 17 Foot Balcony.

  • Colorful Dining Room that Seats Six Comfortably.

    Colorful Dining Room that Seats Six Comfortably.

  • Restful Master Bedroom with a Tempur-Pedic Mattress and a Door to the Balcony.

    Restful Master Bedroom with a Tempur-Pedic Mattress and a Door to the Balcony.

  • Nautical Second Bedroom.

    Nautical Second Bedroom.

  • Exceptionally Maintained Entrance as Well as the Surrounding Grounds.

    Exceptionally Maintained Entrance as Well as the Surrounding Grounds.

  • The Bay Can be Seen Looking North from the Balcony

    The Bay Can be Seen Looking North from the Balcony

  • Shuffleboard Courts and Basketball Court with Bleachers, Background

    Shuffleboard Courts and Basketball Court with Bleachers, Background

  • Two Hot Tubs on the First Floor Beside the Exercise Room.

    Two Hot Tubs on the First Floor Beside the Exercise Room.

  • Food, Toys, Drinks, Starbucks Coffee and some Grocery Items.

    Food, Toys, Drinks, Starbucks Coffee and some Grocery Items.

  • There are so Many Naturally Beautiful Beachscapes.

    There are so Many Naturally Beautiful Beachscapes.

  • Fishing With a Friend at Sunset.

    Fishing With a Friend at Sunset.

  • Newly Furnished Living Room with a View of the Gulf Through the Glass Door.

    Newly Furnished Living Room with a View of the Gulf Through the Glass Door.

  • Complete Kitchen Updated 06/04/2012 with New Appliances.

    Complete Kitchen Updated 06/04/2012 with New Appliances.

  • Colorful Master Bathroom.

    Colorful Master Bathroom.

  • Aquatic Second Bathroom.

    Aquatic Second Bathroom.

  • Portico Entrance to Keep You Dry and Out of the Sun While Unloading and Loading.

    Portico Entrance to Keep You Dry and Out of the Sun While Unloading and Loading.

  • Four of Seven Lit Tennis Courts.

    Four of Seven Lit Tennis Courts.

  • Horseshoe Pits.

    Horseshoe Pits.

  • Equipment in the Exercise Room.

    Equipment in the Exercise Room.

  • 6 Washers and Dryers in an Exceptionally Clean Area.

    6 Washers and Dryers in an Exceptionally Clean Area.

  • Color on the White Sand Where the Children Play.

    Color on the White Sand Where the Children Play.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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