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Inquiries are Beginning for Spring and Summer. Hear the Waves from the Balcony.

Gulf Shores, AL, USA
  • Condo775 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

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

AS OF MAY 1, 2016 THE GULF SHORES PLANTATION HOME OWNERS "PRESIDENT" HAS INITIATED A "REGISTRATION FEE" OF $20.00 PER VEHICLE. YOU WILL BE ISSUED A PARKING PASS THAT WILL BE VALID DURING YOUR STAY.

YOU WILL LOVE THE LARGE SECLUDED BEACHES THAT GULF SHORES PLANTATION HAS TO OFFER!! OUR UNIT HAS A GREAT OCEAN VIEW!!

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. A new indoor pool was opened 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 a full service restaurant, The Sassy Bass, "Island Grill", and for added enjoyment, walk next door the the nationally ranked Kiva Dunes golf course for a round of golf.

UNIT FEATURES!!

NEW UPDATE!!! January, 2018. The aged carpeting has been replaced throughout with a rustic plank vinyl flooring. New exterior windows and doors have been installed. The guest bathroom wallpaper has been removed and the walls painted. Surge suppressor power strips with USB charging ports have been placed within easy reach on both sides of the queen size bed in the Master Bedroom and one each for the twin beds in the Guest Bedroom. Both bathrooms have new 3000K LED vanity lights. The kitchen has a new 6000K LED ceiling fixture that eliminates most shadows and that dull fluorescent look. There is a new light fixture over the dinning room table.

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, 06, 2012, major appliances, refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and a 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. I know because I slept on it a few times.

There is free Wi-Fi located throughout the resort. The Wi-Fi Access Point is located inside the condo over the entry door.

A laundry facility that takes credit cards is located on the first floor. Our building has two elevators and there are butlers carts available to help take 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.

Owner

Marty King

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
70%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Marty King

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.'

Marty King purchased this Condo in 2012

Why Marty King chose Fort Morgan

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.

What makes this Condo unique

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 OPENED ITS DOORS 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. 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 Sassy Bass Restaurant opened the "Island Grill", a full service restaurant, on the ground floor, ocean side of the building. The food and service is excellent. Prices go from "beans and rice" to steak and lobster. No driving to find a good place to eat. Take the elevator to the ground floor, walk to the ocean end of the building, sit down and be served from a menu loaded with fabulous selections. Family oriented, a 24 hr. gate guard, security patrols in the parking lot day and night.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1, Master, South
        1 queen, This Bedroom Has the Tempur-Pedic Mattress.
      • Bedroom 2, North Bedroom.
        2 twin/ single, One Twin Has a Side Rail Stored Under the Bed.
      • Lazy Boy Sleeper Sofa.
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Location, Living Room Along with the Lazy-Boy Recliner.
      • Queen size Bed (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. Power strip surge suppressors with USB charging ports have been installed on each side of the queen size bed and one each for each of the twin beds. All suppressors are within easy reach so you don't have to crawl on your hands and knees to look for an electrical outlet and then discover your charge cord is three inches too short.

      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.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          See the beach and hear the waves from the balcony.
        • Beachfront
          There is no road to cross to enjoy the beach.
        • Downtown
          Gulf Shores is 12 miles east of the condo.
        • 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.
        • Ocean View
          The first image was taken from the living room sliding glass door.

          Theme

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

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • 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.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      New Heat Pump, 11/2015.
                    • Elevator
                      2/Elevators. The Elevators Start Registering Floors With the Letter 'G' and Not With the Number ONE.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      1st. Floor. See Image. The Indoor Pool Key Gives Access.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      New Heat Pump, 11/2015.
                    • Internet
                      There is a high speed Wi-Fi access point inside the condo above the entry door.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens are Provided by the Cleaning Lady and Are Not to be Removed From the Unit.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Six Dryers Located in the Same Room as the Washing Machines. The Dryers ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.
                    • Mobile Phone
                      Cell Phone Signal is Strong.
                    • Parking
                      Outside of the Building. Plenty of Room for Cars, Boats and RV's.
                    • 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 on Highway 180.
                    • Telephone
                      Cell phone signals in the condo are at maximum.
                    • Towels Provided
                      TOWELS ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN FROM THE CONDO.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Six Washing Machines, Soap, Bleach, Softener and Change Dispensers. Located on the 1st. Floor. Exceptionally Clean. The Washing Machines ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Signal Strength is maximum.
                    • Free Wifi

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchen
                          2012 All Appliances are NEW.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          New, June, 2012 and it Takes the Flat Bottom Filters.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Eight Place Settings. Plastic Dishes and Cups for the Children are Dishwasher Safe and BPA Free.
                        • Dishwasher
                          New and Quiet.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • 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.
                        • Microwave
                          New, Above the Stove/Oven Which Opens Up More Counter Space.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Usually There is Salt and Pepper.
                        • Refrigerator
                          LEAVE THE THERMOSTAT SET AT 3 (38 degrees). Setting it to MAX WILL NOT Cool the Food Faster. It Will Cause the Compressor to Run NON-STOP and STOP the Auto Defrost Raising the Temp. in the WHOLE UNIT.
                        • 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.
                        • Toaster
                          New, October, 2017.

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              The Table is Rectangular and there are Three Bar Stools at the Kitchen Peninsular. For Some Unknown Reason the Kids Like the Stools.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  There Are Books Located in the Lobby for Your Enjoyment.
                                • 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
                                • Music Library
                                  Same Description as the Video Library.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  HD Channels.
                                • 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.
                                • Toys
                                  There are Some Sand Toys in the Tote on the Balcony. The Inventory is Always Changing.
                                • Video Library
                                  The Living Room Blu-ray has Access to the Internet. If You Have Access to Vudu, Hulu, Pandora or Netflix Just Enter Your P/W and You're Set. DON'T FORGET TO SIGN-OUT BEFORE YOU CHECK-OUT.

                                  Outside

                                    • Balcony
                                      The Balcony is 17 Feet by 5 Feet With New Outdoor Furniture. Waves Breaking on the Shoreline Can be Heard From the Balcony.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      There is a Bike Rack at the Front of the Building BUT You Must BYOB.
                                    • Boat
                                      There is a Boat Launch About 100 Feet to the West of the Condo Complex BUT as With the Bikes You Must BYOB. There is Room at the Far End of the Parking Lot for Boats and Campers.
                                    • Golf
                                      The Kiva Dunes Gold Course is a Short Walk from Building 5.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The Grounds are Meticulously Cared for Daily.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Four Grills Two on the East and Two on the West Side of Building 5 Along with Picnic Tables.
                                    • Tennis
                                      The 7 Courts Behind Building 4 Have Lights. The Court in Front of Building 6 is Unlit.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      There are Jet Skis for Rent Along With Beach Umbrellas and Chairs. Para-Sailing Rental Time is also Available.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          There are Six Outdoor Pools.
                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Two New Hot Tubs are Located on the First Floor of the Building. The Key Cards for the Indoor Pool Will Give Access to the Room.
                                        • Indoor Pool
                                        • Private Pool
                                          There are Two Key Cards to the New Indoor Pool Hanging to the Right of the Entry Door. The Key Cards are Used for the Hot Tubs and Exercise Room.
                                        • Sauna
                                          Located on the First Floor of Building 5.

                                          Attractions

                                            • museums
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • cinemas
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • shuffleboard
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Full Service Restaurant, The Sassy Bass "Island Grill" on the First Floor Ocean Side of the Building, 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              32 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful4.8/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              It was a great place right next to the beach and the kitchen, bathroom etc were good!

                                                              Julie H.

                                                              It was a great place right next to the beach. Easy to access and lots of room. It was great having two bathrooms with showers and the balcony was the perfect view! I would recommend this place! Thank you!!

                                                              Loved this property. The location and activities available were fantastic.

                                                              Heidi D.

                                                              Everything is so close making it easy to keep kids entertained without losing the ability to just relax. The view was great. I think the Sassy Bass restaurant has become my families new favorite... which is really saying something because my kids never agree on food choices. We loved that there were extra activities available. It was perfect for our short getaway!

                                                              Beautiful View, Family-Friendly and Plenty to do!

                                                              Amber Y.

                                                              Marty,

                                                              We can not thank you enough for letting us stay in your beautiful condo! We loved being able to see both the Oceanside and the bay side. Your condo was well equipped with everything we needed and then some. We enjoyed the beach items you have provided, it was nice not to buy/rent and know we didn’t have to bring that stuff back with us. We will definitely recommend your place and stay here again!

                                                              Good value and a very good owner to deal with.

                                                              Brian N.

                                                              It was as advertised. Very comfortable with a wonderful beach at our door. It was a little far to Gulf Shores and groceries. We enjoyed our stay.

                                                              Great time relaxing at the beach!

                                                              Amy M.Madison

                                                              This was our first visit and we loved it! The condo was very comfortable with plenty of room for a family of three or four. The kitchen was very well appointed and the unit was clean and really cute. We had a beach view and spent hours walking and collecting shells, etc. Even when we were inside the condo we could hear the waves! Parking was great. Everything was very simple and just went very smooth. We were very happy.

                                                              Very nice

                                                              Bethany D.

                                                              The view was great! Very quiet. Loved the boardwalk directly to the beach. Very family oriented. The carpet was in the process of being replaced on the floor we stayed on. So that was a little bit of an inconvenience. The room could be updated, but overall was a great place to stay.

                                                              Location

                                                              Gulf Shores, AL, USA

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

                                                              Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              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.

                                                              $125avg/night
                                                              32 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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