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Fantastic views, fantastic reviews, fantastic facilities!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,044 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2bath, Large Balcony With Panorama Gulf Views

Well appointed two bed, two bath condo in amenity-packed complex. Three pools, one heated and enclosed, lazy river, two large hot tubs, sauna, gym, on site management and 24 hour security. Condo has large master with king, second bedroom with queen; each has its own bath and large flat screen TV. Living area has double sleeper sectional as well as 40' TV and DVD. Thirty foot by eight foot balcony with breath-taking view of gulf is equipped with dining table and six comfy chairs for unexcelled gulf, sunset and dolphin viewing. Entry side has equally spectacular view of nearby lagoon. Granite, washer and dryer, full sized frig, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Wireless Internet provided. Easy access to the three elevators for no -waiting service.

Joy Branch
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Joy Branch

We are three friends who own properties in Gulf Shores and live here full-time. We are situated within five minutes walking distance from Crystal Towers, offering us the opportunity to give immediate response to any concerns of our vacationers.

Joy Branch purchased this condo in 2012

Why Joy Branch chose Gulf Shores

This family oriented facility has unmatched amenitites for this area. The views, the superb white, sandy beach and clean gulf water, the great amenities, the nearby golfing, and the fantastic shopping all combine to make this the perfect beach vacation area.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 16
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1044 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

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Fantastic views, fantastic reviews, fantastic facilities!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 70 reviews

Great view and very clean

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The view is fantastic - almost like being beachside. The walkway across the road make getting to the beach and pool area very easy. Hadn't stayed in a condo in a while so forgot that you have to supply your own toilet tissue. There was a nice stock of basic supplies like towels and dish towels and pot holders and hand dishwashing liquid. Had to run to store and purchase dishwasher detergent but that was an easy walk down to the Pier 33 grocery. Lots of little amenities: beach chairs and umbrella, sand bucket and small fishing net, books, board games, plenty of pots, pans, and utensils. Tile floors throughout for easy cleanup. Spacious with a full size washer and dryer. Only negative was an odd smell when we first walked in. We ran water in the sinks and tubs and put the bin of sponges out on the deck and it went away after a few hours. Otherwise a great place to stay. It was a pretty decent walk to the shrimp festival up by the public beach - took about 20-25 minutes if you didn't push yourself too hard. The Pier 33 grocery was about a 7-10 minute walk. We barely moved our car and had a great time! Would definitely stay again. Only drawback is there is not close place to grab breakfast in the morning but maybe we just didn't know where to look.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious & comfortable room with a great location

  • 5 of 5

The room was excellent and had plenty of space for 4 adults & 2 children. Stayed during Hurricane Nate & not only were the owners very good about keeping us informed about our options but the room came with several board games that kept us entertained while the storm came through. Room was clean, well equipped, and everything worked perfectly. Property had 3 very nice pools and the beach Is right off one of them.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row we have stayed at this condo and we love it! It fits our needs perfectly and Joy is great to work with! We plan to be back next year.😊?

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Loved the condo - very well equipped. Was especially nice to have the beach chairs, beach towels, and beach umbrella furnished! Beautiful view from the deck. Hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Rental Property

  • 4 of 5

This property is beautiful, updated and a wonderful home away from home.

We had a small accident, where in my daughter cut her foot on the metal guide rail of the sliding door to the balcony, but the building supervisor Jeff and the property owner Linda were very helpful and compassionate to help us get medical treatment quickly. This was a very unfortunate and rare accident that could not have been anticipated.

We had a wonderful stay at the Crystal Towers and visit to Gulf Shores. The kids loved boogy boarding on the waves, hanging out in the pools and relaxing on the beach. This is our second stay at Crystal Towers and we have every intention of returning with our entire family in the spring of 2018.

I highly recommend this property and the owners - Joy Branch. They operate with high integrity and values.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo and view

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. The condo was furnished so nice and the views and amenities were outstanding! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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
JOHN GYRO mediterranean 2
Mediterranean Restaurant
The Hangout
Seafood Restaurant
Snappy's Snowcones
Crico's Pizza & Subs
Pizza Restaurant
Shrimp Basket Gulf Shores
Seafood Restaurant
Rita's Frozen Custard
The Flying Harpoon - Kitchen 11-1 Bar 11-2
Seafood Restaurant
Ribs & Reds
Barbecue 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
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Gulf Island Grill
New Orleans Orginal Snoballs
Ragatta Condominiums
Hog Wild BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Island Pancake House
Escape House Waterville
King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Duck's Coastal Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Sea N Suds
Seafood 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
4 Miles
Gulf Shores Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
West Beach Grill
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Car ferry from Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Seven courses within
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Bahama Bob
Car: recommended

Sparkling gulf water, sugar-white sand, water park, zoo, great golf, outstanding seafood, fabulous shopping ,all make gulf shores a great vacation location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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