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Island Shores, On Beach, Ground Floor, pool, Ideal Location, walk to Hangout

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights


About the property

Ground floor convenience, directly on beach, end unit

Island Shores offers a great location on the beautiful white sandy beach which is is DIRECTLY on the Gulf. Please call owner, Barb 303-564-2048 to discuss any details. Must be 25 to rent this condo which is STRICTLY enforced with proper ID.

This low density complex, (only 59 condos) means the beaches are less crowded than the larger complexes. This location is on the ground floor, no elevators or stairs to use to carry your luggage or access the beach. Our condo offers gulf views and is conveniently located within WALKING distance to the State Park Pier and beachfront restaurants including Sea and Suds, Pink Pony and the Hangout. Island Shores is centrally located approximately 1/2 mile east from Gulf Shores Public Beach where Highway 59 ends and approximately 1/2 mile from the State Fishing Pier.

This is an end corner unit 3 bedroom 3 bath condo on the east side of building right on the scenic east beach with many windows.

Please call to discuss details.

Island Shores also has a private pool on this property located conveniently near our condo.

Please call so I can answer any questions, phone conversation required prior to reserving dates.

Each Parking pass is $17

Free WIFI.


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Keywords: beachfront, oceanfront, ground floor, pool, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, walking distance to restaurants and shopping, Gulf Shores, Alabama, Hangout Music Festival, Sea N Suds, beach, snowbirds, fishing, dolphin cruise, Gulf Coast, Emerald Coast, sandy beach, relax, low density complex, golf, tennis state pier

More Details

Barb Arne
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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Barb Arne

Our family are original owners of this beachfront condo. We have enjoyed many vacations in Gulf Shores and we are always excited to see the new attractions to visit beyond the beach. Gulf Shores is a great place to build family memories. We always wish we could spend more time there.

Barb Arne purchased this condo in 1981

Why Barb Arne chose Gulf Shores

We love the location of Island Shores directly on the beach with great views. We love to walk the beach as this condo is located between the State Park Pier and the Gulf Shores Public Beach with many great restaurants. Walking to destinations is very convenient. Our condo has been renovated and redecorated recently.

What makes this condo unique

The ground floor access and beach view attracted our family to buy this condo before the building was built, no stairs or elevators. This is an end unit with 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, with easy beach and pool access.

Also very easy to walk to beach attractions, restaruants and shops.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Full bathrooms 1 attached to master 1 attached to bedroom #2 1 accessible to bedroom #3 and living area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large bedroom and large walk-in closet
  • sofa sleeper in Living room pulls out to a queen sleeper
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Great kite flying with the coastal breeze on a beautiful open beach front. Night time fun star watching on the balcony or chasing sand crabs by flashlight. on the beach enjoy a game of volleyball, frisbee, and shell seeking padded chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas are available to rent on the beach


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Island Shores, On Beach, Ground Floor, pool, Ideal Location, walk to Hangout
average rating of 4.731707 based on 41 reviews

Beautiful view of a beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to have space for our grandchildren's visit. The staff is very friendly.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The beach, perfect. First floor, the best. Decor, outdated.

  • 3 of 5

Vacation is about family time, so being together is #1! But it would have been nice if the condo had a complete overhaul on decor and bedding! It looks like everything was purchased from Goodwill 20 years ago. Not what you expect when you are planning an exciting week at the beach! Another thing that was bothersome is that when we arrived the cleaning lady didn’t finish changing our bedding before we arrived. We assumed it had to do with the oncoming of Hurricane Nate, but a courtesy note would have been appreciated, instead of sleeping on previously used sheets! Yuck!! Speaking of beds, in the description it says King, Queen and twins. But it’s a King, Full and twins. Not fun when it’s 2 sets of moms and dads. A full bed when a little one wants to crawl into bed with you because it’s a new place. And GET TVS IN EVERY ROOM!! Ridiculous!! When you’ve been out all day and want to settle down at night, watching the news while in bed is a must! The living room TV is highjacked by the kids with cartoons. A run to Bed, Bath and Beyond and Homegoods and Wal-Mart for just a couple $100 TVs and then to IKEA for a Queen Bed would make the stay superb instead of just eh. I can even overlook the hideous carpeting. Until then, we will search for another place, even though we loved the location.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you did not enjoy our condo, you are the first one ever. I had the middle room bed meaured and it is 60 inches wide which is a Queen sized bed. All the bedding had just come back from the cleaners and the newer bedpsreads may not have been the ones you saw on the beds. Many have told me they love the decor as it has a beach theme. The pictures on this website should be accurate for how the condo looks.
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Very convenient location with all the essential items you would find at home to make your stay nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location which was very close to pool area. Beds were comfortable. Loved having 3 full baths!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easy access and overall stay was really good

  • 5 of 5

Ground floor was a plus and we had easy access to the beach. Everything was close and we could walk to the restaurants and The Hangout. It was only a short ride to the dolphin tours and any activities we wanted to do. Condo was comfortable and well stocked for our stay. We would like to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, TN


  • 5 of 5

Awesome condo!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gadsden, AL

Great location and owner was friendly and easy to contact regarding any questions.

  • 4 of 5

Great location and owner was friendly and easy to contact regarding any questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Shores offers sugar white sandy beaches, excellent state fishing pier and deep sea fishing, boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, boogie boarding, golf, tennis, water parks, interactive zoo, dolphin cruises,go carts, fine arts, shopping, restaurants, nature trails, bike, stand up paddleboards and kayak rentals available.

*watch for dolphins playing, rolling and swimming from the balcony- usually early am and dinnertime on calm days

Island Shores in Gulf Shores is an excellent destination for families as it is very conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and the State Park fishing pier.

Visit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, shop the Tanger Outlet Mall

Keywords: beachside, oceanside, Hang Out, Ground Floor, Shrimp Festival, Mullet Toss,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $350

$350 refundable reservation/damage deposit required
$24 fee for each parking pass -limit 2
Price Reductions may be available for longer stays- check with Barb
Please check calendar on this site for availability
Minimum AGE of 25 to rent strictly enforced.
$100 cancellation fee, 60 day cancellation notice required for rental payment refund, ask Barb if there are questions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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