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Luxurious and Breathtaking in Gulf Shores, Right on the Beach.

Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Enjoy Upscale Amenities at the Colonnades

The Colonnades is a 20-story building, built in 2006, that has 53 units, with just three units per floor. It has a superior amenity level which includes a fully equipped fitness center, hot tub, saunas, and large swimming pool with solarium on the second floor.

This unit features the following amenities:

•Ceramic tile flooring in main living areas

•Large balcony with entrances to living area and master bedroom

•Granite counter tops in the kitchen, wet bar and bathrooms

•Wet bar and sink in living room

•Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom

•Large separate two person shower in master bathroom

•Double vanity in master bathroom

•Large private toilet area in master bathroom

•Upgraded plumbing fixtures in each bath and all sinks

•High-end furnishings

•Walk-in closet in master bedroom

•Premium stainless steel appliances

•Floor to ceiling glass across entire South and West beach- front sides

•West Balcony faces the bay with entrances to two bedrooms

•Large laundry room with shelving

•Fiber optic wiring and high-speed internet access

•Texture coated and sealed decking on balconies

•Large panoramic windows in living area

•Tasteful, new decor

Cook everything from snacks to huge, special meals in this kitchen that is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, stove, refrigerator/freezer, toaster, blender, coffeemaker, mixer and goes beyond necessities with all utensils and dishware. There is ample space for food and supplies and the granite bar offers seating for four. A telephone with free local service is provided along with high speed DSL internet connection with unlimited use.

Relax in the large living area where there is a sofa with queen-sized sleeper, a flat screen TV with cable and DVD/CD surround sound stereo system. A wet bar with sink has all the glassware needed for entertaining. Enjoy the sunsets where the floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed views to the South and to the West as you step out the sliding glass doors that open to the large gulf-front balcony with full patio set.

Make doing the laundry fun, as well as helpful, in this spacious laundry room that provides plenty of room for storage along with the washer, dryer, iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner, broom, mop, bucket and other cleaning tools.

Each of the four bedrooms has a TV, DVD, CD player, and alarm clock; the master bedroom also has a stereo and entrance to the gulf-front balcony. Two bedrooms share the balcony facing the bay.

Savor the stylish atmosphere and the amenities that are luxurious, but rest assured that you will feel comfortable and relaxed in this unit at the Colonnades!

More Details

Laura Mohar
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Laura Mohar

My husband, Ed, and I are both accountants who live in Houston, TX. We have a son and a daughter, 5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. We both love and enjoy the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach area and how friendly everyone in Alabama seems to be. Ed made my dream come true to own a property right on the beach in 2008 and we were able to buy another larger property in 2012.

Laura Mohar purchased this condo in 2012

Why Laura Mohar chose Alabama

The Colonnades is a gorgeous upscale property built in 2006 with 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths with 2104 square feet and a 26 foot wide huge balcony. We wanted a place that allowed plenty of room for family for fun beach vacations. When we saw the amazing views of the Gulf, the beach and the sunsets from the floor to ceiling windows on the South and West walls, we were sold. Waking up in the master bedroom, the view makes you feel like you're right on the water.

What makes this condo unique

The Colonnades has a retractable, clear cover for its pool and Jacuzzi for the Winter, that still allows you to enjoy the gorgeous Gulf views, but protects you from the weather. There are only 3 units per floor and only 53 in the building so there is always plenty of room on the beach.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Luxurious and Breathtaking in Gulf Shores, Right on the Beach.
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews
Pinson Alabama

Family Vacation at Gulf Shores

  • 5 of 5

This condo was everything it was listed to be. The balcony on the 11th floor left us with a great view of the ocean and beach. The pool was great. The condo had everything we needed to make our stay a pleasure. The condo was well maintained. If you are looking for a place to stay where the beaches are great and you can sleep quiet every night you have found it. The owners were great and helped me thru the rental process.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This condo is amazing! It's on the 11th floor and has a GIANT balcony with a great view of the gulf. The condo has 3 nice regular rooms and a fantastic master bedroom with a large bathroom complete with 2-person shower and a jacuzzi. The condo is well-maintained, has nice furniture, and comes with a lot of the daily necessities (plates, dishes, towels, utensils, etc.) Would definitely stay here again. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton, AL

Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautifully decorated and very spacious condo! I am always nervous booking vacation rentals for my family because if it isn't as good as described, well, I get the blame. haha! This condo certainly was everything we anticipated. We have two new babies in the family, so we were pleased to find a basket of toys for tots! The beds and sheets were very comfortable, although the pull out sofa wasn't that great. But are they ever? The kitchen was very well stocked with utensils, cookware, etc, however, we found the cabinet layout a little lacking. Each morning we enjoyed our coffee from the balcony while watching the dolphins play! The wifi quit working the 3rd day we were there. However, I don't think it's the property's fault. We were there during the busiest time of year, so I'm sure internet connections were slow everywhere. I'm just happy my neice was able to finish her online mid-term before we lost service. I would like to say, although we loved the room, the balcony, the view, the soft sheets, the pool and hot tub, the property's best ammenity is LOCATION! Not only did we have plenty of room on the beach, while other complexes were shoulder to shoulder crowded, the convenience of being so close to restaurants, shopping, and other activites without heavy traffic was a VERY nice surprise! I would definitely recommend this property and condo to anyone! My family approved and so will yours!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I spent a week at this condo and wish I hadn't. The interior paint job is laughable. They touched up paint spots all over the place and never painted the walls over completely so it looks bad - I understand now it was probably so the owners could spend as little as possible. Some of the amenities such as the garbage cans, disposal, and ice machine were either broken or worked poorly. When I arrived the tv wasn't working in one of the rooms, when I contacted the owner she was of no help at all and seemed to make more excuses not to have to do anything than want to help. There's lots of these condos on the beach, find a different one with a owner that cares about the quality of your stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The renters before these came in for Hang Out Fest had spilled coffee on and down some of the walls. A touch up was attempted when there wasn't time before these guests arrived, but apparently it wasn't successful. After their stay, we repainted all the damaged walls. When these guests left they left so many items and trash behind that the cleaning staff had to call me to have me call them to be sure that they were indeed out of the condo. Every light in the condo was left on, the cleaner took out 3 large black trash bags of garbage, and there were multiple clothing items and several bottles of liquor left behind. A piece of a joint was found under the sofa. Leaves, stems, and seeds were found around the edges of the glass on top of the coffee table, and the huge wooden foot of the sofa was completely broken off of the couch. One of the guests had reported 1 of the tvs not working, but refused to check the connection at the wall when I requested that he make sure it was plugged in. After they left it was discovered that someone had indeed bumped the connection and it took 3 seconds to get the tv working again. There was nothing at all found to be wrong with the garbage disposal, which was never reported to us as not working. At any condo repairs do arise and we make every attempt to correct any problems that are reported to us. This review seems to be terribly unfair to a very good condo with gorgeous views, beautiful furniture, and that is well equipped. As prospective guests can see from our other reviews, most people find us very easy to work with and very accommodating. Perhaps these guests thought that the best defense was a good offense.
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Memphis, Tennessee

Girls trip for golf and beach

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Condo was great. Would stay again. Digital key entrance was a great plus.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans

Waves and Warmth

  • 5 of 5

This condo is nicely appointed with all the amenities and space needed for a great family beach stay. We stayed 6 nights with our two grown daughters and their children (girl 5 yrs plus 3 boys 3, 5, 8). There was plenty of room for sleeping/chilling. The kids played on the beach ALL DAY building sand castles, boogie boarding and sea shell collecting. We all swam in the pool after dinner. The kitchen gave us plenty of room for cooking family dinners (we never dined out because no one wanted to leave). The balcony was great for people watching and our binoculars were great for watching birds and all the water sports like para sailing and jet skis. It is located close to a state park which is protected, keeping us away from the crowds. We did not have to wait for elevators (like similar larger complexes) and the beach was right there! We found a slice of heaven and peace away from our everyday work- life. We all agreed our family built memories to draw from for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Sea and Suds
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kiva Dunes, Lost Key, Peninsula Golf and Racquet
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 59
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Sea and Suds
Car: recommended

The Hangout is about a mile away. The Gulf State Park is right next door. 'The Little Zoo that Could,' a Water Park, and miniature golf are about 2 miles away. Less than 10 miles away is the Floribama, the Tanger Outlet Mall, Books a Million, Bed Bath and Beyond, Lowe's, Home Depot and many more stores. There are many area lakes. 30 miles away in Pensacola, FL is the Naval Aviation Museum.


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 22 2016 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Parking $25 each-LIMIT 2 $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

A premium applies for holidays and special events.
VRBO and HomeAway websites limit guests to 9 Renters so our "Charge Additional Guest Fee" indicates an additional per day fee for over 9 guests, when it actually only applies for over 10 guests.

Security Deposit is due within 7 days of booking to hold the reservation.
Rental, Cleaning, and State/County/City taxes amount is due 45 to 60 days prior to start of reservation and can be paid in installments.
Travelers and Bank checks, Money Orders & Personal checks (if time permits to clear) are accepted.
Use of PayPal or Credit Cards requires Renter to pay a convenience fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2104 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , The shower holds 2 people with 2 seats and 2 shower heads.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All of the bathrooms have granite countertops and are the higher more comfortable height. The master bath has two sinks, a double shower with 2 seats, and 2 adjustable height, stationary or removable to allow it be hand held, shower heads, as well as a separate room for the toilet area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in the living room
  • There are 4 bedrooms and the sectional sofa in the living room makes out into a queen-sized bed with a memory foam mattress. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, bedroom 2 has a queen-sized bed, bedroom 3 has two twin beds, and bedroom number 4 has a queen-sized bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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