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Private, Ocean Front, Ground Floor 3BR Condo

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Located at MARTINIQUE ON THE GULF, this spacious ground floor three bedroom, three bath condominium affords nearly 1800 square feet of living space and offers beautiful views of the Gulf from the master bedroom, the living area and generous, private porch.

Located immediately adjacent to the unspoiled beaches of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, a premier bird-watching location, it provides unparalleled privacy and natural beauty. Wonderful for beach walks, photography, bird-watching, reading and surf fishing.

Fully-appointed kitchen includes custom cabinets, granite counters, eat-in breakfast area, refrigerator with ice-maker, under counter ice-maker, microwave, blender, coffee maker, dishwasher. Laundry area with full size washer and dryer.

Other features include 10 foot ceilings with a generous vaulted ceiling in the living and dining room with ceiling fans in the living room and all bedrooms. Dining for 13 total.

Large outdoor pool only steps away which includes a large hot tub and poolside work out room and sauna. A second pool on resort property is a heated indoor/outdoor pool with hot tub for year-round swimming. Tennis court and walking trails.

Tanger outlet shopping in nearby Foley, fishing charters, dolphin cruises, with historic Fort Morgan and Mobile Bay Ferry minutes away. Two championship golf courses, Kiva Dunes and Peninsula are nearby as well as many other area golf courses. Gulf Shores center is 11 miles (about 14 min.) away with water parks, go carts, mini golf, beachfront music at The Hangout, Zoo, Waterville USA, and Gulf State Park with Hummingbird Zip Lines. A 4 mile paved bike path leads to the State Park trails. Several bike shops will deliver the bikes to the location of your choice.

A wide array of restaurants are available on the peninsula and in the Gulf Shores area offer fresh seafood along with menus to suit any taste.

Sleeps: 6

Master Bedroom: King size bed, flat TV, DVD Player, CD

Second Bedroom: Two twin beds, flat TV/DVD

Third Bedroom: Two twin beds, flat TV/DVD

Living Room: LCD TV/VCR/DVD, Reading Library, Cordless Phone, Puzzles.



accommodations to sleep: 6

Master Bedroom: King size bed, LCD TV, DVD Player, CD

Second Bedroom: Two twin beds, LCD TV/DVD

Third Bedroom: Two twin beds, LCD TV/DVD, playpen

Living Room: LCD TV/DVD, Reading Library, Cordless Phone, Puzzles.



More Details

Dr. Richard Grayson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Dr. Richard Grayson

I am an un-retired physician originally from Selma, Alabama. I attended LSU for a year on a football scholarship, graduated from the University of Alabama and studied medicine at Tulane. I served in both the Army and the Navy and practiced ENT in Roanoke, Virginia. Martinique has always been an oasis during my years of practice in Virginia and coming there has become an essential and restorative part of my life. Happily, my wife, Rita and I have returned to the area and live an hour away in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Richard Grayson purchased this condo in 2003

Why Dr. Richard Grayson chose Alabama

What attracted me to Martinique in particular is its wonderful French Caribbean flavor and it's unique beauty. Most appealing is it's location on the quiet, unspoiled Fort Morgan peninsula.

What makes this condo unique

While all the amenities of a beach town are nearby, you will find Martinique to be quietly elegant and serene and removed from the busyness of ordinary life. It is a place to slow down and achieve complete relaxation amid the beauty of snow-white beaches. Let the rhythm of the waves and the ocean breezes refresh your spirit. Come. Relax. You'll see. It's just what the doctor ordered.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the absolute pleasure of staying in this beautiful condo March 9-16, 2013. The weather was sunny and a little cool but much warmer than my home in Minnesota! The hot tub at the pool was perfect and we spent many hours relaxing on the comfy deck chaise lounges around the pool overlooking the ocean. I don't think I have ever been on a beach as unspoiled as this. To the East you can literally walk (or run) for 8 or so miles of the Bon Secour National Refuge and not see another person. The sand is the whitest I've ever seen. We saw dolphins several days. We made a big sand castle like we were kids. The main thing we loved is we really felt like we went on vacation. It was so different to be surrounded by modern comforts yet unable to tear ourselves from the view off the patio facing the ocean. We watched sunrise there with our coffee, we had lunch out there, and we enjoyed a nice glass of wine on the bench along the boardwalk heading down to the beach...perfect place to see the sunset. Plan on returning every year to get recharged.
Mar 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Private, Ocean Front, Ground Floor 3BR Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
St. Louis, MO

A Most Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This condo at Martinique by The Gulf was exactly as it was promised. CLEAN! Beautifully furnished with everything we could need or want. The only time we left the premises was for groceries and a couple of dinners out. We were so comfortable that we had a real downtime vacation and felt no need to run around! We met some other renters who were friendly and we will try to reserve the same week again next year to enjoy their company. Dr. & Mrs. Grayson were very pleasant to deal with and their condo tops anywhere else we've stayed.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Girls Getaway...Eactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful condo. Very well stocked and you can't beat the view from the porch!! Beds were very comfortable and the pool was just steps away. We are hoping to come back next year. Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing few days. Would highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Family Beach Vacation Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a great time! We had some minor issues in the beginning of our stay but Dr. Grayson was quick to take care of us. We also appreciated him asking and accepting our feedback. We could not have had a better time and asked that he simply hold our deposit because we are coming back in 2017!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fultondale, AL

Great Condo.

  • 5 of 5

I am a little late in writing this as my stay was a month ago. Although it was so relaxing that it feels like it was only a week ago! This place was great. Dr. Grayson and his wife provided a great condo for our stay. Thank goodness they are dog lovers too. Most places won't take a 100 lb German Shepard that thinks he's "people". He fell in love with the beach, waves included. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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AMAZING View and Condo

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the beach and our vacation was AWESOME!! I was unsure how the people at Martinique would react to my having a Siberian Husky (Certified Support Dog & 38 lbs, most places won't take a dog over 20 lbs. Dr Grayson and Rita are definitely Dog lovers) but everyone loved her and wanted to pet her. Lizzi loved the cool tile floors throughout the condo and LOVED being able to play/walk & swim at the beach. The weather was perfect even tho weather forecast was 60 % rain so don't be fooled out of going by them. The beach/complex and pool was mostly deserted so we had the place to ourselves. It is far enough away from Gulf Shores to make it less crowded which I love but close enough to Gulf Shores to hit up the great shops and restaurants. I also took my elderly parents and they lived on the patio watching the sunrises drinking their morning coffee and sunsets from a perfect location ground floor (also very convenient letting Lizzi out). The living room TV went out the first night and was replaced with a bigger and better one in a day. The Martinique staff is amazing. We loved the whole trip and we are definitely booking with this condo again and again. I have already recommended it to some co-workers :) Thank you Rita and Dr. Grayson your the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Big, luxurious first floor condo with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We just had the perfect vacation. This condo was extremely nice and its location could not be better. The Resort is about 15 minutes west of all the "main Gulf Shores activities" which made it seem very secluded. It is also located directly next door to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.The resort and its grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Inside the condo was decorated very nice and it was supplied with all the kitchen and beach stuff you'll ever need. The first floor allowed us to use the back patio door which saved us so much time by not having to use the elevator as much. The view from the back patio was just spectacular. We spent a lot of time relaxing there. The beach is clean and beautiful. It was great. My 3 grandsons loved it and I'm sure we will try to book this again next year. I've been going to the beach for about 40 years, and this is the best place and best beach experience we've ever had. This is a real hidden gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pines Grocery/Fort Morgan Pizza

In addition to miles of protected, pristine Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuse beaches adjoining the large, uncrowded Martinique beach, this charming French Caribbean-styled community is a conveniently short drive for golf, shopping,including Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley, restaurants, water parks, Hummingbird Zip Lines, movie theaters, historic Fort Morgan, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and numerous marinas offering fishing charters, para sailing, dolphin cruises and more!


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 17
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 4 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
late Spring
Apr 9 2017 - May 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 17
May 18 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
peak Summer 17
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $200


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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , twin sinks, dressing room, walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bathroom en suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , flat panel TV and DVD player. Reading library. Loveseat.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , flat panel TV/DVD, reading library.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , flat panel TV/DVD. Reading library.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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