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Private, Ocean Front, Ground Floor 3BR Condo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type condo
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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 6
  • 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 ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Private, Ocean Front, Ground Floor 3BR Condo
average rating of 4.975 based on 41 reviews

Property was great, very comfortable and spacious.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Kitchen well stocked. Only reason not 5 stars has nothing to do with property, but there were some things housekeeping skimped on. Make sure to bring own toilet paper, trash bags, and soaps. Great location.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Future guests: this condo come with complementary supplies. All guests are given multiple avenues to contact the owners and encouraged to call the housekeeping service supervisor directly if anything is amiss upon arrival.
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, US

Still Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have spent Thanksgiving at this marvelous condo. The weather was splendid. The location is perfect. One can watch the sunrise from the patio in comfy Adirondack chairs. One can then walk the beach or sit and read all day. Then the sunset can be viewed by walking a few yards to the walk-way over the dunes. The condo is lovely, we did a jig-saw puzzle this time! We also did nature hikes in the Bon Secour Nature preserve. This location is half way along the Gulf Morgan peninsula. It is just wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Martinique on the Gulf is a beautiful development. The condo we rented was clean, pretty, convenient and comfortable. The owners, Dr. and Mrs. Grayson, are very hospitable and helpful. Booking the reservation online was easy. The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were very comfortable. The condo is pet friendly, which is a deal maker/breaker for me as our dachshund goes with us. It was nice to see other well-behaved dogs on our walks. The beach was beautiful and relaxing as was the main pool. We did not use the indoor/outdoor pool as we loved the main pool so much. We were wishing we could stay another week! We will definitely consider returning to Martinique on the Gulf on our next beach trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

Wonderful condo, Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect for a family vacation. Lots of room, fully equipped and just a short walk to the beach! We loved it and will most certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful and quiet! Large and roomy condo with everything you could possibly need. The view to the beach was ideal and the beach couldn't have been more perfect. While our kids were older this location is excellent for little ones as there is a large sandbar which creates a shallow lagoon for wading. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $70


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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