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Perfect location! Great place for families! Nice and Quiet Spot! Fabulous Beach!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,030 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom with 2 Bathroom Directly on the beach!!.

Welcome to the BEACH!!! It’s all about location when you come to Gulf Shores. Crystal Shores is Gulf Front property and our condo is located on the 7th floor with unobstructed views to the Gulf with high patio furniture allowing you easily look over the railing instead of thru it!

My unit has a reserved covered parking spot ($20/visit) on the ground floor and it’s shaded! No more hot car to get into! It's also close to the elevator with trolleys to place your bags on for easy rolling to the condo. A second parking spot is available for an additional $20/visit.

I rent my unit Sunday to Sunday year round as it represents the best value for me as well as my guests. My pricing reflects that and it allows me to keep a fantastic cleaner which matters for everyone!! I will entertain other days but understand it will liikely come at a higher price as I end up with days unrented and/or must work around my schedule or my cleaners as we both have full time jobs. So it is not that I'm inflexible but I do have to look at the economics and realities of making an accomadation for your calendar desires.

Everything is located very close to the condo! Pier 33 is across the street (everything you need from groceries to drinks), Surf Style, Island Outfitters, Alvin's for beach gear and clothes, and several restaurants are a walk away.

My Master Bed is a King with a private bathroom and has a direct sliding door to the balcony. The 2nd bedroom is a Full on Full Bunk bed attached to 2nd bathroom with plenty of drawer space. The Living room couch is a pullout queen. Each bedroom has new flat screen TV with remote and the Living room is a 42' flat screen TV. All TVs have a DVD player with DVD remote with Dish TV (about 150 channels).

The Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook and I have extra equipment including a crook pot and automatic coffee pot! A well equipped gym, sauna, and game room are located on the Lobby Floor with secured access. There is also a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, and an outdoor pool as well as charcoal grills available.

I have opened my storage room to my guests so as to enjoy boogie boards, surf board, floaties, fishing poles and gear, flash lights, beach toys (and an electric blower), beach chairs and umbrellas to enjoy the beach without worry of purchase and to save you money. There is additional storage on the beach level if you wish to leave your items there. I have extra blankets, throws, bed sheets, and pillows. There is also a new PS3 with two controllers with some games for the big kids and little kids. The PS3 player can also play the Blue Ray DVDs that I have added to the movie library. Games and puzzles are in the living room.

Thanks for considering renting my happy place!

Donna

More Details

Owner
Donna Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Donna Jones

I am a retired Major of 23 active duty years and currently starting my second career as a RN. My family and I enjoy the beach as much as we can when my unit is not rented so it is something I personally enjoy as well since I live locally here in Gulf Shores.

Donna Jones purchased this condo in 2012

Why Donna Jones chose Alabama

I purchased this property as I love the beach, the water and the sound at night of the waves crashing on the beach. It is my happy place but happy to share it with my guests!!

What makes this condo unique

I love sitting on the balcony at night drinking a glass of wine. Also, waking up in the morning and drinking a cup of coffee watching the dolphins play and the sun coming up makes for a great start to any day.

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Full on Full Bunk Bed!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Purchased new king bed APR 19. Simmons Pillow Top. Awesome
    Sofa (Queen) - New (APR 14) 4' Memory Foam mattress on SofaBed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Perfect location! Great place for families! Nice and Quiet Spot! Fabulous Beach!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

Great condo.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. It's conveniently located with many amenities. Comfy beds.living area very nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Herb, Glad you like the beds.... I think they are super comfy myself!! Thanks again for choosing CS705! Donna :)
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5

The condo was perfect - we had fantastic time!!!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was very clean and size was just what we needed for 4 people. Wife and I slept in the master. 2 20yr-olds used the room with the bunk beds. The bunk beds size was good. 2 bathrooms were clean and good size. The balcony faces directly on the beach and has 4 great chairs and a table for sitting and looking out over the beach in the morning and evenings. There are TVs in both bedrooms and the living area that all worked great. Condos are auto climate controlled. The AC worked good. Fans in both bedrooms. Parking was covered and adequate size for my F150. Umbrellas and chairs available to rent if you need. Nearby shopping, restaurants, grocery. Bottom line - the place was excellent. I would recommend it and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam, Thanks for choosing CS705!! Nothing more important than a clean unit... and of course everything working :). The reserved covered parking space comes in handy for keeping the car cool... glad you had no problem getting your truck into it. Look forward to you folks coming back again real soon! Donna
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5

The condo was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice and clean! We really enjoyed all the games for kids and it was very helpful having a closet of beach supplies. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, As you well know... real clean when you first open the door is SO important and I try hard to make sure that is the first impression for all my guests!! Glad the kids enjoyed the games... my boys certainly have. Hope to see you again! Donna
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5

Perfect beach front condo!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our time at this condo. Cute, comfortable and well stocked. My kid loved all the games and the beach toys. Very convenient location and the place is even better than the pictures. Will definitely back back!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melinda, Thanks for choosing my place. Glad the kids enjoyed the games! Hope you folks will come back to CS705 next time you are in Gulf Shores! Thanks again, Donna
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5

Great place for a family of four!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation to Gulf Shores. We hope to snag this great condo for next July. The owner was very prompt and nice. Everything that is listed in the over view for the condo is dead on. To us this condo is top noch! Thank you guys for sharing your condo with us. ~Devin~

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Devin, Glad your first stay in Gulf Shores was at CS705!!! Thank you for that and hope to see you back next July! Donna
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5

Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo!! My friends and I stayed a weekend here and felt so at home. Beautifully decorated, clean, well stocked and loved having a washer and dryer in the condo vs going downstairs. Friendly staff and very clean property. This condo has a beautiful view from 2 balconies of the beach. We will definitely be returning. The owners contacted us to make sure everything was okay and to see if we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, So glad you enjoyed my unit AND indeed it is great to have in unit washer and dryer to keep what you need to bring to a minimum!! Hope to see you back again real soon to CS705! Donna
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Music Fest
May 14 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
Flat fee
 
 
Special Rate
May 21 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
Flat fee
 
 
Special Rate
May 23 2017 - May 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$750
Flat fee
 
 
Early Summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Summer
Jun 26 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Winter
Nov 3 2017 - Mar 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$550
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Parking Pass $20 + Tax
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

For ease of payments, I have included the cleaning fee into the weekly rate. Due to our VERY close proximity to everything and with FULL use of our beach supplies closet loaded with beach supplies we feel this is one of, if not the BEST rate your going to find!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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