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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,056 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Our 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo Is Tastefully Appointed Without Feeling Too Formal.

Congratulations! You've found your next vacation spot at Crystal Shores!

We live 45 minutes away and keep a close eye on the condition of our property. You're welcome to email me with any questions: info@CarltonFineProperties. This unit has two large bedrooms with a king in the master, queen in the second bedroom and a high end queen sofa sleeper which sleeps two.

Each bedroom is beautifully furnished, built in closets, chest of drawers and flat screen televisions. Basic high definition satellite is included along with free protected WiFi.

The residence also has two bathrooms. One is dedicated to the Master bedroom. The other is shared between the second bedroom and common area.

The common area of the residence has earth colored tile floors while whitewashed Pergo wood floors have been installed in the bedrooms. The custom paint colors, light flooring, and coastal décor add to this property's sense of delightful vacation.

The kitchen opens to the living area and is equipped with granite countertops, oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator / freezer and quality cooking equipment and utensils. Everything the cook needs...just add ingredients!

Once you enter the residence you'll be struck by the immediate view through the sliding glass door and your own private balcony overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. From the 3rd floor you're high enough for a beautiful view of the beach and beach goers, but still insulated from loud noises below.

We have provided a small dining table and chairs on the balcony for you to enjoy your morning coffee, evening sunset or gourmet dinner. We've also placed a couple of lounge chairs for your reading pleasure or afternoon nap.

Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions regarding the property. We look forward to sharing our little slice of paradise with you.


More Details

Carlton Spinks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About Carlton Spinks

We live in Fairhope, AL (about 45 minutes away). We have one daughter and love our getaways to the beach. The ability to get away from home and work allows us to focus on the family and life's simple pleasures.

Carlton Spinks purchased this condo in 2013

Why Carlton Spinks chose Alabama

We love this property for it's modern construction and location. It was built in 2004 with all the current hurricane reinforcement construction requirements and has the richness of granite countertops, high ceilings, modern appliances, excellent amenities and courteous neighbors.

Even though our winters don't get terribly cold, it's nice to have a heated pool, hot tub and sauna at our disposal. We also have billiards, foosball and a workout center onsite.

Then there's the fact that it's only a few hundred yards from some of the best seafood and live entertainment around. The Hangout and Pink Pony have been here for years and for 'old school' visitors who may have been visiting since the 60's, they remember when the Pink Pony was the only thing around.

Just a very short drive away is LuLu's Homeport Marina. Lucy Buffett is a friend of ours and sister to Jimmy Buffett. Several years ago she opened a 'restaurant' beyond compare. It it located on the intercoastal waterway so you can pull up by boat if you like, enjoy a wonderful meal, kids can play in the huge sand playground, or try your finesse on their new Ropes Course Mountain. They have live music EVERY night!

What makes this condo unique

Newer construction, furnishings, safety, security, social surroundings yet nonintrusive. Location, Location, Location!!!


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1056 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master - 1 king
  • The large master bedroom is decorated with sage green walls and coastal designs. There is a sliding glass door that opens directly to the balcony and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The second bedroom is tastefully painted with artwork reflective of the area. There is also a closet, chest of drawers and flat screen television. In the living area there is a quality sofa sleeper which can comfortably sleep two.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
Birmingham, AL

Beautiful Unit and Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We book Gulf Shores about 2 times a yr. This is a beautiful 3rd floor (perfect view) ocean front unit/property. Great convenient location. What I enjoyed most about this booking however is the way Carlton (owner) does business. Professional but kindly personal. He likes to speak to his renters just to get a feel for what they're looking for before booking. This gave me a good feeling that I was booking with someone who takes pride in ownership and therefore I knew I was booking a well kept unit not previously mistreated. Knew I could call on him at anytime. My prediction is that this unit will stay booked with a lot of REPEAT renters with mutual trust.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, Thank you so much. You are very kind. Yes, it's our only condo and I enjoy the role of being a host and offering whatever advice or amenities to make our guests stay as nice as possible. I'm happy to know we'll be having a long distance "long term" relationship :) Thank you Sharon Carlton and Shannon
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed it alot

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Johnson City, TN

Clean & great location

  • 5 of 5

We went to Gulf Shores for HangOut Festival and enjoyed staying in this condo. It was very clean, we liked the showers and linens and the kitchen was stocked nicely. Has in-condo laundry too. It was a convenient 0.8 mile walk to the festival. Beach access very convenient and easy, great ocean view. It was just across the street from Pier 33 Grocery mart. It came with 2 parking passes and had several covered parking spaces. The balcony is very generously sized and comfortable with a bar-height table and 4 chairs, a chaise lounge and another 2 chairs and table- we made great memories on that balcony! I had great communication with the owner, he was easy to contact and very informative and nice. Highly recommend and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carole, I'm so glad you guys had a great time for your first trip to Gulf Shores and The Hangout Festival! We're very careful about who we rent to during Hangout and felt so confident about you taking care of our property. I heard you even befriended a good friend of ours down there! A fun place and friendly people. Please come back and visit anytime. Carlton and Shannon
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Great First Time at Gulf Shores

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 5 nites in this condo and couldn't have been happier about our choice for vacation. The third floor balcony looks straight out over the ocean ... how could it get better? Several deck chairs made it a favorite place for us. (One day when we were on the balcony the Blue Angels flew by at about eye level!) The condo has plenty of room to spread out - TV for him (Three TVs) and reading for me. (There was even a nice selection of books provided.) There is a nicely equipped kitchen where we cooked most of our breakfasts and a couple of lunches. We used the washer and dryer once to get caught up on the dirty clothes and that was a nice plus. But the best parts, in my opinion, is that the entire condo was immaculate and well taken care of, everything needed is provided, and the owner is very accessible by text, email and phone, Just a very positive experience. Stay here and you will not regret it.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Norlene, I'm afraid people are going to think I've paid you for such a glowing review! Although I didn't, you can bet I'm going to have a fresh bouquet of flowers and Italian Dark Roast coffee on the counter for your next visit. Thank you Norlene. I hope you have a wonderful summer. Carlton and Shannon
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Relaxing retreat with great views of Gulf Shores.

  • 5 of 5

Property as nice as advertised. Nicely updated with different furnishings. Spacious and open. Appreciate having a few household items to begin our visit. Enjoyed the time on the beach (when not raining), including walking and searching for shells. Informative and helpful communications with the condo owner. Would consider staying here again on our next trip to Gulf Shores!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tonya, I'm so glad you, Mike and your friends enjoyed your stay. The rain can be a bit of a bummer, but fortunately there are other indoor things around to do. And usually the storms move on through by the time you get back. Please let me know when you guys are ready to return. We'll be happy to host you again. Thank you. Carlton and Shannon
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Great location and time to be here. Weather and condo was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a Wednesday and left on Sunday. The time to come was absolutely perfect(the week after spring break). The beach was not far to get to and was not crowded. Shopping centers, The Hangout and restaurants were not far as well. The pool was a little small. All the staff was very friendly. Overall a great place to stay. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frances, you are so sweet. I'm glad you and your daughters had a nice getaway and we will be happy to welcome you back anytime! Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer. Carlton
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Pensacola Airport - PNS
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bahama Bobs, Hangout, Pink Pony
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Kiva Dunes, Craft Farms
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 59
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hangout, Bahama Bob's, Shrimp Basket, DeSoto, etc
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Gulf Shores

Oh my gosh, where should I start. To begin, Gulf Shores has beautiful beaches and amazing water (see the pictures). I could just sit and walk the beach all day, but there are so many activities nearby. The famed Hangout (food, bar, live music and home of the Hangout Festival) is walking distance. Shops, restaurants, waterparks, golf, motor rentals are also nearby. Crystal Shores is a great property with elegant features, modern construction, and excellent amenities (fitness center facing the gulf, heated indoor pool which connects to the outdoor pool, Hot tub, sauna, billiard and foosball table to name a few). I live in the area and am still discovering new places and new things to do. If you're high energy there's so much to do. If you can just sit on the beach with a cold drink and a book, this place is perfect!


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Please note once you enter your dates for a price quote, the final price proposed includes the stay, the cleaning fee, and the trip protection. You will be provided 2 parking passes. These are not reserved spaces and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

We must strictly enforce a 10 am check out and 3 pm check in.

Rates are subject to change prior to payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.