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Tired of the cold? Make plans for the warm, white sand beaches of Alabama!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,056 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 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.


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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
  • Children welcome
  • 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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Tired of the cold? Make plans for the warm, white sand beaches of Alabama!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 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: June 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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Soddy Daisy TN

Great Stay at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the condo was great. We will revisit again. Gulf Shores was great and weather was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, I'm so glad you guys enjoyed your stay. Please do visit again. Carlton and Shannon
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Absolutley perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all let me say that if you choose to rent this fantastic condo you will be so glad that you did. Carlton is extremely professional, accommodating and down right nice!!

This was our annual girl's trip to get away from it all! When 4 women travel any where together there is usually something that one or more do not like about the accommodations. Not this time! From the moment we walked in we felt at home. The kitchen was very well stocked, the living area was very comfortable, the bedrooms very spacious with wonderfully comfortable beds, and the bathrooms were large enough for two women to do hair and apply makeup at the same time!! Then we have the balcony which is where we spent a good bit of the time when we were not on the beach. Very large with a high-top table and 4 chairs, lounger and two additional chairs. Lots of room!! We felt as if we were right on the beach while sitting on the balcony!

I cannot say enough about this condo. But I can tell you that we loved it so much that we are already booked for next year.

Do yourself a favor and check it out and give Carlton a call. You will know right off that you made the right decision to book this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Debra! I don't know what to say. I know it takes time to compose a nice review and I really appreciate the thought and effort you put into it. I know part of the reason you booked with us is because of the positive reviews you read, so that's a really nice "pay it forward". Yep, we've already got you booked for next year and look forward to hosting you again. Thanks Debra ...and friends! Carlton and Shannon
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What a great property!

  • 5 of 5

I reserved this property as a gift to my wife for her 40th birthday. They had a wonderful kid free long weekend. Carlton was great to deal with and made their weekend carefree. You can really tell the pride he takes in this wonderful property. We have certainly found our new home away from home for many more visits in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, thank you so much. It was a pleasure to host Sarah and her friends. I'm glad they had such a good time and I hope she'll let you come down next time :) See you guys next year. Carlton and Shannon
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Woodstock, GA

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Came down for a 3 night stay and had a great time. The owner was very nice and responsive to questions and information. Will definitely stay here again. Very clean and updated condo, and very convenient.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Eric, I'm so glad you guys had a good time. And we will "roll out the red carpet" for your next visit. Thank you for the kind words. Carlton and Shannon
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed it alot

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carlton Spinks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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!!!


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!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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