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Get Away This Fall! - Updated 3bedroom/3bath

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,425 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Our San Carlos unit is located on sugar-white sandy beaches and boasts stunning unobstructed views of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You will relax the moment you walk in and view the Gulf from the floor to ceiling glass doors. Walk out onto the spacious balcony that extends the entire length of the condo and enjoy sunrises, sunsets, dolphin watching and time with family and friends.

Our updated unit is located on the 16th floor. It is designed with quality furnishings to maximize your enjoyment during your stay. We made it feel like a place we can stay and enjoy which we frequently do!

Minimum Rental Age - 25 (Strictly Enforced)

Free wireless Internet that is password protected to insure your privacy.

Living Area:

The living area has amazing Gulf views due to the floor to ceiling glass doors with the option of closing the blackout curtains for sleeping. You will find crown molding, a comfortable leather queen sleeper sofa and two leather recliners. The wall mounted large flat screen and DVD player are perfect for watching games and movies IF you can pull yourself away from the Gulf views. There are also books, family games and puzzles for you to enjoy during your stay. You will appreciate the additional space inside this living area.


The spacious master bedroom features crown molding, king size bed, duel side tables, lamps, dresser, wall mounted flat screen TV and DVD player. The floor to ceiling glass doors provide a spectacular view with the ability to close the full length blackout curtains when sleeping or leave them open and enjoy waking up to looking at the water.

The generous master bath features double vanities, walk in closet and a massive walk in shower.

Guest Bedroom #1:

This bedroom features a queen size bed, side table, lamp, dresser, flat screen TV and DVD player. The closet is sizable with mirrored doors. This bedroom has a private bath containing a single vanity, toilet and tub/shower.

Guest Bedroom #2:

This bedroom features a queen size bed, side table, lamp, dresser, flat screen TV and DVD player. The closet is sizable with mirrored doors. This bathroom has a single vanity, toilet and tub/shower. It also contains a door from the bedroom and one to the hallway.

Kitchen, Dining Room and Wet Bar:

This fully furnished kitchen features granite countertops and gives full view to the living room and Gulf. Cooking and cleaning up may never be the same when you return home.

The kitchen includes a range, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, disposal and pantry.

The kitchen bar provides seating for 4 with counter stools.

The dining room contains table seating for 6.

The separate wet bar provides a sink and additional counter space.


Floor to ceiling glass doors give access to the private balcony from the living room and master bedroom. The oversized 200 square foot balcony extends the entire length of the condo. A bar height table provides unobstructed views of the white sandy beaches and emerald water. A lounge chair and double glider award you the opportunity to dolphin watch, Gulf gaze or laze away the afternoon with a book or nap. The sunrises and sunsets are truly camera worthy!

A full size washer and dryer are located in the utility closet. An ironing board and iron are provided for last minute touch ups.

Other San Carlos Features:

~ Zero entry pool

~ Grilling area for our guests

~ 3 high speed elevators - Workers from around the island tell us San Carlos has the fastest elevators on the island. That means less wait time for you!

~ Fitness Center - This is located to the right of the third floor lobby. Floor to ceiling glass windows provide a sensational beach view while exercising. A TV is also located in the room.

~ Dry Sauna - This is located next to the fitness center.

~ Parking - 2 floors of covered parking, parking in front of the building, and an additional lot exclusively for San Carlos guests directly across the street

~ If bringing your own chairs isn’t your thing then beach chair/umbrella rental is located directly on the beach March through October.

San Carlos is located in the heart of family friendly Gulf Shores. It is a quick walk to shopping, restaurants and beach bars. A short drive provides numerous activities such as golf, mini golf, go-cart riding, a water park, zoo and much more.

Gulf Shores Blvd has marked lanes for walkers, runners and cyclists. Extensive nearby trails also provide plenty of outdoor fun and exercise.

This is a condo and location that can’t be beat!

More Details

Property Manager
Tim & Cindy Walker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Tim & Cindy Walker

We are Gulf Shores locals so you can be assured we manage our property to make sure our condo provides you with the very best experience.

Tim & Cindy Walker purchased this condo in 2013

Why Tim & Cindy Walker chose Gulf Shores

We fell in love with the gulf front location along with all the things to do that are so close. The view from the 16th floor is sensational! The condo is located within walking distance to shopping and wonderful restaurants only minutes from attractions and more shopping .

What makes this condo unique

The beaches boast white sand and are not as crowded as other places. The lower number of San Carlos units along with the excellent building condition makes this a perfect getaway!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have SO enjoyed this week! What a beautiful place you have here - so relaxing and I loved having most of my kiddos here!! Thank you for helping us make memories! I will definitely be sharing about what an amazing place it is to stay! And we will most definitely plan on coming back at some point!
Mar 2017
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Car: recommended


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 16
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plenty of counter space
    Guest Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plenty of counter space
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity with plenty of counter space, HUGE shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Nice size room with private full bath and flat screen TV
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Nice size room with full bath and flat screen TV
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Water view, flat screen TV, walk in closet, HUGE shower
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beaches chairs and umbrellas are available for rent March through October. Summer water activity rentals available just steps out onto the beach including jet skis and parasailing.


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Get Away This Fall! - Updated 3bedroom/3bath
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 19 reviews

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at San Carlos 1603 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I can honestly say I have no complaints about 1603 or the facilities. We loved the location and can walk to a lot of restaurants. The condo is very spacious and we enjoyed mornings and evenings on the spacious deck too. The condo was well cleaned and had everything we needed. We would definitely go back to this location again! The owners are great to work with as well. Thank you for great memories for my family!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you and are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to have everyones experience to be relaxing and carefree. We will see you next time!
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Beautiful and well kept Condo. Owners are involved and care.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been going to Gulf Shores for over ten years now. About eight years ago, we rented and fell in love with the San Carlos property. For us, it's like our second home now and we treat like our home. In the past, we have used a local rental company to get deals. This is the first time we opted to try VRBO and rent direct from the owners. The experience has been so wonderful that we will only rent from these owners from here on out. (Until we talk them into selling it to us..😉�) Expect first class treatment from start to finish and excellent communication. The condo is renovated and fits our taste and lifestyle. It is by far the best condo in the San Carlos we have stayed in. You will have direct access to the owners and they want you to have the best experience possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We work hard at making our unit a destination everyone will enjoy and want to return to time and time again. Living in Gulf Shores provides us the unique opportunity to service our guests with personal service. Thank you for treating our condo with such respect. Can't wait for your return!
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Lovely Condo Well Appointed

  • 5 of 5

An early summer getaway with my 3 adult daughters was very comfortable in this well kept condo. Everything we needed was there. My favorite thing was the master shower. Least favorite thing was the lack of parking. We had to park across the street and walk across a very busy street with no crosswalk, which I think is dangerous at night. But I was not going to let that spoil our good time. Also, had difficulty finding the gym and sauna, but finally found it on the 3rd floor.

It was our first time to Gulf Shores and we found the people friendly, the beach very clean, and awesome restaurants. I could not seem to get enough fresh gulf shrimp. We went several places and were not disappointed at any of them. Flori-Bama yacht side (gulf shrimp), Hangouts (good music and fun atmosphere with no cover charge), Lulu's good food again (fried crab claws), Matts ice cream (cherry vanilla) and the last stop was Fresh Market Seafood to take home 3 pounds of gulf shrimp that they nicely packed in ice for the travel. All in all a fun place and wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo, immaculately clean an pleasant!

  • 5 of 5

Great building, incredible views and location.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our condo. We thrive to always have our guests experience a comfortable stay and it sounds like you did. We look forward to your return!
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Family Vacation/Support of Private School for Children with special needs

  • 5 of 5

The condo couldn't have been better! It was decorated beautifully and it is so open and roomy! The Kitchen is soooo organized and offers everything needed for a CHEF!!! We did go into Pensacola and bought fresh seafood from Joe Patti's...was a recommendation from the owners...and, it was amazing. The view from the 16th floor, of course, offers a wonderful view. We loved having three full bathrooms, too. The condo was top-notch!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so pleased the condo suited your needs so well and you found it well equipped. We are always striving to give our guests recommendations on restaurants and things to do that we love. Glad you found Joe Patti's - it amazing!
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Vacation with Extended Family

  • 5 of 5

We were in Gulf Shores in late July with our grown children and our 2 year old grandson. This is our second time to rent this condo for a family vacation. It is roomy in the living room and kitchen area and so nice to have 3 bathrooms! There was plenty of private space and plenty of entertainment space. The condo is beautiful and very well furnished and equipped. We had plenty of towels, bed linens, toilet tissue, paper towels, dish soap, etc. The beds were comfortable and the condo is very central and conveniently located to attractions. We will rent here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so happy that the entire family had a good time this year and the accommodations met everyones needs.Thanks for coming and see you next year!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Parking Pass - 2 cars $40 + Tax
Property ID Bands $8 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.