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Cozy Gulf Front 2ND Floor 2br/2ba Condo--FALL SPECIALS!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6

PLEASE ASK ABOUT FALL SPECIALS. THE VRBO CALCULATOR DOES NOT TAKE THEM INTO ACCOUNT SO YOU MUST ASK FOR A QUOTE.

PLEASE NOTE: we bought a new couch for living room and i failed to get photos of the new couch before rental season AND i deleted the living room pictures before realizing i had no new photos!!! So there is a couch and other seating in living room along with a flat screen tv and xbox 360 and a large picture window showing the direct beach view. Will get new couch pics when we get back down there.

Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is on the 2nd floor of a low density complex. The beach view is grand from our balcony… right in front of you as you walk out the door! This complex is one of Gulf Shores’ most popular rental complexes, with affordable rates, convenience of walking to restaurants/shopping and DIRECT gulf -front condos.

The living room has a large window showing a stunning view of the sugar sand beach and sparkling blue waves below. From the balcony you will enjoy watching the activities on the beach, the red sunset or taking a nap listening to the methodical rolling of waves against the shore.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress set and a private bath. There is a large flat screen TV with cable and DVD player. The TV is wall mounted, which makes easy viewing from bed.

The second bedroom has a beautiful view of the beach through the double windows! It also has a queen sized bed, a flat screen TV with cable and an XBOX 360 for the kids enjoyment! The XBOX 360 will allow game play and also play DVDs. It has built in WIFI, so connecting to XBOX live with your own account is a snap!

The living room has a large flat screen TV with cable and a DVD player. It also has a sleeper sofa. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could want, the dining area has seating for four.

The sparkling pool is located on the north side of the complex, which keeps sand and debris from blowing into it constantly. It has plenty of seating for laying out in the sun or watching the kids swim.

Please NOTE: I answer vrbo inquiries once each day, usually after 9 pm central time. I have a full time job and therefore generally cannot answer inquiries during the day. Thank you for understanding.

We are sometimes asked if we give military discounts. We do not give military discounts, however, we donate 8 full weeks per year to Operation Reconnect. Operation Reconnect is a Non-Profit organization that provides complimentary vacations to combat veterans and their families.

The Island Shores complex is a low density, family oriented facility with only 59 units in a building with 6 floors. It is located in the heart of Gulf Shores, with shopping, Alabama State Fishing Pier, restaurants, fresh seafood markets and much more all within walking distance of the unit. The Sea and Suds is a wonderful restaurant on the beach within a stone’s throw of our complex.

No smoking and no pets inside any of the units at Island Shores!

There is a drink vending machine, a coin operated laundry and of course an elevator and luggage carts for your convenience.

The Complex is within a short drive of several grocery stores (including a Wal -Mart Supercenter), pharmacies, package stores, movie rentals, spas, deep sea fishing charters, movie theaters, golf courses, water parks, mini golf, the Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley, Gulf Shores State Park, the Alabama Birding Trail and Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge.

There is a great local cheesemaker near the condo in Elberta Alabama, about 20 minutes away. Sweet Home Farms has a small herd of Guernsey milk cows that they milk to produce a variety of high quality cheeses. They produce cheeses ranging from incredibly smooth to wonderfully sharp! The blue cheese is unbelievable! They are open friday and saturday only from 10 am til 5 pm.

History buffs can ride out to Fort Morgan State Park, built in 1834 and heavily used during the civil war. For those that want to visit her sister fort across Mobile Bay, Fort Gaines, they can take the interesting ride on the car ferry over to Dauphin Island! Makes a great day trip!

For those that have never experienced the night life on the beach, you are in for a wonderful time. There are many night clubs in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The Pink Pony and The Hangout are a half mile from our condo. Live Bait is a popular spot in Orange Beach. All have live music most of the time. One of the best places to experience the Gulf Coast nightlife and meet people ages 18 to 80 is the world famous roadhouse, the Florabama Lounge. Located right on the Alabama/Florida line, the Florabama has beach access, great food and some of the best live music around, but don’t take the kids past 6 pm… unless they are at least 18 years old!

Island Shores is only an hour away from Mobile Alabama, 30 minutes from Pensacola Florida, and 10 minutes from Foley, Alabama. Located directly on the beach at 421 East Beach Blvd, ½ half mile east of where 59 ends at the public beach in Gulf Shores. From I-10, take highway 59 to Gulf Shores and take a left on East Beach Blvd, then go ½ mile and Island Shores is on the right. From the Foley Beach Express, after going through the toll bridge keep going straight until you dead end into Canal Road, then take a right and follow it to 59 and take another left, then when 59 dead ends at the beach take another left and go ½ mile and Island Shores is on your left.

For your security and convenience, we have this unit listed with a rental company. But, by going directly with us through VRBO, you will save a bundle! When you decide to book with us, we will get you in touch with the company and we will tell them the rates on which we have agreed. You don't have to worry about giving a stranger your paypal or credit card info, or for that matter mailing in a large deposit. They allow you the convenience and safety of completing the booking through their secure systems, have convenient key pick up, and 24/7 customer service.

We also have 4 other condos for rent in the gulf shores area. Check out our 5th floor unit at Island Shores at VRBO #555510. We also own a 4th floor unit at Island Shores, VRBO 681060 and our 9th floor Seaside unit is listed with VRBO number 681059. We also have a 2 bedroom that is a less expensive, but it is not direct beach view. It is on the canal behind Papa Rocco's Pizza in Gulf Shores a few blocks from the beach. It is Venetian Isle vrbo #910888. To view any of these other VRBO listings, just type in the VRBO listing number above into the search line in VRBO.

If you happen to be in need of two adjoining units, then please ask because we have friends that own the unit right beside our 5th floor unit and we can get you in touch with them and coordinate rentals during the same time frame.

Minimum rental age for this unit is 21. We do have one other unit (NOT direct beach front) that has a minimum age of 19. It is Venetian Isle Condos behind Papa Rocco's on the canal in Gulf Shores. VRBO #910888

Hope you enjoy your stay!!

More Details

Owner
Jeff & Judy Thurmond
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Jeff & Judy Thurmond

We purchased our condo to give us a place to get away from the rat race of life. We love the relaxing pace at the beach and break away from work as often as we can to go to our condo.

Jeff & Judy Thurmond purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jeff & Judy Thurmond chose Alabama

We bought at Island Shores because it is close to everything!

What makes this condo unique

Island Shores is a low density complex within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and even the Hangout.

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Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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
  • Beachside Bedroom - 1 queen , Has XBOX 360
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has Private Bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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Cozy Gulf Front 2ND Floor 2br/2ba Condo--FALL SPECIALS!
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Perfect place to stay!

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Perfect place to stay to enjoy our first visit to Gulf Shores! The condo was clean, quiet and furnished nicely and comfortably with everything we needed. Balcony was a great place to enjoy the view of the beach and the sound of the surf. Loved walking the beach to look for shells and watch the dolphins. The owners were quick to respond and very helpful. We hope to come back for another visit and would definitely recommend this condo to others!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Parking Pass $20 + Tax
Booking and Admin Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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