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Cozy Gulf Front 2ND Floor 2br/2ba Condo -Feels like you can reach touch the Sand

Gulf Shores, AL, USA
  • Condo800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6

Note: VRBO now has a SERVICE FEE that they charge guests, which is not our fee and we see none of that money. Wanted to be clear with guests about that...

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.

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!!

Owner

Jeff & Judy Thurmond

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
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 Judy Thurmond is a licensed Realtor in Alabama and Florida

Jeff & Judy Thurmond purchased this Condo in 2013

Why Jeff & Judy Thurmond chose Gulf Shores

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Beachside Bedroom
        1 queen, Has XBOX 360
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Has Private Bath

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
              Direct Beachfront Condo, overlooking the sand and waves.

              Theme

                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Elevator
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Free Wifi
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Laundry is on First Floor
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                          local calls only
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bring your own beach towels please
                        • Washing Machine
                          Laundry is on First Floor
                        • Free Wifi

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully stocked kitchen with all the convenience of home.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      3 Flat Screen TVs
                                    • Video Games
                                      We are one of the very few condos that provides an XBOX 360. Bring your own game disks!

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                          Unobstructed beautiful beach views!!
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          2 Outdoor grills

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Limited access pool for Island Shores Guests Only

                                              Attractions

                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              1 Reviews

                                                              5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect place to stay!

                                                              Shelly M.

                                                              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!

                                                              Location

                                                              Gulf Shores, AL, USA

                                                              Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              16%

                                                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                                              $180avg/night
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 555508

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