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Gulf Front Fifth Floor 2BR/2BA with Stunning Views!

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is on the 5th floor of a low density complex that only has 6 floors, so the view is grand from our balcony! 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 and a private bath. The new flat screen tv has been wall mounted for easy viewing from bed. This tv has a built-in DVD player as well as cable.

The second bedroom has a beautiful view of the beach through the double windows! It has a queen bed, a wall mounted flat screen tv 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 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: Standard deposit for renters under 25 years old is $300, but we can change to $200 deposit for those 25 and older. Also, 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 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.

If you happen to be in need of two adjoining units, then please ask because we have friends that own unit 554 right beside our unit and we can get you in touch with them and coordinate rentals during the same time frame.

If you prefer a 2 bedroom unit, we have 3 other condos, all 2 bedroom direct beachfront units, at Island Shores in Gulf Shores. Check out our 5th floor unit at Island Shores at VRBO #555510. We also own a 2nd floor unit at Island Shores, VRBO 555508 and our 4th floor Island Shores unit is listed with VRBO as number 681060. 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.

Minimum rental age for this unit is 21, but we might consider renting to responsible 19 or 20 year olds with a higher deposit. We also have 3 other beachfront units that have a minimum rental age of 21. They are vrbo 55508, 681060 and 681059. 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.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    3 Flat Screen TVS...moreless

  • Video Games:

    We are one of the very few condos that provides an XBOX 360. Bring your own game disks!...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry is on First Floor...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your own beach towels please...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry is on First Floor...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with all the convenience of home....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Unobstructed beautiful beach views!!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Limited access pool for Island Shores Guests Only...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

4.6
from 5 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 24 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$235
$1,325
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2017
5 night min stay
$250
Late Summer
Jul 8 - Aug 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$235
$1,325
Early Fall
Aug 13 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$850
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$150
$850
Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$130
$725
Shrimp Fest
Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$150
$825
Late Fall
Oct 17 - Dec 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$115
$700
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Parking Pass $20 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Booking & Admin Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $110 + tax
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
We bought at Island Shores because it is close to everything!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Island Shores is a low density complex within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and even the Hangout.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Photos

  • View from our balcony!!

    View from our balcony!!

  • View from our balcony east, where the State Park Pier offers great fishing!

    View from our balcony east, where the State Park Pier offers great fishing!

  • Master bedroom and master bath.

    Master bedroom and master bath.

  • Master bathroom.

    Master bathroom.

  • Living room and dining area have a clear view of the TV and the beach!!

    Living room and dining area have a clear view of the TV and the beach!!

  • Awesome view from living room.

    Awesome view from living room.

  • Beachside bedroom with queen bed and wall mounted flat screen tv.

    Beachside bedroom with queen bed and wall mounted flat screen tv.

  • View from beachside bedroom!!

    View from beachside bedroom!!

  • New wash room machines take coins or credit cards!

    New wash room machines take coins or credit cards!

  • Our new grill area has plenty of space if you want to eat right off the grill!

    Our new grill area has plenty of space if you want to eat right off the grill!

  • View from our balcony west, where the Sea N Suds restaurant is a short walk.

    View from our balcony west, where the Sea N Suds restaurant is a short walk.

  • Master bedroom with King bed.

    Master bedroom with King bed.

  • Master bedroom with dvd player embedded in flat screen tv.

    Master bedroom with dvd player embedded in flat screen tv.

  • Guest bathroom.

    Guest bathroom.

  • Flat screen tv in beachside bedroom.  Xbox 360 for the kids enjoyment!!

    Flat screen tv in beachside bedroom. Xbox 360 for the kids enjoyment!!

  • Stunning sunset from our balcony!!

    Stunning sunset from our balcony!!

  • The sparkling pool has a rubberized deck coating to keep your feet cool!!

    The sparkling pool has a rubberized deck coating to keep your feet cool!!

  • We have some wonderful landscaping in front of the building!

    We have some wonderful landscaping in front of the building!

  • Relax with a cup of coffee on the deck!

    Relax with a cup of coffee on the deck!

VRBO #555510

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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