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Gulf Front: Beautiful, Updated Luxury West Corner Unit With Wrap-Around Balcony

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Crystal Shores opened in May of 2004 and is located directly on the West Beach of Gulf Shores. It has a stunning view of the ocean and the white powder beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Crystal Shores is a luxury condominium complex that has all the amenities that one could ask for.

This complex has a heated, Indoor-Outdoor Pool and Outdoor Jacuzzi. It also has a Fitness Room, Game Room, Sauna, Lobby, and Conference Room. It offers Wireless DSL Internet Service. Crystal Shores is 1 mile west of Gulf Shores Pkwy on West Beach Blvd and is centrally located near restaurants, shopping malls, water parks, amusement parks, golfing, and the State Park.

This large, Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom, condominium has been professionally decorated and painted. It is located on the 4th floor of Crystal Shores Condominiums. This unit has 9 ft. ceilings, crown molding, tile flooring, and granite counter tops.

The living room and master bedroom have sliding glass doors to the balcony and a panoramic view of the West Beach of Gulf Shores. The living room has a 7 ft. Armoire with a 37' Flat Screen Television. The master bedroom has a King-Size, Sealy, Pillow-Top Bed and a Flat Screen Television. The guest bedroom has new furniture and decorations with a Queen-Size, Serta, Pillow-Top Bed and a Flat Screen Television as of April 2015. Each bedroom has a large adjoining bathroom. Also, our condo has a In-Suite Laundry Room with a Full-Size Washer and Dryer.

This is a West-End Corner Unit and it has large windows on the west side and south side of the condo. This makes for a sunny and cheery atmosphere inside the condo. Each evening as our guest, you will enjoy fantastic sunsets from the Large Balcony which wraps around the corner of the building. This also gives our guests an excellent view of the beach and the pool. This unit offers Private-Covered Parking for our guests.

This condominium is warm, inviting, and very comfortable. We know that you will feel the same way that we do when we stay here. It is our Home-Away-From-Home!

Keywords: Ocean Beach Condominium

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Mark & Erica Thimsen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Mark & Erica Thimsen

Mark & I are the proud new owners of this beautiful condo. We live in Madison, Alabama. We bought this property from our good friends, the Howards. We have decorated it with beauty and comfort in mind. This is our beach home. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our condo as much as we do!

Mark & Erica Thimsen purchased this condo in 2015

Why Mark & Erica Thimsen chose Alabama

Crystal Shores is a beautiful, modern building with luxury amenities. It is close to everything in Gulf Shores.

What makes this condo unique

This condo has ocean, beach, and pool views from the wrap-around balcony. You get to enjoy fantastic sunsets from the western corner.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by a legal guardian or parent over the age of 25.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Corner Unit, Wrap-Around Balcony, Reserved Covered-Parking


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Gulf Front: Beautiful, Updated Luxury West Corner Unit With Wrap-Around Balcony
average rating of 4.970588 based on 68 reviews

Beautiful condo, very comfortable beds and the kitchen amenities were just like home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so clean and inviting upon arrival, and we were blessed to meet Rebecca when she came to clean at checkout. What a wonderful lady who loves and cares for your property. It truly shows how much love you put into this condo. We appreciated being able to spend this week with our kids in such a special place! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean nice

  • 5 of 5

We had fun!! Condo was clean and nice. It was nice to have cubby to keep things on ground level. It was nice to have extra beach towels and toys.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate that you took the time to let us know about your stay ... and your comment "We had fun!!" sums up exactly what we hope everyone experiences with a stay in our beachfront condo. Glad we could provide a few 'extras' that you took advantage of. And the cubby open storage area below the building, while not secure, is very handy for low value items. Mark & Erica
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A great place to stay that is well kept, clean, has all the items you need and the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to this unit for many years now and it feels like home away! The owners are always quick to respond and helpful with any inquiries. Highly recommend to anyone wishing a lovely place to stay with stunning views, location and well kept, equipped and clean unit.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - thank you for the great review. We love our returning guests and appreciate your feedback. We do strive to keep the unit in tip top shape and our housekeeper has been taking care of the unit for over seven years now. She does a great and consistent job and our guests can always expect to walk into a clean and neat unit. Erica & Mark.
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Wonderful updated condo. Super clean. Beautiful place to stay with an even better view!

  • 5 of 5

Our week stay was superb. Beautiful, clean condo with a fabulous view!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always great to hear that our guests really enjoyed their stay. Thank you for taking the time to let us know. We do keep the furniture updated and Rebecca our cleaning lady does a super job making sure the unit is neat, clean and ready for each guest. And we agree - our condo has a fabulous view of the gulf and the beach from inside the unit and an even better view from the wrap around balcony. Erica & Mark
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  • 5 of 5

Great views of the ocean. The condo had everything we needed. The owner Mark, was ALWAYS there to answer questions by email or text. We would definitely stay at this condo again, if our travels take us to Gulf Shores in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We welcome the feedback and we agree the view is amazing - never tire of watching the sea life out the window and from the patio. Glad you found everything you needed and that we were responsive to your questions - we strive to ensure our guests have an enjoyable stay at the beach.. Thanks again, Mark & Erica
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Fort Smith

Convenient location and very clean

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay in this unit and we still love it. The wrap-around balcony is wonderful, the 4th floor location is high enough for a great view but not too high to hear the waves, the unit is immaculately clean, and the beds are very comfy. The outdoor storage for beach tents and chairs is super convenient so you don't have to carry everything up and down the elevators. We love Gulf Shores and visit every year, and this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always excited by repeat guests as that is the best endorsement anyone can hope for. The 4th floor west corner unit is one of the premium units in the building and we are glad to hear you took full advantage of it. Look forward to having you back! Mark & Erica.
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Our condo is 2 blocks from Bahama Bob's Restaurant on the beach. It is 1 mile from Alvin's Island Department Store, Desoto's Seafood Kitchen, the Hang Out, the Shrimp Basket and the Oyster House Restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Deposit $250

For Spring Break, Minimum Reservation is 7 Nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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