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Gulf Front: Beautiful Luxury West Corner Unit: 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
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Gulf Front: Beautiful Luxury West Corner Unit: Wrap-Around Balcony
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews

Beautiful property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent week at the beach at 407 Crystal Shores. The condo met all our needs and was beautifully decorated. The ocean views from the balcony were the best. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean & spacious!

  • 5 of 5

I took my teenage daughter & her friend along on this vacation. The condo had plenty of room for the girls to have some space & two bathrooms were great to have when they were getting ready. Having balcony access from the master was awesome. Covered parking was nice to have as well. Everything was clean & well stocked. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great stay and took full advantage of everything our condo has to offer. Everyone really appreciates the corner balcony and the covered parking so close to the elevator. And our housekeeper Rebecca always makes sure the unit is clean and ready for each guest. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope you choose to stay with us again in the future. Mark & Erica
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This is our second year staying in this unit and we were just as impressed as last year.

  • 5 of 5

The unit is very clean and well equipped. It feels just like home. We also enjoyed the new furniture this year in the living room and new loungers on the balcony. We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As an owner of a vacation rental property, there is nothing better than when first time guests have such a positive experience they become repeat guests. We put a lot of time and energy into keeping the condo fresh and clean and equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay. We look forward to having you back again next year! Mark & Erica
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A feeling of home on the beach

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful condo! We stayed two weeks and loved every minute of it. The condo has great views of the beach and from 4th floor you felt like you were on the beach. The balcony was the largest we have experienced with great furniture and as a corner unit it provided protection from the gulf breezes when they got a little strong. Also as a corner unit there are additional windows on the west side, with views of the lagoon, creating a bright spacious feeling in the condo.

The condo was well furnished; had everything we needed in the kitchen; included beach chairs, beach towels, and beach games; full size washer and dryer came in handy; great WiFi signal; every thing was clean and cared for. Easy access to the parking on two levels. Great internet signal We had friends visit and everyone agreed it was a very comfortable arrangement. The only drawback might be that the pool was a bit small and the hot tub was often filled with high school kids, but the weather was perfect so we spent our time on the beach instead of the pool. We had a great experience from beginning to end.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad the weather worked out so well and that you took full advantage of the beach. The wrap around balcony that the corner units offer is definitely a plus. We've recently put in a new couch and living room chairs, a new mattress and box spring in the master, and new lounge chairs on the patio. Very happy to hear you and your guests were comfortable! Mark & Erica
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

In comparison to many units over the years, this one rates as one of the best! My view from the kitchen sink was even amazing. I look for a lot of relaxation and comfort in decor and this unit has it. Loved the comfort of the patio furniture which was better quality than most. This couple takes pride in their condo, and very nice and generous with their personal items. Everything was well stocked in the kitchen. And as far as cleanliness, this unit was immaculate! If we don't find our condo to purchase, as we are currently looking, then we hope to visit this one again. Great security onsite and if the complex is in need of something, i.e. heater was out on the pool, the HOA was right on it and had it repaired. Also loved the washer and dryer were normal sized and not stacked. Thanks so much for allowing us to rent your condo!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy such great reviews and especially when our guests notice the details and little things that make our unit and this property so special. We did a lot of upgrades this year (new patio furniture, new couch and living room chairs, new mattress and box springs in the master) in hopes our guests have a wonderful and comfortable experience. This review really made our day! Mark & Erica
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Loved this condo!!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect place to recover from a busy weekend of my son’s wedding in Birmingham. The condo was very clean, with lots of amenities. The view from the balcony was perfect for those late night sunsets. Mark was so kind to answer all my questions quickly. He provided detailed directions to the condo and how to use the door keypad. I will recommend any of their properties to friends, and we are planning on coming back hopefully soon and bringing family. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful place with us. Linda & Mike

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your son's wedding! A stay at the beach is a great way to decompress. We just came back from the condo and agree the view from the corner wrap around balcony is hard to beat. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again. 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

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 10 2018 - May 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One Parking Pass $15
Cleaning Fee $110
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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