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PRICE DROP!! Gulf Front: Beautiful, Updated Luxury West Corner Unit

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:
March 19, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Hot Tub
  • 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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PRICE DROP!! Gulf Front: Beautiful, Updated Luxury West Corner Unit
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 72 reviews

Well decorated and appointed.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in numerous units in Crystal Shores over the years. 407 has been THE MOST visitor friendly, in every way.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the review - always good to get feedback from our guests. We do try our best to respond as quickly as we can to guest questions. We provide each guest a Pre-Arrival Information packet that contains all the information they will need, including the property address, how to use the door code, Wi-Fi connection, places to go, etc. Nothing makes us happier than to hear our guests find the unit clean, comfortable, and well appointed for a stay at the beach. Mark & Erica
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Staying at the beach in style.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect! Furnishings were perfect with a beach theme.

This is one of the best condos I have stayed in at Gulf Shores. If you want

a clean condo with all the upgrades, THIS IS IT!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We strive to make the unit comfortable and practical for the beach - but without clutter. And our housekeeper Rebecca always does a great job of making sure the unit is clean and ready for each new guest. Appreciate the feedback that our unit stands out from the crowd - good to know that keeping the unit in good repair and the furnishings up to date is being noticed! Erica & Mark
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Love it

  • 5 of 5

Love all the improvement

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the short and sweet review. Pretty much sums up what we enjoy most hearing from our guests - they love the condo. We continually refresh the unit and make improvements - and are glad our repeat guests take notice and appreciate the improvements! Mark & Erica
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Spectacular on All Fronts!

  • 5 of 5

Perfection ! Not one detail was left out in their planning.

Beautifully appointed furniture, comfortable beds and the kitchen even had coffee filters!

Love what you did with the wraparound deck and the views are spectacular.

Warm & creative design and the cleanest unit we've had in 20+ years on the Gulf coast.

You have our endorsement!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really are thankful for reviews like these as we strive to keep the unit up to date and be responsive to our guests. In the past year we've replaced the bed in the master, new couch and chairs in the living room, new outdoor patio furniture, and new flooring in the living room and bedrooms. Also, we are blessed to have our housekeeper Rebecca. She has been cleaning this unit for over 10 years and our guests can expect the condo to be up to her standards when they arrive. Erica & Mark.
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very fortunate to have Rebecca - she has been the housekeeper for our condo for over 10 years. She is a stickler for making sure the property is clean and ready for each new guest. We are always happy to hear that our guests had a great stay. It is a special property and Gulf Shores is a great beach community. Come stay with us again on your next trip to the gulf! Mark & Erica
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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: August 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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Peninsula Restaurant & Grill
Bar & Grill
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
American Restaurant
Janino's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Oyster Bay
Bar & Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Bahama Bob's Beach Side Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Flip Flop Deli Shop - Gulf Shores
Bill’s By the Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Gulf Shores Golf Club
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
Seafood Restaurant
Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
Donut Shop
Gulf Shores Public Beach
The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Yabba's Wacky Snack Shack
Ice Cream Shop
JOHN GYRO mediterranean 2
Mediterranean Restaurant
The Hangout
Seafood Restaurant
Crico's Pizza & Subs
Pizza Restaurant
Snappy's Snowcones
Shrimp Basket Gulf Shores
Seafood Restaurant
The Flying Harpoon - Kitchen 11-1 Bar 11-2
Seafood Restaurant
Papa Rocco's
Pizza Restaurant
Rita's Frozen Custard
Original Oyster House Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Ribs & Reds
Barbecue Restaurant
Pink Pony Pub
Seafood Restaurant
Matt's Homemade Alabama Icecream
Ice Cream Shop
Mikee's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Hog Wild BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Gulf Island Grill
Escape House Waterville
King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
New Orleans Orginal Snoballs
Ragatta Condominiums
Duck's Coastal Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Cafe Beignets of Alabama
Chocolate corner
Chocolate Shop
Island Pancake House
Gulf Shores Dog Park
Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Nolan's Restaurant & Lounge
Fish River Grill
Seafood Restaurant
The Cove Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Soul Bowlz
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
David L. Bodenhamer Center
Hazel's Nook
Breakfast Restaurant

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

One Parking Pass $20
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.