Crystal Tower is one of a kind condo in Gulf Shores, Al. This beautiful complex is located right in the heart of Gulf Shores and the first condo in Gulf Shores that offers a walk-across air condition/heated bridge that takes you to a 'Private Beach Club' complete with sun deck and full restroom facilities, and features '1.5 Million Dollar Gulf Front Pool' --by far the largest Gulf Front Pool in all of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Beach Club is lavishly landscaped and featuring plush wraparound deck and 'Lazy River' surrounding pool. Large Heated indoor pool and Large outdoor pool with hot tub are also additional features back on Bay Side at Condo plus huge exercise room and game room! Everything needed for a great family beach vacation.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 8, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The room was clean and we had plenty of room for our family of 5.
I have rented out other places that are VRBO but this is the first one that we needed EVERYTHING! Soap to wash your hands, toilet paper, trash bags, salt and pepper, etc. I expected some items but this was truly just a place to sleep. We had to take a trip to Wal-Mart not just for food to cook but for hand soap, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, HE laundry detergent (we don’t have those type at home I had brought good ‘ol regular Tide). Overall the place was nice and clean I was just unprepared for all the little extra items we needed.
I am not sure what to say here but, the first round of toilet paper, trash bags hand soap and dish detergent is provided. It is true we do not provide laundry detergent or salt and pepper. This is exactly what is provided in all the other condos that are rented out the beach. We have been doing this for 25 years and I do not know of any owner providing items that everyone knows you will need.
Very nice place to stay
Our room was very clean. The pool was amazing. Our only con was location of the room was beside the walk way and it was noisy other than that I highly recommend staying here
205 is a really nice condo with a very helpful owner. The condo was clean and very close to the pools and beach. The Crystal Tower complex was clean as well and the pools were a lot of fun!
Great place for a vacation
Our room was right by the walkway, so you can hear EVERYONE walking by! But, the room was very nice and clean and we still had a good time.
Worked out great for us. Centrally located.
Pros: centrally located. Beach, shops and restaurants nearby. Loved the pools and hot tubs. Common areas well lit, clean and modern. Condo was neat and clean when we arrived. Kitchen and bathrooms were clean and modern. Owner was easy to work with. King in master was great. Balcony was small but we used it almost every day. Enclosed walkway to the pool and beach was great! Would definitely rent his place again.
Cons: condo was near the elevator and at times it was noisy. Being on second floor we could barely see the beach/ocean. Furniture and carpet definitely needed to be updated.
Had a Great Time!
My family and I (two adults, four children ages 2, 5, 6, 9) recently stayed here for a week, and overall we had a great time. I'll try to break down the good (and not good) of this unit, keeping in mind that a lot of the cons below are probably major nitpicking...
--Spacious unit, clean and in very good condition.
--Plenty of pots, pans, bowls, plates, utensils, etc in kitchen.
--Plenty of pillows, batch towels, bed linens, etc.
--Large balcony with plenty of furniture
--Sippy cups, utensils, and even a booster seat if you have a little one.
--Air conditioner/dehumidifier had no trouble keeping temperature comfortable.
--Front door is right next to the elevator, which makes for easy access.
--Unit also located right next to the walk way over to the beach club (beach access, pool, hot tub, etc).
--TV's in every room with Dish Network programming.
--Beautiful stretch of clean beach
--Lounger/umbrellla rentals are available for an additional charge
--Large hot tub, never too crowded
--Uniformed guard on site at all times
--Good communication with owner and very clear expectations of how to leave things upon departure
--Because the unit is right at the intersection of the walkway and the elevator, inconsiderate people on their way back from the beach club can be noisy late at night and wake anyone who might be sleeping (like small children who are then hard to get back to sleep).
--This is a low floor and so the view is minimal. We knew this going in from the pictures, and with small children we don't spend a lot of time relaxing on the balcony anyway so this wasn't a problem for us.
To sum up...overall we had a great time and feel like we got a good value for our vacation budget. Take away the noisy people just outside this unit and it would have been perfect!