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Fantastic Fall Rates/Walk to the Shrimp Festival Less Than 1/4 Mile Away

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautiful Beachside Townhouse, 3 bedrooms 2 baths

Ocean Reef Condominium is a townhouse style, tropical themed, low density complex. We are called a Boutique condo, due to the fact that our 45-unit complex, hosts a lush private pool area and a much longer, wider stretch of beach than most of the 'monster' high-rises. Our unit has only 4 units in our building, and the stairs lead right to your front door, from your covered parking area! No waiting for the wet stinky elevator here! We are 1/4 mile west from the intersection of Hwy 59/182, within easy walking distance to numerous restaurants and shops. (Bahama Bobs, The Hang Out, Tiki Hut Souvenirs, Alvin's Island, Hooter's, West Beach Grille, Tequila's Fine Mexican, etc.)


Our updated unit has on the lower floor a 'L' shaped living room, dinette and kitchen. There is 1 king bedroom, 1 queen bedroom and a full bath with granite countertops. The 2 bedrooms share a nice, peaceful deck with side view of the Gulf. (no direct Gulf view)
Upstairs features a queen suite with a private bathroom and sweeping views. All bedrooms and living room have HD FLAT SCREEN TV's. The unit is equipped with wireless internet and cable. UNIT SLEEPS 6 ADULTS COMFORTABLY. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL BLOW UP MATTRESS SUITED FOR 2 CHILDREN (UPON REQUEST)

The kitchen updated in 2012 host new appliances, granite counter tops with tiled back splash, new cabinets, tiled floor and a washer/dryer.
All bedrooms are nicely appointed with Caribbean/Beachy décor, and newly carpeted in 2013.

This townhouse complex has designated covered parking under the unit. Making it nice not to have to unload a trunk in the hot sun or rain. There is a large lush pool just outside your front door, just down the steps. You can keep an eye on the kids at the pool or people watch from the front porch. We offer over 200' of beautiful pearl white Gulf sand beach just 100' feet away. We have 2 nice grilling areas outdoor, by the pool, complete with new charcoal grills and picnic tables for a family burger night, or for the fresh catch of the day!

Ocean Reef is a family oriented complex, not a high rise, no elevators, no street to cross and no massive parking lots to carry supplies and luggage through. Our unit is on the third floor, 30 steps and 2 landings up from the pool and parking.

There is a security guard on grounds for that extra piece of mind. We also have a local condo representative to help with any issues you might have while you are a guest with us.
**We do accept checks for your reservation, and should you decide to pay by check, you might save the added "service fees". Please ask property manager for information!

Most people who stay at Ocean Reef fall in love with us and return year after year. So if you are looking for a relaxing enjoyable beach vacation you will enjoy the Ocean Reef laid back atmosphere.
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Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 3
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We have a 24 year old minimum for security reasons, and we must be strict with our policies....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We are an upstairs unit, and loud footsteps could cause unwelcomed noises for guests below....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We are located upstairs and no elevator access....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • 1 King Master with balcony access and Gulf View on the first level. 1 Queen bedroom on the first level with balcony access and Gulf View. 1 queen suite upstairs, with Gulf Views from many windows (no balcony access) with private bath. All bedrooms have large flat screen TVs. Master has built in DVD....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 2 Full Baths in unit. 1 down, 1 upstairs. Granite countertops and full Shower/Tub downstairs, Full Shower/tub upstairs....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Beachfront complex this unit has a side view of the Gulf. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our dining area blends with the living area and kitchen area. You can serve meals and watch tv together!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Our housekeeping service will provide all fresh linens, and will account for all linens at departure....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    ASIGNED PARKING WITH PERMIT FOR 2 CARS...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own large beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    KEURIG SINGLE CUP AND REGULAR 12 CUP COFFEE MAKER...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    3 professional 18-hole courses all within 5 miles....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautiful, tropical free-form pool just outside the unit for our guests. Open daily until 11pm....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fantastic Fall 2016
Oct 16 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$135
$850 $2,250
Warm Winter rates 2017
Dec 19 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$135
$850
Spring Break getaway!
Mar 4 - Apr 9, 2017
5 night min stay
$175
$1,100 $3,950
Early Summer warm up!
Apr 10 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$159
$999 $3,950
Gulf Shores Music Fest!
May 15 - May 21, 2017
5 night min stay
$250
$1,750
Summer Season is HERE!
May 22 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,550
4TH OF JULY and Fireworks!
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,699
Hot Summer, Cool Beaches!
Jul 9 - Aug 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,550
Lovely Late Summer
Aug 14 - Sep 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$169
$999 $3,500
Labor Day and Seafood!
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$199
$1,250
Fall into Fall! Eat Great!
Sep 6 - Oct 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$119
$749
Gulf Shores Shrimp Fest
Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$159
$879
Warming Winter 2017
Oct 17 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$135
$850
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$169
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Housekeeping/cleaning $110
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

10% surcharge for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years Gulf Shore Music Fest$250.00 5MIN.. SHRIMP FEST $250.00 nightly, 4 night stay MIN. 4TH of July is a weekly rental.. There is a $110.00 CLEANING FEE due on all stays.

***NO RESERVATIONS ARE GUARANTEED UNTIL A DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED

CREDIT CARD FEES:

We gladly accept checks, cash and credit cards, but we are charged a 2.5% fee by all credit/debit card companies. If you choose to use a credit card we must withhold the 2.5% fee from the rental deposit at the end of the rental.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

1. ANY DEPOSITS OR RENTS PAID WILL BE FULLY REFUNDED OUTSIDE OF 50 DAYS OF ARRIVAL IF MANAGER IS PROPERLY NOTIFIED *PLEASE READ RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR CLARIFICATION, AND RETURN SIGNED AND COMPLETED AGREEMENT WITH ANY DEPOSIT.

2. IF A CANCELLATION OR CHANGE THAT WOULD LESSEN THE STAY IS MADE PRIOR WITHIN 30-50 DAYS OF ARRIVAL. A LOSS OF THE FULL DEPOSIT WILL APPLY, BUT ANY RENT PAID WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL.

3. ALL CANCELLATIONS (FOR ANY REASON) NO SHOWS, OR PARTIAL STAYS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RESERVED ARRIVAL DATE WILL RESULT IN 100% LOSS OF ANY DEPOSIT OR RENTAL REVENUES TO OWNER.

PLEASE REMEMBER, OWNER AND PROPERTY MANAGER WILL WORK HARD TO MAKE YOUR STAY ENJOYABLE, BUT THE RENTER/GUEST ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE DEPOSITS AND COMPLETED RENTAL AGREEMENTS ARE RECEIVED, PAYMENT DATES ARE MET, AND ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UNIT/AREA ARE UNDERSTOOD. UNIT PICTURES AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED BY OWNER FOR GENERAL INFORMATION TO RENTER. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT ANY CONCERNS BEFORE RESERVING UNIT. WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP!


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

Located 1/4 mile West of intersection of Hwy 59/182. (main beach intersection in Gulf Shores) Walking distance to MUSIC FEST! , Shrimp Fest! (parking at our unit saves money!) Walk to "The Hang Out", West Beach Grille, Desoto's, Hooter's, Mikee's Seafood, Shrimp Basket, and many other restaurants and shops. Check out Lake Shelby and the Gulf State Park just 3 miles east, a nice bike ride from your condominium for fabulous photography, fishing (the public pier is great!) hiking trails and bike trails. Nightlife is close as a walk! Bands play at the Hangout, the World Famous Pink Pony Pub, and many others 'till the wee hours, and it's all a safe walk away. LULU's (Jimmy Buffett's sister has a restaurant just a few miles away that is Fantastic! - and fun for kids - many things to do there. For families, you'll need to check out the Bodenhamer Family Park! Just a block behind the Gulf Shores Fire Department (Hwy 59) you'll find tennis courts, walking trails, a kid's pirate play park, basketball courts, indoor pools, weight rooms, sauna's ($5 day for indoor sports) and more! Golfing at 3 major courses are all within 5 miles from your condo. Check out Craft Farms, Gulf Shores Public Courses, and Kiva Dunes, all championship level, 18-hole courses.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: We are from North Alabama, but are beach souls at heart. We love the water, the sand and the salt air. We are down to the beach as much as possible. We have owned a condo at Ocean Reef since it was built in 1982. We love our place at the beach! We raised our children playing on the beach, it's very safe down here! Our 4 children spent their summers swimming in the pool and playing on the beach. We lovingly offer it for your rental vacation use. We know you will love Ocean Reef as much as we do.

Why Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
We both grew up vacationing in Gulf Shores. Gulf Shores was a sleepy little known beach community then. It had 2 or 3 restaurants one store and Souvenir City. Then Hurricane Fredrick hit in 1979, changing the landscape of the community for ever. The small beach cottages gone, in come the condos. So we bought. Several Hurricanes and many high rises later...we still Love our little tropical retreat in the heart of Gulf Shores.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Close proximity to everything! Safe, walking distances to attractions, restaurants, shopping and more! Small unique condominium complex allows families to enjoy their time together.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • LIVINGROOM KITCHEN COMBO

    LIVINGROOM KITCHEN COMBO

  • BACK DECK HAS A LIMITED VIEW OF GULF

    BACK DECK HAS A LIMITED VIEW OF GULF

  • UPSTAIRS BATHROOM

    UPSTAIRS BATHROOM

  • FRONT DECK VIEW OF POOL

    FRONT DECK VIEW OF POOL

  • DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM

    DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM

  • KING BEDROOM

    KING BEDROOM

  • LOFT QUEEN BEDROOM

    LOFT QUEEN BEDROOM

  • Beautiful deep beach

    Beautiful deep beach

VRBO #569591

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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