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Beautiful Beachfront Bliss! Book now for great Fall and Winter Rates!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,030 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6, 2 bedroom 2 bath condo

Our Beach Front condo in Central Gulf Shores is directly on the Gulf of Mexico. You have direct beach views from all windows and doors. Our condo is on the fourth floor, you can hear the waves crashing on the white sand beach below when the large sliding glass doors to the balcony from the living room and Master suite are open. You are so close to the Gulf, you'll be able see dolphins swimming by each morning. Our second home has two master size very spacious bedrooms with two on-suite bathrooms. Two separate closets in the bedrooms as well. The main master has spectacular Gulf views from the full wall size sliding glass door. The second bedroom has a beautiful bay view window. The custom cabinetry in our kitchen is accented with fine granite countertops. We've totally stocked the kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, cups & glasses and full drawers of cooking and eating utensils. Also brand new coffee maker, toaster oven, blender and microwave is waiting for you. From back in the kitchen, it looks like you are at sea--you can only see the Gulf. The foyer, kitchen, bathrooms, breakfast, dining, and living areas and laundry room are tiled, and is equipped with upgraded appliances. Nine-foot ceilings enhance the ocean views from the living/dining areas as well as from the master bedroom. Fresh paint in every room and brand new carpet in the bedrooms.

Our condo is 1030 square feet with additional over-sized terraces. The 200-square-foot terrace with a white bar-height patio dining set for unobstructed views of the beach below.

The ground level of the condominium has an indoor/outdoor heated pool with a magnificent whirlpool waterfall feature. This level also has a covered entry and some covered parking, a barbeque area, and a boardwalk that leads to the beach. On the lobby level you’ll find an exercise room and game room that overlook the indoor pool below. The front desk, business center, mailboxes, sauna, exercise room, game room, meeting room, and sun terrace are on this level.

This is a truly terrific complex and we have tried to make our condo equally terrific--as it is our second home. We want our guests to feel that way about it, as well. WELCOME TO THE BEACH!

Crystal Shores is centrally located in Gulf Shores condo is located in a very well designed newer building with great amenities and less than one mile down the beach from the world famous 'Hang out' beach mega complex. Less than 4 miles to LULU's Buffet's place, ACME Oyster, Hangout & Taky Jacks.

Dig your toes in deep to the sugar-white sands that line the 32 miles of coastline along Alabama’s beaches. Whether you enjoy swimming, sunning, surfing or skimboarding, we’ve got a piece of beach just for you. While you’re here, experience some of the great water sports that abound in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, including kayaking, parasailing, surfing, or skimming the waves on a personal watercraft. The sun on your face, the wind at your back and water at your beck and call – that’s what we call a beach vacation. You’ll find paradise wherever you put your sand bucket. Experience a whole new state of happiness when you vacation on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Keywords: Condominium, beach front, gulf front, ocean view,

More Details

Mr. Shannon and Mrs. Jackie Brienza
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Mr. Shannon and Mrs. Jackie Brienza

We hope you find our condo special and a place you will want to return to. We do, and we look forward to our stays in our second home. We only live a few hours south in central Alabama. We've made a lot of upgrades to the unit for our comfort and yours that we are sure you will appreciate, including three flat-panel LCD TV's with DVD players, ceramic tile in the living/dining areas, new bedding king & queen beds, many new dishes, blender, toaster oven, microwave and new balcony furniture.

Mr. Shannon and Mrs. Jackie Brienza purchased this condo in 2009

Why Mr. Shannon and Mrs. Jackie Brienza chose Alabama

One of the newest condos in Central Gulf shores and within walking distance to everything. No other beach's have what we have. Great views and amenities in well designed building. Lots of attractions nearby. My family has a wonderful time there each time we go.

Whether you're reeling in the catch of the day or sightseeing on a dolphin cruise, there's plenty to do and see on an Orange Beach fishing charter or cruise. Experience Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in a whole new way when you fish the back bays of the Alabama Gulf Coast or set sail on the open water. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach fishing charters depart daily. Choose from private charters to party boat charters for the experience that's right for you and your group. Fish the largest artificial fishing reef program in the country when you sink your line in the Gulf waters off of Orange Beach for some Alabama deep sea fishing fun. Dolphin sightseeing tours are equally entertaining and educational and are a fun way to spend the day. Orange Beach sailboat charters are another great way to while away the time on your beach vacation

What makes this condo unique

Terrific beach front views, beautiful white sand beach in Central Gulf Shores. Indoor-outdoor pool, free games in the game room, excercise room, sauna, etc. Beach chair rentals exclusive for Crystal Shore guests. Just steps away from the condo .

Nominated as one of the Ultimate Fishing Towns in America, lives up to its name as a great fishing mecca. In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, you’ll find boats for charter, as well as boats for sale. Or bring your own. Some Gulf Shores and Orange Beach condominiums are even boat friendly and offer launches and boat slips. Enjoy cruising the calmer waters of our back bays or venture out into the Gulf of Mexico where the big fish live.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Features: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Features: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
  • Full shower and tub in both bathrooms. Great storage and large sinks tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa with memory foam mattress pad available in unit for your comfort. (1) Rollaway twin bed (1) Baby pack and play.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Three flat panel LCD TV's with DVD players, each BR and living room.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(114 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Beachfront Bliss! Book now for great Fall and Winter Rates!
average rating of 4.9385967 based on 114 reviews

Everything was as expected, clean, great view, location perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience for 4 yr old first trip to beach. We all needed the vacation. Owner contacted us before we got there and after, great experience. Highly recommend working with the owner, will be back!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great condo

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Gulf Shores several times but this Crystal Shores condo unit is the nicest unit we have ever had. Beautifully decorated, great views and being on the 4th floor allowed easy access. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best mother-daughter vacation so far!!!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I had the best time on our yearly mother-daughter vacation! The condo was even better than the pictures online! I searched for months for the perfect condo for us and this one truly was the best!!! We definitely recommend the condo to others and if we ever go to Gulf Shores again, we will be staying there! There is nothing bad I can say about the condo or our stay all together really! The weather was amazing and even the few hours it was cloudy one morning, we were able to set on the balcony just looking out at the ocean, eating our breakfast! My mom and I highly recommend Shannon and Jackie's condo to anyone!! For a few days, I think we were the only ones on our floor so we had a lot of quiet time, hehe! It's very spacious for 2 but I believe can sleep up to 7 people. There's even a pack 'n play :) All appliances we used worked great! The kitchen was stocked full of utensils and really anything you need in the there. There was plenty of linens for the bedrooms and bathrooms. The only thing we had to buy was our food, soap/shampoo and extra paper products. This was our first experience renting a condo and doing it from VRBO and it went flawless! Also, Shannon is very much in contact w/you before, during and after your stay! That, we really thought was nice!! We walked miles every morning and evening so we just walked down the beach to The Hangout! Very cool place to check out! There are beach chairs and umbrella's out front of the condo that you can rent daily or you can bring your own for free :)

~Christy Carver and Megan (Carver) Holloway, Tennessee

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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april 2017 stay

  • 5 of 5

awesome condo and great views!! cant wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Although we were very close to many shops and restaurants, we preferred to spend most of our stay enjoying the onsite hot tub, furnished kitchen and best of all, the beach which is in walking distance from the condo. The owners personally contacted us with a weather update pre-arrival, and gave immediate reponse to any questions we had. This was our first time renting from them but we will always choose them in future stays for now on.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location on the BEACH!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with indoor and outdoor pool along with hot tub, workout room overlooking the beach/ocean, pool table and foosball. Great location and amenities. Balcony was large.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bills on the beach / LuLus
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
The Hangout and Bahama Bobs
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Water ski and boat rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Hwy. 59
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Water PARK less than 5 min away. LULU Buffett 4 min away. Golf courses and Gulf Shores state parks within 2-3 miles . Visitors to Gulf Shores, at the heart of the Alabama Gulf Coast, will be met with sugary-white sand beaches, Southern-style fresh seafood, championship golf courses and nearly any water sport you can imagine, thanks to the many nearby back bays and rivers. Preserves and state parks protect much of the region make Gulf Shores an ideal base for a natural coastal escape. Discover a whole new world under the surface of the Gulf of Mexico with Gulf Shores and Orange Beach diving vacation.

Alabama’s first purpose-sunk ship wreck - The LuLu, a sunken freighter - is 17 nautical miles south of Perdido Pass and Orange Beach (+29° 59' 50" / -87° 33' 00") and joins the area off the Alabama coast that is the site of the largest artificial reef program in the United States. This newest reef wreck is at a perfect depth for beginner diver certification, with 50-foot depth clearance at the top of the wreck. It’s also attractive for the experienced recreational diver at the bottom level depth of 115 feet. Before The LuLu, divers had to travel farther east and farther out to sea, but this great new dive spot is easier to reach and safer to dive.

When you aren't diving, enjoy the miles and miles of white-sand beaches where you can relax or take in a game of sand volleyball. Water lovers will also enjoy an array of activities like paddle boarding, kayaking or pier fishing on the Gulf State Park pier.

Vacations on the Gulf Coast usher in a whole different state of wonder and relaxation. Find Orange Beach and Gulf Shores diving locations.


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 22 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late May
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Winter
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shrimp F
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning & Parking Pass $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. Either Saturday check in or check out in peak season preferred.

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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