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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 7, 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 a very large spacious living room with plenty of comfy leather seating. BRAND NEW 60” FLAT SCREEN TV ADDED TO THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. The 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. 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 and the And the brand new OWA amusement park. OWA is a one of a kind In the Gulf Coast. Less than 4 miles to LULU's Buffet's place, ACME Oyster, Hangout & Tacky 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: beach front Condominium, beach front, gulf front, ocean front, water front,amusement park, water park.

More Details

Mr. Shannon and Mrs. Jackie Brienza
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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 Gulf Shores

One of the newest condos in Central Gulf shores and within walking distance to everything. Crystal Shores Condo is only 5 miles from the brand new OWA Amusement Park, summer 2017. 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:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • 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 ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 7
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
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
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • 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.


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Pacific Northwest, Canada, Europe

Thanksgiving at the Beach!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I made memories on our Thanksgiving week at Gulf Shores. The condo owners were very gracious and assisted us with any questions. We were able to spend quality time together without ALL the distractions of normal daily routines. (Everyone laid their cell phones aside for our big Thanksgiving Dinner !) Loved the gulf view and beautiful sunsets. We might make this an annual event ! Again , special thanks to the condo owners for their warm hospitality.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Catawba Island, Ohio

Clean, Comfortable with Plenty of Charisma

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful condo Nov12th-18th. Our weather was great to experience the comfortable amenities available at the Crystal Shores. Upon our arrival, we met the caretakers and they take great pride in this property as it is obviously meticulously maintained. The kitchen was well-stocked. The areas are spacious with large TV's in the living room and both bedrooms. Bedding was very comfortable. The balcony is spacious and the bar-height tables were a plus to view the gulf. It was so relaxing to have breakfast over-looking the serene and gorgeous beach. We encountered very little beach traffic during our stay. It is such a bonus for a short elevator ride and walk out the beach. The location of the condo provided easy access to Orange Beach and the Perdido Key areas. Although many establishments are of walking distance, our favorite restaurants were an easy 15-20 minute drive. The Property Managers also need to be commended and praised for the excellent condition of the Crystal Shores Grounds. They were immaculate and the pool/hot tubs areas were superb. Folks all around the complex were very congenial. Jackie and Shannon were a pleasure to work with from the initial reservation request. I would definitely entertain a return stay at this location in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great condo on West Beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and well stocked condo with a wonderful view of the beach and great wifi. The owners were very communicative and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone and would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was very nice. The location is great. Everything about it was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed the 16 days very much. The condo is great; the location is great. The kitchen had everything one would need. I loved the balcony.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuckerman, Arkansas

Beautiful Condo; 1st-Rate View

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated, comfortable, quiet and outstanding views! Condo's location is convenient to all eating places in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The owners are super-helpful and easy to work with. Can't say enough good things about this rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Great View!! Fantastic owners, they make you feel like friends. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Tanger Outlet Center
Lambert's Cafe III
Shrimp Basket
Tanger Outlets
Mellow Mushroom
Foley Kids Park
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

The new OWA amusement Park is now open . Summer 2017. We are only about 5 miles from the park. A 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning & Parking Pass $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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