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Your Happy Place at the Beach Awaits! Fall Dates still Available! 2018 Book Now!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,035 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Crystal Shores Unit 702 ~ 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo Gulf Front Sleeps 6

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Welcome to Our Happy Place at Crystal Shores, one of Gulf Shores finest Condominiums on the Gulf of Mexico. Prime location for Hangout Music Festivals and Shrimp Festivals. This beautiful beach front condo with Modern Decor and all new Living Space furniture is sure to make this your home away from home! This area is quiet and family oriented, keeping you close enough to the action yet far enough away from the crowds.

Condo is located on the 7th floor with access via elevators. This spacious 2BR/2BA condo has 9' Ceilings and is decorated with comfort in mind and our Louisiana influence. This unit sleeps 6. Both Bedrooms have King Size Beds with full bathrooms attached. Living Room has a Queen Sleeper couch. The Master Bedroom and Living Room both have glass sliding doors providing access to the balcony and panoramic views of the Gulf. There is 200 ft of spacious balcony with new counter high outdoor chairs and tables for outdoor dining and taking in the magnificent ocean views. Watch the dolphins play in the mornings while drinking your coffee on the balcony.

The Kitchen boasts granite counter tops, fully equipped, and stocked for all of your cooking needs. Also a full size pantry closet and full size Washer and Dryer are available. Dining and Kitchen areas can seat 8. There are 3 flat screen TV's, 3 DVD players, IPOD Docking, Radio/CD, and FREE WIFI Internet Service. Telephone Service is provided for local calls. You will have Electronic Keypad Access eliminating the need to keep up with keys during your stay.

We are located 1 mile west of Hwy 59 and Beach Blvd (the Hangout Intersection). Close to nightlife, restaurants, outlet shopping, golf,water-parks, miniature golf, movie theaters, and fishing.Access the beach in just a few steps via the private walkway eliminating the long walk with beach items and coolers. Beach Chairs and Umbrellas are available for rent on the beach daily. Visit the outdoor shower along the walkway to wash off the sand after a long day at the beach.

The Indoor/Outdoor heated pool with swim through access and hot tub offer a break from the beach when needed. Sauna and exercise facility have beautiful views. The kids will enjoy the game room with Foosball and pool table. There are charcoal grills located on the ground level for grilling after a long day at the beach. There is 24 Hour Security On-Site and On-Site Management office. Covered and Non-Covered parking is available with covered loading and unloading zones with carts.

Our unit is a NON-SMOKING & NO PETS unit, NO Exceptions! CHECK-IN is 4PM and CHECK-OUT is 10AM. Visit the convenient Pier 33 Grocery Store across the street for ICE, snacks, drinks, beach items, and souvenirs you may need during your stay!

We are excited to share our Happy Place at the beach with you! We look forward to helping you book your beach getaway!


More Details

Jennifer and Mike Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Jennifer and Mike Nelson

We are Mike and Jennifer Nelson from Monroe, Louisiana. Mike is an Airline pilot and I am in Industrial Sales. We have a 8 year old daughter that loves coming to the beach. We are both graduates of LA Tech University.Mike grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast so making the decision to purchase a condo on the water was the perfect choice! He can fish and I can lounge on the beach!

Jennifer and Mike Nelson purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jennifer and Mike Nelson chose Alabama

We purchased our Condo at Crystal Shores because it was a beautiful condo and relatively new. The complex is a quiet, family friendly unit with beautiful white beaches with all the amenities a family could need. We love sharing our home away from home with our family and friends while making memories. The beach is less crowded and quiet yet close enough to all the action of Gulf Shores! There is great restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. This complex has one of the best Home Owners Associations so it is always making improvements to better service its owners and their guests!

What makes this condo unique

We fell in love with our unit because of the tall ceilings, modern feel, and larger than normal balcony. It's a great extension of the unit and allows for dolphin watching, gorgeous sunrises/sunsets, and people watching, of course!

It was a smaller complex with fewer units, so no overcrowding. Great location, easy to get to anywhere quick yet away from the hustle and bustle. The beach is so close and just a few steps away! Who could resist that! You won't find a better view so book your next beach vacation with us! We guarantee you will love it as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Weather Cooperated with us and gave us plenty of time on the beach. We would love to come back again! Thank you so much for sharing your condo with us! My daughter had her birthday (yesterday) at the beach and couldn't have been happier! we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the condo immensly!
Aug 2015
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1035 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to Master Bedroom with large counter space
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Access from 2nd Bedroom and Living Area, ample counter space
  • 2 Full Baths with Full tub/Shower Combinations with plenty of storage and large counter space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private Bathroom and Balcony Access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Bedroom with Access to Bathroom
  • 2 King Size Beds, Queen Sleeper/Sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
There is 24 Hour Security on site. Security Guard patrols at all times to ensure rules and regulations of the complex are enforced.


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Your Happy Place at the Beach Awaits! Fall Dates still Available! 2018 Book Now!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 55 reviews
Louisville, Kentucky

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Jennifer and Mike's condo. The balcony looks down on the beach and the sliding doors that open up in the living room and in one of the bedrooms provide constant access to the sound of the waves and sights. The condo was very nice, and it was clear that great pride is taken in their Happy Place. Everything that you might need in the kitchen is there, and we enjoyed having two full bathrooms. There's a side by side fridge and freezer with ice maker, washer and dryer, dishwasher, comfy furniture, big beds, wifi, all of the comforts of home, and TVs in every room. There's extra pillows and blankets, and incidentals that must have been assembled with great care and experience. The condo elevators open up very close to the private boardwalk and beach, and security was on hand at all times to observe. Grounds-keepers keep it nice, and it was everything that was promised. The patrons that we talked to were friendly and not at all a rowdy demographic. I felt safe walking around the area by myself after dark. It's within walking distance of a little grocery store, restaurants, and the Hangout intersection and my husband is already checking the 2018 calendar. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation- everything as described!

  • 4 of 5

Condo was everything we needed at a reasonable price. Location was great! We will come again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Come again!
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Great location and beautiful unit

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Jennifer and Mike's Happy Place. Loved that we were right on the beach and the view from the balcony was spectacular. We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you can come again and so glad you enjoyed the location and views!
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful and CLEAN!! The kitchen was well equipped and loved having the washer and dryer. Beautiful view and very easy access to the beach! Mike and Jennifer were very easy to work with and contacted us to make sure we were happy! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Crystal Shores! Glad you had everything you needed and had a wonderful time. Come again!
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Clean and Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was beautiful and very clean. It was nicely decorated and well kept. We had a wonderful time! My only complaints is the pots and pans were not non-stick and the mattress didn't sleep wonderful but it was okay. Overall I would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback as it is helpful always. Glad you enjoyed your stay! We will certainly add some new pans easily. Mattresses are always a personal preference but we certainly will take in to account when we do our upgrades.
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  • 5 of 5

The condo, weather, beach, surroundings were amazing! Loved every minute. The beach attendants added so much too. Well worth the extra expense. Can't say enough good things.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at our condo at Crystal Shores. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and had some beautiful weather! We hope you will come back again!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pensecola, FL
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Fort Morgan to Dauphan Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
The Hangout & Bahama Bobs
Car: necessary

Enjoy the quiet Crystal Shores where you are close enough to the action but away from the crowded beaches. You are just.09 miles past the intersection of Hwy 59 & Beach Blvd. ( The Hangout intersection). Convienent to The Hangout, Pink Pony, Bahama Bob's, LuLu's, Watervillye, and Acme Oyster House.It's just a short walk across the street to the Pier 33 Grocery for groceries, snacks, drinks, ICE, and beach gear! You'll love this store!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Insurance $59

Check-In time is 4:00PM on day of arrival and Check-Out is 10:00AM on day of departure. On day of arrival you are welcome to use the pool, lower level bathrooms, and enjoy the beach until time for check-in. We must give our cleaning team time to have your unit clean and ready to meet your expectations! We will send you a text if we see that the cleaner is done early.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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