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L@@K 1407-Catalina Tower luxury condo, GREAT deck /views/reviews/perks Sleeps 7*

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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About the property

You will like this Condo & Resort & Spa 2BR 2BA SLEEPS 7, Direct Beach Front ;0)

A 4-Star destination Resort, you will not be disappointed with the class and majestic oceanfront setting of this luxury condo, Catalina Tower unit 1407, at the Beach Club, Trip Advisor ranked in Gulf Shores’ top three hotels. See more pictures and information @ "Nana's Cabana" search on FaceBook. This stunning ocean view condo embraces history, charm and virtue with the story of Nana and her family, Virginia Wright Gibson, raised near Birmingham, Alabama. Nana's Cabana condo has a unique and timeless nautical flair, whimsy, bright colorful cheer and a “happy hour, every hour” style! On the 14th floor the condo has a long private balcony exiting from both the living room and the master suite. The ocean view is breathtaking, peaceful and serene where you can enjoy quiet morning moments or relaxing afternoon sunsets. Decorated and renovated in 2014/2015, the condo lifts the spirits with amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer for guest use in the condo, ironing board, Catalina Tower's private pool and hot tub area, private beach access, and club use as requested. A full Resort Spa Menu is available for appointments with a list of services at reasonable prices. This area is a perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate your family in the warm sunshine! The Beach Club is a self contained resort with on site shopping/dining/beach walking or jogging and state parks nearby, including the historic Fort Morgan, Bon Secour Wildlife Reserve and Gulf State Park. Master bedroom offers a king size bed and private full bath, flat screen TV and balcony access. The additional second bedroom offers a queen and twin bed, flat screen TV, with an additional full bathroom across from the second bedroom entry. Nana's Cabana condo unit is perfect for a family or 2 couples. Special rates offered and advertised when available. We believe you'll be blessed, rejuvenated and inspired by your stay in Nana's Cabana, a true Alabama Gulf Coast beach and water lover's delight ...



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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About 'Joe'

About: We purchased Catalina 1407 at The Beach Club in February of 2012. From childhood on, we have loved the beach and world travel cultivated by our beach-loving parents. Our mother, also known as 'Nana', often reminisces about her first outing to the beach where the sun was so bright during her visit to the Gulf Coast that she could not hold her eyes open. She tells a story of going out too deep and getting a spanking for doing so. Many of her stories create whimsical images of beach rendezvous and late night 'dipping' with her young entourage in the late 1930's. A business man that she worked for in Birmingham owned a beach house at Laguna Beach near Panama City Beach, FL. He would allow her and her friends to go, chaperoned of course, for weekend beach trips. Her beach stories are endless! Our Dad also had a contagious love of coastal living and especially world travel. Most all of his world travels, excluding beach vacations, were for the purpose of sales. Later in his life they became more specifically for producing and delivering large scale irrigation equipment to developing third world countries. He had a passion for world travel and became friends with world leaders and natives of particular countries. The world loved him and he embraced all cultures with grace, unconditional love, magic and style. In light of that, we have chosen this special place to share with other beach lovers, friends and family. We hope that you will enjoy 'Nana's Cabana' ... At 98 years old, she is still traveling to the beach and often found dancing the night away. We would all do well to remember her motto: 'Love Never Fails ...' 1 Corinthians 13:8. Sunny wishes, The Gibson Family

'Joe' purchased this condo in 2012

Why 'Joe' chose Alabama

The Beach Club is the perfect place for a family getaway or for a retreat for relaxation and peace and quiet

One more thing I wanted to pass on to you (see below).

Beach Club Trip Adviser 2016

Posted February 27, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Family Vacation Critic, Trip Advisor’s family travel site, has released its first annual hotel awards recognizing the top condos for families.

The Beach Club, managed by Spectrum Resorts, in Gulf Shores was among those condos to receive the honor of “Family Vacation Critic Favorite.”

The awards are based on reviews from the site’s editors and the community of family travelers. Every condo listed on Family Vacation Critic has been hand-chosen by the editors as being appropriate for families. This award highlights those that go above and beyond, and have proven themselves as places that family travelers have rated the best.

“We are honored to have been selected from among the more than 3,500 hotels that are recommended on this family travel site,” David Clark, General Manager at The Beach Club, said. “Knowing that we have received a seal of approval from actual vacationing families makes the award that more valuable. I’m proud of our team members and owners, they have tremendous pride and continue to raise the bar to create happy memories for the families and guests who visit."

To be included among Family Vacation Critic Favorites, a condo must have been personally visited by a member of Family Vacation Critic’s editorial team, and have been recommended by 75 percent or more families who have reviewed the property, as well as having received either a four-or-five star rating.

The elite group of condos that meet the requirements represent the top 12 percent of hotels listed on the Family Vacation Critic site. For more information on all that The Beach Club has to offer vacationing families, visit

What makes this condo unique

All you need to enjoy a great vacation is on site. There is no need to leave the premises unless you want to go and explore near by attractions, trails, other beaches, take a ferry ride to Dauphin Island and go to the Sea Lab Estuarium (very entertaining and hands on educational for the kids) or a round of golf on 2 close by golf courses: Kiva Dunes and Peninsula. lots to do close by or just stay where you are and enjoy all they offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One Fine Cabana!

The Beach Club is a fantastic place to resort and escape the hussle and bussle of every day life. C1407 is wonderfully consisten with the classy, luxurious and nautical flare offered at the Beach Club. The beds are incredibly comfortable with a spectacular king size bed in the master, a twin and a full in the second bedroom. The decor is whimsical while relaxing and full of cheer. A fully equipped kitchen offers opportunity to stay on site all week long or cook a low country boil one night and hit the local flavors the rest of the time. Balcony entries are available from the living room and the master suite. View of the ocean in the back and a view of the bay outside of the front is rare and gives this unit a highly unique appeal.

Stayed: May 2012Submitted: September 11, 2012Source: VRBO

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway
Oct 2014
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L@@K 1407-Catalina Tower luxury condo, GREAT deck /views/reviews/perks Sleeps 7*
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Northwest Alabama

Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Nana's Cabana. My mom & I took my 3-year old great-niece for her first ever trip to the beach. She loved the bright colors in "her new house." :) It was cozy & comfortable and we loved hanging out on the balcony, too. Such awesome views as far as the eye could see! My little niece loved being so close to the waves & sand (lots of sand castle building going on!) We had some pretty rainy weather & got soaked several times, but that didn't deter us from having a good time. Joe was the perfect host, checking on us and answering any questions we had very promptly and addressing a couple of minor issues we had. We'll definitely be back - hopefully better weather next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jamie C. I appreciate your review and glad you all had a good trip. Glad your niece did not let the raining weather effect her enthusiasm about building sand castles and enjoying her "new house" and 1st trip to the beach. I tell my guests that i am available 24/7 for any issues that arise (except the weather, which is usually pretty nice) and I can usual resolve the situation. I do look forward to having you back soon and don't forget my returning guest appreciation special rate pricing. Joe Host/Owner
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Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We (my husband and I, our two kids, & my parents) have stayed in Nana's Cabana at The Beach Club Resort for the past four years. It has become our "home away from

home." The condo is clean and comfortable, and the owners are friendly and helpful! We have all the conveniences of home. The condo offers a beautiful view of the ocean and the balcony is a perfect place to eat breakfast every morning. We often see dolphins playing in the ocean as we sit on the balcony in the morning. The resort is clean and family friendly. The resort is just far enough from town for it to be peaceful, but not so far that you can't easily access stores and restaurants! We love attending Shell Banks Baptist Church for Sunday morning services (which is just down the road). We also love visiting Tacky Jacks at Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores Seaford! The Beach Club is close to all of our favorites, including the ferry ride from Fort Morgan to Daulphin Island! I highly recommend Nana's Cabana, and look forward to next year's annual trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You LandandBreez. You are one of our many returning guests to our Mother's "Nana's Cabaña" condo at The Beach Club Resort & Spa. We have a returning guest appreciation discount program that reduces the rental rate 10%, 15% & 20%. Please advise us of you past visits when you book your next vacation. We are available 24/7 to insure you a great vacation. The Beach Club is a great destination vacation in a great location. Joe Host/Owner
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Harrogate, TN

Wonderful vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the Beach Club on three separate occasions and it just keeps getting better. The last two visits we have rented from Joe and he is absolutely the best to rent from! If you have any mishaps or issues, he is extremely quick to respond and is very gracious. The views from the 14th floor are amazing and love the whole beach club staff. We really enjoy the many extras that Joe offers with this unit. He has chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, buckets, etc., everything that you need to have a wonderful time at the beach, which saves a ton of expense and room in the car. We look forward to our third stay here in the future!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David, So glad you had another great vacation experience. The Beach Club Resort & Spa has become the number one destination vacation spot in Gulf a Shores. Everything you need on site, shops, restaurants, grills,sports bar,spa, great pools and beach. We pride ourselfs in offering our guests extras and have a returning guest appreciation discount. You will get a 20% discount on you 3ed visit, so hurry back soon. Joe Host/Owner
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Nashville, TN, USA

Beautiful Condo.....Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this beautiful condo at the Beach Club. The unit is spacious and nicely decorated with many "extras," such as a blender, Keurig coffee maker, beach chairs, umbrellas and toys (even a kite!). Owners are members of the Club and so we had access to all club facilities for an additional reasonable fee. The view from the 14th floor is spectacular and we enjoyed meals on the balcony, as well as just sitting there when we weren't on the beach. Owners are very accommodating and easy to work with. We will DEFINITELY be returning to 1407C!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear RoadChuk, Thank you for being our guest at "Nana's Cabana" condo 1407 Catalina Tower. And thank you for your review, we are committed to insuring our guests have an enjoyable vacation. We are always available 24/7 if needed for anything. We love to get repeat guests and have a repeat guest appreciation 10% discount on your next visit. The provided beach accessories have been very popular also. Come on back soon. Joe Host/owner
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at The Beach Club for the last 6 years and love it. I will have to say that this place was on of our favorites. It wasn't just the condo but the owner. Joe was terrific in helping me with a few problems that arose both professionally and extremely fast. If you are looking for a great place to stay with everything you need on site this place is for you. Will be making our plans to stay again next year at Nana's Cabana . Thanks again Joe for making our stay a memorable one with family & friends at a reasonable price

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being our guest at "Nana's Cabana". So glad we were able to assist you with locating an on site area to park your fishing boat. It is our goal to insure our guest's expectations are met and exceeded. Nana says to come on back soon and don't forget about the 10% returning guest appreciation special discount.
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Harrogate, TN

Love the Beach Club!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time that my wife, three children, and I have stayed at the Beach Club. We lover it here!!! We love that it's away from town and very private. The beach and water are wonderful. We've stayed in Seaside, Peridido, Clearwater, etc., but love it here. We stayed in C1407 this time and loved the condo. It was very clean, very spacious, and had awesome views. We highly recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David, I am always happy to hear our condo met and exceeded our guest expectations. The Beach Club is quickly becoming the premier destination resort of the Gulf Coast. Just recently selected by Trip Adviser survey as in top 10% of condo rentals on Gulf Coast. Thanks again and we look forward to having you as a returning guest. Joe Host/Owner
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Jack Edward in Gulf Shores
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
At The Club House on site and sports bar on site
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiva Dunes & Peninsula
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway #180 Fort Morgan Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Coastal at The Club House on site, The Hideaway
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Right out the door
Car: recommended

Local attractions include the beach and ocean of course, the historic Fort Morgan and Ferry over to Dauphin Island, Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores Zoo, Bear Point Marina and Flipper's Restaurant in Orange Beach on Wolf Bay for Dolphin Tours, Zeke's Landing in Orange Beach for Deep Sea Fishing and dining ... Excellent restaurant choices for local flavor are: The original Doc's Seafood Restaurant in Orange Beach, Papa Rocca's Pizza, King Neptune's (for $5-$10 lunch menu). Three of our favorite dinner and fine-dining restaurants are: The Ship's Harbor, Cosmo's, and Cobalt. Any of the local Shrimp Baskets, Mikee's, The Royal Steamer are excellent less expensive and faster seafood choices. The Hangout, Tacky Jack's, LuLu's and Lucy B. Goode are great for commercial atmospheres with water views ... For specials on oysters try Wintzell's ... The Gulf is a new restaurant Gulf-front with views of boat rides, boat tours and local fishing under the Perdido Pass Bridge. There is also a new, as of 2013, Zip Line course in Gulf State Park between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach called Hummingbird Zip Lines. You can also rent bikes at Bill and Joe Gibson's Bicycles to take through Gulf State Park ... You can ride as long or as short as you want, but the entirety of the course is around eleven miles. For a day-trip off the beach, we highly recommend going to Fairhope where you can enjoy the beauty and history of Fairhope Pier, local art galleries and shops plus other unique and delightful dining venues. Another day-trip would be to go to Josephine, Alabama known for their Wooden Boat Festival every year in Pirate's Cove, the first weekend in May. You may also enjoy scuba diving trips available at two or three shops around the Shores. Shopping galore all around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach ... For nice, unique gifts visit the Orange Grove and Tallulah's, which are small vintage style boutique shops on the ocean in Orange Beach ... The Wharf is a fantastic place to take children for ferris wheel rides, ice cream, movies, shopping, dining or watching boats sailing the intracoastal waterway. Lulu's is nice place to dine for this as well. If you sit in the back by the bar area, the restaurant is perched on the intracoastal waterway. You may also wish to read Southern Living's recent article about Royal Reds Shrimp and restaurants

About Royal Red Shrimp:

From the deepest, coldest waters-up to 2400 feet deep. They tend to be large and are frozen on board the ships that stay way out a sea a long time, Royal Reds are a brilliant crimson red, or pink and some think they taste like lobster. A mature Royal Red Shrimp is about 3 years old. (Pleoticus robustus or Hymenopenaeus robustus)


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 11 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
SUMMER 2017 Sat. to Sat WEEKLY
May 13 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
FALL 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
WINTER 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $125

The owners have membership to the club, there is a daily fee of ($25-$35) per family (just for the days used) and provides access to a indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness center, game room, sauna, outdoor tiki bar. The spa, club bar & Coastal Restaurant are open no fee. Condo towers, (4 in all) have their own pools and hot tubs that is provided for guests & they can use any of these they prefer.

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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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Attached to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom, large room with ocean view and access 2 deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3 and has a great view of Mobile Bay & landscape @ BC
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa sleeper in living room
  • Master bedroom KING bed, sliding glass door to beach front large deck area. Professionally decorated and updated regularly. Large flat screen TV. Has master bathroom attached to this bedroom Second bedroom has 1 double and 1 single and sleeps 3. New flat screen TV.
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Beach Club is a 4-Star Resort and offers a full and rich Spa and Salon Menu available in the Clubhouse ... These services are upon appointment only with fees charged separately by Spectrum Resorts.

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