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Seacrest #308 1 Bedroom & Bunks - Couples, Snowbirds & Small Families

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights

About the property

Freshly Renovated - October 2015 - **Absolutely No Smoking Permitted**

Our updated beachfront condo is designed to serve couples or traditional small families longing for the sounds and views of a Gulf Shores' beach experience with the added benefits of Sony 46-inch & 32-inch HD TV's, a Blu-Ray DVD, a Bose Wave Radio, updated seating & dining furnishings, keyless code entry (no need to pick-up keys; go direct to condo), relaxing balcony amenities, a rain-shower shower head, and more! Our condo is on the 3rd floor (nine story building) with quick access to elevators and stairwells often not found in larger condo complexes. At Seacrest, you will not experience lengthy delays or congestion associated with getting to and from your condo.

The condo's balcony is equipped with lifeguard-style observation chairs, a small dining table with chairs, and convenient robe hooks to secure swimwear, towels, etc. Dolphin sightings from the balcony are a routine occurrence during both early morning and twilight hours.

Please note that we strive to promote a consistent, positive rental experience for families of 4 persons or less. If you are interested in a rental to use for large groups, parties / events, college weekend gatherings, or to accommodate makeshift sleeping accommodations for local events like concerts, we politely ask that you consider other alternatives. For families, we believe that limiting rentals to families with 1 or 2 small children will make for a more pleasant experience.

The living area is very comfortable including a sofa (queen sleeper), chair, accent & coffee tables, barstools, ceiling fan, and dining table with chairs. The living area opens directly to the balcony providing your family a direct view of the beach from the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Plus, Moms and Dads will love the living space privacy afforded through two bunks that can be closed off from the living area by a pocket sliding door.

Our unit has ceramic tile throughout, including the oceanfront balcony, as well as accent rugs in the kitchen, hallway, and on the balcony. Our kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, utensils, linens, ice maker, garbage disposal, and dishwasher. The pantry with shelves is conveniently located in the kitchen for storing your groceries and the additional cupboards provide storage for cooking essentials. A washer and dryer are located directly in the condo unit. Storage drawers for personal items and clothes are located in the main bedroom, main entry, living area, etc. Plus, hanging storage is available in the main bedroom as well.

Other comforts include complimentary password protected WiFi, & cable TV with select HD channels.

The beach provides access to a beach lounger rental service, amazing views, shore fishing, and a family tradition of nightly crab hunting on the sandy beach (NOTE: we even have flashlights).

The pool and jacuzzi area on the property are well equipped with lounge chairs and a shaded gazebo. A shower is provided for your convenience before entering the pool or returning to our condo. Bathrooms are conveniently located at the pool area.

The Seacrest complex has an updated lobby with a covered canopy for loading & unloading, as well as an on-site security guard. You will find carts in the lobby to use when you arrive and depart, as well as two (2) elevators. Restaurants, shopping, and amusement parks are within a short distance via both car and by foot.

As residents of south Alabama, this condo is also OUR PERSONAL 'home away from home' as we are committed to maintaining a family atmosphere for your enjoyment while you stay in our NON-SMOKING, NO PETS condominium located directly on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. We want you to have a positive FAMILY experience and we value guests that will not only feel at home, but respect our condo knowing that we just don’t rent it… we use it ourselves on an ongoing basis. We encourage you to e-mail us if you have any questions before you make your reservation.


- Private beachfront balcony with dining table, chairs, and swimsuit drying hooks

- Beach chairs for rent on the beach via Suncoast Beach Service

- Stearns & Foster Queen Bed, Bunk beds, & Queen Sleeper Sofa (memory foam)

- Washer and Dryer

- Free password protected WIFI

- 46-inch and 32-inch Sony HDTV's; Blu-Ray & standard DVD players accordingly

- Linens for kitchen, bed, and bath

- Bose Wave Radio

- Barstools for overflow seating

- Onsite Pool, Jacuzzi, & BBQ Grills along with Poolside Restrooms

- Two Elevators

- Luggage carts located in the lobby


- Check availability and make requests via VRBO website

- E-mail us or call us (850-723-6848) with your dates




- Accepted payments: online credit card & personal check

- Posted rates do not include $95 departure cleaning fee or $25 parking pass

- 11% tax rate is added and not reflected in rates

- General guideline is a minimum stay of 4 nights subject to availability

- Once confirmed, contracted rates and charges are non-negotiable

- We DO NOT rent to students, singles under 25 years of age, or to third parties.

- No house parties, sororities, fraternities, school, or civic groups please.

More Details

Brian Matson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Brian Matson

We live in Daphne, Alabama - which is about 45 minutes from the condo. We use it ourselves much of the time.

Brian Matson purchased this condo in 2014

Why Brian Matson chose Alabama

We like Gulf Shores / Orange Beach because it is still largely about family vacations with suitable accommodations, dining options, things to do, etc.

What makes this condo unique

We are located very close to the core of Gulf Shores - including places like The Hangout. However, our portion of the beach seems to be a little quieter than what you may find elsewhere in Gulf Shores or in Orange Beach. Our complex is small. No waiting on elevators and no overcrowded pools, beaches, etc.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Seacrest #308 1 Bedroom & Bunks - Couples, Snowbirds & Small Families
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Perfect Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, love this condo! This condo is perfect in every way. We arrived to a spotless, super cute home away from home. Every room is decorated just as described and I love the personal touches. The bed in the bedroom is so comfy after a long day in the sun and the bunk beds are just right for children. The kitchen had everything we needed and more and we loved the high-top table and chairs on the deck. I had my coffee looking out at the gulf every morning! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and for being a great visitor for our condo. We would love to host you again soon.
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Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful condo for a week and loved every minute of it. It was a great size for myself, my husband, and our two children (ages 9 and 7). Upon arrival, it was very clean and it was beautifully decorated. It made you feel like you were at home. We did cook a night or two at the condo and everything I needed was there. As another reviewer stated, the cookware is Calphalon (which made me very happy!) It is so nice to stay somewhere where the quality of items is as good as (if not better) than what you have at home. However, I agree that a smaller saucepan is needed. I made spaghetti one night and made do with using a large skillet for my sauce. Not a big deal though. The appliances are all extremely nice as well.

The bed was extremely comfortable and the kids loved the bunk beds. We loved the balcony having the high chairs to see over better to enjoy the view. We sat out there every morning and night and spotted dolphins one morning! Also, having Apple TV was great for the kids. They were able to watch Cinderella and Big Hero 6 at night when they were winding down for bed. Having a pool onsite was a plus - it too was very clean and well maintained.

The beach is a very short walk from the condo with a few places close by to go to. One day we walked down the beach to Bahama Bob's for lunch. It was fantastic! There are very good restaurants just a few minutes away. Lulu's and the Steamer were our favorites.

The owner, Brian, was very courteous and checked in with us a couple times during the week. Very pleased with communication. We can't wait to be able to come back for another vacation! Thank you for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. Also, thanks for the nice comments. We look forward to seeing you again one day!
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Peoria, IL

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this unit for 3 weeks for our first "snowbird" experience. This condo is perfect for 2 people. It's very nicely decorated and well-equipped. We did some cooking in the condo and had pretty much everything we needed. The only thing I "missed" was a smaller saucepan - but was able to make-do with one of the larger pans. There are plenty of dishes and I was thrilled with the Calphalon skillets! I've stayed in rental units with really poor quality cookware - so the skillets were a pleasant surprise!

We found the location to be just about perfect for us, but Seacrest appears to be one of the last large complexes to the west, so it's definitely quieter in that area and there isn't a lot within walking distance. But the Beach House restaurant and Waves grocery store are both within walking distance and suited our needs. The Beach House offers very good food at reasonable prices; and we were able to walk to Waves to pick up any items we'd forgotten when we did our "real" grocery shopping.

Brian, the owner, checked in on us via email a couple of times during our stay to make sure everything was going well. We would definitely recommend this unit to anyone looking for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo in Gulf Shores. Thanks for a great stay!

PS - the bed was great too!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Personal Vacay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations for a getaway. I had everything I needed and loved the convenience of the beach and sauna, as well as nearby shopping and dining.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit!
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Saint Louis

Absolutely beautiful place!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely condo that we both enjoyed emensely! The view was our favorite part along with the great lifeguard chairs. I spent every morning drinking my coffee and watching the waves on that balcony! The whole condo was very comfortable and very well furnished. Greatly updated! It had everything you could imagine for a perfect getaway home! Easy access to the beach and a nice little pool. We both recommend Doc's seafood restaurant and enjoyed two different pizza places that were conveniently close, Crico's and Janino's! We definitely plan on staying here again in the near future! Wonderful getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our condo and your very kind words. We are always happy to hear when someone had a good time visiting our little part of the world!
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Franklin, TN

Family of 4

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival my daughter claimed, "this bathroom is just like a real home bathroom". This is how the feel of the whole condo is. It's decorated beautifully with a welcoming feel. The kitchen has everyone you need stocked with plenty of dishes so you don't need to wash them after every meal. The deck chairs were my favorite since it allows you to sit high and look over the balcony bars instead of through it. Even spotted a pod of dolphins swimming by early one morning. I spent most of my condo time out there enjoying my coffee, reading and listening to the ocean. It's located on the 3rd floor close to the stairs so it's easy access. If you plan on doing laundry you will need to bring extra soap as well as extra dish soap and dishwasher detergent as they give you only enough for one use. It would be great if housekeeping could leave more toilet paper and garbage bags. Overall it's a nice building only steps from the ocean. You can rent chairs and an umbrella right in front of the building which is convenient. The pool is a necessity for my family as is the hot tub which isn't an option at all buildings. There was plenty of entertainment close by and we had our share of wonderful seafood dinners.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to complete this review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay & experience!
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 2016 - Feb 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer Prime
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer / Fall
Aug 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Parking Pass $25 + Tax
Housekeeping/Linens Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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