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Seacrest #308 "Remodeled" 1 BR & Bunks for Couples, Snowbirds & Small Families

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Freshly Renovated in 2016/17 -- **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, Keurig coffee machine 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, 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 porcelain wood 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 $105 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 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 Gulf Shores

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.


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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • 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
  • limited accessibility


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Seacrest #308 "Remodeled" 1 BR & Bunks for Couples, Snowbirds & Small Families
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Exceeded our expectations . . .

  • 5 of 5

Exceedingly comfortable and the right size for the two of us. Nicely appointed and enough comfortable chairs for four adults. Because the weather wasn't super warm to be on the beach we sat on the deck overlooking the ocean which was heavenly.

If you plan on cooking, the cooking supplies are without a doubt the best we've experienced in renting. Having a washer/dryer in the condo was a huge benefit. If you like to walk it is an easy walk (beach/road) to a few restaurants and very close to a convenience store. Also the condo is not far from larger supermarkets, Walmart, and other miscellaneous shopping. We wish we would have brought our bicycles along. Everyone at the condo and on the beach were very friendly, it was an exceedingly enjoyable two weeks. We plan to make it four weeks next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! Glad to hear you got the Alabama friendly experience.
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful ! We had a great time in Gulf Shores .

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would have been a perfect vacation if not for tropical storm cindy🙁🙁

  • 5 of 5

This property was very cozy and cute. Everything we could need was in the condo, even games for the family to play on the evening. Loved the device charging station!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. We appreciate your comments!
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Central Kentucky

Such a Happy Place!

  • 5 of 5

This tastefully decorated condo provides every comfort and convenience that you could wish for. Everything is fresh and spotless through out. The kitchen is well-equipped with good quality cookware, Keurig coffee maker, and tableware. The bed is very comfortable and all linens are good quality. As other reviewers have said, the high-top chairs and table on the balcony are an extra plus. The location on the third floor is also a plus if you love the sound of the surf and watching activity on the beach as we did. The SeaCrest building is very well maintained as are the pool and spa. Two elevators and rolling luggage carts make transporting luggage very easy. Brian was very responsive to our questions and communicated with us several times during our stay to see if everything was satisfactory. We look forward to a return visit to this delightful "Happy Place".

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. We are happy you enjoyed your trip to Alabama.
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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: June 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: June 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping/Linens Fee $105 + Tax
Parking Pass - One $25 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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