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Family Friendly Townhome!! 3 Bdrm/2 Bath! Best Fall Rates in Town!

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Beautiful Sunrise over the Pier! We are right across the street from this view!

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This beautiful townhome is in the ideal location for experiencing the FABULOUS Gulf Shores! We are right across the street from the sugar white sand & sparkling blue-green waters of the gulf of mexico.

The Sands has an authentic beach town feel in this quaint private complex of only 16 units!
Private entrance with KEY-LESS ENTRY so you don't have to worry about losing your keys!

This is a 2 story town home with no one above or below it.

SUPER PRACTICAL LAY OUT!!! This condo is perfect for the multi-generational vacation w/3 nice sized bedrooms & 2 full baths.
The main floor bedroom is ideal for the grandparents w/a comfortable queen sized bed, flat panel TV and private entrance to a full bath! The Master & 2nd bedroom are located upstairs w/a full "jack and jill" bath between them along with full sized washer and dryer.

There are also 2 flip out chairs suitable for children, a Pack n play and nursery monitor located in the Master bedroom.


Beautiful GRANITE counter tops in the fully equipped kitchen w/extra deep sink & high end spray faucet. When we say fully equipped we mean ice maker, blender, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, oils & spices all for your use! We also provide dishwasher, laundry, & hand soap to get you started :) Full sized washer and dryer located in the upstairs hall closet between the bunk room and master bedroom. This unit has 2 private balconies, one off the living rm and the other off the master bdrm. There is a brand new GAS GRILL located under our unit exclusively for our guests! An outdoor shower is also located under the unit for rinsing off beach sand, again just for our guests. Parking for 2 vehicles in a SAFE, low density complex. In the storage closet under the unit you will find beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrella & sand toys to help you enjoy a fun day at the beach! We have tried to think of everything possible to make your family vacation enjoyable, even providing BEACH TOWELS!!!

Want to come for one of our world famous festivals? Then this unit is BY FAR THE BEST LOCATION because you can reach it by taking Windmill Ridge Rd. & bypassing all the traffic on West Beach Blvd! We are w/in walking distance of many of the famous Gulf Shores HOT SPOTS including, The Hangout, Bahama Bobs, Pink Pony, & Pier 33 as well as fun souvenir shops!

Pristine white sandy beach is about 80 steps away from our stairs & an easy walk w/in the safety crossing zone to cross the street. Clean & convenient showers & restrooms are also located beach side. Just the PERFECT place for a FAMILY VACATION :)

Come make some memories at The Sands!!!

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1056 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 *strict complex policy ***In order to insure the safety of our guests, we are unable to rent to students on Spring Break unless a parent accompanies them. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    A pack and play and nursery monitor are located in the master bedroom closet. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • 1st floor bedroom: The 'Shell' room: 1 queen

    Has it's own flat panel TV & private entrance to bathroom!...moreless

  • Upstairs bedrm: The 'Bunk' rm.: 1 queen, 2 bunk bed

    NEW 32" flat panel TV!! Nautical themed, sleeps 4!...moreless

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom w/private balcony & entrance to bath: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Large flat panel TV, 2 flip out chairs, pack n play crib!...moreless

  • For the comfort of our guests, we only use high thread count quality sheets. All beds are covered with a 100% cotton quilt. Extra blankets and pillows are located in each closet. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    also has separate sink area...moreless

  • outdoor shower: outdoor shower

    this is located under the unit and is cold water only...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Check out time is 11:00 a.m. Maximum occupancy for our unit is 8 adults. We do have 2 flip out chairs located in the master bedroom that would be suitable for children and also a pack n play crib if there is a need. Please respect our occupancy limit. For the convenience of our guests dish soap is provided in dispenser next to the sink, starter packs of Dishwasher detergent and Laundry detergent are also provided. We also have designated a couple of "Beach sheets" next to the beach towels. Please wash and replace them before you go :) Please note that we are unable to provide bikes for our guests. Ikes Beach Services does have beach bikes for rent. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We love to read too! Feel free to borrow books located in the small lamp table in the living room....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    blu-ray player located in the living room...moreless

  • Games:

    we have a nice collection of all of the classic board games located in the cabinet under the living room t.v....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    All 4 televisions are hooked up to satellite. Living room TV is also a Smart TV and connected to WIFI ...moreless

  • Television:

    NEW 55" wall hung Smart TV in Living room! All 3 bedrooms have their own flat panel televisions hooked up to cable. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    sand toys, boogie boards, umbrella, along w/a few beach chairs located in storage unit under the townhome. Combination for padlock is on fridge. Please rinse items off before returning them....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    our unit has 2 private decks, if you lean over the railing there is a partial view the beach from either one....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From both balconies, there is a partial ocean view thru the buildings across the street....moreless

  • Water View:

    Both balconies have a good view of the lagoon....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful granite topped breakfast bar that can comfortably seat 7, possibly 8. There is a table for 2 on the balcony and 3 TV trays & extra stools in first floor bedroom closet. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air and ceiling fans in every room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    full sized...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    portable electric fireplace provided for our snow birds (stored in main floor bedroom closet during warm months)...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    David L. Bodenhamer Recreational Center is a 6 minute drive from the condo w/Gym, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Basket Ball courts, Track, Etc. Very reasonable weekly rates for families...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We do have central heat, however for our snow birds we have provided a few small electric heaters stored in the 1st floor bedroom closet and under the bathroom sink....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets & quilts on each bed w/extra blankets & pillows located on closet shelves. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Brand new 55" Smart TV w/blu-ray player and cable provided. Board games and a few toys located in cabinet under TV. Nice open floor plan w/comfortable leather recliner and sectional....moreless

  • Parking:

    room for 2-3 vehicles, covered parking under the unit....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We have plenty of good quality Bath towels and also we have purchased 8 BEACH TOWELS for our guest's use. Please, if you use our beach towels wash and return them to their shelf before you check out....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full sized...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Usually there are coffee filters in the cupboard also....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pretty blue matching dishes. Full set of wine glasses above the fridge. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Because we have soft water, very minimal dishwasher soap is needed. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    All Granite counter tops. High end sprayer faucet. Extra deep sink w/built in dish soap dispenser. Stock pot, glass pans, skillets provided. Toaster, Blender, Mixer, & crock pot provided...moreless

  • Microwave:

    over the range microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    we do have a cupboard above the stove that has a collection of spices/oils for your use! ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    brand new and equipped w/ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    smooth top electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2 balconies, one off living room, one off master bedroom...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course less than 3 miles away. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rental available 1 block from us at Ike's Beach Services ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    nicely landscaped yard in front of complex...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill just for our guests located under the unit. Please roll grill away from pilings when in use and do not leave lit grill unattended & shut off LP tank when not in use....moreless

  • Tennis:

    David L. Bodenhamer Recreational Center is a 6 minute drive from the condo w/Gym, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Basket Ball courts, Track, Etc. Very reasonable weekly rates for families...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Under our unit there is a beach gear storage unit with a few boogie boards, beach chairs, & toys in it. Our guests are welcome to use them. Please rinse them and return them when finished!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Nice sized, surrounded by palms. Open from April-October weather permitting....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Oct 17 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$150
$595
Winter 2017
Jan 15 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$100
$500 $1,000
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$200
$700
Hangout Fest *ck out on 22nd*
May 18 - May 21, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,800
flat fee
Summer bargain 5 nights
May 22 - May 27, 2017
6 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
Summer 2017
May 27 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Aug 20 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$200
$750
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$200
$1,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee $120 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until actual booking. ***Please be aware that tenants will be required to pay for any intentional or unintentional damage done to the unit that is reported & photographed by our Housekeeper after check-out.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Restaurant
block and a half
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
across the street!

Car: Recommended

Our unit is located directly across the street from the beach w/safety cross walk zone. With in walking distance is a small grocery store (pier 33) and restaurants such as Bahama Bobs & The Hangout, and several souvenir shops. This is an ideal location for families w/teens or small children, or a couples retreat. More than anything we want you to be comfortable and feel 'right at home'. We hope you enjoy your stay w/us :)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: My husband and I have been married since 1989 and have come to Gulf Shores almost every single one of those years! Our 5 children have grown up spending almost every spring break here! We feel so blessed to have the dream of owning our own condo finally come true!

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
We love the location of Central Gulf Shores! Enough happening that the kids don't get bored, lots of things w/in walking distance, but yet not over-crowded like so many vacation places have become and very family friendly! We loved the lay-out of this unit, the fact that it has and upstairs and downstairs just gives everyone more room to spread out! We love the fact that it has a bedroom on the main floor w/it's own full bathroom. So nice when we brought our elderly parents down w/us for a week! We have never been a fan of the high-rise big, too crowded, less security & safety! Too much time waiting for elevators! We love not having to be worried about security in this small 16 unit complex! It just has a 'safe' feeling to it and most of the units here are owner occupied. It's a great place for kids! It's a very comfortable, quiet complex! We just absolutely fell in love with this place!!!

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The Sands is a tiny PEARL of a complex w/only 16 units! The perfect place to experience the authentic "beach town" feel of Gulf Shores!! We love that this is NOT a high rise complex! Very small complex, each unit w/a private entrance. No waiting on slow, smelly elevators :) The beautiful beach across the street has conveniently located outdoor showers and restrooms. This area is also very family friendly and safe!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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Photos

  • Beautiful Sunrise over the Pier!  We are right across the street from this view!

    Beautiful Sunrise over the Pier! We are right across the street from this view!

  • Beach themed open floor plan perfect for laid back family time!

    Beach themed open floor plan perfect for laid back family time!

  • high end kitchen spout faucet w/sprayer and soap dispenser

    high end kitchen spout faucet w/sprayer and soap dispenser

  • The main floor bathroom has a full tub/shower surrounded by ceramic tiled walls

    The main floor bathroom has a full tub/shower surrounded by ceramic tiled walls

  • master w/private balcony, it's own entry to bath, 2 flip out chairs & portacrib

    master w/private balcony, it's own entry to bath, 2 flip out chairs & portacrib

  • The bunk room can comfortably sleep 4 and has it's own 32" flat panel TV!

    The bunk room can comfortably sleep 4 and has it's own 32" flat panel TV!

  • master bedroom's private balcony has a wonderful view of the pool & lagoon!

    master bedroom's private balcony has a wonderful view of the pool & lagoon!

  • No waiting on elevators! Just 1 set of private steps to our door w/keyless entry

    No waiting on elevators! Just 1 set of private steps to our door w/keyless entry

  • Beach towels for our guests!  Please wash & replace them before you leave.

    Beach towels for our guests! Please wash & replace them before you leave.

  • Gas grill & beach toys baby tent and chairs stored under the unit for your use!

    Gas grill & beach toys baby tent and chairs stored under the unit for your use!

  • Relax w/a cool drink in the afternoon sun on one of our private balconies!

    Relax w/a cool drink in the afternoon sun on one of our private balconies!

  • Location is everything!!  Beach side bathrooms and showers for your convenience!

    Location is everything!! Beach side bathrooms and showers for your convenience!

  • Bright & inviting with comfortable leather furniture, 42" TV & blu-ray player

    Bright & inviting with comfortable leather furniture, 42" TV & blu-ray player

  • Creating delicious family meals are a breeze w/plenty of granite counter space!

    Creating delicious family meals are a breeze w/plenty of granite counter space!

  • Main floor bedroom w/comfortable queen bed, flat panel tv, and ensuite bathroom.

    Main floor bedroom w/comfortable queen bed, flat panel tv, and ensuite bathroom.

  • main floor deck is a great place to eat breakfast!

    main floor deck is a great place to eat breakfast!

  • Master bedroom's private balcony has a great view of the pool and lagoon!

    Master bedroom's private balcony has a great view of the pool and lagoon!

  • Upstairs bathroom has TWO rooms! Tub/shower & stool room & separate sink room!

    Upstairs bathroom has TWO rooms! Tub/shower & stool room & separate sink room!

  • outdoor shower and hose under our unit for rinsing off beach sand!

    outdoor shower and hose under our unit for rinsing off beach sand!

  • family friendly means full sized washer & dryer right outside master bdrm door.

    family friendly means full sized washer & dryer right outside master bdrm door.

  • Jump in or just relax in a lounge chair by the nice pool overlooking the lagoon

    Jump in or just relax in a lounge chair by the nice pool overlooking the lagoon

  • Come experience the authentic "beach town" feel of Gulf Shores at The Sands!

    Come experience the authentic "beach town" feel of Gulf Shores at The Sands!

  • Getting to the beach is easy.   Just cross the street & step onto the boardwalk!

    Getting to the beach is easy. Just cross the street & step onto the boardwalk!

  • Rent a paddle board at Ike's Beach rental to watch the sunrise w/the dolphins!

    Rent a paddle board at Ike's Beach rental to watch the sunrise w/the dolphins!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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