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'Stars on the Water' Corner Unit 308, Beach front, Corner Unit

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + fold out Sofa, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)

We are on the Gulf/ beach side! Perfectly located only 1 mile from the Hangout, Hwy. 59 and Walmart.

This is the condo we as owners stay in when we visit Gulf Shores. Notice the 5 star reviews....

This unit is a beautiful corner unit with a wrap-around balcony that is on the Gulf of Mexico, floor-to-ceiling windows in every room of the condominium, and top of the line amenities. There are gorgeous views from every bedroom.

**Each bedroom also has its own full-size bath, so no one has to share. ** Think SPACE, SPACE, SPACE! There are 9’ high ceilings throughout, giving a feeling of grand spaciousness to this 1,529 SF condominium home. Even the utility room is big in this condominium.

The building is new construction and has all the amenities. Located on the first level one will find a gorgeously designed indoor-outdoor pool (zero entry to 4ft.) with fountain and hot-tub which is heated year around, fully equipped exercise room, activity center with pool tables, fuze ball, television etc., his and her bathrooms, sauna as well as our management office.

I appreciate you taking the time to look at our Stars on the Water Condominium. Please feel free to email or call if we can provide any more information for you. Come stay with us and make a memory.

Also, please check out our 2 bedroom unit at vrbo 458792. You'll see we have over 29 5-star reviews. Or if you want to come to Austin, TX, I have a new Lake House property at vrbo 990202 --

Note: Snow Birds Welcomed.

No pets or smoking.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Karen

Owners are Karen and Scott -- Scott was born in Pensacola and this has always been a family vacation spot. We love the area and know it well and finally able to purchase our second condo!

Karen purchased this condo in 2014

Why Karen chose Gulf Shores

Crystal Shores West is a luxury condominium built in 2006 located on the beautiful beach of Gulf Shores. You'll have breath taking views of the Gulf and all its beauty. The spacious wrapped around private balcony (accessible from master bedroom or living room) lets one truly enjoy the ultimate beauty of Gulf Shores. It is located near shopping, The Hangout and restaurants in the heart of Gulf Shores. The units are larger/wider/newer and more up scale than the 'normal rental units.'

What makes this condo unique

Water views from every bedroom. Also corner Unit mean it has extra light with the additional windows in family and dining room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Scott and Karen,

Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your property last week. The view when you walk in is one of those AH HA WOW moments. It was so mesmerizing that we took our stuff into the master bedroom that I wondered where on earth the other 2 bedrooms were.

We got to take in the beach. Naval museum for 2 days, Fort Morgan, Barkley Park and area up there, we drove around on HWY 98 I think it was where the homes are by the Gulf. Had to stop at Surf Style, gee there were not many to pick from. Did eat at Lamberts and Bob's. Lots of summer stuff was not able to do, but there was plenty. Everyone around there was nice and when you have your Iowa shirts on it brings conversation from all over. We were invited to a "group get together" and learned some things there as well. Beach was great. We have never seen such white sand. (Compared to white blowing snow)

I will definitely refer people to your condo and site. It was amazing.

Again thanks so very much.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 2015
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not offer refunds for bad weather. We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance for your trip. It's up to the Guest to purchase this coverage
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Plus we have a sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna


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'Stars on the Water' Corner Unit 308, Beach front, Corner Unit
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful Condo - Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were VERY pleased with this condo! We loved the floor-to-ceiling windows in each room, the wrap-around balcony, and that it was a corner condo offering multiple views. We especially liked that each bedroom had its own attached bathroom, allowing us each to have our own privacy. It is very spacious - more spacious than the pictures appear online. We also liked that it was located on a lower floor, with a great view of the beach. The washer and dryer were an added plus, not to mention the well-stocked kitchen. This condo truly felt like ‘home’ away-from-home, with our every need being met. Upon arriving, one thing that really stood out to us was how clean the condo was. Not only did it look immaculately clean, but it actually ‘smelled’ clean. The owners were great to work with. They were quick to respond to any questions we had and kept in touch throughout the week to make sure all of our needs were being met. We had a great vacation and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rita and Ron for the wonderful review! I am so glad you felt the condo was "home" away from home.... Looking forward to you coming and visiting us again. Karen and Scott
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  • 5 of 5

If you are considering this unit please don't hesitate to book it. It's exactly as portrayed in the description, perhaps even better!

Housekeeping has the unit impecabbly clean, the condo is well decorated and comfortable. Well stocked with essentials in the kitchen, plenty of bedding and a super comfy master bed.

Check in instructions were concise and easy to follow allowing you to set your own door lock combination. The owner checked in with us to ensure all was satisfactory!

Will return.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jane -- thank you for taking the time to write this review and so glad you had a great time. Please come and visit us again :)... Happy New Year! Karen and Scott
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The Condo was perfect, we will stay again!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this property and the owners!

I had to call, text and email Karen to ask questions about the room and what all was in it. She was always helpful and joyful in all communication. She answered immediately...Yes, there is an ironing board, yes we have blow dryers :-). We had a lot of luggage. There were plenty of luggage and shopping carts.

The condo is beautifully furnished and very spacious. I have 8 in my family and my father stayed with us as well for a total of 9. We had plenty of room and were not on top of each other. The balcony was big and the views from it and every bedroom were gorgeous. The rooms were bright, big and decorated tastefully. My dad had a room and bathroom to himself. My 4 daughters ages 9-16 slept in the room with two beds and had their own bathroom as well. It was plenty of room!! Each bedroom had its own TV which was helpful so the kiddos could watch appropriate aged shows, while the adults could watch what they wanted. There were a total of 4 TV's. My husband and I stayed in the master bedroom. It was huge and the bathroom had a double vanity. My little boys (ages 3 and 6) were going to sleep on the pull-out couch, but instead they wanted to "camp out" in the master bedroom's closet. We thought for sure they wouldn't want to continue sleeping there, but they did all week and loved it! They had a blast with pillows, blankets, stuffed animals and flash lights.

My dad and kiddos loved the hot tub! The inside pool was a hit too since it was too cold to swim outside. I worked out every morning in the weight room. I saw dolphins from the treadmill and the balcony in our room. The game room was a bonus! My dad loves to play pool so it was fun for him to play with the grandkids.

As a picky momma, I have to say that the room was VERY clean. We washed our clothes everyday that we were there. It was so nice because I didn't have to wash any when I got home. The balcony was very safe for my little ones too which has always been a concern for me.

We were visiting for my nephew's wedding and celebrating Thanksgiving. The condo is really close to everything. We had to run to Wal-Mart several times and it didn't take long at all. There is an awesome playground and museum in Gulf Shores that was only minutes away. We ate at Bubba's Seafood which was great and the kids loved the atmosphere. It was the best Thanksgiving ever!

Feeling blessed, The Dailey Family

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela for taking the time to write this review. I love all the details and warms my heart that you had such a great time. The reason I got into this business is I love creating family memories that will last a life time. I hope you come back and visit us again. Karen and Scott
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Fabulous Condo for an Enjoyable Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This condo is one of the cleanest I've ever seen. The views of the beach on the wrap around balcony were excellent. Lots of space in the bedrooms and bathrooms. It was a bonus to hear personally from the owners themselves at the time of booking and for questions throughout the process. Looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily for your wonderful review. I changed housekeepers in January and LOVE my new crew. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you visit us again next time you're in Gulf Shores. -- Karen
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Beautiful condo and excellent ocean view

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely impressed with the condo and property. The condo is beautifully decorated, had everything we needed, and the views of the ocean are amazing! With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, we had more than enough room for everyone. The owners were very accessible and even texted us to make sure everything was going well. They also provided a list of recommended restaurants and things to do that saved us a ton of time searching for places on our own. We would definitely rent from them again. Thank you for a wonderful vacation, we didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you taking the time write such a wonderful review. Thank you Amy. I'm so glad you had a great trip and hope you come back to visit us again :).
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Carol T.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I love staying here. We have stayed in Gulf Shores the last 5 years and have stayed in this condo four of the five years. The other year it was already booked! (and the condo we ended up staying in was nowhere as nice) The kitchen is always well stocked and a good size. We always feel right at home here. The furnishings are nice and comfortable. The condo is very spacious and clean. The view is beautiful from this condo and the balcony is large and has lots of seating. We will be staying there in the future for sure. The owners are great to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Carol.. thank you for the great review! The feeling is mutual, we love having you come stay with us... Looking forward to next year :)... Karen
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $49
Parking (2 Max) $12 Each $20 + Tax
Housekeeping/ Linen $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Snowbird Reservations require 120 day cancellation. All others require 60 day cancellation.
Damage Protection Required in lieu of security deposit: Absolutely no smoking or pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.