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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-8 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Ocean House 1601 Not your typical corner 3 bedroom Unit.- Local Owner Call Me

My unit has a King bed beach side with shared hall bathroom tub/shower with direct access and direct beach side balcony access. A queen bed in the middle with direct access shower. A queen in the back room with direct access tub/shower and direct access to rear balcony. It's not the typical 3 bedroom experience as I am limited to parties of up to 6. My model is to provide a fabulous vacation for up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms in prime time and 4 people in 2 bedrooms non-prime time (Oct 15 to March 11th). Pleas call me to explain this as it can impact your price if booking between those dates.

Please read my listing & reviews and call me (251.923.9623) if you have any questions about anything before booking to be sure this is a good fit for your vacation plans! Please note the Service Fee is a charge from VRBO to you for their services. I do not subscribe to HomeAway payments so if that is important to you, you will need to stay somewhere else. You will also need to speak with them (877.202.4291) as to if/when/how that is charged and/or paid if you wish as again it is not my fee.

Please note that the calendar is always current. When a deposit is paid it is updated and until a deposit is paid, no dates are held open. The occupancy limit is 6 persons (adults/children/toddlers/babies) in a 3 bedroom configuration and 4 people in a 2 bedroom configuration. The pricing is accurate and detailed via the Yellow 'Get An Instant Quote' button and all costs are outlined except for the parking which is $20/vehicle/stay (limit 2) purchased directly from the Association. All rentals are Weekly Saturday to Saturday (before April 15) or Sunday to Sunday (after April 15) only and there are no discounts. Sorry but 90+% of the questions I get are answered in these 4 sentences so trying to get them all in the first paragraph.

Ocean House 1601 is my second beach side property in Gulf Shores. I now own/manage/maintain this one as well as Crystal Shores 307 (a 2 bed/bath occupancy 4 corner unit VRBO #181140) because being here makes a huge difference in how well my units are maintained which matters when it comes to the rental experience for my guests. Please note my units are different by design. They are not beach oriented but furnished more upscale for adults.

For those who have inquired, the AVROA Certificate is proof that my property has the proper license AND has passed the City of Gulf Shores safety inspection as validated by this 3rd party as your safety matters to me.

Ocean House 1601 is not a rental condo but a condo that I rent. Old items from home don't end up here... old things from here end up at my house. I am not the most expensive, nor will I be the cheapest, but I focus on delivering a high end guest experience for the money you pay. Again I do not offer discounts or take offers. I don't provide last minute 'deals' as I work very hard to make sure my guest experience is the same experience for every guest. If on the other hand you don't want a 'rental unit' experience then there is no need to look any further. My units reflect a high end home style experience and my guests are just that... guests. My unit is not 'kid friendly' in the sense that you will find X Box, Game Boy, floaties, etc. as those are not in my unit. Your children are indeed welcome but I don't want anyone to be surprised not to find those items here. What you will find is matching leather sofa's, LG stainless steel appliances, polywood plastic plank furniture on the balconies (2). Please do not use spray sun tan lotion (avobenzone) in the unit or on the balcony as it creates a huge mess on the floor and upholstery/leather/bed spreads, sheets. All of my deposit issues so far are related to sun tan lotion issues and all are easily avoided with a little forethought and by reading the warning label on your can of sun tan lotion. I hope you like, appreciate, and enjoy the unit, but since I do not clean this unit myself, I rely totally on Anna to keep it clean. Not everyone will appreciate what I provide for accommodations so she makes the call as to which guests seem to be a good fit and which ones not so much as it takes everyone's help to keep this nice.

I do charge a $300 deposit and I do expect you to maintain/treat the unit as that belonging to a good friend.... even better than a family member. What you get in return is the use of an exceptionally nice unit during your vacation stay. If that is what you are seeking as to your vacation accommodations then please read on as I am looking to build a long term relationship with guests who appreciate having a nicer place to stay and in turn make an effort to keep it that way.

This unit just completed a major renovation (Jan 2015). Complete kitchen replacement to the walls. All new cabinets/granite, new high end LG appliances (convection oven... French door refrigerator, stainless steel inside dishwasher, etc.), Delta high arch faucet, glass/stone back splash, even the garbage disposal is top of the line! If you want nicer there may be 1 or 2 here that I would point you to but for the money this unit will be hard to beat as the value for your vacation dollar. The bathrooms fixtures are all new (January 2015) as in new ADA height Delta toilets, new Delta faucets, the mirrors, towel bars, tub/shower faucets, curtains, paint, granite vanity tops, door knobs, hinges, lights...hopefully you get the idea.

There are many units that rack and stack the beds but that is not my model. This is my first 3 bedroom unit and at 1300 square feet this is a nice size vacation spot on the beach! Occupancy 6 (adults/children/infants), Occupancy 4 in non prime time.

This was not a rental unit when I purchased it but was the typical beach themed property. Sorry but that is just not me so do not expect a lot of beach art/themes throughout. It did come with 2 leather sofa's with foot rests, a leather recliner, a 55' LG flat screen that all survived this make over. You will find this to be an exceptionally nice condo provided you are not looking for a beach themed stay.

The unit is tiled throughout with 18' tiles, no carpeting anywhere but rugs as appropriate. The King bed is located beach side. It is a Tempur-Pedic air mattress with firmness adjustments for each side so if you are a sleep number owner... enough said. If you ever wondered about them... this is your chance to spend some time on one. The middle room is a Queen and the back room (largest) both have Queen sets. Those Queen mattresses are pillow top but quite FIRM. All 3 bedrooms have 32' flat screens, 1 LG in front that came with the unit and 2 Samsung just purchased Jan 2015 in the other 2. Total sleeping accommodations are 6 and will be strictly enforced.

Ocean House has perhaps the nicest Gulf Side pool (HEATED YEAR ROUND) in Gulf Shores and most importantly the best on-site management company as the owners actually maintain the property management rather than contract it out. As an owner that matters as to what your guest experience will be. For guests that means on-site security from 10AM to 2AM during the peak season. Please note that 'anything goes' does not apply at Ocean House. You are expected to be respectful of others while on the property. Profane language, loud music at the expense of others, etc. is not tolerated so if that is your idea of a good vacation... Ocean House is not the place for you. My unit is literally next door to the property manager who lives here and is on the Board. If you have an issue with Ocean House... he is close by. If you ARE the issue at Ocean House, he is even closer :)! Seriously this a family oriented place to stay.

Welcome to Gulf Shores.... Welcome to Ocean House Unit 1601 (sixth floor of Building 1)... east end unit directly overlooking the pool. 56K gallons 140 feet long 0 entry on both ends... 6 ft deep in the middle. 72 chaise lounges are poolside and beach rentals (chairs/umbrella's) from a 3rd party are available. Please note that as of 1-1-2016 the City of Gulf Shores is requiring all non-licensed items MUST be removed from the beach every day 1 hr after dusk or are considered abandoned and will be removed/trashed by the City of Gulf Shores. There are no accommodations for beach chairs/tents/umbrellas in my unit so please bring a tarp to leave those in your vehicle. My balconies have brand new (May 2015) HDPE chairs and chaise lounges.

My properties are priced weekly for occupancy for that week. I don't offer 'volume' discounts for adding more weeks. Please note that if there is no daily rate posted, there is no daily rental offered. I don't plan on offering daily rates but that might be possible come November/December. Never say never :).

Parking is $20 per vehicle with a limit of 2 vehicles. I don't sell the parking pass as you must purchase that from Security/Property Management personnel upon arriving so please note the cost of parking is not included! All deposits for rental are via PayPal and no reservation is held until the deposit is paid. The rental payment amount is due 60 days prior to arrival via personal check along with the signed contract else the deposit is considered forfeited. Once paid, you will be given the code to access the lock box by the unit in the stairwell just outside the front door with keys inside. The $300 is not a down payment but a security deposit which will be returned via check usually received within 6-10 days of your departure. It can be returned via PayPal if you wish on the day of departure but PayPal will keep $9 for doing that. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use PayPal. AMEX/Discover/MasterCard/Visa all work fine. You may also pay the rental amount via PayPal if you wish but there is a 3% fee for doing so as that is what PayPal charges.

Thank you for considering Ocean House 1601 and whether my units or another's, thank you for coming to Gulf Shores
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 6
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Under age drinking in the unit will get you evicted w/o refund or deposit returned....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    More high end than kid friendly but children welcome just furnished more for adults. All main room seating is leather for instance....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Front Bedroom/shared: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Separate access from bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Middle room bathroom private access from bedroom only....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private access from bedroom only....moreless

  • New faucets, granite vanity tops.

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    LG Flat screens. 60' in main room....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New LG 2015 True Steam HE...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Leather recliner sofa (2) for up to 6. Leather single recliner as well....moreless

  • Parking:

    $20 per pass purchased upon arrival from guard. Limit 2....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Included...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Higher End...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New LG 2015 HE...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Complete kitchen remodel with high end LG electric (no gas in building) products. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    LG microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    LG Convection oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    One front and one on back of unit. Separate access from 2 of the 3 bedrooms as well as main room....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    2 gazeebo's. One on each end of the pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    4 community grills. Utensils provided. You will need charcoal, lighter fluid and a lighter!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Huge... 140 ft long. 0 depth entry all the way to 6 ft deep. 56K gallon capacity...moreless

  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Week 13
Mar 25 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 14
Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 15
Apr 8 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 16
Apr 15 - Apr 22, 2017
8 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 17
Apr 23 - Apr 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 18
Apr 30 - May 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 19
May 7 - May 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,150

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 20
May 14 - May 19, 2017
6 night min stay
$180

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 21
May 20 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 22
May 27 - Jun 3, 2017
8 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 23
Jun 4 - Jun 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 24
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,050

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 25
Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,050

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 26
Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 27
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 28
Jul 9 - Jul 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 29
Jul 16 - Jul 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,050

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 30
Jul 23 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,900

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 31
Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 32
Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,650

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 33
Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 34
Aug 20 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 35
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 36
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 37
Sep 10 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 38
Sep 17 - Sep 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 39
Sep 24 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,050

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 40
Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 41
Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,200

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 42
Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 43
Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$700

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 44
Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$600

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 45
Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 46
Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 47
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 48
Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$400

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 49
Dec 3 - Dec 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$400

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 50
Dec 10 - Dec 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$400

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 51
Dec 17 - Dec 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$400

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 52
Dec 24 - Dec 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 1
Dec 31 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$400

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 2
Jan 7 - Jan 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$400

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 3
Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2018
7 night min stay

$400

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 4
Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2018
7 night min stay

$400

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 5
Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2018
7 night min stay

$425

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 6
Feb 4 - Feb 10, 2018
7 night min stay

$425

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 7
Feb 11 - Feb 17, 2018
7 night min stay

$450

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 8
Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2018
7 night min stay

$500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 9
Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2018
7 night min stay

$700

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 10
Mar 11 - Mar 17, 2018
7 night min stay

$900

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 11
Mar 18 - Mar 24, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,350

Changeover Day: Sunday

Week 12
Mar 25 - Mar 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Sunday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $140 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%

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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Calendar

Last updated: 03/09/2017
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21 Unavailable
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola or Mobile
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
West Beach Grille
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Morgan
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gulf Shores State Park
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
59
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bahama Bob's
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
West Beach

Zip Line at Gulf Shores State Park. Fort Morgan, USS. Alabama

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Local Gulf Shores resident I own 2 properties on the beach. All but retired now, my focus is making sure that my guests have an exceptional unit/experience while here in Gulf Shores.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
Because of the management of the Association. They know what needs to be done and it gets done. As guests that is more important to you than you might imagine... as an owner... even more so!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Fabulous Gulf Side pool... no 2 ways about that. From this unit you can sit inside and see the shoreline, lean over the railing and talk with others just below at the pool. Nice location in Gulf Shores... close but not too close to the more commercial aspects.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

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Photos

  • Fabulous sunsets here!

    Fabulous sunsets here!

  • Main area, 2 leather sofa's with foot rests for 4 and leather recliner w/55 LG.

    Main area, 2 leather sofa's with foot rests for 4 and leather recliner w/55 LG.

  • Beach view  4th down from the top on the end. Directly above the pool

    Beach view 4th down from the top on the end. Directly above the pool

  • View from back balcony and open lot for more than 2 vehicle parking.

    View from back balcony and open lot for more than 2 vehicle parking.

  • Durable HDPE seating for 6 overlooking beach.  2 sliding doors on beach side.

    Durable HDPE seating for 6 overlooking beach. 2 sliding doors on beach side.

  • All leather seating for 7.

    All leather seating for 7.

  • All new kitchen and appliances, top to bottom January 2015.

    All new kitchen and appliances, top to bottom January 2015.

  • Large Galley kitchen upgrade.

    Large Galley kitchen upgrade.

  • All new LG appliances with complete remodel 1/2015.

    All new LG appliances with complete remodel 1/2015.

  • Private access to hall bathroom.  Everything  remodeled in January 2015.

    Private access to hall bathroom. Everything remodeled in January 2015.

  • Rear bedroom.  Queen and sofa, table plus private bathroom and balcony attached.

    Rear bedroom. Queen and sofa, table plus private bathroom and balcony attached.

  • New LG Full Size True steam stacked washer and dryer.

    New LG Full Size True steam stacked washer and dryer.

  • So large I could not quite capture it in 1 image from 6 level up!

    So large I could not quite capture it in 1 image from 6 level up!

  • Ocean House 1.  The West Building at the complex

    Ocean House 1. The West Building at the complex

  • East looking perspective of pool.  72 chaise lounges first come basis at no cost

    East looking perspective of pool. 72 chaise lounges first come basis at no cost

  • 2 chaise lounges, 2 captains chairs, 2 folding chairs beach side balcony.

    2 chaise lounges, 2 captains chairs, 2 folding chairs beach side balcony.

  • View from back balcony towards N.E.

    View from back balcony towards N.E.

  • Dining area for 6

    Dining area for 6

  • Kitchen was completely remodeled including new cabinets & granite installed 1/15

    Kitchen was completely remodeled including new cabinets & granite installed 1/15

  • Granite counter, deep sinks, back splash, high arch Delta pull out faucet.

    Granite counter, deep sinks, back splash, high arch Delta pull out faucet.

  • Master King Tempurpedic Bed Gulf side with direct beach side balcony access!

    Master King Tempurpedic Bed Gulf side with direct beach side balcony access!

  • Front Bedroom Bathroom with new fixtures, ADA height toilet, magnifying mirror.

    Front Bedroom Bathroom with new fixtures, ADA height toilet, magnifying mirror.

  • Middle Room Queen bed and private shower.

    Middle Room Queen bed and private shower.

  • As of 1/1/2016 tents must come off the beach every day 1 hour after sundown.

    As of 1/1/2016 tents must come off the beach every day 1 hour after sundown.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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