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Last updated: 11/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

ON THE BEACH - THIRD FLOOR UPDATED UNIT

Welcome to Unit 303, discover the beauty of Gulf Shores from the privacy of your own BEACHFRONT location. Breathtaking sugar-white sands, sparkling emerald green waters and a variety of exciting daytime activities and nightlife pursuits create an unforgettable experience.

Gulf Shores is the coast's hidden jewel, and this comfortable 2 bedroom/2 bath condo extends a warm welcome to you and yours with a delightful open floor plan with 9 ft ceilings that capture absolutely stunning panoramic gulf and beach views. This beautifully updated waterfront condo is ideally positioned with breathtaking views. Don’t be surprised if you see dolphins and all of the wonderful birds Alabama has to offer during your stay. This is a frequent occurrence and the third floor location is a wonderful vantage point for catching sight of these amazing creatures! 

 Inside Our Relaxing Oasis

Unit 303 is a COMFY and CLEAN 2 bedroom/2 bath condominium in the Crystal Shores complex within walking distance of shopping, dinner, drinks and FUN. The fully furnished sheltered balcony is an alfresco treat with two ultra comfortable padded loungers, two chairs with a cooler table between them and HI-top table for unobstructed views over the railing. Kick back to the soothing sounds of the rolling surf as it laps against the sandy shoreline.

The furnished great room offers generous seating for all with a rich mixture of colors, textures and attractive art work. The warm and inviting kitchen with three-chair breakfast bar easily serves the glass top dining table that comfortably seats four. The kitchen is fully stocked and accented with granite counters and glass tile back splash to provide an upscale cozy space to prepare meals.  A complete selection of small appliances and plenty of cookware offers guests everything they need to test out their culinary talents during their stay. For the ultimate convenience, a full size Whirlpool washer/dryer and iron and ironing board is in the unit. At the end of the day retire to the master suite; a sumptuous retreat with microfiber sheets, new mattress (9/2016) and remodeled ensuite bath that includes hair dryers, extra thick, fluffy towels and body wash (no hotel bar soap here)!

WIFI Internet is included throughout the complex. Several TV's are Smart TVs so you have access to your NetFilx,  HULU,  YouTube and Amazon subscriptions while on vacation. 

This unit is easily accessible with 2 elevators and 2 stairwells. You are only a minute or two from the front door to Sugar Sand Beach. When you're not relaxing in the comfort of your private indoor retreat, get outdoors and enjoy the sun and fresh air. With a fantastic swim-through indoor heated pool (swim-through closed during cold weather), outdoor pool, hot tub and loungers, you can kick back and enjoy the beach views and luxuriate in the warm Gulf sun, both located on the lower level. Keep up with your fitness routine in the fully-equipped workout room with TV and dry sauna AND fantastic beach views, or play a game of foosball or pool (upgraded in 2016). The community grilling area is the perfect spot to gather with friends or family and grill up hotdogs and burgers (bring your own charcoal/starter).  Rental chaise lounges/umbrella's are available March to November from a 3rd party vendor for $140/week.  
 
With this unit comes 1 reserved covered parking space to keep your vehicle cool out of the sun and close to both elevators. One additional parking space is potentially available in the non-reserved portion of the parking area for an additional $20.00 + tax.  When you park on the upper deck, your are only 1 floor to unit, with stairs available for a quick ascent to the upper level.

Our condo is impeccably maintained and upgraded every year (new sectional sofa, mattress, fresh paint,  new faucets,  new ceiling fans, etc). We want you to enjoy that home away from home feeling, as we do and we know it's the little touches that can make a big difference.

Thank you for considering our beachfront Gulf condo for your vacation rental needs.

Special Notes: There are no pets allowed at Crystal Shores except for owners.  This is a non-smoking unit.

Claim Your Piece of Gulf Paradise!

If you are looking for a fresh unit with a good price ON the beach, this is the unit for you!   Please note that the calendar is always accurate. We don't hold any dates until the deposit has been paid. If you do send us an inquiry via email please be sure to either ask a question or ask for a contract as we don't respond to inquiries that don't ask us for information. 

VRBO now offers 'Quotable Rates' which should include all fees. Our fees include the rental, the tax, the cleaning and one parking pass.  Again, a second pass if needed is $20 + tax.  What VRBO may display can also include the $300 deposit to hold the date.  That is fully refundable presuming no lost or damaged items.
 
DEPOSIT - The Deposit would be in addition to the Rental Rate and a $300 deposit is required to hold a date for a weekly or daily rental.  A $600 deposit is required for a stay of 4 weeks or longer. 
 
RATES - In the summer season we rent Saturday to Saturday and only offer weekly rentals. If you are unable to get a quote via VRBO's 'Get an instant quote' button, please make sure you are asking for a Saturday to Saturday stay (7 day minimum for a specific calendar week).
Take advantage of the off-season rates when school season starts back up and "Beach It for Less" .
For our winter guests we offer weekly rentals (no 2 month minimum).  Stay for a week, two weeks or more- whatever length of time works best for you as we price our weeks to reflect the rates for that time.

CALENDAR UPDATES AFTER EVERY RESERVATION DEPOSIT IS PAID.  No dates are held without a paid deposit via PayPal and we only use PayPal for deposits. If you wish to pay the rental via Credit Card, that can be accommodated, but will include the 3% cost to use a credit card that we are charged. You do not need to have a PayPal account as PayPal supports AMEX/Discover/MasterCard/Visa. Reservations within 30 days must pay for the reservation via PayPal as well and there will be a 3% PayPal fee added to the cost of the reservation. Once paid in full you will be sent an email with an access code to the electronic lock so no need to stop to pick-up keys as there are no keys to use or lose! The parking passes will be inside on the counter so nothing to forget and nothing to pick-up or return.
 
CHECK IN time is 3:00 PM and CHECK OUT time is 9:00 AM. There are shower/changing facilities on the second floor should you choose to arrive earlier and/or stay later on that Saturday, but the reserved parking space transfers to the next renter at 9:00 AM on day of departure. The unit is not available until check-in time as the cleaning staff needs time to completely clean the unit.
 
The condo association does not allow RV's or trailers on the property and occupancy is restricted to 6 people overnight per unit.
 
We appreciate your interest! Be assured, our focus is to deliver an exceptional vacation experience rather than a cheap rental price. You will love to return because of the difference we offer here at very
competitive rates. Thank you for considering Crystal Shores 303!!

Housekeeping

Linda does our cleaning for us on Saturdays. She only cleans our unit on that day and does a wonderful job of keeping it very clean and makes sure everything is there for your stay thus the need to rent Saturday to Saturday in prime season.
 
City Note

As of 1/1/2016 City of Gulf Shores and O.B. will enforce a clean beach policy so all tents/chairs, etc. must be removed by 8PM.  Beach chair concessions that have a business license will have 1-2 more years before they too will be required to clear the beach each night. This is being done so the city can groom the beach and in part to protect sea turtle nesting.  For more information contact the City of Gulf
Shores Ph: 251-968-2040.  www.cleanisland.org 
 

Endless Amenities

☑ Fully Furnished & Stocked

☑ WIFI Internet

☑ Accommodations for up to Six Guests (+$7/Night Fee For Guests 5 & 6)

☑ King Master Suite & Queen Guest Room

☑ 3 Flat Screen TV's

☑ Community Heated Indoor Pool, Swim-Through Outdoor Pool/Spa

☑ Community Game Area

☑ Community Workout Room & Sauna

☑ BBQ pits and picnic bench on east side of complex.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/06/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2 but stairs are so close and easy!

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Access from main room as well as private bedroom access...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    YES 24/7 from master bedroom kitchen dining room front room. Unlike Higher floors -- you can watch the people on the beach while inside. Not just when your on the balcony looking down. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    White sand Shore line just outside the door and down the boardwalk. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Sunrise to Sunset and more! The flashlights at night ... Full Moon nights are fabulous too! ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    For SURE! Love that water view and the Beach Goers are in plain sight from most all the rooms. You will feel like you Got It All! Sacrificed Nothing in this Unit! ...moreless

  • Resort:

    With all the amenities -- you will feel like your at a Beach Resort. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Absolutely! Gulf Front Southern Exposure ... Not too bad having the Gulf of Mexico as your Back Yard!!! Enjoy! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    2 but stairs are so close and easy!...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Well equipped...moreless

  • Hair Dryer

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    New tile back splash...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towel (2), coffee filters, toilet paper (4), soap (4), trash bags, laundry detergent, dish washing soap and detergent....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice and water in the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Outdoor pool not heated...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Week 48
Dec 3 - Dec 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$100
$400
Week 49
Dec 10 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$100
$400
Week 50
Dec 17 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$100
$400

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 51
Dec 24 - Dec 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 1
Dec 31 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$110
$425

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 2
Jan 7 - Jan 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$110
$425

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 3
Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$110
$425
Week 4
Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$110
$425
Week 5
Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$110
$425
Weeks 6
Feb 4 - Feb 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$110
$425
Week 7
Feb 11 - Feb 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$113
$450
Week 8
Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$113
$450
Week 9
Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$750

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Week 10
Mar 4 - Mar 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$925

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Week 11
Mar 11 - Mar 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,050

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Week 12
Mar 18 - Mar 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,150

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Week 13
Mar 25 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,250

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

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

$1,150

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

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

$900

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Week 16
Apr 15 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Week 17
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 18
Apr 29 - May 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$900

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Week 19
May 6 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,150

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Week 20
May 13 - May 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

$1,550

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Week 22
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 23
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,650

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 24
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 25
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 26
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,850

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 27
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,850

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 28
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 29
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,650

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 30
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 30
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,550

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 31
Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,350

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 32
Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 33
Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 34
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$900

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 35
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 36
Sep 9 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$900
Week 37
Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$900
Week 38
Sep 23 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$850

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 39
Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 40
Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 41
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 42
Oct 21 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 43
Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 44
Nov 4 - Nov 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$125
$500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 45
Nov 11 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$125
$500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Week 46
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$138
$550

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Parking/vehicle Max of 2 $20 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Parking Pass required per vehicle, limit 2 @ $20 each.

Rental Payment due 60 days prior to arrival via check. Payments via Credit Card incur a 3% surcharge. Payments inside of 30 days MUST be made via PayPal with a 3% surcharge.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 11/06/2016
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Location

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola or Mobile about the same
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
West Beach Grille
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin island
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Penninsula
0.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
59
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bahama Bob's
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
West Beach

So much to do... so little time!

7 days will not seem like enough ...

So come back and join us again.

The Fall months are Spectacular.

The rates are lower and the Sun still

shines! Warm sea breeze. It's hard to top

this beach. Voted in the Top 5 in the U.S.

Barefoot beach - the BEST.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: After spending family vacations here on the gorgeous sugar sand beaches I just knew I wanted to be here and 'On The Water'. I am the original owner and no one has more fun decorating a unit. It is always being updated. So each stay in this unit will be just a little bit better.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
Location Location Location! It's just perfect for so many reasons. One of which is the cut thru road that takes off TRAFFIC Time, on Vacation Who wants THAT?

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Across the street from Pier 33 Convenient Store. Walk to several Restaurants. Walk to Shopping. RELAX on the new balcony furniture. This one has it ALL! If you like to cook you will love the cookware and the dishwasher! Washer Dryer, it's all here. Just Like Home! Enjoy!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/06/2016

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Photos

  • View of beach from balcony.

    View of beach from balcony.

  • Nice art through out.  Upgraded ceiling fans and faucets just installed (12/14).

    Nice art through out. Upgraded ceiling fans and faucets just installed (12/14).

  • New small appliances and glass back splash

    New small appliances and glass back splash

  • Clean!  Updated in 2015

    Clean! Updated in 2015

  • Master Bath.
Remodeled 2015
even redid the shower curtain rods, feels roomier!

    Master Bath. Remodeled 2015 even redid the shower curtain rods, feels roomier!

  • guest bath

    guest bath

  • Comfortable pair of padded chaise lounges!

    Comfortable pair of padded chaise lounges!

  • Full size washer and dryer.

    Full size washer and dryer.

  • Outdoor pool, hot tub, and lounge chairs.

    Outdoor pool, hot tub, and lounge chairs.

  • Community grilling area.  BYO charcoal/fluid/lighter.

    Community grilling area. BYO charcoal/fluid/lighter.

  • 921 W. Beach Blvd.  Rsvd covered parking spot for unit 303!

    921 W. Beach Blvd. Rsvd covered parking spot for unit 303!

  • The GREAT Room --
The View just out the doors and Fantastic!  
Sunrise to sunset

    The GREAT Room -- The View just out the doors and Fantastic! Sunrise to sunset

  • Fully Stocked Kitchen.
18/10 stainless cookware.  The Good STUFF!!!

    Fully Stocked Kitchen. 18/10 stainless cookware. The Good STUFF!!!

  • Seating for 4 at table and 3 at bar area.

    Seating for 4 at table and 3 at bar area.

  • Master Bedroom New King Mattress 9-2016

    Master Bedroom New King Mattress 9-2016

  • Master Bath 
Hair Dryers in both baths!
Body Wash instead of bar soap.  Yummy!

    Master Bath Hair Dryers in both baths! Body Wash instead of bar soap. Yummy!

  • Guest Bedroom Queen bed

    Guest Bedroom Queen bed

  • HI-Top Table  You don't have to look at the Railing here!!! 
Sml table is cooler

    HI-Top Table You don't have to look at the Railing here!!! Sml table is cooler

  • Heated indoor pool with swim through (swim through closed in colder months).

    Heated indoor pool with swim through (swim through closed in colder months).

  • Work out room with great view of the beach.

    Work out room with great view of the beach.

  • Dry sauna.

    Dry sauna.

  • Beach view.  Second up from the bottom, 3rd from the right.

    Beach view. Second up from the bottom, 3rd from the right.

  • One reserved covered parking space.  2 car maximum, no trailers, buses or RV's.

    One reserved covered parking space. 2 car maximum, no trailers, buses or RV's.

VRBO #652599

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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