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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful, white sand beach, plus on the Blue Angels flight path!

ON THE BEACH - 3rd FLOOR ~~FREE YETi (knock off) MUG!~~

Compare the bottom line~You'll have Gas $$$

We use PayPal for your $300 Deposit to reserve your dates. It's up to you how we bill the rest. PayPal or send us a check. We have been renting our unit since 2004. Trustworthy owners here.

Welcome to Unit 303, discover the beauty of Gulf Shores from the privacy of your own BEACHFRONT BALCONY.

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.

Don’t be surprised if you see dolphins and the wonderful beach 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 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 great room offers generous seating for all on our NEW SECTIONAL SOFA (2017).

*****NO SOFA BED ANYMORE**** for a party of 6 - 2 will sleep on sectional, sheets in drawer in cocktail table.

The warm and inviting kitchen with three-chairs at 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 en-suite bath that includes hair dryers, extra thick, fluffy towels and body wash! We also upgraded to a comfort height potty and the bowed shower curtain rod, we really try to set up this unit so you enjoy every aspect of your stay with us.

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

This unit is easily accessible with 2 elevators and 2 stairwells. 1 flight up from top deck parking lot.

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 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 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. One additional parking space is potentially available in the non-reserved portion of the parking area for an additional $20.00 + $2 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, carpet, mattress, fresh paint,  new faucets, ADA toilet. 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. You can have 6 guests -- but 2 will be on the sectional sofa!

Please note that the calendar is always accurate. We don't hold any dates until the deposit has been paid. Send us an email, ask for a quote for specific dates etc. and a contract. You will see your dates reserved once you pay the deposit and sign the contract. Be sure to check back in a few days! Or call 636-448-1605.

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 parking pass if needed is $20 + tax.  What VRBO may display can also include the $300 deposit to hold the date.  The DEPOSIT 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 Deal. You will love to return because of the difference we offer here at very Competitive Rates.

Thank you for considering Crystal Shores 303!!


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. 


Endless Amenities

☑ Fully Furnished & Stocked

☑ WIFI Internet

☑ Accommodations for up to Six Guests if you are okay sleeping 2 on the sectional sofa (not a sleeper sofa)

☑ 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.

More Details

Judi Stroud
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Judi Stroud

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.



Judi Stroud purchased this condo in 2004

Why Judi Stroud chose Gulf Shores

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?

Windmill Rd/6th St.

Across from Pier 33 QuickStore

What makes this condo unique

Across the street from Pier 33 Convenient Store.

Walk to several Restaurants and shopping.

RELAX on the balcony furniture. High top table w/6 chairs, 2 loungers or chairs with cooler table await you. Relax and watch the beach goers, the 3rd floor keeps you connected to the surf and all the wildlife. Gorgeous Sunrises and even prettier Sunsets.

This one has it ALL!

If you like to cook you will love the

NEW Black Stainless Steel kitchen appliances. Also the new high efficiency full size washer dryer.

New PICS to come ... looks really nice and the frig is HUGE!!!



Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Access from main room as well as private bedroom access
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - Beach side - 1 king
    Guest Room - back of unit - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

We loved the condo! Beautiful furniture and decor!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest condos we have ever rented! It was like everything was brand new! We have been renting condos in and around the Gulf Shores area for over 25 years! We were very impressed with the amenities and the decor was great! We will definitely rent this unit again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the great review -- we TRY hard to make it your Home away from home ... our motto is IT'S EASIER TO MAKE A GUEST HAPPY THAN IT IS TO FIND ANOTHER GUEST. Glad you had a great time -- come stay with us again soon! Judi 636-448-1605
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed at this condo, we loved it both times. Great location. Judi is wonderful to work with. Very clean, comfortable beds, new appliances. Can’t wait till next year!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and comfortable! Will return!

  • 5 of 5

This was the nicest place we have stayed. The owners were excellent to work with and I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to visit Gulf Shores. It's evident the owners take pride in their property and want you to enjoy your time. We had an excellent time and will be sure to return very soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much! This just makes our day, we do try to make sure everyone has a nice, clean unit for their stay and if we can do anything to help - we are happy to help in any way. Thanks Again -- See You Soon!!!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been any happier with this rental. We have rented multiple times all up and down the gulf coast and this condo, by far, was the best we have ever stayed in. From the convenience of the room within the facility to the short walk out your door to the beach, it was unbelievable. It was stocked with anything that you would need for the kitchen if you wanted to cook, which we did for breakfast so that we could sit on the patio and eat and watch the dolphins. Loved the new appliances that had been put in just before our arrival and oh my gosh, the mattress in the master was a DREAM come true! Judi, the owner, could not have been any better to rent from. Her professionalism and attentiveness is unmatched!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weather, not crowded in Sept and October.

  • 5 of 5

The new Black Stainless Steel appliances and the new Washer and dryer are terrific!

Always updating so every stay is a new experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved location

  • 5 of 5

loved location,friendly people and kept very clean on walkways and elevator. Swimming pool area was kept up as well!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tanger Outlet Center
"Every kind of Shopping! Great DEALS!"
Shrimp Basket
"GREAT Prices and Food! Close and you won't have to get dressed up. Come as you are and enjo..."
Tanger Outlets
"GREAT Prices -- Fun Day!"
Lambert's Cafe III
"Yummy Food - Family friendly. Home of the throwed roll."
Stacey Rexall Drugs & Old Tyme Soda Fountain
Waterville USA
The Track Family Recreation Center
"I'll Race Ya!!! "
Sea-N-Suds Restaurant
"Best Cod Sandwich! Yummy! Watch the beach goers! GREAT Prices too! "
Bahama Bobs Beach Side Cafe
"Great Burgers! Sit outside beach side!"
Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar
"I only hear good things about this place."
De Soto's Seafood Kitchen
"Oh My Gosh! This place is 1 mile away and HOME COOKING is there thing, try the Mac N Chees..."
Pirates Island Adventure Golf
"This is Really a FUN place to take the kids. They LOVE the pirate ship."
King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
"I always have their Crab Corn Chowder. But everything is good."
The Amphitheater At the Wharf
"Small venue, but they bring in BIG names.... check it out for sure!"
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
"This is Gulf Shores Premier Gold Course. Open to the public."
Another Broken Egg
"Going to get here next trip. I hear it's GREAT!"
Shrimp Basket
"Usually crowded, but it is quick."
Sunset Cork Room
"Very good food, pricey but Nice Atmosphere."
Dolphin Cruises
"This are FUN and the kids LOVE IT!"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola or Mobile about the same
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Hangout
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
The Penninsula
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bahama Bob's
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Parking/vehicle Max of 2 $20 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.