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ON THE BEACH-LABOR DAY WEEK AVAILABLE!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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 $$$

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!!

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 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

Owner
Judi Stroud
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, banajudi@aol.com
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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.

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM HWY 55 - NORTH OF MEMPHIS... ASK FOR DIRECTIONS!

WE WILL EMAIL YOU. USE THE TOLL ROAD SOUTH OF HWY 10!!! SAVES 20 MINUTES AT LEAST!

Judi Stroud purchased this condo in 2004

Why Judi Stroud chose Alabama

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.

Walk to Shopping.

RELAX on the new balcony furniture.

This one has it ALL!

If you like to cook you will love the

18/10 cookware and the dishwasher!

Washer Dryer, it's all here.

Just Like Home!

Enjoy!

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Access from main room as well as private bedroom access
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - Beach side - 1 king
    Guest Room - back of unit - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

ON THE BEACH-LABOR DAY WEEK AVAILABLE!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

Just had an amazing vacation at an Oceanside condo

  • 5 of 5

Clean, nice, beautifully decorated condo with a great view and balcony overlooking the ocean. Great location, close to everything, and most importantly the beach. Well stocked kitchen (pots, dishes, everything you need) was a nice perk.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! Glad you enjoyed your stay and our beach condo. We tried to make it how we would want it to be ... sounds like we did. We are lucky to have Linda keeping it clean also! She makes it easier for us. Come back and visit us again, now that you know how it is set up - it should be even easier next time. Judi
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5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time at this spacious clean beautiful condo. Breathtaking beach views. We sat on the deck forever. Just wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unit 303 was wonderful!! It was very clean, beautifully decorated and had everything we neefed!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in unit 303 and Judi was great to work with! This was our first beach vacation for our family of 5 and our children are already asking when we our returning to the awesome condo!! We enjoyed then fantastic beach view from the large balcony with more then enough seating! We will definitely be returning to this wonderful complex!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Anniversary Trip

  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo, all the furniture was very nice. The kitchen was stocked with every dish you could need. Views are amazing, great location and very clean!! Judi was a great help giving us better directions to get here that saved us an hour of driving. Would book this condo on any return trips we make.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington Illinois
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in Gulf Shores with a perfectly decorated condo that is sure to please. You can't go wrong with this unit!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John. I am always A HAPPY GAL when I get to see that you enjoyed our place as much as we do. We go 5 times a year, hoping to verify that it meets our wants and needs, thus the renters too! Come Back... we would love to see you in here again. Judi
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5

great views of the gulf

  • 5 of 5

this is the best condo that my family has stayed in. great location to everything in gulf shores. watched dolphins swimming in the gulf from the balcony and great sunrise and sets to.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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
59
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.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Week 21
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
Week 22
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Week 23
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Week 24
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Week 25
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Week 26
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Week 27
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Week 28
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Week 29
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Week 30
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Week 30
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
Week 31
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Week 32
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Week 33
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Week 34
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Week 35
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Week 36
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Week 37
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Week 38
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Week 39
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$142
 
 
Week 41
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Week 42
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Week 43
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Week 44
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$125
$500
 
 
Week 45
Nov 11 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$125
$500
 
 
Week 46
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$138
$550
 
 
Week 47
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$112
$450
 
 
Week 48
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
$400
 
 
Week 49
Dec 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
$400
 
 
Week 50
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$100
$400
 
 
Week 51
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$150
$600
 
 
Week 1
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$120
$450
 
 
Week 2
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 12 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$110
$425
 
 
Week 3
Jan 13 2018 - Jan 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$110
$425
 
 
Week 4
Jan 20 2018 - Jan 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
$75
$400
 
 
Week 5
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$110
$425
 
 
Weeks 6
Feb 3 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$110
$425
 
 
Week 7
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$112
$450
 
 
Week 8
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Week 9
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Week 10
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Week 11
Mar 10 2018 - Mar 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Week 12
Mar 17 2018 - Mar 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Week 13
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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