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Fabulous Gulf Front Condo Crystal Shores 1104 Directly On Beach Amazing Views!!

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


About the property

Recently updated 2 bed 2 bath condo with great view of gulf and access to beach

Unit 1104 has recently been upgraded/updated in one of the best equipped, best located condo complexes in Gulf Shores. Crystal Shores is an 12 year old 14 story complex within walking distance of shopping, dinner, drinks and more. Our objective is to provide an exceptional vacation condo for your accommodations while in Gulf Shores. I'm the owner since 2012 and you can be assured of a better than average experience when you elect to stay in unit 1104. Please call me to discuss anything about our unit as well as how to potentially save money on your Gulf Shores vacation. Feel free to call me (Don) at 662.284.6278 from 9AM to 9PM any day.

Seeing is believing and the view from the 11th floor is amazing Yet with 2 fast elevators you can be in the water within 3-4 minutes from walking out of our unit. Forgot the key... not a problem as we have a key-less lock so nothing to lose and everyone can always get in!

If you enjoy working out, we have that covered as well on the 2nd floor you will find a work out room facing the beach with treadmills, weight machines, free weights, stationary bikes and even a dry sauna! For fun, a foosball table as well as pool table are there as well.

Crystal Shores is one of the newer (2004) condominium complexes sitting directly on the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores. WIFI Internet is included and charcoal grills are available for our guests use as well but you must bring your own charcoal/starter/lighter. Rental chaise lounges/umbrella's are available March to November from a 3rd party for about $140/week. As of 1/1/2016 Gulf Shores has stated they will commence to enforce a clean beach policy so all tents/chairs, etc. must be removed 1 hr after sundown. Beach chair concessions that have a business license will have 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.

Our unit comes with 9 ft ceilings so it has a light and airy feeling to it. We have updated and upgraded many items recently so the unit feels fresh. We elected to appoint this unit very comfortably for 6 (1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, and one Queen sleeper sofa). We only rent weekly and only Saturday to Saturday as we have a fabulous cleaner and that is when she can clean..

Upscale bedding is in both bedrooms and both bedrooms feature flat screen TV's. The main room has a 42' LG flat screen TV and a DVD/VHS player. There are glass top tables and a recliner completing the furnishings in the main room.

The dining room set has 4 chairs and with 2 more bar chairs so able to accommodate 6 for a meal.

The kitchen is fully stocked, has both granite counters and stone back splash for those who savor cooking, an upscale cozy space to do so.

The in unit laundry room features full size Whirlpool washer and dryer with a drying rack, an iron and ironing board with the laundry detergent provided. The sheets and towels are replaced annually with 400 count cotton sheets and plush towels. Both providing a difference you will feel!

Our unit has been painted with a relaxing mixture of colors, and comfortable furnishings. The well-appointed living and dining rooms provide a comfortable setting for you to relax in.

The balcony directly overlooks the beach and the view of the Gulf is spectacular... you can see both dolphins and rays swim past easily from up high.

It is furnished with a selection of 4 chairs and 2 chaise lounges. During the hot summer months you remain cool in the shade. During the cooler winter months you will feel the warmth of the sun relaxing in those same chairs providing you with great view of the sunset on the beach.

When you arrive at our unit, you can expect to find it very clean, completely stocked (soap/paper products/cleaners), and in good condition upon your arrival. There are no pets allowed at Crystal Shores except for owners. This is a non-smoking unit as well including the balcony. There is community use smoking balcony available on the second level.

ALL RENTALS THAT ARE WEEKLY WILL RUN SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. Our cleaner DeAnn does a great job. Only cleaner we've had where we did not feel the need to do some cleaning upon arrival. She has a full time job and we accommodate her ability to clean on Saturdays so if that does not work for you we understand and hope you are able to find another property at Crystal Shores she is worth much us to and think our guests will feel the same. Worth it for them as well.

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 stays of 4 weeks or longer. .

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.

The condo association does not allow RV's or trailers on the property and occupancy is restricted to 6 people overnight per unit and Michael is there for us to make sure our unit and our guests are in compliance with the Association rules. Two parking passes are available for $22 each (includes tax)..

Thank you for considering Crystal Shores 1104!

More Details

Don & Joy
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why Don & Joy chose Gulf Shores

Crystal Shores is a newer property that is both large enough to have all the amenities we wanted and small enough to feel like we can know the other owners/families that are there.

What makes this condo unique

Great location... close to the action and yet far enough from it to relax when you want to!! Check in 3 p.m.-Check out 9 a.m.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , ADA height elongated toilet
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , ADA height elongated toliet. Direct access from bedroom.
  • ADA Glacier Bay elongated toilets in both bathrooms. New Delta brushed nickel faucets in both, Delta shower with new brushed nickel shower/tub trim as well as new towel bars.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Upgraded sheets
    Guest - 1 queen , Upgraded sheets
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Just a great condo and a wonderful beach!! Check in 3 p.m.-check out 9 a.m.


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(35 traveler reviews)

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Fabulous Gulf Front Condo Crystal Shores 1104 Directly On Beach Amazing Views!!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Thanksgiving week. The condo was perfect. Amenities and location were fabulous. Owner was amazing about communicating and checking in to make sure everything was as promised. The best experience by far we have had renting through VRBO. Thank you Don for a much needed respite!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tricia,thank you so much for the great review. Our goal is that our guests are pleased with everything while staying in our condo.We look forward to your return visit and thank you again for staying with us.Joy and Don
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Awesome Beach Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

We visit the beach every year in October and this condo was great! The condo itself was clean, had everything and more than we needed. Don was immediately accessible when we had a question and that does not always happen. We will definitely stay in this condo again!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James,thank you so much for the great review.Our goal is for our guests to have a great experience when they stay with us and that they would be repeat guests.Thank you again and hope to hear from you soon.Merry Christmas to you and your family.Joy and Don
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Edgewood Kentucky

Crystal Shores

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time. The condo was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MaryAnn,thank you for your very nice review.We try very hard to update the condo often.We always want our guests to have a great beach experience and we know where you stay is a large part of that.Thank you again for choosing Crystal Shores 1104 and hope you will stay with us again.Don
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Great Ocean Front Condo

  • 5 of 5

Don's condo was awesome! VERY clean and well stocked. Incredible view of the beach and ocean from the balcony. Balcony very spacious and completely private - LOVED it! Hurricane Harvey decided to send some remnants our way but the property was well maintained at all times both during sun and rain. Pool and access points very well kept. Don was very easy to work with and made sure we were settled in and had everything we needed. We would definitely rent this condo again! Thanks, Don, for sharing your beautiful beach view!!

Janet and Steve T - Dacula, GA

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet,thank you for your great review.We could not agree with you more that the views are beautiful from the 11th floor.We are so glad that you and your family had a great week in Gulf Shores and and want to stay with us again.We work at offering our guests a clean and well appointed condo. Thank you again and come back soon!,Don
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chandler az

Beautiful condo! Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved our vacation at Gulf Shores! Our condo was exceptional!

Not one single thing to complain about.... Just maybe that we had to go back home! Don is super to work with, the condo was clean and perfect, amazing property and the views from the 11th floor are AMAZING! We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chandler,thank you so much for the great review.So happy to know that you had a such a great experience staying in 1104.DeAnn,our cleaner does a great job.The view from the balcony is breathtaking.The sunsets are indescribable and the Dolphins are always fun to see .We work at keeping the condo updated and do upgrades regularly.We look forward to having you stay with us again on your next trip to the beach,as we love repeat guests! Thank you again,Don and Joy
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  • 5 of 5

Great condo awesome owners!!! Couldn't ask for more!!!

Don and Joy go out of their way to make you feel like you are right at home. Condo is VERY clean with breathtaking views of the Gulf from the balcony.

This was our 3rd year staying at this beautiful condo. First class all the way!!

Book with confidence you won't be disappointed Jason B.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason,thank you so much for your great review.We are very fortunate to have DeAnn to clean for us.She does an amazing job.We could not agree with you more that the view from the balcony is breathtaking.We work at keeping the condo updated and do upgrades as needed.Thank you for choosing 1104 for the last three years.We are looking forward to having you back soon.Take care and thank you again,Don and Joy
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Mobile or Pensacola about the same distance/time
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
West Beach Grille
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Gulf State Park
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bahama Bob's
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Parking/vehicle (2 max) $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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