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Fresh & Clean Oceanview 1 BR Condo - See why our guests love it!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1BR, 1BA, ocean view condo. Beautiful pool & hot tub, tennis courts, pier, docks

NOTE: Be sure to check out our newest condo if you prefer a direct beachfront property - Completely renovated top to bottom with amazing views!


We first saw our beautiful Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club (GSSRC) condo in September 2014 and knew it was just what we had been looking for. After purchasing the property in October, we spent the next 2 months renovating it and now, it's a warm, relaxing home away from home.


Our GSSRC condo is located on the 3rd floor and looks out toward the Gulf of Mexico. And although the beach is located across West Beach Blvd, we can still see and hear the waves from our condo. In fact, we have watched the dolphins playing from our private balcony.


1. The Bedroom

As you walk into our renovated condo (with new porcelain tile throughout), you will be in the bedroom area. The bedroom has a queen size bed (with a memory foam mattress topper), a large 6-drawer dresser (with a TV), another 3-drawer dresser, and 2 nightstands. There is a large clothes closet as well complete with an iron and ironing board. Lots of storage to unpack your suitcases and stay awhile!

2. The Bathroom

Next to the bedroom is the new, clean bathroom. The bathroom has a new vanity, new medicine cabinet with mirror, new toilet, and new shelves. Again, lots of room for all your bath items. By the way, you'll LOVE the water pressure in the shower!

3. The Kitchen

As you walk down the hallway, you will notice the new refrigerator on one side and the fully stocked kitchen on the other. The kitchen includes a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and all the utensils you'll need to prepare a nice meal.

4. The Living Area

Walking into the living room area, you'll see a comfortable pullout sofa (sleeps 2) and a cozy, comfy chair. Put your feet up on the new ottomans and relax as you watch one of many cable channels available on the 32' wall mounted TV, with adjustable arm. A secure, private WI-FI network is available as well.

5. The Balcony

The large private balcony has 2 separate seating areas - one with a small coffee table and the other with a dining table. What a wonderful space to start (or end) your day.

6. In-unit W/D

By the way, you don't have to wonder 'am I bringing enough clothes' because an in-unit washer and dryer are located in the closet next to the refrigerator.

But there's more to our condo than just what's on the inside....


The Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club faces the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Little Lagoon on the opposite side. The pool area is located on the lagoon side and can only be described as having a lush, tropical feel thanks to the tall palm trees, the mini waterfall, and the tiki hut. The pool area includes a large common pool, a kiddie pool, and a hot tub.


Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club has their own private boardwalk access down to the white sandy Gulf of Mexico beaches. And after you've spent the day at the beach, an outdoor rinse off area is available to GSSRC guests as you make your way back to the condo.


The condo conplex includes 2 private tennis courts (recently resurfaced) for their guests. The courts are situated between the main pool area and Little Lagoon so you'll have a great view while you're waiting for your opponent's serve.


A boat launch into Little Lagoon is available for a low launch fee. And if you do not have a boat but still want to fish, GSSRC provides 2 long piers for its guests. Of course, fishing is also available in the Gulf.


Because the Blue Angels are based in nearby Pensacola, they can be seen practicing their air show moves at certain times of the year over Gulf Shores. We absolutely LOVE watching them so it was a great bonus surprise when we realized we could sit on our balcony and watch these amazing jets do their tricks.


Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club and our lovely, renovated condo have so much to offer. All that is missing is YOU! So come on down to sunny (warm) Gulf Shores Alabama for a fun and relaxing stay.

Oh, one more thing - We have GREAT monthly rates available if you're interested in 'snowbirding'.

More Details

Randal and Brenda Ray
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Randal and Brenda Ray

We (Brenda and Randal) first visited Gulf Shores in February 2014 and although the region experienced below average temps during our stay (thank you, polar vortex!), we still fell in love with the beach, the area, and the people. We knew we wanted to come back we did! We returned to Gulf Shores in September 2014 for our honeymoon and we knew we had to find a beach condo to buy.

Randal and Brenda Ray purchased this condo in 2014

Why Randal and Brenda Ray chose Alabama

We viewed several condo units while we were in Gulf Shores for our honeymoon. This property was the first one and we recognized its potential right away. Plus, it's located in a GREAT complex - Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club - with plenty of amenities and a nice quiet location.

What makes this condo unique

One thing that really sets our condo (and this complex) apart from all others is its unique location - situated between the Gulf of Mexico beach on one side and Little Lagoon on the other. Guests have the best of both worlds - a quieter lake front type of setting and the crashing ocean waves only a very short distance away. This is a GREAT place to play and relax!


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a pullout sofa that sleeps 2 in the living room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

Fresh & Clean Oceanview 1 BR Condo - See why our guests love it!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 70 reviews

It was great

  • 4 of 5

I loved gulf shores and the condo was great and seemed to be in a great location. Only problem I seemed to have was the bed. Everyday I woke up, it took me an hour to get my back right so I could start my day. But I loved everything else about it

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback, Chris. We've found that beds are such a personal choice with our guests. For example, I love a soft bed but someone else might prefer a harder bed. If you read through our reviews, you'll see some comments about how comfortable the bed was. It's such a personal preference for people. We're happy you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Thanks again.
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Lovely ocean view, a clean cozy condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience as first time users of VBRO. Randal and Brenda were responsive to our emails and made the process extremely easy. Our condo was clean, easy to access and well stocked.

They were also kind enough to show us their 2nd property at Fort Morgan which has given us another reason to visit next year! Lovely!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Brenda and I really appreciate you taking time to leave your feedback and we're happy the entire VRBO process worked out well for ya'll. We really enjoyed meeting you and Joe too and we're glad it worked out that ya'll were able to see our 2nd condo. We'd love to have ya'll back again - at either condo! Thanks again.
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Baton Rouge

Safe and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I chose this condo because we wanted to get away for a beach and shopping trip. This Condo was perfect! It was safe, clean, and in a great location. The beach was a short walk across the street, the pool and hot tub were clean, and we had a nice view of the gulf. The owners were very accommodating and promptly answered any questions I had prior to our stay. We look forward to returning to Gulf Shores again!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kerma, for your review and for choosing our property for your and your daughter's visit to Gulf Shores. We love hearing that our guests found our condo to be clean and it met (or exceeded) their expectations. We're very proud of this condo and we too are very pleased with its location and its amenities. The staff at Surf & Racquet do a fabulous job of keeping it clean and and safe. Thanks again and we look forward to having ya'll back as our guests in Gulf Shores.
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Clean, neat and well stocked with dishes and cooking utincels. Great view from the patio.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit. Everything was as presented when we made the reservations. The bed was comfortable. Beach chairs and other items were available. We had good weather and enjoyed out door activities at the beach and at Gulf State park. Many biking trails.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maurice, Thank you both for taking the time to leave a review of your stay. Brenda and I are so happy to hear ya'll had a great visit. We try very hard to make sure we accurately represent our condo in the property description listing so we're glad to hear we met that goal. You're right about the biking trails in Gulf State Park. We've biked on them ourselves and they're wonderful. Thank you again and we hope you'll consider our condo again for your next visit to Gulf Shores.
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Oxford, MS

Great condo! Perfect for our sister getaway! Loved watching the dolphins!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your condo with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, "CC"! We're so happy you and your sister had a chance to get away and that you were able to see the dolphins. And thank you for choosing our condo for your visit. We look forward to having ya'll back again in the near future.
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Fabulous Christmas Getaway from Texas

  • 5 of 5

We arrived Dec. 27th 2016, and it was awesome. The condo was immaculate and looked directly at the ocean.Itwasnt even a 2 minute walk to the beach. We sat on the balcony every morning and saw dolphins.Also, some afternoons the Blue Angels would fly over.At the bay we would watch the pelicans. The location was very very convenient to everything. The restaurants were great, good food, and family friendly. The Rays are fantastic hosts, and we look forward to returning soon

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick, Thank you for choosing our condo for your Christmas getaway. We appreciate you putting your trust in us for your accommodations. We are thrilled that ya'll enjoyed staying at the condo and it met your expectations. We too love the location and love sitting on the balcony enjoying the view of the Gulf. It's soooo cool to see the dolphins swimming across and seeing the Blue Angels during one of their practice flights is just a bonus! Thanks again and we hope to have ya'll back again soon.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Gulf State Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
AL 59
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores Beach


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
Summer 2017
May 22 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shrimp Fest 2017
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall II 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rental Agreement must be reviewed and signed before reservation is final.

One time vehicle registration fee paid to office upon check-in: $20

One time boat registration fee paid to office upon check-in: $20

We only rent to adults. Adults are not allowed to rent for a high school or college age student. Min age to rent: 25

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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