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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 - http://www.vrbo.com/789059. Completely renovated top to bottom with amazing views!

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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.

WHY WE FELL IN LOVE WITH OUR LOVELY CONDO

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.

A WALKING TOUR

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....

A TROPICAL PARADISE FEELING

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.

EASY, PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS

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.

TENNIS ANYONE?

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.

BOATING AND FISHING

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.

AN UNEXPECTED ENTERTAINMENT SURPRISE

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.

COME ON DOWN TO SUNNY GULF SHORES

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

Owner
Randal and Brenda Ray
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 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 again....so 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!

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Mobile
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Gulf State Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
AL 59
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores Beach

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fresh & Clean Oceanview 1 BR Condo - See why our guests love it!
average rating of 4.9404764 based on 84 reviews
5

Perfect Condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo was just as it looked online: clean, cozy, and nicely furnished. We made good use of the pool, hot tub, and beach. Beautiful gulf view, quiet, and close to lots of activities!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay in our condo, Howard. We appreciate you trusting us for your accommodations in Gulf Shores. We're happy to hear y'all were able to take advantage of the beautiful pool, relaxing hot tub, and the amazing beach. We feel Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club is THE best complex around. Of course, we might be a bit biased. ;-) Thank you again and we'd love to have y'all back in the future.
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5

Perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you both for sharing your beautiful home with us. We very much enjoyed the beach.and area.

We plan to be back again soon.

We also appreciate your personal attention to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome, Cynthia, and thank YOU for choosing our condo for your family's vacation and for taking time to submit a review of your stay. We appreciate the 5-star rating and look forward to having y'all back again.
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5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

A great location close enough to the fun and excitement but far enough away to be peaceful, and a great location right across the street to the beach! The owners, the Rays were wonderful, and very fast to respond with any help they can give!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Tim, for the 5-star review and for your kind words. The location of the Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club complex has been mentioned several times this year in our guests' reviews. Of course, we agree - close enough to all the activities that Gulf Shores offers but far enough away for that peace and quiet. We're so happy y'all enjoyed your stay and we hope you'll consider us again when choosing accommodations for your next trip. Thanks again.
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5

Nice clean condo with a great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was nicely furnished and we really loved the balcony and view. The beach was an easy walk across the road and the pool at the facility was very nice too. We enjoyed the local restaurants and seafood. Having never been to Gulf Shores we were very happy with our choice. Thank you to our hosts. Everything went smoothly.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay at our Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club condo. We're so happy your first visit to Gulf Shores was a success and we hope you will come back again. We love the condo balcony - very spacious with a nice view of the Gulf. You can even see dolphins at certain times of the year. And we definitely agree with you about the restaurants - YUM! Thank you again for choosing our condo for your first visit to Gulf Shores. We hope to have you and your family back again soon.
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5

Superb place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo. It was everything stated in the description. We enjoyed playing tennis and sitting in the hot tub. Our son loved the pool and seeing the dolphins jump out of the water. It had an excellent view of the ocean and we watched the sunrise while standing on the docks. We definitely would like to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelly, Your review touched on some of the great aspects of the Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club complex, as well as our condo itself. Thank you for taking time to submit it. The pool and hot tub area, located next to the tennis courts, are so wonderful with a great tropical feel. Combine that with the boating and fishing activities in Little Lagoon right behind the complex and it truly is amazing. We're so glad your son was able to see the dolphins playing in the Gulf. We were shocked the first time we saw them from our balcony. Such a cool sight! Thanks again and we look forward to having your family back as our guests in Gulf Shores.
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5

We've stayed in this condo two years in a row and will do so again next summer.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well maintained, affordable, and in a great location, this condo and complex are perfect. Fishing in the lagoon, sunsets from the pier, and a quick walk to the beach are great conveniences. And, you can see the Gulf from the balcony. You won't regret spending your money here!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, We're so appreciative (and honored) that ya'll chose our condo for the second year in a row for your vacation to Gulf Shores. We believe we are blessed to have the nicest guests around stay in our condos and ya'll are a great example of that. You mentioned several of the wonderful things about the Surf & Racquet Club complex and our condo and we couldn't agree more. When you combine a clean, comfortable condo with a great location with outstanding amenities you get an almost perfect vacation. Sounds like ya'll found that to be the case. Thank you VERY much, Paul, for your continued trust.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

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

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