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Oceanview 1 BR Condo - See why our guests love it - 90 reviews!

Gulf Shores, AL, USA
  • Condo500 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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!


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'.


Randal and Brenda Ray

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
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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 Gulf Shores

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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, 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.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Watch the dolphins while enjoying your morning coffee.


              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Elevator
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Private Wi-Fi internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        In-unit W/D
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Parking registration fee of $20
                      • Telephone
                        Landline phone available
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        In-unit W/D


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Two dining room chairs and 3 bar stools are available
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                    DVD player in living room
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                              • Hot Tub


                                                  • festivals
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • shuffleboard
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                90 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Away from the crowds and close to the beach

                                                                Danielle G.

                                                                Property was exactly what we expected after reading the description and seeing the pictures. We had a great view of the ocean from the balcony, a quick walk across the street to the beach, and a short drive to food and entertainment. The staff was really nice and so were our hosts. We’d definitely come back!

                                                                Loved it

                                                                Melinda C.

                                                                Very nice place the owners have a lot of pride in their property.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Melinda, Thank you for providing feedback on your stay in our Gulf Shores condo. Yes, Brenda and I do have a lot of pride in both of our condos. It's important to us that guests have a pleasant, stress-free stay and that's what we strive for. We hope y'all will choose our condo again for your next vacation to Gulf Shores.

                                                                Amazing view

                                                                Alexander A.

                                                                Everything about this condo was explained perfectly in the details and it was amazing!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Alexander, Thank you for taking time to submit your review. We are so happy you enjoyed staying in our condo for your trip to Gulf Shores. We hope to have you back again in the near future.

                                                                Perfect Place to Stay

                                                                Rick C.Norwalk, WI

                                                                The condo at the Surf & Racket club is as promised. Very clean, updated and well maintained. The views of the Gulf are great. We really like the location. Being located across the street with easy access to the gulf certainly saves you money. It's also less busy west of downtown being on a dead end road. The fishing can be great near the outlet of Little Lagoon. The owners are easy to reach and provide timely updated information. We would highly recommend this condo and location.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Rick, We can't thank you enough for the great review and your kind words. Brenda and I try our best to make our condo a warm, welcoming space for all our guests. We want their vacation experience to be fun, relaxing, and stress free because that's what we'd want in a vacation rental. We are thrilled y'all had a great visit and you found the GSSR complex and location to your liking. We look forward to having y'all back as our guests in Gulf Shores.

                                                                The condo was very clean, neat and stocked for our needs.

                                                                BRENDA T.

                                                                The property is clean, neat, and well maintained. The pool area is beautiful.

                                                                Very accessible to the beach.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you, Brenda, for taking time to submit your feedback. We're so glad y'all enjoyed your trip despite the weather being rainy and a bit cold for the first part of your visit. We're also glad you found the condo to be neat and clean and met all your needs. Keep us in mind for your future travels to Gulf Shores.

                                                                January Stay

                                                                Dan and Penny H.

                                                                Condo was very nice with beautiful view. Very quiet with all amenities provided as stated in advertisement.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you, Dan and Penny. We enjoyed having y'all as our guests in Gulf Shores.


                                                                Gulf Shores, AL, USA


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                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.

                                                                90 Reviews
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