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.
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.
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'.