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

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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'.

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Randal and Brenda Ray
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Fresh & Clean Oceanview 1 BR Condo - See why our guests love it!
average rating of 4.9384613 based on 65 reviews

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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Perfect Condo

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time for my husband and I to stay in this Condo. The owners are great to work with. Everything is exactly as pictured and described in the ad. Clean and pristine condo! You can gaze at the ocean from the balcony, walk out back and sit on the dock and watch the wildlife, or relax in the lovely pool area. We will definitely be back for a 3rd time!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, We can't thank you enough for choosing our condo for your return trip to Gulf Shores. It means a lot to us that you place your trust and confidence in us to provide you and your husband with clean, comfortable accommodations. We will do everything we can to continue to earn your trust and we look forward to having ya'll back in 2017. Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday season.
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

I'm so thankful to Randal and Brenda for a remarkable stay at their condo in Gulf Shores! It was so homey and comfortable, I extended my stay another week and Randal offered me a price I just couldn't turn down! Off season is was so very quiet and peaceful all week. The weather was perfect 80's and the super clean condo had everything I could ask for to relax and enjoy visits w my daughter who attends USA! Not sure how I'm going to survive without my picturesque sunrises and sunsets, either from my balcony or the beach, but it's back to the great white north for me, until next time! Thanks again Randal, I really appreciate your kindness and accomodations!! Did I mention; super comfy bed, very clean, smell good linens, fully equipped kitchen, great shower, very nice view from across the street from the beach, beach supplies, very quiet and safe condo complex, and great people!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to leave a review of your stay at our condo, Tammy. And thank you for all the kind, positive words. We wanted to apologize again for the issue we had with the door knob and let you know it will be replaced this week. We're so happy you found the condo clean, comfortable, and adequately stocked with everything you needed. Thanks again and we look forward to having you back as our guest in Gulf Shores.
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What a great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a very clean condo, we unpacked and got settled! Sitting on balcony just listening to waves at night was great! We loved our walk on the beach the next night! We were all very comfortable slept great!! Will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandi, Thank you for trusting us for your accommodations in Gulf Shores. We're so happy that ya'll enjoyed your stay. We take pride in providing our guests with a pleasant experience while staying in our condo. First and foremost, we want out condo to be clean and comfortable. Based on your comments, it sounds like you found that to be the case. You mentioned sitting on the balcony listening to the waves and that is one of mine and Brenda's favorite things to do at the condo. What a great spot! Thanks again and we look forward to having ya'll back soon.
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Cozy little place to stay for a small group!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved how the condo fit all the comforts of home in such a nice location. Perfect for couples!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grace, Thank you for choosing our condo for your and your husband's stay in Gulf Shores and for taking time to leave a review. We are really happy ya'll enjoyed your stay. Please keep us in mind for your future trips to the area.
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Ethelsville, AL

Perfect little condo!

  • 4 of 5

This condo was the perfect size for me, my husband and our 2 year old. We had one little mishap with the room on the first night. We got in touch with the owners and the problem was fixed that night and we got a credit for the inconvenience. They were extremely easy to work with. It's a quiet location with easy access to the beach. The pool is very nice and relaxing. Highly recommended for a small family vacation or a couples weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for leaving your feedback, Ashley. As you mentioned, we had an issue with the deadbolt lock after you checked in and we got a locksmith out there as quickly as possible. We felt terrible it happened and provided a partial refund as a result. Glad ya'll enjoyed your stay otherwise.
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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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 16 2017 - May 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Hangout Fest 2017
May 18 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
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.

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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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