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Penthouse, Top Floor, West Corner, Newly Redecorated, Unbelievable Views!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Incredible views of the Gulf Coast, wrap around balcony, newly redecorated!

Crystal Shores 1407 is a great place for your vacation. Perfect for families, girls getaway or guys golf weekend. Our condo is a great place to spend a week or a weekend. Newly redecorated in Dec, 2014, you will find a nicely appointed condo equipped for your stay. 2 bedroom, 2 bath with sleeper, sleeps 6! Fully stocked kitchen, flat screen tvs in every room, great balcony seating for everyone to enjoy the sun and the sounds of the waves.

The bedroom and bath setup is perfect for everyone to have privacy. The queen suite features flat screen TV and access to the hall bath which can be closed off for full privacy. The master bedroom features private bath, flat screen TV, deluxe king mattress, and glass slider to the Gulf Front Balcony.

The main living area is open concept, perfect for family gatherings! The living area features new leather seating, 50' flat screen, queen sleeper, and huge glass slider to the Gulf Front Balcony! Because this is a corner unit, huge windows on the side of the condo allow for wonderful natural sunlight. The dining area has table seating for 6 and additional bar seating for 3. Perfect for entertaining, visiting, and spending time together.

The kitchen features new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, ice maker, and is fully stocked with all the dishes and housewares you will need. Off the kitchen is a walk in laundry room with full size washer and dryer, and a pantry for additional storage.

Our balcony is the best in the building, you are 14 floors up on the corner of the building, the balcony runs the entire width of the condo and wraps around the side. Plenty of room for everyone with table seating for 4 and 2 loungers. THE VIEWS ARE INCREDIBLE!

Crystal Shores 1407 has its own designated, reserved parking space in the main level parking garage next to the elevators. No driving around looking for empty spaces!

Our condo featured deluxe cable package and FREE WiFi!

Crystal Shores Condominium amenities include game room, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor Jacuzzi/hot tub and its own private boardwalk to the beach.

More Details

Owner
Vicki
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Vicki

Thanks for looking at my listing. I am the original owner of Crystal Shores 1407 and I appreciate all the wonderful renters I have had over the years. In Dec, 2014, I redecorated and updated this unit and it looks great. Its a wonderful place to spend a vacation in Gulf Shores. I have been vacationing in Gulf Shores since 1987, long before there were any high rise condominiums. I have been to so many beach vacation spots around the country, but Gulf Shores is my favorite. Not too big, not too small, plenty to do or quiet enough to just sit on the beach and people watch. Being from a very very very small town in Tennessee, Gulf Shores is a great get away anytime of the year for me.

Vicki purchased this condo in 2004

Why Vicki chose Alabama

When I first went to look at this condo in 2004, I went out to the balcony, looked at the view, and bought the condo. Its all about the view, and being right on the water, I love the sound of the waves.

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom, Gulf Front with view and access to the balcony, private bath. Queen suite with semi private bath.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Penthouse, Top Floor, West Corner, Newly Redecorated, Unbelievable Views!
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews
Oklahoma
5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely be back!! My husband and I enjoyed this beautiful condo with a breathtaking view. Very quite, easy to find, easy access to beach, lots of kitchen utensils and so much more. Bed was comfortable in master suite. Only thing we had trouble with was the lock. The door doesn't shut all the way unless you pull on it and you've got to pull the door closed when using the code to unlock or it won't work. That was our only minor issue!! Definitely recommend this place!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Great visit

  • 5 of 5

Nice condo. Great view. Owner responsive to questions and concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Absolutely Beautiful!!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very nice, super comfortable beds, beautifully decorated and the view with the corner balcony was breath taking.

The other reviews I read before we got there, were correct, there was no soap in the bathrooms to wash your hands, and 1 roll of toilet paper. So, definitely bring your toiletries, and soap for the sinks, etc. But, there was plenty of bath towels, which was really nice, more than I have had at other condo's.

The only other thing to mention was that we normally get confirmation information really promptly when I pay the final payment ( which tends to be 30 days before the check in date), but with this experience, it was really nerve wrecking for someone like me that likes to plan ahead and be prepared for the upcoming vacation. I tried to pay earlier than the 2 weeks, and reach out to the property manager, but never received a reply. I then had to call VRBO to get a phone number, because the email address you get is a generic VRBO email that does not seem to give you any information regarding the property manager. I was finally emailed the invoice to pay after calling and leaving a message, so I paid the final balance and received no check in information. After a few days, I called and the property manager and the next day she would text back and stated she would email me the information a few days later, which would be exactly 2 weeks before we arrive. Still no email that day.... I got worried after all the money paid, and called her again. She Finally called me back, and said she planned on sending it that day and I would still receive the email with the check in information. Well, 5 hours later.... and 10:00 at night, I still hadn't received it. I had to call again, and leave a message, and Finally I got the email. I honestly have never worried that much before with booking a condo from VRBO, that I was getting scammed. When the first email you receive states - if you have any questions just let me know... and you ask a question by email and Never receive a reply ...... it was frustrating. I have always had great communication with the other places I have rented. This was by far the worst communication experience I have had, but once we got there, the condo was GREAT!! Just heads up if you email or call the property manager, don't expect a reply very easily.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With 7 properties and near 200 reviews in 5 years, we have never had a review like this about communications. We are excellent communicators, as you can see from the reviews. I am Scott the owner of the condo. I looked in the VRBO communication stream for this unit and your file and the only communication from you is your initial request for info on the condo. After that, all of our standard info concerning payments is there with no replies from you. Vicki handles my reservations for me and I check the screens everyday to see how the communications are going, reservations, etc. There's nothing from you. We request last pmt 2 weeks before check in and we send out the check in information 2 weeks from check in, yours got to you on June 16 and your check in was July1. So, yes your check in information arrived to you 14 days before check in. "30 days" is not a VRBO standard of any kind, and not our policy. I also have no text messages or phone calls from you. When asked, VRBO does give out my number, I talk to renters all the time. Your review says you asked questions by email, but again, there are none in the system, zero. Your last line in the review says "don't expect a reply very easily" which is not true. In the system, I can see when an email is received and how long it took to get a reply. Just an FYI, our average is 2 hrs reply time per the VRBO owner dashboard that I have, supplied by VRBO. This probably would have went better if all the communications were in the system, which is where a file is created and all information is consolidated when you make an inquiry. I have your inquiry and after that, I see the standard info sent to you before check in and I see you check in info sent on the 16th. There's nothing else there. So, I'm confused here, your review said ""she would email me the information a few days later which would be exactly 2 weeks before we arrive". The system shows you got everything you needed 2 weeks before you arrived. All of our renters use the VRBO email system, so not sure what you used, but there's nothing there. So, no scam going on here.
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Murfreesboro, TN
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of my favorite condos in all of Gulf Shores. The top corner unit gives you an excellent view of the beach. New furniture, plenty of room to feed 8-10 people at the table and bar top, comfortable beds with soft linens makes this a home you will not want to leave. Reserve parking right at the elevator makes for easy unloading and loading. The balcony is my favorite spot - you may never want to leave the condo. Can't wait until my next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conway, Ar
5

Stayed here twice . Will be back ! Love the view . Maintenance is always available for u!

  • 5 of 5

Loved location , highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escondido, CA
4

Best condo in the building

  • 4 of 5

The location of this condo was perfect! Top floor, corner unit, has water views from all windows. Spectacular! Clean, quiet and comfortable. We went with another couple and we each had our own suite with this layout. Left off one star because there were not enough supplies. We have rented through VRBO all over the country and internationally and shampoo and soap is always provided. Not so here. Also, not enough TP, only one trash bag, no coffee filters, no spices. We came for the NCAA Volleyball Championships at the Hangout. Perfect 1 mile walk on the beach to the venue. I hope to come back, and if the condo is better equipped I will give it 5 stars.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola
Car: necessary

Gulf Front and right on the beach! The sand is just steps away! Walk to restaurants, beachwear shops, The Hang Out, main public beach and all the fun things to do in downtown Gulf Shores. At Crystal Shores 1407, you're just minutes to the Gulf State park and pier, outlet shopping, deep sea fishing tours, parasailing, dolphin tours, amusement parks, the zoo and so much more. Venture out for a day trip to historic Fort Morgan, take a ferry boat across Mobile Bay and visit Dauphin Island or Bellingrath Gardens. Visit the Florida panhandle for great seafood and nature preserves. You're a quick trip down I-10 to all the the Gulf Coast has to offer.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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