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Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

The Catbird Seat at the Top and Center of this Three-Building Complex

Views to Infinity from the GULF SHORES SURF & RACQUET CLUB Penthouse Suite!



* * * Please note, property Requires a three-night minimum * * *

Fall out of time! You dreamed it, you wondered if it's real, you asked about it - it's here! Enjoy panoramic views to multiple horizons, via a wrap of windows that extend the living space. This private jewel will seduce you - a get-a-way you pray will never end!

Beautifully appointed furnishings are pristine, warm, inviting and enfold you in elegance. Beach urban living at its finest - all swimming in romance!

Open concept - endless light to add shimmer to your wine glasses!

What to choose?: endless play on sugar sand; lazy, relaxing days poolside; lovers' tennis challenges; shuffleboard and cocktails; long evening sunsets from the boat piers, slips or ocean; wine in the hot-tub...

Bring your boat, jet ski, your personal pleasure-craft, and put them into the inter-waterway from the boat ramp! Parking is plentiful! Rest in tranquility by the calming pool, surrounded in lush tropical plants. Walk and skip to your fun, all day and night long!

Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club is on the near end of Gulf Shores peninsula. Water is the key component on both sides; one side hosts the inner waterway; the other is the Gulf of Mexico. Beach Boulevard is on the south side of the complex, with a private walkway and deeded access to the beach. The tropical pool is on the Bay side, protected from the sea salt and, therefore, creates the tropical landscape that it is - a rich botanical of plants growing that cannot be evident adjacent to the Gulf. It is a water paradise, and an ideal landing spot for guests who like to put their boats and water-crafts in, as well. Travelers love to fish off the long piers, too. The resort amenities are numerous, giving access to both simultaneously. GSSRC is situated on the narrower end of Gulf Shores/Pleasure Island, and is private and quieter, as a result.

From the (penthouse) crown of Building A, swim in light, expansive views, wine, dance, sleep, play - with absolutely no obstructions! Dream and live the hours away in a complete circle of refuge - this astonishing corner-condo haven is all yours to enjoy! Designed for duel companionship, for lovers and dreamers - exquisite quaintness awaits!

The suite, with penthouse climate-controlled hallways, tops a trinity of buildings facing both the Gulf of Mexico and an inter-coastal waterway with a feast of water, sun and sand for the heart and mind! Steps from the Gulf shoreline, simply walk across the parking lot onto the deeded private boardwalk, shed your shoes - feel the silky sand!


Complex amenities include a boat ramp, three fishing piers, and boat slips - all available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plus, tennis courts, shuffleboard, hot tub, a tropical-surround swimming pool, and private boardwalk to the beach!

This tranquil, restful and 'cosmic' resort is located approximately three (3) miles west of Hwy 59 (Gulf Shores Pkwy) in Gulf Shores, with the ocean steps away to the south, and the water-way to the north (the canal nearby enters the Gulf of Mexico from 'Little Lagoon')! All amenities include:

* Outdoor Pool - Tropical Setting

* Kiddie Pool (Fenced)

* Hot Tub

* Barbecue Grills/Picnic Area

* Lighted Tennis Courts (equipment provided free)

* Shuffleboard (equipment provided free)

* Gazebo

* Boat Slip

* Fishing Pier

* Boat Ramp (gated)

* Boardwalk to the Beach

Get lost in the tropical-landscaped courtyard and breathtaking clover-shaped pool! Indulge in everything that Gulf Shores Surf and Racquet Club hosts for you to enjoy! You will be renewed, refreshed, electrified, and energized!!


*$20.00 Parking Pass must be purchased by traveler; obtained at the front office during business hours (pass NOT included in rental rate); pass valid for the entire duration of stay.

*Boat pass registration is $20 (duration of stay); stickers issued at the front desk.

*Condo hosts one queen bed, and one full (inflatable mattress - easy to operate)!

*Minimum rental age is 25 years old.

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Rhonda Aumueller Graber
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Amish - Low German
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Rhonda Aumueller Graber

We live in Gulf Shores, and adore the Alabamian coast! We know the area intimately, and love to assist travelers in helping them create a beachfront vacation that truly impregnates their mind and heart forever!

We are passionate stewards of helping guests create the best beach experience possible by sharing our Orange Beach or Gulf Shores condos (vrbo - 494929; vrbo - 581054; vrbo - 678816; vrbo - 872824; vrbo - 1171303)!

We married on the beautiful sands of the Gulf of Mexico, and the passion for living and being in this proximity never leaves our hearts. We are enthralled with love for this area, and become ever more close with its nature, beauty, and the communal of people.

Together, we are passionate for shoreline, sun, sand, daily walks and talks. We both always have craved visits and time spent at the gulf and fresh water lakes, including beachcombing for unique shells and sea glass. We welcome the opportunity to share our home with you and those whom you love.

Rhonda Aumueller Graber purchased this condo in 2015

Why Rhonda Aumueller Graber chose Gulf Shores

This penthouse brought us the feeling of being on the top of the world – literally! Although we adore and enjoy our other properties on the gulf, we crave efficiency and streamline chic, so we have more time to play outdoors and be together! This condo was so stunning and incredibly ravishing to us, because you can see all points on the horizon - you will feel like a queen and a king! We delve toward warmth, shoreline, and sun - and cannot absorb enough of them! This haven is drenched in dance, romance and song . . .

What makes this condo unique

We were drawn to this resort property because, oftentimes, we just want to relax, be together for quiet, intimate conversation and enjoy it all, in the tranquility and setting of a tropical pool, gardens, plants and lap of the water. Gulf Shores Surf and Racquet Club offers the substance of that choice - you can leave it all, because all that you need is right here for you. The site has so many diversified, unique amenities, so the days and evenings can be completely full with ALL that is immediately on the property to experience!


To water, sand, sky!

You can see, and be in, all that you imagine!

Stay in or step out: You are THERE!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rhonda,

It was great staying with you again! Everything was perfect (as usual), and I did turn on the cute Christmas tree you put up!

This was the perfect place for me to stay. Loved the extra security since I was traveling alone, and just the extra code to get to the 9th floor made me feel very safe. :)

I also met friends while I was at the Surf and Racquet Club, and was invited to a fish fry yesterday afternoon! LOL

If I were buying a condo down there, I certainly loved this place and it's location! (There is a possibility I may be back in the next month or two, so I'll give you a jingle if I am headed south again.)


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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious Master Bathroom, hosting washer/dryer in closet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2nd Bed - double is an inflatable air mattress bed.
  • Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, romantic, endless views of ocean, shoreline and horizon - Rare Find - master bed with views of the Gulf!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.85 based on 78 reviews

Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This property was wonderful. Although it's not directly on the beach, the beach is less than a 2 min walk across the street. Spectacular views of the gulf and the bay accessible from every room. The bed was super comfortable. Highly recommended for a romantic get a way!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent to hear that you had a wonderful experience and felt so engulfed with the remarkable views of the penthouse! Love that you immersed yourselves in the romance of the condo – doesn’t it appear as though you are on the ocean, while resting in the bed??! Thank you for your kind, complimentary review – thrilled you enjoyed the quick access to the beach to dive into the sand and shore as swiftly as possible! Your invitation to return to any of our Orange Beach and Gulf Shores condos (vrbo - 494929; vrbo – 581054; vrbo – 678816; vrbo - 872824) is imprinted on the sand...
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Beautiful sunsets

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed celebrating our 4th Anniversary in such a nice condo it was clean and well stocked. Beautiful views of the beach as well as the lagoon. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets everyday.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear your celebration was enjoyed in such an exquisite scenario, and thrilled that you were so satisfied with your condo/complex selection! Thank you for your kind, complimentary reaction! The Alabama shoreline and our beach homes are magnificent: vrbo - 494929, vrbo - 581054, vrbo - 678816, vrbo - 872824!
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Very clean and had a great view of the beach and bay!

  • 5 of 5

It was very clean and had the necessities we needed like cleaners and dinnerware. We loved waking up to the view of the beach and eating breakfast looking at the bay and the beach. Perfect spot. Really nice office receptionists and security guard! Will definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Adrian, for your kind and complimentary words! Just like you, the staff and security guards, love the location and appreciate the complex, and it shows in their energy and pride of work! As well, we are dedicated to having the condo accommodate your needs and beach desires. We are committed to guest satisfaction, and are grateful for your recommendations at one of our condos on the Alabamian Gulf of Mexico coastline (vrbo - 494929; vrbo – 581054; vrbo – 678816; vrbo - 872824)!
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Loved the breathtaking views, amazing food, and beach strolls!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful decor and awesome beach and bay views!! Great place to relax and decompress!! Loved our time here and only wished it could have been longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your compliments - thrilled your experience was so refreshing and indelible! Our mantra and mission is to help guests focus on . . . getting to the WATER & SAND to relax, re-charge, and revitalize themselves in the exquisite natural element of the shore! Hopefully, next time, you will be able to stay even longer at one of our condos on the Alabamian Gulf of Mexico coastline (vrbo -494929; vrbo – 581054; vrbo – 678816; vrbo - 872824)!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time, place was amazing

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled that you were so satisfied! Thank you for your complimentary reaction! We welcome your return to enjoy any of our Alabamian coastline homes (vrbo -494929; vrbo – 581054; vrbo – 678816; vrbo - 872824)!
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It was easy access to the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved all things about it!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the easy access to the beach, and loved everything about the condo/complex during your Memorial Day weekend retreat! We embrace your return to any of our Alabama shoreline homes (,,,!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Pensacola Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Hangout
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Peninsula Golf and Racquet
Nearest Motorway
3.3 Miles
Hwy 59/Gulf Shores Pkwy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mulitiple Locations
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Protection $49
Parking $20, Pd by Guest $0
Cleaning Service - Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%

As a reminder, your parking pass must be purchased at the front office during business hours, and is not included in the rental rate. Parking passes are $20.00, and valid for the entire duration of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.