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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,416 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

"Heaven on Earth" 3BR Beachfront,Gulf View,Walk to Hangout, Pink Pony, SeaNSuds

Located on the Sugary Sandy Beach - walk to THE HANGOUT, PINK PONY, SEA-N-SUDS, MIKEES, GULF ISLAND GRILL, sea dos, parasailing, kayaks, banana boat rides, mini-golf. Has a large private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. This professionally decorated condo is where you want to be for your next beach vacation! It is convenient to dining, a grocery store, shopping, and various entertaining activities. There is a large outdoor pool and a fitness center overlooking the Gulf. Besides a great building and great location, the Condo itself is spacious with 3 Bedrooms and 3 Full Baths. The master has a King-size bed with a great gulf view and access to the balcony. The private bath has double vanity sinks, a jacuzzi tub, a separate tile shower, and walk-in closet. The front bedroom on the left has a King-size bed with a private full bath and closet. The front bedroom on the right has two twin beds with access to the main full bath. Each room has a flat screen TV with DVD if you prefer to relax inside. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, pantry, granite countertops, double stainless steel sink, toaster, casserole dishes, pots and pans, and coffee maker. It also has a bar with 4 stools for dining. The open floor plan allows for a great view from the kitchen.. The dining room has a large table with 6 chairs if you choose to dine in. There is a Dinnerware place setting for 6 with an unbreakable set in the cabinet as well. A wet bar with a granite counter top is located near the living room for convenience. The living room has a very comfortable couch and loveseat. Both have a great view through the floor to ceiling windows and door. It has a 46" screen TV with a DVD player. A washer and dryer, iron, and ironing board are located behind double doors in the hallway. The A/C unit has a cleaning system attached to it for those with allergies. Free Wi-Fi. Last but not least - the balcony. There is plenty of room on this spacious balcony overlooking the beach and beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Watch the dolphins swim, the boats sail, or just relax with a magazine or book. "Heaven On Earth" is here waiting for you to experience a beach paradise! APRIL and MAY 20% OFF SPECIAL FOR STAYS OF 5 NIGHTS OR MORE.

Paula Gaughan
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2018

About Paula Gaughan

I have always loved the beach! I will be a phone call away to ensure you have a wonderful vacation on the sugary white sands of the Gulf. I have always wanted to have vacation property on the beach and am excited to be the property owner and manager. I take great care of our vacation home and want to have guests that will enjoy it and take care of it, too!

Paula Gaughan purchased this condo in 2015

Why Paula Gaughan chose Gulf Shores

I have vacationed on the Gulf all of my life and believe our Condo is in a beautiful location and the San Carlos is a beautiful building. Also it has three elevators that are faster than the others that I toured! The quality of the furniture and decorations was greater than the others. Two of the bedrooms have their private full bathroom and the other one has access from the bedroom to the bath and hall. The master bedroom is large and has a double vanity and walk in closet, as well as a large bathroom with a double sink vanity, tile shower and tub with jets.

What makes this condo unique

Since this condo is on the 12th floor, it has the best view of the Gulf of all the ones I was shown. Great views from the Living room, Dining room, kitchen, and Master bedroom. The balcony was also larger than most of the condos I visited which was very important to me. It is also within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. The A/C has an air cleaning system for people with allergies!


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1416 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon checkout,place parking passes & wrist bands in basket on wet bar where they are when you arrived.
  • Any damages or missing inventory is withheld from deposit. Strictly enforced.
  • Upon checkout, place used towels and sheets in the bathroom floor.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master and bedroom 3 have private bath. Bedroom 2 has access from bedroom to main bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large king-size post bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Has a full private bath and flat screen tv
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Has a flat screen TV and DVD player, access to Main bath.
  • Master bedroom with gulf and beach view. Has a private bath with jacuzzi tub and separate tile shower. Has double vanity sinks and walk in closet. All bedrooms have a flat screen TV and DVD.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
San Carlos has an 1800 sq.ft meeting area with kitchen which can be rented for weddings, receptions, reunions, parties, etc.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this condo! Kitchen is well stocked to cook anything you need and lots of space. Beds are comfortable and a bath for each bedroom is a plus. Huge deck with table and chairs for outdoor dining and dolphin watch. Location is perfect. You can walk to many restaurants. shops and bars. Will definitely stay here again and recommend this unit. Paula is responsive to all inquiries and a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that you had a wonderful time at our vacation home! We strive to make it as comfortable for our guests as we would want it to be for us. Thank you for your pleasant review and being awesome guests. Please do remember our place for your next vacation to Gulf Shores!
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Nice Condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very comfortable. It could use some updating on the furniture and carpet but overall was a nice place to stay. We will definitely stay here again if we get the opportunity.

The owner kept in contact with me during our stay and made it very personal and I didn't feel like I was just a renter.

There were five adults and one child on our family trip. We had plenty of room and everyone had their own space.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice condo.

  • 4 of 5

Nice condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing fun weekend and blessed to stay in beautiful condo with awesome views.

  • 5 of 5

Ladies trip...

Condo was wonderful with awesome views of ocean. Colorful and fun decorating throughout with owner paying attention to the little details that made us feel at home. From flowing vibe of salt life throughout to inviting relaxing feel after long day.

Had everything we needed for 6 women to be able to unpack and have plenty of room to not be right on top of each other.

Kitchen is spacious and had everything to cook meals

Outdoor table and chairs was great for a sip and enjoy the beautiful Ocean.

Early morning coffee on the patio was a great way to start the days catching that dozing cat nap

Owner Paula was so easy to work with through reservations til checkout.

Will definitely use again for the area.

Until next time ­čśÄ?ÔŁĄ´ŞĆ­čĆľ?

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We miss it already!!! Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed cool, enjoyed the bright beachy colors, and took every opportunity to absorb the view of the bright blue Gulf in front of us. The beds were comfortable and sheets were soft. One room has two twins which worked out for my cousin and her daughter. The other two are kings. This was our second time in this building, which is one of the closest condos to the Hangout Festival. It makes coming back and forth from the festival a breeze but not close enough to be blasted away by loud music.

There are plenty of plates and utensils for 6 people if you run the D/W once a day. We needed sharper knives for slicing veggies so bought some down the road at Dollar General. Like others before us, we brought coffee filters since we weren’t sure what kind of coffee maker was there, but didn’t need them since there is a reusable filter. We had so many leftovers after cooking that we used ziplock bags plus needed to purchase some Rubbermaid bowls- so bring those if you plan on having lots of dips, fruits, veggies, etc., in the fridge!

We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others. The owner is easily reached and is very friendly and helpful. Thank you for sharing your lovely condo with us!!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good location and nicely decorated condo, but experience tainted by owner.

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at this condo from for four weeks in Feb/March 2018. Condo was nice, but expensive for what you get. Needs some TLC and updates, as living room furniture and carpet are soiled and kitchen counter tops, stove and refrigerator need replacement. Dishwasher and patio furniture had to be replaced during our stay, resulting in several disruptions to our vacation. When the keypad battery failed, we were locked out for nearly two hours waiting for a locksmith to make the repairs. According to building management, owner is supposed to leave a key with them for use in such events. All of these experiences represent poor quality control and served to dampen our opinion of the condo. The clincher was when the owner deducted $65 from our security deposit, alleging, that an extra set of king-sized sheets were missing - which we did not take! We have filed a formal complaint with HomeAway/VRBO. We will never rent from this owner again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are disappointed that we were unable to meet your expectations as we strive to ensure our guests enjoy our vacation home as much as we do. We have had several guests in Dec 2017 and Jan 2018 that had wonderful experiences and only have positive things to say about our home. We attempted to accommodate you by giving you the keyless entry code 2 days prior to your arrival, providing you with the housekeeperÔÇÖs personal phone number, and our personal phone number. When you arrived, you told me that our condo was lovely. You told the housekeeper that you were very impressed with how quickly we responded to your issues. ex. she brought you a lamp to help you see better to read. The living room furniture and the carpet were professionally cleaned before you arrived. During your stay you never mentioned anything about the carpet or furniture. The stove and refrigerator work properly with no need to replace. At your request, we did replace the balcony furniture. It was high quality, comfortable furniture and you were the first guest to complain about it. The dishwasher was replaced at your request as well. The keyless entry pad is a convenience for our guests which alleviates the need to go to an office to obtain a key. The batteries are replaced on a regular basis. A red warning light will flash whenever the batteries are getting weak. This warning begins days before the batteries go dead. We have our own maintenance contacts. When you called about the lock, I contacted our locksmith who responded immediately. The door was open within 30 minutes - not 2 hours. You went to dinner and did not wait on the locksmith to arrive. Some guests misunderstand who manages the units. The San Carlos office does not manage them. Units are managed by contracted management companies or by the owner. We chose to manage ours. The office staff does not know who is in our unit or who should have access to it, nor do they replace batteries in keyless entry locks. You signed a contract stating that the deposit would be held if there were any linens missing. Before you arrived, housekeeping put a new set of gray king-sized sheets on the front bedroom bed. An extra set was put in the closet for your convenience. The day you left, housekeeping reported that the new gray king size sheet set was missing. (First time a sheet set has been missing.) We requested to withhold $65 from your deposit to cover the cost of the missing sheet set. I hope this clears up this review.
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Nearest Airport
42.9 Miles
Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hang Out
Nearest Golf
4.9 Miles
Cotton Creek at Craft Farms
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sea and Suds
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores Beach
Car: recommended

Within walking distance from the famous Hangout where you will find live music, food, and drinks. Hosts a variety of musicians and festivals. Also 10 miles from Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar. The Pancake House is next door and Sea-N-Suds restaurant is a 5 minute walk. The Gulf beach is directly beside the Condo!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Parking fee - $40
Cleaning Fee - $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.