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Beautiful Coastal Cottage on Beach with Gulf View - Affordabe and Cozy!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, Queen Sleeper Sofa (Sleeps 4)


'Son of a Sailor' is a professionally decorated condo located in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Your hosts, Dennis and Betty, have remodeled for you and your family to enjoy. The condo is named for your hosts' fathers who served in WWII and loved boating and sailing.

Each room radiates the colors of the tranquil ocean waters and white sandy beaches that Gulf Shores is widely known for. 'Son of a Sailor' is located on the 6th floor offering a great view and close enough to hear the ocean waves or see your children running along the shore or playing in the pool below.

The condo is designed to comfortably sleep 4 people if you use the pull out queen sofa bed or the two bunk beds tucked neatly inside the hallway. The private bedroom and bath have the look and feel of a resort beach hotel. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances and dishes (glass and plastic) and linens that give you the experience of a coastal kitchen cottage. The patio offers a great view overlooking the waters and beach...have your cup of coffee in the morning or an intimate dinner at night.

The family room and kitchen have an modern cottage open design so that you have the advantage of viewing the ocean from any point in the room. Or you can watch your favorite movie on a 32” flat screen HDTV and DVD.

Enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset from your balcony…no charge! So whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family seeking adventure, 'Son of a Sailor' has it all.

Come to your home away from home…where memories are made and moments take your breath away.

Why choose Son of a Sailor

*Completely remodeled- Professionally Decorated

*All new kitchen appliances, dishes, silverware, cookware

*New luxury linens and Sealy Posturepedic mattress

*New washer and dryer

*Patio storage unit, chaise lounge, patio table and chairs,

*Patio umbrella

*New tile installed on patio

*Gulf side Pool -Pool deck recently


*Poolside Restrooms

*Boardwalk With Shower

*Gulf side Grills

*Two Elevators

*Luggage Carts

*32” Flat Screen TV and DVD

*Night Security

*FREE Wireless Internet

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Dennis Magraw
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Dennis Magraw

Your hosts both have careers in event planning, advertising, decorating and marketing. Their families have been visitng Gulf Shores for years and other family members have second homes in Gulf Shores.

Dennis Magraw purchased this condo in 2010

Why Dennis Magraw chose Alabama

Your hosts chose to buy in Gulf Shores because of the natural beauty, love of the ocean and love for the people in Gulf Shores. It provides a great escape from the hectic life of living in a large southern city.

What makes this condo unique

You will love waking up each morning to the beautiful view of the gulf and watching the sunsets from the balcony each evening. The ocean breeze and patio provide a quiet place to take a nap or read a book. You can walk to some of the resturants and activities but the west beach still provides the calm and quaint look of a small beach town. You feel safe riding a bike, a scooter or taking a walk down the beach. Little Lagoon is just across the street and a few blocks down the road. The minute you arrive at Seacrest a calmness takes over and you are on island time.


Shopping (including nearby outlet mall), Deep Sea Fishing


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in living area, Bunk Beds (1) Built into wall in hallway.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Panoramic, Unobstructed Views of the Gulf of Mexico and Miles of Sugar White Sand, 1 Flat screen HD TV with cable and DVD., Gulfside Pool, Gulfside Grills, 2 Elevators, Luggage Carts, Beautifully Decorated Lobby; Vending Machine, Nightly Security


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Beautiful Coastal Cottage on Beach with Gulf View - Affordabe and Cozy!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

Beach Jewel

  • 5 of 5

My daughter rented this condo from the owners, who are also her salon clients....she invited me to go with her and what a wonderful vacation we had there in 602. There is a covered designated parking spot on the ground floor, numerous carts are available to transport luggage and personal belongings to the condo ,and 2 really fast elevators! When we walked in, our first thought was WOW! It is perfectly decorated, everything in there is first quality, really nice linens and all the furniture is comfortable and clean! The deck overlooking the ocean has a great view and a very comfortable chaise in addition to a table and chairs. There is plenty of room for luggage and other personal bags, etc. The pool area has lots of chaise loungers and easy access to the beach, restrooms are available and always clean! We could not have asked for anything more!

Washer and dryer, ice maker, anything we needed! Perfect accomodations!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Beachcomber

  • 5 of 5

I do not usually write a review, but we were so pleased with this condo that I feel that I should! We have stayed at the Seacrest on West Beach for the past 3 times that we have visited. If you are looking for a beachfront that is not crowded and peaceful, this is the place!

Out of the the 3 condos we have rented #602 is our favorite! When my husband and I walked in, I said that " I felt like I was in a honeymoon cottage"! This unit is decorated so cute, cozy and country chic that I felt as though I had just stepped onto a HGTV set!

Beautiful view off the balcony and loved everything about this condo! I immediately felt my shoulders relax!

We will definitely rent this unit again and highly recommend #602 ! Whoever decorated this unit, I sure could use your help at my house!

Happy Beachcombers

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and affordable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this condo for our first visit ever to Gulf Shores. We selected this particular unit based on the tasteful interior design, location (beach front), and price. We also liked that it was smaller compared to many other rentals since it was just the two of us (no sense in paying for room we wouldn't need or use). We were not disappointed. We had plenty of space for our things and the open layout of the kitchen, dining, and living space made it feel large and comfortable. We cooked breakfasts and 1-2 evening meals and the kitchen was adequately equipped for that. We liked having the covered parking and the availability of carts for hauling luggage and groceries via the elevator. Beach access is super easy, and the pool area, though busy, was clean and tidy. The owners, Dennis and Betty, were easy to work with and answered questions we had during the reservation process. We are already planning our next visit to Gulf Shores for next year and if available, plan to rent this same unit.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stay in this condo year after year and its always perfect! My family loves everything about this place. Its cozy, updated, and has an excellent view of the water. Covered parking spot is right near the door which is very convenient. Love Love Love it! See you again in September 2017!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at this condo. It was very enjoyable and the owner was friendly to work with. The size of the condo was perfect for two and could easily sleep 4 (or even more with the pull out sofa). The master room bed was very comfortable. The view of the beach was really nice from the balcony.

I would stay again at this location in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying in this condo. We were so happy the first time, we knew if we were to go back to Gulf Shores we would stay here again. It feels like home away from home. We just love it and Gulf Shores!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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