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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, GULF/BEACH FRONT with large balcony
HUGE balcony! The master bedroom features a king size bed and access to the bathroom and to the balcony through the sliding glass door. The second bedroom offers two twin beds with direct access to the second full hall bath. The living room sofa makes into a queen sleeper, which enables this condo to sleep 6 people comfortably. This unit is also equipped with Smart TV's that allow you to stream videos via Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and more, and you can stream music as well!
The indoor/outdoor swim through pool, hot tub with a waterfall effect, loungers and tables are favorites with the kids and adults alike. After a day at the beach, the kids will love playing pool and foosball in the game room while the adults enjoy a quiet moment in the sauna or a work out in the exercise room overlooking the beach.
Crystal Shores West is centrally located within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and groceries.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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Gulf Shores is a great location but I was a little disappointed with this unit.
The condo looked pretty acceptable on the website, but as our family of two adults and two teens stayed in the unit, we discovered some things worth mentioning to other possible renters.
The biggest issue was the water pressure in the showers. There is so much water pressure that the water actually feels like it's stinging you. With so much water coming out at once, the tub quickly fills up with water and the water does not stay hot long enough for four people to take showers one right after the other.
The next biggest issue is the carpet in the bedrooms. They need replacing badly. They are matted down and are visibly stained.
There are no blankets for the beds or the couch. Only sheets and bedspreads. The kitchen light switch has a short in it so it's difficult to keep it on. The balcony has a table and some chairsa d the balcony is very large, which is good, but it would be great if the owners would add two lounge chairs so renters can lay down and enjoy the beach view.
There is free wi-fi, which is great, the smart tv's were a nice bonus, and the couch was very comfortable. They also had two nice sized beach chairs located in the unit, but no umbrella. They did have a couple of dish washer detergent starter packs and one for the laundry but they had no dish soap to wash dishes in the sink. The kitchen counters were updated with granite but the bathrooms were outdated and the shower liners had some mold stains at the base. The ceiling fans and baseboards need to be cleaned, and touch up paint on the walls, but that's me probably being a little picky as I compare this unit to other units I have stayed at. We came for the annual shrimp festival and this unit is located about a 25 minute walk from the festival which is convenient due to the lack of free parking in that area.
You have to stop at the rental agency to pick up and drop off the keys to the unit but that was on the way to the condo which was convenient and not out of the way.
Over-all this unit was just OK. It would be a great unit if the owner would fix the issues mentioned.
All minor complaints in this review have been addressed. Carpet in bedrooms has been steam cleaned.
Lovely location - OK condo
Crystal Shores West is in a great area with a great beach. The building and grounds are well maintained and the employees are friendly and seem to take great pride in their jobs. The condo in which we stayed, #306, was OK, but kind of bare bones and needed a bit of TLC, along with more comfy furniture. The king mattress wasn't comfortable, and we had not one good night's sleep while staying there. While fairly attractive in the decor, the furniture was worn and torn and not of high quality. We were OK with things being kind of beat up, but the mattress is where the owner needs to invest in something of quality. Sorry - but a poor sleep doesn't equate to a good stay. The pots and pans were beat up, (chipping Teflon and dented and warped) and plates and glasses were chipped and cracked. I'm sure these things take a beating, but, it seems like the owner is past-due with making some updates here. Finally, not one blanket in the place. Not one! Every bed had one pillow (the king had 2-king pillows) and sheets and the comforters. Not a blanket which was also no good! No one wants to use those icky comforters. No pizza cutter, just the most basic of stuff and not even a stinking ink pen or note pad. I've never stayed in a condo with such bare bones. So, while the condo was in a lovely building, and a lovely location, and had a fantastic view, we wouldn't stay here again. Perhaps this unit is lower priced than other units in the building, but we would have paid more for a comfortable night's sleep. Everything did work well in the condo and it was quiet and fairly clean, just kind of run down and rough around the edges. Finally, there are 2 elevators in this 14-story building, and they both ran well during our stay. There are 3 levels of covered garage parking, but no dedicated spaces for this unit. There are several spaces that are up for grabs in the covered spaces, and ample outside parking.
Extra bedding is keep at the home office and is avaialable at request. Most condos are kept bare bones because of the normal wear an tear of most renters.
We've found our "forever" condo!!
We've been condo hopping every year looking for one that is perfect and that we'd book again the next year. We finally found it!!
This condo seemed roomier than other condos in the past and we loved all the comforts of home---the strong Wi-Fi, tons of channels with Direct TV, Netflix and no annoying glitching or bad signals. (Important things for those of us who relax by watching mindless television in bed at night and have online businesses.)
We also loved having carpets in the bedrooms. It was much cozier than tile and it helped keep sand out of the sheets since we could wipe our feet off before getting in bed.
The location was amazing! Just a minute's drive to The Hangout and a few minutes to Walmart, The Track and so much more.
This condo is on the third floor which I thought would be awesome because I hate waiting on elevators. In the past, we have dealt with broken elevators or ones that are just so slow and you spend half your vacation standing in front of a closed elevator door. I was a LITTLE disappointed that even though it was on the third floor, there were 3 parking garage floors you have to go up before you get to it floor 1. So really, it's on the 6th floor and you have to take the elevator. BUT, the elevators were all working and were fast so we had no issues there. And of course, the view was amazing!!! So we were happy. :)
My kids loved the indoor/outdoor pool and the restroom by the pool was so clean and well taken care of. We didn't do any working out in the gym but it looked great too as well as the little game room.
We loved the Wooden Track at The Track (those go-karts were so fast!!) and Waterville is always a hit with my crew. We tried the Beach Kitchen this year and I loved the crawfish mac n cheese. We also hit up The Wharf during the day to ride the Ferris wheel, eat at STK and then play laser tag at the arcade across the street. We pretty much had everything to ourselves! So nice!
The condo also had nice beach chairs that we used each day and a couple of little boogie boards which was a nice surprise. (One was kind of beat up but the other was fine!)
We did wish there was a lounge chair of some kind on the balcony. It's definitely big enough and it would have been nice to stretch out with a book and glass of wine. And we also couldn't find any pot holders or oven mitts to pull things out of the oven. But other than that, we were incredibly happy with our choice and will absolutely be back!
Beautiful property. Great staff. Will return!
PERFECT Gulf Shores Rental!
My boyfriend and I recently stayed at this location for Hangout Festival, and couldn't have asked for a better condo. Clean, fully equipped, wonderful location. Having the huge oceanfront balcony was a plus. We will definitely rent from again!
My husband and I recently stayed in this clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated condo. The unit was well equipped, and had everything we needed for our weeks stay. Being right on the beach, we loved watching the dolphins and other sea life right from our balcony each morning with our coffee. The indoor/outdoor pool was clean well taken care of and we loved having a washer/dryer right in our room. The location is great as we were able to walk to several bars and restaurants or take a short drive to many more. Since it was considered off season there was none or very little waiting lines. We took a drive to the pier and saw sharks, jelly fish many kids of fish. We are beach lovers, so much of our time was spent just reading, relaxing and meeting people. We had awesome meals at Hazels Nook (breakfast), Original Oyster house, Mikees Seafood and Bahama Bobs. We enjoyed drinks, karaoke and live music at The Pink Pony, The hangout, and LuLus, but there are sooo many more choices! The only bad part about this vacation was packing up to come home! We would definitely recommend this unit and are already planning to come back!
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