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502 is the perfect place for you!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Awesome 2 Bedroom Condo On The Gulf In Gulf Shores, AL

Don't pass up this fabulous high end condo! One of Gulf Shores newest condominums to recently open offering the family vacationer an abundance of fun-filled and exciting activities. From the moment you step inside you will enjoy fantastic views of the gulf and Gulf Shores. From the back, you'll enjoy expansive views of the lagoon.

The living area is a great place to unwind in front of the large Flat Screen with DVD player for the ultimate in movie watching. When you're ready to retire you will enjoy our high quality king bed with flat screen TV. The master bedroom enjoys glass doors from which to enjoy the view or for easy access to the balcony.

Our second bedroom features a 22' flat screen TV with a queen bed. The kitchen and bathrooms boast granite countertops. Crystal Tower is set apart from other condos by its unique lay out and location. It expands from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico to the south side of Little Lagoon.

The beach features an unbelievable 1.5 Million dollar beach front pool with a small lazy river and a massive hot tub, covered pavilion, expansive decking and lounging areas with lush, tropical landscaping. Reach the condo by a short, easy AIR CONDITIONED walkway. The property includes two outdoor pools, one heated indoor pool and two hot tubs. Other amenities of the property include a beautiful gulf view meeting room and media room, an outdoor grilling area and 24 hour security.

More Details

April McIlwain
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About April McIlwain

We are John and April McIlwain. We have been enjoying vactions in Gulf Shores with our families since early childhood. We have continued to enjoy Gulf Shores together throughout our fourteen years of marriage. And, we've been taking our children here since they were infants. Our girls are now 10 and 7 years old. The beach is their favorite place to be. We bought this condo from the Blooms so that we could continue to take our family to the beach as often as possible.

April McIlwain purchased this condo in 2015

Why April McIlwain chose Gulf Shores

Crystal Towers is such a beautiful condo with all the ammenities we desire. The property is family friendly and beautifully maintained. The Blooms have the unit perfectly decorated, and we plan to keep things just as lovely as they have. There are many beach destinations in the South, but we love the friendly, Southern atmosphere of Gulf Shores, AL!

What makes this condo unique

Crystal Towers is within walking distance of several area restuarants and shops. It is located only l1/2 mile from the intersection of highway 59. We would love to share our favorite restuarants and other area hotspots with you!


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One King Bed in Master One Queen in Guest Bedroom Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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502 is the perfect place for you!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Our stay was perfect! Could not have asked for anything more!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was fabulous! Very clean and provided all the comforts of home. The amenities at Crystal Towers were outstanding and we really enjoyed the hot tub after spending the day at the beach. Restaurants were great and conveniently located. Overall a great experience and April was a dream to work with! 5 stars for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Crystal Tower 502 was another perfect snowbird experience. We have reserved another ten week stay in 2019. April is so accommodating and responds immediately to any concerns or problems. The city of Gulf Shores continues to impress us with its efforts to make a great tourist destination even better. The condo unit is clean, tastefully decorated, and well stocked. As I look at my snow covered front lawn in mid April, I look forward to a beautiful summer and fall in Maine and another winter in "paradise". Life is good...

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The owners were very nice and had great communication.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice and clean. It was perfect for my family. I would definitely recommend this condo to others. The owners were very nice and friendly to work with. Communication was great. The condo was beautiful and easy access to the beach. Would highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best condo I’ve ever stayed at hands down!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this condo! Had everything there you could possibly need. Nicest owners ever. Perfect view. Excellent parking. Convenient to beach. Convenient to everything! Enjoyed pools, heated pools, hot tubs. Spotlessly clean. Will never stay at a different condo, this one is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Crystal Towers. The weather was perfect and the condo was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent condo! Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was awesome! Everything was in great shape and looked very nice. We had all the appliances we needed for the stay. We had a great view of the ocean. April was awesome as well! Any question we had she answered in a quick, timely manner. We will definitely come back to this condo on our next trip to Gulf Shores!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Parking Pass $20 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check in and check out dates are on Saturdays for weekly rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.