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Completely Renovated Beachfront 1BR On Top Floor - Amazing Inside And Out

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Upscale 1BR With 2 Hallway Bunks And Sleeper Sofa Located On The Beach

NOTE: Be sure to check out all our reviews at our first condo at Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club: http://www.vrbo.com/655717. Great views and right on Beach Blvd.

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In October 2014, we purchased and renovated our first condo at Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club. It was a true labor of love and we refer to it as "our baby" and we love it as much today as we did when we first purchased it.

Then, in October 2015, we purchased this wonderful beach front condo at Gulf Shores Plantation (GSP) Resort. We have COMPLETELY renovated it from top to bottom and now, it's a beautiful upscale property with amazing views ready for you and your family to enjoy.

Why We Fell In Love With Our Resort Condo

Our GSP condo is located on the top (3rd) floor of building 2 (Plantation East) and looks out directly at the Gulf of Mexico, which is a short walk on the boardwalk away. The GSP complex features a total of six (6) pools, which includes an indoor pool, an indoor hot tub, and one heated outdoor pool. The complex also has tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, shuffle board, horseshoes, and new exercise room. It's also located right next to Kiva Dunes golf course. Best of all, Gulf Shores Plantation Resort is VERY family friendly and quieter since it's located off of Fort Morgan Highway (180).

A Walking Tour Of Our Completely Renovated Condo

1. The Hallway

A long hallway (with new floors and board and batten walls) greets you as you enter our completely renovated condo. The hallway features two cozy bunk beds for the kids, each with their own LED lights for reading or just hanging out in their 'secret hideaway'.

2. The Bedroom

Taking a left in the hallway will lead you into the relaxing, tastefully decorated bedroom where you'll welcome the opportunity to rest and recover after a long day of fun in the sun. The queen size bed is VERY comfortable thanks to the cooling jel, memory foam mattress topper. You'll be sure to wake up refreshed and rested and ready for another day on the beach or in the pool.

The bedroom also features a 3-drawer dresser, wall mounted TV with DVD player and HDMI hookup, and two night stands. The bedroom closet provides plenty of space for your hanging clothes, as well as an iron and ironing board. You will also find a broom and vacuum cleaner here for your convenience.

3. The Bathroom

Directly across from the bedroom is a brand new bathroom featuring a tile shower with a tub. And don't bother bringing your own bath towels because we provide them as well as hand towels and wash cloths. Leave that hair dryer at home too because you'll find one in the new vanity. By the way, you'll LOVE the water pressure in the shower!

4. The Kitchen

As you walk down the hallway past the bunk beds, you will enter a truly inviting living area featuring a beautiful new, completely stocked kitchen with granite counter top, stainless steel appliances, and white shaker-style cabinets with slow close drawers and doors. The kitchen includes a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and all the utensils you'll need to prepare a nice meal.

5. The Living Area

Across from the kitchen, you'll see a brand new, sturdy pullout full-size sofa (sleeps 2) and a cozy, comfy side chair. Put your feet up on the new ottoman and relax as you look out at the beach or watch one of many cable channels available on the 32' wall mounted TV (with DVD player and HDMI hookups).

6. The Balcony

Walk out of the living area and onto the private balcony with 2 separate seating areas - one with 2 bar height chairs and matching table. What a wonderful space to start (or end) your day while watching and listening to the waves. Don't forget to look for dolphins too!

But there's so much more to our condo and the Gulf Shores Plantation Resort complex than what we can describe in words. It's truly an amazing, relaxing, family-friendly resort managed by people who care.

All that is missing is YOU! So come on down to sunny (warm) Gulf Shores Alabama for a fun and relaxing stay and enjoy a little piece of Paradise.

More Details

Owner
Randal and Brenda Ray
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Randal and Brenda Ray

We (Brenda and Randal) first visited Gulf Shores in February 2014 and although the region experienced below average temps during our stay (thank you, polar vortex!), we still fell in love with the beach, the area, and the people. We knew we wanted to come back again....so we did! We returned to Gulf Shores in September 2014 for our honeymoon and ended up buying our first condo. We eventually ended up moving to Alabama to enjoy all the wonderful things this area has to offer.

Randal and Brenda Ray purchased this condo in 2015

Why Randal and Brenda Ray chose Alabama

We always knew we wanted a beach front, direct access condo and in 2015 we found it at Gulf Shores Plantation Resort. We chose this property for two reasons: (1) it's location - directly on the beach, top floor, and (2) the resort with all of its incredible amenities - 6 pools, exercise room, game room, tennis courts, basketball court, shuffle board, horseshoes, uncrowded beaches, golf nearby, and on and on and on. Plus, this property provides 24-hour security for your safety and piece of mind.

What makes this condo unique

One thing that really sets our condo (and this complex) apart from all others is its unique location - situated further west off of Fort Morgan highway 180. This location is GREAT for families and for those looking for a quieter, safer, less crowded resort. The main highway into Gulf Shores (highway 59) is only a 15 minute drive away so you're still close enough to enjoy all that downtown Gulf Shores has to offer but away from all the busy-ness. Gulf Shores Plantation Resort (and OUR condo) is a GREAT place to play and relax!

Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Behind the Pines Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Behind the Pines Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Plantation Resort Beach
Car: necessary

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Tile shower with tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Hallway Bunk Beds - 2 bunk bed
    Sleeper Sofa - 2 double
  • Queen size bed with 3-drawer dresser.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis

Reviews

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Completely Renovated Beachfront 1BR On Top Floor - Amazing Inside And Out
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews
5

Perfectly appointed, great view! This place is perfect for snow birds and young families alike.

  • 5 of 5

I love this place! I find it to be mostly snow birds and young families. Very safe. Gorgeous views! Perfect price. We will go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, We thank you for trusting us for your accommodations during your visit to Gulf Shores and we thank you for taking time to leave a review of your stay. Your comments perfectly capture all the elements that make our condo, as well as the entire resort, a great destination for a vacation - great views, safe environment, price, etc. Plus, there are so many amenities available to guests whether it's families or snowbirds. Again, thank you and we look forward to having you back as our guests at Gulf Shores Plantation Resort.
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Owensboro, KY
4

Really enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Clean and staff were very nice/helpful!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Stacey, for submitting your feedback. Your trip certainly had its challenges as y'all checked in the same weekend as Hurricane Nate. Glad y'all enjoyed your stay nonetheless.
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5

The condo was wonderful. it was beautiful and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was wonderful. It was well maintained and reflected the beach feel we were looking for. We loved that it was so close to the water. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ronnie, Thank you for choosing our condo for your Gulf Shores getaway and for taking time to submit a review of your stay. We're happy y'all enjoyed the condo and especially its location on the beach, which can't be beat! We'd love to have y'all back in the near future. Thanks again and we wish you and yours the best.
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Middletown, Ohio
5

Could not be happier!

  • 5 of 5

We came across this listing while searching for alternate vacation plans when Hurricane Irma derailed our planned east coast trip. Randal and Brenda were absolutely wonderful to work with and could not have been more accommodating when arranging this very last minute booking. This beautiful condo is very well appointed, comfortable, and was spotless, with a view of the Gulf that can't be beat! The resort is also very beautiful and well kept, and is in the less crowded area of Gulf Shores, which we loved. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We are so glad we chose it for our first trip to the Gulf and will definitely choose this condo for a return trip in the future! We can't thank you enough for sharing it with us!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review and kind words. We're so happy you enjoyed your first trip to Gulf Shores, especially given the circumstances (Irma). We're also thrilled with your comments about our condo and the Gulf Shores Plantation Resort. It really is an almost hidden gem on the outskirts of Gulf Shores proper. Thank you again for choosing our condo and for trusting us with your accommodations. We look forward to having y'all back again.
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5

Great condo with everything we needed. Excellent area and view! Friendly people.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently took a trip to Fort Morgan. The condo was very cute with a great kitchen. It was a tiny condo with a big feel. Randal and Brenda thought of everything which made staying there a joy. The view was incredible. The people there were friendly. We loved the area and felt safe with the gate and security. The bunk beds were smaller than we thought so if we bring the kids next time they may need to use the foldout couch but would be fine for smaller children. We enjoyed our stay and the Rays were great to work with. I would recommend staying here and we will do so again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara, We're so happy you and your husband enjoyed your stay in our beach front condo. And yes, the view is truly INCREDIBLE. The Plantation Resort complex is so great and we too appreciate having a gated vacation community, which is very family friendly and safe. Thank you for choosing our condo for your getaway vacation and we look forward to having y'all back again.
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5

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two kids, and I enjoyed our stay. The condo is beautifully updated with all the right amenities. The view from the balcony is perfect and the location is great. It is just a few minutes outside of Gulf Shores, away from the hub bub, but still close to all the great restaurants and attractions. The owners are terrific and very responsive. We are those people that never stay at the same place twice because there are so many great places to see... but, this place - we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, We LOVED your last comment in your review! We're so happy your family loved the condo and the complex so much that you'd consider staying with us again. And thank you for the kind words about us and our responsiveness. It's important to us to be available and to respond quickly in everything we do because that's what we'd want and expect if we were in our guests' shoes. We are very happy you and your family had a wonderful stay and we look forward to your return visit. Thank you again!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

NO PARKING OR REGISTRATION FEES FOR OUR UNIT.

Rental Agreement must be reviewed and signed before reservation is final.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

We only rent to adults. Adults are not allowed to rent for a high school or college age student. Min age to rent: 25

Rates are subject to change without notice.

CANCELLATIONS may only be made in writing or email, and are effective only upon receipt by Owner. It is the responsibility of Guest to retain proof of any such cancellation. Any cancellation received 30 days or more prior to Guest’s arrival date are refundable. No refunds will be issued to any Guest who cancels a reservation within 30 days of Guest’s arrival date. Note: Owners will do their best to rebook the property described above. If Owner is able to rebook the property at the same rate as your rental rate, then the owner will refund your payment less a 2.5% Administration Fee.

Check-in time: 4:00pm Central Check-out time: 11:00am Central.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.