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

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


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: Great views and right on Beach Blvd.


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

Randal and Brenda Ray
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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 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!


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Tile shower with tub.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • 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


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Completely Renovated Beachfront 1BR On Top Floor - Amazing Inside And Out
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

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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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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Marengo, Illinois

Love the view

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Gulf Shores Plantation. The Sassy Bass serves up some tasty drinks and has a great variety of food to choose from. The location of the property is perfect. We enjoyed taking the car ferry to Dauphin island. The condo was very nice. Our party had 2 adults and 3 kids and there was plenty of space. We would travel here again. Loved the hospitality of Alabama! Sara from Illinois

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, Good to hear y'all enjoyed the onsite Sassy Bass restaurant. This was the first year for it being within the complex and we too have enjoyed their 'tasty drinks'. So happy that our condo worked out for your family and you found the location to be ideal. We too especially enjoy the Gulf Shores Plantation Resort serene and picturesque. Thank you for choosing our condo for your family's vacation to Alabama.
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We were married on the beach and found a spot with no buildings in the background to do the ceremony. The condo was decorated great and had a good view for the beach and pool! Thanks so much for sharing Randall and Brenda!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danielle, We're honored you chose our condo for your accommodations as you celebrated a very special day in your life while in Gulf Shores. (Congratulations!) Yes, the beach at Gulf Shores Plantation Resort is GREAT! Lots of open space and it never feels crowded no matter the season. We're really happy ya'll liked our condo and enjoyed the view from the balcony. It truly is unbeatable. Thanks again we look forward to you and your husband's return. For your anniversary! :-)
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Beautiful condo great location. We had a great time and hope to return possibly next year.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo great location. We had a great time and hope to return possibly next year. We enjoyed being away from large crowds of Gulf Shores and Destin. The only thing we didn't like was the uncomfortable mattress.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Scott, for the positive comments and we're so happy ya'll enjoyed the condo and the location. We too appreciate the fact that it's located a bit outside of the "busy-ness" of the main part of Gulf Shores. It's a great place to kick back and relax. We're sorry you found the mattress to be uncomfortable. We've found that bedding is a very personal choice/preference. One person may find the mattress to be uncomfortable while the next guest may find it to be heavenly. It's very difficult (if not impossible) to meet everyone's expectations when it comes to bedding. Anyway, we're happy you still enjoyed your stay and plan on returning. Thanks again.
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Everything is updated and clean. The condo is very nice and makes you feel right at home.

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very well kept and maintained. There is a ton of added storage and cleverly placed hooks to hang clothes/towels. We will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay and for the positive feedback. We've had so many guests say they will be coming back again and of course, we LOVE hearing that because it's confirmation for us that what we've tried to provide to our guests must be working. Thanks again for choosing our condo for your vacation and we look forward to your return.
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200


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.