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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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
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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: April 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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Great vacation! Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was great - the condo was CLEAN and very nicely furnished and supplied with all the necessities plus.

Our favorite was sitting on the balcony with morning coffee watching the surf roll in.

The boardwalk was a few feet from our door and we walked endless miles on the beach.

The hub of Gulf Shores was 12 miles away for a great meal or any supplies needed.

The owners were great to work with and quickly communicated any information we needed.

Highly recommend this condo and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Shores family fun!

  • 5 of 5

Great property with wonderful views! The condo has been completely renovated and is well taken care of. The condo is perfect for a family with 1-2 young children or a traveling couple. The location to the main areas around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is an easy 15 minute drive. We had a great time and would stay again. Thank you for the opportunity to make some cherished memories!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beachfront view

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay from 2/19-23/2018. How can you not enjoy seeing/hearing the waves crash the beach and 70+ degree weather. When the revovations are complete it will even be better. The rebuilt boardwalk, building siding work and the parking re-surfacing will be great. We were auditioning the area as a potential honeymoon destination and it it still in the running. Thanks for the opportunity to stay and hope to return!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Duane, Thank you for taking time to submit your feedback. We appreciate it. And congrats on your upcoming marriage. We'd love to have y'all back for your honeymoon. Yes, the renovations throughout the Plantation Resort complex were a challenge for all of us. Fortunately, they will be done by the end of March and the resort will be even more amazing than it already is. So glad y'all were able to enjoy the waves from our balcony. It's quite an incredible view. Thanks again.
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A beautiful condo in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying in your condo for the month of January. The weather was a little on the cold side, but we had some warm days too, and your condo was very comfortable, clean and very tastefully decorated. We spent a number of days hiking in Bon Secor Wildlife Refuge and enjoyed that very much. We also spent time biking in Gulf Shores State Park and at the Audubon Sanctuary on Dauphin Island which were very enjoyable. Randal and Brenda have a very beautiful clean condo where one can have access to nearby activities as well as to just enjoy the beauty and richness of the Gulf. They respond immediately to any questions you may have and are most helpful!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marie, It was such a pleasure having y'all as our guests for the month of January in Gulf Shores. Brenda and I really hoped the weather would warm up during your stay but it appears it was a cold January pretty much everywhere this year. However, it sounds like the weather didn't prevent y'all from getting out and exploring Gulf Shores and the surrounding area and that's wonderful. Thank you for your kind words and for being such great guests. We sure hope y'all will come stay with us again.
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Really enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Clean and staff were very nice/helpful!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 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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Audubon Bird Sanctuary
Pink Pony Pub
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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

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 8.0%


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.

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