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Great Prices! Gulf View Studio! New Exterior Remodel

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Ask about current specials:

7th night is always free!

- Will price match any comparable VRBO condo rental that is unbooked for the dates in question! Must be verifiable.

Please inquire for other current specials.

Inquire for availability. Calendar may not be up to date.

No Sub-lets. MAXIMUM 4 occupancy!!

This condo has a recent kitchen remodel and new flooring installed at the same time. Located in Gulf Shores Plantation 'West' (Phase 3). If you find a better price, it won't have as beautiful a view of the Gulf as this condo!! Colorful, whimsical 'sun-suite' comfortably sleeps up to four (Maximum occupancy is four) and has a beautiful view of the Gulf and the beautifully landscaped pool/hot tub courtyard and Caribbean-style houses. The pool courtyard is reminiscent more of Hawaii than the Gulf Coast. The lush landscaping is gorgeous!

No road to cross. The Condo is on the North end of the pool courtyard. The sugar white sand and the Gulf are on the South end of the pool courtyard.

Wide unspoiled dunes and miles of sandy uncrowded beach. Nationally ranked Kiva Dunes golf course adjacent to the property. Relax on the balcony of this value-packed condominium and enjoy the views with your morning coffee or evening refreshment.

Fully furnished with full kitchen.

No pets, and non-smoking unit.


REFUNDABLE $200 Security Deposit is due immediately to reserve your dates. The security deposit becomes your damage deposit upon your arrival, and is completely refundable after your stay assuming conditions of rental are met, including departing the Condo in as-found condition (with only normal cleaning required), and keys are returned.


The rent, tax and cleaning fee are due approximately sixteen (16) days prior to your arrival, at which time keys and additional helpful information will be mailed to you. Cleaning fee is subject to change and is a pass-thru charge. Please send Check or money order. Sorry, no credit cards, but it helps keep the rent low!!

No refunds for early departures from the Condo unless evacuation required. Four night minimum, and 7th night always free. Summer rentals by the week (7 or more nights) required for 7th night free.

Google map or Mapquest '497 Plantation Road, Gulf Shores, AL 36542' for directions or location. The access roads to the buildings are not named or shown, but the building is on the beach.


Keywords: Beach Condo, Gulf Shores

More Details

John Linn
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About John Linn

We are a family of 3 from Birmingham, AL and are beach lovers like most everyone else.

John Linn purchased this condo in 2001

Why John Linn chose Gulf Shores

This area is tranquil and serene. It's a family-oriented resort with no though traffic. It's a good place to go to the beach to relax and escape the crowds of rowdy students.

What makes this condo unique

Gulf Shores Plantation is on Fort Morgan Road close to several restaurants, and also close enough to the amusements, restaurants, shopping and night life 'in town' that it is all easily accessible with a 10-15 minute drive, but far enough away that you can escape back to our family oriented resort with its wide sandy beaches, and unspoiled dunes and nature. Unlike what has resulted from the over-building and over-crowding 'in town' in 'Gulf Shores proper', Orange beach, and West beach. It's like the beach was when I was a kid. Just a great place where the kids are safe, there is no through-traffic, or 'girls/boys gone wild'.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No sub-lets or handoffs to another party without prior approval of owner. Primary occupant for rental duration must be 24 years of age.
  • If you damage it, you repair or replace it. If not, damages found after your stay will be billed for full cost of material, labor & overhead required.
  • Deposits are returned when the maid has determined the condo was left in good shape, and keys are returned to the owner.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/Tub combination
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Double Bed (1), Queen sleeper sofa (1).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Seven Pools (one heated, indoor), Seven Tennis Courts (six lighted), Indoor and Outdoor Hot Tubs, Saunas, New Wireless Internet in the condos starting 2008, Lighted Basketball, Volleyball, Kiddie Pools, Game Rooms, Exercise Room, Putting Greens, Coin-Operated Laundry


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Great Prices! Gulf View Studio! New Exterior Remodel
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Nice relaxing time

  • 4 of 5

Had a good time. Condo was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: broke my perfect streak of 5’s! Thank you for the positive review. Thank you for the booking and we hope you will call again. John
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scottsville, ky

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Place was just right for me traveling alone, I love always to stay at the plantations, it is very safe and secure. Grounds are beautiful and well kept. Pool are great and beach is always beautiful.

Loved this little studio condo, very clean, and comfortable. John was very easy to work with. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camden, AR

GREAT Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great! Plenty of room for my husband and I. Clean and very well stocked. We stayed 9/1-9/10 and look forward to our next visit! John was easy to work with and we had no issues at all.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey! Thank you so much for the review. You were great guests and we certainly hope to hear from you again in the future. It was our pleasure having you.
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Great condo for small groups

  • 5 of 5

My adult son and I stayed five nights at this property. It was just as pictured. Polls and beach access were convenient. Second floor but near the elevator. Stairs are in between, so no elevator noise. The unit is small, but we expected that. Area around the bed is tight. I needed a table for my CPAP, so I just slept "upside down". LOL Sleeper sofa is just as uncomfortable as I remembered them being, but no fault of the owner. We'd stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV, USA

Great Property/Area

  • 5 of 5

Just as described, looks like photos. Second floor, end unit with no unit above, stairs and elevator close by. I loved this cute, cozy studio. Complex has 2 outdoor pools which I used plus beautiful beach just very short walk away. John, the owner, very easy to work with. I liked the area very much and as a woman traveling alone felt very safe. I needed a quiet, relaxing, restful getaway and that's what I received. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Leslie. It was a pleasure working with you. It is guests like you who make doing this my pleasure. Please call on us again! Warmest regards. John
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Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

Thanks John for the beautiful condo..Everything is close by and within easy reach.Really enjoyed it this year.Me and my wife had a great anniversary.Thanks for the lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our condo. It was a pleasure to work with you and you are always welcome! Thank you so much.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Holiday Premium $0
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

4-night stay is based on the old rate with higher nightly rates and 4th night free. So 3 and 4 night stays are the same price!! $20 per vehicle Parking fee required and must be paid online to the HOA through their third party pay site (info provided in key packet). Standard VRBO cancellation policy is correct. 9% tax is actually 6% lodging tax and a 3% payment processing fee required by VRBO's third party mandatory pay site. Inquire if you need additional information.

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.

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