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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,225 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Chic Condo, Loaded with Amenities; Direct View and Access to the Gulf of Mexico!

Modern Condo with WiFi! Professionally Decorated:

Located in Crystal Tower - Paradise Gem of Alabama's Gulf Coast Island!

Dynamic Views of the Gulf of Mexico/Ocean - Distinctive and Distinguished!

PLUNGE your BEACH sensations and cravings into this ROMANTIC, ENCHANTED, AMENITY-RICH resort and LUXURY condo! DELVE yourself into rest, relaxation, adventure! Receive your ONE-of-a-KIND experience at Crystal Tower condo/complex!

Located in the heart of central Gulf Shores, this condo/complex offers quick proximity to entertainment and attractions! It's the ONLY condo in GS to provide you with a personal escort to the sea – an enclosed Beach Boulevard walk-over, air conditioned/heated skywalk bridge that leads you to the seaside (1.5-million-dollar) pool and direct access onto miles of endless sugar-white sand beaches and endless shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico.

Expansive SPACE offers you a HAVEN of CAREFREE comfort - your accommodations reflect a meticulous attention to detail:

*gracious beds adorned with sumptuous comforters

*luxurious amenities

*hardwood and tiled floors throughout

*9-ft ceilings

*crown moldings

*ironwork features

Master bedroom, kitchen, and great room all provide you with expansive views onto the Gulf - and the dance of dolphins!

Play here all day and into the night in the largest Gulf-Front, ocean-side pool and hot tub in Gulf Shores! Your beach-side enjoyment, contains:

*an enchanted sundeck

*full restroom facilities

*1.5-million-dollar pool

*lavishly landscaped with tropical palm trees

*hot tub

*'Lazy River Pool'

Back at the condo building, also enjoy:

*an additional outdoor pool

*another hot tub

*a HEATED indoor pool

*full fitness/workout facility


Crystal Tower complex immerses guests in endless choices for sunbathing and water activities. Attention to detail throughout the entire premiere, resort-style facility is endless - with a striking granite-and-limestone lobby, access to the inland waterway on the north side, and water play year-round.

Endless choices - play on sugar sand; lazy, relaxing days poolside; full workout regimen; long evening sunsets from pool, deck or patio, slips or ocean; wine in the hot-tub...

Bring your boat, jet ski, your personal pleasure-craft; parking at the complex is plentiful.

Walk, swim, and/or skip to your desire, all day and night long!

Chic condo with everything you need:

*Fully equipped kitchen

*outdoor covered grill station

*Laundry room with full washer/dryer

*25-foot-long private patio overlooks the pools, beach and Gulf of Mexico!

Two Generous bedrooms with:

*full baths

*flat-screen TV's


Master Bedroom (sleeps 2) hosts:

*Queen Bed

*Gulf of Mexico views

*Balcony access

Second Bedroom (sleeps 4) hosts:

*bunk bed - full on bottom

*twin on top

*pull-out twin trundle








she replies, when i ask what her

subject word is for today's poem -

and i drift out to our black water

shoes imprinting the sand on the

hard pack, a weaving line a few

feet from the scalloping edge of

the tireless surf ebbing its own

melismas up, onto these moguls;

our schnauzer riley, white as this

appalachian sugar-quartz sand,

ranging 300 yards northward, to

greet beachcombers and take the

crumbs, gathering with her nose

when the gloaming fades, and the

western rose softens this sea:

'come to play tomorrow,' our cells

filled with the attempt to gather the

unsay-able, holding hands back east.



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Rhonda Aumueller Graber
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Amish - Low German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Rhonda Aumueller Graber

This is the fourth condo on the Alabamian coast that we have the great privilege to share with both guests who adore the priceless beauty here - and new travelers we help introduce to this shoreline! We live in Gulf shores, know the area intimately, and are deeply committed to helping our guests create a beachfront vacation that truly imprints their minds and hearts forever!

We are passionate stewards of helping guests create the best beach experience possible by sharing our Orange Beach or Gulf Shores condos (vrbo - 494929; vrbo - 581054; vrbo - 678816; vrbo - 872824; vrbo - 1171303)!

We married here on the powder-perfect sugar sands of the Gulf of Mexico, and the passion for living and being in this proximity never leaves our hearts. We are enthralled with love for this area, and grow ever closer to/with its nature, beauty, and the community of genuine, unpretentious people who live and gather here.

Together, we are passionate for this shoreline, sun, sand, daily walks and talks. We both always have craved visits, and time spent, at the gulf and fresh water lakes, including beach-combing for unique shells and sea glass. We welcome the opportunity to share our homes - decor, furnishings, and balconies! - with you and those whom you love.

Rhonda Aumueller Graber purchased this condo in 2016

Why Rhonda Aumueller Graber chose Gulf Shores

This condo, with it's big-eye view of the Gulf, and the personal escort/walkway that takes you to the sea and the largest pool/hot tub in Gulf Shores, is so amenity rich. A heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and two workout rooms adjacent to the lobby, along with the seaside "beach club" enfolds you in the joy of choosing whatever play and relaxation your heart desires.

No matter the day or season, no matter guests' ages or preferences, there's a host of choices here for relaxation, play, and re-charging! You will find warmth, shoreline, endless sun, and golf courses and hiking/biking trails nearby - absorb all you can stand! This haven is drenched in dance, romance and song, awaiting your arrival . . .

What makes this condo unique

We were drawn to this resort property because, oftentimes, we just want to relax, be together for quiet, intimate conversation and enjoy it all, in the tranquility and setting of a private balcony - or night-time hot tub next to palm trees and the overhead field of moon and stars. Taking long walks west on this perfect shoreline to witness enchanted sunsets is, well, indescribable . . .

This site has so many diversified, unique amenities, so the days and evenings can be completely full with ALL that is on the property to experience!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful condo. We had a great time and absolutely loved the decor of your beach home! We could tell that much thought was put into each and every detail and we greatly appreciated it! That is a condo that we would definitely stay in again! Thank you again for helping make our time away that much more enjoyable! Happy Holidays!!
Dec 2017
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1225 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , One of the Twin Beds is a Trundle (Under the Double Bed )
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
An amenity-rich beach urban resort - everything you need on site (extras within walking distance).


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average rating of 4.6875 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

From the moment we got to the condo, we loved it. It was just like home. The bed was so comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. We were so close to restaurants and shops too. We loved it all! But beware of the rug in the living room. There are some super painful stickers that are stuck in it.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you loved the condo and felt at home during your stay on the shore. Sounds as if your well-deserved beach retreat was the perfect prescription needed for the mind and heart! Thank you for sharing all the fabulous aspects of our Crystal Tower beach home – the interior/exterior amenities, instant beach access, and dynamic proximity to Gulf Shores sure is divine! Your rug comment makes us smile - nothing permanent to be aware of with that. Wink! Anything your shoes might have brought onto the living room carpet during your stay was taken care of after your departure. Hope you can capture a return visit to the Bama island at any of our warm, inviting, beach-engulfed, condo homes may be found on the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores Bama island (vrbo - 494929, vrbo - 581054, vrbo - 678816, vrbo -872824, vrbo - 1171303)!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo! Enjoyed everything about our stay there!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled to know, Patricia, that you relished such enjoyment in the September splendor of your vacation, and appreciated the feast for senses that 505, and Crystal Tower complex, offers guests. Thank you for sharing your warmhearted words. We remain tipped forward to accentuate beauty with Alabama coastline condos (vrbo - 494929, vrbo - 581054, vrbo - 678816, vrbo – 872824, vrbo – 1171303).
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Ken and Rhonda's condo was the best condo I've had the pleasure of staying in! I have been to Gulf Shores many times before and this was the first condo I would consider returning too! Ken and Rhonda were great hosts - responded to all enquirers within minutes and made sure my stay was enjoyable! I will most definitely be returning - no complaints here!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome to hear you had a wonderful experience - thanks for sharing, Katie! Our mantra and mission is to help guests be provided with the best convenience and comfort possible that they will need in order to dive into the sand and shore as quickly as possible! Your invitation to return to Pleasure Island, and visit us at any of our Orange Beach and Gulf Shores condos (vrbo - 494929, vrbo - 581054, vrbo - 678816, vrbo – 872824, vrbo – 1171303), is imprinted on the sand. . .
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Review of Crystal Tower Unit 505

  • 5 of 5

I usually do not write reviews, but I've had such a great experience in the gulf shores I feel compelled to. If you are looking for a fun location to spend a family vacation, this is the place.

There are many things the gulf shores has to offer. Some of my favorites included; going to the pier to watch the local fisherman, seeing dolphins and sea turtles, walking down the coastline at night, catching crabs, and simply enjoying the magnificence of the ocean. This city is truly wonderful.

After experiencing the city it was nice returning to the facility. The location is perfect, and the view from the balcony is spectacular. The pools and hot tubs were a great way to wrap up the evenings. I also enjoy working out in the mornings, and the fitness facility had more than enough equipment to get me through. Overall, the facility has everything you need.

Along with the facility, the condo itself was clean and well put together. It is evident that the owners care about their property, which is a nice change from other vacation properties I've used before. The owners sent us a text on the first day of our stay wishing us well, and were readily available when I had various questions throughout the week. I was very pleased with the condo itself, and the management of the facility.

If you are looking for a place to spend a vacation, I highly recommend the gulf shores. I've had many vacations and this ranks near the top of the list. I would also promote this condo, because of the great experience I have had with the owners.

Good luck with your vacation planning, and I hope it will be as memorable as mine.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Andrew; we appreciate you sharing such intricate details and favorite aspects of your vacation experience! It is such a joy to know the wholeness that you felt during your stay at our condo, and wonderful to find out that the reality of your experience exceeded your expectations for your beach-retreat vacation. Thrilled you enjoyed the condo, all of the complex amenities, and loved its quick-reach proximity to restaurants and stores in its beach-urban geographic location! Our focus continually is guest satisfaction - to being available and supportive to help make it the easiest it can be for you to re-charge, and revitalize yourself at the shore! We welcome your return to Gulf Shores, and Crystal Tower, or any of our Alabamian Gulf of Mexico homes!
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Fun in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at Crystal Towers and once again my trip was unforgettable! The views and atmosphere were beyond words and I looked forward to every new day in the sun. The condo itself is beautifully decorated and upon arrival it was immaculate. I highly suggest to stay in the crystal for any form of getaway you're seeking!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome to hear, Cheyenne, that you had another prolific experience! Wonderful to know that your senses were indulged at Crystal Tower - we are thrilled to hear that your return visit accented your memory, once again! Our mantra and mission was accomplished for you - having phenomenal days on the white sands, and your aesthetic pleasures of the condo being met! We embrace your return to any of our condos in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: vrbo - 494929 (Orange Beach); vrbo - 581054 (East Gulf Shores); vrbo - 678816 (West Gulf Shores); vrbo - 872824 (Central Gulf Shores)!
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was absolutely beautiful, very clean. The owners definitely delivered. Already considering coming back next year. Loved it!! No complaints. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mallory, for your on-the-point words! We pour love and care continually into our condos, and so, we certainly appreciate you recognizing and expressing your conscientious insight regarding your experience and stay. Our mantra and mission was met with your reservation satisfaction at our Gulf Shores beach home! We are passionately committed to helping guests experience a meaningful, enchanted – and unforgettable – vacation of rejuvenation on this magical Alabamian shoreline! Bama Beach Forever is excited for your family’s return visit - vrbo (494929); vrbo (581054); vrbo (678816); vrbo (872824).
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Janino's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Bahama Bob's Beach Side Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Flip Flop Deli Shop - Gulf Shores
Bill’s By the Beach
Seafood Restaurant
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
Seafood Restaurant
Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
Donut Shop
Gulf Shores Public Beach
The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Yabba's Wacky Snack Shack
Ice Cream Shop
JOHN GYRO mediterranean 2
Mediterranean Restaurant
The Hangout
Seafood Restaurant
Snappy's Snowcones
Crico's Pizza & Subs
Pizza Restaurant
Shrimp Basket Gulf Shores
Seafood Restaurant
Rita's Frozen Custard
The Flying Harpoon - Kitchen 11-1 Bar 11-2
Seafood Restaurant
Papa Rocco's
Pizza Restaurant
Ribs & Reds
Barbecue Restaurant
Pink Pony Pub
Seafood Restaurant
Original Oyster House Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Mikee's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Matt's Homemade Alabama Icecream
Ice Cream Shop
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Gulf Island Grill
New Orleans Orginal Snoballs
Ragatta Condominiums
Hog Wild BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Island Pancake House
Escape House Waterville
King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Duck's Coastal Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Nolan's Restaurant & Lounge
Sea N Suds
Seafood Restaurant
Chocolate corner
Chocolate Shop
Cafe Beignets of Alabama
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Hazel's Nook
Breakfast Restaurant
Fish River Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Soul Bowlz
The Cove Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Gulf Shores Dog Park
David L. Bodenhamer Center
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
Sunset Cork Room
Organic Restaurant
Bywater Bistro
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bill's on the Beach
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1 Prking Pass/Wristbands $25
Cleaning $105
Damage Waiver Protection $49
Tax Rate 13.0%

*AGE REQUIREMENT – Renter must be (at least) 25 years or older, responsible for all vacationers in the unit.


*PETS are not permitted in the unit or anywhere on the premises.

*Rates include a one-time linen & towel setup.

*A starter toilet paper, paper toweling, and soap are included in the rental rate.

*No food/coffee are included in the rental.

*MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY – The maximum number of guests is limited to six (6).

*Any reservation obtained under false pretense is subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, including age requirements, and the party will not be permitted to check-in, and/or required to leave.

*CANCELLATIONS – At least a 60-day notice is required for a cancellation. Travelers canceling a reservation more than 60 days prior to their arrival date will incur no penalty (other than a 3% transaction cost, a booking charge of $50, and the Vrbo service fee), and refunded the balance of their initial deposit. Cancellations (or changes that result in a shortened stay), that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Early departure/late arrival does not warrant any refund of rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.