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2 BR Canal Front HEART of Gulf Shores! Walk to EVERYTHING! Just off Hwy 59!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 975 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Note, if you look at the instant quote you will see a SERVICE FEE listed. This is a fee ADDED BY VRBO and is NOT my fee. It is a requirement of any on line booking and it added automatically to those online bookings. We do have a refundable security deposit of $200 but the service fee listed on the quote is not our fee!

Our 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit is in a very low density complex... the unit is a wonderful corner unit with a private nook at the end of the deck, under the shade of a nice tree. Walk to the beach, the hangout, lots of restaurants, and shopping!! This unit is directly behind Papa Rocco's pizza, off of Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores.

This corner unit condo is directly on the canal, with a great shady spot for picnics, fishing or just relaxing after a day at the beach.

Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed and a twin over full bunk bed. The 48 inch flat screen tv in this room has cable and there is an XBOX 360 for the kids enjoyment! The XBOX 360 will allow game play and also plays DVDs (we do not provide video games or dvd's). It has built in WIFI, so connecting to XBOX live with YOUR OWN ACCOUNT is a snap!

The other bedroom (canal side) has a queen size bed, a flat screen tv and an xbox 360 for gaming and playing dvds (we do not provide games and dvds). It has built in WIFI, so connecting to XBOX live with YOUR OWN ACCOUNT is a snap! This tv does not have cable, but the other tvs in our condo are hooked to cable.

The living room has a large flat screen TV with cable and a dvd player (we do not provide dvd's) It also has a sleeper sofa.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could want, the dining area has seating for four. The living room has a queen sleeper sofa and large flat screen tv.

There is a private laundry directly below the unit with a regular sized washer and dryer.

The Venetian Isle complex is an ultra low density, family oriented facility with only 14 units in a building with one floor. Covered parking is directly below the unit, so you are only steps away from the door unlike the high rise units. It is located in the heart of Gulf Shores, with shopping, restaurants, fresh seafood markets and much more all within walking distance of the unit.

No smoking and no pets inside the unit!

The Complex is within a short drive of several grocery stores (including a Wal -Mart Supercenter), pharmacies, package stores, movie rentals, spas, deep sea fishing charters, movie theaters, golf courses, water parks, mini golf, the Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley, Gulf Shores State Park, the Alabama Birding Trail and Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge.

The unit is a short walk from LOTS of is a list of some of the things within a short walk of our unit:

RESTAURANTS: Papa Rocco's Pizza, Oyster House, Pizza Hut, Hog Wild BBQ, Shrimp Basket, Papa John's Pizza and Hardees.

ICE CREAM SHOPS: Scoops, Matt's Ice Cream, Rita's Custard and Dippin Dots.

SHOPPING: Beach Bazzar, Surf Style, Dollar General, Souvenir City, Alvin's Island and Gulf Shores Seafood

OTHER PLACES: Kayak rental, massage, Mud Bug's lounge, yoga

Wade Ward Nature Park is just across Highway 59 from our condo. It has a boardwalk out into the marsh and is a short walk and a must see for nature lovers.

There is a great local cheesemaker near the condo in Elberta Alabama, about 20 minutes away. Sweet Home Farms has a small herd of Guernsey milk cows that they milk to produce a variety of high quality cheeses. They produce cheeses ranging from incredibly smooth to wonderfully sharp! The blue cheese is unbelievable! They are open friday and saturday only from 10 am til 5 pm.

History buffs can ride out to Fort Morgan State Park, built in 1834 and heavily used during the civil war. For those that want to visit her sister fort across Mobile Bay, Fort Gaines, they can take the interesting ride on the car ferry over to Dauphin Island! Makes a great day trip!

For those that have never experienced the night life on the beach, you are in for a wonderful time. There are many night clubs in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Mud Bug's Lounge is a short walk from our unit. The Pink Pony and The Hangout are a short walk from our condo. Live Bait is a popular spot in Orange Beach. All have live music most of the time. One of the best places to experience the Gulf Coast nightlife and meet people ages 18 to 80 is the world famous roadhouse, the Florabama Lounge. Located right on the Alabama/Florida line, the Florabama has beach access, great food and some of the best live music around, but don’t take the kids past 6 pm… unless they are at least 18 years old!

Venetian Isle is only an hour away from Mobile Alabama, 30 minutes from Pensacola Florida, and 10 minutes from Foley, Alabama. Located in Gulf Shores at 113 West 6th Avenue, a few blocks north of where 59 ends at the public beach in Gulf Shores. From I-10, take highway 59 to Gulf Shores and take a right onto 6th Avenue at Papa Rocco's Pizza. From the Foley Beach Express, after going through the toll bridge keep going straight until you dead end into Canal Road, then take a right and follow it to 59 and take another left, then turn right onto 6th Avenue at Papa Rocco's.

If you prefer units with a direct beach view, check out our 5th floor unit at Island Shores at VRBO #555510. We also own a 4th floor unit at Island Shores, VRBO 681060, and a second floor unit there, VRBO #555508. For those wanting only one bedroom and more amenities, we have a wonderful 1 bedroom at Seaside Beach and Racquet Club in Orange beach on the 9th floor which is listed with VRBO as number 681059. To view any of these other VRBO listings, just type in the VRBO listing number above into the search line in VRBO.

Please NOTE: I answer vrbo inquiries once each day, usually after 9 pm central time. I have a full time job and therefore generally cannot answer inquiries during the day. Thank you for understanding. Our tax rates reflect the 3% fee for Homeaway payments, so if you pay by check or money order there will be a 3% discount. Refundable deposit due immediately upon booking. Full refund of deposit if you cancel no later than 60 days from arrival OR at any time if we successfully book the dates you cancelled. Fifty percent refund if you cancel no later than 30 days from arrival.

Damage deposit is refundable if no damage to unit.

We are sometimes asked if we give military discounts. We do not give military discounts, however, we donate 8 full weeks per year to Operation Reconnect. Operation Reconnect is a Non-Profit organization that provides complimentary vacations to combat veterans and their families.

Hope you enjoy your stay!!

More Details

Jeff & Judy Thurmond
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Jeff & Judy Thurmond

We purchased our condo to give us a place to get away from the rat race of life. We love the relaxing pace at the beach and break away from work as often as we can to go to our condo.

Jeff & Judy Thurmond

Judy Thurmond is a licensed Realtor in Alabama and Florida

Jeff & Judy Thurmond purchased this condo in 2016

Why Jeff & Judy Thurmond chose Gulf Shores

We own this unit plus 4 other units that are beachfront. We really like the home-like appeal of this one over the beach front units. .


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full bath next to bedrooms, double sinks and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , twin over full bunk
  • One queen bed in one bedroom and a queen and a bunk bed in other bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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2 BR Canal Front HEART of Gulf Shores! Walk to EVERYTHING! Just off Hwy 59!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and the kids loved the X-Boxes that were provided! The condo was very clean and Judy, the owner was very pleasant to work with.

She performed a follow up text upon our arrival and departure to make sure we were pleased with our stay.

The beach, restaurants and souvenir shops are all within walking distance.

We highly recommend booking this clean and comfortable condo! In fact, I already have recommended this place to some friends of mine and they will probably try to reserve this condo when they travel to Gulf Shores.

Thank you, Jeff and Judy!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Papa Rocco's Pizza
Nearest Beach
400 Metres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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.