Gulf Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description
Condo, 2 Bedroom (King & Queen), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 very comfortably)
STUNNING, SOPHISTICATED, UPDATED CONDO Unit 307 is a premier 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium located in the gorgeous 14 story Crystal Shores complex within walking distance of shopping, dinner, drinks and more.
If you are looking for a bargain price or a last minute special on a rental, this is not the unit for you. This is not a rental property but a property that I rent. My goal is to provide an exceptional vacation experience as to your accommodations while in Gulf Shores.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - This breathtaking 3rd Floor corner unit directly overlooks the pool, the beach boardwalk, and you are only 30 seconds away from the work out and game room facilities! You can take the stairs directly outside this unit and be at the pool within 1 minute and literally be on the beach within 2 minutes and in Gulf in less than 3 minutes. With this unit comes 1 reserved covered (no sun/hail damage) parking space within 50 feet of the 2 elevators. A second additional parking space is available in the non-reserved portion of the parking area if needed for $20.
Crystal Shores is one of the newer (2004) condominium complexes sitting directly on the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores. Complete with an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, dry sauna, work-out room with TV’s allowing you to easily overlook both the beach and the pool! The game room is equipped with both pool and foosball tables for your enjoyment off the beach. WIFI Internet is included as is NETFLIX for those occasional rainy days when you have to stay in so no need to run to the store for Redbox. Charcoal grills are available for our guests use as well but you must bring your own charcoal/starter. Rental chaise lounges/umbrella's are available March to November from a 3rd party for $120/week. My Beach Chair Upgrade Option as listed is available year round and is a free upgrade for guests from August 30th to Feb 28th 2015 ($88.80 value).
This a corner unit with 9ft ceilings so it has a light and airy feeling to it. We have updated, upgraded, and up-scaled from top to bottom! We have elected to appoint this unit very comfortably for 4 adults (1 King and 1 Queen bed) and while it has the ability to accommodate 6 I have recently decided to make our focus exceptional for only 4 as of August 16, 2014. There are plenty of other units in Crystal Shores allowing 6 so if occupancy by more than 4 is needed I do work with other owners on the 3rd floor or have a west corner unit here who do accommodate up to 6. If you really want to stay in 307 that can be accommodated as well but there is $50 uplift fee for guests 5 and 6 as I will need to bring the extra sheets, towels, blankets, pillows, and soap to the unit. Sorry but after 2 years I've decided to focus on a great experience for a party of 4 rather than taking in a larger party just because the unit can. My upgrade does include ADA/chair height elongated toilet bowls in each bathroom for those of us a bit older :).
Upscale bedding is in both bedrooms which have “Ecowood” tile floors and sisal carpet runners. Both bedrooms feature flat screen TV's (Samsung/Visio).
The main room has a 43” Samsung Plasma TV and a BluRay/NETFLIX/DVD/CD player to complete your entertainment experience. Currently we still have a Queen sized sleeper sofa but that will be converted to a conventional sofa at some point. There are granite top tables and 2 recliners completing the furnishings in the main room.
The dining room set has 4 leather chairs and an alligator glass topped table. There are 2 more matching bar chairs for the kitchen eating area as well. Again our focus is a great vacation space for 4, not 4+.
The kitchen is fully stocked, has both granite counters and granite/stone/glass tile back splash for those who savor cooking, an upscale cozy space to do so.
The in unit laundry room features new upgraded full size Maytag Bravos HE washer and dryer (March 2013) with a drying rack, an iron and ironing board with the laundry detergent provided. The sheets and towels were just replaced (April 2014) with 600 count equivalent microfiber and plush towels. Both providing a difference you will feel!
My unit has been furnished with a rich mixture of colors, textures, with original art work throughout. The well-appointed living and dining rooms boast style, function, and comfort. One thing you must experience in person however is the sunsets from this corner unit as they do not readily translate into either pictures or words…. If you are the type of person who appreciates the difference between lamps in the bathroom versus nightlights in an outlet, or the difference between steam versus damp mopping the floors, then this is the unit for you. Whether you have stayed at Crystal Shores before or not, please take a moment to read the comments from my guests as to their stay at Unit 307 as we work very hard to make your stay at our condo truly exceptional!
The balcony directly overlooks the beach and the pool, and no unit is closer to both. On the balcony or inside with the doors open you will hear the surf cascading onto the white sand beaches. It is furnished with a selection of 4 HDPE captains chairs, 2 with a connecting table so as to provide a view above the railings. During the hot summer months you remain cool in the shade. During the cooler winter months you will feel the warmth of the sun relaxing in those same chairs providing you with a great unobstructed view of the sunset on the beach.
In order to accommodate some guest requests I now offer an upgrade option for $80/week. This upgrade provides: 4 folding wood rocking chairs with headrests as well as a cup/cellphone phone holder. 4 aluminum low rider waters edge chairs. 4 umbrellas, 6 Beach Towels. 2 wireless speakers for IPOD (yours) or my MP3 player with over 800 'best of' 70's and 80's tunes included. 1 George Foreman electric outdoor grill for use on the balcony only, a 3 gallon compressor so you can blow up your beach items daily as desired, and a cooler for the beach. This upgrade is included free of charge from the first full week in September until the last full week in February. Please do not leave the chairs/towels/umbrellas/etc. on the beach overnight.
I own, clean, inventory, and maintain my own unit so you can expect it to be very clean, completely stocked (soap/paper products/cleaners), and in good condition upon your arrival, no excuses. If there is an issue or one that comes up, I live only 5 miles away. There are no pets allowed at Crystal Shores except for owners. This is a non-smoking unit as well including the balcony. There is community use smoking balcony available on the second level.
While I appreciate your interest in my unit I do not entertain/accept/reply to discounted offers.
ALL WEEKLY RENTALS RUN SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. From Mid-May through mid-August there are only weekly rentals available.
RATES - Please note that if there is no daily rate posted, there is no daily rental offered. Four week 'monthly' rentals are available from December through February and vary by month and length of stay. 'Monthly' Rentals begin the first Saturday of the month for 4 weeks. Please inquire as to rates, conditions, and amenities included.
Due to VRBO's Quotable Rate Requirement you may see some anomaly's on pricing when trying to stay over 2 rate periods. My focus is on weekly rentals and Saturday to Saturday so booking a few days or looking to book a 3 or 4 day weekend will not be that attractive financially. Many times you will be able to book a full week for less than 6 days as I incent longer visit guests visits.
DEPOSIT - The Deposit would be in addition to the Rental Rate and a $300 deposit is required to hold a date for a weekly or daily rental. A $600 deposit is required for a monthly rental.
Check in time is 3:00 PM and check out time is 9:00 AM. There are shower/changing facilities on the second floor should you choose to arrive earlier and/or stay later on that Saturday but the reserved parking space transfers to the next renter at 9 AM on day of departure.
The condo association does not allow RV's or trailers on the property and occupancy is restricted to 6 people overnight per unit (though my unit limit is 4) and I make sure my unit and my guests are in compliance with the Association rules.
CALENDAR - Please consult the calendar for available dates as it is ALWAYS current. No dates are held w/o paid deposit via PayPal. I use PayPal for all Deposits. The use of PayPal allows you to insure your dates are immediately held upon your approval of the invoice and contract terms. You do not have to have a PayPal account as PayPal supports AMEX/Discover/MasterCard/Visa.
Once paid in full you will be sent an email prior to your arrival with an access code to the keys. The parking pass(es) will be inside on the counter so nothing to forget and nothing to pick-up or return. Most deposits are returned in full (less PayPal 3%) within 24 hrs or you can request US Mail for full deposit typically received within a week to 10 days of your departure w/o the 3% PayPal will charge you.
Vacations should be simple and relaxing so I've tried to make that true from the moment you view this listing to the moment you get an email notification your deposit has already been processed once you've left Gulf Shores.
Please take a moment to read my guest comments and decide if this is right place for your vacation.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
I purchased this property in November of 2011 with the intention to rent it to adults and it is furnished as such. Your children are welcome but there are no games/toys/floaties/beach pails provided with this unit so please be sure to bring those types of items with you if they are needed.
There are literally thousands of condo's available for rental in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The goal for this condo was specifically to create an environment where vacation memories would be created for a party of 4.
As of May 2012 I relocated from IL and now live in Gulf Shores so as to be able to personally provide the cleaning and maintenance for my unit and a few others at this complex. There are no 3rd party maintenance or cleaning people involved with my unit. This is not my vacation home that I rent out to help cover the costs. The left over furniture and dishes end up in my home and the new furnishings and linens end up here!
If you are looking to make vacation memories with your loved ones, I am literally here now to help you accomplish that while staying at my unit.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION...Please read my guests reviews as to why Unit 307.
Gulf Shores has beautiful fine white sand beaches, some of the best in the US. Crystal Shores is one of the premier properties having year round amenities and within walking distance to a number of places to eat or shop. Forgot toothpaste, the Pier 33 grocery store is within a 5 minute walk for just such occasions. Crystal Shores is a nice location within Gulf Shores... close but not too close to everything.
Within Crystal Shores, unit 307 has the best location. It is an end unit with an unobstructed view down the beach to the west. You can look down onto the pool/hut tub and close enough to actually speak to someone below without shouting from the balcony. The work out and game room as well as the sauna are literally right below. The reserved covered parking space is about 50-60 feet from the 2 elevators and the second floor parking access is even closer just up 1 flight of stairs. Down those same stairs the beach is less than 2 minutes away from this unit.... and that is at a leisurely pace. After all you are on vacation while here!
While I can't control the weather or the traffic, I do clean and maintain my own unit personally so I can and do control what you will experience inside of the unit while you are here. If you read the reviews, most have been kind enough to comment as to the quality of the amenities and level of cleanliness they observed. I very much listen to what my guests say they need and to the extent I can, make improvements/adjustments. Should you decide to stay here, hopefully you too will also notice and comment on those differences. From the start Crystal Shores 307 was never meant to be just another rental property. I do not treat my guests as renters and I do not expect my guests to treat this as a rental unit either. If that sounds like the vacation experience you are seeking, I look forward to providing that for you!
The beautiful white sand beaches are literally 1 to 2 minutes away from this unit as is the pool, the sauna, the the hot tub, the game room, the work out facilities and your car in a reserved covered parking space. Best of all however is the view to the west. No way to describe it short of breathtaking! When you stay at Crystal Shores 307, you feel like you are at the beach... not just looking at it!