BEACHFRONT TOWNHOUSE - 3BR 2.5BA - OCEAN REEF 703

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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BEACHFRONT TOWNHOUSE - 3BR 2.5BA - OCEAN REEF 703

Gulf Shores Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

FULLY RENOVATED Large three story townhouse on private white sand beach. Family friendly complex, only 45 units! Ocean view, only steps to the sand! Large balcony with furniture off living area with second smaller balcony off master bedroom, overlooking the ocean. Private parking on ground floor. Large pool with park BBQ grills located in the center of the complex.

Located just 4 blocks west of US 59 on HWY 182 within walking distance of The Hangout, multiple other restaurants, shopping and public beach. This three story condo contains 1600 SF of living space, no one above or below you!! Walk out your door immediately to your deck and right onto the white sand beach - - something you won't find in a high rise!! The first floor has a full kitchen, dining and living areas and a half bath. The second floor includes a master bedroom (Queen bed) and private bath, a second bedroom (queen) and bath. The third floor has 2 double beds. There is also a queen pull out couch in the living room. TV's and DVD players in all bedrooms, with a 42' flat screen in the living room with DVD player.

We have been coming to Ocean Reef for many years and purchased this unit in 2011. We completely refurbished ALL rooms and everything in the condo.

Keywords: Ocean Reef, Beachfront, low density, condo, small family, bargain, sleeps 10, townhome

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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We are 2 families from Birmingham, AL that love to get away whenever we can. We have been coming to Ocean Reef for many years and recently purchased this unit.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.2
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Beachfront Townhouse - 3BR 2.5BA - Ocean Reef 703
average rating of 4.2380953 based on 21 reviews
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Beachfront Townhouse - 3BR 2.5BA - Ocean Reef 703
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372627vb
2059034405
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Brownstown, Indiana
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I arrived on a Friday to stay for 5 nice in the rental. this was our first time in gulf shores, and I would for sure go back and stay in this townhouse again! we had a slight issue with scheduling when we first got there, but Justin was great and took care of the issue right away and we were able to start enjoying our vacation! the townhouse is nice, very roomy, and we did not have any issues with the place being dirty or any tacks on the stairs (and I have 3 small daughters). the proximity to the beach is amazing, and I loved that there is a key pad on the door so we didn't have to worry about keeping track of the key.

I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone looking to stay in gulf shores. I have zero complaints!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beachfront Townhouse - 3BR 2.5BA - Ocean Reef 703
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372627vb
2059034405
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Victoria, Tx
3

Roomier that expected

  • 3 of 5
We stayed at Ocean Reef 703 from June 16 - 21, 2014.
The condo was a little larger than expected and was "surface" clean upon arrival.
The carpets are old and dirty and should be replaced. The mattresses are very soft - so if you're like us and prefer a firm mattress, be prepared for that.
The problem that another guest had reported about the carpet tack on the stairs has NOT been resolved.... 4 of the children we had with us all cut their heals! So bring along some peroxide and some liquid bandaid!

Ocean Reef is an older property but is pretty well maintained. The pool is located with a cluster of condo's around it and it's just about 25 yards from the front door of the condo.
There are only about 8 units that are beachfront the rest seem to have a parking lot or pool view. That being said.... this property is NOT luxury in fact I think 3 star is an accurate rating.
The condo it self has been updated, although the updates were pretty cheaply done. It's obviously used strictly as a rental so I doubt that anything else would be necessary.
We brought along extra cookware and tried to use paper plates and cups.
There are not enough towels either in the kitchen or bathrooms so you might want to bring some along or run to Walmart like I did and buy some.
The sheets on the bed are terrible! They sure aren't cotton but more like nylon and do NOT stay on the mattresses! (There are 2 queen beds and 2 double beds so you might want to bring those along too)
The beach was nice enough and not very busy. The unit is walking distance to the Hang Out and there is a stand that sells banana boat rides, rents jet skis and parasailing about 150 yards down the beach which was convenient.

The back porch is large but be prepared, it's shared with the townhouse that is next door. So if you get rowdy neighbors that drink until the wee hours of the night, like we had next door, it's not very nice.... Also the wooden decks both in the front and the back of the townhouse need to be replaced. There are numerous rotten boards as well as abundant opportunities to get a splinters... so bring along some tweezers!

Also it was fine for us but if you have an issue with stairs this is NOT the property for you!

The information I provided was to help anyone that might want to stay here in the future as well and let the owners know that they need to fix the nails on the stairs.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Beachfront Townhouse - 3BR 2.5BA - Ocean Reef 703
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372627vb
2059034405
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
New Orleans
4

Great location and very accommodating

  • 4 of 5
We just went for spring break with 7 teenage girls and three moms. The unit was actually a little larger and nicer than we originally thought. It is very convenient location to everything and walking distance to the Hangout and major intersection. We loved the fact that we could walk right off the back porch onto the beach! The only real complaint is that the complex did not have a hot tub and with two of our days being cold, the girls were really disappointed they didn't have that to turn to. Otherwise, it is a great unit and I would definitely recommend it.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Hopefully the weather will be in your favor next year! We look forward to having you back.
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Beachfront Townhouse - 3BR 2.5BA - Ocean Reef 703
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372627vb
2059034405
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
3

FUN

  • 3 of 5
I was very happy with this location and the beach access but the condo was not very clean we found trash under and around beds, and the tub was full of hair no baths this week :(
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. Based on your feedback and that of past renters, we have hired a new cleaning crew effective May 1! We look forward to having you back next year!
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Beachfront Townhouse - 3BR 2.5BA - Ocean Reef 703
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372627vb
2059034405
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
3

Off Season Stay with friends

  • 3 of 5
Me, my husband, our two young boys (age 4 & 6) and friends of ours (a couple with their 1 year old son) recently stayed for 4 nights. The condo appeared considerably clean except that the duvets do not get washed and the couches are not dusted off or cleaned beneath. Upon arriving I noticed issues with numerous broken items such as lamp shades, glass pieces on a lamp stand, soap dispenser at the kitchen sink, plastic drawers in the fridge and shades in the bedroom. I contacted the owner and he stated he was aware of these broken items. These are inexpensive items which should be removed and replaced if the guests are expected to pay for items damaged when staying. Also, if you have small children have them be careful on the stairs where there are open ended carpet tacks on the face of the steps. They are hidden by the carpet, but easily detected if you press your hand against the carpet. My 4 year old scraped his heal on it and we had to seek a first aid kit to take care of the booboo. The owner was unaware of these tacks and stated he would look into it.
The condo is pleasantly decorated; however, there is a great need for shades/ curtains/ drapes over the living room doors and in the bedrooms. We felt no privacy at night as the patio doors are completely uncovered and anyone walking the beach can see inside. The upstairs bedroom with a balcony had shades but some were missing and left spaces that allowed the morning sun to shine right in your face. Some people may like this, but sadly, we wanted to sleep in and could not because of this. We were thankful for the washer/dryer. There are 2 dishtowels and one dishcloth available which is not near enough to keep dishes clean as they request this be done before you leave to avoid a fee. There is also a dishwasher but you’ll need to bring dishwasher liquid b/c no samples are provided. We love to cook and brought along several items from home b/c of previous reviews stating there aren’t enough kitchen necessities but found the kitchen is fairly well stocked. Extra garbage bags, Tupperware and seasonings are the only thing you should bring along.
Overall we enjoyed our stay. The beach was beautiful and water was a pristine blue/green. We were amazed with the amount of shells we found compared to our annual trip to Destin. The direct access to the beach was what sold us on this property. That remains our favorite part.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Nikka, thank you for your review and for your phone call. We will be replacing all broken items shortly and will certainly remedy the carpet tacks on the stairs. For the windows, we will replace the shade on the downstairs windows and the slats on the master bedroom blinds.
Our goal is to have everything finished by the end of 2013. We look forward to having you back next year!
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Beachfront Townhouse - 3BR 2.5BA - Ocean Reef 703
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372627vb
2059034405
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Houston
2

VERY UNCLEAN, OLD, AND PICTURES ARE DECEPTIVE

  • 2 of 5
This unit was very dirty when we arrived. Food was left on the floor and had not been vaccumed or swept in some time. The sheets had holes in them. The unit is not maintained well at all. The carpet was nasty, lights did not work, none of the TVs in the rooms worked, filthy couch and over dirty place. Overall condition is extremely poor. In major need of an update, new paint, new furniture. Would not stay at this unit ever again. Tried to find another place to stay, but because of the holiday weekend, everything was booked. Only good thing about this place is the back porch that is right on the beach; otherwise was NOT what the pictures show!!! All of the people that stayed were shocked to see the unit was so mad, because they had seen the pictures. The pictures on this site were very deceptive. This place was the evivalent of a run down 1 star hotel.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We would have appreciated feedback upon your arrival as there must have been a mis-communication with our cleaning crew. We would have resolved any issues quickly.
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0.2 Miles
The Hangout
Nearest Restaurant
Bahama Bob's
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Availability & Rates

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Gulf Shores Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Sep 9 2014
3 night minimum stay
$297
$1,950
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$232
$1,475
 
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gulf Shores Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • parasailing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
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