ON THE BEACH! GREAT GULF VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM! BIG BALCONY! LARGE POOL!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ON THE BEACH! GREAT GULF VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM! BIG BALCONY! LARGE POOL!

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

A Whale of a View! That describes this condo perfectly! As owners of three other properties in Gulf Shores (two houses and one townhouse), we never thought we would own a condo. But that was before we saw this unit. The Whaler condo complex is very small, with only 27 units. There are 7 floors with an elevator to get you to where you want to go. There are 4 units on each floor. The 'D' units span the entire southern part of each floor. With this unit being 5D, you are high enough to have a great view yet low enough to see what is happening below you. Due to the unique architecture of the building, every room in this condo has a great gulf/beach view! I don't think any other condo in Gulf Shores can say that!

When you walk into the unit, you can turn right to pass a separate washer/dryer area on the left and a large pantry on the right. Then you enter the galley kitchen. On the right are the refrigerator, stove and microwave. On the left are the double sinks, dishwasher and rollout trash can. There is a bar behind the sink with three stools. Passing through the kitchen, you come to the dining area with a large table, 6 chairs and a wall of mirror. Turning left between the kitchen and dining area takes you into the living room with seating for 8, 37' HDTV, lots of movies and lots of games for everyone to play. Of course, there are also sliding glass doors covering the entire wall taking you out onto the large balcony. On the balcony, the west side is open so you have an incredible view and don't feel boxed in. You can also look straight down into the swimming pool! Back in the living room, you can take a hall past the bar stools on your left and the wet bar, yes, wet bar, on your right. That takes you to the three bedrooms, all with queen beds and the third having bunk beds as well. All three have 32' HDTVs and great gulf views. The third room also has a Playstation with games and the master has sliding doors to the balcony. The master bathroom has his/her sinks and lots of counter space and the toilet and jetted tub/shower is behind a separate door. The second bathroom is between the other two bedrooms.

What else can we tell you? Did we mention the full size washer and dryer? Or that the living room and master bedroom have sliding glass doors onto a deck where you can watch the sunrise and sunset? That the condo has a colorful beach decor? That you can sleep as many as 10 in the home? That there is wireless internet throughout the condo? That the entire place has ceramic tile floors. That there are ceiling fans in all rooms? Come see for yourself. You will never want to leave as you think you are in paradise with the views from A Whale Of A View!

If you are like us, sometimes you want peace and quiet and sometimes you want to be where the action is. This condo provides the best of both worlds. If you step out on the beach and go to the west, you will have beach chairs, refreshments, and other amenties. You will be in the middle of the action and can even take a short walk down the beach and eat at Sea and Suds restaurant. If you walk to the east, however, you encounter a different world. The Whaler is very close to the state park. As you walk east, you will see less and less people and will feel like you have the beach to yourself! A short walk to the east will take you to the Gulf State Park. The park is home to the Gulf Start Park Pier which is the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1,540 feet long!

Is A Whale Of A View booked the week you need it? We have 3 other properties. If you want a stand alone house with an unobstructed view of the beach then check out The Southern Cross, vrbo number 257393. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on West Beach Blvd. This unit is perfect for those wanting a house with a great gulf view! Less than 50 yards from The Southern Cross is Fun In The Sun, vrbo 332813. This is also a 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit that sits right on Little Lagoon yet is a very short walk to the beach. This is perfect if you want peace and quiet and watch the wildlife and boats on the lagoon. If you have a big family reunion, go to Sweet Dreams, vrbo number 291114. This is a very large house with 8 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and a very large, private pool on West Beach Blvd and directly across the street from the beach.

Keywords: Gulf View, On The Beach

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
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About The Owner

We are Mark and Janet Binkley from Starkville, MS. Janet works at Mississippi State University and I am retired from MSU and I manage four properties in Gulf Shores and 168 min-storage units in Columbus, MS. We are looking forward to an early retirement in a few years and moving to Gulf Shores. We have a son who just graduated from college and a daughter who is a senior in college. With the kids 'normally' out of the house, we discovered that we enjoy being at the beach. After looking at literally hundreds of homes along the coasts of Alabama and Florida, we decided to make a purchase in Gulf Shores. This is our fourth home in Gulf Shores. To us, it is a great location, right on the beach! If you like to be 'with the crowd', start walking along the beach to the west. If you like to be alone, start walking along the beach to the east. Plus, there are great beach views from EVERY room in the condo! Add that to the fishing in the gulf, the pool, shopping and great restaurants, and all in a beautiful location and you get a great vacation site.. We would love for you to visit our home and have a great vacation!

Mark & Janet Binkley

Starkville, MS

The Owner purchased this condo in 2011

What makes this condo unique

We feel that A Whale Of A View is a great vacation spot. When we are at this property, here is a typical day for us ... see if this works for you. First, I tend to be up at sunrise while my wife likes to sleep in. I walk out of the condo and I'm immediately on the beach. There I fish and enjoy watching both the sunrise over the water and the wildlife. Watching the sunrise over the gulf is an incredible site! When my wife awakes, she heads to the beach to enjoy a morning dip in the gulf and catch some rays. Later, we meet back at the house to have lunch while sitting on the large deck, watching the waves and the people below. After lunch, we head to the large pool directly below our unit for some swimming and relaxation. That evening, we leave the peace and quiet at our condo and drive just a couple of minutes to one of many great restaurants ... or just walk down the beach to Sea and Suds! Or we may do a little shopping in Gulf Shores or in Foley at the outlet mall. Returning home, we take a moonlite walk on the beach looking for sea turtles. Sometimes we just lay on the wooden beach chairs and stare at the stars while enjoying the sea breeze from the gulf. If we are lazy after supper, we may just sit on the deck and listen as the only noise is the water coming onshore. Talk about peaceful! To finish the day, we watch a favorite TV show or a DVD on the 42' HD TV in the living room or on the 32' HD TV in our bedroom. Sound like a perfect day? It is to us too!!! And should the kids join us? Well, in addition to the fishing, swimming and playing on the beach, they can relax in their private rooms, each with 32' HD TVs and DVD players and one with a Playstation, or play some of the games we have in the house for everyone to use. Oh, and if you just have to get on your computer to check email or that dreaded facebook account, then you can use the wireless high speed connection anywhere in the condo or on the deck.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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On the beach! Great Gulf Views From Every Room! Big Balcony! Large Pool!
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
business
On the beach! Great Gulf Views From Every Room! Big Balcony! Large Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398689vb
(662) 312-2402 (Mississippi, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Huntsville, AL
5

Direct Full Views & Comforts of Home

Direct Full Views & Comforts of Home
  • 5 of 5
This particular unit is directly forward-facing the Gulf! (It's not one of those side-view units.) I didn't need to bring much from home (except my cooking spices :) I love that there are TWO full baths and a jetted tub in the master!
The beds were comfortable and have mattress covers on them. Which I appreciate because I'm a germaphobe. (It's ok, you can make fun of me.)
I loved having the balcony off both the living and the master (no sharing a balcony with strangers.) I raised all the blinds in living, the master, and one of the guestrooms so that every time I walked by, I could see the gulf.
The beach comes right up to the building! I love getting on the elevator and walking a few steps to the sand and water.
The pool was in GREAT shape (unlike some places.)
A bigger perk for me was that it's not a public beach--only people from the condo are permitted.
If you don't feel like driving, you can walk to several shops and restaurants--one of which is on the beach 4 condos down.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
On the beach! Great Gulf Views From Every Room! Big Balcony! Large Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398689vb
(662) 312-2402 (Mississippi, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Alabama
5

great week

  • 5 of 5
Renting was easy. Great communication with Mark about any concerns. Description and photos were very accurate. We had 6 adults and 2 children and plenty of room. Close to everything. Would recommend and hope we can use it again.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
business
On the beach! Great Gulf Views From Every Room! Big Balcony! Large Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398689vb
(662) 312-2402 (Mississippi, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
KC MO
5

Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5
We've been coming to GS for 8 years now. This is one of my favorite places. Not over crowded and great pool. Perfect location from the great restaurants and shopping. Will visit again. Thanks for the easy transaction.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
On the beach! Great Gulf Views From Every Room! Big Balcony! Large Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398689vb
(662) 312-2402 (Mississippi, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
4

True 3-bedroom spacious for 7 adults

  • 4 of 5
Renting Whale of a View from Mark was an easy and seamless process.

This is a true 3-bedroom condo that was more than enough room for 7 adults.

Being a smaller building, there is no crowds in parking lot or elevator lines.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
On the beach! Great Gulf Views From Every Room! Big Balcony! Large Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398689vb
(662) 312-2402 (Mississippi, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Starkville, MS
5

A Definite 'Whale of a View'!

A Definite 'Whale of a View'!
  • 5 of 5
What a view! I could have sat on that roomy balcony for the rest of my life. You get a front row seat to the beautiful shore - the sunsets and sunrises were amazing. This condo has an excellent location, but with nice privacy. We walked down the beach to Sea n Suds and to the Island Pancake house for several meals. But, there is plenty of kitchen and pantry space if you want to prepare your own meals. The full size washer and dryer were a life saver on a couple of occasions with small kids around. The sleeping spaces are perfect for two families with kids. The electronics were easy to use - well labeled for the electronically challenged. During our stay, we did not use the pool, but it looks roomy with some great shaded areas for parents hanging out watching kids. Beach access is extremely easy. Don't pass your chance to stay here if you can!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
On the beach! Great Gulf Views From Every Room! Big Balcony! Large Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p398689vb
(662) 312-2402 (Mississippi, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Newnan, Georgia
5

The Whaler Condo

  • 5 of 5
We had an awesome time staying here! We had 6 adults and two children (ages 3and 5). The bed set up worked out great for us. The kids were excited about the bunkbeds. Condo looks just like the pictures show. A nice extra with this unit is that it has a storage building near the pool which was great for leaving beach chairs, toys,etc. You walk right onto the beach from pool area. No walkways! The location was great...walk to pier or go the opposite direction and walk to bar/ restaurants. The beach was a little busy while we were there. Probably because of school Fall break, and then Shrimp Fest, but it is a wide beach so no problem. The only problem we had was getting the Internet to work. Mark was great and contacted Internet company. They rebooted the modem and it helped, but we still had some problems staying connected. We are looking forward to staying here again!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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churches, marina, playground, zoo, beachcombing, water parks, cycling, deepsea fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling, paragliding, sound/bay fishing, pier fishing, surf fishing

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Availability & Rates

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Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Aug 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,090
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$752
$1,572
 
 
Spring
Feb 28 2015 - May 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,343
 
 
Summer
May 9 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,739
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates for Holidays and Special Events may be higher.
Minimum age limit may be waived with additional fees.
Prices do not include $135 cleaning fee and 11% Alabama tax.
Saturday - Saturday rentals only during the summer season.
Nightly rates may be available in the off-season.
If you find a better rate for a comparable property, please let us know!
Please email owner for exact pricing.
Owner will email you a contract. The signed contract and a 15% refundable security deposit must be returned to rent the unit.
50% of the total rental rate is due 90 days before check-in and 50% of the total rental rate is due 30 days before check-in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) Queen bed in each bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in living room., Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed in one bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
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