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20% off 20 April - 13 May! On the beach! Gulf Views From Every Room! Pool!

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Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015
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20% off 20 April - 13 May! On the beach! Gulf Views From Every Room! Pool!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Sleep Sofa in Living Room, 2 Full 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015

About The Owner

We are Mark and Janet Binkley from Starkville, MS. Janet works at Mississippi State University. 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 moving to Gulf Shores in 2016. We have a son is a manager at a Sherwin Williams store in MS and a daughter who is a police officer in MS. 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 (The Southern Cross, vrbo 257393). 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 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.7
based on 26 traveler reviews

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20% off 20 April - 13 May! On the beach! Gulf Views From Every Room! Pool!
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
5

So Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples spent ten days in this lovely condo. The view was absolutely gorgeous and made some very cool days quite lovely. The condo was clean and nicely furnished. It was also very quiet. Mark was great at giving good information about Gulf Shores. We ate at many restaurants that he suggested and were not disappointed. It was our first time in Gulf Shores and we will certainly return. Hopefully, the condo will be available when we do.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Very nice condo with everything I look for. Clean, neat, plenty of room, Owner more than helpful. The balcony was big enough for my blow up bed where I took many naps. The master bedroom with ensuite very restful. I cant think of anything that wasnt good and Mark was always a phone call away. I have recommended this unit to family and friends and will go back soon. Thanks for sharing your home Mark

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

ON THE BEACH!

  • 5 of 5

Description and photos are very accurate. The wife and I have stayed here n the past and continue to return. This past year was our first family vacation with kids and grand kids. The is the spot. Semi private, with only 27 units. Grand kids enjoyed the pool as it 's always clean. The male adults enjoyed the spacious balcony with the full view of the beach and the ladies enjoyed the loungers on the beach. Great time for all. Mark makes renting easy and he addresses any concerns in a timely manner. Although it's close to all the attractions we rarely left the condo. Met some good people around the grill, as we grilled out every other night. We are getting our dates together now for this years vacation. Highly recommended. Will be calling you soon Mark

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
5

Great family spot

  • 5 of 5

Took our Kids and their families here for the Christmas Holiday and New Years. After we stayed another 2 weeks. What a relaxing vacation. Enough beds for our families total 11. Kids enjoyed the beach and We enjoyed just being on the ocean. There is a fully stocked Kitchen with all the pots and pans and dishes needed. Fridge is large and Closet space is ample. Close to all the attractions the area offers. Mark was a was a awesome person to work with. He answered any call or text I had for questions. Would definitely consider staying a couple of moths next year as snow birds.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had five adults and two kids. Plenty of room and closet space. Perfect view of the beach and a secret about this condo, no crowded beach like at the large tower places. Mark is great and easy to work with. Pictures are accurate. Easy walk to the Hangout or Sea and Suds. Take a right out of the parking lot and be at the state park or Orange Beach area in no time. Great place, great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Farmington, missouri
5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very clean and well stocked condo right on the beach. There were 5 adults and 2 children and we had plenty of space, great views, and easy access to the beach. Mark communicated with us before our arrival and when we had trouble with the wifi, he immediately had it fixed. He was wonderful to rent from and I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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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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Rates & Availability

From $1,090 Per week

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
 
 
Fall
Aug 15 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,090
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $312
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 & 11% Alabama tax.
Saturday - Saturday only during the summer season.
Nightly rates may be available in the off-season.
Fully refundable security deposit is 15% of the total cost.
If you find a better rate for a comparable property, please let us know!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

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

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