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 focus is providing a great vacation experience as to your accommodations while in Gulf Shores.
For 2015 I am offering a snow bird rental package (11/29/14 to 3/7/15) for $4900 if booked before 2014.
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. One additional parking space is available in the non-reserved portion of the parking area if needed.
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. 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 is available year round.
This a corner unit with 9ft ceilings so it has a light and airy feeling to it. It has recently been updated, upgraded, and up-scaled from top to bottom! I have elected to appoint my unit very comfortably for 4 adults (1 King and 1 Queen bed) with the ability to accommodate 6 total via the queen sleeper sofa with new mattress. This upgrade includes ADA/chair height elongated toilet bowls.
Upscale bedding is in both bedrooms which have “Ecowood” tile floors and sisal carpet runners. Both bedrooms feature flat screen TV's (Samsung/Visio) as well as the master is equipped with a DVD/VHS player.
The main room has a 43” Samsung Plasma TV with upgraded HD digital cable service providing more channels and HD quality viewing. A BluRay/DVD/CD player to complete your entertainment experience. In addition to the Queen sized sleeper sofa there are granite top tables and 2 recliners (one that swivels and rocks) 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.
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 are 600 count equivalent microfiber and the towels are from Liz Claiborne's collection. 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 I work very hard to make your stay at my condo truly exceptional!
The balcony directly overlooks the beach and the pool, 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 4 wooden Adirondack chairs 2 Bistro chairs and table. 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. 6 low rider waters edge chairs. 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 option requires an additional $200 deposit as well so 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.
Monthly Rentals are available in the late fall and winter and those begin the first Saturday of the month for 4 weeks. Please inquire as to monthly rentals (rates, conditions, and amenities included).
RATES - Weekly and Monthly rentals are all inclusive of the rental, cleaning, parking, and AL lodging taxes. Please inquire as to specials offers available for September through December.
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. Please note the optional Beach Chair upgrade comes with an additional $200 deposit requirement which is not due until the rental payment is due which is 60 days prior to the rental period commencement or 120 days prior on monthly rentals.
Check in time is 3PM and check out time is 10:00 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 10AM on day of departure.
Travel Advise - Coming from the north the Foley Beach Express is a $3.50 toll road that runs parallel to Highway 59 which is an option about 20 miles from the shore. It will save you time and aggravation and well worth the money if you are looking to arrive in June/July/August. You can still use this route as an option and cut back over to Highway 59 at County Rd 4 (4 miles from the beach) if you wish to avoid paying the toll in other months.
If you wish to receive an eating out or things to do guide via PDF (whether you elect to stay with me or not) ask for that via email (CrystalShores307@gmail.com). It provides the names and links to 3rd party ratings of a number of places and attractions in the area. Some you may know and others you may never have heard of. It is not uncommon to spend more than an hour waiting to eat someplace close to the beach when you could spend less time driving to/from a place 5-10 miles away and have a wonderful place to eat with a 5 -10 minute wait. This list will help you find some of those places!
The condo association does not allow RV's or trailers on the property and occupancy is restricted to 6 people overnight per unit.
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 (60 days prior to arrival) you will be sent an email prior to your arrival with an access code to the keys. The parking passes 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.
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.
This is a Maintained By Michael property.
Keywords: Condo, Beach, Beachfront, Corner, Gulfview, Gulffront
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.
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!