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Peg

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Great Gulf front 2/2! The beach is calling!!!

76 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Alabama Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 King Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Crystal Shores West is a premier new building that has many amenities including an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, sauna, pool tables & foosball, BBQ grills, covered parking, and staffed lobby. All this and a convenience store walking across the street.

It is perfectly located only 1 mile from the Hangout and Hwy. 59. I can provide additional pictures of the building and its amenities, if you would like.

Do not confuse 'Crystal Shores West' with the older building called 'Crystal Shores'.... or with the Crystal Tower (which is located accross the street from the beach).

When you compare other units in Crystal Shores West please note that mine has custom drapes, upgraded stainless appliances and flooring, tray ceilings in the kitchen and bathroom, crown molding, new neutral area rug, and a fun beachy theme. It is 1,100 square feet of comfort! There are 4 floors of covered parking beneath, and best of all located on the 4th floor, giving quick access to put you right onto the beach, yet high enough for fantastic views.

You will be so pleased with the comfy atmosphere that greets you. I update my condo every 6 months, so it looks and feels new and fresh! Bed Bath and Beyond is a favorite of mine! The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need if you want to cook. There is a new crock pot, hand mixer, nice matching china and glasses and wine glasses. Nice matching everyday plates and silverware. Full sets of pans, pots and bowls. Stainless cuisinart coffee maker and toaster. We make sure it is all high end ready for your every whim! We spent the month of November '14 at the condo painting and re-decorating the 2nd king bedroom, the on-suite bathroom and painting the closets and the kitchen. We added under cabinet led lighting in the kitchen, new pillows throughout, new nightstands in both bedrooms, and new lamps and a new large dresser in the 2nd bedroom. November of 2015 we added a new rocker-recliner, 4 new comfortable patio chairs and chalk painted/stencilled the triple dresser in the master, so cute, all beachy themed! I also purchased a new 55 inch flat screen for the great-room and a new 32 inch for the master bedroom. We now will have many many more sports, movie and sirius music channels, due to a cable upgrade for the complex. We managed lots of great beach time, boating and golf! It was so hard to leave, as always!

The view is breathtaking, and is visable from the living room, dining area, kitchen and master bedroom!! Just step onto the balcony and look for miles up and down the beautiful white beaches and turquoise blue waters. The guest bedroom has a view of the lagoon on the north side of the building.

Our new condo is a comfortable retreat. The furnishings include a new cozy couch and lounger, area rug, fun art work, sleek dining room table and chairs, plasma TVs in the master AND guest bedroom, and custom draperies. The 55" flat screen in the living-room was just purchased in Sept. of 2015 and the 32" in the master in November 2015 are newer than in the pictures shown. Both bedrooms have king beds, each with upgraded bedding that not only looks great but feels great too. Each have a high quality mattress that gives you the great sleep we all want when on vacation.

It is one of the few units with stainless steel appliances (refrigerator has in the door ice/water), and upgraded flooring (beautiful tile throughout!) and window darkening curtains.

We made sure to provide the little niceties we look for when travelling; a well equipped kitchen, beach towels and toys, beach chairs and an umbrella, cleaners, folding chairs, etc. (all to make packing easier and save you time and money).

It has a great location on the 4th floor, so there is quick and easy access to the beach, pools, and game room.

This complex has a full time management company and security, located on the premises. They are friendly and helpful. And the presence of the security is very reassuring whenever we're on vacation!

If you would like to see additional pictures just let me know and I will e-mail them to you.

For things to do in the area you have the following to enjoy:

...you will find amusement parks and dolphin sightseeing boat trips for the kids; deep sea fishing and top-caliber golf courses which have been designed by some of the greatest names in golf - Arnold Palmer, Larry Nelson, Bruce Devlin, Jerry Pate, Robert Von Hagge and Earl Stone…with over 288 holes to play, it is truly a golfer’s paradise; shopping at unique local boutique stores or the Tanger outlet mall with more than 120 brand name outlet stores in Foley, Alabama, can keep even the most avid of shoppers entertained for days; and, of course, the miles and miles of sugar white sand beaches…NUMEROUS restaurants within a short driving distance; Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge a 7000+ acre refuge with beach access that protects and preserves the unique plants and animals that call the Gulf Coast home; Gulf State Park boasts 6000 acres of land with 2.5 miles of beaches on four preserved stretches of sand. Inland, 900-acre Lake Shelby hosts freshwater fishermen, boaters, skiers and swimmers; nearby nature trails wind through the wooded land. Scheduled educational nature activities include beach walks, hikes, slide presentations and nature films. Wildlife exhibits at the Nature Center open year-round; historic Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, Blakely State Park and Magee Farm; Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and IMAX Theater.

Keywords: Beachfront, zero-depth entry pool with swim through to inside pool, great location, 2 King beds

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Peg (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Peg

I enjoyed helping people during my 27 years as a certified financial planner. After retiring 6 years ago, I found myself missing my relationships with my clients. I decided I wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of buying a condo on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores and go back to work. I've been regularly coming to Gulf Shores over the past 20+ years, as my sister lives in Mobile. I purchased my beautiful 'Home Away from Home' and started my business of condo rentals. I've been able to put my years of serving the public to good use in yet a different way. My guests have been wonderful, and I strive to help them by providing a very cost efficient way to stay in luxury accommodations. Since I've spent so much time in the area, I am able to provide many tips that only the locals know about. Call me, and let me know how I can assist you in making this stay in my 'home away from home' your best vacation experience ever.

Peg purchased this condo in 2012

Why Peg chose Alabama Gulf Coast

I looked diligently for over a year, spending hours and hours with my realtor, until he finally found exactly what I was looking for. The location is perfect, the beaches are gorgeous, I needed to be able to see the Gulf from the kitchen sink, large spacious rooms, crown moldings with no popcorn ceilings, a knock out view from the huge balcony and top notch ammenities. I drove him crazy, but in the end, it's perfect!!! I LOVE my condo and know you will too!

What makes this condo unique

It is perfectly located just one mile from the fun activities of the intersection at Highway 59. There are several great restaurants and shopping with-in walking distance. I particularly love that this is one of the newest and nicest buildings on the Alabama coast. It has wonderful amenities, not the least of which is the fabulous staff that is present all day to assist you with any needs. I also like how quickly I can be on the beach with my lower level unit. It is a wonderful, plush “home away from home” that is available at very competitive prices.

Reviews

4.9
based on 76 traveler reviews

Great Gulf front 2/2! The beach is calling!!!
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 76 reviews
5

Great condo, great owner, happy renters!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo! Perfectly described!

It was a great location, close to all of the action, yet not overwhelmingly packed on the beach(at least at the time of our trip)

The owner was very hospitable and helpful!

We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loganville, GA
5

Gulf Shores getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this condo. The owner was very helpful and responded quickly to questions. We tried 4 of the suggested restaurants and found them all to be excellent. The view is perfect from the balcony and a nice treat was the view from the corridor overlooking the canal. The condo had a fully supplied kitchen and plenty of dishes and glassware. We were completely satisfied with our stay except for one thing, the guest bedroom bed has a bad ravine in the middle and squeaks loudly when you move. I'm sure a new box spring will solve this. All in all a five star rating! Thank you, Peg. We appreciate you.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Ed, so glad you had fun! Looks like my November stay will include checking out a new box spring for the guest room. No one ever mentioned it and of course we sleep in our bed. I wouldn't have probably caught that! I appreciate the input!!! Thanks and come back anytime!
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family

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time. Condo was clean, convenient and very accessible to the beach. We had no issues and would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tonya smith

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to visit

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arkansas
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BEWARE!

  • 1 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Peg's condo. Unfortunately, a chair leg broke while 8 yr old grandson was eating dinner. It appeared to have been repaired from a previous break (as documented by a journal entry.) Upon returning home, I called and Peg informed us of stains on the sisal area rug plus the chair leg would result in us not having our security deposit returned. We spilled nothing and were not happy with Peg's decision. I asked for photos of rug stains and have heard nothing. BEWARE!! PERHAPS KEEPING EVERYONE'S DEPOSITS IS HOW CONDO WAS REFURBISHED IN NOVEMBER!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Here is what my cleaning person wrote to me following this guest's stay: Hi Peg. I tried rewashing the towels with bleach but they are still there. I brought them home with me and will try to get them white again. Food and sand was everywhere. The broken chair is in the closet. Stains (probably coffee) on the rug in front of the sofa. I tried cleaning it with what I had but I'll need to find something else to get the rest out. I turned and repositioned the rug so the stains will not be visible to the next guest. Sorry this couldn't be a nicer note as usual. Have a nice day. Attached is the statement for June. As for me, Peg the owner, I am so sorry this finally has happened. I have never kept a damage deposit nor did I ever want to. I got a call from the guest who reported the broken chair leg and said she had also turned all of my white Tommy Hilfiger towels pink by throwing them in the laundry with her red cover-up. I told her the guest before was my daughter and the chairs were all fine. (We replaced the damaged chair mentioned with a new one from the owner's closet in March.) I called Joe, my guest following this incident to explain about the chair. It was his 3rd return to the condo. He said my cleaning person was still there trying to make the place as good as possible following the past guest. He said he was so sorry that someone treated my condo this badly and that the chair certainly would not ruin his stay. I thanked him. Finally, the 1 star-rating guest knew that my condo states a maximum of 4 people allowable (unless approved by me) and she had 6, while stating only 2 adults would be there. I am not onsite to send her pictures and I trust my cleaning person and my guest following her to give me an accurate accounting of damage. I've contacted my maintenance person regarding the chair until I get there and of course I have another full set of towels for my guests to use. I take my condo business very seriously and love my many return guests and helping my new guests with their vacation plans.
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5

refreshed family

  • 5 of 5

this was my 3rd year staying at pegs place and again it was perfect for my family. the condo was extremely clean, and had all the the things that fit for my family. the kids loved the zero entry pool, and the balcony was just the right height to be able to see the beach. we will for sure be back again. thnks peg for letting us use your home away from home. The city also put on a fireworks show for the 4th of July and was able to see the show with no problem from the balcony.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great week with the family Joe! The fireworks are a real treat over the Gulf aren't they? Hopefully we will see you again next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola and Mobile have airports- 1 hr. each
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several walking distance- Hangout, Bahama Bob's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
many- we like State park course; also many mini's
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bahama Bob's has great food- a short walk!
Nearest Beach
The condo has its own beach!
Car: recommended

The condo is close to all the major attractions, and yet far enough away from the crowded beaches!

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 26 2016 - Aug 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 - Feb 29
3 night minimum stay
$150
$770
$1,920
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Higher rates apply to Holiday times, please call 309-236-7044.

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Amenities

Alabama Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large master bathroom with adjustable rain-head shower; nice
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bath has 2 entrances and adjustable rain head.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large comfy room w/own access into main bathroom-big flat tv
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Very comfy bed w/walk out to balcony, tv & private bathroom
  • King size beds (2), Child Beds (1) Portion of living room couch can be used as a day bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Unit has upgraded flooring, Stainless Steel appliances, iron, hair dryers and a very well equipped kitchen. My condo has a keyless entry, that lets you can come and go easily, using your own code. This means no lock boxes to fight with or concerns of losing keys. And you don't have to waste special beach time stopping somewhere to check in and check out!

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