Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Crystal Shores West is a premier newer 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 across 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 of the beautiful blue water and white sand, along with great viewing of dolphin, rays and other sea-life.

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 months of November- the end of February '17 at the condo deep cleaning, re-decorating and putting in a new ceramic tile walk-in shower. It has a shower tower with spa jets, waterfall, rain-head and hand-held features. Great seat to relax. I also bought all new bedding, adding a new posture-pedic king bed in the guest room and added a great lounger on the balcony. We also managed to find lots of great beach time, boating and golf! The weather was gorgeous. 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, new 55'" flat-screen in the great-room, flatscreens in both bedrooms, and room-darkening custom draperies. We now have many many more sports, movie and sirius music channels on the 3 flat screen tvs, due to a cable upgrade for the complex. 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!) We added under cabinet lighting that is great when cooking or just for ambiance.

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, gym 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: 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, white sugary like sand, zero-depth entry pool with swim through to inside pool, great location, 2 King beds

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

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.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bath has 2 entrances and adjustable rain head.
    Master Bathroom is a private retreat with a spa-like feel. - toilet , combination tub/shower , Great ceramic & glass tile walk-in shower and seat. Relax!!!
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom with private bath including lg walk-in shower - 1 king , Very comfy bed w/walk out to balcony, tv & ample storage!
    Guest room has plenty storage & new king posture pedic bed! - 1 king , Great cheery room with own access into main large bathroom.
  • King size beds (2), Child Beds (1) Portion of living room couch can be used as a day bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

Great Gulf front 2/2! The beach is calling!!!
average rating of 4.925 based on 80 reviews

Great Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend staying here for my wife's 40th birthday. The location is great and the view is great. It's on the 4th floor, but there are also three floors of parking, so it's actually on the 7th floor, which made for great viewing up and down the beach. The condo itself is very comfortable, clean, and had everything we needed, as we ate in most of the time. The master bed was very comfortable. Our 12 month old daughter loved the beach toys and we appreciated the beach chairs! There is a convenience store within walking distance for little things we needed here and there. Peg is a great owner and is very attentive. Overall, it was a great experience and we would stay here again. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul for the great review! So glad you liked my place. Come back anytime!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful condo with a perfect view of the beach

  • 5 of 5

We're already planning to come come back next year. Very nice condo! Couldn't be better

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you loved Gulf Shores and plan to come back Shelly. Always happy to help!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful trip

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the week in Gulf Shores and had a wonderful stay. This is our second time to stay in this condo. Everything was great. The condo is well taken care of and furnished very nicely. Peg gives you a lot of local information and places to eat. The beach is wonderful and the view from the condo is breathtaking. We are looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John, I'm glad I could help with getting you set up this time! I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the beach!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Peg and her condo are great!!

  • 5 of 5

Peg's condo is absolutely beautiful, it's high enough to have great views, but not so high that it takes forever to get to the beach. The elevators are right outside your door and we barely ever had to wait anytime to get an elevator. We found her kitchen to be almost overstocked, lol if possible. There are beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, sand toys, and beach towels very well stocked for beach time. Just a very relaxing place, I love how the master bedroom also opens up to the very large balcony and overlooks the ocean, such a awesome view even from bed. I don't know if it was the beds were so comfortable or if I was just so tired after long days in the sun, but I slept better than I do at home most nights. :) Overall I would have no problem recommending this condo and Peg the owner to anyone. She really is great to work with and seems a very very sweet lady.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Thanks Sue. I'm here now and spent awhile bringing down the amounts of beach toys and tupperware, oh the tupperware!!! LOL. So many repeat guests buy and bring for the condo. I love it and always smile when I check out how the things have multiplied since my last visit!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the condo Dana. I love that we have such a great beach, I miss it when I'm not there too!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Loganville, GA

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! Update in November, We are here and want to let you know we just bought a new king seally posturepedic bed and box spring! Come back and try it out! Next month is a new walk in shower. We just brought the tile home, it'll be beautiful!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 - Feb 29
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message Send a Message


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!


Partner Offers