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Right on the beach close to the Hangout and the Pink Pony!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

2 bedrooms (king bed in MBR, 2 full baths, sleeps 6

This great Gulf Shores Condo is located on the beautiful white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico in the Southern Sands complex. It is located only 1/4 of a mile from Hwy 59 within walking distance to fun activities and great restaurants, such as The Hangout! This condo is super low density with only 18 units in the complex. That means no crowded beach, no crowded pool and no crowded parking lot! The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, ice-maker, new stove, blender, etc. and granite countertops! Living room has cable TV and DVD player. Each floor has a **free** laundry room for your convenience. Dining room seats six guests. Master bedroom has a king size bed, the second bedroom has a queen size bed and the sleeper sofa in the living room is also a queen size bed. Master bath has a walk-in shower. Beautiful outdoor swimming pool.

Dianne Russell
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Dianne Russell

I love the beach and want my guests to enjoy staying in my condo as much as my family and I do. I've tried to make everything comfortable and easy for you to relax and enjoy your vacation.

Dianne Russell purchased this condo in 2000

Why Dianne Russell chose Alabama Gulf Coast

Most of my guests are repeat renters because they love my unit and the small, comfy complex. We only have 18 units, which means the beach or the pool is never crowded and there is plenty of parking. There are 6 restaurants and 5 souvenier shops within walking distance. You can actually park your car and walk everywhere you need to go except the grocery store (and there's a small convenience store across the street). Southern Sands is the beat location in Gulf Shores!

What makes this condo unique

We're close to everything...The Hangout, The Pink Pony Pub, restaurants, shopping, the zoo, and Waterville.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Right on the beach close to the Hangout and the Pink Pony!
average rating of 4.607143 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Condo was perfect!! Clean as a pin! Great location!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Awesome little place!!!

  • 4 of 5

Awesome place! If you looking for big pools and a lot of people lol! This is not the place for you! The pool was nice but what I loved was not being in a huge high rise with people on top of people! Nice view of beach! Awesome feeling of being kinda home while there!

The only drawback and I know not the owners fault is no hot tub! Also the fact the no washer and dryer in room each floor share a laundry room that you pay! Yet not enough for me to not want to come back definitely be a place to return to!

Loved the decor and the awesome walk in shower in the master! Also the owner was very quick to respond and get parking pass and instructions out to us!

Overall if you looking for something close to the heart of the shops and food! Also a place to actual go relax and not be ran over at the pool or beach this place is for you! I give it an A-!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time, great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Have been coming to Gulf Shores for a few years and as usual had a great week. This was our first time at this condo and it was super. Had 4 adults and 4yo twins and had plenty of space. The owner Diane was easy to work with and always responded promptly. Couple of observations, not complaints, but the front bedroom with the queen bed lightens-up early in the morning and you get some road noise off Gulf Blvd. Didn't bother us but if you have light sleepers might want to give them the other room. The AC works great in this unit as does the hot water heater. Plenty of water pressure. Front door uses an electronic key lock which was nice, didn't have to keep up with keys. This was the best stocked condo we've rented while coming here. Kitchen has everything you need, plenty of bath towels, wash cloths and beach towels. Washer and dryer are right out the front door, worked great and cost a $1.50 (debit or credit card). We try to stay in small complexes when we come here and Southern Sands fits the bill. I'll definitely consider booking this place with Diane in the future!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our group of 4 adults, 2 kids!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, all the accessible restaurants and stores, and the beach access was fabulous! We can't wait to book again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cost for laundry

  • 2 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and thought the condo was very nice and clean decorated very beachy and cute. I was very disappointed to find out after we arrived that the laundry was no longer free to use. It cost 1.50 each load to wash and 1.50 each load to dry. To top it off the dryer charged me twice for two of my loads! So after using these condos for more than 3 years i believe I will think twice before booking it next time.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think the 2 star rating is low when the only problem was the laundry room, which I don't control. The guest stated that the condo was "very nice and clean".
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Great location and prefect little for a family

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean and appeared to have been remodeled recently. The bathrooms and kitchen were clean and it was close to the beach. It's close, within walking distance for us to everything. I will be booking again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola, FL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Hangout
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bahama Bob's
Car: not necessary

Gulf Shores is home of The Little Zoo That Could and Waterville, plus the ampitheater at the Wharf with live big name entertainment.


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 4 2017 - Sep 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - May 12 2018
1 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 13 2018 - Jun 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 3 2018
1 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 4 2018 - Sep 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Cleaning fee - $100.00
Parking pass (per car) - $20.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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