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. As of April 2018 I now also own Unit 706 so now I have 2 rentals at Crystal Shores!! If this is booked check out my other listing on VRBO (#652368) just 4 floor higher in this same complex!
Please note that ALL units in Crystal Shores are 1056 sq ft. They are 2 bedroom and 2 bath as original built.
Before you read about my unit a bit of a public service announcement. VRBO posts "daily rates" which in theory help you figure out which units cost more or less. As in all situations. It pays to check out the total bottom line cost, not the posted "daily cost". You can thank me later :).
Please read my listing & reviews to make sure this is a good fit for your vacation plans as CS307 is not your typical 2 bedroom sleeps 6 model (it doesn't)! My unit only sleeps 4. No sleeper sofa... no air mattresses, etc. There is just not enough room for more than 4 folks to relax in 1056 sqft for a week at a time. My goal is to provide a property designed around creating an environment where guests look to return again and again.
If you are looking for a bargain price or a last minute special on a rental property, this is not the unit for you. This is not a rental property but a property that I rent. If you opt for the Beach Chair Upgrade Option, add $67.80 ($60 plus 13% AL tax) to the bottom line of the quote. My goal is to provide an exceptional vacation experience as to your accommodations while in Gulf Shores. There are more expensive as well as cheaper units available in Crystal Shores but few if any will match 307 as to the quality of the vacation experience delivered for the money you spend. That it is my only objective... the best value for the money. Read my most recent reviews and those 6 years ago (which you cannot do anymore as VRBO has deemed the immaterial in this world of Book It Now... which I also don't support. I strive for the same exceptional experience today as I did on day one and a number of my guests return often for that very reason. Every guest, every time as this YOUR vacation time and it should be stress free!.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - This breathtaking 3rd floor West 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. This unit comes has 1 reserved covered (no sun/hail damage) parking space within 50 feet of the 2 elevators. A second additional parking space is available in the non-reserved portion of the parking area if needed for an additional $22.60 (tax Included).
Crystal Shores is one of the newer (2004) 2 bedroom condominium complexes on the quieter West Beach 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. Secured WIFI Internet is included as is NETFLIX for those occasional rainy days when you have to stay in so no need to run to the store for Redbox. Charcoal grills are available for our guests use as well but you must bring your own charcoal/starter/lighter. Rental chaise lounges/umbrella's are available March to November from a 3rd party for $180/week. There is a place to leave YOUR beach chairs in a beach side storage area but consider bringing a cable lock to secure them. Please note that as of March 2018 the storage area requires code or FOB access as does the beach, the pool, and exercise and game room areas so as to limit access to Crystal Shores owners and guests. I provide 4 FOBs on wrist bands.
This a corner unit with 9 ft ceilings so it has a light and airy feeling to it. I have updated, upgraded, and up-scaled from top to bottom! I have elected to appoint this unit very comfortably for 4 adults (1 King and 1 Queen bed). I only rent weekly and I only Saturday to Saturday. If you need something else I will try and help you find that.
Upscale bedding is in both bedrooms which have “Ecowood” tile floors and sisal carpet runners. Both bedrooms feature flat screen TV's.
The main room has a 43” Samsung Plasma with Dish TV and a BluRay/NETFLIX/DVD/CD player. There are granite top tables and 2 recliners (one rocks & swivels) completing the furnishings in the main room.
The dining room set has 4 leather chairs and an alligator glass topped table with 2 more matching bar chairs. Again my focus is a great vacation space for up to 4 persons.
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. All new GE appliances as of December 2018.
The in unit laundry room features upgraded full size Maytag Bravos HE washer and dryer with a drying rack, an iron and ironing board with the laundry detergent provided. The sheets and towels are replaced annually with 600 count equivalent microfiber and plush towels. 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. 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, and no unit is closer to both. On the balcony or inside with the doors open you will hear AND SEE the surf cascading onto the white sand beaches. It is furnished with a selection of 4 HDPE captains chairs, 2 with a connecting table so as to provide a view above the railings. 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 as effective 1-1-2016 items left on the beach will be considered abandoned by the City of Gulf Shores and disposed of at your expense.
In order to accommodate some guest requests I now offer an upgrade option for $67.80/week (tax included). This upgrade provides: 4 folding wood rocking chairs with headrests as well as a cup/cellphone phone holder. 4 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, a 3 gallon compressor so you can blow up your beach items daily as desired, and a cooler for the beach. Those are available at no charge to returning guests within 12 months.
I actually live in Gulf Shores 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 area on the first and second floors available.
While I appreciate your interest in my unit I do not entertain/accept/reply to discounted offers. If you have a limited budget to spend I would be happy to help you with some suggestions perhaps for other complexes to consider.
ALL RENTALS ARE WEEKLY AND RUN SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.
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 rental lasting 4 or more weeks.
Check in time is 2:30 PM and check out time is 8:30 AM. I try and get you in and out before traffic builds which indeed it does on Saturdays.
The condo association does not allow RV's or trailers on the property nor are pets allowed. There is no smoking in my unit or on my balcony.
CALENDAR - Please consult the calendar for available dates as it is ALWAYS current.
Once paid in full you will be sent an email prior to your arrival with an access code to the key less lock. The parking pass(es) will be inside on the counter so nothing to forget and nothing to pick-up or return. VRBO refunds the deposit after 7 days provided there are no lost or damaged items.
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 (for rentals not via VRBO... those they send directly to you within a week of depature).