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Uncrowded Sugar Sand Beach & Golf with Many Amenities

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 405 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condominium - Studio with queen bed & sofa sleeper. 1 full bathroom. (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to our beach escape at the beautiful Gulf Shores Plantation Resort in Fort Morgan, Alabama. The Plantation is a gated, family-oriented vacation destination offering over 2000 feet of private, wide, sugar-white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico, with natural dunes and gorgeous landscaping. In addition, our resort is adjacent to over 1 mile of totally undeveloped beach.

Ideally located, Gulf Shores Plantation is 15-20 minutes away from the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Gulf Shores, yet our beach is not crowded or over-developed. A perfect place for an active family vacation or romantic getaway.

You can park right outside the front door of our privately owned, 1st floor studio condo, which is decorated with original artwork, and has a queen sleeping area with an additional sleeper sofa. There's a fully equipped full-size kitchen and a separate bathroom.

Rent directly from us and save 20% over rental management company rates.

The Plantation offers an incredible amount of on-site activities/amenities. We promise you'll have a wonderful vacation at an unbeatable value in our home-away-from-home.

More Details

Owner
Steve Meine
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bigger than I thought!

The pictures don't show the eating area across from the couch so we were surprised to see how much room there really was in this efficiency condo! My 6'4" husband had no problem sleeping in the queen bed area with me and my 5'6" daughter was quite comfy on the pull-out. It was very nice to have a dishwasher so we leave the dishes and get right out to the beach. We saw three pods of dolphins go by one day and a manta ray came right up in the shallows...my daughter was thrilled! We had quick and professional communication with the owners and they were happy to answer all the fiddly questions I had. I would definitely recommend this unit and these owners for anyone considering a vacation; family, romantic or otherwise!
Feb 2010
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Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 405 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Separate full bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeping Area - 1 queen
    Living Area - 1 queen , Sofa sleeper
  • Studio unit with a queen size bed and a queen size sofa sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
On-site: 7 pools! (6 outdoor, 1 indoor heated), 3 kiddie pools, 2 outdoor hot tubs, 3 indoor hot tubs, 3 saunas, steam room, 2 game rooms, 2 sand volleyball courts, 8 tennis courts (7 lighted), lighted basketball court, 2 lighted shuffleboard courts, lighted horseshoe pits, fitness center, putting green, movie rentals, Connections Internet Cafe, seasonal beach service, seasonal beach store, charcoal grills, laundry facilities, library with WiFi internet, ATM, Kiva Dunes Golf Course (next door).

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Uncrowded Sugar Sand Beach & Golf with Many Amenities
average rating of 4.567164 based on 70 reviews
5

A huge relief!

  • 5 of 5

First time ever renting a condo, and it was such a load off of my shoulders to have Steve answer each question I had and take the time to answer each phone call! The place was perfect and the property was BEAUTIFUL! Definitely will be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was amazing. The entire process from booking till check out was smooth. We enjoyed all the accommodations of the resort. The condo was the perfect size for our family. It was clean and had all the comforts of home. The pools and access to the beach were wonderful! Cant wait to go back. Fun was had by all!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this unit! There were 3 of us (myself, husband, 18-year-old daughter), and quarters were a bit tight since it was a studio space, but we knew that going in. Clean upon arrival, and well-stocked kitchen. Bathroom was clean (showed its age, but that's ok). Instructions for access were great - no surprises. Decor not plush, but very serviceable. Quiet neighbors, mostly families, no loud partiers.

Beach was beautiful and easily accessible. Multiple pools, and several hot tubs, which we appreciated. Nice small patio (2 chairs and table), pleasant view of pool. I liked the location of the complex, more toward the quiet end of the island. Of course that means that restaurants etc. were not within walking distance, but didn't matter to us.

A few pointers:

*Would be nicer to have the big bed arranged so one of us didn't have to clamber over the other to get in and out, but I know it was arranged that way because of space constraints.

*Sofabed mattress was uncomfortable (as they all are, I guess), and there was no extra blanket for my daughter.

*WiFi did NOT work well. Access to work email, etc. was a problem for me; no (or very weak) cell signal most of the time (Republic Wireless user, which uses Sprint service), so the iffy wifi was a bit of a problem. But my work managed to survive without me anyway. :)

Liked it! Will come back for sure if it is just me and my husband.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our resort has contracted with a new provider for internet, cable and telephone services who will begin installing the infrastructure and equipment over the next few weeks to allow them to start the new services. They expect the installation process to take approximately 4 weeks. After it's complete each unit will have it's own wireless antenna to ensure maximum coverage. The new provider says they can guarantee every device in each unit will have enough bandwidth to do everything from checking Facebook and email to streaming HD video from online service providers.
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5

Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Not fancy, but clean and safe. FABULOUS location. Close the the beach. Owner was great with arrangements.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This place has it all!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our condo was a studio with plenty of room and all the comforts of home! Steve and Lynne have thought of everything including dining and shopping recommendations that proved very helpful. If you're "eating in" there is a full kitchen and there are plenty of charcoal grills throughout the property (the whole resort smells amazing at supper time). :) The resort is right on the ocean and has more amenities than you can imagine (pools, hot tubs, basketball, tennis, horse-shoes, shuffleboard and more)! You can be as active or as relaxed as you desire. There are even hiking trails, bike paths and a ferry nearby. We especially loved that we were close enough to all that the Gulf Shores area has to offer without being in the middle of the crowds. If your a history buff, Fort Morgan is a "don't miss". We are already thinking about next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice quiet area

  • 5 of 5

Clean property, area is pretty quiet at night with a pool and a 24 hour security guard at the front of the condo complex. Beaches were pretty nice with a very gradual slope, 100 feet out it was around waist deep.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Car: necessary

Condo is at the Gulf Shores Plantation Resort, on the Fort Morgan peninsula. About 14 miles west of Gulf Shores and 8 miles east of Fort Morgan.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$780
 
 
Fall
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$540
 
 
Fall Value
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$75
$450
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$70
$350
$780
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

2016/2017 rates. $200 refundable deposit required. $70 cleaning fee. 6% tax. $20 Resort Fee (paid to the condo association separately prior to check-in).
Winter: 4th & 7th night free.
Spring: 7th night free.
Spring Value: 7th night free.
Summer Value: 7th night free.
Summer: 7th night free.
Fall: 7th night free.
Fall Value: 7th night free.
$200.00 refundable reservation/damage deposit required at booking. All other fees are due 14 days before check-in, 30 days before check-in for monthly rentals. Electronic (online) payment including credit cards is accepted via Paypal or HomeAway Payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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