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**** Indoor & Outdoor Heated Pools Family Friendly Resort Great Fall Rates ****

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Gulf Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

24-Hour On-site Security, Free Parking, Six Outdoor Pools, One Indoor Pool, One Outdoor Heated Pool (Mar-Nov), Seven Lighted Tennis Courts, One Lighted Basketball Court, New Exercise Room, Beach Volleyball Court, Two Outdoor Hot Tubs, One Indoor Hot Tub, Steam Room, Conference Room, Game Rooms, Beach Store, Movie Rentals, ATM, Umbrella/Lounge Chair Rental on the Beach, Outdoor Barbecue Grills, Conveniently Located Laundry Facilities on each floor & 4000 feet of Private, Sugar-White Beach Front Property.

Be careful as not all Plantation condos have access to an indoor or the outdoor heated pool and some condos charge $20 for parking. Yes, this condo has access to both those pools and we have free parking.

This condo has beautiful Gulf beach view, is fully furnished and well maintained for your comfort. Kitchen is equipped with all new stainless steel appliances to include dishwasher, refrigerator with ice-maker, flat top stove, built in microwave, also blender, coffee maker, and toaster. With granite countertops. There is a desk area off updated kitchen and this year we have a new sleeper-sofa with memory foam mattress.

Condominium also has CD Stereo,docking player for Ipod/

mp3, three TVs with cable & DVDs. Both bedrooms have a queen-size bed and the living room has a sofa sleeper. Linens, iron, and all kitchen utensils provided. Free high speed internet available in the unit.

Facility offers a coin-operated laundry on the same floor just steps away.

This resort is next door to the Nationally-Ranked Kiva Dunes Golf Course and offers numerous on-site amenities. Perfectly situated, the Plantation is minutes away from the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Gulf Shores, yet you are away from the over-developed, crowded beaches of the strip.

Keywords: Condominium, 2 bedroom, gulf view, Gulf Shores Plantation, sleeps 6

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Gary & Laura Merello
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Gary & Laura Merello

Beaches were always our passion. We couldn't wait to travel to new tropical settings. The tranquility and beauty always puts us in proper perspective of appreciation for the gifts of nature.

After the first trip to Gulf Shores Alabama, we knew it was a place we wanted to return again and again.

We've love visiting by ourselves, with our family (10 grandchildren) and friends. The beach never disappoints us.

Gary & Laura Merello purchased this condo in 2005

Why Gary & Laura Merello chose Alabama Gulf Coast

The first year after taking an early retirement we bought our first Gulf Shores Condo (Our other 1 bedrm listing is 25459) It's always been a peaceful beach get-away. Away from the normal tourist congestion but with numerous actives a short drive away. It seems like every trip we make, we find new Gulf Shore friends in the complex and new places to explore. We've always enjoyed our beach get-away.

What makes this condo unique

The complex has enough amenities that you can stay at condo, relax and eat-in. But the local wildlife, restaurants, actives and nightlife offer some wonderful choices worth seeking out.

We love the Buffett-sound and the southern-country rock. These musical talents are well showcased in Gulf Shores.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kim and I have enjoyed our stay and sad we have to go home tomorrow but I guess all good things must come to an end. Just wanted to let you know that we plan on leaving around 6:00 am tomorrow. Not sure if you have someone checking in tomorrow but wanted to give you a heads up to give extra time to get the condo ready if needed.

Had a question...what kind of mattress is in the master bedroom? My wife has had issues with her back her whole life and says she's never slept better. We've been thinking of buying a new mattress for our home so we're curious.

Thanks so much for opening up your condo for us. We've had a great time and sad to leave tomorrow.

May 2014
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**** Indoor & Outdoor Heated Pools Family Friendly Resort Great Fall Rates ****
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 52 reviews

Quiet relaxing area on the Gulf.Everything you need is provided at this condo.

  • 5 of 5

We had no problems at all with our unit. It was clean and comfortable. Perfect place to kick back and enjoy the ocean view and breeze.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The property was very nice and peaceful. Plenty of activities for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend at Gulf Shores Plantation! The condo was everything we expected and more. Very clean, plenty of room and closet space. The kitchen was fully equipped with anything you need. We will definitely be booking with Gary and Laura again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great unit for family of 4

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Gulf Shores and we had a great time, thanks to a nice home base at Plantation. I appreciated being away from the chaos of downtown Gulf Shores and thus didn't mind a quick drive to restaurants. The complex has a lot of pools (7 I think) which was a lifesaver since my 2 kids got stung by jellyfish day 1 of the trip.

The unit was clean and rooms and layout were spacious enough to feel like we weren't stepping on top of each other. My only complaint is that when we went to use the oven, the guests before us must have cooked pizza that fell into the bottom of the oven, creating a strong burning smell. Minor thing. Overall, so pleased with our stay and would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristen, Thank you for the review. It's great to get feedback from our guest please know we really do appreciate and listen to the input. We are preparing to go down for a deep clean next month. We're so glad your family enjoyed and found our condo comfortable. Hope to hear from you again! Gary & Laura
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The only downside was the laundry situation as there is not laundry in the condo it's self but other than that the stay was beautiful and wonderful and peaceful. Look forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time. Fortunately the coin laundry is just down the hall but we understand the inconvenience. Hope to hear from you again - when you're ready to plan your next beach get-away. Gary & Laura
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Wonderful stay! Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place! Nicely decorated, nice new appliances, I really enjoyed the keypad entry (no keys to carry, or lose) nice views, close to the beach, main Pool very nice, options to grill (community grills) ,20 minutes from crowds downtown which was a good thing, gas station/dollar general only 10 minutes away, wish we did the Fort Morgan tour, PLENTY of dinning places!!--(Lambert's..great atmosphere&food, Mo's.. great food, Pink Pony..good food and views... all very good costumer service)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking to time to review our property. We are so glad you had a good time! We hope to hear from you again. Gary & Laura
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Enjoyed it

  • 4 of 5

First impression wasn't all that great if the condo itself.... I felt the pictures didn't accurately reflect the condo, BUT as we got settled we really began to enjoy it. The beach access was easy, wasn't overly crowded...handy shower station, basketball courts. ... the pool was kid (and adult) friendly.

Roomwise-the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with the essentials. However, there were no ceiling fans and everything was VERY dusty. Unfortunately, I found hairs on everything which made me question the cleanliness of sheets and blankets.

Despite all that, great area..had a really good time. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Pensacola, FL (PNS / KPNS) Pensacola International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Villages (Beach Club)
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Dauphen Island 8 miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes (in adjacent parking lot)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 180
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Beach Club or Sassy Bass
Car: necessary

On site: 6 Outdoor Pools (1 heated outdoor heated pool Mar1-Nov), 7 Lighted Tennis Courts, a Lighted Basketball Court Shuffleboard, Horse-shoe Pits, Hot Tubs, Steam Room, Sauna, Game Rooms, New Exercise room Movie Rentals and 3 Board-Walks to the beautiful beach Central Air, Refrigerator with ice maker, Cooking Utensils & Linens provided, Coin operated Laundry Facility in complex

Nearby:Charter Fishing, Tanger Outlet Mall, Fort Morgan, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Spa/Salons, Water Parks, Ferry to Dauphin Island.


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 Fall
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $33
Cleaning & Check-out fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Refundable deposit is required to secure reservation date. If cancelled with less than 60 day notice, deposit is forfeited unless unit is re-rented for entire dates originally reserved.
To Choose to payment method of mailing check or PaPal (3%) method please email owner directly with request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have shower and tubs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
7 Outdoor Pools, 1 Indoor Pool, 4 Lighted Tennis Courts, a Lighted Basketball Court, Shuffleboard, Horse-shoe Pits, Hot Tubs, Steam Room, Sauna, Game Rooms , Exercise/work out room, and a Board-Walk to the beautiful beach. Movie Rentals, Connections grill, Central Air, Refrigerator with ice maker, Cooking Utensils & Linens provided, Laundry Facility in complex

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