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* DISCOUNTED SPRING RATES * Outdoor & Indoor heated pools - GOOD BEACH VIEW *

Bedrooms 2
Space 801 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Plenty of fun ON-SITE activities at this resort;

** 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, Sauna, Conference Room, Game Rooms, Beach Store, Movie library, ATM, Outdoor Barbecue Grills.

** This complex is located on over 4000 feet of Private, Sugar-White Beach Front


** Umbrella/Lounge Chair Rental on the Beach, along with beachfront sporting

activities (seasonally).

** 24-Hour On-site Security,

** FREE Parking,

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

** Conveniently Located Laundry Facilities on each floor.

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 Kitchen has granite countertops. There is a desk area off updated kitchen and we have a new sleeper-sofa with memory foam mattress.

Condominium also has three TVs with cable & DVD player, docking station w/music player, 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.

** Local favorite restaurant 'Sassy Bass' is located on-site. Seasonally food trucks

and Kona ice vendors

** 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 comfortable beds,

More Details

Gary & Laura Merello
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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. After 15 years we've continue to love our southern home, and continually meet new friends and find new activities.

Gary & Laura Merello purchased this condo in 2005

Why Gary & Laura Merello chose Gulf Shores

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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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 801 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Reservation must have accurate number of persons party at time of booking. This number will be same number of persons allowed for entry to complex.
  • Guest must allow entrance into condo for any required maintenance that may be needed during your stay. Cable, plumbing, pest control, etc...
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 ...
  • 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 ...
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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* DISCOUNTED SPRING RATES * Outdoor & Indoor heated pools - GOOD BEACH VIEW *
average rating of 4.774194 based on 76 reviews
Alpharetta, GA

Excellent place in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place, the house was clean and had everything we needed for a perfect stay

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to hear from you in the future. Gary & Laura
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Zachary, LA

quick beach getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here at this property. The resort grounds were clean and well kept and easy to get around. It was nice and quiet and no long waits for and elevator like you find in many high rise units along the beach. I like that we never felt crowded at the pools or beach and had plenty of room to spread out. The condo clean and comfortable and well equipped. My only complaints would be that that with the lack of a washer and dryer I would have expected that there would be enough clean towels in the unit to accommodate our stay and there is only one hot pad in the kitchen and no kitchen towels.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family trip

  • 5 of 5

Condo was great. Beach was clean. We had a great trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Hope to hear from you again. Gary & Laura
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Wonderful spring break!

  • 4 of 5

I am grateful for the time we had at the condo. It was wonderful to wake up and look out at the dunes and waves. My family and I enjoyed the feeling of being at home while being able to walk and play at the beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to hear from you again. Gary & Laura
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If you want an awesome place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

If you want an awesome place to stay, then stay here! Laura and Gary were awesome to work with! My family and I extended our stay twice! The condo is decorated so nicely, my daughters wanted me to redo their rooms like the condo! It was roomy enough for all five of us. The kitchen was stocked well enough that I made a Thanksgiving dinner and had everything I needed. You can see the beach from the condo. Its so nice to wake up, pull the shades, and watch the waves come in while drinking your morning coffee! There is plenty to do right there at the Plantation. There was a bit of a cold snap while we were there so we couldn't be on the beach as much as we had liked the kids were a bit bummed about that; however there is an indoor heated pool and my kids enjoyed that. We got to watch dolphins from the beach several days while we were there. And found a ton of cool sea shells! There are also basketball courts, several outdoor pools, a room full of books and games, so if the weather doesn't cooperate there is always something you can do. And Gulf Shores isn't far if you want to shop! The people on the island are incredibly nice! So are the other guest at the Plantation. The whole experience was awesome! Our family had a wonderful time relaxing and hanging out and we look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thank you for the review and kind words. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. Hope to hear from you again. Gary & Laura
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Beautiful views, nice condo and great people.

  • 5 of 5

How can you not love Ft. Morgan? I always love my time there. The condo is well equipped and has a great view. Daily walks on the beach are my favorite times. Blue Angel training flights add to the charm. Thanks for sharing your lovely place

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It is an awesome bonus to sometimes get a training show from the Blue Angles over the gulf. So glad you enjoyed. Hope to hear from you again. Gary & Laura
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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 indoor pool heated year-round) (1 heated outdoor pool Mar 1-Dec 1), 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning & Check-out fee $95
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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.