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Townhouse on the Beach* Not a High Rise!* Quiet family Complex * Great Location*

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + air mattress, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

I have a proven rental record. I have been renting directly to the my customers since 2003 and take pride in providing an excellent vacation for all. Call or text me at 314 210.4376 Email me at michaelmoranz @ yahoo. Com

Great, two story townhouse condominiums on the beach! No one above you or below you. The only 'TRUE LOW DENSITY COMPLEX' on the Gulf! Only 40 units and 250 feet of beach front! No high rise next to you on either side. No obstructed views. Great Family Complex! No elevators to wait on! No long flights of stairs! Ocean view from EVERY room! Two balconies with metal barstool chairs.Private garage (two cars) under unit. No long walk from parking lot. The private garage is wonderful for use as a barbecue and grilling patio. Grill steaks from a newer Weber grill while watching the waves break just feet away.

Beach chairs under unit

Free high powered Mediacom WIFI with extender

Toy box under unit


The unit has Queen bed in the master and queen in the second bedroom. We also have a queen air mattress or a sleeper sofa for the extra company.


Every side is gulf side. Located at 723 West Beach Blvd.(182) 1/2 mile from US 59 (the 'T').o, two story, no one above or below you... this spells PRIVACY! Something you do not have in a high rise! Two large bedrooms and two large bathrooms on the second floor with a private deck off the master. Kitchen, dining room, 1/2 bath and a deck off the living room on the first floor. Has washer and drier in the unit. Walk out of your door into your private garage, then onto the beach 20 feet away. 1200 square feet of living space!

These townhouses feel like a private home on the beach with a pool. THIS PLACE IS LIKE HAVING YOUR OWN HOUSE ON THE BEACH... WITH THE POOL!!! Watch the kids play from your balcony. Enjoy drinks and dinner on your private balcony. Enjoy the use of wireless internet, even on the balconies. Hotel quality linens and towels, all new! Brand New Air conditioner. Ice cold! No cheap plastic deck chairs.

Ocean and beach views shown on these two pages were taken from balconies or windows in both units.

Great grass field in the middle of complex to play ball with the kids.

Alabama's finest beach town has been a hidden secret for families to gather for many years, where you can experience all types of entertainment, unique shopping and delicious dining. It's award winning, sugar-white sand beaches are where friends come to enjoy the clear blue water along with all the water activities that go with it.

** Adults and families only

** No student rental.

** This is a non-smoking unit.

** No pets allowed (local kennel available)

** Weekly Rental Only from March - Oct.

**Beach service available (chair/Umb rental)


To confirm a reservation a $250 deposit is required. Rent not due until 30 days before the arrival date. Keys are mailed to you 2 weeks before. $250 deposit is returned upon departure and return of keys.

Gulf Coast Average Daily Temperatures

Month Daily Max. Daily Min. Monthly Avg. Water

Jan. 57.5 43.5 50.5 55

Feb. 60.4 46.3 53.4 57

March 66.7 54.3 60.5 64

April 74.4 62.7 68.5 69

May 81.3 69.7 75.5 76

June 86.5 75.3 81.1 82

July 89.0 76.6 82.8 84

Aug. 88.6 76.9 82.8 85

Sept. 85.4 73.8 78.6 81

Oct. 77.5 64.8 71.2 74

Nov. 69.1 55.8 62.5 65

Dec. 61.7 48.2 55.0 57

Year 74.9 62.3 68.6 70.75

Temperatures compiled from data furnished by the Southeast Agricultural Weather Service Center. Water temperatures furnished by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Keywords: Townhouse Condominium

More Details

Michael Moranz
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Michael Moranz

I have lived in St. Louis Missouri all of my life. My Mom is from Mobile. We have been vacationing in Gulf Shores since I was a child. We rented homes before condos were even built. We have stayed in many high rises but never liked the crowds. We fell in love with the Townhouses. It is fun renting the townhouses. I enjoy meeting new renters. I take pride in providing a great vacation for all my renters. Here is a photo of me walking on the beach with my family. Of course, I am on the phone with a customer. My wife (Since 1993) and I have 3 children.




Ballwin MO.


Michael Moranz purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Michael Moranz chose Alabama Gulf Coast

We bought these townhouses because they feel like a private home on the beach with a pool. THIS PLACE IS LIKE HAVING YOUR OWN HOUSE ON THE BEACH... WITH THE POOL!!! Watch the kids play from your balcony. The picture shown here was shot from the master bedroom balcony

What makes this townhome unique

Great, two story townhouse condominiums on the beach! No one above you or below you. The only 'TRUE LOW DENSITY COMPLEX' on the Gulf! Only 40 units and 250 feet of beach front!

Guestbook comments from the owner


We had a great week at Gulf Shores!! The weather was beautiful and it was a lot of fun. I'm putting the keys in the mail today so you should receive them in a couple of days. Thanks again for renting us your condo!
Mar 2011
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Gulf Shores Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
EVERY ROOM WITH OCEAN VIEWS!!! Cable TV and DVD in the living room TV and VCR in master bedroom, Pool, two balconies, QUEEN BEDS IN BOTH BEDROOMS! Queen sleeper sofa or air mattress on first floor


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Townhouse on the Beach* Not a High Rise!* Quiet family Complex * Great Location*
average rating of 4.819672 based on 66 reviews
Greenbrier, AR

My family's review

  • 5 of 5

My family has been renting through Michael for about 4 years. He has never let us down. We stayed on the opposite side this year (first time in 10 years). It was wonderful! extremely nice furnishings, extra clean, absolutely no complaints at all. Michael is so easy to work with and he always keeps you updated on everything. We have rented from others in previous years but we have stuck with Michael the last 4 and have already arranged our trip for 2016. Michael will never let you down. He's got it down to a science which of course, takes the stress out of planning. Michael knows the area very well and can tell you just about anything you could want to know-places to eat, shop, entertainment, etc. We love our trips to the beach and Michael just makes it easy. I highly recommend Gulfside Townhomes and Michael!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! When I get a review like this it just makes my day. More importantly it inspires me. I want everyone who rents from me to feel the same way you do. They should! I truly understand how important vacations are and how hard folks work to make them happen. I realize that when someone rents from me that they are putting a lot of faith in my ability to make that hard earned vacation a pleasant one. It is my pleasure to get to share my knowledge about Gulf Shores with people from all over the country. I've been going to Gulf Shores my whole life as did my mother before me. In fact she is fortunate enough to have retired there. When I'm really lucky, as is the case here, what starts out as a simple email or phone call inquiring about a rental ends up being a friendship that lasts for years. I honestly value these relationships and will try my hardest to continue earning them. Thank you thank you thank you!! Michael........ Please enjoy the poem..... I AM THE BEACH by Joe Fazio-- As we walked along the beach, crashing waves thundered in our ears and a light, salted mist, dampened our lips. The sun began to set and the voice of the beach, traveled across the ocean waves. 'I am the beach, and here you shall find peace. I am the beach, here you shall find love. In this domain, my beach, the answers you search for, could very well be found here. For at this beach, there is much, that has been revealed. The sparkled, white grains of sand, that blanket this beach, has been a bed of comfort, to many. Pause, as you come upon this beach, and listen to the symphony of waves and the chorus of birds, singing their song, as they glide in the wind. Feel the power of this beach, as it seems to renew your inner being. You need not question the beach and its mystical powers. For as millions before you have found, the beach... and its magical transference to one...have existed, since the beginning of time. Be not troubled, for the beach is close at hand. You need only to deliver your strife, to the tranquility of the beach and it shall be exercised from you. When you go from this beach...leave with the peace that you have found here.'
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Great Location.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location just steps from the beach, with great views of the Gulf.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lots of room. Very clean. Right on the beach. I was worried about the pool because I couldn't find any photos of it. The pool was great. Clean and good size. We were so pleased. The unit has a garage with plenty of supplies , and toys for the beach. Nice washer and dryer. I can't think of anything to complain about. Hope to go back soon. There were concerns about storms , and Michael was in contact with us often about what to expect. By far the best place I have stayed in many years.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, Mississippi

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

This is the 9th year we've stayed in one of Michael's units. We stayed in a few different ones and they have all been nice. The unit we had this year was tastefully and comfortably furnished and very clean. This particular unit had a queen bed in each of the two bedrooms so would be better for 2 couples or a small family. Having 2 full bathrooms upstairs and a half bath downstairs was nice. The small size of the complex and the horseshoe shape facing the beach make it seem private and the communal pool and grounds in the center are kept beautifully. With an view of the gulf from both bedrooms, the living room AND the kitchen Plus a small balcony with seating off the Living room AND one off of the Master bedroom upstairs you really benefit from being so close to the beach. I highly recommend any of the units that Michael handles here and we especially like #35. While we are here we eat out some but also enjoy grilling downstairs. Every morning I walk on the beach and my husband rides his bike down West Beach Blvd for exercise. We've been coming so long that's it's the outdoors and the food we enjoy most but there are plenty of things to do and see close by.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family rental

  • 5 of 5

Prefect for families. Loved the parking, beach toys, clean house, 2 balconies. Nice pool. Very close to beach. Owner is very helpful

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo, furniture comfy and decorated nicely. It is so close to the beach and the pool is very nice also. I would love to rent this again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Bahama Bob's
Nearest Point of Interest
Pier 1
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hang Out
Nearest Point of Interest
Public fishing pier
Car: recommended

On site activities include loafing, relaxing, sunning, eating, sleeping on beach, sleeping by pool and others, Sunning on beach right outside your door, swimming in ocean, jet skis right on beach in front, all near by, Walk to everything in town, PLEASE CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Bargin summer
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
First summer week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Special summer week
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak fall
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Holiday rate
Oct 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Snowbird rate
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 20 2018
6 night minimum stay
Late spring
Apr 21 2018 - May 11 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $110 + Tax
Processing $39 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

I have a proven rental record. I have been renting directly to the my customers since 2003. I take pride in providing an excellent vacation for all. Call or text me at 314-210-4376. Email me at I take pride in providing a excellent vacation for you and your family. Rent payment not due until 30 days before trip. $250 deposit confirms a reservation through email. I will email 35 days out to request payment. Keys will be mailed 2 weeks before your trip. Mandatory evacuation is 100% of unused days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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