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Gulf Shores Plantation -- A Family Vacation Resort

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1BR/1BA Private Bdrm, Sleeper Sofa, Bunks, Sleeps 4

Affordable Family Vacation Resort. This inviting one Bedroom condominium provides peaceful views of the Gulf of Mexico. The balcony has a direct view of the Gulf allowing you to watch the wave from the comfort of your cozy living area and as far back as the hallway. Dinette is beside the side window allowing you enjoy two views of God’s creation.

Enjoy your morning brew or outdoor meals on your private balcony.

Private bedroom and sleeper sofa has extra thick queen-size mattresses. Kids have the option of sleeping on a bunk bed recessed in the hallway. Even has a curtain so they can enjoy a hideaway or just want some privacy. The top bunk can also be used to store your items

This condo has been tastefully decorated and furnished in a lighthouse theme representing “He is the Light.” Yes there are Christian symbols in the condo but only recognizable by those familiar with the Word. Items such as fishing net, rainbow, eagle, lighthouse, etc

Your family will enjoy the convenience of an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room all in the same building as your condo. We have SEVEN pools to choose. The outdoor Aquatic Center is designed for all ages that enjoy the water (5 inches to 5 feet).

A short stroll takes you to the resort’s private beach with over 2,000 feet of white sand accompanied by waves from the Gulf of Mexico. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets provide backdrops for an unforgettable vacation. Come create memories that will last a lifetime.

<> No stopping to get a key. Late arrivals are no problem. The gated security is available 24/7. When you register your vehicle a security guard will direct you to your condo.

After paid in full you will be provided a code that you can change to a personal number everyone will know. Any 3-6 digit number can be used as long as the previous is not the same.

<> 2 night rentals between existing rentals (gaps) are accepted and discounted. I must personally request payment for a 2 night rental else the website will require a 3 night minimum.

More Details

Alan Beckham
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Alan Beckham

Alan -- born and raised in Birmingham, AL then moved to Smoke Rise, AL. Met and married Denise. We built a home and have lived in Cullman for over 20 years.

Denise -- born and raised in Cullman, AL. Daughter of Coleman & Willodene Johnson

Alan Beckham purchased this condo in 2002

Why Alan Beckham chose Alabama Gulf Coast

While staying in a condominium in Orange Beach my daughter (then 10) was very uncomfortable with the busy highway next to the sidewalk. As she squeezed my hand I knew then this was no place for my family. We were lead to the Gulf Shores Plantation with 19 acres of private manicured landscape.

The seclusion of this resort has been the choice location to bless our pastors and other ministers we know. It's also a great place for spiritual retreats and time to refresh.

What makes this condo unique

When we entered the condo for the first time we were in awe of the view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the pleasure of staying at your condo! It was wonderful as always. We enjoy renting from you and will be in touch for the next vacation I am sure! Thanks again

Sent from my iPhone
Sep 2013
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen size
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa (queen)
    Hallway - 2 child bed , Recessed Bunkbeds
  • Queen size bed has built in drawers. Bedroom has closet and 12 drawers to accommodate your storage needs.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
In condo: phone (with voice mail), central air, two cable TVs, VCR, CD/tape player, linens & pillows provided, kitchen equipped with stove, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, dishes, & utensils. No smoking environment.


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Gulf Shores Plantation -- A Family Vacation Resort
average rating of 4.756757 based on 77 reviews

Condo had everything we wanted and needed!

  • 4 of 5

Loved what was offered and easy access to beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lots of things to do on the property inside and outside in addition to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was great, it slept 4 adults comfortably. Easy access to the beach. Not crowded and very quiet. A great place to get away and relax. There is an indoor pool, and sauna when you want to get out of the sun.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and Safe

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay. I thought the environment was very safe. Perfect vacation for our little family. Thank you :)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great visit

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great. Very clean. Plenty to do on property. Enjoyed being close to the beach. Evertone was very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Saint Peters MO

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Great communication. Everything went just as described. Beach access is very convenient. Would definitely stay again, and recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flowood Mississippi

Perfect location, beautiful balcony view, exceptional value.

  • 3 of 5

We loved our stay at Plantation Shores! In the past, we always stayed in Florida, but no more. Now that we have discovered the peaceful seclusion of the Fort Morgan community, we will not return to the crowded and more expensive fray of Destin or Orange Beach. If you are put off by intrusive high-rise condominium structures and like a less cluttered, more private beach, then Plantation Shores is for you. The view from our balcony was great, the ocean was beautiful and the beach is broad with sand as white as any. At night, it is especially lovely with only the soft ambient lighting from the resort and private beach front homes illuminating the beach. There are off shore oil rigs visible on the horizon that some people may find undesirable, but we thought the glow from their lights only added to the view.

The sunsets are beautiful on the beach, but just across the road on Bon Secor Bay they are spectacular! We highly recommend that you bring your camera and experience at least one.

The condo unit is clean and comfortable with only a short walk to the beach. The unit is small, probably too small for a family, but for my wife and I, it was perfect. The view of the sea from the balcony is great, but we also enjoyed watching the rabbits that frequently emerged from the large protected natural dune area situated right next to the condo building.

There is 24 hour security on the resort and a guarded entrance so no one is allowed on the property if they are not a guest. Consequently, we never felt unsafe. In fact, all the beach going guests left their tents, chairs and umbrellas on the beach over night without fear of theft.

While the location of the resort is away from the usual congestion of other areas, it is only about a 15 minute drive up Fort Morgan road to the shops, amusements and restaurants in Gulf Shores. Otherwise, there are several small grocery stores and restaurants near the condo should you desire not to drive into Gulf Shores.

Thank you Alan and Denise for your excellent proprietorship. You have quite a gem and we will return!

John Hall

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Foley Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Dalphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
Kivia Dunes, #1 AL golf course, is next door
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 180 is outside of resort driveway
Nearest Beach
On site
Car: recommended

The Gulf Shores Plantation Resort is located 12.5 miles from Gulf Shores, 8 miles from Fort Morgan. Onsite or Nearby: Swimming pools (one indoor pool & 6 outdoor pools), jacuzzi, sauna, steam Room, seven lighted tennis courts, seven lighted basketball courts, cabana, game Room, volleyball, shuffleboard, horseshoe, barbecue grills, picnic area, putting green, laundry facilities, fishing, swimming, walking distance to Kiva Dunes Championship Golf Course (The #1 rated golf course in Alabama.

Other Activities: historical site

Golf: Walking distance to Kiva Dunes Golf Course. Rated # 1 in Alabama and # 68 in USA


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
Summer (mid)
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer (late)
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 14 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $84
Tax Rate 8.5%

Condo door lock may not activate until check-in time. However you may enjoy the private beach and any of the many resort amenities except for the indoor pool. Access key to this pool is located inside condo. We do have six(6) outdoor pools.
Rates subject to change until reservation is convirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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