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Popular Ocean View Condo Designed By Coastal Living Magazine Art Director.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 adults & 2 children

Unit #404 is located in one of the most unique settings in Gulf Shores. The front faces the Gulf of Mexico and the back faces the Gulf Shores State Park with views of Lake Shelby. The unit is a short walk across the street to one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

The condo interior has been updated by the Coastal Living Magazine art director with a modern, casual comfort. Art from Fairhope artist, Bill Harrison, is featured in each room of the condo.

Grand Beach Resort has a heated pool, a jacuzzi, plenty of poolside seating, and a bbq area. The unit has WI-FI, HDTV, cable, DVD player, washer & dryer, dishwasher, ceiling fans, and balcony seating.

NO SMOKING IN THE UNIT. NO PETS ALLOWED.

GULF SHORES - Guests have one of the largest, untouched beachfronts in the country to enjoy, including an easy walk to the State Park Pier to fish or watch the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine. Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2013 recognized Gulf Shores as 'One of America's Best Little Beach Towns'. The city’s public beach and Gulf State Park Pavilion were recognized in 2013 as “superstar beaches” in a nationwide water quality study by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

ACTIVITIES FOR GOLF, FISHING, RUNNING, & CYCLING - Guests are within walking distance of the zipline tours and access to activities on Lake Shelby. Guests who enjoy fishing can take advantage of the State Park Pier or the many fishing points inside the state park. And golf enthusiasts are less than a five-minute drive to The Refuge 1 Golf Course in the state park. Runners and road cyclists have wonderful options for running and cycling routes along the beach road or inside the state park. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a 15-minute drive.

SHOPPING - Shopping is an easy task with a Wal-Mart Supercenter less than 5 minutes from the condo. Walgreens and Rite-Aid are adjacent to Wal-Mart. The Foley Outlets are a 15-minute drive from the condo. A Super Target and two Publix Supermarkets are also within 10 minutes of the condo.

RESTAURANTS - Many of Gulf Shores's best restaurants are within a five-minute drive. You can even walk to Sea-N-Suds. Imagine taking a break from the beach with a lunch at Sea-N-Suds.

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS - The Hangout is within walking distance, but it is a long walk. The Hangout is a great place to eat and enjoy live music for all ages. The Hangout is also at the entrance to the Gulf Shores boardwalk and public beach. The Hangout and the Gulf Shores Public Beach are the site for the National Shrimp Festival held each year in October and the Hangout Festival held in May. The Wharf is less than 10 minutes away. It has plenty of shopping and a Carmike 15 movie theatre The Wharf Amphitheater hosts some of the top music acts from country to rock and roll. Waterville Water Park and the Gulf Shores Zoo are only a 5-10 minute drive. Guests also have easy access to the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach civic complexes.

OTHER DESTINATIONS - Orange Beach is a 5-10 minute drive. Perdido and the many marinas are within a 10-minute drive.

EMERGENCY CARE - A 24-hour medical clinic is less than 5 minutes in Gulf Shores.

More Details

Property Manager
Grand Beach Resort #404 in Gulf Shores, Alabama
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Grand Beach Resort #404 in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Grand Beach 404 is owned by an Alabama family. The condo is a family home that we hope will provide special memories for you, your family, and friends. Our family loves to travel and Gulf Shores is one of our favorite beaches in the country. We feel that Gulf Shores offers all the best a beach can offer, but without the large crowds, huge high rises, and high costs. Gulf Shores still has that feel of a small beach community. And Grand Beach Resort is surrounded by natural beauty. It is truly our family's small slice of paradise. We hope it is for you on your vacation. Your visit and experience are important to us. We know how important family vacations are or even just a short getaway with a spouse or friends. Our family wants Grand Beach Resort to be a special vacation place for you to enjoy year after year. Come and make memories with us at one of the most beautiful beaches in America.

Why Grand Beach Resort #404 in Gulf Shores, Alabama chose Alabama Gulf Coast

We love the location of Grand Beach Resort. No other property in Gulf Shores offers such a vast view of the Gulf of Mexico on the front and views of Lake Shelby from the back. The proximity to the beach, attractions, activities, and restaurants makes this property a must see. The beach is one of the largest beach areas along the Gulf of Mexico. The state park allows unspoiled views of sand dunes and plenty of open beach areas to enjoy the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico. The access to the beach, family activities, and sporting activities is unparalleled to any other beach location. You can also be at any of the area's popular restaurants and shopping in minutes. The location is absolutely perfect.

What makes this condo unique

Interiors by the Coastal Living Magazine art director make the condo comfortable and contemporary. Enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Shelby in the Gulf Shores State Park. The large beach area and access to the state park make this a unique location with access to one of the best beaches in the country. Just past the State Park Pier there is a large area of just beach, water, and sand dunes. You start to feel that you are on a deserted island enjoying the views all by yourself. You can't find that experience in many coastal locations.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great stay! The weather was perfect and beach was even better. We very much enjoyed the Hang Out, wonderful food, and great staff. Thank you!
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Located on first floor with view of Lake Shelby & State Park
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk beds - 2 twin/ single
    Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both bedrooms have televisions and closet space. Condo sleeps 6 adults comfortably. The bunk beds offers two more beds, but are not comfortable for adults. They are ideal for children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Popular Ocean View Condo Designed By Coastal Living Magazine Art Director.
average rating of 4.1764708 based on 20 reviews
Paragould
3

Enjoyed our first trip to the beach

  • 3 of 5

Overall the condo was okay. They need to do some updating as the carpet in the master is filthy. The TV's in the bedrooms are tiny. The fold out bed in the living room was awful! I scratched my leg trying to drag myself off of it. Also the pool was NOT heated. We went during Spring Break and chose a location with a heated pool because we expected it to be cooler weather. The upstairs bedroom has a creepy closet that opens to the attic of the whole place. It was extremely difficult to get in touch with the owner. The week leading up to our stay I had to contact him because I had not heard from him for our pass code or parking pass. He got me the info quickly and mailed the parking pass that day, however, I did not and still have not received the parking pass. The day before (actually 9 hours before we were to leave for our drive) he gave me an address where we could pick up alternate parking passes. He said he would refund the parking pass fee for my trouble. Warning the road you have to cross is a BUSY 4 lane highway. I didn't have a problem during my stay but when I was trying to contact him for our passes I emailed through VRBO and yahoo. And I called both numbers with no luck. Finally the day before we were to leave, he said he was out of town and had bad service.

On a good note, this condo is in a good location in regards to the beach. It is a little walk but we didn't mind. The beach is amazing. It's just a few blocks from everything. It's on the 4th floor which is just right to sit on the balcony and enjoy the breeze and view. Security is on site.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, thanks for your response. It is always good to hear from our guests. So glad you finally made it to the beach! It is never too late to visit the beach! The attic space was inadvertently left open by a family friend. It is dedicated for us to use as owner storage. We were unaware of it being open until you checked out of the unit. The carpet was scheduled to be cleaned before your arrival, but were unable to do so. You were our first guest after our snowbird checked-out. We apologize. We confirmed with the reason for the delayed response and worked hard to be responsive to you. You contacted us at 10:28 a.m. We contacted you back at 8:57 p.m. the same day. We were traveling that day and on airplanes and unable to respond as quickly as we would have liked. We are also unable to guarantee the US Postal Service delivering the parking passes. There are times they get lost in the mail. We were glad we were able to provide you with another arrangement to secure the pass for your stay since it didn't arrive in advance of your departure for Gulf Shores. Your reservation was for two adults and three children. We were unaware you were exceeding that amount and would need to rely on the sofa bed. We would have provided additional items for the sofa bed to make it more comfortable had we had the correct number of adult guests in the unit. The sofa bed is only used by guests that exceed the bedding provided. You will notice our rating on responses is always a top rating. We always strive to be responsive and accessible for our guests. We value the importance of our guests’ visit to Gulf Shores and want it to be the best, especially first-time beach guests like you! We do apologize again for the response time, but so glad you found the location and the view of the beach to be enjoyable. It is ideal! Don't let this beac trip be your last. There are so many beautiful beaches to see and enjoy. We hope you get a chance to enjoy many more of them beyond Gulf Shores.
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4

Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great except the mattresses. They were a bit too hard. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and cozy with a grand view of the gulf

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant surroundings with convenient access to the beach, activities and town night life. Three sides of property are completely open with a great view of the AL state park property/wildlife reserve and the Gulf! I loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this condo and was extremely pleased with our visit. The location is great - easy to get in/out, convenient, and just far enough away from the tourist-heavy spots (like the Hangout) yet still be close by. You have a fantastic view of the beach and the Gulf State Park. The condo itself was clean, spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed our visit and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Helped us fall in love with the area

  • 4 of 5

I have to the security for the place is on top of everything, had gone out with windows down and forgot to put the parking pass back up went back ten minutes later and and a note already on our vehicle. Had awesome views where ever we looked. Just about everywhere wanted to go wasn't to far away and if it was it helped us find new places. The unit had everything in the pictures and list, it was cleanish but, it needed a bit more. I lifted the mattresses for the bunk beds to make them and there was stuff underneath and the top bunk has a vent that had to be vacuumed. Overall it was a great stay and we how to be back some day

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear you had a great time and were able to explore more of the area. Gulf Shores is a wonderful place. We also have a great group that manages the property. We are glad to hear they were helpful. We appreciate the feedback. We alerted our cleaning crew. This was our busiest summer season in 15 years. You all were the last stay of the summer season, so we can only assume the bunks were the result of back to back rentals. Again, thank you for your feedback! We love to hear when our guests fall in love with this special place!
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Older building, thin walls, long walk to beach

  • 1 of 5

We were disappointed in this property. We we told in the rental agreement we could check in at 3pm. When we arrived at 3pm the cleaning woman had just got to our room. We had to wait 45 more minutes to go in due to waiting on her. We drove over 12 hours to get there. Once we got in the room some of the fitted sheets were not on the beds just the comforters pulled up and pillows did not have cases on them. This is an older property and walls are very thin we could hear everyone around us, even the next door neighbor snoring. The pool was ok nothing special. I you have small children. It is a hike to the beach. They do not have any wooden walk ways, it's to much of a walk for kids, and wagons just sink in the sand.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We regret your stay did not meet your expectations. Your stay seems to be the exception. We share in our communication with our guests we know the importance of vacations with family and friends. We know many of our guests travel a long way to reach Gulf Shores, so we want them to have the best experience possible. This is the first time our unit was not cleaned and ready for a guest’s arrival. We promptly contacted the cleaning staff upon notification of the problem. They immediately came to the unit to clean it. We refunded your parking pass as an apology for the 45-minute delay to your arrival and hoped we were making a good faith effort to ensure you a pleasant stay. We are also very transparent about our property and our unit on the website and in our communications with our guests. The website has many pictures of the property, including the pool and the walk to the beach. Again, we regret your stay did not meet your expectations. We typically hear about what a great time our guests had and want that for each guest.
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
$795
$1,800
 
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$1,000
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Property Damage Protection $79
Parking Pass (limit 2) $60
Tax Rate 11.0%

Guests can make one payment for the full amount at booking if they wish. Please notify the owner if you wish to make a payment in full at the time of booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores
Car: necessary

Grand Beach Resort #404

572 East Beach Boulevard

Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542

Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2013 recognized Gulf Shores as 'One of America's Best Little Beach Towns'. The city’s public beach and Gulf State Park Pavilion have been recognized as “superstar beaches” in a nationwide water quality study by the Natural Resources Defense Council in 2013.

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