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Beachfront Townhouse - 3BR 2.5BA - Ocean Reef 703

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Gulf Shores Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

FULLY RENOVATED Large three story townhouse on private white sand beach. Family friendly complex, only 45 units! Ocean view, only steps to the sand! Large balcony with furniture off living area with second smaller balcony off master bedroom, overlooking the ocean. Private parking on ground floor. Large pool with park BBQ grills located in the center of the complex.

Located just 4 blocks west of US 59 on HWY 182 within walking distance of The Hangout, multiple other restaurants, shopping and public beach. This three story condo contains 1600 SF of living space, no one above or below you!! Walk out your door immediately to your deck and right onto the white sand beach - - something you won't find in a high rise!! The first floor has a full kitchen, dining and living areas and a half bath. The second floor includes a master bedroom (Queen bed) and private bath, a second bedroom (queen) and bath. The third floor has 2 double beds. There is also a queen pull out couch in the living room. TV's and DVD players in all bedrooms, with a 42' flat screen in the living room with DVD player.

We have been coming to Ocean Reef for many years and purchased this unit in 2011. We completely refurbished ALL rooms and everything in the condo.

Keywords: Ocean Reef, Beachfront, low density, condo, small family, bargain, sleeps 10, townhome

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

We are 2 families from Birmingham, AL that love to get away whenever we can. We have been coming to Ocean Reef for many years and recently purchased this unit.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


based on 32 traveler reviews

Beachfront Townhouse - 3BR 2.5BA - Ocean Reef 703
average rating of 4.21875 based on 32 reviews

Good stay but needs several updates....

  • 3 of 5

Overall, we had a nice stay. We have stayed in these condos a few times before, so we knew what to expect: bring your own toilet paper, paper towels, groceries, etc. This was the poorest place we have stayed in this complex. We really like the location and the fact that is has a pool for our younger children. However, there are many things about this particular condo that need updating. I see some other reviewers have already mentioned the deck outside. The pots and pans in the unit were horrible! They ruined our food and we ended up having to go buy new pans so that we could cook. These need to be replaced immediately. Many of the outlet covers and actual outlets were coming out of the wall. There needs to be more linens for the bathrooms. For a place that sleeps 10, our bathroom had four towels and three washcloths. One of the drawers in the fridge was broken and very difficult to open and close. The bottom rail in the fridge was also bent and would not hold items. They fell out every time we opened the fridge. Overall, we enjoyed our visit, but we did notice that this unit is for sale. I would expect the owners will need to fix some things before they are able to sell. Oh, and do know that you have to pay for parking passes! We have never had to pay for parking passes in this complex before.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Walk right out to beach. Was perfect size for 2 families of 4 if your children are young enough to be able to share a double bed. Was clean and could tell it was recently painted and new carpet. Beds surprisingly comfortable.

Things that could be improved. Lots of reviews mention the definitely could be replaced we all got a few splinters but soon learned to keep our flip flops on until we got to the sand. The pots and pans are pretty bad...would be nice to have a decent fry pan and a big pot to boil your fresh shrimp! Would also be nice to have a few more basic supplies like at least one roll of paper towels to start. Two of our tvs didn't work but we didn't ask for replacements. Be aware you share your deck with 2 other units. You just have to hope for good neighbors! We lucked out..could have been a different week with crummy neighbors!

Overall great place..the details mentioned above are minor. Just wish our weather would have been better. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT PLACE for Spring Break with Teenagers!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place ON THE BEACH. We loved this place

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location!!!

  • 4 of 5

We just spent our 11th consecutive Shrimp Fest in Gulf Shores, and 8 of those visits we have stayed at Ocean Reef. Unfortunately, the complex is showing its age a lot more these days. The decking needs to be replaced (we had a year-old baby with us and we couldn't put him down to crawl on the deck at all for fear of huge splinters), the carpet looks terrible, beds are creaky, the toilet broke, etc. I'm still rating 4 stars because the condo owner can't help the decking until the complex decides to replace it and the other little things are "first-world problems" to complain about the ugly carpet on the stairs when you're spending a week in paradise. I just feel it's a shame to let such a pretty little complex in the most awesome location go downhill. :( That said, the condo is well appointed, nicely decorated with new-looking tile downstairs and offers lots of room to spread out. We LOVED the oceanfront views and the ability to walk right out on the sand was wonderful! We had beautiful weather and terrific meals at Bahama Bob's, Gulf Shores Steamer, Bill's by the Beach, High Tide Oyster Bar, Flying Harpoon and Beach House.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We hands great stay in this beach house. We had our family ( kids and grandkids) with us. Great beach access. The house was clean and neat.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place...right on the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a 27 year reunion with my high school buddies. We had an amazing time. We cooked, drank, and hung out by the surf. The unit directly faces the gulf, with direct access from the back deck. The pictures posted on VRBO is exactly how it looks. It's in pretty good condition, considering it is a rental. There are some areas that could stand a little TLC, but it really doesn't affect the enjoyment. It was clean on arrival and had a well stocked kitchen. If I was going back to Gulf Shores in the future, I would try and re-book. I was not disappointed. One thing to consider...bring a couple extra rolls of toilet paper. They only had one roll per bathroom. It would be awesome if they allowed pets.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Hangout
Nearest Restaurant
Bahama Bob's


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Gulf Shores Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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