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Fall is Still Beautiful at the Gulf. Hear the Waves from the Balcony.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Physical Location - 6th. Floor. Unit #5507.

AS OF MAY 1, 2016 THE GULF SHORES PLANTATION HOME OWNERS "PRESIDENT" HAS INITIATED A "REGISTRATION FEE" OF $20.00 PER VEHICLE. YOU WILL BE ISSUED A PARKING PASS THAT WILL BE VALID DURING YOUR STAY.

YOU WILL LOVE THE LARGE SECLUDED BEACHES THAT GULF SHORES PLANTATION HAS TO OFFER!! OUR UNIT HAS A GREAT OCEAN VIEW!!

Recently Remodeled! Gulf Shores Plantation is a gated (24 hour security), family friendly resort that is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with thousands of feet of beach frontage. This resort is beautifully landscaped and offers many amenities. Come enjoy all of the 6 outdoor pools. I SPOKE WITH THE CONTRACTOR, 11/30/2015 AND WAS TOLD THE NEW INDOOR POOL WILL BE UP AND RUNNING DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF DECEMBER, 2015. There are also tennis, basketball and shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, exercise room, putting green, outdoor charcoal grills and picnic tables. On site there is also a casual eatery that offers Starbucks coffee, food, spirits and for added enjoyment, walk next door the the nationally ranked Kiva Dunes golf course for a round of golf.

UNIT FEATURES!!

Our 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, non-smoking condo is newly updated and decorated. The unit has a beautiful gulf view that can be enjoyed on the balcony where you can also hear the sounds of the waves.

The kitchen is equipped with all new major appliances, refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and blender. The stove has a ceramic glass cook top. There are also 3 bar stools that pull up to the kitchen island. The dining table accommodates 6 people.

Enjoy the new 40' flat screen TV in the living room along with a Blu-ray player.

The master bedroom offers a queen size Tempur-Pedic bed with a new comforter. The guest bedroom has 2 twin size beds with new comforters. Both bathrooms have tub/shower combinations. The master bedroom has its own private bath and 19' flat screen TV with Blu-ray player. There is a Lazy-Boy sleeper sofa in the living room if you need additional room for guests. The living room also has a very comfortable Lazy-Boy recliner.

There is free WiFi located throughout the resort. A fun game room is also located on site. A laundry facility is located in the building. Our building has an elevator and there are butlers carts available to help bring your luggage to and from your car.

For all you men who are tired of taking the trash OUT, rest easy. There is a trash chute a few feet from the elevator lobby. Walk to the end of the hall, open the chute door, throw the trash in and walk back to the unit down the air conditioned hall.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Marty King
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2016
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About Marty King

I was born in Massachusetts and raised in New Hampshire. I graduated from high school when I was 18. After I graduated from high school, being a standard issue boy, I just hung around the homestead, enjoyed my mothers cooking and worked an easy 40 hr. a week job. Life was ideal until one day the blissful foundation of my life was shattered. No, not shattered, vaporized.

My father returned from work one evening and asked me what I planned to do. I wasn’t sure what he meant so he made it very clear. He said, “Whatever your plans are they can’t be carried out in this house.” I was firmly being asked to leave paradise. At that moment I believe I underwent all of the symptoms of shock. If that wasn’t enough three days later I received a letter from a tall, thin, white bearded man in a patriotic top hat and tuxedo stating that he wanted me.

Well that was it. I was out of there for sure. I joined the Navy and ended up in the Sea-Bees. Great outfit by the way. I spent four years in the military and while serving I met my wife of forty-five years.

After being discharged from the service I went to college for a while but I soon discovered that college life wasn’t for me. I was hired by AT&T and worked for them for thirty-one and three quarter years. I am retired now and have rediscovered my blissful foundation. My wife and I have two wonderful daughters who both have great husbands. Two daughters, two husbands equal four grandchildren two boys and two girls. We all live close to Birmingham, Alabama.

People ask me why I didn't return to the 'North Country'. My answer, 'I don't live where water stops moving during the winter months.'

Marty King purchased this condo in 2012

Why Marty King chose Alabama Gulf Coast

My wife and I purchased this condo for several reasons. One reason is I like the beach, especially the Gulf with its warm water and white sand. There are no rocks or oyster shells to step on and no seaweed to get stuck between your toes. My wife never did like the beach because when she was a little girl her parents took her to the Gulf and rented a motel room X number of miles from the beach. They had to drive to the beach, find a place to park which was usually across the road from the beach. Next they had to dodge the traffic to get to their spot on the sand which was surrounded by bunch of folks. When fun in the sun, surf and sand was over they headed back to the car. Arriving at the car they were wet and covered with sand and salt. Then came the uncomfortable ride back to the motel while shedding sand and salt crystals in the car.

Gulf Shores Plantation is a very well maintained facility inside and out. Upon driving up to the building you pull under a portico to unload your vehicle out from under the sun or heaven forbid any rain that may fall. There are a number of wheeled conveyances for easy transport of your belongings to the room. Two elevators are available and the number of times we have been there I have never had to wait more than thirty seconds for the doors to open.

There isn’t a road to cross to get to the beach only a short stroll across the boardwalk, to keep everyone off of the dunes, and you are on the beach. The beach is private so it is not overcrowded. When the day of fun in the sun, sand and surf is over you again cross the boardwalk to find a shower at the end of it to wash off all of the sand and salt before you return to the unit. The facility is family oriented so you won’t find wild beer parties going on up and down the beach. What more can you ask for? Well let's look at the unique benefits.

What makes this condo unique

Gulf Shores Plantation is twelve miles west of Gulf Shores. That means no bumper to bumper traffic to fight but it is within a few minutes of water parks, restaurants, museums, gift shops and other entertainment in Gulf Shores. Sitting on the 5 by 17 foot balcony on the sixth floor you have an unimpeded view of the beach and you are close enough to hear the waves breaking on the shore. The unit is on the east side of the building so the balcony is bathed in the cool morning sun and shaded in the afternoon while being made more comfortable by the refreshing sea breeze which is almost always present.

There are 6 outdoor pools. One of the pools is a large kiddie pool that is one foot deep at the shallow end and about five feet at the deep end. I believe the shallow end takes up more area than the deep end. Two hot tubs are located in Building #5. THE NEW INDOOR HEATED POOL WILL BE READY BY 12/16/2015.

Tennis lovers will find seven lighted courts and one unlit. Seven horse shoe pits, one basketball court, two shuffleboard courts, a Jerry Pate Signature Golf Course and a putting green to satisfy most all sports lovers.

Para sailing is available as well as jet skis to rent. An exercise room is on site to keep you in shape along with a game room to, I guess, keep your reflexes in shape. Charcoal grills and picnic tables are located around the building.

Satellite TV with HBO and Disney is in each unit. Wi-Fi is throughout the building.

If you have to work while on vacation The Plantation offers FAX services and an ATM.

The Connections located at the south end of the building is a wireless hot spot and has an in-obscured view of the beach. Starbucks coffee, pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, iced daiquiris, wine, beer, mixed drinks along with other foods are served there. A gift shop is also located in Connections. Limited grocery items along with ice can also be found in Connections.

Family oriented, a 24 hr. gate guard, security patrols in the parking lot.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Fall is Still Beautiful at the Gulf. Hear the Waves from the Balcony.
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

The view was great! Very quiet. Loved the boardwalk directly to the beach. Very family oriented. The carpet was in the process of being replaced on the floor we stayed on. So that was a little bit of an inconvenience. The room could be updated, but overall was a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Very nice view from balcony, short walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our long weekend stay here. Loved the split floor plan of the condo. Also loved being able to see the bay & gulf from the balcony. Thanks for a great visit

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Perfect for us! Good location, great view of sunrise from balcony. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, Mother in law and brother in law stayed for a week. We enjoyed how peaceful it was away from the tourist traps. We shopped when we wanted, but then retreated to the quiet of the resort. Had everything we needed. Kitchen over stocked with useful tools for cooking and eating in, which we did a lot. Balcony great for afternoon. Shaded except for morning to noon. Beautiful place to view the sunrises. A short walk to the beach, unit was pretty far from the elevator, but we got used to the walk down the hall. Overall a great location!! We would love to stay again! Maybe next year? Thanks for a great place to vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Beautiful ocean/beachfront view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in unit 5507 located in the plantation dunes building the week of July 17, for 6 nights/7 days. Our overall experience was great, the owner of this unit, Marty King, was great to work with and was very helpful. He made sure from start to finish our experience was a positive one, which it was. We are a family of 5 and it suited us perfectly for a week's stay. The unit has a great view of the ocean/beach, and was very clean when we arrived. There is also a lot of beach accessories provided by the owner such as beach chairs, floaties, toys, etc located on the balcony to take with you while on the beach. While the unit does need a few minor cosmetic repairs and updating, the overall condo was clean, quaint, colorful, and welcoming. All the beds were very comfortable, even the sleeper sofa according to our oldest daughter, who's 16. The kitchen was also fully stocked with all the cooking neccissities you need. The only negative thing we noticed as far as the kitchen was concerned was the oven. It literally took the oven about 45 mins to heat up to 375 degrees. So if you want to use the oven for any reason, be prepared to wait a while before using. Not sure what was wrong with it. Our condo was quiet for the most part, the only time we noticed any noise from any other units around us was our last full day there the unit above us was fairly noisy. It sounded like they were running & jumping a lot, day & evening time. But otherwise noise was not an issue. On a side note, I left my favorite pillow from home at the condo when packing up & leaving, but did not notice it missing until we were 12 hours away. I called Marty and let him know the situation, he then contacted his cleaning lady who had found my pillow and had it shipped back to me, within a week! And at no charge to me! As small as that may seem to some, it meant a lot to me that Marty was willing to go above & beyond to help me out and get my favorite pillow back to me!

With all that being said, we will most likely return to this unit again & stay the next time we book our vacation back in Gulf Shores! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

A great time again!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this condo. Marty is great and responds quickly to questions. The condo is nice with a view of the beach. We had to move the bar stools aside to have enough room in the living room, but it was very comfortable and that was an easy solution. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great place for a quick trip with children!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is exactly as described and pictured. The view is a direct/side view of the beach and this allowed for amazing viewing of the sunrise! You can also look to the far left and see the bay for a true feeling of being on an island. Very relaxing trip. Fort Morgan has such a great family atmosphere. The pools are fabulous for our mix of ages - large area in one of the pools that was only 1 - 11/2 foot deep for the little ones, and plenty of deeper area for the swimmers. The master bed was so comfortable. Marty is wonderful to work with. He sent us plenty of information to answer any questions we may have. Thanks for a vacation to remember!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
51.65 Miles
Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Train
59 Miles
Amtrack, 11 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602
Nearest Beach
Walk across the Boardwalk and you are there.
Car: necessary

Nearby Full Service Marina with Charter Fishing Boats, Fort Morgan. Public Boat Launch, Bay Side, 100 Feet West of Gulf Shores Plantation Entrance.

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
 
Winter
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$79
$499
$1,100
 
 
Spring
Mar 11 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$799
 
 
Summer Value
May 26 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$995
 
 
Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,099
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
$685
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$99
$585
 
 
Winter
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$79
$499
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

The Home Owners Association is Now Charging a $20.00 Per Vehicle Registration Fee Payable Prior to Arrival. Information about the payment process will be sent to guests when the first rental payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1, Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2, North Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a Hair Dryer Under the Sink in Both Bathrooms. Well really, the hair dryers are a bit sneaky. I have found them hiding in the bedroom closets a few times.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1, Master, South - 1 queen , This Bedroom Has the Tempur-Pedic Mattress.
    Bedroom 2, North Bedroom. - 2 twin/ single , One Twin Has a Side Rail Stored Under the Bed.
    Lazy Boy Sleeper Sofa. - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Location, Living Room Along with the Lazy-Boy Recliner.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempur-Pedic mattress in the south bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Lazy-Boy sleeper sofa. Along with the sleeper sofa there is a Lazy-Boy Recliner. I have slept on the Lazy-Boy Recliner and found it very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
6 Outdoor Pools, 7 Lighted and 1 Unlighted Tennis Courts, Lighted Basketball and Shuffleboard Courts, Horseshoes, Putting Green, Exercise Room, Fax Services and ATM, Championship Golf Course (Kiva Dunes) Next Door, Outdoor Charcoal Grills and Picnic Tables. Butler Carts Are Located by the Elevators to Make Transporting of Your Belongings To and From the Condo Easier.

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