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Connie Glassford

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

2 weeks left in August. Views, easy access, quiet, secluded Beach Area

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Fabulous 5th floor view, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)

There was a time, when only a few tiny homes and motels dotted the sugar white sandy shores of the Alabama Gulf of Mexico. The Fort Morgan Peninsula will take you back to that special place you remember as a child. And,The Indies takes you there with class.

The Fort Morgan area is truly special. You can see for miles with an unobstructed view of the natural beauty of sand dunes and sea on one side and pines and Mobile Bay on the other.

Turn on onto Ft. Morgan Road and your stress of hwy 59 roles away. The tourist traffic went straight and you jogged right. Just be sure to stock up at our local Wall Mart or grocery first. Not because you will be too far away, but because you won't want to leave! Your just a 20 minute drive now to tranquility.

Growing up on the gulf coast it has been hard for me to watch the high rise condos take over the landscape. For my family to find a spot where time has stood still is truly a blessing from God.

When you rent KingFish 503 your going to get chairs, umbrellas, wave boards and a cooler. We also have a newer golf cart for rent for 145.00 for the week, less for shorter stays. Your trip to the beach will be extra fun with a lot less work. No gates to open, no tripping over loungers at the pool and you can leave the chairs out for the duration of your stay just (keep above mean tide level).

KingFish is anything from a typical condo. First of all you will make your way up a speedy elevator to the 5th floor unit 503. You will walk into a hall with the Bayview guest room on the right with a King bed, 32 inch sony, and access to huge granite bath. A New pillow top mattress and fine linens await you. The bunk room is on the left. Bunk Beds as well a full size iron bed. The kids can curl up on new mattresses and soft pillows and sheets while viewing their favorite movie on a 32 inch flatscreen, dvd, and vcr player. There is a Wonderful closet for suitcases and play.

Continue down the hall and the view hits you! Smack in the face. Floor to ceiling glass! I can't tell you how many times I've stood at the sink and just said Wow! Now this kitchen is just top of the line. All the way around. I had to furnish it that way too. So your going to have everything you need. You can even cook a turkey dinner! I did!

Park your groceries on the hall bench and just head on out to the spacious balcony and enjoy the view for a spell. We have seating for 6 and a nice rack to dry your towels.

Headed back in you can't help but notice that big 50' tv on the wall. The furniture is all brand new with a queen pull out sofa sleeper. There is a recliner also!

The dinning table will seat 8. This is so important to me. I like us all to all sit down to at least one meal a day as a family, and it is hard to find seating for that many in a condo!

Just so you don't miss it, my bedroom is my absolute favorite spot in the whole condo. color,plenty of storage. Oh and did I mention new pillow top mattresses with fabulous bedding that makes you want to dive right in. And oohh so soft pillows. (there's a firm in the closet if you need it)

And let's not forget the bathrooms. They are quite frankly over the top. Granite, tile, top of the line, huge!

I've been in a lot of condo's in my day. I can honestly say that this one is, simply put... FINE!

Onto property is a nice pool. (heated in cooler months, which is nice!) a wonderful waterfall that gives you great ambiance, and a kiddie pool. As well as a hot tub that the kids love! All outside for you to enjoy the view.

I love the weight room!Small but it has All the equipment you need for a good workout.

There is a barbaque grilling area. My husband loves his grilling and We have an electric grill for the balcony. I cooked two porterhouse steaks to perfection and I've never have used an electric grill in my life.

You are about football's field's length from the beach. The view with the vibrant colored beach houses is stunning. I really thought the homes would detract from the view but they don't. They actually ADD to the view. You can drive and park really close to the board walk to the beach can rent our golf cart and take it right from the condo to the beach. There is a golf cart path so you can just drop the family off to wash their feet and hit the pool while You tool on down to the parking garage.

This is really a sweet set up. You can launch your boat across the street and leave it in the marina on a nightly or weekly basis. They will also store your trailer. My brother who is THE FISHERMAN in the family, says we have the best fishing IN THE WORLD right there within eyesight. If your a fisherman then you know those oil rigs coupled with being near the pass between the bay and the gulf make for good fishing. You don't have to go far to get a great catch. But you can always hop a charter and go DEEP!

I don't fish much so I end up popping in Tacky Jacks for a blackend fish or oyster poyboy! or I may cook up my own from the marina dock store.

There are tons of things to do for everyone in your family. The Fort is within two miles. The history is all right here! Please take a day and explore this amazing architecture and step back in time. Make sure you walk the beach to the Fort one day and walk around the end of the peninsula of the fort. You can see the ship channel, the fisherman, Sand Island Lighthouse, and Daulphin Island. ( you can see these from the condo as well) Your sure to collect large seashells like you've not seen before. You can also take a ferry ride on foot across to the Dauphin Island sea lab.

Going in the other direction there is the Bon Secure National Wildlife Refuge. They give eco tours and there are several areas in you can kayak and take in the natural surroundings.

Now ...I plan to hit the spa at The Beach Club one day! It's only 5 minutes away. Have a nice lunch in the gorgeous dinning room and then retreat for a lovely spa experience. I have heard it's nice, but I will let you know for sure! (ok, I did hit the spa! it was GREAT! request KC for your massage. He is fantastic. We did not eat, but enjoyed the hot tub. Really a first class facility.)

Headed into town, Waterville is a great family fun waterpark! Lu Lu's is also fun for the kids with lots of sand, toys and live music! The track is my daughters favorite. There's putt putt, kiddie rides and big kid racing and lots of games.

You know I could go on and on about MY gulf coast. I am proud to be from this area and thankful to own a piece of it. Your going to love it too!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Connie Glassford (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Connie Glassford

I grew up in this area! On a local farm that sells grass finished beef and the largest peanuts you have every seen. We are Christians who believe in the Lord, believe in family, believe in friendship and hard work! My husband and I have been married for 25 years and have three children. He grew up in Illinois but Loves South Alabama as much as I do. We have lived and traveled all over the world. We marveled that we never found an area that could touch the beauty of our gulf coast or the spark of our people and southern hospitality!

Enjoy our Gulf Coast. Mark, Connie, Lily, Samuel and Noah Glassford

Connie Glassford purchased this condo in 2012

Why Connie Glassford chose Alabama Gulf Coast

This was a foreclosure we found after years of searching. It was in our price range! Several prior offers on properties fell through. We feel that God closed those doors and opened this one. The area this property is on, is as unspoiled as you can find.

What makes this condo unique

What makes this place special is the lack of crowds, unspoiled beaches, miles to run and never see a soul, and Sunsets to die for all wrapped around a stunning condo. We offer the use of a golf cart to make trips down to the beach easier along with chairs, umbrellas, wave boards and a cooler. Since my husband and I are from the area we can assist you in any number of ways. Just give us a heads up on what your looking to do and we will help you make this the most memorable vacation you have ever had.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you again for letting us use the place. My family has gone to Panama City 21 years in a row, and that was the most fun I have had at a beach. The location and weather were both absolutely perfect. Saturday night we went to Tacky Jacks, sang karaoke, and had a blast. Everything about the trip went really well.

Thank you, and be expecting to hear from us again.
Jan 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)
2 weeks left in August. Views, easy access, quiet, secluded Beach Area
average rating of 4.814815 based on 29 reviews
4

Awesome place to stay with a small group.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this condo. It had a very inviting and homelike feel. The decor, furnishings, and linens were very nice. Kitchen dishes and cookware were very nice. The rooms are a little small, but that was ok since we spent most of our time at the beach, pool, or balcony. The beach is a little far away but that golf cart made it super easy and fun even to get to the beach. Although the beach is a good ways away the view from the balcony is still breathtaking. The only bad thing is the charcoal grill is downstairs in a grassy area beside parking lot, there is a small electric grill on the balcony but our steaks cooked on there did not turn out well. (May have been user error since we've never used one). Overall- great place to stay and will likely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Favorite for Sure!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in this wonderful condo! The owners were wonderful to work with and the care for this condo was evident throughout our experience. The decor was carefully chosen and with each day, we noticed more and more special touches. It felt like we were being welcomed into someone's home rather than renting a condo. The kitchen was more than well-stocked! We brought our yellow lab and the conveniences to accommodate dogs were amazing. Beautiful beach, lovely building and landscaping, and quick response from owners were all outstanding. We hope to visit again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Wonderful, Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at your condo. It was so clean and spacious and very well decorated. We especially enjoyed the view and breeze from the balcony. The mattresses were all very comfortable. The short walk (or golf cart ride) to the beach was nice and the grounds were kept really clean. The beaches were not crowded and the water was crystal clear. Thanks for allowing us to use your place!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Fabulous Week!

  • 5 of 5

Stress-free rental! I was in a group of 9 girls and the condo didn't feel over-crowded whatsoever. Beautiful view, easy access to the beach, and everything you could need throughout the week was included. No detail was left unnoticed-- beach chairs were included, the linens were great, and the condo has an overall great layout.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great Family Get-Away Rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this condo. It had all we needed or wanted. Access to beach chairs and the golf cart were a great addition. We used the cart each day to get all our belongings to the beach and also make sure my mom, who has a physical disability, was able to get to and from the beach easily. We had lots of fun! The customer service through Connie was great. She was quick to respond to communications and was always willing to help make our stay perfect. The condo and surrounding property was well maintained. We saw the pool and facility crew each day working to make the place look great. The evening security guard was very helpful when we arrived. He showed us around and helped to make us feel welcome. We saw him around in the evenings checking on things around the property. We experienced no problems while staying at the condo, but it was a welcomed site to have an on staff person throughout the nights. The pool was a welcome treat when the kids had enough of the waves and sand. The drive back to Gulf Shores wasn't a bad drive at all. We were able to eat dinner out a couple of nights and take the kids for some racing fun. It was a perfect location, as being close enough to restaurants, groceries, pharmacies, etc., but still far enough way that the beach wasn't very busy. Overall we had an excellent stay. Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo was awesome! My family of 10 had all the room we needed, we never felt cramped. It was clean, the beds were comfortable, there are plenty of blankets and pillows. We honestly lacked for nothing. I would not hesitate to stay here again, in fact it has become my new favorite place.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Mobile Regional or PNS
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Dolphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Car: necessary

The Indies condo is located near the end of Ft. Morgan Road on a peninsula. Our unit 503 has incredible views of the breathtaking bay to your north and the mesmerizing gulf to your south. The condo is ajacent to the Gulf Islands park and Fort Morgan. Miles of unspoiled beach and hours of exploration await you in this tranquil, less traveled end of Pleasure Island. When you can walk for miles and there is no one else in site, you know your someplace special. From the rooftop you can watch the ships navigate the pass up Mobile River as you relax on a deck lounger, or take in a sunrise or sunset. This particular area has the absolute best fishing around! You can catch a charter right across the street. Maybe you just want to explore a bay bayou in a kayak. You may want to play a game of golf. With three renowned courses within 15 minutes, you can't miss. Or maybe you just want to simply relax on the beach. You are only 15 minutes from civilization but a world away.

So if your ready to head to town you cant miss Lu Lu's. Kids LOVE this place and with live music most days you will too! The Hang Out is also a crowd pleaser. The Ol Mil Daulphin Cruise is fabulous. Take the sunset cruise and get you a bushwacker from the bar to take along. Then stop off at Sea and Suds for great raw oysters overlooking the gulf.

Then on a rainy day take the ferry across to Daulphin Island and visit the Sea Lab. Then drive into Mobile out on the causeway to explore the Battleship. Or head East to the Pensacola Navel Museum where you can actually ride in a flight simulator. Or for the women in us..go shopping for a bargain at the Tanger Outlets. And sure there are movie theatres.

Music is a big draw for this area. Most bars will have nightly live bands. And there are lots of festivals and activities going on every month of the year.

There is so much to do, but mostly I like to just hang out on the beach with the kids.

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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
 
late summer
Aug 7 2016 - Sep 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
late fall
Nov 1 - Nov 30
3 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
winter
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
$840
$2,195
 
 
spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
late spring
Apr 23 2017 - May 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
 
 
summer
May 21 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145 + Tax
Golf Cart $145 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

SMALLER DOGS may be allowed FOR LONG TERM RENTERS with additional fee. Please make inquiry by phone.

We have a nice golf cart for rent for 145.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , You have a private entry from your room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Very large double sink granite vanity. Private.
  • Wood cabinets, granite counter tops. Very Large and handicap accessible. HUGE and luxurious! Garden tubs big enough for two!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful Bay view!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Beautiful Gulf view with balcony entrance.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , commercial grade convertible bed that will sleep 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunks sleep 2, full will sleep 2 ,very large closet
  • Beautiful views of either the gulf or the bay. Very comfortable Pillow top kings, plenty of dressers and luggage racks.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a fabulous view from the 8th floor sundeck. Lounge chairs with misting stations make this view perfect in any weather. You can see the ships making their way up into Mobile Bay. The sun can set any time of the year and your going to have the best seat in the house. You are at the end of a peninsula so you see the gulf, the pass, the bay and Dolphin Island. Really something special. There are also two great golf courses just up the road, along with the best fishing on the gulf coast. Red Snapper fishing starts the first of June and Amberjack and Tuna are always in season. And all you have to do is walk across the street! Call and reserve your charter and you'll have fresh fish for supper!

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