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Barb Arne

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Island Shores, 3 bed/3bath, Beachfront, Ground Floor Best location, Pool

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights

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Gulf Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Ground floor convenience - no steps or elevators, close to pool and beach access

Island Shores offers a great location on the beautiful white sandy beach which is is DIRECTLY on the Gulf. Please call owner, Barb 303-564-2048 to discuss any details. Must be 25 to rent this condo which is STRICTLY enforced with proper ID.

This low density complex, (only 59 condos) means the beaches are less crowded than the larger complexes. This location is on the ground floor, no elevators or stairs to use to carry your luggage or access the beach. Our condo offers gulf views and is conveniently located within WALKING distance to the State Park Pier and beachfront restaurants including Sea and Suds, Pink Pony and the Hangout. Island Shores is centrally located approximately 1/2 mile east from Gulf Shores Public Beach where Highway 59 ends and approximately 1/2 mile from the State Fishing Pier.

This is an end corner unit 3 bedroom 3 bath condo on the east side of building right on the scenic east beach with many windows.

Please call to discuss details.

Island Shores also has a private pool on this property located conveniently near our condo.

Please call so I can answer any questions, phone conversation required prior to reserving dates.

Each Parking pass is $17

Free WIFI.


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Keywords: beachfront, oceanfront, ground floor, pool, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, walking distance to restaurants and shopping, Gulf Shores, Alabama, Hangout Music Festival, Sea N Suds, beach, snowbirds, fishing, dolphin cruise, Gulf Coast, Emerald Coast, sandy beach, relax, low density complex, golf, tennis state pier

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barb Arne (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Barb Arne

Our family are original owners of this beachfront condo. We have enjoyed many vacations in Gulf Shores and we are always excited to see the new attractions to visit beyond the beach. Gulf Shores is a great place to build family memories. We always wish we could spend more time there.

Barb Arne purchased this condo in 1981

Why Barb Arne chose Alabama Gulf Coast

We love the location of Island Shores directly on the beach with great views. We love to walk the beach as this condo is located between the State Park Pier and the Gulf Shores Public Beach with many great restaurants. Walking to destinations is very convenient. Our condo has been renovated and redecorated recently.

What makes this condo unique

The ground floor access and beach view attracted our family to buy this condo before the building was built, no stairs or elevators. This is an end unit with 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, with easy beach and pool access.

Also very easy to walk to beach attractions, restaruants and shops.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Island Shores, 3 bed/3bath, Beachfront, Ground Floor Best location, Pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

Great place for our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Very clean, and perfect for our stay. The owner was so nice and very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very nice accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Our family arrived late on Saturday night and was greeted with a very homey and comfortable condo. With the first floor right on the beach we could hear he surf calling us in the morning. The condo was well equipped with all that we needed and was a home for a week. Our family would definitely liked to go back and rent this again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Literally 60 seconds to the beach. Splendid Gulf view!

  • 5 of 5

Two friends and I had a Gal Pal reunion! This condo made it perfect! Parking was a breeze and with the condo being on the ground level it made unpacking really hassle free. The condo itself sits right on the beach and it is literally 60 seconds walking to the beach! It has 2 very spacious bedrooms and a third smaller one, perfect for kiddos or even two adults. It's interior was clean, comfortable and nicely furnished with leather sofas and a big round table to accommodate everyone. The balcony overlooks the beach and has an additional table for sipping wine or a beer and soaking up the Gulf Breezes. The condo is equipped with beach chairs, sunscreen, beach toys and boogie boards which we made good use of! Best of all, it is an easy walk to the soft white sand! If you need a break from the beach there's a swimming pool again, just a few steps away. There's an onsite laundry that I didn't need but would come in handy with kids. It's a short distance to a variety of restaurants. I found it to be a convenient, beautiful location and a perfect condo to enjoy with friends and still have some quiet privacy to unwind. I would definitely go there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurie Sue, Thank you for staying at Island Shores 150. It sounds like you had a great time. It sounds like someone had left some beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys and sunscreen in the condo. These are not guaranteed to be here for guests arrivals as I cannot keep track of these. We hope you will return to Island Shores 150 for your next Gulf Shores vacations.
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Fabulous Beach Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a very clean well maintained condo that was on the beach!!! There are three generous sized bedrooms and 3 bedrooms. The kitchen had everything we needed and we were able to cook quite a few meals. The condo was nicely decorated and we enjoyed reminiscing in the spacious well furnished living area. We were able to sit on the deck and smell the wonderful salt air, see and listen to the waves. There are natural dunes between you and the sea, so it is picturesque. When going to the beach we just walked on the short walkway that went over the dunes. There is a water/shower area right there so you can clean off everything before going back to the condo. It is in a great location as the beach in front of the condo is not busy. Also you can walk for what seems like miles on the white fine sanded beach either way. You can walk to great dining, shopping and drinking establishments so you don't have to drive around if you don't want too.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knott Family vacations

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented the condo at Island Shores room #150 for so many years that our memories are so wonderful that it has became a family routine every year to stay when the room is available. We have twins ,boy and girl , that are twenty years old now however they both learned how to swim at 8 years old in the pool at Island Shores while we rented from room 150! Thanks for the hospitality all these years ! George and Stephanie Knott Albertville,Al

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Great location, easy walk to town. Nice that it was on ground floor. Didn't have to bother with elevator bringing kids to the beach. Had two families sharing a little crowded but not bad at all. Each bedroom had its own bathroom which was convenient. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Shores offers sugar white sandy beaches, excellent state fishing pier and deep sea fishing, boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, boogie boarding, golf, tennis, water parks, interactive zoo, dolphin cruises,go carts, fine arts, shopping, restaurants, nature trails, bike, stand up paddleboards and kayak rentals available.

*watch for dolphins playing, rolling and swimming from the balcony- usually early am and dinnertime on calm days

Island Shores in Gulf Shores is an excellent destination for families as it is very conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and the State Park fishing pier.

Visit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, shop the Tanger Outlet Mall

Keywords: beachside, oceanside, Hang Out, Ground Floor, Shrimp Festival, Mullet Toss,


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
31 night minimum stay
early March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 11 2017 - May 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Music Festival
May 17 2017 - May 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
late spring
May 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
EACH Parking Pass $17 $34 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$350 refundable reservation/damage deposit required
$17 fee for each parking pass -limit 2
Price Reductions may be available for longer stays- check with Barb
Please check calendar on this site for availability
Minimum AGE of 25 to rent strictly enforced.
$100 cancellation fee, 60 day cancellation notice required for rental payment refund, ask Barb if there are questions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Full bathrooms 1 attached to master 1 attached to bedroom #2 1 accessible to bedroom #3 and living area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large bedroom and large walk-in closet
  • sofa sleeper in Living room pulls out to a queen sleeper
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Great kite flying with the coastal breeze on a beautiful open beach front. Night time fun star watching on the balcony or chasing sand crabs by flashlight. on the beach enjoy a game of volleyball, frisbee, and shell seeking padded chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas are available to rent on the beach

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