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Dana Hammele - Owner

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french

Dana's 2/2 Perfect Western Sunset Corner ~ Huge Corner Balcony ~ Owner direct!

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


Gulf Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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People call and ask, how close we are to the beach. Well...if you were to jump off the balcony (which I would not recommend), you would be right on it! Come and see why most of our renters return.

++Our unit comes with 2 gulf front beach chaise loungers + umbrella set up for our guests from March through late October daily. This is typically $30-$40/day per pair and we include it with all of our rentals!

Crystal Shores is a thoughtfully well-built, 14-story building, directly on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It is two years young! Loaded with many state-of-the-art amenities for guests, it is simply one of the best buildings on less-trafficed west beach in Gulf Shores for either a couple or small family to share memories of a perfect vacation.

The onsite fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment directly overlooks the Gulf of Mexico The Indoor-outdoor pool and spa also is built to afford sweeping views of the gulf while you are soaking! This building has it all and also boasts an incredibly convienient location close to all the shopping and parks! Hit the 'G' elevator button, and in one minute, your toes are blissfully in the fluffy white sand!

This CORNER unit is located higher in the building and offers views of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Little Lagoon from the wrap-around huge balcony and from every window in the place! It is professionally decorated with very comfortable and new beach decor. The unit sleeps six (max). YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU SEE A CORNER UNIT VS. AN INTERIOR ONE THAT THE VIEW, SUN and EXTRA SPACE THAT A SEPARATE LAUNDRY ROOM PROVIDES MAKES THE SLIGHT EXTRA COST WELL WORTH IT.

We have high speed wifi for your computer and tons of other creature comforts. The kitchen is fully loaded and ready to experience your culinary prowess!

The two bedrooms both have King-Size beds with Premium mattresses (I insisted since I have a bad back)... and the couch in the living room has a premium Sealy mattress in the pull out queen-size sleeper. The master bedroom boasts a view of the Gulf of Mexico. It is a heavenly sight upon awakening each morning! Dolphins are a common sighting, too! The second bedroom offers a lovely view of the Little Lagoon.

Our goal in furnishing our condo was comfort for our family, when we visit our second home-away-from-home. The linens are top quality, and the balcony furniture offers high-end comfort with great chaise lounges for reading books! It is loaded with tons of books, games, puzzles, videos, and DVD's to entertain young and old.

You can watch the videos or DVD's in either of the bedrooms or living room on one of the three televisions. It is hard to watch TV though, while you're sitting on the couch, when the views of the Gulf of Mexico and Little Lagoon are vying for your attention!

High-end appointments in this unit include granite counter tops, tile floors and carpeting in the bedrooms, refrigerators with ice makers and filtered water and an incredibly well-stocked cooks kitchen - because I like to cook! There are also grill facilities on site in season.

It is best to enjoy the corner view at dusk while watching the sunset as you eat at the balcony height outdoor table overlooking both the Gulf of Mexico and the Little Lagoon, and the chef doesn't feel bad cooking because you can see the Gulf the whole time!


Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dana Hammele - Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french

About Dana Hammele - Owner

We bought this property when it was built in 2004 and when I walked on the balcony with my hard hat on, I started jumping up and down. It is such a view and such a great condo. I put my heart into the decor our place and it's so comfortable, I know you will feel it in each and every room. I am constantly working on the creature comforts. From the stripes in the bathroom to the other items we have throughout that make you realize this truly is a second home...ours and we'd love to have you enjoy it as we have over the years. It looks and lives brand new! (New Carpeting throughout in 2015.)

Dana Hammele - Owner purchased this condo in 2004

Why Dana Hammele - Owner chose Alabama Gulf Coast

Not too big with too many units, and yet has all the amenities of larger behemoth properties. I don't want to be crowded on the beach! This stretch is a little wider, too.

What makes this condo unique


Corner balcony overlooks Gulf of Mexico AND little lagoon. Balcony height bar stools are crucial for seeing over the railings and getting pure views of the gulf. Grilling area (charcoal) on site as well as beach chairs set up for you each day with umbrella (front row!) and beach towels in our condo.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Dana's 2/2 Perfect Western Sunset Corner ~ Huge Corner Balcony ~ Owner direct!
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Love Love Love

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Gulf Shores and we loved it. You book looking at pictures so you never know what it really looks like until you arrive. We were so happy the moment we walked in the door. The condo is perfectly decorated with beach theme from colors of the walls to the furniture. Open kitchen, dining area and living room, 2 large bedrooms and large bathrooms, utility room with washer/dryer and a wonderful corner balcony with direct view of the gulf and looking around corner views of the lagoon. The deck had 2 recliners, table with 4 chairs and Adirondack chairs/table combo which we loved. We sat outside and listened to the waves. We saw dolphins swimming in the morning. The sunsets were beautiful. Bring your flashlight and go out to beach at dark to hunt crabs. It was so much fun. This is such a quiet, laid back area. Views are beautiful and the condo was wonderful. There is a small store across street that has a little bit of everything and down the road a few miles in Orange Beach is a Walmart and Winn Dixie. We cooked all of our meals all week. We never wanted to leave the area. The kitchen has plenty of dishes, pans, silverware. There was a stack of beach towels in the utility room and in the closet were a couple boogie boards and sand bucket/shovel as well as a vacuum cleaner. I brought my own washing soap/fabric softener but there was also some left by prior tenants. Dana was so nice and easy to work with, we had no problems at all. Again highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Can't get a better location...right on the beach. We've stayed off the beach before and it's just not the same. We visited with 3 kids (11, 14 and 16). We all loved it. Communication with Dana was great...she always answered any emails quickly. The condo had everything we needed. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ST. Louis, MO, USA


  • 5 of 5

LOVED IT! We (2 Adults) stayed at this condo late April (no crowds!!), 2015. It was RIGHT on the beach and everything about it was just as described. Safe, with a security guard in the parking lot, VERY clean newer building, and tastefully decorated unit with fully stocked kitched and yes, bathroom has hair dryer :) The master has doors to balcony overlooking ocean, (my boyfriends favorite feature!) and balcony also wrapped to the west of unit for nice sunset views. It is walking distance to The Hangout and Bahama Bobs and grocery/convenience store was very close. The owner was a delight to work with and the process was so simple. We look forward to booking same unit again with the kids!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our spring break at this condo for the first time this year. The owner was very personable, organized, and good with communication. The condo was everything that was promised. It was clean, furnished well, and the view from the balcony was just beautiful. It was a very nice place for us to be as a family with children ranging from 6 to 14 yrs; lots of families around us and no rowdiness. Our kids also enjoyed the pool and hot tub. We had fun trying a few of the nearby eateries including Flip Flop cafe, The Hang Out, and Bahama Bobs. The grocery store across the street was convenient. All resort staff were friendly and available. The exercise room was well supplied and modern in style, overlooking the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham Alabama

My favorite 2 BR condo at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Gulf Shores for over 30 years and had always used one of the big rental companies for our condos. Five years ago we found Dana's property on VRBO and we haven't looked back. Dana's properties are lovely and comfortable, with more amenities than any place we've ever stayed. Working with her is very personal and pleasant, and she goes out of her way to accommodate her clients. She considers every detail, including leaving many supplies in the condo for her clients' use. This year she added the luxury of having beach chairs and umbrella reserved for her renters.

This particular condo is in a great location on West Beach - an easy walk to restaurants and across the street from a little store. The condo has a great wraparound porch with fantastic views of the Gulf and of the lagoon. Truly a sweet spot!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas Trip

  • 5 of 5

I have to say.. WOW!!!!! just WOW!!!!.. 5 stars all the way.. 2 really nice bedrooms.. balcony that wraps around from the Gulf side to the Lagoon side... WOW.. Really clean.. sweet fluffy towels.. 3 TV's.. the view is just awesome.. great kitchen with all needed and extra items. Filtered water.. that was great.. What else can I say? Dana gave us info on Great places to eat, accommodated us at the last minute on Christmas Day.. Just awesome things to say about the condo, the pool, the game room, the fitness room.. everything.. Just go down there and enjoy the view..

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Craft Farms, Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
1/2 mile (hwy 59)
Nearest Beach
you are on it!

Beach, Fitness Center (on-site overlooking the Gulf), Game Room (On-Site), Outlet Mall Shopping -- Walkable to Hangout!


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - May 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 15 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Parking (2) $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change. Minimum rental amounts of time during certain holidays, events such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Shrimp Fest. Please ask owner. We send out a lease to confirm booking and hold client's credit card information with a charge of $1 to serve to hold the unit. Payment is due via check or card one month prior to arrival. Upon receipt of payment and processing thereof, we email check in procedures for our condo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Curved Shower Rods!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Each bedroom boasts oversized california king beds. They are premium mattresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out queen sleeper sofa.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
HIGH SPEED INTERNET - WIFI Linens provided (at a charge), No Smoking (except on the balcony wit doors closed), Grill area (Charcoal) on first level, Ground Floor Indoor-Outdoor Pool, Indoor Sauna, Outdoor spa, 2 parking decks to accomodate 2 cars per guest, vending machines onsite

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