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Mel Dawley

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Luxury 3BR/3BA Gorgeous Gulf Front!- Heart of Gulf Shores

68 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Alabama Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7) Beautiful Beach Front

One of the newest and nicest condominium units on the beach. This complex is situated directly on the Gulf and has over 370 feet of powder sugar-white beach on the Gulf of Mexico. It is located between the famous Pink Pony Pub and the Sea-N-Suds Restaurant, both within walking distance of our condo.

Our San Carlos, unit 1606, is spacious and professionally decorated with over 1400 square feet and is absolutely gorgeous. Inside the unit you will feel serenity as well as luxury. This is a designer owned unit so you can expect only the best in upscale and unique furnishings. The kitchen and bathrooms have granite counter tops, crown molding and ceramic tile. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub as well as a walk-in shower. The living room has a wet bar, 50 inch HD flat screen television with DVD and high speed internet access. All bedroom are furnished with flat screen HD TVs.

San Carlos has a large zero-entry, beach-side pool that is directly below our unit, a sauna, an elegant lobby and a fully-equipped fitness center that overlooks the beautiful beach.

Our living room has wall-to-wall/floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for fabulous Gulf views. The Gulf-side master bedroom includes a king size bed and has a flat screen TV plus wall-to-wall/floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Gulf. Imagine waking up in the morning with the beautiful gulf beside your bed. Sliding glass doors from the living room and master bedroom provide access to the large, Gulf-side balcony that has ample seating for dining or relaxing while enjoying the beauty that surrounds you. The second bedroom has two twin beds, with a full private bathroom. The third bedroom has a queen size bed also with a private bath. The dining area has seating for 4 at the dining room table plus 3 seagrass stools at the large kitchen counter. The kitchen contains a large pantry and the laundry area contains a full size washer and dryer for your convenience.

Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent in front of San Carlos, while wave runners may be rented and parasail rides may be purchased at a beach-side location adjacent to San Carlos. Summer renters are often treated to the sight of parasail riders over the water directly in front of the San Carlos from our oversized private balcony.

Give us a call or send an e-mail by clicking the box at the end of the pictures labeled 'Click to Inquire About This Property'. Pack your bags, and be our guest and enjoy your best vacation you may ever experience.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mel Dawley (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mel Dawley

Looking forward to sharing our beautiful beach front condo with you and your family. You will not be disappointed!

Mel Dawley purchased this condo in 2009

Why Mel Dawley chose Alabama Gulf Coast

We fell in love with our condo on our first visit to San Carlos. This spacious new unit and view took our breath away. It was all we had ever dreamed of and MORE!

What makes this condo unique

Our unit is within walking distance to restaurants, bars and entertainment with on site security provided.


based on 68 traveler reviews

Luxury 3BR/3BA Gorgeous Gulf Front!- Heart of Gulf Shores
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews

Luxurious Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

As we entered the condo the first time, the first thing we noticed was the cleanliness. Secondly, the beautiful beach-inspired decor immediately provided a feeling of calming relaxation. This condo is not only beautifully decorated throughout, but also includes a thoroughly stocked kitchen for cooking needs. Within a couple of hours of checking in, I received a text message from the owner checking to see if there were any questions or problems. Some of the hot spots were within walking distance and we enjoyed the freedom of not driving everywhere. Beach access is very close; the pool was very nice and the crew cleaned the area several times a day. The balcony was one of our favorite spots. The furniture was comfortable and we spent hours watching the sunrise/sunset, beach activity, and even saw dolphins about four feet from the beach one morning. The balcony was in the shade during the day too. There are two charcoal grills on the property and thankfully, we did not have to wait for our turn. Our second trip to Gulf Shores was wonderful in every way--condo, weather, restaurants, The Track, golf, etc. If you chose this condo, you won't be disappointed. My family would definitely consider staying in this condo again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super condo!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property! This condo was everything we were looking for! The owner worked with us to get the dates that we wanted with no issues. Rooms were smartly decorated. Great view from the balcony. Dolphins every morning. Thanks again Mel!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! It is truly breathtaking as you walk in the front door. The décor and amenities are far above similar properties. We always love the balcony and spend a great deal of time watching the waves. The condo was very clean and had a short walk to the beach, pool and local restaurants. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views, comfort, and First class amenities

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed all over Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, I can tell you this is the place we will return again and again to. The 16th floor view was amazing, we even got a personal fly by from the Blue Angels on their return to Pensacola from a flight show. Every room is decorated in beach decor which makes you feel the relaxation of the "Beach Life" the moment you walk in the door. The owners thought of everything!! The kitchen has everything to feel right at home. The jacuzzi tub in master bathroom was a welcome relief after a day of fishing on the pier.(the spanish mackerel were biting!!) The condo was very clean and the gulf breeze coming in the glass doors was a treasure in itself. The parking, pool and overall appearance of the building will exceed your expectations for a beach retreat. You will be in walking distance to some of the best eating and entertainment in the area, and then you get to take a short walk home to paradise!! Words can not do justice to the condo and to the owners for providing such a beautiful place. Thank You so Much!! We will be Back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious and beautfully decorated!

  • 5 of 5

Condo met every expectation we had. It is beautifully decorated and very spacious. Within walking distance to all of our favorite restaurants. The owners were very quick to respond on any questions we may have had. Located on the 16th floor provided us with an excellent view of the ocean. The elevators are fast so the wait was never long even though it was the Shrimp Festival weekend and there were a lot of people staying in the building. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 3 days at this San Carlos condo and it was everything described and more. Beautifully decorated, centrally located and the views were outstanding. Mel (the owner) was a pleasure to work with and was very accommodating as well. We expect to return to this property when we are back in Gulf Shores in the future. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in the heart of Gulf Shores


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer I
Jun 27 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer II
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
Shrimp Festival
Oct 13 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall II
Oct 18 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Parking Pass $40 + Tax
Wrist bands $10 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Alabama Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 16
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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