- 2 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- sleeps 6
Description from the owner
All November except Thanksgivng week is $89/nt plus fees!
FOUR condos this building, ask for last-minute specials if you are less than two weeks until desired dates.
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Additional Location Information
Gulf Shores, ALABAMA - not Sanibel Florida. Nestled on a narrow sliver of land, we sit between the beach and Little Lagoon so that you have views on both sides of you! In summer, the sun sets over the lagoon (not the beach) so you get a view that many condos miss out on!
Just 2.5 miles west of the HWY 59 "T" and the Hangout. Just before the bridge at West Pass where the state park is on the waterway that connects Gulf to Lagoon. There is NO fighting for beach space where we are, or having to look around someone else's umbrella.
Our location keeps you out of the 'fray' and traffic but there are 25 restaurants within a 5-minute drive, plus the zoo, Waterville, putt-putt, The Track Amusement park, movie theatre, and even a Super-Walmart to purchase anything you need. With our location, you get the best of both worlds.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Waterfront
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 02, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Oct 14, 2013 - Nov 22, 2013 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Dec 01, 2013 - Dec 19, 2013 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Dec 20, 2013 - Jan 04, 2014 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Jan 05, 2014 - Feb 27, 2014 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Feb 28, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014 |
SPRING BREAK 2014
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Apr 21, 2014 - May 13, 2014 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|May 17, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014 |
Peak, Sat to Sat, $1859 all-in
|7 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$150||$1,000||$1,500|
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|View all 8 Rate Periods|
- Tax rate | 11% of rent
- $10 per Vehicle, one-time | $10 per stay | $10 per vehicle for parking pass, one-time fee - NOT per day
- ALA HOTEL TAX | 11% of rent | add taxes of 11% AFTER cleaning and parking pass, per state of Alabama
- Damage insurance | $40
- $39 one-time damage insurance policy | $39 per stay | may offer REFUNDABLE but additional security deposit for low-cost rentals
- Cleaning fee | $90 per stay
Additional notes from owner
MINIMUM AGE 23 for booking party, maximum of 5 adults in condo (no adults on top bunk) - maximum of 6 guests, one must be 10 and under due to top bunk.
1) In non-peak times (so other than spring break and peak summer) - at my discretion I MAY offer WEEKNIGHT lower prices so if you have the flexibility to stay Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed nights you may receive lower price depending on demand. This doesn't apply during summer or high-demand seasons, sorry.
2) we normally have a 3-nt minimum but I will waive that if it's last-minute (three days out or less) or if there has been no demand
3) TOTAL RATE CALCULATION:
ADDITIONAL FEES (and these do NOT go in my pocket...out of my control):
~ take your base rental rate X number of nights then add fees in this order:
A) add $90 cleaning
B) add $10 parking pass PER VEHICLE - one-time fee, not daily
C) add 11% Ala Hotel/lodging tax AFTER the cleaning and parking pass (per state of Alabama)
D) add $39 ONE-TIME damage insurance policy cost (in lieu of security deposit) - NOT TAXED
E) OPTIONAL Trip insurance is offered for just 7% of your total stay including fees
1) down payment of appx 20% due at time of booking, CREDIT CARD ONLY
2) balance due 30 days in advance by credit card OR personal check
3) all bookings done online with professional ONLINE booking system where you can review rental terms, etc. just like a hotel website
I have to send that booking link to you separately - it is NOT found on this website.
- Outdoor Pool
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
- 1236 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Wow!! What an awesome experience!!!
We had a great time. A hurricane was supposed to have arrived and Dana Flynn made sure to contact me to keep me informed. A storm did not show up after all and we had a great time!! I will definitely go back and stay with Dana. She is great!!
Exceeded all expectations!
Dana was the best travel rep. we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. She went above and beyond to make sure we had the most memorable of vacation experiences. The accommodations were just like being home. The 2 1/2 baths were wonderful for our group of 5. We had the best time staying in this condo. Even though it rained almost every day, we even enjoyed staying indoors because of all she had available in our condo. The netflix for movies, cards, books were an added bonus, We were given every idea that she had in order to know where to spend our time and where not to waste it. It was a wonderful trip and stay in Sanibel #1405. Our location was "spot on".
Grove City, Ohio
The condo was great. Clean and well equipped. The location was excellent, close to everything but not right in the middle. Beach access just down and across the street.
Perfect place to stay
We rented from Dana for 3 nights after we had our wedding on the beach in Gulf Shores. Our check in process was so easy, quick and stress free. The condo was beautiful and everything was in great condition. The location was great, it was not far from town and it was close to where our families were staying as well. The view was our favorite thing, we loved to sit on the balcony at night. It was beautiful! It was a quiet and perfect place to stay after we got married!
Top-Notch Bang for your Buck!
The service we received was top-notch! We have stayed at many rental places on the beach and lake over years. What made this place the best is the attention we received from Dana. She stayed in communication with us instantly. We know the owner cares not only about the place but about our comfort. The place had all the amenities, fantastic view, and everything was working and easily accessible. The rolling cart for the beach and the rolling cooler were wonderful. We didn't have to pack those from home. The kitchen had all the appliances and gadgets from home. I was impressed at how clean and neat the items were. I have stayed at places where things were missing or put back unorganized. kitchen tools very well organized and easily accessible. Her cleaning crew and maintenance people were "on-call" if needed. We left behind an item, and her cleaning lady called me right away and spent her time and immediately shipped it back to me, with no hesitation. She was very pleasant and understanding. The view, location, upgraded amenities, and the price made this the best bang for our buck! The overall best thing we liked was knowing the owner cares and it shows - having an owner this attentive means the most, because it is reflective in the quality and service we received. Thanks - we will be back!
I ended up going to the shores alone as schedules with friends didn't work out. This condo was awesome! Fully stocked - so close to the beach and the pool was great as well. People were friendly. Great time!
Fantastic family vacation!!
We stayed at Sanibel condo april 19-23, 2013 for a family vacation. The location was fabulous, not far from the restaurants and grocery stores. The condo is across the street from the beach, but we found that it was easy to get to as the street is a 2 lane road and is not busy. We stayed on the 14th floor so the view from the balcony was absolutely gorgeous!! We enjoyed keeping the huge sliding doors open to let the breeze in and to hear the sound of the waves. The decor was really pretty too. No boring worn out wicker furniture here. Leather sectional sofas, beautiful colors through out and granite counter tops! The thing I liked the least was that the pool was not heated and there was no hot tub. We went in april and it was pretty cool that weekend so it would have been nice to have a heated pool or hot tub nearby. Other than that, it was a great stay and we will definitely be back to stay at Sanibel!!
We enjoyed our stay,Dana is a wonderful lady very helpful,and made sure we all were happy...Condo has everything we needed and then some...Highly recommend
The Woodlands TX
Beautiful, peaceful getaway
This condo is beautiful. Everything we needed was provided. The view is amazing. Our family of four visited during November so it wasn't as busy around the area and the beach was quiet and peaceful. Still found plenty to do away from the condo: Shopping, putt-putt golf, go-carts, etc.
We had our plans booked and were ready to go, but then hurrican Isaac decided to make his appearance!! Through the whole experience Dana was wonderful! We were a little skepical of still going on the trip; worried about the beach and damage. However, we decided to make the trip, and we are so thankful that we did!! The condo was beautiful! The pictures do not do this condo justice. The owner really knows how to make her guest feel welcome and at home. The beach was just a short distance; nothing to complain about. We will definitely book again:) You wont regret this booking!
Response from Dana Flynn - 09/05/2012
I had FIVE anxious incoming guests in five different condos biting their fingernails to see what Hurricane Isaac would bring to our area. As a seasoned 'stormer' - I grew up in Pensacola - we coached and encouraged all of our guests to go ahead and come the Labor Day weekend right after the storm, anticipating no damage. Each guest was just as thrilled as Meranda that they stuck to their plan, the beaches are awesome and had zero damage, and we kept the communication lines open, and the facts available at all times. Thanks for your patience, Meranda and see you next time! ~ Dana
Breathtaking decor, great location, wonderful experience!
We have just recently returned from staying at this condo and loved it! Upon arrival I was already impressed that there was plenty of parking, carts to assist with our baggage and it was easy to find our condo room. Dana was absolutely wonderful to work with. She had every little detail explained in our emails so that we had no problem with anything! There was a nice little welcome gift and I wasn't expecting that :) Everything was exceptionally clean and tidy. The decor and colors are just perfect. My kids loved the bunkbeds and the fact that they had their own bathroom. I loved the little extra things, such as the rolling cooler and beach cart and my kids enjoyed the beach toys, floats, etc. that were accessable. The balcony was breathtaking, such a beautiful view! Having the washer/dryer was a lifesaver. It rained one entire day, but Dana gave us alot of inside activity options and even offered to let us use her other condo's inside pool. We enjoyed eating at LuLu's (kid's favorite) and Papa Rocco's Pizza. I cooked alot and everything I needed was there. We will definately be using these condo's again. Thanks Dana!!!
Response from Dana Flynn - 07/28/2012
Carisa - thanks so much for sharing - love the photos and putting a name with your face! We are so blessed to share our home with you and it thrills me to know you enjoyed it as much as we do. The view just can't be beat, even on a rainy day. We look forward to your return!
We had an awesome time!!
This was our first visit to Gulf Shores and Dana made it so easy to enjoy!! The condo was beautiful and very well equipped with everything we needed...and the view was gorgeous!! We were first looking for a house but this condo is the way to go. No obstructed view of the ocean !! We had an amazing vacation and would definitely like to return in the future.
Dolphins and Sea Turtles
This condo was our best vacation ever, we got to watch the dolphins play and actually got to watch a sea turtle lay her eggs, a once in a lifetime experience. The condo is everthing that was promised and more and is exactly like the pictures show. Comfortable beds with alot of room. We will be staying here again! Would give 10 stars if they would let me.
Better than we could have hoped for!
Let me start by saying that the photos don't do this condo justice. It is so beautiful. The decor is tastefully done with lots of attention to detail that really makes your stay special. For example, my children loved the "fish" ice trays they discovered when we arrived. The view from the main room is breathtaking, and you will have to tear yourself away from the balcony. So relaxing. The place just has a peaceful feel to it. Dana (the owner) is amazing. She goes above and beyond to provide you with excellent service and all the information you will need to navigate all the activities, local eats, grocery stores etc. She even had a nice gift waiting for us when we arrived. She is very professional and will do all she can to make your stay a comfortable one. Looking forward to returning next year! Book one of her condos! You will be glad you did!!
amazing view... amazing condo...Not kid friendly
My husband, myself and our 3 year old stayed in this condo w/ my inlaws who had 2 young kids w/ them and my mother in law. Condo was amazing. Except that the doors were easy to unlock for the two 3 yr olds there and w/ the balcony on both ends of the condo it made me a nervous wreck the whole time. Also when we arrived the patio box was broken... held down by beach chairs. We thought they already knew about the box since they rigged it to stay closed w/ the chairs... well, they charged us for it anyways. I would recommend this condo... but take note of anything you see that may be damaged or broken and take pictures right away so you don't end up paying for someone elses damage like we did. Other than that.. Al was amazing! the beach was stunning! the people there have such southern hospitality. can't wait to go back!! ;)
Response from Dana Flynn - 06/13/2012
Regarding being kid-friendly, the sliding glass doors of these condos are hurricane proof to 225 MPH winds and are extremely heavy, are nine feet tall, and also lock. There is only one balcony in my condo, the other balcony mentioned is the external hallway, which is behind an external door with TWO locks. This is the first time anyone has ever mentioned a problem with children and the doors. Every child is different, but the majority of condos in the beach area have sliders, and ours are especially heavy. Regarding damage, YES - when renting a hotel room, a car, a vacation condo, or anyone else's property, you should always report damage. In this case, I researched it thoroughly, spoke to three different people including a cleaning crew that has years of history with me, and am certain the damage occurred during this guests' stay. The damage was beyond just the lid and included the hinge and other parts of the box as well. I was gracious with how little I deducted from their deposit and in 14 years of managing my properties (five condos total) this is only the second time I have deducted money from a guests' security deposit.
Great space! Wonderful views!
A wonderful place. Best price for amazing quality. Won't find this good of a deal anywhere on the coast. We visited in January and it was perfect. Just a note - outdoor heated pool is not open inf January as we had expected. No big deal though, Dana took great care of us and made sure we had a place kiddos could swim!
Best Stay ever
We had such a great time. The condo is beautiful and very clean. We will be back next year Jenniefer
Donna and Mike
Great place to stay!
We absolutely loved this condo unit. It gave us gorgeous, incredible views of the ocean and easy access to the beach. The condo had everything necessary to make us feel like we were right at home (kitchen was incredibly well stocked with utensils, dishes, appliances, etc.). This was our fourth trip to Gulf Shores, but the first time as "snowbirds". The weather was perfect for us - wish we could have stayed longer. Maybe next year?! We ventured to all of our favorite eating places and were in seafood heaven. We absolutely loved our stay at Sanibel! It made the 1400 mile trip south truly worth it! Additionally, easy parking with access to unit. Fabulous stay!
Perfect last minute holiday getaway!
We spent New Year's 2012 in this beautiful condo we found through Vrbo. While the online photos were gorgeous, they simply don't do this place justice. The designer colors are "upscale coastal" - rich teals, browns, taupe and silver with lots of earthy accessory pieces - a welcome change from the typical beachy pastels w/ painted fish accents. There's hard tile floor throughout, granite counters in the well-stocked kitchen & large baths (2 full, one half), upscale appliances and a spacious great room with awesome gulf views and a huge teak dining table.
And about that view... don't let the fact that this building is across the street from the beach deter you - this unit offers as gorgeous a panoramic gulf view as you'll find anywhere. Just open the sliding doors and the sounds and smell of the surf are right there, too. We took breathtaking photos of sunrises and sunsets from the balcony.
The location is great, too - lots of restaurants and shopping nearby - right in the thick of everything but 5 minutes or less from the "most-go" restaurants in Gulf Shores like The Original Oyster House and King Neptune's. We even found an awesome little beignet shop, Cafe Beignet, tucked in a little shopping center - no menus needed since they serve absolutely nothing but coffee and beignets :-).
What we appreciated as much (or more) than anything, though, was the great service and warm hospitality Dana provided. While lining up the place she returned emails almost immediately, she made special and generous dispensations re: check in and checkout so that we could optimize my husband's time off, and she even left us a sweet little hostess gift.
Thanks, again, Dana for everything you did to make our little Sam's birthday get-away so special!
One Of The Best Get away Spots!!
My Boyfriend and I stayed at Shell-Shocked and we were very pleased! It was a comfortable atmosphere and we loved the view from the balcony! Absolutley Breath Taking!! There was plenty of activities for us to do. The best place for watching dolphins and going fishing is down at Fort Morgan! We saw dolphins constantly while at Fort Morgan. Dana is a Wonderful Women to do business with! She made sure we was satisfied with our stay and gave us numerous recommendations of what to do and where to eat. Our Favorite place to eat was Ribs and Reds! Great Seafood at a Great price! Well Worth It!!
Everything was wonderful. Everything has been thought of to make your stay a wonderful event! The beach buggy is great for carting all your beach stuff to the beach. Only complaint is the bed are a little hard but tolerable.
Amazing and beautiful. Unique and modern.
I have stayed in Gulf Shores a few times and Dana's property made me feel I was getting luxury for my dollars, but also that she truly cared about making her experience stand out from the crowd. The condo was very trendy. Felt like I was acutally staying in a modern condo, not my grandma's or a beach hotel. It would be like comparing fast food to a locally owned coffee shop/cafe. Cafe being Dana's condo. But not only was it sharp, she was very gracious to help us find good restaurants and understanding about my 1 year old breaking a remote. I will definetly be returning.
Love,Love, love This Place
I almost hate to review this place because then everyone will know about it.
First off, Dana was great to work with. We booked the condo for Labor Day Weekend. We went with my two daughters (6 & 8) and my mil. A couple of days before we left, there was word of a potential tropical depression. I voted to go anyway. We come from hearty Midwestern stock, so it couldn't be that bad. We brought the kids' Wii and some extra games in case we were stuck indoors.
The condo is spectacular. I have rented houses and condos all over the world, and the description isn't always close to reality. Here, it is. There was plenty of room for the five of us to be comfortable. All of the furniture was comfortable, as was the Master Bed. The kitchen was well-appointed (which is rarely the case) and the dining room table was huge! The place is spotless and really well done. The condo is across the street from the ocean, which wasn't a huge deal since no one was really in Gulf Shores that weekend. I am sure it is a bit of a hassle in the summer time to cross the street if you are juggling kids and toys.
While I was enjoying the condo, the storm was brewing. We took quick trips to the beach between raindrops, but it was a monsoon most of the time. Dana emailed us several times to make sure we were OK and to give us suggestions of things to do. It was incredibly kind. The thing was, I was having a fantastic time, lounging around, taking naps and reading in the glorious bed. My mil, on the other hand, was watching The Weather Channel nonstop and freaking out. By Sunday morning, my husband had enough of her freaking out and we left early. I seriously thought about staying by myself.
We will totally be back.
My own little slice of heaven
We stayed in Sanibel for our first trip ever to the gulf coast 3 years ago. We've been to other Gulf Coast spots, Destin, Pensacola, etc...but our favorite by far is Gulf Shores and Sanibel. We booked last minute for Thanksgiving weekend and that was our third stay there. The unit is completely furnished and decorated with the renter in mind, everything is the finest quality. The balcony views are breathtaking. It's the perfect vacation spot for us. We make a grocery stop on the way in and rarely if ever leave. I spent this entire trip in my pj's. The residential area provides uncrowded beach access. The lagoon area is perfect for picking up hermit crabs and watching the pelicans feed. Nightime strolls on the beach with flashlights provide hours of entertainment. Dana is fantastic to work with. As I've said, we've stayed many other places and nothing comes close to comparing. It definitely feels like our home away from home now. We'll be back!