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Your Happy Place at the Beach Awaits! April Special 4 nights/$100 discount

Bedrooms 2
Space 96 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Crystal Shores Unit 702 ~ 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo Gulf Front Sleeps 6

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Welcome to Our Happy Place at Crystal Shores, one of Gulf Shores finest Condominiums on the Gulf of Mexico. Prime location for Hangout Music Festivals and Shrimp Festivals. This beautiful beach front condo with Modern Decor and all new Living Space furniture is sure to make this your home away from home! Newly installed wood look tile flooring throughout. This area is quiet and family oriented, keeping you close enough to the action yet far enough away from the crowds.

Condo is located on the 7th floor with access via elevators. This spacious 2BR/2BA condo has 9' Ceilings and is decorated with comfort in mind and our Louisiana influence. This unit sleeps 6. Both Bedrooms have King Size Beds with full bathrooms attached. Living Room has a Queen Sleeper couch. The Master Bedroom and Living Room both have glass sliding doors providing access to the balcony and panoramic views of the Gulf. There is 200 ft of spacious balcony with new counter high outdoor chairs and tables for outdoor dining and taking in the magnificent ocean views. Watch the dolphins play in the mornings while drinking your coffee on the balcony.

The Kitchen boasts granite counter tops, fully equipped, and stocked for all of your cooking needs. Also a full size pantry closet and full size Washer and Dryer are available. Dining and Kitchen areas can seat 8. There are 3 flat screen TV's, 3 DVD players, IPOD Docking, Radio/CD, and FREE WIFI Internet Service. Telephone Service is provided for local calls. You will have Electronic Keypad Access eliminating the need to keep up with keys during your stay.

We are located 1 mile west of Hwy 59 and Beach Blvd (the Hangout Intersection). Close to nightlife, restaurants, outlet shopping, golf,water-parks, miniature golf, movie theaters, and fishing.Access the beach in just a few steps via the private walkway eliminating the long walk with beach items and coolers. Beach Chairs and Umbrellas are available for rent on the beach daily. Visit the outdoor shower along the walkway to wash off the sand after a long day at the beach.

The Indoor/Outdoor heated pool with swim through access and hot tub offer a break from the beach when needed. Sauna and exercise facility have beautiful views. The kids will enjoy the game room with Foosball and pool table. There are charcoal grills located on the ground level for grilling after a long day at the beach. There is 24 Hour Security On-Site and On-Site Management office. Covered and Non-Covered parking is available with covered loading and unloading zones with carts.

Our unit is a NON-SMOKING & NO PETS unit, NO Exceptions! CHECK-IN is 4PM and CHECK-OUT is 10AM. Visit the convenient Pier 33 Grocery Store across the street for ICE, snacks, drinks, beach items, and souvenirs you may need during your stay!

We are excited to share our Happy Place at the beach with you! We look forward to helping you book your beach getaway!


More Details

Jennifer and Mike Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Jennifer and Mike Nelson

We are Mike and Jennifer Nelson from Monroe, Louisiana. Mike is an Airline pilot and I am in Industrial Sales. We have a 8 year old daughter that loves coming to the beach. We are both graduates of LA Tech University.Mike grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast so making the decision to purchase a condo on the water was the perfect choice! He can fish and I can lounge on the beach!

Jennifer and Mike Nelson purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jennifer and Mike Nelson chose Gulf Shores

We purchased our Condo at Crystal Shores because it was a beautiful condo and relatively new. The complex is a quiet, family friendly unit with beautiful white beaches with all the amenities a family could need. We love sharing our home away from home with our family and friends while making memories. The beach is less crowded and quiet yet close enough to all the action of Gulf Shores! There is great restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. This complex has one of the best Home Owners Associations so it is always making improvements to better service its owners and their guests!

What makes this condo unique

We fell in love with our unit because of the tall ceilings, modern feel, and larger than normal balcony. It's a great extension of the unit and allows for dolphin watching, gorgeous sunrises/sunsets, and people watching, of course!

It was a smaller complex with fewer units, so no overcrowding. Great location, easy to get to anywhere quick yet away from the hustle and bustle. The beach is so close and just a few steps away! Who could resist that! You won't find a better view so book your next beach vacation with us! We guarantee you will love it as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Weather Cooperated with us and gave us plenty of time on the beach. We would love to come back again! Thank you so much for sharing your condo with us! My daughter had her birthday (yesterday) at the beach and couldn't have been happier! we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the condo immensly!
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 96 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to Master Bedroom with large counter space
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Access from 2nd Bedroom and Living Area, ample counter space
  • 2 Full Baths with Full tub/Shower Combinations with plenty of storage and large counter space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private Bathroom and Balcony Access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Bedroom with Access to Bathroom
  • 2 King Size Beds, Queen Sleeper/Sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
There is 24 Hour Security on site. Security Guard patrols at all times to ensure rules and regulations of the complex are enforced.


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Your Happy Place at the Beach Awaits! April Special 4 nights/$100 discount
average rating of 4.967213 based on 62 reviews

GREAT location, lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place! Fully appointed kitchen, great balcony. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional Beachfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

Couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend our beach time for New Year’s Eve! Jennifer and Mike have a lovely condo and made sure we accessed the condo ok and had whatever we needed! Exceptional views paired with the perfect location. We will definitely be looking to come back during the summer months!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well placed and clean

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for Christmas for 4 days and the place was clean and nice and close to everything we needed. The owners are awesome to work with will answer any questions you have and are very easy to work with. The place is came with everything we needed. Thank you for letting us stay we had a great time.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at Crystal Shores 702. Glad you found everything you needed and enjoyed your stay at the beach! Please come back again!
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Such a relaxing trip...

  • 5 of 5

My daughter was invited down to sing st the Frank Brown Festival and This condo just felt like home when you walk in. Very clean and the view is amazing ! What sun sets. I highly recommend this unit. Oh.. the patio furniture is amazing and comfortable.. and we just purchased some of our own

Thanks guys

  • Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congrats to your daughter! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had some good weather!
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Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

First of all let me say we were not ready for vacation to end! This condo was perfect from start to finish! Nice decor, very up to date, and what a view of the ocean! Mr & Mrs Nelson were really awesome to rent from! Unfortunately Hurricane Nate delayed our check in 2 days by our choice. Mr Nelson kept in contact as far as the commotion the weather had caused. He called after the storm passed to let us know the condo had not had any damage and never lost power so we were good for check in. Mrs Nelson was very responsive when I had issues with the number lock to the condo and had me fixed up in a matter of minutes! The property was clean and very well kept from the pool to the boardwalk. We really liked the fact that there was a storage area just off the boardwalk to the condo to keep our beach chairs and wave boards so we didn't have to lug them up/down daily. We will definitely try to book with them again! Thank you to the Nelson's for our wonderful week away from the reality of Adulthood and responsibilities!! Until next time~life's a beach!

  • Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us for your beach vacation. Glad we were able to accommodate your stay even with a hurricane coming in. Can't predict mother nature. Glad you still enjoyed your stay and had a great time! Our complex is family friendly so glad you enjoyed the perks!
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  • 5 of 5

This was fabulous! the condo was clean right on the beach and everyone was so friendly. I would recommend this to everyone I know to stay here. I will be returning for sure. you have everything you need. grocery store right across the road, restaurants you can walk to if you don't feel up to cooking.

The beach was fabulous! the cabanas were ready at 7:00 or 8:00 in the morning and we always had entertainment... people watch, dolphins out everyday, shell collecting of course!

If we had questions about our condo Jennifer or Mike were very quick in getting back to us.

thank you for a fabulous time!

Hazel & Duane Jelle

Rick and Ellen Hall

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are always glad our guests love their stay and find everything they need to make it feel like home but with a much better view! Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pensecola, FL
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Fort Morgan to Dauphan Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
The Hangout & Bahama Bobs
Car: necessary

Enjoy the quiet Crystal Shores where you are close enough to the action but away from the crowded beaches. You are just.09 miles past the intersection of Hwy 59 & Beach Blvd. ( The Hangout intersection). Convienent to The Hangout, Pink Pony, Bahama Bob's, LuLu's, Watervillye, and Acme Oyster House.It's just a short walk across the street to the Pier 33 Grocery for groceries, snacks, drinks, ICE, and beach gear! You'll love this store!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Hangout Festival 2018
May 17 2018 - May 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2018
May 21 2018 - Aug 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 6 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Shrimp Festival 2018
Oct 11 2018 - Oct 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Feb 28 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$75.59
Cleaning/2 Parking Pass C$153.74
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check-In time is 4:00PM on day of arrival and Check-Out is 10:00AM on day of departure. On day of arrival you are welcome to use the pool, lower level bathrooms, and enjoy the beach until time for check-in. We must give our cleaning team time to have your unit clean and ready to meet your expectations! We will send you a text if we see that the cleaner is done early.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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