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* DISCOUNTED SPRING RATES * Outdoor & Indoor heated pools - GOOD BEACH VIEW *

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

24-Hour On-site Security, Free Parking, Six Outdoor Pools, One Indoor Pool, One Outdoor Heated Pool (Mar-Nov), Seven Lighted Tennis Courts, One Lighted Basketball Court, New Exercise Room, Beach Volleyball Court, Two Outdoor Hot Tubs, One Indoor Hot Tub, Steam Room, Conference Room, Game Rooms, Beach Store, Movie Rentals, ATM, Umbrella/Lounge Chair Rental on the Beach, Outdoor Barbecue Grills, Conveniently Located Laundry Facilities on each floor & 4000 feet of Private, Sugar-White Beach Front Property.

Be careful as not all Plantation condos have access to an indoor or the outdoor heated pool and some condos charge $20 for parking. Yes, this condo has access to both those pools and we have free parking.

This condo has beautiful Gulf beach view, is fully furnished and well maintained for your comfort. Kitchen is equipped with all new stainless steel appliances to include dishwasher, refrigerator with ice-maker, flat top stove, built in microwave, also blender, coffee maker, and toaster. With granite countertops. There is a desk area off updated kitchen and this year we have a new sleeper-sofa with memory foam mattress.

Condominium also has CD Stereo,docking player for Ipod/

mp3, three TVs with cable & DVDs. Both bedrooms have a queen-size bed and the living room has a sofa sleeper. Linens, iron, and all kitchen utensils provided. Free high speed internet available in the unit.

Facility offers a coin-operated laundry on the same floor just steps away.

This resort is next door to the Nationally-Ranked Kiva Dunes Golf Course and offers numerous on-site amenities. Perfectly situated, the Plantation is minutes away from the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Gulf Shores, yet you are away from the over-developed, crowded beaches of the strip.

Keywords: Condominium, 2 bedroom, gulf view, Gulf Shores Plantation, sleeps 6

More Details

Owner
Gary & Laura Merello
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Gary & Laura Merello

Beaches were always our passion. We couldn't wait to travel to new tropical settings. The tranquility and beauty always puts us in proper perspective of appreciation for the gifts of nature.

After the first trip to Gulf Shores Alabama, we knew it was a place we wanted to return again and again.

We've love visiting by ourselves, with our family (10 grandchildren) and friends. The beach never disappoints us.

Gary & Laura Merello purchased this condo in 2005

Why Gary & Laura Merello chose Gulf Shores

The first year after taking an early retirement we bought our first Gulf Shores Condo (Our other 1 bedrm listing is 25459) It's always been a peaceful beach get-away. Away from the normal tourist congestion but with numerous actives a short drive away. It seems like every trip we make, we find new Gulf Shore friends in the complex and new places to explore. We've always enjoyed our beach get-away.

What makes this condo unique

The complex has enough amenities that you can stay at condo, relax and eat-in. But the local wildlife, restaurants, actives and nightlife offer some wonderful choices worth seeking out.

We love the Buffett-sound and the southern-country rock. These musical talents are well showcased in Gulf Shores.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kim and I have enjoyed our stay and sad we have to go home tomorrow but I guess all good things must come to an end. Just wanted to let you know that we plan on leaving around 6:00 am tomorrow. Not sure if you have someone checking in tomorrow but wanted to give you a heads up to give extra time to get the condo ready if needed.



Had a question...what kind of mattress is in the master bedroom? My wife has had issues with her back her whole life and says she's never slept better. We've been thinking of buying a new mattress for our home so we're curious.



Thanks so much for opening up your condo for us. We've had a great time and sad to leave tomorrow.



Eric
May 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Gulf Shores in Baldwin County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Reservation must have accurate number of persons party at time of booking. This number will be same number of persons allowed for entry to complex.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have shower and tubs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
7 Outdoor Pools, 1 Indoor Pool, 4 Lighted Tennis Courts, a Lighted Basketball Court, Shuffleboard, Horse-shoe Pits, Hot Tubs, Steam Room, Sauna, Game Rooms , Exercise/work out room, and a Board-Walk to the beautiful beach. Movie Rentals, Connections grill, Central Air, Refrigerator with ice maker, Cooking Utensils & Linens provided, Laundry Facility in complex

Reviews

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* DISCOUNTED SPRING RATES * Outdoor & Indoor heated pools - GOOD BEACH VIEW *
average rating of 4.7966104 based on 73 reviews
Alpharetta, GA
5

Excellent place in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place, the house was clean and had everything we needed for a perfect stay

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to hear from you in the future. Gary & Laura
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FORSYTH, MO
5

If you want an awesome place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

If you want an awesome place to stay, then stay here! Laura and Gary were awesome to work with! My family and I extended our stay twice! The condo is decorated so nicely, my daughters wanted me to redo their rooms like the condo! It was roomy enough for all five of us. The kitchen was stocked well enough that I made a Thanksgiving dinner and had everything I needed. You can see the beach from the condo. Its so nice to wake up, pull the shades, and watch the waves come in while drinking your morning coffee! There is plenty to do right there at the Plantation. There was a bit of a cold snap while we were there so we couldn't be on the beach as much as we had liked the kids were a bit bummed about that; however there is an indoor heated pool and my kids enjoyed that. We got to watch dolphins from the beach several days while we were there. And found a ton of cool sea shells! There are also basketball courts, several outdoor pools, a room full of books and games, so if the weather doesn't cooperate there is always something you can do. And Gulf Shores isn't far if you want to shop! The people on the island are incredibly nice! So are the other guest at the Plantation. The whole experience was awesome! Our family had a wonderful time relaxing and hanging out and we look forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thank you for the review and kind words. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. Hope to hear from you again. Gary & Laura
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5

Beautiful views, nice condo and great people.

  • 5 of 5

How can you not love Ft. Morgan? I always love my time there. The condo is well equipped and has a great view. Daily walks on the beach are my favorite times. Blue Angel training flights add to the charm. Thanks for sharing your lovely place

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It is an awesome bonus to sometimes get a training show from the Blue Angles over the gulf. So glad you enjoyed. Hope to hear from you again. Gary & Laura
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5

Clean, close to the beach, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay for my weekend get away. Not one single complaint.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Gary & Laura
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5

Our Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

We loved our Condo it was clean and had a great view. We will be back next year and would love to have the use of the Condo again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to hearing from you! Gary & Laura
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5

Very close to the pools & beach! Nice boardwalk to walk directly to beach too.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped condo right at the beach. Relaxing view of the shore & sunsets from balcony of the second floor unit. Great pool for little ones with a friendly shallow end to wander safely. Would go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Hope to hear from you again. Gary & Laura
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Location

Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Pensacola, FL (PNS / KPNS) Pensacola International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Villages (Beach Club)
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Dauphen Island 8 miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes (in adjacent parking lot)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 180
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Beach Club or Sassy Bass
Car: necessary

On site: 1 heated indoor pool, 6 Outdoor Pools (1 heated outdoor heated pool Mar1-Nov), 7 Lighted Tennis Courts, a Lighted Basketball Court Shuffleboard, Horse-shoe Pits, Hot Tubs, Steam Room, Sauna, Game Rooms, New Exercise room Movie Rentals and 3 Board-Walks to the beautiful beach Central Air, Refrigerator with ice maker, Cooking Utensils & Linens provided, Coin operated Laundry Facility in complex

Nearby:Charter Fishing, Tanger Outlet Mall, Fort Morgan, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Spa/Salons, Water Parks, Ferry to Dauphin Island.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
December
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£213
for 2 nights
From
£71
£515
£865
 
 
January
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£213
for 2 nights
From
£71
£515
£1,103
 
 
February
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£222
for 2 nights
From
£75
£523
£1,143
 
 
Early Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£307
for 3 nights
From
£79
£543
 
 
Spring Break
10 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£474
for 3 nights
From
£134
£865
 
 
Spring
8 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£464
for 3 nights
From
£131
£857
 
 
Early Summer
12 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£569
for 3 nights
From
£166
£1,067
 
 
Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,215
for 7 nights
£1,215
 
 
July 4th
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,302
for 7 nights
£1,302
 
 
Summer
9 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,215
for 7 nights
£1,215
 
 
Late Summer
5 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£126
£833
 
 
Fall
2 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£244
for 2 nights
From
£87
£595
 
 
Late Fall
14 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£222
for 2 nights
From
£75
£539
 
 
December
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£213
for 2 nights
From
£71
£495
£865
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£307
for 3 nights
From
£79
£543
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £112.39
Cleaning & Check-out fee £71.18
Tax Rate 6.0%

Refundable deposit is required to secure reservation date. If cancelled with less than 60 day notice, deposit is forfeited unless unit is re-rented for entire dates originally reserved.
To Choose to payment method of mailing check or PaPal (3%) method please email owner directly with request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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