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Relax And Forget The World!

Bedrooms 2
Space 725 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Sleeps 4-6

Great beach front apartment with an ocean view in a wonderful resort on the best beach in Gulf Shores. Apartment has been recently renovated with new mattresses, TVs, and furniture; a very enjoyable and relaxing place to stay. Watch the waves roll in from the living room couch or cooking that gourmet meal with a fresh catch. Catch that important game with the brand new 50' LED TV and a second 32' LED TV in the bedroom in case others don't think the game is so important. 48 mbps Internet in the apartment, 58 cable channels with HBO, new memory foam mattresses on every bed.

Jeff or Olga McMullen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Russian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Jeff or Olga McMullen

We live in Athens, Alabama, near Huntsville, where I work on Redstone Arsenal. We have lived in the Huntsville, Alabama area for about 3 years. We lived for many years in Germany before that and are both multi-lingual. As of 18 January 2015, we are back in Germany, living in Wiesbaden.

Jeff or Olga McMullen purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jeff or Olga McMullen chose Gulf Shores

My father is from the Gulf Coast of Alabama and I have been vacationing in Gulf Shores my whole life since I was a tyke the early 60s. I have been to beaches all over the world and these are among the nicest I know of anywhere. Fort Morgan is a special place and the Gulf Shores Plantation Resort offered us everything we wanted right there in one place, where we wanted it, Fort Morgan. The beaches at the resort are fabulous- white sand, beautiful water, herons that walk right by you, pelicans, and wide open pristine beaches.

What makes this condo unique

Peace and quiet, pleasant nature, relaxation in a beautiful setting but near the action if you want it.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Granite counter tops and brushed nickel fixtures.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Granite counters and brushed nickel fixtures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , One Queen sized bed, TV, private bathroom attached.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 1 has a full/twin bunk bed plus a 2nd twin bed
  • Master bedroom sleeps 2 and Bedroom 1 sleeps 4 with a full/ twin bunkbed and a second twin bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Good! 3.8/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

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Relax And Forget The World!
average rating of 3.8484848 based on 33 reviews

Fantastic property....pretty dated condos

  • 3 of 5

It was a beautiful area and the complex was large and spacious but the condo was pretty dated and really needs a door handle it was a bit hard to open. The floors were sandy when we arrived as well but overall we had an amazing stay. Very relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was nice

  • 3 of 5

The condo was nice the door was hard to get in and out of because it didn't have a handle that was the biggest problem and the key for the indoor pool did not work.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was great had a wonderful time

  • 4 of 5

Condo needs some work. Not enough light in living area. Several lamps in Master Bedroom did not work bulbs were dead. The door lock was a pain need a different one.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was clean and the dishes complaint is only because of the previous renters not housekeeping.

  • 2 of 5

I have never used VRBO before and therefore I was not aware of the process. First off, because the email address ended as .con I didn't get my instruction to check in until the hour I was trying to check in.

Next, I had to take care of the parking pass while I should have been enjoying my vacation.

Third, because I didn't get the instructions, I did not bring extra toilet paper and towels so I had to wash towels twice.

Fourth, the owners didn't renew the indoor pool and in the amenities it said 7 pools and an indoor pool-which was a lie.

And lastly it is not beachfront. Yes you can see the beach but the balacony faced the parking lot.

As far as the cleaning it was satisfactory but I will not be rerenting this space ever.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You received the instructions immediately when you booked. If you failed to read them in time that is on you. Obviously you didn't get the full enjoyment of the condo for this reason. This was your fault.
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Great property at a great value!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Great value for being steps from the beach! Lots of room, great seating & 2 tv's! Beds & pillows were very comfortable. I would stay here again!

Margo S.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, clean condo. Close to beach. Excellent value.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. I was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. Because the price was less expensive than other condos I looked at, I assumed it was going to feel a little cheap. But, it was actually very very nice! I think, perhaps, the price is a little lower than other places because the property is outside of Gulf Shores in Ft Morgan. We found this to be a HUGE plus. It was a very easy drive to get to the center of activity in Gulf Shores, but the area of this condo is more remote and therefore MUCH more relaxing. We could run out to grab a bite to eat or run to a store and not have to deal with any beach traffic at all. And our area of beach was not too crowded - on a holiday weekend! - which was WONDERFUL. I would not want to stay in the middle of the the Gulf Shores area. Way too much traffic and too many people crowding the beach. This location was perfect.

Things I liked:

-check in and check out were SO EASY. much more simple than any beach condo I have ever rented

-very clean

-nice big balcony with decent view

-very close to the beach, easy access

- resort was lovely. many pools, basketball courts, tennis. and a TERRIFIC restaurant with full bar that was open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We ate 80% of our meals here. It was amazingly convenient, we never had to wait for a table, and the food was amazing.

- also please note, I noticed previous reviews said furniture was broken. This was clearly addressed because all the furniture inside and out was clean and in great condition

- another review noted the thermostat didn't work. that was not the case. it was easy to adjust to our comfort level.

The only negative feedback I have is

- no wifi. there were directions for wifi in the unit, but it didn't work. the number given to call for help was the number for a moving company.

- the lease we signed said checkout was at noon - yet the checkout instructions in the unit said we had to be out by 10. To be fair, we didn't call to see if we could stay until noon, so maybe they would have granted us that extra time. But 10am checkout is too early, in my opinion.

- I thought we would have a washer/dryer in our unit. But it was in a laundry room downstairs. it was very convenient to our 2nd story unit, so this really didn't bother me very much. I just misunderstood the property features noted on the listing.

-TV reception was not good - very fuzzy.


  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fort Morgan- Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Highway 182
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fort Morgan Pizza
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Gulf Shores Plantation Resort
Car: necessary

Gulf Shores Plantation Resort is a family oriented resort with about a half mile of pristine beach available to the resort. Enjoy rich, white fine grained sand as it squishes between your toes, the sun fills you with joy and the roar of the ocean lulls you into dreamy oblivion. Total relaxation! The resort has great staff and security, good landscaping, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, and walking trails. Right next door to the nationally famous Kiva Dunes Golf Course, it offers year round enjoyment. The resort is secluded from the highway and you feel you're part of another world where you can forget your everyday cares.

Fort Morgan is the quiet beach area in Gulf Shores and offers nearly pristine nature with great biking and hiking trails as well as fishing, water parks, marinas, boating, great shopping close by, There is everything one could want in a resort area within 20 minutes of Gulf Shores Plantation. The resort also offers 7 outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool, fitness room, conference centers, and outdoor barbecuing and boat parking. .


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr - 21 May
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Summer
22 May - 31 Jul
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Summer
1 Aug - 7 Sep
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
8 Sep - 31 Oct
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov - 31 Mar
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £68.6
Property Damage Protection £42.6
Tax Rate 8.5%

$25 late fee is charged if the cleaning service has to reschedule due to guest not vacating the room by the designated check out time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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