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Comfy, waterfront condo w/shared pool & hot tub-near beach & dining
This comfy, convenient condo in Gulf Shores offers guests great unobstructed, fourth-floor views of the Gulf of Mexico, beach, pools, and tennis courts from the full-width balcony! And from the front balcony, you can see Mobile Bay. The entire condo is freshly painted and boasts tile floors throughout. It has a brand new granite countertop with a new double stainless sink and new base cabinets. Other amenities include cable TV and a private washer/dryer.
What's nearby: The beach is within walking distance of this condo. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and Gulf Beach State Park are only 13 miles away, offering picnicking, boardwalks, and sand dunes. Boat launches and water views are available at Fort Morgan, nine miles away, while 20 miles away you'll find hiking and biking at Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail and lots of family fun at Adventure Island.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen Snowbird friendly. Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird rates! Guests will have access to six outdoor pools, two outdoor hot tubs, and one indoor saltwater pool on the Gulf Shores Plantation grounds.
This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.
Due to Hurricane Sally in 2020, this property may have noticeable repairs as you enter the resort or complexes. Access to resort amenities and parking areas may be limited.
Parking Notes: There are parking passes for a maximum of two vehicles. Every guest is required to fill out a vehicle registration form at the security gate before entering their condo. Please bring your reservation information to provide to the security guard. If you don't have your reservation information, a parking pass will not be provided. You can use your check-in email as proof of booking. Thank you.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Hot tub (Shared)
Tennis court (Shared)
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Nearby activities & attractions
Hot tub : Shared
Pool : Shared
Sauna : Shared
Tennis court : Shared
Basketball court : Shared
Parking & access
Christina H.Sep 2021
We have stayed at Plantation Palms multiple times and this was the worst stay we have had.
I will start with the condo.. there is zero way to secure the main door as the slap bar lock was broke and there is no other form of lock. The master bedroom had sheets that had stains on them and the fitted sheet did not fit the bed completely. The quilt on the bed could use a good washing as well. The bed itself is hard and not comfortable at all. The second bedroom bed is so loud when rolling over. The condo itself is dated. The refrigerator has broken drawer/shelf. There were dirty glasses in the cabinets and by dirty I mean had lipstick still on them. The floors were sandy. There was a broom but no dustpan. The ice machine was broken. The blinds are the terrible vertical plastic blinds and several were missing. The sliding door in the living area was extremely difficult to open. The patio set only have 2 chairs. Overall, the condo needs some TLC.
As for the resort itself.. our whole stay there was only 1 working elevator. Thankfully our room was right by the stairs. The door to the trash bins needed to be closed to cut down the foul smell. Our last night was the worst. At 11:30PM we were woke up by disrespectful individuals playing excessively loud vulgar music. We looked for a security phone number but ended up having to walk down to the security booth. Apparently, we were not the only ones who complained. It took several trips by security to the individuals condo to get them to stop being loud. There are several pool gates that do not lock which could be a danger for small children.
Not sure if we will stay at Plantation Palms in the future as it has really gone down hill since our last stay.
Hi, Christina! We are glad you stayed with and apologize you weren't fully satisfied. The main entry door locks automatically when closed so it can only be opened by entering the current six digit code. The ice maker worked upon inspection, and the blinds are being replaced. Thank you!
Kaycee N.Aug 2021
This place is awesome if you are going for the beach and scenic view. It's in the middle of nowhere and the nearest town is 13 miles away so make sure you get plenty of gas on the way in. Most of the shops that are located in close proximity close at 9 PM. We arrived after hours so plan accordingly.
The walls at Plantation Palms are thin. You will hear neighbors that go in and out and let the door slam. You can hear a rolling hum from the suitcases as well as footsteps outside. The doors are heavy and slam hard. The way that balconies are positioned, make it easy to hear everyone at any given time. Noisy neighbors at 1:30 AM in the other buildings where the balconies face inward. I have never stayed here before and booked this so we didn't have to drive 2-and-a-half hours home after a concert.
Jessica S.Aug 2021
The condo was spacious and beautiful. Plenty of room for my family of 4. The balcony big enough for all of us to sit and watch the waves roll in. Absolutely loved it!!!
Toni R.Aug 2021
Beautiful condo and loved the beach
Alisa W.Jul 2021
Great space and view!
Anita R.Jul 2021
The apartment was nice, and comfy with a great view of the ocean.
Maggie C.Jul 2021
The view of the beach and all the activities in the courtyard. Was able to have the kids check in with us very easy while still out and about. Unit was clean and comfy. I might recommend a curved shower rod, it’s hard to shower without the curtain sticking to you. Also it would be great to have a cooking sheet or two. Other than that it was a perfect stay!
Amanda H.Jul 2021
Great location if you want to be away from the hectic traffic. Beautiful place, pools,beach, and other facilities were well kept. Can't say so much for our room though.
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We passed your comments along to our local manager to review and we appreciate guest’s preferences as a means to continually improve. We look forward to hosting your next stay!
Randy E.May 2021
We loved the beach and the balcony (although we had only 3 chairs instead of 4! The condo has a lot of issues, so hopefully they will get addressed sometime soon. We will probably not be going back here!
Thank you for your review, Randy! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you contacted our 24/7 guest services to address issues you might have had during your stay so we could attempt to make your stay more enjoyable. We apologize for inconvenience and hope we can host you again!
Jeff A.Aug 2020
Beautiful view nice room , beach was awsome , wish we had longer to stay .
Janice B J.Aug 2020
Have stayed at Plantation Palms for several years. Many nice units there
Sally H.Jul 2020
In hindsight, and going back and looking at previous reviews, this seems to be a common complaint with this condo that Vacasa gets by with a quick apology and goes on to let the guests do their own cleaning. This is our fifth condo stay at Plantation and first time using this company...after spending the first night of a three night vaca, two here, cleaning, I’m not sure I’ll use them again. But Plantation itself is incredible!
I spent the first night cleaning the condo and washing sheets. The floors weren’t swept or mopped. There was food crumbs, half of a cookie, a tube of chapstick and even broken glass in the kitchen. The dining chairs and chip crumbs on them. Mold in the bathroom...the intake on the laundry door and furnace room was CAKED with dust. There were broken blinds placed in random spots. My bed had a hair in it and the quilt was visibly dirty, so I washed all of the sheets.
And yes...there was even a booger...
Hi, Sally! We appreciate your feedback and are so disappointed to read you found your accommodations lacking cleanliness. We truly are working with our skeleton COVID-19 staff to achieve the best cleans possible despite a lower crew number and more restrictions. We will continue to work on adjusting to this new normal and hope to provide the best possible guest experience every time. Thank you!
Heather S.Jun 2020
Clean, nice and comfortable amenities. I would only change the beds as they are quite hard. Recently updated most everything else including a new washer/dryer! Would love to stay in this unit again. We live this property and the area as well.
Gretchen P.May 2020
This condo was overall very nice and perfect for our needs! Very comfortable and even had beach chairs, etc for our use which was a bonus! However, there were no sheets on 2 of the 3 beds and none left for us to use. We never got sheets during our stay and had to purchase them on our own. I called Vacasa multiple times to resolve the issue, and no one ever came to give us sheets. There was a dirty towel left in one of the bathtubs. The dishwasher was full of dishes, clean, but who wants to put dishes away that you did not dirty on your first day of vaca? So the cleaning crew did not do a very good job in preparing our condo for us. And communicating with Vacasa is somewhat of a challenge. They did resolve our issue by giving us a refund of our cleaning fee. I'm happy with the result with the company, but would likely not rent from them again because it was difficult to get anyone locally to help us out during our stay.
Gretchen, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the home's great location and features. We sincerely apologize for the service issues affecting your stay. While we have experienced unforeseen effects on our operations in light of the response to the developing health emergency, we regret that this impacted our ability to provide you with an exceptional vacation experience. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we worked to address the concerns that arose during your visit. We hope for the opportunity to host you for a great stay in the future.
Marisol B.May 2020
The place was nice with a nice view but it was definitely not clean.
We apologize for any cleanliness oversights and wish you had called so we could have assisted you. We hope to have a chance to impress you in the future. Thank you, Marisol!
Cindy A.Sep 2019
The view is beautiful with easy access to the beach.
Amy K.Jul 2019
We loved our stay at Plantation Palms! The condo was nice and had a beautiful view. Easy walk to the beach, pools were nice, and easy check in. Would highly recommend!
Tim F.Jul 2019
Loved layout and location. Condo is dirty. I cleaned mold on bathroom fans and hung a new shower curtain that was very moldy. Finishes rough, rusty. Dirty pillows, and blankets. Washer/dryer nice to have but noisy like Fridge. Would be a great condo with a little investment and a good house-cleaning.
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are very sorry that the home was not cleaned to our standards. We have passed along your feedback and suggestions to our local team to make sure that the condo is 100% ready before future guests. We hope to host you again in the future!
Bill L.May 2019
Great condo. Great views. Amenities tremendous. Resting on site. We barbecued a couple of nights. We are returning!