USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Gulf Shores Listing #29484

Crystal Shores 502 - Gulf Shores, AL

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41 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 4 comfortably  No pets 
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Gulf-front condo w/ views & shared indoor/outdoor pools, hot tub & sauna!

Make comfort a priority by escaping to Crystal Shores 502, a wonderfully situated Gulf-front condo with direct access to the white sands of Gulf Shores! Build lifelong memories with friends and family as you spend your days swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, play endless card games in the sunshine on your private balcony, and enjoy a wealth of community amenities that include outdoor and indoor pools, a hot tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

What's nearby:
This beachfront property is located in the heart of Gulf Shores, less than a mile west of Highway 59 and its many options for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Spend your days boating or fishing with a locally booked charter, or drive a few miles up the highway to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Waterville USA, or Pirate's Island Adventure Golf. The always serene Gulf State Park is two miles east, the Craft Farms Golf Club is six miles north, and plenty of local dining favorites - including The Hangout, Acme Oyster House, Sunliner Diner, The Cove Bar and Grill, and The Royal Oyster - are close by.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen

This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.
If you have any questions please contact Vacasa at 251-968-6868.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view






DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Indoor pool

Sauna : Shared





Shared Charcoal Grill

Parking & access


Paid parking only



41 reviews

Dee R. Sep 2022
The views were superb! Right on the beach! Roomy & comfortable. We will be back!
Lauren K. Aug 2022
The condo was absolutely beautiful and has a stunning view right on the ocean. Easy to access and close to shopping/eating. If you’re looking for a place to vacation, this is it!!
Phyllis M. Aug 2022
The condo is beachfront and the views were just perfect. It is convenient to everything.
Carol W. Jul 2022
The place was clean and perfect for our family of 5!
Jason M. Jun 2022
Very clean and comfortable for my family of 6. I loved the private access to the beach !
Valerie F. Apr 2022
The unit was very clean and had all you needed in the kitchen. I wish the king bed had a bedspread versus a thin white cover over a sheet. It was like sleeping under a double sheet. The unit was cheery in deco as well as beach. The refrigerator froze the sodas, etc. It was set on 5. We loweted it to a 3.
I would stay in this unit again. 5th floor perfect height.❤🌴🏖
Manager response:
Valerie, we are so glad that we succeeded in making your travel experience a memorable one and we appreciate you letting us know how we can improve. Please note that in order to maintain safety and cleanliness, bed comforters have been removed at this time. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next stay in the area!
David H. Mar 2022
The unit is a little older, could use some updating (couches, deck furniture) but we knew that from looking at the pictures. A few basic spices would be nice to have available. A hair dryer is not provided. A little extra cleaning (bathroom door touch points, top of refrigerator, dryer lent trap).
Melissa R. Mar 2022
It was everything the picture described. It was roomy. It was fully stocked for all needs. The beds were clean and comfortable. The view was breath taking. Quiet location. All amenities were up to date and was useful to use!
Deb M. Feb 2022
We stayed here in January 2022. Kitchen was equipped nicely and lots of space. Beds were comfy but living room furniture could use some updating. Would stay again.
Arletta B. Dec 2021
Home has great view of gulf. Check in was very easy. Unit was very clean. Will definitely rent this home on our next visit to Gulf Shores
Tommy S. Oct 2021
Very clean, just like the pictures in the ad
Jeffrey P. Sep 2021
Great Ocean View. Accommodations were adequate. Beach was Beautiful.
Giovanna N. Sep 2021
The beach and Gulf are always great and this is right on the beach. Great balcony view and it will depend on the time of year if you see the sun set or not. The unit was decorated nicely and it was fairly clean. It could use some detail cleaning in the bathrooms. Walls and touch points on doors also need to be cleaned. If you like to cook and eat in, you will need to bring all the extras. Not even a grain of salt and no coffee filters for the coffee brewer that they provide. Most units that I looked at, had some kitchen supplies. The pots, and utensils are cheap. Pots and pans are thin and flatware and utensils appear to be from a dollar store. If they would upgrade the cookware and utensils and include some basic spices, and coffee filters, it would help. They also have no games or movies available. Most other condos talked about this as well. No big deal if the weather is great, but for those times that it is not, a few family friendly board games would be nice. The pool inside and out, is small. The photos are deceiving. The indoor pool was closed, all the door were locked. On our last day we were told that one door sticks and that we needed to pull hard on it to open it. No signs were posted so we had 2 days of bad weather and we were not able to access the indoor pool. We dealt with the rental company the entire time, (Vacassa) no contact at all with the owners. Gulf Shores was on the edge of hurricane IDA and because there was not a mandatory evacuation order, they were not flexible at all in moving our date back a few days to avoid the bad weather. And it was bad, heavy rain and winds for 2 days. It did not matter. They were perfectly ok letting us drive into a Cat 4 hurricane and sit in a condo for 2 days. Unfortunately sometimes and definitely this time, the dollar was more important that safety. Our first time to this area was not the greatest and it could have been had Vacassa and the condo owner been just a little flexible. We will return to Gulf Shores but next time with not use either the condo building or the rental company. Gulf Shores is a great place and there are lots of rental units available.
Manager response:
Hi, Giovanna, thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and will pass this information to our local staff for their consideration. We apologize for the inconvenience of the weather. Unfortunately, that's not something we have any control over. We have local staff who are continuously monitoring the situation and keeping us updated with the most accurate information. We guarantee we would never make decisions that would put our guests or staff in harm's way. If the area our guests are staying in is determined to be unsafe due to the storm, we contact them and cancel or postpone their stay. We hope for the opportunity to host you again in the future for a more enjoyable stay!
William H. Aug 2021
The view was awesome beaches were clean
Mindy H. Aug 2021
We were very happy with our stay! Very clean and everything was in great working condition. We loved that our access to the beach was so convenient too! We will definitely be making the17 hour trip back!
Ann S. Jul 2021
Three adults and two children under 6 were extremely comfortable. The condo was clean and had everything we may have needed. The option on indoor/outdoor pool and access to beach make this our new favorite spot. All staff encountered were polite & considerate. A+ from our family
Terry M. Jun 2021
Condo was clean and had the things we needed. Rooms were nice size Near the Beach and close to Restaurants. Elevator was a bit slow at times cause of so many people staying. Over all we
enjoyed our stay in the home and would use it again
Rachel M. Jun 2021
We had such a great stay! The place was clean and couldn't have asked for more for the price. We will be back!
Leslie M. May 2021
We had a wonderful trip!
Gearl W. May 2021
The room unit was great.. Exactly how presented. Everything was clean and refreshing.

The hot tub could have used a little more attention although I understand keeping up with when used so often. Will def consider staying here again if I vacation in Alabama.
John M. May 2021
Crystal Shores is the perfect condo for a family vacation. Great location and all the amenities you need. Absolutely love it.
Stephen G. Jul 2020
It was nice to be right on the beach. Rooms were a good size and beds were comfy. We had a short trip and the condo served its purpose. However, the condo could get some more attention from the ones that clean between guest visits. The condo could also use a little TLC. Examples: (1) Bathtub faucet in bedroom with king bed has constant drip no matter what position it is turned to. Drip sounds all night. (2) Only one parking pass was provided and two were promised with booking. The customer service number was called and a return call came about 3-4 hours later saying a pass would be dropped off the next morning. No pass was ever dropped off. Lucked out that my truck did not get a boot put on it. (3) Dishes from previous guest were never pulled out of dishwasher and put up (4) Laundry door is broken and leaning against shelving (First thing you see when you walk in). (5) A towel was left hanging on the back of a bathroom door from the previous guest (obvious brown marks on it).
Tip: one set of elevators for the building, so at peak times, allow 10-29 minute wait to get on elevator.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Stephen! We will follow-up with housekeeping on the oversights, and the closet and faucet have been repaired. We hope to see you again!
Derrick H. Jul 2020
The view was beautiful! The condo is set up nice for two families. They had every utensil to cook with. ie: George Farmer, croc pot, skillets, etc. We enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi.
Brad B. May 2020
Very nice, adequate room and a great view of the gulf.
Frank G. Mar 2020
Loved the view and the place. Problem with elevator malfunction, which caused us to carry our stuff up 5 floors. The cleaning process was not great, found hair in sinks and tub. Overall very nice stay!
Manager response:
Hi, Frank! We are sorry to read there were some hiccups with your stay. We will follow-up with our housekeeping team regarding your cleanliness comments. The HOA did temporarily shut the elevator down due to high winds. Thank you!
Larry M. Feb 2020
Room and view is beautiful
Mona S. Jan 2020
This unit was decorated very cute which I loved. Great view of the beach. Enjoyed the stay.
Leslie J. Jan 2020
The unit was a lot more spacious than anticipated. Updated and nicely laid out. Washer, dryer unit was nice and right beside entry.... nice for throwing towels in when coming off the beach! Amenities were fantastic! Loved the pool and jacuzzi areas! Balcony was LARGE!!! View was spectacular. Free gift with stay and it had all the necessities of home. 5 Stars! Would definitely rent again!
Becky B. Jul 2019
The website information and booking process was very nice. The check-in and check-out process was great. The room was clean and modern looking, and well cared for. The view was fantastic.
Desiree C. Jul 2019
It was very nice and clean! Had extra stuff for the kids to play in the ocean and also an umbrella for us to use as well! Overall we enjoyed our time, thank you!
Michelle O. Jun 2019
The condo was clean and had an ocean front view. The beach was beautiful.
Debra F. Apr 2019
My granddaughter had a blast
Nora G. Apr 2019
The only reason I’m not giving it a 10 is because for the last 2 days of our stay the water was never warm in our shower. Last day was actually cold water.
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
Clyde W. Jul 2018
It was my first trip to Gulf Shore's and the ocean.. and everything was as excepted.
Dianna T. Apr 2018
the condo looked just like the online photo
BETTY G. Mar 2018
Great location, room satisfactory but could not lock door to balcony from bedroom. Living room door would not unlock and coffee maker did not work
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.