USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Gulf Shores Listing #76389

Crystal Shores West 104 - Gulf Shores, AL

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15 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Gulf-front, 4th-floor condo with balcony, W/D, hot tub, pool & sauna

When it comes to a prime location, this Gulf-front retreat on the fourth floor has nothing to envy to other vacations rentals in the area! This location allows you to admire unparalleled and unobstructed views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico from your private balcony. The balcony is the perfect spot to admire every sunrise and sunset and to enjoy your meals alfresco. Inside this beach-themed condo, you will discover a cozy living room with inviting furniture and a large smart TV with streaming services and cable. This will be the perfect place to come back to after spending the day swimming in the community pool, soaking your muscles in the hot tub, or taking advantage of the sauna on-site. When you are not enjoying all of the community amenities, you can always head over to the beach and enjoy the emerald waters of the Gulf. Then, you rinse off the sand in the outdoor shower and head back to your condo. The kitchen is well-appointed with all major appliances, including a dishwasher.


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


Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view






Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Indoor pool

Pool table : Shared

Sauna : Shared

Children's pool



Parking & access


Paid parking only

15 reviews

Jenny S. Dec 2022
Condo was very clean and great location on beachfront. 5 stars would have been given, but there are a few things that need to be updated. Owners should think of updating living room furniture. Couch is very worn and not easy to get out of. The loveseat is like sitting on a brick. Bedroom mattresses need updated. The better one is bedroom closest to entryway. We couldn't even sleep on the mattress in the balcony bedroom. Pictures need updated to show updated amenities in kitchen. Description needs updated to show all onsite amenities that are not usable when there are issues. Was very disappointed that pool and hot tub were drained when we got there. That was 100% reason we choose this condo over others in the same area. Vacasa did refund for the loss of amenities and we appreciated that. Loved the balcony and all the options to sit.
Manager response:
Hi, Jenny, thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback! While we are pleased that you loved the property's cleanliness and location, we are saddened to know about your experience. Our sincerest apologies if some of the furniture caused inconvenience during your stay, as well as the kitchen amenities. We will be sure to follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience to ensure the continued enjoyment of our future guests, and we will take your feedback as an opportunity to improve. We are also happy to inform you that the upfront description was updated to include the repairs for the hot tub and pool. We hope to host you for another truly carefree and wonderful vacation in the future!
Joan S. Nov 2022
The view was great and the patio area was perfect for sitting out on and relaxing. The bed was very comfy.
Steven L. Aug 2022
This condo looks beautiful and overlooks Beach. I'd suggest getting one higher up. The door didn't always lock, didn't have enough basics for week. Toliet paper, trash bags etc. These things weren't the rooms fault. More management of facilities. It also doesn't give you the code for beach access. Someone else had to give that to us by the beach.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Steven. We're pleased you enjoyed the prime location of our home, though we sincerely apologize for the maintenance and service concerns you encountered during your stay. Our local management has been notified so they may make any necessary adjustments for future guests. While some homes may be stocked with spices from previous guests, we do not supply any perishable items and cannot guarantee their presence. We advise guests to bring any items they may need for their specific recipes. We appreciate your feedback so we may continually improve, and we hope for the chance to impress you in the future!
Deidra B. Jul 2022
We loved the location and the size of the balcony.
Julie A O. Jul 2022
Easy to check in. First floor location is nice, plus the reserved space is just 1 floor down, so you don't have to wait on the elevator.
Corey N. Apr 2022
I love the location. The apartment was very spacious and clean, the view was gorgeous, and it felt very safe and inviting. It was listed as a pool view but it's oceanfront which was a very nice surprise! Great decor with a pull-out sofa, a large TV with surround sound, and a HUGE balcony with seating for 9! The cabinets were also stocked with cooking utensils, dishes, beer bottle cozies, a corkscrew, and pots/pans.

It was a little unclear what floor this condo is on. It's considered floor 1, but it's 4 stories high since it sits over a 3 story parking garage, making it a 4th floor unit :) We never heard any noise from the neighbors or the garage below. It's very comfortable and quiet.

Things I disliked: I would have liked to see better communication with the host instead of a 1-800 number in the confirmation email and a phone number on the fridge. (this is a vacasa issue. It just felt really cold and impersonal dealing with a 3rd party vendor through email/app instead of speaking directly to the host) We went to the front office to 'check in' because the instructions weren't entirely clear, and then realized we don't have to check in with anyone. Also, the beach access gate code they gave us was incorrect, so we had to go to the main office to get that as well. Not a big issue, though.

Overall the trip was 10/10

ALSO, be sure to deadbolt the door when you leave or go to sleep! We thought it locked automatically like most condo/hotel type doors, but it doesn't! Make sure to flip the deadbolt to lock the door or anyone can walk inside without having to type in the code.
Michelle G. Feb 2022
This condo was overall a nice place to stay. Location is great and we loved having a big balcony on the beach. I looked for a place with an indoor pool but ended up not being able to stay in the pool for very long with a 6 month old because it was as hot as bath water. It was clean but the front door had to be shoved to be opened all the way to carry things in and out and the two couches could be more comfortable (there's not 2 single chairs like pictured). But overall, we were happy with the place!