Condo, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
About Mary 3145175258
Mary 3145175258 Gulf Shores Plantation has been our family destination since 1984
Mary 3145175258 purchased this Condo in 2001
Why Mary 3145175258 chose Gulf Shores
Great family resort. Well manicured property.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Plantation Dunes condo
My family of four stayed in this condo for our fall break this past week. The site was amazing - we loved that we could sit on the sofa and see the ocean! We loved the pool access and the board walk that led us straight to the beach. For us, it was a plus that it was out of the way from Gulf Shores. We really enjoyed the family atmosphere and the fact that the beach wasn’t overcrowded. We cooked most of our own meals, but did venture down to the Sassy Bass (delicious!) and into town for a milkshake at The Yard and a meal at Tacky Jacks.
There are probably some updates that could be made to this condo, specifically the bathrooms. But it had everything we needed for our week long stay. I can’t complain about anything, and will look to see if it is available for next years break.
Great beach location
Loved the location. Condo has great views, beautiful sunsets Lots of things to do for family. Enjoyed on site restaurant and condo kitchen was well stocked. Pools were great never too crowded. Beach was fantastic We hope to come back again and will definitely try to rent this condo
It's on the 2nd floor by the pool. You can hear people through the windows. Night security is a joke and one night the AC went out. No reply from the owner, but luckily it kicked on again.
We loved our stay at this condo. Great views, easy access to pools and beach. Condo was clean and Kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. Great on site restaurant, food and service was excellent. Visited it several times. Also enjoyed visiting Kiva Dunes and Fort Morgan. We will definitely visit area again and hope to stay in this condo
Easy check in and out. Owners were very quick to reply to any questions
Gulf Shores vacation -not really Gulfshores
View from the balconywas fabulous
Easy walking easy access to the beach, pool, all the amenities. Big plus.
BUT, a big but, is that this property is 23 minutes from GulfShores which may not sound like much but it is when you've driven 10 hours to get there. Plus, there is no bike trail, no walk path, etc. only a shoulderless highway. And only one restaurant on premises. So you had to drive to dinner. You are virtually isolated from any other activity. Luckily we discovered the Beach Club a mile east where they have outdoor evening festivities for the family along with food trucks, beer, etc. We went there twice.
It was dirty, especially the bathrooms. Mold on the shower curtains. The entire unit needs a paint job, deep cleaning and overall refresher. The kitchen was clean, but really lacked a lot of essentials. For example there were no trash bags, foil/wrap, spices, things you come to expect when renting. Dishwasher detergent, paper towels, soap, TP was scarce. Btw, we have rented several condos in the past and this was the most poorly equipped. The living furniture was fine, tv's good, plenty of towels and bed linens. Big issue are the outlets in the bedrooms. None of our electronic plugs worked....they would fall right out. Ridiculous. Some didn't even have outlet covers.
Very simple. The guards were super pleasant and polite. Downside is that the instructions given to me via email were inconsistent. For example there were two different checkout times listed, the wifi password was wrong, no mention at all of the $20 parking fee required.
Cons: Only one restaurant, no management company onsite and difficult to contact, no walk up bar, or place for the kids to get snacks. No walking path or bike trail
Pluses: one nice heated pool, two shuffleboard courts, several tennis courts, one basketball court, plenty of grassy areas to play, barbecue pits and picnic tables throughout, a nice exercise room, laundry facilities that accept credit cards, and 2 indoor hot tubs. Beautiful beach with new boardwalk leading from condos to beach.
Our consensus rating is 2.5. I highly recommend full transparency about the location, parking fees, the like. Also highly recommend a full review of the instructions, deep cleaning/painting of the condo especially the white furnishings, and more thoughtful stocking of the kitchen.
I am glad to hear you enjoyed the beach view and amenities. I am sorry you were not happy with location. Most of our guests are very familiar with Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores and stay because it is a quiet family friendly resort. No crowded beaches. My listing shows the exact address and shows a google map of the area and exact location for directions. Most people view before reserving. I don't know how this could be more transparent. Also, in my popular amenities my listing clearly states there is a one time $20 parking fee and this is repeated in my arrival information. I wish you would have called regarding the kitchen needing extra attention. I would have gladly sent housekeeping back to the condo to re-clean the unit to your satisfaction. There is no management on site but I am just a phone call away and would have answered you quickly. I was unaware of the plugs but they are now being replaced since bringing it to my attention. I only send one arrival info and parking page so I do not know how you could have received two checkout time. 4PM is quite standard in this area for check in time. I have not had any complaints this season regarding my Arrival information page. It is very busy in the summer and housekeeping needs the additional time. All of the amenities left in the condo are pretty standard for the condos also. Most are cleaned by the same persons which leave the same items. You are renting a condo not a hotel room that supplies daily items.
There are bike trails, nature preserves, historic fort, Kiva Dunes golf course and even a ferry ride close by. Please visit our area again.
Easy, relaxing vacation!
Gulf Shores Plantation is our favorite beach destination. This is was our 3rd visit to the complex, but our first at this condo. The location of this unit was great, very close to the pool and boardwalk. The unit was very clean and tastefully decorated. It actually spurred a conversation between my daughters and I. "If you had a beach home, what theme would you choose?" The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for breakfast or dinner! I even noted that a crockpot was available! The beds were very comfortable and we all slept well during our stay. The owner made everything easy from start to finish. Prepaying for the parking pass and having a keypad code on the door made for only one quick stop on arrival to receive the actual parking pass. The complex, as always, was well maintained and clean! We love Gulf Shores Plantation and will visit again!