Castaways 9C ~ Gulf Front, Prime Location ~ Walk to Town!

Gulfsands Rentals, LLC PO Box 3772, GS, AL 36547

251-968-4100

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View from private balconySpacious living roomLiving roomLiving room - TVView of living areaDining area with bar seatingKitchen and bar stoolsFully equipped kitchen and washer/dryerMaster bedroom - KingMaster bedroom - TV and access to balconyMaster Bathroom - Shower/tub comboSecond bedroom - twinsSecond bedroom - TVSecond bathroom - Shower/tub comboCastaways complex right on the beachFitness roomGulf front poolPoolPatio area near pool deckPoolside restroomCastaways elevatorLuggage cartsGrilling areaCastaways from the entrance

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2 Br/2 Ba • Sleeps 6 • 1220 SF

Direct Gulf Front, Awesome Views!

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Welcome to Castaways 9C!
 
Castaways in Gulf Shores is ideally located within walking distance to popular restaurants and shops.  Enjoy the spectacular views of the private pool, the beach, and the gulf from your very own covered balcony of this gulf front 2BR/2BA, 9th floor level condo on scenic East Beach. There are only 36 units in this low density complex. Stores, shopping, and restaurants are just minutes away. The Hangout restaurant and the Pink Pony Pub are only a short walk up the beach. Condo has FREE Wi-Fi so don't forget your laptop!
 
Unique gulf front pool with fountain is both outside and covered area under the building by seating and tables.  Rest room available poolside also.  Outside lounge seating poolside and covered seating/table areas available too.
 
Bluetooth speaker in the living room is a great addition for streaming music from your device!
 
Bedding consists of:
Master: King
2nd Bedroom: 2 Twins
Sleepsofa: Queen
 
Approx Area: 1,220 Sq Ft
 
Condo is fully equipped, with 3 Flat Screen TVs (living room and both bedrooms) with 2 DVDs.  Fully equipped kitchen with all appliances; full size HE Washer & Dryer in unit too!
 
Gulf Shores Alabama Beach Front Vacation Rental
 
Parking pass required; $22 per vehicle.

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Great time!

Great place, great location! We had a wonderful time. Only comment/complaint would be that the beds were super uncomfortable. Other than that, everything was perfect :) - (Aug 2018 - VRBO)


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Nice family friendly condo with some major building issues

The condo itself was as described and the pictures are very accurate. The view was very nice. Access to the beach is good and it is a short walk to get there. Parking was somewhat difficult. There are four rows of parking. However, the two center rows are for compact cars. If a larger car parks there, it makes it difficult to navigate the lot as the center car sticks out too far. We had large trucks take up 4 spots in the center while we were there. To make this worse, tropical storm Cindy dumped a lot of water in the area. The lower third of the lot flooded. While this was beyond the owners control, it did make the parking situation worse. There is an overflow lot across the street with ample parking. We only had to park there one time. Wifi is an issue. It appears that the router is in a central location and each condo has a range extender. The wifi was spotty the first 4 days. Speeds were slow with frequent disconnects. The last 2 days the wifi stopped working. We probably wouldn't have minded too much but we spent more time in the condo than we would have due to the storm. Still if you need reliable access this isn't the place for you. The biggest issue is the elevator. There is a sign on the door stating to not hold open the elevator as this will cause it to stop functioning. This is a permanent sign so it doesn't look like this was a temporary issue. I've been in a lot of elevators and I don't think that I ever saw a properly functioning one stop working because you held the door open. I don't know if it was because of this or other reasons but the elevator was out frequently. It probably worked 3 out of 6 days we were there. It had a repairman working on in once but it stopped again after it was "repaired". There was an ambulance/rescue squad there one night and people gathered around the elevator. I assume someone was stuck inside. There was a sign inside that said to not try and open the doors if stuck as it will delay your rescue. It seems this is a frequent event. We stopped riding the elevator and took the stairs. This was a little rough as we were on the ninth floor. The first two days the stairway on the ground floor smelled like urine. I suppose someone couldn't get back to the bathroom in their condo because the elevator was broken. Another couple that we met while there told us that their neighbor left early because they had two people with them that had to stay in the condo because they were not physically able to walk the stairs. Overall, it wasn't a horrible place to stay but the elevator was an issue. If you can get a unit on the lower floors this wouldn't be as much of an issue. The location is nice as you can walk to a lot of dining and shopping. 
MANAGER'S REPLY:Thank you for leaving a review. We are glad to know you enjoyed Castaways 9C, the location, and the view. We appreciate your feedback and have passed your comments about the building to the building's management. We do not have control over the WiFi or building operations but we would have contacted the proper personnel had we known of the issues you encountered. It's our goal to consistently deliver the best vacation rentals, in prime locations, at fair prices. Please let us know next time you come to town, so we can deliver a proper 5-star experience." - (Jun 2017)


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Perfect!

Stayed here as part of our annual family vacation. Loved the condo. Loved the location. It was perfect. Couldn't ask for a nicer condo and easier people to work with. Thanks! - (Jul 2016 - VRBO)


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Great views- Clean Room- Amenities lack

Pros - Overall the room is nice. It was clean when we arrived and the beds were made. The kitchen is spacious and has all of the item you could need including pots and pans. The beds are pretty comfortable and had linens. All three rooms had cable that work and have nice channel selection. This is a top floor unit so you can see the beach for miles. All rooms have fans that work and the AC works well. Cons - A few things were just very disappointing and really made this a difficult trip. Firstly only one door lock in the entire unit works. None of the bathrooms have working locks. When you have children or you are staying with friends who do not knock this is a problem. I emailed the management company on day one and they sent someone out the next day. He said that he would be fixing it but never showed back up. No call or any email after the first day. Second is the WIFI is unusable. We were only able to get connected 1 out of 10 attempts and then it would be so slow it was not even worth the effort. I had to use my own hotspot just to do a little work. Third - The walls are thin. The second night that we were there the room next to us were really loud. You can hear chairs moving and people stomping around. Fourth - The wash machine errors out EVERY load. You get a SD error even when you are using HE detergent. So you have to babysit each load. Fifth - Water. The water pressure is amazing.... when it is working. I can only assume that everyone shares water because 3 times during our stay (4th of July weekend) the water simply stops. Mid stream... It was only off for a few minutes each time but still a very unfortunate water system. Lastly - Emails to the management company do not get answered. I sent three emails in 2 days at the beginning of our stay and none were replied too. They did send a handyman to verify that the locks did not work but they did not even reply to tell me he was coming they just showed up. Overall it is a great unit. The small issues really do mount up though. Its a shame that none of the issues were addressed during our stay and that the management company does not reply to emails. - (Jul 2016 - VRBO)


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Nice and comfortable

My family including my 14year old daughter, 11 year old son, my husband, my dad, my mom, and my aunt stayed pretty comfortably here. It was beautifully decorated in a beach theme and located in a great spot. We enjoyed the view from the balcony over looking the beach. However, the unit is directly above the pool if that bothers a person that should be considered. My husband and I slept in the room closest to the pool, but the noise never bothered us at night or during naps in the day. We liked the close shopping and most of all we loved getting on the beach to enjoy the water and sun. It was a wonderful vacation, and it was worth the time and money spent. We enjoy peaceful and easy retreats and this hit the mark. I would recommend this condo for sure it was great! Thank you to the owner for a wonderful place to enjoy our time with our family! - (Jun 2013 - VRBO)


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Balcony seating
Balcony seating
 
View from private balcony
View from private balcony
 
Spacious living room
Spacious living room
 
Living room
Living room
 
Living room - TV
Living room - TV
 
View of living area
View of living area
 
Dining area with bar seating
Dining area with bar seating
 
Kitchen and bar stools
Kitchen and bar stools
 
Fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer
Fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer
 
Master bedroom - King
Master bedroom - King
 
Master bedroom - TV and access to balcony
Master bedroom - TV and access to balcony
 
Master Bathroom - Shower/tub combo
Master Bathroom - Shower/tub combo
 
Second bedroom - twins
Second bedroom - twins
 
Second bedroom - TV
Second bedroom - TV
 
Second bathroom - Shower/tub combo
Second bathroom - Shower/tub combo
 
Castaways complex right on the beach
Castaways complex right on the beach
 
Fitness room
Fitness room
 
Gulf front pool
Gulf front pool
 
Pool
Pool
 
Patio area near pool deck
Patio area near pool deck
 
Poolside restroom
Poolside restroom
 
Castaways elevator
Castaways elevator
 
Luggage carts
Luggage carts
 
Grilling area
Grilling area
 
Castaways from the entrance
Castaways from the entrance
 

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Amenities Included

Amenities

  • A/C - Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels
  • Washer

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Rec Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Car

  • Recommended

Entertainment

  • Dvd
  • Satellite Or Cable
  • Television

General Amenities

  • Balcony: Private
  • Beach Service (chair/umb rent)
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Free Internet (WIFI)
  • Grill on site (charcoal)
  • Grilling Area
  • Gulf Front
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Parking $22/car (2MAX)
  • Pool
  • Pool-Restrooms
  • Sofabed
  • Washer/Dryer in unit

Kitchen / Dining

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Room
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Leisure

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports

Local

  • Atm Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach Front
  • Beach View
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean Front
  • Ocean View

Outdoor

  • Balcony

Pool / Spa

  • Swimming Pool

Sports

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Bay
  • Fishing Surf
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Min Age Limit 25 Yrs
  • Minimum Age Limit
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed

Themes

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

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