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

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


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

Property Info

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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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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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
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 Include


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


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


  • Recommended


  • 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


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


  • Atm Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Location Type

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


  • Balcony
  • Bicycle
  • Golf

Pool / Spa

  • Swimming Pool


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


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


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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