Royal Palms 1202 - Gulf Front - Indoor Pool

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


Great view of fishing pier from private balconyAwesome view from condo balconyGulf front, panoramic viewBright living room with direct access to the private balconyImageEnjoy your morning coffee while viewing the sparkling coastlLiving room with access to balconyLiving roomView of living roomBar seating and fully equipped kitchen!Fully equipped kitchenKitchenHall bunks for childrenHall bathroom (shower/tub combo)Master bedroom - KingMaster bedroom - TVMaster bathroomWasher/dryer in unitIndoor PoolHot TubOutdoor PoolElevatorsLuggage CartsOutdoor ShowerPath to beach!ImageImageImageImage

Property Info

1 Br/2 Ba • Sleeps 6 • 676 SF

Awesome Gulf Front Complex - Indoor Pool / Fitness Room

or Reserve

Welcome to Royal Palms 1202!

Direct gulf front and ideally located on the 12th floor offers captivating coastline views of the emerald gulf water and sugar white sand beaches. 1BR/2BA beach front condo is fully tiled with enhancements of granite counters and new faucets in kitchen & bathrooms. Plush, upgraded king mattress ensures a good nights rest. 

Stream your favorite shows on the new 49" 4K UHD Smart / Roku TV located in the living room!  Simply login with your user account, kickback, and enjoy.

Well-appointed kitchen includes quality appliances, recently replaced refrigerator, ice maker, Keurig Coffee Maker, and Regular Coffee Maker.  Enjoy the convenience of a washer and dryer, too!

Royal Palms in Gulf Shores is a prime location along Alabama's gulf coast on scenic East Beach. Directly on the beach, and easy walking distance to the center of town, and the closest condo to Gulf State Pier! Approx 1 mile from the Hangout and other attractions.

Onsite amenities include a coded-entry indoor heated pool and hot tub, outdoor pool, fitness room, sauna and steam room. Restroom located by the fitness center.  Building has two elevators.

Onsite parking available (2 vehicles MAX):  

  • $27/veh 
  • $52/veh (March 3 - April 8)
  • $42/veh (Hangout Fest & Shrimp Fest)

Bedding is:

Bedroom: King (upgraded mattress)

Sleeping Area 2: Bunk Beds (for children)

Sleeper Sofa: Queen

Approx Area: 676 Sq Ft

Gulf Shores Alabama Beach Front Vacation Rentals hosted by Gulfsands Rentals.  Royal Palms Gulf Shores reserve online or by phone today!


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Property had easy access, great location and quiet.

We enjoyed the stay thoroughly. Condo was clean and spacious. We would highly recommend this unit to anyone. Just in my opinion it sleeps 6 but if you were to max out the occupancy it would be tight. Perfect for couples or small family. - (Oct 2018 - VRBO)

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Great building for vacation.

Right by State park. Everything is close by, except trip to Fort Morgan a bit further .Room was great , no issues. Used the steam room, sauna and pools daily. Had no issues at all. - (Apr 2018 - Flipkey)

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Beautiful Beach View from balcony

The location is the best part of this condo! Directly on the beach with ocean views. The condo kitchen that has a reasonable number of tools and necessary items. Only salt and pepper is provided so bring your own spices if needed. There is an open room on the ground floor with beach toys and chairs that appears to be shared by residents and guest. It was a pleasant week of sun, rain and beach activities. Only had one maintenance issue that was related to a lightening strike. It was quickly resolved by the local power company. Overall, nice home base to see the area. Would rent this condo again.  
MANAGER'S REPLY:"Thank you for the great review. We are glad to know you enjoyed Royal Palms 1202, the location, and view! We appreciate the feedback. It's our goal to consistently deliver the best vacation rentals, in prime locations, at fair prices, and it's gratifying to know we hit our mark. We look forward to host another stay for you and your family!" - (Aug 2017)

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Royal Palms

This was our first time as a family to visit Gulf Shores - we usually go to Destin. So thankful for Sybil, who answered the 800 number on my paperwork b/c there was no one in the Gulf Sands office at 5:55 (closed at 6) when I called to get instructions on check in. (The next day the email and voice mail came through on my cell phone, instructing us that they were closing early and where to find our keys!) Also, being our first time visiting Royal Palms, were not informed of where to park to unload (fyi - you have to take the carts out to the parking lot for loading/unloading). We were without cable tv for two days - maintenance came around and reset the tv's, but left our condo UNLOCKED! when they left. There is no front desk to go to for assistance, just a phone number. The den needs more comfortable seating or at least another chair. Even though this condo "sleeps 6", it's not large enough for a family of 4! It does have a coffee pot - even though the description says only a Keurig (brought ours from home to be safe). The beach was great - not crowded; the chairs/umbrellas are big and sturdy. Loved the large table and chairs on the balcony! - (Jun 2017)

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Nice, compact one-bedroom beachfront condo with preposterous TV system

We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and rented the unit for three nights. The building features easy beach access and includes an indoor pool with jacuzzi plus an outdoor pool. The unit was well equipped with two bathrooms, one bedroom with king bed, two bunk beds, and a sleeper sofa. The bed is really high off the floor and a bit difficult to negotiate, especially in the middle of the night. The flat panel TVs were modern but nearly impossible to navigate due to the idiotic platform that doesnn't identify all TV stations by name, channel number, and call letters. The so-called guide accessed by the remote device was worthless. Do not try to find news channels MSNBC or CNN; you won't get them, but you will find at least two channels peddling religious nonsense. I don't know why or how a TV media company could come up with such a cock-eyed, ridiculous line-up and guide to its offerings. - (May 2017)

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Fun time!

I love the Gulf Shores area. Royal Palms, 12th floor, great view, start park area right beside the condo so keeps the beach from being over crowded. We will plan to stay there again. - (Sep 2016)

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Excellent location, stay, and staff!!

We loved this condo! The location turned out to be perfect by being within walking distance to the state pier, Lake Shelby, and center of town. There was plenty of room on the beach to sit and spread out. The condo is in great condition. The condo complex is very user friendly. The staff was very helpful. I highly recommend! - (Sep 2016)

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Wonderful stay!

Really impressed with the Royal Palms. All the amenities you could want for a family vacation. Highly recommend! - (Aug 2016)

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Great Place to Stay

Great place to stay - (Mar 2016)

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Feeling Misled

I rented from Gulfsands Rentals, condo Royal Palms 1202. Although the accommodations were sufficient, they were not as advertised. To begin, we were under the assumption, based on the listing descriptions, that our condo 1202 was penthouse level. Upon arrival we were the last floor before penthouse, but the view was amazing.  
This condo is listed to sleep 6 people. The accommodations read king size bed, sofa sleeper and two bunk beds. Specifications should have said children size bunks. The fold out still had plastic on the mattress and sounded like sleeping in a bag of potato chips. The couch was more comfortable to sleep on as a sofa.  
The first two showers that were taken in the hall bathroom were ice cold, as turning the knob to H made the water remain cold leading us to believe the hot water heater was broken. Upon calling Gulfsands Rental, we were informed that the hot/cold was reversed, meaning H was cold and C was hot. The exact words of the agent were, "Oh, that is reversed, try keeping the knob on cold." There was nothing posted to this affect in the bathroom, even though this as a known issue by the rental company. 
In the master bedroom, the ceiling fan was not working. When calling the rental company they stated it worked only with a remote of which there was not one. A maintenance request was put in. When the guy showed up to look at it he said the motor was blown and he would have to either order a new part or a new fan. It was not fixed during our 5 night stay. We called on day one about the fan. 
Other minor issues were the floor was not clean when we arrived, the wifi connection was unreliable and when eating, the only place for multiple people to eat was on the balcony, 3 deep on the soft or perched on the most uncomfortable bar stools ever created.  
To sum up the review, the rental company should have been more forthcoming about known issues prior to booking. We feel we did not get what we paid for. 
This is an inappropriate review, but we are posting to note how easily items can be misinterpreted, misread or refer to a completely different unit and how we work to reply. This unit (1202) is not noted as Penthouse level, as the guest is referring to a different unit, our unit 1306, which was not available for her dates. Also the bunk beds are clearly noted in the photos as for kids, we do make sure to do this. We do get the call about the shower pointer about 10% of the time, as the knob is a handle, and it has a very small indented arrow that is opposite the handhold...pointing to H or C. We simply say it's reversed, as we found that the simplest way to note how to use, as rental companies try to find the best, easiest way for the guests. The fan call was actually day 2, but we did work to address it, and could not get the blades to turn. We contacted the owner, as these are special units, and he was mailing a replacement to us. AC worked great, but this fan would not turn, but we tried the best we could. That portion is correct. The stools were just added by the owner, brand new and heavy duty. We regret the guest didn't like them, but that's what the owner furnishes in this modern unit. There was nothing we missed telling the guests, nothing was misled, as we had noted each item in the advertising for unit 1202. We should not have a 2 star, but we post it for our readers. - (Jul 2015)

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Royal Palms

We really enjoyed our stay at this location. Condo was clean and a perfect size for our family. Great location! We will book again - (Jul 2015)


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Great view of fishing pier from private balcony
Great view of fishing pier from private balcony
Awesome view from condo balcony
Awesome view from condo balcony
Gulf front, panoramic view
Gulf front, panoramic view
Bright living room with direct access to the private balcony
Bright living room with direct access to the private balcony.
Enjoy your morning coffee while viewing the sparkling coastl
Enjoy your morning coffee while viewing the sparkling coastline.
Living room with access to balcony
Living room with access to balcony
Living room
Living room
View of living room
View of living room
Bar seating and fully equipped kitchen!
Bar seating and fully equipped kitchen!
Fully equipped kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen
Hall bunks for children
Hall bunks for children
Hall bathroom (shower/tub combo)
Hall bathroom (shower/tub combo)
Master bedroom - King
Master bedroom - King
Master bedroom - TV
Master bedroom - TV
Master bathroom
Master bathroom
Washer/dryer in unit
Washer/dryer in unit
Indoor Pool
Indoor Pool
Hot Tub
Hot Tub
Outdoor Pool
Outdoor Pool
Luggage Carts
Luggage Carts
Outdoor Shower
Outdoor Shower
Path to beach!
Path to beach!

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Amenities Include


  • A/C - Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels
  • USB Charging Dock(s)
  • Washer

Arrival Day

  • Flexible


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


  • Recommended


  • Dvd
  • SMART TV / Netflix Available
  • Satellite Or Cable
  • Smart TV - 4K UHD
  • Television

General Amenities

  • Balcony: Private
  • Beach Service (chair/umb rent)
  • Bunk Beds
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • DVD
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Flat Screen: 32" or smaller
  • Flat Screen: Large > 32 inch
  • Free Internet (WIFI)
  • Gulf Front
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Parking $27/car (2MAX)
  • Parking $52/car (2MAX) - Spring
  • Parking-Covered
  • Parking-Festivals $42/veh (2MAX)
  • Pool
  • Pool-HEATED
  • Pool-Indoor
  • Pool-Restrooms
  • Sauna
  • Sofabed
  • Sq Ft: %PropertyInfo1%
  • Washer/Dryer in unit
  • Washer/Dryer-(HE)

Kitchen / Dining

  • Area
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Cup Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Toaster


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


  • Atm Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Location Type

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


  • Balcony
  • Golf

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • 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

Amenities Notes

Parking $52/veh Mar 1-Apr 15 Parking $42/veh Hangout & Shrimp Festivals


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