How to Choose the Best Condo in Gulf Shores
There are several factors to consider when searching for the best condo for your Gulf Shores, AL vacation. The area has a large variety of fantastic condos, resorts and rentals to choose from, so it may be a little overwhelming to review all the options before making your decision. There are a few important factors to consider that will be helpful when you begin searching for condo rentals in Gulf Shores. Keeping these five things in mind will guide you to make a decision, ensuring you have the best beach vacation ahead of you:
- What's the purpose of your trip?
Are you planning a romantic weekend getaway, some quality time with friends or a fun trip for the kids? Keeping the purpose of your beach vacation in mind will help determine the best condo for your trip to Gulf Shores. The Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club is a great option for spending time with friends. There's a horseshoe pit, shuffleboard, tennis courts, boat launch and condos that can sleep 6 at a time. Our Lighthouse condos, on the other hand, are great for a romantic weekend getaway. They offer master baths with Jacuzzis, beachfront views and saunas and hot tubs. If you love to fish most of the time, consider Summer House West.
- How would you like to spend your vacation?
If you turn into a beach junkie once you get to Gulf Shores and spend every waking hour soaking up the sea and sun, amenities and nearness to town may not be so important for you. Just look for a condo with the best beach access. If you love going out to eat and doing a little shopping, a condo within walking distance of all the great venues in Gulf Shores is ideal. Our Island Winds East or West condos are within walking distance to shops and restaurants, and they also provide a wealth of other amenities.
- How many people are in your group?
If you are just taking a vacation for two, look for Gulf Shores condos that have small, one-bedroom units. The Gulf Shores Surf and Racquet Club or Seacrest have several one-bedroom condos available. If you are looking to take a vacation with the extended family or a group of friends, our condos at Island Winds East and West have up to three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These large condos plus all the amenities they offer are ideal for keeping the whole family entertained.
- Which amenities are important to you?
Many of our Gulf Shores condos offer resort-style amenities. If you love having access to swimming pools plus a hot tub, gym, sauna and other amenities for relaxing and treating yourself, The Lighthouse condos have access to everything you need. Bel Sole condos also have most of these amenities, minus the sauna.
- How much does it cost?
When looking for a beach condo that fits your budget, consider the importance of certain amenities and the view. If you're willing to compromise on one or both of these, you can find a more affordable condo. The Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club offers some of the best of both worlds with a one-bedroom condo starting around $80. Island Winds condos, with all their amenities start around $125. Another thing to keep in mind when considering costs is the amenities you'll have in your beach condo. Having a full-size refrigerator and full kitchen will help you save money by being able to cook in your condo and keeping snacks and leftovers in the refrigerator. Some of the condos also have barbecue grills for cooking outdoors.
Take a look at all of our Gulf Shores condo rentals to see all the options for you and your family or friends. Also check to see which condos are available during your vacation time. Happy condo hunting!