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“Loved it - ON the beach - Unit 209 is the way to go!”

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Gulf Shores Condominiums
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We chose this complex and unit based solely upon trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed! Gulf Shores is THE closest to the beach of any complex in Port Aransas. Yes it is older, but that doesn't matter - it has a big, sparkling clean pool and the beach - kids can't ask for more. I will try not to repeat what others have already said but just add to it. If you go to the gulf shores condo web site (gulfshorescondo.com) you can look at all the interiors of the units. I looked at almost every one and unit 209 was the most "beach-ey". I want to stay somewhere where I feel like I'm AWAY and AT THE BEACH. It is decorated so cute and bright. It was spotless when we arrived. We would sit on the private balcony every night and just watch the water and listen to the waves. This location if perfect - we didn't hear any noise (it is at the other end of the complex from the pool which can get a little loud), and the laundry room is just downstairs. The washer and dryer were not large and rusted on the outside (like everything at the beach gets) but they worked. I did not think I'd do any laundry while there but we did need to. Large TV with all the channels and DVD player and stereo. Kitchen had kitchen towels, utensils, pots & pans, even dish gloves and new soap. The beds were comfortable. Our kids LOVED the place! We had a great stay and will stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Jennifer S
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GSResort, General Manager at Gulf Shores Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for your great comments on our accommodations. We appreciate your business and hope you are back soon to enjoy Gulf Shores and the beach.

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Nothing about this complex is super luxurious but it is very conveniently located close to the beach. It was not overcrowded even during the week of July 4th and we had no trouble staking out a great place each day on the beach. The people at the front desk are nice & helpful and the other guests were as well.

The unit itself was very cute -- one of the most attractive I've seen as they didn't go too overboard with the beach theme. All the units have an open floor plan with a sliding partition between the living room and the bed room that faces the ocean which is a bit odd at first but it was nice to be able to open it up actually and all pile on the beds to watch the big TV at night.

The main con --
There could have been a little more storage for clothes, etc, and some additional places to hang towels and suits -- especially in the master bathroom.

Not super fancy but great for the location and the price. I also like that all units have a great view. I'll stay here again, definitely.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank WW-Texas
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GSResort, General Manager at Gulf Shores Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for your comments. We hope you are back to visit our place soon. We appreciate your business.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Gulf Shores Condo's are extra close to the beach and being on the first floor made it super convenient to get to the beach. Being in a corner condo allowed us to have a front and back patio but we used the beach side patio only. They had nice sturdy patio furniture which was tall and allowed us a wonderful view of the ocean. This condo was so well equipped, nice pots and pans, good dishes, all the cooking and serving utensils you could need. The beds, linens and pillows were all extra nice. The living room furniture was very nice and the kitchen was nicely updated. The beach was amazing, never crowded nice and clean. We hired a canopy from Blue Me which was only $20 a day. Not bad if you don't have room to haul your own canopy. We are a family of 5 and the space was just perfect. This condo is close enough to Port Aransas to make going out to eat, shopping and grocery shopping easy. This particular condo is for sale.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Travelinfine
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GSResort, General Manager at Gulf Shores Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for your comments. We are happy to see you enjoy our place and the area, and of
course, the beach. We are looking forward to your next visit, as you are I'm sure.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

WOW, this place has it all! Recently stayed for a week at this condo and enjoyed every minute of it! We even had 4 friends stay with us for 2 nights, there was still plenty of room and everyone was comfortable. The moment you walk in to the unit you are greeted by a full wall of windows that overlook the beach, it is breathtaking and only gets better when the sunsets. We really enjoyed the fact that this place truly has all the comforts of home. Full kitchen with granite counter tops, remodeled bedrooms & bathrooms (with comfortable beds!), great cocktail height patio furniture (awesome to be able to look out at beach and watch sunsets), wall mounted flat screen in living room and WiFi. The unit is spacious, luxurious and well decorated! We enjoyed being able to cook and entertain while friends were there. The kitchen is open to the living room which opens to the balcony, so whether you were on a barstool in the kitchen or out on the balcony you were still with your guests. I have been to Port A several times now and have never stayed at such a nice, clean, well up to date place that is so close to the beach. I will absolutely be staying in unit 302 from now on!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank TxLovesH2O
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GSResort, General Manager at Gulf Shores Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

We were in unit 507 and did not have a good stay. The water heater went out, the keys did not work so we were locked out for two hours without a working emergency phone. The unit is old and needs major updating. The condos are very close to the beach which is great, but they are getting old.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
6  Thank Terry C
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GSResort, General Manager at Gulf Shores Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for commenting. We apologize for the problems during your stay. Feel assured that we
have addressed all of the issues you stated. We hope your visit us again and we appreciate your
business.

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Reviewed June 23, 2012

Pros: easy beach access, small complex, cool game room, great pool, fast maintenance service, fantastic view, large balcony.

The cons have to do with our particular unit (402): partition to master bedroom nothing but shutters, kitchen completely haphazard, beds uncomfortable. Feels like an old couple bought this place in 1985 and never returned. There's no storage. There are two trundles in the second bedroom, but there's no way to use both simultaneously. The outdoor furniture is a mess.

This complex doesn't look like much from the street, but it is a gem. Mind you, it's not luxury. But it's functional, well-priced, and perfect for a family on a budget. We'll come back. We'll just choose a different unit.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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5  Thank foodiemomof4
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GSResort, General Manager at Gulf Shores Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for your comments. Yes, this place is a gem. Our location to the beach is the best.
Please check out our Virtual Tours of the units on our website to see all of our units interiors and viewl. We appreciate your business.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

What a great view! Gulf Shores is right on the beach and makes it super convienent. Just grab some groceries at HEB on your way in and you never have to leave your condo. Unit 508 is great. Condo has been completed remodeled. It has a jacuzzi in the master and a walk in tile shower in the ocean view room. Kitchen has granite counter tops and even has a wine fridge. My husband loved the 3 flat screen 55 inch TVs. There is also a water softener/filtration system hooked up. Kick back, grab a glass of wine and watch the sunset.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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6  Thank wrldtrvelchck
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GSResort, General Manager at Gulf Shores Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for your great comments! We hope to see you again soon, We appreciate your patronage.

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Additional Information about Gulf Shores Condominiums

Address: 6021 State Highway 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4854
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Port Aransas
Price Range: $165 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*11/1/2015 Gulf Shores is Under New Management* Gulf Shores Condos in Port Aransas, TX hosts 52 units that all have beach views. Gulf Shores is the closest to the water of any of the units on the island! Each unit is individually owned, and decorated and maintained by the individual unit owner. Pictures of each unit can be viewed online at Gulf Shores Website. ... more   less 
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