Whale’s Tail studio beachfront, free beach chairs

  • Stunning condo view
    Stunning condo view
  • Large balcony
    Large balcony
  • Resort pool
    Resort pool
  • Two queen beds to sleep 4
    Two queen beds to sleep 4
  • Dining area for 4
    Dining area for 4
  • Spectacular views
    Spectacular views
  • Spacious condo
    Spacious condo
  • Single bed w/dining
    Single bed w/dining
  • Room view w/sliding window - NO private balcony
    Room view w/sliding window - NO private balcony
  • Loveseat and flatscreen
    Loveseat and flatscreen
  • Full kitchen
    Full kitchen
  • Keurig coffee pot
    Keurig coffee pot
  • Granite counters & full size stove
    Granite counters & full size stove
  • Walk-in tiled shower
    Walk-in tiled shower
  • Beautiful bathroom
    Beautiful bathroom
  • Condo location - 3rd floor
    Condo location - 3rd floor
  • View from our room
    View from our room
  • Large communal balconies w/seating
    Large communal balconies w/seating
  • Deck seating for guests
    Deck seating for guests
  • Surf Shack for eats & drinks
    Surf Shack for eats & drinks
  • AC internet cafe
    AC internet cafe
  • cornhole/shuffleboard court
    cornhole/shuffleboard court
  • Guest grills
    Guest grills
  • Beach entrance w/showers
    Beach entrance w/showers
  • Covered seating to soak up the view
    Covered seating to soak up the view
  • Which way to the beach?
    Which way to the beach?
  • Pool
    Pool
  • Pristine resort complex
    Pristine resort complex
  • Toddler pool
    Toddler pool
  • Covered seating by the beach
    Covered seating by the beach
  • Beach entrance from property
    Beach entrance from property
  • Amazing white sand - free beach chairs incl
    Amazing white sand - free beach chairs incl
  • Newly remodeled game room
    Newly remodeled game room
  • Newly remodeled game room
    Newly remodeled game room
  • Newly remodeled game room
    Newly remodeled game room
  • New equipment in gym
    New equipment in gym
  • Laundry facilities on every other floor
    Laundry facilities on every other floor
  • Resort entrance
    Resort entrance
  • Building location on the beach
    Building location on the beach
  • Pineapple Willies just down the beach
    Pineapple Willies just down the beach
  • Hammerhead Fred's - short walk away
    Hammerhead Fred's - short walk away
  • Hershey's Ice Cream shop right by Resort
    Hershey's Ice Cream shop right by Resort
  • Pier Park
    Pier Park
  • Margaritaville @ Pier Park
    Margaritaville @ Pier Park
  • Sky Wheel @ Pier Park
    Sky Wheel @ Pier Park
  • Shipwreck Island water park
    Shipwreck Island water park
  • Gulf World
    Gulf World
  • putt-putt
    putt-putt
  • Sea Screamer
    Sea Screamer
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not
    Ripley's Believe it or Not
  • Wonderworks
    Wonderworks
$88-494/night
1 Bath • Sleeps 2-4
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Whale’s Tail studio directly on the beach - FREE beach chairs daily!

"Great condo. Very cute and clean! Just as the pics look. Great location! Communication with owners was fabulous and easy." - Sereta C.

Welcome to the Garlands Getaways Whale’s Tail studio at Top of the Gulf Resort in the desirable Thomas Drive-area was completely remodelled in 2020. It sleeps 4 and features a direct beach and pool view and free daily beach service in season. 

Guests will enjoy 2 new queen beds, dining table for 4, walk-in tiled shower, flatscreen TV with HD service, high-speed private WiFi, full-sized kitchen stocked with dishes, utensils, and appliances needed for snacks and meals, large, screened bay window that opens to hear, see and smell the surf; a floor-length window really lets you soak up the view (no private balcony), a loveseat, and seating at the window-front bar area perfect for a cup or coffee or catching up email.

Avoid the crowds in this cozier complex (just 200 condos and 8 stories) that offers easy in and out and quick elevators. Top of the Gulf is one of the best-maintained complexes offering all the beachside amenities you want to complement your vacation. The grounds and landscaping are gorgeous and the pool is stunning with a fun, oversized Adirondack chair and large swing alongside. A kids' pool is ideal for little ones, and ample NEW pool chairs are available. Check out the shuffleboard court and cornhole boards for games in the sun or an inside game room that is newly remodelled gets you away from the heat. Right next to the pool is our internet cafe offering high-speed wifi in a shaded, AC-setting. And there is a fitness room with new equipment on property as well.

Getting to the sand is easy since Top of the Gulf is located directly on the beach, and we even have a temporary home for your sandals and flip-flops as you head out. Returning from a day in the surf and sun, you are welcomed by surfboard-style showers, amble chairs overlooking the water, and shade if you desire it.

Pool and surfside sits our Surf Snack Shack with a delicious menu of eats and drinks (adult beverages and otherwise). Or you can grill up your own fare on the provided guest grills.

Laundry facilities are located throughout the complex, and there are large communal balconies on each level with seating to enjoy the view and the breeze.

Near the Resort are a number of restaurants that are walkable, including the iconic Pineapple Willies just about .5 mile down the beach plus Hammerhead Fred's, a great pizza place and even a Hershey's Ice Cream Shop. Within a short driving distance are a plethora of shops, restaurants and activities to delight every traveller. Check out Pier Park--an outdoor complex of shops, dining and featuring a Sky Wheel. There are many putt-putt and go-kart locations, several boating tour options, pontoon rentals to Shell Island, St Andrews State Park for some of the most pristine, calm water in the US, Wonderworks, Ripley's Believe or Not, Shipwreck Island water park and much more. 

Or if simple relaxation on the beach is your desire, the outstanding premises and location of Top of the Gulf offers it in spades. 

There is no private balcony but large balconies are available on each floor for guests to enjoy and inside our condo there is a floor to ceiling window with amazing view and a window that opens to hear and enjoy the sounds of the Gulf. A $20 parking/amenity fee is required by the Resort to be paid upon arrival.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $150.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Our tightknit family of 6 (+1 furry family member) lives in NE Atlanta and includes kids that range from middle school to college plus two fun-loving parents who believe life by the water makes life in general better.
Property Type Studio in a resort on the 3rd floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
Elevator Yes
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Near Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Beach Access
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2-4
  • Main room – 2 Queen beds
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Gym
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
  • Children's Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Paid Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
Safety
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
Registration Number
36223