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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
At this height you can keep the drapes wide open all day; enjoy your privacy and the view. There is no pool noise at this level. Unwind and admire the soaring views from your well furnished balcony during the day and enjoy a memorable sunset seafood feast in the evening. All exterior walls facing the ocean in the living area or the Master Bedroom are a continuous run of nine foot high floor to ceiling glass with glass doors. You have an unobstructed panoramic views from virtually anywhere in your condo!
The Master Bedroom features a King Size bed, ceiling fan, two nightstands with lamps, one large chest of drawers with mirror, and television with DVD player. Fine quality pillowtop bedding and custom bedcovers and linens are provided. Close the light blocking designer curtains at night and enjoy that well deserved morning snooze. Adjoining the Master Bedroom is a double sink Vanity area and an oversized closet.
The closet is large enough to let a small child have their own little room. The vanity adjoins the tiled Master Bathroom which features a corner Jacuzzi garden tub and shower.
The tiled Living area features a sofa and loveseat combination with a cool and colorful lime green finish. The sofa converts to a comfortable queen size heavy-duty, commercial grade, sleeper bed. Enjoy the option of the light blocking designer drapes. An entertainment center has a television, DVD/CD system to play your favorite CD’s and beach music. High speed Internet ethernet access is available(subscription rates apply).
The Dining area has a full size dining table and six chairs with overhead lighting. There is a kitchen bar nearby that seats three.
The beautifully decorated Guest Bedroom has a Queen Size bed, ceiling fan, two chest-style nightstands each with lamps, one large chest of drawers with mirror, and television with DVD player. Fine quality pillow top bedding and linens are provided. It adjoins a full sized bathroom with a tub/shower combination. The guestroom window faces north and has an panoramic view of Lake Shelby.
There is a bunk room with two twin beds. Please note: A few units in Lighthouse are advertising one bedroom units with bunk rooms as two bedrooms. Compare wisely. A bunk room is really not a suitable space for adults but it’s a cute little room your kids will absolutely love! It is furnished with two twin beds and a television with a DVD player. The twin doors close to give the space some peace and quiet. It even has an exterior north window with blinds.
The kitchen is fully stocked. All fine quality china, glassware and stainless steel flatware is provided with service for up to eight guests. Everything to prepare a quick snack or a gourmet dinner is right at your fingertips. There is a double stainless steel sink with disposal, dishwasher, electric stove with cook top, microwave oven, refrigerator with freezer and ice maker, toaster, can opener, blender, pots and pans, steak knives, and assorted serving pieces. There is a large pantry with plenty of shelves and cabinet storage galore!
There is a large laundry/utility room at the entrance with a full size washer and dryer. For your convenience an iron with ironing board, broom and vacuum cleaner is provided. This room is an excellent storage area for coolers or beach toys.
Your condo is a professionally decorated work of art. You will be pleased with the unique and tasteful decor, comfortable quality furniture and wall art. The walls are a warm butter yellow color. The unit is professionally cleaned between each guest.
There are three pools on the property. One is a 'zero entry' fountain pool. The other large pool nearby is for swimming. The third pool is a seasonally heated indoor pool.
Check out the Fitness Center. Relax in the dry sauna or work out on the treadmills, cross trainers, and weight machines. There are two outdoor hot tubs.
The Lighthouse Condominium proudly stands on the property where the famous landmark Lighthouse Motel once stood. It is only a few frisbee throws away from The Sea and Suds; the only “over-the-beach” seafood restaurant-pier in the area. Don't miss the all-new Hangout Beach bar. Go north on Highway 59 you will find Lulu’s, owned by Jimmy Buffett’s sister, Lucy Buffett. Jimmy has been known to make guest appearances.
Lighthouse is located just a few miles away from Supermarkets, Wal-Mart and Target. Our goal is to have you as a frequent guest. Your satisfaction is our top priority. We also own a two bedroom two bath unit at The Tradewinds, a few miles to the east in Orange Beach, Alabama. Our listing number is 184104.
A rental rate reduction of 10% is proudly given to all active and reserve U.S. Military Personnel, Honorably discharged Veterans and spouses of active duty personnel who are registering as guests. *To qualify you must furnish a copy your Military ID (if active, reservist, or spouse) or DD-214 (if a veteran). Spouses of active Military personnel must provide their military spouse ID. Dependants are not eligible. Discount cannot be made after reservations have been made. Offer not valid on monthly rentals, or peak season periods. Offer subject to change and cannot be combined with any other promotions. Military personnel, veterans, or spouses travelling with the registering party do not qualify. Other restrictions may apply. Thank you for your service to our Country
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- On floor 18
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- 1 king
- Master with ocean view and glass door to balcony
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen
- Awesome north views with closet and bath door
- Sleeper Sofa
- 1 queen
- Nice living room queen sleeper sofa, blackout drapes
- Bunk Area
- 2 bunk bed
- This area is intended for kids - very small but fun!
King size beds (1) Quality Pillowtop Bedding, Queen size Beds (1) Quality Pillowtop Bedding, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size with Commercial Grade, Heavy Duty Mechanism., Bunk Beds (1) Off-Set for Maximum Room...morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- tub, jetted tub, shower, toilet
- Private bath, twin vanity, corner jacuzzi, shower
- Bathroom 2
- toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
- Accessible from guest BR and foyer.
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 5
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Shared Hot Tub
Pool & Spa
- Indoor Pool
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Zoos, Historic Tourism, Birding.
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Perfect Vacation Spot
Perfect Vacation Spot
I just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time last week. The condo was perfect and really well stocked!!!!!! Loved the decor too!!!! Great facilities which were well maintained at all times even with so many people around. The pools were always sparkling clean the hot tubs never got too out of hand with all the Spring breakers and staff were polite at all times. Although the sea was a little cold to swim in the beaches were beautiful and clean. The view from the 18th floor was spectacular and a visit from the dolphins and stingrays daily was such a treat!!!! Sun-downers on the balcony each evening were phenomenal. We will definitely be back. Thanks for sharing your condo with us.
- Guest Ness
- Date of stay 03/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/21/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: I am always proud of how the pools and hot tubs are cleaned and maintained. We also have 24 hour security which maintains the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. This is a great place for families, friends, or couples looking for a place to unwind.
Owners are gracious, condo was gorgeous with dolphins to boot!
Owners are gracious, condo was gorgeous with dolphins to boot!
This was our first trip to Gulf Shores, and I cannot imagine finding a more well-maintained and better decorated condo than this one! We had just about everything we needed (a few more paper products and dishwashing supplies would have been nice), and the building and other guests were great. There were plenty of extra toys and beach equipment left by other visitors in bins at the pool, so check there before buying anything as you may be able to borrow and share while younare there! We hope to make our way back to Gulf Shores sometime, and if we do we will be looking to stay in this unit again! Owners were great to work with and responsive.
- Guest Mary C.
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/22/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Wow! Thanks for the great comments. Don't forget to bring the binoculars! I've been told the dolphins also love to watch guests on the balcony in the morning!
One Word: Spectacular!
One Word: Spectacular!
My husband and I just returned from spending a week here in Gulf Shores. It was our son's first trip to the beach and I will never forget the look on his face when he saw the ocean and beach for the first time, from the balcony of this condo. PRICELESS... We made so many wonderful family memories while staying here that we will for sure be back again next year. We chose this condo over many others based on the pictures, and trust me when I tell you that it was EVEN BETTER in person! Clean, comfy, modern decor, convenient location, excellent customer service from Howard with the rental, etc. A must stay for sure!
- Guest Jodi
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 09/08/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for the kind words Jodi. We're excited to be a part of such a special time with your son's first beach trip. I am flattered you came all the way from Missouri to spend your vacation time with us. See you next year!
Had a great 4 nights at this condo, Since we live only about 3 hours away in Mississippi, I'm sure I'll be reserving this condo again. The 18th floor was wonderful. All the beauty of the beach without the noise. So nice not having a separate check-in location!
- Guest Toni
- Date of stay 09/15/11
- Review Submitted 09/30/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
What a great place!
What a great place!
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful anniversary trip to Gulf Shores. I am "very" picky about where we stay on trips...so I search for weeks for the "perfect" place. This condo was absolutely wonderful! Beautiful view of the ocean from both living room and Mstr bedroom...comfortable bed...everything you needed was there! Everything they said about condo was true plus even better! They have done a wonderful job decorating this condo....we loved it and will return :) Thanks for providing such a great place for all to enjoy!
- Guest J&D
- Date of stay 04/09/11
- Review Submitted 04/13/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: These guests were spending their 25th anniversary with us! So glad to be a part of such an important celebration. So many guests are sentimental about this magical stretch of sand.
We had a great family vacation! The owners of the condo were very helpful with any and all questions. The pictures and description were very reliable. From our location we saw stingrays and dolphins everyday usually early morning. My family enjoyed being able to see them. I have a small child who was thrilled to play at the beach and the pools. He was exhausted at the end of the day. We all had a great time. I have recommended to family and friends about the condo and everything else about the property. We had a great time and would like to return in the future.
- Guest JKMR
- Date of stay 05/23/10
- Review Submitted 06/02/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Morning coffee with the dolphins & sting rays! Wow! How did you start your day today?! We have a big water view!! Bring your binoculars....remember to tell your wife you're looking at the dolphins!
Great Condo! Ocean view is awesome. Very easy access to beach. View from Master bedroom is great. We had a very nice time here on our Honeymoon!
- Guest Murphy Haydel
- Date of stay 10/22/09
- Review Submitted 10/22/09
Owner response: Wheather you're on your honeymoon, anniversary or just need some down time with your friends this is the place to be!
This condo was absolutely amazing. My husband and I came to Gulf Shores for the firt time and stayed in this condo. We saw dolphins every morning and sometimes into the afternoon. The view was breath-taking every time we looked outside. We will can not wait til we come back and bring our boys.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/05/09
- Review Submitted 10/05/09
Owner response: We love repeat guests. Our goal is to make you one!
What a beautiful view!!! We had such a relaxing vacation at your condo. The layout of the unit was just perfect for our needs. Everything we needed was within walking distance or just a short drive down the street. At this level, the only noise was the soothing sound of the waves against the beach. Music to our ears! The only bad thing is that we will have to wait until next year to come back!!! Thank you so much for working with us on the rental and for being so kind in answering all of our questions. Everything was just as you said it would be and more! See you next year!!!
- Guest Deann Crews
- Date of stay 06/29/09
- Review Submitted 06/29/09
Owner response: Another happy repeat guest! Thanks guys!
Guest comment entered by owner
Let me start by saying that me, my daughter, and my mother stayed at your condo July 23rd through July 26th and it was wonderful. It was my daughters first trip to the beach and she was impressed. She is 5 and thought the bonus (bunk) room was the neatest thing. Before we left to come home we were already making plans to come back next year. The condo was nice and the furnishings were great. I left feeling like I got what I paid for, and some. I looked at lots of condos on line before choosing yours, and the decor is what sold me. I noticed you had a place in Orange Beach also. I've never understood why people took a week when they went on vacation but I do now. Three days is not enough time to do everything we wanted to do. Thanks to you and your wife for having such a wonderful place for us to come to and making our first vacation something we can look back on and look forward to each year. Owners note: Guest is true to herself...She has booked a week in July 2009.
- Guest B. Estes
- Date of stay 09/04/08
- Review Submitted 09/04/08
Add 11% tax + $95 cleaning Please Note: Season Dates Edited 02/03/13 8pm CT* Mar 1* - May 17, 2013 $239/night $1393/week May 18 - June 21,2013 $299/night $1870/week ONE WEEK MINIMUM SAT to SAT Jun 22 - Aug 9, 2013 $329/night $1973/week ONE WEEK MINIMUM SAT to SAT Aug 10 - Sept 2, 2013 $246/night $1479/week ONE WEEK MINIMUM SAT to SAT Sept 3 - Oct 13, 2013 $163/night $1094/week Oct 14 - Nov 30, 2013 $149/night $ 994/week Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2014 $139/night $ 890/week $1675/month
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My name is Howard Wadsworth, you will probably be dealing with me on the rental. My wife Annettee and I have have been married for 24 years and have two beautiful girls, ages 13, and 9. We are from Auburn, Alabama, in east central Alabama just four hours north of our famous white sand beaches. For the past 27 years I have owned a jewelry business specializing in loose diamonds and fine diamond jewelry and Annettee has been selling local cable TV advertising for the last 20 years. We both love to travel with our children to the beach or to our lake cabin nearby.
Why the Owner Chose Lighthouse Condominiums:
We bought our unit at Lighthouse because we knew it was going to be the premier location to spend precious vacation time. It is built on the site of the old Lighthouse Motel. So many guests want to return to their special beach with their children and grandchildren. I have been impressed with the loyalty and sentimental feelings so many of our guests have have with this particular strech of sand. It is truly a special place to so many. My wife and I both frequented the area before we met and always referred to the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area as 'the beach' . We have many happy memories there and we feel at home there. We know the good restaurants where the locals eat and the special places to visit. I'll be glad to share these with you. The area has a unique feel and truly is a place where everyone feels at ease. It's quaint but not stuffy, fun but not too rowdy. If you are looking for a family atmosphere or want to kick up your heels a little, this is the place! The new Motto for the City of Gulf Shores says it very well: 'Small Town, Big Beach'
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Very few vacationers have the opportunity to enjoy a penthouse view on such a spacious balcony. Since no one can see in, except the sea gulls that fly by, you can enjoy your privacy with the drapes wide open all day! At this height you can still hear the waves and feel the wind but not hear the pool noise. My favorite thing to do at least once every trip is to visit the local seafood grocery. We have them prepare steamed cajun shrimp and gumbo with all the trimmings. We enjoy this special meal on the balcony overlooking the gulf from eighteen floors up and toast the sunset! Clink!
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Modern Luxury Condominium
View of the swimming pool from your balcony
Direct Beachfront Master Bedroom
Vanity area of Master Bedroom
Guest Room with Queen Bed & Views of Lake Shelby
Children's Bunk Room with two twin beds TV/DVD
Fully Stocked Kitchen
Soaring views in every direction!
Zero Entry Fountain Pool
Dine by the Sea!
Master Bed Room King Size Bed
Corner Jacuzzi Garden Tub in Master Bath
Dining for up to nine guests
Sofa Converts to a Queen Bed
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