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Penthouse with Panoramic Views of the Beach

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The Penthouse is the entire top floor of this building.

The Penthouse is the entire top floor of this building. View from the 4 season porch. Facing west towards Mobile Bay. Facing East towards Orange Beach. View of Harbor House from beach. Sunrise from Master Bedroom Deck. Kitchen. View of kitchen to dining area from laundry room. Peninsula as seen from living room. Living area with vaulted ceilings. Living room. View of beachside sunroom from living room. Living room. Four season porch. Living Room. Living Room looking towards Master Bedroom. Master Bedroom Master Bedroom Master Bath. Front Bedroom with King size bed. Front Bedroom. Back bedroom with Queen Bed and Twin Bed. Bathroom.

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Last updated: 04/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Harbor House condo description

Nestled in the middle of Gulf Shores, this top story penthouse with almost 2000 SF was built far onto the beach and offers unparalleled views of the water. A large 4 season porch is the perfect viewing point for dolphin watching. The unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and room to sleep 10! All cooking and dishware are on site.

Property Type

  • On floor 3
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 3 story
  • Condo

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Pets not allowed in development. Any evidence of pets will result in a full deep cleaning, plus cost of any damages and any associated costs charged back to renter. Deposit will be forfeited. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely no smoking. Any evidence of smoking will result in lost deposit and guest being held responsible for a full fire restoration cleaning ($5,000-$10,000). Deposit will be forfeited. ...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Association requires a minimum age of 25....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                6 at dining table and 4 at counter....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Stove

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Heating
              • Living Room
              • Babysitter
              • Towels Provided

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Common Pool next to building for all of Harbor House....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront
                  • Water View
                  • Ocean View
                  • Beach View
                  • Beachfront

                  Activities

                  • Paragliding
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Shopping
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Great place to stay

                    Great place to stay

                    • Guest Andrea (Alabama)
                    • Date of stay 08/01/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/09/13
                    This was our first time booking a beach condo thru VRBO and this place was fabulous! The unit was so nice, totally upgraded, and kitchen had every utensil/appliance you could ever need! More than enough space for two families of four. And the four seasons porch was worth ever step we climbed to the 3rd floor. Early risers could play cards, have coffee, etc and still see the beach without distrubing others. The dolphins put on a show in the mornings, and the lightening was spectacular at night, all from the safety and comfort of this porch. I would certainly recommend this condo to others and may even book it again.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Crit727

                    Crit727

                    • Guest Crit727 (Georgia)
                    • Date of stay 07/16/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/29/13
                    My family stayed at Harbor House for our summer vacation and enjoyed it very much. It is literally on the beach and has wonderful views. A few members in our group found the sunroom great for watching the family on the beach without going down to the beach. I think it is a great place for children and adults, however, the lack of elevator could pose a problem for those who do not do stairs very well. Overall I would definitely recommend this property for anyone looking for a beach getaway. We have already discussed coming back next year.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                    Manager response: Cristy seemed very happy with the Penthouse and her vacation. We tried to contact her to find out why she had only rated it a 4 out of 5 stars but did not hear back from her. From her otherwise very complimentary comments, she talks about not having an elevator. We do not represent the unit as having a functioning elevator. There are 40 steps to get up to the Penthouse. For some people, an elevator is a necessity and we understand that and unfortunately Harbor House has no functioning elevators. BUT, we do have the absolute best views of the Gulf of Mexico and we are far onto the beach making the views of the beach and sunsets even better!! So, what's a few stairs??? :)

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Great Family Getaway

                    Great Family Getaway

                    • Guest Becky M.
                    • Date of stay 07/09/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/25/13
                    We loved our stay at the condo! The beach access was great and the newly update condo was very relaxing. The kids loved sleeping in the four seasons room. Close to everything!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • feel like you own the beach

                    feel like you own the beach

                    • Guest ripcurl (st. joseph IL)
                    • Date of stay 06/22/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/02/13
                    If you want to stay on the beach, this is it. , Perfect interior layout, nicely furnished, awesome view. This large condo cant be beat!!!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Great Location, View, Amenities!

                    Great Location, View, Amenities!

                    • Guest Glen T.
                    • Date of stay 06/08/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/20/13
                    This is a great family vacation option. We had two families and there was plenty of room for adults and kids alike. The location and view were fantastic.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Relaxing Stay in Gulf Shores

                    Relaxing Stay in Gulf Shores

                    • Guest Jordan S. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
                    • Date of stay 04/25/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/15/13
                    We had a wonderful time staying at the Penthouse! There was plenty of room for 8 people (four couples) and the house was very comfortable with high quality mattresses, couches and linens. And the porch has amazing views. I scoured the both vrbo and airbnb looking for beach accommodations and the Penthouse was by far the best I found. It was like a luxury beach vacation! We loved the small complex and the location was great - there's a store right across the street and you are a short walk down the beach to restaurants and entertainment. Being right on the beach in only a third floor building is definitely a bonus! Everything about our stay was comfortable and relaxing and we would love to come back.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Fun and sun

                    Fun and sun

                    • Guest Grandpa (Wisconsin)
                    • Date of stay 03/30/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/15/13
                    Great apartment. Lay out and furnishing very good. Linens and towels the best. Views from the balconies and sunroom outstanding. We would come back to this condo again.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Spring Break 2013

                    Spring Break 2013

                    • Guest Cassie (Dodgeville, WI)
                    • Date of stay 03/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/08/13
                    The property was recently remodeled and it was great!! We loved the updates to the kitchen and it had everything we could have wanted for our stay.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.

                    Manager response: We were confused by Cassie's rating for our unit and asked her why she was so complimentary of the penthouse, but yet rated it lower than others had and this is the email that she sent in response... "I rated it 4 out of 5 due to the fact that the pool isn't heated and it would have helped a ton with the cold weather. The water was so cold we couldn't even use the pool. I know it isn't a fault of your unit, but of the property." The pools in Gulf Shores are rarely closed as it almost never freezes. But the temperatures in the winter and spring can be cool, and so will the pools. Some hotels have interior pools, however the pool in Harbor House is an exterior pool. We do not know of any exterior pools in the area that are heated. We were sorry that Cassie did not fully enjoy her vacation due to the weather, but we are happy that she enjoyed the unit.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • First Visit to Gulf Shores

                    First Visit to Gulf Shores

                    • Guest Rogue603 (Dallas, TX)
                    • Date of stay 03/09/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/24/13
                    I looked at many places before booking this property and was not disappointed. It is a wonderful location, the place was immaculate, and it had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable.It is perfect for a family vacation. When a problem came up, it was handled immediately and politely. We would stay here again. Much nicer than staying in a high rise.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • As Good As It Gets

                    As Good As It Gets

                    • Guest wxguy (Mason City, Iowa)
                    • Date of stay 02/28/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/09/13
                    My wife and I had discussed that future vacation rentals just won't look as good after staying at this place. As I put in the title, it really is about as perfect as one can expect. First, the view is just amazing. Being on the top floor with your own private balconies is wonderful. Also, this building is closer to the beach than any others around so it can't be beat. The interior is well designed and recently remodeled. From the moment we walked in the door we felt comfortable, relaxed and at home. It is very luxurious inside with many nice amenities. It had all the comforts of home and then some. With the split layout (two bedrooms on one side and the master bedroom on the other side) it was very comfortable having two families share the condo. We certainly will be coming back again in the future as we have many great memories from this trip.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring - Cabin Fever Season
                  Feb 16 - Apr 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  Early Summer
                  May 1 - May 31
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  Peak Summer -School is out!
                  Jun 1 - Jul 31
                  3 night min stay
                  $400
                  Late Summer
                  Aug 1 - Sep 15
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  Fall Season
                  Sep 16 - Nov 15
                  3 night min stay
                  $250
                  Winter - Snowbird Season
                  Nov 16 - Feb 15
                  3 night min stay
                  $250
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $250

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $170 + tax
                  • 1 Car Parking Pass $20 + tax
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservations are booked and confirmed.

                  The week including July 4th is a minimum one week rental at $500 per night.

                  Rates higher during Shrimp Fest, Spring Break, Hangout Fest. Email for details on rates and deposit requirements.

                  Check in 4 PM.

                  Check out 10 AM.

                  Must be over 25 years old to rent.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                  Last updated: 04/02/2014
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                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  Why Harbor House:
                  After searching for more than a year, we came across this unique property. Most condos are fairly small, but this one offered a 3rd story (complete top floor) view, without having people above. Being located so far onto the beach, we have been told it is the farthest reaching property on the beach. This in itself allows for incredible views of the water. We had little interest in being far back from the water or across the street. This unit was therefore ideal!


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                  Photos

                  • The Penthouse is the entire top floor of this building.

                    The Penthouse is the entire top floor of this building.

                  • Facing west towards Mobile Bay.

                    Facing west towards Mobile Bay.

                  • View of Harbor House from beach.

                    View of Harbor House from beach.

                  • Kitchen.

                    Kitchen.

                  • Living area with vaulted ceilings.

                    Living area with vaulted ceilings.

                  • View of beachside sunroom from living room.

                    View of beachside sunroom from living room.

                  • Four season porch.

                    Four season porch.

                  • Living Room looking towards Master Bedroom.

                    Living Room looking towards Master Bedroom.

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Front Bedroom with King size bed.

                    Front Bedroom with King size bed.

                  • Back bedroom with Queen Bed and Twin Bed.

                    Back bedroom with Queen Bed and Twin Bed.

                  • View from the 4 season porch.

                    View from the 4 season porch.

                  • Facing East towards Orange Beach.

                    Facing East towards Orange Beach.

                  • Sunrise from Master Bedroom Deck.

                    Sunrise from Master Bedroom Deck.

                  • View of kitchen to dining area from laundry room.

                    View of kitchen to dining area from laundry room.

                  • Peninsula as seen from living room.

                    Peninsula as seen from living room.

                  • Living room.

                    Living room.

                  • Living room.

                    Living room.

                  • Living Room.

                    Living Room.

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Master Bath.

                    Master Bath.

                  • Front Bedroom.

                    Front Bedroom.

                  • Bathroom.

                    Bathroom.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

                  $250 - $400 per night (USD)
                  13

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 04/02/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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