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Have it all! Condo Directly On Little Lagoon & Steps to the Beach! 3 Balconies!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,280 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2.5 BA, Sleeps 6 - Beach-Pool-Lagoon-Fishing Docks-Boat Launch-BBQ Area

Welcome to Summer House West! This updated 2 BR / 2.5 BA condo is the best of both worlds! Relax on the white sand beaches or spend the day boating and fishing on the lagoon. Condo comfortably houses 6 guests.

Beaches - Pool - Lagoon - Fishing docks - Boat Launch - BBQ Area

This condo is a townhouse (1,300 square feet) with two bedrooms on the second floor, both with full bathrooms and their own balconies (master balcony overlooks the lagoon, guest bedroom balcony has view of the Gulf of Mexico). Condo has 3 private balconies in all.

The main floor has the kitchen, pantry, half-bath, laundry, dining room that seats 6, and living room with two sofas (one is a fold-out sofa bed), 42 inch TV, and balcony that overlooks Little Lagoon! The kitchen is fully stocked with all of the appliances, cookware and dishes you will need to prepare meals during your vacation.

The complex has a swimming pool, private beach access (100 yards from condo), a fishing pier, and a fish cleaning station, gazebo with grilling area. There is free covered parking for two cars, as well as additional guest spaces.

Summer House West is a small, quaint complex with a total of 32 units. It has 3 buildings and our unit is in the back building directly on Little Lagoon!

*Please note as this is a small complex, there is no elevator, only stairs. Our condo is on the second floor.

Located in the West Beach area of Gulf Shores, Summer House West is 3.5 miles from the heart of Gulf Shores--The Hangout and the "T" and a 15-minute drive to the Orange Beach area.

Gorgeous Little Lagoon Pass is just a 0.5 mile away!

We are close enough for convenience, but far enough for getting away from it all!

Free wifi provided.

Please let us know if you have questions or how we can help you plan your trip to Gulf Shores!

More Details

Carrie and Robert Burns
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Carrie and Robert Burns

Our family fell in love with the Gulf Shores area over a couple of years visiting. We enjoy exploring new areas, but Gulf Shores kept calling us back!

We enjoy vacation time that offers a little bit of everything-water sports, nature, local spots for food and drink, good people to share the time, shelling, walking and relaxing on the beach, entertainment for kids that doesn't break the bank, amazing sunsets to cap off the day, and a comfortable place to call home for the week! We found all of that and more here at Summer House West!

It's our pleasure to share this spot with you. We hope you make as many memories as we have!

Carrie and Robert Burns purchased this condo in 2017

Why Carrie and Robert Burns chose Gulf Shores

We love Summer House West! We were drawn to the location because, for us, it is in the best spot in the Gulf Shores area-- away from the crowds, but close enough for convenience and fun. We love being on the water, nestled between the lagoon and the Gulf - it truly is the best of both worlds! Summer House West has a laid back, cozy feel. We know friends and family and guests will find it as warm and inviting as we do! Enjoy!

Gulf Shores is a city on Alabama's Gulf Coast. Its Gulf State Park has beaches, trails and a pier, plus a golf course and a zip line over the dunes. To the west, sea turtles and migratory birds thrive among the coastal habitats of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Farther west, 19th-century Fort Morgan guards Mobile Bay. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers hands-on encounters with lemurs, kangaroos and sloths.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay this February! The condo was very clean, comfortable and well furnished and was just as it appeared on the website. The kitchen was stocked with everything we could have wished for. We had plenty of towels and having a washer and dryer right off the kitchen was great. We moved in and felt right at home. We loved being on the lagoon and were entertained by herons and pelicans, beach combing and sitting on the dock. We spent a lot of time on the balconies enjoying the gulf breezes, early morning coffee and afternoon cocktails.

Just a short walk across the street and we were walking the beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The location west of the bustle of town was perfect - quiet and private, yet within minutes of restaurants and shopping and fun tourist things to do.

The owners were very accommodating and checked in with us to make sure everything was good and that we were happy. And we were! We highly recommend this condo to anyone vacationing is Gulf Shores. You will not be disappointed.
Feb 2018
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • In addition to 2 bedrooms, there is a sleeper sofa and pack-n-play available for use.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Have it all! Condo Directly On Little Lagoon & Steps to the Beach! 3 Balconies!
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews
Lakeville MN

great time on our first snowbird experience

  • 4 of 5

We loved this unit on the Lagoon..loved the birds on it, the fact we could walk our cat along the shore ( can't do that on the beach) being down the beach from the center of town. the furnishing were very good, Just a couple things kept me from giving it 5 stars .. one the cleaning could be a little better ( Carrie is addressing it with the cleaners) the heat is uneven order to have upstairs comfortable downstairs had to be overly warm.

Advice for other renters..first the 38 stairs they warn you about is real so pack light because you have to carry everything up and down. and bring at least one sharp knife( all the ones there are super dull)

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott and Dianne- We are so glad you loved it! You were one of our first guests as we are new owners (Dec 2017) and we appreciate the feedback. We have addressed the cleaning issues. We hope to host you again next winter and promise you'll have the sharpest knives this side of The Hangout! Thanks again!
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Nice, clean, across street from the beach - a great find!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great, and the owner was very responsive by phone and text. The refrigerator wasn't working when we got there, but after contacting the owner we realized someone had turned off the breaker to the kitchen when they last cleaned the condo! This was easily resolved, and it was nice knowing that Carrie was so responsive and available (we also had trouble connecting to the internet while there, but Carrie called their provider and had the issue resolved later that day! Again - Carrie was so great!). Not only were Carrie and Robert great hosts, the condo had everything we needed and was across the street from the beach (literally a 2-minute walk to the beach). The condo is big enough that the bedrooms are upstairs, which is great if you have kids that still nap (the adults could easily hang out in the kitchen/living/dining area while the kids slept). The view of the lagoon was great, and we could see our kids playing on the lagoon from our balcony.

Overall we had a great stay and there was plenty of room for 6 people in the condo (kid friendly). A great find!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Misty- Thanks very much! We are delighted that our place worked so well for your vacation! Our thanks to you for your patience as we worked though some kinks as new owners. We are glad to share our special spot with guests like you! You and your family are welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Gulf Shores

Located in West Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama-close enough to the heart of Gulf Shores for convenience, but just far enough to feel "away from it all."

3.5 miles to The Hangout

15 min drive to Orange Beach




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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