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Fab Oceanfront Home/Lgprivpool/Wifi/A+Location-Call/text 4046643546

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16) - call for spring!

The vacation of a lifetime with family or friends awaits at WatersEdge. Our well appointed, vibrantly hued, duplex home is only steps from the private pool and the sugar-white sandy beaches of the Gulf coast. Located just off the heart of Gulf Shores on West Beach, we are uniquely positioned for both uncrowded beaches AND easy access to all Gulf Shores/ Orange Beach has to offer. Shopping, dining, entertainment, grocery, and more are within 2 miles. Water's Edge is truly the perfect location for both relaxation and adventure.

WatersEdge offers a professionally decorated yet relaxing oasis. You will enjoy the custom bedding and window treatments, 450+ TC sheeting, turkish towels, tasteful new furniture, and many other wonderful touches making your stay more luxurious than ever.

Rest and tranquility are yours in our non-smoking home featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Two bedrooms are located downstairs. One is a master with King-sized bed while the other features a Queen-sized bed. Upstairs hosts 3 more spacious bedrooms. Two are masters with King-sized beds and one is a bunk room. Our bunk room hosts a twin-over-twin and a custom full-over-queen. The latter was built with adults in mind and is appropriate for both adults and/or kids. The two first floor bedrooms each share an adjoining bath, as do two of the three upstairs bedrooms. The third upstairs bedroom is a King and also features a large private bath and private balcony overlooking the Gulf. A Queen sleeper sofa, in the living area, provides additional sleeping flexibility. All five bedrooms are equipped with a TV for your comfort. The living room boasts a 42' flat panel TV, DVD and VCR to ensure movie/game night is a hit! Enjoy the stereo - or bring your Ipod for the docking station and enjoy your own custom musical selections. For those times you need to be in touch with the outside world, WiFi is available for your use.

Your fully equipped kitchen, with eat-in bar, flows into the sunny dining area and then on to your open living area. This large public space allows socializing and togetherness for the entire group. The custom dining table accomodates 10, with 4 more seats at the breakfast bar, making dining together a refreshing reality. Off the living area, your deck overlooks the large private pool shared only with your neighbor. At 32' X 16' in size, everyone can enjoy this wonderful amenity...regardless if your playing water games, or merely basking on a raft. Watch the kids from your deck during the day or join them - just one flight below - on your spacious poolside deck. From either vantage point, the panoramic views are unforgettable. Sunrise and sunset are not to be missed!

Extending beyond the edge of your pool is a ribbon of white sand bordering the blue waters of the Gulf. For your convenience, we have an outdoor shower just off the beach as you enter the pool.

We have amenities such as beach chairs, umbrellas, and assorted pool/beach toys for use during your stay. For small children we have a pack-n-play, booster seat, high-chair - fewer things for you to pack. Older kids will enjoy the XBOX, board games, videos and books.

Call today to reserve your family’s vacation of a lifetime!

The waters of the Gulf and your private pool await at WatersEdge.

Keywords: Gulf Front, oceanfront, ocean front, home, duplex, Large Private Pool, Gulf Shores, West Beach, 5 bedroom, upscale, vacation home, vacation property

More Details

Owner
Mary Martha
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About Mary Martha

I grew up vacationing with my family in Gulf Shores. We looked forward to our summer vacation all year and counted the days between the end of school and the day we would pile in the brown station wagon for the 12 hour adventurous drive to the Gulf. My brothers and I would spend magical days digging holes in the sand, creating sand castle villages, flying kites, running the beach, and splashing in the buoyant and warm waters of the Gulf. At that time, there was a giant swing on the beach and I was convinced you could touch the sky if you tried hard enough... I definitely gave it my best! By the time dusk fell, the smell of shrimp boiling or fresh fish cooking assured big appetites and tired kids. However, not wanting to miss a single moment of our week, we would always hold out for a post-dinner stargazing session or a night-time "crab hunt" with flashlights on the beach. I had so much fun with my parents and siblings during those days. The memories will stay with me forever and provide a great comfort to me "several" decades later.

Flash forward to 2008 and another stage of life entirely. A dear friend shared with me the "great find" she and her husband had uncovered. A beautiful beach.... all the modern amenities one could want... yet not overly crowded like some of the FL beaches she had visited. Had I ever hear of Gulf Shores, AL?!

That friend went on to purchase a property in Gulf Shores... and my husband & I (two young kids in tow) spent a good deal of time with them there. It wasn't long before we knew we also had to find our own spot to share. We looked long and hard for the perfect combination of city and country.... activities for multi-generational families while maintaining tranquility for all.

Why Mary Martha chose Gulf Shores

Watersedge embodies all the qualities needed for family members of all ages to enjoy time together. Our location allows for grocery/shopping/dining/adventure activities...an outing at Scoops Ice Cream... without long drives. Walk just down the street for the best place to see hermit crabs, bird watch, or put a kayak in the bay. The property is private yet perfectly sociable. The vibe is of carefree days with your own slice of beachfront. The sheer luxury of time and space in this backdrop allow deep relaxation and fun for all ages. Parents can watch their kids from one of the balconies as they roam the beach. The freshment of going from the beach to the ocean to our freshwater pool, means extended outside time during daylight hours. Although we have speedy Internet, you might find yourself pulling out the board or card games after an awesome meal, around a table that can accommodate the whole crew. The crabs can still be spotted at night as they scurry along the beach. Pods of lights... and the giggles that accompany them, can be heard from our decks. Catch them if you can... but please remember to release them so they can be there for your kids!

What makes this house unique

We are so honored to be able to host your family at our beach home. We hope you will relax, recharge, and enjoy the memories you will make with your friends and loved ones!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect Beach Front Property (5 out of 5 Stars)!



Review Submitted: June 12, 2009 Date of Stay: June 2009 From: Satisfied Customer, Tuscaloosa AL(copied verbatim from another online guest book)

I would highly reccommend this property to any large group desiring a beachfront rental with a private pool! Our extended family had plenty of room and thoroughly enjoyed the week. The bunk room is perfect for teenagers and young adults or even a family with young children. The upstairs master with private deck was perfect for older parents who loved the view without the sand! The pool was clean and the pool service checked the pool twice during our visit. The property is very well decorated and equipped. We had more than enough supplies in the kitchen. We even entertained friends for dinner during our stay. The outside storage room is full of beach toys, floats, chairs and umbrellas. Waters Edge is located close to a fabulous seafood market and convenience store making trips to the grocery less frequent! The location is also in the residential part of West Beach making the beach area directly in front of the house somewhat private and certainly not overcrowded. The owner is very gracious and helpful during the renting process and was accessible to answer questions and provide additional information."
Jun 2009
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1) Three extra-large bedrooms feature King Beds., Queen size Beds (1) Two bedrooms feature Queen Beds., Baby Cribs (1) One Pack N Play along with highchair and booster seat, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold-out queen size sofa in the living area for extra sleeping flexibility., Bunk Beds (2) The bunk room hosts a twin-over-twin and a custom made full-over-queen and is appropriate for both adults and kids. This change - new for the 2008 season - enables WatersEdge to comfortably accomodate up to 15 guests in beds without using the queen sleeper sofa. We trust your large group will enjoy the additional sleeping flexibility it affords.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Enjoy the porch swing just off the pool deck. While away an hour or two in the shade - a perfect spot to read a good book!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

I'd go back again!

  • 5 of 5

Choosing a rental home can be risky - - well, have no fear if you are here. WatersEdge met or exceeded everything you have read in the description.

My extended family just returned from a week of beach & pool fun, and we have already given WatersEdge as a recommendation to our friends. Everything in this home was clean upon arrival. Rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. We loved the easy access back and forth from house/pool to the beach . The beach was never crowded (compared to beach in front of the condos) and felt like our own private oasis! The location is a quick drive (5-10 minutes) to a multitude of restaurants and shops - and the young folks in our group actually walked to bars/music/lunch several times. We prefered to walk across the street to the ice cream shop! Eating out is fun, but we used the grill to prepare several yummy dinners, and the kitchen was equiped with everything we needed. WatersEdge has 2 AC units so the temperature inside was always comfortable on both levels. The "pool guy" comes twice a week so it was kept clean. And Most Importantly (because you never know what can happen)- the owner, Mary Martha, responds quickly to calls and texts and she takes pride in keeping this a beautiful home. There are many extras provided nearby too - - my sons rented a paddleboard, and others got kayaks (rentals provided drop off and pick up at the house). A few in our group chartered a boat for a very successful day of fishing. If you want beautiful photos taken at sunset on the beach - I recommend "Shore Shooters" - they took them right in front of WatersEdge and our family was pleased. Suggestions for your trip : bring kites and a game called "KanJam"- had a blast with both of those. However, need to say, that if you brought nothing along , you would have plenty here to enjoy a wonderful beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Escape

  • 5 of 5

My extended family had such a wonderful experience staying at WatersEdge. The home itself was wonderful...relaxing and calm, while at the same time happy and vibrant. The space was good for our crew, and it was well supplied with everything we needed. Life was certainly both easy and enjoyable during our stay.

I sat on one of the decks every morning with coffee and watched the dolphins. I saw more of them from my chair than I have seen on some dolphin cruises I have been on! It was truly a joy.

The kids in our family loved the freedom of being right on the beach. They quickly established a circuit which repeated throughout each carefree day: beach, ocean, pool...repeat. This made life great for us all.

It was wonderful to have our meals together at the large table. We played games there as well some of the evenings. The picnic table and porch swing under the house offered an outdoor dining alternative, as well as a shady spot for my reading during the day.

The home is perfectly located. If you want to visit a local restaurant, shop, or grocery, you are a very short drive away....one can even a walk to a couple of spots. There is a fresh seafood market a short walk away. If you prefer to catch your own (or at least have fun trying), the boat launch for the bay behind this home is but 1/4 mi away. It offers a great place to fish from the bank, or take in the birds & other wildlife. A local rental spot was dropping off kayaks for another group while we were there. We spotted hermit crabs right off the bank, which thrilled the children! I highly recommend a stop here. Another spot for fishing, or "walking the plank" as our family's young pirate aficionado called it... is the nearby Gulf Shores Pier. It is a short drive up the beach and offers a great novel outing opportunity. The strong breeze kept us comfortable the afternoon we went. It you are more adventurous, there are all sorts of things to do nearby. One thing I noticed, in particular, was a fun-looking zip-line course. Alas, one has to leave something for next time....and we will be back! Perhaps some of our group will explore some of the adventure opportunities offered. I will once again stakeout my serene spot on the deck or beach and luxuriate in that!

We could not ask for a better experience in this property, or with the owner.

Thank you Mary Martha for sharing your special oasis with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tupelo, MS
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Family Beach Time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Watersedge for a week and are still basking in the glow of our relaxing time together. We have stayed many other places in the Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan area, but my family enjoyed this home in particular for several reasons: the location is perfect..not too far from any access to restaurants and fun, but also the home itself is the most comfortable! The kitchen is the most well-stocked we have ever seen, the beds are dreamy comfortable, the access to the beach, though in an area one might assume to be crowded was very uniquely quiet and private (partially due to off season) and the 16x32 pool is a gem! The owner is one of the most easy-going, welcoming people and her instructions and ease of rental were all timely and accurate! Three vehicles can be accommodated in the covered area without any concern. The beach toys, umbrella, water chairs, boogie boards and floats are so numerous, we needed nothing...There are plenty of pool loungers, chairs and accommodations are kid friendly with games for those times our grandsons just wanted to chill. Our neighbors were the best and there was no noise between the two homes even with stairs and adjoining balconies. The bathrooms are strategically placed for easy access, and she has the thickest, most absorbent towels, plentifully arranged! The upstairs large bedrooms are quiet and extremely comfortable. Several naps were enjoyed by our early risers! We have beautiful memories, beautiful pictures and saw some beautiful sunrises directly from our balconies. We saw dolphins swim by a couple of times and enjoyed watching the occasional jogger, beach combers, walkers, small children and paddle boarders go by. I would HIGHLY recommend this property and we are grateful for the relaxing and fully stocked accommodations this property afforded our family! Oh and a nice surprise was the NFL channel for our football lovers in the family! Great times...thank you MMM...your place is a BIG HIT!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis MO
5

Wonderful Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Watersedge from Aug 9-Aug 16. Everything was exactly as the description and pictures said it would be and then some! The kitchen was fully stocked, the rooms were very spacious and comfortable for our group of 5 adults and 6 kids, and the pool was a wonderful amenity. We absolutely loved having our own beach space and not have to fight for beach real estate at 6:00 am which has been our experience in the past when staying at a high rise condo scenario. The best descision we made during our stay was to rent kayaks from a local company for the week. Every morning we would go out in the kayaks around 10:00 am and just wait for them to swim by and kayak with them. There were times we were as close as 5-8 ft away from a pod of dolphins. This was such an incredible experience and the highlight of our trip. We also saw huge sea turtles when we were our in the kayaks. We snorkeled and found starfish and sand dollars right up the beach from the house. I would highly recommend watersedge to anyone for a great family vacation. It was a pleasure to work with the owner who was extremely helpful and always very quick to respond with any questions that came up.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect Gulf Shores family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 plus my parents, in-laws, and sister-in-law and her family of 5 visited Gulf Shores in June and stayed at WatersEdge. It was our dream vacation and perfect in every way! It met all of our requirements: beautiful and easy beach access, private pool, and plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy our time together as well as spread out a little. Our entourage totaled 8 adults and 6 children from 5-11. The house was perfect and exceeded our needs. It was beautifully decorated and the location couldn't be beat! The house is very near amenities such as dining, sight-seeing and attractions, but far enough away from the high rises and crowds. It was everything we had hoped it would be and the rental process was easy and smooth. Thanks Mary Martha and WatersEdge for making our family vacation as fun and as comfortable as possible!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a wonderful home for our extended family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family from Arkansas visited Gulf Shores for Spring Break and stayed in this home. We were very impressed with every detail. Water's Edge is right on the beach and was PLENTY large enough for all of us. We had 6 adults and 8 children of all ages and this place was the perfect accommodation. There was even room at the table and bar for us to eat meals together with everyone sitting down. The rooms are tastefully decorated and it looked freshly painted. The rooms were thoroughly cleaned and well maintained. The bedrooms had large beds and the bunk room was great for the kids! The home is a duplex and we were staying in only one side of it. The attached gated pool is for the duplex only. it was beautiful and the kids enjoyed having the beach and the pool to play in. There were neat water toys, chairs, etc. provided and a grill as well. This home is in a great location, not far from all the restaurants, etc. and was exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
45 mi. West of Pensacola
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
4 wonderful golf courses are within 5-20 min drive
Nearest Restaurant
nearest = 1/4 mi, downtown Gulf Shores=5 min drive
Nearest Beach
just beyond your large, ocean-facing pool!

Walk across the street to the nearby Lagoon for fishing, kayaking or siteseeing. This is a great opportunity to introduce kids of any age to the natural habitat of a number of ocean birds, fish, and other creatures. Kayaks can be rented and delivered to the water for your use. The bike lane, just outside your front door, enables a great family ride...with great views of both ocean and bay. We are a few short scenic minutes away from the newly rebuilt Gulf Shores Pier. Here, you can fish to your hearts content or simply enjoy a stroll out to sea on the 2nd longest pier on the Gulf Coast!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $235 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Call or text owner for convenient reservation processing: 4046643546

1000 security deposit is required within 3 days of booking. Security deposit is refundable assuming no damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund