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Great Beach and Lagoon View

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This neat vintage cottage has been in our family since it was built in 1980. We have VAULTED tung in grove ceiling in the enormous living room with 2 ceiling fans. Colorful hardwood floors give this home a warm “at the beach” tropical feeling.

The master bedroom has a king size bed. It takes up the entire upstairs and has a bathroom. Downstairs bedroom #1 has two double beds and bedroom #2 has twin beds. There are 2 sleeper sofas in the living room. The separate dining room has a large cypress dining table. This is a NON-SMOKING home, but is allowed on the large balcony that opens from the living room.

Your pet is welcomed with opened arms. Simply check the box to pay the non-refundable, $100.00 pet fee. There is cable TV in the living area and master bedroom. The home has Wi-Fi. There are ceiling fans in every room except the fully equipped kitchen.

The large deck has unobstructed views of the Gulf and Lagoon. There is an approx. 400 foot walk to the beach. Less than a mile from shopping and restaurants..

This home has been in my family since it was built in 1980. I have recently purchased it from my mother. It is a work in progress, but very comfortable. I appreciate any and all feedback.

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Keywords: Beach House

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Owner
Rachel Rhodes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Rachel Rhodes

My grandparents built this house in 1980 after hurricane Frederick swept their first house away. In 1990, they decided to rebuild. My mother purchased the house from them and it was moved from its original location to its current location. In 2014 my two children ( 10 and 7) and I purchased the house from my mother in order to preserve all of the memories from childhood and have a place where my siblings and their families could reconnect.

Rachel Rhodes purchased this house in 2014

Why Rachel Rhodes chose Alabama

My Grandparents began traveling to Gulf Shores from Baton Rouge when their children (5 of them) were very small. It was a much longer journey in those days, but they thought is was well worth it. The beaches were white, the water was clear and there was no city noise to distract them. The first house they built was one large room with several beds. Everyone was comfortable, and it was the togetherness that they craved. They said it was like camping (we now call it the camp.) When that house was swept away by hurricane Frederick in 1979 (incidentally, Frederick was my grandfather's name and is also my son's name) they rebuilt bigger and better and right on the beach! With a quickly growing family of grandchildren and great grandchildren, they knew that 3 bedrooms was not enough. In 1997 they built Lagniappe 2, a beautiful, 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home in the place of Lagniappe 1. Lagniappe 1 was purchased by my mother and moved to its current location. They had to take down all of the power lines between two properties and put it on a flatbed.

My mother rented the property and kept dates available for my siblings and I to come stay. In 2014, it was too much for her to manage any longer, so I purchased it from her. My goal it to make as many improvements as possible and preserve the memories of my childhood. I also meet my siblings and friends down here as much as possible. I grew up here from the age of 4 until I left after finishing college. My two children and I currently live in St. Louis, Mo . We hope that you will make as many memories as we have and will come back year after year to visit this beautiful beach.

What makes this house unique

The house is conveniently located just steps from a liquor store, ice cream parlor, convenience store, restaurant and steamed seafood carry out.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Great Beach and Lagoon View
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
4

Love the BEACH

  • 4 of 5

Great location! Easy beach access. Nice place.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guthrie, OK
4

Great time in Gulf Shores!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Lagniape for the first time in August. We had stayed in Gulf Shores before and loved it. This house is comfortable and an easy walk to the beach even when carrying your gear! It is right across the street from an ice cream shop, fish market, and convenience store.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fantastic house, close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this home. There is a restaurant, ice cream shop, liquor store and convenience store directly across the street. The beach is very close as well. We were super pleased with the home and being able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the evenings as well! Thank you Rachel!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Benton, LA
5

Amazing Week

  • 5 of 5

Property just as described! Clean quiet and close to everything.

Kids had a great week playing on the beach and shopping.

I had four great days of golf!

We are making plans to return next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The place was very cute. The beds are nice and we had a lot of fun in the cottage like home. I would say if you are a tall family to watch your head! I am 5'7 and I didn't have a problem, but my boyfriend and friends were over 6'2 and had some problems hitting theirs heads! the location of the house if perfect. it only a short walk to the beach and the places to shop across the street were very convenient. This was our first time to gulf shores and we like the local places to eat and shop. nothing is to far away. Overall we had a good time and Rachel was very helpful. We do recommend more towels, but we had a lot of people!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great time

  • 5 of 5

Our whole group had an amazing time at this Beach house. The location is perfect, only about 100yrds to the beach but is right across the street from a great new restaurant, seafood market, and small grocery store called waves. We liked that is was away from all of the large condos and it gave us plenty of room on the beach. We added dates to our trip three different times and the owner worked with us very well! I hesitated doing this review because I didn't want to give away a great hidden secret at Gulf Shores, but we had such a great time I wanted to share it!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 59

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
winter
Sep 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,500
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
pre-summer
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $100.00 pet fee is for a maximum of two pets. Additional pets are subject to another $100.00 fee. Renters must be 24 years of age or older, failure to meet this guideline will result in immediate eviction with no return of rent paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a stand alone beach house approximately 400 feet from the Gulf of Mexico with direct beach view and access.

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