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Great Beach and Lagoon View

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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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March, June, July and August require a 7 night stay which should go from Saturday to Saturday.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Owner
Rachel Rhodes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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.

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: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Great Beach and Lagoon View
average rating of 4.34375 based on 32 reviews
Warrenton, Missouri
4

Rachel GREAT!! Pet Friendly

  • 4 of 5

The contact with Rachel was great. She texted back quickly with any concerned that I had with the house. I will have to say that the house is great to go to and from the beach and this is the 2nd time that we have rented this home. I think that the cleaning needs to be a little better as we found socks, toys and things under the beds and behind the couch, Shower upstairs needed some cleaning as well. But for me that was small things that I could deal with because of the location of the home and Rachel's begin so kind and personal with us.

The patio outside on the porch was great!!! and the chairs for the beach with the supplies of beach towels as well.

I would recommend this home for a place for children and little furbabies. Thank you Rachel for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Old school beach house charm.

  • 5 of 5

Property was just as advertised. Rooms were large and enviting and house was very clean when we arrived. Great location. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Plenty of room for 9 people. Close walk to beach.

  • 4 of 5

Great space, house and deck needs updating. There is black mold. Upstairs commode hangs sometimes. Had a great time,beach close,shopping,restaurant very

close. Gulf Shores needs a restaurant that

has a seafood buffet. Would rent again if possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Property was comfortable and had everything we needed. Yes this is an older home and not as updated as others but is in a great location and you can’t beat that! 5 minutes from front door to the beach! It did have brand new patio furniture, new bedding in queen room, new rugs, new dining room chairs and new slip covers on the furniture. Some nice updates from the pictures online. The property owner was easy to work with and responded to all of our questions quickly prior to visit. I would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surprised

  • 3 of 5

The location is wonderful the only thing that was really surprising was our check in time was at 4pm. I arrived at 4:45 and the cleaning lady was still there and needed to mop the floors. Then she proceeded to basically drill me on how many were staying and other things. In the decade I've used VBRO I've never experienced that before.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very homey

  • 5 of 5

Had a great girls weekend getaway. This was everything we wanted and needed. Very close to the beach. Also so convenient having the restaurant and waves store across the street. Would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $59

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. March, June, July and August require a 7 night stay which must go from Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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