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Mini Penthouse * Direct Beachfront * Three Swimming Pools * Breathtaking Views

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  • Minimum stay:1-31 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) Small Town - Big Beach

We have nothing but 5 star reviews. Centrally located in directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores, Alabama - where the town slogan is "Big Beach - Small Town". Jimmy Buffett calls this area of the world "The Northern Caribbean". This area is one of the best kept secrets in the travel industry! As your hosts we will be glad to share with you our knowledge of the areas hangouts and restaurants.

At this height you can keep the drapes wide open all day; enjoy your privacy and the view. There is no pool noise at this level. Unwind and admire the soaring views from your well furnished balcony during the day and enjoy a memorable sunset seafood feast in the evening. Floor to ceiling glass in the Living room and Master Bedroom! You have unobstructed panoramic views from virtually anywhere in your condo!

The Master Bedroom features a King Size bed, ceiling fan, two nightstands with lamps, one large chest of drawers with mirror, and flat screen television with DVD player. Fine quality pillowtop bedding and custom bedcovers and linens are provided. Close the light blocking designer curtains at night and enjoy that well deserved morning snooze. Adjoining the Master Bedroom is a double sink Vanity area and an oversized closet. The closet is large enough to let a small child have their own little room. There is a firm baby mattress (no linens) under the King bed for you to use.

The vanity adjoins the tiled Master Bathroom which features a corner Jacuzzi garden tub and shower.

The tiled Living area features a sofa and love seat combination with a cool and colorful lime green finish. The sofa converts to a comfortable queen size heavy-duty, commercial grade, sleeper bed. Enjoy the option of the light blocking designer drapes. An entertainment center has a flat screen television, DVD/CD/MP3 system to play your favorite CD’s and beach music.

Free high speed wireless internet, and cable. The unit also has a telephone.

The Dining area has a full size dining table and six chairs with overhead lighting. There is a kitchen bar nearby that seats three.

The beautifully decorated Guest Bedroom has a Queen Size bed, ceiling fan, two chest-style nightstands each with lamps, one large chest of drawers with mirror, and a flat screen television with DVD player. Fine quality pillow top bedding and linens are provided. It adjoins a full sized bathroom with a tub/shower combination. The guestroom window faces north and has an panoramic view of Lake Shelby.

There is a bunk room with two twin beds. Please note: A few units in Lighthouse are advertising one bedroom units with bunk rooms as two bedrooms. Compare wisely. A bunk room is really not a suitable space for adults but it’s a cute little room your kids will absolutely love! It is furnished with two twin beds and a television with a DVD player. The twin doors close to give the space some peace and quiet. It even has an exterior north window - with a great view - with privacy blinds.

The kitchen is fully stocked. All fine quality china, glassware and stainless steel flatware is provided with service for up to eight guests. Everything to prepare a quick snack or a gourmet dinner is right at your fingertips. There is a double stainless steel sink with disposal, dishwasher, electric stove with cook top, microwave oven, refrigerator with freezer and ice maker, toaster, can opener, blender, pots and pans, steak knives, and assorted serving pieces. There is a large pantry with plenty of shelves and cabinet storage galore!

There is a large laundry/utility room at the entrance with a full size washer and dryer. For your convenience an iron with ironing board, broom and vacuum cleaner is provided. This room is an excellent storage area for coolers or beach toys.

Your condo is a professionally decorated work of art. You will be pleased with the unique and tasteful decor, comfortable quality furniture and wall art. The walls are a warm butter yellow color. The unit is professionally cleaned between each guest.

There are three pools on the property. One is a 'zero entry' fountain pool. The other large pool nearby is for swimming. The third pool is a seasonally heated indoor pool.

Check out the Fitness Center. Relax in the dry sauna or work out on the treadmills, cross trainers, and weight machines. There are two outdoor hot tubs.

The Lighthouse Condominium proudly stands on the property where the famous landmark Lighthouse Motel once stood. It is only a few frisbee throws away from The Sea and Suds; the only “over-the-beach” seafood restaurant-pier in the area. Don't miss the all-new Hangout Beach bar. Go north on Highway 59 you will find Lulu’s, owned by Jimmy Buffett’s sister, Lucy Buffett. Jimmy has been known to make guest appearances.

Lighthouse is located just a few miles away from Supermarkets, Wal-Mart and Target. Our goal is to have you as a frequent guest. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

MILITARY DISCOUNT:
A rental rate reduction of 10% is proudly given to all active and reserve U.S. Military Personnel, Honorably discharged Veterans and spouses of active duty personnel who are registering as guests. *To qualify you must furnish a copy your Military ID (if active, reservist, or spouse) or DD-214 (if a veteran). Spouses of active Military personnel must provide their military spouse ID. Dependants are not eligible. Discount cannot be made after reservations have been made. Offer not valid on monthly rentals, or peak season periods. Offer subject to change and cannot be combined with any other promotions. Military personnel, veterans, or spouses travelling with the registering party do not qualify. Other restrictions may apply. Thank you for your service to our Country

C A N C E L L A T I O N P O L I C Y

CANCELLATIONS/DATE CHANGES/CREDIT SETTLEMENT
If you are canceling more than 30 days before arrival and we are holding a security deposit and any advance rent payment, it will be refunded within two weeks of notification. A $100.00 cancellation fee will apply. This will be deducted from your bank card, or your balance on file.
If you are canceling from 29 to 15 days before arrival and we are holding a security deposit and any advance rent payment, both may be forfeited unless we can generate an equivalent amount of rent for the period you had it reserved and removed from the market.  A $100.00 cancellation fee will apply. This will be deducted from your bank card, or your balance on file.
If you are canceling within 14 to 1 day(s) before arrival, your security deposit and any advance rental payment(s) will NOT be refunded.
Any credit card fees incurred by your cancellation may be deducted from your refunded amount.
Re-booking.
Every reasonable effort will be made to rent the period you canceled.  In the event of any cancellation and re-booking of your canceled time we may, at our discretion, return your payments on file, less expenses and less a $100.00 cancellation fee. Your refund will not exceed the revenue collected to rent your cancelled time.
Early departures, shortened stays, or amended reservation dates, do not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. Owners reserve the right to cancel reservations because of conditions that would prevent the safe occupancy of the unit rented.

Late Payments. We may cancel your reservations because of late payments.  Late payments will indicate your desire not to pay, in which case your reservations and/or your security deposit on file, may be subject to forfeiture.

Denied Occupancy. In the event that an occurrence would cause our condo unit to have its’ certificate of occupancy (CO) revoked, creating a period of denied occupancy, a refund will be made for any rent paid for that same canceled period and no cancellation fee will be assessed.
Owners reserve the right to cancel any reservation up to 30 days prior to arrival. In the event of an owner cancellation, refund of all rent paid will be made and no cancellation fee will be assessed.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms. Since private travel cancellation insurance is widely available to travelers today no credit or refunds will be issued if a hurricane or tropical storm is threatening the area or occurs immediately before your stay preventing travel to our condo, or if these events occur during your stay that creates mandatory or voluntary evacuation. The purchase of cancellation insurance is highly recommended.


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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 18

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 years old. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Family oriented property. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Only owners are permitted to have pets. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We have a zero entry pool that is wheelchair accessible. Shallow end has no steps - just a gradual grade. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master with ocean view and glass door to balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Awesome north views with closet and bath door...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 2 bunk bed

    This area is intended for kids - very small but fun!...moreless

  • Sleeper Sofa: 1 queen

    Sleeps 1-2 Living room queen sleeper sofa, blackout drapes...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Quality Pillowtop Bedding, Queen size Beds (1) Quality Pillowtop Bedding, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size with Commercial Grade, Heavy Duty Mechanism., Bunk Beds (1) Off-Set for Maximum Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Private bath, twin vanity, corner jacuzzi, shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Accessible from guest BR and foyer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Centrally located. Five minute walk down beach to Sea-N-Suds Restaurant. 3/4 mile walk to "The Hangout" Less than a mile from all major attractions! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    a few board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bookshelf system. Will play MP3's or iPods...moreless

  • Television:

    Updated flat screens in both bedrooms and living room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Take a DVD, leave a DVD....POT LUCK!...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    One Level Below the Penthouse. Gorgeous Soaring Views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats up to 6 at indoor table, 4 at the bar, 6 on the balcony. Make sure you experience a seafood dinner on the balcony during your stay! ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Size, in Laundry Room...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Most parking is covered...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    On lower level. Weight machines, treadmills, dumbells, sauna, outdoor hot tubs...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi in the unit...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very Well Stocked. China and Glassware for up to Eight Guests....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Starter rolls of toilet tissue, paper towels, and hand soap....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    One Zero Entry, One Swimming Pool, One Indoor Pool...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Two - outdoor tubs...moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub:

    Jacuzzi in Master Bath....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 12 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$229
$1,379
Peak Summer 2017
May 13 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,229

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 - Sep 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$259
$1,559

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Fall 2017
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,199

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Nov 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$179
$999
Early Winter 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,199
December 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
31 night min stay

$1,679
January 2018
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
31 night min stay

$1,679
February 2018
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
28 night min stay

$1,679
Early Spring 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2018
3 night min stay
$229
$1,379
Spring 2018
Mar 10 - Apr 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,559

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Departure Housekeeping $95
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

PARKING: Parking passes must be obtained by the guest when arriving on the property. The Lighthouse Condo Association charges $20 per vehicle. You are allowed two vehicles maximum. No campers, trailers, towables, jet skis, etc. are permitted. Parking passes are not provided by the owner. Day visitors have a designated parking area. Overnight visitors are considered guests and must obtain a parking pass. All vehicles without passes are subject to towing at the vehicle owner's expense.

MILITARY DISCOUNT:

A rental rate reduction of 10% is proudly given to all active and reserve U.S. Military Personnel, Honorably discharged Veterans and spouses of active duty personnel who are registering as guests. *To qualify you must furnish a copy your Military ID (if active, reservist, or spouse) or DD-214 (if a veteran). Spouses of active Military personnel must provide their military spouse ID. Dependents are not eligible. Discount must be claimed during the booking process. This must be done by phone or email with the owner because the format for booking with VRBO does not allow for the discount. The adjustment has to be made manually by the owner on your reservation once you book and provide proof of service. The offer not valid on monthly rentals, promotions, special events, or peak season periods. Offer subject to change and cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts. Military personnel, veterans, or spouses travelling with the registering party do not qualify. Other restrictions may apply. The format for booking with VRBO does not allow for the discount. The adjustment has to be made manually by the owner on your reservation once you book and provide proof of service. Thank you for your service to our Country.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Major Airport: Pensacola, FL
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sea and Suds
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Morgan*/Dauphin Island/Mobile
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 59
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sea and Suds
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico Adjoins Property

Car: Recommended

Call owner before trip to discuss anything that might interest you; from restaurant recommendations to amusement parks. There is so much to do in the area including a beautiful Alabama State Park between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Many diversions are available including Fishing, Parasailing, Boat Rentals, Shopping, Wildlife Zoos, Historic Tourism, Birding, Hiking, Biking.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: My name is Howard Wadsworth, you will probably be dealing with me on the rental. My wife Annettee and I have have been married for 29 years and have two beautiful girls, ages 17, and 13. We are from Auburn, Alabama, in east central Alabama just four hours north of our famous white sand beaches. Since 1985 I have owned a jewelry business specializing in loose diamonds and fine diamond jewelry. Annettee has been selling local cable TV advertising for the last 24 years. We both love to travel with our children to the beach or to our lake cabin near Auburn.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
We bought our unit at Lighthouse because we knew it was going to be the premier location to spend precious vacation time. It is built on the site of the old Lighthouse Motel. So many guests want to return to their special beach with their children and grandchildren. I have been impressed with the loyalty and sentimental feelings so many of our guests have have with this particular stretch of sand. It is truly a special place to so many. My wife and I both frequented the area before we met and always referred to the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area as 'the beach' . We have many happy memories there and we feel at home there. We know the good restaurants where the locals eat and the special places to visit. I'll be glad to share these with you. The area has a unique feel and truly is a place where everyone feels at ease. It's quaint but not stuffy, fun but not too rowdy. If you are looking for a family atmosphere or want to kick up your heels a little, this is the place! The Motto for the City of Gulf Shores says it very well: 'Small Town, Big Beach'

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Very few vacationers have the opportunity to enjoy a penthouse view on such a spacious balcony. Since no one can see in, except the sea gulls that fly by, you can enjoy your privacy with the drapes wide open all day! At this height you can still hear the waves and feel the wind but not hear the pool noise. My favorite thing to do at least once every trip is to visit the local seafood market. We have them prepare steamed cajun shrimp and gumbo with all the trimmings. We enjoy this special meal on the balcony overlooking the gulf from eighteen floors up and toast the sunset! Clink!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Photos

  • Best View on the Beach!

    Best View on the Beach!

  • Beachfront Master Bed Room King Size Bed

    Beachfront Master Bed Room King Size Bed

  • Flat screen TV in the Master Bedroom, DVD player not shown.

    Flat screen TV in the Master Bedroom, DVD player not shown.

  • Corner Jacuzzi Garden Tub in Master Bath Stand up shower not shown

    Corner Jacuzzi Garden Tub in Master Bath Stand up shower not shown

  • Flat Screen TV in the guest room DVD player not shown

    Flat Screen TV in the guest room DVD player not shown

  • Children's Bunk Room with two twin beds TV/DVD

    Children's Bunk Room with two twin beds TV/DVD

  • Dine by the Gulf in your bare feet!  No restaurant in town has this view!

    Dine by the Gulf in your bare feet! No restaurant in town has this view!

  • Sofa Converts to a Queen Bed

    Sofa Converts to a Queen Bed

  • Zero Entry Fountain Pool
One of three pools!

    Zero Entry Fountain Pool One of three pools!

  • Modern Luxury Condominium now stands where  the old Lighthouse Motel was.

    Modern Luxury Condominium now stands where the old Lighthouse Motel was.

  • Enjoy the most beautiful sugar white sand beaches in the world!

    Enjoy the most beautiful sugar white sand beaches in the world!

  • Flat screen TV and CD/MP3 player in Living Room. DVD player not shown.

    Flat screen TV and CD/MP3 player in Living Room. DVD player not shown.

  • Direct Beachfront Master Bedroom (TV has been updated!)

    Direct Beachfront Master Bedroom (TV has been updated!)

  • Vanity area of Master Bedroom

    Vanity area of Master Bedroom

  • Guest Room with Queen Bed & window views of Lake Shelby

    Guest Room with Queen Bed & window views of Lake Shelby

  • Guest Bath -Tub/Shower

    Guest Bath -Tub/Shower

  • Dining for up to nine guests inside

    Dining for up to nine guests inside

  • Fully Stocked Kitchen

    Fully Stocked Kitchen

  • Soaring views in every direction!

    Soaring views in every direction!

  • View of one of the three swimming pools from your balcony

    View of one of the three swimming pools from your balcony

  • One of two high speed elevators just steps away from door!

    One of two high speed elevators just steps away from door!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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