About the property
- Condo1150 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 59 nights
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.
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 renting by the week or by the night and 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.
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.
If you are renting by the month and you are canceling more than 60 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 cancelling less than 60 days from your arrival date; all reasonable efforts will be made to re-rent the time. If that time is rented you may be refunded an amount not to exceed the balance you paid. A $100 cancellation fee will apply.
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.
LODGINGS TAX INCREASE: The City of Gulf Shores has increased their portion of the 11% lodgings tax to create a new total rate of 13% for stays occurring on or after May 1, 2018. Since we accept instant bookings and VRBO has no way to collect multiple rates, we are assessing the new 13% rate on all reservations. Credit adjustments will be made for the overpaying of this tax on reservations occurring before May 1, 2018. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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Howard Wadsworth, owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Howard Wadsworth, 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 18, and 14. 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 25 years. We both love to travel with our children to the beach or to our lake cabin on Lake Martin near Auburn.
Howard Wadsworth, owner purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Howard Wadsworth, owner chose Gulf Shores
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'
What makes this Condo unique
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!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The view is amazing! Clean condo with everything you could ask for although we hardly ate in due to such wonderful restaurants around. We booked this last minute and Howard made me feel very comfortable about doing so. He responded quickly and seemed just as excited as us for our trip! I hope to get back someday!
Many of our guests book last minute and we're always glad to hear from them.
We have nothing but five star reviews and work hard to keep it that way! We appreciate you choosing us, we'll look forward to hearing from you again!
Spring Break 2018
Very nice place, beautiful view. Owner was more then helpful. Look forward to returning.
Thanks for the kind words Roger, our goal is to have returning guests - we will always look forward to seeing you again real soon. Happy trails to you - until we meet again!
What a view!
We had a wonderful two months on the beach. Our condo was so close to shopping, restaurants, night life and of course the beach. We especially liked the 2 hot tubs and 3 pools at the Lighthouse. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone who loves a fantastic view. It was so peaceful out on the deck listening to the waves and reading a favorite book.
We certainly love our snowbirds and are especially flattered that they choose our condo from the thousands out there to rent! To spend that treasured retirement time with us in the winter means a great deal to us. The view is why we bought the unit! Penthouse units are located on the top floors of condos for the awesome sweeping views! We're just one floor under the penthouse level. We like to refer to our unit as your "Mini Penthouse"!
Thanks Mike - Happy trails to you, until we meet again!
Each of us fell in love with the condo as soon as we walked through the door. The view from our balconies was breathtaking. The condo had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We will always plan our beach vacations so that we have this condo reserved. Cannot find words to describe how wonderful it is. The owners too are perfect. They welcomed us there and let us know they are there if we need them and then left us to it. We highly recommend this for any family looking for the perfect condo in the perfect location to enjoy their vacation.
Wayne and Debra Rodgers
Park Hills, MO
Dear Wayne and Debra,
Thanks for the nice review! We love our Mid-Western guests from the great
"Show Me State"!
It's never too early to book for next year. As a matter of fact we'll honor the current rates for next year's travel if booked within 30 days of departure! I hope we can make you an annual visitor!
The room was amazing. It was well furnished and clean. It's close to all the restaurants in the area. The room was way more than I imagined.
Thank you for another FIVE star review!! ....and thank you for wanting to stay again in September!!
Please note: Although this wonderful guest referred to our two bedroom two bath condo as a "room" -- we all know what he means!!
Book with us today and let us exceed YOUR expectations!!
Beautiful condo with a beautiful view!
We had a fantastic relaxing time at this condo. Very clean and it provided all the necessary items in the kitchen! Howard was very easy to deal with and we are grateful that he allowed us to stay! Thank you for a well rested beach filled vacation!
Thanks for writing such a nice review! Our goal is to make you an annual visitor not just a one-time guest. We hope you can stay with us again real soon!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
LODGINGS TAX INCREASE: The City of Gulf Shores has increased their portion of the 11% lodgings tax to create a new total rate of 13% for stays occurring on or after May 1, 2018. Since we accept instant bookings and VRBO has no way to collect multiple rates, we are assessing the new 13% rate on all reservations. Credit adjustments will be made for the overpaying of this tax on reservations occurring before May 1, 2018. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. PARKING: The Lighthouse Condo Association charges $20 per vehicle. You are allowed two vehicles maximum. No campers, trailers, towables, jet skis, etc. are permitted. 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.