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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights

Overview

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 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.

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.

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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More Details

Owner
Howard Wadsworth, owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Let me start by saying that me, my daughter, and my mother stayed at your condo July 23rd through July 26th and it was wonderful. It was my daughters first trip to the beach and she was impressed. She is 5 and thought the bonus (bunk) room was the neatest thing. Before we left to come home we were already making plans to come back next year. The condo was nice and the furnishings were great. I left feeling like I got what I paid for, and some. I looked at lots of condos on line before choosing yours, and the decor is what sold me. I noticed you had a place in Orange Beach also. I've never understood why people took a week when they went on vacation but I do now. Three days is not enough time to do everything we wanted to do. Thanks to you and your wife for having such a wonderful place for us to come to and making our first vacation something we can look back on and look forward to each year.



Owners note: Guest is true to herself...She has booked a week in July 2009.
Sep 2008
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Major Airport: Pensacola, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sea and Suds
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Fort Morgan*/Dauphin Island/Mobile
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sea and Suds
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.

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 18
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A comprehensive guide to rules and regulations are incorporated in the rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Private bath, twin vanity, corner jacuzzi, shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Accessible from guest BR and foyer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with ocean view and glass door to balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Awesome north views with closet and bath door
    Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed , This area is intended for kids - very small but fun!
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 queen , Sleeps 1-2 Living room queen sleeper sofa, blackout drapes
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!!
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5

Beautiful condo with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

AMAZING CONDO

  • 5 of 5

MUCH IN NEED OF SOME R & R, I JUST SPENT FOUR WEEKS IN THIS WONDERFUL CONDO. THE VIEW IS FANTASTIC. THE CONDO HAS EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED FOR COOKING AND RELAXED LIVING. ONE OF THE CLEANEST CONDO'S WE HAVE EVER STAYED IN. HOWARD IF ABSOLUTELY GREAT TO WORK WITH. WOULD STAY HERE AGAIN IN A HEART BEAT!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Break

  • 5 of 5

This condo was fantastic! The pictures really do not do it justice! Our kids loved the bunk beds and I loved waking up to a spectacular view of the Gulf. We watched dolphins playing on 3 separate occasions from our balcony. We had everything we needed to be comfortable and plenty of space to move around without being right on top of each other. We have a family of 4, but this condo could have easily accommodated more people. We ate out almost every meal because there are just so many choices within a few minutes of the condo, but the kitchen was well stocked had we decided to have a home cooked meal. The outdoor pools were very cold, but that is to be expected in October. My kids are 2 and 4 and they loved the fountains in the zero entry pool, although I didn't let them play in them much because of the temperature. The indoor pools were nice and warm when the kids had their fill of the sand and salt water. I will definitely being saving this property to my favorites and making plans to return!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

The room was wonderfully decorated and there were adequate supplies so that other than food you shouldn't need to go out for anything. The only problem we encountered was when washing some clothes from the beach the dryer simply would not dry them. After hours we noticed the dryer was getting extremely hot and having seen something similar happen before I surmised the dryer hose was full, which can cause a fire. When we pulled out the hose we got over 4 lbs of debris from it, which was bad and should have been something the maid service should have occasionally taken care of. After that it was fine and everything else about the stay was WONDERFUL. The owner was very easy to reach and accommodating and provided a wonderful property for us to stay in while at the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeffrey glad your overall experience was a good one! I am sorry about your experience with the dryer. Your stay was at the end of the busiest rental season since we have owned our unit. This would have been caught during the season ending deep clean we do each year in October. By the way we replaced our housekeeper with a more efficient crew. I will let them know the dryer needs to be checked on a regular basis. I appreciate you letting me know. I'll look forward to hearing from you again!
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Additional information about rental rates

Departure Housekeeping $95
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.