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Actual view after sunset from dock... perfect to break open your favorite wine!

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

PEAK SEASON: SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY. 10 PERSON MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY. RENTERS OVER AGE 25 ONLY.

Consider a spacious, comfortable beach house instead of a crowded condo. Not your average rental, our home is newly decorated with a classy and contemporary beach casual style. Escape to your own private paradise since every bedroom has access to its own decks. There are 4 bedrooms: two of which are master suites! One master suite has a king, and the other a queen bed with its own bathroom. The 3rd bedroom is a 'kids room' with queen, full bunk bottom, and single bunk top beds - enough for 5 kids max in this room alone. The 4th bedroom is small and cozy, with its own balcony and closet - perfect for the lone single adult/teen who wants a bit of privacy.
There is a separate laundry room with full-size washer and dryer for renters. We know how wet/dirty clothes can pile up on a beach vacation.
The house is fully equipped for families to relax and enjoy a home away from home.

New stainless steel kitchen suite has top of the line WHIRLPOOL GOLD brand matching stainless steel appliances. There is a fridge ice-maker, and water filter for sparkling cold water. The counter-tops are fully new granite. The gourmet chef of the party knows that our fast convection oven cooking can prepare a full meal in no time. Even equipped with a warming mode, it is a true joy for the hungry vacationer. All matching appliances - easy on the eye and a pleasure for cooks.

Enjoy your morning coffee off the dining room balcony with a sunrise lagoon water-view enhanced by the sounds and smells of the beach; or stroll to the private sub-division dock to watch the sunset with a glass of wine. The 5 amazing decks makes it a pleasure to laze the afternoon watching the lowering sun, or just people-watching the neighboring vacationers.

There is a clean and private community pool with umbrellas and chairs just steps away. Floats are provided in the front door closet for guests. Maybe you will choose a swim in the surf, sunbathe on the sandy beaches, or take a slow walk searching for beach treasures. The beach has a boardwalk entrance over the dunes, with a outdoor shower right there for afterwards.

Try fishing, crabbing, canoeing, or kayaking from the sub-division pier steps away from our house. Kids particularly love the abundant crabs, plentiful fish or occasional shrimp caught off the pier. A state park is just three blocks west where the fishermen gather at sunrise and fish until their coolers are full. The spot under the bridge (called the 'Pass') is especially favorable for angling. Ask locals for the latest hot-spot and best bait reports.

Few homes in the area offer the luxury and ambiance for this price. Adults can eat or relax on the many decks and balconies, while children play or watch TV. Everyone can get together for meals, play games, or watch a movie in the combined kitchen and living great room. Or you may choose to dine on the covered deck off the kitchen. Fully equipped tasteful furnishings, and all tile floors provide clean contemporary living to enhance every moment you spend indoors. But on sunny days, activities abound just steps from the house in every direction.

The floor plan is perfectly designed for two families on vacation (2 couples with kids). Also popular, are older retired couples that use the house for themselves during winter. This is our dream beach house and can be yours. We picked this house because it is located on the west side of Gulf Shores - quiet streets safe for bike riding, children playing, or slow strolls. And yet, it's a 2 minute drive to the busy shopping centers, restaurants, and tourist spots that families seek as a change of pace to the beach or rainy day. The memories we have will last a lifetime, and we want to share this wonderful experience with your families.

We value responsible adults who share the same family values. The house sustained routine damage when rented out by the Big Box rental companies. Under our direct care, damage is almost non-existent. We screen and seek adult renters who want maximal enjoyment and appreciate all our fine house offers.
ATTENTION: partyers, alcoholics, druggies, habitual damage to rentals - are not welcomed. We don't need your money, and don't welcome your type. If you try to sneak by the book our house, we will evict you and come after you in court. Don't try it. Save yourself grief and rent from the Big Box.
Also, don't bottom fish here. The price is fair as listed, if you want to haggle - don't bother.

If you have legitimate questions, please call.

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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25 and older to rent, must be on premises and not just sign contract for college renters. PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT INQUIRE IF YOU ARE UNDER 25 YEARS OLD. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house and neighborhood is family oriented, and perfect for kids and adults to enjoy together. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smokers are NOT welcomed. Repeat: SMOKERS ARE NOT WELCOME. We respect your choice to do it at home, but you cannot smoke in our home. Rule breakers will be evicted without refund, and 100% security deposit will be forfeited. It will not be negotiated. If you smoke, rent elsewhere....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are allowed only if registered by renter at time of reservation. Any undisclosed pets will force eviction of renter. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Lower Floor: 1) 1 King size bed: NEW. Top Floor: 2) 1 king size bed, with private bathroom. 3) Kids Room: 2 Queen size Beds, and one top bunk. 4) Singles Room: one twin bed. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • Bathroom 3

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  • Lower Floor: 1) 1 Full bathroom. Top Floor: 2) Master bathroom has whirlpool bath-tub and stand-up shower. 3) Shared full bathroom for Kid's room and Singles room. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • GOURMET COOK DREAM HOUSE. Top of the line WHIRLPOOL GOLD kitchen suite - refrigerator, ice, water, cool LED and LCD, range oven with convection and warming mode, dishwasher, microwave. Brand new granite counter-tops. All appliances, tools, pots/pans, utensils required for cooking available. No telephone service since everyone uses cellular phones. Please understand this limitation if you seek a land line. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) DISH NETWORK TV's: 200+ extended cable channels. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    DISH NETWORK TV with 200+ extended channels. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN VIDEO GAME CONSOLE. ...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The house is adjacent to Little Lagoon - a NOT so little body of water with a beautiful dock perfect for watching sunsets....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Only from top window - one can see sand dune entrance to beach. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Can see Little Lagoon water-view, but not Gulf ocean due to houses and sand dune entrance....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6. Granite island seats 3. (Total 9 interior seats, remainder must sit by coffee table in front of tv) Living room deck table seats 4. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Can park 3 to 4 cars under port, without getting wet in rain....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed internet with WIFI access. Reliable Mediacom speed and performance. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Limited but available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washer and dryer....moreless

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet chef's delight: all cooking appliances, tools, and utensils available. New Whirlpool Gold suite of appliances, full granite - cook's delight. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size electric. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items provided, but you must bring own food. Non-perishable condiments are stocked in cupboards. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker and water filter available. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There are 5 balconies!! Every bedroom has access to its own balcony; as well as living room. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Can cook in drive-way only. Cannot be moved inside or on wood decks. ...moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Subdivision has nice pool to share. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPRING
Mar 1 - May 12, 2017
4 night min stay
$275
$1,495
Spring
May 13 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$300
LABOR WEEKEND
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$325
$1,695
EARLY SUMMER
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,495
PEAK SUMMER
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,695
July 4th
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,995
PEAK SUMMER II
Jul 8 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,695
LATE SUMMER
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,495
LATE SUMMER SALE
Aug 5 - Sep 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$325
$1,895
LABOR WEEKEND
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
4 night min stay
$325
$1,395
Fall
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$275
$1,195

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Admin Fee $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $250 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $295 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Shrimp Festival October 8-11th: Minimal 4 day rental $325 per night.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Lagoon is perfect for fishing. Beach is popular for kite-flying. Please bring own gear.

Water-park, outlet shopping, local amusement rides nearby. Bike lane spans 20+ miles on Beach Blvd scenic route. Bird, nature, and wildlife preserves within biking distance.

There are so many things to do and see, I still discover something new each visit. Last summer, I discovered a great local library stocked with children's books. Also found a great New Orleans style beignet cafe just minutes from our house. The natural surroundings are a photographer's delight.

We provide high speed internet and Wifi access, so bring your laptop or ipad and google local activities during your stay. 200+ cable tv channels: tv in every room. Cell and air signals are also strong, ie. the popular Verizon 4G service.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are a happy family with 3 kids who love traveling. Special times we spent at the beach in Gulf Shores are lifetime memories - walks on the beach, sunsets on the dock, and fishing with the kids. The look on my son's face the first time he caught a crab is precious. The home is ideal for family gatherings, reunions, and friends to share. We are offering our house to families who want to create the same memories.

Why the Owner Chose Homes, On Golden Pond (Gulf Shores, AL, USA):
2017 Dates to Remember: Music Festival May 19th to 21st @ Hangout, 2 miles. Memorial weekend: May 27th to 29th Shrimp Festival: Oct 13th to 16th We bought a house in Gulf Shores on the west side, because it is more reminiscent of beach vacations of years past. It's slower on the west side, with slow traffic safe for bike riding, and the beaches are never crowded. Yet, is a short 2 minute drive to the busy stores, restaurants, movies theaters, and fun parks.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home transports you back to yesterday, when beach walks, sunset conversations on the dock, and riding bikes along the Gulf were summer-time family activities. You will enjoy a family beach vacation like in the old days. 'SPACIOUS YET COZY' is how one guest describes it. We do not rent to college kids or spring breakers. Families will thoroughly enjoy this beautiful home.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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Photos

  • Actual view after sunset from dock... perfect to break open your favorite wine!

    Actual view after sunset from dock... perfect to break open your favorite wine!

  • Kitchen island - brand new granite. Brand new Whirlpool Gold appliance suite.

    Kitchen island - brand new granite. Brand new Whirlpool Gold appliance suite.

  • Dining seating: table for 6, breakfast bar for 3.

    Dining seating: table for 6, breakfast bar for 3.

  • Master on main: king size bed.

    Master on main: king size bed.

  • Top floor queen master: full bathroom with jetted tub.

    Top floor queen master: full bathroom with jetted tub.

  • One of two shared full bathrooms, there are 3 full baths.

    One of two shared full bathrooms, there are 3 full baths.

  • View across street from living room deck.

    View across street from living room deck.

  • Laundry: full washer and dryer.

    Laundry: full washer and dryer.

  • Shared subdivision pool: typical and keeps everyone cool.

    Shared subdivision pool: typical and keeps everyone cool.

  • Wide expansive beach - undisturbed from erosion.

    Wide expansive beach - undisturbed from erosion.

  • Shrimp festival, music festivals, events all season long.

    Shrimp festival, music festivals, events all season long.

  • The Wharf: ampitheater, shopping, ferris wheel, movie, dining, condos.

    The Wharf: ampitheater, shopping, ferris wheel, movie, dining, condos.

  • Waterview of lagoon from the 5 decks/balconies, and just one block from beach.

    Waterview of lagoon from the 5 decks/balconies, and just one block from beach.

  • Great room.

    Great room.

  • Great room: living area.

    Great room: living area.

  • Master on top floor: queen bed.

    Master on top floor: queen bed.

  • Single room with its own balcony.

    Single room with its own balcony.

  • Kids bunk room: 2 full size beds, and 1 twin top bed.

    Kids bunk room: 2 full size beds, and 1 twin top bed.

  • Picturesque view of subdivision from one of 5 balconies.

    Picturesque view of subdivision from one of 5 balconies.

  • Waterview from east window, the house has lagoon on one side and beach on other.

    Waterview from east window, the house has lagoon on one side and beach on other.

  • Public access pier 1 block from home, complete with showers for sand removal.

    Public access pier 1 block from home, complete with showers for sand removal.

  • White powdery sand like sugar - clean and inviting.

    White powdery sand like sugar - clean and inviting.

VRBO #246060

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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