About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)
Fenced back yard with a downstairs patio for BBQ and relaxing in the evenings. The back is arranged so that you can open the door, and let 'em out in the mornings without leaving your bedroom! Back arranged so your 'darlings' can have plenty of shade.
Get up and have your coffee inside, on the front deck, or downstairs with your pets. Then, take just a few steps (careful crossing the street) to the beautiful white sand beaches for an early walk or dip in the Gulf. I would recommend waiting until the evening before taking your pets for a swim - then leash them & keep them under control. There is a shower downstairs where you can wash off the sand and salt before you go back inside. Don't forget to rinse off the animals! Sand & salt in their fur can cause itching.
Use the full kitchen to fix your meals, or choose one of the many fine restaurants in the area. If you like Pizza, they can deliver in a short while.
Keywords: Duplex - Side B
William F. Tompkins, III
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About William F. Tompkins, III
I am a Texan with burnt orange blood, but I discovered Gulf Shores many years ago (I was at the University of Texas), when our group took a few days off after one of the Texas/ Alabama Games. I have been coming to Gulf Shores, off and on, for many years - the only beach in Texas that comes close is on South Padre Island, and that is VERY pricey! Now I am retired, and can spend more quality time here with my kids, grandkids, and all the dogs.
William F. Tompkins, III purchased this Townhome in 2009
Why William F. Tompkins, III chose Gulf Shores
I have been coming to Gulf Shores, off and on, ever since I discovered it in the 60's. I am now retired, and chose to put my investment in this wonderful property. My kids and grandkids will be able to enjoy it, long after I am gone. It's a long trip from Castroville, Texas (700 miles), but we Texans are used to long distances. Heck, we'll drive 100 miles for lunch! When we get here we always know that the hours of sitting in the car were well worth it. Now, we can stroll and/or swim at one of the most beautiful, clean beaches in the USA. My kids and grandkids enjoy para-sailing, and I'll go out in the boat with them, but I won't go up! I enjoy being out on a sight-seeing boat, viewing the Gulf bottom and the sea life, there. The Dolphins are wonderfil! There is a great theme park in Gulf Shores where Willie Nelson has been. The youngsters enjoy the rides, like the big Ferris Wheel. Don't miss the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Sailaway Charters gives up-close tours of creatures that inhabit Longs Bayou and Wolf Bay. The Orange Beach Art Center offers a chance to make your own glass in its glass-blowing classes.
What makes this Townhome unique
I enjoy sipping my coffee on the front deck while the sun is coming up. I'm happy that my pets are fenced, so they don't go 'exploring.' And, I am glad that there is plenty of shade for them when that summer sun gets hot. In the evening, I love the patio area where we can BBQ and sip on our favorite beverages. The two sides are connected with an interior door, so that when a larger than usual group stays, they can open the doors and pass back and forth without going outside.
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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.
Great house and location.
Really enjoyed our stay. House was great. Plenty of room. Short walk to beach. Backyard very convenient for our little dog. Would certainly stay here again!
Gulf Shores getaway!
Our family rented both sides and had a great Thanksgiving vacation at the beach! The beach is across the street but there are views of the ocean (front) and the sound (back). We loved bringing our dogs and the ease of letting them out the back door into the fenced yard. The kitchen was well stocked, the house was clean, and plenty of towels were provided. The beach access was a short 5 minute walk.
We came here for my wife's graduation from Nursing school. The beach is just on the other side of the street, which makes for a great view from the balconies. Our dog even enjoyed his time outside with us laying there enjoying the breeze. Definitely will return, it was a home away from home.
Unfortunately I had to cancel the reservation that I made for this June. I emailed my cancellation to the owner and within one hour I had received my cancellation notice and the notice that my refund would be processed within 5-7 days.
Thank you William and I do hope to visit your Gulf Shore home in the future.
Great location, and great for your pet!
The best part was that we could bring our dog with us; oh having the ocean right across the street was pretty great also! There are 2 empty lots kitty-corner so your view is unobstructed, and access is quick to the beach, even though the public walkway is only a few houses down.
Great access to many restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
I would do it again, and again, and again!
It is an older house, and the salt air takes a toll on structures, just to forewarn someone who may be expecting pristine, new glistening accommodations.
Great house for dog owners or not dog owners! Convenient!!
We spent 5 weeks at Ariel, its a great house, close to the beach ( across the street) and a great place for dogs! We have 2 , a Lab and a Shepherd, nice fenced backyard, safe and easy in and out! The house was clean, good comfortable beds. Very nice upstairs porch. We totally enjoyed it! I would suggest a tv upgrade, if you are really in to watching , otherwise all good! We had a minor maintenance problem and they were there that afternoon and all fixed! Close to everything, convenience stores, great restaurants, you could walk to all ! Highly recommend and yes we would stay again!
Alabama, Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores West, Gulf View Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf, Hot Air Ballooning
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Discounts available for military (active duty & retired) and first responders (police, fire, & EMT). Inquire with owner!