About the property
- Condo1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 60 nights
Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Welcome to your next vacation home ! Our condo at The Lighthouse is everything you'll want and more! The Lighthouse sits directly on the Gulf of Mexico ! We are located just 1/2 mile east of the popular "Hangout" restaurant and are in easy walking distance to several other restaurants and shopping.
For starters, the condo is on the 3rd floor and you are able to park outside of your front door and walk right into your room. The complex has two covered levels of parking with the parking deck extending to the 3rd floor. You are able to enjoy the beach and feel like you are 'right there'. The placement of the condo allows you either to be seated overlooking the pools to keep an eye on the children or grandchildren at the pool or to be nearer the middle where you have total peace to hear the waves crash on the beach. Our clients LOVE the fact they are steps away from their vehicle and it makes it so much easier when packing in supplies and going out for the day around town. The elevators and stairs are both located nearby for when you want to venture downstairs . Also, this unit is a true 3 bedroom and three bath- please keep this in mind since it does have the capability for a larger amount of guests since our bedrooms here are full size.
You'll have the best of all worlds at this complex since it is one of the newest buildings, has the ultimate location and the most amenities available around.
Our other two units are also on VRBO and at The Lighthouse complex , one being a 2 bedroom with bunkroom/2 bath (unit 314) just a few doors away. The other is Unit 1004 and is a 3 bedroom/3 bath ( all king beds!) .
Unit 318 is a west corner condo with an 85 foot long wrap around balcony with three accesses. One from the master bedroom, one from the guest bedroom and one from the living room. The balcony has seating for six with two small side tables. The living room and kitchen has a break-taking view of the beach with the floor to ceiling windows! The entire condo has been tastefully and comfortably decorated. All of the condo has tile with the except of the bedrooms which are carpeted. All of the beds have pillow top mattresses, including an add-on for the sectional sleeper sofa and two twin size air mattresses for added use. The gulf-facing master bedroom has a king size bed, the gulf-facing guest room has a queen size bed and the 3rd bedroom has a full over full bunk bed ( suitable up to 300 lbs. on top bunk). The bedrooms have drapes with blackout lining as does the living room. Each bedroom has their own private bathroom with separate room for shower and commode. The commodes are handicap height and the master bathroom commode has a handicap bar. The water heater for the condo is 80 gallons so everyone can enjoy a hot shower with no worries ! Since this unit can comfortably sleep 10 or more, we felt it was best to install a larger heater for everyone's' comfort.
The dining area seats six and there are an additional 4 seats at the counter. The kitchen is very well equipped for all of your cooking needs. All major appliances are in place and counter appliances including a heavy duty blender, coffee maker, can opener, toaster and crock-pot. The laundry room is large and well equipped with a iron, ironing board and drying rack for wet bathing suits. All linens are provided with the exception of beach towels.
The living room has a large wall mounted HD/LCD TV with DVD and VCR player. Each of the bedrooms also have their own TV with built in DVD player too. The TV's have a good variety of cable channels and we also have a small video library there in the condo.
When it comes to amenities- The Lighthouse has it all! There are three pools total- one being an indoor heated pool. The two outdoor pools are very large and one is a zero entry with water spouts which is just perfect for small children. The outdoor pools also have heat-assists in the spring. There are two huge hot tubs that could each easily seat 16 people. The fitness center has numerous machines and is always in demand. It has a beach view and televisions too. The sauna is just right around the corner from the fitness center.
The Lighthouse itself is less than 1/2 mile down from the intersection of East Beach Blvd. and the Gulf Shores Parkway (Hwy. 59). It is right in the heart of Gulf Shores and is literally 5-15 minutes from everything you will want to see and do while you are on vacation on 'Pleasure Island' - the name of the two cities Gulf Shores and Orange Beach .
The 'Sea and Suds', Hangout, Waffle House, Best Western Pancake House and Hooters are all within a comfortable walk. There is a Wal-Mart, two chain groceries, two major drug stores, multiple 'beach' retailers and nearly two dozen more restaurants within a 5 minute drive. The Tanger Mall is less than 15 minutes away and most amusements parks and the 'Little Zoo that Could' all also under this time limit. The Gulf State Park ( with a public access golf course) is 5 minutes from your condo and there are around 15 courses in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Foley area. There is so much more to see and do than the beach: Head to Ft. Morgan to see the historic army post and museum or towards Pensacola to watch the world famous Blue Angels team conduct practice flights and then stop at the Naval Aviation Museum. Another favorite is near Mobile at the U.S.S. Alabama where you can tour the battleship, submarine and tour their flight museum. There is also live greyhound racing in both Pensacola and Mobile but please be sure to check minimum age limits and race times. Wind Creek Casino is only about 1 1/2 hours away north on I-65 . Another place to check out is 'The Wharf' in Orange Beach - they have great shopping, a movie theatre and a 10,000 seat amphitheatre that hosts major recording stars. There are jet ski rentals, parasailing, diving trips and kiteboarding all offered close by.
It is so easy to forget about the rest of the world while you are here, from peaceful early morning walks on the beach, soaking up the rays in the sand or unwinding from the days' adventures on your balcony.
Keywords: Gulf front, beach front, ocean front, condo
Melanie or Melissa
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- Apr 11, 2018
About Melanie or Melissa
We live in a small western Kentucky city and have owned/operated a construction and manufacturing business for 28 years. The two things that will bring people back to you again and again is high quality and great customer service. We understand that searching for a 'perfect vacation' is stressful and you can almost hear the relief in peoples' voices when they finally book a reservation ! We are here to insure that vacation goes smoothly and they have a beautiful (and trouble-free) stay .
Melanie or Melissa purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Melanie or Melissa chose Gulf Shores
The Lighthouse is one of the most preferred spots in Gulf Shores to stay. It has everything you want and need here ! Our condo is on the 3rd floor so it has the added bonus of front door parking. The oversized wrap around 85 foot long balcony makes it unique as does the two gulf front bedrooms.
What makes this Condo unique
Our balcony is very spacious and overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. It can be viewed from nearly half of the entire condo. For privacy and comfort, we have room darkening drapes in the rooms. The master bathroom is very spacious and private with its' own jacuzzi tub. Each room also has a television with dvd player.
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This condo was AMAZING !!!!
We had the best time and the host was wonderful to work with ! The condo is well maintained and had everything we needed ! The location , 3rd floor, was ideal for us, with parking deck extending up to the 3rd level !!! I definitely will be back to stay here !!!!
Great vacation residence
Right on the ocean. Pool as well! Clean spacious roomy place with all amenities needed
We appreciate your review ! It's our goal to have everything you'd want for your vacation stay at our condo.
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Loved everything about it!
Great location, tons of space and so convenient! Loved parking just outside condo and being steps away from the pool and beach. Thank you for our great experience!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of everything !
We really appreciate your kind review !
We just spent a week in this condo. It was very clean and comfortable. The pictures do not do it justice. Hugh balcony (where I spent most of my time). We were lucky enough to get the parking space right by the door most of the time. Very convenient parking and unloading. Short walk to the elevator to get down to pool and beach. Easy to check in and good response time from manager/owner. Would certainly go back to this one.
Happy Condo Renter
This property was absolutely fantastic! It was clean, extremely spacious, comfortable beds, well-maintained, and a perfect location to restaurants and activities. In our case, the weather did not cooperate (too cool), so we were very happy we had rented such a comfortable condo. We would love to rent this unit again and again! Thanks!
We all know the phrase, "If it ain't broke,don't fix it!" Our Oklahoma City family thouught about trying a differnet place for our second annual vacation to Gulf Shores. After family discussions and looking at different units available, we decided to go back to the same place. The reason was that we could not recall anything we did not like the first year. Returning was the right decision! The place was perfect again and our trip was as exceptional this year as last year. The place is top notch, as well as the owners.
Our condo complex itself offers gulf-front beach access for our guests. There are 2 outdoor pools and 1 heated, indoor pool. There are two large hot tubs near the pool deck. The fitness center offers a beach view with multiple elliptical, bike, and treadmill machines and lift equipment. There is also a sauna located here. Gulf Shores has well-marked bike/running lanes on their roads. There are multiple places to rent from including the nearby state park. The complex also has lockable bike parking access. The state park and around Gulf Shores has many walking trails. Tanger Outlet mall is located about 20 minutes, The Wharf in Orange Beach offer a variety of shops as well the many boutique shops throughout the area. The Gulf State pier is located nearby with accessible fishing, equipment rental and small restaurant. Waterville water park has fun for the entire family and there are multiple miniature golf parks around the area. The Track offers rides, games and go-cart action. There is a great zip-line located across from the state park pier. The Gulf Coast boasts some of the best fishing action around . There are multiple marinas to charter smaller private trips or "party boats" and are kid-friendly. Trips are usually all inclusive and you'll need to only bring food , drinks and sunblock. We've went several times and caught red snapper, shark , mackerel & grouper. Inland ( bay) fishing is also available as well. Marinas also have rentals on Sea-Doos, pontoons and offer dolphin viewing trips. If you look to venture away from the beach, there's more in store. North off Hwy. 59 has an alligator farm where you can get up-close and personal and even watch feedings. You can walk through the farm via an elevated/fence walkway to see gators too. The retired battleship, the USS Alabama is docked about 45 minutes away near Mobile and it available for tours. It 's a very interesting tour and well-worth the drive. They also have a large aviation museum on-site and provides a lot of history that young and old enjoy. There are several awesome restaurants near these too. Fort Morgan is a historical ruins ( wear walking shoes and mind your step) and provides great insight to the part the Mobile Bay area played to our nation. There is a small but very interesting museum that describes civil war life in the area, the role of Mobile Bay, battles fought and has a ton of photos and artifact . It is only about 30 minutes away from the condo. The ferry to Dauphin Island is located here as well . The Gulf Coast Exploreum & Aquarium is located here. If your're really lucky- you might see the famous Blue Angels buzz by the beach. They are headquartered in nearby Pensacola and offer early-morning practice flight viewing. There are so many fantastic restaurants- it's hard to list them all ! Seafood is king here but most restaurants offer chicken and steak as well. Most restaurants are family friendly, at least until 10 p.m. . Parasailing and helicopter tours are also available nearby. One of the great things about Gulf Shores is they have a great online website for planning your trip with links to many of the sites mentioned. The town has a strong police presence and safety of all is a major concern. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are not "party " beach towns and rowdiness is not tolerated. While it's definitely a spring break destination, families are highly favored. The weather from March to late October is perfect for sunning by the pool and in your beach chair. Gulf Shores has several festivals including the Shrimp Festival in October and the "Hangout Music Fest" in the spring that features up and coming plus established musicians and bands.
Additional information about rental rates
Labor Day, Hangout Music Festival and Shrimp Fest are all weekly rentals