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.
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