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Beautiful Home Directly On The Beach! Private house with fantastic views.

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 BR / 5 BA - Perfect for Extended Families and Weddings!

Welcome to Water's Edge!

Water's Edge is a 6 BR/5 BA 2 level home that is directly on the beach. It is appointed with high end furnishings and finishes. This spacious 3400+ sq ft home features travertine tile in all common areas and bathrooms as well as natural stone tile in all showers. The living areas and bedrooms are enhanced by natural light that filters in from all sides through Anderson windows and doors. The open floor plan combines the living and dining areas with the well-appointed kitchen, making family gatherings comfortable and cozy. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with stainless KitchenAid appliances, granite counter tops, hardwood cabinets, an ice machine plus many other tools that the chef will appreciate. The adjacent dining room seats 8 and the nearby bar seats another 4 (or more) guests.

The beach side master bedroom suite on the second floor has a direct gulf view, a 28' beach front deck, a sitting area, a king sized bed and a full private bath featuring a jetted tub, a separate shower with dual shower heads, double sinks and a walk-in closet. The second master on the first floor has a beautiful lagoon view, a king sized bed, a full private bath featuring a jetted tub, a separate shower, double sinks and a walk-in closet. The other 4 bedrooms include a king bed, two queen beds, a single queen bed, and a bunk room with 4 bunk beds. Five of the six bedrooms have decks which are perfect for enjoying the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets! All bedrooms have 32'-42' plasma or LCD TVs. All of the bathrooms have natural soapstone counter tops and the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans.

The ground level entry and foyer provides easy access to the upper levels as well as the beach. The central focus of the 1st floor is the large living room which features a large gulf front deck, a 55' LCD HDTV, a Blueray/DVD, a large leather sofa which seats 5 or more, and chairs and ottomans for your viewing comfort. In the living room your hosts provide a Hi-Fi home theater system through which you can integrated your iPod or play your CDs. The home is also equipped with an elevator, a laundry facility, outdoor grill, picnic table, an outdoor shower and Wi-Fi.

This is a non-smoking home that will comfortable occupy 16 guests. We rent to student groups and wedding parties only after approval by owner.

Water's Edge is located at 1773 West Beach Blvd approximately 2.5 miles west of Hwy 59. We feature a state of the art keyless entry system that eliminates the need to pick up and return keys - a unique code will be generated for your visit and emailed or faxed to you after full payment is made.

Inquire about our restricted pets policy. Snowbirds Welcome!

Please e-mail or call for additional information.

Keywords: Beach Home

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Stephanie

We purchased this home as a second home to enjoy with family and friends when not being enjoyed by those seeking the ultimate beach experience. We now live in Atlanta but grew up on the Gulf Coast and always dreamed of finding a perfect place on the water. We found it!

Stephanie purchased this house in 2010

Why Stephanie chose Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores, Alabama beaches are the most beautiful beaches on the panhandle because they not only offer wide white sandy beaches and clear water but also because they are not completely overrun and over-developed. Also, the charter fishing out of both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is world class and you can expect to go out on a charter once and have enough fish for your entire family for the whole week of your visit.

What makes this house unique

This property is located on the beach yet Little Lagoon is just a short walk away and is a great place to enjoy water sports or just relax on a kayak. If the tide is right, smaller boats can launch in the lagoon and in a matter of minutes be in the gulf.


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Home Directly On The Beach! Private house with fantastic views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family plus some friends just spent a memory making week at this beach house. We couldn't have been more pleased with the house. It had everything as pictured plus so much more. There were 13 of us (plus our dogs) ranging in age from 8 to 69 and we were all satisfied with it all. The location is away from the crowds yet it doesn't take too long to make a Walmart run. There is room to spread out in the house so we weren't all on top of each other when we needed some "alone time". The bedroom configurations lend themselves to a mixed up group and there were ample bathrooms. Since there were so many of us and we knew we'd be cooking all our meals in, we were concerned that there wouldn't be adequate cookware. Trust me when I say - this is a super well stocked kitchen - large pots, pitchers, utensils, dishes, flatware - there was nothing lacking. And the ice machine is a great touch. The beach itself is broad and, while not private, it wasn't horribly crowded. We took our canopy, set it up in the morning (to stake our claim) and we didn't ever feel crowded upon. Sure, lots of people but not piled on top of you. We did find out that dogs are not allowed on the beach (city ordinance) so we had to keep them behind the dunes (OK, maybe we snuck them out a couple of late evenings - don't tell). Stephanie was very responsive when we let her know of a couple of issues - nothing that hampered us but just wanted to let her know. I don't know if we'll ever be able to do this big family gathering again - but this week gave us a lifetime of memories and each of us would love to go back. Thanks Stephanie!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Multi family vacation

  • 5 of 5

4 families in this beautiful home with plenty of was awesome being right on the beach. The older kids ventured out on beach for vollyball and the younger kids ventured out for swimming! It's close to town but far enough away to be quiet. Would rent this house again if we come back to Gulf's amazing!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, Al

Group weekend

  • 5 of 5

Awesome. Highly recommend. 4 families and 3 single individuals ages 2 - 60. Great time. House was beautiful. Plenty of room. Elevator was nice when bringing in food and luggage. Beach access was perfect, secluded but not lonely. Great sunsets. Far enough from Hang out but close enough if you wanted to hit it up.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shreveport, Louisiana

Peaceful romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've had a tough year and needed a getaway. We love the Gulf Coast with it's blue green waters and white sugar sand. This getaway was just for the 2 of us and we wanted to bring our pups. They are our babies now that the kids are out of the nest.

We picked Water's Edge because it sits right here on this lovely beach by the dunes. It is private, well-appointed, spacious. It's an over-the-top sort of place for 2 people to vacation, but perfect for what we needed in every way. We needed the luxury of the space, the beach, the peace and quiet. We have enjoyed every minute of it, going out each morning to enjoy sunrise on the beach, fresh seafood in town or cooked here (bought at the fabulous local fish markets.) (Favorite fish market is Blalock's on east side of 59.) Sunset on the beach (not crowded!) and wine on the deck every evening. We were hypnotized to sleep each evening by the susurrus of the Gulf surf. Doesn't get better.

We had wonderful meals at The Gulf Restaurant (best view and hip), Cobalt's (chic and yummy, great view), Flora-Bama (honky tonk fun), The Oyster House (delicious, homemade, get the key lime pie), and Bahama Bob's (try the burger). We bought and cooked scallops, royal red shrimp, grouper, red fish, swordfish (DEE-VINE), and super premiums lump blue crab. We love to cook and this kitchen is made for those of us who love to cook.

We want to come back with friends and family. It's like a second home for us. See you again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fabulous review. We are so glad you had a good time!
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Red Bud, IL USA

Absolutely Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

The time we had in this vacation home was lovely. Our children loved the time we had together in this home as well as our grandchildren. It was amazing to watch the dolphins from the table as we ate breakfast since the ocean was only a few feet away. The description of the house is completely accurate and perfect for any vacation. We have rented several vacation homes over the years, and this home was the best rental in which we have stayed.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you had a great time.
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Dallas, Texas

Week of Fun and Sun

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week at this fabulous house on the beach. This house is exactly as pictured, the beds are super (everyone had a bed, not a sofa sleeper or a couch), the view is unbelievable, the kitchen had everything we needed, (plenty of dishes and silverware) everything worked, the weather was wonderful and the beach was superb! We got to experience 7 moonlight nights with the last an almost full moon. The house was spotless when we arrived, the beaches were not crowded, the bedrooms are large and spacious.

One of the AC units went out after a short but nasty electrical thunderstorm. I called the maintenance number and he had a repair man out that had it fixed within 3 hours. There were no other issues. I only mention this to let you know that they were very responsive.

Some member of our 15 person group participated in the following local activities: the waterpark, the racing cars, parasailing, shopping at the Foley outlet mall, and of course, swimming and beaching. We all had a wonderful time and would have loved to stay another week. We also enjoyed the dolphin shows in the early morning hours.

We cooked and ate in every meal. It was a pleasure working in this kitchen. Plenty of gadgets, utensils, appliances and pots, pans, bake ware and mixing bowls.

I would definitely recommend this house to my friends and to you if you are reading this and thinking maybe. Go for it. It is amazing!

I recommended this property for families with small children with the exception of children under 2. There are several wide and open staircases. While they add to the beauty of this home, very small children require constant supervision. We had a 1 year old toddler and he had to be watched as he headed for the stairs every time he was on his own.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola, FL
Nearest Point of Interest
Gone Fishin'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linens $330 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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