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New, Beautiful, High-Tech, Gulf Front Home with Elevator

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 26)

This new, smartly decorated nearly 4000sq ft house has 7 bedrooms, each with a large closet, full bath, and flat screen TV. On the beach location has expansive views of the emerald Gulf. Elevator goes from the parking level to the top floor. Interior has high ceilings, granite counter tops in kitchen and all baths, and WiFi. Gourmet kitchen has an ice machine and 2 dishwashers. Living room has HD satellite TV with DVR, Bose surround, and Apple TV. The 1st level has covered parking, picnic table, and grill. 2nd level has 1 bedroom (K) with walk-in shower and whirlpool tub, living room; and kitchen and dining room which overlook the beach . Third level has 4 coastal bedrooms (K, QQ, QQ, DD) and a full-sized washer/dryer. 4th level has 2 bedrooms (TT, BB). The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th levels have gulf-side decks. Separate AC each level and humidity control. Bedrooms open onto either a deck or private balcony. Local artists works enliven decor.


Owner
George
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About George

My wife and I are Alabama natives and both grew up vacationing on the gulf coast - from the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay to Panama City Beach Florida. We love being in nature and the perspective it gives to life - the sounds of the breaking waves and coastal birds and the views of the striking white sand and Gulf water.

George purchased this house in 2010

Why George chose Alabama

We chose Enchanted Dunes because of the wonderful house directly overlooking the beach and the uncrowded, natural surroundings yet with plenty of amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the house! It was wonderful! We hope to come back!
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , built-in seat in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , built-in seat in shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Living area - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , walk-in shower,whirlpool tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 cuddle chair twins
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , two bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

New, Beautiful, High-Tech, Gulf Front Home with Elevator
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
Plainfield Illinois
5

A place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

A well kept up well stocked vacation rental unit in a gated community. The property manager and the owner were very responsive to the tssues that arose.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Well equipped, spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Dr. Wakefield's home. No need to leave this house, it has everything you need to get away from it all. Close to the beach, so you can lay on the beach for the day or a few hours, because the house is just a short walk away. Be sure to fill your cooler or drinks with ice from the convenient ice maker in the kitchen. Relax on one of the decks and admire the view. With 2 dishwashers and 2 refrigerators, you can bring in all the groceries you need for the entire week without worrying about how they will fit, plus cleaning up after the large group dinners is a breeze. In the evening, watch a movie on the state of the art TV with surround sound in the family room or gather at the large dining table to play card or board games! Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and comfortable! If you want to explore Gulf Shores shops and restaurants, they are about 30 minutes away.

Our family had a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

Enchanted Dunes was a fantastic location to spend our Spring Break. The layout of the house was awesome, the room sizes were great, and everyone having their own bathroom was an incredible plus! The kitchen was my favorite room, all of the kitchenware needed to service our family of 20. The registration process, check in/check out process both went seamlessly. The downstairs closet with all of the beach toys, has ALL beach toys needed. We shouldn't have wasted valuable travel space, it would have covered us all!

The two touches that could have made the entire stay over the top would have been instructions for the remotes.. (for those of us who have never seen a digital remote, it was very difficult to navigate), and the carpets may need to be more frequently cleaned, or we may have just followed a rough crowd. Traveling with a small child who spends a lot of time on those carpets, they could have just been a bit more clean. As a side note, we were there through some tumultuous weather, and we did had a symphony of doors that would fly open, just a note to lock them every time, or they may need the gaskets around them cleaned, as the Gulf winds really gave those doors a run for their money!

All in all, I would encourage anyone to travel here, it was FANTASTIC! Beach was awesome, the dolphins, the crabs, the sea shells, made every child in our group just fall in love with the location! Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

As Good As Pictured

  • 5 of 5

Our family consisting of 2 seniors, 6 adults, 4 children and 2 toddlers. At the last minute 4 of that number had to cancel.

This ended up being a wonderful 1st time vacation rental experience.

This house was one of the best maintained exteriors of all of the houses in the complex.

We were a little disappointed that we were told at the fitness center that it was for condo guests only. (the owner has since contacted us and assured us that we were supposed to be given a code for the fitness center by the management company).

The mattresses in a couple of the bedrooms were well worn and in need of replacement. (the owner has assured me that this problem will be addressed).

You should definitely make sure that you have what you need to treat jellyfish stings; all of our group with the exception of 2 were stung. Those effected still returned to the water.

All of the appliances were top notch, the knives were all very sharp and other than that the kitchen was better equipped than most peoples home kitchens. They even had a coffee grinder!

We will definitely rent this home again if we can fit it in our budget.

The internet speed was excellent and many of us used it at the same time with no trouble.

We could not get in on time (3pm) and were told that the previous renters did not leave on time and that they left the unit in an inordinate mess.

When you rent a home from someone you should not believe that that gives you the right to treat it like a frat house; treat it as your own.

Leave on time! Those who do not leave on time should be assessed a monetary penalty that could be given to the next renters for their inconvenience!

I have had email contact with the owner and I can assure you that he is very responsive and a great person to deal with; I wouldn't hesitate to ask him and his family over when we are there for a bar-b-que!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Enchaned Dunes is a lovely house and well maintained. We had 13 adults and 8 young children and the house accommodated us very comfortably. The arrangement of the bedrooms allows for some privacy if needed. And every bedroom having its own bathroom was a super bonus - plus the "powder room" down stairs. Also, having a thermostat on each floor was nice.

The porch is marvelous and is definitely an extension of the living area. Access to the beach is great and it was so convenient to be able to set up our tents and leave them up for the week. A surprise for us was the closet down stairs filled with beach toys, paddle boards, etc.!

The kitchen has two dishwashers which was perfect for us! There are also two large refrigerators - one in the kitchen and one downstairs. And the ice maker may have been everyone's favorite!

The elevator made unloading cars and loading cars much easier. We didn't really need it on a daily basis but it would be very handy for those who might.

Overall, we had a wonderful week at Enchanted Dunes. I would definitely recommend it for a family gathering or a group of couples as well - the bedroom arrangement would make that very easy and comfortable.

Toward the end of our stay the owner contacted me personally to make sure everything went well and to ask if there was anything that needed his attention. It's evident from my initial contact with him through the end of our stay that Mr. Wakefield wants to offer a quality and memorable experience for those who rent Enchanted Dunes. We think he has definitely achieved that goal!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

BEST VACATION SPOT EVER!

  • 5 of 5

The Enchanted Dunes home was so much more than we expected. Great view of the beach, several private decks, two dish washers and an elevator! Then, to top it off, an ice maker. Truly high tech, yet welcoming and homey. Although the beach was our major attraction, the kids and grand kids enjoyed the bar/grill across the street (did a charter fishing trip from that harbor) and the 1/2 hour drive to major fun and fun. We hated to leave and cannot wait to return. Thank you George, for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ft. Morgan - Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tacky Jacks II
Car: necessary

The Fort Morgan region of Gulf Shores is a less-developed and uncrowded area. Fort Morgan Rd (Highway 180) extends westward from Highway 59 along a peninsula that separates the Gulf of Mexico to the south from Bon Secour/Mobile Bay to the north. The Bon Secour wilderness preserve is along this route. There are two golf courses off of Ft Morgan Rd: Peninsula and Kiva Dunes.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,845
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,028
 
 
Ending Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,591
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$795
$4,770
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$729
$4,374
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$465
$2,790
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
$660
$3,960
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$465
$2,790
 
 
Xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$680
 
 
New Years 2017
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$680
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$465
$2,790
$4,300
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$990
$5,940
 
 
Late Spring 2018
May 18 2018 - May 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,331
$7,991
 
 
Early Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,645
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,667
 
 
4th of July Week 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$10,100
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,667
 
 
Early August 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$7,120
 
 
Mid August 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,591
 
 
Early Fall 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$815
$4,890
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$740
$4,440
 
 
Late Fall 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$465
$2,790
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 24 2018
6 night minimum stay
$680
$4,080
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$465
$2,790
 
 
Xmas/New Years 2019
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
4 night minimum stay
$680
 

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental damage insur $100
Pet Fee $125
Processing $40-100 $40
Cleaning fee $270 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

You may tentatively reserve your dates using book-it-now for $1.00.
I will call to complete your reservation. Deposit: 30% of the base rental rate and processing fee of $40-$100. Balance due 30 days before arrival date. Cancel up until 180 days prior to arrival. Trip insurance available.
Wedding fee $250
Summertime rentals are weekly, Saturday to Saturday. This is from mid-May to mid-Augus

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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