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Lighthouse - Beautifuly Decorated Gulf Front Unit - 505

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,160 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Lighthouse is Gulf Shores' newest and the most popular rental complexes. Offering breath-taking views of the Gulf, beautiful white sand beach, larger and more deluxe units than the norm and a top amenity package. The unit is beautifully and professionally decorated with all the comforts of home, including DVD/large (50' in living room) High Definition, Flat Screen TV's in every room, jacuzzi bath tub, granite counter tops, a full two bedrooms /two baths and an additional bunkroom (includes tv/dvd and a door on the room) which is great for the kids. Lighthouse offers a great location, within walking distance to numerous restaurants and activities.

Lighthouse offers two beautiful outdoor pools (one with zero entry and water spouts, indoor pool, 2 hot tubs, sauna, barbeque grills, fitness room, covered entrance/lobby, covered parking, and much more!

Note: We own two units in this building #505 & #805 (vrbo# 1099723), so tell a friend or relative and vacation together! They are identical units.

Keywords: Lighthouse Condominium

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About The Owner

I started coming to Gulf Shores back in the early 1980's as a high school student with my family. I later introduced my wife, Dawn, to the area and she fell in love with it as well. We have two beautiful daughters, Isabella and Gabrielle. Since that time we have owned a number of condominiums in the area over the years. We currently reside locally in Craft Farms Golf community.

Mike & Dawn Cranston

The Owner purchased this condo in 2006

Why The Owner chose Alabama

The Lighthouse offers several unique features that we love. It is two bedrooms plus a bunk room which enables us enough room and sleeping that we can even share time with our friends. It is a newer complex that offers a tremendous amenities package and is also walking distance to numerous restaurants and shops. With it being walking distance to the public beach, it is awesome being able to park and walk to the many festivals and events at the Hangout and "T".

What makes this condo unique

A Condo on the beach! Do I need to say more?

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1160 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Separate spa tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib in each unit for your baby needs., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in living room, Bunk Beds (2) Located in bunk room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Lighthouse - Beautifuly Decorated Gulf Front Unit - 505
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
3

Condo had a great location

  • 3 of 5

Overall, the condo building was good! It had a great location and was clean overall. The condo itself had some wear and tear, but nothing was broken and everything was in working order. The pools were fine, just seemed a little dingy; like they should be cleaned more often with the amount of people using them. Gulf Shores needs more restaurants, as 2 hours wait times are common for dinner. The ocean here is fairly clear and you can see lots of fish, however it's more green and blue. Also, there were a lot of jellyfish! The owner of this condo was very responsive to any questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Satisfied and Will Be Back

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in this condo and we were very pleased. We were in unit #805 Mike was easy to work with and made the arrival and departure simple. He told us we could arrive as early as 1pm and when we did, the cleaning crew was on their way out so we were able to go right in. The condo is spacious and modern. Comfortable beds, spacious balcony with comfortable furniture. For the price, it is one of the nicest we have stayed in. My only note is that the bunk room is quite small. I have two boys that are 6'0" and 6'4". They were a bit big for the bunks. Outside of that, everything was great.

With the new rules regarding removing everything from the beach each night, it is nice that Lighthouse provides a nice rack for tents and chairs. Also, I can't be happier with the covered parking. Getting in a cool car each evening is such a nice feature of this property. We were also in walking distance of The Hangout and downtown Gulf Shores. This made it easy to walk to town each evening.

We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC
5

Spectaculat View and Location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo. We have stayed in this unit before and we will be back again. We really love staying at this condo and Mike, the owner, was very easy to work with. The condo is beautifully furnished and the beds are really comfortable. The extra bunk room is great too. This condo is located in a great part of the beach for restaurants and the amenities at Lighthouse are fantastic. This is the place to rent if you are looking for some fun in the sun!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishers, IN
5

Great view. Awesome, large unit. Many updates. Will be back!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores many times over the last few years. This is perhaps the nicest you that I have ever rented. The beds were excellent, the bunk room was a great plus, the furniture was comfortable and plush and overall the room was in excellent condition.

Having the double pool is a real plus, in the hot tub never was overcrowded. I had two teenage children with me, and they were able to interact socially with some of the other kids that were renting in the area. Everybody was fantastic.

Having four elevators is it important amenity, one most people would consider renting in a condo unit. But when you're trying to get up from the beach, having four large elevators is a real benefit. Quite often, we didn't have to wait more than 30 seconds to get a ride.

The entire unit was clean, and we even arrived a little before the cleaning crew was done. They were very helpful, allowing us to put our luggage in the back bedroom. We then waited for them to finish at a local restaurant, and they sent us a text when they were done.

The location of this condominium is just fantastic. You are right down the street from key restaurants in the area. We walked miles and miles along the roadway, which is marked for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Not once did we have any difficulty finding open parking spaces in the condominium.

The owner, Mike, was fantastic to deal with. I have rented from him before, and I know that he genuinely cares about his renters and their experiences. I will rent from him again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia
3

Great view, but the unit needs a good scrub and an update.

  • 3 of 5

The owner Mike was very easy to work with in reserving and paying for the unit. We enjoyed our time and the beach view can't be beat. However, the unit itself was probably really nice at one point, but unfortunately I can't give it 5 stars, and I hesitate to give it even 3 stars. When we arrived, the place was filthy!. Master toilet was disgusting (if you know what I mean), there was hair on the tub, and the bathroom sinks had caked dirt and hair clippings around the faucets. The floors were so dirty that our bare feet were black after only 1/2 of walking on them. There were food remnants in the microwave, and the cooking utensils were dirty. There were brown smudges all over the the unit's walls, probably from a young child with dinner/dessert on their hands. The arm rests on the red living room couches were so dirty, we chose to spread a blanket over them before sitting down. We arrived around 9pm, so it was too late to get a cleaning crew in. So, my wife went to the grocery store, purchased cleaning supplies, and I spent the next 2 hours scrubbing the place. I let Mike know about this right away, and he told me to contact the cleaning crew (number on the refrigerator). An apology from Mike would have been nice, but we did not get one nor did he ever check back to see if things were remedied. The cleaning crew contacted us the next morning, and after blaming the poor cleaning job on a new employee, someone came by and re-mopped the floor. This was our first time to Orange Beach, but we are frequent beach goers, really loves the Gulf Coast, and have stayed in a variety of rental units/homes. My honest opinion about this unit is that it was likely very nice for a few years, but it really needs to be seriously deep cleaned and updated with new couches, pots and pans, and cooking utensils. For what we paid for our week in this unit, I was expecting much cleaner, better maintained, and well stocked unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice getaway place!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Unit 805 at the Lighthouse. Overall experience was very good. We have stayed at other units at the Lighthouse several other times and 805 compares very nicely with the other units. It was nicely furnished throughout for vacation use. My only recommendation would be to upgrade the living room couches, chair and ottoman. The owner, Mike made the rental process very easy and seamless. We will check on Mike's available units next trip to Gulf Shores.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pesacola, Florida
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pink Pony and The Hangout

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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