Nestled in the middle of Gulf Shores, this top story penthouse with almost 2000 SF was built far onto the beach and offers unparalleled views of the water. In fact, the other developments sit much farther back than this one does. A large 4 season porch is the perfect viewing point for dolphin watching. The unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and room to sleep 10! All cooking and dishware are on site.
- Condo2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 4, 2018
Why owner/property manager chose Gulf Shores
After searching for more than a year, we came across this unique property. Most condos are fairly small, but this one offered a 3rd story (complete top floor) view, without having people above. Being located so far onto the beach, we have been told it is the farthest reaching property on the beach. This in itself allows for incredible views of the water. We had little interest in being far back from the water or across the street. This unit was therefore ideal!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We did enjoy this penthouse greatly, especially the enclosed balcony with windows all around.
One downside was how sparsely supplied the kitchen was. We made it work, though some basics like coffee filters and salt & pepper would have been helpful. Also, because it doesn’t have an elevator, we probably wouldn’t return. We did know this going into this decision, however. The pool was very simple but still kept up nicely. The best part for us was how close it is to the beach, to town, and the panoramic views from the sunroom balcony. One final thing is that the floors are uneven going from the bedrooms into the living areas, and it’s not very noticeable. So, you have to get used to this (by stubbing feet). Overall, we loved it.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.
When you arrived, you contacted us about your modified vehicle being so tall it would not fit under the building. We quickly made arrangements to accommodate you and all seemed well. Your emails were complementary and kind which surprised us greatly when you reviewed our home with 4 out of 5 stars.
Months after your stay, advising us publicly that the kitchen was 'sparse' doesn't do either of us any good as it is too late for us to be able to do anything about it. We wish you would have contacted us earlier and we could have explained a few items for clarification sake.
The building is 3 stories and has 5 units in it. There is no elevator, nor do we advertise one. The neighboring properties do have elevators, but they are high rises with 3-5 times the number of units we have. They sit back some 50 feet farther from the beach and don't have the views we do, as well as having their beach very crowded where ours is not. So there are pros and cons to a low rise complex such as ours and the crowded towers which by the way have lengthy wait times for the elevators in peak seasons.
As for the salt and pepper issue, the cleaning crews MUST remove any and all food items from the units when they clean. This is for your safety. No food items or anything one could ingest can be left in the condos. We can however arrange to have the condo stocked with food items of your choice from grocery stores by specialized companies. Most people prefer to bring their own groceries including salt and pepper. This is not something we can change, we apologize.
Most homeowners who rent their homes (as we do) to vacationing guests, try their best to accommodate people so their stay will be as enjoyable as possible. We know the area, the best restaurants, which places to avoid and even directions to keep away from traffic. We are happy to suggest places to visit, where to rent beach chairs and arrange for fishing charters. Since we also love the area and spend a lot of time in our home, we enjoy sharing our experiences with those who visit Gulf Shores and the Gulf Coast for the first time...all one needs to do is ask.
We are sorry that the lack of salt and pepper soiled your vacation enough to write about it months later. Next time, perhaps you could contact those homeowners and ask them about such items while you are there. Any homeowner will be happy to help as need be.
Thank you again for your review!
We had a great experience and made many memories. Host was very nice and easy to work with. The view was amazing and the easy to the ocean was easy. There is no elevator. Wasn’t a big deal but could be for older people.
My sister and I spent five days here with four teenagers and a pre-teen. We had a wonderful stay. The view is great! The owner was very responsive. A couple lights bulbs were out and someone was sent very quickly to take care of that. Before arriving, I received a call from the owner who let me know about damage to one of the sleeper sofas from a previous guest. The owner was concerned that we would be able to sleep everyone comfortably without use of the second sleeper sofa. I appreciated the call ahead of time. We would stay here again!
Everything I expected and more
Great place for the whole family
Right on the sand! Would recommend staying here for sure!!!
Great location ....House has great bones but the house has been treated a little rough
Loved the floor plan and location of the house - some things were left broken/not great looking. Shutters were broke in dining room, walls in dining room were badly scuffed, note said 10 key fobs were in house and we would be charged for those missing- there wasn’t 10. Very very few kitchen items/dishes. I expected the house to have a little more upkeep but I would consider staying here again.
Great views and right on the beach!
We really enjoyed our penthouse stay. The location is perfect and the beach not too crowded even with the holiday weekend. We had 9 people staying and plenty of room except it was a little difficult with only 2 bathrooms and hot water that runs out quickly. But overall we loved it and would definitely stay here again!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservations are booked and confirmed. The week including July 4th is a minimum one week rental at $550 per night. Rates higher during Shrimp Fest, Spring Break, Hangout Fest. Email for details on rates and deposit requirements. Check in 4 PM. Check out 10 AM. Must be over 25 years old to rent.