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Penthouse with Panoramic Views of the Beach (HDTV & WIFI)

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Property Manager
owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

Why owner/property manager chose Alabama

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!

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 full bathroom in hallway with tub/shower - toilet - and pedestal sink. 1 full bathroom in Master Suite with double vanity - toilet - stand alone shower and garden/soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

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Penthouse with Panoramic Views of the Beach (HDTV & WIFI)
average rating of 4.74 based on 50 reviews
5

The Harbor House was AbsoPPP perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was excellent! It's directly on the beach with an amazing view. This was a family vacation so we rented the penthouse next to the property as well. It was just as spectacular. Everything was modern and clean. The beds slept so well and the rooms were spacious. The owner was very helpful and answered all inquiries promptly. The location was convenient to eating and shopping. It's 9 miles from Foley so you can enjoy Tanger Outlets and Lamberts. This was our first visit to Gulf Shores, the penthouse definitely made it a great experience.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northeast Texas
4

Family Vacation II

  • 4 of 5

The penthouse was wonderful. It was in a great location. So spacious for a 13 month and a 4 year old to run around in. There was 5 adults and the two little ones. Everyone had room or a place to go to. Loved my mornings drinking coffee on the balcony, listening to the waves. There was a few hiccups that I am sure the owner is going to fix. Over all, we had a great trip.

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

Excellent location, beautiful unit, great owner!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was actually on the beach! Being on the top floor it was extremely quiet and the sound of the waves was soothing. Storms came through but the view from the porch was amazing! Dolphins were great to see and the best condo we've ever stayed in. Everything was comfortable, classy and clean! The gated beach access was great and very private for the small development. Had internet questions and owner answered immediately. I would never bring my own chairs, renting the really nice ones from Ike's Beach Service as the owner suggested was truly the best. Loved being able to walk down the beach to go to the restaurants. Step down the stairs and be on the beach. Cool in the pool and enjoy coming in out of the heat to enjoy a sandwich and a/c. Did not want to leave, it was simply to wonderful! We will be back. Absolutely can not figure out why people write less than perfect reviews, this place is the ultimate! Thank you for sharing it with us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning views!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! It is perfect for 2 families... private Master bedrooms and balconies. We loved it! Fast & attentive responses with owner. Will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location,view,property can't be beat!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place but not without problems

  • 3 of 5

The penthouse is beautiful and beautifully decorated. It had plenty of room for our family. You can not get any closer to the beach than you can here!! That being said we did have problems with it. Our biggest problem was we were not aware of the fact that there is NO elevator, only a very tight 3 story staircase. So be prepared to haul all your beach gear everyday. It is an older unit so we had problems with the plumbing. The shower in the main bathroom would not drain so we could not use it and the jets in master bath are broken. The air conditioning does not reach third bedroom so it was extremely hot. There are broken tiles, broken windows and screens, and one of the kitchen chairs was broken. The unit was in desperate need of new rugs as the ones in the bathrooms were disgustingly dirty. The owner and maintanence man were made aware of all problems.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Been expecting this review!!! 15 minutes after arriving, guests demanded a Penthouse on ground floor. No ground floor units on beach and penthouses always on top floors as advertised; we are private owners, not a Resort and can’t change bookings. They then stated that mother had vertigo so badly she was in bathroom throwing up, while the father had just had hip replacement surgery 6 weeks before and they were calling 911 to get them back downstairs. Concerned, we immediately got a hold of security footage and clearly saw father perform no less than 4 trips in those first 15 minutes carrying large luggage, bags and a big cooler on his shoulder up and down the stairs. It seems the surgery was after all a great success! There were then demands for discounts and slew of items were brought to our attention in most negative of light. Vent windows on the front porch had mechanisms destroyed by previous guests trying to open them more than the allowable 4”. They have been sealed to not be opened, they are not broken. Someone cracked a kitchen chair spindle, which had never been reported except by these guests. And yes, the guest immediately preceding them had broken some tiles which is being addressed. It is not a jet tub, it is a garden tub (not jetted, soaking tubs) as advertised. The second bathroom bath was draining slowly due to hair accumulation just like any other home which is easily corrected when we are made aware, which we were not. There is no elevator, we never claimed there was. The 1 bedroom had closed vents and door stopping air. Guests opened vent and issue was not brought up again, until now, publicly. In their ‘you-don’t-want-to-give-us-a-discount-watch-us-hurt-you’ review, they forgot to mention a maintenance man needed to come look at the refrigerator. Guests refused entry, informing us they were ‘law enforcement officers’ and required compensation for intrusion during their stay. All in all, deplorable tactics to try to defraud us of funds under false pretenses and post public scathing reviews as we did not bow to extortive demands. Never have we had police officers, firefighters and military families stay in our home and try to intimidate us. Refunded full deposit, despite damaged chair. Renting your home to strangers is not always easy. Most are wonderful to deal with (read reviews before and after these folks) but when situations like this arise, you question why open your home to people. Luckily, these are few and far between.
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Pensacola Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pin Pony Pub
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
Fort Morgan - Dauphin Island
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
59
Nearest Beach
It is located on the beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Damage Deposit $500

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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