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Luxurious and Breathtaking in Gulf Shores, Right on the Beach.

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Enjoy Upscale Amenities at the Colonnades

The Colonnades is a 20-story building, built in 2006, that has 53 units, with just three units per floor. It has a superior amenity level which includes a fully equipped fitness center, hot tub, saunas, and large swimming pool with solarium on the second floor.


This unit features the following amenities:

•Ceramic tile flooring in main living areas
•Large balcony with entrances to living area and master bedroom
•Granite counter tops in the kitchen, wet bar and bathrooms
•Wet bar and sink in living room
•Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom
•Large separate two person shower in master bathroom
•Double vanity in master bathroom
•Large private toilet area in master bathroom
•Upgraded plumbing fixtures in each bath and all sinks
•High-end furnishings
•Walk-in closet in master bedroom
•Premium stainless steel appliances
•Floor to ceiling glass across entire South and West beach- front sides
•West Balcony faces the bay with entrances to two bedrooms
•Large laundry room with shelving
•Fiber optic wiring and high-speed internet access
•Texture coated and sealed decking on balconies
•Large panoramic windows in living area
•Tasteful, new decor

Cook everything from snacks to huge, special meals in this kitchen that is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, stove, refrigerator/freezer, toaster, blender, coffeemaker, mixer and goes beyond necessities with all utensils and dishware. There is ample space for food and supplies and the granite bar offers seating for four. A telephone with free local service is provided along with high speed DSL internet connection with unlimited use.
Relax in the large living area where there is a sofa with queen-sized sleeper, a flat screen TV with cable and DVD/CD surround sound stereo system. A wet bar with sink has all the glassware needed for entertaining. Enjoy the sunsets where the floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed views to the South and to the West as you step out the sliding glass doors that open to the large gulf-front balcony with full patio set.

Make doing the laundry fun, as well as helpful, in this spacious laundry room that provides plenty of room for storage along with the washer, dryer, iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner, broom, mop, bucket and other cleaning tools.

Each of the four bedrooms has a TV, DVD, CD player, and alarm clock; the master bedroom also has a stereo and entrance to the gulf-front balcony. Two bedrooms share the balcony facing the bay.

Savor the stylish atmosphere and the amenities that are luxurious, but rest assured that you will feel comfortable and relaxed in this unit at the Colonnades!

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 11
  • 2104 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : two elevators available

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Colonnades is a family friendly building....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    The Colonnades is a non-smoking building....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets of any kind are strictly prohibited per the Homeowners Association. No exceptions!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Handicap parking available. There are ramps from the parking area. Units, and the pool and spa area are accessible via the elevators....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeper sofa in the living room...moreless

  • There are 4 bedrooms and the sectional sofa in the living room makes out into a queen-sized bed with a memory foam mattress. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, bedroom 2 has a queen-sized bed, bedroom 3 has two twin beds, and bedroom number 4 has a queen-sized bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    The shower holds 2 people with 2 seats and 2 shower heads....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • All of the bathrooms have granite countertops and are the higher more comfortable height. The master bath has two sinks, a double shower with 2 seats, and 2 adjustable height, stationary or removable to allow it be hand held, shower heads, as well as a separate room for the toilet area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We provide a basket with some toys, books, and games for the children who visit. There is also an assortment of paper back books and some magazines for adults....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu Ray players in each bedroom and in the living room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    basic cable is provided...moreless

  • Stereo:

    stereo and cd player in wet bar area and in master bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    large flat screen tvs in living room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    We provide a basket with some toys, books, and games for the children who visit....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Direct view of the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    On the beach in Gulf Shores, AL...moreless

  • Lake View:

    View of Lake Shelby from second balcony...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Direct view of the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Directly on the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Water View:

    All balconies, kitchen, living room, and 3 bedrooms ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning with a state of the art thermostat that can be programmed for multiple weather situations....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    full size side by side clothes dryer...moreless

  • Elevator:

    two elevators available...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The fitness center has a treadmill, a stationary bicycle, an elliptical machine, and weights and is on the second floor near the pool....moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heating with a state of the art thermostat that can be programmed for multiple weather situations....moreless

  • Internet:

    The Colonnades was built to have the internet throughout the building. Our WiFi connection is through the telephone via a router....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    1000 thread count white sheets and pillow cases are provided for each bed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living area has a sectional sleeper sofa with a memory foam mattress, comfortable recliner chair, a large coffee table, 2 end tables, lamps and a flat screen tv on a tv stand....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is ground lot parking and some covered parking with a strict and strictly enforced by security limit of 2 cars per rental....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There are telephones in the master bedroom and on the kitchen counter....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Large, fluffy white towels are provided for 10 guests and kitchen towels and wash cloths are also provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full size washing machine ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    The very modern kitchen has a window with views of the Gulf.It has granite countertops, a huge corner pantry, and stainless steel appliances, plus many small appliances including an electric grill. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Electric grill for use on balcony, waffle maker, slow cooker...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The large refrigerator is stainless steel, with water and ice through the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel oven, flat top stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slice toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    26 foot wide balcony, with table, chairs and lounger off the living & master bedroom with super, direct views of the Gulf.Small balcony off the 2nd and 3rd bedroom has views of the Gulf, Lake Shelby....moreless

  • Boat:

    There is a fishing pier half a mile from the condo, many nearby lakes, and boats can be rented in the area or brought in by guests....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Second floor deck with lounge chairs for sun bathing...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many fine golf courses are within 5 or 6 miles of the condo....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small lawn area and areas set aside to preserve and protect the sea oats which are natural for the area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grills and a grilling area is at the back of the parking lot to the right of the boardwalk to the beach...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    The Spa has a retractable cover with clear panels to allow the beautiful Gulf views even in the Winter when the cover is in place to protect guests from the weather. ...moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Pool has a retractable cover with clear panels to allow the beautiful Gulf views even in the Winter when the cover is in place to protect guests from the weather. The pool is heated in the Winter. ...moreless

  • Sauna:

    Saunas are off of the ladies and men's rooms on floor 2 near the pool and spa...moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Feb 25 - Apr 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$375
$2,250

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Apr 29 - May 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,250

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Hang Out Fest
May 19 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,625

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer
May 27 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,525

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,650

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early Fall
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 9 - Oct 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$315
$1,900

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall Break/Shrimp Fest
Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$370
$2,200

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall Break/Shrimp Fest
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$350
$2,100

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Oct 21 - Feb 24, 2018
4 night min stay
$275
$1,650

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Parking $25 each-LIMIT 2 $50
  • Cleaning $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

A premium applies for holidays and special events.

VRBO and HomeAway websites limit guests to 9 Renters so our "Charge Additional Guest Fee" indicates an additional per day fee for over 9 guests, when it actually only applies for over 10 guests.

Security Deposit is due within 7 days of booking to hold the reservation.

Rental, Cleaning, and State/County/City taxes amount is due 45 to 60 days prior to start of reservation and can be paid in installments.

Travelers and Bank checks, Money Orders & Personal checks (if time permits to clear) are accepted.

Use of PayPal or Credit Cards requires Renter to pay a convenience fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sea and Suds
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes, Lost Key, Peninsula Golf and Racquet
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 59
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sea and Suds

Car: Recommended

The Hangout is about a mile away. The Gulf State Park is right next door. 'The Little Zoo that Could,' a Water Park, and miniature golf are about 2 miles away. Less than 10 miles away is the Floribama, the Tanger Outlet Mall, Books a Million, Bed Bath and Beyond, Lowe's, Home Depot and many more stores. There are many area lakes. 30 miles away in Pensacola, FL is the Naval Aviation Museum.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My husband, Ed, and I are both accountants who live in Houston, TX. We have a son and a daughter, 5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. We both love and enjoy the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach area and how friendly everyone in Alabama seems to be. Ed made my dream come true to own a property right on the beach in 2008 and we were able to buy another larger property in 2012.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
The Colonnades is a gorgeous upscale property built in 2006 with 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths with 2104 square feet and a 26 foot wide huge balcony. We wanted a place that allowed plenty of room for family for fun beach vacations. When we saw the amazing views of the Gulf, the beach and the sunsets from the floor to ceiling windows on the South and West walls, we were sold. Waking up in the master bedroom, the view makes you feel like you're right on the water.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The Colonnades has a retractable, clear cover for its pool and Jacuzzi for the Winter, that still allows you to enjoy the gorgeous Gulf views, but protects you from the weather. There are only 3 units per floor and only 53 in the building so there is always plenty of room on the beach.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • View from the 26 foot wide balcony

    View from the 26 foot wide balcony

  • Living Room and view of dining area and kitchen

    Living Room and view of dining area and kitchen

  • View of the kitchen and its huge pantry

    View of the kitchen and its huge pantry

  • Master Bedroom and its view from the balcony

    Master Bedroom and its view from the balcony

  • View of the large Jacuzzi in the master bathroom

    View of the large Jacuzzi in the master bathroom

  • View of the Gulf and Lake Shelby from the balcony off of the second bedroom

    View of the Gulf and Lake Shelby from the balcony off of the second bedroom

  • Third bedroom with twin sized beds

    Third bedroom with twin sized beds

  • Third bathroom

    Third bathroom

  • View of the large laundry room

    View of the large laundry room

  • View to the West from the 26 foot  wide balcony

    View to the West from the 26 foot wide balcony

  • View of the pool and partial view of the spa

    View of the pool and partial view of the spa

  • Work out and fitness room

    Work out and fitness room

  • Living Room and view to the South and West

    Living Room and view to the South and West

  • Kitchen and view of the living room

    Kitchen and view of the living room

  • View of the kitchen and granite breakfast bar

    View of the kitchen and granite breakfast bar

  • Master bath room with double sinks, 2 person shower and Jacuzzi bathtub

    Master bath room with double sinks, 2 person shower and Jacuzzi bathtub

  • Second Bedroom with its Queen-sized bed

    Second Bedroom with its Queen-sized bed

  • Second bathroom

    Second bathroom

  • Balcony from the third bedroom with views of the Gulf and Lake Shelby

    Balcony from the third bedroom with views of the Gulf and Lake Shelby

  • Fourth bedroom with its queen sized bed

    Fourth bedroom with its queen sized bed

  • View from the entry way all the way through the condo and out onto the balcony

    View from the entry way all the way through the condo and out onto the balcony

  • Pool and deck for sun bathing taken from the balcony

    Pool and deck for sun bathing taken from the balcony

  • View of the spa and partial view of the pool when the roof covering is down

    View of the spa and partial view of the pool when the roof covering is down

  • Front of the Colonnades building from the street

    Front of the Colonnades building from the street

VRBO #452374

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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