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PENTHOUSE HIDEAWAY: BEACH LOVERS' ROMANTIC HAVEN - VIEWS TO INFINITY!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The Catbird Seat at the Top and Center of this Three-Building Complex

Views to Infinity from the GULF SHORES SURF & RACQUET CLUB Penthouse Suite!

CONDO FEATURED in 'GULF GLAMOUR,' a PROFILE of MUST-STAY PROPERTIES in the Greater Mobile, AL area, published in 'ALABAMA ENTERTAINMENT,' "MOBILE POST-CRESENT"

LOCATED in the heart of WEST BEACH, GULF SHORES; as NOTED in 'COASTAL LIVING MAGAZINE,' - AMONG the TOP 21 BEST BEACHES in AMERICA!

Fall out of time! You dreamed it, you wondered if it's real, you asked about it - it's here! Enjoy panoramic views to multiple horizons, via a wrap of windows that extend the living space. This private jewel will seduce you - a get-a-way you pray will never end!

Beautifully appointed furnishings are pristine, warm, inviting and enfold you in elegance. Beach urban living at its finest - all swimming in romance!

Open concept - endless light to add shimmer to your wine glasses!

What to choose?: endless play on sugar sand; lazy, relaxing days poolside; lovers' tennis challenges; shuffleboard and cocktails; long evening sunsets from the boat piers, slips or ocean; wine in the hot-tub...

Bring your boat, jet ski, your personal pleasure-craft, and put them into the inter-waterway from the boat ramp! Parking is plentiful! Rest in tranquility by the calming pool, surrounded in lush tropical plants. Walk and skip to your fun, all day and night long!

Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club is on the near end of Gulf Shores peninsula. Water is the key component on both sides; one side hosts the inner waterway; the other is the Gulf of Mexico. Beach Boulevard is on the south side of the complex, with a private walkway and deeded access to the beach. The tropical pool is on the Bay side, protected from the sea salt and, therefore, creates the tropical landscape that it is - a rich botanical of plants growing that cannot be evident adjacent to the Gulf. It is a water paradise, and an ideal landing spot for guests who like to put their boats and water-crafts in, as well. Travelers love to fish off the long piers, too. The resort amenities are numerous, giving access to both simultaneously. GSSRC is situated on the narrower end of Gulf Shores/Pleasure Island, and is private and quieter, as a result.

From the (penthouse) crown of Building A, swim in light, expansive views, wine, dance, sleep, play - with absolutely no obstructions! Dream and live the hours away in a complete circle of refuge - this astonishing corner-condo haven is all yours to enjoy! Designed for duel companionship, for lovers and dreamers - exquisite quaintness awaits!

The suite, with penthouse climate-controlled hallways, tops a trinity of buildings facing both the Gulf of Mexico and an inter-coastal waterway with a feast of water, sun and sand for the heart and mind! Steps from the Gulf shoreline, simply walk across the parking lot onto the deeded private boardwalk, shed your shoes - feel the silky sand!

RESORT-STYLE AMENITIES!

Complex amenities include a boat ramp, three fishing piers, and boat slips - all available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plus, tennis courts, shuffleboard, hot tub, a tropical-surround swimming pool, and private boardwalk to the beach!

This tranquil, restful and 'cosmic' resort is located approximately three (3) miles west of Hwy 59 (Gulf Shores Pkwy) in Gulf Shores, with the ocean steps away to the south, and the water-way to the north (the canal nearby enters the Gulf of Mexico from 'Little Lagoon')! All amenities include:

* Outdoor Pool - Tropical Setting

* Kiddie Pool (Fenced)

* Hot Tub

* Barbecue Grills/Picnic Area

* Lighted Tennis Courts (equipment provided free)

* Shuffleboard (equipment provided free)

* Gazebo

* Boat Slip

* Fishing Pier

* Boat Ramp (gated)

* Boardwalk to the Beach

Get lost in the tropical-landscaped courtyard and breathtaking clover-shaped pool! Indulge in everything that Gulf Shores Surf and Racquet Club hosts for you to enjoy! You will be renewed, refreshed, electrified, and energized!!

PLEASURE ISLAND'S BEST-KEPT SECRET!

*$20.00 Parking Pass must be purchased by traveler; obtained at the front office during business hours (pass NOT included in rental rate); pass valid for the entire duration of stay.

*Boat pass registration is $20 (duration of stay); stickers issued at the front desk.

*Condo hosts one queen bed, and one queen (state- of-the-art) inflatable mattress (SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress with ComfortCoil Technology & Internal High Capacity Pump). Easy to Operate!

*Minimum rental age is 25 years old.

Find out beach happenin's and follow us on Facebook at Bama Beach Forever!

PLEASE ALSO VISIT OUR OTHER ALABAMIAN COASTLINE HOMES @:

WWW.VRBO.COM/494929

WWW.VRBO.COM/581054

WWW.VRBO.COM/872824

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More Details

Owner
Rhonda Aumueller Graber
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Amish - Low German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Rhonda Aumueller Graber

We live in Gulf Shores, and adore the Alabamian coast! We know the area intimately, and love to assist travelers in helping them create a beachfront vacation that truly impregnates their mind and heart forever!

We are passionate stewards of helping guests create the best beach experience possible by sharing our Orange Beach or Gulf Shores condos (vrbo - 494929; vrbo - 581054; vrbo - 678816; vrbo - 872824)!

We married on the beautiful sands of the Gulf of Mexico, and the passion for living and being in this proximity never leaves our hearts. We are enthralled with love for this area, and become ever more close with its nature, beauty, and the communal of people.

Together, we are passionate for shoreline, sun, sand, daily walks and talks. We both always have craved visits and time spent at the gulf and fresh water lakes, including beachcombing for unique shells and sea glass. We welcome the opportunity to share our home with you and those whom you love.

Rhonda Aumueller Graber purchased this condo in 2015

Why Rhonda Aumueller Graber chose Alabama

This penthouse brought us the feeling of being on the top of the world – literally! Although we adore and enjoy our other properties on the gulf, we crave efficiency and streamline chic, so we have more time to play outdoors and be together! This condo was so stunning and incredibly ravishing to us, because you can see all points on the horizon - you will feel like a queen and a king! We delve toward warmth, shoreline, and sun - and cannot absorb enough of them! This haven is drenched in dance, romance and song . . .

What makes this condo unique

We were drawn to this resort property because, oftentimes, we just want to relax, be together for quiet, intimate conversation and enjoy it all, in the tranquility and setting of a tropical pool, gardens, plants and lap of the water. Gulf Shores Surf and Racquet Club offers the substance of that choice - you can leave it all, because all that you need is right here for you. The site has so many diversified, unique amenities, so the days and evenings can be completely full with ALL that is immediately on the property to experience!

Access!

To water, sand, sky!

You can see, and be in, all that you imagine!

Stay in or step out: You are THERE!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a fantastic unit. The views are great and the property common areas are well maintained too. Glad I found it. Didn't want another Hampton Inn breakfast in the morning anyway! Lol. Thank you!
May 2017
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Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious Master Bathroom, hosting washer/dryer in closet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 2nd Bed-SoundAsleep Dream Series, Air mattress, Comfort Coil
  • Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, romantic, endless views of ocean, shoreline and horizon - Rare Find - master bed with views of the Gulf!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

PENTHOUSE HIDEAWAY: BEACH LOVERS' ROMANTIC HAVEN - VIEWS TO INFINITY!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 71 reviews
Lafayette, LA, USA
5

Time Flew!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a week in this beautiful suite – and the experience was glorious. We loved being awakened by the sunrise on our bed, and sharing our coffee, wine, and meals in the endless sunlight that fills this space. Then, we would check the Gulf shoreline to the south, and the resort pool, hot tub, amenities, and inter-coastal waterway on the north, before deciding how to spend our day. Time here flies, and we also enjoyed the other resort guests – people from everywhere, and everyone was so nice to us. We cannot wait to return to this penthouse for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A perfect vacation cocktail: beautiful place to stay, mixed with plentiful things to do, topped with great people to meet! Sounds like you enjoyed an ideal combination of activities, and it all awaits your return. We hope you took home the sunrise in your pockets, with the sugar-white sand clinging to your sandals!
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5

Loved the breathtaking views, amazing food, and beach strolls!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful decor and awesome beach and bay views!! Great place to relax and decompress!! Loved our time here and only wished it could have been longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your compliments - thrilled your experience was so refreshing and indelible! Our mantra and mission is to help guests focus on . . . getting to the WATER & SAND to relax, re-charge, and revitalize themselves in the exquisite natural element of the shore! Hopefully, next time, you will be able to stay even longer at one of our condos on the Alabamian Gulf of Mexico coastline (vrbo -494929; vrbo – 581054; vrbo – 678816; vrbo - 872824)!
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5

It was easy access to the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved all things about it!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the easy access to the beach, and loved everything about the condo/complex during your Memorial Day weekend retreat! We embrace your return to any of our Alabama shoreline homes (vrbo.com/494929, vrbo.com/581054, vrbo.com/678816, vrbo.com/872824)!
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5

From sunrise to sunset a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was all it could be. Beautiful view of both sunrise and sunset. Beautifully decorated, efficiently equipped, very pleasant. We enjoyed the entire week, we would recommend it to any couple unless we have reserved it for that week. 😉 We will return .

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to come to the coast for the Mardi Gras celebrations, parades, and festivities that are offered here on the coast! Thrilled you had a sensational experience in the penthouse, and enjoyed all the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in the winter splendor season! Visit us on the Alabama shoreline (vrbo.com/494929, vrbo.com/581054, vrbo.com/678816, vrbo.com/872824)!
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5

Great views and access to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Place was perfect for my fiancé and I so we could spend our time exploring!

It's has a great access to the beach and the condo was very clean !!

Would refer anyone to stay there and look forward to our next trip !

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear how the penthouse views, cleanliness, and beach access worked out so well for you and your fiance! We are thrilled you were able to visit Gulf Shores in January, when the ocean has a delicate softness to its light and motion - and the shoreline, as always, is blazing white as far as the eye can see! Look forward to your return! Visit us on the Alabama shoreline (vrbo.com/494929, vrbo.com/581054, vrbo.com/678816, vrbo.com/872824)!
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5

Penthouse is perfect rest!

  • 5 of 5

I really needed some time away from the stress and pressures of my job. I didn't think that we would be able to afford anything and I really wanted to go to the beach. But then we came across this space that was perfectly affordable and designed for two. When we were looking to book we kept coming across spaces that were larger than what we needed and cost more than what we wanted to spend. Plus with only two people we didn't need anything huge. When we found this we were shocked that it existed and was available. One thing that I really wanted most was to have the bed be with an ocean view and we had just that! Its always hard to find that with a one bedroom. This vacation definitely worked so well for us and our needs. Thank you Ken and Rhonda for making it possible. I loved how you made everything easy for us to know and understand before we arrived. I also appreciate how communicative you were while we were there. The staff that works there was friendly and helpful. The condo was very clean and has a unique arrangement and specific flair to it that I never imagined I could find or afford! We will return.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you acquired the needed rest and relaxation you deserved! Falling asleep and waking up to views of the Gulf of Mexico is a divine slice of tranquility in its own entity! We are thrilled you were able to enjoy the fabulous December weather, twined with the glittering aesthetic beauty of the spark of the festive season, here on the coast! Providing you with all needed info, and having the condo clean, and prepared for your arrival, is our joy - and mission accomplished! Visit us on the Alabama shoreline (vrbo.com/494929, vrbo.com/581054, vrbo.com/678816, vrbo.com/872824)!
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Pensacola Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Hangout
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Peninsula Golf and Racquet
Nearest Motorway
3.3 Miles
Hwy 59/Gulf Shores Pkwy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mulitiple Locations
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
READY, SET for SAND & SUN
Jun 28 2017 - Jul 6 2017
1 night minimum stay
$80
 
 
One Night Get-a-way!
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
BEACH HAVEN
Jul 12 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
BEACH BEAUTIFUL
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$172
 
 
GET YOUR BEACH ON!
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
HARVEST DELIGHT
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
SHRIMP FESTIVAL
Oct 12 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
FALL SPLASH
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
NOVEMBER GLOW
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
WARMTH OF WINTER
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
HOLIDAY BEACH LOVE
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
WINTER SAND WONDERLAND
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$100
From
$108
Fri,Sat
 
 
BEACH LOVE
Feb 2 2018 - Mar 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$112
Fri,Sat
 
 
SPRING SPLASH
Mar 2 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$168
 
 
EASTER WEEKEND
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
BEACH POP
Apr 2 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$174
From
$178
Fri,Sat
 
 
DAWN of SUMMER
Apr 16 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$174
 
 
SPRING KICK-OFF
May 1 2018 - May 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$178
 
 
MUSIC HANGOUT FESTIVAL
May 17 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
ROLL out the SUMMER
May 21 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$172
 
 
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$202
 
 
SUMMER BEACH LOVE
May 29 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
SUN & SPARKLES
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
SUMMER BLISS of SAND & SUN
Aug 6 2018 - Aug 19 2018
1 night minimum stay
$192
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Protection $49
Parking $20, Pd by Guest $0
Cleaning Service - Fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

As a reminder, your parking pass must be purchased at the front office during business hours, and is not included in the rental rate. Parking passes are $20.00, and valid for the entire duration of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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