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BEACH VIEWS from Every Room in Gulfside Townhome #4*Gulf Shores Best Kept Secret

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,375 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 10-13, Directly on Beach, Walk to Downtown Shops


1,375 Square Feet, Accommodates 10 comfortably, 13 if you don't mind being a little cozy. 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, Keyless Entry, Beautifully Decorated, 3 Story (attic bunk room access is ladder/steep steps safe for kids over 3 yrs. old) with Free Wi Fi, Mediacom Cable TV, TiVo and Netflix on all TVs.

Park underneath and walk up one flight of stairs to the recently remodeled first floor which Includes:

* Living room with privacy curtain serves as a great 4th bedroom and has a comfortable memory foam, queen leather sleeper/sofa, private balcony that overlooks the beach, courtyard & pool, 4K - 60" flat screen smart TV that is Wi-Fi connected, books, games, toys & puzzles.

* A cozy, electric, heat producing fireplace in the Living/Dining room.

* Dining room which seats 13 with 8-9 at the custom-made farmhouse table and bench, 4 bar stools, baby chair and plenty of table service for all.

* Well stocked kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator with ice and water dispenser.

* 1/2 Bathroom.

* Large capacity washer & dryer.

* Central vac for easy sand clean-ups.

* Baby gate.

Upstairs you will find:

* Master bedroom with king size bed, a chaise lounge that converts to a bed and a Pack-N-Play in the closet, its own private balcony overlooking the beach, courtyard and pool, private bath, and Wi-Fi connected 40" flat screen smart TV.

* Second bedroom with a queen bed, bunk beds, full en-suite bath, a beautiful beach view, and Wi-Fi connected 40" flat screen smart TV.

*Central vac for quick clean-ups.

3rd Floor Surprise:

*Ladder/steep steps take you up to the attic bunk room which sleeps 4. Two twin beds can convert into a king bed with a privacy curtain that separates it from the children's size bunk beds.

*It also has its own private bath with a full size tub/shower.

*The kids will enjoy their own mini fridge and 32" flat screen smart TV that is Wi-Fi connected.

*Central vac

Under the unit is:

*Covered parking for 2 cars (additional parking along fence in front of unit)

*Your own private BBQ grill,

*Table and chairs

*Convenient keyless locking storage closet with bikes, beach cart, beach chairs, umbrellas, rafts, air compressor to blow up rafts and tires, beach toys and stroller.

*Beach bag & towels are also provided so all you need to pack are your clothes.

Gulfside Townhomes has a beautifully landscaped courtyard in the middle of this horseshoe shaped complex with a large grassy area for the kids and one of the biggest beach side pools around. The pool is in the center of the complex and perfect for when it is windy and cooler on the beach.

Gulfside is a low density complex with 250 feet of beachfront, with no high rises on either side so you will have plenty of space on the beach. Located in the heart of Gulf Shores within walking distance to The Hangout, Bahama Bobs, and several other great restaurants, grocery/convenient stores and souvenir shops.

Other nearby family-fun centers include OWA a 520 Acre entertainment complex in Foley, minutes from Gulf Shores, a water park (Waterville) and amusement Park (The Track), a zoo, miniature golf, and go-kart tracks. The Tanger Outlet Mall is about a 15-20 minute drive, and there are numerous fishing charters, tennis facilities and world-class golf courses nearby. The Wharf, located in nearby Orange Beach has many shops, restaurants, and an ampi-theater.

Short day trips include, Ft. Morgan where you can take the ferry across Mobile Bay to visit the Dauphin Island Estuarium Sea Lab and the Bird Sanctuary. Alligator Alley in Summerdale is a favorite for kids & adults alike. The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile and The Naval Aviation Museum (home of the world famous Blue Angels) in Pensacola are very interesting and educational for all ages.

My husband and I own and manage our townhome. We do not use a hard to reach Rental Company. You may call or text me 24/7. I usually answer immediately or get back to you within a few minutes. If you have any issues, I will address them immediately! Your vacation is very important to us and we want to make it the best ever! Our goal for our guests is to have such a positive experience they want to make our townhome and Gulf Shores part of their family tradition year after year!

Alabama's finest beach town has been a hidden secret for families to gather for many years, where you can experience all types of entertainment, unique shopping, delicious dining, golf, boating, biking and all sorts of water activities. Our beautiful stretch of the beach is truly unbeatable. The white sands and clear blue water are welcoming year round.

Must be over 25 to rent - NO EXCEPTIONS! (families encouraged)

No Pets

No Smoking

More Details

Diane Honegger
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Diane Honegger

Mike and I (Diane) were married in 1976 and have two children and 5 grandchildren. We have been coming to Gulf Shores for over 30 years. My husband is an attorney in Illinois and I have been one of his paralegals since 1993. He loves horses and is a partner with my sister in a Friesian breeding farm. I am one of 11 children and love coming to the beach. My mom, two sisters and one brother all own condos within walking distance of Gulfside Townhomes. We love to vacation together and at Christmas time we frequently have mom, all eleven of her children with their spouses and many of our grandchildren vacationing here. Our group is growing to around 85 people and we enjoy fishing, volleyball, football, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, soaking in the hot tubs, bike riding, playing tennis, basketball, playing games, sitting by a campfire at night, singing and roasting marshmallows.

Diane Honegger purchased this townhome in 2015

Why Diane Honegger chose Gulf Shores

We chose Gulf Shores because it has the most beautiful sugar white sand and clear blue water that changes daily from very calm to huge waves. We like that we can drive in one day from Illinois and come down any time of the year to enjoy the beautiful weather. We love that it is safe, family friendly, with a relaxed atmosphere. Gulf Shores has great, reasonably priced restaurants, plenty of shopping, a wonderful recreation center, challenging golf courses, amazing fishing and entertainment for all ages within walking distance or a short drive.

What makes this townhome unique

We love the beach house feel of our townhome. The location is perfect; beach side, within walking distance of the festivals, souvenir shops, restaurants and groceries. We also enjoy the community feel of a small complex with the pool and grassy courtyard in the center of the horseshoe shape. You can watch kids play on the beach, in the pool and in the courtyard from your balcony. Inside, the privacy curtain separates Livingroom, with its comfortable queen sofa/sleeper turning it into a 4th bedroom with its own private balcony.


Gulf Shores Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower with dual shower heads & 2 bench seats
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual Shower Heads, Access from 2nd Bedroom & Hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Attic Bunk Room Private Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , First floor bath with sink & toilet - great for sofa bedroom
  • All 3 bedrooms have their own private bathrooms and there is a half bath on the main floor for those sleeping in the living room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Sleeps 2-4. Chaise Lounge flips down for bed, Pack-N-Play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    Attic Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 - 2 Twins can be converted into a King Bed
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 queen , Comfortable memory foam, Sleeps 2 & has a Privacy Curtain
  • The living room with its privacy curtain, comfortable memory foam sleeper sofa, huge TV, and private balcony makes a wonderful 4th bedroom. The half bath is close and convenient.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If it rains, we like to take our family to Bodenhamer Recreation Center at 310 W. 19th Ave., Gulf Shores, to enjoy the huge, heated, indoor pool with rock climbing wall, indoor basketball, racquetball & tennis courts, track, work-out equipment, fitness classes, sauna, game room with pool, ping-pong & foosball tables. They also have a snack area, locker rooms & showers.


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BEACH VIEWS from Every Room in Gulfside Townhome #4*Gulf Shores Best Kept Secret
average rating of 4.7234044 based on 47 reviews

Beach Views from Every Window, Roomy, Free use of boogie boards and Bikes, Beach and Pool so amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 of us sharing this spacious condo and it did not feel crowded. This townhouse is equipped with everything needed for an excellent vacation on the beach. Each of the 3 bedrooms has it's own bathroom with an extra half bath on the main floor. The hide-a-bed couch is more comfortable than our bed at home and the privacy curtain makes the living room a 4th bedroom. The owner (Diane) has bikes, boogie boards, beach toys, chairs and umbrellas for renters use. The condo is also set up for children and babies. There is a basket of toys under the bed in the second bedroom. The children LOVED finding that surprise. This condo also has a portacrib and highchair. The large well built table easily fit our entire group of 9 for breakfast in the morning and games at night. The proximity to the pool and beach is amazing. The private balcony off the master suite was well used on this trip. My husband enjoyed sitting out there reading after dinner. The ocean view off both balconies are wonderful. We could watch our son-in-law fish in the gulf from the balcony. This vacation was the most relaxed and comfortable we have ever taken in Gulf Shores, AL and we WILL be back. A special thanks to Diane our host for sharing her amazing home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your vacation was relaxing and that you were all comfortable in our townhome. It's great that your family is so active and took advantage of the bikes and boogie boards. We would love for you to come back again soon. Thanks for the exceptional review!
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Had everything we needed and more!!!! The kids loved their “private” space in the bunk room. Would definitely stay here again. The owner contacted me the day we got in to make sure we didn’t need anything. Very happy and had a memorable vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bambi, I am so glad you enjoyed your vacation and our town home exceeded your expectations. We look forward to having you come again.
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Excellent choice for families

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. The location to the beach was superb. When I look for beach rentals, one of my first questions is "How many steps is it to the sand?" This one felt like the beach was my backyard. What made this particular rental so great was that the owners allow use of their personal beach toys, chairs, umbrella's etc. This was a selling point to us when we selected and proved to be of great value to us. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For some reason the pictures just don't show how close the beach actually is. I'm so glad you made good use of all the extras and plan on coming back Julie.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. This town home is perfectly located near great restaurants and shops. (Bahama Bobs....Mmmmm!!) Not to mention the short 1 min walk to the beach. The townhome is very clean, very well kept and very nicely stocked. Everything you need for the beach is there. We only wish we could have stayed longer. We will certainly be back and will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick, Thanks for the great review! Please do come back again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved our stay here!! The owners were so helpful and accommodating! We are a blended family so we have 6 kids and there was plenty of room for everyone. The beach is right out the door. The townhouse is beautifully decorated and I can't wait to come back!!!


  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests are so happy with our town home that they can't wait to come back. Hopefully you will be able to make another trip soon.
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse is beautiful and has everything you need. Amazing views of the beach from every window. A short walk to the beach and the pool. Our family of 12 included 8 teens/young adults and 4 adults. Although we spent most of our time outside, we never felt overcrowded. Loved having 4 bathrooms and the master bed was very comfortable. The kids loved having their own space in the attic. They had their own bathroom, TV, and even a refrigerator.

Loved the area! We enjoyed The Hangout, Lulu's, Bahama Bob's, and one day the kids even visited the water park. We were disappointed we didn't make it to Lamberts, but the wait was just too long. We would love to come back and would definitely stay here again.

Thank you Diane for sharing your townhome with us. We had a wonderful week.

Stephanie G

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am so glad you enjoyed your first vacation in Gulf Shores and our townhome. I would love to have you come back again soon.
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The Hangout
Waterville USA
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Gulf State Park Pier
Sea-N-Suds Restaurant
Original Oyster House
De Soto's Seafood Kitchen
Pink Pony Pub
The Wharf
David L. Bodenhamer Center

If it rains, we like to take our family to Bodenhamer Recreation Center at 310 W. 19th Ave., Gulf Shores, to enjoy the huge, heated, indoor pool with rock climbing wall, indoor basketball, racquetball & tennis courts, track, work-out equipment, fitness classes, sauna, game room with pool, ping-pong & foosball tables. They also have a snack area, locker rooms & showers. The cost is $50 for a family pass for one week.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.0%


If you arrive before check-in time, there is a small public beach on the East side of our complex with rest rooms where you can change into your swimming suits and hang out on the beach or by the pool until housekeeping is finished cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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