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Gulf Shores 6 BR/6 BA Great Last Minute Specials! Pool, Hot Tub, and Firepit!

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 4,080 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect Location, Private Pool, Beach Acces, Boat Slip, Fish Cleaning Station!

Perfectly located right in the heart of City, Lands End is the ultimate large family beach vacation headquarters! Nestled right on the tip of the 2,480 acre saltwater lagoon, a few hundred yards from Pier 33, directly behind Ike's Beach Rentals, and deeded access to the white sandy beach right across the street by Lana Kai.

Lands End is the most unique property in the entire area due to the combination of truly having it all! Private Pool, Hot Tub, Large Decks, Mega Dock, Outdoor Tiki Hut, Private Beach, Palm Trees, Hammocks, Firepit, Horseshoes, Boat Slip, Extra Boat Parking, Covered Fish Cleaning Station, Private Fish Bragging Board, and plenty of intimate space to just hang out!

Lands End boast over 4000 sq. ft of living space! Lands End consists of two town homes connected via privacy door, This gives you the option to have separate spaces for your multi family vacation or have the door opened and share two full kitchens, two master suites, 6 total bathrooms and 6 bedrooms! You will also find that we rent these spaces out separately as well as together! This listing is for both units.

They each have pretty similar layouts inside, are located right next to each other, are connected with a double locking privacy door, and share the amazing backyard fun zone.

Each unit currently has 3 bedrooms that all boast private balconies and sleep up to 12 comfortably. They also each have 2.5 baths, nice full kitchens, washer/dryers, big livingrooms, dining rooms with sliding glass doors to the large decks and great views! Rented together that's 6 bedrooms and an incredible amount of hangout space inside and out! The perfect Multi-Family vacation opportunity!

Incredible fishing is right out the back door. Bring your boat and keep it parked at the dock all week for great flounder, speckle trout, and redfish fishing in the saltwater lagoon. Especially fish the lagoon lighted docks at night! Or on a calm day head out the lagoon pass to the entire Gulf of Mexico and its many oil rigs within eyesight of the pass!

At the beach directly across the street we look for shells and sand dollars on our morning walks and we catch whiting, pompano, redfish and flounder for dinner while the kids play in the sand and ride the waves! We have a closet full of beach chairs, sand toys, boogey boards, umbrellas and more that your family can use to maximize fun and convenience for playing and relaxing on the beach!

Cleaning fish is a breeze at Lands End because we have a covered fish cleaning station with running water, electric and even our own fish hanging bragging board for awesome fish pics! The fishing is incredible!

If you can't tell, we are fishing enthusiasts! Just contact us for our favorite shore fishing hotspots and baits. FYI, you can catch baitfish right from the dock! Also we can get you connected to the best inshore, offshore, and even surf fishing guides! Bring your own boat of any size to explore the backwater lagoon. There is a public boat ramp on the lagoon and you can keep the boat parked right at the dock all week!

Moving on to other outdoor recreation, Ike's beach rental service is the ultimate neighbor for maximizing fun and convenience on your beach vacation! Rent some of their kayaks, paddle boards, or jet skis for some awesome family fun and adventure in the Little Lagoon! Or for even more adventure they offer parasailing, Segway tours, sand bikes and much more! They also have deluxe layout chairs with umbrellas for resting on the beach as well!!

No day is complete without a quick hike over to Pier 33 for some treats with the kids. Established in 1978, Pier 33 is Gulf Shores oldest grocery store. They are located just 3 doors down from Lands End and carry a full line of grocery items, gifts, beach accessories, souvenirs, candy, snacks, bait & tackle, milk shakes, Krispy Kreme donuts, and much more.

Our favorite Restaraunt in the entire area is Bahama Bobs! They are a small local joint nestled right on the beach and famous for great seafood poboys and burgers. It's just 1/4 mile walk and you can access from the street or the beach! For a great lunch at a tremendous value, head over to King Neptunes.

Gulf Coast Zoo is the "little zoo that could"... Our kids love visiting the zoo just 1.75 miles from Lands End! Lots of animals to interact with and feed!

The world famous Gulf Shores Hangout, Souvenir City, and Public Beach is just 3/4 of a mile from Lands End. Lots of activities going on there pretty much all summer long!

The city of Gulf Shores Bodenhamer family recreation center has an awesome pool, fitness center, gym, racquetball, game room and much more! They have a weekly family membership rate that is dynamite for active families on vacation!

Lands End is the winter vacation getaway for the whole Herman clan- all 30 of us! We love to share this property with other like minded adventurous families and would love to see your vacation photos and stories on Lands End Facebook Page.

From the moment you arrive at Lands End till you pick up your last souvenir heading north up Highway 59, we would like to make sure your family has an unforgettable vacation experience together! Any questions you have at anytime about anything don't hesitate to ask.

More Details

Owner
Nate Herman
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Nate Herman

We are the Herman Family from Peoria, IL- All 30 of us! We own and operate several family businesses in the Central Illinois Area. Noah Herman Sons Builders, Herman Brothers Lake and Land Management, The Giant Goose Ranch, and we host the TV show Lake Life on DIY Network. We work hard all year long and we enjoy spending as much time in Gulf Shores each fall and winter as possible! In everything we do our mission is to serve Christ by helping families spend quality time together in the great outdoors! These are our homes away from home and we look forward to sharing them with you and your family!

Nate Herman purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Nate Herman chose Alabama

Our parents parents have been coming down to Gulf Shores area each year for over 50 years, so all of us have grown up with Gulf Shores in our blood so to speak... Its super exciting to watch our kids falling in love with our annual Gulf Shores adventures as well!

One day while walking along the beach on vacation, Beth and Greg (our parents) saw a for sale sign go up at Lands End... Turns out the owner at the time wanted to sell pretty quick and mom n dad just happened to be in the right place at the right time. They went home that week owners of their very own Gulf Shores Vacation Property! Flash forward to 2016 and we purchased Lands End 1 right next door to better accommodate the entire family. We are excited about turning these vacation homes into the ultimate family vacation retreat. Every winter we will be adding some new features and improvements to the property! Come back every year to watch the transformation. We are new to VRBO, but excited about the upcoming opportunities.

What makes this townhome unique

The large property gives us amazing opportunity to continue to create fun spaces inside and out. Not only is our family large, but we usually travel in packs. The opportunity to all hang out together inside and out is what truly sets this property apart from the rest. Having everything Gulf Shores has to offer at our fingertips but yet plenty of space to hangout in our own private beach oasis is the best of both worlds!

Amenities

Gulf Shores Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom 2 and 3 share second floor bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half Bath on Main Floor
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Outdoor Shower Located down by the Pool
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Half Bath on Main Floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedrooms 5 and 6 share this bathroom located on second floor
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 7 is located in bedroom 4 as master bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath for bedroom 1
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with Adjoining Bath, Balcony, Closet, and TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 child bed , Large Room on 3rd Floor w/ Dresser, Closet, Balcony, and TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Master with Adjoining Bath, Balcony, Closet, and TV
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Closet, Dresser, Balcony, and TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Closet, Dresser, Balcony, and TV
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , 1 bunk bed , Large Room on 3rd Floor w/ Dresser, Closet, Balcony, and TV
  • Bedrooms 1,3,4 and 6 have plenty of space for cribs, pack n plays, and sleeping mats for children. Foyer on second floor has daybed and livingroom has sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Private Fish Cleaning Station with Water and Electric. Custom Fish Bragging Board for Perfect Fish Pictures. Seawall great for catching pinfish and other bait. Fire Pit, Tiki Hut, Hammocks, and Horseshoes. Decks, Dock, Pool Patio, and Private Sand Beach Outdoor Shower

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
4

Great Property

  • 4 of 5

Communication was amazing. Owners were very accommodating, ensuring everything we needed was provided. This included pack and plays, as well as sending someone to fix temperature on hot tub. Not as well maintained as I expected, and could have been cleaner. Our kids keep finding wrappers and pieces of candy from random places. Would reccommend putting outlet covers on all outlets as I cut myself unplugging charger from a outlet behind the bed. 2nd floors were tought to get cool even using the fans that were provided. Great location, loved the pool, fishing area, and outdoor eating area. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, used the swimming pool and it had a ton of stuff to use. The owner was very responsive and we really liked dealing with them. A couple of things, the pool lights don't work, would have been nice because we swam at night a lot. The house overall, may need a little updating, the kitchens are kind of small when you are cooking but again well equipped. It also might be nice if there were a welcome manual or book with recommendations on restaurants/shopping/etc. We hung out in the pool more than folks might because there were jelly fish in the ocean the entire time we were down there. The dock with the fire pit and hammocks were awesome, we had a big seafood dinner down there on our last night, while fishing and hanging out.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Love the location of this property! Walmart is a few miles away and the Hangout is a few blocks down the road. The beach is a short walk away and the lagoon is off the back. We have plenty of parking and enjoy the pool all to ourselves. This was our 5th year enjoying this place. It feels like our second home now.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edwardsville, IL
4

Beautiful Property!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 17 had a wonderfull week at Lands End. My youngest grandson commemnted, "it's like a maze"! Everyone had plenty of room for their own personal space but had wonderful areas for the whole family. The out side area could not be any better and although we all missed that ocean front everyone agreed it was well worth it. I would definitely recommend Lands End for a family vacation !

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Bellville, Texas
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Lands End was a great place to stay. With all the amenities such as the pool, spa, canoes, outdoor lounging areas, beach across the street, ect., we never were bored. The house was very clean when we arrived and there were instructions of where to find everything. The owner was quick to call back and answer a question we had and then offered many suggestions of places to eat locally, things to do, and spots to fish. We were here when tropical storm Cindy arrived but hardly slowed down our vacation with the many things to do other than a few days at the beach. We will definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Lands End for several reasons. The location is fantastic for both beaches goers and those who want to explore all that Gulf Shores has to offer. The extra bonus of having your own pool and backyard oasis made it all the more amazing. There was not a thing that I felt was missing! If you are looking for a lot of space near the beach, look no further! I honestly don't think you'll find a better place in Gulf Shores than here.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Tanger Outlet Center
"Our wives always spend a girls night out at the Tanger Outlet Center... it allows us to spen..."
Lambert's Cafe III
"Family loves eating here and catching the throwed rolls."
Gulf State Park Pier
"At times the pier can be the best place to fish in the entire area! Massive schools of fish ..."
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
"Family loves interacting with the animals here."
Ike's Beach Services
"Located right next door, the ultimate neighbor to have!"
The Hangout
"The areas largest attraction to hangout at the beach! "
Bahama Bobs Beach Side Cafe
"Our favorite spot to eat in the entire area!"
Zeke's Landing Marina
"Fun to see what the big boats bring in each day. "
J&M Tackle
"Great place to find out what fish are IN... "
Sam's Bait and Tackle
"Ask for Chris, he will hook you up with where to catch fish!"
Lani Kai Village
"Need more places to stay for extra families, Lana Kai is right next door! "
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Many Golf Courses within 10 miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bahama Bobs
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Directly across street
Car: recommended

Located right in the heart of the city with everything Gulf Shores has to offer right at your fingertips! Here is our typical family trip schedule:

We love to find shells and sand dollars while walking on the beach in the morning. Then we spend a couple hours playing on the beach or fishing from the beach, the lagoon west pass, in the lagoon, or at the state pier. We head back to the house for lunch and either cook up some fresh fish or grab a bite to go from Bahama Bobs or King Neptunes. We spend the afternoon at the pool just hanging out. For dinner we usually cook on the grill for half of our dinners and we hit up some of our favorite local restaurants the other nights: Lamberts Cafe, the Oyster House, Ribs and Reds, Live Bait, Desotos, Lulu's, and Pink Pony to name a few. Depending on the weather we also mix in a day or two of fishing offshore, take the kids to the zoo, hit the waterpark and mini golf places, visit Gator Alley, or swim at the Rec Center. The wives usually do a girls night out to the Tanger Outlet Center and the kids usually take a daily walk over to Pier 33 for a treat. Then we put in a fire and hangout at the firepit and pool area again before bed. Oh yeah we don't go to these places every year, but a trip to see the fighter planes in Pensacola, the battleships of Mobile Bay, and the old fortress of Fort Morgan are all worth mixing in to your trip as well! And if you love to fish, the lighted docks of the little lagoon can be fantastic fishing all night long! To finish off our trip we always hit up Souvenir City and the surrounding shops usually towards the end of our trip before heading north on Highway 59... until next year.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $265
Damage Deposit $500

Availability Calendar, Rates and Descriptions above are for one side of the duplex. Contact us for availability to rent both units together. 11% Alabama Tourism tax, cleaning fee, and refundable property damage deposit are not included in nightly rate, these fees will be reflected in quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.