Beachfront. Pool. 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bath, sleeps 19. Nice. You'll love Seafoam!
About Rick Goldsworthy
Instructional designer. Behavior change researcher. Father of 3. Teacher. Soccer coach. I'm interested in why people do the things they do, what we can do to change those things so that folks live happier and healthier lives, and how technology can help. Plus, well, I love Gulf Shores!
Rick Goldsworthy purchased this House in 2000
Why Rick Goldsworthy chose Gulf Shores
My wife's family have traveled to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Alabama for decades. I became a tag along in the late 1990s, so a Gulf Shores guy by marriage. One thing led to another and we ended up a lot of large, family-friendly, large group friendly, places along the Gulf.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
non smoking only
pets not allowed
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We had a great time. Seafront was close to the beach and a beautiful view. We had to leave a day early because of stormy weather. The beach was crowded on sunny days but other than that a perfect stay.
Thank you Joan for your 5-star review! So happy you had a great time in our home though very sorry to hear that weather cut your trip a day short! A perfect stay... that's what we hope to provide!
Reach out if you need anything whatsoever. Looking forward to hosting you again! Rick
Beach House Review
The house layout was perfect for our family. There was plenty of room and beds (very hard mattresses) for everyone. The beach access was great and there was toys and floats provided in the downstairs closet which was a bonus. There were a few safety and cleanliness concerns. The ceiling vents were black on the outside and inside. I dont know if its dirt or mold. We do have a few family members with severe allergies so that was a concern. The upstairs bathtub floor was cracked and soft, there was hair in places and the door jams were dirty with finger prints. I know that this is the cleaning companies issue. The upstairs balcony doors did not lock and the balcony railing needed attention. 3/4 of the spokes were loose or not secured at all to the railing and most of the hardware was rusted. It wasn't an issue for our group but definitely could be for families with little ones. The back porch had ample seating and we loved eating our meals out there. The view is wonderful! I know it stated on our check in sheet that it could be possible for an early check in. We did arrive early and was told that this owner does not allow early check in at any time. We went and hung out at the beach for a few hours which was no big deal. It just would have been nice if everyone was on the same page. This house was close to all of the restaurant and shops. We would stay here again if the cleanliness was addressed.
Hi Reeda! Sorry I missed this review when it was first posted. I very much appreciate you taking the time to write up your experience. I am very happy that you had a 4-star time, though I will work toward making it 5 star next time around!
I hope you reported the cleanliness and maintenance items to the local management company. They are generally quick in sending teams back out to touch up cleaning and any maintenance. I'll have someone check the tub. I had that happen on one in my personal residence and the tub manufacturer sent a rep out to drill it and spray a rigid foam inside, but if its cracked it may be leaking. Also will check the doors again. Sliders in all the homes are a constant issue which storms and settling causing them to need to be adjusted. Thank you for bringing these to my attention so I can followup!
One suggestion for you that would help everyone out. Please communicate directly with me (or my office) during your stays whenever you run into issues in the future, no matter how small. There isn't any record of communication during your stay directly to me or my company but I may have missed something so let me know if so so I can be sure to not do so in the future. For example, you mentioned that our check in says its possible to check in early (which is true) but that the local management company said we wouldn't let you. Generally, I am more than willing to allow an early check in if the home is ready and no one is checking out that day. The local management company would just need to know that from us ahead of time -- usually if you just stop in, they won't be able to accommodate it. Similarly, a quick note to us (or a call the mgt) about any cleanliness or safety issues would be addressed immediately, either by our local management company, or by my own guest support folks -- or me or the folks-in-law!
Thanks again for the review, the information, and for staying in our home. I am very glad the layout was perfect, the view wonderful, and that you would stay again. Reach out when you are ready for your return! Rick
Seafoam Gulf Shores AL
The house was very roomy and awesome views! We all loved the convenience of the ocean to the house. Thank you so much for the stay and looking forward to staying there again in the near future. Thank you! Jowers family
Thank you! So glad you loved Seafoam! Ready to come back!? I need some beach time! Reach out for anything, anytime! Thanks again! Rick
This is a great house that has 6 big bedrooms with the living area overlooking the beach. While it needs some TLC, we would stay hear again.
Thank you Robert! Would be happy to host you again! I'll reach out directly as I would like to get your input on what needs a little TLC right now since folks like you who vacation directly with me are my only source of input, especially during busy season, since I cannot reach out to those who stay with my mgt co. Its a great opportunity to triangulate! Thanks again for staying in our home! rick
Perfect for our family. Great location!
We had a wonderful stay at the seafoam. The owner was very helpful answering our questions before and after we booked. The house is in a great location right on the beach. It was laid out well for my family. Check in as easy. We had no problems while we were there and hope to return next year! Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Thank you! Happy to have your crew anytime!
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