BEAUTIFUL 6BR GULF FRONT HOME - POOL & DECK - WI-FI

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL 6BR GULF FRONT HOME - POOL & DECK - WI-FI

Gulf Shores House Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

If you are looking for a great place to get away with your family or friends, this is it! Rest Area West is only steps from the white beaches and blue waters of the Gulf Shore, you will lose yourself in the luxury of this professionally decorated home.

Our non-smoking home is located on a quiet section of the beach and is removed from the hustle and bustle of the heavily-developed beach areas (no high-rise condos around you), but close enough to allow quick access to golf, nature trails, family activities, shopping (including Outlets), and a variety of restaurants.

With plenty of space for all guests, the living area features two full-size sofas and four comfortable chairs, with views of the gulf (or a television with DVD, if you prefer). The living space also features a wet bar with ice maker, and a conversation area with game table for your enjoyment. There is a large dining table that seats twelve and fully-equipped kitchen with two dishwashers and a double oven.

There are a total of six bedrooms to accommodate you in comfort. Two bedrooms feature king-size beds and a gulf view complete with a balcony. Two additional bedrooms are well-appointed with queen-size beds. Another bedroom includes two twin beds. There is even a bedroom with two sets of twin over full bunk beds (accommodating as many as six). The bunk room includes a TV, DVD player, and XBox (with games).

Each bedroom has an adjoining bath and the home features two 'family suites' (two bedrooms connected by a bath). The second floor features a loft with TV, VCR, and desktop PC with DSL (high-speed Internet) connection. The loft allows two additional guests to sleep on the full size futon.

Your outdoor spaces begin with our screened porch. We have a picnic table and a round table to help you enjoy your dining, card playing, and socializing in comfort. The next frontier is a private pool (only shared with our neighbor's home). The pool is surrounded by a deck with several chaise lounges to help you bask in the sun.

The only thing that stands between the pool and the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico is our dunewalk. For your convenience, we have an outdoor shower between the dunewalk and the pool. Your family can easily roam between our home, the refreshing swimming pool, the beautiful white beaches, and the clear blue gulf water.

Keywords: Beach House, Gulf-Front, Pool

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for checking out our gulf front duplex. As new owners, we are committed to making your stay as pleasant as possible. Please let us know what we are doing well and the things that we could be doing better. Thank you, Susan and Justin Zimmerman
Jul 2004
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Justin

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We found a great place for our children and their friends to enjoy the beach. We have a great time in all seasons of the year.

We love to walk on the beach and sit by the pool. The kids enjoy digging in the sand and playing in the surf.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.7
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Beautiful 6BR Gulf Front Home - Pool & Deck - Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
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Beautiful 6BR Gulf Front Home - Pool & Deck - Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367344vb
678-592-0540 (Georgia, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Fisk, MO
2

Rest Area West

  • 2 of 5
We have only rented once before and by comparison we were quite disappointed in the condition of the house and amenities provided.

The mattress on the bed on the main floor should have been replaced many years ago -- lumpy, rolls to the center, creaks everytime someone moves. The bedroom TVs are small, old CRT type with no cable or remote controls.

There were plates and bowls but no drinking glasses, no pitchers for lemonade, no storage containers of any kind. You have to provide your own toilet paper, paper towels, plastic wrap, dish soap, etc. It will cost you a pretty penny to stock up on the bare essentials when you get there. You are provided one dish rag and two hand towels for the ktichen. No hot pads for cooking. Double oven but top oven doesn't work.

Washer and dryer are in sad shape. Washer doesn't spin very well. Still need to wring out clothes before you can dry.

The sofas (which are described as sleeper sofas) are pitiful, worn out with broken springs. The recliners weren't in any better shape.

The loft sounds spacious but is really just a small landing at the top of the stairs. If you sleep there, you have no privacy.

There were no games for the x-box. Wi-Fi signal was disappointingly weak.

I do understand that sand is hard on the flooring, but carpet is ready to be replaced and hardwood floors are ready to be refinished.

We never did figure out the door lock on the front door. Thank goodness it was unlocked when we arrived. It would lock and unlock for no known reason. The sliding door would lock if you shut it too hard.

On the positive side, I was very pleased with the free standing ice maker. The ocean was not really clear or clean, but we enjoyed the pool. There was a maintenance man who came regularly to check on it.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful 6BR Gulf Front Home - Pool & Deck - Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367344vb
678-592-0540 (Georgia, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
michigan
3

Spring Break

  • 3 of 5
We rented rest area west for our spring break in April. We were very excited that we had spectacular weather and enjoyed the beach, pool and spent the whole week soaking up the sun, that we had missed so badly from a long michigan winter! We have rented from VRBO several times now and every time we have had wonderful vacations and made wonderful memories and this time was no different. The issues that we did have we did not let ruin our week.
I don't want this review to come across to badly, I just want to share our experience at Rest Area West. Our biggest issue was the cleanliness! We arrived when the "cleaning crew" was still there and were shocked when they left that this is what they considered clean and were very disappointed to see them smoking in a non smoking rental . I know this a rental property and I didnt expect perfection but we shouldn't have to sweep and wipe down the kitchen immediately upon moving in. There was even food left on a cookie sheet in one of the ovens....only one worked while we were there. The stove top is cracked and has only 3 working burners, the door walls didnt lock and one didnt even open, the floors carpets and furniture could all use a good steam cleaning. All the curtains are ripped and stained and there are no screens on any windows so we couldn't enjoy the breeze off the water because of the bugs. Though there were these bad points there were plenty of good. The home is set up great for a large party which we had. There are plenty beds and the rooms are set up well. We were there before the busy time so we literally had the whole beach to our selves....amazing! We watched the dolphins every morning from the deck or while we walked the miles of white sand! This house is a little far from town which can stink if you forget something at the grocery store but overall wasn't awful. Justin and susan responded quickly to all emails and concerns. Overall we had a fantastic week and hope to return to gulf shores again soon!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful 6BR Gulf Front Home - Pool & Deck - Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367344vb
678-592-0540 (Georgia, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Bellville, Texas
5

Great extended family vacation

  • 5 of 5
This house was a dream come true for our extended family vacation. We had 10 adults, 3 teens, 4 kids and 2 infants ranging in age from 8 mos. - 75 yrs. Everyone had a blast, a comfortable place to sleep and eat. There were plenty of things close by to see and do but for the most part we all just stayed and enjoyed the amenities of the house such as the pool and the white sand beach just steps away. Every thing in the house was as shown on the ads. The only little thing was that the futon would not make out into a full size bed but it worked for us without that. We would definately recommend this to others and will consider it again if future travels bring us to that area. There were plenty of chairs by the pool and beach toys for the beach. The double oven, 2 dishwashers, 2 coffee makers and an ice machine was a lifesaver with our big family as we cooked most of our meals at the house. Justin and Susan were hospitable owners who worked hard to provide us with all information necessary to make our trip wonderful.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful 6BR Gulf Front Home - Pool & Deck - Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367344vb
678-592-0540 (Georgia, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Bellville, Texas
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We were a multi-family group consisting of 10 adults, 4 teens, 3 kids and 2 infants ranging in age from 8 mos. - 70+. The space fit us all with everyone having a place to sleep comfortably. We rented baby beds from a company that the owner recommended and everything was set up when we arrived. The pool was wonderful and being steps from the white sand beach was heavenly. For our big crowd it was nice to have double ovens and two dishwashers and coffee makers. The only issue was that the futon in the loft was broken so that it wouldn't make into a full size bed but since it was only one to sleep there it really wasn't an issue. We will definately consider coming back to this wonderful house for another vacation. The amenities are displayed correctly. We went to The Track for go-kars and putt-putt golf one day to celebrate my nephews 13th birthday and we drove to Gulf Shores for the dolphine lunch cruise from Dolphins Down Under. Other than that we cooked most meals at the house and just enjoyed the pool and beach. It is less crowded and more private than the beaches in Gulf Shores. We put our canopies & chairs out the first day and left them out all week on the beach and they were never bothered. Will definately recommend this to others.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful 6BR Gulf Front Home - Pool & Deck - Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367344vb
678-592-0540 (Georgia, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Joplin, MO
5

Guestbook Comment

Home is very well equipped for a great vacation on the beach, very spacious and well decorated and furnished. Abundance of beach furniture and toys a...
  • 5 of 5
Home is very well equipped for a great vacation on the beach, very spacious and well decorated and furnished. Abundance of beach furniture and toys as well as pool furniture. Had a great time! Location is excellent!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful 6BR Gulf Front Home - Pool & Deck - Wi-Fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367344vb
678-592-0540 (Georgia, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Covington, La.
5

Guestbook Comment

WE took our kids and grandkids for a stay at the Rest Area West. The house was so accommodating! Everyone had plenty of space, and everything was at...
  • 5 of 5
WE took our kids and grandkids for a stay at the Rest Area West. The house was so accommodating! Everyone had plenty of space, and everything was attractive and well kept. We hope to rent both sides next year and bring our extended family! Thanks, Susan and Justin!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Pensacola or Mobile
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Dauphin Island - Fort Morgan
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Highway 180 and 59
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Beautiful beach at the end of our beachwalk.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tacky Jacks at the Fort Morgan Marina
Nearest Ski
1574 Miles
Aspen
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes & The Peninsula. Several more nearby.
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Fort Morgan - historic Civil War fort. Bon Secour nature trail.

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Availability & Rates

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Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid-August
Aug 9 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Late August
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
4 night minimum stay
$650
From
$800
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$500
From
$600
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
 
November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
4 night minimum stay
$500
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
 
December
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Mid-February
Feb 7 2015 - Feb 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 21 2015 - Mar 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$550
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
4 night minimum stay
$700
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,000
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 11 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
From
$650
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,200
 
 
Late May
May 16 2015 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,200
 
 
Early June
May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,200
 
 
June
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,800
 
 
July 4th
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300 + Tax
Cleaning & Linens $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 8.5%
Notes A security deposit of $1000 is required to reserve our house. Rental payment is due eight weeks before arrival. Additional charge of for groups with more than 12 adults ($400 per adult in excess of 12 adults).
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Amenities

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Private King Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom with two sinks
    First Floor Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to first floor queen bedroom
    King/Twin Bathroom - toilet , shower , connects king and twin bedrooms
    Queen/Bunkroom Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , connects queen bedroom and bunkroom
    Half Bath - toilet , Half bath with sink & toilet near the living room
  • Upstairs has three full bathrooms. First floor has a full bath and a half bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Gulf-Front King Bedroom - 1 king , Private Bathroom
    Gulf-Front King Bathroom - 1 king , Shares bathroom with Twin Bedroom
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom with King bedroom
    Bunkoom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds over two full beds. Shares bathroom with Queen
    Upstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Shares bathroom with bunkroom
    First Floor Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 1st floor bedroom with private bath
    Sleeper sofa in living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two sleeper sofas in the living room
    Upstairs loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon in the upstairs loft
  • King size beds (2) Two gulf-front king bedrooms, Queen size Beds (2) One queen bedroom on the first floor and one queen bedroom on the second floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) An upstairs bedroom with two twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) A futon in the upstairs loft and a sleeper sofa in the living room, Bunk Beds (2) Two twin beds over two full beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • water parks
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
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