Enjoy the beautiful unobstructed view from the large beachfront deck, or walk directly to beach and the fabulous Gulf waters. Watch for the dolphins when the Gulf is calm, and enjoy riding the waves with your boogie board when the surf is up!
Almost Heaven is a freshly decorated beachfront home with tile floors throughout and ceiling fans in all rooms. The furnishings are tasteful and comfortable.
The kitchen is fully equipped, including a full sized refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave, and small appliances including a crock pot, hot plate, hand mixer, blender, coffee maker, and more.
The living room has cathedral ceilings and a wonderful view of the beach and gulf from the sofa, chairs and two matching recliners. It also has satellite TV with DVD/MP3/VCR and additional televisions in three of the four bedrooms.
All four bedrooms have large built-in chests of drawers and spacious closets.
Three bedrooms have queen beds, and the fourth has two twin-sized beds. We also have a Fisher-Price 3-n-1 travel portable crib and highchair. A queen sized sleeper sofa is available in the living area.
Linens and normal cleaning are included in the rental fee.
Parking is located under the home.
Amenities: We are members of The Beach Club, and as our guests you can enjoy all of the privileges that The Beach Club has to offer (administrative fee from The Beach Club applies/$15 per person per day/ages 5 and under free).You can enjoy swimming in any of the Five outdoor pools, and sunbathing areas at The Club. There are also Five Jacuzzis, two steam rooms, two saunas, indoor pool, exercise room, an European health spa, game room, gated playground, and a beauty salon.
The Beach Club offers fine dining at the Beach Club Restaurant which includes a lovely outdoor balcony overlooking the pool and Gulf of Mexico.
More casual dining is offered at the Village Market where you can also purchase groceries and gourmet sundries. If you prefer to snack by the pool, there is a tiki bar offering frozen summer drinks and an outdoor grill. In addition, there is a soda fountain and delicious ice cream parlor at the Village Mercantile.
There are activities offered for all age groups. The area is abundant with fabulous golf courses: Kiva Dunes, The Peninsula, and Craft Farms, just to name a few. There are also tennis courts at the Beach Club. During the summer months, there are planned activities for the young ones, such as visits to the zoo, face painting, pizza parties, and contests of all kinds on the beach! In addition, there are planned winter activities for the snow birds!
While the house is lovely and very comfortable, the most impressive feature of Almost Heaven on the Beach is the front yard: white sand and the Gulf of Mexico.
The house itself is so relaxing. The view is incredible. Almost Heaven is designed to bring families together. It is close enough to 'town' to enjoy going out to dinner or souvineer shopping (lots to do: visit gulfshores.com), but in a private neighborhood where you will enjoy your space and privacy. Enjoy getting to know each other again. That is what family vacations are for.
Activities: The Club & Spa at The Beach Club
Guest privileges at The Club & Spa which include:
- Indoor heated and outdoor heated pools
- Fitness Center
- Children's Playground (gated & extensive)
- Steam rooms
- Tennis courts (lighted)
- Basketball court
- Restaurants (2)
and much more.
Guests are required to pay an administrative fee per day of use for a guest's pass ($15 per person per day, ages 5 and under are free). The Club & Spa can be visited by a short walk (5 minutes) along the beach or driving.
I married my high school sweetheart in 1986 in my hometown, Decatur, Alabama.Taught elementary school in Trussville for 5 years before becoming a stay at home mom to our sons, both of whom are now in high school. When the kids were tiny we lived in Ohio for a year, New Zealand for 2+ years, then Poland and San Francisco. When it was time to settle down again, we chose the beautiful Gulf Coast as our home in 2002. We love showing off our chosen hometown, so feel free to ask us anything!
We prayed over our vacation home search intensely. When we walked into Almost Heaven (then named No Worry Inn), we knew it was the one. We felt an incredible peace when we walked in the door. 100% of our guests have been perfect, really! Often housekeeping calls and says they basically cleaned a clean house. We consider this house on loan from the Lord, a talent entrusted to us for a time.
Directly on the Gulf of Mexico, 75 feet of white sand. A boardwalk is ideal for brides. All of the living on one level makes it easier on young and mature alike. The ceramic tile floor throughout is ideal for those with allergies, or those who just like the cleanliness of tile. Almost Heaven's floorplan of two bedrooms and a bathroom on the east side and the west side is comfortable for two families vacationing together. The great room with cathedral ceilings and a bank of windows facing the Gulf brings families together. For an administrative fee, you can use our Beach Club membership for pools, hot tubs, tennis, and more.