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Nancy Leonard

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Direct Gulf Front Private Home, 3 Master Suites - 30% Off Fall, Winter & Spring

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Calypso Cabana is a DIRECT GULF FRONT PRIVATE HOME. This custom built and professionally decorated home has a large open floor plan that provides sweeping views and the ultimate in comfort and luxury. The 3 gulf front master suites each have a king bed and a large jetted tub.

Calypso is rented by the week from SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.

Your family and friends will delight in the large open floor plan with sweeping gulf views, high ceilings and spacious rooms. Upscale furnishings will spoil and pamper you as you enjoy your much deserved vacation. Your own private beach on the turquoise blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico is the perfect escape for family fun and relaxation.

As you listen to the soothing serenade of waves on our soft white sands, you will be surrounded by exquisite loveliness and wonder. Relax, walk and play on a beautiful beach where many types of birds live and dolphins frequently swim. Turtle nests usually line our beach from May – October and provide an opportunity to witness hatchings.

Retreat to the comforts that only Calypso Cabana can provide. The covered dining porch, sun and other covered balconies offer many areas to dine, entertain and relax. The large kitchen is fully equipped for large groups.

You will find a TV in every bedroom, as well as a 42” TV in the living room. Wireless high speed DSL internet service will keep you connected.

In addition to direct gulf front views to the south, we also have splendid views of Little Lagoon to the north. Most of our guests refer to 'Calypso' as their beach home, because they stay here every year.

The home is situated 4.2 miles from the center of town but away from High Rises. West Beach is an area of enchanting beauty with bike and walking paths along our quiet two lane road. Calypso Cabana is loacated at 2181 West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores.

(No College Groups - Minimum Age 25. The Responsible Rental Contracted Guest Must also Stay in the Property.)

Keywords: Direct Gulf Front Private West Beach Home with Open Floor Plan and Extra Large Windows Facing the Gulf

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nancy Leonard (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Nancy Leonard

Hello and Welcome! I am Nancy Leonard, co-owner of Calypso Cabana. Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, I was a very frequent visitor to the beaches in Gulf Shores. University of South Alabama is where I received a degree in Accounting and Finance.

It is an honor to continually update and maintain this home of comfort, beauty and happy times. My hope is to provide a home for each guest to experience a fun and memorable vacation!

I currently live on Pleasure Island in Orange Beach. Kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and walking along the Gulf beaches is my way of life! I feel honored and privileged to share the island style of life with my guests!

Nancy Leonard purchased this house in 1993

Why Nancy Leonard chose Alabama Gulf Coast

Looking for a private beach, away from the crowds and high rises, I purchased this lot in the exclusive Callaway Subdivision in 1993. Being only 4 miles from town, I was excited to have a private retreat on West Beach! Garcia Construction custom built Calypso Cabana in 1997. The floor plan was custom designed by me to include large open rooms. With the help of friends, I continue to upgrade the custom decor of the home.

What makes this house unique

The Aquamarine and Turquoise Blue Waters of the Gulf!

I live locally and am available to my guests at all times. Calypso is being constantly updated. I personally oversee the cleaning and maintenance. This is a very clean and well maintained home!


based on 26 traveler reviews

Direct Gulf Front Private Home, 3 Master Suites - 30% Off Fall, Winter & Spring
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Great house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Gulf Shores. This house has everything you need. A great location, easy beach access, fully stocked kitchen and even beach chairs with sand toys. I enjoyed the hammock most mornings. The ice machine was awesome! It was my grand daughter and son-in-law's first beach vacation and this house helped make it a wonderful first time experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week staying in Calypso beach house. The house was perfect for our family of 12 and the beach was everything we wanted.

We are all looking forward to returning next summer.

P. Burton

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

If you come to enjoy the beach and want to create family memories, then this is the place for you! Nancy has thought of everything

to provide a wonderful family vacation. The gathering space had a large tv (that we only watched once), a cabinet stocked with games, and

even some pretty current books on the shelf to read from the lounge chairs on the deck!

We had our four adult children and their husbands/wives, three grandchildren (ages 7, 2, and 7 months), and our dog,

and we had plenty of room for everyone.

The three master suites were spacious, beautifully decorated, and had direct views of the gulf. We watched dolphins swim by twice

each day!

When not on the beach, most of our family was on the deck reading, listening to the waves hit the shore and sorting through the

shells they collected that day, or playing games at the dining room table.

Nancy's kitchen is COMPLETELY (I mean COMPLETELY) stocked with absolutely everything you need to prepare and serve meals. The appliances are relatively new and were all very clean. There's even an ice machine to fill the cooler to take down to the beach!

She has a gas grill and a charcoal grill to prepare that fresh catch of the day and even a hammock to lie in while you're waiting for the food to cook.

She even has two blenders to prepare those frozen adult and kid drinks!

We were pleasantly surprised to find a tote full of beach toys, two beach umbrellas, six beach chairs, crab nets, and even two boogie boards.

Calypso's location is ideal because it's far enough away from the public beaches so you have privacy and don't have to listen to the drone of the biplanes that advertise local establishments constantly, but yet only about a ten minute drive to local restaurants, souvenir shops, and convenience stores.

The house was super clean. In fact, the carpets and living room furniture had just been shampooed before we got there.

We would definitely stay at Nancy's house again. In fact, our kids are already planning out much to save each week so we can all come again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to this beautiful home. It is just a lovely, well kept, comfortable home that is right on the beach. Everything that you need is here, the linens are great, there are plenty of dishes, and tableware. We feel like we are coming home when we get there and I think that is the best compliment you can give. It is always sparkling clean when we get there, everything is maintained well. Our two dogs are welcomed, which is pretty darn important to us. We had tornados in the area during our visit and part of a railing came off. I contacted the owner the next day and it was repaired within hours. We have always had friends and relatives come and visit during our month stay and everyone just loves it. We recommend this to everyone we talk to. The fishing right out in front of the property is just great and we fished most days. There are fantastic restaurants within minutes and plenty of places to choose from. We have been coming to Gulf Shores for many years and will continue to.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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GS Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

KUDO's to the owner of this magnificent home. This was the 2nd year we have stayed here and everyone in my family enjoyed it as much or more as the last time (ages 22mts - 66yrs). The house was clean and very well furnished and stocked with just about everything you would need especially in the kitchen. The view of the ocean & sunsets couldn't be more beautiful! There are daily dolphin sitings that at times were very entertaining. Another thing we love about this place is the privacy. It's quiet & not alot of traffic but only minutes from town where there are a wide variety of things to do. If you have young children, we went to the Gulf Shores Zoo in town that allows feeding & lots of interaction with the animals. Even our teenage grandchildren enjoyed it. There's also a fun little miniature golf course nearby that. I would suggest to anyone that stays here to be sure & rent the paddle boat &/or ocean kayak. The rental companies bring them to the house & pick them up which makes it so convenient. Beware though, the paddle boat isn't as easy as it might look but, once you master it you'll love it. We're hoping we'll be fortunate enough to be able to go again next year but if we can't,(due to the cost)it's been a great 2 years!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable vacation. Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week! It was the perfect location for our family! Loved the beach right there, and the fully stocked kitchen! We cooked in it several times! The house was the perfect fit for my parents, my sister's family, and my family! The views were beautiful! Thank you so much, Nancy!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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"The Best Local Seafood, Always prepared fresh!"
King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
"Informal local favorite with great steamed and fried seafood!"
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
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The Hangout
"Great music, food, festivals and fun!"
Gulf State Park
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
West Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Gulf State Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
West Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
Your Own Private Gulf Front Beach
Car: recommended

Your Own Private Beach, Located in the Prestigeous Callaway Subdivision, Very Close to Town and All Activities but Away from the High Rises


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Peak 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Late 2016 @$1,000 Off
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Early 2016 @30% Off
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016 @ 30% Off
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-2017 @ 30% Off
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring I 2017 @ 30% Off
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $255 + Tax
Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Calypso is Rented by the Week from Saturday to Saturday, and Monthly from September through April.
Please Add 11% Lodging Tax and $255 Cleaning Fee.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

(No College Groups - Minimum Age 25. The Responsible Rental Contracted Guest Must also Stay in the Property.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Alabama Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Enclosed Outdoor Shower Room Under House
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Extra Large Jetted Tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Gulf Front Master, Jetted Tub, Separate Shower on Main Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Gulf Front Master Suite, Jetted Tub, Balcony, 3rd Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Gulf Front Master, ExtraLarge Jetted Tub, Balcony, 3rd Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Gulf Side View, Has a Door Directly to Shared 3rd Level Bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Gulf Front, Balcony, 3rd Level, Shares Bath with Queen Room
    Convertible bed(s) - Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room
  • King Beds (3), Queen Beds (1), Twin Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Large Open Floor plan with Spacious Rooms, 3 Luxurious Gulf Front Master Suites Each with a Jucuzzi Tub and 1 with a Separate Walk-In Shower, Newly Renovated and Professionally Decorated in a Tropical Decor, Gulf Front Covered Dining Porch, Sun and Covered Decks, Outside Enclosed Shower / Dressing Room, 3 Car Covered Parking, Wet Bar with Ice Maker, 6 TVs, 2VCRs, DVD, Stereo with CD, High Speed Internet DSL, WiFi

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