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Carla Rizzati

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Single Gulf Front Home, 2 Pools indoor/outdoor NEW KITCHEN (2015)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house


Gulf Shores House Rental Photos and Description

5 BR 4 1/2 BA Oceanfront Vacation Rental Gulf Shores, Alabama USA



- New carpet throughout (11/2014)

- The boardwalk to the beach has been completely redone in 2013

- New range (2013)

- Completely new paint outdoors and indoors (2014)

- Brand new deck (2014)

- Updated several TVs. All bedrooms and living room are now digital (2014)

- New door with extra insulation (2014)

- New living room 50' LCD TV (2013)

- New dishwasher (2014)

- New table and chairs for outdoor deck (2014)

Tropical Dunes is a luxurious 5 bedroom, 4.5 professionally decorated Gulf Front beach house. It is located in Fort Morgan, in the beautiful “Dunes” gated community with access to 2 swimming pools (one partially indoors), workout room and hot tub. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are only 45 yards away. This peaceful community borders a nature reserve.

All amenities are located conveniently close to the house. The pools are 50 yards away. Everyone will enjoy the easy boardwalk beach access. Parents will appreciate the beach cart we provide to assist with easily and comfortably transporting beach gear down the boardwalk.

Families will have a wonderful time at Tropical Dunes. We offer several amenities especially for small children including: children friendly plates and cups, 2 pack-n-plays, high chair, booster seat, security gates, bed rails, beach toys, board games, and a DVD & VHS library. For the older kids you will also find an game console and an assortment of games.

Throughout our common area you can enjoy unparalleled views of the Gulf of Mexico. For additional viewing enjoyment we provide a 50” TV in the living room and plenty of seating space. In the dining area you will find seating for 15 people. The kitchen is fully accessorized for large groups providing every detail to make cooking a pleasure.

One of the most pleasant times to enjoy the breath-taking views is at sunset when our two large covered Gulf Front decks provide family and friends with the perfect location for a relaxing drink while enjoying the views, the warm breezes, the changing colors of the sky and frequently opportunities to see dolphins playing in the water.

After a full day of frolicking at the beach the comfort of our bedrooms will provide the perfect setting for privacy and relaxation. We have two Oceanfront suites with blackout curtains for a sound nights sleep. We have one suite on the main level and the other four upstairs. You will find TVs in all bedrooms. All our bed spreads are custom-made. Our sleeping arrangements are flexible: 4 king size beds, 1 bunk (single over single), 1 custom bunk (double over queen) and 1 queen sleeper.

In order to keep you connected while at Tropical Dunes you will also find Wireless Broadband Internet.

Tropical Dunes is the perfect spot to build unforgettable memories with friends and loved ones. Make sure you read our guest book and view our virtual tour.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carla Rizzati (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

About Carla Rizzati

We purchased this house 10 years ago. We wanted a quite and beautiful place to enjoy time with family and we found it!

Carla Rizzati purchased this house in 2003

Why Carla Rizzati chose Alabama Gulf Coast

This property is gulf front on a gated subdivision along the Fort Morgan peninsula. We love the location, low density, next door to a nature reserve.

What makes this house unique

The location, on the beach, across the street from the Gulf Shores Marina is fantastic!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(99 traveler reviews)
Single Gulf Front Home, 2 Pools indoor/outdoor NEW KITCHEN (2015)
average rating of 4.8989897 based on 99 reviews
Kansas City, MO

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We chose this Tropical Dunes house for our first vacation rental spring break experience. Our group included Grandma plus three families with five children ages 8 months to 7 years. Everyone loved the house with separate bedrooms but also a great common area for all to gather. The kitchen was equipped with anything we could have wanted. Porch and balcony provided beautiful ocean views.

Since we had young children we especially appreciated the chairs, bed rails, safety gates, plastic dishes, numerous beach toys and the cart we used for our numerous trips to the beach. The washer and dryer was handy for the wet towels and kids' clothes.

During our stay we didn't leave for additional entertainment since we spent all our time at the beach. It was a secluded beautiful beach area for swimming, playing in sand, watching dolphins, collecting shells and relaxing in general.

Our family enjoyed the vacation house stay and plan to consider this house for future trips.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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birmingham, AL


  • 5 of 5

This home is a perfect family vacation home. The bedrooms are large with private baths. There are two large decks which are great for eating, sunning, and hanging out and watching the ocean. The beachfrint location is fabulous!!! You are at the end of the beach and do not have to fight crowds for a spot in the sand!! We had 2 families and gramma and all had plenty of space. Thanks again for sharing this home with us!! Hopefully we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central Missouri, USA

Cindy M.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! Our 3 year grandson immediately named it his "blue house" because he could pick it out from the beach, just 5 minutes down the boardwalk! We had 12 people, 7 adults and 5 kids and the sleeping arrangements were perfect, not to mention the exceptional restrooms, three private baths and one jack and jill as well as the 1/2 bath off the kitchen. Perfect! We also especially enjoyed the large family-sized dining room table and the large kitchen. We loved preparing meals together! So much fun, family time. We didn't even feel like we needed to get away for outings because the beach was so close, but if you want to there are several things very close. Fort Morgan is just down the road and there was shopping and mini golf the other direction. We didn't take the ferry, but plan to next time! Pools were also nice! We would highly recommend this home and hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temple, Texas

Perfect family home!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most wonderful home! It was perfect for my family of 7, my brother's family of 4 and our mother. We all had the "right" space (because of the king sized beds in 3 rooms) and the bunk room (with a queen/double combo) was amazing for a group of cousins! Everything about the house was as the owner describes and more. Her attention to detail was greatly appreciated and made the welcome so warm and our stay so comfortable. For example, there is a step stool in the "kids" bathroom for reaching the sink; she provides a rolling cart to get all the beach gear in and out of the beach easily; the bath towels are NICE--not cheap and flimsy but something that you might have in your own home; two coffee pots, plenty of pots and pans; the home is well decorated and nicely appointed, so that you feel like you are in a nice home, not just a half-way done rental. We appreciated all the details and it was SO close to the beach and the pool was a good change when we needed it. We would love to return and highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City

Fabulous Vacation Get-Away House

  • 5 of 5

For 16 years four couples have been going to the Colorado mountains to ski but with health issues that are affected by the high altitude we decided to go from 10,000 above sea level to sea level. This house is ideally suited to our needs/desires - 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, large well appointed kitchen and large dining room and the other amenities of this beautiful home adds to it's charm and appeal.

Location is great. It is a couple miles from the Dolphin Island Ferry that can take you across Mobile Bay Inlet to the west side of the bay. There you can visit Bellingrath Gardens to see beautify flowers, a large historic home and learn of history of the area or head on into Mobile proper for what is offered there. For shopping and some of the best sea food around there's Gulf Shores and the surrounding areas. For those that like quaint shopping venues there is Fairhope, AL, about an hour and a half away and on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay.

For the naturalist in you, you can walk one of many trails in the wildlife refugees and the sea shore where there is brown pelicans to admire, shells to seek and porpoises to watch swimming and feeding just off shore.

History buffs can explore Fort Morgan which can be seen from the house. The fort was built in the early 1800's and was strategic in the war of 1812 to defend the entrance to Mobile Bay and then played the same major roles in the Civil War.

Anyway, this house is ideal for those that need room for several. It would be outstanding for two or three families with kids. For kids there a very big sandbox, two swimming pools and a very big wave pool - all a short walk away.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brownsburg Indiana

Week of Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Tropical Dunes for our first ever family vacation with our grown children and their families. Ten adults and 5 grandsons (6 & under) were very well accommodated in this beautiful 5 bedroom home with 4 kings beds, 4 private baths, a sofa sleeper and bunk room complete with video games. Everyone had their own space and we spent every possible minute on the gorgeous beach or cooking and sharing meals in the great kitchen. The balconies provided great ocean views, the dunes community was very nice, just 5 minutes from the Ferry to Dauphin Island and historic Ft. Morgan. Location is far away from the touristy areas of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. Quiet, Comfortable, Perfect. Our family would love to return. We highly recommend this property-Best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, The
Gulf of Mexico
"Beautiful beach!"
Fort Morgan State Park
Audubon Bird Sanctuary
Gulf Shores Marina
"Across the street from our subdivision. Bar, restaurant and shop with ice cream for children..."
Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill
"2 miles from the house. Delicious food."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fort Morgan - Mobile
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $230 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Refundable deposit of $1,000 is due 4 days from reservation.

Deposit will be returned up to 14 days after departure provided that no damages were incurred during stay.

Total balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jack-n-jill
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , main floor
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , master bath
    Half Bathroom -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , main floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper
  • All custom made window treatment and bed spreads. Blackout curtains in bedrooms facing the ocean.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Other amenities you will find at Tropical Dunes include: 2 swimming pools, hot tub, workout room, wireless high speed internet, boardwalk, satellite TV, 50” flat TV in living room, TVs in all bedrooms, DVD player (2), stereo with CD player, game console, charcoal grill, ceiling fans, phones, dual central air conditioning units, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, ice maker, coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, blender, crock pot, spice rack, custom bedding, black-lined curtains on ocean side, 2 pack-n-play, 2 safety gates, high chair, booster seat, 2 bed rails, DVD & VHS library for adults and children, beach toys, beach chairs, two large furnished gulf front decks, hair dryers, washer and dryer, covered parking. All bed & bath linens provided.

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