House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)
Why Kristin Phillips chose Gulf Shores
This fabulous property was built in 2009 and from the outside in is ALL BEACH! Its bright colors and good vibe provide the perfect foundation for making your BEST family memories at the beach!!
What makes this House unique
We love relaxing on the beach, walking the beach at sunrise & sunset, watching the dolphins play, building sand castles, swimming in the pool, cooking & eating outside, watching football on the big screen, celebrating special occasions, and just enjoying our time together with family & friends. One family member remarked that having coffee on the upper deck in the morning was 'her favorite spot in the whole world.' It has been a great place for us to spend time as a family & share with our loved ones.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We loved our time there. The house had everything we needed. The online pictures showed a boardwalk to the beach but when we got there, there was none therefore the walk to the Beach through the soft sand was tiring. Other than that, we were extremely pleased.
Kristen was very nice and easy to work with.
Great location but did not meet expectations
This place has a great location but we found there was several issues that we did not expect for paying such a high price. We expected more.
Bedrooms were good sized and beds firm but,
- none of the bunk beds had a flat top sheet. I seriously doubt the comforters are washed. Disguising
Bathrooms fine but,
- 1 roll of TP per bath, Be real. Cheap.
- one bath that had a shower had a foul odor. Had to repeatedly pour bleach down the drain.
- one bathtub creaked constantly when taking a shower. This had been reported previously on another review
Top floor smelled in the hallway. We had to buy a deodorizer. Helped but why did we have to do that?
Kitchen was fine but,
- no teaspoons. Hard to eat especially for the children
- basic items like dish soap and paper towels very limited. Had to purchase both. Cheap
- had an ice issue but the owner did address this in a timely fashion
Breakfast areas had a big table with plenty of seating but.
- the floor was bucketed.
- a little small
- furniture obviously have seen better days and really needs to be upgraded
Balconies were great but paint was peeling off the fencing
Pool great, but
- as previously reported the decking around it is in sad shape. Several boards had been replaced but more boards need to be replaced. The old boards were just thrown over the fencing around the pool. Looked junkie.
Did have a washing machine but no product to wash anything. They claimed 2 pods there but none existed.
Plenty of beach equipment like chair, floats, sand stuff.
Great beach house.
Was going to give this property a four star rating, but, really, this was such a great house to stay in on the beach. I thought the house needed some tender living care on some things, but I can see why living on the beach coast can be very trying. The railings around the porch decks needed painting and some pool deck boards needed to be replaced. But after being here for awhile, our whole family thought this was no big deal. We loved the house and location. If we ever came back, we would definitely rent this house again.
Thank you so much! We loved having you! Your family is welcome to come back anytime! Thanks again!!
The house is exactly as advertised. Property manager was easy to work with. As previously commented on, the deck needs redone around the pool. However, the house layout was perfect for our extended family and so well insulated we all had privacy and slept great. Lots of pool and beach toys and chairs. Lots of kitchen supplies. We had everything we needed. Location was awesome and only a 1/2 mile walk to a store, ice cream, restaurant and fish market. The pool was wonderful and well kept by pool service. We had an amazing time!!
Nice house with nice pool and short walk to the ocean. Boards around pool should be replaced.
Renting was pretty easy. Communication could have been a little better. We left the place in good shape and wonder about the damage deposit being refunded
Good - but needs fixing up
Stayed in June. Had a great week with family, but there is a lot a little things that are broken that should be fixed by owner. Too expensive of rent to have pots and pans with broken handles/lids - broken can opener - broken grill - broken extra ice maker (said they will order and replace) - floor in bath/shower upstairs on beach side sounded like it would crack any minute (my husband even changed to another shower) - pool deck plank by skimmer needs fixed (pool guy thought that was already addressed, but obviously not) - clean up the storage closet with beach stuff (a mess) and maybe inventory it and list on your website all the stuff (lots of beach stuff that people may not need to bring) - dish washer appeared to not work right - bunk beds were not very sturdy/safe on top (luckily did not need them since we only had two kids) -freezer door rubs on something (no biggie) - saw a lot of ants (mostly on outside near bottom of stairs) - the wash off area coming from the beach needs to some how be fixed so that after you wash off you do not walk through a bunch of sand - we filled up a trash can and went to wheel it out the night before trash only to find it had a missing wheel (had to dig out all the trash and move to another trash can - this should not even cost the owner any money to replace). Owner - please put a little money back into the place and make it great. I loved the layout inside with all the king bedrooms and the decks were great. The location is awesome. It would also help if you had some shade at the pool.
Thanks so much for your feedback. We always encourage guests to communicate with us any issues during stays, s that we may work to rectify them quickly. Things like pots & pans, can openers, and grills can be delivered within. couple of hours. We have made recent repairs to the deck but an overhaul will be done after Peak Season. The storage closet is a catch-22; we make an effort to provide added extras for guests during their stat/y, such as beach chairs, toys, etc., however it seems the items never end up back in the same spot and keeping the closet organized with a quick turnaround time to accommodate checkins each Saturday is an issue. We don't inventory those items because the supply tends to fluctuate week-to-week. The salt air and sheer number of guests has an effect on those outdoor items and wear & tear. Unfortunately there is not much to be done to control ants outside at the beach. We have scheduled pest control but ants outside are beyond the scope of what most companies will guarantee. Thanks again for your feedback...for future stays with properties such as this, reach out to your manager or owner directly as soon as you notice these types of issues; you may be surprised at how quickly many of them can be rectified! Thanks again for your valued input.
Away from the condos, yet close to everything - this house has it all! For the price of a duplex rental, get a private home with your own pool. It's the perfect getaway!