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August dates open w/ 20% off- 3BR+3 baths / 3rd floor--very nice !!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to your next vacation home ! Our condo # 318 at The Lighthouse is everything you'll want and more! To call directly and book call 270-999-5140

For starters, the condo is on the 3rd floor and you are able to park outside of your front door and walk right into your room. The complex has two covered levels of parking with the parking deck extending to the 3rd floor. You are able to enjoy the beach and feel like you are 'right there'. The placement of the condo allows you either to be seated overlooking the pools to keep an eye on the children or grandchildren at the pool or to be nearer the middle where you have total peace to hear the waves crash on the beach. Our clients LOVE the fact they are steps away from their vehicle and it makes it so much easier when packing in supplies and going out for the day around town. The elevators and stairs are both located nearby for when you want to venture downstairs . Also, this unit is a true 3 bedroom and three bath- please keep this in mind since it does have the capability for a larger amount of guests since our bedrooms here are full size.

You'll have the best of all worlds at this complex since it is one of the newest buildings, has the ultimate location and the most amenities available around.

Our other two units are also on VRBO and at The Lighthouse complex , one being a 2 bedroom with bunkroom/2 bath (unit 314) just a few doors away. The other is Unit 1004 and is a 3 bedroom/3 bath ( all king beds!) .

Unit 318 is a west corner condo with an 85 foot long wrap around balcony with three accesses. One from the master bedroom, one from the guest bedroom and one from the living room. The balcony has seating for six with two small side tables. The living room and kitchen has a break-taking view of the beach with the floor to ceiling windows! The entire condo has been tastefully and comfortably decorated. All of the condo has tile with the except of the bedrooms which are carpeted. All of the beds have pillow top mattresses, including an add-on for the sectional sleeper sofa and two twin size air mattresses for added use. The gulf-facing master bedroom has a king size bed, the gulf-facing guest room has a queen size bed and the 3rd bedroom has a full over full bunk bed ( suitable up to 300 lbs. on top bunk). The bedrooms have drapes with blackout lining as does the living room. Each bedroom has their own private bathroom with separate room for shower and commode. The commodes are handicap height and the master bathroom commode has a handicap bar. The water heater for the condo is 80 gallons so everyone can enjoy a hot shower with no worries ! Since this unit can comfortably sleep 10 or more, we felt it was best to install a larger heater for everyone's' comfort.

The dining area seats six and there are an additional 4 seats at the counter. The kitchen is very well equipped for all of your cooking needs. All major appliances are in place and counter appliances including a heavy duty blender, coffee maker, can opener, toaster and crock-pot. The laundry room is large and well equipped with a iron, ironing board and drying rack for wet bathing suits. All linens are provided with the exception of beach towels.

The living room has a large wall mounted HD/LCD TV with DVD and VCR player. Each of the bedrooms also have their own TV with built in DVD player too. The TV's have a good variety of cable channels and we also have a small video library there in the condo.

When it comes to amenities- The Lighthouse has it all! There are three pools total- one being an indoor heated pool. The two outdoor pools are very large and one is a zero entry with water spouts which is just perfect for small children. The outdoor pools also have heat-assists in the spring. There are two huge hot tubs that could each easily seat 16 people. The fitness center has numerous machines and is always in demand. It has a beach view and televisions too. The sauna is just right around the corner from the fitness center.

The Lighthouse itself is less than 1/2 mile down from the intersection of East Beach Blvd. and the Gulf Shores Parkway (Hwy. 59). It is right in the heart of Gulf Shores and is literally 5-15 minutes from everything you will want to see and do while you are on vacation on 'Pleasure Island' - the name of the two cities Gulf Shores and Orange Beach .

The 'Sea and Suds', Hangout, Waffle House, Best Western Pancake House and Hooters are all within a comfortable walk. There is a Wal-Mart, two chain groceries, two major drug stores, multiple 'beach' retailers and nearly two dozen more restaurants within a 5 minute drive. The Tanger Mall is less than 15 minutes away and most amusements parks and the 'Little Zoo that Could' all also under this time limit. The Gulf State Park ( with a public access golf course) is 5 minutes from your condo and there are around 15 courses in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Foley area. There is so much more to see and do than the beach: Head to Ft. Morgan to see the historic army post and museum or towards Pensacola to watch the world famous Blue Angels team conduct practice flights and then stop at the Naval Aviation Museum. Another favorite is near Mobile at the U.S.S. Alabama where you can tour the battleship, submarine and tour their flight museum. There is also live greyhound racing in both Pensacola and Mobile but please be sure to check minimum age limits and race times. Wind Creek Casino is only about 1 1/2 hours away north on I-65 . Another place to check out is 'The Wharf' in Orange Beach - they have great shopping, a movie theatre and a 10,000 seat amphitheatre that hosts major recording stars. There are jet ski rentals, parasailing, diving trips and kiteboarding all offered close by.

It is so easy to forget about the rest of the world while you are here, from peaceful early morning walks on the beach, soaking up the rays in the sand or unwinding from the days' adventures on your balcony.

Keywords: Gulf front, beach front, ocean front, condo

More Details

Owner
Melanie or Melissa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Melanie or Melissa

We live in a small western Kentucky city and have owned/operated a construction and manufacturing business for 28 years. The two things that will bring people back to you again and again is high quality and great customer service. We understand that searching for a 'perfect vacation' is stressful and you can almost hear the relief in peoples' voices when they finally book a reservation ! We are here to insure that vacation goes smoothly and they have a beautiful (and trouble-free) stay .

Melanie or Melissa purchased this condo in 2010

Why Melanie or Melissa chose Alabama Gulf Coast

The Lighthouse is one of the most preferred spots in Gulf Shores to stay. It has everything you want and need here ! Our condo is on the 3rd floor so it has the added bonus of front door parking. The oversized wrap around 85 foot long balcony makes it unique as does the two gulf front bedrooms.

What makes this condo unique

Our balcony is very spacious and overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. It can be viewed from nearly half of the entire condo. For privacy and comfort, we have room darkening drapes in the rooms. The master bathroom is very spacious and private with its' own jacuzzi tub. Each room also has a television with dvd player.

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Separate master bath and dressing area with large walk-in
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate dressing/vanity area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate vanity and is also hall accessible
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , a rare full over full bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom which opens to the gulf, Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom which opens to the gulf, Twin or Single Beds (2) We also have two twin inflatable air mattresses for extra use if needed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Our leather sectional sofa has a queen size mattress and there is a 4' memory foam topper for it in the condo, Bunk Beds (1) Full over full ( 300 lbs. weight limit per bed not including mattresses) .
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gulf Shores has well-marked bike/running lanes on their roads. There are multiple places to rent from including the nearby state park. The complex also has lockable bike parking access. The state park and around Gulf Shores has many walking trails. Tanger Outlet mall is located about 20 minutes, The Wharf in Orange Beach offer a variety of shops as well the many boutique shops throughout the area. The Gulf State pier is located nearby with accessible fishing, equipment rental and small restaurant. Waterville water park has fun for the entire family and there are multiple miniature golf parks around the area. The Track offers rides, games and go-cart action. There is a

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August dates open w/ 20% off- 3BR+3 baths / 3rd floor--very nice !!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Loved everything about it!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, tons of space and so convenient! Loved parking just outside condo and being steps away from the pool and beach. Thank you for our great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of everything ! We really appreciate your kind review !
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Dora, AL
5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in this condo. It was very clean and comfortable. The pictures do not do it justice. Hugh balcony (where I spent most of my time). We were lucky enough to get the parking space right by the door most of the time. Very convenient parking and unloading. Short walk to the elevator to get down to pool and beach. Easy to check in and good response time from manager/owner. Would certainly go back to this one.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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scottsboro, al
5

Happy Condo Renter

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely fantastic! It was clean, extremely spacious, comfortable beds, well-maintained, and a perfect location to restaurants and activities. In our case, the weather did not cooperate (too cool), so we were very happy we had rented such a comfortable condo. We would love to rent this unit again and again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Return Trip

  • 5 of 5

We all know the phrase, "If it ain't broke,don't fix it!" Our Oklahoma City family thouught about trying a differnet place for our second annual vacation to Gulf Shores. After family discussions and looking at different units available, we decided to go back to the same place. The reason was that we could not recall anything we did not like the first year. Returning was the right decision! The place was perfect again and our trip was as exceptional this year as last year. The place is top notch, as well as the owners.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Payne, Al.
5

Fabulous spring break 2011

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th times staying at the Lighthouse Condominiums in Gulf Shores. It was already a favorite of ours. The property was very spacious and the view from the huge and I do mean huge, its a wrap around porch that goes from one end to the other of the condo! This is great place for families with children of all ages. The Kitchen was fully stocked and immaculate. The beds were very comfortable. The condo itself was beautiful and tastefully decorated. The property was very clean and has been well maintained. The condo has everything and more that you might need or want while staying there.The building is a very neat complex with a great beach and very nice pools. The area offers numerous things to do while vacationing and there is a very good selection of restaurants to choose from. We highly recommend this area as a place to vacation, and we highly recommend this property. We hope to stay again in this unit for our next family vacation.

We would recommend this condo to anyone. Thanks for allowing us to borrow it for the week :)

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place for Okies!

  • 5 of 5

Our Oklahoma family stayed at the condo for the period of 22-30 April 2011. It was the perfect place for us and it was exacltly as advertised. Ouside of the great week of weather, the condo location in the Lighthouse complex is perfect. The 3rd floor location and outside balcony may be the best in the facility for relaxing. It is low enought to make you feel you are practically on the beach. Watching the waves, smimming pols, beach people and parasailing from the huge balcony makes you feel like you are part of the beach population. The ammenities and layout of the condo provide privacy to all parties to enjoy a relaxining time at the beach at any time of the day. The place is really quiet for a condo. The wireless intranet allowed all in our party to stay connected at work while watching the waves roll onto the white sands. It was a pleasure working with the owner and our family already wants to return, regardless of the 900 mile drive from Oklahoma. Top notch in every way!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for rave review on our condo ! The lower floors are very nice in that it does make you feel that you are "right there" on the beach. I'm glad you had great weather for your trip and will certainly welcome your family next season . I'm glad the internet transition went well too. Before there were only a handful of us that had wireless interenet while everybody didn't upgrade from broadband . Everybody is obviously trying to relax on their vacation but many still have business they need to attend to ( or take online classes/tests) so the new wireless throughout the building should be an added plus for everybody !
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Gulf Shores
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hooters
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ft. Morgan
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gulf State Park
Nearest Motorway
Gulf Shores Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gulf Island Grill, Ribs & Reds, Hangout
Car: recommended

Our condo complex itself offers gulf-front beach access for our guests. There are 2 outdoor pools and 1 heated, indoor pool. There are two large hot tubs near the pool deck. The fitness center offers a beach view with multiple elliptical, bike, and treadmill machines and lift equipment. There is also a sauna located here. Gulf Shores has well-marked bike/running lanes on their roads. There are multiple places to rent from including the nearby state park. The complex also has lockable bike parking access. The state park and around Gulf Shores has many walking trails. Tanger Outlet mall is located about 20 minutes, The Wharf in Orange Beach offer a variety of shops as well the many boutique shops throughout the area. The Gulf State pier is located nearby with accessible fishing, equipment rental and small restaurant. Waterville water park has fun for the entire family and there are multiple miniature golf parks around the area. The Track offers rides, games and go-cart action. There is a great zip-line located across from the state park pier. The Gulf Coast boasts some of the best fishing action around . There are multiple marinas to charter smaller private trips or "party boats" and are kid-friendly. Trips are usually all inclusive and you'll need to only bring food , drinks and sunblock. We've went several times and caught red snapper, shark , mackerel & grouper. Inland ( bay) fishing is also available as well. Marinas also have rentals on Sea-Doos, pontoons and offer dolphin viewing trips. If you look to venture away from the beach, there's more in store. North off Hwy. 59 has an alligator farm where you can get up-close and personal and even watch feedings. You can walk through the farm via an elevated/fence walkway to see gators too. The retired battleship, the USS Alabama is docked about 45 minutes away near Mobile and it available for tours. It 's a very interesting tour and well-worth the drive. They also have a large aviation museum on-site and provides a lot of history that young and old enjoy. There are several awesome restaurants near these too. Fort Morgan is a historical ruins ( wear walking shoes and mind your step) and provides great insight to the part the Mobile Bay area played to our nation. There is a small but very interesting museum that describes civil war life in the area, the role of Mobile Bay, battles fought and has a ton of photos and artifact . It is only about 30 minutes away from the condo. The ferry to Dauphin Island is located here as well . The Gulf Coast Exploreum & Aquarium is located here. If your're really lucky- you might see the famous Blue Angels buzz by the beach. They are headquartered in nearby Pensacola and offer early-morning practice flight viewing. There are so many fantastic restaurants- it's hard to list them all ! Seafood is king here but most restaurants offer chicken and steak as well. Most restaurants are family friendly, at least until 10 p.m. . Parasailing and helicopter tours are also available nearby. One of the great things about Gulf Shores is they have a great online website for planning your trip with links to many of the sites mentioned. The town has a strong police presence and safety of all is a major concern. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are not "party " beach towns and rowdiness is not tolerated. While it's definitely a spring break destination, families are highly favored. The weather from March to late October is perfect for sunning by the pool and in your beach chair. Gulf Shores has several festivals including the Shrimp Festival in October and the "Hangout Music Fest" in the spring that features up and coming plus established musicians and bands.

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Labor Day, Hangout Music Festival and Shrimp Fest are all weekly rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.