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The Perfect Gulf Front Beach House ~ Paradise Awaits!

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Almost Heaven on the Beach* Gulf Front Home *4 Bedrooms/2 Baths* Sleeps 10

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, 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

- Saunas

- Tennis courts (lighted)

- Basketball court

- Spa

- Restaurants (2)

and much more.

Guests are required to pay an administrative fee per day of use for a guest's pass ($30 per group per day of use/optional).The Club & Spa can be visited by a short walk (5 minutes) along the beach or driving.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John & Missy Tyler
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About John & Missy Tyler

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!

John & Missy Tyler purchased this house in 2006

Why John & Missy Tyler chose Alabama Gulf Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


based on 21 traveler reviews

The Perfect Gulf Front Beach House ~ Paradise Awaits!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Nashville, TN

The perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This summer we will spend our fifth summer vacation at Almost Heaven on the Beach. It is absolutely the perfect vacation home! We have been going each year since our youngest was 20-months-old and she will be six this summer. The home provides everything you will need - a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living area and spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds plenty of closet/drawer space. There is even a pack-n-play crib and high chair which we took advantage of the first couple of years and my 2-year-old nephew now uses. While preparing meals in the kitchen, you look directly out on the gulf through the huge bay window in the living area. Being directly on the beach means that we can come and go as we please and we can walk down the beach to The Beach Club when the girls want to swim in the pool. I especially love sitting on the beach-front deck that spans the back of the home and reading in the morning and after the kids have gone to bed. Nothing beats the sounds of the surf after dark! The beach is quiet and even during the heat of the summer (we go in July) you never have to worry about smacking someone with a frisbee! We enjoy the seclusion of the Fort Morgan area, but also like having plenty of options nearby when we want to get out and explore. There are lots of great restaurants and shopping just a few miles away. But back to the house - if you are looking for a great home with lots of ammenities, this is the place! We eagerly await our annual vacation and feel as if we are walking into our "second home" when we arrive.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
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Perfect location! Perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the gulf and are very glad we did our research and found this amazing home in Fort Morgan. The home had ample cooking supplies and more than enough table service for the 6 of us(3 adults, a 15yr old, 10yr old, and a 3yr old). The beds were super comfortable, but we all found ourselves up at sunrise everyday and on the deck right away.

Everything was as described in the listing. The home was very clean and well kept with updated appliances. Missy was awesome to work with! This being our first trip to the gulf and first time renting a home, we had a TON of questions and Missy would more than happy to answer them all.

I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for beautiful white sand beachs, clear water, and solidarity. There was only one high rise condo in the area, but the beach directly in front of the house was all ours!

We saw all sorts of wildlife! Rays, Jellyfish, Dolphins, Turtles and Crabs in the water; and Cranes, Pelicans, and Seagulls on the beach. We visited the Fort Morgan Historical Site just down the road and had a good time. We also drove to Pensacola and visited the Pensacola Lighthouse, and on Missy's recommendation, the National Naval Aviation Museum. Our entire family was in awe of all the displays there.

We would also recommend the Sassy Bass restaurant just down the road from the house. We had fantastic service and an even better meal!

There is so much to do in the area, but we only spent 2 of the 5 days we were there out doing things. There were ample toys under the house for the sand and water. Inside, TON's of board games and puzzles kept us all laughing and entertained in the evenings.

If you want to do the "touristy" things, go earlier in the season as the museum at Ft Morgan was closed, and a few exhibits at the Naval museum and lighthouse were being remodeled/repaired as tourist season was over.

We will be back!! Barry,Morgan, Malinda, Hailey, Summer, & Avery from Illinois

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We hope you consider Almost Heaven on the Beach your home away from home!
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Clean and neat!

  • 5 of 5

Each year my three sisters and I take a "sister vacation" to reconnect and shop til we drop. The selling point for us about Almost Heaven, was there were four bedrooms . Jackpot!! First impression was that it was as lovely as the picture. When inside, the first thing you notice is the view to the beach. WOW! It has a large open deck and you just want to stand there forever enjoying the sights and sounds of God's wonderful grace and beauty. Inside the "home" is very clean and the decor is very tasteful and cozy. It had a split floor plan with a bathroom on each side that accommodated us very well. We experienced a little of Tropical Storm Patricia during our stay, however we felt secure in this tight little beach house despite a little light shaking due to the wind. Great place and had a great time with my sister's. Did I mention clean? Would recommend it to anyone who needs a quiet respite from the world and to use this time to reconnect with God's amazing sunrise and sunset. Our thanks to the Tyler's. It was fun!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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breath taking

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing and unbelievable ! it was every thing we ever could imagine this is definetly paradise away from home !

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Heavenly Beach Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful ocean front beach home! Private, spacious and with all the comforts of home. We had an amazing week of relaxation and fun at this rental home. The owner was excellent to work with and truly wants you to enjoy your stay. The home is clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. We would absolutely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Romantic Week in the Sun

  • 5 of 5

Many times you have thought about or planned an exciting trip to the beach. Allow me to introduce you to a place in the Gulf Region that will change your interest and mind and set your vision to make your next trip to a place which is called Almost Heaven. A beach house that is right on the beach, private without interference from outside traffic and people. Just a short walk in the white sand and you will feel the cooling water of the ocean. Just imagine sitting on the veranda on the back of the house and fell the gentle breath and hear the romantic sound of the waves touching the shore. Watching the sun slowly disappear on the horizon. A place of peace and rest, away from all the stress of business and life. A home that sleeps ten people and has all the amenities you need and ask for to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Well, this is the place we call Almost Heaven. My wife and I had the opportunity to stay there for several days, what a pleasant and unforgettable week in the sun.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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De Soto's Seafood Kitchen
Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
Naval Air Station Pensacola
The Wharf
A Specialty Bakery & Party Shoppe
Adventure Island
Fort Morgan State Park
Gulf State Park Pier
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Pensacola FL and Mobile AL.
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Peninsula and Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Village Market, Beach Club, and more

Golf: Alabama's Gulf coast is a golfter's paradise!

Cotton Creek: 18 holes. Course length: Championship 7,028 yards; blue 6,581 yards; white 6,032 yards; red 5,175 yards.

Cypress Bend: 18 holes. Course length: Championship 6,848 yards; blue 6,424 yards; white 5,954 yards; red 5045 yards.

Kiva Dunes: Course Length: Gold Tees: 7,092 yards; blue 6,464 yards; white 5,849 yards; red 5,006 yards.

Peninsula Golf: 27-hole championship course. Public welcome. Golf Digest four-star rated. Course Length: Gold 7,026 yards; blue 6,494 yards; white 5,799 yards; red 5,072 yards.

Ski: No snow skiing is offered at our gulf paradise, and you will never have to scrape ice from your windshield. If you would like to waterski, parasail, or go deep sea fishing, please contact us at for more info.


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall and Winter 16-17
Sep 4 2016 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring '17
Mar 4 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer '17
May 20 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

End cleaning $155
Tax Rate 7.0%

No high school or college groups. A $400 refundable deposit is due to confirm your reservation. This signed lease and deposit initially guarantees your reservation then becomes a security/damage deposit, which is refundable after your departure.

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:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bathrooms have large vanities and large mirrors. One includes a tub and shower combination, and the second has a large walk in shower. Linens are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • The four bedrooms are outfitted with ceiling fans, large closets, televisions, built in chests of drawers, and comfortable beds. The two southern bedrooms have perfect views of the Gulf of Mexico! Puzzles and board games are located on the top shelves of two bedroom closets.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Almost Heaven is a treasure, directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The view will take your breath away, and the gentle crash of the waves and salty tang of the air will lull you into the best night's sleep you have had in a while. The great room, with its comfortable seating, grand view, and cathedral ceiling, is a great gathering place. The round dining table was chosen because it is ideal for board games and card games. Whether you are planning a reunion or honeymoon, our quiet, out of the way cottage on the beach is a place for making memories, reconnecting with those you love, and unwinding. We hope you love it is much as we do. We hope that you'll say as so many others have, "The only thing wrong is the name. It's not Almost Heaven, It IS Heaven!"

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