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New, Beautiful, High-Tech, Gulf Front Home with Elevator

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 26)

This new, smartly decorated nearly 4000sq ft house has 7 bedrooms, each with a large closet, full bath, and flat screen TV. On the beach location has expansive views of the emerald Gulf. Elevator goes from the parking level to the top floor. Interior has high ceilings, granite counter tops in kitchen and all baths, and WiFi. Gourmet kitchen has an ice machine and 2 dishwashers. Living room has HD satellite TV with DVR, Bose surround, and Apple TV. The 1st level has covered parking, picnic table, and grill. 2nd level has 1 bedroom (K) with walk-in shower and whirlpool tub, living room; and kitchen and dining room which overlook the beach . Third level has 4 coastal bedrooms (K, QQ, QQ, DD) and a full-sized washer/dryer. 4th level has 2 bedrooms (TT, BB). The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th levels have gulf-side decks. Separate AC each level and humidity control. Bedrooms open onto either a deck or private balcony. Local artists works enliven decor.


Owner
George
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About George

My wife and I are Alabama natives and both grew up vacationing on the gulf coast - from the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay to Panama City Beach Florida. We love being in nature and the perspective it gives to life - the sounds of the breaking waves and coastal birds and the views of the striking white sand and Gulf water.

George purchased this house in 2010

Why George chose Alabama Gulf Coast

We chose Enchanted Dunes because of the wonderful house directly overlooking the beach and the uncrowded, natural surroundings yet with plenty of amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the house! It was wonderful! We hope to come back!
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , built-in seat in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , built-in seat in shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Living area - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , walk-in shower,whirlpool tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 cuddle chair twins
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , two bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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New, Beautiful, High-Tech, Gulf Front Home with Elevator
average rating of 4.774194 based on 32 reviews
5

Our first Fort Morgan visit

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on a fairly quiet stretch of beach. Fit our large group perfectly. We enjoyed the well thought out decks on the beach side of the home. The elevator made unloading and loading oh so much easier! The second refrigerator was a blessing as we were cooking for 16! The owner is very knowledgeable of the area and easy to work with. It was a perfect family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave and Janice, you were a pleasure to work with as well!
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Great except for rain on porches

  • 3 of 5

House was clean. Loved having two dishwashers and the downstairs refrigerator was a huge help. Furnishings dated, but were adequate. Linens were supposed to be premium and they were definitely not. But hey, it's just for a week. There is one reason I would not rent the house again. The porches were great, but since they weren't completely covered (slats like on a deck) we could not sit on the deck when it rained. Most annoying was that all our towels, beach equipment, etc. got SOAKED. This was disappointing because the house worked well for our family and until it rained, considered renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The intention of the covered deck is to provide shade, not protection from rain. The "problem" with rain at the beach is that there is virtually always wind, so the covering above, even if large, doesn't keep the porch from getting wet. The ground level storage room is an option for beach equipment. We didn't mean to imply unusually high thread count sheets and don't know of a better linen service option in Gulf Sores/Orange Beach. They offer two levels, and we use premium instead of standard. We have replaced most of the living room furnishings within the past two years but will re-evaluate everything this fall and as for now the website photos are current. We are glad of your appreciation of the dishwashers and downstairs refrigerator!
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Neglected Rental Home

  • 1 of 5

Our family of 20 recently stayed at Enchanted Dunes for one week and we were very disenchanted!! After the second day we realized that we had made a bad decision by renting this house because of the neglect of the owner and rental management company. This place is in need of repair to meet rental standards. Needless to say, we were very disappointed with the condition of the place and tried to get some of the safety and comfort issues resolved. The rental agency would send repairmen but without explaining to them exactly what extent of work needed to be accomplished. To make a long story short, we stayed in a beachfront home that did not meet AL state safety standards!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was indeed unfortunate for all that one of the deck rails was broken the week prior to your stay and not reported. Of course it then became imperative to make the repair, creating its own inconvenience.
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5

A place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

A well kept up well stocked vacation rental unit in a gated community. The property manager and the owner were very responsive to the tssues that arose.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Well equipped, spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Dr. Wakefield's home. No need to leave this house, it has everything you need to get away from it all. Close to the beach, so you can lay on the beach for the day or a few hours, because the house is just a short walk away. Be sure to fill your cooler or drinks with ice from the convenient ice maker in the kitchen. Relax on one of the decks and admire the view. With 2 dishwashers and 2 refrigerators, you can bring in all the groceries you need for the entire week without worrying about how they will fit, plus cleaning up after the large group dinners is a breeze. In the evening, watch a movie on the state of the art TV with surround sound in the family room or gather at the large dining table to play card or board games! Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and comfortable! If you want to explore Gulf Shores shops and restaurants, they are about 30 minutes away.

Our family had a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

Enchanted Dunes was a fantastic location to spend our Spring Break. The layout of the house was awesome, the room sizes were great, and everyone having their own bathroom was an incredible plus! The kitchen was my favorite room, all of the kitchenware needed to service our family of 20. The registration process, check in/check out process both went seamlessly. The downstairs closet with all of the beach toys, has ALL beach toys needed. We shouldn't have wasted valuable travel space, it would have covered us all!

The two touches that could have made the entire stay over the top would have been instructions for the remotes.. (for those of us who have never seen a digital remote, it was very difficult to navigate), and the carpets may need to be more frequently cleaned, or we may have just followed a rough crowd. Traveling with a small child who spends a lot of time on those carpets, they could have just been a bit more clean. As a side note, we were there through some tumultuous weather, and we did had a symphony of doors that would fly open, just a note to lock them every time, or they may need the gaskets around them cleaned, as the Gulf winds really gave those doors a run for their money!

All in all, I would encourage anyone to travel here, it was FANTASTIC! Beach was awesome, the dolphins, the crabs, the sea shells, made every child in our group just fall in love with the location! Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Rouses Market
"Full service grocery with a Louisiana flavor."
Kiva Dunes Golf Club
"Excellent golf course minutes away from Enchanted Dunes beach house."
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
"Beautiful course 15 minutes from Enchanted Dunes on Ft Morgan Rd (Highway 180)."
Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill
"Great casual food - 3 meals a day."
Gulf Shores Marina
"Deep sea charters, summertime pontoon boat and jet ski rentals. Dock store. Restaurant and..."
Tacky Jacks 2
"Only 2 minute drive from Enchanted Dunes beach house at the Gulf Shores Marina and Yacht clu..."
Cafe Beignets of Alabama
"Beignets and coffee 7 days a week, early morning til noon."
Sunset Cork Room
"Great food. Great wine. Sometimes low key live music. Sometimes Nashville songwriters."
Villaggio Grille
"Located at The Wharf. Great food. Nice wine."
The Track Family Recreation Center
Waterville USA
Tanger Outlet Center
"Upscale merchants"
Billys Seafood
Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Cobb Theatres Pinnacle 14
Starbucks
"Free standing Starbucks at Tanger Outlet"
Starbucks
"Inside the Target store at Pelican Place shopping center"
The Southern Grind Coffee House
"Great food, coffee, gelato"
Ginny Lane Bar & Grill
Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina
"Upscale dining."
Cafe Grazie
"Italian - more Northern Italian style http://www.cafe-grazie.com"
Fort Morgan State Park
Gulf State Park
Scoops Olde Fashion Ice Cream
Chocolate Corner
"Homemade fudge, truffles, ice cream"
City Grill -- CLOSED
Hope's Cheesecake Incorporated
Shrimp Basket
"My favorite for simple fried seafood"
Papa Rocco's
"Night time music."
Acme Oyster House
"Gumbo, Jambalaya, Oysters, beer, etc"
Acme Oyster House
"Gumbo, Jambalaya, Oysters, beer, etc"
Cobalt
Shipp's Harbour Grill
Cactus Flower Cafe
"A cut above standard Mexican restaurants. Walk to movie theatre or Cold Stone Creamery..."
Cain's Piggly Wiggly
"Best area wine selection - counted 12 different Malbecs last time there"
Ike's Beach Services
"Beach umbrella and chair rentals - delivery and set up"
The pelican Place at Craft Farms
"Shopping, Movie theatre, restaurants"
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ft. Morgan - Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tacky Jacks II
Car: necessary

The Fort Morgan region of Gulf Shores is a less-developed and uncrowded area. Fort Morgan Rd (Highway 180) extends westward from Highway 59 along a peninsula that separates the Gulf of Mexico to the south from Bon Secour/Mobile Bay to the north. The Bon Secour wilderness preserve is along this route. There are two golf courses off of Ft Morgan Rd: Peninsula and Kiva Dunes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $270
Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $100

You may tentatively reserve your dates using book-it-now for $1.00.
I will call to complete your reservation. Deposit: 30% of the base rental rate and processing fee of $40-$100. Balance due 30 days before arrival date. Cancel up until 180 days prior to arrival. Trip insurance available.
Wedding fee $250
Summertime rentals are weekly, Saturday to Saturday. This is from mid-May to mid-Augus

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.