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'Veranda' Upscale, Private Gulf Front Beach, Heated Pool, Elevator, Handicap Acc

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths2
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

10 Bedrooms - King And Queen, 10 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms, Sleeps 26+

The Veranda is a large, beautifully designed and decorated, upscale home created with weddings, family gatherings, retreats, and other larger groups in mind. It is in the most private area of Gulf Shores (with no condos within miles).

The spacious, 100 foot gulf front lot was chosen for its uncrowded location and panoramic view of the turquoise Gulf.

Thanks to the design team, including a nationally renowned architect, it is a beautiful house, inside and out, with a local flavor: shaded veranda on the street side, 'haint' blue porch ceiling, oak flooring, Alabama marble in the powder rooms, and regional artwork.

The casually elegant design blends with the beach: natural hues, accents of blues and greens, and comfortable sofas and chairs inside and on the decks. A gorgeous dune walkover solidifies the connection of the house to the beach.

On the ground (parking) level, a large open area is under the house on the south side. Event lighting, electricity, and stereo speakers that are provided for this level allow for open parties and receptions with or without live music. Stairs from this area ascend to the main deck on the gulf side with it's swimming pool and outdoor kitchen. Or take the elevator up.

On the main level, there is an open floor plan for flow and seating according to the needs of the guests. Large flat screen TV with surround sound, DVD/BluRay player, and Apple TV convert the living room to a media room for families, slide shows for receptions, and power point presentations for meeting groups.

The kitchen, dining area, and a buffet/hutch work together to provide meals for large groups efficiently. Hobbyist chefs will love the Wolf 8 burner gas range, 2 1/2 ovens, infinite refrigerator space, and freestanding commercial ice machine around the corner - along with the beach view even from the kitchen. One rectangular table for 10, two round tables for 5 or 6 each, and bar style seating for 5 or 6 allow 26 + to eat without even leaving the dining area. Three dishwashers, a large trash can, and two sinks simplify cleanup even for large groups.

Three large French doors open onto the largely covered main deck and it's incredible beach view, the dune walkover, the outdoor kitchen with luxury 48' gas grill, and the heated swimming pool with multiple light options for your event. When not listening to the waves, ceiling speakers allow music while enjoying the pool, a cocktail party/reception, sunbathing, or reading a book.

There are two handicap friendly bedroom/bathrooms on the main level, including wide doorways, roll-in showers, grab bars, compliant toilets, roll under sinks, and 5+ foot bathroom turnaround. These beautiful rooms and baths will be enjoyed by all, the southmost of these being right off the main deck with a gorgeous view of the deck and beach from the bed. For guests with handicap needs, please call to discuss all aspects of accessibility and needs related to the house.

All 10 of the bedrooms in the house have luxurious beds, a closet, a mirror, private baths, flat screen TVs, ceiling fans, reading lights at both sides of each bed, outlets for electronic devices at the bedside, and best of all: water views - the Gulf to the south, the Lagoon to the north, or a view of both!

The second floor has 5 of the bedrooms, two of these directly gulf front with the 2nd floor living/media room also on the south side in the middle. This room has comfortable seating and all the electronic amenities of the main floor living room. So groups can split up to watch different movies or sports or different power point presentations. Beautiful views of the beach are seen again, and a French door leads to a covered seating area. As on the main deck, this deck also extends the full width of the house, the sides to the extreme east and west being sun decks. These living rooms and decks can accommodate a sizable reception/party and we can provide temporary furniture storage if open floor space is desired. A queen sized sleeper sofa is in the 2nd floor living room.

The third floor (for some) will function as the bride/groom floor. A cozy living room, wet bar, shower for two, jacuzzi tub, walk in closet, and two king beds are on this floor. The bed chambers open onto the top gulf side deck and the elevated views up and down the coast are spectacular.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About George

My wife and I have been Gulf coast beach goers all of our lives, from Point Clear to Panama City. Living a short drive from the coast, we are able to enjoy it often, of course more as vacation home owners. We enjoy sharing our house and hearing about the wonderful vacations that have been had.

George purchased this house in 2013

Why George chose Gulf Shores

My wife and I built this house after much time and thought about what we would want in a dream house - applied to larger gatherings. This is the fruit of our labor, hopefully to be treasured by many and making for lifetimes of memories.

What makes this house unique

The beauty of the house and beach, the amenities and design, and the comfortable space for even large groups of 30 are unique in a house for the regional Gulf Coast.


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 31
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 31 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Rain shower. Double vanity.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Double vanity
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large tub
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Double vanity.
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vanity.
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower , Shower for two including rain shower head. Double vanity.
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet , Alabama marble vanity.
    Middle Floor Powder Room - toilet
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 31
  • Bedroom 1 - Main Floor - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lagoon View
    Bedroom 2 - Main floor. Handicap accessible bath - 1 king , Gulf Front
    Bedroom 3 - Main floor. Handicap accessible bath - 1 king , Lagoon View
    Bedroom 4 - Middle floor - 1 king , Lagoon and Gulf Views
    Bedroom 5 - Middle floor - 1 king , Gulf Front
    Bedroom 6 - Middle floor - 2 queen , Lagoon View
    Bedroom 7 - Middle floor - 1 king , Gulf Front
    Bedroom 8 - Middle floor - 2 queen , Lagoon View
    Bedroom 9 - Top floor - 1 king , Gulf Front
    Bedroom 10 - Top floor - 1 king , Gulf Front
    2nd living room - Middle floor - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Gulf Front
    3rd living room - Top floor - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lagoon View
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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'Veranda' Upscale, Private Gulf Front Beach, Heated Pool, Elevator, Handicap Acc
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful Retreat in an Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

We hosted an extended weekend retreat for 19 moms and could not have picked a better place than the Veranda Upscale. As soon as we walked in the door, we were so thrilled to be able to stay in such an beautiful, well-appointed home just steps from the beach.

The Veranda is truly upscale! It is spacious, very tastefully decorated, and well-maintained. The bedrooms are private and comfortable, each with it's own bathroom. The kitchen is nicely equipped with anything you would need to host a large group. The three separate living areas allowed for time together as a large group or space to spread out for relaxing. And the ocean views are splendid!

The ladies could not quit saying how much they loved this home, how blessed they were to be there, and how they can't wait to come back! We've been home two days, and we are already trying to reserve it for next year. The only negative thing about our stay is that we have to wait a whole year before we can stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfect house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion with 13 adults and 10 children and this house couldn’t have been more perfect for us. We weathered Hurricane Nate in the house...after much discusssion amongst ourselves and with the owner and it all turned out great. The house is solid and we were very comfortable during the storm. We especially appreciate the owner and the rental company staying in close contact.

We highly recommend the Veranda. No need to look any further!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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The Carrollton Crew

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Veranda with the same ten couples. It is a perfect house for us! So beautifully decorated and appointed. We have a blast together, enjoying the beach, the golf courses, the togetherness, and Gulf Shores! Our together time is great, but the house is also designed to allow quiet time when you need it! Thanks, George, for creating such a wonderful house. We hope to be there again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Beautiful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Veranda.

This spacious home is wonderful for a large family get away. The beach house was beautifully decorated and each room was large with its own private bath. The different levels provided much privacy for all family members. The kitchen was well equipped with everything one would ever need. I highly recommend staying at this beautiful beach house.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Dream brought to life

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had our wedding at The Veranda with 26 of our closest family and friends. When we arrived we were so pleasantly surprised to see that the house looks exactly how it does in photos. The house provided the most incredible backdrop for our beach ceremony. Will absolutely be back

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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The house is AMAZING!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing, the pictures don't do any justice! We rented this house to have our wedding in March and it was the BEST decision that we made. We were able to celebrate with our closest family and friends over a few days! The owner is really accommodating on dates and is very responsive. Thank you for letting us make great memories here. I recommend this house to anyone with a big group and the house is on a private beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Tanger Outlet Center
Upscale merchants
Free standing Starbucks at Tanger Outlet
West Beach Grille
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Caution - may have live music at dinner. May want to call. Ic...
Cobb Theatres Pinnacle 14
Rafters Restaurant and Sports Bar
Better than usual food for a sports bar Walk to movie theatre or Cold Stone Creamery
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
Beautiful course 15 minutes from Enchanted Dunes on Ft Morgan Rd (Highway 180).
Villaggio Grille
Located at The Wharf. Great food. Nice wine.
Shrimp Basket
My favorite for simple fried seafood
Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
Cafe Grazie
Italian - more Northern Italian style
Shipp's Harbour Grill
Inside the Target store at Pelican Place shopping center
Billys Seafood
Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Chocolate Corner
Homemade fudge, truffles, ice cream
Scoops Olde Fashion Ice Cream
Waterville USA
The Track Family Recreation Center
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
Gulf Coast Tennis Club -- CLOSED
Indoor courts
Publix Super Market
Cain's Piggly Wiggly
Best area wine selection - counted 12 different Malbecs last time there
Sea-N-Suds Restaurant
Enchanted Dunes Beach House
Fort Morgan beach house 7 bedrooms, Gulf front, with elevator and shared pool
Sunset Cork Room
Great food. Great wine. Sometimes low key live music. Sometimes Nashville songwriters.
Amelia's Deli & Catering
Hope's Cheesecake Incorporated
Hazel's Nook
Go for breakfast for some local and not-so-local color
Cactus Flower Cafe
A cut above standard Mexican restaurants. Walk to movie theatre or Cold Stone Creamery...
Aji Sai
Chinese, South Asian, sushi, curry... Nice atmosphere indoors - not fast food take out type ...
Ike's Beach Services
Beach umbrella and chair rentals - delivery and set up
Zekes Deep Sea Fishing
Rouses Market
Full service grocery with a Louisiana flavor.
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pensacola, FL
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Fort Morgan - Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Peninsula or Kiva Dunes or Craft Farms
Car: necessary

Beautiful water and white sand beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $475 + Tax
Pet Fee $125
Accidental damage insura $100
Wedding, if applicable $500 + Tax
Processing $40-100 $40
Tax Rate 13.0%

Tentatively reserve your dates using book-it-now. I'll call to complete the reservation.
Summertime rentals mid-May to mid-Aug are weekly, Sat-Sat.
Check in after 3pm and check out by 10am.
Wedding fee $500.
Deposit: 30% of the base rental rate plus $40-$100 processing fee. Balance due 90 days before arrival date.
Cancel up until 180 days before arrival. Trip insurance available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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