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RelaxontheBeach

Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Gulf Front 5BR Beach Home - Large Deck w/Beach view

10 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

Alabama Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 14

A Saturday check in day is required during the June and July peak season months.

Long to be looking at the beach? Your wish is our command! Lookin' at the Beach is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath, home just feet from the waterfront! With approximately 75 yards of beach frontage, get ready to enjoy a 180 degree ocean view! Lookin' at the Beach was made for relaxing and reconnecting with the sea. The virtually wall to wall windows beckon you outside onto the covered 12 foot deep deck to experience the sights and sounds of the surf. The open living area has cable TV and wireless internet and flows into a well equipped kitchen. Also downstairs are two bedrooms. One has a Queen bed and the other has two Twin beds. They share a full bath. For your convenience, there is a full sized washer and dryer.

A unique feature of this home is a spiral staircase leading directly to the master bedroom. This private oasis has a King bed, private bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and opens onto a spacious balcony. The second of three bedrooms upstairs, accessed by a traditional staircase, has a Queen bed, opens onto the balcony and comes equipped with a small kitchenette! The third bedroom, perfect for the kids, has two sets of bunk beds for a total of 4 Twin beds. Both of these bedrooms share a full bath.

And if you have a really large group, we have another home, Sunflower, right next door that sleeps 16 more! And parking is no problem. There is room for up to 8 cars in the driveway and under the house. Lookin' at the Beach is close to everything Gulf Shores has to offer and we look forward to sharing it with you soon!

Lookin at the Beach is located at 1869 West Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542.

THE AREA

Gulf Shores is known for its beautiful white sandy beaches, warm sunshine, excellent golf, restaurants, shopping, and family-friendly activities. Vacation properties are convenient to all Gulf Shores restaurants, shops, entertainment, and golf courses. The Tanger Outlet mall in Foley is a favorite for shoppers. Kiva Dunes and the Peninsula Golf Clubs are must play courses for the golfers in the group. Be sure to check out the the Gulf Shores Zoo, Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge and historic Fort Morgan. Or take a day trip to Dauphin Island’s Estuarium, the Pensacola Naval Air Museum, Bellingrath Gardens, or to see the Alabama. For the adventurers in your party, take a beautiful and thrilling beachflight or go fishing with Salty Dog Charters.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
RelaxontheBeach (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About RelaxontheBeach

My name is Kevin Wendelburg. I am a property owner, a real estate investor, and an Alabama real estate agent committed to 100% customer satisfaction. I will strive to under-promise and over-deliver with everything that I do. Hard work, personal responsibility, and an over achieving desire to provide the best product on the market are the cornerstones of my business, RelaxontheBeach.

I started RelaxontheBeach in 2004 because I knew that the vacation rental/property management business in Gulf Shores needed a complete overhaul. I purchased my first beach house in the early 2000's and immediately listed it with one of the larger property management firms in town. While I was thrilled that the house rented as well as it did, I was not happy with the draconian commission structure, poor cleaning standards, and slipshod maintenance.

I began to advertise and manage my property on my own and I doubled rental revenue in the first 24 months of owning the property.

Neighbors took note. I received phone calls. I received emails. How in the world, they wondered, was I able to generate so much traffic? Every weekend there was a car in my driveway. 'Simple' I said, 'treat every customer like family.'

The personal touch makes all the difference. Our potential guests are personally greeted by a knowledgeable representative. Our quality control director takes pride in the condition of all of our properties and ensures that our thorough cleanliness standards are met. We have a full maintenance department that does its best to address any maintenance concerns quickly.

We strive to provide guests with all the creature comforts of home. All RelaxontheBeach properties feature high speed Internet access and cable television. Many are pet friendly!

We want you to feel like you are getting a tremendous value for your vacation dollar. We want you to come back, and we want you to tell your friends. Give us a try. A great vacation awaits!

Why RelaxontheBeach chose Alabama Gulf Coast

I chose to buy a vacation rental house in Gulf Shores for a variety of reasons....the people are absolutely fantastic! Southern hospitality doesn't even begin to tell the entire story. From the waitresses with constant smiles on their faces, to the deep sea fishing boat captains with endless stories to tell, coastal Alabama can't be beat!

The beaches are the best in the world. Period. The finest white sand and the bluest turquoise waters await each and every guest. Need I say more?

World class golf is available in spades. Try your luck at Kiva Dunes, a perennial top 10 in the state of Alabama and ranked in Golf Digest's 'places to play' for an unforgettable links experience on the Gulf of Mexico. If you have a more traditional American layout in mind, the Peninsula Golf Club, with its 27 manicured holes and GPS loaded carts is terrific.

Anyone say 'fresh seafood?' You can't go wrong at any of our restaurants. Try 'Bahama Bobs' for the fresh catch of the day. The lunch specials are to die for. Its hard not to enjoy a meal when the majestic waters of the Gulf can be seen from your table!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was very clean, very comfortable, directly on the beach. It's a wonderful way to spend time with family and/or friends. The management company was VERY helpful and prompt if there were any issues. Try it, you might like it! We hoped to return there next year. The home exceeded our expectations. We could not have been happier with the house and the location!!! Relax on the Beach staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.

John was exceptionally friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

4.1
based on 10 traveler reviews

Gulf Front 5BR Beach Home - Large Deck w/Beach view
average rating of 4.1 based on 17 reviews
3

Needs updating, in a bad way

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was somewhat unhelpful.

The vacation rental was very dirty.

I was happy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Nothing says welcome to Gulf Shores like walking up the stairs of your rental property on the first day of your weeks stay and seeing dirty, frayed carpeting outside the front door. Ok, you say, its outside, not big deal. Walking into the house, you look down the hall and you see dustmites littering the hallway, obviously the house was not cleaned before you arrived. I believe the house sat empty the week before we arrived, so why would you need to clean it again, right? I go up the stairs to drop off bags and hear a loud "are you kidding me" yelled from downstairs. I hurry down and find my wife staring at the kitchen sink which has a stream of ants marching across it. I read prior reviews that talked about how dated the furniture was, and I figured it was just "high expectations" of the reviewer. Well, I was wrong. This house needs some serious updating and I would never stay here again nor would I recommend to anyone I know to stay here. Even after my mother-in-law cleaned it, it still felt that aged dirty feel to it. Wallpaper hanging off bathroom walls, the screen door of the master suite balcony having a huge rip in it, just not kept up well. I used the app to notify the management company of the ant issue and also to let them know several light bulbs were out and I never heard anything from them. Even as we sit here 2 months later, I still have not received any communication from them. Overall disappointment.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Relax on the Beach
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5

family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Relax on the Beach
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3

Beautiful View

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very dirty.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall, our stay was nice. The location is close to grocery stores and restaurants, yet when you're at the beach house, all you see is sand and beautiful water. Our favorite thing about the house are the large windows in the main room looking onto the beach. The layout is perfect for a large family.The staff I spoke with was very accommodating with our booking and with a maintenance call we placed. On the down side, the house was very dirty when we got there. It's as if the cleaning service did not prepare the house for guests. There was sand and dirt on the end table, the entertainment center and on the dining room chairs. The hood vent and light did not work in kitchen and it was very greasy and dirty. The freezer was very dirty. The coffee maker had coffee stains on it. We swept and cleaned the house when we arrived. One of the shower stalls upstairs made a loud noise too. There were many things that need to be replaced like the upstairs screen doors and shower heads. I would still recommend this property because I feel these issues will be addressed and rectified for the next guests.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Relax on the Beach
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Lookin at the Beach

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Although we initially had some problems with this rental, the management and staff were fantastic and immediately corrected the problems. Would definately rent from Relax on the Beach again Quality management company!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lookin at the Beach

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We have stayed in this house several times. Love the huge, covered porch that truly gives you a Lookin At The Beach experience. It was what sold us on the house. The furniture in the living room i.e. the sofa and chairs are long past their replacement days...these were so soft that it was very uncomfortable to sit and watch TV at night or football on Saturday. Definitely need to replace them.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Relax on the Beach
Owner's Response: Thanks for the information. We will forward your observations to the owner and suggest replacement. We don't want to lose you guys!
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3

Fair

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

I was very happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house is right on the beach and the rental company was great to work with. All the necessities worked (appliances, plumbing). However, the dryer does not shut off when you open the door (this was a concern because we had an 18 month old with us, so we just watched her closely). The house was supposed to sleep 14, but only had 9 towels, so we went to the dollar store and bought 6 towels. Also, for it to sleep 14, my husband and I had to sleep on the den sofa and it was pitiful. Dirty, and old and broken down. We went to WalMart and bought a memory foam topper for it. The carpeting in the upstairs was very dirty also, and the curtains on the downstairs sliding door were very dirty. I would recommend that new couch be bought and the carpeting jerked and laminate put down, and the curtains cleaned. Now, I must say that I didn't call the company and complain about these things while we were there. I guess I didn't figure that they would replace a couch, curtains and carpeting on short notice. When we did call them about the tv, they helped us.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We are glad we could help you with the issues you made us aware of. If you would have called, we could have definitely brought you more towels if there were only 9. We want to hear from our guest and we want to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Thank you for your recommendations and we have made the owner aware that updating is in order at the end of the season. We hope to see you next year.
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Amenities

Alabama Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2184 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 2 Bunk beds
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YEARS OLD TO RENT THIS PROPERTY.

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