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'Rolf's Retreat' Cute Beachfront 4 Bd Cottage, Huge Beachfront Porch

'Rolf's Retreat' Cute Beachfront 4 Bd Cottage, Huge Beachfront Porch

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Property Details

Updated: May 24, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Rolf's Retreat has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and is right on the beach in the quiet West Beach area of Gulf Shores Alabama. It is a wonderful family-friendly beachfront cottage with a large living room complete with a huge sectional and new big flat screen TV.

With the dining table and breakfast bar, you'll find everyone can sit together for meals.

There are two king bedrooms including the master which opens to the gulffront porch and has its own bath. The third bedroom has a queen bed. The fourth has a twin over full bunk. There is also a living room chair that folds out into a single bed. Each bedroom has a television, and the house has wifi.

Rolf's Retreat has big porches on both sides of the house. The beachside porch has a nice covered area with a dining table and chairs so you can watch the family playing on the beach while still enjoying the shade. It then steps down to an open area with more seating and lounge chairs.

Just across the street is Rolf's Crabby Daddy, a 2 bedroom cottage that sleeps up to 6. If you have friends or family who want to come along but still have their own space, you can rent both and take $100 off the week at Crabby Daddy.

Either way, you'll have Little Lagoon access through Crabby Daddy's lagoon-front lot. Crabby Daddy guests do have deeded beach access at Rolf's Retreat.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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'Rolf's Retreat' Cute Beachfront 4 Bd Cottage, Huge Beachfront Porch
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p100280vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

CRABBY DADDY what happened to the listing?

  • 5 of 5
I neglected to write a review for Crabby Daddy - (Rolf's Retreats little sister) My friend & I stayed there last year after a long needed and well deserved trip out of town away from my hubby and four legged babies and her recovered from colon cancer ex that she has been and still is caring for due to lingering effects from radiation/chemo etc.. He sent us on this trip~ thank you Billy :) searching vrbo, crabby daddy was the first place i flagged when making a list of prospects for our stay. after everything we looked at, we just kept coming back to C.D. it was just perfect for our 'style & personalities'. right across the street from the beach on the laid back west beach road....it has the best of both water worlds...the beach is just steps across the street and the lagoon has a little path behind the house with a sandy beach to enjoy as well. Inside we found a fully equipped kitchen, cozy seating in the den area and the bedrooms were comfy cozy as well (when we finally settled into our rooms for sleep) The deck wraps around the whole place with bench seating everywhere...so if you are having a fish fry or cook out..guest have plenty of places to rest their tushies.
There is also a swing under the house that we enjoyed having a cocktail to start our evening. It would have been nice to have lighting there (hint hint) I have no complaints about this cozy cottage with i guess the last one about the lighting and it would put my rating off the chart if the owner would provide better lounging chairs or rockers, glider, besides the deck seating. My friend and i both enjoy sitting outside for extended periods but there wasn't really anything comfortable enough..there were two (i think) plastic lounge chairs, but again, no cushions..ANYWAY...love love love crabby daddy and would definitly stay again...even without comfy outdoor furniture...but it would be nice... susan gibson & cathy sandlin mckay ps i just guessed at the date i can't exactly remember :)
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Rolf's Retreat' Cute Beachfront 4 Bd Cottage, Huge Beachfront Porch
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p100280vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Hopkinsville, KY
5

Happy to be back

  • 5 of 5
We had a great week at this little gem of a place once again. We love being right on the Gulf of Mexico, on this very quiet stretch of white sand beach. We fish and the kids play across the street in what the locals call “little lagoon” when we don’t want to be on the gulf. Or, we can watch the kids play in the sand right off of the gulf side deck and that is the best.

You can hear the waves at night from the master bedroom. Truly re-energizing!

The kitchen is a all new now with stainless appliances and a granite countertop. We have stayed here before and we love the new extended table.

Everything was in great shape and we had some beautiful days. Our only complaint is that we had to go home way too soon! btw the wine paring dinner at Gilbey’s was awesome!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you coming to stay again at Rolf's and are delighted you like the new & improved kitchen!
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'Rolf's Retreat' Cute Beachfront 4 Bd Cottage, Huge Beachfront Porch
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p100280vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Watauga, TX
5

An amazing week in a great house with the best deck on the beach.

  • 5 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 very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
The house was perfect for us and the management staff were very attentive. Could not have had a better experience.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Rolf's Retreat' Cute Beachfront 4 Bd Cottage, Huge Beachfront Porch
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p100280vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Marietta, GA
5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
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:
Our visit to Rolf's Cottage could not have been better. House was comfortable and fully equipped with everything we needed. Best of all was the covered deck area and the ease of getting to and from the beach. Just perfect.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Rolf's Retreat' Cute Beachfront 4 Bd Cottage, Huge Beachfront Porch
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p100280vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Brooklyn, New York
5

A quintessential Gulf Coast beach house!

  • 5 of 5
Had a really wonderful time at Rolf's Retreat! We took a much needed respite from the "snowpocolypse" that was happening in the Northeast and scurried down to this gem of a beach house! My husband and I have three girls under the age of 6 and found that Rolf's offered PLENTY of space for all of us to stretch out inside on the cold wet days. The Netflix was a hit with our preschoolers who could stay up to date on all the Doc McStuffins happenings. On the sunny and calm days we enjoyed fishing in the surf right in front of the house! My husband caught a few pompanos which we dressed and cooked in the newly remodeled kitchen. It was so nice to be one of the first to use the new kitchen. It is very well done with brand new high end appliances, fresh new "farm housey" cupboards, and a really beautiful new granite counter. It was perfection to let the kids play outside in the sand while we lounged on the huge deck overlooking them and the Gulf (while enjoying our margaritas)! Great design! The house fit us perfectly as we are not drawn to new "looming" style of huge beach houses now present along the gulf. Rolf's is perfect and spacious enough for a combined family vacay, which we are currently planning for late August! Can't wait to go back to get our seafood on and to have Nana and Papa babysit! Thank you Rolf for sharing your retreat!
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Rolf's Retreat' Cute Beachfront 4 Bd Cottage, Huge Beachfront Porch
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p100280vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
norman, OK
5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We had a great time at Rolf's retreat. The house was just as described and the view was amazing!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Point of Interest : Lagoon Pass Nearest Point of Interest : Public Pier even locals don't know about Nearest Point of Interest : Market, Ice Cream & Seafood Shops Nearest Point of Interest : Bahama Bob's Beachfront Restaurant Nearest Point of Interest : Tequila's Mexican Restaurant Nearest Point of Interest : DeSoto's, Gulf Shores Steamer, Old World Pizza Nearest Point of Interest : The Hangout Nearest Point of Interest : Waterville USA Nearest Point of Interest : AL Gulf Coast Zoo Nearest Point of Interest : LuLu's Restaurant Nearest Point of Interest : The Track, Pirate's Cove Putt-Putt Nearest Point of Interest : Tanger Outlet Mall 5 miles north

Right on the beach, there is also Little Lagoon access at Rolf's Crabby Daddy, right across the street

Availability

From $200 Per night

Notes

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Attractions

  • cinemas

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Full bed

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

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