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Spectacular, Upscale, Gulf Front Home With Heated Pool And Elevator in Gulf Shores

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vacation rental description

The Veranda is a large, beautifully designed and decorated, upscale home created with weddings, family gatherings, retreats, and other larger groups in mind.

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 seeks to blend with the beach, not compete with it: 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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Last modified on 04-23-2014 at 3:50 PM.

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George 334 318-2735

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 4 story house
    • floor area 6500 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beachfront
      • White sand and the emerald and blue Gulf of Mexico. Large 100 ft private lot.
    • oceanfront
  • Theme
    • family
    • romantic
  • General
    • free local calls
    • sofa bed
    • parking
      • Parking for 8+ cars at the house.
    • towels provided
      • Bathroom linens are provide but not beach towels.
    • parking off street
      • Can be arranged for events.
    • elevator
      • Ground/parking level plus three floors above. The elevator goes to all 4 levels.
    • air conditioning
      • There are 5 HVAC units! - two on the each the first and second floors and one for the third.
    • washing machine
      • Full size.
    • clothes dryer
      • Full size.
    • living room
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • internet
    • iron & board
    • mobile phone
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • local restaurant guide
    • security system
    • telephone
      • free local and long distance within all 50 states and Canada.
    • wireless internet
      • very high speed broadband WiFi. Stream more than one movie at a time.
  • Kitchen
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • ice maker
    • mini refrigerator
    • grill
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • oven
    • microwave
    • gourmet kitchen
    • garbage disposal
    • wet bar
    • cooking utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
    • heated pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 10 bathrooms 2 half Baths
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 4: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 5: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 6: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 7: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 8: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 10: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 11: toilet
    • bathroom 12: toilet
    • bathroom 9: toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • Bedrooms
    • 10 bedrooms, sleeps 31, beds for 31
    • bedroom 1: 2 queen, 1 twin/ single, Lagoon View
    • bedroom 2: 1 king, Gulf Front
    • bedroom 3: 1 king, Lagoon View
    • bedroom 4: 1 king, Lagoon View
    • bedroom 5: 1 king, Gulf Front
    • bedroom 6: 2 queen, Lagoon View
    • bedroom 7: 1 king, Gulf Front
    • bedroom 8: 2 queen, Lagoon View
    • bedroom 9: 1 king, Gulf Front
    • bedroom 10: 1 king, Gulf Front
    • 2nd living room: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Gulf Front
    • 3rd living room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Lagoon View
  • Entertainment
    • radio
    • dvd player
    • video games
      • Power and ethernet plug-in for gaming in every bedroom and all living rooms. Bring your XBox, PlayStation, etc.
    • television
      • 13 flat screen, high definition, LED TVs - one in every bedroom and in the living room of each floor.
    • stereo
      • Better than Bose surround sound in the main and 2nd floor living/media rooms. Apple TV airplay music distribution throughout house, pool, and decks.
    • satellite / cable
      • DirecTV satellite television. DVR for recording your favorite shows. Internet connectivity such as for Netflix.
  • Outside
    • balcony
    • barbecue
    • wood deck
    • outdoor grill gas
    • porch / veranda
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • walkway to water
    • outdoor furniture
    • deck furniture
    • porch furniture
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
    • tennis
    • golf
    • boat
  • Suitability
    • events allowed
    • long-term renters welcome
    • children welcome
      • Be aware for non-swimmers that there is a private pool on the main deck.
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair accessible
      • Two bedrooms/bath were designed with accessibility in mind as listed elsewhere on this site. Portable ramps can be made available for traveling from inside the house to the main decks. Call owner to discuss particulars.

activities and attractions in Gulf Shores Alabama

  • Attractions
    • bay/sound
    • reefs
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • live theater
    • marina
    • museums
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • restaurants
    • ruins
    • theme parks
    • water parks
    • zoo
  • Leisure Activities
    • antiquing
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • horseback riding
    • outlet shopping
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • walking
    • photography
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • 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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  • owner George
  • phone 334 318-2735

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Base Rate
4 nights
Apr 6 - May 15
4 nights
Late Spring
May 16 - May 22
4 nights
May 23 - Jun 21
7 nights
Peak Summer
Jun 22 - Jun 28
7 nights
4th of July week
Jun 29 - Jul 5
7 nights
Peak Summer
Jul 6 - Jul 26
7 nights
Late Summer
Jul 27 - Aug 2
7 nights
Ending Summer
Aug 3 - Aug 9
7 nights
Early Fall
Aug 10 - Sep 2
4 nights
Sep 3 - Oct 31
4 nights
Nov 1 - Feb 28
4 nights
Mar 1 - Mar 8
4 nights
Spring Break
Mar 9 - Mar 22
4 nights
Mar 23 - Mar 29
4 nights
Spring Break
Mar 30 - Apr 5
4 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Summertime rentals are weekly, Saturday to Saturday.
Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 10am.

Cancellation Policy

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

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traveler reviews for this gulf shores house rental


Review submitted: February 26, 2014   Date of arrival: February 13, 2014

This home is unbelievable! A beautiful place with all your needs being met under one roof. We enjoyed the accommodations and cannot wait to return. The area, the furnishings, everything was first class. We will be returning.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Perfect, Just perfect!!

Review submitted: January 23, 2014   Date of arrival: January 16, 2014

My family rented The Veranda for our annual family reunion. The house is just amazing! The two dens are perfect for adults and kids to be able to enjoy their time without being on top of each other. The kitchen and dining areas are fantastic. The pictures are accurate, but truly do not do it justice. Hopefully, our family reunion has found a new home for years to come.

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


Senior Saints, Loganville, Ga.

Review submitted: September 25, 2013   Date of arrival: September 16, 2013

Our group of 21 stayed at Dr. Wakefields gorgeous home for a week and had an incredible experience. This home is so perfect, it is on the beach, warm and inviting, comfortable, and the decor is top notch! Just finished building this year (2013). The amenities are awesome! The pool on the porch, half shaded and half in the sun was perfect for those of us who could not walk in the loose sand of the beach. Lots of sitting area on the porch and the kitchen, well , oh my! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. This ranks #1 in our book. Would love to come back next year, but have to see where the leaders want to go. The men really enjoyed fishing on the beach. They caught lots of cats, but threw them back, not good for eating, but kept all the red fish they caught. Our pastor has them in his freezer. If you are looking for a beautiful, comfortable, fully equipped place to stay on the beach, this is it. We look forward to coming back. We didn't want to leave, but life goes on! Thank you Dr. Wakefield for building such a wonderful beach property for all to enjoy! I pray people will respect your property and treat it as if it were their own. We did. Thanks again for having us!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 6


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This vacation rental has been listed since 01/10/2013.