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

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Property Details

Updated: Jul 25, 2016
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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 31
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks: english

14 Reviews

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based on 14 traveler reviews

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A Great Week @ The Veranda

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful house for our family reunion including 4 generations ages 3 to 76 from 4 states. Have done this every other year since 1994 & this is the best house we have rented! Everything was clean, in working order & as presented in the listing. The owner & Meyer were great to work with; really liked the "keyless" check-in that avoided a stop at the real estate office. The kitchen was best-equipped we have had - and especially enjoyed the large ice machine that kept up with our needs without having to buy bags of ice. Used the outdoor grill as well. We all enjoyed the shaded deck, the partially shaded pool and the uncrowded, beautiful beach. We will be back and are already working on selecting a date for 2018!

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  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A dream come true!

  • 5 of 5

My spouse and I rented this home for our wedding weekend. We held the rehearsal dinner with 30 people under the house and held the ceremony and reception on the beach (60 people). This house is perfect. They have surround sound on the 1st floor that connects with the speakers under the house which we used for the rehearsal dinner. The house is Immaculate. We chose this house because it has 10 bedrooms and elevator. It was necessary for us to make sure that our disabled daughter was able to get between all floors. The pool is heated which was perfect for our nieces and nephews to hang out in. There was nothing that was in thought of. We will be returning to this rental again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT WEDDING VENUE!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Veranda House for our wedding last September. Both of our families and wedding party were able stay under one roof comfortably! The house is absolutely AMAZING! It is inviting and homey. Each and every detail of the house is breathtaking! We got married on the sand and walked down the long boardwalk. We then had the reception under the house, it was beyond perfect! Our guests were speechless at the location and how beautiful the house was. We can't thank George and his wife enough for creating such an amazing place for so many to enjoy and create lasting memories in!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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The very best we have ever rented!!!

  • 5 of 5

Veranda is THE vacation destination! The amenities from audio visual on every floor to commercial ice machine to very comfortable beds to a beautiful pool and outdoor grilling kitchen you will never stay in better! AND for those who love to cook the kitchen is top notch with the only gas stove (Wolf Range BTW) I have ever encountered in my 20+ years of renting houses on West Beach! Thank you George for letting us rent your beautiful home...i am certain we will never top it!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Exceptional Home

  • 5 of 5

Over the course of 14 reunions (28 years) we discovered a home that may well be the venue for all future reunions! With 9 couples to please, that is quite a statement. Drawing for bedrooms no longer mattered, each one was amazing and offered excellent separation from the next. We knew that from our online search but what we found when we arrived was even more impressive in person. This is an amazingly quiet house. Many times our accommodations have been "noisy". We love to cook in and with THREE dishwashers and THREE fridges it was a pleasure. The well equipped kitchen gets extra kuddos for unexpected items like a honing stone to sharpen knives. The beach is an easy stroll from the house and we had it pretty much to ourselves. Meyer Rental staff was delightful. We'd have loved to have had earlier access but they have strict rules (and we knew the rules) so we "invaded" The Hangout Bar in Orange Beach, greeting our friends as they arrived! We enjoyed a great Country Music afternoon at Florabama, a trip to Fort Mason and the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. The ladies snagged a few goodies on a lunch trip to Fairhope as well as Geez Louise near the house. It is truly the BEST venue we've experienced in 28 years of gathering and we have been some amazing places. I spoke with the owner several times and he called to check in after we arrived to be sure we were pleased. VRBO has been our bible over the years but The Veranda may well eliminate the need to research in the future.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation house ever!

  • 5 of 5

House is amazing. We have lots of cooks so have really appreciated the kitchen and the grill. A sea turtle laid 112 eggs right in front of the house yesterday, so lots of excitement with all the green shirt wildlife folks moving the eggs to a safe place. Tons of dolphins playing and even jumping out of the water every day. Also, last three days have had shooting stars every night. Can't imagine a better place to spend a week with my 4 favorite families. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Location

Tanger Outlet Center
"Upscale merchants"
Starbucks
"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"
LuLu's
Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
Cafe Grazie
"Italian - more Northern Italian style http://www.cafe-grazie.com"
Shipp's Harbour Grill
Cobalt
Starbucks
"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
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
Gulf Coast Tennis Club
"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."

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pensacola, FL at 45 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fort Morgan - Dauphin Island at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Peninsula or Kiva Dunes or Craft Farms at 20 Miles Car: necessary

Beautiful water and white sand beaches.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$17,045
 
 
Ending Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$14,100
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,695
$10,170
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,665
$9,690
 
 
Late Fall/Early Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,260
$7,560
 
 
Holiday Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,565
$9,390
 
 
Winter except holidays 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
$991
$5,946
 
 
Holiday Xmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,518
 
 
Holiday New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,518
 
 
Winter other than holidays
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$991
$5,946
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,921
$11,526
 
 
Late Spring
May 14 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,435
$13,770
 
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$16,875
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$16,875
 
 
Peak Summer/ 4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$19,559
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$16,875
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$15,340
 
 
Mid August 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$13,636
 
 
Mid August 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,789
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,827
$10,962
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,665
$9,690
 
 
Late Fall/Early Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,260
 
 
Holiday Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,597
$9,581
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$1
 

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $40-100 $40
Accidental damage insura $100
Cleaning fee $475 + Tax
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Tentatively reserve your dates using book-it-now for $1.00. 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 $250.
Deposit: 30% of the base rental rate plus $40-$100 processing fee. Balance due 30 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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Amenities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • 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 ...

Kitchen

  • 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

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 6500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 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

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • 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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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