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


Property Details

Updated: Oct 23, 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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16 Reviews

based on 16 traveler reviews


Fairytale wedding

  • 5 of 5

The Veranda was beyond our expectations. Perfect for a wedding venue. They have thought of every detail down to the commercial ice maker and refrigerater for bridal flowers. Our daughter was married steps from the ocean in front of this magnificent home. The boardwalk to the beach made the perfect aisle.

Thank you George for Sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Everything was top of the line. We've been doing a summer vacation with the same group of friends (6 families) for the past 20+ years. This house was right at the very top of homes we've rented. The kitchen was fantastic with 3 dishwashers, 3 refrigerators, a commercial quality ice maker, a huge wolf stove and seating for all of us. All of the bedrooms/bathrooms are very nice, with very comfortable accommodations for all. We were there in prime vacation season and had the beach in front of the house to ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


  • 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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  • 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Early Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter except holidays 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Xmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter other than holidays
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 14 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer/ 4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid August 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid August 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Early Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Cleaning fee $475 + Tax
Processing $40-100 $40
Wedding, if applicable $500 + Tax
Accidental damage insura $100
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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Updated: Oct 23, 2016
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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


  • 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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


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

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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

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