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

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths2
Space 603 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About George

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.

George purchased this house in 2013

Why George chose Alabama Gulf Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 603 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 31
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • 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-fridge
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 31 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Rain shower. Double vanity.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double vanity
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , bath with shower , Large tub
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double vanity.
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Double vanity.
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower enclosure , 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 large double bed , 1 single bed , Lagoon View
    Bedroom 2 - Main floor. Handicap accessible bath - 1 extra lg. double bed , Gulf Front
    Bedroom 3 - Main floor. Handicap accessible bath - 1 extra lg. double bed , Lagoon View
    Bedroom 4 - Middle floor - 1 extra lg. double bed , Lagoon and Gulf Views
    Bedroom 5 - Middle floor - 1 extra lg. double bed , Gulf Front
    Bedroom 6 - Middle floor - 2 large double bed , Lagoon View
    Bedroom 7 - Middle floor - 1 extra lg. double bed , Gulf Front
    Bedroom 8 - Middle floor - 2 large double bed , Lagoon View
    Bedroom 9 - Top floor - 1 extra lg. double bed , Gulf Front
    Bedroom 10 - Top floor - 1 extra lg. double bed , Gulf Front
    2nd living room - Middle floor - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Gulf Front
    3rd living room - Top floor - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Lagoon View
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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'Veranda' Upscale, Private Gulf Front Beach, Heated Pool, Elevator, Handicap Acc
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Veranda.

This spacious home is wonderful for a large family get away. The beach house was beautifully decorated and each room was large with its own private bath. The different levels provided much privacy for all family members. The kitchen was well equipped with everything one would ever need. I highly recommend staying at this beautiful beach house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream brought to life

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had our wedding at The Veranda with 26 of our closest family and friends. When we arrived we were so pleasantly surprised to see that the house looks exactly how it does in photos. The house provided the most incredible backdrop for our beach ceremony. Will absolutely be back

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is AMAZING!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing, the pictures don't do any justice! We rented this house to have our wedding in March and it was the BEST decision that we made. We were able to celebrate with our closest family and friends over a few days! The owner is really accommodating on dates and is very responsive. Thank you for letting us make great memories here. I recommend this house to anyone with a big group and the house is on a private beach.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!


  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pensacola, FL
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Fort Morgan - Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Peninsula or Kiva Dunes or Craft Farms
Car: necessary

Beautiful water and white sand beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$602.3
Pet Fee A$158.5
Damage Deposit A$126.8

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 $500.
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.