The Veranda- Upscale, Private Gulf Front Beach Home
Gulf Shores, Alabama
The Veranda- Upscale, Private Gulf Front Beach Home
The Veranda is a large, beautifully designed and decorated upscale home created with weddings, family gatherings, retreats, and other larger groups in mind. This 10 bedroom, 10 bath, 6,500 sq. ft. residence is in the most private area of Gulf Shores. (No condos within miles!) The spacious, 100 ft gulf front lot was chosen for its uncrowded location and panoramic view of the turquoise Gulf.
Thanks to an incredible design team, including a nationally renowned architect, it is a beautiful house inside and out radiating with local flavor. Special features of the home include a 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 its swimming pool and outdoor kitchen (includes grill, sink, counterspace, lighting, and electricity). Or, take the elevator up to this main deck!
On the main level, there is an open floor plan for easy flow and abundant seating. A 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 combine to provide meals for large groups efficiently. Hobbyist chefs will love the Wolf 8 burner gas range, 2 1/2 ovens, ample refrigerator space, and freestanding commercial ice machine around the corner - along with the beach view 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 its 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 for 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. A queen sized sleeper sofa is in the 2nd floor living room.
The third floor has a cozy living room, wet bar, shower for two, jacuzzi tub, walk in closet, and 2 bedrooms with king beds. The bed chambers open onto the top gulf side deck. The elevated views up and down the coast are simply spectacular!
Single Family Home with 3 levels
10 bedrooms, 10 baths, 6500 square feet
King, King, 2x Queen, King, King, 2x Queen, 2x Queen, King, King, and King
27 guests maximum
1 hour by car
Panoramic view of Gulf of Mexico
Activities of Interest
- Head out on a deep sea fishing expedition
- Book a dolphin watching cruise
- Spend an afternoon at the Naval Aviation Museum
- Wake up and go to "The Hangout" for a Pirates and Princess Breakfast with the kids
- Experience hands on encounters with animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
- Birdwatchers will want to hike the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail
- Check out Alligator Alley, where you can see 150 alligators in their natural environment and maybe even have the chance to feed them!
- Explore and relax at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Places of Interest
- Fort Morgan
- Tanger Outlet
- Five golf courses within 20-minute drive
- Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park (Zipline courses)
- USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
- White powder beaches of the Gulf coast
- Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
Thank you for a wonderful week in your beautiful home on the beach. Perfect in every way, the furniture is amazing, the bedrooms and baths were absolutely beautiful! The kitchen is a dream with views as you prepare your meals... 5 star across the board. ”
Absolutely Amazing Property!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property.....beginning with the fact that it has an elevator for all our stuff. It is located directly on a private beach......we loved watching the dolphins swim by everyday. The layout and design of the house is well thought out, and to top it all, It has (just about) 2 of everything including an Ice Maker on both main floors. The bedroom are very spacious - with mostly king or queen beds. The owner was lovely to work with on the rental details. We had a great time, and cant wait to make a return visit!!!!”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- Handicap Accessible
- High Speed Internet
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Pets (with Approval)
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo