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'Veranda' Upscale, Private Gulf Front Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama Vacation Rental by Owner

West Beach, Gulf Shores Vacation Rental House

George Wakefield
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Last Updated: 12/06/2023

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

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.



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$1,420.00 -- $9,940.00 -- 4
$1,295.00 -- $9,065.00 -- 4
$2,025.00 -- $14,175.00 -- 4
$2,015.00 $2,175.00 -- -- 4
-- -- $21,021.00 -- 7
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-- -- $22,246.00 -- 7
-- -- $22,750.00 -- 7
-- -- $22,197.00 -- 7
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-- -- $22,197.00 -- 7
-- -- $21,140.00 -- 7
-- -- $19,754.00 -- 7
$2,098.00 $2,345.00 -- -- 4
$1,915.00 $2,475.00 -- -- 4
$1,491.00 $1,741.00 -- -- 4
$1,748.00 $1,998.00 -- -- 4
$1,400.00 -- $9,800.00 -- 4
$1,500.00 -- $10,500.00 -- 4

Wedding Fee: $500.00 Optional

Cleaning Fee: $900.00

Lodging Tax: 16.00%

Pet Fee: $190.00 Optional


Summer Rental:
7 nights Saturday-Saturday

Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 180 days before arrival date.

Payment Policy
Final payment is due 90 days before arrival date.

Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Mandatory limited damage waiver fee based on number of days reserved. Cost between $140-$490 and calculated at time of booking. 

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 7 King Beds
  • 5 Queen Beds
  • Queen Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 2 Sofa Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Grab Bars
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Grab Bars in Bathroom
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Safety Bars in Shower
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Minature Golf
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • TV/VCR
  • Smart T.V.
  • Netflix
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pets On Request
  • Telephone
  • Home
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Managed By Owner
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
  • Wet Bar
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 9 cars
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Marina


Gulf Shores Alabama Activities
  • Gulf Shores Museum
  • Ike's Beach Service
  • Air Tours Beach Flight Aviation
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
  • Beach Flight Aviation
  • Cool Change Charters Tours
  • Dolphin & Whale Watching
  • Fish-Kabob Bow Fishing
  • Fishing Charters & Tours
  • Fly the Beach Aerial Tours
  • Gulf Adventure Center
  • Gulf Adventures Fishing
  • Gulf Coast Tennis Club
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club
  • Hummingbird Ziplines
  • Island Life Beach Rentals
  • Kiva Dunes Golf Club
  • Miniature Golf Pirate's Island
  • Nicole Fishing Charters
  • Peninsula Golf Club
  • Perdido Key Parasail
  • Pink Pony Pub Beach Bar
  • Pleasure Island Parasailing
  • Reel Attraction Charters
  • Sightseeing Wild Native Tours
  • Spas - Austin Massage
  • The Track Family Rec Center
  • Waterville USA
  • Zooland Mini Golf
  • Pirate's Island Adventure Golf
  • Wild Native Tours
  • GoGo Kayaks
  • Gulf Coast Escape Room
  • Cobb Theatres
  • Down Under Dive Shop
  • Lost Bay Charters
  • Blue Sky Parasail
  • Hangout Music Festival
  • Zeke’s Landing
  • The Amphitheater
  • Tanger Outlet Center
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Alligator Alley
  • Gulf Coast Escape Room
  • Bike Rentals
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
  • Local Fitness Center
Gulf Shores Alabama Restaurants
  • Gulf State Park - Best Beach
  • Bahama Bobs Beach Side Cafe
  • Cosmo's
  • LuLu's
  • Nolan's Lounge
  • Original Oyster House
  • Papa Rocco's
  • The Diner
  • The Hangout
  • Sea N Suds
  • DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
  • Bill’s By the Beach
  • West Beach Grille
  • The Flying Harpoon
  • Tacky Jacks
  • Kitty's Kafe
  • Hazel's Nook
  • Papa's Pizza
  • Crico's Pizza & Subs
  • Mikee's Seafood
  • Acme Oyster House
  • Mudbugs Seafood Bar & Grill
  • The Steamer & Baked Oyster
  • King Neptune's Seafood
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Janino's Pizza
  • Hog Wild BBQ
  • Doc's Seafood Shack
  • Cactus Flower Cafe
  • Cafe Beignets
  • Aji Sai Asian Cuisine
  • Sunset Cork Room
  • Gulf Island Grill
  • Tequila Mexican
  • Pink Pony Pub
  • Mojo's Seafood & Chicken
  • Island Pancake House
  • Rafters
  • Ribs & Reds
  • The Cove Bar and Grill
  • Mikato Japanese
  • Flip Flop Deli Shop
  • Peninsula Restaurant & Grill
  • Fish River Grill
  • Happy Harbor Pizza
  • Wintzell's Oyster House
  • Villaggio Grille
  • The Tin Top Oyster Bar
  • Bubba's Seafood
  • Live Bait
  • Behind the Pines
  • Duck's Diner
  • Franco's Italian
  • Gulf Shores Steamer
  • Hazel's Family Seafood
  • Cotton's Restaurant
  • Cobalt
  • Lambert's



Jessica G.

Absolutely perfect and stunning    Nov 11, 2018

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From start to finish this property and the people who run it have been fabulous! If i could give 10 stars I would!


Joseph H.

Incredible!!! Absolutely perfect!    Oct 20, 2018

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What a wonderful home for multiple families to come together right on the beach! 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms and 3 living areas provide plenty of space for everyone. Beautifully decorated. This is one of the best properties we have seen and we highly recommend!


Kelly K.

Wow, this beautiful house exceeded our expectations!    Aug 22, 2018

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I can't say enough good things about this house. It was the perfect fit for our extended family that ranged in age from 3 months to 70+. Although our stay was at the end of the typical summer rental season (mid-August), the house was still in really good condition (paint still looked nice and no major items needing repairs). If we did have minor repair needs, someone was there very quickly to service the call. The house looks like it was professionally decorated with all of the matching furniture and decorations. It looks exactly like the pictures online. Some of the things that made this rental so great were the wide open kitchen with plenty of seating for everyone to eat meals at the same time. We also loved that the pool, outdoor grill and plenty of outdoor seating were on the main level looking over the beach. The kitchen had 3 refrigerators, 2 1/2 ovens and a large ice maker which were great for our large family. It was also nice that each level had it's own living room with very large TVs and kitchenettes. I would highly recommend this house to anyone visiting Gulf Shores.


susan r.

Beautiful home in the perfect location! Close to everthing but out of the hustle and bustle. Perfec    Jul 02, 2018

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Loved this roomy, homey vacation home on the beach!


Edgar C.

Beautiful beach house!    Jun 02, 2018

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My family loved our stay!


Rhonda A.

Wonderful Retreat in an Amazing Home!    Feb 27, 2018

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We hosted an extended weekend retreat for 19 moms and could not have picked a better place than the Veranda Upscale. As soon as we walked in the door, we were so thrilled to be able to stay in such an beautiful, well-appointed home just steps from the beach.

The Veranda is truly upscale! It is spacious, very tastefully decorated, and well-maintained. The bedrooms are private and comfortable, each with it's own bathroom. The kitchen is nicely equipped with anything you would need to host a large group. The three separate living areas allowed for time together as a large group or space to spread out for relaxing. And the ocean views are splendid!

The ladies could not quit saying how much they loved this home, how blessed they were to be there, and how they can't wait to come back! We've been home two days, and we are already trying to reserve it for next year. The only negative thing about our stay is that we have to wait a whole year before we can stay again.