About the property
- House6500 sqft
- Separate WC's2
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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 Gulf Shores
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.
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Wonderful Retreat in an Amazing Home!
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.
Perfect house for a large group
We had a family reunion with 13 adults and 10 children and this house couldn’t have been more perfect for us. We weathered Hurricane Nate in the house...after much discusssion amongst ourselves and with the owner and it all turned out great. The house is solid and we were very comfortable during the storm. We especially appreciate the owner and the rental company staying in close contact.
We highly recommend the Veranda. No need to look any further!
The Carrollton Crew
This is our second stay at the Veranda with the same ten couples. It is a perfect house for us! So beautifully decorated and appointed. We have a blast together, enjoying the beach, the golf courses, the togetherness, and Gulf Shores! Our together time is great, but the house is also designed to allow quiet time when you need it! Thanks, George, for creating such a wonderful house. We hope to be there again sometime soon!
Beautiful Beach House
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.
Dream brought to life
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
The house is AMAZING!!!!!
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.
Beautiful water and white sand beaches.
Additional pricing information
Tentatively reserve your dates using book-it-now. 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 90 days before arrival date. Cancel up until 180 days before arrival. Trip insurance available.