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Beachfront Luxury Home, Wheelchair Ramp; Family and Pet Friendly; Sleeps 18

People18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 King Bedrooms; 1 Bunk Room (sleeps 8); Queen Sleeper Sofa; 4 1/2 Bathrooms

If you are looking for a serene, luxury, beachfront home to enjoy some FUN in the SUN and R & R - look no further - Susan's Sand Castle II is the perfect place for just that and so much more!

Roll down your windows and smell the ocean as you enter our neighborhood and get ready to see the most amazing blue skies, white puffy clouds and the sugar-white sand of our Fort Morgan beaches!

When you pull into one of the three bays under the house - you'll immediately see "our beach" , with sawgrass growing on the inviting sand dunes. If you want to run (or wheel) up the outdoor ramp - so you can immediately experience the beach - have at it! That ramp will take you directly to our nice sized deck, with picnic table, lounge chairs and plenty of beach toys for the young and the young-at-heart!

We know it will be hard to take your eyes off the beach, the gulf and the sky - but while those that drew the short-straws unload the cars - the rest of you can walk on the Sand Dune Walkover (Boardwalk) directly to the beach. Feel free to take our deck chairs with you. Go dip your toes in the water or go all the way in. Skinny-dipping (or Chunky-Dunking) is prohibited - so please take a few minutes to get into your swim suits!

The Great Room at Susan's Sand Castle II is spacious - plenty of room for your family and friends to dine together or hang out as the designated chefs whip up a meal in the fully-stocked kitchen.

There are two full size refrigerators (one is in the Utility Room); stove, microwave, dishwasher and ice-maker that makes up to 35 pounds of ice a day. Every small kitchen appliance you could want is also supplied for your convenience. And the cabinets are stocked with everything you need to prepare and serve the food that you bring with you.

No need to fight over who gets the "Best Room" - because they are all "Best Rooms"!

Two King Master Suites, with spacious Bathrooms and whirlpool tubs await you and both have direct access to the beach-side deck. One Master Suite is conveniently located right off the Great Room; and the other Master Suite is upstairs.

Two additional King Bedrooms are also located upstairs and face the beach, with doors accessible to the balcony. One of these King Bedrooms has a private full bathroom and the other is semi-private.

Children are delighted when they see the Bunk Room we've created just for them. It sleeps up to 8 children, with full size mattresses on the top and bottom of two bunk beds.

A Queen-size sleeper sofa, located in the Great Room, allows for additional sleeping. A half-bath is located on the main level, around the corner from the Great Room, for the convenience of all.

Large flat-screen Smart TVs are located in every bedroom as well as the Great Room. Plenty of books and games are provided for after a day in the sun or on those rare rainy days.

Towels, wash cloths, beach towels, linens, pillows and comforters are provided for no additional fee. A stackable washer/dryer are provided in the Utility Room for your convenience.

The home was built in 2015 and was beautifully decorated by Susan herself!

This beach house is perfect for Family Reunions, Vacations with Family/Friends, Corporate Retreats, and more!

Snowbirds are welcome to contact us about renting by the month.

We have two other beachfront luxury homes located in the Morgantown sub-division - three miles closer to Gulf Shores. Check out those VRBO listings at #435854 for Susan's Sand Castle I, which sleeps up to 16; and #1068738, which sleeps up to 30 AND has an indoor elevator.

If you're still reading this description - you must really love our beach house - so send us a message to find out more details or go ahead and book your next beach vacation with us!

We have so many loyal returning guests for all three of our beach houses that our Reservation Calendar fills up quickly for peak times and they often reserve "their week" years in advance , but we love to make new friends and welcome your inquiry. We do our best to respond in under an hour, but because we don't recharge on coffee alone - we do try to sleep at some point, therefore will respond to late night inquiries first thing the next morning.

We are currently accepting reservations through the end of 2021.

More Details

Owner
Susan Keen
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Susan Keen

My dear friends,

Jerry and I are so very happy when you spend your vacation with us! You are our invited guests and we want you to make lifelong memories at the beach.

We’ve been married 47 years in June of 2019. Working hard to raise and support our children, MATTHEW and JENNIFER, we expected to spend our retirement years quietly (which is not happening). In 2008, JENNIFER had twins on New Year’s Eve; a boy and a girl, Taylor and Tyler. They adore the beach and come down every summer. They are the apples of Papa’s and GeaGea’s eyes.

My darling husband knew my lifelong dream was to have a beach cottage. He made it his mission, when we got close to retirement, to make that dream come true! We looked all the way from the Florida coast to Alabama, until I saw the house of my dream . . . “Beachy Keen”. It’s previous name was The Pelican! It was perfect!

So, we were enjoying our fun in the sun, until a house came up for sale in the neighborhood. We were just talking on the porch, when one of us said “We could try the rental business.” Long story short - that became Susan’s Sand Castle I (SSCI).

We later purchased a lot, and Jerry built SSCII. After that, he needed another project, so he started from scratch, and SSCIII was born. I’ve had a ball decorating, since I want you to feel as if you’ve come home!

There went retirement, but God had other plans for us. We’ve had a ball and met some of the nicest people we’ve ever known!

So many blessings galore, and may God bless each of you abundantly!

Susan

P.S. Papa says, “There won’t be a SSCIV”, (even though our friends Shug and Fred say they are going to outgrow our biggest house!).

Susan Keen purchased this house in 2015

Why Susan Keen chose Gulf Shores

We found this property - at the very beginning of construction - at a time that the owner wanted to sell.

With Susan's 30 years as a real estate professional and Jerry's knowledge of construction and management - we were able to purchase this property and then completely design and decorate it based on what we knew our loyal guests from Susan's Sand Castle I would like - a beachfront house that we purchased several years before.

We then later were able to build another - even larger beach front vacation home that's just a few miles away, called Susan's Sand Castle III.

What makes this house unique

The views of the Gulf are simply amazing and since we loved them so much - we thought others would as well.

There is nothing like a Gulf Coast sunrise or sunset!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulf Shores in Baldwin County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Comfort height toilet and double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Comfort height toilet and sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Comfort height toilet and double sinks. Private commode.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Comfort height toilet and sink
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Comfort height toilet and sink
    Shower on Dune walk over H&C water - Shower Enclosure , Rinse off as you leave the beach
  • First floor Master double sink, Whirlpool tub, separate shower with seat, comfort height toilet. Second floor Master double sink, Whirlpool tub, separate shower with seat, comfort height toilet. Second floor both additional bathrooms, sink, tub/shower combination and both have comfort height toilets. First floor Powder Room, sink and comfort height toilet 4 and 1/2 baths total Outside shower with hot and cold water on Sand Dune Walkover to the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beachfront ; Private Bathroom; Door opens to Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Huge Master Suite on Second floor, Door opens to Balcony.
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite on Main level. Door opens to Deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beachfront, with semi-private Bath, Door opens to Balcony.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Bunk Bed , (2) Full size Upper and Lower Bunk Beds; sleeps up to 8 kids
  • The bedrooms are beautifully decorated in beach-themed decor. Large flat screen Smart TVs are in each bedroom with Cable access. Large closets in each bedroom - to stow your suitcases.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We welcome Snowbirds, Family Reunions, and of course, Summer Family Vacations. In the off-season, we're happy to host Corporate Retreats, Book Clubs, Girlfriend Get-Aways, Empty-Nesters Vacations and more!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
5

Beautiful beach home!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay! Home has everything you need for your week! Great beach!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Judy for your review! We're so glad to hear that your family had a good time while staying at our beach house! We hope you all can come back again next year! Susan and Jerry
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5

The perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The house and owners were absolutely incredible. Our most loved features of the house include the long boardwalk, no stairs, outdoor shower, shady front porch, and well taken care of house! The owners have always been so very nice and helpful! We have rented for the past three years and couldn’t be happier!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lisa. We are honored that your family chooses to stay at our Susan's Sand Castle II year after year. When we designed the house - we had hoped that the features you mentioned would be appreciated. So glad to hear that our beach house continues to work so well for your family. We hope you all can return again next summer! Susan and Jerry Keen
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5

Such a wonderful home. Great beach. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Our second consecutive year. Such a wonderful place. Well worth the 12 hour drive. Perfect for a family. Can’t beat the beach access and the amenities. Recommend to all!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David for your review! We are honored that your family chose to return a second year to spend their vacation at our beach house. We certainly hope you all are able to return again next summer! Susan and Jerry Keen, Owners Susan's Sand Castles
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5

We love this house!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about SSC II. It’s a perfect house in a perfect location. This is our second time to stay at SSC II. Our last visit was June 2016. It’s clean, well maintained, and pretty well stocked. Both my mom and mother in law said there were some larger pots missing since our last stay. They improvised and all turned out fine. The views are great from the balconies. There are plenty of beach towels, boogie boards, sand toys, and books to read. We love the Ft. Morgan area. It’s not too crowded. You’re not sitting on top of each other like the more populated areas. That is very important to us. It’s a little bit of a drive to get to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach if you’re wanting to do some shopping or dining. Though there are a few places to eat close by. Ex: Tacky Jack’s, Sassy Bass, and an area with Food Trucks. Watch for dolphins in the morning. Definitely try crab hunting at night. If I could live in this house full time, I would. I look forward to our next vacation at SSC II!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Nikki for your great review not only of our house - but letting others know of the incredible things to do and places to eat in the area! Thanks for letting us know about the missing big pots. We know many of our guests like to do Shrimp Boils or other recipes that require the bigger pots - so we'll get them replaced real soon! Susan and Jerry Keen
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5

Memories were made!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better house to spend our vacation in! We had 16 people stay here which included 6 adults and 10 children ranging in age from 4-18. Everyone had the best time!!! Plenty of space for everyone. We spent most of our time playing in the ocean. This house was perfect for us because it was so close to the water. Everyone could go back and forth from the house to the beach as they wanted to. We have taken trips to other vacation houses in the past and this one is by far the best we've been to. Usually with this many people we have a hard time finding space for all our food that we bring. Not in this house! They have thought of everything...there's an extra fridge to put food in, a large pantry and an ice machine. They have a charcoal grill that we used a lot. Also extra beach chairs and body boards for us to use at the beach. The bedrooms we all so beautiful and very comfortable. Every one of them had a great view! The property manager, Dana, was wonderful and texted when there was a rip tide warning to make sure that we were aware. This house is just a couple of miles to Fort Morgan...which if you haven't been to I highly suggest you go see it. And it's about a 25 minute drive to LuLu's, which I also highly recommend. We all made so many wonderful memories on this vacation! We will for sure be back to this place!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you all had such a good time and that our beach house was such a good fit for your size group. We'd love to have your group return next summer (or even sooner - if you can get away)! Susan
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I loved that you could walk out the door and be on the beach. It was also nice to have the chairs on the deck so that we didn't have to get in the sand if we didn't want to. Location is great!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cara for your review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the deck! The view is amazing and I'm glad to hear that you all enjoyed your time at our beach house! Susan
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola, FL; Mobile, AL and Gulf Shores, AL
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sassy Bass - Amazing Grille
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Mobile
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
MANY Golf Courses Pennisula and in Gulf Shores
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sassy Bass - Amazing Grille
Nearest Beach
This house is beachfront
Car: necessary

Susan's Sand Castle II has the best of both worlds: non-crowded beaches but within 20 minutes you can be in the touristy part of Gulf Shores. An hour's drive will take you to Pensacola, FL to the east OR Mobile, AL to the west.

So many things to do: lounge on the beach, day-tripping, shopping, playing, golfing, or water sports.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018 Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,179
for 4 nights
From
£795
£4,980
 
 
2018 Fall
8 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,589
for 4 nights
From
£647
£3,949
 
 
Winter 2018/2019
24 Nov 2018 - 8 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,687
for 4 nights
From
£422
£2,370
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,201
 
 
Early Spring 2019
9 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,684
for 4 nights
From
£671
£4,116
 
 
Spring 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,827
for 4 nights
From
£707
£4,365
 
 
Summer 2019
25 May 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£6,610
for 7 nights
£6,610
 
 
4th of July Week
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£7,442
 
 
Late Sumer 2019
10 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
£3,326
for 4 nights
From
£831
£5,238
 
 
Fall 2019
7 Sep 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,589
for 4 nights
From
£647
£3,949
 
 
Thanksgiving 2019
23 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,781
 
 
Winter 2019/2020
30 Nov 2019 - 6 Mar 2020
4 night minimum stay
£1,687
for 4 nights
From
£422
£2,370
 
 
Christmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,201
 
 
Early Spring 2020
7 Mar 2020 - 10 Apr 2020
4 night minimum stay
£2,684
for 4 nights
From
£671
£4,116
 
 
Spring 2020
11 Apr 2020 - 22 May 2020
4 night minimum stay
£2,827
for 4 nights
From
£707
£4,365
 
 
Summer 2020
23 May 2020 - 14 Aug 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£6,610
for 7 nights
£6,610
 
 
4th of July Week 2020
4 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
7 night minimum stay
£7,442
 
 
Late Summer 2020
15 Aug 2020 - 11 Sep 2020
4 night minimum stay
£3,326
for 4 nights
From
£831
£5,238
 
 
Fall 2020
12 Sep 2020 - 20 Nov 2020
4 night minimum stay
£2,589
for 4 nights
From
£647
£3,949
 
 
Thanksgiving 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020
7 night minimum stay
£4,781
 
 
Winter 2020/2021
28 Nov 2020 - 5 Mar 2021
4 night minimum stay
£1,687
for 4 nights
From
£422
£2,370
 
 
Christmas 2020
19 Dec 2020 - 25 Dec 2020
7 night minimum stay
£3,201
 
 
Early Spring 2021
6 Mar 2021 - 9 Apr 2021
4 night minimum stay
£2,684
for 4 nights
From
£671
£4,116
 
 
Spring 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 28 May 2021
4 night minimum stay
£2,827
for 4 nights
From
£707
£4,365
 
 
Summer 2021
29 May 2021 - 13 Aug 2021
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£6,610
for 7 nights
£6,610
 
 
4th of July Week 2021
3 Jul 2021 - 9 Jul 2021
7 night minimum stay
£7,442
 
 
Late Summer 2021
14 Aug 2021 - 10 Sep 2021
4 night minimum stay
£3,326
for 4 nights
From
£831
£5,238
 
 
Fall 2021
11 Sep 2021 - 19 Nov 2021
4 night minimum stay
£2,589
for 4 nights
From
£647
£3,949
 
 
Thanksgiving 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
7 night minimum stay
£4,781
 
 
Winter 2021/2022
27 Nov 2021 - 4 Mar 2022
4 night minimum stay
£1,687
for 4 nights
From
£422
£2,370
 
 
Christmas 2021
25 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
7 night minimum stay
£3,201
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£3,777
for 4 nights
From
£944
£6,610
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2
Pet Fee £78.44

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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