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Come. Stay. Enjoy, in this beautiful condo, "The Sweetness of Doing Nothing."

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Upscale condo with spectacular views. Sleeps 8.

Il Dolce Far Niente (Italian for "The Sweetness of Doing Nothing") is an upscale condo in the beautiful Lighthouse community. It has a big, well-equipped kitchen, 4 HD TV's, 3 DVD players, elegant furnishings, premium linens, floor to ceiling glass doors that open onto the lovely, big balcony which overlooks the gorgeous Gulf, two king size beds, 2 twin beds in an extra bunk room, a queen size sleeper sofa, and a master suite with an oversize Jacuzzi bathtub and an ocean view. There is also a Pack n'Play crib with mattress and sheets available for our guests with toddlers. The complex offers two big, sculptural pools with fountains and palm trees, (one of them is a zero entry pool, which is especially nice for children), a heated indoor pool, two hot tubs, a fitness room and a sauna, all either on the beach, or with a beach view. Except the sauna of course! There is also a large DVD library, and a selection of board games for you, your family, and your guests to enjoy.

The Lighthouse is close to everything. At Il Dolce Far Niente, you have the best of both worlds: seclusion when you want it, and proximity to the Oyster Festival, the Shrimp Festival, the Hangout, Sea & Suds, the city pier, the annual Christmas boat parade (right off the balcony), every kind of seafood you ever wanted to try, wonderful local restaurants, and to everything else that everybody loves about Gulf Shores, when you want that. On the 14th floor, you are close enough to hear the delightful hustle and bustle of the beach community, but high enough that it's not intrusive, but summery and cheerful, even in the wintertime.

And the views are nothing short of spectacular. Fourteen floors up, they're also breathtaking. Look to the east and the west, and the beach seems infinite. Look straight ahead, and the view is so endless, and so unobstructed that you can actually see the curvature of the earth. You can watch the dolphins play, and cheer for the pelicans when they sail by the balcony, always in formation, several times a day. On a clear night, the stars are so bright, and so close you can almost touch them. This is not just 5-star accommodations for a family vacation, or a personal getaway. This is a place to renew your soul.

We've gone to a lot of trouble to make this beautiful condo welcoming and comfortable for you. It is our sincere hope that you find the same spiritual and physical renewal that we always leave with. We are firmly committed to your comfort, and we want you back, year after year.

You'll find us immediately available if you need us once you're here, and quickly responsive to your request to book what we hope will be a break from the world that you'll want to take with us over, and over, for many years.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About The Owner

We are Ray & Karen Copeland. We live in charming West Point, Mississippi, where our children and grandchildren were born, raised, and live too. Ray is a career Army intelligence officer, and Karen is a real estate broker, licensed in both Mississippi & Alabama.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2016

Why The Owner chose Gulf Shores

Because it's wonderful.

What makes this condo unique

Rest, relaxation, and renewal.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Gulf Shores in Alabama

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bathtub is large, soaker type with Jacuzzi jets.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private entry into second bedroom; also entry into hallway.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Big closet with mirrored doors. Flat screen TV w/ DVD player
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , TV and DVD player. En suite bathroom w/jetted soaker tub.
  • Bunk room w/ twin beds. Flat Screen TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We have a Pack n'Play crib available for our guests with toddlers.


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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This condo had everything you needed to just relax and enjoy a beach vacation. Beautiful views from the balcony and beach necessities were provided. Ray was very attentive and quick to respond to any question. He and his wife wanted to make sure your vacation was relaxing. I cannot wait to go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property, great view

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay here, it had everything we could need! Perfect for families of all ages!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way. Nothing overlooked for guests’ comfort and pleasure.

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately clean and furnished beautifully. We loved our stay and look forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice clean condo with everything you need. The owners went out of their way to make it nice and comfortable. They are also very nice and easy to work with. We will definitely book this one next year. I highly recommend it. We saw Dolphins from our balcony every day!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful and Ray took care of every little detail. We will definitely be coming back again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Even though the weather was not the greatest, the week was fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Pensacola Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sea & Suds
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
The Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Nearest Train
148 Miles
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Hangout
Nearest Beach
The Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.56

Contact Owner for money saving payment options.

Check out time is 11:00 am; check in time is 4:00 pm.

The Lighthouse has changed it's parking pass policy. Where before, we could buy the passes for you and have them in the unit when you arrive, now you have to buy them yourself from the security guard, or from the business office, when you check in. The cost is $20.20 per car for the duration of your stay. The reason for the change is that several times, paid guests would arrive at the Lighthouse only to find every single parking space filled. Turns out some guests, and some owners, were making copies of parking passes and distributing them freely to their friends, most of whom were not paying guests of the Lighthouse. We're so sorry for the inconvenience this will cause our guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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