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Updated, Gulf front house w/ WiFi, great views, and beach access
This newly renovated beach house is located on the sandy white beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Almost Heaven is a spacious gulf front house that has recently been remodeled with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an additional kitchen area equipped with double sinks, refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, and washer/dryers - plus additional seating for dining or playing games! Walk out onto the large deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy the sunrise and beautiful views with your morning cup of coffee. After your coffee, throw on your bathing suits and head out the backdoor and spend the day relaxing on the beach! Plus, this charming vacation rental was featured in HGTV's Beach Hunters!
What's nearby: Almost Heaven is located five miles down West Beach Blvd, close to many great restaurants, local shops, and activities for all ages! Take a day to explore the Alabama Gulf State Park, only six and a half miles away, with various trails, fishing, kayak rentals, and bicycle paths. Whether you are enjoying some fun in the sun at the house or exploring Gulf Shores you are sure to enjoy yourself!
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen Outdoor shower Wine refrigerator No parties allowed!
This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.
Parking Notes: Plenty of parking under the house and in the driveway.
Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.
Water Access: Directly behind the house.
Other permit number: RL19-000253
Other tax number: 009232
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Abby E.Jun 2021
What a great beach house! Our family loved the home and had a great stay. The deck is incredible and we kept finding ourselves there enjoying the view and sounds of the ocean. The house is thoughtfully laid out and tremendously functional / convenient. Space for kids and adults. Not crowded at all and all on one level. Kitchen was a-maz-ing!! Two of everything!! It was a wonderful vacation and we will definitely return. Didn’t want our time to end!
Janice H.May 2021
Almost Heaven is a wonderful place to stay at the Gulf Shores Beach. The house is perfect for our family of 15!!
Holly T.May 2021
Almost Heaven was amazing. There were four of us couples in the home and we never felt on top of each other or cramped. The home was beautiful and had all the amenities you could want. The beach is a hop, skip and a jump from the back deck. Views were breath taking, the beach was clean and never crowded. I can't say enough good things about this home and Gulf Shores!
Christine R.May 2021
This was the perfect home for our anniversary trip. The house is just steps from the beach and there is a huge deck on the beach side where we sat to eat, drink our morning coffee or tea and read a book. The deck even has seating in the shade and in the sun so you can do either depending on your mood. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some, including 2 dishwashers. The rest of the house was beautifully decorated and so roomy. We will definitely be back to stay again.
Andrea L.Apr 2021
House is very spacious and beautifully decorated. Kitchen was great for our large extended family. We had a couple of issues with the wifi and one of the garbage disposal - both were taken care of within 24 hours. Would definitely recommend this property.
Kellee K.Apr 2021
Great layout for multiple family groups. Beautiful decor and well-stocked kitchen. Couldn’t have lived without the double appliances. Really made life easy for us. The private beach and great deck really made it a wonderful retreat for everyone!!! We will be back.
Kaylee M.Mar 2021
Everything worked out perfectly for our family! We can’t wait to come back!
Gerald F.Mar 2021
Bobby K.Mar 2021
Loved everything about the house. Clean. Great layout. Couldn't ask for a better beach. We hope to be back soon.
Wes B.Mar 2021
This property is cozy, comfortable and relaxing! I couldn't have asked for a better place to spend in Gulf Shores. The expansive ocean front beach home has been beautifully maintained and decorated. It truly feels like a home away from home with the incredible ocean views along with amazing sunsets! The whole process from reservation to late arrival check-in was pleasantly simple with Vacasa! I truly recommend this beach front home to anyone who may have a large gathering of family/friends as there are several private on-suite bedrooms, two separate family room areas and a huge kitchen area for everyone to gather around comfortably. I loved every minute of my stay here and can’t wait to return here next year! I most definitely would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for beachfront paradise.
Bryan R.Feb 2021
The perfect home to get away. It has spectacular views and the interior layout lends itself to family time while allowing a retreat to private bedrooms to relax.
Diane C.Aug 2020
We loved this home! It was very clean on arrival and tastefully furnished. The large kitchen, living, and dinning room combination was perfect for our family. The separate smaller living area was just great for the kids. Having double appliances in the kitchen and laundry were a plus! The only negative was not having an ice maker in the bar area. Also the ice maker in the second living area was not working? But would definitely visit again!
Heather F.Aug 2020
This was our 2 year in a row staying at this home. It was perfect. There was 16 of us all adults and we had plenty of room. The house is so nicely renovated and the beach is just a few steps from deck. Was nice having our own beach area and not having to rush down early morning to get a spot on beach like it is when we stay at a condo. The family will definitely stick to renting houses on the beach.
Laura S.Aug 2020
This house layout is perfect for multiple families. It has two of everything, living rooms, microwaves, dishwasher, washer/dryers. It’s all one level so great for families with kids and/or seniors. The location is perfect. We loved that it is right on the beach And far enough down the strip that it’s very private. Only about 20 minutes from most attractions and Walmart! The beach was beautiful with lots of shells and we saw dolphins almost everyday from our back deck.
Tracy A.Jul 2020
We had two families and a set of grandparents for a week. We loved having two living rooms for the teenage kids and adults. Plenary of bathrooms. LOVED the kitchen, double of everything!! The beds were comfortable and the view was amazing. Right on the beach!! We would love to book again.
Sean R.Jul 2020
This home sits on a quiet, private section of beach with unobstructed views of the gulf. We were literally steps from the gulf and the beach was so empty, not crowded with people at all. The home is all on one level and has been thoughtfully remodeled. There are two living rooms allowing both adults and kids to each have their own comfortable lounging space. The heart of this home is its large, open kitchen and it is beautiful! Two of every appliance was an incredible feature and made meal prep and clean up a breeze! A huge table and accompanying island allowed our entire crew to enjoy our meals together. The owner provided movies and board games were nice added features, but THE BEST was just spending time on the deck watching sunrises and sunsets while listening to the ocean. We had a great time and have already made plans to return! #itwasawesome
Charles L D.Jul 2020
This was a perfect roomy house for our family reunion. The large kitchen had double everything (stove, refrigerator, etc). One of our favorite things was the table that seated all 13 of us! We were very close to the beach which made it easy setting up for sunbathing or watching our group from the large covered porch.
Linda U.Jul 2020
There was so much I loved about this house! Proximity to the beach, very large deck with nice view of the beach and sunsets, great kitchen for cooking for a crowd with lots of refrigerator space, and maybe best of all, having a second great room! That large back room has game tables, a half bath, and it's own mini kitchen so it was perfect for the kids to use in the evenings and on rainy days. It was wonderful to be with family in such a great location!!
Brenda K.Jul 2020
The House was truly spacious enough and newly renovated!!
Multiple refrigerators, 2 washer and dryers and the view of the ocean was gorgeous. There were 2 living room areas allowing everyone to spread out. We would stay there again.
The only negative comments
1) One of the bedrooms with the 2 Queen beds needed to have the mattresses replaced. One of the beds actually sunk in the middle.
2) Each bathroom only had 2 bath towels with most of them being adjacent to bedrooms that slept up to 4 people.
Hi, Brenda! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will be pleased to hear the owners have replaced the mattresses as of March 2021. Thank you!
Shannon U.Jun 2020
"Our family had a picture perfect family vacation at Almost Heaven. There was plenty of space for the four families that traveled together. We loved the separate family room area for the teenagers, where they could be loud and have fun without disrupting the rest of the group. The house was fully stocked with kitchen gadget, dishes, and appliances, and we definitely made use of both microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, and sinks, as well as the three refrigerators and ice machines. The house decor and much of the furniture was like new, and everything was exceptionally clean (particularly important given the circumstances). The proximity to the beach was incredible, just a 30 second walk to dipping your toes in the gulf. But even better, is that the house is situated on the quiet end of the beach with no public access nearby, and far away from the crowded beaches and condo high-rises. There were plenty of deck seating to enjoy the amazing view of the gulf, and lots of beach and water toys for the kids to enjoy. We're already looking forward to our trip back to Almost Heaven again next year!"
Ashley R.Jun 2020
We loved everything about this beach house, beautiful kitchen with a great layout, plenty of space for the whole family on one level with a large bonus room for the kids to have their own space. The dual appliances in the kitchen and laundry room are a game changer! Loved the large deck overlooking the beautiful white sand and being able to see all the stars at night. Fabulous location for a family vacation!
Diana F.Jun 2020
Almost Heaven was a perfect house for our large family. It was a great location...quiet beach but just a few miles from everything in Gulf Shores. The large living/dining/kitchen area gave us the space needed for everyone to gather. Having all the living space on one level was helpful with toddlers. The double appliances were one of the best things in the house. We would definitely stay here again.
Janice H.May 2020
The size and layout of the house!! It had plenty of everything for our family of 15.
DeAnna M.May 2020
Perfect house to be in during quarantine! Lay out was perfect for our family! 6 adults and 6 children. Lots of room. Great deck. Enjoyed the closeness to the water! Had a few mechanical problems but Vacasa staff responded quickly.
john s.May 2020
This is a great house with lots of room. All on one floor! Needs more dish towels and chairs in porch. A few of the beds were bad but I guess that comes with being a rental
Barbara F.Mar 2020
We couldn’t have asked for more! The house was recently completely renovated and is gorgeous. It was spotless When we got there and everything was in working order. The kitchen has two of every appliance and there are two washers/dryers. There are plenty of all kinds of kitchen supplies. The kids loved their bunk bed bedroom and adults loved the huge island in the kitchen. The house is close to town but far enough that it is quiet and you don’t get town traffic. The beach was not overcrowded. What a great place to stay! We can’t wait to go again!!!
Michael K.Feb 2020
Loved our stay at “Almost Heaven”. The house is wonderful in every aspect and the beach views are amazing. We will be returning
Cindy W.Jan 2020
Family reunion was why we rented. HVAC system has digital thermostats and had to beg to get owner to allow us to have the code to control them. Even w the codes...was constant hassle to get temp regulated. Found biting bugs in 2 beds....had to have exterminator assure us it was not bed bugs & spray. 2 beds had dirty sheets. Otherwise, place was spotless. One oven didn’t work and the other was basically worthless. Several mattresses were bad and creaky. Property manager was very responsiive. All else about the property was great & as advertised.
We are sorry to read you had some difficulties with your stay, Cindy. The exterminator confirmed there were no bugs in the home, and we have verified both ovens are working. As of March 2021, there are new mattresses in the home. Thank you!
Bernette W.Dec 2019
Everything we needed and much more. Spacious, well appointed rooms with wonderful views throughout. Duplicate appliances and long dining table were so convenient for our big group. Extra family room was a perfect hideaway for the kids. Kitchen was well stocked. Favorite experience was sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch listening and watched the waves. So tranquil.
Anita Y.Dec 2019
We loved the location. The house was really nice and roomy for our group of 11. The kitchen was extra nice -- two stoves, 3 refrigerators,2 ice makers (one did not work) 2 microwaves and 2 dishwashers. Pots, pans, baking dishes, utensils, serving plates, etc were more than ample. Also a bar area that was very well stocked.We did have a few issues. First, you cannot adjust the heat or air. The owner does that remotely. I had to call for assistance. Vacasa staff were helpful and got things going in a timely manner. But, while we were there the weather went from rain and cold to sunny and warm so we went from cold to hot with no way to go from heat to air on our own. The mattresses on some beds really need to be changed. Adults will not be comfortable on some. Note too that although there are 6 bedrooms, 7 baths -- one bedroom does not have an en-suite bathroom. There is also a nice little game room with ping pong table and beach toys. The smaller living
area/kitchen/bedroom/deck wing would be handy if you have more than one family. All in all, it was very nice for a large family or group.
Thank you for your review, Anita! The owner does control the thermostat, and we apologize if this made it difficult for you to get comfortable quickly. We will share your comment regarding the mattresses with the owner. We hope to see you again!
Kandy R.Dec 2019
Plenty of space for everyone ! Clean ! Could use more bath towels, kitchen towels, trash bags, dish washing tablets , and some type of cleaner (spic and span) to keep counters clean !
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We do provide a starter pack of paper towels, trash bags, dishwasher detergent, etc. and after that, we do ask that our guests provide their own. Thank you for your feedback!