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Carpe Diem - Gulf Shores, AL

11 reviews
Max occupancy: 16 4 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 2 Sofa Bed 6 bedrooms 7.5 bathrooms No pets 
1386 West Dune Dr., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Elegant Gulf-front home w/ sun decks, cupola & direct beach access!

Elegantly appointed and stunningly situated, Carpe Diem enjoys a gorgeous beachfront setting in the Dunes Subdivision on the Fort Morgan Peninsula. Get off the beaten path and enjoy direct access to the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, beachfront decks and a cupola that offer incredible views, and close proximity to a community swimming pool, renowned golf courses, and local dining and attractions.

What's nearby:
This Gulf-front escape is located 20 miles west of Gulf Shores on the serene Fort Morgan Peninsula, which sits between the shimmering Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay. The community's outdoor pool is only one block north, the Kiva Dunes Golf Course is seven miles east, and the Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club is seven miles beyond. The scenic Fort Morgan State Historical Site is two miles west, and the Fort Morgan Marina is just half a mile north if you're looking to get out on the water.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Outdoor shower
Keyless entry
Please note that guests must be 25 years of age or older to book this home

This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.

AMENITIES

Bathrooms

Jetted tub

Children

Baby gates

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Waterfront

Gulf front

Gulf view

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Miscellaneous

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Outdoor

Balcony

Patio

Deck

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

11 reviews

Bj H. Sep 2019
My group choose Carpe Diem with Kaiser Realty EVERYTIME we go. It’s a beautiful home, always clean. The maintenance was called this year and came immediately to fix a balcony issue. The home is roomy, beautiful, big bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms, many seating areas for groups and large viewing windows with plenty of balcony space to view the ocean front. The Suite is always my favorite with a spectacular view of the Beach and it also has the comfort of a small kitchenette area. The jacuzzi, the shower and toilet area in the Master Bath is so comforting! We will always return to Fort Morgan and Carpe Diem because Kaiser Realty makes our satu a true vacation!
Timothy F. Aug 2019
Had little issue with the trash being full when we arrived but got resolved pretty timely. Had to purchase a bbq pit to use while there
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
Jim N. Oct 2018
Everything went as planned
Bobbie H. Sep 2018
We love coming to Fort Morgan Beach. There is no other place quite like it. Carpe Diem is perfect for our vacation. The beautiful decor, spacious rooms and view of the Gulf is by far the best rental in The Dunes. We have stayed there on three occasions and always go back. The staff at Kaiser make it easy to communicate prior to our arrival and have a nice "happy" awaiting our crew when we arrive. I left my birthday gift on the second floor suite table by the loveseat. A pair of Apple AirPods a special gift from my daughter. I turned the info in to the office and they actually have a "left behind link" to describe and report your item. Although I have not received them nor any nor news regarding them, I would return to Carpe Diem again. I noticed a second refrigerator added to the pantry off the kitchen which made for an easy stock pile of our cold things for the week. We usually fill it to the max. The Hospitality and location are the best. I hope someone will locate my gift of Apple AirPods and return them as they special to me. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the beautiful home and beach. We will return!
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
Amy R. Jun 2018
The house was big enough for everyone to spread out and it was very nice.
PAM P. Jul 2017
Would have given a ten but it was just a good distance from restaurants etc.
REBA E. Oct 2016
We loved the convenience of using texts and having the door code rather than having to go to your office. The house needs a bit of tlc we throught. Their was a cabinet door with one hinge completely loose so that the door hung crooked in the frame. We were afraid someone accidently bump it and it would come the rest of the way off. The pots and pans etc were adequate but finding where they were was a test of imagination. The most difficult issue was the lack of extra linens. We had children with blow up mattresses we brought but no linens. 1 extra blanket so if it had gotten cold we would have been very uncomfortable. Just seemed extra sheets and blankets for each bedroom should be provided for a 5 night stay. We were disappointed that the check out time was moved back an hour. When you are in vacation mode, its hard to get everyone out and the place cleaned up by 10a.m. We could not check in until 4pm. So that seemed a bit lopsided. All in all, we will most likely call you again next late summer for our Oct vacation. Thanks,Reba
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
. Aug 2016
Some minor issues but nothing that would interfer with have a great time
GREG B. Jul 2016
Although the accommodations were high end, there were several things not working.
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
RACHEL B. Jun 2016
We have been using Kaiser for 20 years. The service has always been good. We love this house that we have rented for years, although honestly this year it seemed to be in need of some TLC. Our guess was the fact that the property is for sale and that the current owners who have had welcome gifts each year since they bought did not....that there is some difficulty going on with the sale or the reason for selling.
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
BOBBIE P. Jun 2016
The house was Beautiful but lacking on cleanliness and a few things need attention as far as maintenance goes. Floors on the first two levels were free of sand but had a great deal of sticky residue on them. We did have to do a little extra cleaning on the bathrooms as there was some mildew build up on a couple of the showers and on the Jacuzzi tub. A few things that need maintenance are the bottom floor wine fridge(when we arrived there was water in the floor), and I spent the first few days cleaning up water from the floor around it, it did cause a couple of very close calls of slipping. The Ice maker in the master did not work but the one down stair did so it probably got over worked. There were several light bulbs out on the second and third floor. We also were not given an access code to get into the community so it was a little bit of a hassle to get in when we arrived but was resolved quickly. With all of that said we did love the house layout and had a wonderful time, we are discussing renting again for next year. We Love the area and if you have any suggestions on other properties with 6 bedrooms and at least 6 baths I would like to hear from you. Also direct beach access is a big plus.
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.