USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Gulf Shores Listing #26499

Almost Heaven - Gulf Shores, AL

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44 reviews
Max. occupancy: 21 2 King Bed, 5 Queen Bed, 5 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 6 bedrooms 6.5 bathrooms No pets 
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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.
If you have any questions please contact Vacasa at 251-968-6868.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games

Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view






Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

On-site activities

Board games

Ping-pong table


Gas grill : Private




Parking & access

Electric vehicle charger



44 reviews

Carol H. Apr 2022
Almost Heaven is an updated home on the beach that provides the best of all worlds. The duplicate appliances and well-stocked kitchen make meal prep easy. Everyone had their own attached bathroom which is a luxury and having two living areas allows for separation between the adults and children. The seating on the decks allows guests to sit in the sun or the shade. The management company responded to any concerns immediately.
The beach is never crowded in that area which allowed us to set up a volleyball net, make sandcastles, throw frisbees, toss a football, and ride boogie boards. Our family loves the area.
Harold M. Mar 2022
When we booked our trip, we weren't sure what to expect. What a deck! Our group of 10 spent the entire time enjoying it. There is a ton of seating, sun and shade areas and great views of the beach. The house has everything we could have wanted. The kitchen is awesome and has 2 of everything. The wine refrigerator was a nice touch too!
I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to spend time in Gulf Shores. It is aptly named: Almost Heaven.
Logan H. Mar 2022
The house is beautiful and the views can't be beat. Pictures don't do Almost Heaven enough justice! Comfortable, homey, clean, spacious. We couldn't have had a better stay. Our group is already making return trip plans. This is a great home. Thank you.
Carol D. Mar 2022
Loved, loved, loved this home!! Newly remodeled and thoughtfully designed. This house sits ON THE BEACH. Wow!
Huge deck, incredible kitchen and 2 living rooms! There was space enough for our entire group of 16 and we were never crowded. The house is away from the busy areas and we felt like we had the entire beach to ourselves. No one wanted to leave. This home was fantastic. Best spring break ever!
Beth B. Feb 2022
We had 13 people on our trip of all age groups. From 4 to 76. Our older kids had their own space as well as the younger kids. The large kitchen with TWO of every appliance making cooking a breeze. The large deck was a perfect place to play or just sit and look out at the ocean!
Brittany W. Oct 2021
This house was an ideal set up for a large, multigenerational family. We will definitely be back!
Tony S. Sep 2021
A piece of heaven! The online pictures don't do this place justice. The home sits on a beautiful private section of beach in Gulf Shores. It has a huge single story layout which comfortably accommodated our group of 14. The kitchen is massive and had everything we needed. The picnic tables on the deck were a particular hit with our group as we ate outside most evenings while taking in sunsets. The kids loved having their own separate living room for playing games and watching tv while the adults were able to hear themselves talk in the main living room. Our whole group had a great time and we have already made plans to return. It was a fantastic getaway!
Christine M. Sep 2021
The gulf views from the deck are amazing. There was room for everyone to spread out and both the kitchen and the laundry facilities more than accommodated our needs. We will definitely be back!
Karen M. Aug 2021
Great house with a lot of space for large family gatherings. Perfect location for easy access to stores etc… And private front beach access, which is great so you can come and go as needed without having to pack up every time you need to go inside.
David L. Aug 2021
This home is situated on the front beach of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The white sands meet the blue-green ocean. The water is just a stones throw away so you hear the surf from the spacious front porch. The house has been refinished with all of the modern conveniences. We stayed with family and had ample room for our count of 18. We all had our own private bedrooms and bath. The kitchen is open to the great living room/ dinning room, so one can be part of the ongoing activity and conversation. There are 2 dishwashers, 2 electric ranges and ovens, 2 refrigerators and freezers and 2 sinks with garbage disposals! So feeding a crowd is no problem. We found the house clean and tidy on our arrival. No complaints. Highly recommend this beach house. David Lewis
william b. Jul 2021
We have rented beach houses for years-in Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, and Gulf Shores; but “Almost Heaven” was by far the best one yet. The one floor layout was wonderful for our 18 member family, the location was private yet close to everything, and management was so responsive to all of our inquiries! We will be back! Thanks for a great week.
Donald M. Jun 2021
The house was one of our most amazing stays at the beach in this area. We had 5 different groups staying at the house with a total of 17 people. We had more than enough room and the house was perfect for a group this size or larger. The kitchen had two of everything (microwaves, ovens, fridges, dishwashers, garbage can pullouts, sinks, etc.) so we could easily work with each other every day without any difficulty. The very few issues we had when we checked in were dealt with quickly by the management company. The views from the extra large deck and easy access to the beach and surf was great! It was also nice being out a little bit form the crowded condos as the beach was extra quiet with no crowds! Overall a great stay.
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.
Manager response:
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.
Manager response:
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.
Manager response:
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 !
Manager response:
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!