USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Gulf Shores Listing #65975

Life's Porpoise - Gulf Shores, AL

12 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Newly Built Home w/ Gulf View, Decks, Beach Access & Shared Pool

Life's Porpoise is a newly built home (2018) with new furnishings and all of the most popular amenities. Enjoy the best Gulf Shores has to offer with the beach and pool steps from your front door. Keep all of the beachgoers, kids and fishermen in your group happy!

Life's Porpoise is conveniently located approximately 4 miles west of highway 59 on West Beach Blvd. Close enough for a short drive to restaurants and attractions, but away from the traffic, hustle and bustle of the busiest tourist areas so you can enjoy a peaceful beach vacation. The home sits across from the beach with private beach access directly across from the home. No more walking long distances or driving to enjoy the beach. The beach and community pool are popular amenities unique to the homes that sit here between the beach and Little Lagoon. The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is located a short drive to the west, a favorite spot of nature enthusiasts.

Life's Porpoise sleeps 10 comfortably on new, quality mattresses to ensure you are well rested for your daytime adventures. Each sleeping area has new, 4K smart TVs so you can stay connected as needed. Blackout shades and room darkening curtains help keep the bright southern sun at bay if you prefer to sleep in. The master bedroom features a king bed, 42' TV, walkout to deck with a great beach view and an adjoining master bath with double sinks, walk-in shower and double closet. The guest bedroom has a queen bed, 42' TV, walkout to deck and adjoining bathroom with a shower, bathtub and double closet. The bunk area outside the bedrooms is a great space for little ones. The bunks are equipped with a built in ladder, lights and adorable shark bedding and pillows just for the kids. The bunks have a 42' TV for relaxing with cartoons after a day at the beach. Additional sleeping for 4 guests is available on the first floor with a built in full size Murphy bed and sleeper sofa, which gives you the best option of having comfortable sleeping space for everyone and open living space during the day. The full bath on the first floor has a shower and bathtub.

The home has a well-stocked kitchen for those who enjoy cooking. The kitchen is rounded out with new stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. Enjoy your morning coffee from the large kitchen table while looking out to the gulf. The living area offers plenty of seating with a leather sleeper sofa and loveseat.

Outside the home are two decks that offer great views of the beach. Comfortable deck chairs are available on each deck for those who like to relax and take in the view. The community pool offers a fun option for cooling off or enjoying time with the kids. Lounge chairs are provided in the pool area. Parking for these is available at Meyer Vacation Rentals. An outside shower beneath the home makes for easy clean up after a trip to the beach or on the lagoon.

Life's Porpoise offers the best of Gulf Shores in a newly built home that your family is sure to enjoy!

Parking Notes: There is an office onsite (next to the indoor pool) where you'll need to get your parking passes. The complex charges $25 per vehicle with a limit of two. They accept cash only. Please fill out the pass and place it on your dashboard during your stay. The office is closed on weekends and closes by 5 p.m. on weeknights. There is no parking of boats, trailers, or RVs onsite.

Dock Details: Dock may currently be damaged

City/town permit number: RL18-000317

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

AMENITIES

Bathrooms

Jetted tub

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Dock

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Indoor pool

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Balcony

Deck

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

12 reviews

Brent L. Oct 2021
If you take the cleaning crew out of the equation, this place is absolutely fantastic! Literally, steps away from the beach...which was fantastic. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with pots, pans and appliances. The cottage overall was absolutely amazing!

So...the only downfall on the stay:
The cleaning crew absolutely dropped the ball. There were dirty dishes left in the sink including a coffee mug with lipstick still on it. The fans were covered with dust and you could tell hadn't been cleaned in months. Speaking of dust...the place hasn't been dusted in what appears to be months. The lever to turn on the shower outside is completely rusted and broken. The good news: there is a hose so we were still able to clean off the sand prior to entering the cottage.

- This last note is more of a heads up to anyone coming during non summer months: The pool is not heated and unfortunately between 2 condos on both sides so receives no sunlight. That being said...it was way too cold for use in the month of October. The beach water was perfect though so this did not put a damper on our vacation at all!
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Brent. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in this home although we are so sorry for the details that were amiss. We apologize for the cleanliness issues you experienced and appreciate you bringing these items to our attention. Our local staff will follow up with housekeeping to ensure future cleans are completed to our standards. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to another chance to impress you in the future.
. Jun 2021
Beautiful house in a great location. There were more stairs than I was anticipating. Anyone that is older or has any physical issues would have trouble accessing this property. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2021
The view from the balcony was AMAZING! The dryer needs fixed. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. May 2021
Loved the setup This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Apr 2021
Very nice and great location This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Nov 2020
Beautiful property just across from the Gulf with beautiful view. Luckily it wasn’t the busy season as to all the attached beach homes close in range. Could hear loud ‘partying’ 2 places down on a couple of evenings. We arrived to find 2 dead cockroaches in the stairwell (easily visible) and a few more located upstairs on the main level and 2nd level bedroom. Floors thru out could have had more attention (dust bunnies galore) All in all we had a great time, enjoyed the weather and sight seeing! Alabama truly is a beautiful place to visit and yes, most definitely we will be back! Thank You Meyer Vacation Services!!!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2020
Loved the property. Stocked to the hilt with every possible appliance needed. Short walk to the beach. However, disappointed in the multiple amenities that were out due to Sally. Pool closed, lagoon pier destroyed, boardwalk to beach closed. Paying full price with so many amenities out was not ideal. We should have received a discount for the missing amenities alone. Would have been easy for Meyer to assess amenity availability and communicate to us prior what was not operational. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2020
The property was great. The ease of the beach access was even better than we were expecting and all the furnishings were nice and well kept. Honestly, the only negative was the cleanliness of the property when we checked in. The cleaning staff did a wonderful job on the bathrooms (they were spotless), but there was a dirty cookie sheet with food from the prior guests in the over and also some dishes put away that were still a little dirty. They also missed some cheese puffs and small pile of sand in the living room, and then it doesn`t look like anyone has vacuumed or swept underneath the beds or sofas in a long time. One of our kids` toys went under the couch and it was pretty gross under there. That said, I can`t imagine all the stresses on your business and on your cleaning staff with COVID going on, so we viewed these as minor inconveniences on an otherwise wonderful stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2020
The property was great and perfect for my family. The beach access was close and convenient. I would recommend gate access to the beach access as I saw lots of non-residents using it. Loved the swing on the pier. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2019
The kitchen was well stocked with glassware, cookware, storage containers and utensils. We especially enjoyed the outdoor furniture, it’s comfort and the many pieces available to accommodate all condo guests. We enjoyed Our stay very much This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jun 2019
It was very clean Great location loved being in small housing area loved the lagoon on one side and easy excess to beach. Very short distance. But could see ocean from our house Will definitely be back. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Mar 2019
Very nice property. The number of stairs might not be great for older people, but we loved it. Great beach access. Very bright and clean! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.