Seashell at Laguna Key - Gulf Shores, Alabama
Size –6 Bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • Sleeps 1-16
Hurricane Sally impact. We were fortunate at Seashell to take on minimal damage from the storm. The garage doors were blown out and are in the process of being replaced - the entry door to the house inside the garage is lockable for our guests security. The community lagoon piers were damaged during the storm and are unusable. We expect the HOA to replace these piers, and will update this listing with a timeline as it becomes available.
Seashell at Laguna Key is a luxury new home just across private road from the beach in gated community with private beach access, private lagoon access with two piers, pool, tennis court, and bordered by the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge. Beautiful views of the beach, ocean, and lagoon from multiple balconies, decks, and windows. Two minute walk to beach and pool on private road. Perfect for 3 to 4 families or 10-12 adults. New home completed in May 2020. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram by searching Seashell at Laguna Key @seashellgulfshores.
Laguna Key is a gated beach front and lagoon front community at the very end of West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores. The beach is to the south, the lagoon is to the north, and the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge is to the west. It is situated in a quiet part of the beach, but is only a quick drive away from all the restaurants, festivals, and activities of Gulf Shores - it is just under 6 miles down the beach from The Hangout. The amenities of Laguna Key make it a perfect destination for family and friend vacations - beach boardwalk with gazebo, pool with bathrooms, tennis courts, pier onto the lagoon with gazebo, and quiet private interior streets behind the gated entrance.
Arrive at Seashell and park in our garage, and then enter the home from our interior stairway. The garage can accommodate three vehicles and the driveway can accommodate three more. Once up the stairs enter the house into the main living area and kitchen. Professionally designed and decorated, this house is intended to help our guests relax and unwind in a luxurious and comfortable setting. A large kitchen island, ship lap walls, multiple sitting areas, large dining table and a spacious front porch set the tone for gatherings of family and friends.
The kitchen is outfitted with an oven, stovetop with hood, refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher, commercial ice maker, microwave, beverage cooler, toaster, standard drip coffee maker and K-cup coffee maker, blender, and electric griddle. The drawers and cabinets are stocked with plenty of cups, mugs, flatware, silverware, knives, pots, pans, cooking sheets, stock pot, pyrex bakeware, and cooking utensils.
The house is designed as a smart home with keyless entry, smart thermostats, Smart TVs for every TV, and Amazon Echo devices in the first and second floors. These Echo devices may be used to answer questions about the house, set up dinner or activity reservations, play music, as an intercom system between the two floors, and anything else for which one would use an Amazon Echo. Instead of a standard cable subscription, the house is equipped with Hulu Live TV accessible on every TV (local channels and cable channels), and via Smart TV guests may access their Netflix, Amazon Prime, or any other streaming entertainment accounts. The large TV in the main living area is equipped with a dvd player and stereo system which may also be used for streaming music. Guests will access our fast high speed WiFi connection (free), and enjoy a smart TV in every bedroom.
The primary gathering place of Seashell is the open floor plan kitchen, dining, living area, and front porch. There is a huge kitchen island seating for five, dining room table seating for eight, and seating for six at the front deck dining table. A sofa and chair face the main living area TV, and four chairs are set up facing the front windows toward the beach. We have board games and card games for you to enjoy together. Outside the front door is a spacious front porch for taking in the cool breeze, beach views, and beautiful days at Seashell.
The master bedroom suite was designed for the ultimate luxury. A wonderful king sized bed, and a huge walk out covered balcony chairs - a great place to start or end a day at the beach. The master bathroom is spacious including large walk-in closets, double vanities, bathtub, walk in shower, and water closet.
Bedrooms 5 and 6 are great for families. These bedrooms on the second floor have two sets of twin over twin bunks in one room, and two full beds in the other room. This set up works great for up to eight kids or a mix of kids and adults. These bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The walk in closets in each of these rooms are big enough to fit a pack and play - perfect for those families with babies needing a dark and quiet place to sleep.
Bedrooms 2, 3, and 4 are equipped with excellent queen beds, and each of these rooms has a bathroom. The bathroom for Bedroom 2 also serves as a powder bath for the first floor.
On the ground floor underneath the deck is a covered patio with a porch swing and adirondack chairs. We welcome guests to use our grill (propane), beach wagons (2) and beach chairs (4). The community beach boardwalk, pool, tennis courts, and lagoon piers are a two minute walk from the house. Many guests bring or rent kayaks or stand up paddle boards to enjoy in the lagoon. Golf carts are also welcome in the neighborhood, and some guests like them for getting from the house to the beach, pool, and lagoon. There is designated golf cart parking at each of these locations, and these are great especially if you take a lot of stuff to the beach each day. If you choose to rent a golf cart, let me know as there are certain HOA rules on golf carts.
Kayak and stand up paddle board rentals: www.gogokayaks.com
Additional beach chairs, wagons, and canopy rentals: www.goincoastalnow.com
Golf cart rentals: www.islandcartsllc.com
We named the house Seashell because the highlight of any trip to the beach with our daughters is all the seashells they love to find and collect. Please sign our guest book and tell us your stories about the seashells you found while spending time at our home - Seashell at Laguna Key.
The homeowners association enforces rules around street parking and does not allow it - they will tow vehicles parked in the street. Please park in our garage or in our driveway.
Must be 25 to rent. No smoking. No pets. Cancellation policy is full refund, minus card processing fees, up to 30 days prior to arrival. 50% refund up to 14 days prior to arrival. No refunds if 14 days prior to arrival. If all Alabama beaches close during the dates of a reservation due to COVID-19 concerns, then full refund minus card processing fees will be available to guests for cancellation after the 14 day window closes.
About the OwnerOur family has come to love the West Beach area of Gulf Shores after visiting with friends over the years. We are from Mississippi and are about a three and a half hour drive from the beach. When we found an opportunity to build a house in Laguna Key we knew we had found the perfect one for us. The quiet end of West Beach Boulevard, the private neighborhood street to the beach access, the pool, the lagoon, the wildlife refuge - the neighborhood is perfect and there is really no other place like it in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Our two girls are five and seven (when we built the house), and one of their favorite parts of any beach trip is collecting sea shells on the beach. In honor of that tradition we named the house Seashell at Laguna Key. We hope you choose our home for your next vacation, and we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have. Feel free to send us a message through our Facebook or Instagram pages by searching @seashellgulfshores
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