Delightful 'Southern Shores' Gulfview Beach House, Perfect for the Holidays!

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Southern Shores is a charming 2800 square foot home decorated for comfort and pleasure. It accommodates 14 guests with 5 bedrooms and 5 and a half baths. It offers a beautifully furnished private master bedroom suite upstairs, with gulf and bay views, and sleeps four (king bed and sleeper sofa)and has its own private balcony. It also has a large, private sitting area with a TV, VCR, and DVD player, and a small kitchenette with a beverage refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. The master bath is oversized with a Jacuzzi tub and private toilet area.

There is a bunk room upstairs that sleeps four with its own private bath. Downstairs are another master bedroom with a brass king size bed, a charming queen bedroom, and a lovely bedroom with two twin beds, each with its private bathroom. There are a total of 5 TVs, and 3 DVD/VCRs in the home.

There are Gulf views from the enormous family room and lots of comfortable, overstuffed furniture, including 2 sleeper sofas. The open kitchen and dining room (also with gulf views) make an ideal setting for families to mix and mingle. This great cook's kitchen has granite countertops and a huge island with four barstools. The large oak dining table can seat up to 14 people.

The entertainment center is filled with classic and current family-friendly games, movies, books, and magazines to ensure a fun-filled week for everyone.

On-site amenities include 2 large swimming pools, tennis court/basketball court and a private neighborhood gazebo just across from Southern Shores, all for residents only.

Southern Shores is a beautiful, well-appointed home located in the new 35 home private Gulf-side neighborhood, Heritage Shores. We are uniquely situated between the dazzling white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and the idyllic views of Mobile Bay, and are just steps away from the beach. Nearby are world class golf courses, Bon Secour Nature Preserve, Fort Morgan (175 year old fort played the central role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the War Between the States, and was in active duty during the Spanish American War and World Wars I and II), and lots of shopping. Many great restaurants featuring local favorites are nearby.

1st bedroom: King bed, sofa sleeper, ensuite bathroom
2nd bedroom: King bed, ensuite bathroom
3rd bedroom: Queen bed, ensuite bathroom
4th bedroom: Two twin beds, ensuite bathroom
5th bedroom: Two bunk beds (sleeps 4) ensuite bathroom with shower, no tub

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter must be over 25. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Ash trays are provided on the front balcony and the front flower bed....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please, no pets. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Upstairs Master bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Also has a large private sitting area...moreless

  • Upstairs bunk room: 2 bunk bed

    Two bunkbeds. This room sleeps four....moreless

  • Downstairs Master bedroom: 1 king


  • Downstairs Queen bedroom: 1 queen


  • Downstairs twin room: 2 twin/ single


  • Den: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Two sleeper sofas can sleep four people....moreless

  • King size beds (2) There are two master bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, each with king-size beds. All of the beds in Southern Shores are of the same high quality ensuring that everyone has an excellent night's sleep., Queen size Beds (1) Precious queen bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom with two twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) One sleeper sofa in the upstairs master bedroom, two sleeper sofas in the living room, Bunk Beds (2) Two bunk beds (to sleep 4)in this room make it especially appealing to the children....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Upstairs Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub...moreless

  • Bunk room bath: toilet, shower


  • Downstairs Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Downstairs Queen bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Downstairs twin bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Half bath off hallway: toilet, outdoor shower

    There is also an outdoor shower...moreless


  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Extensive video library, classic and popular games, and lots of books, magazines, and puzzles make Southern Shores entertaining for everyone. Everything in Southern Shores is wholesome and 'family friendly'....moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach view from front and back balconies....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Great views of the Gulf of Mexico from the balconies and many of the rooms. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the Mobile Bay from the upstairs bedrooms and the back balconies....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table can seat up to 14; four can sit at the bar. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There are two are conditioning systems for Southern Shores--one upstairs and one downstairs--to keep everyone cool and comfortable...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Can accommodate 3 cars. Parking for 3 more cars on the driveway....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    in the USA...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. No overnight RVs...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels not provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a separate large laundry room on the first floor....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    With a true 'cook's kitchen', Southern Shores provides great cutlery, stainless steel and Calphalon cookware, all appliances and kitchen gadgets, ample serve ware, and place settings for 24. There is a wide selection of glassware for specialty drinks....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    This large kitchen is open to the dining room and living room with granite countertops, large island with 4 bar stools (great for visiting and snacking during meal preparation), large double stainless steel sink, separate wet bar,ice maker. The huge oak dining table can seat 14 with the matching bench drawn up. The island seats 4 more. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built in....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator has a water and ice dispenser. There is a separate ice maker in the island capable of making 20 pounds of ice a day....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Southern Shores has three separate balconies with seating. The front balcony also has lots of cushioned wicker furniture for watching tennis and the Gulf. The two back balconies (one covered) are great for watching the Gulf and the Bay, and for watching spectacular sunsets....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    A gazebo-type clubhouse with a sink and food preparation area in the community is great for large get togethers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two large pools for the exclusive use of Heritage Shores guests are just across the lane from Southern Shores....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Jetted tub in the upstairs master bath....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 24 - Feb 26, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,390 $4,170
Spring Break
Feb 27 - Apr 22, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Spring
Apr 23 - May 20, 2016
3 night min stay
May 21 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay

Peak Summer
Jun 25 - Jul 22, 2016
7 night min stay

Jul 23 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Housekeeping $210
  • Tax Rate 6%


Rates subject to change. Saturday to Saturday only for spring break and summer.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola Regional Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tacky Jacks or Sassy Bass
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Peninsula Golf Resort
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tacky Jacks or Sassy Bass
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fort Morgan

Southern Shores is located near the west end of the Fort Morgan Peninsula which is well known for its history, natural trails and marine treasures. The site of Fort Morgan is 3 miles west of Southern Shores. 175 years old, the fort was the focus of the Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864, and was also an active garrison during the Spanish American War and World Wars I and II. Next to the fort is Mobile Bay Ferry landing, boat ramp and pier. Launch your boat or fish off the pier. Leave your car at the landing and ride the ferry (walk-ons are $5.00 round trip with children under 12 free) over to Dauphin Island where Fort Gaines and the Dauphin Island Estuarium are within short walking distance. The Fort Morgan peninsula also hosts the National Bon Secour Wildlife refuge with 7,000 acres of protected woodlands, wetlands and beach. Walk trails to the beach or Mobile Bay and see Alabama’s coastal wildlife and beautiful wetland scenes. There are ten bird watching sites on the Peninsula.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: My family has grown up vacationing on the beautiful Gulf Coast. My husband and I had the opportunity to build our ideal beach house in 2005 for our large family and to share with friends. It is the nearest thing to heaven!

Why the Owner Chose Heritage Shores:
Heritage Shores is the perfect Southern neighborhood with large, gracious beach homes and a huge expanse of sugar white beach. The quietness and the the privacy are what drew us to this location. Our house has beautiful gulf and bay views, a short stroll to the beach, and overlooks the pool and tennis court.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Southern Shores is specifically designed and furnished for large families (or two or three families) to come together. Bedrooms are private, bathrooms are ensuite, living and dining areas are spacious and comfortable for big groups. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped for several cooks to work together while enjoying conversation at the island. Several large balconies encourage slipping away for long talks.

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Speaks: english

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  • Southern Shores

    Southern Shores

  • Entertainment Center

    Entertainment Center

  • Granite kitchen counter with bar stools

    Granite kitchen counter with bar stools

  • Upstairs Master bedroom

    Upstairs Master bedroom

  • Downstairs Master bedroom

    Downstairs Master bedroom

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • View of tennis court, club house and pool from front balcony

    View of tennis court, club house and pool from front balcony

  • Front Balcony

    Front Balcony

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • The dining table can seat up to 14!

    The dining table can seat up to 14!

  • Well-appointed kitchen for easy family meals

    Well-appointed kitchen for easy family meals

  • Master bedroom sitting area with kitchenette

    Master bedroom sitting area with kitchenette

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • Club house and one of the pools

    Club house and one of the pools

  • Celebrate Christmas with the whole family at the beach!

    Celebrate Christmas with the whole family at the beach!

VRBO #179463

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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