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Beautiful Direct Beach View! Pool! Fish in Little Lagoon! Best of All Worlds!

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Front view of The Southern Cross. Facing south with great views of the gulf!

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homes, Single Family house description

The Southern Cross. It may not get any better than this! Seriously! What are you looking for in your vacation home? Play time on the beach? Okay, that would be less than 100 yards from the front door by way of your deeded boardwalk beach access. Fishing in Little Lagoon? Okay, that is only 50 yards out the back door. Swimming? Try the pool to the back of the house. Quiet, peaceful relaxation? Try awakening in your bed to a view of the gulf, or sitting in your living room looking out on the gulf, or hearing the waves crash at night from one of your decks with total unobstructed views of the gulf. This house has it all! Located 3.7 miles from the intersection of Hwy 59 on West Beach Blvd, you are close to the great restaurants and shopping but yet in a very quiet part of Gulf Shores.

This house has great unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico out the front door. It also has great views of Little Lagoon out the back door where you can fish (spotted trout, red fish, flounder, stingrays and many other fish all call the lagoon home) and crab day and night. Of course, you can clean your fish at the fish cleaning station at the pier, which goes out into the lagoon. Have your own boat? Launch it using our boat ramp. The kids will also enjoy the shared swimming pool. This is NOT a condo ... this is your own house. Very hard to find a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with unobstructed gulf views, lagoon fishing, swimming pool and in a quiet area!

This home features 3 bedrooms, all with queen size beds plus bunk beds in the downstairs bedroom. There are also 3 full baths. Two bedrooms and two baths are upstairs and both have incredible views of the gulf and open onto a large deck. These bedrooms also have sitting areas. The third bedroom and bath is downstairs and looks out onto the lagoon and also opens onto a deck. There are tables and chairs on all of the decks. Also on the first floor are a kitchen, eating area, living room, and laundry room. Sliding doors take you from the living room onto a first floor deck overlooking the gulf. The living room has ample sitting options, plus both a queen sleeper sofa and twin sleeper loveseat. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. Eating options include a decorative table and chairs with a great gulf view or pull a stool up to the bar separating the kitchen and living room. There is a 37' high definition TV in the living room and 26' high definition TVs in each bedroom. Plus, there are 4 DVD players and an X-Box with game for the kids. Speaking of games, there are lots of games, books, puzzles and toys for everyone to enjoy. Finally, don't worry about your vehicle since you can park up to three vehicles under the house.

What else can we tell you? Did we mention the full size washer and dryer in a separate downstairs room? Or that the living room and master bedrooms have sliding glass doors onto decks overlooking the gulf? Or that this is a very quiet location where you can really relax? Or that the house has a colorful beach decor? Or that you can sleep as many as 11 in the home? Come see for yourself. As the song says 'when you see the Southern Cross for the first time, you understand now why you came this way.'

Is The Southern Cross booked the week you need it? We have 3 other properties. If you have kids then check out Fun In The Sun, vrbo number 332813. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse on West Beach Blvd less than 50 yards from The Southern Cross. This unit sits right on Little Lagoon and is perfect for those with small kids wanting to play in the water! If you want to be right on the gulf then look at A Whale Of A View, vrbo number 398689. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo (5D) at The Whaler on East Beach Blvd. This unit may have the best gulf views of any unit in all of Gulf Shores with gulf views from every room in the house! If you have a big family reunion, go to Sweet Dreams, vrbo number 291114. This is a very large house with 8 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and a very large, private pool on West Beach Blvd.

Keywords: house, beach view, pool

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        In addition to the beach, pier, swimming pool and decks, this house includes 4 tvs, 3 DVD players, an X-Box system, and lots of games and toys for everyone to play....moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Smoking is NOT allowed in the unit....moreless

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Minimum age for renters is 25....moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

      • Bedroom 1

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      • Bedroom 2

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      • Bedroom 3

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      • Den

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      • Queen size Beds (3) Queen bed in each of the bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private full bathroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room has both a queen sofa sleeper and a twin loveseat sleeper., Bunk Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and bunk beds with a private full bathroom....moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        Kitchen is equipped with everything needed including a toaster oven, coffee maker, and waffle maker....moreless

      • Cooking Utensils:

        Everything necessary for preparing a meal can be found in the kitchen....moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Ice maker and water dispenser in door....moreless

      • Dishwasher
      • Ice Maker
      • Microwave
      • Oven
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster

      Amenities

      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

        Boat and/or trailer would have to be parked under the house. Also boat ramp into Little Lagoon....moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        Full size in separate room Iron and ironing board...moreless

      • Covered Parking:

        Parking under house for three vehicles....moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        Full size in separate room...moreless

      • Iron & Board
      • Hair Dryer
      • Parking
      • Towels Provided
      • Heating
      • Linens Provided
      • Air Conditioning

      Entertainment

      • Satellite / Cable:

        Dish Network with Classic Gold 250 package. 37" flat screen high definition TV in living room. 26" flat screen high definition TVs in each bedroom....moreless

      • Video Library:

        DVD players in living room and all three bedrooms. Nice selection of movies provided....moreless

      • Video Game Console:

        X-Box with games attached to TV in downstairs bedroom....moreless

      • CD Player
      • DVD Player
      • Video Games
      • Television
      • Stereo
      • Books
      • Games
      • Toys

      Communications

      • Broadband Access:

        Wireless high speed internet available throughout the house and on the decks....moreless

      • Wireless Internet
      • Internet

      Pool & Spa

          • Communal Pool

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Downstairs deck from living room and upstairs deck from two master bedrooms overlook gulf on the front of the house. Deck from the bedroom downstairs overlooks the lagoon on the back of the house....moreless

          • Wood Deck
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Balcony

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All

          Location & View

          • Beach View:

            Across street from beach but no houses across street to block view! Plus deeded boardwalk beach access directly in front of house....moreless

          • Lake View:

            Little Lagoon is behind the house. Fishing pier extends into the lagoon. Also has a boat ramp into the lagoon....moreless

          Activities

          • Restaurants
          • Snorkeling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Water Skiing
          • Parasailing
          • Tennis
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Kayaking
          • Golf
          • Cycling
          • Jet Skiing
          • Hiking
          • Swimming
          • Sailing
          • Surfing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Fitness Center
          • Cinemas
          • Zoo
          • Theme Parks
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Marina
          • Water Parks
          • Horseback Riding
          • Fishing
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Walking
          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Shopping
          • Shelling
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Beachcombing
          • Wind-Surfing
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Fall
          Aug 16 - Oct 31, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $1,379
          Winter
          Nov 1 - Feb 27, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,045 $1,766
          Spring
          Feb 28 - May 8, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,586
          Summer
          May 9 - Aug 14, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $2,288
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning Fee $135 + tax
          • Tax Rate 11%

          Notes:

          Rates for Holidays and Special Events may be higher.

          Minimum age limit may be waived with additional fees.

          Prices do not include $135 cleaning fee and 11% Alabama tax.

          Saturday - Saturday rentals only during the summer season.

          Nightly rates may be available in the off-season.

          If you find a better rate for a comparable property, please let us know!

          Please email owner for exact pricing.

          Owner will email you a contract. The signed contract and a 15% refundable security deposit must be returned to rent the unit.

          50% of the total rental rate is due 90 days before check-in and 50% of the total rental rate is due 30 days before check-in.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 08/19/2014
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          Location

          The Southern Cross is 3.7 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd. We are roughly 1 mile past 'the pass'. We are removed from the noise and traffic yet only minutes from the restaurants and attractions. The beach at our house is never crowded. We are in a perfect location with the beach steps away in front of the house and Little Lagoon steps away to the back of the house.

          Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2009

          About the owner: We are Mark and Janet Binkley from Starkville, MS. Janet works at Mississippi State University and I am retired from MSU and manage four properties in Gulf Shores as well as 168 mini storage units in Columbus, MS. We are looking forward to an early retirement in a few years and moving to Gulf Shores. We have a son who just graduated from MSU and a daughter who is a senior in college. With the kids 'normally' out of the house, we discovered that we enjoy being at the beach. After looking at literally hundreds of homes along the coasts of Alabama and Florida, we decided on this home in Gulf Shores. To us, it is the perfect spot, complete with the beach and gulf, fishing in the lagoon, shopping and great restaurants, and all in a quiet location. We would love for you to visit our home and have a great vacation! Mark & Janet Binkley Starkville, MS

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          We feel that The Southern Cross (we know, you can't see it from here!) is the perfect vacation home. Here is a typical day for us at our home ... see if this works for you. First, I tend to be up at sunrise while my wife likes to sleep in. I walk less than 50 yards out the back door of the house to the pier on Little Lagoon. There I fish and enjoy watching both the sunrise over the water and the wildlife. Feeding the bait fish to the herons who stand patiently behind you as you fish is always fun. When my wife awakes, she walks across the street on the deeded beach access to enjoy a morning dip in the gulf and catch some rays. Later, we meet back at the house to have lunch while sitting on one of the three decks (two facing the beach, one facing the lagoon) all of which have great water views. After lunch, we head to the pool at the back of the house for some swimming and relaxation. That evening, we leave the peace and quiet at our house and drive 3 miles into Gulf Shores to have seafood at any of the great restaurants or do a little shopping. Returning home, we take a moonlite walk on the beach looking for sea turtles and go to the lagoon to set the fishing poles out for the night in case a fish decides to have a midnight snack. We then sit on the deck and listen to the waves crash on the shore. Talk about peaceful! To finish the day, we watch a favorite TV show or a DVD on the 37' HD TV in the living room or on the 26' HD TV in our bedroom. Sound like a perfect day? It is to us too!!! And should the kids join us? Well, in addition to the fishing, swimming and playing on the beach and in the gulf, they can relax in their private rooms, each with TVs, one with DVD player and X-box, or play some of the games we have in the house for everyone to use. Oh, and if you just have to get on your computer to check email or that dreaded facebook account, then you can use the wireless high speed connection anywhere in the house or on the decks.


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          Photos

          • Front view of The Southern Cross.  Facing south with great views of the gulf!

            Front view of The Southern Cross. Facing south with great views of the gulf!

          • Three parking bays underneath house.  Storage room for beach toys and grill.

            Three parking bays underneath house. Storage room for beach toys and grill.

          • View of the beach in front of the house. Nice and quiet, away from the crowds!

            View of the beach in front of the house. Nice and quiet, away from the crowds!

          • Pier extending into Little Lagoon.  Great place to fish, catch crabs or play

            Pier extending into Little Lagoon. Great place to fish, catch crabs or play

          • Living room.  Queen sleeper sofa, fullsize loveseat sleeper.  Large HDTV!

            Living room. Queen sleeper sofa, fullsize loveseat sleeper. Large HDTV!

          • View of the beach and Gulf from one of the two decks facing the beach

            View of the beach and Gulf from one of the two decks facing the beach

          • Eating area with view of beach and Gulf.  Open to kitchen and living room.

            Eating area with view of beach and Gulf. Open to kitchen and living room.

          • Sliding doors onto 2nd floor deck from bedroom.  Wake up seeing this view!

            Sliding doors onto 2nd floor deck from bedroom. Wake up seeing this view!

          • 2nd master bedroom on 2nd floor.  Windows face south for great view of the water

            2nd master bedroom on 2nd floor. Windows face south for great view of the water

          • Downstairs bedroom with bunks and queen bed. Gaming system with this tv for kids

            Downstairs bedroom with bunks and queen bed. Gaming system with this tv for kids

          • Full bath on the first floor.  Doors to both the bedroom and living area.

            Full bath on the first floor. Doors to both the bedroom and living area.

          • View of the pool.  Less than a minute walk.  Beach, Little Lagoon and pool!!!!!

            View of the pool. Less than a minute walk. Beach, Little Lagoon and pool!!!!!

          • Rear view of the house.  Large deck on back with views of Little Lagoon and pool

            Rear view of the house. Large deck on back with views of Little Lagoon and pool

          • Deeded boardwalk takes you from the house to the beach.  Easy to move items!

            Deeded boardwalk takes you from the house to the beach. Easy to move items!

          • View of the house from the beach ... a one minute walk!!  Beautiful white sand!

            View of the house from the beach ... a one minute walk!! Beautiful white sand!

          • Catch the fish, feed the Heron! Perfect for kids! Lots of DVDs & games in house.

            Catch the fish, feed the Heron! Perfect for kids! Lots of DVDs & games in house.

          • View of the beach and gulf from the living room.  Plenty of seating on the deck!

            View of the beach and gulf from the living room. Plenty of seating on the deck!

          • Fully equipped kitchen with counter and stools.  Open to living room and deck!

            Fully equipped kitchen with counter and stools. Open to living room and deck!

          • 1st master bedroom on 2nd floor.  32' HDTVs and DVD players in each bedroom!

            1st master bedroom on 2nd floor. 32' HDTVs and DVD players in each bedroom!

          • One of the two full baths on the second floor.  Each bedroom has its own bath!

            One of the two full baths on the second floor. Each bedroom has its own bath!

          • Door to deck in 2nd master bedroom with view of Gulf and beach

            Door to deck in 2nd master bedroom with view of Gulf and beach

          • View of Little Lagoon and deck from 1st floor bedroom.  Sliding glass doors.

            View of Little Lagoon and deck from 1st floor bedroom. Sliding glass doors.

          • Full size washer and dryer in laundry room on the first floor.

            Full size washer and dryer in laundry room on the first floor.

          • Stairs going to 2nd floor.  Great beach decor throughout the house!

            Stairs going to 2nd floor. Great beach decor throughout the house!

          VRBO #257393

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          Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

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          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 11

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