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Available 27 June-4 July! 8 Bedrooms! on West Beach! Beach View! Big Pool

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Front of Sweet Dreams with large deck looking out on the Gulf. Plenty of parking

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Last updated: 03/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homes, Single Family house description

Sweet Dreams is the perfect house for your large family vacation, plus it can be rented by snowbirds as a 2 or 3 bedroom unit. Here are some of the highlights of this house:

- On West Beach Blvd with a great view of the gulf
- 2.5 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd; Close enough to enjoy the activities but far enough removed to escape the crowds
- 8, yes that is EIGHT, bedrooms
- 3 king beds, 4 queen beds, 3 twin beds, 1 full/twin bunk bed, 1 child's bed, and 3 queen sleeper sofas. This home can sleep 25 people! 10 mattresses/box springs were just replaced in November 2014!
- 5 full baths and 2 half baths
- 3 living areas
- 3 full kitchens
- 3 sets of washers and dryers
- Over 3,300 sq ft of living space
- Covered parking for at least 4 vehicles
- Driveway parking for at least 6 more vehicles
- Large deck on the front of the house with beach views
- Large screen TVs in every room! 37' HD televisions in all three living rooms and 32' televisions in every bedroom!
- Two video game systems (X-Box and Nintendo) with games
- A very large, private, in-ground pool! This pool is completely enclosed with a vinyl fence for privacy, has two ladders for easy access, and has lots of built-in seating for your comfort. There are chairs, chairs and more chairs for your comfort around the pool. Plus, enjoy some cold drinks by the pool at the tiki bar! This may be one of the nicest pools in Gulf Shores, with a size of 16 feet by 32 feet and a depth of 3.5 feet to 5.5 feet.

We know that the kids (and adults) love the beach, but a beach vacation also means time away from the beach. At Sweet Dreams, you can enjoy the beach, enjoy the pool, watch some of the dozens of movies in the house, or play some of the dozens of games. Or just sit on the deck and catch the rays. There is something for everyone!

Oh, did we mention the best feature of this house? In today's economy, all of us look for bargains. There is no doubt that this house is the best bargain in Gulf Shores. You can rent this home, with 8 bedrooms, 5 baths, sleeping 25 people, with a large private pool and a great beach view for half of what any similar house will cost in Gulf Shores! As a matter of fact, for what you will pay for this home for a week, you will probably only be able to get a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sleeping half as many, possibly without a private pool!

A house this large means that a large extended family can enjoy a vacation together. With three kitchens, everyone can cook what they want. With 3 living rooms and 8 bedrooms all with HDTVs and DVD players, everyone can watch what they want! If you want everyone together, use the large deck facing the gulf or gather around the pool.

This home could be a perfect vacation spot for you even if you don't have 25 in your party. Because of the layout of this home, during the off-season (Fall - Spring) you can rent as few as 3 bedrooms or as many as 8 bedrooms. For a family not needing the entire house, there are steps from the covered parking to each side of the house. The front deck has a divider that can be closed off to ensure privacy between the two sides. Plus, there are steps at the back of the house to the 3rd floor apartment. But, if you do have a large family and need the entire house, there is a door on the deck to connect the two sides and there are steps in the east side unit that can be used to get to the apartment.

Here are your choices for how to rent the house and the costs for each. The prices are for a week, as we rent from Saturday to Saturday throughout the year. We also rent by the month in November through February. If you need less than a week, we may be able to assist you. Please email or call.

Fall: 16 August - 31 October
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $2,358
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,217
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,727

Winter: 1 November - 27 February
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $1,592 / week or $3,484 / month
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $788 / week or $1,604 / month
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,141 / week or $2,413 / month

Spring Break weeks: 28 February - 19 April
- Call for prices

Spring: 19 April - 15 May
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $3,484
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,743
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $2,615

Summer: 9 May - 14 August
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $5,826

So, if you need lots of room, want a view of the gulf from three living rooms, three kitchens, two decks, and two bedrooms, want to be able to sleep up to 25 people, want a very large, private pool, and all at a great price, then Sweet Dreams is the place for you!

Is Sweet Dreams booked the week you need it or do you need something smaller? We have 3 other properties. If you want a stand alone house with an unobstructed view of the beach then check out The Southern Cross, vrbo number 257393. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on West Beach Blvd. If you need 6 bedrooms and 6 baths, then you could rent The Southern Cross and Fun In The Sun. Fun In The sun, vrbo number 331813, is right on Little Lagoon (perfect for kids playing in the water) and is less than 50 yards from The Southern Cross! 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!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed inside the house or around the pool area!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, no pet are allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 21-25

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    West Side, 1st floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 child bed

    West side, 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    West side, 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    East side, 1st floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    East side, 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    East side, 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 king

    Apartment...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 2 twin/ single

    Apartment...moreless

  • Den: 3 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleeper sofas in all three living rooms...moreless

  • King size beds (3) 1 king bed in west side of house. 1 king bed in east side of house. 1 king bed in third floor apartment. Queen size Beds (4) 2 queen beds in west side of house. 2 queen beds in east side of house. Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 twin bed in east side of house. 2 twin beds in upstairs apartment. Child Beds (1) 1 child bed in west side of house. Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 1 sleeper sofa in the west side of the house. 1 sleeper sofa in the east side of the house. 1 sleeper sofa in the upstairs apartment. Bunk Beds (1) 1 full/twin bunk bed in west side of house....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable television connected to HD TVs in all three living rooms. TVs are also in all 8 bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console:

    (2) One bedroom has an X-Box and one has a Nintendo system with games....moreless

  • Video Games:

    (2) X-Box and Nintendo games provided....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Directly across the street from the beach with beach views from three living rooms, two bedrooms and two decks....moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    3 air conditioning / heating units...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (3) 2 full-sized and 1 compact dryer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Enough covered parking for at least 4 vehicles. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Enough parking in the driveway for at least 6 more vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking space in the driveway for an RV, Boat or Trailer...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (3) 2 full-sized and 1 compact washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet available throughout house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you would need to prepare your meal is provided in all three kitchens....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (3) Dishwashers in all three kitchens....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (3) Full kitchens in west side, east side, and apartment....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (3) Microwaves in all three kitchens....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    (3) Refrigerators in all three kitchens....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large balcony that spans the front of the house that can be opened or divided into two parts (one for west side, one for east side)....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Very large (16 * 32) in-ground private pool for this house only surrounded with a privacy fence...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring - Entire House
Apr 18 - May 8, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,484
Summer - Entire House
May 9 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay

$5,826
Fall - Entire House
Aug 15 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,358

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • 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 & 11% Alabama tax.

Saturday - Saturday only during the summer season.

Nightly rates may be available in the off-season.

Fully refundable security deposit is 15% of the total cost.

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Location

Sweet Dreams is located approximately 2.5 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd. The house is located at 1392 West Beach Blvd. We are directly across the street from the beach with gulf views from the decks, living rooms and some bedrooms. Need a smaller home or is Sweet Dreams booked the week you need it? Check out The Southern Cross, located at 1964 West Beach Blvd. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with great views of the gulf. This house also backs up to Little Lagoon. You can go out on the pier and fish in the lagoon! There is also a swimming pool. Visit www.gulfshoresbeachrental.net for details or go to rental # 332937 on Home Away.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, minature golf

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are Mark and Janet Binkley from Starkville, MS. Janet works at Mississippi State University. I am retired from MSU and manage four properties in Gulf Shores and 168 mini-storage units in Columbus, MS. We are looking forward to moving to Gulf Shores in 2016. We have a son who manages a Sherwin Williams store in MS and a daughter who is a police officer in MS. With the kids 'normally' being 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 a home in Gulf Shores (The Southern Cross, VRBO 257393). Within a few months, we knew we had found the perfect location and began to search for a second house. Sweet Dreams is our second beach home and is great for large family gatherings. Since then, we have purchased two more homes in Gulf Shores. We would love for you to visit one of our homes and have a great vacation! Please email us to get more information and more photos of all the properties. Mark & Janet Binkley Starkville, MS.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sweet Dreams is the perfect location for a large family who want to vacation together without breaking the bank. There are many reasons why we enjoy this home. (1) It is a large home, with over 3,300 sq ft. There is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy. (2) There are three separate living areas. Each living area has plenty of seating, so one group can watch the big game on one HDTV, while another group can watch a favorite show on a second HDTV and a third group can catch the movie they want to watch on the third HDTV. And, of course, the kids can watch their shows in their bedrooms since there is a tv in each bedroom! (3) We know how difficult it is to prepare enough food for 20 people in one kitchen, or how difficult it is to find food that 20 people like. That is not a problem in Sweet Dreams as there are THREE full kitchens (refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers) in the house! (4) If you are going to bring 20 people to a family retreat, you don't want people sleeping on the floor. That is not a problem with Sweet Dreams as there are king, queen, twin, single and children beds throughout the house. Enough beds to handle 21 people plus sleeper sofas in three living rooms! (5) Need to do laundry while visiting? There are three sets of washers and dryers. (6) Need to catch up on work or that facebook account? Wireless internet is in the house. (7) Finally, and most important, are the outside activities. Walk across the street and you are on the beach! Being 2.5 miles from the center of Gulf Shores, the beach is not crowded and you can enjoy your time laying in the sun or trying your luck at fishing in the gulf. For those who want the sun and water but prefer fresh water and privacy, wait till you see our swimming pool! It is HUGE! Plenty of room for the entire family. A large in-ground pool, completely surrounded by a vinyl privacy fence. You could stay at the pool all day enjoying your drinks at the tiki bar!


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Photos

  • Front of Sweet Dreams with large deck looking out on the Gulf. Plenty of parking

    Front of Sweet Dreams with large deck looking out on the Gulf. Plenty of parking

  • Back of house. Separate entrance to apartment or use inside stairs. Private pool

    Back of house. Separate entrance to apartment or use inside stairs. Private pool

  • View from deck of driveway with lots of parking and Gulf just across the road

    View from deck of driveway with lots of parking and Gulf just across the road

  • Living room going into fully equipped kitchen on west side. Open to deck!

    Living room going into fully equipped kitchen on west side. Open to deck!

  • West side 2nd floor bedroom (queen bed).  32' TVs in ALL EIGHT bedrooms!

    West side 2nd floor bedroom (queen bed). 32' TVs in ALL EIGHT bedrooms!

  • East side living rm. Sliding door to deck. Queen sleeper sofas in 3 living rooms

    East side living rm. Sliding door to deck. Queen sleeper sofas in 3 living rooms

  • East side, 1st floor bedroom (king bed).  Great view of the pool!

    East side, 1st floor bedroom (king bed). Great view of the pool!

  • View of the Gulf from east side 2nd floor bedroom.  Easy walk to the beach!

    View of the Gulf from east side 2nd floor bedroom. Easy walk to the beach!

  • Full baths on the first floor of each side and in the apt.  Nice beach decor!

    Full baths on the first floor of each side and in the apt. Nice beach decor!

  • 3 sets of washers and dryers!  Full size sets on both sides of the house.

    3 sets of washers and dryers! Full size sets on both sides of the house.

  • Living room and eating area in the apartment.  Plus washer/dryer and full bath!

    Living room and eating area in the apartment. Plus washer/dryer and full bath!

  • 3rd floor apartment bedroom (king bed).  Both apartment bedrooms have skylights!

    3rd floor apartment bedroom (king bed). Both apartment bedrooms have skylights!

  • Door on deck can be be opened or closed.  Storage area underneath for beach toys

    Door on deck can be be opened or closed. Storage area underneath for beach toys

  • Large in-ground pool with two ladders, built-in seats, lots of chairs.  Private!

    Large in-ground pool with two ladders, built-in seats, lots of chairs. Private!

  • Living room on west side. 37' HDTVs, DVD players and DVDs in all 3 living rooms!

    Living room on west side. 37' HDTVs, DVD players and DVDs in all 3 living rooms!

  • West side, 1st floor bedroom (king bed).  HDTVs and DVD players in every bedroom

    West side, 1st floor bedroom (king bed). HDTVs and DVD players in every bedroom

  • West side 2nd floor bedroom (queen & bunks). Ceiling fans in every room!

    West side 2nd floor bedroom (queen & bunks). Ceiling fans in every room!

  • Living room going to the kitchen on the east side. 1 large room extends to deck!

    Living room going to the kitchen on the east side. 1 large room extends to deck!

  • East side, 2nd floor bedroom (queen bed).  Stairs in this room to the apartment.

    East side, 2nd floor bedroom (queen bed). Stairs in this room to the apartment.

  • East side 2nd floor bedroom (queen bed and twin bed).  12 beds in this house!

    East side 2nd floor bedroom (queen bed and twin bed). 12 beds in this house!

  • Jack and Jill bathrooms on 2nd floor of both sides.  5 full baths, 2 half baths!

    Jack and Jill bathrooms on 2nd floor of both sides. 5 full baths, 2 half baths!

  • Full kitchen in the apartment.  Deck overlooking pool is around the corner!

    Full kitchen in the apartment. Deck overlooking pool is around the corner!

  • Great view of the beach and Gulf from the living room in 3rd floor apartment

    Great view of the beach and Gulf from the living room in 3rd floor apartment

  • 3rd floor apartment bedroom (two twin beds).  Ceiling fans in every room!

    3rd floor apartment bedroom (two twin beds). Ceiling fans in every room!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/27/2015
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