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Recent Gulf Shores reviews

  • This is what you want...

    "Great location... Clean and has everything you need... You won't find a better owner to rent from. Loved the hang out area below the camp with the flat screen TV, bar and outside bath area (especially when returning from the beach). Looking forward to next year's stay."
    Guest: Dee Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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    "What a wonderful condo !!! Everything you would possible need and more! The views are amazing!!! I highly recommend this condo for everyone !! This was our first time to Gulf Shores and we can't wait to come again !!! WOW !!!!!! We want to stay here again !!! Thank you Joe and Ruth Brown !!!!!"
    Guest: Debbie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • AWESOME House!!!

    "This is our 5th year staying at this house. It is truly our home away. We love the house! Awesome new pier over the lagoon. The house has a bath room in each bedroom which is great for our large family. Each bedroom also has it's own TV too. We love the kitchen set up, complete with an ice maker and two fridgs., two toasters, blenders, lots of dishes, pots and pans. We spend most of our time in the boat in the lagoon fishing and watching the awesome sun-sets. The beach/gulf is a short walk across the street. Very spacious house. Love the huge porch complete with two swings and chairs for everyone. The pool on the deck is great for the kids to play in-adults too. The owners take excellent care of our home away home, and are always available if needed. There is plenty of parking under the house so your car is in the shade. We look forward to coming back next year!! Thanks for a great vacation and the new pier!! We would absolutely recommend this property!"
    Guest: Suzanne O. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • Great week!

    "Hi Kathy, We had a great week in Gulf Shores as usual. The condo had plenty of room for the 3 of us, and the convenience of 2 bathrooms was great. The balcony was high enough for a nice view, and very roomy with a door to the main bedroom as well. We had GREAT weather, and our son on his 1st visit took advantage of the beach as often as possible. We always enjoy Gulf Shores, and have always had an enjoyable time in one of your rentals. Thanks, and we'll probably see you again. Bill"
    Guest: Bill Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 5, 2014
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Gulf Shores Travel Tips

The city of Gulf Shores brands itself as “Small town, big beach,” which is certainly true. While the population of this little Alabama town is only about 10,000, it stretches along the coast, offering both lagoon and gulfside beaches, which you’ll soon find are quite attractive.


Gulf Shores is home to “The Little Zoo That Could” - Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, just up Gulf Shores Parkway, survived three hurricanes. Pay a little extra when you visit to get up close and personal with the animals - it’s definitely worth it.

For other non-beach fun, visit Waterville USA, an excellent water park just off Gulf Shores Parkway with an awesome wave surfing ride and a 55-foot tall, six-lane mat racing water slide. There are non-water rides here too!

Parks and Wildlife

The 7,000-acre Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is simply stunning. Several endangered species make their homes in the dunes and flora here, including the Alabama beach mouse and sea turtles. Nearly 400 different bird species live or migrate here throughout the year, and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of an armadillo or red fox. Explore the maritime forest on the casual, 1-mile Jeff Friend Trail, or take the more strenuous, 2-mile Centennial Trail to explore forest, swamp and dune landscapes.

Gulf State Park is another great option for a more relaxed nature experience. See beautiful sand dunes and lakes here or relax on the bone-white beaches. Take a stroll or bike on scenic trails - most of them are paved and have wooden lookouts over the marshes. Take the easy Alligator Marsh Trail along a little canal to see frogs, turtles and yes - perhaps even small alligators! Just watch out for the sharp Saw Grass.

Another great trail is Middle Lake, which starts at the Nature Center and winds around the 150-acre Middle Lake before meeting up with Hurricane Ridge Trail. You’re sure to see alligators floating in the lake during the summer!

Mobile Bay Day Trip

Head up the coast toward Mobile to visit Meaher State Park - a 1,300 acre park on the Mobile Bay wetlands near the city of Spanish Fort. Take a walk on the boardwalk to see the Mobile Delta in all of its glory - a coming together of the Alabama, Tombigbee and Tensaw Rivers, ripe with wildlife and beautiful flora. Then, head up to Mobile to climb aboard the historic battleship USS Alabama. The 680-foot ship spent 37 months in the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II, earning nine battle stars. It’s been in Mobile since the late 1960s, along with another WWII veteran, the USS DRUM. You can explore these vintage water vessels along with other retired military vehicles. It’s a true historical treasure.


Gulf Shores is home to two must-visit annual festivals: Hangout Music Festival and the annual Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival.

Every May, Gulf Shores hosts one of the largest and best music festivals around. Come to listen to some of the biggest names in music - everyone from Stevie Wonder to Ellie Goulding - and do it in style: right on the beach. After jamming out to your favorite tunes with thousands of other sweaty fans, refuel at the seafood tent with oysters on the half shell and peel and eat shrimp, or cool down in the Gulf of Mexico or on the giant inflatable water slide.

For one weekend every October, everyone in this little beachside town gears up for the Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival, which starts right at the end of Highway 59 near The Hangout - a beachside staple in the Gulf Shores dining, music and party scene. Restaurants set up tents along the beach, vying to please the most visitors’ palettes with options ranging from gourmet shrimp concoctions to homey street food-style - all of it fresh. There are cooking competitions, live music, a children’s village and a fine arts tent as well.

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