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Large Family Beach House! Great Value! Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-17)

You will think you're on your own private island in this large five bedroom, three bath beach house. Have the best of both worlds with your own private beach on the Lagoon in the back yard or walk mere steps across the street to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The front decks offer unobstructed views of the Gulf and the rear deck overlooks the Lagoon. There is a water view from every room in the house.

The lagoon is perfect for small boats, kayaking and jet skiing. There is plenty of parking. You will also enjoy fishing and crabbing. This 2700 square foot home has two complete kitchens, making it perfect for two families traveling together.

The beds have changed since the initial listing was made but VRBO doesn't seem to have a way to let you change this. There is one bedroom with a king-sized bed, 2 bedrooms have queen-sized beds, one bedroom has 2 full beds and one has 2 twin beds. There used to be 2 sleeper sofas, now there's only one, but with 2 of the twin beds being replaced with 2 full beds, it sleeps the same number of people. There are still 3 day beds in the den that are suitable for children. They're not quite as big as a twin bed.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Why Anne chose Alabama

I was on vacation in Gulf Shores and fell in love with the beautiful beaches. I wanted to buy a house there and this house offered so much. The location was perfect, it has the best of everything with the lagoon in the back yard and the gulf in the front. It's very private and the house is large enough to accomodate a large group.


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , located off master bedroom (bedroom 1)
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 child bed , 3 daybeds located in den. Not quite as big as a twin bed.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Full or Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (3) These are day beds, they're not quite as big as a twin bed. They are located in the den, overlooking the lagoon., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Large Family Beach House! Great Value! Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.74359 based on 39 reviews

Our Stay in VRBO 114880 last week

  • 5 of 5

Anne's place is always clean, safe for children, with everything in working order. And there are always new things to find, new improvements, etc. We have rented this property for the past nine or ten years which should tell something of our feelings toward The Crab Shack of Anne Moss.

I hope she is saving a spot for us for next year.

Don Timmerberg

Ballwin, Mo.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It doesn't seem that long ago, but it has been 10 years. I will always have a spot for you, but be sure to let me know soon. It's starting to fill up for next year. Thanks, Anne
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Nice Place on Gulf Shores

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice family vacation at the Crazy Crab House last week. There were 15 people (9 adults, 6 children) and we all fit comfortably. We all liked how this house was away from the heavy traffic areas, and an easy walk across the street to what seemed like a private beach, as there is no public access to it. I would definitely come back to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed Crazy Crab and look forward to hearing from you next year. Anne
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Perfect location, comfortable house, Anne, the owner is so kind. We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, comfortable house, Anne, the owner is so ko

ind...our second year in a row...perfect place to get the family together!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and I'm so glad you came back. Let me know if you want a hold on next year, it books up fast. Anne
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Great as always

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed this beach house several times over the years with our whole family. The layout of the house is just what we need with our large family and there is always a place to gather and enough spaces to get away as well. The beach is right across the street - street is not busy at all at this end and we feel like we have plenty of space at the beach as well. We have made so many memories for the kids in this house, and we will be back for more.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. It's the best compliment I can get when someone comes back more than once. I hope to hear from you next year. Anne
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Crazy Crab House

  • 5 of 5

9 Adults and a beagle had a great stay at Crazy Crab! Beautiful and peaceful family vacation. The house was well-prepared and provisioned for all our needs. A lot of space!!! Seniors spend time in sunroom while young generation used den for evening entertainments. 2 fridges let us keep our drinks cool. Anne was attentive to us when we had questions and immediately took care of minor issues we had. The lagoon view on back deck is beautiful and the beach area just perfect. We will be back!! Thank you, Anne, for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I hope to hear from you for your next vacation. I'm glad you had a good time and want to come again. Anne
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Columbus, Ohio

Crazy for Crazy Crab for our perfect Snowbird vacation

  • 5 of 5

We've spent the last two Jan & Feb winters in The Crab House, and look forward to returning again in 2018. The house layout gives our 2 small families lots of privacy and space and has always been clean, comfortable, very well equipped and great for dogs. The location is perfect, quiet and relaxing with both Lagoon and easy Gulf beach access, yet close enough to restaurants, shopping and the GS Rec Ctr. The multiple decks allows us to enjoy the sun most everyday, regardless of wind direction. The owner has always been very pleasant and accomodating. Thank you, Anne, for the recent updates and for sharing Crazy Crab with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
West Beach Grill
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Ft. Morgan
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
West Beach Grill
Car: necessary

Crazy Crab is located in a quiet, single-family, residential area, about 5-6 miles west of the main intersection. You'll be within a 10 minute drive to the restaurants and attractions, but you'll feel like you're far from the hustle & bustle. There's very little traffic and never any congestion. It's about 4 miles from Waves, West Beach Grill, a convenience store and a seafood market.


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
winter 2017-2018
Oct 29 2017 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $300

Monthly rentals are available, call for pricing. Call for pet fees. Due to insurance requirements, some pets are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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