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Pet Friendly Waterfront Home

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms , 3 baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Live the life that Jimmy Buffett wrote about and escape to the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama! Just 2 blocks to the beach and enjoy the view of the Little Lagoon from one of the two covered decks (one off of the master bedroom with a hot tub and the other off of the living area) and covered patio on the ground level. Walk out to the pier in the backyard and fish, jet ski or swim in the quiet cove. Away from the hustle and bustle of high-rises, located in a quiet cul-de-sac area just off the beach. Pet Friendly. Great for family activities.

The house is located in a quiet residential cul-de-sac and we try to maintain a family atmosphere. We will not rent to persons under 25 years of age. We live close by and check it frequently for any details that may need our attention.

This fully-equipped, 2600 square foot, two-story house has all of the conveniences of home. Cable TV in all the rooms and a great open living space. 2 Story Great Room with loft overlooking area. Mother-In-Law Suite with den, bedroom with 2 twin beds and access to full bathroom. Nice laundry room located on main level. The kitchen has beautiful granite countertops and snack bar. There is a gas grill on the deck off of the living area for a BBQ and cooking the fish that you catch.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with a large walk in closet, an adjoining loft (with a futon and day bed) and bathroom with a garden tub/jacuzzi and California shower. Deck with hot tub is adjoining master bedroom. The other upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed and adjoining bathroom with a combo shower/tub.

2 upgraded central a/c units with thermostats on main level and upstairs. Ceiling Fans in all rooms for added comfort.

Gulf Shores small town atmosphere makes your visit to the beach comfortable and easy. Spend the afternoon browsing boutiques, gift shops and galleries, or hunt for name-brand bargains at local outlet stores. Tanger Outlet Mall one of the South's largest factory outlet malls, with over 120 stores is only a few miles away in Foley, Alabama. North on Hwy 59 is Target with a new shopping mall opening soon.

WalMart and two grocery stores are close and there is a convenience store just 1 block from the house. The world famous FloraBama is just 10 minutes away down the Beach Hwy. The Gulf Coast Zoo, that was featured on the Animal Planet network is just minutes away. Great fun for all ages.

Gulf Shores is just 1 hour away form Mobile and Pensacola and 2 hours from Biloxi/Gulfport with casinos and shows. There are many festivals throughout the year and always good entertainment 365 days a year.

Keywords: House, 3BR, Pet Friendly, Hot Tub, Waterfront, Pier, Boat Launch

More Details

Owner
Gary Billingsley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Gary Billingsley

We have lived in the Gulf Shores/Foley area since 2001, moving here from Illinois. We own an oil and gas exploration company, with the main office located in Gulf Shores. Pat is also a retired R.N.

Gary Billingsley purchased this house in 2002

Why Gary Billingsley chose Alabama

Pat's Parents vacationed in Gulf Shores for over 20 years and we vacationed here as much as we could. When the opportunity arose that we could move here. We did and absolutely love it. Our neighborhood is a hidden gem. Quiet friendly cul-de-sac but near the beach and entertainment. We have always had dogs and know how hard it can been to vacation with your fur babies. That is why we made our house pet friendly so our guests can enjoy their vacations without leaving behind part of the family.

What makes this house unique

This house is like living on a lake but walking distance to the beach. It is the best of both worlds. The house has some gorgeous leaded and stained glass windows for that extra touch. The main room is 2 stories with aloft overlooking it that gives the house an even more spacious feel. The bedrooms are quiet and private. So relaxing to sit on one of the 2 decks or patios overlooking the Little Lagoon or sit out on the dock and fish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We enjoyed our time. We had an amazing time and the place was perfect! It was nice to be off the main drag but within walking distance of the beach. Next time we come, we'll have to make it a longer stay.
Aug 2007
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , California Shower
    Upstairs Bedroom Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Mother-In-Law Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Doors to the Suite and Main living area
  • Master BR has California Walk In Shower and Garden Jacuzzi Tub with Separate Water Closet, Bathroom in Upstairs Guest BR has Large Jacuzzi Tub and Full BR on Main Floor that has door to Mother-In-law Suite and Living Area.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Guest bedroom - 1 queen
    Mother-In-Law Suite (main level) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Loft (adjacent to Master bedroom) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed
  • King size beds (1) Master BR, Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs BR, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Twin beds in Main Floor Suite BR, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed and Couch in Loft and Sofa Sleeper in TV room in Main Floor Suite. All rooms have ceiling fans and central a/c.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
What we provide: Bed linens, blankets, pillows, dishes, glassware, pots, pans, utensils, initial supply of bath towels in house based upon occupancy, outdoor furniture What to bring: Beach towels and beach chairs, personal items, laundry and dish washing detergent, bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins, garbage bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, zip lock bags (small and large), bath soap, condiments, clothes hangers, coffee filters, SUNSCREEN! We ask that you do a quick, light cleanup before you leave the unit. Please bag and dispose of trash, wash dishes (using dishwasher detergent only) and place all utensils, cookware and dishes in their original locations. Set the air conditioner to 72 degrees and make sure all windows and doors are locked. Please return key to lock box and lock door.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Pet Friendly Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at this waterfront home. It backs up to the lagoon where you can fish or just soak up the nice scenery. The house has plenty of space and is walking distance to the public beach. There is a nice convenience store at the end of the street but if you're buying for the week or longer, I recommend Rouse's Market off Gulf Shores Parkway. The homeowners are accommodating. I will stay here again with my family.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our vacation home. We strive to continue to provide our renters an enjoyable vacation. We look forward to seeing you again.
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4

Close to the beach and my family loved it there

  • 4 of 5

The house was huge and clean. Loved how it's pet friendly ( the poochies loved it there too)

It was clean and had everything that we needed for our stay. It was a super close walk to the beach and other lil small shops. The people who lived around the area were nice and really helpful too.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for my family

  • 5 of 5

This Beachhouse was great! The children enjoyed the dark in the backyard off of the lagoon and caught tons of little fish so they were entertained for hours! It's very convenient to everything in goal shores. The house is spacious and there was plenty of room for all nine of us. There was a lighting issue in the kitchen and a couple of other issues that I made the owners aware of and they handled it very quickly! They were very friendly and nice to deal with. We will definitely plan to stay in this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirbyville MO
5

Beautiful and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and had everything we needed. It was the perfect location too. The owners were awesome and just a phone call away if we needed anything!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great rental!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time that we ever rented a home and needless to say we hit the jackpot! The cul de sac location was quiet. Paul the neighbor was helpful. The kids fished off the dock daily. A short walk to the beach and a grocery store. The house was large and spacious and was perfect for the 6 of us and we could have brought a few more! Owner was an email away but we really had no issues.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our house. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again.
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5

Absolutely breathtaking ! We enjoyed every minute. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time here. This beach house was perfect, and Gary was very helpful. Hats off to housekeeping , wonderful job. The view at night is spectacular. We had fun fishing and the neighbors were very nice. The beach is just a short walk away. We certainly made memories here. Thank you to the Billingsley family for having us.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again....
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Hangout
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bahama Bob's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf Shores

House is located 1 1/2 blocks off West Beach Blvd. It sits on the Little Lagoon and has a private dock that is outside the back door and is great for fishing, swimming, kayaking, jet skiing and all other water activities. The Little Lagoon has direct access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Pass (2 miles west) on West Beach Blvd. The Hangout Music Festival/ National Shrimp Festival and entertainment is 8 blocks from the house. The Flora-Bama and some of the best charter fishing places are within 10 miles. The physical address is: 302 W 8th St.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 23 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Quoted price does not include any advertised discounts or specials that may apply for your dates. There is a maximum of 2 pets and renter is required to clean up after their pets.

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