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Pet Friendly Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


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

Gary Billingsley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Absolutely NO PARKING in the grass due to the inground sprinkler system.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
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.


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Pet Friendly Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.625 based on 31 reviews

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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Beautiful and Spacious! Close to everythingtge :)

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Very spacious plenty of room for all 10 and a half of us. Minutes away from everything to do. Store within walking distance. Everyone loved fishing and catching crabs off the dock in the back yard (specially the kids). Hot tub on the third floor deck was awesome to relax in and enjoy the view. Located in a quiet community with very nice people. Owners are very nice and quick to respond to any messages and fixed any small problems we had immediately. We had a great time!!

Thank you to the Billingsley's :)

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was very nice and it was perfect for our group!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun staying there! We will defiantly go again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mexican Restaurant
Bahama Bob's Beach Side Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Flip Flop Deli Shop - Gulf Shores
Janino's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Bill’s By the Beach
Seafood Restaurant
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
Seafood Restaurant
Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
Donut Shop
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
American Restaurant
Gulf Shores Public Beach
The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Yabba's Wacky Snack Shack
Ice Cream Shop
JOHN GYRO mediterranean 2
Mediterranean Restaurant
Crico's Pizza & Subs
Pizza Restaurant
Shrimp Basket Gulf Shores
Seafood Restaurant
Snappy's Snowcones
The Hangout
Seafood Restaurant
The Flying Harpoon - Kitchen 11-1 Bar 11-2
Seafood Restaurant
Rita's Frozen Custard
Papa Rocco's
Pizza Restaurant
Ribs & Reds
Barbecue Restaurant
Original Oyster House Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Pink Pony Pub
Seafood Restaurant
Mikee's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Matt's Homemade Alabama Icecream
Ice Cream Shop
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Gulf Island Grill
Hog Wild BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
New Orleans Orginal Snoballs
Ragatta Condominiums
Escape House Waterville
Island Pancake House
King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Duck's Coastal Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Nolan's Restaurant & Lounge
Sea N Suds
Seafood Restaurant
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Chocolate corner
Chocolate Shop
Cafe Beignets of Alabama
Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Hazel's Nook
Breakfast Restaurant
Fish River Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Soul Bowlz
Gulf Shores Golf Club
The Cove Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Gulf Shores Dog Park
David L. Bodenhamer Center
Sunset Cork Room
Organic Restaurant
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
China Dragon
Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
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.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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