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Fall Special Rates. Pet Friendly Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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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

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Gary Billingsley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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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Fall Special Rates. Pet Friendly Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.428571 based on 21 reviews

Very pleased with the layout of the home. Roomy, open living area allowed our family to relax.

  • 4 of 5

Our family had an awesome time. The kids enjoyed the loft area and the backyard. We will definitely stay longer the next time we come. Didn't realize the area had so much to do with the whole family. Thanks again Mr and Mrs Billingsley for allowing us to partake of your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the Jimmy Buffet

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great time staying in this house! The walk to the beach was short and had a wonderful time. The boys had so much fun fishing off the backyard pier as well as catching crabs. What an awesome vacation! The house itself was easy to find. Concerns we had were handled effectively by the landlord!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clay City, IL

Stay at 126925

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 4 women and really enjoyed our stay at this location. The home was very clean, beautifully decorated and loved the location. The home was very clean when we left, due to 4 women that are very picky. We were close to the beach and good restaurant's. Important to me was how well the internet worked. The owners were very gracious and accommodating. I would highly recommend this location to all my friends and plan to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great house. Perfect for my family of 4 and dog. We enjoyed kayaking in the bay and the short walk to the gulf every day.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marion, Alabama

Nice Home, Great Location, Good Value

  • 4 of 5

It is difficult to find a pet friendly vacation home, so I appreciate the Billingsley Family allowing us to rent their home. I have rented many (15+) homes in Gulf Shores and this home is depicted fairly accurately in the photos. The homes floorplan is a little odd, but not so much where we were not comfortable. There is a neat "mother-in-law" type suite on the main level, with two twin beds, seperate den & bath area. It was private but the air conditioning (window unit) did not work in the bedroom, so it was warm. The bathrooms are a little outdated but were clean and provided alot of storage. Each bedroom has a private bath!! Thank you!! The bottom floor where the front door is located is only a foyer but it was a good area to stage our suitcases and baggage before carrying them up the stairs. And yes, there are alot of stairs. There was alot of little trinkets and silk plants on every surface, but everything was clean and not dusty. The neighborhood was very dog friendly and our Molly made alot of new fur friends. The street is quite and there is almost zero traffic, so walking her was a joy. And there were NO SAND SPURS!!! Thank you for a well maintained lawn! The back deck was nice and provided a little water view. We had one small issue with the internet and phone, but Gary attended to it immediately! This is a large home at a great location for a great value!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and close to everything! Will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
May 1 2017 - May 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Hangout Music Fest 2016
May 17 2017 - May 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 23 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + 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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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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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