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Green Heron House, Waterfront, Pet Friendly & Low, Low Rates!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

NOT A DUPLEX! Nostalgic Gulf Shores charm awaits you at GREEN HERON HOUSE - and your pet is welcome, too! Situated on a quiet, dead-end street surrounded by native oaks, palmetto, water & wildlife - this open and spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bath home features painted pine floors throughout and a large living room, den, sunlit kitchen, separate dining area and deck. Windows everywhere enhance your enjoyment of the surrounding oaks and wildlife with a sense of being in a tree house!

Complete with gulf view and located in the heart of Gulf Shores on Stanton Creek, GREEN HERON HOUSE is only a short walk or bike ride to the beach, shops and restaurants. Enjoy bird watching, golf, tennis or fishing? There's plenty of opportunity here!

Downstairs you can relax in the sun or shade, grill outdoors, and paddle in the lagoon and canals - we'll even provide the canoe! Or just drift away in the hammock.

PLEASE NOTE: This rental is for family groups only. If you are looking for a beach rental where you can party with your friends - please choose another location.

Keywords: House, cottage, beach cottage, single-family home, single family, home

More Details

Diane Derzis
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Diane Derzis

Kayak fishing in Little Lagoon - this huge speckled trout was released back into the lagoon as soon as the photo was taken.

Why Diane Derzis chose Gulf Shores

The property is surrounded by old growth, sand live oak and it's like being in a tree house -an isolated bit of 'old Gulf Shores' that's close to everything and we love it!

What makes this house unique

Facing south to the gulf, the house is fronted by Stanton Creek which connects to other canals leading to Little Lagoon. The creek is a natural wetland, excellent for bird-watching and we love to canoe and kayak in the lagoon, which is a great place to fish or just watch the sunset. We're just a 5-minute walk to the public beach and 'The Hangout' in Gulf Shores, which makes this a great spot for the annual Shrimp Festival and we have a private balcony for the 4th of July Fireworks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Debra, John and I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful time we had at Green Heron House from Sept. 5th thru 11th. We cannot stop talking about it. That was one of the most relaxing vacations we have had in a long time and look forward to coming back next year. The house was wonderful as well as how close it was to everything. The restaurants were good, especially Desoto's, which we would highly recommend to anyone. The beach was so close, and the gift shops as well as convenient to grocery stores. Could not ask for a better location. Thank you for making us feel so at home.
Sep 2009
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Green Heron House, Waterfront, Pet Friendly & Low, Low Rates!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 64 reviews

Clean, neat, and tidy. This house convenient to everything downtown.

  • 5 of 5

Bath recently remodeled. Lively view of the inland water from deck. Neighborhood nice and convenient to the beach and shops. Walking distance to several restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you'll return
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Comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed the comfort of the home and the view was pretty. It was nice to see the pelicans playing in the water in the morning. The location was convenient to various restaurants and activities. I am not the best tech person so I had some trouble with the cable TV, I recommend instructions for future guests. It definitely did not ruin our fun. Overall it was a great experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house is centrally located and close to several different restaurants and gift shops. There’s a Dollar General at the end of the street also for your convenience. The house is located on a quiet dead end street, which makes it nice for walking. Another bonus is that’s it’s pet friendly.

Diane, the owner is great to work with and answered all of my questions. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you.
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As represented. Nice owners.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. We loved the canoe! Great pet accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful experience staying here. All the amenities you could need and 2 minutes from the beach, food, shopping, and much more! We will hopefully be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bill’s By the Beach
Seafood Restaurant
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
Seafood Restaurant
Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
Donut Shop
The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Gulf Shores Public Beach
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
Flip Flop Deli Shop - Gulf Shores
Rita's Frozen Custard
The Hangout
Seafood Restaurant
Papa Rocco's
Pizza Restaurant
Ribs & Reds
Barbecue Restaurant
The Flying Harpoon - Kitchen 11-1 Bar 11-2
Seafood Restaurant
Bahama Bob's Beach Side Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Mikee's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Original Oyster House Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Pink Pony Pub
Seafood Restaurant
Matt's Homemade Alabama Icecream
Ice Cream Shop
Mexican Restaurant
Gulf Island Grill
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
New Orleans Orginal Snoballs
Ragatta Condominiums
Island Pancake House
Hog Wild BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Escape House Waterville
Sea N Suds
Seafood Restaurant
King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Nolan's Restaurant & Lounge
Duck's Coastal Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Janino's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Chocolate corner
Chocolate Shop
Cafe Beignets of Alabama
Hazel's Nook
Breakfast Restaurant
Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Fish River Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Soul Bowlz
The Cove Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
American Restaurant
Gulf Shores Dog Park
Sunset Cork Room
Organic Restaurant
Gulf Shores Golf Club
David L. Bodenhamer Center
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
China Dragon
Chinese Restaurant


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

Please note paper products, soap, detergent, tissue, trash bags aren't provided.
NOT SUITABLE FOR LARGE GATHERINGS. Planning a big party? Choose another.

Pets allowed with prior approval only and $50 non-refundable fee per pet (50# max)


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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