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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:
June 23, 2017

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 Alabama

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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Green Heron House, Waterfront, Pet Friendly & Low, Low Rates!
average rating of 4.6862745 based on 52 reviews

Great house, location, and host! Would highly recommend to anyone!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a great location and Diane was a great host. We had everything we needed and more! I would highly recommend the Green Heron House to anyone

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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Nice Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Nice little house close to all the action but also away from all the crowds.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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While the property is decorated nicely, there are many shoddy things that need care.

  • 2 of 5

The cabin was light and airy, the furniture comfortable enough. Linens were fine. I was disappointed to find that the house did not have an ocean view - the little sliver of water that could be seen is not what i call an ocean view......false advertising. The deck is very small holding only a table and 3 chairs,. There is a makeshift raw board being used where the fencing ran out...tacky. The bathroom was very attractive, obviously newly redone. It was clean except the outdoor furniture downstairs. Nothing is furnished, not even toilet paper or paper towels or salt and pepper or dishwashing or hand soap unless you consider one little piece of motel soap.k No condiments, no nothing. The DVD player was not connected - had to disconnect the tv cable in order to connect the DVD. I was furious to see how much the service fee was - $67! It was all overpriced for what is there.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please note the heron is listed as waterfront because it's on a canal. ..there is no mention of an ocean view. This guest should frequent motel rooms. ..the heron is not a hotel and amenities are not provided. As is evidenced by most reviews the heron is a delight and return guests the norm. ..another example of you can't please everyone.
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Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This will definitely be our 1st choice when we go to gulf shores. Plenty of room, extremely dog friendly, and the owner Diane was always available if needed. Convenient walk to most popular places and the most reasonable price around. Hope to stay there again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you....I'm delighted. Come back soon!
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Perfect place to.stay

  • 5 of 5

It was close enough to the beach to enjoy it. Also was farther away to enjoy time alone. Perfect place to have our dog. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you...come back soon!
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We loved our stay @ the Green Heron House and plan on staying again. It was perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. It was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I'm delighted you were so happy. ..come back soon!
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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
Aug 15 2016 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Service fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

WEEKLY RATE is '7 nights for the price of 6'

NOT SUITABLE FOR LARGE GATHERINGS. Planning a big party? Choose another.
Special rates may apply for festivals and holidays. Ask owner.

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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