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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 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 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 4.7 based on 61 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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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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Great Location

  • 3 of 5

The house met our needs. My only complaints are that the shower water-pressure was very low and took a long time to rinse off. The other complaint was the stove was hard to work with. The back-left burner was real ambitious, while the front right burner not so much. I couldn't get the left front burner to work. We managed to cook though. I have always used gas stoves, so I am not used to electric. Diane, the owner was very friendly and accommodating. So glad we got to meet and talk with her. The house is in a great location. Very close to the beach and to restaurants. Overall we had a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Green Heron was perfect for our family! We had everything we needed to feel at home. The beach was within walking distance. Plenty of restaurants and things to do minutes away. We will return to the Green Heron!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional and cozy.....

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Green Heron House. It is close to the main drag in Gulf Shores and very pet friendly. It reminds me of the houses that were at the Gulf when I was a child. Quite, simple and accessible.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.