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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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

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Diane Derzis
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Green Heron House, Waterfront, Pet Friendly & Low, Low Rates!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 45 reviews

Cozy, Quiet, Get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 absolutely loved our stay at The Green Heron. It was our second stay there. The bathroom had been remodeled since our original stay and I must say it was done beautifully! We love the fact that the neighborhood is so quiet and easy to find. The kitchen had every thing we needed to complete our Christmas meal and bring food to the Great Grandparents who live nearby! We had an excellent experience staying at the Green Heron and look forward to staying there again in the future. Thank you for making our Holidays merry and bright! God Bless!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this place 100 percent. It was so clean and furnished very nice. It has everything you will need to have a wonderful stay. The beach is walking distance but driving is recommended I think just due to the busy street. Walking is fine for all the shops and eating places. This house is on a dead end Street so it's very quite and private.

We will definitely be going back to the Green Heron House . We love it.♡

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun spot to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here- and had lots of fun at the beach. There is also a canoe which you can borrow and paddle over to the bayou side to see the sunset. We saw lots of types of birds, herons, etc. The host was very friendly and accommodating, they own the buildings next door. The space was clean and beds were comfortable. Billy the owner's son, gave us a demonstration of throwing nets and told us stories of the area. The only thing I didn't like was there is a music stage called the Hangout a few blocks away and the bass sound from the music was very loud at times, loud enough we could hear it over our own music. Concerts were usually done by 11pm. We like the Gulf Shores State Park best for beaches, where there are fewer people. Fort Morgan is a fun day trip to visit. There are usually people playing volleyball at the public beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience! Beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The listing is as advertised. Great location and view of inner canals, beach and lagoon. The canoe was great for fishing. We had one small issue with the house interior when we arrived. My wife called the owner and it was quickly rectified. I can and will recommend this listing to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Gem

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful gem. Great location to the beach, food and entertainment! We are a family of 4 and walked to the beach, shopping and the restaurants every day. Beats driving in the traffic and paying for beach parking.

Grocery store is about 10 min. away. We loved visiting the alligator farm.

The house is very cute and good views from the deck, quiet neighborhood

Definitely will be back. Diane we appreciate you letting us rent your home and allowing us to bring our pets.

The Janolo family

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I look forward to having you back!
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Green Heron House

  • 4 of 5

Great bang for the green buck!! Peaceful house, very relaxing..Couple blocks from the Hang Out.. Near souvenier shops and Cricos pizza on the corner which has $6.99 lunch buffet.. Make sure you try the sand dollar desert. Awesome!! Thanks Diane, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

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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)


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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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