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Extraordinary Gulf Front Beach Home -

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Sea Stars cottage has a casual elegance that is user friendly while being plump with pillows and comforts.

Below the house is the covered parking on the road side. Pass through the gate/doors to find a small fenced in yard and patio/party area on the beach side. Aside from 2 bedrooms (1 Queen, 1 KING) and a large shared bath on the main floor there is the huge open area which consists of living dining and kitchen. The kitchen offers a 6 burner restaurant style gas range and seperate side by side freezer and refrigerator as well as every cooking convenience we could think of.

Behind the kitchen is additional pantry space and the washer & dryer. The living area faces the great Gulf of Mexico mere steps beyond the covered 10 x 30' deck. There is a wide screen TV above the gas fireplace and cushy seating for many.

Upstairs find the very special 'honeymoon suite' Gulf side, complete with king canopied bed, private deck with seating and an attached private bath. Additionally on the 2nd floor are 2 bedrooms (1 queen, 1(twin + twin ) on the north side, facing the lagoon, 2 more bathrooms and a library/twin + twin room that faces S.E.

Please check out the Sea Stars Cottage website at the link below for more pictures and a video!

Sea Stars Cottage is of an unusual design, is very comfortable, a bit whimsical and absolutely charming. Please ENJOY!

Keywords: Beach House, West Beach, Beach Front

More Details

Gary and Julie Holloway
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Gary and Julie Holloway

Gary and Julie Holloway West Plains, Mo, 65775

We have retired from business and have loved the Gulf Shores area for family vacations. We hope to have you visit our cottage and find the area as relaxing and fun as we do.

Gary and Julie Holloway purchased this house in 2017

Why Gary and Julie Holloway chose Gulf Shores

When Hurricane Ivan destroyed the previous beach house (Sunflowers) the former owner moved this house (Sea Stars Cottage) from the lagoon shore across the street to it's current site. Originally designed for a large family 2009 was the first season for us to be on a rental program. Beach life is unique, particularly if one is a naturalist... it is a certain paradise. This cottage provides ample space for a large family vacation.

What makes this house unique

The majestic and ever changing Gulf of Mexico serves up fresh scenery regularly, from aero-squadrons of pelicans soaring above to pods of dolphins passing daily. Fishing is excellent. Photo ops abound! Our white 'sugar sands' beach is unusual and occasionally gets written up as one of the worlds best beaches. Sea turtles nest here, mostly Loggerheads with a rare Ridley to be precise. We monitor the nests and assist in hatchings. Our guests are welcomed to watch these incredible proceedings. The house is expansive and is uniquely furnished with our guests' comfort and pleasure in mind. We hope you love it as much as we do!


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are a few beach chairs available, sand toys, net for volleyball, badminton, a few wakeboards, and bocci ball.


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Extraordinary Gulf Front Beach Home -
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Cave creek AZ

Amazing Sea Stars Cottage was the perfect choice for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

The memories our 11 member extended family created at Sea Stars will last a lifetime! There were many other activities going on during our stay, but it was next to impossible to pry our grandkids off the beach here! This home has it all...eclectic beach decor, welcoming open layout, incredible views, fantastic kitchen, plenty of room to entertain both inside and out. Beach chairs and toys for guests' use was a big plus.

It is truly a home that makes you fall in love with it from the moment you step inside. Wish I had a dollar for every time one of us said "I LOVE this place." Hopefully we will be returning again and again. Cathy & Bill Burford

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Sea Stars Cottage beach house is a great place to stay! My family and I stayed here during Labor Day weekend 2016 for our vacation and was amazed at all the amenities this house provided. Beach front views were fantastic with only steps away from the beach. Owner was great to work with! House was clean and layout was good for my family of 12. Kitchen has all utensils needed. Bedrooms & bathrooms well stocked with linens & towels for your stay. We enjoyed so much, we definitely are coming back to this house, and recommend this beach house to anyone searching for a house to stay with great gulf front views and all amenities needed for your stay. Plus many toys for the kids. 'The Carter Family'

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Grove, IA

Vickie L.

  • 5 of 5

We rented Sea Stars Cottage from 6-11 to 6-18, 2016. My daughter got married on the beach right out in back of the house, and then we stayed for a week's family vacation. The house is just wonderful and the perfect backdrop for a wedding. You can tell that it's well taken care of by the owners and the renters. It's beautifully decorated and we had everything we needed. Sherry was wonderful to work with, and we all hope to make it back very, very soon! I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay and how much fun we had at Sea Stars! A definite "high five" review!!

Thank you, Sherry!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a great stay.

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to the Gulf for some 25 years on a continuing basis. One trip each year is the family week and we bring a big crowd. In 25 years of "beach week"ing this has been the best place of all. Impeccably maintained, fastidiously appointed, and completely comfortable. This beautiful property is well cared for, and you can tell that those who rent this place give it the respect and gentle treatment such an elegant property deserves. If there were ever a definition of "good energy housing at the beach" this would fit perfectly.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much!
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with a great location. It looks just like the pictures, is super clean and feels like home! It is only 5 or so minutes from a great little grocery and the kitchen had everything we needed. The owner was easy to work with and quickly responded to any question we had. The icing on the cake was the "practice run" over the beach by the Blue Angels, the dolphins playing right off shore, and the abundance of sea shells up and down the beach. It was a fabulous Thanksgiving retreat!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somewhere, USA

AMAZING beach house!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose this beach house for our wedding ceremony and reception, we couldn't have chosen a better place. We planned for a beach ceremony but it rained so we had the ceremony under the house. Sherry (owner) also had available nice white wooden beach chairs, tables, tiki torches and a host of other items available for rent so we didn't need to hunt down vendors in the area for our special day. There was more than enough room for our ceremony and the reception under the home. The kitchen is truly a chef's kitchen, Sherry has made sure there are plenty of serving dishes as well as flatware for a large group of people. If you are looking for a place for a wedding, birthday party or any other special occasion, THIS IS THE PLACE! The home is extremely clean and inviting. In the evening it was so nice to be able to lie in bed and listen to the waves crash against the shore from the immaculate honeymoon suite upstairs. We've vacationed several times along the beaches of the gulf coast but never anywhere as accommodating and stylish as this home. The home is decorated with beautiful beach themed items and has a nice charm about it. My father-in-law LOVED the balcony off of the main living room that overlooks the ocean. He sat out there most of the 3 days he was there. There are plenty of activities for the kids to do from games, to movies, to beach activities, which Sherry has made sure to stock the closet with misc. beach toys for the kiddos. Our guests loved the restaurants just a few miles from the home, it couldn't be situated in a better location. Sherry, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING US TO STAY AT YOUR LOVELY HOME. We look forward to returning soon!!!

P.S., since staying in your lovely home, my husband now wants to buy a beach house!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All codes and final details for check-in will be sent after final payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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