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Make your Family Memories in Gulf Shores. WOW - Gulf State Park is our Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Excalibur II is big enough for several families to meet up at the beach.

Excalibur II is big and roomy and it is a great place to come to Gulf Shores, be with your family, and to make life long family memories. With 6 Bedrooms; 4 Full Baths, 2 - 1/2 half baths & 2 Kitchens with 4 refrigerators, your family and friends can spread out and find all kinds of space to make family memories at the beach. Excalibur II has the following sleeping accommodations: West side - King; King & Queen/Single Bunk; (2) Double & 4 Bunk Bed Singles; and the East Side - King; 2 Queens; (2) Doubles & 3 Singles. Excalibur sleeps up to 27 – We do not allow sleeping on the sofa sleepers.

Excalibur II has two full kitchens with four refrigerators, two great room TV areas with half baths and porches off each great room living area. The West porch looks out over the intercostal water way of Cotton Bayou. The East porch is just a great place to sit and eat or maybe play cards and board games.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017

About Sheila

The original Excalibur I was a 5 unit building located on the beach. Hurricane Ivan destroyed our building and nearly every other ocean front building in Orange Beach as we were hit with the eye of the storm.

Sheila purchased this house in 2005

Why Sheila chose Orange Beach Central

After Ivan, our building was condemned due to storm damage and we sold Excalibur I. With the sale proceeds of Excalibur I, we bought the present day property on which Excalibur II now stands where we proceeded to build the present day Excalibur II.

What makes this house unique

Excalibur II is located on Cotton Bayou waterway and we access the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches at Gulf State Park - Cotton Bayou Access.

Excalibur is within 1 block of the two free public boat ramps in Gulf Shores, Cotton Bayou & Boggy Point. Excalibur is also within 1 block of the Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail which has 25+ miles of walking, hiking, biking, etc. leisure trails. We are 1 block from Tacky Jacks, and 2 blocks from Canal Road where you will find the original Doc's Oyster House, named 1 of the Gulf Coast top 10 seafood restaurants, Cosmos, our personal favorite and The Broken Egg plus so many more excellent restaurants I can't begin to list them all.

Canal Road is the home of The Wharf where you will find up scale shopping along with top name entertain events at the out of doors amphitheater of The Wharf.

Excalibur II is truly located central to all the events and activities associated with Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and again, we are just a block away from the public beach of Gulf State Park - Cotton Bayou Beach Access.


Cotton Bayou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 27
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 36 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Guest Bathroom Upstairs Side A - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bath is a shared bath with the 2 upstairs bedrooms
    Master Bathroom Side B - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoining Bath to Master Bedroom Side B
    Master Bathroom Side A - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoining Bath to Master Bedroom Side A
    Guest Bathroom downstairs Side A - toilet , 1/2 bath downstairs accessible to all downstairs guests
    Upstairs King Suite in room vanity Side A - In room vanity is a plus for the guest in the King Suite
    Guest Bathroom Downstairs Side B - toilet , 1/2 bath downstairs accessible to all downstairs guests
    Guest Bathroom Upstairs Side B - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bath is a shared bath with the 2 upstairs bedrooms
    Upstairs Queen Suite in room vanity Side B - In room vanity is a plus for the guest in the Queen Suite
  • Side A&B – Downstairs King Suite – Private bathroom with vanity with a sink area and then a step in tub/shower combination with toilet space. Lastly the king suites have walk in closets. Upstairs there is a shared vanity with sink room and an adjoining step in tub/shower and toilet bathroom accessible in the hallway. The upstairs King or Queen Suites have in room vanities with sinks and walk in closet in each room. The upstairs has a bathroom with a vanity with sink area and a step in tub shower combination bathroom with toilet. Back downstairs there is a ½ bath accessible from the great room area with a sink and toilet.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • East Side - 2nd Bedroom - Upstairs - 2 queen , Sleeps 4 - 2 Queen beds with in room vanity
    West Side - Entrance Level - Master w/Bath - 1 king , Sleeps 2 - King Master Suite w/private bathroom
    East Side - Entrance Level - Master w/Bath - 1 king , Sleeps 2 - Master Suite has a king bed and a private bath
    West Side - 2nd Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 5 - King; Queen w Single/Twin BB and in room Vanity
    East Side - 3rd Bedroom - Upstairs - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 6 - 2 Singles; 2 Double BB's that sleep 4
    West Side - 3rd Bedroom - Upstairs - 2 double , 4 twin/ single , Sleeps 8 - (2) Single/Twin BB's; (1) Double BB Sleeps 4
  • House sleeps 27. There are 2 sets of Double Bunk Beds. There are two Sets of Single bunk beds; and finally there is a combination Queen/Single bunk bed. So the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms contain a lot of bunk beds. We DO NOT allow the sofa sleepers to be slept on and they are wired closed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Total Sleeping capacity is 26 persons. West side of Excalibur II features two Master King Suites: 1st level w/walk-in closet and private bath and 2nd level w/walk in closet & in-room vanity. The 2nd level king suite bedroom also has a king bed w/combination Queen/twin bunk bed sleeps 5. The third bedroom on the 2nd level of Side A has 3 set of bunk beds w/Double & 5 Singles w/Flat TV. A shared vanity/bathroom is accessible in the hallway 2nd level for the bedrooms. No sofa sleeper sleeping. East side of Excalibur begins with the 1st level Master King Suite. This king suite has a walk-in closet, private bath and a flat screen TV. Next is the 2nd level Queen Suite with 2 queen beds, in room vanity, walk in closet & flat screen TV. Lastly is the 2nd level Twin Bedroom w/4 twins beds/flat screen TV. No sofa sleeper sleeping.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Make your Family Memories in Gulf Shores. WOW - Gulf State Park is our Beach
average rating of 4.090909 based on 11 reviews

Great place, good location.

  • 4 of 5

Overall had a great time. When a concern did come about the home owner was very quick to email me back then made sure to let management company know.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of space and Lots of fun

  • 4 of 5

We were able to spread out and have lots and lots of sleeping and funning space. The house joins up on the second level where most of the sleeping space is, so we were together but with a little 'space' to breath too. The two kitchens with 4 refrigerators gave us plenty of space for all the food prep and beverage storage that we needed for all that we brought for the whole crew. All in all, our parading Mardi Gras time at Gulf Shores was super and this house really fit our large group.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We brought a group of 20 from Oklahoma to Orange Beach. This house was amazing and it had everything we needed. Lots of space, bathrooms, bedrooms and storage. We will definitely be back!

There was a problem with one of the washers, but the repairman came right away. No complaints at all!! Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are SO glad that you and your family enjoyed our beach home as much as we love our beach home. Ya'll come back now you hear? The Owner
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Not clean!!

  • 1 of 5

We rented the house for 1 week for my wedding 15 of us stayed here and the property is not clean yard is not mowed the grill area was dirty the furniture is very out of date, the floors has chips and other things still on them in the bedrooms. The sleeper sofa was broken and never got fixed the toilet messed up the air went out 3 times meyer was not extra helpful. when trying to book the property the owner told us one price and charged us another she was very rude and didn't want to get back to me. Do NOT stay here pay a little more and get something nice and closer to beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are reliant upon Meyers Realty, our management company, to see that our home is cleaned and unfortunately, it appears that they dropped not just the ball but the whole house. I am sorry that this guest experienced a dirty house. The Owner
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Thanks for the Memories!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great place for our wedding group to stay for my beach wedding. The owners have placed 4 refrigerators in the house and boy did that come in handy. Looking forward to returning on our anniversary.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parades, Mardi Gras at the beach & Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

We bundled up and paraded all over the Gulf Coast including Fat Tuesday in New Orleans. This house was a great place to stay to travel to all the locations, parades and events we wanted to see for Mardi Gras. Worth the trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tacky Jacks, Orange Beach, AL
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Alabama Highway 161
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Doc's Seafood Shack, HWY 161 & Canal Road
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Gulf State Park - Cotton Bayou Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Tanger Mall
Car: recommended

Tanger Outlet Mall and the Wharf are a ten to fifteen minute drive or 5 to 10 miles away. Or, maybe you just came for the beach! Excalibur II is located across the street from Gulf State Park - Cotton Bayou Access. You can walk the sidewalk to the beach but most people load up the trunk and drive across the street. Gulf State Park has plenty of open beaches with lots of parking space, with a bathroom pavilion and no access feees. In addition to shopping and beaching, Excalibur II is also located on the greenway for the Hugh S. Branyon Backcounty Trail. With a .5 mile walk, bike or drive, you can enjoy this 7.8 mile long historic trail dating back to the indigenous people of Gulf Shores.

Excalibur II is located between the 2 free public boat ramps for the greater Gulf Shores area. Cotton Bayou Public Boat Ramp & Boggy Point Public Boat ramp are both free public boat ramps and they are both just moments away from our front door.


Rates & Availability

Cotton Bayou House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017-Summer Beginning
May 25 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
2017-Summer Peak
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
2017-Late Summer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
2017-Summer Ending
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017-Fall Early
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 - Late Fall
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 - Christmas
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 - New Years Eve
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Snow Bird Season
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 4 2018
1 night minimum stay
2018 - Spring Breaks
Mar 5 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Damage Waiver $100
Property Damage Protection $59
No-Refundable ProcessFee $40
Exit Cleaning & Linens $247 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy is according to our management company, Meyers Realty's policy. Please ask for the details at the time of booking.

The Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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