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Can't Be Beat! Direct Beach View! Pier in Little Lagoon! Pool! Fish, Swim, Relax

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Front view of The Southern Cross. Facing south with great views of the gulf!

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeper Sofa & Sleeper Loveseat, 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

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The Southern Cross. It may not get any better than this! Seriously! What are you looking for in your vacation home? Play time on the beach? Okay, that would be less than 100 yards from the front door by way of your deeded boardwalk beach access. Fishing in Little Lagoon? Okay, that is only 50 yards out the back door. Swimming? Try the pool to the back of the house. Quiet, peaceful relaxation? Try awakening in your bed to a view of the gulf, or sitting in your living room looking out on the gulf, or hearing the waves crash at night from one of your decks with total unobstructed views of the gulf. This house has it all! Located 3.7 miles from the intersection of Hwy 59 on West Beach Blvd, you are close to the great restaurants and shopping but yet in a very quiet part of Gulf Shores.


This house has great unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico out the front door. It also has great views of Little Lagoon out the back door where you can fish (spotted trout, red fish, flounder, stingrays and many other fish all call the lagoon home) and crab day and night. Of course, you can clean your fish at the fish cleaning station at the pier, which goes out into the lagoon. Have your own boat? Launch it using our boat ramp. The kids will also enjoy the shared swimming pool. This is NOT a condo ... this is your own house. Very hard to find a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with unobstructed gulf views, lagoon fishing, swimming pool and in a quiet area!

This home features 3 bedrooms, all with queen size beds plus bunk beds in the downstairs bedroom. There are also 3 full baths. Two bedrooms and two baths are upstairs and both have incredible views of the gulf and open onto a large deck. These bedrooms also have sitting areas. The third bedroom and bath is downstairs and looks out onto the lagoon and also opens onto a deck. There are tables and chairs on all of the decks. Also on the first floor are a kitchen, eating area, living room, and laundry room. Sliding doors take you from the living room onto a first floor deck overlooking the gulf. The living room has ample sitting options, plus both a queen sleeper sofa and twin sleeper loveseat. Note ... it probably goes without saying but sleeper sofas are best for kids ... not very comfortable for adults!!! The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. Eating options include a decorative table and chairs with a great gulf view or pull a stool up to the bar separating the kitchen and living room. There is a 37' high definition TV in the living room and 26' high definition TVs in each bedroom. Plus, there are 4 DVD players and a Playstation with games for the kids. Speaking of games, there are lots of games, books, puzzles and toys for everyone to enjoy. Finally, don't worry about your vehicle since you can park up to three vehicles under the house.

What else can we tell you? Did we mention the full size washer and dryer in a separate downstairs room? Or that the living room and master bedrooms have sliding glass doors onto decks overlooking the gulf? Or that this is a very quiet location where you can really relax? Or that the house has a colorful beach decor? Or that you can sleep as many as 11 in the home? Come see for yourself. As the song says 'when you see the Southern Cross for the first time, you understand now why you came this way.'

Is The Southern Cross booked the week you need it? We have 3 other properties. If you have kids then check out Fun In The Sun, vrbo number 332813. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse on West Beach Blvd less than 50 yards from The Southern Cross. This unit sits right on Little Lagoon and is perfect for those with small kids wanting to play in the water! If you want to be right on the gulf then look at A Whale Of A View, vrbo number 398689. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo (5D) at The Whaler on East Beach Blvd. This unit may have the best gulf views of any unit in all of Gulf Shores with gulf views from every room in the house! If you have a big family reunion, go to Sweet Dreams, vrbo number 291114. This is a very large house with 8 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and a very large, private pool on West Beach Blvd. This house will actually sleep 30!

Keywords: house, beach view, pool
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(662) 312-2402 (Mississippi, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    In addition to the beach, pier, swimming pool and decks, this house includes 4 tvs, 3 DVD players, an X-Box system, and lots of games and toys for everyone to play....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is NOT allowed in the unit....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Den

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  • Three bedrooms with with a queen bed. Each bedroom has a private full bathroom. Living room has both a queen sofa sleeper and a twin loveseat sleeper., Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and bunk beds (twin over full)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network with Classic Gold 250 package. 37" flat screen high definition TV in living room. 26" flat screen high definition TVs in each bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    X-Box with games attached to TV in downstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    DVD players in living room and all three bedrooms. Nice selection of movies provided....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Across street from beach but no houses across street to block view! Plus deeded boardwalk beach access directly in front of house....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Little Lagoon is behind the house. Fishing pier extends into the lagoon. Also has a boat ramp into the lagoon....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless high speed internet available throughout the house and on the decks....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size in separate room...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Parking under house for three vehicles....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat and/or trailer would have to be parked under the house. Also boat ramp into Little Lagoon....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size in separate room Iron and ironing board...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything necessary for preparing a meal can be found in the kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is equipped with everything needed including a toaster oven, coffee maker, and waffle maker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker and water dispenser in door....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Downstairs deck from living room and upstairs deck from two master bedrooms overlook gulf on the front of the house. Deck from the bedroom downstairs overlooks the lagoon on the back of the house....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Oct 29 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,046 $1,766
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,586
Summer 2017
May 13 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,565
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,650

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$230
$1,379
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $135 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Minimum age limit is 25 but may be waived with additional fees.

PLEASE contact owner before booking if you are under 25 years of age.

Saturday - Saturday only during the summer season and spring break period.

Nightly rates may be available in the off-season.

Rates for Holidays & Special Events may be higher.

If you find a better rate for a comparable property, please let us know!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

The Southern Cross is 3.7 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd. We are roughly 1 mile past 'the pass'. We are removed from the noise and traffic yet only minutes from the restaurants and attractions. The beach at our house is never crowded. We are in a perfect location with the beach steps away in front of the house and Little Lagoon steps away to the back of the house.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are Mark and Janet Binkley. We lived in Starkville, MS and worked for Mississippi State University for almost 30 years before retiring and moving to Gulf Shores in 2015. We manage four properties in Gulf Shores as well as 168 mini storage units in Columbus, MS. Our son graduated from MSU and manages a Sherwin Williams store in MS. Our daughter also graduated from MSU and works for United Health Care in MS. When our kids headed off to college, we discovered that we enjoy being at the beach. After looking at literally hundreds of homes along the coasts of Alabama and Florida, we decided on this home in Gulf Shores. To us, it is the perfect spot, complete with the beach and gulf, fishing in the lagoon, shopping and great restaurants, and all in a quiet location. We would love for you to visit our home and have a great vacation! Mark & Janet Binkley Gulf Shores, AL

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We feel that The Southern Cross is the perfect vacation home. When we stayed at the house, this was our typical day ... see if this works for you. First, I tend to be up at sunrise while my wife likes to sleep in. I walk less than 50 yards out the back door of the house to the pier on Little Lagoon. There I fish and enjoy watching both the sunrise over the water and the wildlife. Feeding the bait fish to the herons who stand patiently behind you as you fish is always fun. When my wife awakes, she walks across the street on the deeded beach access to enjoy a morning dip in the gulf and catch some rays. Later, we meet back at the house to have lunch while sitting on one of the three decks (two facing the beach, one facing the lagoon) all of which have great water views. After lunch, we head to the pool at the back of the house for some swimming and relaxation. That evening, we leave the peace and quiet at our house and drive 3 miles into Gulf Shores to have seafood at any of the great restaurants or do a little shopping. Returning home, we take a moonlite walk on the beach looking for sea turtles and go to the lagoon to set the fishing poles out for the night in case a fish decides to have a midnight snack. We then sit on the deck and listen to the waves crash on the shore. Talk about peaceful! To finish the day, we watch a favorite TV show or a DVD on the 37" HD TV in the living room or on the HD TV in our bedroom. Sound like a perfect day? It is to us too!!! And when the kids joined us? Well, in addition to the fishing, swimming and playing on the beach and in the gulf, they can relax in their private rooms, each with TVs, both with DVD players and one with a Playstation system, or play some of the games we have in the house for everyone to use. Oh, and if you just have to get on your computer to check email or that dreaded facebook account, then you can use the wireless high speed connection anywhere in the house or on the decks. Sound like fun?


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • Front view of The Southern Cross.  Facing south with great views of the gulf!

    Front view of The Southern Cross. Facing south with great views of the gulf!

  • 3 parking bays underneath house.  Storage room for beach toys & charcoal grill.

    3 parking bays underneath house. Storage room for beach toys & charcoal grill.

  • View of the beach in front of the house. Nice and quiet, away from the crowds!

    View of the beach in front of the house. Nice and quiet, away from the crowds!

  • Catch the fish, feed the Heron! Perfect for kids! Lots of DVDs & games in house.

    Catch the fish, feed the Heron! Perfect for kids! Lots of DVDs & games in house.

  • Lots of beach decor, games, books, DVDs, 4 TVs, 4 DVD players, & a game system!

    Lots of beach decor, games, books, DVDs, 4 TVs, 4 DVD players, & a game system!

  • Great open space from living room to deck.  Plenty of seating and great views!

    Great open space from living room to deck. Plenty of seating and great views!

  • Fully equipped kitchen with counter and stools.  Open to living & dining areas.

    Fully equipped kitchen with counter and stools. Open to living & dining areas.

  • 1st master bedroom on 2nd floor.  HDTVs and DVD players in each bedroom!

    1st master bedroom on 2nd floor. HDTVs and DVD players in each bedroom!

  • One of the two full baths on the second floor.  Each bedroom has its own bath!

    One of the two full baths on the second floor. Each bedroom has its own bath!

  • Door to deck in 2nd master bedroom with view of Gulf and beach.

    Door to deck in 2nd master bedroom with view of Gulf and beach.

  • Downstairs bedroom with bunks and queen bed. Gaming system with this tv for kids

    Downstairs bedroom with bunks and queen bed. Gaming system with this tv for kids

  • Full bath on the first floor.  Doors to both the bedroom and living area.

    Full bath on the first floor. Doors to both the bedroom and living area.

  • Rear view of the house.  Large deck on back with views of Little Lagoon and pool

    Rear view of the house. Large deck on back with views of Little Lagoon and pool

  • Deeded boardwalk from the house to the beach. Easy to move items! 1 minute walk!

    Deeded boardwalk from the house to the beach. Easy to move items! 1 minute walk!

  • Pier extending into Little Lagoon.  A great place to fish, catch crabs or play.

    Pier extending into Little Lagoon. A great place to fish, catch crabs or play.

  • View of the pool.  Less than a minute walk.  Beach, Little Lagoon and pool!!!!!

    View of the pool. Less than a minute walk. Beach, Little Lagoon and pool!!!!!

  • Living room. Queen sleeper sofa, fullsize sleeper loveseat, chairs & large HDTV!

    Living room. Queen sleeper sofa, fullsize sleeper loveseat, chairs & large HDTV!

  • View of the beach and gulf from the living room.  Plenty of seating on the deck!

    View of the beach and gulf from the living room. Plenty of seating on the deck!

  • View of the Gulf from the dining area.  Seat 6 at the table and 3 at the bar.

    View of the Gulf from the dining area. Seat 6 at the table and 3 at the bar.

  • Sliding doors onto 2nd floor deck from bedroom.  Wake up seeing this view!

    Sliding doors onto 2nd floor deck from bedroom. Wake up seeing this view!

  • 2nd master bedroom on 2nd floor.  Windows face south for great view of the water

    2nd master bedroom on 2nd floor. Windows face south for great view of the water

  • Full bath with tub/shower in 2nd bedroom upstairs. Hair dryers in all bathrooms.

    Full bath with tub/shower in 2nd bedroom upstairs. Hair dryers in all bathrooms.

  • View of Little Lagoon and deck from 1st floor bedroom.  Sliding glass doors.

    View of Little Lagoon and deck from 1st floor bedroom. Sliding glass doors.

  • Full size washer & dryer in laundry room on first floor with iron and board.

    Full size washer & dryer in laundry room on first floor with iron and board.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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