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Pets welcome at this duplex! Don't leave your fur babies lonely at home!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Fenced back yard with a downstairs patio for BBQ and relaxing in the evenings. The back is arranged so that you can open the door, and let 'em out in the mornings without leaving your bedroom! Back arranged so your 'darlings' can have plenty of shade.

Get up and have your coffee inside, on the front deck, or downstairs with your pets. Then, take just a few steps (careful crossing the street) to the beautiful white sand beaches for an early walk or dip in the Gulf. I would recommend waiting until the evening before taking your pets for a swim - then leash them & keep them under control. There is a shower downstairs where you can wash off the sand and salt before you go back inside. Don't forget to rinse off the animals! Sand & salt in their fur can cause itching.

Use the full kitchen to fix your meals, or choose one of the many fine restaurants in the area. If you like Pizza, they can deliver in a short while.

Keywords: Duplex - Side B

More Details

Property Manager
William F. Tompkins, III
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About William F. Tompkins, III

I am a Texan with burnt orange blood, but I discovered Gulf Shores many years ago (I was at the University of Texas), when our group took a few days off after one of the Texas/ Alabama Games. I have been coming to Gulf Shores, off and on, for many years - the only beach in Texas that comes close is on South Padre Island, and that is VERY pricey! Now I am retired, and can spend more quality time here with my kids, grandkids, and all the dogs.

William F. Tompkins, III purchased this house in 2009

Why William F. Tompkins, III chose Gulf Shores

I have been coming to Gulf Shores, off and on, ever since I discovered it in the 60's. I am now retired, and chose to put my investment in this wonderful property. My kids and grandkids will be able to enjoy it, long after I am gone.

It's a long trip from Castroville, Texas (700 miles), but we Texans are used to long distances. Heck, we'll drive 100 miles for lunch! When we get here we always know that the hours of sitting in the car were well worth it. Now, we can stroll and/or swim at one of the most beautiful, clean beaches in the USA.

My kids and grandkids enjoy para-sailing, and I'll go out in the boat with them, but I won't go up! I enjoy being out on a sight-seeing boat, viewing the Gulf bottom and the sea life, there. The Dolphins are wonderfil! There is a great theme park in Gulf Shores where Willie Nelson has been. The youngsters enjoy the rides, like the big Ferris Wheel. Don't miss the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Sailaway Charters gives up-close tours of creatures that inhabit Longs Bayou and Wolf Bay. The Orange Beach Art Center offers a chance to make your own glass in its glass-blowing classes.

What makes this house unique

I enjoy sipping my coffee on the front deck while the sun is coming up. I'm happy that my pets are fenced, so they don't go 'exploring.' And, I am glad that there is plenty of shade for them when that summer sun gets hot. In the evening, I love the patio area where we can BBQ and sip on our favorite beverages.

The two sides are connected with an interior door, so that when a larger than usual group stays, they can open the doors and pass back and forth without going outside.


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Parties. Strictly Enforced. We have Quite Hours you must agree to.
  • Smoking Not allowed inside. OK outside, if butts are put in containers, and not thrown on the ground!
  • Large, shaded, fenced back yard. Let your dog have fun chasing gophers and other critters, and conversing with neighbor dogs!
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Large sofa in living area. One person can sleep here.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Pets welcome at this duplex! Don't leave your fur babies lonely at home!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful for pet owners.

  • 5 of 5

The house had a great beach view even though it's across the road. FYI dogs are not even allowed on the sidewalk at the new area by the Hang Out. We looked at all the signs and none of them said no dogs allowed. It's considered part of the beach even though it is concrete. The officer was almost knocking people down to get to us. $500 fine and jail time. But they don't mind the drunk people staggering to their cars and leaving beer cans by the cars. Btw my dog took a dump on the grass by the drunk man smoking on the bench on our way back to the car. Yes! we picked it up. Other than that it was a great experience renting this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shepherdsville, KY

Always a blast at the beach!

  • 4 of 5

It is very comfortable as always!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Making Memories

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, the location and access to the beach. Our pups had a backyard to just be let out and that was very convenient. The refrigerator has a small leak and filled the bottom of the frig and until we located it, it ruined some of our food. There was also a small leak under the sink. The property needs a little update, but other than that we had a great time with our family and pets.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuscaloosa, AL

Great Location and Excellent for Pets!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much! You could not beat the location. It was so nice to sit on the porch and listen to the waves wash on the beach. The layout of the condo was roomy for 5 adults, 2 children, and 2 dogs. The bathrooms and bedrooms were very clean and orderly when we arrived. The condo itself might benefit from little cosmetic touch-ups - updated bathroom hardware, new paint, etc. However, it was a wonderful stay and we would definitely rent this condo again!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location.

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. House was great. Plenty of room. Short walk to beach. Backyard very convenient for our little dog. Would certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frisco, Texas

Gulf Shores getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented both sides and had a great Thanksgiving vacation at the beach! The beach is across the street but there are views of the ocean (front) and the sound (back). We loved bringing our dogs and the ease of letting them out the back door into the fenced yard. The kitchen was well stocked, the house was clean, and plenty of towels were provided. The beach access was a short 5 minute walk.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Alabama, Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores West, Gulf View

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf, Hot Air Ballooning


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $180 + Tax

Discounts available for military (active duty & retired) and first responders (police, fire, & EMT). Inquire with owner!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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