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Large Family Retreat Right on Beautiful Beach

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
22
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 22)

Beach house directly on secluded beach with air conditioning. All rooms are beach view.

Large deck (48' X 20') overlooking ocean with numerous chairs. Upstairs is a covered porch with swing (35' X 14') and rocking chairs with a spectacular view of the sunset.

Charcoal BBQ, Hot/cold outdoor shower and covered parking.

Extra bedding: Queen size air mattress, twin size rollaway bed, and one Pack ''N Play.

Basketball goal on driveway and a basketball inside the house.

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Owner
Becky McFarland
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Becky McFarland

Becky and I had our first date on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico 35 years ago. We have always returned to the Florida Panhandle for vacations. With my family in Mississippi, we finally decided to buy a beach house between Atlanta and Jackson. We have loved the Gulf Shores area and are spending more time here as retirement draws near. Currently, I practice law in Cumming, Georgia (just north of Atlanta) with my son, Parker. All of our grown children love coming to the beach and we are grandparents of twins and another granddaughter.

Becky McFarland purchased this house in 2000

Why Becky McFarland chose Alabama

The beach in this area is much more secluded than areas closer to Gulf Shores. We have some restaurants nearby but it is only a 20 minute drive into town.

What makes this house unique

The spacious double decks with beautiful beach views are what most people love about our home. The upstairs view is breathtaking, especially at sunrise and sunset. Dolphins come by regularly and are fun to watch. The beach is secluded because there are no high rise condominiums, only houses and duplexes. The water is clear and the bottom is easily seen for a long way out in the water.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Large Family Retreat Right on Beautiful Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
Taos, Missouri
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

My family along with 3 other families booked this home as a friends vacation getaway. 14 people total. With 5 bedrooms - the adults had their own private bedrooms while the kids enjoyed sharing the common bunk room. We had plenty of space for everyone and never felt crowded. Multiple decks were WONDERFUL! There are 3 large decks: 2 facing the ocean & one large deck facing the Ft. Morgan area. This gave us plenty of deck space to have a shrimp boil, lounge, lay out and talk or sit & visit. Loved this home!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Desoto, TX, USA
5

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

My family just made a third visit to Obsession and we love it! Fantastic, quiet location on lovely beach! The place is great if you are looking for a stay away from the a lot of people. Nice beach, the house has everything you could possibly want. Five stars!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shreveport, LA
5

GREAT TRIP

  • 5 of 5

We booked this listing for a family vacation. The house was nice and spacious. There were 16 of us there and there was plenty of room. The owners were wonderful to deal with. There were a couple of issues and when we notified the owners, the issues were corrected immediately. It was great fun to see the children's faces when the dolphins swam past.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0
Kansas
4

LOVED IT !!!

  • 4 of 5

The 'Obsession' home was all we could have asked for, with 16 of us total the house was spread out enough for each family. Great location ,great beaches, great renters, couldn't have had a better vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

springbreak fun

  • 5 of 5

Great time by our whole family!!! Fun! The house was just about the closest house to the beach. We could stand on the porch and watch the dolphins swim by.... !

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0
Tennessee
5

Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and had an absolutely wonderful time! The property worked great for everyone in our group (infants to grandparents) and the beach really is as close as it looks.

The sunrises and sunsets were fantastic and we definitely saw a lot of dolphins.

There's no question we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Basketball court on the driveway.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 10 2017 - Mar 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
 
Spring
Mar 5 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Summer
May 14 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
Fall
Aug 13 2017 - Jan 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3 bunk bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Bunks (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 trundle bed, Pack-N-Play in closet of one bedroom, Sleep Sofa, (1) Twin Rollaway Bed in the Blue Room closet, Queen air mattress with pump
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All rooms have a view of the beach. Outdoor hot/cold shower on the stair landing coming up from the beach.

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