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8 Bedrooms! Beach View on West Beach! Sleeps 30! Big Pool! 3 Living Areas!

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Front of Sweet Dreams with large deck looking out on the Gulf. Plenty of parking

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:30
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Please email, call or text the owner before clicking on the "book it now" button! Thanks! Also, we have other properties that may be available if the dates needed do not work with this property.

Sweet Dreams is the perfect house for your large family vacation, plus it can be rented by snowbirds as a 2 or 3 bedroom unit in the winter. Here are some of the highlights of this house:

- On West Beach Blvd with a great view of the gulf
- 2.5 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd; Close enough to enjoy the activities but far enough removed to escape the crowds
- 8, yes that is EIGHT, bedrooms
- 3 king beds, 5 queen beds, 1 twin bed, 3 full/twin bunk beds, 1 child's bed, 2 queen sleeper sofas and a regular sofa. This home can sleep up to 31 people! 10 mattresses/box springs were replaced in November 2014 and 6 more were replaced in April 2016! Note ... it probably goes without saying but sleeper sofas are best for kids ... not very comfortable for adults!!! If there are no kids in your group, then the house can sleep 26.
- 5 full baths and 2 half baths
- 3 living areas
- 3 full kitchens
- 3 sets of washers and dryers
- Over 3,800 sq ft of living space
- Covered parking for at least 4 vehicles
- Driveway parking for at least 6 more vehicles
- Large deck on the front of the house with beach views
- Large screen TVs in every room! 37' HD televisions in all three living rooms and 32' televisions in every bedroom!
- Two video game systems (X-Box and Nintendo) with games
- A very large, private, in-ground pool! This pool is completely enclosed with a vinyl fence for privacy, has two ladders for easy access, and has lots of built-in seating for your comfort. There are chairs, chairs and more chairs for your comfort around the pool. This may be one of the nicest pools in Gulf Shores, with a size of 16 feet by 32 feet and a depth of 3.5 feet to 5.5 feet.

We know that the kids (and adults) love the beach, but a beach vacation also means time away from the beach. At Sweet Dreams, you can enjoy the beach, enjoy the pool, watch some of the dozens of movies in the house, or play some of the dozens of games. Or just sit on the deck and catch the rays. There is something for everyone!

Oh, did we mention the best feature of this house? In today's economy, all of us look for bargains. There is no doubt that this house is the best bargain in Gulf Shores. You can rent this home, with 8 bedrooms, 5 baths, sleeping 31 people, with a large private pool and a great beach view for much less than any similar house will cost in Gulf Shores!

A house this large means that a large extended family can enjoy a vacation together. With three kitchens, everyone can cook what they want. With 3 living rooms and 8 bedrooms all with HDTVs and DVD players, everyone can watch what they want! If you want everyone together, use the large deck facing the gulf or gather around the pool.

This home could be a perfect vacation spot for you even if you don't have 31 in your party. Because of the layout of this home, during the off-season (Fall, Winter and Spring) you can rent as few as 3 bedrooms or as many as 8 bedrooms. For a family not needing the entire house, there are steps from the covered parking to each side of the house. The front deck has a divider that can be closed off to ensure privacy between the two sides. Plus, there are steps at the back of the house to the 3rd floor apartment. But, if you do have a large family and need the entire house, there is a door on the deck to connect the two sides and there are steps in the east side unit that can be used to get to the apartment.

Here are your choices for how to rent the house and the costs for each. The prices are for a week, as we rent from Saturday to Saturday throughout the year. We also rent by the month in November through February. If you need less than a week, we may be able to assist you. Please email or call.

Summer 2016: 14 May - 19 August
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $6,700 / week

Fall 2016: 20 August - 28 October
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $2,358
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,217
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,727

Winter 2016: 29 October - 24 February
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $1,592 / week or $3,484 / month
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $788 / week or $1,604 / month
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,141 / week or $2,413 / month

Spring Break weeks 2017: 25 February - 7 April
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $7,770 / week

Late Spring 2016: 8 April - 12 May
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $3,484
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,743
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $2,615

Summer 2017: 13 May - 18 August
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $7,700

Fall 2017: 19 August - 27 October
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $2,358
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,217
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,727

So, if you need lots of room, want a view of the gulf from three living rooms, three kitchens, two decks, and two bedrooms, want to be able to sleep up to 31 people, want a very large, private pool, and all at a great price, then Sweet Dreams is the place for you!

Is Sweet Dreams booked the week you need it or do you need something smaller? We have 3 other properties. If you want a stand alone house with an unobstructed view of the beach then check out The Southern Cross, vrbo number 257393. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on West Beach Blvd. If you need 6 bedrooms and 6 baths, then you could rent The Southern Cross and Fun In The Sun. Fun In The sun, vrbo number 331813, is right on Little Lagoon (perfect for kids playing in the water) and is less than 50 yards from The Southern Cross! 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!

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed inside the house or around the pool area!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, no pet are allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 30

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    West Side, 1st floor. Sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    East side, 1st floor. Sleeps 2....moreless

  • Den: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleeper sofas in two downstairs living rooms. Sleeps 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    East side, 2nd floor, south end. Sleeps 2....moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    East side, 2nd floor, north end. Sleeps 3....moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    South bedroom in apartment. Bunk is Twin over Full. Sleeps 5...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    North bedroom in apartment. Bunk is twin over full. Sleeps 5...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 child bed

    West side, 2nd floor, south end. Sleeps 3....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    West side, 2nd floor, north end. Bunk is twin/full. Sleeps 5...moreless

  • King size beds (3) 2 king beds in west side of house. 1 king bed in east side of house. Queen size Beds (4) 1 queen bed in west side of house. 2 queen beds in east side of house. 2 queen beds in apartment. Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 twin bed in east side of house. Child Beds (1) 1 child bed in west side of house. Sleep Sofa (2) 1 sleeper sofa in the west side of the house. 1 sleeper sofa in the east side of the house. Bunk Beds (3) 1 twin over full bunk bed in west side of house. 2 twin over full bunk beds in the apartment....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

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

    Cable television connected to HD TVs in all three living rooms. TVs are also in all 8 bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console:

    (2) One bedroom has an X-Box and one has a Nintendo system with games....moreless

  • Video Games:

    (2) X-Box and Nintendo games provided....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Directly across the street from the beach with beach views from three living rooms, two bedrooms and two decks....moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    3 air conditioning / heating units...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (3) 2 full-sized and 1 compact dryer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Enough covered parking for at least 4 vehicles. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Enough parking in the driveway for at least 6 more vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking space in the driveway for an RV, Boat or Trailer...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (3) 2 full-sized and 1 compact washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet available throughout house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you would need to prepare your meal is provided in all three kitchens....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (3) Dishwashers in all three kitchens....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (3) Full kitchens in west side, east side, and apartment....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (3) Microwaves in all three kitchens....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    (3) Refrigerators in all three kitchens....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large balcony that spans the front of the house that can be opened or divided into two parts (one for west side, one for east side)....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Very large (16 * 32) in-ground private pool for this house only surrounded with a privacy fence...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016 - Entire House
Oct 29 - Feb 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$265
$1,592 $3,214
Spring Break 2017
Feb 25 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,700
LateSpring 2017 - Entire House
Apr 8 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$580
$3,484
Summer 2017 - Entire House
May 13 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,700
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,358

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017 Entire House
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$393
$2,358
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • 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

Sweet Dreams is located approximately 2.5 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd. The house is located at 1392 West Beach Blvd. We are directly across the street from the beach with gulf views from the decks, living rooms and some bedrooms. Need a smaller home or is Sweet Dreams booked the week you need it? Check out The Southern Cross, located at 1964 West Beach Blvd. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with great views of the gulf. This house also backs up to Little Lagoon. You can go out on the pier and fish in the lagoon! There is also a swimming pool. Visit www.gulfshoresbeachrental.net for details or go to rental # 332937 on Home Away.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, minature golf

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

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 a home in Gulf Shores (The Southern Cross, VRBO 257393). Within a few months, we knew we had found the perfect location and began to search for a second house. Sweet Dreams is our second beach home and is great for large family gatherings. Since then, we have purchased two more homes in Gulf Shores. We would love for you to visit one of our homes and have a great vacation! Please email us to get more information and more photos of all the properties. Mark & Janet Binkley Starkville, MS.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sweet Dreams is the perfect location for a large family who want to vacation together without breaking the bank. There are many reasons why we enjoy this home. (1) It is a large home, with over 3,800 sq ft. There is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy. (2) There are three separate living areas. Each living area has plenty of seating, so one group can watch the big game on one HDTV, while another group can watch a favorite show on a second HDTV and a third group can catch the movie they want to watch on the third HDTV. And, of course, the kids can watch their shows in their bedrooms since there is a tv in each bedroom! (3) We know how difficult it is to prepare enough food for 30 people in one kitchen, or how difficult it is to find food that 30 people like. That is not a problem in Sweet Dreams as there are THREE full kitchens (refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers) in the house! (4) If you are going to bring 30 people to a family retreat, you don't want people sleeping on the floor. That is not a problem with Sweet Dreams as there are king, queen, twin, single and children beds throughout the house. Enough beds to handle 30 people (counting sleeper sofas in two living rooms)! (5) Need to do laundry while visiting? There are three sets of washers and dryers. (6) Need to catch up on work or that facebook account? Wireless internet is in the house. (7) Finally, and most important, are the outside activities. Walk across the street and you are on the beach! Being 2.5 miles from the center of Gulf Shores, the beach is not crowded and you can enjoy your time laying in the sun or trying your luck at fishing in the gulf. For those who want the sun and water but prefer fresh water and privacy, wait till you see our swimming pool! It is HUGE! Plenty of room for the entire family. It is a large in-ground pool, 16 by 32, completely surrounded by a vinyl privacy fence. You could stay at the pool all day soaking up the rays in your lounger!


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Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • Front of Sweet Dreams with large deck looking out on the Gulf. Plenty of parking

    Front of Sweet Dreams with large deck looking out on the Gulf. Plenty of parking

  • Back of house. Separate entrance to apartment or use inside stairs. Private pool

    Back of house. Separate entrance to apartment or use inside stairs. Private pool

  • View from deck (with lots of seating) of driveway and Gulf just across the road.

    View from deck (with lots of seating) of driveway and Gulf just across the road.

  • Living room going into fully equipped kitchen on west side. All open to deck!

    Living room going into fully equipped kitchen on west side. All open to deck!

  • West side 2nd floor south bedroom (king bed). And a child's bed. Great gulf view

    West side 2nd floor south bedroom (king bed). And a child's bed. Great gulf view

  • East side living room. Sliding door to deck. Queen sleeper sofa in 2 living rooms

    East side living room. Sliding door to deck. Queen sleeper sofa in 2 living rooms

  • East side 1st floor  bedroom (king bed).  Great view of the pool!

    East side 1st floor bedroom (king bed). Great view of the pool!

  • View of the Gulf from east side 2nd floor south bedroom. Easy walk to the beach!

    View of the Gulf from east side 2nd floor south bedroom. Easy walk to the beach!

  • Full baths on the first floor of each side and in the apartment!  Beach decor!

    Full baths on the first floor of each side and in the apartment! Beach decor!

  • 3 sets of washers and dryers!  Full size sets on both sides of the house!

    3 sets of washers and dryers! Full size sets on both sides of the house!

  • Living room and eating area in the apartment. Board games and 2 game systems!

    Living room and eating area in the apartment. Board games and 2 game systems!

  • 3rd floor apartment bedroom (queen and twin over full bunks).  Great for kids!

    3rd floor apartment bedroom (queen and twin over full bunks). Great for kids!

  • Storage area underneath for beach toys.  Grill and seating outside by pool door!

    Storage area underneath for beach toys. Grill and seating outside by pool door!

  • Large in-ground pool with two ladders, built-in seats, lots of chairs.  Private!

    Large in-ground pool with two ladders, built-in seats, lots of chairs. Private!

  • Living room on west side. 37" HDTVs, DVD players and DVDs in all 3 living rooms!

    Living room on west side. 37" HDTVs, DVD players and DVDs in all 3 living rooms!

  • West side, 1st floor bedroom (king bed). 32" flat screen HDTVs in every bedroom!

    West side, 1st floor bedroom (king bed). 32" flat screen HDTVs in every bedroom!

  • West side 2nd floor north bedroom (queen & bunks). Ceiling fans in every room!

    West side 2nd floor north bedroom (queen & bunks). Ceiling fans in every room!

  • Living room going to the kitchen on the east side. 1 large room extends to deck!

    Living room going to the kitchen on the east side. 1 large room extends to deck!

  • East side 2nd floor south bedroom (queen bed). Stairs in this room to apartment.

    East side 2nd floor south bedroom (queen bed). Stairs in this room to apartment.

  • East side 2nd floor north bedroom (queen and twin beds).  15 beds in this house!

    East side 2nd floor north bedroom (queen and twin beds). 15 beds in this house!

  • Jack and Jill bathrooms on 2nd floor of both sides.  5 full baths, 2 half baths!

    Jack and Jill bathrooms on 2nd floor of both sides. 5 full baths, 2 half baths!

  • Full kitchen in the apartment. Full bath and washer/dryer are around the corner!

    Full kitchen in the apartment. Full bath and washer/dryer are around the corner!

  • Great view of the beach and Gulf from the living room in 3rd floor apartment

    Great view of the beach and Gulf from the living room in 3rd floor apartment

  • 3rd floor apartment bedroom (queen and bunks).  Ceiling fans in every room!

    3rd floor apartment bedroom (queen and bunks). Ceiling fans in every room!

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Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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