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Has it All! Beach View! Pier in Little Lagoon! Pool! Fish, Swim, Relax!

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Front of the townhouse (left side of building) with pool just outside the door!

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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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:N/A

Property description

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Fun In The Sun! The name says it all! 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 10 yards out the back door. Swimming? Try the pool to the back of the house. Quiet, peaceful relaxation? Try awakening in your bed looking out to the gulf, or sitting in your living room looking out on the peaceful Little Lagoon, or sitting on one of the decks watching beautiful sunsets over the unobstructed view of the water. 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 a view of the Gulf of Mexico from two of the bedrooms. One of these bedrooms has french doors leading out to a deck overlooking the swimming pool and a view of the gulf. There are also great views of Little Lagoon from the kitchen, dining area and living room on the first floor and from the third bedroom on the third floor. The greatest thing about this house is the location. It sits directly on Little Lagoon! You can sit in the grass in front of the house, in a chair under the house, or on either of the two decks on the 1st and 2nd levels and watch the boats go by, watch the various birds catching fish, or just enjoy looking at the water. Little Lagoon is a 10 mile long body of salt water where you can fish (spotted trout, red fish, flounder, croakers, 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 but rather a townhouse. You only have one neighbor. Very hard to find a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse with a gulf view, sitting directly on Little Lagoon, with fishing in the lagoon and gulf, a swimming pool and in a quiet area of Gulf Shores!

This home features 3 bedrooms, all with queen size beds plus bunk beds (with a full sized mattress on the bottom) in the upstairs bedroom. There are also 3 full baths, each connected to a bedroom. Two bedrooms and two baths are upstairs and one has an incredible view of the lagoon and has sliding glass doors onto a large deck. The third bedroom and bath is downstairs and looks out over the swimming pool and to the gulf. It also opens onto a deck. There are tables and chairs on all of the decks. On the first floor are the kitchen, eating area, living room, and washer and dryer. Sliding doors take you from the living room onto a first floor deck overlooking the lagoon. The living room has ample sitting options, including a queen sleeper sofa. 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 glass table and chairs with a great lagoon view or pull a stool up to the bar separating the kitchen and living room. There is new a 42' high definition TV in the living room and 32' high definition TVs in each bedroom with Dish Network service. Plus, there are 3 DVD players and an Game Cube 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 three small vehicles or two large vehicles under the house.

What else can we tell you? Did we mention the full size washer and dryer? Or that the living room and one bedroom have sliding glass doors onto decks overlooking the lagoon? 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? Or that there is wireless internet throughout the house? Come see for yourself. You will never want to leave as you will be having so much Fun In The Sun!

Is Fun In The Sun booked the week you need it? 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 less than 50 yards from Fun In The Sun. This unit is perfect for those wanting a house with a great gulf view! 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 actually sleeps 30 people!!

Keywords: Beach house, Lagoon Fishing, Swimming Pool

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent this house is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of games and books in the house for kids (of all ages!)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking allowed inside the house...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, no pets allowed...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network in the living room and all three bedrooms...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Living room and all three bedrooms have DVD players with an assortment of DVDs in the living room...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    The gulf can be seen from the house from two of the bedrooms (one with balcony)...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront:

    The house sits less than 20 yards from Little Lagoon so most of the rooms have great water views. Grassy area between the house and lagoon....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Room for two large vehicles or three small cars under the house. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Includes waffle maker, blender, electric skillet, coffee maker and all pots/pans needed to cook your meal....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen includes refrigerator with ice maker, stove, dishwasher and microwave...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Decks off the living room and one bedroom overlooking Little Lagoon. Deck off another bedroom overlooking to pool with a view of the gulf....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Ground floor patio that extends from the house towards Little Lagoon....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Oct 29 - Feb 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$135
$800 $1,400
Spring Break 2017
Feb 25 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,662
Spring 2017
Apr 8 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$247
$1,482
Summer 2017
May 13 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,115
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$184
$1,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $135 + tax
  • 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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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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Location

3.7 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd

Other Activities: Shopping, Parasailing, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature 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 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 10 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 lagoon, one facing the gulf) 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 as the only noise is the water coming onshore. Talk about peaceful! To finish the day, we watch a favorite TV show or a DVD on the 42' HD TV in the living room or on the 32' 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 32' HD TVs and DVD players and one with a Game Cube, 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.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Front of the townhouse (left side of building) with pool just outside the door!

    Front of the townhouse (left side of building) with pool just outside the door!

  • Enjoy the swing as you watch the activity on Little Lagoon.  Grass and sand between house and water for you to enjoy.

    Enjoy the swing as you watch the activity on Little Lagoon. Grass and sand between house and water for you to enjoy.

  • View from the second floor deck of the pier onto Little Lagoon and a small sandy beach.  Enjoy fishing, crabbing, or just playing in the water.

    View from the second floor deck of the pier onto Little Lagoon and a small sandy beach. Enjoy fishing, crabbing, or just playing in the water.

  • View of the beach and gulf as you step off the deeded boardwalk - No Crowds!

    View of the beach and gulf as you step off the deeded boardwalk - No Crowds!

  • 42” HDTV with DVD player and DVDs.  Lots of games and books are in the cabinet!

    42” HDTV with DVD player and DVDs. Lots of games and books are in the cabinet!

  • Living room has a queen sleeper sofa, two rocker recliners and another chair.

    Living room has a queen sleeper sofa, two rocker recliners and another chair.

  • View of the hallway leading to the master bedroom.  Entry door is on the left & full size washer and dryer are behind bi-fold doors in the hall.

    View of the hallway leading to the master bedroom. Entry door is on the left & full size washer and dryer are behind bi-fold doors in the hall.

  • Master bedroom on the 1st floor with door to a full bath & hallway to kitchen.  Ceiling fans in every room

    Master bedroom on the 1st floor with door to a full bath & hallway to kitchen. Ceiling fans in every room

  • View of the swimming pool from the 1st floor bedroom with gulf down the driveway

    View of the swimming pool from the 1st floor bedroom with gulf down the driveway

  • 2nd floor bedroom with 32'' HDTV and full bathroom.  DVD players are in all bedrooms.

    2nd floor bedroom with 32'' HDTV and full bathroom. DVD players are in all bedrooms.

  • Full private bath attached to the 2nd bedroom.  All bathrooms have hair dryers.

    Full private bath attached to the 2nd bedroom. All bathrooms have hair dryers.

  • Same bedroom with sliding glass doors onto deck overlooking Little Lagoon.

    Same bedroom with sliding glass doors onto deck overlooking Little Lagoon.

  • Parking for 3 cars (or 2 trucks) under unit with storage for beach items & grill

    Parking for 3 cars (or 2 trucks) under unit with storage for beach items & grill

  • Back of unit.  Decks from the living room and bedroom.  Steps to Little Lagoon!

    Back of unit. Decks from the living room and bedroom. Steps to Little Lagoon!

  • Catch a fish, feed a heron!  On the pier just steps from the property! Peaceful!

    Catch a fish, feed a heron! On the pier just steps from the property! Peaceful!

  • Open space. View from the kitchen across the dining room, living room and deck!

    Open space. View from the kitchen across the dining room, living room and deck!

  • Back deck looking into the living room. Lots of room to sit and eat.

    Back deck looking into the living room. Lots of room to sit and eat.

  • Dining room and bar between kitchen and living room. Seating for 10. Beach decor

    Dining room and bar between kitchen and living room. Seating for 10. Beach decor

  • Fully equipped kitchen.  Everything needed to cook the fish caught off the pier!

    Fully equipped kitchen. Everything needed to cook the fish caught off the pier!

  • Master bedroom (queen bed) with deck and view of Gulf. 32' HDTVs in all bedrooms

    Master bedroom (queen bed) with deck and view of Gulf. 32' HDTVs in all bedrooms

  • Master bath.  Connects to bedroom and hallway.  Has a shower/tub.

    Master bath. Connects to bedroom and hallway. Has a shower/tub.

  • 2nd floor bedroom (queen bed) with view of Gulf and swimming pool.

    2nd floor bedroom (queen bed) with view of Gulf and swimming pool.

  • Lagoon side bedroom with queen bed, bunk beds (twin over full), 32' HDTV and game system.  Also has a full bath.

    Lagoon side bedroom with queen bed, bunk beds (twin over full), 32' HDTV and game system. Also has a full bath.

  • Full bath connected to bedroom.  All three bedrooms have connecting full baths.

    Full bath connected to bedroom. All three bedrooms have connecting full baths.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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