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Luxury Beach Front Home on the Waters Edge

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 Baths - Sleeps 8 Beach Front Home

Hibearnation - a place to Relax, Refresh and Dream - Year round vacation enjoyment, 200 feet from the water’s edge, and just a short walking distance from the Nature Preserve along miles of crystal clear beaches. Enjoy beautiful Gulf views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets while watching for Dolphins, Herons and other wildlife from three levels of decking furnished with director’s and lounge chairs and tables. The ground level offers covered parking and tasteful low-level landscape lighting for comfort and security at night. Hot and cold water in the fully-enclosed lighted shower and outdoor sink make it easy to leave the 'beach' behind.

All the conveniences of your own home without the work, sleeping 8, this 3 BR/2BA spacious and well-appointed two level home features a spiral stair to a loft affording guests easy access to an additional sleeping area and even more Gulf views via the cathedral windows.

All rooms are furnished with built-in shelves, dressers, and drawers with spacious storage throughout. Sit back and enjoy the ambiance provided by the electric fireplaces in the Great room and Master Bedroom. DIRECTV access connected to six television sets with DVD and VCRs means no arguing over what to watch. A 48' LCD HDTV in the Great room is connected to a Bose surround-sound system for your listening pleasure that can also be controlled in the Master bedroom. Or, curl up with a novel from the 'book exchange' library in the Master bedroom.

The Great room offers a mirrored, granite countertop wet bar with a wine/beverage cooler. Granite countertops and tables throughout the fully equipped Kitchen (with walk-in pantry), Dining room and Great room make this living space both comfortable and easy to maintain. 'We have tried to provide everything so you don’t have to'. The screened porch with lighted ceiling fan off the Queen bedroom allows for an additional relaxing and eating space.

Secure wireless Internet and free long-distance telephone bundle make it easy to stay in contact with friends and family who can only 'wish they were here'. A 'Welcome Package' of paper products allows you to begin your vacation from the minute you unlock the sliding glass door.

More Details

Property Manager
Jackie Battles - Island Dream Properties
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • You can see the beach from the master bath if you leave the window treatments open Double sinks in both baths. Lots of room!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Screened Porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper in Loft
  • Extra Large Master Suite - had a fire place for your enjoyment - King All bedrooms have a TV, DVD and lots of storage space. Children love having their own space in the loft with a sleeper sofa. Please note this is a three bedroom home with a loft that has a sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Two electric fire places for your enjoyment. One in the master bedroom and the other in the living room!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

We had a great time despite tropical storm Cindy.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many homes over the years. Hibernation is definitely one of the best. It was very clean. The kitchen was by far the best equipped of all the homes we have stayed in. The cushions on the wicker living room furniture are in needed of replacement. As well as the bed in the loft. ( we had to put the mattress on the floor). We loved the tall chairs on the decks so you could see over the railing and enjoy the view which was amazing. The house being all one level and the boardwalk were great for my parents who have both had their knees replaced. We will definitely be booking Hibernation again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! You will be welcome back again anytime!
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Very nice house, wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

House is very clean, had everything needed. Perfect location.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying with us and please come back soon! We are pleased you had a nice vacation!
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The property was well-maintained and had a short private walkway to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean. The kitchen was well supplied with dishes, silverware , pots and pans and different glassware. We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The bedrooms and living area were spacious for our needs. The three decks on the house were used to watch for the dolphins or just for looking out at the beautiful ocean. we went out to dinner twice and went into Gulf Shores once for ice cream. Other than that we wanted to stay and enjoy each moment we had on "our" beach. Every morning we would walk the beach to view the sunrise. It was a magical time for our family. there were eight of us: a one year old, 2 year old and 6 adults. We would love to come back again, we already miss the Hibernation! Thank you for opening up your house to us. The Holmgrens

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. You are welcome back and we hope to see you again next Spring! Thank you for spending your time at the beach with us!!!
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Wonderful days and nights at Hibearnation

  • 5 of 5

Roomy, well decorated and clean, Hibearnation is the perfect vacation rental property! From the beautiful Eastern sunrises in early morning to the Western setting sun over the water, we could not have enjoyed our time more. Quiet walks on the beach, watching the Dolphins from the various decks and enjoying the fly by of resident Herons, we truly felt the restorative power of this pristine location. There was nothing we could have asked for that would have made our stay more perfect.

The house proved to be even better than expected from the description. Ample storage space, cabinets, and lounging areas throughout meant that we could store all of our "stuff"without

"tripping" over suitcases and each other!

It's obvious the house is well-maintained with everything in good working order, and far cleaner than one would expect in a rental property!

Jackie Battles processed our reservation and provided excellent details of what to do in preparation for our arrival so there were no surprises or delays in starting our vacation. We were especially pleased to find not only free internet and long distance telephone service, but DirecTV, LED TV's and DVD players in every room.

We will return to Hibearnation in Gulf Shores in part because of its proximity to shopping, restaurants, sport activities but without being crowed out by noisy tourists and traffic

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you staying with us and for taking the time to leave a review. Please come back and see us on your next trip to Gulf Shores!
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Feels like home + the sand and surf

  • 5 of 5

Extremely nice home with everything you will need from dishes to cookware to flashlights for crabbing. Tons of beach toys for the kids, chairs for the adults and a nice lighted boardwalk to the beach. The multiple decks were great for dolphin watching, and provided shelter outside during some morning showers. TVs and Bose stereo system were great for after the beach at night. Extra large washer & dryer so we came home with clean towels and no laundry. Also great for my sister in law who packed very light and ran a load of laundry why we hit the beach each day. It took a few days to hear back from Deborah when booking but so glad I waited and booked with her. You won't be disappointed with this house, well worth the 10-15 minute drive from town to stay on the quite and relaxing beaches. Most of our kids stayed up in the loft, it was a great fun place for them to hang out.

Suggestions on what to bring: food, charcoal for the grill, some ice to get you started the first day, the ice maker works great but was emptied before we arrived and when we left. Beach tent or umbrella.

This home was great and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did this past week!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our home! We appreciate you staying with us and hope you and your family will return again soon!
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So Much More Than The Bear Necessities

  • 5 of 5

No description or picture of this house will ever do it justice. It is far better than can be described and will exceed your expectations. The owners and the manager really take pride in this rental and it shows. From the lavish furnishings, the state-of-the-art electronics, the ample storage to put away your things, the books and games, and all the beach toys your kids could want. The bedding, linens and furniture are very comfortable. The loft is roomy and so private, it may as well be a 4th bedroom. The bathrooms are spacious. To say the kitchen is fully stocked is an understatement. I can assure you that if you have it in your kitchen, you will find it in this one . . . and you might even find two. The vast counter space is another plus for a family on vacation. We were pleasantly surprised that everything is labeled, especially all the light switches. You don’t have to fumble your way around for the first 3 days of your vacation.

We enjoyed so much about the outside of this house as well. The driveway under the house is beautifully maintained, clean and spacious. The decks offered beautiful views of the ocean, herons, pelicans, dolphins and the beautiful sunsets. The deck furniture is solid and comfortable. There are several sitting areas so everyone can find a spot for themselves, or they can sit together and enjoy a meal at the picnic table and grill. The boardwalk to the beach is an added bonus. It is so well maintained and leads you right to the beautiful white sand. The outdoor shower is nice for just rinsing your feet or showering off the salt. We particularly enjoyed the low-level lighting around the house and along the boardwalk at night. It just adds to the beautiful setting.

This area of the beach can’t go unmentioned. It is not crowded and the sand is beautiful and clean. It is teaming with life on the beach, in the dunes, along the shore, in the ocean and flying overhead. It is truly a place you can relax and enjoy the good things in life.

We have been renting beach homes for many years and have not found any with the extras that this house offers. Not to mention that this is by far the cleanest and most well-maintained home we have ever rented. We love this home and will return again and again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share how you found our home and service. We look forward to having you stay with us again on your next trip to beautiful Gulf Shores!
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There is a private shower with hot and cold water where you come up from the beach! You will also love the out door sink, picnic table, chairs....everything you need to enjoy as much time as possible outdoors! No weddings are allowed.


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 9 2018
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $49 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

An advanced rental payment of $400 is due at the time of booking. The balance of the rental is due 50 days from arrival. Payment may be made by check, money order or credit/debit card. An extra fee applies to payment made by card. The damage protection covers damages up to $400.00. Renters provide a credit card to be kept on file for damages exceeding $400.00. Rate are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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