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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 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 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Property was great! Nice and clean! Great views of ocean!

  • 5 of 5

Great home for relaxing getaway! Upper deck was awesome! Beautiful views of ocean!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed our home away from home! Please come back and stay with us again on your next beach trip!
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Spent a lot of time on the upper deck in the evenings due an awesome view of the moon and stars along with the soothing sound of the ocean waves. Only steps from a non crowded beach that was ideal for unwinding. I almost gave a bad review so I could keep this gem a secret😜� Will definitely be vacationing here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you stay with us and we hope to have you back again soon! We are pleased you had a great vacation!
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

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.