About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms 2 Bath, Sleeps maximum of 8, 7 night miinimum stay
Home sleeps a maximum of 8 guests. NO COLLEGE OR HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS ALLOWED. Families only. Relax on the covered deck with family and friends while watching the sun set on the beautiful Lagoon. Enjoy fishing, crabbing or just lounging on the private pier. The beautiful Gulf of Mexico is across the street. Barbecue and picnic outside or take advantage of the wonderful fresh seafood available in the area. Our fully equipped kitchen will make preparing this wonderful seafood a breeze. Enjoy cycling, walking or running...biking/walking lanes are available on beach road. Flat screen TV available in Great Room with DVD. Flat Screen also available in three of the four bedrooms with cable access. WIFI available.
Small private white sandy beach is exclusively available for our guests. So, take your lounge chair and catch some rays while the gentle waves lap at your feet. Area is great for kayaking and other small beach craft.
Two bedrooms open up to a balcony/deck with seating, facing the beach side with Gulf view. Large deck area also facing Lagoon with outdoor furniture and a large bed swing where you can relax and enjoy watching the sea gulls, pelicans, ducks and our resident friendly blue heron, Henry!!!
Keywords: Private beach, Pier, single family home, Located on Little Lagoon
Weekly Rentals Only, Saturday to Saturday
Check In: 4 pm Saturday No Exceptions
Check Out: 10 am Saturday No Exceptions
We do not rent to high school or college groups, families only-maximum of 8 guests allowed.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Vacation Home Run
Wonderful vacation home! This house was fully stocked right down to games, books and videos! It had everything! Our extended family of 8 (ages 11 to 75) had great time ... even through the storm! The location was perfect for us ... away from the noise and crowds, but an easy drive to everything. The beautiful beach was a quick walk across the street, but the children (and adults) spent a lot of time on the private pier (fishing) and beach. Best home we've rented as a family in a long, long time! We will be coming back to Gulf Shores again and will hopefully be able to stay at Mermaid's Lair! And in the words of an 11 year old, "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!"
This place was AMAZING! It far exceeded what we expected when we arrived. Everything was fully stocked as if someone lived there. The pier was perfect for us to fish from. We took kayaks and spent a lot of time on the lagoon. We stay at Gulf Shores regularly during the Shrimp Festival and I'll have to say this place has been the best place we have stayed. The beach in the back is perfect. We spent more time there than anywhere else. I will definitely come back to Mermaid's Lair any time I plan on visiting the beach if it's available. I had no trouble at all getting my deposit back. The owner was very helpful and honest. If you like to read there are plenty of very good books about local history and the area. I would recommend this place to anyone was just wants to relax and enjoy a peaceful visit to the beach.
There needs to be a higher rating than 5 stars. This property is so perfect in every way. We are a family of 7 that just finished creating some wonderful Gulf Shore memories, and most of them involved this home. It is beautifully decorated in beach colors. the kitchen is extremely well stocked with everything you'll need. The private pier and beach made for many no-hassle play times with the grandkids. And that outdoor sway-bed, Ahhh! It was difficult to leave. During our stay, the elevator and fireplace were not available to us, so if that's important, check with the owner.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mermaid's Lair. The home was just as presented and even better. The Lagoon side was much better than expected with the ability to enjoy the water and a dock for fishing. We felt the amenities where of a quality that gave a more enjoyment such as comfortable deck furniture, fine furnishings, upscale appliances and useful kitchen ware. We will be back again!
After 25 years of marriage, three active boys and numerous vacations in all seasons, I can honestly state that Mermaid's Lair is our most favorite place to visit when traveling to the beach. Whether we want to just relax and take it easy or we want a little adventure this is the property for our family. I think we may be on our 6th visit!
The property...WOW! Bright and cheery, clean, beautifully furnished and well stocked, great selection of DVD's/TV's, family games, books, wifi plus a pier to die for and even a hammock and swing. (No better place to have your morning coffee.) The photos are wonderful but the actual property is even better.
Location...just can't be beat. The privacy of your own sandy yard and personal pier is the best. Just a quick walk across the street and we are on the beach ready for the sand and surf. We love the access to both the bay and the ocean. My husband and I love the sunrises and the sunsets. Our teenagers love to kayak in the bay and fish/crab off the pier. Restaurants and shopping are plentiful and just a quick drive but I must warn you, once you are on the property it is very hard to leave.
The owner has always been helpful and has everything we have ever needed to make our stay at Mermaid's Lair outstanding. We will continue to visit year after year...you should visit too. It just can't be beat!
Beautiful, well kept property
We have stayed at many different rental properties in the Gulf Shores/Ft. Morgan area over the years, both condos and homes. Mermaid's Lair is by far the nicest property we have ever stayed at. Most beach rental homes are not that nicely decorated or furnished, and oftentimes, the kitchen doesn't have many accessories. Not Mermaid's Lair. Mermaid's Lair is truly decorated, and nicely at that. The kitchen is amazingly stocked with everything, and I mean everything, you could ever need. We got crab legs to go from a Gulf Shores restaurant one night, and there we even claw cracking tools there to use! All of the kitchenware is very nice.
The beds are all very comfortable, especially the master bed. Everything was spotless upon arrival. The master bath is very roomy with a huge shower. The master and one other bedroom have sliding glass doors on the Gulf side that go out onto the deck, so you can sit right outside your room and listen to the Gulf.
Being on the lagoon is really nice. We had three young boys ages 7-11 with us and they had way too much fun playing in the lagoon, which even at the end of the dock is only about 3 feet deep. The walk to the beach across the road is only about 5 minutes tops. There are plenty of beach chairs down at the lagoon in the back yard for relaxing there. The back porch is wonderful, with several rocking chairs and gliders as well.
Overall, this was an excellent property that we would highly recommend. The owner was very nice to work with, and we plan on returning to Mermaid's Lair for future stays.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum age is 25 No high school or college groups, families only 7 night minimum stay, Saturday to Saturday Sleeps a maximum of 8 guests, no exceptions No pets allowed, no smoking allowed anywhere on premises