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Private Pool, Beautiful Home , Awesome Views of Gulf of Mexico

(34 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 9)

Shore Thing Beach House is a very nice 3 bedroom-2 bath house featuring a beautiful 12 x 28 private swimming pool, surrounded by a 25 x 40 sun deck. This home offers the best of both worlds. You can spend the day at the beach frolicking in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico & playing in the sand or, if you prefer, you have access to your own private pool. The deck provides awesome views of both Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is perfect for sun bathing. When you come back from the beach be sure to rinse off in the enclosed outdoor shower with both hot & cold water. Morning sunrises to late night talks can be spent on the covered front porch which offers a swing, rocking chairs and a picnic table. Other amenities include DirecTV with Genie, TV’s & DVD’s in all bedrooms and living room, an outdoor grill and a very well stocked kitchen.
Of the 3 bedrooms, the master bedroom has a king size bed; bedroom 2 has a queen size bed and bedroom 3 has a queen & twin size bed. The living room has a queen size sleeper sofa. Sleeps 9.
Free WIFI, microwave, blender, coffee pot, dishwasher, laundry room.
Must be 25 years of age to rent this home. No smoking and no pets allowed.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years old to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Hot and cold water....moreless


  • Books:

    Bookcase with an assortment of books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV's in great room and all 3 bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Assortment of DVD's and VHS tapes....moreless


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    2nd tier home with vacant beachfront lot in front which provides an unobstructed view of gulf. Walk out our short driveway across a small side beach road and you are on beachfront....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beachfront directly in front of our home is vacant providing unobstructed view of the gulf....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    380 ft +or- from our front porch till you are standing in gulf. Can observe dolphins swimming from our front porch or pool deck. Can hear waves break with windows open at night in cooler seasons....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized washing machine. Only use HE liquid detergent....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular Mr. Coffee and a small Kuerig....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 4 - Apr 28, 2017
5 night min stay
Apr 29 - May 19, 2017
5 night min stay
May 20 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 10 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 12 - Sep 8, 2017
5 night min stay
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 28 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
5 night min stay
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
Jan 6 - Mar 2, 2018
5 night min stay
Mar 3 - Apr 21, 2018
5 night min stay
Aug 11 - Sep 8, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning, linens/towels $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 6%


NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jack Edwards
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sassy Bass
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Morgan Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sassy Bass

Car: Recommended

Fort Morgan known as the guardian of the bay is at the tip of Mobile Point at the western terminus of State Route 180 (Alabama). It and Dauphin Island, on which Fort Gaines is situated, enclose Mobile Bay. The Alabama Historical Commission maintains the site. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., CST. the site is open Daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST, except for the award winning “Tuesday Twilight Tours” in June and July, when visitors can learn about the life at the Fort with — rifle demonstrations, the responsibilities of the Laundress, and cannon firing!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: My wife and I were both born and raised in Alabama. My wife in Cullman and myself in the Birmingham area. We are both retired now and live in the Trussville area. We have been married 40 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two awesome son-in-laws and three wonderful grandchildren. We are a close knit family and we get together every Thursday evening for dinner and family time. We have been doing this for 18 years when our oldest daughter started college. Everyone, especially the grandchildren look forward to this special family time. We would highly recommend this to everyone that has the opportunity. Family is everything and this keeps us all very close.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
My wife always wanted a house with a covered porch, real dormers, two bedrooms upstairs and the master bedroom and living area downstairs. When we found this house it fit her dream home perfectly. We are new to VRBO but our home has been in a vacation rental program since we purchased it 14 years ago so we are not new to renting and knowing what makes people happy. My wife goes beyond expectations in stocking the kitchen. We have had many rentors write in our book that they brought lots of cooking utenstils, etc. only to find they had everything they needed already here. All of our beds are very comfortable and offer a great nights sleep. All three bedrooms have a tv, dvd and dvr capabilities. Same for the great room. We have many movies on dvd that can be viewed and we have a bookcase full of books to read.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home has a 12' x 28' private pool with a large 25 x 40 sunning deck. The deck was shifted to the east to offer unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. If you have guests with you that don't prefer hours in the sun, they can sit on the covered front porch in the swing, rocking chair or deck chair in the shade and enjoy a book or just enjoy the fantastic scenery. The entire family can enjoy a meal on one of two picnic tables, one on the front porch and one under the house. There is a large enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water under the house. We also have a very nice stainless steel park grill for outdoor cooking. If you enjoy birds, we have a large colony of Purple Martins just to the north of the pool deck. They arrive in March and travel back to South America around the middle of July. They have a beautiful song and eat lots of insects. One of our favorite things to do is sit in the swing on the front porch or on the pool deck in the mornings, drink coffee and watch the dolphins play in the gulf. It is so peaceful and makes everything seem right with the world.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • Bay view from pool deck

    Bay view from pool deck

  • Inside of outdoor shower.

    Inside of outdoor shower.

  • Covered front porch featuring swing, rocking chairs & picnic table.

    Covered front porch featuring swing, rocking chairs & picnic table.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master vanity area

    Master vanity area

  • 2nd Bedroom with TV & DVD

    2nd Bedroom with TV & DVD

  • 2nd Bedroom
Queen Size Bed

    2nd Bedroom Queen Size Bed

  • View from the front porch

    View from the front porch

  • Large Enclosed Outdoor Shower.  Has both hot and cold water.

    Large Enclosed Outdoor Shower. Has both hot and cold water.

  • Dining area.  Table seats 6; bar seats 3.

    Dining area. Table seats 6; bar seats 3.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Bathroom area of master bath.

    Bathroom area of master bath.

  • Kitchen


  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Rainbow we caught from the pool deck.

    Rainbow we caught from the pool deck.

  • Sunrise at Fort Morgan

    Sunrise at Fort Morgan

  • Laundry room located on lower level.

    Laundry room located on lower level.

VRBO #570138

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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