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Private Pool, Beautiful home , Awesome views of Gulf of Mexico

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Private Pool, Beautiful home , Awesome views of Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.888889 based on 54 reviews

Definite Stay Again

  • 5 of 5

Location, cleanliness, comfort and amenities were perfect for us. We look forward to our next stay at this location.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with amazing pool right by the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. The house has an amazing deck and pool where we spent a lot of time. The beach is right across the street. The home has nice furniture and high end appliances. The location was perfect for us. Away from the crowds but still just a 30 minute or less drive away from all the great Gulf Shores tourist attractions and restaurants. We highly recommend this home for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christiansburg, VA

Super place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was clean and inviting. We had a lovely visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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New Orleans

Best VRBO home I every stayed in!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect, loved having space for all six of us to do our own thing. The pool was amazing and having a front porch that large was wonderful. Both had great views of the water and both great areas to just relax.

The acoomodations were comfortable, not pretentious. The beds were great and all of us agreed we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beach home. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our week at Shore Thing. Very nice beach home with a private pool. Very short walk to the beach. Have stayed in many beachfront condos and this home was the nicest place we have stayed. Loved the quiet, relaxed beach. Already planning next years trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience, it exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed having the private pool and ease of access to the beach. We look forward to the possibility of staying at the "Shore Thing" again in the future. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. We found the owners to be accessible and great to work with. Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bruce Cantrell
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Bruce Cantrell

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.

Bruce Cantrell purchased this house in 2002

Why Bruce Cantrell chose Gulf Shores

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Jack Edwards
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fort Morgan Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, linens/towels $175
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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