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

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Bruce Cantrell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

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 Alabama

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.

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Private Pool, Beautiful home , Awesome views of Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews
5

Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay. You can't beat the pool and front porch. We spent so much time watching the beach from the front porch. It is really easy to go between the beach to the pool all day. When taking breaks from that, the inside of the house is awesome too. Thanks for sharing your spot. We hope to be returning soon!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Always enjoyable to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Like "our" second home. The owners are constantly upgrading. Our family has stayed here for over 20 years. We love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 6! Everything was great! Not only will you enjoy the house but the owners are so nice too.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Totally AWESOME!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as pictured. Frances & Bruce have a fantastic house & were excellent to work with. Any questions before hand were promptly answered. We had no issues while we were there. The pool is a great asset, just wished we had a few more sunny days to use it. Great view of the Gulf with vacant lot in front of this house. Had plenty of nice linens, dishes, pots & pans to work with. Lots of pillows!!!! Plenty of deck loungers/chairs. Loved the rockers & swing on the front porch. Highly recommend for a family vacation/ girls get away!!!!

Recommend Tacky Jack's, Bahama Bob's, Cotton's (the Southern Apple pie was to die for!!), Hog Wild BBQ & Matt's Ice cream. Oh you have to try Kayden's Candy Factory, get the chocolate carmel walnut covered apple, mmm you won't be disappointed!!!

Very easy to navigate around the area also. We did see pelicans, a few dolphins, ghost crabs & a couple of lizards.

Again we loved this property, will rent again here if we come back to Alabama!!!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We just got home from our family vacation at Shore Thing, all I can say is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in we felt at home. Everything you would need and things you hadn't even though of were there waiting. This is a gem! The house was so comfortable and the views are amazing with easy access to the beach and when you've had enough beach time the pool out back is waiting. Truly wonderful . Thank you to the Cantrell family from one family to another this is a family friendly place to enjoy.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful view, clean house, quiet street. Perfect for families and great beach access.

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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!

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,850
 
 
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$335
$2,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,550
 
 
Fall/Winter
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Winter
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Spring
Apr 21 2018 - May 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
 
 
Summer
May 26 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Summer
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,900
 
 
Labor Day 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,150
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,600
 
 
Fall/Winter
Oct 27 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,350
 
 
Winter
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,100
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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