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Entire home makeover in 2016! Beautiful home just steps from beach!!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2016 Makeover. 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath across the street from beach w/ great views

Inside got a gorgeous makeover in 2016 to reflect our personality after purchasing the home, New pics uploaded to show the refresh and our love for beach living.

5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home with a community pool, pier and gazebo. Just steps from beach. Newly built house with all the amenities! Go to the beach by day and fish in the lagoon all night!

Covered parking under the house. Picnic table, grill, microwave and stove. Washer/dryer. Wifi and cable TV.

Just a wonderful family friendly area! Short drive to water park, restaurants and activities!

Quiet and relaxing location.

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Matt and Amy Pater
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Matt and Amy Pater

Hi friends! We are the Pater Family! We reside in Tennesse but make frequent trips down to the beach! we love this location so much that we just had to buy a house there! We hope you love it too :)

Matt and Amy Pater purchased this house in 2014

Why Matt and Amy Pater chose Alabama

We are only steps from the beach here at Sunwatch Cottages which is perfect when you have kids and stuff to tote along! The pool is wonderful and the pier into the lagoon makes for wonderful crabbing and fishing.

What makes this house unique

Our house had a gorgeous makeover in 2016 to reflect our personality after purchasing it. This being a 5 bedroom, newly built home makes it great for holding large family vacations. We have ample bed space, with bunk beds in the kids room and queen size beds in most of the guest rooms. Full size refrigerator, microwave, and dish washer along with a washer/ dryer. Picnic table and grill under the house.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Entire home makeover in 2016! Beautiful home just steps from beach!!
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews

Amazing stay for large groups and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Amy was great getting everything set for our large group stay in May, this was our second time staying at the property and the upgrades to the house were amazing. All new paint, furniture, etc made the house look really fresh and perfect for our beach vaca. The beach is directly across the street and we spent most days there or at the quiet pool on the property. We had 13 people in our group and it didn't feel crowded at all with plenty of bathrooms and rooms that were spread out. Highly recommended property and host! See you again next year Amy!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed spending time here! Thinking of doing it again next fall.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Time at Gulf Shores

  • 4 of 5

My 3 tennis friends and I stayed at the Sunwatch Cottage #4 at the last minute since the hurricane prevented us from our usual destination. We were favorably impressed with the house and the surroundings.. We especially enjoyed sitting by the bay in the evening to watch the beautiful.. We only had 2 suggestions. One was to show the #4 on the listing. It was dusk when we arrived and we were not sure we had the correct. The lock box was different from what we were familar with so clear instructions about the box would help. Once we we settled, we had a wonderful time and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room for my entire family. Will use this place again

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location.

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay in Gulf Shores, first time in this house. There were 11 of us (6 adults and 5 kids). Overall the house was very nice. It is a super close to the beach that even the 3 year old could walk all the way without getting tired. I like the west beach location as there isn't much traffic and the beach wasn't crowded. We also had access to the pool, which was clean and maintained and empty every time we went to use it. The house itself had a great setup of bedrooms and everyone had plenty of space to sleep comfortably. The living area/dining area is a little tight for 11 people, but not so much that we complained about it. The only reason not for the 5th star is that it wasn't very clean upon arrival. I raised this issue with Amy and Matt and they agreed that it was something that needed attention. We would stay here again for sure because of the nice location and overall experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of Bay and Beach

  • 4 of 5

Although the home sits on the bay side of the road the beach is easily accessible. There were extra beach chairs and umbrella available. We didn't use the grill since it was charcoal. It was wonderful to have the private pool and pier available for our use. The home was spacious and well equipped. All the large rooms with King beds and bathrooms were great for our group with multiple families. We were impressed to find a crock pot and griddle in addition to all the other kitchen utencils. The kitchen was well stocked. The home had a stroller and pack and play for young children. The extra stroller came in handy when we went to Mobile via Ferry to the USS Battleship Alabama. We were able to witness sea turtles hatching and laying eggs. We all had a great time and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay!! Seeing the turtles sounds wonderful...we are jealous!!! Hope to have you again soon. Cheers
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 7 2016 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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