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Discount 7nt Stay~April & May~Spring has Arrived~4 BR/4 Bath Sleeps 12~

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Great Property on the Beach, 4BR/4Bath, Sleeps 12

This beautifully decorated 2-story, 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home sits directly on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. By the Sea is located 4.2 miles on west beach from Hwy 59. Located on the main floor is the living and dining area, kitchen to include separate ice maker, laundry room and two bedrooms, both with private baths. The living, dining and kitchen are open and quite spacious. Floor to ceiling windows and doors on the south wall provides wonderful views of the Gulf and large sun deck.

All bedrooms are Gulf-front with private baths and balconys. Two master suites (one on the first floor and one on second floor) with double vanities, walk in showers and soaker tubs. Each have king beds. The bedroom on the southwest side of first floor has queen bed with private bath. The bedroom on the second floor southwest side has twin bunks with private bath. In addition on the second floor overlooking the first floor living area is a loft sitting area with tv, sleeper sofa and sleeper chair. This loft area provides a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful white sandy beach.

More Details

Lisa Ray
Member since: 2012
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:
March 21, 2018

About Lisa Ray

I am Phyllis Campbell the owner of By The Sea. My husband and I are from North Alabama and have had a beach get away for 30 plus years. We started on the Florida Coast then inched our way to the Alabama Gulf Coast with the purchase of our first property in Alabama in the eighties.

We love the privacy and convenience of west beach and fell in love with this home which we affectionately named 'By The Sea'. We used the home for many years as our family's second home, also for family reunions as well as both our daughter's weddings.

Our daughter, Lisa Ray, lives locally and manages the rentals on our beach home.

Lisa Ray purchased this house in 1998

Why Lisa Ray chose Gulf Shores

By The Sea is located right on the Gulf of Mexico with beautiful white sandy beaches. Gulf Shores is a small town with a big beach and is very family friendly. Our home is located in the west beach area conveniently located near many local restaurants and shops.

What makes this house unique

Our home offers the ideal location for small weddings, family reunions or just a relaxing vacation. The west beach area of Gulf Shores offers a large beach with the privacy and seclusion unlike the more heavily populated areas still just minutes away from everything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So glad you enjoyed your stay at our beach house! Thanks for your feedback, I will definitely check into the ants and notify the exterminators as well. I have not seen them. We just bought a new dryer this week and the washer was new last fall so hopefully this will make the laundry a little quieter for your next stay.

Also I will check into the ceiling fan, sometimes they can get out of balance and become noisy but thanks for letting us know. If it cannot be repaired we will replace it. Look forward to you visiting our beach house again soon.
Jun 2016
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon departure all trash must be taken to outdoor cans, dishes cleaned and put away.
  • No parking on the street.
  • Minimum age 25 to rent this property
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Queen - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Level Bunk - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Level Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Vanity
    Main Level Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Double Vanity
  • Four Baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Master - 1 king , Balcony Access
    Main Floor Queen - 1 queen , Balcony Access
    Upper Level Master - 1 king , Private Balcony
    Upper Level Bunk Bedroom - 2 bunk bed , Private Balcony
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sleeper/Single Sleeper
  • Four Bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 27 reviews
Hoover AL


  • 4 of 5

Location is GREAT Nice roomy home with master bedroom on main

Living level!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

2nd time staying. Will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have you as our guests again and look forward to your next visit!
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect location for our family! We are a family of 7 adults and 3 children. Four bedrooms and four bathrooms plus a balcony off each bedroom make it easy for everyone to enjoy each other's company and still have a place to retreat for some privacy. The floor to ceiling windows give a great view of the beach from every room in the house. The large dining table plus the bar stools provided enough room for our family to all sit down to a meal at one time. It was nice to have a highchair available for our use. The laundry room is another nice plus. The upstairs loft provided a good location for the kids to play video and card games without disturbing anyone downstairs. There are not a bunch of condos nearby so the beach is not crowded with lots of people. The owner was very responsive. We had a problem getting the storm shutters open on one of the bedrooms. When we contacted the owner, she returned my call quickly and the repair was completed a couple of hours later. I'm sure we will be returning to this house in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks your review. We look forward to you next visit!
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Great location! House floor plan was perfect for our family. It was clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The view from the spacious deck was beautiful! The beach seemed almost private for there were few people other than our family out each day. The owner was very helpful and friendly. We were close to the center of Gulf Shores, so driving in wasn't a problem, yet we were far out enough to avoid the crowds. The house and beach were exactly as pictured, just beautiful. We hope to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Time at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Great stay for our family. We had three families stay and the house worked well for all of us. Ocean was close so we could go at anytime. All of us could sit around the table at breakfast and lunch for our meals in the house. Really no negatives at all with the place. Just remember when you leave to put up your things. We left lawn chairs outside under the house and someone decided they needed two of the chairs more then we did. However this is not a negative thing for this house it is just a reminder to put your stuff up when you leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our beach house. I am really sorry about your chairs. Typically we do not have a problem. Look forward to you and your family visiting again soon! Thanks Lisa
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Property is lovely. Worked well for my wedding and housed all my family comfortably

  • 4 of 5

Overall, property was clean and very well stocked with dishes and kitchen amenities. Only issue was the outdoor lighting was poor on deck and stairs by deck and very sheer curtains in bedrooms with no additional blinds or shades. People on deck could see into bedroom making privacy a challenge.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brooke, I am sure your wedding was beautiful and hope it was as special as you had planned. I know it was such a hectic time for you and so glad we could accommodate you getting in early to unload. Maybe you can visit again on your first anniversary. Congrats! Lisa
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Great Family Fun
The Hangout
Another Great Family Restaurant/Bar within Walking Distance located on The Beach
Waterville USA
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Wagons for the little ones available
S & S Seafood Market
Tuna Dip is awesome!
Nolan's Restaurant and Lounge
Great steaks!
Lucy B Goode -- CLOSED
Nice atmosphere
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Fort Morgan
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $300

All trash must be taken to outside cans
All dishes must be cleaned and put away
Summer Months/Thermostat must be placed at 77 degrees upon departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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