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"Kat's Meow" AMAZING Beach Front House w/ Pool - Sleeps 16 - LOW RATES!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Large home with five bedrooms/ four baths. Sleeps 16-18 easily.

Kat's Meow indeed! You get the best of all worlds. Located directly on the beach. You have privacy when you want it or enjoy the Gulf Shores Plantation Resort amenities including 5 outdoor pools, indoor pool, hot tubs, tennis, basketball, shuffle board, putting green, BBQ/picnic areas and much more. All within steps of this great location.

There is a public boat ramp on Bon Secour bay within a mile of the property for those who love to fish and crab. Hikers will love the easy access to the nature preserve. Golfers can enjoy Alabama's top rated Kiva Dunes golf course right next door as well as 5 other courses within a few miles. After a day of play , enjoy great dining and nightlife in nearby Gulf Shores.

This beautiful, five bedroom, four bath home has two large balconies facing the ocean. There are abundant windows for a perfect beach view in all south facing rooms. The huge master suite has it's own private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The sunsets are spectacular! The master on suite features a large, jetted, garden tub and separate, walk in shower. All four bedrooms are well appointed with separate bathrooms and plenty of storage. There is also a separate sleeping nook/loft for kids. This home can sleep 16 comfortably.

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Member since: 2016
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:
April 18, 2018

About Mike

Mike and Kathryn (Kat) welcome you to our beach home.

Why Mike chose Gulf Shores

We found the people and beaches of Gulf Shores to be hidden gems. The location offers solitude or fun and games at your whim.

What makes this house unique

The views from the balconies are outstanding. There is abundant wildlife and even nesting sea turtles in season. Look for our pal, the big Blue Heron. He likes to perch on the balconies. The dolphins can be seen most days playing in the surf. There is nothing better than sitting on the deck with a cool drink watching the sun slip into the ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Kat’s Meow completely exceeded our expectations. Staying in a beach house, as opposed to a condo, was a new experience for us this year. But with a family of thirteen, we wanted a little more room and privacy. We also wanted a less crowded beach experience. We found all of this at Kat’s Meow. The house is well maintained and furnished and the cleaning crew had everything in immaculate condition when we moved in for the week. The bonus room sleeping area was awesome for our grandchildren who wanted their own private area to play video games and sleep and yet, they were only steps away from their parents. The extra bathroom was also a plus.

With four vehicles to park, we appreciated the availability of parking spaces and the easy access to the vehicles from the downstairs entry. It made packing and unpacking much easier. The proximity to one of the pools of the adjoining (and available) resort was perfect since our children and their kids could step outside the unit and walk a few steps to the pool. While we did not avail ourselves of the extra amenities of the resort, it was nice to know that they were available to us.

We all appreciated the easy access to the beach. The boardwalk is on ground level with only a few steps at the end to get to the beach. And the beach was incredible. We had beautiful water the entire week. In our case, we chose to set up our pop-up tent on the beach and felt comfortable leaving the frame their each night. This saved us a lot of money on beach service and was so much more convenient and practical for the kiddos. Our neighbors on the beach and in the adjoining houses were friendly and courteous. With the small children, we want their beach experience to be enjoyable and wholesome, and that was certainly the case during our stay. And the 11:00 p.m. quiet time for the entire complex was really nice.

We loved Kat’s Meow and as soon as we can get our schedules coordinated, plan to reserve it again in 2017. It was one of our best vacations ever.

Frank & Gail S.
Jun 2016
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Upstairs Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Very large master on suite with large closet
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs common - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large common area bathroom
    Bathroom 3-Downstairs common - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large downstairs common bathroom
    Bathroom 4- on suite for bedroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity, private on suite for bedroom 4
  • Large fully stocked bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1- Upstairs Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King bed and one queen sleeper sofa. (sleeps 4)
    Bedroom 4- Downstairs queen - 2 queen , Two new queen beds (sleeps 4)
    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs kids - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , One twin over full bunk bed and one full bed (sleeps 3+)
    Living room pullout - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Good quality queen pull out (sleeps 2)
    Roll about - 1 twin/ single , Fold up roll about single (sleeps 1)
    Bedroom 2- Upstairs Queen - 1 queen , One very nice Queen bed (sleeps 2)
    Upstairs kids nook - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , One full bunk bed with a pull out twin trundle (sleeps 3+)
  • Four large bedrooms and a kids nook with bunk and trundle.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Plantation resort also has a grill/bar at the large main pool area.


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"Kat's Meow" AMAZING Beach Front House w/ Pool - Sleeps 16 - LOW RATES!
average rating of 4.977778 based on 48 reviews

Great stay, excellent home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at the Kat's Meow! Great location right on the beach and right next to the was like our own little private spot! Our two families, 9 total, had plenty of room to visit, relax, and still have privacy when we wanted it. The views were great. We also especially like the closet of beach "tools," most notably the cart to haul them all there! We would stay here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adam, Thank you for your great review. We too enjoy the house being near the pool and being directly on the beach. Glad your crew of kids found the beach toys and we hope you used the grill too. Come stay with us next year after the big remodel job this winter. Thanks again, and safe travels, Mike
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Pretty much everything

  • 5 of 5

Upon the initial renting, Mike was helpful and available for any questions. Shortly before arrival we received a very informative email regarding the house, property and surrounding area. Driving up on the house was simply breathtaking. Honestly, the best house/view in the entire resort (we actually tried to book house again for next year, but unfortunately our dates were unavailable). Walking into the house...again breathtaking. Large kitchen, large kitchen table, sizable living room off kitchen and large deck out back...not to mention the beautiful view of the gulf. Our 6 kids (between 2 families) found the bunks more than comfortable for their sleeping arrangements. The master suite is enormous with great views of the gulf. The other two bedrooms were also nice and spacious. The house was very well stocked with only few exceptions. With the number of people this house sleeps, we found it lacking towels. We had only 2 kitchen towels. We easily could’ve used 10 or more. A few more shower towels would’ve been nice too. It just seemed we were always washing towels. We also would’ve loved to have a simple colander for the amount of mac n cheese the kids consumed. So overall very minor on the cons and overloaded with the pros. The Kats Meow will not disappoint you! Thank you Mike!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thank you so much for the wonderful write up. It is always a joy to "see" the house and views through our guests eyes. Makes us remember why we bought the house in the first place. I have got to admit I had to ask Kat what a colander is. She will take care of that and add additional kitchen towels. We are heading down there at end of April for Kat's family reunion. So we are looking forward to that. Kat hasn't even seen the remodel yet! So glad your group had a wonderful time. If your dates open up for next year, I will contact you. Thanks again and safe travels. Mike
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Great house, beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Kats Meow very much. Mike, the owner, was very helpful in planning our stay and super responsive. Would love to come back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days here for a family spring break vacation. This house was perfect for our group of 13, ages 4 months to 82. There is enough space for everyone to have privacy, but you still get a homey feeling of togetherness. The house had everything we needed, and Mike was very helpful throughout the whole process. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, Thank you for the great write up. We enjoy it when guest have a good time. I'm glad you found the house to be spacious and comfortable for your group of 13! We are actually heading down there in a few weeks for Kat's family reunion too. Love the beach in spring time. ( and summer & fall ) We hope to see you in the near future. Safe travels, Mike
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Perfect house for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Kat’s Meow! We had more than enough room for our group (5 adults and 5 kids). The house was amazing, right on the beach and right next to the boardwalk. The kids loved using the beach toys and the adults loved the cart to lug it all down the boardwalk.

We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen had everything and more that we needed! (Along with a nice Weber grill to use as well!). Access to all of the pools (especially the indoor pool) was terrific, as well.

The location of the house was great. We were able to take a short drive to the end of Fort Morgan and took the ferry over to Daughin Island and visit the aquarium and get some lunch.

Overall, we loved our stay and will hopefully be back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley, Thank you for your great write up. We are so glad when our guests have a good time. Grilling some shrimps and watching the sunset from the decks is one of our favorite things to do too. Glad you checked out historic Ft Morgan and ferried over to Dauphin Island aquarium. We hope to see you again in the near future. Safe travels, Mike
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Awesome house and time.

  • 5 of 5

Will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jon, So glad you and your group had a great time. Those views from the decks can't be beat. Hope you saw the dolphins in the early mornings and ate some ruby red shrimps for me! Safe travels, Mike
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Live Music Venue
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Sushi Restaurant
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American Restaurant
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Fort Gaines
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Oyster Bar Restaurant
May's Cafe
The Estuarium
Mexican Restaurant
Billy Goat Concessions LLC
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Bahama Bob's Beach Side Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Flip Flop Deli Shop - Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Audubon Bird Sanctuary
Bill’s By the Beach
Seafood Restaurant
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
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Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
Donut Shop
Gulf Shores Public Beach
The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar
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Yabba's Wacky Snack Shack
Ice Cream Shop
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Papa Rocco's
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Seafood Restaurant
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Ribs & Reds
Barbecue Restaurant
Matt's Homemade Alabama Icecream
Ice Cream Shop
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Pink Pony Pub
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fort Morgan/Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kiva Grill
Nearest Beach
Directly in front of you
Car: necessary

Our house (Kat's Meow) is located next to the Kiva/Plantation resort. You, as our guest, will get full use of all resort amenities at no additional charges. Five outdoor pools. one indoor pool and several hot tubs throughout. Workout and sauna room. Tennis, basketball, and shuffle board are all available. Several top notch golf courses nearby including Alabama's top ranked Kiva dunes next door.

Bon Secour nature trails, kayak launch , and public boat ramp for fishermen are all within two miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Unfortunately, no pets are allowed.
No smoking in the house. Please do not throw butts on the ground.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.