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Stunning Gulf Front Home on W Beach - SNOW BIRD SPECIAL!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3-bedroom, 3-Bath Gulf-Front Single-Family Home On Beach That Sleeps 10-12

Beach, Beach, Beach! Hot Fall Pricing going on for one more week. When you think of your next beach vacation, think of our fully updated - clean, private home located directly on the Gulf of Mexico’s white sandy beaches.

Marilyn's Cottage is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath Gulf-front single-family home on the beach (not a duplex) sleeps 10-12 in Gulf Shores, AL. The house was fully remodeled; including new floors, new microwave, new furniture, every room freshly painted, and new specialty hardware and fixtures throughout. Special features of the house include a full bath for every bedroom, including an en-suite bath with tub in the bunk room. The main living area boasts airy 20+ foot ceilings, and the second floor has generous 10 foot ceilings, making each room in the house open, spacious and inviting. Another special feature is a balcony attached to each bedroom, with a fabulous view from the 2nd floor master bedroom. The house is extra bright and inviting. Decorated with a professional designer’s touch, the grey-blue walls and green and blue décor bring the warm sun right in.

Each bedroom has something special. Upstairs in the master bedroom - there is an amazing view from its private balcony, in the upstairs bunk room - there are two sets of bunk beds - that sleep up to six people. In the downstairs guest bedroom - there is easy access to a private balcony. Every bedroom is complete with newly installed Black-out curtains, just in case you want to sleep in. You are on vacation, after all.

All rooms have their own bathroom (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms). Finally, there is a sleeper sofa in the living room - for those larger families. This is a great spot for you to put those early risers!

Also, the washer and dryer are large capacity - which is great when those laundry stacks start to pile up because you are relaxing.

Marilyn’s cottage is directly on West Beach Blvd in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It is perfectly located; far enough away from the center of town, but close enough for a quick drive to your favorite seafood restaurant or watering hole. Just imagine having your own beach and fishing spot right in your backyard. The real estate rule is location, location, location and this place has all three....

Imagine the sound of waves gently lapping on the shore and the most gorgeous sunsets mother nature has to offer. Our home is your home, so sit back and soak in the panoramic views of our picturesque beach house (there isn’t a bad seat in the house). Our home has everything that you will need; a fully-equipped kitchen with pots, pans, utensils, knives, etc..., wet bar, comfortable furnishings, full size washer/dryer, high-speed WIFI and a flat screen TV’s in each room with cable.

There is plenty of furniture on the deck - along with a large picnic table for you and your family to enjoy.

Finally, there is a convenient shower right off the beach - so you can wash the sand and salt water off before coming back inside to relax with your favorite beverage.

More Details

Shawn Edwards
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Shawn Edwards

My wife and I have three children that love to swim, play football on the beach, have "Movie Fests" and most importantly be with us (at least for now). We have a strong faith in Jesus and Mary.

Our hope is that you have a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

Shawn Edwards purchased this house in 2015

Why Shawn Edwards chose Gulf Shores

We bought this home to honor our mother, who passed away recently. She had a tough life living through WWII and helping the War effort, getting married and having 9 children to only lose her husband to cancer. Her spirit and faith in Jesus and Mary and her dedication to prayer helped inspire us to buy this home and make it the best it could possibly be. We had a fantastic childhood - only now as adults do we know how tough it must have been for her. She helped us to have some truly wonderful memories and we want you to have the same experience in her home with your family. God Bless and THANK YOU for considering our property.

What makes this house unique

This home is NOT a duplex, it is NOT just a "water view" - IT IS ON THE WATER AND ON THE BEACH! That is what we love about it. Just a short drive away from awesome seafood, fun bars, or just walk out our back door and take a two hour walk on the never ending beach (at least it seems like it never ends). Alabama people are friendly - so talk with everyone on your walk. It was natural for us to own our dream home here.

Sit on our private deck, watch your very own private sunsets, go fishing in bring home dinner, play sports on the beach and meet the neighbors or best of all - just don't do anything - except sit and relax and soak up the Alabama Sun!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review #14611584 “Hurry to book this Absolutely STUNNING Gulf Front Vacation Home! Don't miss out!”

Wonderful Stay!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My family and I stayed at Marilyn's Cottage just last week. While it was not our first visit to Gulf Shores, it was our first stay at this rental and I have to say, it was just fabulous! Marilyn's Cottage is just that - a beautiful cottage home nestled RIGHT ON THE BEACH! If you are looking for a beachfront stay, this is the place. The house is nicely appointed, with plenty of room for everyone - including private baths for each bedroom. But, perhaps its best feature is the wonderful deck where the coffee never tasted better! If you feel like being on the beach by the ocean, but don't want to get all sandy - hang out on the beautiful, oversized deck and take in the salt air, and the sounds of the rolling ocean. Seriously, this cottage is such a gem. This will be our go-to beach rental from now on. Highly recommend.

Date of arrival

April 2, 2016
Apr 2016
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Min age requirement strictly enforced. Must stay on premises. Do not proceed to book if you can't agree to these terms.
  • No pets. If pets are discovered your security deposit will be forfeit and not refunded. Special cleaning fees may also apply.
  • No smoking. If smoking is discovered your security deposit will be forfeit and not refunded. Special cleaning fees may also apply.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Large mirror and countertop and powder room seat.
    Bunk Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Bunk Bedroom.
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located next to Guest Bedroom in Hallway.
  • All bathroom's have been freshly painted, new hardware - including all new faucets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Attached Bathroom, Private Balcony, Flat Screen TV w/ Cable
    Bunk Bedroom - 2 bunk bed , Attached Bathroom, Private Balcony, Flat Screen TV w/ Cable
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Separate Bathroom, Private Balcony, Flat Screen TV w/ Cable
  • All bedrooms have been freshly painted.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stunning Gulf Front Home on W Beach - SNOW BIRD SPECIAL!!!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 22 reviews

Home was clean and had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Marilyn’s Cottage is a great house! The kitchen is well equipped, had lots of seating for our family (both inside and on the patio)! Very peaceful and serene decor, and best of all it’s right on the beach so we got the full effect of the gulf sounds and views! We were happy that the pics online were a true view of the house when we arrived! Also, the owner was very helpful in answering any questions we had! We would definitely rent this home again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location! Super clean!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for our two families. It rained while we were there but there was plenty to do inside. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring, TX

Sad to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Gulf Shores and we thoroughly enjoyed or vacation here. We traveled with three adults and 5 teens/pre-teens. I loved that the property was close enough to town, restaurants, shopping, etc. but not so close that we felt like we were fighting crowds. The deck offers relaxing views and is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee. It was extremely convenient to simply walk out the back door, over a small dune and stake out your spot on the beach for the day without worrying about throngs of people. We chose to cook most of our meals and found the kitchen to be stocked with everything we needed. We were truly sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice. Everything exactly as advertised. Enjoyed our stay very much.

  • 4 of 5

House was very clean, nicely furnished and well equipped. Worked well for four adults and 3 kids. Nicer deck furniture would have been a plus. But other than that, absolutely no complaints. Brio train set in closet was a HUGE hit with the kids. Proximity to beach was great. Shower downstairs was good for cleaning off, but would have been great to have short hose on the deck for a last foot rinse before entering house. Loved that this area is not so crowded. There were people on the beach, but space for everyone to spread out a bit. Much better than Florida Panhandle with wall to wall beach chairs. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the very positive review of our home. We take feedback seriously, thus we have purchased several new pieces of deck furniture and also added a hose and expanded decking under the shower to wash off your feet and body, as you suggested. We look forward to having your family stay with us again some day.
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  • 5 of 5

It was perfect! No better way to put it! Perfect location! Clean and has everything you need. We did not want to leave. The beds are so cozy and the layout was just what we needed. Every bedroom has a bathroom and nice flatscreen tvs! We loved it had a keypad so we didnt have to worry about keeping up with keys. We also had a 2 year old and it had EVERYTHING we needed. A baby gate, toys, high chair, pop up crib, stroller and much more. We had a blast. The view is amazing.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Beachfront Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time this week. The home was perfect for a relaxing vacation with amazing views. We would definitely come back to enjoy another week in this lovely home!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41.6 Miles
Pensacola Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bahama Bob's Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry Service - Departs Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sea n Suds Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
This home's backyard - which is "on the Beach"
Car: recommended

Our home is located in the best area in all of Gulf Shores, AL. It is on the main beach, but located far enough away for privacy - but a very short drive away from theme parks for the family like Pirate Island Golf (two 18 hole golf courses thru waterfalls, caves, a pirate ship and fog), Adventure Island (paddle boats, lazer tag, arcade games, go-karts), The Track Recreation Center (go-karts, bumper boats), Waterville USA (20 acre water & amusement park), Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores Museum, Cobb Movie Theater with 14 auditoriums, National Wildlife Refuge, The TRACK (bumper boats, arcade, skycoaster, mini golf), Alligator Alley, or our favorite which are Dolphin Cruises!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Refundable Damage Deposit $450

**Must be 25 years of age to rent. No smoking is allowed on the premises. Pets are NOT allowed.

**Higher Security Deposits will be required during Spring Break.

For those booking 12(+) months in advance:
We ask for $500 up front to secure your reservation.
6(+/-) Months prior to your arrival date we will collect an additional $250.
60 days prior to your arrival date your remaining balance is due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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