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Don't Walk to the Beach-Stay on the Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Gulf Home - Sleeps 8

'My family had one of our best vacations here at the Gulf. The house was a perfect distance from the tourist traps. Speaking of traps, Kiva Dunes was a great golf course and only a mile down the road. We spent most of our time on the beach tanning, swimming, and fishing. We will be back!'

Gulf Gaze is a family beach house sleeping a maximum of EIGHT (8) people including children of all ages. We make every effort to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. You will find the house ideally suited for a relaxing vacation. A large percentage of the guests return annually. SORRY HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE GROUPS, CHURCH GROUPS, WEDDINGS PARTIES, AND LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS RENTING MULTIPLE HOUSES CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED!

The house is directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach in the small private community of Cabana Beach Estates. Cabana Beach Estates is about 12 miles west of Gulf Shores, Alabama off Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180). During walks on the beach, you will enjoy miles on natural, undisturbed beach and dunes on each side of the house.

The house has four bedrooms and two baths. It is laid out with two bedrooms and a bath on each side of a great room. Entire front of the great room is glass providing the best possible view of the Gulf and beach. Front bedrooms have sliding glass doors opening onto the deck.

Guests Book Comments:: What a beautiful view! We just loved everything about your wonderful home. The beach was beautiful. The kids loved chasing crabs. We can't wait to return to this charming, cozy home by the sea! We will surely miss looking out at the beautiful ocean every morning. Thanks for the wonderful memories! We will be back!

Guest Book Comments:: Our first visit to Gulf Gaze, and we have truly enjoyed our vacation. We hope to return next year!

My family had one of our best vacations here at the Gulf. The house was a perfect distance from the tourist traps. Speaking of traps, Kiva Dunes was a great golf course and only a mile down the road. We spent most of our time on the beach tanning, swimming, and fishing. I caught several mullet, one catfish, two blue fish, and even hooked a manta ray! We will be back!

Guest Book Comments:: We planned this trip for 5 months. It was everything we had hoped for. The house was great with the covered deck and excellent view. Low traffic on the beach was ideal. Hailey celebrated her 13th birthday on the beach! This was a very special trip - our whole family spent a relaxing week together and look forward to doing it again! On our last night, the dolphins came up and performed for us. We are not ready to go home!

More Details

Wayne & Catherine Oberding
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please: No bonfires on beach. No discharge or use of any kind of fireworks (including sparklers) on the beach or in Cabana Beach Subdivision.
  • Please: No RV's are permitted on the property and/or tied to the house utilities.
  • Please respect posted speed limits in the subdivision as there are cyclist, joggers, and walkers on the road. The road has blind curves.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The beachside bedrooms furnished with deluxe queen size bed have access through sliding glass doors out onto the deck overlooking the beach. You will fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the surf breaking on the beach. All bedrooms have a view of the beach. A Pack-N-Play is available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Don't Walk to the Beach-Stay on the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time there! I cant believe how quick a week went by! The layout of the home is great for several people to have their privacy with a central area for all to gather!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Nothing makes us happier than to hear our guests enjoyed their stay at Gulf Gaze Beach House. Look forward to having you as our guest in the future!
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A little piece of Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Gulf Gaze beach house was better than we had imagined. The house is in great shape and sits so close to the beach. It made for a wonderful week with our family. Two kids age 6 and 2 had a blast. Private beach that was not crowded at all. We will definitely be returning for vacations in the future. It was simply the most relaxing vacation our family has ever had. A+

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The house is the perfect layout and you cannot be any closer to the beach. Beautiful property and views all the time. This was a return trip and seems to get better each time.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Location on the Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for two families with small children. We had 4 adults and 3 children and it was more than enough room. The location is beyond perfect.....literal steps from the beach. It made setting up at the beach a piece of cake. The heated outdoor shower is a wonderful addition..... made keeping the sand off a lot easier. The private beach for the community was great...never once felt crowded by anyone else. The neighbors were friendly and there were never any problems with noise or otherwise. We would definitively recommend this house. If our group size doesn't change....we will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean really nice facility.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home, walk right onto beach, great front porch for sitting and reading. Kitchen is very well equipped and updated!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views, great area, great home

  • 5 of 5

After our weeklong stay, we were definitely sad to leave this house. The house is located by other homes and while we were on spring break, there were no crazy parties or other nonsense. The private beach area helps prevent too much traffic and allows you to stake out some sand without the fear of others invading your space. It's about 15 minutes into town, which is where your large stores and restaurants are all located, but there is a little store a minute or two away for necessities. The deck was big enough for our four adults and four kids to eat and hangout on. The house and furnishings are not brand new, so if you are looking for a completely renovated home this is not it. Keep in mind there was nothing wrong with anything in the house (bed, kitchen, bathroom, etc). I would definitely book this place again. Great communication with the owners prior to booking and after booking as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pensacola, FL or Mobile, AL
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Hwy 59 & Hwy 180
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Beach Club
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
In front of the house
Car: necessary

Golf: We are fortunate to be located amongst some of the finest golf courses in the country. Kiva Dunes and Peninsula championship courses are located within five miles. There are another five located within 25 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 6.0%

Gulf Gaze Beach House is a family vacation house and not available to high school or college groups, church groups, or wedding parties..

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.

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