Discover a selection of 51 holiday rentals in Gulf Shores, AL, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 122 per night, and houses and flats & apartments are popular options for a stay in Gulf Shores. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Gulf Shores

Take a holiday to Gulf Shores and enjoy the area's live music, festivals and theatre scene. This relaxing city is known for its beaches, sporting events and seafood restaurants. Gulf Shores Beach and Gulf State Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Gulf Shores

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Gulf Shores a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Park at OWA (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Waterville USA (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Adventure Island (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Gulf State Park Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Gulf Shores

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°C.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gulf Shores

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gulf Shores is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gulf Shores Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Gulf State Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Orange Beach Beaches (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Fort Morgan Beach (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Perdido Key Beach (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Johnson Beach (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Gulf Shores

The nearest airport is in Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), located 33.4 mi (53.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional), which is 44.5 mi (71.7 km) away.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Gulf Shores?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental in or around Gulf Shores that's right up your alley. Here are some of our faves:

  • Make the most of conveniences like a water view and a sauna at "2 King Suites, 30' Wall Of Windows". Situated around 2 miles from Gulf Shores, this unique option has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Updated 4bedroom Beachfront Corner Unit Lazy River". Located around 4 miles from the heart of Gulf Shores, it has 4 bedrooms and comes with nearby museums and a hair dryer.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Gulf Shores holiday rental for you.

What are the best tiny house holiday rentals in or near Gulf Shores?

For a completely different holiday experience, book a tiny house rental in Gulf Shores. Do be warned though — after you've experienced life in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of thes pocket-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Look forward to a simpler way of life at "Cabin - Bass - Kin On The River - Tiny House". Amenities at this gem in Fairhope include a nearby waterfront, a firepit and more.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "Cabin - The Godfather Tiny House - 10 Miles From Jordan Hare Auburn Al Book Now". Located in Notasulga, this wee gem comes with a barbecue grill and a firepit.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Gulf Shores?

Clock out on Friday and then pack your carry-on bag. If you're eager for some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and near Gulf Shores promise an unforgettable weekend getaway:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "Pelican Paradise At Turquoise Place", which is around 7 miles to the east of central Gulf Shores. There's plenty of nature and adventure to uncover here. Go tennis and parasailing or simply delight in the sights of Rock Creek Golf Club and Bon Secour Bay.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a slower pace of life at "Perfect Family Beach Get - Away". About 25 miles west of Gulf Shores, activities around here include hiking and biking and kayaking. Rather visit some sights? Find time in your schedule for Fairhope Avenue and Gulf Shores Public Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Gulf Shores?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, ideally suited for couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days exploring your new surroundings and your nights relaxing in your cosy hideaway. These holiday rentals in or near Gulf Shores will tick all the boxes:

  • After a day filled with outdoor exploration, come home to the comforts of "Beautifulfully Redecorated Spacious Large 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Condo On Ole River". Golf and a stovetop are just two of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Another top property is "Direct Beach Front, Beach/ocean View". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this comfy apartment is packed with handy amenities like an elevator, an outdoor pool and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Gulf Shores?

Whether you're after a comfy cottage or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Treat yourself to a mini break at one of these getaways in or near Gulf Shores:

  • Within easy reach of central Gulf Shores, "Crystal Shores 1001, Beachfront East Corner Unit" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not relaxing in your cosy digs, get out and discover all the fun stuff around you.
  • "3 King/2 Bunk, , All Beach Amenities Provided No Hidden Fees" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why lots of guests rate this getaway highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Gulf Shores?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to say "I love you." Whisk your partner away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Gulf Shores:

  • Around 2 miles from Gulf Shores, "2 King Suites, 30' Wall Of Windows" is a perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. A sauna and beauty services are just some of the amenities here.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Updated 4bedroom Beachfront Corner Unit Lazy River", around 4 miles from Gulf Shores. Beauty services and a sauna will help set the mood for romance.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Gulf Shores?

Around 14 miles from Gulf Shores, Morgantown is the ideal spot to go if you don't have much time but want to get away. Spend your days getting to know this popular seaside neighbourhood and your evenings kicking back at one of our lovely holiday homes. Alternatively, take a peek at our range of rental houses in the semi-rural neighbourhood of Surf Side Shores, about 13 miles from Gulf Shores.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Gulf Shores?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your entire squad. Browse our large group holiday rentals in or around Gulf Shores and get everybody together under the one roof:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Amazing Penthouse Living~upscale". Up to 14 people can stay at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a water view. You'll discover it around 4 miles to the east of Gulf Shores.
  • "Large 4br/4bath Gulf Front Corner Unit" is another awesome option. It's around 7 miles to the east of Gulf Shores, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A beach view and a water park are among the things designed to make your visit even more comfortable.

Are there large holiday rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Gulf Shores?

Whether you're organising a birthday party, a wedding or a getaway with your favourite people, we'll help you find the right place for your group. Assemble the gang and check out these large holiday rentals in or near Gulf Shores:

  • "Coastal Duplex With Easy Beach Access": With 8 bedrooms accommodating as many as 30 people, space isn't a problem at this inviting holiday home. A water park and a kitchen are among its numerous amenities.
  • "Luxury Beachfront Home With Indoor Elevator": This sought-after retreat is also perfect for large groups and includes a swimming pool and a water park. It offers 7 bedrooms and caters for up to 30 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Gulf Shores?

A pool is often a must-have amenity when deciding where to spend your holiday, particularly if you're travelling with kids who are full of beans. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Gulf Shores and spend your days splashing about:

  • Get your holiday on at "Newly Renovated Serenity Sands Beach House", where your main priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities including a toaster and a barbecue grill help make this escape a guest favourite.
  • Spend leisurely holiday days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Beautiful Beach House - Private Pool". This holiday home is also a firm favourite and features a TV, a toaster and more.

Curious what the weather is like in Gulf Shores? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 80null to 90null. If you're after a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Gulf Shores holiday rentals.

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