Gulf Shores vacation rentals

We found 11,672 vacation rentals — enter your dates for availability

your current months are September, 2023 and October, 2023.
September 2023
October 2023
Find the perfect place for your stay in Gulf Shores by choosing from 2302 houses, 4724 condos, and other vacation rentals. Whether you’re staying in a vacation home with your kids or with friends, you'll find the amenities you need and want, which might include parking and a garden. Whatever you're looking for, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs, including a place that is accessible or non-smoking.

Find spaces that suit your style

  • Peace of mind
    Our Book with Confidence guarantee gives you 24/7 support
  • All the privacy of home
    Enjoy full kitchens, laundry, pools, yards and more
  • More for less
    More space, more privacy, more amenities — more value
  • A place for everyone
    We stand for diversity, inclusion and families everywhere.
    Learn more

Why people love visiting lively Gulf Shores

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

Sightseeing in and around Gulf Shores

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Gulf Shores has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waterville USA (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Adventure Island (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • The Park at OWA (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Kiva Dunes Golf Course (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gulf Shores

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gulf Shores is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)

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 83°F.

How to get to and around Gulf Shores

The nearest airport is in Pensacola Intl. Airport (PNS), located 33.4 mi (53.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Mobile, AL (BFM-Downtown Airport), which is 35.3 mi (56.7 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best area to stay in Gulf Shores when booking a vacation rental?

If you're planning to explore Gulf Shores, Morgantown is one of the most in-demand neighborhoods to stay. No matter your style of travel, Vrbo is bound to have a property here that's right for you.

How many vacation rentals are in Gulf Shores?

The whole property to yourself and no sharing with people you don't know — that's what you get when you book a vacation rental with Vrbo. All it takes is a quick Vrbo search to book a comfy stay to kick back and relax with the ones you love most. Our current selection of vacation rentals in Gulf Shores is ${propertiesCount}.

What is the most popular type of vacation rental accommodation in Gulf Shores?

Based on our data, condos are the most sought-after vacation property type in Gulf Shores. But as you'd expect, everyone's idea of an awesome trip can differ. Vrbo has vacation rentals of all sizes and shapes, and we'll help you locate the perfect fit.

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Gulf Shores?

Different factors influence what you'll pay for a vacation rental in Gulf Shores, like the time of year, property type and length of stay. Still, all Vrbo homes have something in common — incredible value. Simply enter your travel dates to find your perfect fit.

How much does it cost to rent a beach house in Gulf Shores?

When you travel and the style and size of the property will determine the cost of your beachside escape. Enter your Gulf Shores travel dates to view your options on Vrbo. Looking for a backyard so the kids can run around, or a pool to keep them busy? Use our filters to select the features and amenities you want in your vacation home.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Gulf Shores?

Pack a travel bag for the pooch in your life because Gulf Shores has 1,436 properties that throw out the welcome mat to pets. Let your furriest friend join in on the family trip at one of our pet-friendly vacation rentals on Vrbo. Simply enter your dates then check the 'Pets allowed' filter box.

Can I rent a house with a pool in Gulf Shores?

Dig out your swimwear and inflatable swan, because there are 1,128 houses with a private pool in Gulf Shores. Make a booking at one of these superb vacation rentals and every day can be a pool day. Simply enter your dates into Vrbo, then use the 'pool' filter to find the perfect place for a splashing good time!

What are popular rental amenities in Gulf Shores?

Nearby museums, a beach view and a garden are rated the most popular rental amenities in Gulf Shores. Whether you plan to go alone, with your spouse or as a family, Vrbo will help you find a vacation home that matches your tastes with a load of extras you'll love.

Are there large group vacation rentals in Gulf Shores?

With 442 vacation rentals that can host 10 or more people in Gulf Shores, you won't have to hold back on your invites. From fun family get-togethers to events like birthday and Christmas parties, Vrbo can help you find a large group rental to suit the occasion.

Are there vacation rentals in Gulf Shores that welcome kids?

Gulf Shores has 1,435 family-friendly vacation homes to choose from. And discovering a stay that welcomes youngsters is super easy with our "Properties good for families" filter. In addition to having the whole place to yourselves, you'll get amenities and perks such as multiple bedrooms, kitchens and private pools.

What are the top attractions for families in Gulf Shores?

Keep your kids busy at these top family-friendly attractions in Gulf Shores:

  • The Wharf
  • The Park at OWA
  • Adventure Island

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in Gulf Shores?

Yes, you'll find 125 one-bedroom properties in Gulf Shores to pick from. A one-bedroom vacation property is a great choice if it's just the two of you or if you're traveling alone. Throw in more space, convenience and privacy compared to a regular hotel, and you've got the makings of an unforgettable getaway.

Explore destinations around Gulf Shores