Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Gulf Shores, AL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $134 per night, and houses and condos 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 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 Fort Morgan 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.

Things to do

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 (0.9 mi / 1.4 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)

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.

Natural features

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 (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Gulf Shores Public Beach (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Gulf State Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Orange Beach Beaches (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Perdido Key Beach (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Mobile Bay (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
How to get there

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 Regional Airport (MOB), which is 44.5 mi (71.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation 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 vacation rental for you.

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

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Gulf Shores offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Disconnect your tech and turn your focus to nature at one of these fun-sized stays:

  • Take time off and recharge your batteries at "Cabin - Bass - Kin On The River - Tiny House". Located in Fairhope, WiFi and cable/satellite TV services are a couple of amenities on offer here.
  • "Cabin - The Godfather Tiny House - 10 Miles From Jordan Hare Auburn Al Book Now" comes with a range of comforts, such as a porch and a fenced yard. Located in Notasulga, you'll be able to live big in this small but cleverly designed abode.

What are the top-rated vacation 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 cozy hideaway. These vacation 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 cozy 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 are the best large group vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Gulf Shores?

Whether you're organizing a birthday party, a wedding or a getaway with your favorite people, we'll help you find the right place for your group. Assemble the gang and check out these large vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation, particularly if you're traveling 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 vacation 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 favorite.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Beautiful Beach House - Private Pool". This vacation home is also a firm favorite 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 80 ºF to 90 ºF. 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 vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Gulf Shores?

Cousin Jimmy, Aunty Monique ... You can put them on your invitation list when you choose a large family vacation rental in or near Gulf Shores. Get all the people you love under the same roof at one of these spacious getaways:

  • With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 11 guests, "Updated 4bedroom Beachfront Corner Unit Lazy River" gives you space to reconnect with the fam. It's around 4 miles east of Gulf Shores and features amenities that'll keep your group content, such as a toaster and a separate dining area.
  • Another terrific option is "Pelican Paradise At Turquoise Place". It's about 7 miles to the east of Gulf Shores, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 guests. Handy amenities here include childrens activities and a balcony.

We know it's tempting, but don't spend all day socializing indoors. Get out and discover some nearby family-friendly attractions, beginning with Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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