15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Gulf Shores, AL - Updated 2023


A city in the USA’s state of Alabama, whenever Gulf Shores is mentioned, one paints a picture of sugar-white sands, crystal clear waters, and children with sun-kissed skin running along the beach. Whether you want to spend time on the beach yourself or you’re eager to savor fresh food from some of the best seafood restaurants, this city offers plenty of things to do. Finish this masterpiece off with a pop of color, and your perfect vacation here is set!

Don’t go through the hassle of dressing up in vibrant attire to boost your mood; an easier way is to simply live in color! Check out these dreamy Airbnb vacation rentals in Gulf Shores, AL.

1. Gorgeous gulf views: Beautiful home with a balcony

This beautifully designed home comes with a large balcony in the master bedroom, which offers breathtaking views of the gulf. The spacious living area that features modern furnishings is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beverage after exploring some of the top attractions. You can take advantage of the Smart TV for streaming your favorite movies.

With nautical-themed decor throughout the place, this Gulf Shores beach rental is a stunning choice that can ensure a comfortable beach vacation.

Pass Time - 6 bedroom 6.5 bath (Sleeps 24)
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
24 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 14 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
everyone around us was so friendly as well
eric was very helpful and his place was beautiful
great place and location right on the beach and great spots within walking distance for fishing
the house was fantastic and in a great location
beautiful home with a perfect location
everything in the home was in good working order and the location was awesome
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2. Cool and cozy: Clean unit with stunning water views

Offering gorgeous water views right from the balcony, this clean rental features two spacious bedrooms and two full baths. It can easily accommodate up to eight guests and comes with a fully equipped kitchen, so you can conveniently prepare delicious meals for the group.

During your stay, you can enjoy access to a pool, which is located right on the premises. If you wish to head out, you can conveniently have a good time with your loved ones at the beach.

Whaler 2C | Beach View
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
21 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 4 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
condo is right on the beach amazing view everything you need for a comfortable stay
the condo was clean the beds were comfortable and we felt at home
the location was absolutely perfect
great location and amazing pool
great location right on the beach plenty of towels
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3. Whiteout wonder: Elegant rental for 14 guests (from USD 499)

This elegant house boasts stunning views of the lagoon right from the back deck. It comes with 4 bedrooms that can comfortably sleep up to 14 guests. The private heated pool is the perfect spot to relax after a fun day outdoors. For your dining needs, this rental has a fully equipped kitchen. While you are here, you can enjoy access to a private fishing pier for angling. As it is situated near several shops and dining options, you can easily enjoy a relaxing bike ride to explore the area.

*Heated Pool*Lagoon Front|Walk to Beach|
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
75 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful pool and beautiful view deck was perfect
beds were comfy amenities were great location was perfect etc
the heated pool was amazing and the walk to the beach was so easy
so clean new and fresh
it was very clean easy to get to the beach
beautiful home very clean & well decorated we loved the private pool as well as the dock
we had all we needed in a place so clean you could have dined on the floor
the toys and wagon were extremely helpful
beautiful place and host is very responsive and personable
great communication with host before and throughout
great location on the waterway
this place is amazing we chose this house for our family vacation with the grandparents in tow
short easy walk to the beach and having the pool was amazing
beautifully decorated home only a short walk to the beach and a couple blocks from delicious ice cream
this is a wonderful place to stay
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4. Summer vacation in a fairytale: sunny beach villa (from 295 USD)

Front view
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At Toes in the Water Villa, you can live your dream of being a royal prince / princess in your own fairytale world. With a sprawling lagoon as your front view and a magnificent rear view of the gulf, pick up a glass of wine and have a cheers to the end of your day. The interior of the house is well lit by natural lighting, casting a soft glow onto the chic and tasteful wooden furniture. Occasionally, you can catch a whiff of the salty twinge of the sea by the patio, so bring along your favorite summer read and spend a relaxing afternoon with the crashing waves as your muse. For a more immersive experience with Mother Nature, you can sign up for a Dolphins Down Under Trail, where you get to ride a glass-bottomed boat in search of a frolicking pod of dolphins for an affordable price. If you get seasick easily, you can opt for bird spotting with the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail instead, which covers various bird habitats around Alabama.

Lagoon-Front Rental in Gulf Shores

Area: By Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, AL

Price: from 295 USD

Number of Guests: 15

5. Vintage charms: Crystal Tower 908 (from 225 USD)

Living room
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A modern apartment infused with the charms of vintage imagery, this rental offers accommodation for up to 6 people. With carefully crafted granite counters behind thinly striped couches in the living room, you can take time to appreciate the curious fusion of two eras in this house. Found on the 9th floor, this apartment has an unobstructed view of the gulf, as well as a balcony. There are strong Wi-Fi signals throughout the whole building at all times, so you can watch the latest football match on the way down to the lobby. Take a detour to the games room if you’re ever bored and have a friendly game with your friends and family! There are two beautiful bedrooms, each with a TV and lovely decorative touches. It might be difficult to choose which room you want for yourself! If you needed any further enticement, the property is just a short walk away from the lazy river and pool. There are plenty of fun times to be had!

Also See: 10 Best Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Crystal Tower 908

Area: By West Beach, Gulf Shores, AL

Price: from 225 USD

Number of Guests: 6

6. Chilling by the coast: viridescent villa (from 235 USD)

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For the most authentic beach vibes, explore this breezy little cottage surrounded by mini palm trees, swaying to the beat of the beach music. Wash the sand off your feet in the cooling waters of the sea just a block away, and let your beach hair down! Featuring a wraparound deck with an outdoor BBQ grill, you can pop by the Pier 33 grocery store, just 4 minutes away, to pick up some ingredients and fry up burgers for the hungry kids. There’s also a well equipped kitchen inside.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to let someone else do the cooking while on your vacation, head over to Kitty’s Kafe (16 minutes away) for a delectable selection of all-day breakfasts; their famous ice-cream pancake is bound to get you craving more! Relax in the sunshine on the inviting deck and truly feel as though you are on holiday. Inside, the palm-tree-lined borders and beach-themed pictures are sure to get you right into a happy vacation mood. While the inside of this property is a lot calmer color wise, with pale walls and neutral-colored furnishings, there are still attractive splashes here and there to please the eye and lift your spirits.

Vibrant Gulf Shores Cottage

Area: Along W Lagoon Ave, Gulf Shores, AL

Price: from 235 USD

Number of Guests: 6

7. Pastel paradise: vibrant beach house (from 145 USD)

Front view
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There are many Gulf Shores vacation rentals available, but this one is the perfect pastel paradise. Outside this apartment, hues of sky blue and cherry red greet you on the front porch – in the forms of comfortable wooden chairs surrounding a mini table. Enveloped by warm autumnal tones, this Gulf Shores beach house rental is scattered with unique hand-painted decors such as color-blocked coffee tables and folded carnations, amongst canvas paintings that depict the dream beach home. If you’re tired from the flight, sprawl out on the sofa-sleeper in the living room, and catch some of the local shows on TV while settling in. The fully equipped kitchen has plenty of space to store your snacks and ingredients, and you can easily whip up a tasty meal for the family to enjoy at the dining table. Even the place mats, wall ornaments, napkins, and utensil holders are colorful, adding vibrancy to the otherwise gleaming white room. After getting some rest, it’s time to head out to the beach just 2 minutes away! No more worries about forgetting to bring your sunscreen, because you can always head back to get it. If you’re bored of suntanning, try the lagoon fishing behind the complex. Who knows, you could have your freshly caught delights for dinner at the outdoor poolside grill tonight!

Also See: Where to stay in Gulf Shores

2 minute walk to the beach! #34

Area: Near Windmill Ridge Road, Gulf Sores, AL

Price: from 145 USD

Number of Guests: 6

8. Fully furnished rental near the beach (from USD 189)

If you’re scouting for the best vacation houses for rent in Gulf Shores, AL, we’ve got you covered. This newly remodeled property is affordable and conveniently located. Though the rental only has one bedroom, you’ll find that it has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. When you’re not at the beach, you can take a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy a snooze in the living room. A stovetop, microwave, and coffee maker complete the kitchen so you can easily prepare meals during your stay. The wonderful hosts offer everything from towels and toiletries to access to a washer and dryer. Previous guests have raved about this place - find out why yourself when you book it for your next vacation to Gulf Shores!

VERY Affordable Family Fun - Steps From The Beach!
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
369 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and couch were comfortable
the bed is very comfy the keurig is a great touch & had a very homey feeling
fun cozy little airbnb with great couch-kitchen counter-tv set-up if you’re there during a big game
cute place cozy friendly environment great ac
the place was very cozy and it had everything we needed to relax and enjoy ourselves
the condo was clean and just as advertised
place was clean and roomy
nice clean condo for the family
it was a clean venue as well which was great
we absolutely loved our stay very clean and quiet
great hosts they were very quick at responding and very helpful
the host were very friendly and ready to assist if needed
josh is a great host
josh is a great host and very accommodating
josh was a great host and check in was very easy
cute place very convenient location
perfect location at a great price
great location very easy to walk to the beach
great location walking distance to the beach and a quick drive to anywhere else
i enjoyed this airbnb location
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9. Two-level townhouse close to the beach

You’ve come all this way to Gulf Shores, so why not live your trip to the fullest and stay someplace where you have direct access to the beach? Gavin’s townhouse rental is steps away from the beach and can comfortably accommodate eight people.

The bedrooms have comfy mattresses to lull you to sleep after an all-day beach adventure, and other amenities like the full kitchen are ready for use anytime. This condo is recently overhauled so you can expect all-new interior and furnishing!

OCEAN VIEWS, steps to the BEACH, big pool !!!
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
231 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
to lay in bed or sit on the couch and watch the waves roar was beyond soothing
great views and cozy stay
it’s newly remodeled comfortable furnishings and a really good layout
also loved the pool area as it was not overly crowded
clean and excellent responsiveness from the host
hopefully you walk into a clean condo but beware it may not be
the pool available is great everything was clean and such a cute beach themed home
gavin’s home was really clean and in the perfect spot
awesome views clean and fun
host/owner was very responsive
i would suggest you reach out to the host to make sure his scheduling is up to date
we suggested to owner to improve the supply of eating utensils
gavin was very responsive and helpful during our stay
nice area very responsive overall a great vacation
perfect location and atmosphere
this condo was in a great location to walk to the beach
this condo was ideally located between the gulf and the bay and close to the condo’s pool
great location i will definitely stay here again
the location is close to town but far away enough to not be annoyed by extra loud music/people
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10. Blue Heron: Cool getaway (from USD 990)

Boasting refreshing light-colored interiors, Blue Heron is a great place for guests looking to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday. In the morning, you can savor your morning coffee on the spacious deck with comfortable chairs and stunning water views. There is a well-equipped kitchen with a cozy dining area for enjoying your meals with your loved ones. The rental features 5 bedrooms that can comfortably sleep a large group of 16 guests. In the summer, you can cool off in the lovely swimming pool on the premises.

Blue Heron. Gulf Shores. 5BR. Heatable Pool!
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
35 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great for families plenty of room plus a pool
the bonus room is on the bottom floor just inside the entry door
lots of beds and wonderful back porch
the property was as advertised: beautiful immaculately clean and well furnished
the owner and management company were both great to work with
richard also is a quick responder and helpful host
richard was a great host and his place was awesome i would definitely stay at hos place again
rick is so friendly and a delight to work with
richard was very accommodating and easy to work with
awesome location pool was amazing
great location and beach was right out the back door
big house and a fantastic location
this home is a dream location it gets hundred points for location
definitely 5/5 and we've stayed in airbnbs in many places and visited gulf shores many times
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11. Beautiful blue hues just steps away from the beach

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Choose this one over other condos in Gulf Shores and you will be right on the beach. Literally, all that stands between you and the waves are swimming pools and the hot tub. The studio is bright but equipped with blinds and dimmers to tone it down to your liking. Four guests can be accommodated on two beds. The kitchen’s equipped but there are food options around, even in the resort.

The place is about 20 minutes from town. Blue seas, the blue walls, the blue sky are a splash of summer color. Enjoy the white sand, light aquamarine shallows and the deep blue.hues.

Also See: 21 Best things to do in Gulf Shores

Relaxing and Bright studio on the beach (63)
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
333 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bonuses like the pools and hot tubs were a definite plus
a beautiful place with 1 indoor 2 outdoor pools nearby
very nice condo at with a ton of pools both outdoor and indoor
great kitchen area for cooking our breakfasts and the deck was wonderful for our nightly “nightcap”
awesome location a short walk from the beach- great amenities and full kitchen
condo was clean and very cozy
clean and comfortable well equipped
the condo is clean and has a full kitchen
hope they get the windows clean before their next visitor
wonderful rental it was so clean and quite
owner was very hospitable and easy to communicate with
great hosts and i would love to stay here again
jade was amazing host and sent very detailed check in instructions
however it was convenient and the staff there were super friendly
our stay was amazing and we could not have asked fora better host
the location was excellent
loved being walking distance to the beach
great place great location and great value
we had an amazing time it’s walking distance to the beach
we enjoyed the seclusion that was close enough to the hotspots if we chose to go
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12. Stunning abode: Waterfront house with a private pier

This waterfront rental features a boating dock and a private pier where you can enjoy stunning views.

Inside, you can find six bedrooms with cozy beds, ensuring guests a restful sleep throughout their stay. There are three balconies on the property, so you can relax with your loved ones while you enjoy some refreshing beverages. An outdoor shower is available for freshening up after a fun day at the beach. Barbecue facilities and a pool can also be found on the property, allowing guests to enjoy some time bonding outdoors.

🏖PRIVATE POOL, pier & walk to beach☀️6br/4ba Home
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
49 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 22 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the large smart tvs and fast wifi the chef’s kitchen open floor plan large refrigerator
lots of room and a great patio
good water pressure and loved the big ceiling fan
the house is beautiful with plenty of room for the family
the beds are very comfortable (so important) and sheets super soft
house was very clean and well stocked
the house was very clean and brand new
it was a great new and clean house
the bathrooms are amazing and very clean
brand new super clean and tons of beds
great view the host was also awesome with quick response
the outdoor shower was a big plus great host with quick response
very beautiful home hosted by a informative communicative host
the location was great
easy walk to the beach
a beautiful pool and a very short walk to the beach
adnan's place was awesome i did a weekend get away for my husband birthday
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13. Updated condo on the beachfront

Beachfront rentals in Gulf Shores are often expensive, but Lauren’s two-bedroom condo is one of the more affordable options that doesn’t sacrifice comfort and luxury. Not only is the beach mere steps away from the home, but several restaurants and attractions are also within a short walking distance.

You get to enjoy amenities like the swimming pool, a well-equipped kitchen, a comfy living area, and even an on-site washer for added convenience. This ocean-themed condo is suitable for families or groups of six.

Cozy Gulf Shores Getaway
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
267 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
it was very clean
the unit was very clean and fully stocked
we had to clean before we could even take a shower
quaint gets the job done clean and good
however while the unit was clean it could really use some refreshing
the host is responsive to needs
and please note we just accepted these issues and didn't contact the owner
friendly neighbors and quiet end of the beach which was wonderful
this is a great location
location is great with beach access just a few yards away
had a great time and the location is great for a quieter location in gs
great location very easy check in process
excellent location- close to everything but not as crowded as other spots right on the beach
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14. All-new and airy: Stylish suite for six

Comfortably accommodating up to six guests, this two-bedroom suite boasts well-lit interiors with an airy living room and a fully equipped kitchen.

There is a swimming pool right on the property, and the beach is just a short walk away, so you can enjoy a refreshing swim on a lovely day. You will find a large TV on the premises, perfect for movie nights. Pets are welcome here as well, so feel free to bring your furry buddies along.

Stylish All-Suite New-Build | Pool | Steps to Sand
30 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a beautiful beach home with tasteful decor beds were super comfy
this place was super nice and clean
clean and spacious perfect for a peaceful beach getaway
great space in a convenient location
clean and spacious home in a great location would definitely recommend and stay at this location again
the location is awesome and the places is very nice & i wish we stayed longer
the house is beautiful the location seems crowded but it’s actually very quiet and comfortable
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15. Beachfront bliss: Eight-bedroom home with a private pool

This spacious home features 8 bedrooms with 23 beds, easily accommodating up to 16 guests. If you want to spend some time in the water, you can head to the private beach lagoon in the backyard. Beach essentials such as towels, umbrellas, and beach blankets are available for your convenience. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the property’s private pool. With two lounging areas, guests can relax after a day of exploring. Free WiFi is available, so you can update your socials while you are here.

The Lazy Lady, beach access, private HEATED pool
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
23 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 23 Beds 16 Guests 8 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were only 4 of us so the house seemed huge there are rooms everywhere
the host was very responsive and responded right away- usually within minutes
the host was so helpful when we needed something and responded right away
great place wish it was warmer so we coukd enjoy the pool
great place to stay
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Say goodbye to dull holidays

A vibrant vacation home can spruce up even a simple weekend trip to the city. After a long road trip, arriving at an apartment filled with vivid colors will brighten up anyone’s day. If you’re planning to take a trip to Alabama, be sure to check out the best Airbnbs in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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