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 Airbnbs in Gulf Shores, AL.
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, the apartment 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!
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2 minute walk to the beach! #34
Area: Near Windmill Ridge Road, Gulf Sores, AL
Price: from 145 USD
Number of Guests: 6
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
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!
Crystal Tower 908
Area: By West Beach, Gulf Shores, AL
Price: from 225 USD
Number of Guests: 6
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 the 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
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.
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Relaxing and Bright studio on the beach (63)Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Top guest reviewsbonuses like the pools and hot tubs were a definite plusa beautiful place with 1 indoor 2 outdoor pools nearbyvery nice condo at with a ton of pools both outdoor and indoorgreat 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 kitchencondo was clean and very cozyclean and comfortable well equippedthe condo is clean and has a full kitchenhope they get the windows clean before their next visitorwonderful rental it was so clean and quite
Host:owner was very hospitable and easy to communicate withgreat hosts and i would love to stay here againjade was amazing host and sent very detailed check in instructionshowever it was convenient and the staff there were super friendlyour stay was amazing and we could not have asked fora better hostRead more reviewsthe location was excellentloved being walking distance to the beachgreat place great location and great valuewe had an amazing time it’s walking distance to the beachwe enjoyed the seclusion that was close enough to the hotspots if we chose to go
The bright, cheerful tapestry of color will cheer you up as soon as you arrive. The pup-friendly villa is right across the road from the beach, making it one of the best beach houses in Gulf Shores. A grassy patch means your furry friend has access to a pet bathroom and the streets are quiet for an evening dog walk. There’s even a dog park in the area. Six guests are accommodated on three beds, so it’s perfect for a family.
After a day at the beach you can enjoy free Wifi, TV, a hot tub, or just relax and grill a meal. The pool is a great place for the family to chill as well. Everything you might need to enjoy your vacation is within walking distance.
Pup-friendly Villa! #17Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Top guest reviewsshe provides you with a great space that is comfortable and convenientpool and the neighbors are real treat we'll be backclean accommodations in a very lovely condoit was a very nice clean cozy placeit was very clean upon arrival and as other reviews have noted it is shockingly quietthe room was very clean and looks exactly how the pictures show itthe villa was exactly as described very clean and convenient to restaurants and the beach
Host:we had questions and the office staff was incredibly helpful and friendlybest host i've hadjessica is an outstanding hostjessica is truly a great hostgreat host great space great location very easy to deal with hostRead more reviewsthe location is amazingcentral location great beach accessgreat location with just a quick walk to the beachgood location with a short walk to the beachgreat location very cute easy to find and close to other things
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
Top guest reviewsthe bed and couch were comfortablethe bed is very comfy the keurig is a great touch & had a very homey feelingfun cozy little airbnb with great couch-kitchen counter-tv set-up if you’re there during a big gamecute place cozy friendly environment great acthe place was very cozy and it had everything we needed to relax and enjoy ourselvesthe condo was clean and just as advertisedplace was clean and roomynice clean condo for the familyit was a clean venue as well which was greatwe absolutely loved our stay very clean and quiet
Host:great hosts they were very quick at responding and very helpfulthe host were very friendly and ready to assist if neededjosh is a great hostjosh is a great host and very accommodatingjosh was a great host and check in was very easyRead more reviewscute place very convenient locationperfect location at a great pricegreat location very easy to walk to the beachgreat location walking distance to the beach and a quick drive to anywhere elsei enjoyed this airbnb location
A hideaway tucked away from civilization, sitting under three oak trees and hazel bushes, you might liken this property to grandma’s house that Little Red Riding Hood went to visit. With handmade nature-themed decors lining the porch, you can’t miss this quaint little gem on the way to the beach. The warm hosts, Leeanne and Lloyd, always leave some personal touches around the house. Upon arrival, you will find a welcome card and a note scribbled on the chalkboard in the living room. There’s also a basket full of snacks that are freshly prepared for each stay, so you can munch comfortably from the swings in the indoor back porch. Feel free to bring your family members along, because this roomy cottage can house up to 13 people at once, spread between 4 bedrooms. Located just 15 minutes away from the beach, there are plenty of water activities to do around the area. When the summer days get too hot, try kayaking on the Bon Secour River. Alternatively, visit the David L. Community Center, which has an indoor heated swimming pool, ideal for the colder months.
A Cozy Coastal Cottage in the Woods
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 visit Alabama, be sure to check out these Airbnbs in Gulf Shores.
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