That balmy sea breeze. The feel of warm sand between your toes. The brilliant turquoise water and bright white sand. The fresh, local seafood. The relaxed, casual atmosphere. Whatever your reason for coming to Gulf Shores, we’re glad you did. Once you walk through the door of your beachfront rental, you know that, for a few days at least, you can relax. Drop your worries at the door along with your bags, and get on out to the beach and start enjoying yourself in one of our Gulf Shores Alabama oceanfront vacation rentals!
With our beachfront rentals, you’re so close to the beach! There’s nothing quite like being able to get out of bed, walk a few steps and take an invigorating, early morning dip in the Gulf or perform some sunrise yoga. Afterwards, grab that first cup of coffee, sit on your deck and do absolutely nothing for as long as you like.
Of course, you can also catch up on all those beach activities you’ve been missing, like searching for that perfect shell or driftwood, playing in the water with the kids, or just watching them having fun. Or maybe catch up on your tan while you actually read a book. Take the kids on a dolphin watching cruise or teach them to fish in the surf outside your rental. They can catch lunch!
Take everyone to Gulf State Park for a day of fishing, canoeing, and hiking and biking through the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails. With over two miles of white sandy beaches, there’s plenty of space for your favorite beach activities. Do a little fishing off the pier, or just have fun watching the local fishermen pulling in their catches and the seagulls diving around looking for lunch. Be sure to watch under the pier too, where cool things swim by in the water looking for a quick snack – fish, turtles, stingrays, dolphins, sharks and more! Rent a kayak or canoe for fun on Lake Shelby. And the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails wind through the area for over 15 miles of trails as they make their way through various coastal ecosystems. Keep an eye out for the local residents as you hike, raccoons too, as white tailed deer, heron, snakes, turtles and alligators share the trails.
And kids of all ages will love to spend the day at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo! Everyone can get up close and personal at the Animal Encounters while they play with loony lemurs and crazy kangaroos, pet slow-moving sloths and feed the giraffes. Many of the animals you’ll meet at the zoo are endangered species like red ruffled lemurs, African grey parrots, and the pangolin. Several of the endangered animals are longtime residents of the zoo like Katrina, a beautiful black leopard, and Rajah, a Bengal tiger. And not all of the residents are from countries far away, some are from very close to home like the Alabama gopher tortoise, American black bear and American bobcat. A visit to the zoo is a great way for everyone to learn about conservation and wildlife.
Load everyone into the car for the short trip to The Wharf in Orange Beach where you’ll find a little of everything. Activities include a movie theater, mini golf, an arcade and escape room, and even a zip line! Plus, there is a wide variety of restaurants and bars when you need a little refreshment. A ride on the Ferris wheel will be the perfect ending to a great day.
Then, after a long, hard day of fun, slowly drift off to sleep while listening to the calming sound of the waves breaking on the beach right outside your beach front Gulf rentals’ window.Still can’t sleep? Step outside for a quiet moonlit stroll in the surf and search the sky for shooting stars. Still can’t sleep? Step outside for a quiet moonlit stroll in the surf and search the sky for shooting stars.
Our beach front Gulf rentals have wide open floor plans, with bright cheerful interiors that reflect the beach outside. Large windows let you enjoy the beach view from anywhere in your rental. Stay in one of our beachfront rentals with a gourmet kitchen so you (or the family chef) can try a few new recipes using fresh caught Gulf shrimp or oysters, or whatever you’ve caught. Or keep things easy and just grill those speckled trout or red snapper on the grill out on the deck. And when you need a break from the beach, there are large flat screen TVs throughout your rental and free Wi-Fi, so you can catch up on all those shows you’ve been missing. It’s your vacation; relax anyway you want!
Food & Fun in our Gulf Shores Alabama Oceanfront Vacation Rentals!
Take a break on your beach walk to stop in at one of our local beach-front restaurants. LuLu’s and The Hangout are two great options when you stay in our Gulf Shores Alabama oceanfront rentals. They both have live music, fresh seafood and there’s always something going on! And of course, no visit to the Gulf would be complete without at least one trip to the world-famous honkytonk Flora-Bama for bushwhackers, oysters, and live music!
With your Gulf Shores beachfront rental, the entire beach is literally at your doorstep. You decide if you want to have a lazy, restful stay, or if you want to learn to parasail and ride a party boat every day! Let our staff help you select the beachfront rental that’s just right for you. Give us a call today!