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05/14/2018
Gulf Shores Vacation

Check in Day? What to Expect from your Gulf Shores Rental

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You’ve waited months for your check-in day to arrive. No matter if you’re a planner or you fly by the seat of your board shorts, we’re here to prep you for what to expect when you check in your Gulf Shores rental. White-sand beaches are calling your name, and the sooner your toes hit the sand, the sooner your everyday stress melts away. Sit back, read on and take note of these five things to know when you’re headed to Alabama beaches. Where do I check in at? When you

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05/2/2018
Fort Morgan Vacation

4 Tips for Planning a Multi-Generational Family Vacation

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So, you’re considering going on vacation with the entire family – grandparents and children. Three generations of family together for a seven-night Gulf Shores vacation could go one of two ways. It’s either a blissful week of connecting, reminiscing and memory making or you wish you had rented separate condos. A successful multi-generational family vacation requires a little planning and flexibility. Read on to discover our four tips for planning a vacation filled with good times and great memories.   Plan Together If these were the 10 Commandants of a

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04/15/2018
Gulf Shores Activities

Gulf Shores Vacation: What You Need to Know

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In addition to the beautiful 32-mile stretch of powder-white beaches and the undeniable fresh seafood options, Gulf Shores has much to offer guests looking for a beach retreat. The subtropical climate and multitude of outdoor activities make Gulf Shores one of the most popular vacation destinations in the southeast. With activities geared for all ages, sometimes the hardest decision is what to do first. Alabama beaches are an easy choice with fun events, great Gulf Shores rentals, dining and much more. But, before you start planning, here are a few

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04/6/2018
Gulf Shores Activities

How to Spend a Three-Day Vacation in Gulf Shores

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Are you guilty of leaving vacation days on the table? According to Glassdoor, the average U.S. employee leaves 54 percent of their paid time off unused. Maybe you don’t have a full week you can devote to a beach vacation. Or, maybe you have one planned, but need a weekend getaway to tide you over before then. Don’t let life get in the way of living. When you only have a few days free on the calendar, a weekend getaway may be just what the vacation doctor ordered. If that’s

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03/16/2018
Gulf Shores Activities

Memorial Day Travel Guide for Gulf Shores, Orange Beach AL

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Summer fun unofficially kicks off with Memorial Day weekend, and for many that means sun, sand and surf in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. While the calendar gives us three days to soak up the sun, build sandcastles and enjoy the company of friends and family, it’s really only the beginning to a summer season filled with long weekends at the beach or even week-long adventures on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. But, for this one weekend each year, a whole different level of excitement is in the air as families

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07/31/2017
Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores

Large Group Renting with Harris Properties: Five Advantages

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The classic vacation involves a couple traveling somewhere else with their 1 to 4 kids for a few days, but larger rental properties are changing this tradition. With six-, seven-, and eight-bedroom rentals, the options for a vacation are nearly infinite! If you’re part of the typical 3- to 7-person family, getting such a large place to stay may seem unnecessary. But, there are plenty of perks to these large-group rentals. This is especially true of Gulf Shores. They’re A Great Deal As property size goes up, so does cost—but

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