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One of the biggest perks of renting a vacation rental home, is that it offers a home-away-from home that hotels and condos can’t. While spending a day at the beach or catching rays at a community pool can be nice, there is something to be said for spending a day in total seclusion, away from the world, at a private pool. If you’re traveling with your friends or family, you can enjoy some fun in the sun together, without having to worry about crowds. Choose one of our gorgeous Gulf Shores Alabama beach house rentals with a private pool, and spend your vacation with total relaxation and tranquility or a little private family fun. The beaches will all be there when you’re ready to explore more, but our private pools are timeless!

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Advantages of Private Pools

As much fun as swimming is, the beach is still not a place for someone who doesn’t like crowds. And as much fun as waves are, some people would vouch for a calmer swim. Plus, who wants to worry about getting sand in their car? Sometimes it’s just more convenient to get Gulf Shores Alabama beach house rentals with a private pool and skip the beach altogether.

Besides, private pools are usually a considerable amount of work. Filtration, skimming, dusting, and maintaining pH levels can be too much of a hassle for something you use only 2 to 6 months of the year. Instead, book Gulf Shores beach house rentals with pool and enjoy all the payoff without the demands!

Pool Toys!

Pool noodles, squirt guns, and more transform a placid pool into an exciting arena! They are a necessity when booking Gulf Shores beach house rentals with pool! Wal-Mart and other stores in the area sell pool toys as well as larger items such as inflatable rafts. Something as simple as diving rings can really stretch out the amount of entertainment value your kids will get from a pool, and most guys never grow out of smacking each other with pool noodles! Even if you don’t own a pool at home, many pool toys, such as pool noodles and low-quality squirt guns, are cheap enough to be worth the investment.

Pool Safety

If anyone in your travelling party isn’t used to a private pool, you should lay down some rules before booking Gulf Shores Alabama beach house rentals with a private pool. First of all, make sure young children are always supervised. Also encourage people of any age to head to the pool in pairs. Caution them against running, too—pool decks can get slippery, and are not nearly as soft as the water. Vacation may be a crummy time to lay down new rules, but it’s an even worse time for a trip to the ER!

Also remember to put on sun screen—it’s not just for leaving the house! If you’re going to be swimming for more than fifteen minutes, put on some sunblock before heading out.

The Perfect Snack

Swimming works up an appetite—it’s a great idea to have a snack on hand for afterwards! Orange Beach and Gulf Shores each have their own Wal-Mart. Those staying in Orange Beach will find many other options near it as well in the plazas north of Highway 182. Guests in Gulf Shores beach house rentals with pool may prefer Rouse’s Market, which boasts everything from fresh produce to ready-made meals. Pier 33 is another option that’s conveniently located for those in the southern part of Gulf Shores. Whenever you hit the grocery store, keep post-pool snacks in mind!

Explore the Gulf Shores Region

The Gulf Shores area is a perfect landing place for those who love the outdoors. While you may come here for the great weather and gorgeous beaches, you’ll be amazed at how many other fun things there are to do in the area (in-between lounging in your Gulf Shores Alabama beach house rentals with a private pool, of course!). If you enjoy active outdoor fun, why not try some new water sports? There are so many to choose from, including kayaking, jet skis, and of course, fishing. Many companies also offer great tours on the water, so if you’re unfamiliar with the equipment, they’re happy to teach you how, and lead you out to successfully have fun, and maybe see some wildlife too!

Land-Based Fun

When you’ve had enough days in Gulf Shores beach house rentals with pool, and want something else to do, check out the awesome hiking and biking trails at Gulf State Park. This well-maintained recreation area also boasts a championship golf course, tennis courts, a zip line, and a long fishing pier you can spend the day angling from. And of course, it’s got a big beautiful beach in case you need a cooling swim after all that adventure. Gulf State Park is a guaranteed fun day for the entire family!

Nature Lovers

If you truly love getting away from it all, and viewing endangered wildlife to boot, you’ll want to visit Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores. It’s a great place for a scenic hike, with over six miles of trails to explore. Be sure to bring your binoculars, sun hat, bug repellent, and camera! Bon Secour is a haven for a wide variety of wildlife, including alligators, armadillos, bobcats, red foxes, and so much more. In spring and fall, the annual bird migrations are very exciting here. Birds range in size from herons to hummingbirds, and as many as 370 different bird species have been recorded here. It’s a prime place for bird watching fans! Visitors can also kayak and canoe here, and fishing is allowed with a salt-water permit.

Amusement Park, Anyone?

Finally, if you’re a thrill-seeker, then bird-watching might not be exciting enough for you. For next level water action beyond what you can get in Gulf Shores Alabama beach house rentals with a private pool, why not check out the Waterville USA amusement park? It’s got all the great water slides and pools you expect from a water park, along with other fun stuff like mini-golf, go-karts, and even an escape room to challenge your wits! It’s a fun alternative to relaxing days by the beach or at Gulf Shores beach house rentals with pool!

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