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Do you find yourself getting into a slump during the middle of the week? It happens to the best of us. Why not give yourself a change of pace and treat yourself to some much-deserved rest and relaxation during the week? There are plenty of benefits of midweek stays in Gulf Shores, and we’re here to give you the inside scoop! After all, who said that vacation was only for the weekends?!  

It’s time to start getting excited about your getaway to the Alabama Gulf Coast! Discover all the best things to see and do in the area (at the best possible price) with TripShock. 

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All About the Benefits of Midweek Stays in Gulf Shores 

Did you ever think to embark on a mini-vacation during the week? There are many benefits of midweek stays in Gulf Shores, and we’ll tell you all about them.  

Better Prices 


It’s common knowledge that most travelers wait until the weekend to take their vacations. Or, they save up all their vacation days and go away for a whole week and stay from Saturday to Saturday. This causes increased availability during the week, which vacation rental owners want to avoid. Luckily for you—this is a good thing! You’ll often find more affordable accommodations during the week when you stay exclusively on weekdays. There’s no need to pay for overpriced hotel rooms and beach houses when you can save big with a midweek mini getaway! You’ll be happy you kept that extra cash in your pocket to use towards delicious meals out or exciting excursions. 

Fewer Crowds 

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Since most people vacation during the weekends, you’ll find that Gulf Shores has fewer crowds and tourists during the week! That means you won’t have to wait an extra long time in line for a water slide, struggle to find a good spot on the beach, or have difficulty getting a dinner reservation. This is also an added benefit if you’re trying to practice social distancing. Some of our favorite fun-filled things to do in the area include hitting up beach bars for happy hour, exploring the trails at Gulf State Park, and visiting Waterville USA. 

Fresh Mentality 


Whether you’re feeling overworked at your job or you’ve grown tired of the repetitive schedule of your everyday life, a mini-midweek vacation to the beach can be the answer to all your problems. When you visit Alabama’s beaches, you’ll leave feeling fresh, recharged, and ready to conquer everything. Plus, when you get away during the week for a few days, you’ll also have the weekend to pack/unpack and get back on schedule.  

Stay With Us at Harris Vacation Rentals 

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Now that you’ve got the inside scoop on midweek vacays, it’s time to book a top-notch vacation rental. Look no further than Harris Vacation Rentals! We offer an array of properties throughout Gulf ShoresOrange Beach, and Fort Morgan. Our homes range in size and shape, so it’s easy to find the perfect place for you. Plus, we’re happy to offer pet-friendly accommodations, so, there’s no need to worry about paying for expensive pet care and boarding during the week.  


Over the past months, remote work and online learning have become more popular than ever. If you find yourself in this situation, why not take your work on the road? After all, you deserve a change of scenery after spending so much time at home lately. Our vacation rentals on the Alabama Gulf Coast provide WiFi and spacious areas to get work done. Keep reading to learn about some of our tips for working from a vacation home.   

Our Tips for Working From a Vacation Home 

1. Create a Designated Workspace 

If you’re working from home, it’s a good idea to designate a workspace. You’ll want to be sure that you have all of your work materials, it’s comfortable, and it’s away from all the distractions. Also, make sure that it’s in an area that has a strong WiFi connection. With Harris Vacation Rentals, all our vacation homes are equipped with high-speed WiFi. Some larger rental properties have two routers for added strength and speed.  

2. Set Working Hours 

While working remotely, it has been proven that setting work hours and creating a routine for yourself will increase productivity. Set your alarm every day and start and end your workday at the same time. Be sure to schedule in time to eat lunch and take a break from time to time. It’s essential to clear your mind, so consider taking a stroll on the beach or breathing in some fresh air on your balcony or deck. 

3. Make Time To Relax and Have Fun 

After the workday has ended, spend time with family and be sure to enjoy your vacation. Planning after-work activities gives you something to look forward to and will make your day fly by faster. All our vacation homes are located throughout Gulf ShoresFort Morgan, and Orange Beach and keep you close to the area’s best attractionsrestaurants, and outdoorPlus, many of our properties offer private poolsfully-functional kitchens, and spacious living areas, so you don’t even have to leave if you prefer to stay home.  

Plan Your Vacation Today 

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Now that you know some of our best tips for working from a vacation home, it’s time to start planning your trip. For decades, Harris Vacation Rentals has been helping make families make their dream vacations a reality. We even offer pet-friendly properties so every family member can come along for the fun. Our homes come in an array of sizes, and we have many large properties that can house the whole family. If your children are doing online schooling, there’s plenty of room for them too!  

Check our availability and start planning your trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast today! We can’t wait to host you.  

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