Howard Ranch

4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Sleeps 11 Gulf Shores

Welcome to Howard Ranch, a touch of Texas in Gulf Shores! Howard Ranch is a coastal 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom beachfront home that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Kick-off your shoes and walk straight to the beach or enjoy relaxing on the screened porch! Howard's Ranch is equipped to comfortably sleep 11 people. Each bedroom boasts beautiful water views and is equipped with an LCD TV. Bring a fishing pole and catch dinner in the Gulf and prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Book your stay at Howard's Ranch today! 

Located in the quiet west beach area of Gulf Shores, Howard Ranch is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a memorable beach vacation! Wake up to the sounds of the waves and enjoy morning coffee on the unique screened porch, or soak up the sun on the sun deck! After a day in the sand and surf, the outdoor shower is a welcome feature!

Inside, this spacious ranch-style beach home boasts beautiful gulf views and sleeping accommodations for up to 11 guests. The open living area features unobstructed gulf views from the wall to wall windows, chic decor, and plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy a movie. A living room sleeper sofa can accommodate 2 guests. The dining area offers seating for 8 with additional seats at the bar. The open kitchen with granite countertops features tons of cabinet space, a selection of cookware and small appliances, as well as the same beautiful gulf views.

Down the hall, the master bedroom features a king bed, TV, Lagoon views, as well as a private bathroom with a walk in shower. Bedroom 2 faces the gulf and sleeps 2 in twin beds and has its own TV. A common hall bathroom features a tub/shower combo. On the other side of the home,  bedroom 3 sleeps 3 in a queen and a twin bed and has a TV and a private bathroom with a walk in shower. Bedroom 4 sleeps 2 in twin beds and has its own TV. A common hall bathroom features a tub/shower combo.

Howard Ranch will feel like home to guests wishing to enjoy a comfortable beach vacation away from the crowds and noise. 

About Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is well known for its sugary-white sand beaches with sparkling blue water, it's world-class fishing, and it’s great dining and entertainment. Gulf Shores presents a great family environment with something to do for everyone! Whether you prefer taking a bike ride at The Gulf State Park, watching some live music at The Hangout, or having a Go-Kart race at The Track, you are sure to enjoy all of the great things that Gulf Shores has to offer!

Rental Age Policy

We love people of all ages, and we want everyone to enjoy our homes.  However, we do require that an adult 25 years or older reserve the home and be present at the home during your entire stay. We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25.  We have no exception to this policy.

Miscellaneous

  • Washer
  • Bed & Bath Linens Provided
  • Starter Pack of supplies provided
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Non Smoking
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Private Entrance
  • Towels
  • Living Room
  • Family Friendly Home
  • Iron and Ironing Board

Kitchen

  • Cookware and Dinnerware Provided
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Keurig / Pod Coffee Maker
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Crock Pot / Slow Cooker

Tech

  • Free Wifi
  • Cable TV

Outdoor

  • Covered Parking
  • Deck / Balcony
  • Screened Porch
  • Grilling Allowed (Bring your own grill)
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
LEAVE A REVIEW
October 21, 2023 - Google

by Candice Shattuck

We stayed at Howard Ranch and had the best time. It was our 5th annual girls trip and we loved everything about the house the location and especially the front porch. We are already planning our stay for next year once again at Howard Ranch.

October 8, 2023 - VRBO

by David C

I loved the area. Far enough away from the crowds to have your own little quiet piece of beach. The house was very nice and the beds comfy. I got a very prompt reaponse when I had a question. The only thing I would change is adding a boardwalk to the beach. The dune is a little tough on old bones but we had a fabulous time. We'll be back.

April 14, 2023 - Website

Howard Ranch in Gulf Shores,AL is the best place to enjoy the beach on the gulf!!

November 19, 2022 - Manual Entry

by Edwin Buttery

Great beachhouse with great uncrowded beach location. Does have a big sand dune to pull you beach cart over, but no rental is going to be perfect. All of my family had a great time and definitely would rent again. Ed

September 1, 2022 - Website

by Connie
Kitchen and dining table great for large family. Clean and homey! Loved having the four bathrooms for each bedroom! Would have loved a ramp/walkway from deck to at least get over the dune to the beach. But over all not that bad, we haves worse. Just a suggestion.
August 3, 2022 - Website

by Ethan
What a great location! We felt very much like we had a private beach! The house had everything we needed to enjoy our stay!
August 3, 2022 - Website

by Tara
This house was amazing. Had everything we needed and the things we did need was communicated to us. I do wish it had a dock that went out to the beach but that really wasn't that big of a deal. It would have made the home an 11 out of 10 though! We would stay here again! Love love love the screened in porch for those rainy days too.
June 28, 2022 - Website

by Michelle
We had a wonderful time at Howard's Ranch. After many vacation to the beach, this is the first time we rented a house. We loved the secluded feel of this home without being to far from restaurants and entertainment. The house itself was perfect. It is very well stocked. The only addition I would make is installing a walkway over the dune. It is very difficult for older people especially when carrying things down to the beach. Harris properties took care of our reservations and we had no complaints. They made everything easy for us
May 4, 2022 - Website

by Victoria
Just wanted to tell you what I posted on Google:Our third time to stay at Howard's Ranch House was even better than previous stays, which were great. During our absence, which was due to COVID restrictions, there were major structural improvements, new painting inside and out, new appliances and furniture, additional and improved kitchen ware, etc. We especially liked the art works' geode theme in the living area. It is quite attractive and well presented, and additionally was a pleasant change from the more routine mermaids and seahorses. We had no problems to report and it was a smooth and most enjoyable week. The house really suits our family's needs and we hope that circumstances will allow us to come again. Congrats to the Howard family for lovingly keeping it in the family!
April 1, 2022 - Website

by Dawn
We really enjoyed staying at this property. Even though we don't cook the kitchen was well stocked and to my delight had a Kuerig coffee maker. Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were, the seating in and outside the house was perfect, it was not necessary to purchase more lawn chairs. . The house is perfect and we really want to Thank the owners for sharing there fabulous house. One suggestion: A walk way to the beach from the deck would make it even better. Some of our family found it difficult to navigate the shifting sand while climbing over the dune. We would like to thank your company for making the process of renting so easy. We filled out the guest register but would you please convey to the owners of Howards Ranch how much we appreciate them sharing there beautiful home, wonderful beach, and the dolphin show we watched for two days. Looking forward to doing business with you again in March of 2023
October 25, 2021 - Website

by Lori
We stayed for a a week at Howard's Ranch and loved it! The location is a bit remote, but just minutes from restaurants and shopping which was perfect for us. The house is large and spacious and beautifully decorated. Having the screened in porch and a deck was perfect for the cooler days and just hanging out. The only thing I would say is that climbing the dune every day to get to the beach was difficult for my elderly mom. This isn't a good place to take someone that has limited mobility that wants to get on the beach. That said, we loved it and would definitely go there again.
August 18, 2021 - Website

First time at Gulf Shores

by Jennifer
We had a great time and the property was amazing! Having a screened in porch and another for sunbathing was a nice addition! I'm so glad we chose Howard's Ranch! Thank you for the ease of check in and the texts during the week to check in on us!
August 11, 2021 - Website

Beach house

by Jay
Excellent place to stay. Perfect balcony any house. Nice private beach.
June 7, 2021 - Website

by Karen
Harris vacation rentals was very easy to deal with, pro-active on making certain we were well informed with details about property, check in and check out, and made sure we were happy with our stay. The home we rented , Howard's Ranch, was beyond our expectations. Very happy with the whole experience.
April 7, 2021 - Website

A great stay at Howard's Ranch!

by Sue
We had a great stay at Howard's Ranch! Plenty of room for our family. Place was so cute and had a great cottage feel! Well stocked with all of the basics you need.
March 18, 2021 - Website

by Lisa
Wonderful service! They were friendly and easy to work with!
December 14, 2020 - Website

by Bill
Everything is perfect. Thanks for the great weather too.
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Room Beds
Master Bedroom: King (1)
Bedroom 2: Twin (2)
Bedroom 3: Queen (1)Twin (1)
Bedroom 4: Twin (2)
Bathroom- Bedroom 3:

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