Where to stay around Gulf Shores?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,820 holiday lettings near Gulf Shores. From 9,001 condos to 1,475 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gulf Shores is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gulf Shores?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gulf Shores:

  • Homes, Single Family: 866 holiday homes
  • Homes, On Golden Pond: 301 holiday homes
  • Brigadoon Trail: 546 holiday homes
  • Homes, Blue Lagoon: 369 holiday homes
  • Homes, Laguna Key: 33 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gulf Shores?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gulf Shores. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Gulf Shores Beach: 10,476 holiday lettings
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: 10,491 holiday lettings
  • David L. Bodenhamer Center: 10,491 holiday lettings
  • Waterville USA: 10,485 holiday lettings
  • Gulf Shores Tennis Complex: 10,485 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gulf Shores listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in Gulf Shores?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 9,001 condos in Gulf Shores. Our other popular types of Gulf Shores holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,475 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 138 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 31 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gulf Shores?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 9,271 holiday homes with pool available in Gulf Shores. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a vacation rental in Gulf Shores, USA your home away from home

    Gulf Shores is a city and resort on Alabama’s gulf coast, home to some truly spectacular beaches and offering an attractive, more laid-back and cheaper alternative to neighbouring Florida’s resorts. At a Gulf Shores self-catering vacation rental you’ll also find a modern tourism infrastructure, with water parks, golf courses and all kinds of amusements.

    Things to do in Gulf Shores, USA

    Perhaps the headline attraction close to Gulf Shores vacation accommodation is the sublime beaches that can be found close by. One such is the Gulf State Park, offering pristine sandy shoreline in a lovely natural environment. Another is Gulf Shores Public Beach, backed up by all the amenities you could need, with bars, shops and eateries easily reached from the beachfront.

    An excellent choice for a day out during your holiday at a Gulf Shores vacation rental would be Waterville USA, offering rides and flumes for both the youngest visitors and seasoned thrill-seekers. Accompanying the water-based attractions are amusements including video arcades and go-karts.

    Surrounding self-catering villas in Gulf Shores are a host of fantastic golf courses. In fact there are no fewer than six within a short drive, ranging from affordable public options to exclusive championship courses. At Cypress and Cotton Creek you’ll find clubs with courses designed by PGA legend Arnold Palmer.

    Other attractions close to Gulf Shores self-catering vacation rentals include the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, offering a wide variety of species including bears, monkeys, lions and a range of reptiles. Elsewhere Fort Morgan is a military structure with a wealth of history – its main building dates to 1834.

    Places to visit on holiday in Gulf Shores, USA

    The city of Mobile is no more than an hour by car from Gulf Shores vacation accommodation, and is an ideal place to experience southern culture. Historic Fort Conde recreates an 18th Century military fortification, while the Battleship Memorial Park boasts two vessels from the Second World War, including a submarine and battleship.

    Weather in Gulf Shores, USA

    At Gulf Shores self-catering vacation rentals you’ll be able to enjoy a warm climate, with beach weather here from April to October. Mid-summer brings temperatures reaching the mid-30s during the daytime. Winters in this part of Alabama are generally mild or pleasantly warm. Gulf Shores is occasionally affected by hurricanes due to its location on the northern shore of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Cheap flights to Gulf Shores, USA

    Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) serves self-catering vacation accommodation in Gulf Shores, and offers flights to Houston-Intercontinental (IAH) and Atlanta (ATL). From Houston-Intercontinental you can get to and from London-Heathrow (LHR) via British Airways and Continental Airlines. Atlanta can be reached from London-Gatwick (LGW) and Heathrow with Delta and British Airways.

    Activities and attractions in and around Gulf Shores

    Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Gulf Shores a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Waterville USA (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
    • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
    • Zooland Mini Golf (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
    • Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
    • Gulf Shores Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
    • Gulf State Park Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Gulf Shores

    If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gulf Shores

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gulf Shores is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Bellingrath Gardens and Home (29.7 mi / 47.8 km)
    • Gulf Shores Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
    • Gulf State Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
    • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
    • Perdido Key State Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
    • Weeks Bay Reserve (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)