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Private Pool, Beautiful home , Awesome views of Gulf of Mexico

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Shore Thing Beach House is a very nice 3 bedroom-2 bath house featuring a beautiful 12 x 28 private swimming pool, surrounded by a 25 x 40 sun deck. This home offers the best of both worlds. You can spend the day at the beach frolicking in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico & playing in the sand or, if you prefer, you have access to your own private pool. The deck provides awesome views of both Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is perfect for sun bathing. When you come back from the beach be sure to rinse off in the enclosed outdoor shower with both hot & cold water. Morning sunrises to late night talks can be spent on the covered front porch which offers a swing, rocking chairs and a picnic table. Other amenities include DirecTV with Genie, TV’s & DVD’s in all bedrooms and living room, an outdoor grill and a very well stocked kitchen.

Of the 3 bedrooms, the master bedroom has a king size bed; bedroom 2 has a queen size bed and bedroom 3 has a queen & twin size bed. The living room has a queen size sleeper sofa. Sleeps 9.

Free WIFI, microwave, blender, coffee pot, dishwasher, laundry room.

Must be 25 years of age to rent this home. No smoking and no pets allowed.

More Details

Owner
Bruce Cantrell
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Bruce Cantrell

My wife and I were both born and raised in Alabama. My wife in Cullman and myself in the Birmingham area. We are both retired now and live in the Trussville area. We have been married 40 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two awesome son-in-laws and three wonderful grandchildren. We are a close knit family and we get together every Thursday evening for dinner and family time. We have been doing this for 18 years when our oldest daughter started college. Everyone, especially the grandchildren look forward to this special family time. We would highly recommend this to everyone that has the opportunity. Family is everything and this keeps us all very close.

Bruce Cantrell purchased this house in 2002

Why Bruce Cantrell chose Gulf Shores

My wife always wanted a house with a covered porch, real dormers, two bedrooms upstairs and the master bedroom and living area downstairs. When we found this house it fit her dream home perfectly. We are new to VRBO but our home has been in a vacation rental program since we purchased it 14 years ago so we are not new to renting and knowing what makes people happy.

My wife goes beyond expectations in stocking the kitchen. We have had many rentors write in our book that they brought lots of cooking utenstils, etc. only to find they had everything they needed already here.

All of our beds are very comfortable and offer a great nights sleep. All three bedrooms have a tv, dvd and dvr capabilities. Same for the great room. We have many movies on dvd that can be viewed and we have a bookcase full of books to read.

What makes this house unique

This home has a 12' x 28' private pool with a large 25 x 40 sunning deck. The deck was shifted to the east to offer unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. If you have guests with you that don't prefer hours in the sun, they can sit on the covered front porch in the swing, rocking chair or deck chair in the shade and enjoy a book or just enjoy the fantastic scenery. The entire family can enjoy a meal on one of two picnic tables, one on the front porch and one under the house. There is a large enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water under the house. We also have a very nice stainless steel park grill for outdoor cooking.

If you enjoy birds, we have a large colony of Purple Martins just to the north of the pool deck. They arrive in March and travel back to South America around the middle of July. They have a beautiful song and eat lots of insects.

One of our favorite things to do is sit in the swing on the front porch or on the pool deck in the mornings, drink coffee and watch the dolphins play in the gulf. It is so peaceful and makes everything seem right with the world.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulf Shores in Alabama

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private Pool, Beautiful home , Awesome views of Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 65 reviews
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed here. The house has everything you need. The pool is great. You have a great view of the beach from the front porch. My family really enjoys the house and can't wait to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville ar
5

Quite possibly the best summer vacation rental we have ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our family, which included our two grown children, their spouses and three little granddaughters ages 18 months to 4 yrs. The home is spotless and decorated just enough to feel like a beach cottage without having decorations all over low surfaces that would be a temptation to the granddaughters. The appliances appear to be new. The refrigerator with a large freezer section and ice and water in the door was great. The views from the front deck of the gulf and pool deck of the bay were beautiful. Beach access is very close to the house and the outdoor showered followed by a dip in the pool after coming in from the beach was our frequent pattern. The owners were wonderful and very responsive. Mrs Cantrell even told us a short cut to help us miss some of the traffic on our way in. We were ready to book the house for next year almost as soon as we arrived. Unfortunately the week we usually take in the summer was already booked for next year. However I am attempting to see if I can’t talk my family into going on one of the weeks the house is available next summer! We would happily stay in this house every summer beach vacation if possible.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house and location! Highly recommend !

  • 5 of 5

Our family- 2 adults and 4 kids enjoyed this beach house! We have been coming to Fort Morgan for many years and this is hands down one of the best places we have stayed. We plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McCalla, AL
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay as always. The owners have put a lot of thought into this home and we will be staying here again for our next summer vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Paradice with a Pool !

  • 5 of 5

Just what we wanted!!! The house is spacious, clean, well equipped, and very comfortable! It’s a wonderful place to get away from the high-rise condos! Just a few steps to the beach, but even fewer steps to a private pool right outside the back door! This is our 2nd summer to vacation at the Shore Thing. We absolutely love being there, and so do our daughter and grandchildren! We would highly recommend it to anyone! The owners are so kind and accommodating! We hope to go back next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this home especially to a family with kids. Will start with positives and then a few things that would have been nice.

-The pool was SUPER great to have and we had so much fun in it. We have 3 kids under the age of 5 so naps are happening a lot for us so having the pool was great and allowed a lot of different levels of ability to have fun at the same time.

-It was not right on the beach but we could see it and hear it just fine and really was only across a quite small neighborhood road with unblocked view. Could actually see the ocean bay from the back windows as well so double bonus! :)

-It was in a quiet location. We flew into Pensicola and stayed there one night and the beaches were beautiful but it was so crowded (and this was in mid May) that we were looking forward to getting to the quiet house. We just had all our shopping done for food ahead of time and there was a large fridge with plently of space to store a weeks worth of food for 4 adults and 3 kids.

-The house was very clean and well maintained. It was very pleasant and uncluttered and great lay out. It was one of those not too big places that people are lost but if you wanted alone time there was plenty of space for that. Something that was really nice in both bedrooms upstairs there was a large "nook" that we could put a pack n play in that gave the kids some more separate space but allowed them to share a room.

-OUTDOOR SHOWER! LOVED IT! It was great for showering up the whole family with little to no stress! My husband and I joked we should install one at our house...if only it was not -10 sometimes in the winter ! :)

-The owners were amazing and very helpful and gracious to work with. They made themselves above and beyond available to answer questions via text, email or phone. We have had some great VRBO places before but the owners were the best that I have ever worked with.

NEGATIVES

-No kids gate blocking the pool. This is more of a preference to have a gate from the top of stairs that can be removed if not needed over to the railing on the other side that is kid proof. But honestly it was not a HUGE deal as we just used the chime on the backdoor and our two older kids (5 and 2) are like little mommies and once they realized opening the door was a danger for their 1 year old brother were on board at keeping it shut. Also there was a wood rod that we kept in place as well that made it hard to open the sliding door.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Jack Edwards
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fort Morgan Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sassy Bass
Car: recommended

Fort Morgan known as the guardian of the bay is at the tip of Mobile Point at the western terminus of State Route 180 (Alabama). It and Dauphin Island, on which Fort Gaines is situated, enclose Mobile Bay. The Alabama Historical Commission maintains the site. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., CST. the site is open Daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST, except for the award winning “Tuesday Twilight Tours” in June and July, when visitors can learn about the life at the Fort with — rifle demonstrations, the responsibilities of the Laundress, and cannon firing!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,383
for 5 nights
From
£246
£1,710
 
 
Labor Day 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,587
for 5 nights
From
£287
£1,915
 
 
Fall
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£830
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,465
 
 
Fall/Winter
27 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,076
for 5 nights
From
£184
£1,055
 
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,178
for 5 nights
From
£205
£1,260
 
 
Winter
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£830
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,055
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,178
for 5 nights
From
£205
£1,260
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
£871
for 5 nights
From
£143
£1,014
 
 
Spring
3 Mar 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,383
for 5 nights
From
£246
£1,628
 
 
Spring
21 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,280
for 5 nights
From
£225
£1,547
 
 
Summer
26 May 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,447
for 7 nights
£2,447
 
 
Summer
11 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,383
for 5 nights
From
£246
£1,710
 
 
Labor Day 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,587
for 5 nights
From
£287
£1,915
 
 
Fall
8 Sep 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,280
for 5 nights
From
£225
£1,465
 
 
Fall
3 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,076
for 5 nights
From
£184
£1,055
 
 
Thanksgiving
24 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,178
for 5 nights
From
£205
£1,260
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,076
for 5 nights
From
£184
£1,055
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,178
for 5 nights
From
£205
£1,260
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,669
for 7 nights
£1,669
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £270.38
Cleaning, linens/towels £154.5

NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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