House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeper Sofa in Living Room, 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)
Fun In The Sun! The name says it all! What are you looking for in your vacation home? Play time on the beach? Okay, that would be less than 100 yards from the front door by way of your deeded boardwalk beach access. Fishing in Little Lagoon? Okay, that is only 10 yards out the back door. Swimming? Try the pool to the back of the house. Quiet, peaceful relaxation? Try awakening in your bed looking out to the gulf, or sitting in your living room looking out on the peaceful Little Lagoon, or sitting on one of the decks watching beautiful sunsets over the unobstructed view of the water. This house has it all! Located 3.7 miles from the intersection of Hwy 59 on West Beach Blvd, you are close to the great restaurants and shopping but yet in a very quiet part of Gulf Shores.
This house has a view of the Gulf of Mexico from two of the bedrooms. One of these bedrooms has french doors leading out to a deck overlooking the swimming pool and a view of the gulf. There are also great views of Little Lagoon from the kitchen, dining area and living room on the first floor and from the third bedroom on the third floor. The greatest thing about this house is the location. It sits directly on Little Lagoon! You can sit in the grass in front of the house, in a chair under the house, or on either of the two decks on the 1st and 2nd levels and watch the boats go by, watch the various birds catching fish, or just enjoy looking at the water. Little Lagoon is a 10 mile long body of salt water where you can fish (spotted trout, red fish, flounder, croakers, stingrays and many other fish all call the lagoon home) and crab day and night. Of course, you can clean your fish at the fish cleaning station at the pier, which goes out into the lagoon. Have your own boat? Launch it using our boat ramp. The kids will also enjoy the shared swimming pool. This is not a condo but rather a townhouse. You only have one neighbor. Very hard to find a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse with a gulf view, sitting directly on Little Lagoon, with fishing in the lagoon and gulf, a swimming pool and in a quiet area of Gulf Shores!
This home features 3 bedrooms, all with queen size beds plus bunk beds (with a full sized mattress on the bottom) in the upstairs bedroom. There are also 3 full baths, each connected to a bedroom. Two bedrooms and two baths are upstairs and one has an incredible view of the lagoon and has sliding glass doors onto a large deck. The third bedroom and bath is downstairs and looks out over the swimming pool and to the gulf. It also opens onto a deck. There are tables and chairs on all of the decks. On the first floor are the kitchen, eating area, living room, and washer and dryer. Sliding doors take you from the living room onto a first floor deck overlooking the lagoon. The living room has ample sitting options, including a queen sleeper sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. Eating options include a glass table and chairs with a great lagoon view or pull a stool up to the bar separating the kitchen and living room. There is new a 42' high definition TV in the living room and 32' high definition TVs in each bedroom with Dish Network service. Plus, there are 3 DVD players and an Game Cube with games for the kids. Speaking of games, there are lots of games, books, puzzles and toys for everyone to enjoy. Finally, don't worry about your vehicle since you can park three small vehicles or two large vehicles under the house.
What else can we tell you? Did we mention the full size washer and dryer? Or that the living room and one bedroom have sliding glass doors onto decks overlooking the lagoon? Or that this is a very quiet location where you can really relax? Or that the house has a colorful beach decor? Or that you can sleep as many as 11 in the home? Or that there is wireless internet throughout the house? Come see for yourself. You will never want to leave as you will be having so much Fun In The Sun!
Is Fun In The Sun booked the week you need it? We have 3 other properties. If you want a stand alone house with an unobstructed view of the beach then check out The Southern Cross, vrbo number 257393. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on West Beach Blvd less than 50 yards from Fun In The Sun. This unit is perfect for those wanting a house with a great gulf view! If you want to be right on the gulf, then look at A Whale Of A View, vrbo number 398689. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo (5D) at The Whaler on East Beach Blvd. This unit may have the best gulf views of any unit in all of Gulf Shores with gulf views from every room in the house! If you have a big family reunion, go to Sweet Dreams, vrbo number 291114. This is a very large house with 8 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and a very large, private pool on West Beach Blvd.
Keywords: Beach house, Lagoon Fishing, Swimming Pool
Great place for relaxing family fun.
About the Owner
We are Mark and Janet Binkley from Starkville, MS. Janet works at Mississippi State University. I am retired from MSU and mange four properties in Gulf Shores and 168 mini-storage units in Columbus, MS. We are looking forward to moving to Gulf Shores in 2016. We have a son who manages a Sherwin Williams store in MS and a daughter who is a police officer in MS. With the kids 'normally' out of the house, we discovered that we enjoy being at the beach. After looking at literally hundreds of homes along the coasts of Alabama and Florida, we decided to make a purchase in Gulf Shores (The Southern Cross, vrbo 257393). This is our third home in Gulf Shores. To us, it is the perfect spot, complete with the beach and gulf, fishing in the lagoon, shopping and great restaurants, and all in a quiet location. We would love for you to visit our home and have a great vacation!
Mark & Janet Binkley
4.8 based on 40 traveler reviews
The location on the lagoon turned out to be the biggest surprise for us. The kids caught dozens of crabs and swam in there quite a bit. It was usually warmer and less windy than the beach. We went to the beach ,which was a short walk across the street, most days but the lagoon was a nice bonus to have right out the back door. There were lots of sand and beach toys left in the storage area downstairs, and we left more behind, so you can check what is left and buy what you need when you get there.
The pictures are accurate so don't expect something with all new furnishings and decor. Also, make sure to look through all the cupboards when cooking. I used an old pan on our first night because I thought it was the only one when there were new ones in another cupboard.
If you are wanting to be Able to walk to shops and restaurants, this would not be the place for you. It is quite a way down west beach and is a long walk.
Overall we had a great time. It was perfect for us.
Great place for relaxing family fun.
Great Girls Getaway Location
First trip to Gulf Shores
FUN IN THE SUN!!!
First trip to Gulf Shores
Activity and Interests
3.7 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd
Other Activities: Shopping, Parasailing, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 28 2015 - May 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 9 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 15 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 31 2015 - Feb 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable damage deposit $359
- Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
- Tax Rate 11.0%
Rates for Holidays and Special Events may be higher.
Minimum age limit may be waived with additional fees.
Prices do not include $135 cleaning fee & 11% Alabama tax.
Saturday - Saturday only during the summer season.
Nightly rates may be available in the off-season.
Fully refundable security deposit is 15% of the total cost.
If you find a better rate for a comparable property, please let us know!
From the Owner
“We feel that Fun In The Sun is the perfect vacation home. Here is a typical day for us at our home ... see if this works for you. First, I tend to be up at sunrise while my wife likes to sleep in. I walk less than 10 yards out the back door of the house to the pier on Little Lagoon. There I fish and enjoy watching both the sunrise over the water and the wildlife. Feeding the bait fish to the herons who stand patiently behind you as you fish is always fun. When my wife awakes, she walks across the street on the deeded beach access to enjoy a morning dip in the gulf and catch some rays. Later, we meet back at the house to have lunch while sitting on one of the three decks (two facing the lagoon, one facing the gulf) all of which have great water views. After lunch, we head to the pool at the back of the house for some swimming and relaxation. That evening, we leave the peace and quiet at our house and drive 3 miles into Gulf Shores to have seafood at any of the great restaurants or do a little shopping. Returning home, we take a moonlite walk on the beach looking for sea turtles and go to the lagoon to set the fishing poles out for the night in case a fish decides to have a midnight snack. We then sit on the deck and listen as the only noise is the water coming onshore. Talk about peaceful! To finish the day, we watch a favorite TV show or a DVD on the 42' HD TV in the living room or on the 32' HD TV in our bedroom. Sound like a perfect day? It is to us too!!! And should the kids join us? Well, in addition to the fishing, swimming and playing on the beach and in the gulf, they can relax in their private rooms, each with 32' HD TVs and DVD players and one with a Game Cube, or play some of the games we have in the house for everyone to use. Oh, and if you just have to get on your computer to check email or that dreaded facebook account, then you can use the wireless high speed connection anywhere in the house or on the decks.”
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer ...
- Covered Parking ...
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Wireless Internet ...
- Cooking Utensils ...
- Ice Maker
- Kitchen ...
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Video Game Console
- Video Games
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed ...
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- health/beauty spa
- bird watching
- miniature golf
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- jet skiing
- water skiing
- 3 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Queen size Beds (3) Queen beds in all three bedrooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room has a queen sleeper sofa, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed has a full size mattress on the bottom
- Balcony ...
- Deck / Patio ...
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
- Guests provide their own meals