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Available Labor Day! Beautiful Direct Beach View! Pool! Fish in Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores

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The Southern Cross. It may not get any better than this! Seriously! 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 50 yards out the back door. Swimming? Try the pool to the back of the house. Quiet, peaceful relaxation? Try awakening in your bed to a view of the gulf, or sitting in your living room looking out on the gulf, or hearing the waves crash at night from one of your decks with total unobstructed views of the gulf. 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 great unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico out the front door. It also has great views of Little Lagoon out the back door where you can fish (spotted trout, red fish, flounder, 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 ... this is your own house. Very hard to find a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with unobstructed gulf views, lagoon fishing, swimming pool and in a quiet area!

This home features 3 bedrooms, all with queen size beds plus bunk beds in the downstairs bedroom. There are also 3 full baths. Two bedrooms and two baths are upstairs and both have incredible views of the gulf and open onto a large deck. These bedrooms also have sitting areas. The third bedroom and bath is downstairs and looks out onto the lagoon and also opens onto a deck. There are tables and chairs on all of the decks. Also on the first floor are a kitchen, eating area, living room, and laundry room. Sliding doors take you from the living room onto a first floor deck overlooking the gulf. The living room has ample sitting options, plus both a queen sleeper sofa and twin sleeper loveseat. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. Eating options include a decorative table and chairs with a great gulf view or pull a stool up to the bar separating the kitchen and living room. There is a 37' high definition TV in the living room and 26' high definition TVs in each bedroom. Plus, there are 4 DVD players and an X-Box with game 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 up to three vehicles under the house.

What else can we tell you? Did we mention the full size washer and dryer in a separate downstairs room? Or that the living room and master bedrooms have sliding glass doors onto decks overlooking the gulf? 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? Come see for yourself. As the song says 'when you see the Southern Cross for the first time, you understand now why you came this way.'

Is The Southern Cross booked the week you need it? We have 3 other properties. If you have kids then check out Fun In The Sun, vrbo number 332813. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse on West Beach Blvd less than 50 yards from The Southern Cross. This unit sits right on Little Lagoon and is perfect for those with small kids wanting to play in the water! 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.

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Last modified on 08-19-2014 at 10:47 AM.

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(662) 312-2402 (Mississippi, USA)

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 1300 sq. ft.
  • Location Type
    • beach
    • beach view
      • Across street from beach but no houses across street to block view! Plus deeded boardwalk beach access directly in front of house.
    • lake view
      • Little Lagoon is behind the house. Fishing pier extends into the lagoon. Also has a boat ramp into the lagoon.
  • Theme
    • family
    • away from it all
  • General
    • washing machine
      • Full size in separate room Iron and ironing board
    • clothes dryer
      • Full size in separate room
    • sofa bed
    • parking
    • air conditioning
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • hair dryer
    • local restaurant guide
    • broadband access
      • Wireless high speed internet available throughout the house and on the decks.
    • wireless internet
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • covered parking
      • Parking under house for three vehicles.
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
      • Boat and/or trailer would have to be parked under the house. Also boat ramp into Little Lagoon.
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Kitchen is equipped with everything needed including a toaster oven, coffee maker, and waffle maker.
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
      • Everything necessary for preparing a meal can be found in the kitchen.
    • blender
    • ice maker
    • stove
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
      • Ice maker and water dispenser in door.
    • oven
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • outdoor pool
    • communal pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1:
    • bathroom 2:
    • bathroom 3:
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 11, beds for 8-11
    • bedroom 1:
    • bedroom 2:
    • bedroom 3:
    • den:
      • Queen size Beds (3) Queen bed in each of the bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private full bathroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room has both a queen sofa sleeper and a twin loveseat sleeper., Bunk Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and bunk beds with a private full bathroom.
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • books
    • books for kids
    • games
    • games for kids
    • toys
    • video library
      • DVD players in living room and all three bedrooms. Nice selection of movies provided.
    • video game console
      • X-Box with games attached to TV in downstairs bedroom.
    • video games
    • television
    • satellite / cable
      • Dish Network with Classic Gold 250 package. 37" flat screen high definition TV in living room. 26" flat screen high definition TVs in each bedroom.
    • stereo
    • cd player
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • balcony
    • wood deck
    • deck / patio
      • Downstairs deck from living room and upstairs deck from two master bedrooms overlook gulf on the front of the house. Deck from the bedroom downstairs overlooks the lagoon on the back of the house.
    • fish cleaning table
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
      • In addition to the beach, pier, swimming pool and decks, this house includes 4 tvs, 3 DVD players, an X-Box system, and lots of games and toys for everyone to play.
    • non smoking only
      • Smoking is NOT allowed in the unit.
    • pets not allowed
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Minimum age for renters is 25.

activities and attractions in Gulf Shores Alabama

  • Attractions
    • cinemas
    • marina
    • theme parks
    • water parks
    • restaurants
    • zoo
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • antiquing
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • shelling
    • shopping
    • boating
    • sight seeing
    • outlet shopping
    • wildlife viewing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • golf
    • wind-surfing
    • water skiing
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • deepsea fishing
    • snorkeling/diving
    • parasailing
    • kayaking
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • pier fishing
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • surf fishing

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Aug 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 nights
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 27 2015
7 nights
Feb 28 2015 - May 8 2015
7 nights
May 9 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Please email owner for exact pricing.
Owner will email you a contract. The signed contract and a 15% refundable security deposit must be returned to rent the unit.
50% of the total rental rate is due 90 days before check-in and 50% of the total rental rate is due 30 days before check-in.
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 and 11% Alabama tax.
Saturday - Saturday rentals only during the summer season.
Nightly rates may be available in the off-season.
If you find a better rate for a comparable property, please let us know!
Tax Rate 11.0%

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traveler reviews for this gulf shores house rental

Exceptionally Relaxing

Review submitted: August 18, 2014   Date of arrival: August 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay in this home. The location is incredible, equally distanced from the lagoon and the ocean… a quick walk to each. The beach is wide with white sands, clear waters (that were pretty calm on our trip), and plenty of space to stretch out. The lagoon has a dock with seating for fishing and lines to hang a crab cage. We caught a variety of fish and a few crabs. The house has three similarly sized bedrooms each with a bathroom. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of pans, dishes, silverware, etc. The living room is very comfortable. We had a party of five adults and one child and it was very appropriate. You could easily fit a couple more people in here with ease. A room on the ground floor was stocked with beach umbrellas, beach chairs, sand toys, kites, a crab cage, etc. I particularly appreciated this bonus bit of equipment. The pool was shared but very relaxing and usually you had it to yourself when swimming.
We had no complaints with this property. Highly recommended.

Recommended for: families with young children

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Review submitted: July 27, 2014   Date of arrival: July 12, 2014

This property was really great. It was exactly like the pictures and all of the other reviews are exactly right. All the kids had a blast. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone.

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Really hard to leave! Great week in Gulf Shores

Review submitted: July 10, 2014   Date of arrival: June 14, 2014

We spent a week in June with 4 adults and 4 kids (ages 5 to 13). The house was great and in an awesome location from the beach, lagoon, and town. We could not have enjoyed more our stay and the layout of the house and property. It was so nice to be able to enjoy seeing the ocean and having access to the lagoon to hang out, catch fish, and watch the sunset. We had a slight washing machine issue, but Mark took care of it immediately. He was very attentive and that meant a lot to our family. I can't recommend this house enough. We will be back!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

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This vacation rental has been listed since 09/2/2009.