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Beautiful Direct Beach View! Pool! Fish in Little Lagoon! Best of all worlds! in Gulf Shores

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  • bedrooms 3
  • baths 3
  • sleeps 11
  • pool yes
  • hot tub no
  • pets considered no
  • type House

vacation rental description

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.

Keywords: house, beach view, pool

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Last modified on 04-14-2014 at 9:16 AM.

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(662) 312-2402 (Mississippi, USA)

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 1300 sq. ft.
  • Location Type
    • lake view
      • Little Lagoon is behind the house. Fishing pier extends into the lagoon. Also has a boat ramp into the lagoon.
    • beach view
      • Across street from beach but no houses across street to block view! Plus deeded boardwalk beach access directly in front of house.
    • beach
  • Theme
    • family
    • away from it all
  • General
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • hair dryer
    • local restaurant guide
    • parking
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • sofa bed
    • iron & board
    • heating
    • clothes dryer
      • Full size in separate room
    • washing machine
      • Full size in separate room Iron and ironing board
    • covered parking
      • Parking under house for three vehicles.
    • wireless internet
    • air conditioning
    • linens provided
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
      • Boat and/or trailer would have to be parked under the house. Also boat ramp into Little Lagoon.
    • broadband access
      • Wireless high speed internet available throughout the house and on the decks.
  • Kitchen
    • oven
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • blender
    • stove
    • dishwasher
    • ice maker
    • refrigerator
      • Ice maker and water dispenser in door.
    • cooking utensils
      • Everything necessary for preparing a meal can be found in the kitchen.
    • kitchen
      • Kitchen is equipped with everything needed including a toaster oven, coffee maker, and waffle maker.
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
    • outdoor 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
    • television
    • stereo
    • books
    • books for kids
    • games
    • games for kids
    • toys
    • 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.
    • cd player
    • video library
      • DVD players in living room and all three bedrooms. Nice selection of movies provided.
    • dvd player
    • video game console
      • X-Box with games attached to TV in downstairs bedroom.
    • video games
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • balcony
    • 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
    • wood deck
  • Suitability
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • pets not allowed
    • non smoking only
      • Smoking is NOT allowed in the unit.
    • 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.
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Minimum age for renters is 25.

activities and attractions in Gulf Shores Alabama

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

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vacation rental rates


  • $1,000-$2,153/wk - $1,700/mo
  • US Dollars
  • August 17 - November 1 ... $1,325/week
  • November 2 - February 28 ... Winter ... $1,000/week or $1,700/month
  • March 1 - May 9 ... Spring ... $1,500/week
  • May 10 - August 15 ... Summer ... $2,153/week
  • Rates on Holidays / Special Events and Spring Break are higher.
  • Prices do not include $135 cleaning fee and 11% Alabama tax.
  • Minimum of 25% security deposit required. No renters under 25.
  • Saturday - Saturday Rentals. Nightly rates may be available in off-season.

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Review submitted: March 31, 2014   Date of arrival: February 1, 2014

My wife and I decided to take our first extended vacation and we heard a lot of good comments about Gulf Shores so we thought we would give it a try. I went on the web site VRBO and found the Southern Cross. We were very glad we did. Everything was just the way it looked in the pictures Mark had on his web site. He and his wife Janet stopped over a couple of times to make sure everything was working properly for us. We found them both to be very friendly and helpful.
We spent a the month of February at the Southern Cross and we were very happy with our accommodations. It was just my wife and me for the first couple of weeks so three bedrooms might have been a little much but we did have a neighbor couple come down for the a week. They also thought the accommodations were excellent. In fact since he was retired and his wife still works and only had a week off he wanted to send her home on a bus while he stayed with us for the rest of our stay. His wife vetoed that suggestion so they both headed back to the snow of Wisconsin.
It was great to have our lunch or dinner on the deck or just sit and relax in the sun. The beach was just across street so we had a great time walking the beach and finding sea shells for our grandkids.
We are thinking about when we can go back there again. Hopefully in 2016 since we have other commitments for next year. We are thinking of staying six weeks. That would give us more time to hit some of the restaurants and to do more sightseeing.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Snowbirds at Southern Cross

Review submitted: February 13, 2014   Date of arrival: January 31, 2014

We had a delightful time at Southern Cross. The owner, Mark, was very flexible and responsive to our questions. He was available by phone for several questions we had about how to work the TV, internet and access code to the property. The house fit our group well. We had 2 couples and we each had our own bathrooms. We all had good access to both decks that overlooked the gulf with no houses blocking our view. The white sand beaches are clean and right across the street. The street was not very busy with traffic. We had a great time visiting the USS Alabama in Mobile Bay. We ate at many of the restaurants that the owner recommended. We discovered a new place, Cosmos, in Orange Beach where we had great appetizers and Cosmos martinis at Happy Hour. We would recommend this property and would love to come back.

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

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Southern Cross Will Spoil You!

Review submitted: October 1, 2013   Date of arrival: September 22, 2013

Prepare to be spoiled. After spending a week in the spacious Southern Cross vacation home, you will never want a high rise again. My husband, grown children, and I have just completed a week's stay at this luxury home at Gulf Shores where we reunited our extended family. With grandparents, parents and children, we were able to stay together in our own house, not a duplex or complex. The whole house was ours. Eight adults and young adults and small children too. There was plenty of room to get away and rest in the same house. The spacious front deck provided a beautiful view of the gulf. This deck was our meeting place and a wonderful place to rest, visit and eat.
There are three large bedrooms and three full baths. Each bedroom has its own deck and sitting area to privately enjoy views of both the gulf and the small lagoon. There are also two pull out beds in the living area if you need more space. A fully stocked kitchen gave us every utensil and cooking device we needed to cook the fish that we caught in the gulf and the lagoon. Both of these fishing places are just steps from the Southern Cross.
We enjoyed TVs and DVD players in every bedroom and the living area, cable, wireless internet, a full laundry room and dishwasher. With all of the restaurants and places to see, there just isn't time to do it all. While the children went to the zoo at Lulu's, the adults enyoyed a sight seeing trip to historical Fort Morgan. We wnt deep sea fishing where we caught king mackerel and spanish mackerel. At the lagoon, we caught flounder, reds, crabs, sea bass and lots that I couldn't identify. The pool there provided a relaxing end to each day.
The Binkleys, who own the home, were great to work with. If something isn't right, they will make it so. We had no problems. I hope we can stay at the Southern Cross again. It was the perfect beach vacation house.

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

Helpful votes: 2 / 4


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Gulf Shores vacation rental

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