Great beach vacation with our extended family. Clean and well maintained. Layout is great for a group with children. The game room downstairs has ping pong table, nice tv, and plenty of room for kids to sleep and hang out. The bathroom downstairs was handy and we loved the outdoor shower.(there is a jetted tub upstairs w/ a shower but I used the outdoor shower exclusively after the first day. ). It is a bit of a drive from gulf shores but there are reasonable stores and restaurants ( we loved the Sassy Bass) within a couple miles of the house. Also there was a seafood market and a dollar general between there and gulf shores. Area was not crowded, beaches and sand were clean and nice. Had a great ocean view from home and was about a two minute walk from the beach. We took family pictures at Bon secour nwr which was a few miles away, wonderful dunes,boardwalk and gorgeous beach with no houses great for pics. Would also suggest exploring ft morgan, it is only a few miles away. We took the ferry across to dauphin island which was a fun day trip as well lots to explore. As you can tell we had a terrific family vacation here and would recommend to all.