'DREAM BIG EAST' PRIVATE POOL, ELEVATOR, 12 BD/10 BA

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Sleeps36
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms10
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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'DREAM BIG EAST' PRIVATE POOL, ELEVATOR, 12 BD/10 BA

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Duplex, 12 Bedrooms + Den, 10 Baths per side (Sleeps up to 40) Private Pool, Beach View, WiFi

Dream Big is a great house/duplex for a gathering or retreat. Right across from the beach, with a private pool & elevator.

Each Side has 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths and lots of room to spread out over 3 floors and 3500 sq feet. Each side has 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, and 2 full laundry rooms. Large private pool and outdoor gathering space with grills and seating for outdoor dining.

Nice combination of larger common spaces for togetherness, and lots of private bedrooms with porches. The first floor has a family room on each side with a large tv/dvd, games, etc so the kids have a place to call their own.

Spacious bedrooms, each with TV. 6 bedrooms per side, all have private balconies overlooking either the Gulf or the pool & Little Lagoon beyond. There are 3 king bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with a queen bed plus a daybed & trundle, a bedroom with just a queen on each side.

Large pool area complete with lots of lounge chairs, tables for outdoor dining, grills and an assortment of beach chairs, beach carts & pool toys you are welcome to use during your stay.

Located in family-friendly West Beach, 2.3 miles west of Hwy 59. Away from condos & crowds, still quite close to restaurants, shops & attractions.

Here is the layout for each side : First floor has family room with TV/DVD/game system with games/board games so the kids have a place of their own. Also on the first floor you'll also find two bedrooms, two baths and a laundry. The second floor has a large living and dining area plus a kitchen with a big island and two dishwashers, and a half bath. This kitchen was designed to comfortably accommodate lots of people! You will also find a bedroom and full bath on the second floor. The third floor has three bedrooms each with a private bath. All floors have decks on the Gulf and pool/Little Lagoon sides. Each of the spacious bedrooms also has its own television.

Beds:

First Floor: King Bedroom, Queen Bedroom with Daybed and Trundle (2 twins), Family Room has Queen Sleeper.

Second Floor: King Bedroom, Living Room has Queen Sleeper.

Third Floor: King Bedroom, Queen Bedroom with Daybed and Trundle, and Queen only bedroom.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Susan

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We are a family with school age children. We bought this bit of sand with a beachview with a dream of building a place where big extended families like ours could get everyone together. We didn't know at the time that life would lead to our living in Gulf Shores where we now manage our vacation rental homes and those of a number of our neighbors and friends.

Susan purchased this house in 2007

We had our duplex When Pigs Fly which is just a few hundred feet from the lot on which we built Dream Big. We love this stretch of family-friendly West Beach where we are just a couple of miles from restaurants & shops, but in an area with just 4 rows of homes between the Gulf on the South, and Little Lagoon on the North.

Owning When Pigs Fly, and based on our own growing family which at that time was 18 (grandparents, parents, children), we knew it was hard to find a place where everyone could gather. We could have our family on one side, and the cousins on the other side. We put in the things we like or needed for our family--spaces for the kids, bedrooms that worked for parents with small children, a big pool area, grills, etc.

Sleeps36
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms10
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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'Dream Big East' Private Pool, ELEVATOR, 12 Bd/10 Ba
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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'Dream Big East' Private Pool, ELEVATOR, 12 Bd/10 Ba
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Arlington, Texas
5

Dream Big was a Winner for our Group of 33!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We stayed at Dream Big with our daughter's sixth grade class and we had a blast! The house is great! We brough 13 kids and 20 adults and there was plenty of rooms and beds, hot water for showers, and kitchens that included a lot of extras (pots, pans, utensils, blenders, measuring cups, etc!.) Loved the two sides - one for the kids and the other for the parents! Everyone felt they had their own space! Lots of stairs and we didn't always figure out the elevator but we pretty much hung out on the 2nd floor (kitchen/living area) which was plenty big enough! The house is right across from the beach (we just walked between houses to get to it) and we spent a lot of time there - swimming, tanning, beach volleyball! The kids even hunted crabs at night! The house is really close for outings to family-friendly restaurants with lots to offer for kids and adults (The Hangout, Lulu's, and The Wharf). The kids also went parasailing and visited the Orange Beach Art Center for an awesome glass blowing workshop with the coolest teacher - Adam. The kid's and parent's loved it! Thanks to our awesome teacher - Shelley for finding your house and helping us all Dream Big!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 2/2
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'Dream Big East' Private Pool, ELEVATOR, 12 Bd/10 Ba
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Prairieville, Louisiana
5

Great place for a large group of golfers

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We rented this the weekend of the Hangout Fest 2012 but we were there for golf. The place is huge. I didn't even go to all the rooms. It had a nice big pool, a big area for grilling, 2 big kitchens, ice makers, lots of parking and lots of space. It is a 10 minute ride to Peninsula golf course. The beach is a 5 minute walk away. We will be staying here again. Susan even mailed back a prescription pair of Raybans that the cleaning lady found. Nick sure did appreciate that.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We think our house is great for golf and fishing groups. Lots of grown-up beds, no bunks. We are not sure why it took these guys 5 minutes to cross the 2 lane street and walk a few houses west to beach access, Dream Big is right across the street from the beach!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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'Dream Big East' Private Pool, ELEVATOR, 12 Bd/10 Ba
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Katy, TX
5

Hello from Katy, TX!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Susan,

Thanks again for letting us rent the house over spring break. We had East and West through the week and the house couldnt have been any nicer. Plenty of space for the 20 adults and 20 kids we had staying there. The house is very nice and has all the amenities and more. I HIGHLY recommend this house to anyone looking to have a great time in Gulf Shores.

Thanks again and see you next year!
Fred
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/4
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'Dream Big East' Private Pool, ELEVATOR, 12 Bd/10 Ba
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60241vb
+1 877 747-4787
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
4

Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We rented this property for our softball team during our recent spring break! The girls were so excited when we arrived. The private pool was a definite highlight as well as the proximity to the beach! It is exquisitely decorated! There was plenty of room for all 22 of us!. Susan and Geoff were easy to work with in all details of our stay. I have already recommended this to some friends and colleagues. Thank you!
Pam Fink, Oklahoma Baptist University.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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'Dream Big East' Private Pool, ELEVATOR, 12 Bd/10 Ba
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Maylene, AL
5

A Wonderful Home Away From Home, Didn't Want to Leave

A Wonderful Home Away From Home, Didn't Want to Leave
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
Our first stay was in 2008 for a couple's retreat and we rented both sides and were blown away. So much attention was given to the details. It's so much more than the pictures can show. When planning our retreat for this year, we didn't consider any place else. It had to be the Lemonade Stand. It's the perfect place for a large group. The kitchen is large, lots of seating, and all the bedrooms have private baths. Our retreat this October was wonderful. And, Susan was great to come help us with something as small as figuring out the remote for the TV. She was very friendly and accomodating. It was great meeting her. Would we recommend this property? A BIG YES!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Ferry from Dauphin Island (Mobile) to Fort Morgan
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
I-10 is 26 miles north, I-65 is 56 miles north
Car: necessary

We are located in West Beach, a narrow stretch of land bound by the Gulf to the south, and Little Lagoon to the north. You'll have great views of both. In addition to the normal joys of our sugar white beach, a block and a half to our west is the 'pass', where the Gulf feeds Little Lagoon. The pass offers great fishing and an area that is perfect for kids to hunt for hermit crabs or watch the heron and pelicans in action.

Other Activities: rent a sea kayak, parasail, charter a fishing boat, take a dolphin cruise

Golf: We have 9 signature courses nearby as well as the Gulf State Park Course. You have a nice range of courses located 3-15 miles from West Beach so you can easily try them all!

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Availability & Rates

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 16 2014
$950
3 nights
 
 
Late Spring
May 17 2014 - May 22 2014
$1,140
4 nights
 
 
Last Week May
May 23 2014 - May 30 2014
$8,746
7 nights
 
 
Early Summer
May 31 2014 - Jun 13 2014
$9,261
7 nights
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 1 2014
$10,290
7 nights
 
 
August wk 1
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 8 2014
$9,261
7 nights
 
 
August 2nd Wk
Aug 9 2014 - Aug 15 2014
$8,746
7 nights
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$1,050
4 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$900
3 nights
 
 
Winter 2014 excludes Thanksgiv
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$650
3 nights
 
 
Holidays incl Thanksgvg
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
$812
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Processing $45.00 + Tax
Linens & Cleaning $599.00 + Tax
$1500 payable by Visa, MasterCard or Discover at the time of online booking. Remainder payable by check, 90 days before arrival for Summer, 60 days before arrival rest of year.
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Beach View ...
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36
  • King size beds (6) Each half has 3 King bedrooms, Queen size Beds (6) Each side has 2 Queen plus daybed & trundle bedrooms, 1 Queen only bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (8) Each half has 2 twin daybeds, each with a twin trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Each side has a sleeper sofa in the family one, and in living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Large Private Pool with gathering space for everyone. Each side has living room plus separate family room so the kids have a place of their own.
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