'SOUTHERN SURPRISE' GULFVIEW PRIVATE POOL, ELEVATOR

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights
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'SOUTHERN SURPRISE' GULFVIEW PRIVATE POOL, ELEVATOR

Gulf Shores House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-16)

Come enjoy your own Southern Surprise! Enjoy a private pool and great views of the Gulf of Mexico & Little Lagoon at our Gulf Shores vacation rental beach house only 200 yards from the beach. This is closer than many 'gulf front' resorts and has an elevator--a rare find among West Beach homes!

Enjoy your own custom gunite private pool. Relax in the lounge chairs and enjoy the views. We also have grills and picnic tables for your use during your stay.

Southern Surprise has lots of nice luxury touches like a huge master bath on each level, wet bars with under counter icemakers, private baths for each bedroom and more. You'll love the pillow-top mattresses and soft sheets. Wonderful porches provide great views of the Gulf to the south, and Little Lagoon to the north.

The house is divided into two three-bedroom/three bath halves, one stacked over the other, with an interior connecting stairway and an elevator. Great for togetherness or shut the doors and each feels like its own house.

Each floor of Southern Surprise has a spacious living area with wide open Gulf views and a large covered porch with a table and chairs to enjoy outdoor dining or relaxing. The beautifully equipped kitchen is open to the living area and features custom cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances.

The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, adjoining lagoon-view private porch, and master bath with separate Jacuzzi tub, shower and double vanities. The second bedroom features a queen bed and private bath. The third has a pair of twins, a lagoon-view balcony and a private bath.

This laid-back section of Gulf Shores known as West Beach has 4 rows of houses from the Gulf on the south to Little Lagoon on the north but is only 2.5 miles west of Hwy 59 with its selection of restaurants, shops and attractions.

Great, family-friendly area close to Waterville USA, The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, putt-putt, and more. A major outlet mall with Coach, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Juicy Couture and more is 8 miles north in Foley.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Susan

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Speaks english
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 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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Property Reviews

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'Southern Surprise' Gulfview Private Pool, Elevator
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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'Southern Surprise' Gulfview Private Pool, Elevator
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219219vb
+1 877 747-4787
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
United States
5

'Southern Surprise' was a pleasant surprise for our summer vacation!

'Southern Surprise' was a pleasant surprise for our summer vacation!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
This is the prettiest house on the block! 6 bedrooms! The photos do not do this house justice. It's beautiful inside and out! There were 13 people on our family vacation from ages 4 to 74. Two of the 3 floors had 3 bedrooms on each floor. Each bedroom had it's own bathroom, which was a must for our family. The master bedrooms on each floor are huge. Very spacious! Another plus was the pool. We didn't have to share with the neighbors. We spent more time in the pool than at the beach. The beach is only 2 blocks away, a nice walk to and from the public access. We were able to see the flag from the public access, which was red all week but water was clean and warm. Each floor has a porch that overlooks the lagoon AND the pool/gulf side. It was great to sit in mornings and drink coffee from porch. We had 4 large vehicles and were all parked under the carport. The ONLY thing I missed was hangers. There were a few, but if you want to hang your clothes, you will need your own hangers. The bedroom closets were walk-in so didn't really need to hang anything up. The other houses that surround this one has stairs on the outside. The stairs are inside of the 'Southern Surprise'. Another plus. House was VERY clean when we arrived and grounds were well maintained. Pool guy came 2X that week to check levels of pool and clean it out if necessary. Owner was helpful when we did have MINOR issues; 2nd floor's ice maker not working, wi-fi needed reconnecting. There was a grill just a few blocks from the house. The elevator was also great, since we had a few of our family members who have trouble walking up and down stairs. They didn't have to take the stairs. Elevator went to all 3 floors. I would definitely recommend this to families of all ages.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Just for clarity, there is a charcoal grill at the house, the grill the guests refer to as a couple of blocks away, is the nearby local restaurant named West Beach Grill.
Helpful votes: 12/13
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'Southern Surprise' Gulfview Private Pool, Elevator
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219219vb
+1 877 747-4787
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Villa Park
5

Great House!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
I stayed at this wonderful house, both Downstairs and Upstairs, for Spring Break vacation with my husband, daughter, son-in-law, son, daughter-in-law, and 3 grandchildren, ages 9-14. We all had en suite baths, and lots of room to be together but without tripping over one another or to have quiet time. We all enjoyed the pool, the view of the Lagoon from our bedroom porches, and the view of the Gulf from the living room porches. House was clean, & well decorated. We had ample dishes, glasses, etc. for meals. The elevator was useful for bringing up luggage and groceries. The kids loved the pool. We had some problems with the TV and internet reception but the manager came quickly to help, and it was a Mediacom problem; all the TVs finally worked (actually, I never had time to watch TV, too many other things to do, but some in our group need a television). Location of the house was good; easy to get to sightseeing areas, but far enough away from the busy traffic area. The walk to the beach was about a block if you went straight south across the yards. It was about two blocks if walking on the street and going to the beach entrance which I preferred to do since it was easier walking & pushing the cart with chairs, etc. It was a nice walk to for ice cream in the evening, next to a seafood place, small store, and a restaurant when we didn't want to get in the car. The house's supply of carts, sand toys, and chairs for the beach was very good, and there were also lots "noodles" & plastic pool toys, We didn't need to bring or buy anything except our clothes & food. The manager was very helpful and the few questions we had were addressed by him right away. The only thing we didn't find was a book of instructions for the house such as garbage day and what/how to recycle (i.e. we didn't have to put garbage cans out which was nice, but we have had to do that at some rentals) and there wasn't a list of recommended local attractions, restaurants. We could have asked but didn't want to bother the manager all the time for small things, but they were always quick to be helpful when we called or texted. We did eventually get lots of info on places to go at the Visitor Center down the Beach Rd. We would definitely return and we would recommend this house to others.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Bring your beach towels! We try to have pretty much whatever else you'll need. We want you to call if you need anything, and we do have an instruction book at the house for you(apparently prior to this week we had guests who liked it so much they took it home with them!).
Helpful votes: 8/8
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'Southern Surprise' Gulfview Private Pool, Elevator
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Nashville
5

Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
We had a great time during our stay. The house was totally beautiful and very clean. Great location! We would definitely stay here again.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 3/3
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'Southern Surprise' Gulfview Private Pool, Elevator
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
New Albany
5

Family Fun at Southern Surprise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Southern Surprise. The house is ideal for large families as both floors are fully equipped with plenty of living space. We were very happy to have bathrooms attached to each bedroom. The kitchen was fully stocked and all the appliances were stainless steel (and the ice maker was a great surprise!)

The pool in the back is what set this house apart from many that we looked at in Gulf Shores. It was large enough for our family water volleyball games and our kids played and splashed all day long. The house is just a short walk to the beach and close to several great restaurants.

Finally, we very much appreciated the owners helpfulness throughout the week. Prior to reaching Gulf Shores, they provided us with helpful directions to lessen the impact of weekend traffic. Once we reached our house, they asked for any feedback that would make our stay better.

Everyone in our family would recommend this house to others and we are all hopeful that we will be visiting Southern Surprise and Gulf Shores in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 9/9
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'Southern Surprise' Gulfview Private Pool, Elevator
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219219vb
+1 877 747-4787
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Slidell, Louisiana
5

Beth, Joe and Family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
Our third year at Southern Surprise was the best. Our family, ranging in age from 8 months to 69 years, had a ball. The furnishings are lovely, the rooms spacious and the kitchens are wonderful for cooking for a large group. We love the balconies and the views from both sides and felt very comfortable in our "home away from home". The pool is a perfect size for a large group, and the "surf was up" while we were there - which was the icing on the cake for all of us.

We recommend Southern Surprise to all.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pensacola Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-10
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing pier even the locals don't know about
Nearest Point of Interest
Lagoon Pass
Nearest Point of Interest
Market, Ice Cream & Seafood Shops
Nearest Point of Interest
Bahama Bob's Beachside Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Tequila's Mexican
Nearest Point of Interest
DeSoto's, Gulf Shores Steamer, Old World Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hangout -- Family Friendly Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterville USA
Nearest Point of Interest
AL Gulf Coast Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
LuLu's -- Jimmy Buffett's sister's restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Track, Pirate's Island Putt-Putt
Nearest Point of Interest
Tanger Outlet Center 5 miles north in Foley
Car: necessary

West Beach area of Gulf Shores, 2.5 miles west of Hwy 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway). This area has 4 rows of houses between the Gulf on the south, and Little Lagoon on the north. You'll find uncrowded sugar-white beach and a relaxed family-friendly area that is just minutes from restaurants, shops and local attractions including The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (subject of the Animal Planet television series The Little Zoo That Could), Waterville USA, Pirate's Island Putt-Putt, The Track and more.

Numerous marinas nearby for dolphin cruises, inshore and offshore fishing and more. Major outlet mall 8 miles north in Foley.

National Naval Air Museum and Blue Angels practices 30 minutes east. Battleship museum in Mobile.

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Availability & Rates

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 16 2014
$2,600
7 nights
 
 
May 17-24
May 17 2014 - May 23 2014
$3,510
7 nights
 
 
Early Summer
May 24 2014 - Jun 13 2014
$4,491
7 nights
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 1 2014
$4,990
7 nights
 
 
1st wk August
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 8 2014
$4,491
7 nights
 
 
2nd wk August
Aug 9 2014 - Aug 15 2014
$4,242
7 nights
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$2,190
7 nights
 
 
Winter excl Holidays
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$1,750
7 nights
 
 
Holidays incl Thanksgvg
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
$2,188
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $69.00
Processing $45.00 + Tax
Cleaning & Linens $329.00 + Tax
$800 first payment by Visa or MasterCard when book online. Remainder is payable by check, 90 days before arrival for summer weeks, 60 days before arrival most of 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:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • racquetball
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Wetbar with undercounter Ice Maker
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