'SOUTHERN SURPRISE' PRIVATE POOL, ELEVATOR GULFVIEW FALL/WINTER 3 NT MIN

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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'SOUTHERN SURPRISE' PRIVATE POOL, ELEVATOR GULFVIEW FALL/WINTER 3 NT MIN

Gulf Shores House Rental Photos and Description

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

*Holidays 4 Nt min, rest of Fall/Winter, 3 Nt min.

PLEASE KNOW THAT WE WILL NEVER ASK FOR PAYMENT BY WIRE TRANSFER.

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 (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2004
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Guestbook comments from the manager

This comment came from our first guests at Southern Surprise.



Thank you so much for letting my group stay in your home Southern Surprise. The house was amazing and the week there could not have been a better vacation for all of us. We enjoyed the service that you both provided when something went wrong with the house and could not have asked for better people to rent from. We will all be telling our family and friends about this and other homes you own and we all hope to rent from you again.



Sincerely,



Kathryn South and the Rhodes crew
Mar 2009
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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'Southern Surprise' Private Pool, Elevator Gulfview Fall/Winter 3 Nt Min
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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'Southern Surprise' Private Pool, Elevator Gulfview Fall/Winter 3 Nt Min
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Peoria, IL
5

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Southern Surprise was everything we hoped and more. Very comfortable and convenient location. This property is very well maintained and clean.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Southern Surprise' Private Pool, Elevator Gulfview Fall/Winter 3 Nt Min
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219219vb
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
indianapolis
5

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5
I booked this house for a large group of friends. Everyone was pleasantly surprised at how nice the place was. The property was clean and had all of the amenities we wanted. Some in my group were a bit apprehensive about the price of the house, but those apprehensions quickly went away as soon as we arrived. The location to the beach wasn't as close as I had originally thought, but it really wasn't a big deal. It was actually more convenient to park in the free public parking about 1/4 mile (around the corner) instead of hauling all of our beach towels, umbrellas, etc. to the beach through people’s yards.
The pool was definitely worth the money. I strongly suggest that if you have small children you get a beach house with a pool. The ocean is great, but the pool is way easier. There was a maintenance guy who came several times to check the pool chemicals and make sure everything was OK.

It was a great trip and well worth the stay. If I ever have a big group I’ll choose this property again.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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'Southern Surprise' Private Pool, Elevator Gulfview Fall/Winter 3 Nt Min
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219219vb
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Lakeland, TN
5

Southern Surprise

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
3 families stayed for seven days. Plenty of room, and is an upscale place. Pool was nice for the kids. Had to drive to the beach, but only a couple blocks and plenty of parking at 13th street which is just across the street from the beach access. Had an air conditioning problem our last full day there, but called mx and they were there in less than an hour and fixed the problem. And it had an elevator which made it easy to load and unload. Great condo!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Southern Surprise' Private Pool, Elevator Gulfview Fall/Winter 3 Nt Min
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
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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'Southern Surprise' Private Pool, Elevator Gulfview Fall/Winter 3 Nt Min
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Villa Park
5

Great House!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!).
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'Southern Surprise' Private Pool, Elevator Gulfview Fall/Winter 3 Nt Min
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219219vb
+1 877 747-4787
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Nashville
5

Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time during our stay. The house was totally beautiful and very clean. Great location! We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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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
 
2014 09/06/14 thru 10/31/14 Saturday
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$390
$2,320
 
 
2014 11/01/14 thru 11/22/14 Saturday
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$312
$1,856
 
 
HOLIDAY
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$390
$2,320
 
 
2014 12/01/14 thru 12/20/14 Saturday
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$312
$1,856
 
 
HOLIDAY
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$390
$2,320
 
 
2015 02/28/15 thru 04/24/15 Saturday
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,595
 
 
2015 04/25/15 thru 05/15/15 Saturday
Apr 25 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
 
 
2015 05/16/15 thru 05/22/15 Saturday
May 16 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
 
 
2015 05/23/15 thru 05/29/15 Saturday
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,314
 
 
2015 05/30/15 thru 06/12/15 Saturday
May 30 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,568
 
 
2015 06/13/15 thru 07/31/15 Saturday
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,075
 
 
2015 08/01/15 thru 08/07/15 Saturday
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,568
 
 
2015 08/08/15 thru 08/14/15 Saturday
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,314
 
 
2015 08/15/15 thru 09/04/15 Saturday
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,160
 
 
2015 09/05/15 thru 10/30/15 Saturday
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,408
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
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Amenities

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 2 King beds, 2 Queen beds, 4 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Wetbar with undercounter Ice Maker
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