|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Sweet Dreams is the perfect house for your large family vacation, plus it can be rented by snowbirds as a 2 or 3 bedroom unit. Here are some of the highlights of this house:
- On West Beach Blvd with a great view of the gulf
- 2.5 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd; Close enough to enjoy the activities but far enough removed to escape the crowds
- 8, yes that is EIGHT, bedrooms
- 3 king beds, 4 queen beds, 3 twin beds, 1 full/twin bunk bed, 1 child's bed, and 3 queen sleeper sofas. This home can sleep 25 people! 10 mattresses/box springs were just replaced in November 2014!
- 5 full baths and 2 half baths
- 3 living areas
- 3 full kitchens
- 3 sets of washers and dryers
- Over 3,300 sq ft of living space
- Covered parking for at least 4 vehicles
- Driveway parking for at least 6 more vehicles
- Large deck on the front of the house with beach views
- Large screen TVs in every room! 37' HD televisions in all three living rooms and 32' televisions in every bedroom!
- Two video game systems (X-Box and Nintendo) with games
- A very large, private, in-ground pool! This pool is completely enclosed with a vinyl fence for privacy, has two ladders for easy access, and has lots of built-in seating for your comfort. There are chairs, chairs and more chairs for your comfort around the pool. Plus, enjoy some cold drinks by the pool at the tiki bar! This may be one of the nicest pools in Gulf Shores, with a size of 16 feet by 32 feet and a depth of 3.5 feet to 5.5 feet.
We know that the kids (and adults) love the beach, but a beach vacation also means time away from the beach. At Sweet Dreams, you can enjoy the beach, enjoy the pool, watch some of the dozens of movies in the house, or play some of the dozens of games. Or just sit on the deck and catch the rays. There is something for everyone!
Oh, did we mention the best feature of this house? In today's economy, all of us look for bargains. There is no doubt that this house is the best bargain in Gulf Shores. You can rent this home, with 8 bedrooms, 5 baths, sleeping 25 people, with a large private pool and a great beach view for half of what any similar house will cost in Gulf Shores! As a matter of fact, for what you will pay for this home for a week, you will probably only be able to get a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sleeping half as many, possibly without a private pool!
A house this large means that a large extended family can enjoy a vacation together. With three kitchens, everyone can cook what they want. With 3 living rooms and 8 bedrooms all with HDTVs and DVD players, everyone can watch what they want! If you want everyone together, use the large deck facing the gulf or gather around the pool.
This home could be a perfect vacation spot for you even if you don't have 25 in your party. Because of the layout of this home, during the off-season (Fall - Spring) you can rent as few as 3 bedrooms or as many as 8 bedrooms. For a family not needing the entire house, there are steps from the covered parking to each side of the house. The front deck has a divider that can be closed off to ensure privacy between the two sides. Plus, there are steps at the back of the house to the 3rd floor apartment. But, if you do have a large family and need the entire house, there is a door on the deck to connect the two sides and there are steps in the east side unit that can be used to get to the apartment.
Here are your choices for how to rent the house and the costs for each. The prices are for a week, as we rent from Saturday to Saturday throughout the year. We also rent by the month in November through February. If you need less than a week, we may be able to assist you. Please email or call.
Fall: 16 August - 31 October
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $2,358
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,217
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,727
Winter: 1 November - 27 February
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $1,592 / week or $3,484 / month
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $788 / week or $1,604 / month
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,141 / week or $2,413 / month
Spring Break weeks: 28 February - 19 April
- Call for prices
Spring: 19 April - 15 May
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $3,484
- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,743
- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $2,615
Summer: 9 May - 14 August
- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $5,826
So, if you need lots of room, want a view of the gulf from three living rooms, three kitchens, two decks, and two bedrooms, want to be able to sleep up to 25 people, want a very large, private pool, and all at a great price, then Sweet Dreams is the place for you!
Is Sweet Dreams booked the week you need it or do you need something smaller? We have 3 other properties. If you want a stand alone house with an unobstructed view of the beach then check out The Southern Cross, vrbo number 257393. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on West Beach Blvd. If you need 6 bedrooms and 6 baths, then you could rent The Southern Cross and Fun In The Sun. Fun In The sun, vrbo number 331813, is right on Little Lagoon (perfect for kids playing in the water) and is less than 50 yards from The Southern Cross! 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!
We are Mark and Janet Binkley from Starkville, MS. Janet works at Mississippi State University. I am retired from MSU and manage four properties in Gulf Shores and 168 mini-storage units in Columbus, MS. We are looking forward to moving to Gulf Shores in 2016. We have a son who manages a Sherwin Williams store in MS and a daughter who is a police officer in MS. With the kids 'normally' being out of the house, we discovered that we enjoy being at the beach. After looking at literally hundreds of homes along the coasts of Alabama and Florida, we decided on a home in Gulf Shores (The Southern Cross, VRBO 257393). Within a few months, we knew we had found the perfect location and began to search for a second house. Sweet Dreams is our second beach home and is great for large family gatherings. Since then, we have purchased two more homes in Gulf Shores. We would love for you to visit one of our homes and have a great vacation! Please email us to get more information and more photos of all the properties. Mark & Janet Binkley Starkville, MS.
The Owner purchased this house in 2010
Sweet Dreams is the perfect location for a large family who want to vacation together without breaking the bank. There are many reasons why we enjoy this home. (1) It is a large home, with over 3,300 sq ft. There is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy. (2) There are three separate living areas. Each living area has plenty of seating, so one group can watch the big game on one HDTV, while another group can watch a favorite show on a second HDTV and a third group can catch the movie they want to watch on the third HDTV. And, of course, the kids can watch their shows in their bedrooms since there is a tv in each bedroom! (3) We know how difficult it is to prepare enough food for 20 people in one kitchen, or how difficult it is to find food that 20 people like. That is not a problem in Sweet Dreams as there are THREE full kitchens (refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers) in the house! (4) If you are going to bring 20 people to a family retreat, you don't want people sleeping on the floor. That is not a problem with Sweet Dreams as there are king, queen, twin, single and children beds throughout the house. Enough beds to handle 21 people plus sleeper sofas in three living rooms! (5) Need to do laundry while visiting? There are three sets of washers and dryers. (6) Need to catch up on work or that facebook account? Wireless internet is in the house. (7) Finally, and most important, are the outside activities. Walk across the street and you are on the beach! Being 2.5 miles from the center of Gulf Shores, the beach is not crowded and you can enjoy your time laying in the sun or trying your luck at fishing in the gulf. For those who want the sun and water but prefer fresh water and privacy, wait till you see our swimming pool! It is HUGE! Plenty of room for the entire family. A large in-ground pool, completely surrounded by a vinyl privacy fence. You could stay at the pool all day enjoying your drinks at the tiki bar!
Very accommodating for our family of 6. Close to restaurants and the beach. Owners were attentive and helpful to make our stay comfortable. I would recommend "Sweet Dreams" & I would stay there again.
The way house was separated made it a great location for our 3 families to get together on vacation. The parents had one apartment and the grown up children were separated into the other 2 apartments. Common deck that you could open up helped out with the large family dinners. Pool was excellent to have as well as we spent a lot of time there. Location was great, easy access to beach. Mark was very attentive and resolved issues quickly. Reason for 4 stars vs 5 are the beds...mattresses need upgraded.
We stayed on the east side of "Sweet Dreams", and there was plenty of room to accommodate two families, with children, and grandparents who loved the upstairs apartment for their "get away". :)
We have stayed in several homes in Gulf Shores, and this was one of the cleanest! Mark was very helpful with any questions, or concerns, and was prompt in returning any email, or phone calls. The pictures do not do this home justice! We had a wonderful stay, and the pool was an added blessing that we thoroughly enjoyed. The house is far enough down west beach, where the road is just two lanes, and easy to cross. I would love to recommend this home to any family, or friends!
Thank you, Mark, and Janet!
All we can say is great great great for a large family. We had 20 family members all together that ranged in age from 66 to 3 weeks old and it accommodated everyone very well. The bedrooms were very comfy and even the toddler bed not listed got plenty of use. The three separate living spaces allows different family members to enjoy different things at once. The pool was an excellent add and the maintenance man that cleans the pool kept everything in tip top shape. Very easy and safe access to the beach was a huge plus even transporting 8 kids several times a day from the house to the beach was a breeze. The pool toys, beach chairs and beach toys that other guest have left came in very handy and saved several hundred dollars in beach and pool equipment that we would have otherwise had to buy. We would recommend this for anyone.
We rented the entire house for a week and didn't want to leave! The driveway offers plenty of parking and the covered parking makes it easy to load and unload. Although the house comes with flat screens in every room we didn't use them. With the beach right across the street it only took minutes to get there. We took a couple of shade canopies and set them up on the first day and left them along with our chairs, boogie boards and sandcastle building toys there for the entire week. The beach is not crowded in the area of the house and makes for a very relaxing vacation. The pool is a great asset to the house and is equipped with tables and chairs. We didn't feel the need to eat out since the house came with a grill. I suggest buying your seafood at Aquila's and having a shrimp boil or using the grill. Crico's is a great pizza place that delivers for a $3.00 fee. We enjoyed the pool and the location of the house so much we didn't even want to leave to eat! If you have small children, I suggest you bring a baby gate because of all the stairs in the house. It is defiantly the best house you will find for the price and Mark is a pleasure to work with. I was in constant contact with him via text the whole week - he is a wealth of knowledge regarding the area and is quick to respond if there is any issues with the house, no matter how minor. We only had a light bulb on the front deck that needed changed and it was taken care of very quickly. If you are looking for a house to accommodate a large group, a quick walk to the beach and a nice pool for an affordable price this is your house!
There were 20 of us, actually 20 and 8/9, ranging in age from 2 to 79! The lay-out of the house was perfect, in that we could all be together or not, as we chose. The decks and the living room/kitchen in the east side easily accommodated us for meals when we all ate in and there were plenty of places to order and pick-up --- sea food, BBQ. Hazel's Nook was a great breakfast place when we chose to eat out. Some of the photos on the website didn't accurately show the rooms --- no spread on the bed in east side bedroom, no mat in bathroom on same side, and there was some wear and tear on some of the furniture, especially the deck chairs. That is normal for a house that is used as much as this one apparently is and Mark was responsive to phone calls or e-mails and very easy to work with. We all agreed that any of the above issues were minor and did nothing to dim our enjoyment. Some of us enjoyed the zip-line at the State Park and some did some fishing. We had rip-tides and shark warnings while there and so the pool was used a lot! We had a great time!
Sweet Dreams is located approximately 2.5 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd. The house is located at 1392 West Beach Blvd. We are directly across the street from the beach with gulf views from the decks, living rooms and some bedrooms. Need a smaller home or is Sweet Dreams booked the week you need it? Check out The Southern Cross, located at 1964 West Beach Blvd. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with great views of the gulf. This house also backs up to Little Lagoon. You can go out on the pier and fish in the lagoon! There is also a swimming pool. Visit www.gulfshoresbeachrental.net for details or go to rental # 332937 on Home Away.
Other Activities: shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, minature golf
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Spring - Entire House
Apr 18 2015 - May 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer - Entire House
May 9 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall - Entire House
Aug 15 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$300 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rates for Holidays and Special Events may be higher.
Minimum age limit may be waived with additional fees.
Prices do not include $135 cleaning fee & 11% Alabama tax.
Saturday - Saturday only during the summer season.
Nightly rates may be available in the off-season.
Fully refundable security deposit is 15% of the total cost.
If you find a better rate for a comparable property, please let us know!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.