Where to stay around Gulf Shores?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 10,702 vacation rentals near Gulf Shores. From 1,404 Houses to 139 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gulf Shores for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Gulf Shores?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gulf Shores:

  • Homes, Laguna Key: 33 vacation rentals
  • Homes, Single Family: 868 vacation rentals
  • Homes, On Golden Pond: 300 vacation rentals
  • Homes, Blue Lagoon: 371 vacation rentals
  • Brigadoon Trail: 552 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gulf Shores?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gulf Shores. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gulf Shores Beach: 10,357 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club: 10,374 vacation rentals
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: 10,368 vacation rentals
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge: 9,779 vacation rentals
  • Gulf State Park Golf Course: 10,190 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gulf Shores listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gulf Shores?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,404 Houses in Gulf Shores. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gulf Shores include:

  • Cottages: 139 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 106 rentals available
  • Villas: 30 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I rent beach rentals in Gulf Shores?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 7,908 beach rentals in Gulf Shores. You have also many other possibilities in Gulf Shores area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 5,672 rentals
  • Golf course rentals: 5,563 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 132 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gulf Shores?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9,150 vacation rentals with pool available in Gulf Shores. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Gulf Shores at a glance

    Discover Alabama’s most breathtaking white-sand beaches and an array of family-friendly attractions in Gulf Shores, a sun-soaked southern getaway that’s been charming travelers for decades. From days spent basking on the warm sands, sipping cocktails, and listening to the lapping of the waves, to thrilling boat trips across the crystal-clear waters, there’s no shortage of adventure on offer, and the range of Gulf Shores vacation rentals available places you in the heart of the action. Whether you're seeking a cozy seaside house in Orange Beach or a state-of-the-art condo near historic Fort Morgan, this city's got you covered.

    Riding the waves in Gulf Shores

    If you’ve been lucky enough to nab one of the many available beachfront Gulf Shores vacation rentals, then setting out on the open seas for a dolphin-watching excursion is a must. A number of companies provide the incredible experience of skimming across the idyllic waters in a glass-bottomed catamaran, watching these amazing creatures frolic in their natural habitat. Perfect for all ages, these tours are frequent during the summer months, while winter and fall departure times should be researched in advance to avoid disappointment. Traveling without kids? A sunset cruise is the ideal way to add a splash of romance to your holiday.

    Presenting Gulf Shores’ past

    While it can be tempting to spend your Gulf Shores getaway on the beach, soaking up the rays, the city is full of history and Fort Morgan is the go-to place to uncover it. The site of several important naval battles, Fort Morgan offers stunning panoramas of the bay and is home to a fascinating museum that is well worth the cost of admission. The facility is open daily, though guided tours operate exclusively in the summer, with guides dressed in full military regalia providing an interactive and engaging insight into the area’s storied heritage.

    A splash of summer in Gulf Shores

    There’s nothing better than passing the sun-filled summer months in Alabama—temperatures soar and cloudy skies are nothing but a memory. That makes it the perfect time for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts to visit, with the area’s various nature trails lined with blooming flowers and lush vegetation. Many rentals come with a pool, meaning the kids can cool down after a long day of sightseeing under the southern sun, and there are even Gulf Shores vacation rentals on the beach, ideal for those looking to top up their tans.

    Hitting the trails in Gulf Shores

    The area around Gulf Shores is home to an abundance of wildlife, which the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail proudly displays. Gulf Shores vacation rentals near Orange Beach are a fantastic starting point for these trails, which wind from the coast all the way to Gulf State Park. The park boasts 7 trails across 6 distinct ecosystems, so you’ll be free to choose a route that caters to your interests. No matter what you choose, forest or marsh, there’ll be stunning flowers, cute critters, and natural wonders around each and every turn.