Where to stay around Gulf Shores?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,919 vacation rentals near Gulf Shores. From 9,014 Condos/Apartments to 1,466 Houses, 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: 29 vacation rentals
  • Homes, Blue Lagoon: 376 vacation rentals
  • Homes, On Golden Pond: 310 vacation rentals
  • Brigadoon Trail: 565 vacation rentals
  • Homes, Single Family: 3,062 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: 10,586 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club: 10,247 vacation rentals
  • Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club: 10,028 vacation rentals
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge: 9,982 vacation rentals
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: 10,574 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 Condos/Apartments in Gulf Shores?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 9,014 Condos/Apartments in Gulf Shores. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gulf Shores include:

  • Houses: 1,466 rentals available
  • Cottages: 153 rentals available
  • Cabins: 153 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9,306 vacation rentals with pool available in Gulf Shores. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    The name says it all. Welcome to the best of the Gulf Coast

    Bordered by Bon Secour Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and dotted with lakes and lagoons, Gulf Shores is a water lover's paradise. The beaches give new meaning to the term "beach blanket," with sand so soft you might not bother bringing a towel. Your Gulf Shores vacation rental will be close to kid-friendly fun like zoos and water parks, as well as nature reserves that offer glimpses of shore birds and sea turtles. Whether you're loading up the kayak with rod and reel or just loading up the beach bag with sunscreen, Gulf Shores is ready for you.

    Shore up your tranquility on beaches soft as silk

    You can book a Gulf Shores vacation rental with the confidence that every water-related activity you can think of will be at your fintips, whoops, fingertips. The beaches have soft white sand and turquoise waters, and the fishing is fabulous either from the pier or off the deck of a chartered boat. Gulf State Park is particularly appealing. It includes 2 miles of rustic beachfront, camping and picnicking areas, and plenty of kayaking and boating opportunities. You'll also find the head of Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, 25 miles of paved hiking and biking trails along the coastline.

    A Gulf Shores chant—lions and tigers and slides, oh my!

    It must have been good old-fashioned southern hospitality that inspired Gulf Shores to plunk down its most popular attraction just a few blocks north of the beach. Shake the sand off your flip-flops and mosey over to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, home to more than 290 animals. Kids of all ages will adore the lions, leopards, tigers, and bears, as well as the petting zoo and the lively aviary. Then cool off at Waterville USA, an amusement park with thrilling waterslides, lazy rivers, and play areas for the littlest guests.

    Year-round warmth and stormy summer weather

    With mild, tropical weather throughout the year, it might be hard to decide which month is best to book your Gulf Shores vacation rental. They're all good. Peak season for visitors is summer, when temps hit the 90s and school is out. Hurricane season lasts from June through November, so make sure you're storm ready and checking local forecasts. Spring temps are in the balmy 70s, so you can skip the storms and still enjoy the outdoors, and you'll have the run of the place in winter. Temps will be in the 50s and prices will be budget friendly.

    Gulf Shores invites you to take a boardwalk on the wild side

    In a city full of beautiful beaches and family-friendly fun, it's a special treat to find that Gulf Shores is welcoming to other species as well. West of the center of town is Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, home to beach and coastal barrier habitats where you can find sea turtles nesting on the white sand and hundreds of bird species in the wetlands. A few miles north of the refuge is Weeks Bay, a chain of marshes and estuaries threaded with boardwalk trails that allow visitors a peek at crabs, waterfowl, and alligators.

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