Where to stay around Gulf Shores Beach?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 10,438 vacation rentals near Gulf Shores Beach. From 8,862 Condos/Apartments to 1,171 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gulf Shores Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay near Gulf Shores Beach?

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 near Gulf Shores Beach:

  • Orange Beach East: 5,679 vacation rentals
  • Homes, Beachside: 608 vacation rentals
  • Morgantown: 577 vacation rentals
  • Homes, Laguna Key: 30 vacation rentals
  • Surf Side Shores: 1,267 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments near Gulf Shores Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 8,862 Condos/Apartments near Gulf Shores Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Gulf Shores Beach include:

  • Houses: 1,171 rentals available
  • Cabins: 132 rentals available
  • Cottages: 132 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 near Gulf Shores Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9,168 rentals with pool available near Gulf Shores Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Gulf Shores Beach?

    Yes, HomeAway offers a selection of 10,374 vacation rentals to book directly online and 7,466 with instant booking available near Gulf Shores Beach. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Gulf Shores Beach! 

      A whole lotta fun at Gulf Shores Beach

      White-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters? Check. Family-friendly attractions and restaurants? Check. Getting up close to nature? Check. Gulf Shores ticks all the boxes when it comes to a much-needed holiday – whether you’re seeking action and adventure, or pure relaxation. Together with neighboring Orange Beach, this relatively hidden gem of a resort has 32 miles of soft sand, and a Gulf Shores Beach vacation rental gives you easy access to the many nature trails, parks, and museums, not to mention the opportunity to try just about every water sport going.

      An aquatic adventure awaits

      It’s all about the water sports here – with jet skiing, parasailing, and surfing all available at the beach. Families are sure to enjoy snorkeling through the shallow, crystal-clear waters – or head out on a deep-sea fishing adventure and explore some of Alabama’s vast artificial reefs. Once you’ve had your fill of beachside fun, head inland where the many creeks and rivers can be explored on a kayak. There’s also a good network of walking, hiking, and biking trails, and when being on your feet gets too much, take a 2-hour guided Segway tour through the Gulf State Park.

      Battles and tales of derring-do at Gulf Shores Beach

      Take a step back in time at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park and the National Museum of Naval Aviation, and explore Fort Morgan – the guardian of Mobile Bay since 1834 and the site of 4 wars. Kids may want to visit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, which offers hands-on animal encounters – make sure you book early as these sell out quickly during the summer. The Gulf State Park Pier is the second longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico and is the perfect spot for fishing or for simply enjoying the ocean views – especially at sunrise.

      How to get Gulf Shores Beach all to yourself (well, almost)

      Gulf Shores enjoys a subtropical climate with year-round mild temperatures. June to August is the most popular time to visit, with daytime temperatures in the low 80s and tempered by the cool Gulf breeze – it’s no surprise then that Gulf Shores Beach vacation rentals are in high demand during this time. It’s still warm in spring and fall, and although it might be too cold to swim, you’ll still find plenty to do away from the beach if you book a Gulf Shores Beach vacation rental during the quieter winter months.

      Gulf Shores Beach's natural wonders - including an oh-so-cute mouse

      Nature-lovers will be spoilt for choice here, with the beaches, rivers, creeks, and trails all rich with flora and fauna. Follow the 15-mile Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, where you might spot a deer, a bobcat, or even an alligator, while a trip to the 7,000-acre Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge gives you access to endangered species such as the cute Alabama beach mouse. Explore the back bays and inland rivers and creeks by kayak and look out for ospreys, bald eagles, herons, and pelicans, or voyage out to sea to witness frolicking bottlenose dolphins.