Destination guide

Vacation home rentals near the Alabama Gulf Coast

With warm sunshine, natural beauty, and a blend of unique culture, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a hidden gem for beachgoers and travelers. Whether you want to explore the waterways, relax on the beach, indulge in fresh seafood, or practice your golf swing, the Alabama Gulf Coast is filled with exciting sights and landmarks near vacation home rentals.


Heritage near Alabama Gulf Coast vacation rentals

The Alabama Gulf Coast has a complex history that’s celebrated in many heritage sites throughout the region. Vacation homes can be found near interesting sites like the Historic Blakeley State Park, a wooded nature retreat with hiking and Civil War reenactments, and Battleship Memorial Park, a military history park and museum with ship and aircraft exhibits. The Gulf Shores Museum, a locale celebrating local history within an old-fashioned home, and the Swift-Coles Historic Home, a landmark 19th-century Greek Revival home with guided tours and history displays, are also fun and educational.

Things to do

Adventure near Alabama Gulf Coast vacation homes

No matter your inclination, the Alabama Gulf Coast has options for every type of traveler. Vacation homes in the area put you within reach of such spots as the Gulf State Park, a scenic beach oasis with hiking trails, pier fishing, zip-lining, and golf, or the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, a large zoo with exotic species and hands-on wildlife experiences. For kids, the Escape House Waterville offers a water park with thrill rides, pools, and slides, and the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, a beach refuge with wild birds, sea turtles, and other species, is a great way to experience the local wildlife.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Alabama Gulf Coast vacation homes

Turquoise waters, sugar-white sand, and breathtaking landscapes transform the Alabama Gulf Coast into an outdoor playground for fun and excitement. Many parks and nature preserves offer bird-watching, wildlife viewing, and hiking to experience local wildlife and take in the scenery. For watersports, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and stand-up paddleboarding are popular in the gulf and waterways. There are several immaculate golf courses in the area as well, many found close to vacation home rentals.


Beach fun near Alabama Gulf Coast vacation homes

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a hidden gem of beautiful, sandy beaches, crystal-blue waters, and endless beach fun. Vacation homes are available near Gulf Shores Public Beach, a tranquil retreat for swimming, sunbathing, and nature walks, and West Beach Boulevard, a quiet, sandy beach near the city with calm surf. The Meaher State Park, a scenic wetland area, has a fishing pier and waterfront boardwalk on the edge of the water, and the Little Lagoon, a marshland inlet, has a fine-sand beach that’s popular for boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

Getting around

Transportation near Alabama Gulf Coast vacation rentals

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a vast region with historic, cultural, and adventure sites to explore. Though you can find vacation homes near many popular landmarks, the Alabama Gulf Coast offers plenty of transportation options, such as taxis, rideshare, and buses. If you prefer to explore the area in a unique way, many visitors enjoy Segway tours, biking, and dolphin cruises on the water, which give you a chance to take in the scenery along the way. You could also kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard from vacation rentals to nearby locations.

Where to stay around Alabama Gulf Coast?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 11,346 vacation rentals near Alabama Gulf Coast. From 1,748 Houses to 165 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Alabama Gulf Coast for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Alabama Gulf Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alabama Gulf Coast. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gulf Shores: 11,169 vacation rentals
  • Orange Beach: 9,443 vacation rentals
  • Florida: 138,398 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola Beach: 3,069 vacation rentals
  • Dauphin Island: 894 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Alabama Gulf Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Alabama Gulf Coast?

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

  • Gulf Shores: 11,169 rentals
  • Orange Beach: 9,443 rentals
  • Pensacola Beach: 3,069 rentals
  • Dauphin Island: 894 rentals
  • Perdido Key: 6,321 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Alabama Gulf Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Alabama Gulf Coast are:

  • Gulf Shores, AL (GUF-Jack Edwards): 10,743 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS): 2,476 vacation rentals
  • Mobile Regional Airport (MOB): 45 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Alabama Gulf Coast?

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

  • Fort Morgan: 5,304 rentals
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club: 10,371 rentals
  • The Wharf: 10,486 rentals
  • Gulf State Park: 10,547 rentals
  • Fort Pickens: 4,526 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alabama Gulf Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Alabama Gulf Coast

Gulf Shores
11,169 vacation rentals
Orange Beach
9,443 vacation rentals
Pensacola Beach
3,069 vacation rentals
Dauphin Island
894 vacation rentals
Perdido Key
6,321 vacation rentals
Fort Morgan
4,918 vacation rentals
1,649 vacation rentals
Perdido Beach
5,863 vacation rentals
237 vacation rentals
Ocean Springs
497 vacation rentals
3,860 vacation rentals
9,702 vacation rentals
Gulf Breeze
3,957 vacation rentals
3,063 vacation rentals
Point Clear
1,304 vacation rentals
2,362 vacation rentals
929 vacation rentals
Bon Secour
10,511 vacation rentals
43 vacation rentals
Magnolia Springs
9,576 vacation rentals