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Wayne & Catherine Oberding

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Don't Walk to the Beach-Stay on the Beach!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Gulf Shores House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Gulf Home - Sleeps 8

'My family had one of our best vacations here at the Gulf. The house was a perfect distance from the tourist traps. Speaking of traps, Kiva Dunes was a great golf course and only a mile down the road. We spent most of our time on the beach tanning, swimming, and fishing. We will be back!'

****WEEKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM AUGUST 20th thru end of October.****

Gulf Gaze is a family beach house sleeping a maximum of EIGHT (8) people including children of all ages. We make every effort to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. You will find the house ideally suited for a relaxing vacation. A large percentage of the guests return annually. SORRY HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE GROUPS, CHURCH GROUPS, WEDDINGS PARTIES, AND LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS RENTING MULTIPLE HOUSES CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED!

The house is directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach in the small private community of Cabana Beach Estates. Cabana Beach Estates is about 12 miles west of Gulf Shores, Alabama off Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180). During walks on the beach, you will enjoy miles on natural, undisturbed beach and dunes on each side of the house.

The house has four bedrooms and two baths. It is laid out with two bedrooms and a bath on each side of a great room. Entire front of the great room is glass providing the best possible view of the Gulf and beach. Front bedrooms have sliding glass doors opening onto the deck.

Guests Book Comments:: What a beautiful view! We just loved everything about your wonderful home. The beach was beautiful. The kids loved chasing crabs. We can't wait to return to this charming, cozy home by the sea! We will surely miss looking out at the beautiful ocean every morning. Thanks for the wonderful memories! We will be back!

Guest Book Comments:: Our first visit to Gulf Gaze, and we have truly enjoyed our vacation. We hope to return next year!

My family had one of our best vacations here at the Gulf. The house was a perfect distance from the tourist traps. Speaking of traps, Kiva Dunes was a great golf course and only a mile down the road. We spent most of our time on the beach tanning, swimming, and fishing. I caught several mullet, one catfish, two blue fish, and even hooked a manta ray! We will be back!

Guest Book Comments:: We planned this trip for 5 months. It was everything we had hoped for. The house was great with the covered deck and excellent view. Low traffic on the beach was ideal. Hailey celebrated her 13th birthday on the beach! This was a very special trip - our whole family spent a relaxing week together and look forward to doing it again! On our last night, the dolphins came up and performed for us. We are not ready to go home!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wayne & Catherine Oberding (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Don't Walk to the Beach-Stay on the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Was it a dream?

  • 5 of 5

I actually have tears thinking about the wonderful time we all had. Thank you so much for letting us share your house. This house is perfect if you love being outside no matter the weather. When it would rain we would all sit on the covered deck and watch the waves and listen to it rain. Anytime we were not in the water we were sitting on the porch. Some even slept on the porch all night. That had to be my favorite part of the house. I loved listening to the waves and feeling the wind. My son in law caught enough fish for two meals in under 30 minutes just a few yards down from the house. Thank you. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! We stayed a week and didn't want to leave. Very clean and the pictures doesn't give it justice. The view of the ocean was incredible. First place we have rented where the owner called during the stay just to ask us how we were doing. That was awesome! She really went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend this rental to anyone. October was the perfect time to go. Almost had the beach to ourselves and no one bothered you! Thanks again so much for the experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the terrific review. It is greatly appreciated.
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Wonderful Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time relaxing at this house for a week. There was a group of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids) and this house was large enough and comfortable for all of us. The kitchen was well supplied and we made trips to the fresh seafood market about every day to bring home something new to try. The kids had a blast boogie boarding and playing in the ocean. The weather was a little cool and overcast a few days, but the water temperature was still warm enough that the kids didn't mind. It was so nice to be able to watch them from the porch and have a private beach all to ourselves! Our favorite thing was digging for the sand crabs after dark. We also made a trip into Pensacola to watch the Blue Angels and toured the Navy museum...that was worth the drive! My son repeatedly asked if we could come back to this house every year and he was upset on the 2 days that we traveled into town to look around. We slept with the doors open and listened to the waves. We miss it already!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation I have ever had!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting for a vacation with young children. It was far away from the business of the beaches. The access to the private beach was amazing. We had everything we needed in the house for us. The deck was the best thing about the house it was awesome! We spent so much time on the deck. The views were teriffic. Our family had the best time. I even became a little teary eyed leaving this house. I would recommend this house for sure! We ate at Lamerts Cafe, LuLu's, went on a dolpin cruise, and spent great time on the beach. The oweners were very nice and helpful. We will be going back to the Gulf Gaze.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING STAY!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great retreat with endless views! The family had a wonderful time walking the beach, playing baseball and volleyball by the shore or just sitting and listening to the ocean. The house has everything. We could not have asked for nicer people to rent from! It was honestly one of our favorite vacations!!! A million thanks!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Girls' Getaway Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Six girlfriends from high school meet yearly and it is very difficult to find the right accommodation which satisfies all our preferences and meets everyone's expectations...I feel like I struck gold in finding Gulf Gaze...it had everything we wanted and more...enough beds for everyone, two baths, a large gathering area, fantastic deck, and right on the beach...each morning we had coffee under a covered area of the deck and each afternoon we watched the sunset from our lounge chairs on the beach. The owners were so friendly and easy to work with...they even checked on us during our stay! Although I would love to keep this place a secret, I just have to recommend Gulf Gaze to anyone looking for this type of listing. We can't wait to go back!!! A++

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Beach Club
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
In front of the house
Car: necessary

Golf: We are fortunate to be located amongst some of the finest golf courses in the country. Kiva Dunes and Peninsula championship courses are located within five miles. There are another five located within 25 miles

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,610
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,340
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,610
 
 
Spring
Mar 4 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,720
 
 
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,975
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 6.0%

Gulf Gaze Beach House is a family vacation house and not available to high school or college groups, church groups, or wedding parties..

A refundable deposit of $700.00 is payable at the time of execution of the Rental Agreement. The deposit is not part of the rent payment. The rent payment is due in full three (3) weeks prior to your arrival date.Payment is to be made by personal check, money order, cashier's check, or by PayPal. A 2.8% fee is added to any PayPal transaction.

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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The beachside bedrooms furnished with deluxe queen size bed have access through sliding glass doors out onto the deck overlooking the beach. You will fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the surf breaking on the beach. All bedrooms have a view of the beach. A Pack-N-Play is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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