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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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!'


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

Wayne & Catherine Oberding
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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(15 traveler reviews)

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Don't Walk to the Beach-Stay on the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time there! I cant believe how quick a week went by! The layout of the home is great for several people to have their privacy with a central area for all to gather!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Nothing makes us happier than to hear our guests enjoyed their stay at Gulf Gaze Beach House. Look forward to having you as our guest in the future!
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Very clean really nice facility.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home, walk right onto beach, great front porch for sitting and reading. Kitchen is very well equipped and updated!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views, great area, great home

  • 5 of 5

After our weeklong stay, we were definitely sad to leave this house. The house is located by other homes and while we were on spring break, there were no crazy parties or other nonsense. The private beach area helps prevent too much traffic and allows you to stake out some sand without the fear of others invading your space. It's about 15 minutes into town, which is where your large stores and restaurants are all located, but there is a little store a minute or two away for necessities. The deck was big enough for our four adults and four kids to eat and hangout on. The house and furnishings are not brand new, so if you are looking for a completely renovated home this is not it. Keep in mind there was nothing wrong with anything in the house (bed, kitchen, bathroom, etc). I would definitely book this place again. Great communication with the owners prior to booking and after booking as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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  • 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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $700

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund