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Susan

Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Fall 4th Nt FREE @ 'Dream Big' Private Pool, ELEVATOR, 12 Bd/10 Ba Beachview

46 Reviews
Sleeps36
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms10
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Gulf Shores House Rental Photos and Description

Duplex, Total 12 Bedrooms + Den, 10 Baths (Sleeps up to 36) Private Pool, Beach View, WiFi

Sorry! NO COLLEGE GROUPS. Church groups, teams, faculty-chaperoned trips welcome.

We accept reservations UP TO 51 WEEKS before arrival. If the corresponding week this year has not passed, we cannot yet accept your reservation. This year's guests have an opportunity to rebook at the end of their stay. The next Monday the house is open for all reservations.

Dream Big is a great house/duplex for a gathering or retreat. Right across from the beach, with a private pool & elevator.

It rents as a whole and has connecting doors on two floors. Each Side has 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths and lots of room to spread out over 3 floors and 3500 sq feet. Each side has 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, and 2 full laundry rooms. Large private pool and outdoor gathering space with grills and seating for outdoor dining.

Nice combination of larger common spaces for togetherness, and lots of private bedrooms with porches. The first floor has a family room on each side with a large tv/dvd, games, etc so the kids have a place to call their own.

Spacious bedrooms, each with TV. 6 bedrooms per side, all have private balconies overlooking either the Gulf or the pool & Little Lagoon beyond. There are 3 king bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with a queen bed plus a daybed & trundle, a bedroom with just a queen on each side.

Large pool area complete with lots of lounge chairs, tables for outdoor dining, grills and an assortment of beach chairs, beach carts & pool toys you are welcome to use during your stay.

Located in family-friendly West Beach, 2.3 miles west of Hwy 59. Away from condos & crowds, still quite close to restaurants, shops & attractions.

Here is the layout for each side : First floor has family room with TV/DVD/game system with games/board games so the kids have a place of their own. Also on the first floor you'll also find two bedrooms, two baths and a laundry. The second floor has a large living and dining area plus a kitchen with a big island and two dishwashers, and a half bath. This kitchen was designed to comfortably accommodate lots of people! You will also find a bedroom and full bath on the second floor. The third floor has three bedrooms each with a private bath. All floors have decks on the Gulf and pool/Little Lagoon sides. Each of the spacious bedrooms also has its own television.

Beds each side:

First Floor: King Bedroom, Queen Bedroom with Daybed and Trundle (2 twins), Family Room has Queen Sleeper.

Second Floor: King Bedroom

Third Floor: King Bedroom with Daybed, Queen Bedroom with Daybed and Trundle, and Queen only bedroom.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Susan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Susan

We are a family with school age children. We bought this bit of sand with a beachview with a dream of building a place where big extended families like ours could get everyone together. We didn't know at the time that life would lead to our living in Gulf Shores where we now manage our vacation rental homes and those of a number of our neighbors and friends.

Susan purchased this house in 2007

Why Susan chose Alabama Gulf Coast

We had our duplex When Pigs Fly which is just a few hundred feet from the lot on which we built Dream Big. We love this stretch of family-friendly West Beach where we are just a couple of miles from restaurants & shops, but in an area with just 4 rows of homes between the Gulf on the South, and Little Lagoon on the North.

What makes this house unique

Owning When Pigs Fly, and based on our own growing family which at that time was 18 (grandparents, parents, children), we knew it was hard to find a place where everyone could gather. We could have our family on one side, and the cousins on the other side. We put in the things we like or needed for our family--spaces for the kids, bedrooms that worked for parents with small children, a big pool area, grills, etc.

Reviews

4.9
based on 46 traveler reviews

Fall 4th Nt FREE @ 'Dream Big' Private Pool, ELEVATOR, 12 Bd/10 Ba Beachview
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews
Huntsville, Alabama (AL)
4

Well needed an awesome location

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Dream big vacation rental was more than we imagined it to be...We had a party of 26 guest and it fit everyone nicely. We really enjoyed our stay from beginning to end. When we first arrive we got off on a rocky start, two of our guest got stuck in the elevator for about 20 minutes but the main office stay on the phone throughout the whole process. I would recommend the staff post visible signs next to the elevator on how to use the elevator properly because it's needed in this house with all those stairs. The pictures are true to how the house look. Overall we had an awesome time everyone truly enjoyed their stay and we will come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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5

2016 Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall the property was perfect for our reunion. Management was very accommodating. Plenty of parking, AC cold and the home had pretty much what we needed when we arrived. We will defiantly consider this home for future reunions.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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5

Dream Big

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Dream Big was a wonderful rental property. The rental matched the description very well. Everything was clean and ready the moment we walked in. There was lots of room for everyone. While the beach is beautiful and the water warm and inviting, having the pool was a very big plus for when kids tired of the salt and sand. We would very much recommnend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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chesterfield, MO
5

Large family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Dream Big is a beautiful home that accommodated our family of 36. The pool is large (and clean). The elevator is a huge bonus! I would certainly recommend this location as well as The Lemonade Stand which is under the same management a few miles down the road. We have stayed at each. Thanks Susan and Geoff! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Bensenville, Ill
5

Koch clan

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

our family of 44 enjoyed a great week in Dream Big and Southern Surprise, weather was spectacular units clean and nicely furnished, pools great. Only concern is the dryer on the first floor east seemed to run to very high temps maybe have that checked towels came out very hot. Any small issues were taken care of quickly

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Atlanta, GA
5

BIG FUN AT DREAM BIG

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Every year, a large group of us use Hangout Fest weekend as our reunion trip - This was year 6. Dream Big was far and away the best property we have stayed at so far! The house was absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for such a large group. Property management, Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, were such a pleasure to deal with and made everything a breeze. I would highly recommend Dream Big for your Gulf Shores vacation. Thanks for such a great trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

We are located in West Beach, a narrow stretch of land bound by the Gulf to the south, and Little Lagoon to the north. You'll have great views of both. In addition to the normal joys of our sugar white beach, a block and a half to our west is the 'pass', where the Gulf feeds Little Lagoon. The pass offers great fishing and an area that is perfect for kids to hunt for hermit crabs or watch the heron and pelicans in action.

Other Activities: rent a sea kayak, parasail, charter a fishing boat, take a dolphin cruise

Golf: We have 9 signature courses nearby as well as the Gulf State Park Course. You have a nice range of courses located 3-15 miles from West Beach so you can easily try them all!

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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36
  • 6 King beds, 6 Queen beds, 10 Twin beds, 2 Sofa Bed beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Large Private Pool with gathering space for everyone. Each side has living room plus separate family room so the kids have a place of their own.

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