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A Charming Beach Cottage with Gulf / Lagoon views, close to shopping and eating

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full Baths, sleeps 4 adults

Bright and airy beach cottage offers peace and privacy. Wrap-around porches, which allow you to enjoy a nice rest on the front porch swing, or Gulf views and breezes from the side and back porches.

The living room and eat-in kitchen have an open design with a vaulted ceiling to create an open and airy feeling. A queen sofa-sleeper in the Living Room offers additional sleeping space.

The master bedroom hosts a queen-size bed, private full bath, with deck entrance.

The guest bedroom offers twin over full bunk beds. There is full size guest bathroom.

A sun porch provides a great place for watching the sunrise and a view of the Gulf.

There is covered parking for three cars under the house.

Public beach access is a short two-block walk while the lagoon is just across the street. A short 13 block drive and you are back in the heart of Gulf Shores where you will enjoy wonderful restaurants, shopping, markets, a water park, golf, fishing, tennis and nightlife.

A few miles away visit historic Fort Morgan or shop at Foley's Riveria Outlet Mall or antique shops. Take the ferry from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island for birding in a 164 acre Audubon Sanctuary or visit a Dolphin lab. You may also enjoy the walking trails of the State Park. Don't forget Mobile's Bellingrath Gardens and Battleship USS Alabama!

The house offers a full size washer and dryer, ceiling fans, central air & heat, Cable TV, High Speed Internet, DVD player, Books, and board games. The kitchen is fully equipped (full size fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, pots/pans, utensils and dishes.

No Pets.


NOTE: Basic Linens provided, Bring your own Beach Towels. Bring your own clothes detergent and fabric softener.

A FEW DAYS OF WARM SUN, WHITE SAND, OCEAN WAVES. The best spot for relaxing and getting away for a while!

More Details

Sherri Richardson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Sherri Richardson

The SOUTHERN TIDES BEACH COTTAGE is our secondary home. We live full-time in Madison, AL and both work at Huntsville Hospital. We were the first renter's from the previous owners. We loved the house and it's location from the moment we walked in the door. We rented the house at least 1-2 times per year and we treated it as if it was already our own and actually got to know some of the neighbors throughout the years. We talked numerous times about purchasing the house if it

became available....and it did! We truly believe that it was the Lord's blessing for us to become the new owners. We look forward into providing you and your family a well deserved stay at our SOUTHERN TIDES BEACH COTTAGE!

Sherri Richardson purchased this house in 2014

Why Sherri Richardson chose Gulf Shores

SOUTHERN TIDES will feel like a home away from home for you. It is only a small walk to the beach and you can't beat the beautiful white sands that Gulf Shores Beach offers. The home is newly decorated with new furniture, decor and provides all new bedroom linens, bath linens and the kitchen is completely stocked with new utensils, bakeware, flatware and dishes. We have a plan of complete kitchen and bathroom renovations down the road. Hope to see you then!

What makes this house unique

Close to beach without the high prices of staying on the beach. Quiet residential neighborhood. Relaxing mornings, afternoons and evenings swinging in one of two porch swings provided, while watching sunsets over the Lagoon.


Homes, On Golden Pond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1 is off the Master Bedroom while Bathroom 2 is entered from the hallway.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , twin over full bunk bed
    Sunroom - 1 twin/ single , Twin size daybed
  • The master bedroom has a door to the deck and it's own bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
You will need to stay tuned........


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

A Charming Beach Cottage with Gulf / Lagoon views, close to shopping and eating
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Wonderful house, beautifully decorated and had everything just like home. Our family felt very welcome and loved looking out at the awesome view from the deck. Close to everything yet family oriented. We had a great vacation and looked forward to returning to the house to relax after a day at the beach. Locals and year round neighbors were very welcoming and friendly. We look forward to returning next year!

The Lynas Family

Jon, Katina, Ross and Luke

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katina, we look forward into you and your family visiting each year! Tamra
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our recent vacation in Gulf Shores. The house is a very easy walk to the beach. We enjoyed sitting on the deck eating lunch after being on the beach. This home was very clean and it is furnished with everything you need. We have stayed at other homes in the area and this one is great. I actually like the fact that it is a block off of the beach so the road noise is minimal. I also like the fact that it isn't a duplex. I do wish that my truck could have fit under it to keep it out of the sun but it was too big... Which doesn't take anything away from the house. The owner was easy to work with and was quick to respond. I would definitely recommend this beach house!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jeffersonville, Indiana

Perfect Location, Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

LOVED this beach house, the location is perfect and it never felt like we were on vacation it truly felt like home. From the upper wrap around deck you have both lagoon and gulf views. My 6 year old loved checking the beach flags every morning from the deck. A quick 2 minute 1 block walk puts you right on the beach and since the home is located away from the big hotels and resorts it felt very private as it was never over crowded and there was always a place to set up. My only complaint ( which isn't valid because I knew this prior to reserving) there is no grill or grilling allowed at the home which again doesn't affect my rating at I knew this before hand. When we return to Gulf Shores we will be renting this home again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandon, thank you for your great review. We truly want everyone to enjoy the house as we did for 10 years prior to us buying the property. We would love for you and your family to become one of our "repeat renters". Thank you again, Tamra Myhan, Owner, Southern Tides Beach Cottage
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Copemish, MI

Gem of a Home

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all previous 2015 reviews. The owner's upgrades/updates are awesome. I love the full stocked kitchen and the linens are top of the line. Thank You owners for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our second Home!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? This has been our vacation spot for almost 10 years. We love the comfort of the cottage and the hospitality is what keeps us coming back. The updates are beautiful and we certainly look forward to our yearly stay are your vacation home. Congratulations and we'll see you next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spartanburg, SC

slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely wonderful place ! This beach house was perfect for our family of 3...Awesome location in a very quiet neighborhood and very short walk to the beach or lagoon! Everything we needed was in the house and it truly was a slice of heaven for me and my family! Looking forward to another stay next year! Owners were awesome to work with and issues were resolved very quickly...

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola, Fl.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Fort Morgan, AL
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY 59
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

Mobile Bay Ferry

Take a ride across the Mobile Bay on the Ferry. The Ferry departs daily from Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. Contact the ticket booth at 251.543.1364 for current pricing and schedule.

For a change take the Ferry to Dauphin Island and then drive to Mobile to soak its history. Dauphin Island is very close to Mobile, Alabama.

Located at the end of the Ft. Morgan Peninsula, this Civil War era fort is brimming with history. The fort also stages re-enactments and other special ceremonies throughout the year. For more information call 251.540.7127.

Ft. Gaines

Located on Dauphin Island, Ft. Gaines played an important role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. You can spend a day here by taking the Mobile Bay Ferry.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The Sea Lab has several exhibits open to the public, including The Living Marsh, Boardwalk, The Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay Gallery, Barrier Island, Billy Goat Hole Gallery, Gulf of Mexico, Touch Tanks, and Weather Station. You can spend the day here by taking the Mobile Bay Ferry.

Waterville U.S.A.

Excitement on land and adventures in the water. Waterville U.S.A., the ultimate in family fun, is a 20 acre water park and amusement park located in Gulf Shores.

The Track

This fun-filled family entertainment complex features an arcade, go-carts, bumper boats, kiddie rides, and more.

Pirate's Island

Enjoy miniature golfing on a lush, tropical course.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Besure to visit Gulf Shores very own zoo. You’ll find plenty of opportunity to explore and get up close and personal with more than 250 exotic animals and birds.

The Wharf

Orange Beach's newest attraction features shopping, dining, 15-screen movie theater, amphitheater, and the Southeast’s tallest ferris wheel.

Approximately 50 miles away is a World Class Avaition Museum located at the Pensecola Nava Base. It is well

worth the trip to see all the avaition exhibits.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Must be 25 years of age to rent property. No smoking, Pets, and No loud parties as this is a quiet residential area. Check in time is 3:00 on Saturday and checkout is at 10:00 the following Saturday. If you cancel reservations and the house gets rented for the week you reserved, we will return your deposit. In case of evacuation payment is refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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