About the property
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeper Sofa & Sleeper Loveseat, 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)
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The Southern Cross. It may not get any better than this! Seriously! What are you looking for in your vacation home? Play time on the beach? Okay, that would be less than 100 yards from the front door by way of your deeded boardwalk beach access. Fishing in Little Lagoon? Okay, that is only 50 yards out the back door. Swimming? Try the pool to the back of the house. Quiet, peaceful relaxation? Try awakening in your bed to a view of the gulf, or sitting in your living room looking out on the gulf, or hearing the waves crash at night from one of your decks with total unobstructed views of the gulf. This house has it all! Located 3.7 miles from the intersection of Hwy 59 on West Beach Blvd, you are close to the great restaurants and shopping but yet in a very quiet part of Gulf Shores.
This house has great unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico out the front door. It also has great views of Little Lagoon out the back door where you can fish (spotted trout, red fish, flounder, stingrays and many other fish all call the lagoon home) and crab day and night. Of course, you can clean your fish at the fish cleaning station at the pier, which goes out into the lagoon. Have your own boat? Launch it using our boat ramp. The kids will also enjoy the shared swimming pool. This is NOT a condo ... this is your own house. Very hard to find a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with unobstructed gulf views, lagoon fishing, swimming pool and in a quiet area!
This home features 3 bedrooms, all with queen size beds plus bunk beds in the downstairs bedroom. There are also 3 full baths. Two bedrooms and two baths are upstairs and both have incredible views of the gulf and open onto a large deck. These bedrooms also have sitting areas. The third bedroom and bath is downstairs and looks out onto the lagoon and also opens onto a deck. There are tables and chairs on all of the decks. Also on the first floor are a kitchen, eating area, living room, and laundry room. Sliding doors take you from the living room onto a first floor deck overlooking the gulf. The living room has ample sitting options, plus both a queen sleeper sofa and twin sleeper loveseat. Note ... it probably goes without saying but sleeper sofas are best for kids ... not very comfortable for adults!!! The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. Eating options include a decorative table and chairs with a great gulf view or pull a stool up to the bar separating the kitchen and living room. There is a 37' high definition TV in the living room and 26' high definition TVs in each bedroom. Plus, there are 4 DVD players with movies for all ages. There are also lots of games, books, puzzles and toys for everyone to enjoy. Finally, don't worry about your vehicle since you can park up to three vehicles under the house.
What else can we tell you? Did we mention the full size washer and dryer in a separate downstairs room? Or that the living room and master bedrooms have sliding glass doors onto decks overlooking the gulf? Or that this is a very quiet location where you can really relax? Or that the house has a colorful beach decor? Or that you can sleep as many as 11 in the home? Come see for yourself. As the song says 'when you see the Southern Cross for the first time, you understand now why you came this way.'
Is The Southern Cross booked the week you need it? We have 3 other properties. If you have kids then check out Fun In The Sun, vrbo number 332813. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse on West Beach Blvd less than 50 yards from The Southern Cross. This unit sits right on Little Lagoon and is perfect for those with small kids wanting to play in the water! If you want to be right on the gulf then look at A Whale Of A View, vrbo number 398689. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo (5D) at The Whaler on East Beach Blvd. This unit may have the best gulf views of any unit in all of Gulf Shores with gulf views from every room in the house! If you have a big family reunion, go to Sweet Dreams, vrbo number 291114. This is a very large house with 8 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and a very large, private pool on West Beach Blvd. This house will actually sleep 30!
Keywords: house, beach view, pool
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
We are Mark and Janet Binkley. We lived in Starkville, MS and worked for Mississippi State University for almost 30 years before retiring and moving to Gulf Shores in 2015. We manage four properties in Gulf Shores as well as 168 mini storage units in Columbus, MS. Our son graduated from MSU and manages a Sherwin Williams store in MS. Our daughter also graduated from MSU and works for United Health Care in MS. When our kids headed off to college, we discovered that we enjoy being at the beach. After looking at literally hundreds of homes along the coasts of Alabama and Florida, we decided on this home in Gulf Shores. To us, it is the perfect spot, complete with the beach and gulf, fishing in the lagoon, shopping and great restaurants, and all in a quiet location. We would love for you to visit our home and have a great vacation! Mark & Janet Binkley Gulf Shores, AL
Owner purchased this House in 2009
What makes this House unique
We feel that The Southern Cross is the perfect vacation home. When we stayed at the house, this was our typical day ... see if this works for you. First, I tend to be up at sunrise while my wife likes to sleep in. I walk less than 50 yards out the back door of the house to the pier on Little Lagoon. There I fish and enjoy watching both the sunrise over the water and the wildlife. Feeding the bait fish to the herons who stand patiently behind you as you fish is always fun. When my wife awakes, she walks across the street on the deeded beach access to enjoy a morning dip in the gulf and catch some rays. Later, we meet back at the house to have lunch while sitting on one of the three decks (two facing the beach, one facing the lagoon) all of which have great water views. After lunch, we head to the pool at the back of the house for some swimming and relaxation. That evening, we leave the peace and quiet at our house and drive 3 miles into Gulf Shores to have seafood at any of the great restaurants or do a little shopping. Returning home, we take a moonlite walk on the beach looking for sea turtles and go to the lagoon to set the fishing poles out for the night in case a fish decides to have a midnight snack. We then sit on the deck and listen to the waves crash on the shore. Talk about peaceful! To finish the day, we watch a favorite TV show or a DVD on the 37" HD TV in the living room or on the HD TV in our bedroom. Sound like a perfect day? It is to us too!!! And when the kids joined us? Well, in addition to the fishing, swimming and playing on the beach and in the gulf, they can relax in their private rooms, each with TVs, both with DVD players and one with a Playstation system, or play some of the games we have in the house for everyone to use. Oh, and if you just have to get on your computer to check email or that dreaded facebook account, then you can use the wireless high speed connection anywhere in the house or on the decks. Sound like fun?
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything with the house was wonderful. We had 3 couples staying and it was very roomy. Easy walk to the beach and the views were amazing. The owner was great as well, communication was great and very easy to work with.
This property was perfect for our family of 8. They had everything we needed. It’s the best placed we’ve ever stayed in Gulf Shores! Great beach access and fishing in the back lagoon. Great ocean views! Mark was great to work with. We would definitely stay there again!
Very nice in an excellent location
We were very pleased with the house and its location. Mark even contacted us upon arrival to be sure everything was ok with the property. This house offers great views, easy beach access, is way from the high rises but only a short drive to restaurants and shopping. We are looking forward to our next stay at this home.
As described/great Family property
We were pleased to be so close to the beach. Just had to walk across the street. Views were wonderful from our windows and decks. House was fully equipped with everything we needed.
Great Spring Break
Place was as listed. Very clean for being so close to the beach. We used the beach chairs someone else left in the storage room. We would stay there again. The location is very close to everything. We did some exploring and discovered that other property locations were very far away from everything. Mark (owner) stopped by to make sure everything was in proper order. You will want to bring your own beach towels. Kitchen was stocked with everything you need for cooking great meals.
Amazing Owner with an Amazing Property
To start things off, Mark was very helpful with all of the booking procedures as it was my first time booking a long term stay in a house or condo. He was always more than willing to answer questions and helped in every way possible. When we finally got to the property everything was exactly as promised. The neighbors were friendly, the pier on the lagoon was beautiful and calming, and the beach access was easy. After staying at this location I cannot imagine another property/property owner that would work out as well as this one did. We had a great stay, in a great location, in a great house. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and everyone.
The Southern Cross is 3.7 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd. We are roughly 1 mile past 'the pass'. We are removed from the noise and traffic yet only minutes from the restaurants and attractions. The beach at our house is never crowded. We are in a perfect location with the beach steps away in front of the house and Little Lagoon steps away to the back of the house. Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum age limit is 25 but may be waived with additional fees. PLEASE contact owner before booking if you are under 25 years of age. Saturday - Saturday only during the summer season and spring break period. Nightly rates may be available in the off-season. Rates for Holidays & Special Events may be higher. If you find a better rate for a comparable property, please let us know!