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Beach View on West Beach! Lots Of Room! 90 Reviews! Sleeps 30! BIG private pool!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Large House, 8 Bedrooms, 3 Living Rooms, 3 Kitchens, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 26-31)

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Sweet Dreams is the perfect house for your large family vacation, plus it can be rented by snowbirds as a 2 or 3 bedroom unit in the winter. Here are some of the highlights of this house:

- On West Beach Blvd with a great view of the gulf

- 2.5 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd; Close enough to enjoy the activities but far enough removed to escape the crowds

- 8, yes that is EIGHT, bedrooms

- 3 king beds, 5 queen beds, 1 twin bed, 3 full/twin bunk beds, 1 child's bed, 2 queen sleeper sofas and a regular sofa. This home can sleep up to 31 people! 10 mattresses/box springs were replaced in November 2014 and 6 more were replaced in April 2016! Note ... it probably goes without saying but sleeper sofas are best for kids ... not very comfortable for adults!!! If there are no kids in your group, then the house can sleep 26.

- 5 full baths and 2 half baths

- 3 living areas

- 3 full kitchens

- 3 sets of washers and dryers

- Over 3,800 sq ft of living space

- Covered parking for at least 4 vehicles

- Driveway parking for at least 6 more vehicles

- Large deck on the front of the house with beach views

- Large screen TVs in every room! 37' HD televisions in all three living rooms and 32' televisions in every bedroom!

- Two video game systems (X-Box and Nintendo) with games

- A very large, private, in-ground pool! This pool is completely enclosed with a vinyl fence for privacy, has two ladders for easy access, and has lots of built-in seating for your comfort. There are chairs, chairs and more chairs for your comfort around the pool. This may be one of the nicest pools in Gulf Shores, with a size of 16 feet by 32 feet and a depth of 3.5 feet to 5.5 feet.

We know that the kids (and adults) love the beach, but a beach vacation also means time away from the beach. At Sweet Dreams, you can enjoy the beach, enjoy the pool, watch some of the dozens of movies in the house, or play some of the dozens of games. Or just sit on the deck and catch the rays. There is something for everyone!

Oh, did we mention the best feature of this house? In today's economy, all of us look for bargains. There is no doubt that this house is the best bargain in Gulf Shores. You can rent this home, with 8 bedrooms, 5 baths, sleeping 31 people, with a large private pool and a great beach view for much less than any similar house will cost in Gulf Shores!

A house this large means that a large extended family can enjoy a vacation together. With three kitchens, everyone can cook what they want. With 3 living rooms and 8 bedrooms all with HDTVs and DVD players, everyone can watch what they want! If you want everyone together, use the large deck facing the gulf or gather around the pool.

This home could be a perfect vacation spot for you even if you don't have 31 in your party. Because of the layout of this home, during the off-season (Fall, Winter and Spring) you can rent as few as 3 bedrooms or as many as 8 bedrooms. For a family not needing the entire house, there are steps from the covered parking to each side of the house. The front deck has a divider that can be closed off to ensure privacy between the two sides. Plus, there are steps at the back of the house to the 3rd floor apartment. But, if you do have a large family and need the entire house, there is a door on the deck to connect the two sides and there are steps in the east side unit that can be used to get to the apartment.

Here are your choices for how to rent the house and the costs for each. The prices are for a week, as we rent from Saturday to Saturday throughout the year. We also rent by the month in November through February. If you need less than a week, we may be able to assist you. Please email or call.

Winter 2016: 29 October 2016 - 24 February 2017

- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $1,592 / week or $3,214 / month

- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $788 / week or $1,604 / month

- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,141 / week or $2,413 / month

Spring Break weeks 2017: 25 February - 14 April

- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $7,700 / week

Late Spring 2017: 8 April - 12 May

- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $3,484

- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,743

- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $2,615

Summer 2017: 13 May - 18 August

- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $7,700

Late Summer 2017: 19 August - 8 September

- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $3,484

- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,743

- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $2,615

Fall 2017: 9 September - 27 October

- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $2,358

- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $1,217

- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,727

Winter 2017: 28 October 2017 - 23 February 2018

- Entire house (8 bedrooms) = $1,592 / week or $3,214 / month

- West side of house (3 bedrooms) = $788 / week or $1,604 / month

- East side of house (5 bedrooms) = $1,141 / week or $2,413 / month

So, if you need lots of room, want a view of the gulf from three living rooms, three kitchens, two decks, and two bedrooms, want to be able to sleep up to 31 people, want a very large, private pool, and all at a great price, then Sweet Dreams is the place for you!

Is Sweet Dreams booked the week you need it or do you need something smaller? We have 3 other properties. If you want a stand alone house with an unobstructed view of the beach then check out The Southern Cross, vrbo number 257393. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on West Beach Blvd. If you need 6 bedrooms and 6 baths, then you could rent The Southern Cross and Fun In The Sun. Fun In The sun, vrbo number 331813, is right on Little Lagoon (perfect for kids playing in the water) and is less than 50 yards from The Southern Cross! 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!

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About The Owner

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 a home in Gulf Shores (The Southern Cross, VRBO 257393). Within a few months, we knew we had found the perfect location and began to search for a second house. Sweet Dreams is our second beach home and is great for large family gatherings. Since then, we have purchased two more homes in Gulf Shores. We would love for you to visit one of our homes and have a great vacation! Please email us to get more information and more photos of all the properties. Mark & Janet Binkley Gulf Shores, AL

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

Sweet Dreams is the perfect location for a large family who want to vacation together without breaking the bank. There are many reasons why we enjoy this home. (1) It is a large home, with over 3,800 sq ft. There is plenty of room for everyone to have privacy. (2) There are three separate living areas. Each living area has plenty of seating, so one group can watch the big game on one HDTV, while another group can watch a favorite show on a second HDTV and a third group can catch the movie they want to watch on the third HDTV. And, of course, the kids can watch their shows in their bedrooms since there is a tv in each bedroom! (3) We know how difficult it is to prepare enough food for 30 people in one kitchen, or how difficult it is to find food that 30 people like. That is not a problem in Sweet Dreams as there are THREE full kitchens (refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers) in the house! (4) If you are going to bring 30 people to a family retreat, you don't want people sleeping on the floor. That is not a problem with Sweet Dreams as there are king, queen, twin, single and children beds throughout the house. Enough beds to handle 30 people (counting sleeper sofas in two living rooms)! (5) Need to do laundry while visiting? There are three sets of washers and dryers. (6) Need to catch up on work or that facebook account? Wireless internet is in the house. (7) Finally, and most important, are the outside activities. Walk across the street and you are on the beach! Being 2.5 miles from the center of Gulf Shores, the beach is not crowded and you can enjoy your time laying in the sun or trying your luck at fishing in the gulf. For those who want the sun and water but prefer fresh water and privacy, wait till you see our swimming pool! It is HUGE! Plenty of room for the entire family. It is a large in-ground pool, 16 by 32, completely surrounded by a vinyl privacy fence. You could stay at the pool all day soaking up the rays in your lounger!


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Max. adults: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , West Side, 1st floor. Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , East side, 1st floor. Sleeps 2.
    Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofas in two downstairs living rooms. Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , East side, 2nd floor, south end. Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , East side, 2nd floor, north end. Sleeps 3.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , South bedroom in apartment. Bunk is Twin over Full. Sleeps 5
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , North bedroom in apartment. Bunk is twin over full. Sleeps 5
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , West side, 2nd floor, south end. Sleeps 3.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , West side, 2nd floor, north end. Bunk is twin/full. Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (3) 2 king beds in west side of house. 1 king bed in east side of house. Queen size Beds (4) 1 queen bed in west side of house. 2 queen beds in east side of house. 2 queen beds in apartment. Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 twin bed in east side of house. Child Beds (1) 1 child bed in west side of house. Sleep Sofa (2) 1 sleeper sofa in the west side of the house. 1 sleeper sofa in the east side of the house. Bunk Beds (3) 1 twin over full bunk bed in west side of house. 2 twin over full bunk beds in the apartment.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Beach View on West Beach! Lots Of Room! 90 Reviews! Sleeps 30! BIG private pool!
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  • 4 of 5

Couldnt have found anything better. We really had a great time. The kids had a blast in the pool. So close to the beach!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Sweet Dreams while we were recently there. I did not realize there were going to be (3) kitchens which helped our group tremendously. Hurricane Nate tried to rain on our parade but it didn't work. We still had a wonderful time. Great access to the beach, literally across the street. Mark is so great to work with. He kept me fully prepared on the upcoming storm and even helped us prep the house for the wind and rain. I would definitely use this house again for a gathering in Gulf Shores.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the beach in "Sweet Dreams". Second time to stay there, but sorry to see it was for sale. Are you going to replace it with another on the beach? Please keep me informed for future stays.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was nice

  • 4 of 5

We rented the hole condo glad we did one side the dryers didn't work and internet decided to go out but it didn't stop us from having fun love the private pool and a walk across to the beach many memories were made thanks for allowing us to rent the condo and celebrate my husband birthday that just passed away

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our beach house, Sweet Dreams! One of the problems on the Gulf Coast is lightning ... something that homeowners do not have any control over! Unfortunately, during the renter's stay with us, a power surge during an thunderstorm took out our router and blew the fuse on one of the dryers. Everything is working fine now!
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sweet dreams was perfect! We had all ages of kids with us and it was perfect. Older kids had a little privacy and the younger kids loved the bunk beds. So Claire she to the beach and the pool was a great time too! Would definitely stay again!,

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Loved the private pool and the house was great. the only exception was that there was no easy access to the beach, we had small children and it was hard crossing and walking along the busy 2 lane road to get to the beach. The people staying across the street were not too keen on us walking in their side yard to get to beach. The Apt on top is not for older people, too many steps and too hard to get up to it. The location in reference to shops and restaurants is excellent. Very beautiful beach - cant wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us at Sweet Dreams and thanks for taking the time to write a review. I hope everyone who rents a place in Gulf Shores or anywhere else takes the time to read comments from guests. I think it is a great way to get more information about the property and location. My comments are meant to assist future guests. The guest's comments that the apartment is not meant for older people is exactly right! To get to the apartment requires going up two flights of stairs (from the main level). We designed the living space so the apartment would be for kids. The bedrooms in the apartment each have a queen bed and a set of bunkbeds ... not exactly what most adults want!!! Whereas the first floor bedroom has a king bed on each side ... perfect for the older adults! There are 8 bedrooms in the house and it is designed for the kids to head to the top floor and the adults to use the first two floors. As for getting to the beach, normally Beach Blvd (only two lanes where this house is located) is not hard to cross where this house is located. However, I believe this guest stayed here over the 4th of July week and that is one of the busiest times of the year in Gulf Shores!! So I'm sure the road was busy. In terms of getting onto the beach, there are public beach access points about 4 blocks east and 4 blocks west of the house. But most people visiting Gulf Shores, not just my property but all properties, walk between houses to get to the beach. You can actually see a path between my house and my neighbor where people behind us walk. Most homeowners don't care since you are just walking by and almost everyone there is renting.
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Sweet Dreams is located approximately 2.5 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd. The house is located at 1392 West Beach Blvd. We are directly across the street from the beach with gulf views from the decks, living rooms and some bedrooms. Need a smaller home or is Sweet Dreams booked the week you need it? Check out The Southern Cross, located at 1964 West Beach Blvd. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with great views of the gulf. This house also backs up to Little Lagoon. You can go out on the pier and fish in the lagoon! There is also a swimming pool. Visit for details or go to rental # 332937 on Home Away.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, minature golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.