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20% off 14-20 May! Great Little Lagoon Views! Over 70 Reviews! Pier! Pool! Beach

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeper Sofa in Living Room, 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Please email, call or text the owner before clicking on the "book it now" button! Thanks! Also, we have other properties that may be available if the dates needed do not work with this property.

Fun In The Sun! The name says it all! 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 10 yards out the back door. Swimming? Try the pool to the back of the house. Quiet, peaceful relaxation? Try awakening in your bed looking out to the gulf, or sitting in your living room looking out on the peaceful Little Lagoon, or sitting on one of the decks watching beautiful sunsets over the unobstructed view of the water. 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 a view of the Gulf of Mexico from two of the bedrooms. One of these bedrooms has french doors leading out to a deck overlooking the swimming pool and a view of the gulf. There are also great views of Little Lagoon from the kitchen, dining area and living room on the first floor and from the third bedroom on the third floor. The greatest thing about this house is the location. It sits directly on Little Lagoon! You can sit in the grass in front of the house, in a chair under the house, or on either of the two decks on the 1st and 2nd levels and watch the boats go by, watch the various birds catching fish, or just enjoy looking at the water. Little Lagoon is a 10 mile long body of salt water where you can fish (spotted trout, red fish, flounder, croakers, 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 but rather a townhouse. You only have one neighbor. Very hard to find a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse with a gulf view, sitting directly on Little Lagoon, with fishing in the lagoon and gulf, a swimming pool and in a quiet area of Gulf Shores!

This home features 3 bedrooms, all with queen size beds plus bunk beds (with a full sized mattress on the bottom) in the upstairs bedroom. There are also 3 full baths, each connected to a bedroom. Two bedrooms and two baths are upstairs and one has an incredible view of the lagoon and has sliding glass doors onto a large deck. The third bedroom and bath is downstairs and looks out over the swimming pool and to the gulf. It also opens onto a deck. There are tables and chairs on all of the decks. On the first floor are the kitchen, eating area, living room, and washer and dryer. Sliding doors take you from the living room onto a first floor deck overlooking the lagoon. The living room has ample sitting options, including a queen sleeper sofa. 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 glass table and chairs with a great lagoon view or pull a stool up to the bar separating the kitchen and living room. There is new a 42' high definition TV in the living room and 32' high definition TVs in each bedroom with Dish Network service. Plus, there are 3 DVD players and an Game Cube with games for the kids. Speaking of games, there are lots of games, books, puzzles and toys for everyone to enjoy. Finally, don't worry about your vehicle since you can park three small vehicles or two large vehicles under the house.

What else can we tell you? Did we mention the full size washer and dryer? Or that the living room and one bedroom have sliding glass doors onto decks overlooking the lagoon? 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? Or that there is wireless internet throughout the house? Come see for yourself. You will never want to leave as you will be having so much Fun In The Sun!

Is Fun In The Sun booked the week you need it? 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 less than 50 yards from Fun In The Sun. This unit is perfect for those wanting a house with a great gulf view! 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 actually sleeps 30 people!!

Keywords: Beach house, Lagoon Fishing, Swimming Pool

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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 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

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

We feel that Fun In The Sun 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 10 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 lagoon, one facing the gulf) 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 as the only noise is the water coming onshore. Talk about peaceful! To finish the day, we watch a favorite TV show or a DVD on the 42" HD TV in the living room or on the 32" 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 32" HD TVs and DVD players and one with a Game Cube, 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.

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are connected to bedrooms. All bathrooms have hair dryers and all towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed is a Single over Double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen beds in all three bedrooms. Queen Sleep Sofa in living room. Third bedroom has a bunk bed with single over double. All bedrooms are connected to full bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

20% off 14-20 May! Great Little Lagoon Views! Over 70 Reviews! Pier! Pool! Beach
average rating of 4.785714 based on 70 reviews
5

On the water!

  • 5 of 5

We searched and searched trying to find a place where we had easy beach access, a swimming pool, and access to Little Lagoon so we could fish. We found it! This property was perfect for us as it had everything we needed. Mark made everything so easy and walked us through everything from booking to checkout! We will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for something that was in our price range, very close to the beach, but without alot of noise. We found it!!! This is an ideal spot. Much less expensive than across the street but there is a boardwalk to get onto the beach and you can be there in 2 minutes! Plus, we had great views of the water of Little Lagoon. Everyone loved the place as there was plenty of room to do what we wanted. The kitchen was fully furnished which was very nice and the bedding was fine. Overall, this was an ideal location for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the view!

  • 5 of 5

When the description of the property says that you are feet from the water, it is true! We sat in the living room, in the eating area and on the deck and watched the activity on the lagoon. And the sunsets were incredible! It is a very short walk (a couple of minutes) to the beach. This was the ideal place for us as it allowed everyone in the family to do what they wanted. We loved it and want to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Location

  • 4 of 5

A great family location with everything we needed. Our kids are all young (6, 5, and 20 months) and enjoyed the lagoon in back, set up was great. The older two loved sharing the bunk beds. It's easy to find things to do while the little one naps between crab searching on the lagoon, swinging or being in the pool steps away from the house! Crossing Beach Blvd wasn't tough either and beach was amazing. A great time! Thanks to Mark who was super responsive and a great owner!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We found the property to have everything as described. The beds were all queens and were very comfortable. There were tvs in each room as well as DVD players. The living room was comfortable with a large tv to watch when you could take your eyes off the view!! The living room is all glass (sliding glass doors) to the deck and it looks out over Little Lagoon. The kitchen had everything we expected. Overall, this was a very nice place and we really enjoyed dealing with Mark on the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love the place!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Fun In The Sun. The name fits as we had lots of fun during our stay. It would be hard to find a better location. We had out toes in the sand just a few minutes after leaving the door of the property. Plus the pool was just a few steps away. And the best part was we were right on Little Lagoon where we could fish. We loved this location and plan to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

3.7 miles from the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Blvd

Other Activities: Shopping, Parasailing, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$139
$831
 
 
Music Fest
May 14 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$352
 
 
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,115
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$277
$1,662
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Winter 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$135
$800
$1,400
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,662
 
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Summer 2018
May 12 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,115
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$415
$1,662
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 3 2018 - Mar 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
$135
$800
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

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