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Owner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Mermaid's Lair, 4 BR Waterfront House, Completely Remodeled,

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Gulf Shores House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms 2 Bath, Sleeps maximum of 8, 7 night miinimum stay

Home sleeps a maximum of 8 guests. NO COLLEGE OR HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS ALLOWED. Families only. Relax on the covered deck with family and friends while watching the sun set on the beautiful Lagoon. Enjoy fishing, crabbing or just lounging on the private pier. The beautiful Gulf of Mexico is across the street. Barbecue and picnic outside or take advantage of the wonderful fresh seafood available in the area. Our fully equipped kitchen will make preparing this wonderful seafood a breeze. Enjoy cycling, walking or running...biking/walking lanes are available on beach road. Flat screen TV available in Great Room with DVD. Flat Screen also available in three of the four bedrooms with cable access. WIFI available.

Small private white sandy beach is exclusively available for our guests. So, take your lounge chair and catch some rays while the gentle waves lap at your feet. Area is great for kayaking and other small beach craft.

Two bedrooms open up to a balcony/deck with seating, facing the beach side with Gulf view. Nice deck also facing Lagoon with outdoor furniture and a large bed swing where you can relax and enjoy watching the sea gulls, pelicans, ducks and our resident friendly blue heron, Henry!!!

Keywords: Private beach, Pier, single family home, Located on Little Lagoon

Weekly Rentals Only, Saturday to Saturday

Check In: 4 pm Saturday No Exceptions

Check Out: 10 am Saturday No Exceptions

We do not rent to high school or college groups, families only-maximum of 8 guests allowed.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Mermaid's Lair, 4 BR Waterfront House, Completely Remodeled,
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Thousand Oaks, CA
5

Beach paradise

  • 5 of 5

There needs to be a higher rating than 5 stars. This property is so perfect in every way. We are a family of 7 that just finished creating some wonderful Gulf Shore memories, and most of them involved this home. It is beautifully decorated in beach colors. the kitchen is extremely well stocked with everything you'll need. The private pier and beach made for many no-hassle play times with the grandkids. And that outdoor sway-bed, Ahhh! It was difficult to leave. During our stay, the elevator and fireplace were not available to us, so if that's important, check with the owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cartersville, GA
5

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mermaid's Lair. The home was just as presented and even better. The Lagoon side was much better than expected with the ability to enjoy the water and a dock for fishing. We felt the amenities where of a quality that gave a more enjoyment such as comfortable deck furniture, fine furnishings, upscale appliances and useful kitchen ware. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Millbrook, Alabama, USA
5

Mermaid's Lair~WOW!!

  • 5 of 5

After 25 years of marriage, three active boys and numerous vacations in all seasons, I can honestly state that Mermaid's Lair is our most favorite place to visit when traveling to the beach. Whether we want to just relax and take it easy or we want a little adventure this is the property for our family. I think we may be on our 6th visit!

The property...WOW! Bright and cheery, clean, beautifully furnished and well stocked, great selection of DVD's/TV's, family games, books, wifi plus a pier to die for and even a hammock and swing. (No better place to have your morning coffee.) The photos are wonderful but the actual property is even better.

Location...just can't be beat. The privacy of your own sandy yard and personal pier is the best. Just a quick walk across the street and we are on the beach ready for the sand and surf. We love the access to both the bay and the ocean. My husband and I love the sunrises and the sunsets. Our teenagers love to kayak in the bay and fish/crab off the pier. Restaurants and shopping are plentiful and just a quick drive but I must warn you, once you are on the property it is very hard to leave.

The owner has always been helpful and has everything we have ever needed to make our stay at Mermaid's Lair outstanding. We will continue to visit year after year...you should visit too. It just can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NW Arkansas
5

Beautiful, well kept property

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many different rental properties in the Gulf Shores/Ft. Morgan area over the years, both condos and homes. Mermaid's Lair is by far the nicest property we have ever stayed at. Most beach rental homes are not that nicely decorated or furnished, and oftentimes, the kitchen doesn't have many accessories. Not Mermaid's Lair. Mermaid's Lair is truly decorated, and nicely at that. The kitchen is amazingly stocked with everything, and I mean everything, you could ever need. We got crab legs to go from a Gulf Shores restaurant one night, and there we even claw cracking tools there to use! All of the kitchenware is very nice.

The beds are all very comfortable, especially the master bed. Everything was spotless upon arrival. The master bath is very roomy with a huge shower. The master and one other bedroom have sliding glass doors on the Gulf side that go out onto the deck, so you can sit right outside your room and listen to the Gulf.

Being on the lagoon is really nice. We had three young boys ages 7-11 with us and they had way too much fun playing in the lagoon, which even at the end of the dock is only about 3 feet deep. The walk to the beach across the road is only about 5 minutes tops. There are plenty of beach chairs down at the lagoon in the back yard for relaxing there. The back porch is wonderful, with several rocking chairs and gliders as well.

Overall, this was an excellent property that we would highly recommend. The owner was very nice to work with, and we plan on returning to Mermaid's Lair for future stays.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jonesboro, AR
5

Fabulous house, Amazing Stay, Very highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mermaid's Lair couldn't have been any better!

The house is fabulous! VERY well decorated, very spacious, clean & exactly what you think of when you think of a beach house. We all fell in love with it & said we wouldn't mind living their permanently! It is amazing house! It was adorable in the pictures, but even better in person! I could go on & on about it! We just kept talking about all of the unique decor in the home & joked that we might lose our deposit because we just might take some decor with us when we left!

We enjoyed the well stocked kitchen. We cooked breakfast there & had lunch there daily & cooked dinner there twice, so it was nice to have everything there that we needed such as a zester, food processor & any other kitchen items you might need! The mother of the other family with us, who goes to the beach quite often, said it was definitely the best stocked kitchen in any place that she had ever stayed!

Also, the location couldn't have been better as far as convenient for restaurants, retail, etc.! And, it was so convenient to the beach! Just a walk across the street & you were right there on the public beach. I also enjoyed the private beach out back of the house! I was usually the first one up every morning to go run & when I got back to the house I would head out back to lay out & wait for everybody else to get up.It was so nice & peaceful & the lagoon was beautiful!

The boys - both the teenagers & the 4 year old - really, really enjoyed the pier! And, actually spent more time out their fishing and crabbing than on the beach! It was so nice to have that for them!

We had no problem at all with getting our deposit back.We left the house on Saturday & Sunday night the homeowner emailed me with details of getting our deposit back to me.

I just can't tell you how much we enjoyed the stay & the house! We all said we hope to be able to come again next year & we definitely want the house again! Also, the other mother with us said that she takes a family girls trip every year & would hopes to be able to come back & rent the home for that as well. I also plan to recommend it to any friends that are looking & anytime I am able to make it back there, I hope to be able to stay there.

Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful, comfortable, warm & welcoming home for people to rent. There are just not enough words to express how much we enjoyed your home!

I am already looking forward to my next stay at Mermaid's Lair!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lake charles, louisiana
5

no deposit return

  • 5 of 5

Mermaids lair is a lovely property and we enjoyed our stay. However, the owner refused to return our deposit. She said she had to repaint and recover furniture. We have rented houses many times and are good tenents, leaving a clean house when we depart. I will never rent from her again. Beware!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel that Mermaids Lair is a special place that we hope holds special memories for all who rent our home. We regret this happened but due to expenses incurred for repairs and additional cleaning, we had no other choice in this matter. Owners Mermaids Lair
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
Shrimp Festival
Oct 13 2016 - Oct 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Fall 2016 II
Oct 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Winter2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$258
$1,750
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Summer 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fee-Processing $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum age is 25
No high school or college groups, families only
7 night minimum stay, Saturday to Saturday
Sleeps a maximum of 8 guests, no exceptions
No pets allowed, no smoking allowed anywhere on premises

1/2 base rent and fees and full payment of refundable deposit is due at the time the Rental Agreement is submitted. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to the beginning of your stay at Mermaid's Lair. We accept personal or certified check only. Special rates apply for Holiday and Event weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), 2 bedrooms have queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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