8 Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals For Your Next Beach Getaway in Alabama

When it's time to plan your next family getaway or celebration vacation, renting a beach house in Gulf Shores offers the perfect destination

Alabama’s summer playground, Gulf Shores presents 32 miles of coastline dotted with public beaches and a slew of family attractions. Plus: It’s an easy drive from places like Atlanta, Nashville, and Houston, being super popular with neighbors as close as New Orleans, Birmingham, Ala., and Jackson, Miss.

With its mix of Southern hospitality, natural beauty, and recreation options, Gulf Shores makes for an ideal and affordable family or group swimming holiday. With a wide range of homes and apartments for rent, many within steps of the beach, Gulf Shores is a ideal place to reconnect and recharge with all the comforts of home. These eight vacation rentals offer a terrific array of comfortable accommodations, all within easy access to the calm Gulf waters.

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Quiet Pet-friendly Beach Cottage in Gulf Shores

The Super Cute Beach Cottage invites with natural light, updated comfortable furniture, and an artsy color scheme of sea foam and white. Two bedrooms and two baths offer room for up to six, making this great for a family getaway. Perfect for one or two pooches (with a small fee), the fenced in yard is ideal for both critters and kids. Just a short walk to the beach, the location is quiet, with very little traffic.

There’s a screened in deck, a huge plus, along with a firepit downstairs, fun for roasting marshmallows when there’s a chill in the air. A dumbwaiter from the ground level makes moving stuff up and down a breeze. Parking onsite is no problem, and there’s even room for a boat and trailer if you’re doing some fishing.

Cook at home – the kitchen has everything you need or head out, there are plenty of restaurants within strolling distance. Interested in an adult beverage? The famous Hangout is nearby, with lots of outdoor seating and fun stuff to keep the kids happy while mom and dad relax.

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Gulf Shores
9.1 Excellent (59 reviews)

Affordable Beach Condo for 4 With Tons of Amenities

This updated Seawind Condo is right on the beach-relax on the 15th floor balcony for Gulf views stretching for miles. Equipped with lots of thoughtful extras-including a beach cart stocked with sand toys, beach chairs, and an umbrella to use during your stay-this sweet spot delivers great value for even a weekend away.

Seawind is a high rise condo development with location, location, location in the middle of the Gulf Shores action. Bars, restaurants, ice cream and sno-ball shops, mini-golf are all just within a 10-minute walk. An onsite indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, and splash pool for the kiddos are huge pluses.

Dinner at home is a breeze thanks to the updated stainless and granite kitchen stocked with all the necessities. Chilling with friends and family is relaxing in the living room, with its smart flat-screen and cushy leather sectional. A full sized washer and dryer ticks an important box for families on the go.

Seawind - Gulf Shores - Updated, Direct Beach Front, Great Location!

Gulf Shores
9.2 Excellent (67 reviews)

Family-Friendly Condo With Towering Gulf Shores Views

It’s tough to beat the fab views from the Affordable Condo on the 19th floor of Crystal Tower, a terrific landing spot for a stress-free family beach vacation. The kids will love the pool, with its lazy river option, and the wide beach is an easy stroll through an air conditioned walkway—crossing the street is never a problem.

With room for up to six, this two-bedroom, two-bath retreat is sparkling clean—the owners use the All Clean Bed Program with extra sanitizing methods in place. The outdoor balcony is a great spot for sipping morning coffee and watching the sunset.

The well-equipped kitchen makes meal prep a breeze, and multiple restaurants are nearby when the family wants to go out. Onsite parking makes it simple to park and forget about the car, with everything you need close by.

The well equipped kitchen makes meal prep a breeze and multiple restaurants are nearby when the family wants to go out. Onsite parking makes it simple to park and forget about the car, with everything you need close by.

Clean, Affordable Condo! Gulf Views, Pool And Lazy River On The Beach,

Gulf Shores
9.2 Excellent (46 reviews)

Accessible Beach House With Salt Water Pool and Space For 20 People

Ready to reconnect with family and friends for some quality time at the beach? This Spectacular Family-Friendly House has it all, from direct gulf views to a private salt water pool to gobs of amenities. Chill out here, or head to the action of Gulf Shores two miles away.

With four bedrooms and three baths, this colorful house deliver 2,800 square feet of vacation space for families and friends. Just steps from the Gulf, the beach awaits, but the pools, fire pit, and cushy seating—complete with speakers for streaming music—are tough to resist. Lots of TVs and DVD players for watching movies and the gas burning fireplace add a cozy touch.

The kitchen is big enough for cooking together with the farmhouse table in the dining area an inviting spot for meals. The upstairs bunk room is perfect for kids, with the adjacent family room a great place for them to hang out and watch TV. An elevator (available upon request) makes this house accessible to anyone who can’t manage the steps.

Spectacular Family Friendly House With Direct Gulf View And Private Pool

Gulf Shores
9.3 Excellent (96 reviews)

Condo Overlooking the Pool and The Gulf

You’ll love this Whaler 2 bedroom Condo On the Beach, with its bright, windowed spaces, outfitted with modern, comfy furniture and updated kitchen finishes. There’s a balcony overlooking the condo pool and direct views of the Gulf. Split the costs with another couple or a few girlfriends, and you really get a bang for your buck.

Located on the east beach in Gulf Shores, this condo a short stroll to the beach and close to Gulf State Park, a picturesque haven for water sports, fishing, birding, and wildlife. Cook at home—the kitchen has everything you need—or walk to a range of restaurants for seafood and local fare.

The condo has a queen-sized and two double beds and two baths, making it convenient to share between friends. An elevator is an added benefit for accessibility.

Whaler - 2 Bedroom Condo On The Beach

Gulf Shores
9.0 Excellent (232 reviews)

A Cozy Apartment for a Romantic Getaway in Alabama

Although it can sleep four (close friends), this Slice of Paradise in Compass Point Condo near the beach is custom made for a couple’s retreat. With a private wraparound balcony with Gulf and Little Lagoon views, this is a peaceful place to reconnect and recharge.

Take a swim in one of two community pools or spend the morning kayaking in the nearby lagoon—kayaks are available for use. The west beach location means it’s away from the crowds but not far from the action, with restaurants and bars nearby.

If you want to bring the another couple or the kids along, there is a queen-sized sleep sofa in the living room.

A Slice Of Paradise (Compass Point #310) Condo At Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
8.7 Excellent (56 reviews)

A Secluded and Fun Beach House in Fort Morgan

Looking for an off the beaten path beach getaway? The pet-friendly Playful Pelican is on the quiet side of Gulf Shores, close to Fort Morgan and a two-minute stroll to sugar sand beaches-without a single road to cross or traffic to navigate. Enjoy down time but know that Gulf Shores attractions are just 20 minutes away.

Decorated in bright colors and streaming with sunshine, this inviting 1,100 square foot house feels like home as soon as you arrive. The kitchen and living area make up an open floor plan great room, perfect for hanging out.

This beach house has two bedrooms—one queen, one with bunks and a single—two baths and a spacious open floor plan with lots of natural light and water views. There’s a big flat screen smart TV and a DVD player for streaming and playing the kids’ favorite movies. Board games and puzzles add to the fun. Fido is welcome, with plenty of options for walkies. Grocery stores and restaurants are just down the road.

Playful Pelican - 2 BR / 2BA, Pet Friendly, Uncrowded White Sand Beaches

Gulf Shores
9.8 Excellent (330 reviews)

Huge Gulf Shores Beach House For Multi-Gen Getaways

With eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, this fun and funky 4,500 square foot beach oasis is a family and friend’s reunion waiting to happen. Accessible to all—there’s an elevator!—Hangin 10 is right on the beach and a few hundred yards east of Lagoon Pass. The bounty of riches here goes on and on – four of the bedrooms are beachfront with porches, and there’s a great room with a huge porch facing the surf.

Aptly named, Hangin is exactly what you’ll want to do here. Cooking together as a gang is so much fun—the giant kitchen has a curvy center island, two fridges, two stoves, and two dishwashers—bring on the turkey dinner! There’s laundry on two floors and so many extras.

You are literally front row on the beach, with lots of outdoor space to take in the view and a private little walkway to the water’s edge. You’re about three miles west of Highway 59—close to restaurants and shops and away from the crowds.

Stunning 8 Br Beach House With Heated Pool/elevator/ Great Location

Gulf Shores
9.8 Excellent (159 reviews)