The end of summer can be a sad time for our sun lovers but fall has ways of making everyone forget their distress, especially when you make plans for a little autumn getaway to the Gulf Shores area. Still providing days that are warm enough for the beach, but as school gets back in session and the annual summer vacations have ended, the crowds lessen, lines in restaurants shrink, and more of our Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals tranquil sanctuaries become available for rent. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a carefree and relaxing vacation, not just in Gulf Shores, but in Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, and this guide to all the reasons your fall journey to Alabama will be one you will never forget will help build up the anticipation!
Although it may still feel like summer, the temperatures drop enough to make fall festivals some of our favorite things to attend. Orange Beach Freedom Fest, held on October 6th and 7th at the Wharf in Orange Beach, offers the Fall Bama Cruisin’ Car Show, food vendors, and arts and crafts that represent the best of Alabama artist’s work. On October 12th through the 15th, the most delicious of festivals comes to Gulf Shores, the Annual National Shrimp Festival! Taking place at the Gulf Shores Main Beach, this festival is one we wait for all year round, featuring live music in a variety of genres, over 200 booths of arts, fine art, and craft vendors, and of course, all the delicious shrimp you can eat, purchased from many of the 50 food vendors that are a part of the festival. Experience the Oyster is another fantastic fall festival, occurring at The Hangout in Gulf Shores on November 2nd and 3rd, celebrating the seafood that makes this part of Alabama one of the best places to live or visit. With live music, oyster farm demos, even an oyster shucking contest that will amaze all that see it, this festival should not be missed.
Beach Days for the Win
With the local beaches providing lifeguards through October, your fall escape to the Gulf Shores area can almost feel like an extension of summer, without the high humidity that often occurs in the late summer months. Grab your beach gear (don’t forget the sunscreen) and head to the sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico for a day of fun in the sun and surf. Real life can be a hectic and chaotic mess, but the salt air, soft sands, and frothy waters will make you forget the outside world exists. Feed your soul with the serenity only found in the salty waters of the Gulf, perhaps work on your fall tan, ensuring friends and family back home will be envious, and just relax. Read a book under a colorful beach umbrella, float in the cool waters—perhaps with a snorkel that will allow you to watch the adventures under the surface—and build sandcastles with your favorite tiny travelers. Your beach days will be ones you can look back on during the busy days that lie ahead, reaching deep inside your memories for a touch of peace!
Gulf Park Nature Center in Orange Beach
Offering nature and beach walks through a “forest” of local plants and flower, the Gulf Park Nature Center is a living museum of the plants and animals that make this region feel like a tropical paradise. The cooler days of fall will help you extend your time in nature and their activities calendar is filled with fun adventures that will help give you a greater appreciation for the natural world of Alabama, including the sea turtles, owls, and even alligators that make their homes here.
Time to Dine
Although our Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals seasonal sanctuaries provide fully equipped kitchens that you will enjoy puttering around in, you and your family are on vacation and deserve to have at least some of your meals prepared, served, and cleared away by others. Tacky Jacks Fort Morgan, located at 1577 AL-180 in the Fort Morgan Marina, is a harbor-side restaurant serving a seafood-centric menu you will love and offering views of the water you will crave. Pro tip: Everything on the menu is delicious, but you will kick yourself if you leave without sampling their peanut butter pie!
At Home with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals
The best times of your seasonal journey to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Fort Morgan may be the ones you spend at home in our fall havens. Offering all the comforts of home blended with the modern conveniences that make life (and travel) easier, your days and nights will be relaxing, restful, and oh so comfortable. Reserve your favorite escape and contact us today!
When you want to feel and be treated like royalty during your Gulf Coast vacation in Alabama, the best way to start is by renting this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo overlooking the turquoise waters of the sea. Island Royale P403 is perched high above the crowds (on the 14th floor) but not so high that you can’t hear the calming lullaby of the waters below, we at Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals have fallen in love with the serene vibe of this cozy condo that sleeps 6 people comfortably and we think you will too! And because the sea is reflected in the interior décor, popping up in coral prints on throw pillows, paintings of boardwalks leading out to the white sands, and in the charming fish tchotchkes swimming above cabinets in the kitchen, you and your traveling party will never have to lose the rhythm of the Gulf, even when not in view!
Stepping inside for the first time will feel like coming home, only better. Your eyes will be instantly drawn to the back wall that consists of sliding glass doors and a peek of the blue of the sky and water just beyond, but during this tour, we are going to drag out the excitement just a little longer, showing off the kitchen that lies just a few feet away from the front door. Open to the rest of the condo and offering walls painted the shade of skies on a sunny day, this cheerful space is well appointed, offering stainless steel appliances, crisp white painted cabinets, and dark stone countertops that extend out into the dining area with an elevated breakfast bar and two cushioned barstools just waiting for helpful visitors to climb on and engage in happy conversations with the cook of the day!
The dining area, often the center of family chats and game nights as well as the place where most meals will be devoured centers the open concept floor plan, lying between the kitchen and dining room and mostly offering the same views that can be enjoyed throughout the public spaces. (You might expect a few family squabbles as to who has to sit on the end with their back to the views, but with the promise that everyone will take turns, any serious battles will be avoided.) Offering a glass and iron table, and cushioned rattan and iron chairs, there are enough seats for every seat in your traveling party!
The final section of our tour of the main spaces of the condo, the living area, reveals a room filled with color and comfort. The comfy sofa topped with stormy gray fabric has its own secret to reveal, the fact that it folds out into an equally comfy queen-sized sleeper bed! Facing a large flat-screened television, this spot can be the most comfortable in the house, although the overstuffed reading chair that is placed so as to enjoy the most direct views of those views may run a close second! Topped in the same coral fabric that is found on the throw pillows on the couch, this room is warm, welcoming, and provides the ideal gateway to the views waiting just beyond those sliding glass doors!
The Suspense Stops Now
Ok, we know you have been dying to make your way through the doors that lead out to the balcony of this 14th floor escape, so now it is time. Feel the salt air breezes kiss your cheeks and take a moment to let your eyes adjust to the colorful world out here. Life is simple and serene on this balcony, featuring a table surrounded by 4 webbed chairs and 2 lounge chairs that may convince guests that being lulled into sleep by the music of the sea is definitely a very good thing. This space right here, although not big, will take up a large portion of ram space in your memories of your Alabama getaway and if you could only sit out here and relax and recharge, we think you would consider this vacation one of the best ever!
If You Can Tear Yourself Away
There are still a couple of more spaces to be revealed, the bedrooms of this charming Island Royale condo. The primary suite is large and bright, anchored by a comfortable king bed and providing a private entrance to the balcony, ensuring that many of your mornings will start with a cup of coffee and incredible views! A television in this space may or may not be used, just as the secondary bedroom’s probably won’t either, there is just too much to see and do during your stay!
Oh the Amenities
As if all the above weren’t enough to convince you that this unit should be your home sweet vacation home, enjoying access to community amenities that include two pools, a hot tub, a fitness center, a barbecue area, and a sun deck for lounging will probably do it! Reserve this charming condo today and contact us today!
As the summer draws to an end, we just aren’t ready for the carefree days and vibes to stop. Even in the hottest places on earth, there is a magic that accompanies a summer’s day and we still have a deeper tan to achieve, a greater peace to discover, and more tropical beverages to imbibe! We at Alabama Beach Vacation Resort can’t do anything to slow the passage of time, but we can provide the most comfortable and luxurious escapes in which to enjoy the final holiday of the summer, Labor Day with its long weekend and one last opportunity to play, relax, and celebrate the joys of the season! Falling on September 4th this year, the summer in our little section of paradise will still feel like summer and as you explore the activities you can enjoy in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and Fort Morgan, coming home to our holiday hideaways will help expand the opportunities for fun and relaxation! This guide to the best way to enjoy an Alabama vacation over the long Labor Day weekend will give you a little something extra to look forward to in the waning days of the season!
Tacky Jack’s Bloody Mary 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, September 2 in Gulf Shores
A joyful run on a beautiful summer’s day is an activity many people can get behind and Tacky Jack’s Bloody Mary 5K & 1-mile fun run offers a fantastic way to enjoy the long weekend! Starting at 7:30 in the morning (when it is still cool!) and offering a variety of cash prizes, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite football team colors as our football-obsessed coastal village acknowledges this weekend as the kickoff to the season!
Turnpike Troubadours, September 2, The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach
Music and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly and when you get to enjoy live performances outside under the summer’s sky, well, there’s no better way to celebrate this holiday dedicated to not working! The Turnpike Troubadours, a country band based out of Oklahoma, is coming to town this Labor Day weekend and with ticket prices starting at $72 (increasing as the seats and the views get better!) this fun event will fit into most travelers’ vacation budgets!
Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 110 AL-180
There’s no reason you have to participate in an organized event to have a perfectly wonderful time and the history buffs in our midst will obsess over the opportunity to explore a spot that took a major role in the Civil War and was prominent in 4 wars altogether! Fort Morgan State Historic Site offers a glimpse into the history of war time while also paying homage to the skills of local bricklayers; built of over 40 million bricks, many of which were laid by enslaved Americans, this site will be an interesting addition to your summer adventures in coastal Alabama!
This Way to the Beach!
White sands, turquoise waters, and sea oats swaying in the sea breezes come together to create the perfect playground for your holiday excitement in both Gulf Shores AND Orange Beach. Check out the public beaches of Gulf Shores, staking your claim on the section of beach you have been eyeing from your Alabama Beach Vacation Resort oceanfront condo, and spending the day frolicking in the surf, enjoying sandwiches you packed in the cooler, and relaxing under the slightly cooler September rays of the sun. Or, for those who chose one of our Orange Beach cozy condos, do the exact same thing on the beaches of Orange Beach! In both cases hanging around until the sun sets in a fiery ball over the Gulf is highly recommended, but if you can’t hang that long, be sure to pour yourself a chill beverage and enjoy the same views from the patio or balcony of your Alabama holiday hideaway!
At Home with Alabama Beach Vacation Resort
Your best adventures may take place within the confines of our holiday havens, offering comfort, style, and that beachy vibe that convinces guests that summer can last forever, at least in Alabama! Providing spaces that are light and bright, walls of windows offer unobstructed views of one of the most beautiful regions on earth! Start your days with a sunrise walk along the shorelines of the Gulf of Mexico, returning to your comfy bed when the sun is golden against blue skies, and end every evening raising a toast to Mother Nature’s second-best performance! Hanging out by the resort pools, grilling freshly caught fish on community barbecues, and even ensuring you continue looking fit in your brand-new bikini by working out in the fitness center; these activities and so much more can be enjoyed during your celebration of the holiday in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Fort Morgan! Contact us and reserve your favorite escape today!
As summer moves into full swing travelers around the world are thinking to themselves that they really need a beach vacation. They (you!) want the sea and sand to be their backyard, they need the salt air vibe to make them feel free, and they crave the serenity that comes with this type of vacation and Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals wants to be the one to help find exactly what they are seeking! Our Beach Club 308A escape is the perfect example of what we bring to the table, offering 3 spacious bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and the room for up to 9 guests to coexist peacefully in the salt air, provides all the comforts of home, the modern conveniences that make travel easier, and those stunning Gulf views that will change your life. This guide to all that this sweet condo on the beach can bring to your unforgettable Alabama summer vacation will give you something wonderful to look forward to in the weeks leading up to your travels!
Filled with Light and Warmth
Feel your shoulders straighten and your worries drift away with your first steps inside the open-concept floor plan of unit 308A. Harboring no secrets, the sea blue hues on the wall continue the peaceful feel of the gulf located just beyond the sliding glass doors, and everywhere your eyes land, you’ll find something new and exciting to ooh and ahh over.
The fully equipped kitchen is where we will start this tour, located just inside the front door and adding a touch of luxury to the space. Bright, cheerful, and offering stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets painted a crisp white, and stone countertops that stand out against the blues and whites of the kitchen are just a few of the wonderful amenities stored here. We fully understand the beverage needs of a beach vacation and the counters are lined with all the necessary equipment, a Keurig coffee maker that makes it easy and quick to indulge in your caffeine needs and a blender that will be most appreciated when you whip up a tropical beverage to be consumed while toasting another Alabama sunset! A regular coffee maker for those whose caffeine intake surpasses the cup at a time Keurig and a shiny silver tea kettle perched on the stovetop offer more proof of our dedication to your beverage requirements!
Just beyond the kitchen, lies the dining room with its glass and iron table surrounded by cushioned chairs that will provide comfort during long board game sessions or family meals filled with fun, food, and conversation. Just be warned that there may be squabbles over who gets the side where the views are visible and who gets the side where their backs will be turned to all the glory outside! A couple of wood barstools are tucked under the breakfast bar of the kitchen, allowing for overflow seating at mealtime.
Next up on our tour of comfort and joy is the living area. This space is filled with the light pouring in the wall of glass doors that takes up the back of the room and the plush sofa strategically placed in front of the state of the art television also offers views of the patio and the wonders that await just outside. Throughout the rooms of Unit 308A, the sea is reflected in the décor and paint choices, but as you slide open the glass doors leading to the balcony, you will soon discover that nothing compares to the real thing. Furnished with a small table surrounded by chairs and a couple of chaises that invite you to spend many languid hours relaxing in the salt air, the white sand beaches, palm trees fluttering in the breeze, and the blue waters of the Gulf create a real-life postcard scene you will never want to leave!
This condo is located high enough off the sand that you don’t have to worry about views being blocked by strangers walking by, but close enough to the surf that the sounds of waves crashing against sandy shores will create sweet music for your vacation life! And although the unit offers 3 peaceful bedrooms, each anchored by a variety of beds (King, Queen, and twin over full bunk!) this spot right here will be where you want to spend much of your time during your unforgettable summer vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama!
More to Explore
Community clubhouse amenities that include a fitness center and indoor/outdoor lap pool are available for an additional fee, but the use of the resort pool, hot tub, and outdoor grills are free for everyone staying at the Beach Club. Also available are an arcade room, food trucks that line the road cooking meals so you don’t have to, and a variety of sports courts and outdoor game spots. Beach Club 308A has everything you need for a vacation you will remember forever; reserve this beautiful unit today!
Planning a vacation is just about as stressful as the stress you’re trying to dump with your getaway. From deciding on the final destination to all the activities, experiences, and attractions you’ll visit, as well as where you’ll stay while you do it all, there is a lot to consider before packing up and heading to the airport or loading up the family for a road trip. Take care of where to go and where to stay when you book a beach vacation in Gulf Shores, then book your accommodations with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals.
The beautiful home of Beach Club Cottage 20 is a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home with room for up to ten guests to enjoy a Gulf Shores getaway. From the moment you step in, you’ll find a relaxing and inviting retreat near the beach that’s full of beach vacation vibes and relaxation around every corner.
- The Beach Club Community
- Master – King + Full Bath
- Outdoor Living
- TV & DVD Player in Every Bedroom
- Access to Indoor & Outdoor Resort Amenities (Fees may apply)
- Alabama Style Beach Rest & Relaxation
Alabama Style Beach Rest & Relaxation
Guests looking for a fun and exciting stay in Gulf Shores will find everything they’re looking for and more at Beach Club Cottage 20. Stylish furnishings and finishes with southern charm and more can be found throughout the home, in bedrooms as well as living spaces for plenty of comfort. You’ll be close to nationally rated golf courses, as well as several on-property amenities like pools, a restaurant, arcade and table games, and more!
Arrive at the home and take the winding walk to the covered front entrance of the home. Once you’ve settled yourself inside, step out into the backyard and enjoy the backyard oasis. The semi-covered porch just outside the doors offers adjustable chaise lounges. The fully covered patio just beyond offers a ceiling fan to keep the air moving while you use the gas BBQ grill to cook favorites for a meal al fresco. Resort outdoor amenities include multiple pools, including one just behind the dunes leading to the beach and water of the Gulf. Try your hand at the giant chess board, cornhole, or ladder ball games in the green area, and more.
Step inside the home and take in the open living, kitchen, and dining space. Just inside the door is the main living space, featuring wraparound couch, comfortable chairs, a flat screen TV with entertainment center, and tall windows and the entrance doors letting in streams of natural light. Beyond, you’ll find a secondary living area with comfortable couch perfect for napping, and a cozy chair where you can kick back with a good book or magazine. Look up in each space and admire the tray-style ceilings. Just a few steps away is the kitchen and dining area. Enjoy preparing every meal or snack of the day in the fully equipped kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, including a wall oven and separate electric cooktop, join spacious counters and a myriad of cabinets and drawers. Open each to find everything you’ll need to prepare and serve delicious home-cooked meals. Gather around the dining table that seats up to six or take any of the extra bar seats at the raised bar that seats three.
Enjoy a nap or good night’s sleep in a private bedroom. The master suite is just off the main living area. It features a king bedroom set with two night tables and dresser with flat screen TV on top. A cozy chair gives you a place to sit and read while natural light pours in from the windows. The spa-like master bathroom boasts a jetted tub, walk-in shower, and two separate vanities with individual mirror and lights. The second bedroom hosts a queen bed, night tables, a tall dresser with flat screen TV on top, and another dresser for plenty of storage. The en suite bath boasts a tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity. The final bedroom also hosts a queen bed, two night tables, and dresser with flat screen TV on top. Double glass-paneled doors lead to the outdoor space and a myriad of other windows let in plenty of natural light. The cozy en suite bath boasts a tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity.
No matter when or how long you plan to stay in Gulf Shores, Beach Club Cottage 20 will give you all the fun, excitement, rest, and relaxation you’re looking for. Contact us today to start planning a Gulf Shores getaway!
If you’re looking to take a break with loved ones this summer, Alabama and its many beach towns offer a breath of fresh Gulf air and a unique locale. This includes the beach towns of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan, just to name a few. You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Gulf Shores and exciting summertime events and celebrations to create a one-of-a-kind summer vacation for you and your loved ones!
Sparks After Dark
Every year, May-July, Orange Beach puts on a weekly fireworks display that’s a must-do for your summer vacation To Do List during your visit. The Wharf shopping center boasts dozens of local and national brand retailers, dining, and entertainment where you can spend the day. The day’s festivities include magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers, camel rides, and a DJ spinning tunes perfect for dancing all night long. When the sun finally sinks below the water of the Gulf, the sky lights up to cap off the night with the fireworks show as well as a SPECTRA Laser Light Experience. The weekly event takes place 6-9 p.m. Mondays, May 29-July 31. Fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m., and the laser light show can be seen at 8:30, 9, and 9:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free, and camel rides are $10/person.
Blue Marlin Grand Championship
If you love fishing and fireworks, combine your Sparks After Dark visit with entering what’s considered the Greatest Show in Sportfishing! It’s the final tournament of the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship, which also include the Orange Beach Billfish Classic, Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, and the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. This year’s tournament takes place July 12-16 at the waters of The Wharf in Orange Beach.
Music at Meyer Park
Gulf Shores knows how to party when the heat of summer cranks up with music, food, and fun. The concerts are free and open to the public and go on “rain or shine.” This summer’s remaining dates are July 20 and August 17, so make sure to add them to your itinerary should your visit include those dates. Shows begin at 6 p.m. Meyer Park is located at 400 E. 22nd Ave in Gulf Shores, and the backup indoor location is Big Beach Brewery, 300 E 24th Ave in Gulf Shores.
Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate independence this summer during your trip to the area. Gulf Shores knows how to celebrate the patriotic holiday with a bang. The show begins at 9 p.m. on July 4th at the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier.
S’mores on the Shore
When you picture a fun beach summer day or night, you may picture the waves crashing on the shore, soft sand in your toes, and a beach bonfire lighting up the night and offering a place to gather with loved ones. Gulf Shores knows exactly what you’re imagining and provides it along with plenty of other summer fun. The official celebration includes campfires, live music, and all the makings for delicious s’mores treats. The family-friendly event is hosted at the west end of Gulf Shores Public Beach. Bring your beach blanket, chairs, and whatever else you may need for all the summer beach fun you can handle. The event starts at 3 p.m. on August 3.
Flora-Bama Bulls on the Beach
As summer draws to a close, the rodeo comes to nearby Perdido Key in Pensacola, FL – only 30 minutes from Gulf Shores. The annual competition is full of adrenaline-pumping bull riding – so much it’ll get your own blood pounding while you watch! The three-night event features professional bull riders from across the country. There will also be a Junior Riders tournament on Miniature Bulls, a coloring contest for kids 12 and under, and a bike giveaway (2 winners). The three-day event runs September 7-9 and includes music, food, and fun, with the kids’ bull riding event taking place September 7. Tickets go on sale July 4. Gates open nightly at 6 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 8 p.m. Find the coloring page for the coloring contest on the official event website. The venue is located at 17401 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507.
Make Summer Memories
When you book a summertime getaway with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or experience the myriad of summer events and other celebrations. For an intimate stay, choose a studio-style unit, or bring a larger group and spoil everyone this summer when you book a five-bedroom unit. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal, from daily meals to a fun summer cookout, in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in your own private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite movie or TV show together on a flat-screen TV.
Contact us today to book a summer trip to remember for a lifetime!
Celebrate summer and independence with a break to a beach locale bursting with fun, sun, sand, and water. Make this trip memorable with a trip to the beach and crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico and the Alabama shores. Choose the towns of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Fort Morgan for your ultimate destination and start planning the fun. There are plenty of things to do in Gulf Shores 4th of July, including some patriotic ones, but you’ll want to make sure to book a private vacation rental with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals so you can enjoy time with loved ones private.
Gulf Shores Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day with a bang, and with the City of Gulf Shores. The fireworks display starts at 9 p.m. on July 4th and will be based at the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier. Starting at 7 a.m., the pier will close for setup and reopen to the public 100 feet north of the launch site. At 8:30 p.m., the pier and on-site restaurant close to make time for visitors to get in place for the show. The pier will reopen to the public at 6 a.m. on July 5th.
Get your exercise in during your 4th of July vacation and join Orange Beach’s 9th annual Shark Run. Register on the event website. Packet pickup information will follow in late June. The first 350 to register get a custom Shark Run shirt – limited edition from the rest of the shirts. Everyone gets a finishers medal, and there are age group awards for 5K runners. The 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run starts at 7 a.m. The race is part of the “Run the Coast Summer Series,” which includes the Labor Day 8th annual Bloody Mary 5K run/1-mile walk.
You chose a beach destination this 4th of July for just that reason: the beach. The best thing about the beach is that you can do whatever your heart desires. Enjoy lazy beach activities like sunbathing, picnicking, reading, taking a swim in the Gulf, and more. Get an adrenaline boost with activities like parasailing or snorkeling and end the day with a sunset or wildlife-watching cruise.
Fort Morgan Road Trail
Change up your exercise routine and skip the treadmill. In addition to participating in the Shark Run, the 5.6-mile asphalt Fort Morgan Road Trail starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park, runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180, and stretches west through Gulf Shores, past tree-lined areas, and neighborhoods, and finally ending at the Peninsula Golf Club. The mostly flat surface trail is an easy hike or bike, with the eastern end having only a few gentle climbs. Add on some difficulty at the eastern end and continue through Gulf State Park’s Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails.
Gulf Shores Museum
Learn about Gulf Shores and the surrounding area this 4th of July. The museum is in what was the beach house of Valerie Cole’s family from Mobile, and the structure dates back to before World War II. The family donated the structure that was originally in West Beach, and then moved to its current home after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum boasts a myriad of permanent and temporary exhibits that tell Gulf Shores’ history, as well as offering various programs and activities.
Gulf State Park
Wander the park’s two miles of Gulf beachfront, swim, surf, build sandcastles, and enjoy many other beach activities. Have a beach picnic or move it to the beach pavilion for a bit of shade. If you and your loved ones like to fish, bring some gear and spend some time at the pier in search of the main course for your 4th of July cookout. For those looking for an adventure, try kayaking or parasailing. Keep in mind the pier will close at 7 a.m. on July 4th for the fireworks display but reopens at 6 a.m. July 5th.
It’s a souvenir store and a local attraction in one! While you’ll collect souvenirs from your many 4th of July beach adventures and other activities, the boasts “thousands of gifts for everyone on your list” so you’re bound to find a memento to remember your trip. The shop has been a Gulf Shores staple of the Gulf Shore retail landscape since 1956.
Celebrate 4th of July with Us
When you and book a 4th of July getaway with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time during your 4th of July holiday adventure. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or enjoy the myriad of other activities available to help build a 4th of July vacation that is uniquely yours. We have everything from studio-style units up to 5-bedroom single-family homes. Prepare a home-cooked meal, or fixings for a 4th of July cookout in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy spacious living areas and private patios and balconies. Unwind in a private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite movies together on a flat screen TV with entertainment center.
Contact us today to book your 4th of July vacation!
If you’re looking to take a break with friends or family this Memorial Day, Alabama and its many beach towns offers a breath of fresh Gulf air and a unique locale. This includes the beach towns of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan, just to name a few. You’ll find plenty of fun and exciting Memorial Day and year-round activities to create a one-of-a-kind Memorial Day trip for you and your loved ones!
You’ve planned plenty of beach time just by coming to a beach destination! Fill your days with activities like laying out and sunbathing, plant a beach umbrella and spread out a blanket and read or have a picnic, swim in the Gulf, or take a run or walk on the beach to change up your exercise routine. Get the adrenaline going with activities like parasailing, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and more!
S’mores on the Shore
Summer is the season for ultimate fun in the area, and the Memorial Day holiday kicks it off. Starting May 25th, the City of Gulf Shores begins hosting the annual event. The family-friendly event is free and includes music, campfires, and all the ingredients you’ll need for delicious s’mores. Bring a beach blanket, chairs, and other beach gear for a fun and delicious day on the sand. The fun starts at 6 p.m. on the Gulf Shores Public Beach. Put a cap on summer and come back for the second event in August.
Part of your Memorial Day trip activities may include shopping, and you’ll definitely be picking up some souvenirs. While you’ll collect souvenirs from your many beach adventures and other activities as mementos, the shop has “thousands of gifts for everyone on your list” so you’re bound to find something. The shop has been a Gulf Shores staple since 1956 and is open daily.
Fort Morgan Road Trail
Lace up your hiking shoes, grab a bottle of water and your sun gear, and head out on an adventure. The 5.6-mile Fort Morgan Road Trail starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and stretches west through Gulf Shores. The path runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180, through tree-lined areas and neighborhoods, and finally ending at the Peninsula Golf Club. The trail is an easy hike or bike, as it’s mostly a flat asphalt surface, and the eastern end of the trail has only a few gentle climbs making it easy for groups of all skill levels to enjoy. Experienced adventurers can add some difficulty and continue through Gulf State Park’s Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails.
Head to the official Entertainment District of Orange Beach this Memorial Day. There are hundreds of family-friendly events throughout the year, including Memorial Day. Keep your hunger at bay in any of the delicious restaurants, score some souvenirs in the many shops, or take a ride on one of the Southeast’s largest Ferris wheels!
Gulf Shores Museum
If you didn’t know much about Gulf Shores and the surrounding area before you arrived, make a stop at the museum, and get the lowdown. The museum is in a house that dates back to before World War II and stood as the beach house of Valerie Cole’s family from Mobile. The house was originally built in West Beach, but the family donated the structure, and it was moved from that original location to its current home after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum’s many permanent and temporary exhibits tell the story of area history and offers various programs and activities for all ages and many interests throughout the year.
Make time for some well-deserved and much-needed R&R during your Memorial Day respite. There are several spas throughout Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and Fort Morgan that are ready to help you make that total relaxation a reality this Memorial Day. Choose from an array of services like mani/pedis, body wraps or scrubs, scalp treatments, and more. Some spas even offer special just-for-men services that pamper them in the ways they need most.
Plan A Memorial Day Getaway
When you and book a Memorial Day getaway with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time this Memorial Day. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or experience the myriad of Memorial Day and other activities available to help build a vacation that is unique to you and your loved ones.
For an intimate stay, choose a 1-bedroom unit, or bring a larger group and spoil everyone this Memorial Day when you book a 4-bedroom unit. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal, from daily meals to the Memorial Day cookout, in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in your own private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite movie or TV show together on a flat screen TV.
Contact us today to book a Memorial Day trip to remember for a lifetime!
Planning a vacation is just about as stressful as the everyday stresses of life you hope to leave behind while you relax and rejuvenate. From deciding on the final destination to the activities, experiences, and attractions you’ll visit, and where you’ll stay while you do it all, there’s a lot to consider before packing up and heading out. Take care of where to go and where to stay when you book a beach vacation in Fort Morgan. Next, make sure you book accommodations with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals.
The beautiful home of Coral Breeze is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with room for up to ten guests to enjoy a Gulf Shores getaway. From the moment you step in, you’ll find a relaxing and inviting retreat near the beach full of beach vacation vibes and relaxation around every corner.
- Sixth House from The Beach
- Outdoor Living
- Master Bedroom – King + Full Bath
- Pet Friendly
- Quiet Street with Private Path to Beach
Alabama Style Restful Relaxation
Guests looking for a fun and exciting stay in Fort Morgan will find everything they’re looking for and more at Coral Breeze. Stylish furnishings and finishes with beach style and décor with a hint of southern charm and more can be found throughout the home, in bedrooms as well as living spaces for plenty of comfort.
Arrive at the home and pull up the driveway into the carport parking beneath the home on stilts. The coral-colored siding with white trim offers a beach feel from the moment you drive up. Once you’re settled inside, enjoy time on the partial wraparound balcony. Adirondack-style chairs offer a place to sit and watch the goings-on of the neighborhood. With the home’s close proximity to the beach, as well as private foot path, you’ll be there in no time, enjoying the sand, sun, and water you planned to make a part of your trip to the beach locale of Fort Morgan. At the back of the home, you’ll find the steps leading up to the covered entrance patio, as well as a park-style grill in the yard for preparing and serving meals al fresco.
Step inside and start your beach vacation. Wood floors run throughout the living areas and bedrooms of the home for a cohesive look. The living room boasts comfortable chairs and a comfortable couch surrounding an entertainment center with all the electronics you need, including a large flat screen TV. There is also access to the balcony so you can open the door for true indoor/outdoor living. Around the corner you’ll find the kitchen and dining space. Save some money on eating out when you take a meal at your rental. White appliances join a myriad of cupboards and drawers that hold everything you need to prepare and serve a delicious home-cooked meal. The elegant glass-topped dining table in the dining area seats eight. There is also access to the outdoor space from the dining area, so you can choose to enjoy your meal on the deck if you please. Everyone can help with the chore of laundry, as the full-size washer and dryer are located just off the kitchen for easy access by everyone.
At the end of a fun-filled day in Fort Morgan and the surrounding area, settle down in a private bedroom. The master suite boasts a king bed with beach theme linens, night tables, spacious dresser with flat screen TV atop, and en suite bathroom. The bathroom boasts a tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity with vessel sink. The second bedroom features a queen bed, night table with lamp, tall dresser with flat screen TV on top, and spacious closet. The beach tones and décor continue in the room. The final bedroom is perfect for kids to share! There are two sets of custom twin-over-twin bunks. There is a spacious closet and tall dresser that will store everyone’s things, and a flat screen TV on top of the dresser to keep them entertained on a day in. A final sleeping space can be found in the living room. One of the couches turns into a queen size sleeper sofa! The second bathroom is a hall bath with beach décor and featuring tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity with vessel sink.
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 10
1st Level | Master Bedroom – King + Full Bathroom
1st Level | 2nd Bedroom – Queen
1st Level | 3rd Bedroom – Twin-Over-Twin Bunks x2
1st Level | Living Room – Queen Sleeper Sofa
2 Carports (Under Home)
Things to Know:
- NO Smoking
- Park-style Grill
No matter when or how long you plan to stay in Fort Morgan, Coral Breeze will give you all the fun, excitement, rest, and relaxation you’re looking for. Contact us today!
***Please note this area of Fort Morgan regularly floods when it experiences heavy rainfalls. The Coral Breeze house is one of the lowest points on the street and is a flood hazard when flash-flooding-type rains occur.***
Treat the one you call mom this Mother’s Day to a relaxing getaway. Alabama and its many beach towns offers a breath of fresh Gulf air and a unique locale. This includes the beach towns of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan, just to name a few. You’ll find plenty of fun and exciting Mother’s Day and year-round activities to create a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day trip she’ll never forget!
Choosing a beach destination means you’ve likely planned plenty of beach time with mom. Fill your days with activities like laying out and sunbathing. Plant a beach umbrella, spread out a blanket, and read or have a picnic. Swim in the Gulf, or change up your regular exercise routine with a run or walk on the beach! Pump up the adrenaline with activities like parasailing, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and more!
Mother’s Day Brunch
Treat mom to a Mother’s Day brunch. There are various restaurants in the area that will be serving up the traditional meal in addition to their normal fare. Contact your restaurant of choice to find out the details like date, time, reservations, and whether they allow pick up or delivery of the special meal so mom can relax and enjoy without a crowd.
Give Mom some well-deserved and much-needed R&R during a Mother’s Day respite to the area. There are several spas throughout Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and Fort Morgan that are ready to help you and your mom make that total relaxation a reality this Mother’s Day. Choose from an array of services like mani/pedis, body wraps or scrubs, scalp treatments, and much more. If mom’s traveling companions include them, some spas even offer special just-for-men services that pamper them in the ways they need most.
Mom will no doubt want to remember the trip for years to come, as well as pick up some souvenirs and mementos. The shop has been a Gulf Shores staple since 1956 and is open seven days a week. While you’ll collect souvenirs from other activities and attractions, like beach adventures, the shop has thousands of gifts for everyone on your list. She’ll find something for herself, and maybe the loved ones who couldn’t make the trip with her.
Fort Morgan Road Trail
If mom loves the outdoors, she’ll love lacing up her hiking boots, grabbing a bottle of water and her sun gear, and heading out on an adventure. The 5.6-mile Fort Morgan Road Trail is asphalt and starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and stretches west through Gulf Shores. The path runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180 through tree-lined areas and neighborhoods and ending at the Peninsula Golf Club. The trail is an easy hike or bike, as it’s mostly a flat asphalt surface meaning everyone can tag along. The eastern end of the trail has only a few gentle climbs – making it easy for groups of all skill levels to enjoy. Add some difficulty when you continue through Gulf State Park’s Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails.
Head to the official Entertainment District of Orange Beach with mom this Mother’s Day. There are hundreds of family-friendly events throughout the year, including around the Mother’s Day holiday. Cure your hunger or score some souvenirs in the many shops and restaurants or take a ride with mom on one of the Southeast’s largest Ferris wheels!
Gulf Shores Museum
If you or mom didn’t know much about Gulf Shores and the surrounding area before you arrived, make a stop at the museum. The Gulf Shores Museum is in a house that dates back to before World War II and stood as the beach house of Valerie Cole’s family from Mobile. The house, originally built in West Beach, was donated by the family. The structure moved from that original location to its current home after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum’s many permanent and temporary exhibits tell the story of Gulf Shores’ history. It offers various programs and activities for all ages as well as many interests throughout the year. Check the calendar to see what’s happening during your Mother’s Day visit.
The Perfect Mother’s Day Retreat
When you book a Mother’s Day getaway with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental with mom, or experience the myriad of activities available to help build a vacation that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime.
For a stay for just you and mom, or a solo stay for mom, choose a one-bedroom unit, or bring a larger group and spoil everyone this Mother’s Day when you book a five-bedroom unit. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in spacious living areas or private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in your own private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite movie or TV show together on a flat screen TV.
Contact us today to start planning a Mother’s Day trip to remember for years to come!