The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in Gulf Shores, Alabama

As well as indoor and outdoor pools, this Gulf Shores rental has a hot tub, tennis court, game room and fitness center to explore
As well as indoor and outdoor pools, this Gulf Shores rental has a hot tub, tennis court, game room and fitness center to explore | © Beach Club 108C Meyer Vacation Rentals / Expedia
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The sunny city of Gulf Shores is a highlight of the Gulf Coast of Alabama. The white sandy beaches are the main attraction, but there are plenty of outdoor adventures the entire family will enjoy. Discover sea turtles in the coastal habitat of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, visit 19th-century Fort Morgan or get hands-on experience with wildlife at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Keep reading for our top picks of the best vacation rentals in Gulf Shores, Alabama – bookable on Culture Trip.

Spacious four-star beach house, for large groups

Pool at Avocet by Meyer Vacation Rentals
© Avocet by Meyer Vacation Rentals / Expedia

Bring your whole crew to this five-bedroom vacation rental near Fort Morgan Beach. It sleeps up to 22, and the large sun deck and private pool provide ample space for everyone to spread out and enjoy the gorgeous Gulf Coast. Dig into the local nature on backcountry trails, explore nearby Gulf State Park or charter a boat for a deep-sea fishing excursion, then take your catch to one of the local seafood restaurants, where they’ll prepare it for you.

Breezy beachfront property, to bring your pet along

Room at Beach Estate East by Meyer Vacation Rentals
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History buffs will love this stunning vacation home overlooking a sprawling section of sugary white coastline near Fort Morgan. Between days lounging on the beach, visit the masonry fort, standing guard where Mobile Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, and discover the evolution of its coastline defenses. Head back to your beach house to connect with family and friends on the roomy sun deck. Bonus: the house is pet-friendly, so you can bring along your furry friends.

Beautiful condo, for indoor and outdoor pools

Pool at Beach Club 108C Meyer Vacation Rentals
As well as indoor and outdoor pools, this Gulf Shores rental has a hot tub, tennis court, game room and fitness center to explore | © Beach Club 108C Meyer Vacation Rentals / Expedia

This two-bed, two-bath condominium in a sprawling beach resort is an ideal Gulf Shores getaway. Enjoy the outdoor and indoor pools, hot tub, tennis court, game room, fitness center and more. Spend your morning at the nearby water park, play a round of golf on the local green or venture out on a dolphin cruise in the evening. After a full day of exploring, return to your vacation rental, sun-tired and happy, for a soothing night’s rest.

Charming vacation home, to hear the waves from your deck

Room at Captiva by Meyer Vacation Rentals
© Captiva by Meyer Vacation Rentals / Expedia

This Gulf Shores rental is named Captiva, and lives up to its name with its captivating beachfront views and inviting four-bed, four-bath interior. Enjoy sunbathing on the waterfront deck as you listen to the waves crashing against the white-sand shores. Do a bit of inshore fishing before preparing your catch on the outdoor grill. Or stroll down to local hotspot the Hangout – a vibrant and colorful open-air venue known for its live entertainment, oyster cook-off, beach games and delicious dining.

Roomy beach house, to be steps from the beach

Room at Casa Crockett by Meyer Vacation Rentals
© Casa Crockett by Meyer Vacation Rentals / Expedia

You’ll find a unique coastal retreat with the perfect blend of beach life and nature preserve in this welcoming five-bedroom vacation rental. Only steps from the beach and surrounded by lush natural vegetation, Casa Crockett offers a peaceful escape from the bustling tourist crowds. The expansive deck spans the entire length of the house and serves as a crow’s nest where you can spy on migratory coastal birds and take in some of the most vibrant sunsets around.

Luxury beach cottage, for high-end amenities

Exterior of Carried Away by Meyer Vacation Rentals
© Carried Away by Meyer Vacation Rentals / Expedia

Located in the desirable Blue Lagoon community, this charming cottage – with stylish Bahama shutters – accommodates up to eight guests. Enjoy high-end amenities such as updated appliances, granite countertops and a kitchen that is fully equipped for longer stays. Chat with other visitors around the community pool or stroll down to the neighborhood pier, where you can cast a line into the lagoon and reel in your very own catch of the day.

Three-story beach house, for whirlpool tubs

Room at Wits End W by Meyer Vacation Rentals
© Wits End W by Meyer Vacation Rentals / Expedia

Find luxury relaxation at its finest at Wits End West. This well-appointed vacation rental has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, including two master suites with their own whirlpool soaking tubs. From the main-floor living room, step onto the deck and walk across the dunes right onto the gorgeous powdery shores. After a day building sandcastles and spotting dolphins, enjoy a seafood dinner on the spacious balcony as you take in a spectacular Gulf Coast sunset.

Lovely beach home, for the golf course

Exterior of Time Out by Meyer Vacation Rentals
© Time Out by Meyer Vacation Rentals / Expedia

Located in an elegant golf and beach resort, this four-bedroom vacation rental is steps away from both Bon Secour Bay and Fort Morgan Beach. Enjoy the outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness center, or venture out to the National Wildlife Refuge, a few miles away. The highlight of this property, though, is its access to one of the highest-rated public golf courses in Alabama.

Roomy and comfortable vacation rental, for a private pool

Exterior and pool at Sea Urchin II by Meyer Vacation Rentals
© Sea Urchin II by Meyer Vacation Rentals / Expedia

This tranquil four-star beach house – directly across the street from the water – features five bedrooms and bathrooms and is hugely popular with families and large groups. This spacious accommodation sleeps up to 18 and comes with two wet bars and two refrigerators, providing plenty of space for your freshly caught fish and shrimp, along with your beverages. After a day sunbathing and splashing in the waves, enjoy a break from the sand and take a dip in the private pool.

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