Gulf Shores Plantation Cottage #2B
Perfect family vacation spot! Gorgeous home with new furniture and mattresses. Watch your children play in the pool from your front porch or the golfers on the 14th hole of Kiva Dunes from your back porch. Hot tub in the courtyard with 2 pools and sand volleyball court just steps away. The boardwalk at the South end of the courtyard takes you on a short walk to the beautiful white sand beach. This resort has 7 pools (one inside), 5 hot tubs, steam room, saunas, 8 tennis courts (rackets and balls provided), basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green and restaurant on site. Alabama’s golf course Kiva Dunes and restaurant is adjacent.
The rest of your family wants to join you? Rent the separate unit on Side A to sleep 17.
First floor of this home: Kitchen, pantry, laundry room, 1/2 bath, living room, and back deck.
Second floor of this home:
Bedroom #1: King bed with private bathroom, closet, and private back deck
Bedroom #2: Full over full bunk beds with closet
Bedroom #3: Queen bed with closet
Full-size hallway bathroom can be shared by guests in bedroom #2 and #3
Hallway closet for towels linens
We try to keep as many beach amenities as possible so you have to pack less, including but not limited to: beach wagon, umbrella, beach chairs, sand castle toys, floats, flashlights for crabbing, bicycles, etc. Also on the back porch is a cozy porch swing! Take a book and read while listening to the sounds of the beach animals.
The beach is about a 500-foot walk, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is also near and has more than six miles of hiking trails to all kinds of beaches around the area. Fort Morgan is also within driving distance, with a ferry that takes you to Dauphin Island.
Things to Know:
Home is on stilts and is accessed by a set of 16 stairs
Good for families!
Guests will have access to six outdoor pools & two outdoor hot tubs on the Gulf Shores Plantation grounds plus one indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna in the Dome Area of Bldg 4.
Due to Hurricane Sally in 2020, the resort that this property is located on may have noticeable repairs as you enter the resort or complexes. This beach home has been completely remodeled after Hurricane Sally damage. Access to resort amenities and parking at the resort may be limited. However, this property has it's own parking for 2 cars.
Parking Notes: Parking available in driveway. No extra charge for parking when renting a cottage.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property. Maximum guests=9
Not recommended for the elderly due to the amount of steps to get inside the home.
Property is located on the peninsula about 15-20 minutes from the heart of Gulf Shores. If you like the quietness away from the hustle and bustle of the busy life, you will love this location! This home is unique in that it's located on a resort so you still get the luxury and spaciousness of a home but all of the amenities with the resort!
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$225 - $520||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Jan & Feb Rates 2023 01-Jan-2023 - 28-Feb-2023||$225||$250||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|March & April Rates 2023 01-Mar-2023 - 30-Apr-2023||$325||$350||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|May Rates 2023 01-May-2023 - 31-May-2023||$350||$375||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|June and July Rates 2023 01-Jun-2023 - 31-Jul-2023||$450||$475||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|4th of July Week 2023 01-Jul-2023 - 08-Jul-2023||$520||$520||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|August Rates 2023 01-Aug-2023 - 31-Aug-2023||$450||$475||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|September Rates 2023 01-Sep-2023 - 30-Sep-2023||$300||$325||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Oct, Nov, and Dec Rates 2023 01-Oct-2023 - 31-Dec-2023||$225||$250||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Alabama Taxes||Required||9.5%||One time|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$150||One time|
|Property Damage Ins ($1500 Coverage)||Required||$59||One time|
Lives in London, KY but Gulf Shores is our home away from home.
The home was beautiful, nicely decorated and well furnished. Lots of room for everyone to spread out. Location was great, located right across the street from 2 of the pools, and just a short walk to the beach. The pool and beach toys were a hit with the kids. It was nice having them since we flew in and would not have been able to take them back home with us. We all had a great time, and would definitely consider renting this place again.
Stayed August, 2021
Great place to stay! Would recommend it to anybody.
Stayed August, 2021
This shared home was pretty amazing. Shared it with some friends for a couple days. So close to the beach. Beautiful home in general. Not a 5 because they had some flaws but the trip was still amazing.
Stayed August, 2021
Our whole family enjoyed our stay. The home was clean with comfortable bedding. Lots of extra amenities available . Restaurants on site. Pool and volleyball court within a few feet. We will be back!
Stayed July, 2021
Not only is the location of this home perfectly placed near one of the seven pools and walking distance to the beach, it’s extremely clean and super trendy. The back porches were perfect to hide out during a rain storm & the front porches had visibility to the pool to watch the kids as they swam until closing.
The owners have done a tremendous job making this home just that. It is well stocked with anything you could possibly need. There is even an outside closet with all beach necessities (chairs, toys, floats, wagon).
The only issue we had was a clogged upstairs toilet. Vacasa responded in a timely manner and resolved the issue on the first try.
We will definitely try to return to this home in the future.
Stayed June, 2021
This was our first trip Gulf Shores plantation and the area. We came with my extended family who rented a condo from Plantation west and who rented the other side of this house. Hands down this was the best property between the three rentals. The kitchen is newly updated, big pantry, fully stocked cooking supplies. The island is a added bonus for extra cooking space and seating. This house is great for a family with younger kids. The owners have generously made available a high chair, booster chair, pack n play, stool, games, etc. They also allowed us to use their sand wagon, access to their beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys. The decor and furniture is updated and very comfortable. The king pillows were fabulous as well. Light switches, cabinets, drawers were are labeled and made it so easy to find things…label makers are the best.
The pool is just steps away and was nice. At times it was extremely busy with bigger groups that played loud music, smoked, and over drinking. I don’t think that is the normal though and at one point we saw security down there. With our 4 younger kids we headed up to the house when they started getting rowdy. The beach is a 3-5 minute walk which is great because we could do the pool early in the morning then head to the beach.
There was definitely construction going on at the plantation from hurricane Sally and they closed the pool closest to us for 1.5 days due to that. I talked with a local owner and he thought the construction would move out of that area in about a month.
Overall, we had a fabulous stay. The house was amazing and I’d think the grounds would be better after they finish construction. Thank you Head Family for opening your home. We appreciate your generosity. Be great to work directly with the owner and not have to go through Vacasa. I emailed them about hurricane damage and what to expect- they never responded.
Stayed June, 2021
We absolutely loved spending time at this beautiful location!! It truly did feel like a home away from home! The surrounding amenities and the location near the beach was wonderful!! We loved our time so much that we are planning on coming back as soon as we can!!
Stayed May, 2021
Fantastic property- exactly as advertised! Clean, comfortable and convenient to so many amenities. We enjoyed the beach, the pool, the tennis courts, the restaurants but most of all we enjoyed each other in this beautiful vacation rental! Can’t wait to go back! The host were amazing to work with and truly take care of their properties.
Stayed May, 2021
Loved the beautiful house we felt super cozy and relaxed! The close proximity of the white sands and crashing waves was simply amazing. If you’re looking for a place to recharge and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life this is the place for you!
Stayed April, 2021
Place was exactly what a family of 5 needed. Decor was nicely done and beach items to use was a definite plus. Rode bikes too!
Stayed March, 2021