When coming to Gulf Shores you look for direct access to the beach, beautiful views of the water, easy access to restaurants, shopping and entertainment, clean and comfortable lodging and a pool. With the Purple Heron cottage you get all of that and so much more! This updated gem is perfectly located on West Beach Blvd in gorgeous Gulf Shores, Alabama. Our 2 bedroom 2.5 bath is newly updated from top to bottom leaving no detail out. The views of the water from the huge windows on both floors are reason enough to book your next vacation here. And to get a better view, all you have to do is walk out of the carport and across to our deeded access beach trail and THERE IT IS...stunning Gulf of Mexico!! The sugary white sand is calling your name and the Purple Heron is everything you need and everything you didn't know you were missing with other properties. If you are more into Lagoon Life we have a pool with kid splash pad area overlooking Little Lagoon. The lagoon is 9 miles long and guarantees some incredible fishing, boating, swimming, paddle boarding or kayaking. Our pier is top notch featuring a fish cleaning area, covered swing for watching the most beautiful sunsets you'll ever witness and boat docks which are first come first serve. Bring your jet skis or pontoon and take your own sunset cruise each evening. There are several kayaks onsite that you're welcome to use and all you need is a paddle. The grilling area is located at the boardwalk to the lagoon so you can keep an eye on the kiddos while enjoying the water view and sounds of the birds and laughter.
Now lets talk about your private cottage not attached to the others. Unit A is the first cottage on the left when you pull in off of West Beach Blvd. You pull onto the cobblestone driveway and into your own private covered parking for 2 cars (tall enough for vans and trucks). Underneath the cottage you have an enclosed outdoor shower and an enclosed closet for wagons, floats, umbrellas, beach toys and chairs. You are welcome to use the items in there now. Once inside the first floor you are greeted by an open den, dining and kitchen area with a half bath. The balcony is also on this floor. The sofa in the den is a pullout for extra guests. The dining area has seating for 6 plus 4 bar stools on the island in kitchen. The well equipped kitchen offers all upgraded stainless appliances and lovely granite. The den facing the beach boast huge windows to see the Gulf but when you walk out onto the large balcony the salt air hits you and the sound of waves crashing sends you into a Purple Heron state of mind! Sit on your balcony in the large bar height comfortable adirondack chairs and relax after your drive down. Going up to the 2nd floor to the bedrooms you have 2 large bedrooms which could both be considered primary as both have their own large double sink baths. The south facing bedroom has a king bed and 4 large windows with amazing GULF views and the bath is a white subway tiled shower/tub combo, granite countertops and this one has a window facing the beach as well. In the second bedroom you have 1 double beds that sleeps 2 and a twin. This room surprisingly also has 3 large windows with Gulf views..great views from every room. In the large bath you have a stand up white subway tiled shower with large rain head and glass surround, double sinks and that same beautiful granite. The new washer/dryer are on this floor and you will love the luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout the entire cottage.
So what are you waiting for? This is the one. Your search is over at the PURPLE HERON.