The Hive Cottage is nestled in beautiful Gulf Shores with a wooden boardwalk leading to the beach just across the street or a short walk to the lagoon! Escape your worries and relax in this newly constructed four bedroom, four bath, five bed home. This charming cottage is perfect for any vacation or getaway!
Gulf Shores is a truly special location, boasting clear waters, sugar white sand beaches, mouth-watering seafood and restaurants, amazing golf courses, and activities for the entire group!
Built in 2022, The Hive Cottage is sparkling new throughout and perfect for your next getaway. The cottage is wonderfully located across West Beach Boulevard from the beach, a position that gives it an indirect view of the gulf. Spend your days swimming in the emerald Gulf of Mexico and two community pools, and your evenings basking in the cool breeze on two levels of deck space.
Start your vacation as soon as you arrive with a keyless entry for quick & easy check-in. You will be welcomed into a comfortable and colorful open living room with a sofa, love seat and two gliders; perfect for lounging or watching a movie on the 65” Samsung Smart TV. Next to the living room is a kitchen with quartz countertops where you can enjoy pancakes at the island breakfast bar or farm-style dining table. The kitchen is stocked with everything – from the stainless-steel appliances and cookware you need to create a delicious meal or the Braun Multiserve Coffee Machine to make you a fresh cup of coffee – because everyone needs their caffeine in the morning.
Through the living room is a back veranda with a pool view, perfect for lounging with friends and family while you smell the fresh ocean breeze.
Too tired to cook? Head down to The Hangout (10 blocks away) or Mikee’s Seafood for lunch or dinner! Or walk around the block to the Beach House Kitchen!
No matter how you spent your day, whether it was exploring the Historic Fort Morgan Civil War Site, fishing off the pier, discovering the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge or splashing it up at Waterville you can catch up online with the high-speed internet, stream your favorite movies (bring your passwords) or watch the expanded cable channels on the Samsung Smart TV in the living room or one of the four other Samsung Smart TV's in the bedrooms.
Not a big movie person? Grab a book from our library! We have specially selected books from thrillers to historical fiction to books for the kids so that everyone will find something they will enjoy.
Do you love to play games? We have a selection of games for the family from the classic game, Battleship, to What Do you Meme!
Did someone get dirty & you need to do some laundry? Use the full-size washer and dryer. Kids are dirty? Throw them in the bathtub or shower. There's even an outdoor shower in the covered garage to rinse all the sand off before you get upstairs.
We provide the indoor linens (sheets, bath towels, hand towels,) so start packing your bathing suits and beach towels and book today!
There is a keyless entry lock on the front door. Please note there is one flight of stairs into The Hive Cottage and one flight of stairs inside so unfortunately this might not be a good fit for guests with physical limitations.
The Hive Cottage is located directly across a small street with a pedestrian light to safely walk across the street, a public bathroom and showers at the entrance to the beach.
House sleeps 8-10
Two king beds, one queen bed, and two full beds
The two king beds have Dreamcloud Mattresses
4 full bathrooms: two bathrooms with walk-in showers, two bathrooms with a shower over the tub, hairdryers in each bathroom
Full size washer/dryer
Covered parking for 4 cars
Fully equipped kitchen with farmhouse style dining table and four barstools to sit at the island including De’ Longhi Espresso and Coffee Machine
Variety of board games
Library of books
Smart TVs in every bedroom and in living room
RESTRICTIONS: (no one wants them, but we have to have them!)
No pets. Further, cats are not allowed at all on the property due to our HOA and the owner is extremely allergic.
Must be over 25 yrs of age to rent. No large parties or events.
Keyless entry for Self check in/out
Check In: after 4pm
Check out: before 10am
Property Usage: use all furniture, appliances, home goods, etc as intended. No smoking/vaping indoors. No illegal use of the property allowed. No fireworks on site.
-Two outdoor swimming pools (one heated)
THINGS TO KNOW
No animals are welcome in this home.
Parking notes: There is free parking for 4 vehicles. There is parking for four standard-size vehicles or two trucks or large SUVs. Public parking is available as well.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$250 - $850||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|01-Feb-2023 - 28-Feb-2023||$250||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|01-Mar-2023 - 15-Mar-2023||$425||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|16-Mar-2023 - 23-Mar-2023||$560||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|16-Mar-2023 - 31-Mar-2023||$475||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|01-Apr-2023 - 30-Apr-2023||$450||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|01-May-2023 - 15-May-2023||$500||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|26-May-2023 - 02-Jun-2023||$600||-||-||-||7 Nights||-|
|03-Jun-2023 - 30-Jun-2023||$800||-||-||-||7 Nights||-|
|01-Jul-2023 - 31-Jul-2023||$850||-||-||-||7 Nights||-|
|01-Aug-2023 - 15-Aug-2023||$800||-||-||-||7 Nights||-|
|16-Aug-2023 - 31-Aug-2023||$700||-||-||-||7 Nights||-|
|01-Sep-2023 - 09-Sep-2023||$700||-||-||-||7 Nights||-|
|10-Sep-2023 - 30-Sep-2023||$400||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|01-Oct-2023 - 31-Oct-2023||$375||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|01-Nov-2023 - 30-Nov-2023||$350||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|01-Nov-2023 - 30-Nov-2023||$350||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|01-Dec-2023 - 15-Dec-2023||$300||-||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|16-Dec-2023 - 31-Dec-2023||$350||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$300||One time|
|Lodging Tax||Required||15%||One time|
We had a great time at The Hive! We were escaping the cold of Nebraska and the trip did not disappoint. The white sand beach was gorgeous and a very short walk from the cottage. We had been in Galveston the week before and the Gulf Shores beach was so much better. My husband and I enjoy different pillows and The Hive had a variety of pillow and bed choices. We both slept well especially after a dip in the hot tub. The cottage had everything you could think you would need. The owners have done a great job making it a home away from home. We will definitely rent again and bring the family.
Stayed November, 2022
Our family recently enjoyed an after-Thanksgiving gathering at The Hive in beautiful Gulf Shores, AL. There were eight (all adults) in our group, and the unit had plenty of room and privacy for everyone. We had an amazing and relaxed time! All four bedrooms (three upstairs, one downstairs) boasted tasteful decor, super comfortable beds/bedding, large flat-screened TVs, and closet and drawer storage. Each bedroom had an adjoining private bath with sparkling clean surfaces, upgraded fixtures, a hairdryer, and fluffy towels. We never felt crowded in the spacious, open-concept kitchen/living/dining area. Large, comfortable sofas and chairs accommodated everyone as we watched conference football games broadcast on the oversized flat-screen TV. Like in the bedrooms, the decor is lovely, with unique wall art, beachy knick-knacks, and books—it truly feels like a home away from home! The fully-equipped kitchen offered everything we needed—a roomy frig and a large dishwasher, ample stoneware and melamine dishes, lots of silverware and cooking utensils, and enough beverage and bar glasses for everyone. There was even a Ninja blender for my son's smoothies and a Braun MultiServe Coffee Machine for the coffee fanatics in our group! Heading outside, there are three roomy decks, two with just seating and one with a dining table and seating. Each is positioned for privacy from other units on the property—perfect for early-morning coffee time! We've stayed in Gulf Shores several times, but this property was the most conveniently located. We accessed the beach on the boardwalk across the street from our property, and the fishing lagoon was only a short walk away. The condo has ready-to-carry beach chairs for guests, so you don't need to bring your own. We thoroughly enjoyed our evenings under the sunset skies in the hot tub and heated pool. During the day, we caught a few rays at the regular pool that has a refreshing sun ledge for comfortable cooling. All of the pools were just steps away from our unit. Super convenient!! Overall, we felt comfortable and welcomed in The Hive and enjoyed the luxurious upgrades. We plan to rebook next year during the summer season! I highly recommend this property.
Stayed November, 2022
Our stay was wonderful! I stayed with my daughter, her husband, and her two children. The beach this time of year was sunny, the water was clear, and it was very neat to see the dolphins. The Hive was in perfect proximity to the beach, and it was very nice to have a bathroom next to the beach so we didn’t have to constantly walk back and forth. The beach wagon the Guenthers provided made it so easy to carry the chairs they also provided and our beach stuff. The beds were comfortable! My granddaughter loved the books they had available, and I enjoyed them myself. The booklet they had was nice to look through and gave great recommendations on places to eat, which was nice since we are new to the Gulf Shores area. Being a brand-new unit, I could tell everything was stocked well, very clean, and well thought out. We look forward to booking our next stay soon!
Stayed October, 2022