Four Favorite Vacation Homes in Coastal Alabama ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

Plan on vacationing with the whole family this year, but aren’t sure where to go? Let us recommend beautiful Coastal Alabama — specifically, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. These beach towns are well known for their small-town charm with lots of family-friendly fun all year long. To take some of the stress off of planning your vacation, we’ve hand-picked four favorite vacation homes in Coastal Alabama the whole family will love!

1. Angelfish 1 in Gulf Shores

For a beautiful getaway with all the comforts of home, look no further than Angelfish I. This vacation home in Gulf Shores will surely feel like your home away from home in no time at all. With two stories of space, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms, Angelfish I can easily sleep up to 11 guests!

We envision everyone gathering around the dining table or breakfast bar in the kitchen before dinner, or curling up on the couch during movie time. Leave the blinds up to allow lots of natural light to pour into the home. A set of twin bunks can be found in the third bedroom – we’re sure the kids will love arguing over who gets the top bunk! The master and second bedroom each come with an adjoining bathroom, while the third and fourth bathrooms share a Jack and Jill bedroom.

There’s no shortage of fun to be found at Angelfish I. During your stay, take advantage of the community pool and tennis courts. Traveling with your boat? Perfect! Angelfish I offers onsite parking for your boat trailer. A private barbecue grill is offered for those looking to show off their Grill Masters skills.

2. Bayou Beach House in Orange Beach

There are multiple reasons why we love this Orange Beach vacation home, so we’ll try to narrow it down: wrap-around balconies with French doors, tranquil Bayou views, and eclectic New Orleans-style decor that takes us back to The Big Easy. Up to 13 guests can stay at Bayou Beach House, with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Bedrooms are located on each floor, so everyone can choose whether they want kitchen access or sky-high views of Cotton Bayou.

If loving the stone-setting on the fireplace is wrong, then we don’t want to be right. Another favorite feature is the built-in bookcase in the living room wall along with dark countertops and bright woodwork in the kitchen. These rooms can be found on the second floor of Bayou Beach House, along with the master suite. We can’t wait to soak in the master bathroom’s whirlpool tub, and we think you’ll feel the same way! On the first floor, you’ll find the second bedroom with a twin/full bunk for the kids and an adjoining bathroom. Meanwhile, the third and fourth bathroom can be found on the third story with the remaining bathroom.

Meanwhile, the beach is located just across the street from Bayou Beach House’s gated community. While you’re not soaking up the sun, take a dip in the community pool or lounge poolside. Or, head to the tennis courts and work on your serve! The options are endless when you choose Bayou Beach House for your next vacation.

3. Our Little Meeting Place in Orange Beach

For a quiet retreat to the Gulf of Mexico, look to Our Little Meeting Place. With authentic hardwood floors, sparkling decor and coastal luxury, this vacation home in Orange Beach is sure to put a smile on your face. With room for up to ten guests, we guarantee everyone will feel right at home!

On the first floor of Our Little Meeting Place is the spacious living room and open dining area. We can’t get enough of the exposed-beam ceilings and twinkling light fixtures. The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, and you’ll find everything you need whether you’re preparing a full-course dinner or some tasty beach treats. Also on the first floor is the expansive master suite, with dual vanity sinks and a walk-in shower.

The remaining bedrooms are on the second floor, with a loft space on the third floor. We’re sure the kids will love the loft, as it’ll feel like their own private vacation space! When you’re not enjoying the comforts of your vacation home, relax on the large back deck while Dad grills on the barbecue. The beach is just a short drive away from this home, so you can enjoy the water in no time.

4. Morning Glory in Orange Beach

Gorgeous balcony? Beautiful view? Check. We love a home with a view, and this Orange Beach vacation home is no exception. Morning Glory is a stunning three-story six-bedroom, four-bathroom home set perfectly on the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 16 guests can sleep here, so bring along Grandma and Grandpa for an unforgettable vacation. Don’t forget your cousins!

Ample space allows for comfortable seating for all guests – 3,100 square feet of space can be found in Morning Glory! Step out onto the expansive balcony and watch the sunrise, or cozy up to watch the waves roll in. We’re obsessed with the lighting fixtures throughout the home, as well as the ornate chandelier. The charming coastal decor will have you feeling like you’re on the beach in no time. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, you’ll find beautiful cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances – all complimented by a lovely tile backsplash.

On the first floor of Morning Glory, you’ll find the second, third, and fourth bedrooms, with the master, fifth, and sixth bedrooms on the second. The master suite offers incredible Gulf views, a whirlpool tub, and walk-in shower. We love the beautiful woodwork and decor in the master bathroom! In addition to the splendor of this home, Morning Glory is complemented by a private boardwalk taking you to the edge of the sandy shores. Morning Glory is waiting to be picked by you, so don’t wait!

When you’re ready to make one of these Alabama vacation homes your next beach getaway, Southern is here to help!