Our Five Favorite Beach Homes ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

There’s little we love more than a large beachfront home. It’s a mix of things: from locations on the water to interior architecture, we can’t say no to these homes. Whether you’re looking for a vacation home on 30A with space for 15 or a luxurious beachfront rental in Gulf Shores, we’ve got options tailored to your every need! Not to mention, these are all available for your Late Summer or Labor Day getaway. Read below to see our picks for our five favorite beach homes.

Southern Secret – Gulf Shores

One of Gulf Shores’ best-kept secrets, Southern Secret is a jaw-dropping home tucked away from the area’s hustle and bustle. Southern Secret features eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and space for 24. If you’ve been in the market for a large family vacation, then this is definitely it! The home’s private pool is an ideal space to lounge and soak up some sun while you relax on your vacation. Southern Secret is unique in that it showcases two separate yet identical sides that are connected throughout. Traveling with kids? Give them their own side of the home; it’ll make them feel like they’re on their own private vacation. Stretched out over three stories, this home features touches of luxury like granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, jacuzzi bathtubs, and more. Enjoy private balconies, eight parking spaces, and beach access just across West Beach Boulevard.

Bikini Bottom – Gulf Shores

Also located in Gulf Shores, Bikini Bottom is another vacation home we find ourselves returning to time and time again. Featuring three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and one-half bathroom, it’s the perfect getaway for 10. Located in the Laguna Sands community, Bikini Bottom’s private balconies bring attention to lagoon views with a private dock that takes you right out to the water. Once you enter, you’ll discover tropical decor and warm wooden floors that’ll put you in a real vacation mindset. Tucked away underneath the home are two private barbecue grills and a porch swing, so you can enjoy a family cookout under the summer sun. Meanwhile, enjoy Laguna Sands’ community amenities, including a pool and hot tub with a spacious deck for lounging.

I’d Rather Be Gulfing – Pensacola Beach

Head East to Pensacola Beach where you’ll discover I’d Rather Be Gulfinga large beachfront home with space for 23. It’s an ideal spot for group travel, from family reunions on the beach to that well-deserved corporate retreat. We can’t get enough of this home’s decor, with powder-blue walls reminiscent of the Gulf and cool tile that makes sweeping up the sand a breeze. Situated right on the water, I’d Rather Be Gulfing’s spacious patio deck will take you directly down to the shore whenever you wish. Covered parking takes up the first level, while the second and third floors feature the living areas, kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Come Together – Destin

Then, in Destin, be sure to visit one of our most favorite homes, Come Together. Nestled in the popular Grand Palms community, this Destin vacation home is sure to dazzle. Accompanied by a spacious carriage house, Come Together can accommodate 34 guests in total! The main home features luxurious touches throughout, including quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, spacious private balconies, and a private pool. Bedrooms and bathrooms are located on each floor of the home. We guarantee you’ll be mesmerized by the modern elements and architecture – there truly is nothing like this home’s design. Inside the carriage home, discover custom-built bunks and a media room, all perfect for the teenagers in your group. Come Together also comes with a golf cart for you to explore the streets of Destin. At Come Together, the vacation experience is truly unmatched!

Bare Necessities – 30A

Over on 30A, discover Bare Necessities, nestled in a grove of well-manicured Floridian fauna. The home sleeps 15 guests in its five bedrooms complete with four and a half bathrooms. From the second you step in, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation. Bare Necessities’ at-home conveniences are designed to make your vacation relaxing from day 1, with a fully-equipped kitchen, cozy accommodations, and a screened-in patio. Don’t forget to spend some time relaxing in the private pool! Bare Necessities also comes with a wet bar and mini-fridge so you can show off your mixology skills to your guests. Located in Seacrest Beach, this home is located close to public beach access at Seacrest Drive.

We hope you enjoyed our five favorite beach homes! Be sure to check out our other vacation homes in 30A, Destin, Pensacola Beach, and more. We’ll see you at the beach!

Five Favorite Beach Homes
Five Favorite Beach Homes
Five Favorite Beach Homes

Above featured homes are Come Together, Southern Secret, and I’d Rather Be Gulfing.