SouthWind West | Beachfront | Stunning Gulf Views

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  4. 3 baths
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SouthWind West is a beachfront property on the Emerald Coastline of Gulf Shores. Located on the quieter side of West Beach Boulevard, SouthWind West offers three bedrooms and three baths with ample outdoor options with incredible Gulf views. SouthWind West is completely private, however, it is one side of a duplex. SouthWind East side shares the private beach access. Parties over 8 are encouraged to book SouthWind Sisters. SouthWind West sleeps 8 guests. We do not host pets at this home.

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Live the Gulf Shores life and experience the beach the way it was meant to be, where Southern Charm meets Bohemian lifestyle, where unforgettable vacation memories are created.

SouthWind East is located in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This beachfront gem has uninterrupted views of the Emerald coastline, with private beach access directly off of the porch. SouthWind East is part of the West Beach area of Gulf Shores, and dozens of shops, bars, and restaurants (including The Hangout) are about a 5-minute drive to the east. You may never get in your car!

This three-bedroom, three-bath home offers an open concept living/dining space. Southwind East boasts granite countertops, stainless appliances, a farm sink, white-washed knotty pine boards, exposed wood beams in the living room, and an outdoor shower. After we began caring for this home in 2021, we worked with the owners, a blended Kentucky family, to complete many additional upgrades throughout the property, including a new Bahama rock driveway and well-lit retaining wall, new Hardie board siding, fresh paint, hurricane-ready impact glass doors and windows, and new interior and exterior furniture. There are multiple outside seating areas at different levels of the home, each offering amazing Gulf views.

SouthWind East can accommodate up to eight guests comfortably, utilizing two king beds, one queen bed, and a set of twin bunk beds. We do not offer sleeper sofas. The interior living space is 1,663 square feet.

Need more room for a large group? SouthWind East has a sister home called SouthWind West. You can book both units, opening the southern-facing porch divider to sleep a total of 16 people. To book both units, check out the listing called SouthWind Sisters.

SouthWind West is completely private, however it is one side of a duplex. Each side shares the private beach access.

Like most beach homes, our house is on pilings. The main level of the home is elevated, so you do need to climb stairs to access the main floor of the home. There are also interior stairs which lead to the master bedroom and queen bedroom.

Your entry door is under the house up the western stairs. When in doubt, remember that the Gulf of Mexico is south.

Upon entry into the home you are greeted by a bright living, dining, kitchen area. This layout is perfect for enjoying your travel companions. The living room has a sofa, cozy chairs, and plenty of space to relax. The flat-screen smart television also has cable access. Guests are to use their own app accounts and are responsible for logging out upon departure. We do not provide logins. This is the perfect space to enjoy family and friends over a board game or late night movie.

The kitchen is fully stocked with more than the basics. We aim to supply you with all of the pots, pans, and utensils. If you find that we are missing an item, let us know. Please note that the home will occasionally have salt, pepper, olive oil however we do not supply these items. We offer a regular drip coffee pot as well as a Keurig. The bar has seating for four and our kitchen table seats four. There is an additional dining table that seats eight on the southern facing porch.

The main level guest bedroom is on the north side of the home. This bedroom has one queen bed and one set of twin bunk beds. It also has access to a private northern facing balcony.

The three-piece full bath offers a tub/shower combo with fresh linens and bar soap.

Guests have a private laundry room on the main level of the home adjacent the guest bath.

Up the interior stairs you will find the master bedroom ensuite on the south side of the home. It has a king bed, chest of drawers, night stands, reading lamps, cable television with roku and a closet for storing your luggage. The three-piece bath has a walk in shower and double vanity with plenty of counter space. This master ensuite also has a private balcony with gorgeous views of our coast line. Such a great place for your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail.

A second floor guest bedroom is upstairs as well. It is located on the north side of the home, offering a queen bed, chest of drawers, and nightstands with reading lamps. Next to the guest bedroom, is a third full bath. The upstairs three-piece full bath offers a tub/shower combo with fresh linens and bar soap.

The main level southern facing porch is divine. We have plenty of seating for the entire family as well as a dining table for enjoying meals or board games. Please do not take our porch seating to the beach. We do not provide beach equipment, but I will gladly put you in touch with a great local rental company for such needs.

Your outdoor shower has hot and cold water. Please always use the outdoor shower prior to or in lieu of showering indoors. The sand is hard on our pipes.

We have a Weber charcoal grill. Guests are responsible for bringing all of their BBQ supplies. Please pull the grill out from under the house before grilling.

Our beaches are quiet and not publicly accessible.

Gulf Shores has tons of fun family attractions, restaurants, bars and events. We have a detailed list of bars, restaurants, and grocery stores in the "Neighborhood Overview" section of our listing.

What this place offers

Ocean view
Private beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
55" HDTV with standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Bathtub

7 nights in Gulf Shores

Dec 8, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022

4.90 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

Outdoor Activities:

- Explore the Fort: “Damn the Torpedoes! Go Ahead!” (usually paraphrased as "Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead") is the famous line shouted by Admiral David Farragut in a brave moment on his way to Fort Morgan. The Fort is one of the two forts that protected Mobile during the Battle of Mobile Bay. The Fort dates from 1812. A museum offers displays of Civil War artifacts and tours reveal the history of the fort from the War of 1812 until its final closure by the Army in 1946. On the beach, visitors will find cannons gazing out to sea. After touring the fort, there are opportunities to stroll the white beaches, swim, fish or crab, shell hunt, and sunbathe. This spot is a favorite with birdwatchers, who have been known to make rare sightings of migratory birds.

- Explore Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge: Recreate among endangered species and migratory birds. Over 4,000 acres of beach dunes, scrub dunes, fresh water marsh, salt water marsh, and Maritime forest make up the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge just west of Gulf Shores. This coastal Refuge is part of the Central Gulf Ecosystem Unit and provides refuge for the endangered loggerhead sea turtle, the endangered American alligator, and the rare gopher tortoise. Part of the migration route of the monarch butterfly, the Refuge is also known for its more than 120 species of birds - making it a paradise for bird watchers. Along with birding, the refuge offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, photography, collecting sea shells, and boating. Fishermen enjoy both fresh and saltwater fishing.

- Explore the Bay: Ride the auto ferry to Dauphin Island for a tour of the SeaLab and historic Fort Gaines. Birdwatching and sunbathing are two of the favorite activities on this island paradise. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary, at the east end of the island, extends over 164-acres of maritime forest, marshes, and dunes. A campground and hiking trail are part of the Sanctuary, giving visitors opportunities to spend time observing the neotropical migrant birds and native wildflowers. In the spring, the park is visited by bird lovers anxious to view the annual bird migration.

- Gulf State Park's 2 miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls and sea shells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Inside Gulf State Park there is a championship golf course, new beach pavilion, rental cottages, tennis courts, camp sites, 27 miles of paved/enhance trails and a fishing pier that is 20-feet wide and extends 1,512 feet into the Gulf. This and much more make Gulf State Park the perfect in-state vacation or out-of-state adventure.

- Hummingbird Zipline: Experience the best five-star attraction in Orange Beach. The course includes 6,000 feet of zip line (divided into 8 lines) and views as high as 115 feet. Join us today!

- Discovery Flight: Your FAA-certified flight instructor will secure you into the cockpit with shoulder and waist safety restraints. You will be fitted with an intercom flight headset for clear communication and protective helmet with windscreen. Within a few minutes you will experience a rush of excitement as the aircraft quickly leaves the runway. You will be immersed in an expansive landscape as you depart the airport traffic pattern. You will have more time to learn how to maneuver the aircraft with confidence, or if you prefer our instructor can do all the flying while you have more time to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery. Prices vary based on time of flight.

- Guided Tours with Alabama Coastal Connection: Explore beautiful beaches, authentic downtowns, wildlife preserves, historic sites and the freshest seafood you’ll ever put in your mouth are all yours to enjoy on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Visit the Coastal Connection to take in the natural beauty and experience all there is to see and do here. Alabama’s southern tip is one of those places where even first-time visitors find a connection. Here, you’ll experience the link between the traditions of the Deep South and a more laid-back island lifestyle, between the wildlife of thousands of acres of preserved lands and the good life of a beachfront vacation, and between the gunships of past naval battles and today’s countless opportunities to enjoy our waters—including the dedication to conservation methods for the future.

- Hot Air Ballon with Taking Off Hot Air Balloon Company: Gently lift off into an adventure where you'll experience panoramic views of the bays, bayous and beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast from a whole new vantage point in our hot air balloons. Bring your camera and take pictures that will provide you with life-long memories. Our balloon rides make romantic anniversary gifts. Or take a nature boat tour. All of our tours will give you opportunities to see our abundant wildlife including eagles, ospreys, dolphins, otters, pelicans and alligators. Book your next trip with us today.

- USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park: From the WWII Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well at Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park.

- Blown Glass with The Hot Shop: Since 2009, The Hot Shop has been Alabama’s premier hot glass blowing facility. We are an open facility so feel free to come by and watch our artists at work. We also offer "Make Your Own Glass" classes M-F at 9am. Call for an appointment - classes are $75. We have beautiful glass art available for sale in our new 10,000 sq. ft. fine arts gallery, the Coastal Arts Center. Located on gorgeous Wolf Bay, we are also a stunning wedding venue

- Coastal Segway Adventure: Experience a relaxing afternoon with Coastal Segway Adventures. We offer a 2-hour guided Segway tour through the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Gulf State Park. Certified operators will begin each tour with a lesson on Segway operation. Experience beautiful forests, sparkling lakes and mysterious swamps and catch a glimpse of an amazing array of wildlife from alligators, bobcats, eagles, gopher tortoises, foxes and butterflies. • Reservations are required • Groups of more than 6 should call 48 hours in advance • No open-toed shoes allowed. Also offering guided kayak tours, guided paddle board tours and guided bike tours in the Gulf State Park.



Beach Rentals and Beach Activities:

- Beach Rentals + Extras: To assist in a better beach experience (less chores involved) we recommend renting a tent/umbrella and chairs from either Beach Bums or Gulf Shores Beach Rentals. They also both offer kayaks, paddle boards, and other needs such as pac-n-plays, etc.

- Paddle Board Yoga: Get ready for a FUN time followed by the most peaceful and unique savasana of your life. Paddle Board Yoga classes launch from a tiny beach next to a hidden local gem, the AnchorBar & Grill. One of the greatest views in all of Orange Beach and you will not be disappointed by the food and beverages if you decide to stick around after class! They also offer Paddle Board Yoga Classes out of Adventures Aquatic through Perdido Beach Resort (on Cotton Bayou). It is such a beautiful and convenient location too! If you are interested in this let us know. Group classes and private session available - beginners welcome.

- Gulf Shores Jet Ski Rentals by Blue Sky Water Sports: Another great way to experience the Bay and Gulf. You can rent a jet ski by day or longer.

- Parasailing on Fort Morgan: Chute Em Up Parasail Fort Morgan from Beach Club located at 925 Beach Club Trail. Chute Em Up has been taking customers on the most fun parasailing trips in the South Alabama area since 2004! Experience incredible views of the Alabama Gulf Coast while soaring up to 800ft above the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Their flights last about ten Minutes, and there's never been a better time to take your parasailing adventure. Picture Packages are a great way to document your parasail flight, and include 40-60 high quality images on an SD card for only $35.


Seafood:
- If you chose to avoid the crowds and stay on the peninsula, you can dine at local favorites such as Sassy Bass (get the Navy Cove Raw Oysters), Behind the Pines (great local spot) get the patty melt, and Tacky Jacks 2 (beautiful sunset bay view, live music and karaoke at the downstairs bar) I would avoid the food and just drink at this local dive.

- Coast Restaurant is a family-friendly restaurant (and only 1 mile from our neighborhood) offering a unique fun-filled dining experience. Savor the taste of the freshest seafood from the Gulf while enjoying breathtaking views of the Alabama Gulf Coast and our white-sand beaches. We always eat at the sushi bar with the sushi chef who is known as Superman by the locals. He is very talented, always serving up the freshest fish and yummy sides.

- The Hideaway is a family friendly water hole less than a mile from the house. An easy place to snag pizza and play shuffleboard while enjoying an iced cold beer and friends.

- Sunset Corkroom: Owners Nina Martin and Connie Nickerson had a vision for a small, intimate, upscale fine dining establishment while keeping a local friendly objective. We offer unique wines from around the world, a hand crafted menu with local organic foods. A little off the beaten path, the Cork Room is an excellent way to escape the typical beach fare and step into a more sophisticated, personal atmosphere. Sunset Cork Room is a perfect place to talk over plans with an associate or meet up with friends. Great place for live music on Tuesday nights and on the weekend.

- Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina houses two restaurants under one roof, each devoted to creating mouthwatering cuisine that complement the two waterfront dining experiences: Upstairs and Dockside, both of which are recommended by Southern Living.

- Cobalt: Experience contemporary coastal cuisine at its best. Cobalt, the Restaurant, located in Orange Beach, features authentic dishes crafted by renowned chefs in three distinct kitchens. Nestled under the Perdido Bay Bridge, next to Caribe Resort, patrons can enjoy a spectacular view of the bay from every table.

- Playa: Chef Bill Briand’s menu features great local seafood, delicious grilled steaks, and tacos with homemade tortillas, truly offering something for everyone in the family. Throw in the best tropical drinks and lots of southern hospitality – served in a care-free and beautifully designed casual atmosphere with the best waterfront view in Orange Beach – and you will not want to leave. Words of wisdom, just get the pork tamale and call it a day. So damn good.

- GTs on the Bay sits overlooking Wolf Bay on Canal Road in the heart of Orange Beach. With stunning views and bay front dining, GTs features a diverse and unique menu.

- Anchor Bar: Boat design outlet serving bar food, beer, wine & cocktails with an al fresco marina view deck. Laid back atmosphere on Bayou St John. The food is unreal - great place to watch a Saints game - locally owned by a Louisiana native. (Who Dat!!)

- Brick and Spoon was awarded one of the top 10 best breakfasts in the US by Travel and Leisure magazine for good reason. The stuffed French Toast sliders were something out of breakfast dreams, the beignets were perfectly sweet and crisp, and the shrimp and grits were what shrimp and grits should always be. And if it’s your thing, they have a build your own Bloody Mary menu where you literally can add pretty much anything you want to your creation

- The Hangout: Think of the house on your street you loved hanging out at when you were growing up. Then imagine that turned into a restaurant, only 10x better. That’s the Hangout. They pride themselves on being a place where you can come to hangout all day without every getting bored. The walls are covered in collectible vintage toys, cars, lunch boxes, and other random memorabilia that you could spend hours looking at.

- Lulu’s is another one of those places where the food is good but the experience is even better. It’s owned by the sister of Jimmy Buffet, so you know it’s going to be a great place to relax and enjoy a meal with your family and friends.

- Original Oyster House: They’re not just your traditional oysters – they do fresh oysters, cooked oysters, oysters slathered in garlic butter and parmesan cheese, and more. My husband said these might have been the best oysters he’s ever had. If you don’t like oysters, they have a huge salad bar and other dishes like popcorn shrimp, fried pickles, and po’ boys that will keep everyone happy.

- Ginny Lane is located right on the Orange Beach wharf and the perfect place for a bite to eat after you get done with any of these awesome things to do in Gulf Shores! I recommend going at night so you can see the trees light up and all the boats docked in the marina.

- Flying Harpoon: You can hit up either location and be guaranteed to have a delicious meal. The fried shrimp (original and buffalo) is the best in the area.

Spa:
- Spa at Beach Club: Our full-service resort spa offers massage therapy, skin care, body treatments, and salon services all designed to relax the body and mind, soothing whirlpool, and a full service salon. I personally love this place. Jennifer does my manicures and pedicures. K.C. does our massages - he is amazing. They also have a full service salon if you need help with will beach hair.


Shopping:
- Charm Boutique is an exciting collection of contemporary clothing inspired by the feminine and bohemian styles of yesterday and modernized for today's trend conscious woman.Owner, Jana Porter, originally from Jackson, MS, received her B.A. in Art from Ole Miss. After graduating she moved to the beach where she worked in interior design for several years. Our inventory is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and designs. Visit us today to see what Charm Boutique has for you.

- The Wharf in Orange Beach is a development on the Intercoastal Waterway with a number of great Gulf Shores restaurants, an array of local shops, a Rave Movie Theater, indoor miniature golf, the Southeast's largest Ferris wheel, an outdoor concert amphitheater, a marina and more. While it would be easy to spend the day at any of the top Gulf Shore restaurants or attractions here, its local shops are not to be missed. With an extensive list of beauty and health, children's, clothing, jewelry and specialty stores, Gulf Shores shopping is at its best at The Wharf has everything but I really only go to Shades for sunglasses and hats, but more importantly their furry friends to welcome you to the store. I also hit up The Gulf Coast House of Jerky.

- Sanroc Cay is a small, waterfront shopping center with several mouth-watering restaurants, fun boutiques, and a charming marina. If your visit to Gulf Shores coincides with a fishing tournament, Sanroc Cay is a great spot to watch tournament fisherman bring in their catch. Between stops at one of the 10 locally-owned boutiques and stores, you can enjoy beautiful views of the marina from the boardwalk, or get out on the water with boat and diving rentals, dolphin cruises, para-sailing, and chartered trips. At Sanroc Cay, you will find goods for the home, swimwear, children's clothing and toys, and more!

- Original Oyster House Boardwalk Shopping Center is small, it is worth the visit for the foolproof combination of good food and good shopping. Started as an extension of the Original Oyster House restaurant, the accompanying boardwalk and stores offer a selection of gifts, candles, t-shirts, jewelry, beach accessories, children's toys, and more at the handful of local shops. Find southern charm and women's fashion at Geez Louise Boutique, flavorful spices and sauces at Joe & Dave's Sauces and Seasonings, and other Gulf Shores souvenirs and sweets at the Original Oyster House Trading Company, Retro Road Trip and Hurricane Sno.

- Windmill Market is worth the 45 minute drive from Gulf Shores to Fairhope, AL. The open air marketplace has three restaurants, a local grocery, live music on the weekends and Southern craft beer on tap. Windmill Market supports the work of local farmers, artists, antique dealers, bakers, and entrepreneurs who sell their products seven days a week. On a stroll through the market, shoppers will find handmade arts and crafts, photography, furniture, gifts and accessories, candles and soaps, and much more.

- Pelican Place at Craft Farms is the newest Gulf Shores shopping destination. Just three to four short miles off the beach on Highway 59, this shopping area has all the stores to meet your vacation needs. With Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Books-A-Million, plus lots of other local and chain boutiques, Pelican Place has it all. Shoppers can easily spend an afternoon here running errands and getting beach essentials, while also picking up local souvenirs and gifts. A movie theater, Cobb Theatres- Pinnacle 14, is also located in this open-air Gulf Shore shopping mall.

- Tanger Outlets: think about it but then don't go. It is a hot mess in the summer especially on rainy days.


Making Groceries:
- Fresh Market Seafood (next to the Dollar General): about nine miles from the house and the perfect place to buy your seafood, hushpuppies, and random sides that are all made on site. We buy all of our seafood from these guys. They will also cook your low country boil for you for no extra charge. Damn good!

- Dollar General: next door to the Fresh Market Seafood. They have everything you could possibly need other than veggies. Great place to stop for utility beer and paper goods.

- Rouse's Grocery: Our preferred grocery store. They have the best wine and beer selection in town. They also have excellent options for fresh cut meats for the BBQ.

- Sarah's Homemade *meals to go*: They provide delicious and homemade meals made easy for you. The cook, while you spend time with your family and friends! Their meals are perfect for vacations, dinner parties, showers, new babies, or just an easy, delicious night in! Excellent ready made dishes.

- ABC Store: Across from Rouse's and the only place to buy liquor if you do not want to pay 75% higher costs. They have a great staff and a great selection.

- Walmart: Across from Rouse's.

- Publix: Across the bridge.

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Beats Working Vacation Rentals is a boutique short term rental consulting and cleaning company. We currently offer vacation homes on the Emerald Coast's Sugar Sand Beaches of Alabama, the Northern~most Caribbean City also known as New Orleans, Louisiana and Angel Fire, New Mexico which is nestled in the Southern Rocky Mountains. Our focus is on providing guests with tailored hospitality with a hands on approach.

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