NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament: Gulf Shores Houses

Posted on December 8, 2015

beach houses perfect for teams this image shows lots of poolside patio seating direct beach access

Beachfront houses for the 2016 NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Really big, really nice, beachfront homes and duplexes that can house your entire team in one location, in comfort, and style! Why stay in a hotel when the whole volleyball team can stay in a nice beachfront home?

Gulf Shores, Alabama was chosen for the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament, and your college is in the mix! You need housing for the volleyball tournament, right? Why not stay in one of our beachfront vacation rental homes? They are large enough to house everyone in comfort, and, when split across the team, they cost the same or less than many area hotels (and are much nicer!).

College beach volleyball championships: Hosted by UAB, Located on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama

The host institution for the inaugural beach volleyball championship will be the University of Alabama at Birmingham Sand Volleyball. The university and Gulf Shores have also been chosen as the hosts of the 2017 championship, which will be held May 5-7, 2017. Gulf Shores is located right on the gulf coast, famous for its sugary sand beaches, great shrimp, and laid back attitude. We have own a variety of houses located right on the beach, and except for the one we will be using to bring our volleyball-playing daughter to watch the events, we would love to host some of your teams in our places in Gulf Shores (we also have a few vacation homes in Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan, some as big as 12 bedrooms and sleeping up to 44!).

“We are thrilled to bring the very first NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship to Gulf Shores,” said Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano, chair of the Beach Volleyball Committee and associate athletics director at University of Hawaii Manoa. For the NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament, “Gulf Shores provides a location where the sport originated ocean side and will provide a great experience for our student-athletes.”

When are the 2016 NCAA Sand Volleyball Championships in Gulf Shores?

The NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament will be held May 5-7, 2016. This is the first year for the tournament, and we think its awesome that Gulf Shores was selected to host the college sand vball championship. In terms of our houses, May is entering our busy season, but definitely touch based with us and we would be happy to see what we can do. We’d truly love to have you–my daughter LOVED the idea of having teams stay with us!

Coming to Watch the NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament?

Not a team? That’s okay! We have the places to stay if you are visiting Gulf Shores for the NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament. Why not get together with a few friends or families and stay in a vacation home! It’s a much better experience than a hotel, and they are located extremely close to the college sand volleyball tournament event locations.

What’s beach volleyball?

Beach volleyball is the fastest-growing NCAA sport with 47 sponsoring schools. Sand volleyball is also the 90th sport to receive NCAA championship status. The addition of the beach volleyball championship will become the 45th NCAA championship administered for women. The championship will have an eight-team bracket that will be played in a double-elimination format with teams consisting of five pairs of female student-athletes.  After being placed on the list of emerging sports for women in 2009, beach volleyball is the fifth sport to succeed from the emerging sports program.

Our Beach Homes, Perfect for Volleyball Groups!

We personally own over 30 large Gulf Shores beach homes and duplexes. These vacation rentals are perfect for volleyball teams as well as fans traveling to the NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament. Our Gulf Shores beach homes all have large kitchens, many with multiple dishwashers, multiple refrigerators, and other amenities that make the perfect for larger groups. Of course, most of our Gulf Shores beach homes are also located directly on the beach, the same sugary white sand that your sand volleyball team will be playing on during matches. Out the back door, past the pool, sand sand sand, and the Gulf! There are even local companies that will rent volleyball nets and posts and set them up for your group. Contact us for more information!

Volleyball matches in Gulf Shores stay right on the sand