Erica’s Sandpiper

Erica’s Sandpiper
2075 West Beach Blvd

Awesome place. BRAND NEW decks everywhere, with extra gates to corral kids. Erica’s Sandpiper rocks!

Erica…. Erica is my daughter! Used to be small…. not so much anymore! Sandpiper. Well, the bird. Erica’s Sandpiper? Your new favorite beach home in Gulf Shores!

This spacious upscale home gives you your own private covered pool added to an already fabulous home. Erica’s Sandpiper is a very cool option. It, along with my Summertide home, are likely the only 8 bedroom homes with all 8 bedrooms on the same floor! Can’t quite afford my homes with elevators but have some mobility concerns? Single floor!

Erica’s Sandpiper has all eight bedrooms, yes EIGHT, situated on one floor! Looking for the perfect home for your family gathering or reunion, look no further. This beautiful home has the following bedding arrangements:

BEDDING:
Northeast Bedroom: King
Northwest Bedroom: King
Southeast Bedroom: King
Southwest Bedroom: 2 Queens
Northeast Middle Bedroom: King
Northwest Middle Bedroom: 2 Queens
Southeast Middle Bedroom: King
Southwest Middle Bedroom: Twin over Full Bunk

South Living Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa
Middle Living Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa

Erica’s Sandpiper is located directly on the Gulf Coast. The only thing between you and the Gulf is beach and, of course, your own private covered swimming pool and spacious Gulf front deck.

Other amenities include TWO refrigerators, televisions, dvd players, cable, internet, 2 large living areas, and covered parking. The master bath has a shower and tub. Multiple bedrooms have balcony access.

Erica’s Sandpiper is a truly luxurious EIGHT bedroom home with all the deluxe amenities you’ve come to expect from our vacation homes and many surprises! She books quickly even a year out.

Erica’s Sandpiper, by the way, is RIGHT NEXT DOOR to my Egret home (6 bedroom, also single story), so if you need more room to spread out, rent both (if either is even available… these go fast!).

What else? More of course!

TWO REFRIGERATORS
Yes, two per side. Because… you need a lot of space for shrimp and beverages!

POOL? You bet!
Pool is under the home. A bit like an indoor pool. Big: 24x12x3-5 FT Rectangle! Great respite from hot hot hot, as well as inclement weather! Heatable too (nightly surcharge applies). Added a propane gas pool heater, so YES the pool is heatable to a maximum of 82′ (the high side of recommended rec pool temps) to take the chill off! This service is by request in advance with a nightly surcharge (varies by season and with gas market price, has been $60-85 per night, just inquire, and must be for length of stay (this is based on market pricing for propane gas, and can change at any time, both up and down, until added to a reservation). Fee subject to change due to incredibly high gas rates right now. Simply request the pool be heated any time after making the reservation and at least a week before check in so we can get it on before you arrive.

PARKING
There is available onsite parking for at least 8 cars. More if you park under them home and stack carefully.

WIFI/INTERNET
YES! We have an awesome Eero mesh network to ensure excellent wifi coverage throughout this spacious home. Spotty coverage is always an issue for big places. Sure internet may work next to the router in the living room, but what about the far reaches of the home!? That’s why we installed a multi-node mesh network. And what’s the internet like? It is generally solid and ran > 100Mb down the last test–sufficient for several simultaneous video conference sessions for remote work and education. Internet is, of course, an amenity and subject to service provider outages (and guests “troubleshooting” it), especially with the havoc the sand and salt wreak on cabling and facilities, no more so than any other home on the beach though, and likely better since its close in and new construction!

SOAPS, TOWELS, COFFEE, ETC ETC
As with most beach homes in the area, the local mgt co provide what they call a “starter supply” of soaps, toilet paper, and paper towels, etc. Enough for the first night to get you going! Please plan to bring or purchase additional supplies, and any cleaning or pantry supplies you may need, or to make a quick run to the store (or have it delivered!). You will want to bring beach towels or beach chairs as well. Because mgt cos will not generally support them, grills are not provided, though they are sometimes inherited from prior guests: your mileage may vary on this, and we usually assess and then go snag a small charcoal kettle when we come down ourselves. Also of note: at many locations, you may find the bunk beds (and certain other beds) are not fully made–instead a bedding pack is provided. This is a common practice for the local management companies, which is both green (if the bedding is not used, it doesn’t have to be laundered) AND more sanitary–housekeeping does not have to crawl on the bunks and so on to make the beds. Also also… all our homes have drip coffee makers and most now have Keurigs as well.

No smoking please. No pets.

SNOWBIRDS! Up to 2/3rds off for off-season stays of 28 days or longer.

Call us at 251.732.4020 or email us for more information!


Erica’s Sandpiper Photos


Rates for Erica’s Sandpiper

The Rental Rates below are daily pricing, and are subject to the minimum stay requirements, which vary by season. The above rates include cash discounts and do not include 6-17% lodging tax and cleaning and linen fees. Rates and descriptions are not guaranteed and are subject to errors, omissions, and changes. Rates for DUPLEX units (2-sided units) are PER SIDE. The entire unit, when available, would be double the rate, taxes, and fees. When booking reservations, they generally must start or end on a Saturday. Contact us for the most up-to-date information.

 

SeasonPeriodMin. StayNightly RateWeekly Rate
Spring 202404/06/2024 – 05/15/20243$1,135.00
Late Spring 202405/16/2024 – 05/31/20243$1,565.00
Early Summer 202406/01/2024 – 06/07/20243$1,720.00
Peak Summer 202406/08/2024 – 07/01/20247$1,895.00
Fourth of July Holiday 202407/02/2024 – 07/04/20247$2,080.00
Peak Summer 202407/05/2024 – 07/26/20247$1,895.00
Late Summer 202407/27/2024 – 08/02/20247$1,720.00
Ending Summer 202408/03/2024 – 08/16/20247$1,385.00
Early Fall 202408/17/2024 – 08/27/20244$980.00
Labor Day Holiday 202408/28/2024 – 09/02/20244$1,130.00
Fall 202409/03/2024 – 10/04/20244$980.00
Fall Break 202410/05/2024 – 10/18/20246$1,085.00
Fall 202410/19/2024 – 10/31/20244$980.00
Nov-Dec 202411/01/2024 – 11/25/20244$835.00
Winter Holidays 202411/26/2024 – 11/30/20244$1,030.00
Nov-Dec 202412/01/2024 – 12/20/20244$835.00
Winter Holidays 202412/21/2024 – 01/04/20254$1,030.00
Jan-Feb 202501/05/2025 – 02/28/20254$795.00
Early Spring 202503/01/2025 – 03/07/20254$1,075.00
Spring Break 202503/08/2025 – 04/04/20255$1,275.00
Spring 202504/05/2025 – 05/14/20254$1,135.00
Late Spring 202505/15/2025 – 05/31/20254$1,600.00
Early Summer 202506/01/2025 – 06/06/20257$1,755.00
Peak Summer 202506/07/2025 – 07/01/20257$1,895.00
Fourth of July Holiday 202507/02/2025 – 07/04/20257$2,080.00
Peak Summer 202507/05/2025 – 07/25/20257$1,895.00
Late Summer 202507/26/2025 – 08/01/20257$1,720.00
Ending Summer 202508/02/2025 – 08/15/20257$1,385.00
Early Fall 202508/16/2025 – 09/03/20254$980.00
Labor Day Holiday 202509/04/2025 – 09/08/20254$1,130.00
Fall 202509/09/2025 – 10/03/20254$980.00
Fall Break 202510/04/2025 – 10/17/20256$1,085.00
Fall 202510/18/2025 – 10/31/20254$980.00
Nov-Dec 202511/01/2025 – 11/24/20254$835.00
Thanksgiving 202511/25/2025 – 11/29/20255$1,030.00
Nov-Dec 202511/30/2025 – 12/19/20254$835.00
Winter Break 202512/20/2025 – 01/03/20264$1,030.00

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Dancing Dolphin

Dancing Dolphin
2193 West Beach Blvd

DANCING DOLPHIN: GORGEOUS. RELAXING. POOL. BEACH.

UPDATE 2023-06-02: Yay! New pics from the big reno. Had to wait for a little break in the bookings!

UPDATE: 2022-11. Big renovation complete. All new floors, decks, countertops, living room furnishings, and so much more. Brand new virtual tour!

The Dancing Dolphin is a gorgeous home that is located directly on the Gulf! It has 10 foot ceilings with crown molding, is professionally decorated, and has wonderful gulf views from most rooms, including 4 out of 5 bedrooms!

Added a propane gas pool heater, so YES the pool is heatable to a maximum of 82′ (the high side of recommended rec pool temps) to take the chill off! This service is by request in advance with a nightly surcharge (varies by season and with gas market price, has been $60-85 per night, just inquire, and must be for length of stay (this is based on market pricing for propane gas, and can change at any time, both up and down, until added to a reservation). Fee subject to change due to incredibly high gas rates right now. Simply request the pool be heated any time after making the reservation and at least a week before check in so we can get it on before you arrive.

Comfortably sleeping 21 with four of the five bedrooms located on the gulf side so you can wake up to the water out your window. The Dancing Dolphin in Gulf Shores also has a large open living/dining/kitchen area, and includes TWO Gulf Front Master Bedrooms, each with its own tub and separate shower.

Main Floor Bedroom: King
3rd Floor NW Bedroom: King
3rd Floor Middle Bedroom: Twin Bunk + Twin over Full Bunk
3rd Floor SE Bedroom: King + Bunk
3rd Floor SW Bedroom: 2 Queens + QSS

Main Floor Living Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa

Other amenities at the Dancing Dolphin in Gulf Shores include a POOL, televisions, cable, internet, central air, ceiling fans throughout, TWO refrigerators with ice makers, washer & dryer, 2 dishwashers, outside showers and a picnic table.

BONUS FRIDGE AND DISHWASHER
Yep. TWO refrigerators and two dishwashers… You won’t want to ever have just one again!

PARKING
There is available onsite parking for at least 8 cars. In fact, you could park more cars than you should be driving for a 21 person home! Inquire if you have special vehicle needs.

WIFI/INTERNET
YES! We have an awesome Eero mesh network to ensure excellent wifi coverage throughout this spacious home. Spotty coverage is always an issue for big places. Sure internet may work next to the router in the living room, but what about the far reaches of the home!? That’s why we installed a multi-node mesh network. And what’s the internet like? It is generally solid and ran > 100Mb down the last test–sufficient for several simultaneous video conference sessions for remote work and education. Internet is, of course, an amenity and subject to service provider outages (and guests “troubleshooting” it), especially with the havoc the sand and salt wreak on cabling and facilities, no more so than any other home on the beach though, and likely better since its close in and new construction!

SOAPS, TOWELS, COFFEE, ETC ETC
As with most beach homes in the area, the local mgt co provide what they call a “starter supply” of soaps, toilet paper, and paper towels, etc. Enough for the first night to get you going! Please plan to bring or purchase additional supplies, and any cleaning or pantry supplies you may need, or to make a quick run to the store (or have it delivered!). You will want to bring beach towels or beach chairs as well. Because mgt cos will not generally support them, grills are not provided, though they are sometimes inherited from prior guests: your mileage may vary on this, and we usually assess and then go snag a small charcoal kettle when we come down ourselves. Also of note: at many locations, you may find the bunk beds (and certain other beds) are not fully made–instead a bedding pack is provided. This is a common practice for the local management companies, which is both green (if the bedding is not used, it doesn’t have to be laundered) AND more sanitary–housekeeping does not have to crawl on the bunks and so on to make the beds. Also also… all our homes have drip coffee makers and most now have Keurigs as well.

PETS
We do consider well-behaved canine furry friends. This requires owner pre-approval, and is subject to a pet fee (currently $250 per pet). Please inquire.

No smoking please, but feel free to eat lots of shrimp, bask in the warm sun, and have a great time!

That’s it! We think you’ll have a great stay in our home. Reach out and let us know how we can help!

SNOWBIRDS! Up to 2/3rds off for off-season stays of 28 days or longer.

We have several other homes, some with elevators, and some really big ones (12 bedrooms!). One as small as a 3BR on the lagoon. Send us a note if you have other needs. Need more? Blue Heron is a door down? Get TWO homes right by each other. Or, how about FOUR? Blue Heron, Dancing Dolphin, Egret and Erica’s Sandpiper are all less than .2 miles apart! Best wishes. Rick

Call us at 251.732.4020 or email us for more information!


Dancing Dolphin Photos


Rates for Dancing Dolphin

The Rental Rates below are daily pricing, and are subject to the minimum stay requirements, which vary by season. The above rates include cash discounts and do not include 6-17% lodging tax and cleaning and linen fees. Rates and descriptions are not guaranteed and are subject to errors, omissions, and changes. Rates for DUPLEX units (2-sided units) are PER SIDE. The entire unit, when available, would be double the rate, taxes, and fees. When booking reservations, they generally must start or end on a Saturday. Contact us for the most up-to-date information.

 

SeasonPeriodMin. StayNightly RateWeekly Rate
Spring 202404/06/2024 – 05/15/20243$910.00
Late Spring 202405/16/2024 – 05/31/20243$1,540.00
Early Summer 202406/01/2024 – 06/07/20243$1,590.00
Peak Summer 202406/08/2024 – 07/01/20247$1,750.00
Fourth of July Holiday 202407/02/2024 – 07/04/20247$1,925.00
Peak Summer 202407/05/2024 – 07/26/20247$1,750.00
Late Summer 202407/27/2024 – 08/02/20247$1,540.00
Ending Summer 202408/03/2024 – 08/16/20247$1,195.00
Early Fall 202408/17/2024 – 08/27/20244$745.00
Labor Day Holiday 202408/28/2024 – 09/02/20244$935.00
Fall 202409/03/2024 – 10/04/20244$815.00
Fall Break 202410/05/2024 – 10/18/20246$900.00
Fall 202410/19/2024 – 10/31/20244$815.00
Nov-Dec 202411/01/2024 – 11/25/20244$695.00
Winter Holidays 202411/26/2024 – 11/30/20244$765.00
Nov-Dec 202412/01/2024 – 12/20/20244$695.00
Winter Holidays 202412/21/2024 – 01/04/20254$765.00
Jan-Feb 202501/05/2025 – 02/28/20254$665.00
Early Spring 202503/01/2025 – 03/07/20254$860.00
Spring Break 202503/08/2025 – 04/04/20255$1,030.00
Spring 202504/05/2025 – 05/14/20254$910.00
Late Spring 202505/15/2025 – 05/31/20254$1,575.00
Early Summer 202506/01/2025 – 06/06/20257$1,625.00
Peak Summer 202506/07/2025 – 07/01/20257$1,750.00
Fourth of July Holiday 202507/02/2025 – 07/04/20257$1,925.00
Peak Summer 202507/05/2025 – 07/25/20257$1,750.00
Late Summer 202507/26/2025 – 08/01/20257$1,540.00
Ending Summer 202508/02/2025 – 08/15/20257$1,195.00
Early Fall 202508/16/2025 – 09/03/20254$745.00
Labor Day Holiday 202509/04/2025 – 09/08/20254$935.00
Fall 202509/09/2025 – 10/03/20254$815.00
Fall Break 202510/04/2025 – 10/17/20256$900.00
Fall 202510/18/2025 – 10/31/20254$815.00
Nov-Dec 202511/01/2025 – 11/24/20254$695.00
Thanksgiving 202511/25/2025 – 11/29/20255$765.00
Nov-Dec 202511/30/2025 – 12/19/20254$695.00
Winter Break 202512/20/2025 – 01/03/20264$765.00

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The Beach Castle East & West

Beach Castle, East & West
3660 Ponce de Leon Ct Gulf Shores, AL 36542

16BR 12BA duplex located directly on the Gulf! This Beach Castle has everything.

This listing is for BOTH the East & West sides of the Beach Castle duplex. One side perfect for your group? Check out our Beach Castle East and Beach Castle West listings for the individual units, or go both both sides at Beach Castle East & West, with 16 BR and 12 BA, with connecting door!

Each side of the Beach Castle includes 8 bedrooms, including 3 Gulf front Master Bedrooms, one with separate shower and jetted tub, and 6, count ‘em, 6 bathrooms. There’s also a sitting room, living room, dining room, and well-furnished kitchen.

Main Floor N Bedroom: King
3rd Floor N Bedroom: King
3rd Floor E Middle Bedroom: Twin over Full Bunk
3rd Floor W Middle Bedroom: Two Twin Bunks
3rd Floor SE Bedroom: King
3rd Floor SW Bedroom: King
4th Floor N Bedroom: Queen + Twin Bunk
4th Floor S Bedroom: King + Twin Bunk

Main Floor Living Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa
3rd Floor Bonus Lounge: Queen Sleeper Sofa

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE BEDROOM DESCRIPTION IS CURRENTLY ACCURATE. We make changes! This description is up to date. The pictures are newer than the matterport/virtual tour but not as up to date as the above list. Both the photography and virtual tour are expected to be updated in April 2024 (now!) but you should rely on the description for now.

TWO refrigerators with ice makers, washer dryer, garbage disposal, 2 dishwashers, and covered and open decks. That’s all PER SIDE! The Beach Castle also features outdoor showers, a picnic table, a huge sundeck, and even a full sized pool!

Located on Fort Morgan, Beach Castle is close to many restaurants, golf courses, and other things to do, feels away from it all (but is only a short drive to all the hubbub on Gulf Shores itself), and is often a more cost-efficient choice for those who seek something a little more laid back. Plus, as an added bonus, our Fort Morgan vacation homes are not currently subject to the same restrictions on setting up umbrellas and other amenities overnight as those in Gulf Shores itself.

TWO REFRIGERATORS
Two? Per side? Yes two. Because you won’t want to stay somewhere without an extra fridge once you have had them.

POOL
Big. Private to the two sides of the duplex: no sharing with other places nearby. The pool is open all year. It’s big! 30x15x3-5′! Rectangle. Lounge chairs are provided around the pool.

WIFI/INTERNET
YES! We have an awesome Eero mesh network to ensure excellent wifi coverage throughout this spacious home. Spotty coverage is always an issue for big places. Sure internet may work next to the router in the living room, but what about the far reaches of the home!? That’s why we installed a multi-node mesh network. And what’s the internet like? It is generally solid and ran > 100Mb down the last test–sufficient for several simultaneous video conference sessions for remote work and education. Internet is, of course, an amenity and subject to service provider outages (and guests “troubleshooting” it), especially with the havoc the sand and salt wreak on cabling and facilities, no more so than any other home on the beach though, and likely better since its close in and new construction!

PARKING
There is available onsite, offstreet, parking for at least 6 midsize vehicles (per side), more if you stack well. In duplex units, please be neighborly about this.

SOAPS, TOWELS, COFFEE, GRILLS ETC ETC
As with most beach homes in the area, the local mgt co provide what they call a “starter supply” of soaps, toilet paper, and paper towels, etc. Enough for the first night to get you going! Please plan to bring or purchase additional supplies, and any cleaning or pantry supplies you may need, or to make a quick run to the store (or have it delivered!). You will want to bring beach towels or beach chairs as well. Because mgt cos will not generally support them, grills are not provided, though they are sometimes inherited from prior guests: your mileage may vary on this, and we usually assess and then go snag a small charcoal kettle when we come down ourselves. Also of note: at many locations, you may find the bunk beds (and certain other beds) are not fully made–instead a bedding pack is provided. This is a common practice for the local management companies, which is both green (if the bedding is not used, it doesn’t have to be laundered) AND more sanitary–housekeeping does not have to crawl on the bunks and so on to make the beds. Also also… all our homes have both drip coffee makers and Keurigs as well.

PETS
We do consider well-behaved canine furry friends at many locations. This requires owner pre-approval, and is subject to a pet fee (currently $250 per pet). Approval in a duplex location, especially for peak weeks, generally is only available for guests renting both sides of the duplex. Please inquire.

No smoking please, but feel free to eat lots of shrimp, bask in the warm sun, and have a great time!

Call us at 251.732.4020 or email us for more information!


The Beach Castle Photos

The Beach Castle East Side Photos

The Beach Castle West Side Photos

 


Rates for The Beach Castle

The Rental Rates below are daily pricing, and are subject to the minimum stay requirements, which vary by season. The above rates include cash discounts and do not include 6-17% lodging tax and cleaning and linen fees. Rates and descriptions are not guaranteed and are subject to errors, omissions, and changes. Rates for DUPLEX units (2-sided units) are PER SIDE. The entire unit, when available, would be double the rate, taxes, and fees. When booking reservations, they generally must start or end on a Saturday. Contact us for the most up-to-date information.

 

SeasonPeriodMin. StayNightly RateWeekly Rate
Spring 202404/06/2024 – 05/15/20243$905.00
Late Spring 202405/16/2024 – 05/31/20243$1,260.00
Early Summer 202406/01/2024 – 06/07/20243$1,415.00
Peak Summer 202406/08/2024 – 07/01/20247$1,555.00
Fourth of July Holiday 202407/02/2024 – 07/04/20247$1,710.00
Peak Summer 202407/05/2024 – 07/26/20247$1,555.00
Late Summer 202407/27/2024 – 08/02/20247$1,390.00
Ending Summer 202408/03/2024 – 08/16/20247$1,060.00
Early Fall 202408/17/2024 – 08/27/20244$770.00
Labor Day Holiday 202408/28/2024 – 09/02/20244$885.00
Fall 202409/03/2024 – 10/04/20244$770.00
Fall Break 202410/05/2024 – 10/18/20246$845.00
Fall 202410/19/2024 – 10/31/20244$770.00
Nov-Dec 202411/01/2024 – 11/25/20244$655.00
Winter Holidays 202411/26/2024 – 11/30/20244$720.00
Nov-Dec 202412/01/2024 – 12/20/20244$655.00
Winter Holidays 202412/21/2024 – 01/04/20254$720.00
Jan-Feb 202501/05/2025 – 02/28/20254$625.00
Early Spring 202503/01/2025 – 03/07/20254$855.00
Spring Break 202503/08/2025 – 04/04/20255$1,020.00
Spring 202504/05/2025 – 05/14/20254$905.00
Late Spring 202505/15/2025 – 05/31/20254$1,290.00
Early Summer 202506/01/2025 – 06/06/20257$1,445.00
Peak Summer 202506/07/2025 – 07/01/20257$1,555.00
Fourth of July Holiday 202507/02/2025 – 07/04/20257$1,710.00
Peak Summer 202507/05/2025 – 07/25/20257$1,555.00
Late Summer 202507/26/2025 – 08/01/20257$1,390.00
Ending Summer 202508/02/2025 – 08/15/20257$1,060.00
Early Fall 202508/16/2025 – 09/03/20254$770.00
Labor Day Holiday 202509/04/2025 – 09/08/20254$885.00
Fall 202509/09/2025 – 10/03/20254$770.00
Fall Break 202510/04/2025 – 10/17/20256$845.00
Fall 202510/18/2025 – 10/31/20254$770.00
Nov-Dec 202511/01/2025 – 11/24/20254$655.00
Thanksgiving 202511/25/2025 – 11/29/20255$720.00
Nov-Dec 202511/30/2025 – 12/19/20254$655.00
Winter Break 202512/20/2025 – 01/03/20264$720.00

The above rates include cash discounts and do not include 6-13% lodging tax and cleaning and linen fees. Rates and descriptions are not guaranteed and are subject to errors, omissions, and changes. When booking reservations, they generally must start or end on a Saturday. Hangout Fest, Shrimpfest, and Spring Break calendar weeks vary by year and are priced at Peak Summer Rates. Contact us for the most up-to-date information.