USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Gulf Shores Listing #29654

Mar Vista - Gulf Shores, AL

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13 reviews
Max. occupancy: 18 6 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 8 bedrooms 8.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Luxurious & spacious beach retreat w/ private outdoor pool & Gulf views

Experience the ultimate in luxury when you stay in this brand new eight-bedroom home, Mar Vista! This ideally located property in Gulf Shores sits on a 100-foot lot and has a private boardwalk to the beach. Enjoy breathtaking beachfront views of the Gulf to the east and west. This location offers the perfect setting for the most luxurious and relaxing vacation imaginable. Situated on a stretch of the Gulf Coast's most treasured beaches, where soft white sands give way to glistening emerald waters, this luxury home will undoubtedly exceed your expectations. The owners of Mar Vista spared no expense in furnishings, decor, and electronics, so you will enjoy the best of the best during your stay. This one-of-a-kind dream vacation property offers a gulf-front private pool, and a built-in sun deck. The open floor plan combines the living area, dining room, and kitchen for even more togetherness with your group. The kitchen is every chef's dream come true with stainless steel appliances (including a double door, full-size fridge!) and gorgeous granite countertops. The living space is the perfect setting for wholesome gatherings with your friends; wind down on the comfortable sofas and watch a hilarious sitcom on the flatscreen TV or start planning tomorrow's adventures.

What's nearby:
Walk just a few steps and find yourself on miles of white sugary sand beach. Challenge the 18 world class holes of the public golf course at Kiva Dunes nearby (18 miles). Or take a short drive west to visit Fort Morgan, a historic fort located right at the mouth of Mobile Bay. Tour the fort, do a little surf fishing at the Fort Morgan Fishing Beach, or take the Mobile Bay Ferry across to Dauphin Island.

Things to know:
Free WiFi and cable
Full kitchen
Pool on the first deck

This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.

Parking Notes: Parking is available in the driveway and underneath the home.

Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.

City/town permit number: RL20-000420

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Gulf front

Gulf view





DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Private





Parking & access


13 reviews

Natalie B. Sep 2021
We absolute adore this house! This was our second year staying at Mar Vista and I am positive we will be back again next year. We love the location of the house as it's far enough down the beach to avoid the crowded beaches at the condos, but close enough to enjoy the shopping and restaurants in the area. We also enjoy the fact that we all have room to spread out. We have eight people each year so everyone has their own room and space to hang out so you don't feel like you're on top of everyone. We are thankful to have had Mar Vista be the backdrop of our family vacation for another year!
Nancy M. Aug 2021
We loved the house. It was great for our annual beach trip. Very big and spacious. We will definitely be back. My only complaint is when we got there I called 3 times about elevator not working. Each time I was told someone would call right back. No one ever called back. Maintenance came the next day. By this time we had figured it out after hauling everything up the steps. By the time we left it stopped working completely. Complaint is against management not the house.
Evelyn J. Jul 2021
Beautiful home and location is perfect.
Michael M. May 2021
This home was so very clean when we walked in and that is my biggest concern when traveling. It was the perfect size for our large family. We enjoyed cooking dinner most nights - except for our night out at LuLu's! The kitchen was very well stocked with items needed to prepare and serve meals. One small complaint is that there was no pantry and very few empty cabinets in which to put our groceries. We all really enjoyed our almost "private" beach and the boardwalk was very nice and made getting to the beach very easy. The furniture on the deck was very nice and we spent most of our evenings there. We didn't use the pool for a couple reasons - the pool water was too cold, and having a pool myself, I didn't feel it was very clean. It had sand in the bottom and looked very cloudy by the end of the week. I read complaints that the furniture was very stained and was expecting dirty looking furniture, but we didn't feel it was all that bad. Perhaps the slipcovers were recently cleaned? We had an issue with the upstairs air conditioner not working, but Vacasa was quick to help resolve that and sent someone out to fix the problem. I hope the owners were contacted about the VERY dirty air filters! Not sure who is responsible for maintenance of the units, but this could shorten their life quickly. I would definitely recommend this home! I know my family would love to go back there! Thank you Mar Vista owners for sharing your beautiful home!
Manager response:
Hi, Michael! We are so glad to read you enjoyed your stay. The air filters are scheduled to be replaced, and the pool is cleaned every Saturday. Guests can use the large laundry room to store extra food in there if needed. Thank you!
Ivy/Molly V. Nov 2020
Location and views are unbeatable. Came for a multi family vacation and everyone had a great view and plenty of space. Really loved the two separate living room areas and the huge kitchen. Based on the pictures I had the home pegged as a bit smaller with seemingly tighter spaces but the place is really very spacious and open. We did notice some damage in the home as far as warped floors and obvious water stains but I think that is to be expected with any ocean front home. We also had an issue with a pool pump leaking on the second day but Vacasa had a maintenance guy out within an hour of our call to get the issue resolved. Would not recommend for those with children as EVERYTHING is white, we are all adults and had a hard time making sure we didn’t add to the existing stains from previous occupants. At first we honestly thought the home was dirty but it’s just everything is stained. Outside of that it’s truly a beautiful home that I highly recommend for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. Really impressed and can’t wait to book this home again.
Matt L. Oct 2020
This home is gorgeous and was perfect for our stay. Pool was too chilly to use but we did go in October. Plenty of space and the amenities were great. The boardwalk to the beach is a bit hard on your feet so recommend wearing flip fops but otherwise fantastic home! Will be back!
Natalie B. Aug 2020
We absolutely loved our beach trip to this house! The stretch of beach is wonderful and the space between houses makes you feel like the beach is all yours. We loved the deck and pool and the table was perfect for game nights. We had eight guests and loved that each person had their own space. The second living area upstairs was great as well.
Barbara C. Aug 2020
A beautiful home located on a section of West Beach Blvd that has only private homes so plenty of room to social distance from the other homes. Nice area with walking/running lanes on the road side. Elevator from parking area was wonderful for getting stuff from the car to the 2 levels. Large kitchen/dining area/living room with french doors that open to the partially shaded deck and private pool. If you have young children, the alarm sounds when the french door is opened so you know when someone is headed to the deck/pool area (just push a button to turn alarm off). Laundry room on main level has an ice maker which was nice. The 8 bedrooms are large and nicely decorated. Main level bedrooms: 2 master suites w/king beds & own private bathrooms. 2nd level bedrooms: 2 bedrooms w/king beds share a bathroom; another 2 bedrooms w/king beds share a bathroom; 2 bedrooms w/queen beds each with private bathroom; 1 full bath off the sitting area that has a queen sofa bed. Would definitely recommend for a large group!
DAVID H. Jul 2020
Perfect house for four families and everyone had plenty of space. Great view of the ocean and just far enough away from the "tourist" area to feel like a private beach.
Samantha C. Jun 2020
We recently stayed at Mar Vista with two other couples and had a lovely time. The home is well appointed and fairly clean - beds are comfortable. The deck is fantastic and includes a small pool overlooking the ocean. The beach area is perfect and private - we had no problems social distancing during our entire stay. We rented beach chairs and umbrellas from a local provider who delivered them to the house. The kitchen and eating areas are small for this size of house (8 BR), as is the refrigerator. We also were surprised that basic toiletries and household supplies (kitchen garbage bags, dishwasher soap, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.) were not stocked. They provide a "starter" pack of like 4 rolls of toilet paper, and I think there were 2 garbage bags. For this price tag, Vacasa should really stock these basic necessities. Otherwise, the it was a great house, and a great vacation.
Stephanie R. Jun 2020
This home has been finished to a very high standard. Memory foam beds in the Master bedrooms, great outdoor furniture, ample kitchen supplies.

However the best part is the pool and beach combo out back.

One of the nicest house we’ve stayed at and we travel frequently.
Ben C. Jun 2020
Plenty of space for our party of 5, beautiful interior, clean, well appointed, great location!
Ashley D. Mar 2020
Great looking house. Plenty of space. Wonderful views. Right on beach. Private pool.