USA Gulf Coast Alabama Gulf Shores Listing #58854

Daydream Hideaway - Gulf Shores, AL

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29 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Beachfront "Daydream Hideaway" w/ Panoramic Water Views & Gulf-Front Deck

Affectionately nicknamed Daydream Hideaway, this 3BR/2BA Gulf Shores house offers a prime spot right on the beach! Enjoy panoramic Gulf views from a private deck, with steps leading down to the powder-soft sand. Or listen to the rolling surf while swinging in a hammock beneath the house.

LIVING AREAS

Watch the waves from a light-filled living room with lovely Gulf views. Full of coastal charm, this open space features a sleeper sofa, cushioned armchairs, and a 40” flat-screen TV.

KITCHEN & DINING

Prepare beach snacks and evening meals in a well-equipped kitchen, outfitted with all-white appliances and cabinetry. Savor morning coffee at the two-person breakfast bar.

A spacious dining area offers seating for six.

BEDROOMS & BATHS

This house sleeps up to 10 guests between the three bright and airy bedrooms (each with a 32” flat-screen TV) and a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room.

Tucked away upstairs, a spacious master bedroom has two full-size beds and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.

On the entry level, a second bedroom comes with a king bed, while the third bedroom features a full-size bed.

A sparkling guest bathroom is appointed with a walk-in shower.

OUTDOOR AREAS

Spend blue-sky days on a private deck with breathtaking Gulf views. There’s plenty of loungers and built-in seating, with steps leading straight down to the sand.

The space beneath the house includes a picnic table, charcoal grill, a comfy hammock, and an outdoor shower.

EXTRA AMENITIES & MORE DETAILS

Guest amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a washer/dryer.

Parking is provided for four cars (two under the carport and two in the driveway). Please note that RVs, trailers, fifth wheels, and four-wheelers are not permitted; parking on the street is not allowed.

The living areas of this stilted home are accessed via one flight of exterior stairs from the parking area.

During the summer, this home is only available to rent from Saturday through Saturday.

THE LOCATION

A paradise for beach lovers, this home is set beside a glorious sugar-white beach. Stroll for miles along this idyllic stretch of coast.

Head 3.8 miles farther down the shore to Gulf State Park -- home to a stunning beach and winding nature trails.

Local golf courses are minutes away, including Gulf Shores Golf Club (5 miles). Bringing the kids? Travel 3.5 miles to Waterville USA/Escape House for a day of epic water slides and amusements.

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

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Ocean view

Oceanfront

Water view

Waterfront

Gulf view

Gulf-front

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Outdoor

Patio

Deck

Shared Charcoal Grill

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

29 reviews

John W. Jan 2023
Sweet beach, close to stores and restaurants, very clean home!
Jennifer C. Oct 2022
I gave the daydream hideaway 5 stars because it was everything we were looking for...a simple house directly on the beach with peace and quiet. The view is the absolute best part. Yes it's an older house and yes there is some dust in the corners but who's house doesn't! We stayed in late Oct 2022 and basically had the beach to ourselves, partially because where this house is there are several smaller houses, no large condos with tons of people, simple is what we wanted. I was pleasantly surprised to see there is a small table and chairs on the deck with a pop up canopy over it to enjoy your coffee, meals (the pictures don't show it). We booked through Vacasa and it was super easy. We had zero issues during our stay. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone who is easy to please and not high maintenance, if you're looking for a modern beach house then keep scrolling but just know you've passed up a diamond in the rough!
Susan J. Oct 2022
The house was great! Just what we needed! Will definitely be back!
Leah F. Aug 2022
Pros: The location of the house is great, right on the beach and very convenient. It is far enough away from the high rise condos that the beach area was not crowded.
Cons: The house needs to be deep cleaned: ceiling fans, baseboards, behind and under furniture, corners etc. The quilts on the beds were stained and had torn spots and should be replaced. The towels were thin and stained and more towels and washcloths (there was only one towel and one washcloth per person) are needed in both the two bathrooms and the kitchen. We had problems with ants coming in around the window above the kitchen sink. There is a portable canopy tied down on the deck, but it is placed where one leg is right in the middle of the doorway to the deck.
Manager response:
Hello Leah, thank you for your feedback. While we are happy you were able to enjoy the views at this property, we are deeply saddened to hear of your experience. We apologize if you felt the home was not on par with our cleanliness standards. We would have been happy to address any areas in need of additional attention during your stay had we been notified. We have scheduled a deep cleaning of the home at this time to address these issues. We truly hope we can host you for a more comfortable stay in the future, thank you.
Paula C. Aug 2022
My family comes to the beach every year and has for over 20 years. We have used several different companies and vacasa was always a favorite due to their app and follow up. This house has some great features that photograph well- white paint, windows with a great view, wall paneling and layout. The air conditioning was awesome, the washing machine & dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher and stove worked well. What could be improved is the tired, secondhand, overused furniture and mattresses. Everything was builder grade and there was a lot of rot on the bathroom vanities from leaking showers & toilets. We arrived and most all of the dishes were put back in the cabinets unclean with food still on them. The floors were still very Sandy and dusty under all the beds and furniture. With Covid still everywhere, this didn’t instill confidence that this home was sanitized or very clean. Needless to say, we enjoyed being close to the beach but for the price, we will look for a different home for our future visits.
Manager response:
Paula, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay but are sorry to hear you had some cleanliness concerns during your visit. Thank you for making mention of items in the home that need some TLC. We take this feedback seriously and please know that local staff is available to assist with any issues you encounter while in the home. We have passed this information on to our local team to address further. We hope to have the chance to host you again soon!
Nancy M. Jul 2022
Enjoyed the beach because it was not crowded at all! House was clean and comfortable with enough room for the 5 of us. Will probably stay again! One negative comment- the kitchen needs better pots and pans!
Rachael R. Jul 2022
The best part of this property is the view!
Samuel M B. Jun 2022
Things we loved: Location and view...both stellar! Beach is not at all crowded since there aren't any high rise condos close by. It's busier a little west since there's a public beach access and life guard. Never any problem setting up straight out from the house and so nice to go back and forth during the day. The water is shallow quite a ways out which was nice for our little travelers.
Appliances including washer and dryer were all newer and worked well. A/C worked well thank goodness! Nice house layout...large living and dining space and rooms are nice sized. Property representative called us ahead of arrival to tell us they were replacing shower curtains and liners. We appreciated the communication, and they delivered liners same day of our arrival and new shower curtains the next day. There is a kiddie pool and several floats in the washer/dryer room in the carport. There were some boogie boards as well, although a couple looked broken.

Given the price we expected better:
Beds...all are so squeaky and upstairs beds were very uncomfortable. Backaches every morning. Mattress covers were missing or disintegrating.
Upstairs shower had only cold water. We reported it to the property rep who delivered the new shower curtains, and she was on her phone immediately saying a ticket had been created and someone should be in touch. Never heard from anyone the entire week. Took all showers downstairs which was inconvenient. Also note there's no tub.
Cleanliness is only maybe 2 stars...obviously nothing is moved to actually clean under or behind furniture. The return air vent was truly filthy, and it's prominently located in the dining area.
The 4 plastic chaise lounges on the deck were all broken. We saw that in previous reviews so brought our own chairs and a 10x10 pop up tent that fit perfectly on the deck and provided some great shade (especially if you have the shade wall for the west side). A table out there would be great!
We couldn't get the cable TV to work. Internet was fine most of the time, but we did have to restart the router every other day or so.
The door lock is a 10 digit code and it always locks when you close the door. Better have your phone with you or memorize that 10 digit code quickly!
There are some board games and dominoes, but the ones we opened all had missing pieces so were unusable. Bring your own. There were several paperback books to read.
Bring extra beach towels or mats to catch sand as you come in. There are no rugs or mats inside the house...we used the handy microfiber broom a lot as sand gets everywhere.
Even with the negative aspects, we still very much enjoyed our week here!
Manager response:
Hi, Samuel! We're glad you enjoyed your stay despite some inconveniences. The hot water for the bathroom was tested after your departure and found to be working properly; this was confirmed by the following guests. We apologize for the problem you seemed to experience with it. The deck furniture has been replaced, and a small patio table for outdoor dining has been added. Housekeeping has been advised of your concern with the air return and under furnishings and will improve. Our property manager has even replaced the games with all brand new ones. Hopefully you get to return to see the difference your review has made. Thank you!
Debra J. May 2022
Not a good stay at the Daydream Hideaway. It rained for a few days during my stay and the house leaked in 2 places living room by last bar stool and in front of small bedroom door area on main level. We had to use the bath towels to soak up the leaks. When we entered the home it smelled like mildew. Air conditioning vent is rusty and dirty an eye soar. View was great, but upgrades need to be made to have a nice vacation.
Manager response:
Debra, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear of the maintenance issues you experienced while in the home. We made sure to pass your comments to the appropriate parties for improvements. We hope for another opportunity to host you again for a more enjoyable stay!
Ellen W. May 2022
The house was clean and comfortable.
Harri J. Apr 2022
We stayed at this charming Beach House the first week of April for four nights. Two adults and two teen ages boys. The house has two good size bedrooms on first floor, a full bath, and a large loft space with its own full bath.
Everything about this house is about the beach view. Bedrooms are in the back with the living area at the front which means you have ~30’ of glass facing the beach. House had everything we needed. Kitchen had the necessary stuff. At the main level there’s a large table with bench seating that easily fits 8 people. Everything works. House was clean and we had plenty of towels. At grade (house is raised on piles) you have a concrete pad, perfect to store fishing gear and beach stuff. There was also a reasonably clean Webber charcoal kettle grill with grilling utensils. At grade, there’s also a storage shed that has a newer washer and dryer. The house is right on the beach in a perfect location. There’s stairs from the deck makes it really easy to access the beach.

My only two negative are that there’s no outdoor table on the deck to allow you have a meal while listening to the waves. Second negative is that the deck had four plastic lounge chairs and all of them were cracked and broken which took away from trying lay on the deck in the am drinking your coffee or just wanting chill and read. The broken lounge chairs made it very uncomfortable to hang out outside.

If the owners replace the lounge chairs and provide a small table for outside: then the house would be a 100/100.

I would highly recommend it.
Tina R. Jan 2022
Beautiful view, perfect stay. Would book again.
Meredith B. Nov 2021
Great This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
James C. Oct 2021
We arrived and the house was clean the outdoor furniture 3 was broken and not able to use then it rained we had leaks in the bedroom and living room if the owner would update some things it would be a great place to vacation This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Debra j P. Oct 2021
Great location with awesome views. Good near by. Fun for all. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Laurie W. Sep 2021
If you want a private beach and a beautiful view, this is your place! Sunrises and sunsets are amazing! No crowds and close to local restaurants and grocery stores. Plenty of room in the house. My only complaint is the seating in the living room (couch and chairs) was soiled and very uncomfortable but we spent most of our time on the beach any way so no biggie. We`ll be back! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Margina R. Sep 2021
We throughly enjoyed our stay. The house,even though a bit older has been updated and is just adorable. My young girls loved the upstairs bedroom. Location is perfect. The view is amazing. We saw dolphins, rays, and a swordfish all right from the house. Management was quick to respond to any of our needs. We would definitely stay again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Marge S. Aug 2021
My daughter and son-in-law were with me and we enjoyed the house very much.
We had only a small hiccup and the Management Team responded immediately. That was very nice This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Katherine J. Apr 2021
We loved this location! Great beach, easy access to everything but far enough away to avoid all the noise. The home though could use a few updates, but I`m assuming most of the missing things were COVID related - there were no rugs, decorative pillows, or condiments and paper goods as you usually see in rentals. Also, not a sheet pan to be found in the kitchen. The area to hose/shower sand off is a bit inconvenient because you have to walk through sand to get back in the house. All not big issues, and we enjoyed our stay!
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michelle M. Mar 2021
This was our second year and our stay was wonderful. Turnkey does a great job communicating with their guests and facilities are nice and clean. We enjoyed our stay. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Robert M. Jan 2021
Furnishing a little shop warm as were stove and fridge but all worked beds are good. Location is everything the view fabulous. Setting on the deck makes it all worth while. Watching the gulls and pelicans walking the beach straight from your deck is a wonderful vacation to be remembered forever This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Tara E. Dec 2020
Being able to be on the beach and being able to see the ocean from the living room was PERFECT. Renting a house vs. condo was terrific esp. during COVID. The property was cozy and comfortable and clean. I would recommend this property. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Pamela a L. Sep 2020
Great location but needs a lot of work! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jennifer M. Apr 2020
My friend and I took a last minute trip to GS as a respite from being quarantined at home. This beach house is delightful. Located in quiet West Beach close to the Little Lagoon, we had almost uninterrupted views. The house was charming and comfortable. Only one blanket for 3 bedrooms so bring your own. Also the large deck really needs a small outdoor dining table/chairs. TurnKey was super responsive via text to any questions or issues. Be aware that TurnKey is based in Texas and sends out automatic “no check in early or late” emails in spite of our particular unit being unoccupied for weeks prior to our stay and days following. It wasn’t as clean upon arrival as we expected ie water bugs in the shower and major dust bunnies. Our recent Vrbo experiences with local rental companies were much more accommodating. We will be back to this home because of the location and amenities. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.