This was our first trip Gulf Shores plantation and the area. We came with my extended family who rented a condo from Plantation west and who rented the other side of this house. Hands down this was the best property between the three rentals. The kitchen is newly updated, big pantry, fully stocked cooking supplies. The island is a added bonus for extra cooking space and seating. This house is great for a family with younger kids. The owners have generously made available a high chair, booster chair, pack n play, stool, games, etc. They also allowed us to use their sand wagon, access to their beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys. The decor and furniture is updated and very comfortable. The king pillows were fabulous as well. Light switches, cabinets, drawers were are labeled and made it so easy to find things…label makers are the best.
The pool is just steps away and was nice. At times it was extremely busy with bigger groups that played loud music, smoked, and over drinking. I don’t think that is the normal though and at one point we saw security down there. With our 4 younger kids we headed up to the house when they started getting rowdy. The beach is a 3-5 minute walk which is great because we could do the pool early in the morning then head to the beach.
There was definitely construction going on at the plantation from hurricane Sally and they closed the pool closest to us for 1.5 days due to that. I talked with a local owner and he thought the construction would move out of that area in about a month.
Overall, we had a fabulous stay. The house was amazing and I’d think the grounds would be better after they finish construction. Thank you Head Family for opening your home. We appreciate your generosity. Be great to work directly with the owner and not have to go through Vacasa. I emailed them about hurricane damage and what to expect- they never responded.
The Pink House is a super cute house in Gulf Shores. It is conveniently located almost directly across the street from a public beach access point. The house was very clean when we came in and we enjoyed observing the rich history with artifacts within the house. Although the house has been around for a while, it is simply charming. The front porch is gigantic and is a super place to relax at night, in the morning...or anytime. The porch also wraps around to the back where there is another small porch, so it is pretty neat. There are a few repairs needed to the house (some new blinds are needed in the main bedroom and a few other minor repairs, simply because it is an older structure), but all of that is overlooked because of the down home charm and history of this unique home. The home made us think of our grandparents' homes and we just really enjoyed the experience. We will rent this house again in the future. If you need a cozy little 3/2 house on West Beach Blvd in Gulf Shores, this is a cool choice. It is not your run of the mill, average beach house...but a house with history and a house that will likely bring you joy.
Everything about the condo was fabulous, the location, the room, all of it. The condo was very clean, we actually felt like it was home during our stay. The view was gorgeous, and we loved every minute of our stay here. Would have booked more days if it wasn't already packed! It was great, will be back many more times in the future.