Year after year, snowbirds flock to the glittering Alabama Gulf Coast. With white-sand beaches, mild winter weather, and luxury resort offerings, it’s not hard to see why. Between Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach, you’ll find a beach home away from home and enjoy a full calendar of activities. Cast a line on the fishing piers, pack a beach bag for a day at Gulf State Park, or hit the golf course and practice your game all winter long. Stay warm this winter season with a stay along golden gulf-front sands.
This centrally-located city keeps you close to all the sights—beaches, water parks, golf courses, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, and fishing piers. Snag a beachfront stay and don’t miss a second of the action.
Orange Beach is the perfect place to kick up your adventure. Known as a hub for water sports and The Wharf’s shopping and entertainment center, you’ll find fun around every corner.
Just west of Gulf Shores, this small town offers a more secluded feel to your beach vacation, with nearby wildlife refuges and historical sites like a 19th-century military fort to tour through.
The remote, kid-friendly atmosphere of this snowbird destination makes it a hit with families who want to connect with the coastal wildlife, as the surrounding area includes a bird sanctuary, historical sites, and the Alabama Aquarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
Beachfront condo vacation rentals serve as the perfect in-between, often within walking distance to attractions downtown and offering amenities like direct beach access, outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and hot tubs with fewer crowds.
This expansive gulf-front treasure rests just 15 miles outside Gulf Shores, allowing you to enjoy some well-deserved quiet time without straying too far from town. Make the most of your snowbird getaway with resort-style amenities like beach access, multiple pools, lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, and shuffleboard courts.
Bring your four-legged friend along to bask in the blue sky and beachy breeze. This pet-friendly stay promises the perfect place to unwind, with bayfront water access, a hot tub, a soaking tub, an outdoor wet bar, and views of Mobile Bay.
Feel right at home in this cozy retreat—located right across the street from the ocean. With a spot saved by the beach, modern furnishings, a chef’s kitchen, a soaking tub, a shared pool, and plenty of space for you and your favorite adventure buddy, your winter will be off to a sunny start.
Don’t leave Fido at home—spend your winter months together adventuring the Alabama Gulf Coast from these pet-friendly vacation rentals and beach houses.
Find a putter’s paradise along the Gulf Coast. Take your pick from over 14 different golf courses in the Gulf Shores area and play from oceanfront fairways or signature courses designed by top professionals like Arnold Palmer. Stay close to the action with a vacation rental close to the greens—it’s tee time at these snowbird rentals.
If reeling in a fresh catch is your kind of relaxation, Alabama’s stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is the place to be. Bring your boat for a day out on the water, charter a fishing tour, or cast a line off of Gulf State Park’s fishing pier.
Why not split your time between ocean waves and a peaceful poolside? Bring your bathing suit and a good book for a winter of pure relaxation at these vacation rentals with a pool.
With sunshine year-round, it’s never too late for a dip in the pool. This centrally-located vacation rental boasts a refreshing private pool, an outdoor deck, and quick access to the beach, golf course, and nearby restaurants. Relax with a morning coffee on the balcony or a float in the pool.
Keep those gorgeous emerald waves within sight and savor white-sand beaches just beyond your front door. Book a home close to the water and enjoy a quick stroll in the sand whenever you please.
Make winter’s chill a distant memory with a vacation rental by the water. Kick back and enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf Coast and a dreamy coastal breeze.
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If you book at least 45 days before your trip, your other option is to split your trip into just two payments. If the cost of your reservation is between $2,000 and $9,999, 50% is due at the time of booking. If the cost of your reservation is over $10,000, 25% is due at the time of booking. If you choose to make two payments, you must make your second payment 30 days before the start of your trip.
With coastal nature preserves, historical sites, golf courses, fishing piers, white-sand beaches, and bustling downtown areas, there’s no shortage of things to do along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Catch a glimpse of marine life and ecosystems on a stroll through Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, book a dolphin cruise, or rev up the adventure with water sports and live music shows at The Wharf in Orange Beach.
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