Explore Alabama snowbird rentals

Spend your winter months sunning along Alabama’s Gulf Coast by staying at a fully-furnished vacation rental.

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A shot of the back pool area at a resort overlooking the ocean in Orange Beach, AL.

A long-term vacation to look forward to

Receive a discounted rate on many of our monthly rentals (displayed at check-out) and reductions in our usual fees. We also allow for partial payment if you book at least 45 days ahead of time. Call (888) 257-7970 for additional information about long-term bookings.

Plus, enjoy peace of mind with our simple cancellation policy and optional travel insurance.

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Gulf front home on Dauphin Island

Seek out the sunshine in Alabama

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.

Explore snowbird destinations along Alabama’s Gulf Coast

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Gulf Shores

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.

Gulf-front resort in Orange Beach, AL with pools and gazebo
Orange Beach

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.

Overview of the Beach Club in Fort Morgan, AL
Fort Morgan

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.

Beachfront vacation rental balcony in Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island

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.

Gulf Shores, Alabama vacation rentals

Keep convenience at your fingertips with a snowbird condo resort

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.

Two chairs on a balcony facing the beach on a sunny day in Gulf Shores, AL


Gulf Shores Plantation Resort

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.

The exterior of a pet-friendly vacation rental on Dauphin Island.



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.

The living room of a pet-friendly vacation rental in Orange Beach, AL.


Sandbar at Summer Salt

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.

Pet-friendly snowbird rentals in Gulf Shores

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.

Golfing in Alabama

Explore these Alabama rentals with on-site golf

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.

Snowbird rentals with dock access

Fishing along the Alabama Gulf Coast

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.

Plunge into paradise at a snowbird rental with a pool

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.

The back pool area of a vacation rental in Orange Beach, AL.


Heart of Orange Beach

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.

Gulf-front snowbird rentals just steps from the beach

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.

Snowbird condos along the Alabama coast

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.

Alabama snowbird rental FAQ

In many cases, yes. If your reservation is eligible for a discount, you’ll see that reflected in the price when you book. Our long-term reservation sales specialists can also help answer any questions about discounts. Call (888) 257-7970 or email snowbirdreservations@vacasa.com.

You don't have to pay all at once. In fact, you’ve got a couple of different options to pay in installments. First, you can make monthly payments (over 3, 6, or 12 months) on most reservations through our partnership with Affirm. It’s easy, too—just select “Pay later with Affirm” when completing your vacation purchase.

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.

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a popular snowbird destination, particularly beach towns like Dauphin Island, Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach. Make the most of your winter months by enjoying stunning white-sand beaches, year-round activities, and friendly coastal communities.

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.

Browse Alabama snowbird rentals

You deserve a worry-free vacation. Search for the best home base for your getaway from Vacasa’s thousands of professionally-managed homes, condos, and resort stays. With our Premium Cleaning Program, local management teams, 24/7 customer support, and easy-to-use app, you can sit back and savor the sunshine.

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