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Family Water Activities and Rentals in Gulf Shores

Family Water Activities and Rentals in Gulf Shores

May 17, 20243 min read

Family Water Activities and Rentals in Gulf Shores

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a haven for families seeking sun, sand, and endless water adventures. Beyond the perfect beach days, Gulf Shores boasts a thrilling array of water activities that cater to all ages and interests. This blog will be your guide to splish-splashing fun, providing exciting options and rental resources to transform your family vacation into an unforgettable experience.

Calming Waters, Big Adventures:

  • Kayaking & Paddleboarding: Explore the tranquil beauty of Little Lagoon or the protected waters within Gulf State Park. These areas are ideal for families with young children or beginners, offering a chance to witness local wildlife and serene coastal views. Companies like Paddled by You and Gulf Shores Kayak Rentals provide rentals and guided tours.

  • Pontoon Boating: Cruise along the picturesque coastline or venture into the hidden coves of the Bon Secour River. Many pontoon rentals boast exciting features like slides, creating a day of water fun for the whole family. Check out Wahoo Water Sports for pontoon rentals and exciting add-ons.

Gearing Up for Thrills:

  • Jet Skiing: Experience the exhilarating rush of carving through the waves on a jet ski adventure. For families seeking a thrilling experience, jet ski rentals are available at numerous locations across Gulf Shores. Always prioritize safety and ensure everyone wears a life jacket.

  • Parasailing: Soar high above the breathtaking Gulf Shores coastline with a parasailing adventure. Families can experience the magic of flight together, taking in panoramic views of the turquoise waters and the sugar-white sand beaches below. Parasail Orange Beach offers exciting parasailing experiences for families.

Exploring the Deep Blue:

  • Snorkeling & Diving: The underwater world teeming off the Alabama Gulf Coast is a treasure trove of vibrant coral reefs and fascinating marine life. Embark on a snorkeling or diving expedition to discover a kaleidoscope of colorful fish, playful dolphins, and maybe even gentle sea turtles. Numerous dive shops, like Down Under Dive Shop, offer guided tours and lessons for beginners, ensuring a safe and unforgettable underwater adventure.

Beyond the Beach:

  • Fishing Charters: Head out on a deep-sea fishing charter for an unforgettable adventure. Families can work together to reel in prized catches like red snapper, mahi-mahi, and amberjack, creating memories that will be cherished for years to come. Explore The Wharf Marina to find fishing charter options perfect for your family.

Planning Your Splash:

When booking your water activities, keep in mind the following:

  • Safety First: Always prioritize safety by ensuring everyone wears life jackets and applies sun protection.

  • Weather Watch: Check weather conditions before heading out and be aware of rip currents.

  • Rental Rundown: Many water activities can be conveniently booked online or arranged through local vendors on the beach.

Making a Splash in Gulf Shores:

With its abundance of water adventures and convenient rental options, Gulf Shores offers the perfect playground for families seeking an unforgettable beach vacation. So, pack your swimsuits, grab your sense of adventure, and get ready to create a lifetime of memories in Gulf Shores!

Featured Home:

The Hangout Deck: 4 BDR/ 2.5 BA with Expansive Deck and 3 Mins Walk to the Beach (Sleeps up to 10 guest)

Located in Gulf Shores, Alabama

We'd love to host your next Gulf Shores getaway!


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Is your site secure?

Absolutely. We've implemented robust security measures by utilizing a trusted Property Management Software called OwnerRez. In addition, we process payments securely through Stripe, ensuring a safe and protected online experience. Your peace of mind is our top priority.

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What do you provide?

Our thoughtful starter pack includes practical essentials for your stay. You'll find 2 Dishwasher Pods and 2 Launder Pods to make your cleaning routine seamless. Each bathroom is stocked with starter soap, 2 toilet paper rolls, 2 towels per guest, and 2 hand towels. We also offer a selection of coffee pods for your convenience, along with a Keurig Duo coffee maker to kickstart your mornings. For most guests staying 2-3 nights, these provisions prove to be ample. However, if you require more supplies, the nearby Old Mountain Market, a community convenience store, has you covered.

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How do I proceed with the booking?

To initiate the booking process, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Book Now" button. Choose your desired dates to ensure availability. Complete all necessary guest information, ensuring you include details about any accompanying pets if applicable. After this step, you'll receive an email from us containing a rental agreement form. Once you've reviewed and signed the rental agreement, we'll promptly send you a confirmation message, and your selected dates will be securely reserved on our calendar.

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How much is your cleaning fee?

Our cleaning fees vary from $200-$299 depending on the size of the property. This fee covers a comprehensive cleaning service provided by our dedicated team. It ensures that the cabin is left in pristine condition for each guest's enjoyment. Our cleaning fee encompasses a range of services to maintain the cabin's cleanliness and hygiene standards.This includes:Collection and disposal of all trash generated during your stay.Thorough cleaning of the kitchen, ensuring surfaces are sanitized and appliances are sparkling.Complete cleaning of bathrooms, ensuring they are fresh and inviting.Washing and refreshing all linens for a comfortable and hygienic stay.Draining and meticulous cleaning of the hot tub, ensuring it is ready for the next guest's use.Sweeping and mopping of all floors to maintain a tidy and inviting ambiance.

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What are the guest responsibilities before checkout?

We try to keep it as minimal as possible. We will send a message with some instructions prior to checkout.

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Do you allow pets?

Most of our properties, the only times we don't is when our HOA's limit us. There are some homes we partner with and list on this website and they might have different rules. Please click on each listing and read their rules. But most of the time. we're delighted to offer a pet-friendly environment for our guests. What is the pet fee? To accommodate your four-legged companions, we charge a reasonable $150 pet fee per stay. This fee helps us ensure a clean and comfortable space for both our human and furry guest. How many pets are allowed, and what is the weight limit? You're welcome to bring up to two pets with you. Each pet should not exceed 50 lbs in weight. This way, your pets can enjoy the cabin as much as you do!We look forward to making your stay enjoyable for both you and your furry friends. If you have any further questions about our pet policy, please feel free to reach out.

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What is your cancellation policy?

Guest receives 100.00% (less $30.00 taxable cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; Guest receives 50.00% (less $30.00 taxable cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 14 days before arrival; No refunds within 14 days of arrival.

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What time is check-in and checkout?

Check-in is at 4:00 PM EST and Checkout is 10:00 am EST. We do offer early check-ins but they are highly dependent on our cleaners availability and schedule. They typically charge $50-$100 depending on how early you'd like to arrive.

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What are your house rules?

Strict rules below (included in our listing): You will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund if you break these rules. If you do not agree to any of these rules, please cancel immediately.

⭐️ NO Parties. You (the person booking) will be held liable for all damages.

⭐️ Must sign rental agreement upon booking

⭐️ Must submit a $500 off-platform security hold that will be collected upon signing rental agreement but it will not be placed until 2 days prior to arrival and released 7 days after departure, if no damages are reported. Please note we are API Connected to a hotel-style software called OwnerRez to safely and securely take off-platform security deposits.

⭐️ Person booking the property must be 25 years of age or older and be staying at the property for the duration of the reservation.

⭐️ Please make sure your reservation accurately reflects the number of people staying. There is an additional guest fee of $150 per person per night if over our maximum occupancy, this will be charged to the card on file.

⭐️ Check-in anytime after 4:00 pm. Early arrivals will incur additional fees.

⭐️ No late check-out's, you will be charged and additional night.

⭐️ Pet fee is $150 for up to 2 dogs, each 50 lbs or less. Please make sure if you are bringing a pet it is accounted for on your reservation. There will be an additional fee of $200 per pet if not on the reservation.

⭐️ Do not leave your pet/s unsupervised in the home, you will be responsible for any damages or additional cleaning fees.

⭐️ NO SMOKING INDOORS, please only smoke outside and clean up afterwards.

⭐️ For guest safety, we have security camera/s outside the property. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH the cameras. We will levy fees of $100 to those who adjust or cover these cameras.

⭐️ When showering please keep the shower curtain inside the tub and completely closed.

⭐️ Do not put anything other than toilet paper in the toilets. No feminine hygiene products, flushable wipes, cleaning wipes or trash, only toilet paper.We will enforce our cancellation policy agreed upon in the booking platform and STRONGLY encourage purchasing traveler insurance.

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