Dog-Friendly Cottage with Private BalconyGulf Shores, AL (27) VaycayHero Booking Protection
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Bed Configuration: Bedroom 1: Queen | Bedroom 2: 2 Twins | Living Room: Queen Sleeper Sofa.
This Gulf Shores Rental is a cottage with many windows and real ponderosa-pine walls. It offers two bedrooms, one bath and sleeps 6. There is a queen bed in Master bedroom, 2 twin beds in the second bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. This unit is equipped with a washer-dryer, large kitchen area with lots on cabinets, a built in micro-wave, DVD player, 2 TV’s (living room has 32” LCD) Internet access is available, covered parking and a private balcony. This cottage is pet friendly for a small dog, sorry no cats allowed. This is a Non-smoking cottage. This home is just a short walk to the Gulf of Mexico, or to the public boat launch on lagoon. This cottage is also walking distance to a convenient store and restaurant.
Check In: 03:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Rating: 27 5.0/5
Member Since: 2016
1. Where will I pick up the keys from?
Detailed pick-up information will be provided to you once you book this rental.
2. I am going to be arriving late. Do I have to arrive
during business hours to pick up keys?
You can check in any time you want on or after the check-in time. After-hours key pick up information will be provided to you once you book this rental.
3. Does the total price include everything? Are any of the
Yes, there is nothing more to be paid. All mandatory fees are included in the total price.
4. What is the cancellation policy for this rental?
Cancellation policy is listed on this page under 'Cancellation Policy'.
5. Is there a security deposit for this rental?
If you are bringing a pet, it must be 25 pounds or less. We have extra linen packages available for an additional fee. You can also request a mid-stay clean for an additional fee. Prices vary, so contact us for details.×
Host Rules: Age Requirement
One person in group must be age 25 and up. Rule is strictly enforced by the host.
Kim S.on 10/10/2018
Close to beach which makes up for no dishwasher. There is a deck for evening/morning sitting if you have chairs with you
Dennis R.on 09/08/2018
Grear time and the home was perfect for us - we had two small dogs and four adults - close to the beach and all activities yet far enough for privacy - could walk to the beach - the wash offf below the home was perfect to prevent tracking in sand - the washer and dryer a plus - liked parking the cars under the house to keep them cool - the porch deck and porch below were perfect for relaxing - the place was clean and very nice inside - internet and TV worked well - we would come again - the only thing we would have liked was a light under the house when we came in late but we all had flashlights on our phones so this was not a problem
Rodney T.on 07/14/2018
This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Alavista. We love its location & enjoy the size is perfect for us. The only the problem I had was with the wifi. I brought my lap top this time & as soon as it came online it was hacked...can't use it without paying a ransom of $300
Jennifer M.on 06/26/2018
We enjoyed staying here very much. It was very close (walking distance) to both the gulf and the lagoon, although didn't really have a view of either. Our only complaint was that it was advertised as having a grill but we were disappointed to find that there was not one. Other than that we were please with our stay and would stay here again if we return to the area.
Lugene W.on 05/06/2018
We love this place! This was our fourth year to rent Alavista. Only one block from the beach. It had everything we needed plus we could bring our small dog with us - always a plus. Very clean. The Anchor Vacations staff is friendly and helpful. Will definitely come again.
Rodney T.on 10/12/2017
Good location & private and a block from the beach
ricky o.on 09/02/2017
WILLIAM H.on 08/21/2017
THIS PLACE HAS ALWAYS BEEN FUN TO STAY IN. GOOD LOCATION, EASY TO GET ANYWHERE, LAGOON,BEACH,FOOD!
Gary H.on 08/13/2017
For us Alavista is a great place to stay.Because it is pet friendly and a short walk to the beach.
John L.on 07/08/2017
We had a wonderful time the house we stayed in was nice and clean and in a great location.
Sheri P.on 07/01/2017
This 2 bedroom, 1 bath house is located between the ocean and Little Lagoon, both of which are less than a block's walk. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.
Ann T.on 06/14/2017
Close to beach, great home to rent if you have pets. Comfortable inside and out. Convenient to everything we needed.
Misty T.on 06/05/2017
The master bedroom had a bedbug infestation. Not sure about the rest of the cabin. We did not stick around to find out. An employee of Anchor Vacations responded quickly to my report and we were located to another property in a timely manner (only after requesting to be moved). At first the employee suggested that he would spray - which was unacceptable to me. All of the employees were friendly and accommodating after the incident. However, it was very inconvenient to move all of our belongings to another location. We did not sleep well the rest of the week - due to fear that they followed us to the new property. My husband was covered in bites and we had to buy cream to ease his itching and swelling. When we arrived home I had to go through and treat everything we had packed before bringing it back into our home. It ended up being a very stressful trip. I was disappointed that Anchor Vacations didn't offer us at least a partial refund for all of our difficulties. I guess it could happen anywhere, but I think there were obvious signs of the infestation that should have been noticed and addressed prior to our stay.
Jennifer M.on 05/31/2017
We had to travel to the Gulf Shores area for a family wedding and decided to come a few days early to get in some beach time. It is hard to find a location that accepts pets. This property was the perfect solution. We could walk to the beach, walk to the bay, all while having our small dog. We would rent again!
Lugene W.on 05/07/2017
This was our third year to stay at Alavista. We love it! We have a small dog that we like to travel with when possible, and this place is great for that. We can safely leave our puppy in the house while we go to the beach which is only a one block walk away. The rental has always been clean when we arrived. No frills, but it's just what we need. The only improvement we would want is a fenced yard. The Anchor Vacation personnel are friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back!
Celeste W.on 04/26/2017
Close to the beach. The main reason we picked this beach house was because it was pet friendly. Enjoyed our stay at this beach house
Bob S.on 04/14/2017
WILLIAM H.on 11/22/2016
We had a good time.
JOHN P.on 10/06/2016
We rented the house for a long weekend with our pets. It was a great weekend. Thanks!
This is the second time we have stayed at cottage. Easy beach access, clean and neat home, and near to the downtown action - but not too near!
And "pet friendly" really means "PET friendly", not "dogs only".
My one suggestion would be to install a ventilation fan in the bathroom. Oh! Adding a pizza cutter to the kitchen utensils would be great, too. I guess that's two suggestions.
Regardless, we'll be back!
Alavista is a cozy, comfortable rental. It's a quick walk to the beach and there's a paved sidewalk that takes you straight to the public beach access. The house has a covered carport area with a laundry room which is great for storing your beach items. The house is clean and has all the basic kitchen essentials. I would definitely stay there again!
This house smells like mildew, and we came home covered in bed bug bites.
Very relaxing.Away from the hussel and bustle but still close enough for entertainment and good eating places
Anchor Vacations was a great company to work with, thanks Diana & Monica, but I would not recommend this house for several reason.
Enjoyed a week just a block off the beach. Clean accomodations and was the perfect size and location for our needs. Good local restaurants but we cooked in several nights since the kitchen had the basics for us to use. K.S. -Texas
A very good place to stay. It was clean and planning on staying there again. The location was also great and to far from the beach.
We wanted a quick inexpensive get away, to see if our little dogs would travel well, and spend time with our teenage daughter. Alavista met our needs. It is not luxurious but clean, comfortable, and convenient. Will book again!
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