Gorgeous Outdoor Living Spaces in Alabama’s Gulf Shores

Vacations are a time for you and your family to create new memories by doing things at your Gulf Coast vacation rental outside the routine. Instead of rushing through dinner, homework and nightly routines, it’s about slowing down the pace and enjoying time together.

While most beach vacationers likely place beach time at the top of their vacation to-do lists, spending time with your toes out of the sand can be just as much fun. Throwing hamburgers on the grill, laughing on the patio, and playing out back reach another level of fun when they’re done on vacation. Here are four Gulf Shores and Orange Beach rental homes with outdoor living spaces that’ll help you throw routine out the window:

Morning Dew (Cottages at Romar) in Orange Beach

Orange Beach vacation rental

From its oversized sunning deck to the cozy, covered seating area, this Gulf-front home sets the perfect vacation scene. Retreat from the beach for some mid-afternoon shut eye and relax in one of the chaise-lounges. Or wake up slowly by sipping your morning coffee over the sounds of the Gulf, only a few yards away. Whether your beach vacation includes spending time with your immediate family, or entertaining friends along the sandy shore, Morning Dew’s outdoor living space and additional Gulf-front balconies make either a breeze.

Lighthouse Penthouse #1 in Gulf Shores

Gulf shores rental

This beach condo community boats an oversized, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and immediate access to the sugar-white sands of the Gulf Shores beaches. When it comes time to make your way back to your Gulf Shores rental for lunch or a little happy hour, the oversized balcony with its wooden Adirondack chairs is a welcome spot. For those who may be looking for a more formal dining or entertaining experience, you can slide open the glass patio doors and turn the living and dining rooms into a magazine-worthy indoor/outdoor space.

Quiet Cottage in Fort Morgan

Where to stay on the gulf coast

This upgraded, luxury beach cottage is a great spot for families in search of a little tranquility. It rests along a breathtaking peninsula with miles of birding trails, beaches and world-class golf courses. Part of The Beach Club, it blends peace and quiet with amenities like pools and boardwalks. Outside, the cottage features a partially covered back patio, plenty of outdoor seating, grilling equipment, and a private soaking pool. You’ll also catch relaxing views of the adjacent lake and the beautiful Mediterranean architecture of neighboring properties.

Turquoise Place #C1708 in Orange Beach

Best beach condo

This Gulf-front condo complex sits right on the white sand beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast. While guests have access to amenities like pools, a fitness center, a lazy river, and even a tiki bar, the condo’s outdoor living space is a draw itself. Turquoise Place #C1708 offers unparalleled views of the Gulf waters below along with a balcony set up with a built-in gas grill and dining set for enjoying meals as a family. To top it off, there’s also a large hot tub for relaxing the night away.

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