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Pigeon Forge, TN

4 BDR / 4.5 Bath (Sleeps 10)

~1 mile from The Parkway

Close to Dollywood

Hot Tub / Indoor Pool

Arcade Games

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4 BDR / 3 Bath (Sleeps 10)

~1 mile from The Parkway

Close to Dollywood

Hot Tub

Arcade Games

Hillside Hideaway

Sevierville, TN

3 BDR / 3 Bath (Sleeps 8)

Close Proximity to The Parkway

Close to Dollywood

Hot Tub / Indoor Pool

Arcade Games

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Hillside Bungalow

Asheville, NC

3 BDR / 2 Bath (Sleeps 8)

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Hot Tub

Gameroom

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The Hangout Deck

Gulf Shores, AL

4 BDR / 2.5 Bath (Sleeps 10)

~1 mile from The Hangout

3 minute Walk to The Beach

Private Backyard

Arcade Games

She Sells Seashells

Gulf Shores, AL

3 BDR / 4 Bath (Sleeps 10)

West Beach Location

5 minute Walk to The Beach / Lagoon Pier

Community Pool

New and Modern Design

Stay Sunny Side Up

Gulf Shores, AL

2 BDR + Loft / 2 Bath (Sleeps 8)

Toes in The Sand in < 1 minute

Gulf Views

Community Pool

Walk To The Hangout

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Embracing the Snowbird Lifestyle in Gulf Shores

December 29, 20232 min read

Embracing the Snowbird Lifestyle in Gulf Shores

As the frosty grip of winter tightens its hold on the northern states, a migration phenomenon takes flight – the annual journey of snowbirds seeking refuge in the warm embrace of Gulf Shores, Alabama. In this blog, we dive into the enchanting world of snowbirds in Gulf Shores, exploring the reasons behind their migration and the unique charm that makes this coastal haven a winter paradise.

  1. The Great Escape: Gulf Shores beckons snowbirds with its promise of escape from the winter chill. As temperatures drop elsewhere, Gulf Shores becomes a haven of mild weather, offering a welcome sanctuary for those seeking a respite from the snow and cold winds.

  2. Seaside Serenity: The allure of Gulf Shores lies in its pristine beaches, where the gentle lull of the waves and the sun-kissed sands create an atmosphere of pure serenity. Snowbirds revel in long walks along the shoreline, basking in the sun's warmth, and perhaps even taking a dip in the temperate Gulf waters.

  3. Community Connections: Far from being mere temporary residents, snowbirds find a sense of community in Gulf Shores. The shared experience of seeking warmth and camaraderie draws them together, fostering lasting connections with both locals and fellow snowbirds. From beachside gatherings to community events, Gulf Shores becomes a home away from home.

  4. Culinary Delights: Gulf Shores is a paradise for food enthusiasts, offering a delectable array of seafood and southern cuisine. Snowbirds savor the flavors of the Gulf, enjoying fresh catches in waterfront restaurants or exploring local markets for culinary treasures. The region's culinary scene becomes an integral part of their winter experience.

  5. Outdoor Adventures: Beyond the beaches, Gulf Shores offers a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Snowbirds can engage in a variety of activities, from kayaking in the backwaters to exploring nature trails. The diverse ecosystem and scenic landscapes provide ample opportunities for adventure and exploration.

  6. Arts and Culture: Gulf Shores is not just a natural wonder; it's a hub of art and culture. Snowbirds can immerse themselves in local galleries, attend cultural events, and appreciate the vibrant artistic scene that flourishes in this coastal community.

Gulf Shores, with its blend of natural beauty, community spirit, and diverse experiences, becomes a haven for those seeking a winter escape. Snowbirds, like migratory birds drawn to warmer climates, find in Gulf Shores not only a refuge from the winter blues but a destination that enriches their lives with new connections, memorable experiences, and the perpetual warmth of the Gulf Coast sun. As the snowbirds spread their wings and land on the shores of Gulf Shores, a unique chapter in the story of seasonal migration unfolds, bringing life and vibrancy to this coastal paradise.

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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 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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