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5BR Oceanfront w/Pool, A+Loc - Sept26 Open!, Gulf Shores, Alabama Vacation Rental by Owner

Single Family Homes, Gulf Shores Vacation Rental House

Mary Martha Myette
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Last Updated: 09/15/2020

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Oceanfront Vacation Oasis: WatersEdge, 5BR w/large pool, unbeatable location!

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16) - call or text: 404.664.3546!  
Covid related update:   We are available to answer any questions you might have on this topic - from the enhanced in-home cleaning precautions we have adopted, to the latest update on requirements for Gulf Shores.  We want to ensure your stay is as stress free as possible - one of the hallmarks of a good vacation. 
Because our kids don't always think about social distancing in pools, we have taken proactive steps to minimize concern in this area.   We have established a flexible, rotating pool schedule with our attached neighbor.  This ensures your exclusive use of our large, oceanfront pool, during specific timeframes.  The schedule is meant to be flexible, and has been put in place to provide a framework for you during your stay.  It is our hope it will provide a layer of normalcy, at an otherwise atypical time. 
We want your focus to be on making lifelong memories with your family.  Our goal is a safe, satisfied, and relaxed guest!  

The vacation of a lifetime with family or friends awaits at WatersEdge. Our well appointed, vibrantly hued, duplex home is only steps from the private pool and the sugar-white sandy beaches of the Gulf coast. Located just off the heart of Gulf Shores on West Beach, we are uniquely positioned for both uncrowded beaches AND easy access to all Gulf Shores/ Orange Beach has to offer. Shopping, dining, entertainment, grocery, and more are within 2 miles. Water's Edge is truly the perfect location for both relaxation and adventure. 

WatersEdge offers a professionally decorated yet relaxing oasis. You will enjoy the custom bedding and window treatments, 450+ TC sheeting, turkish towels, tasteful new furniture, and many other wonderful touches making your stay more luxurious than ever.

Rest and tranquility are yours in our non-smoking home featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Two bedrooms are located downstairs. One is a master with King-sized bed while the other features a Queen-sized bed. Upstairs hosts 3 more spacious bedrooms. Two are masters with King-sized beds and one is a bunk room. Our bunk room hosts a twin-over-twin and a custom full-over-queen. The latter was built with adults in mind and is appropriate for both adults and/or kids. The two first floor bedrooms each share an adjoining bath, as do two of the three upstairs bedrooms. The third upstairs bedroom is a King and also features a large private bath and private balcony overlooking the Gulf. A Queen sleeper sofa, in the living area, provides additional sleeping flexibility. All five bedrooms are equipped with a TV for your comfort. The living room boasts a 42' flat panel TV, DVD and VCR to ensure movie/game night is a hit! Enjoy the stereo - or bring your Ipod for the docking station and enjoy your own custom musical selections. For those times you need to be in touch with the outside world, WiFi is available for your use.

Your fully equipped kitchen, with eat-in bar, flows into the sunny dining area and then on to your open living area. This large public space allows socializing and togetherness for the entire group. The custom dining table accomodates 10, with 4 more seats at the breakfast bar, making dining together a refreshing reality. Off the living area, your deck overlooks the large private pool shared only with your neighbor. At 32' X 16' in size, everyone can enjoy this wonderful amenity...regardless if your playing water games, or merely basking on a raft. Watch the kids from your deck during the day or join them - just one flight below - on your spacious poolside deck. From either vantage point, the panoramic views are unforgettable. Sunrise and sunset are not to be missed! 

Extending beyond the edge of your pool is a ribbon of white sand bordering the blue waters of the Gulf. For your convenience, we have an outdoor shower just off the beach as you enter the pool.

We have amenities such as beach chairs, umbrellas, and assorted pool/beach toys for use during your stay. For small children we have a pack-n-play, booster seat, high-chair - fewer things for you to pack. Older kids will enjoy the XBOX, board games, videos and books. 

Call today to reserve your family’s vacation of a lifetime! 

The waters of the Gulf and your private pool await you at WatersEdge.

Keywords: Gulf Front, oceanfront, ocean front, home, duplex, Large Private Pool, Gulf Shores, West Beach, 5 bedroom, upscale, vacation home, vacation property



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
-- -- $3,497.00 -- 7
-- -- $3,297.00 -- 7
-- -- $3,997.00 -- 7
-- -- $3,497.00 -- 7
-- -- $2,597.00 -- 7

Cleaning - we observe CDC standards: $270.00

Gulf Shores tax rate: 13.00%

Optional Pet Fee: $199.00 Optional

Please call/text (404.664.3546), or email for holiday & special event rates. :

Pets considered when disclosed upfront and at the beginning of the conversation.  Pet fee applies.

Check-In Time:   3:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 3 King Beds
  • 2 Bunk Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Charcoal Grill
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • CD Stereo
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • CD Player
  • Snorkling
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • TV/VCR
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Netflix
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pets On Request
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
Home Office
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Marina
  • Pier


Gulf Shores Alabama Activities
  • Gulf Shores Museum
  • Ike's Beach Service
  • Air Tours Beach Flight Aviation
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
  • Beach Flight Aviation
  • Cool Change Charters Tours
  • Dolphin & Whale Watching
  • Fish-Kabob Bow fishing
  • Fishing Charters & Tours
  • Fly the Beach Aerial Tours
  • Gulf Adventure Center
  • Gulf Adventures Fishing
  • Gulf Coast Tennis Club
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club
  • Hummingbird Ziplines
  • Island Life Beach Rentals
  • Kiva Dunes Golf Club
  • Miniature Golf Pirate's Island
  • Nicole Fishing Charters
  • Peninsula Golf Club
  • Perdido Key Parasail
  • Pink Pony Pub Beach Bar
  • Pleasure Island Parasailing
  • Reel Attraction Charters
  • Sightseeing Wild Native Tours
  • Spas - Austin Massage
  • The Track Family Rec Center
  • Waterville USA
  • Zooland Mini Golf
  • Pirate's Island Adventure Golf
  • Wild Native Tours
  • GoGo Kayaks
  • Gulf Coast Escape Room
  • Cobb Theatres
  • Down Under Dive Shop
  • Lost Bay Charters
  • Blue Sky Parasail
  • Hangout Music Festival
  • Zeke’s Landing
  • The Amphitheater
  • Tanger Outlet Center
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Alligator Alley
  • Gulf Coast Escape Room
  • Bike Rentals
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
  • Local Fitness Center
Gulf Shores Alabama Restaurants
  • Gulf State Park - Best Beach
  • Bahama Bobs Beach Side Cafe
  • Cosmo's
  • LuLu's
  • Nolan's Lounge
  • Original Oyster House
  • Papa Rocco's
  • The Diner
  • The Hangout
  • Sea N Suds
  • DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
  • Bill’s By the Beach
  • West Beach Grille
  • The Flying Harpoon
  • Tacky Jacks
  • Kitty's Kafe
  • Hazel's Nook
  • Papa's Pizza
  • Crico's Pizza & Subs
  • Mikee's Seafood
  • Acme Oyster House
  • Mudbugs Seafood Bar & Grill
  • The Steamer & Baked Oyster
  • King Neptune's Seafood
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Janino's Pizza
  • Hog Wild BBQ
  • Doc's Seafood Shack
  • Cactus Flower Cafe
  • Cafe Beignets
  • Aji Sai Asian Cuisine
  • Sunset Cork Room
  • Gulf Island Grill
  • Tequila Mexican
  • Pink Pony Pub
  • Mojo's Seafood & Chicken
  • Island Pancake House
  • Rafters
  • Ribs & Reds
  • The Cove Bar and Grill
  • Mikato Japanese
  • Flip Flop Deli Shop
  • Peninsula Restaurant & Grill
  • Fish River Grill
  • Happy Harbor Pizza
  • Wintzell's Oyster House
  • Villaggio Grille
  • The Tin Top Oyster Bar
  • Bubba's Seafood
  • Live Bait
  • Behind the Pines
  • Duck's Diner
  • Franco's Italian
  • Gulf Shores Steamer
  • Hazel's Family Seafood
  • Cotton's Restaurant
  • Cobalt
  • Lambert's
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Lake View
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Romantic
Fort Morgan Alabama Activities
  • The Fort Historic Site
  • Alabama Coastal Birding Trail
  • Bon Secour WIldlife Refuge
  • Kiva Dunes Golf Club
Orange Beach Alabama Restaurants
  • Fisher's
  • Cosmo's
  • Cobalt
  • Shipp's Harbour
  • The Gulf
  • Cafe Grazie
  • Doc's Seafood Shack
  • Cayman Grill
  • Gulf Shores Steamer
  • Ginny Lane Bar&Grill
  • Gulf Shores Steamer
  • Gilbey's Seafood
  • Anchor Bar & Grill
  • Villaggio Grille
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Live Bait
  • Cotton's
  • Brick & Spoon
  • Hazel's Family Seafood
  • Voyagers
Orange Beach Alabama Activities
  • Dolphin Fun Cruises
  • Orange Beach Sailing Charters
  • Dolphin Tours
  • The Wharf
  • ABC Parasail
  • Adventure Island
  • Dolphin Tales
  • Coast Cab
  • Getaway Charters
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Boat Rentals
  • Breakout Game
  • Blalock Seafood Market
  • Happy Harbor
  • Paddled by You
  • Coastal Kayak Excursions
  • Beach Bike Rentals
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Freebird Charters
  • Wahoo Watersports
  • Golf Course
Perdido Key Florida Activities
  • Big Lagoon State Park
  • All Jack'd Up Charters
  • Lost Key Golf Club
  • Perdido Bay Golf Club
  • Perdido Massage
  • Powers Fishing
  • Little Heads Kayaks
  • Emerald Oasis Day Spa
  • Outcast Charter docks
  • Megabite Inshore Charters
  • The Market
  • Cordova Mall
  • Tanger Outlet
  • The Wharf
Perdido Key Florida Restaurants
  • The Sports Bar
  • Cobalt
  • Bella Luna Pizza
  • Cosmo's
  • Fisherman's Corner
  • Hub Stacy's
  • Lillian's Pizza
  • Sunset Grille
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Oyster Bar
  • Original Pointe
  • Rib Shack
  • Triggers Seafood
Dauphin Island Activities
  • Audubon Bird Sanctuary
  • Mobile Bay Ferry
  • Indian Shell Mound Park



Kay L.

Wonderful vacation    Aug 25, 2020

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It's hard to believe that a week ago today we were leaving Mary Martha's beautiful Waters Edge property. The location was perfect and the beach was beautiful. We truly enjoyed our stay and so will anyone who rents from MaryMartha. The kitchen was loaded with anything a person needed for any type of cooking. We could have used a few extra kitchen towels and wash cloth's but we managed. The large kitchen table was great as were the beds. Everyone commented how comfortable the beds were. The pictures of the property are a true portrayal of how beautiful the interior and exterior of the property is. We didn't use the pool that much but it looked cleaner then the pools on either side of this property. Our neighbors were from Missouri and they were very nice people. On behalf of my family we all gave this a 'thumbs' up for the best place to reconnect. We really enjoyed watching the dolphins. The best view is definitely on the balcony of the upstairs master bedroom. Unfortunately due to the number of additional family members planning on coming next year we will not be able to fit at WatersEdge but I would definitely recommend this property. Sincerely, Kay Leitenberger
07/20/2013 at 5:43 PM


Kelly L.

Such a wonderful home for our extended family vacation!    Aug 25, 2020

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My family from Arkansas visited Gulf Shores for Spring Break and stayed in this home. We were very impressed with every detail. Water's Edge is right on the beach and was PLENTY large enough for all of us. We had 6 adults and 8 children of all ages and this place was the perfect accommodation. There was even room at the table and bar for us to eat meals together with everyone sitting down. The rooms are tastefully decorated and it looked freshly painted. The rooms were thoroughly cleaned and well maintained. The bedrooms had large beds and the bunk room was great for the kids! The home is a duplex and we were staying in only one side of it. The attached gated pool is for the duplex only. it was beautiful and the kids enjoyed having the beach and the pool to play in. There were neat water toys, chairs, etc. provided and a grill as well. This home is in a great location, not far from all the restaurants, etc. and was exactly what we were looking for.
04/30/2014 at 9:09 PM


Katie M.

Great House and Location!    Aug 01, 2020

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I stayed there for 2 weeks over the last week of June / 4th of july / leaving July 11. Cannot ask for a better location and you are literally right on the beach and it is not crowded. The 4th was so much fun and so many houses did fireworks over the beach. The pool has a a rotating schedule and is cleaned 2 times a week so felt very comfortable sharing that with the adjoining house. The house is fully stocked and the A/C works really well. The only suggestion would be that if you like to sleep in, I would bring an eye mask. The sun comes up really early and while the rooms all have shades, they are not enough to keep the sun out. There is also a recycling center on 59 and is 20 minutes from the house. Super easy to use. Mary Martha was great to work with and super responsive on any questions or repairs that were needed. I would definitely recommend the property and stay there again.

Date of arrival - June 27, 2020


Kathy C.

Family vacation 2020!    Jul 25, 2020

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This was a great place to stay during the pandemic. We shared the pool with people on the other side of the duplex.. there was a rotating schedule that worked very well for all of us. The house was large enough that even with 2 days of bad weather the grandchildren had plenty of place to play in the house and the grownups didn’t feel like they were all over us. The house is the best stocked place we have ever stayed, linens, kitchen supplies, etc. We were right on the beach with only the pool between the house and the beach. Everyone had a great time. Mary was very quick to respond to any questions we had. Would highly recommend this house as a vacation spot. Thanks

Date of arrival - July 18, 2020


Kathy M.

Paradise    Jul 25, 2020

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You will love this house. Plenty of room. Location great. Storage room with beach chairs, floats, umbrellas and toys. Inside Xbox and games/puzzles throughout house
08/01/2020 at 12:16 PM


Kathy H.

Family Fun Beach Trip    Jul 11, 2020

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The property is just as described. The owner was very prompt in retuning text messages or phone calls when I needed her. Very enjoyable week. Because of COVID-19 we did not go out to eat but picked it up at local restaurants or cooked at the house. There are plenty of pots and pans and also dishes to stay in and not have to go out. There were also plenty of toys for all the kids in our group, from 2 years old to 15. The house is right on the beach so we didn’t have far to walk to the water. It is also within walking distance to other things such as the ice cream shop and seafood restaurants.
07/27/2020 at 1:16 PM


Joseph G.

Gulf Shores Much Needed Getaway!    May 23, 2020

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My family and I can't say enough about our recent trip to Gulf Shores. After months of isolation in Michigan, or trip to GS and this amazing property was everything we need for the mind and body.

The location is top notch, just away from the "busy" part of the island, but just a stone's throw away (great restaurants, ice cream, stores). Plus, are you kidding me with a beautiful pool outside your door? To top it off the ocean is less than 75 yards from the house.

The space is fantastic. 2 bedrooms on the main floor, and 3 bedrooms upstairs. Including a bunk room that my kids loved, that sleeps up to 6-8 kids if needed. The decks (from the master bedroom and off the living room) offer an amazing breeze where you can enjoy your morning coffee or a cocktail at sunset. Kitchen is perfect for what you need, DirecTV in every room, Strong Wi-Fi, Washer & Dryer, Parking for 4 cars, Storage room with beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, etc. We can not say enough about this place. We loved it so much, we spent 2 weeks there!

To top it off, the owner Mary Martha is off the charts hospitable and accessible if needed. If there's anything you need, she's all over it! We never been treated better by anyone we've ever rented from in the years of doing beach houses.

You'll love Gulf Shores, and you'll really love this house. It has everything you need, in the best beach town in America!

Thank you Mary Martha!!!
(Published Jun 10, 2020)


Wava Chadwick Johnson

Great Location!    May 16, 2020

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Great location. Pool is a plus. Mary Martha was awesome to work with.


Becky F

Wonderful!    Apr 22, 2020

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Mary Martha is the consummate host. She answered all of our questions quickly and helped us out with all that we needed. The view is spectacular. It’s a fantastic place to getaway from it all. Thank you!


Janie S

Awesome Vacation    Apr 20, 2020

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I had a fabulous time. Your place is so relaxing and you were so helpful and your suggestions were awesome. I especially enjoyed drinking my morning coffee on the deck watching the dolphins play in the ocean. I am looking forward to my return visit later this summer. 


Patricia H.

Trip of a Lifetime - Lasting Memories!    Feb 03, 2020

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I wish to personally Thank Mary Martha for providing my family such a fantastic home for our Family Vacation. Check-in and check-out was flawless ~ No lines to wait.

The location was just perfect! Just an 18 minute stroll down the beach to parasailing - just a 2 minute stroll to a convenient store, ice cream shop, and Restaurant for your afternoon cocktails! The house accommodated us perfectly with room to spare ~ Family members ranged from 78 years old to 11 years old . There was something for everyone - beach - pool - with golf/tennis/shopping nearby! Rental bikes were delivered to the house for our morning ride on the bike path just outside the house.

The dining area accommodated the puzzle/card/board games~ a great gathering place for All! For those late risers ~ they chose the bedrooms upstairs ~ early risers chose the bedrooms on the main floor. The decks were a gathering place as well watching the kids in the pool or on the beach. My family had photos taken just outside the house ~ memories to last a lifetime! (suggest early evening around 6:30 PM – khaki shorts/white tee shirts – made for awesome photos).

With Dolphins each morning ~ Stars at night ~it was just the perfect backdrop to a beautiful fun filled Vacation!

I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a convenient, accommodating and hassle free week of Sun and Sand! We will definitely be back Mary Martha!


Sandra S.

Conscientious Customer Service / great place!    Feb 02, 2020

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This property was exactly what I was hoping to find and is the perfect spot for a multi-generational gathering. The location is convenient to everything. The beach and property are just beautiful.. The dolphins patrolling the waterline in the morning and evening are such a wonderful sight. Having definitely found our spot on the beach. 
I want to personally thank Mary Martha for her top-shelf customer service.  She was as kind and helpful to us as I have ever experienced.  We were there but for a short time, scouting for a larger family adventure.  Even so, she answered all our list of questions with grace and patience and offered new ideas I would never have considered.   I can't wait to share this home with our family!    


Debbie Z.

I'll go back again!    Aug 03, 2019

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Choosing a rental home can be risky - - well, have no fear if you are here. WatersEdge met or exceeded everything you have read in the description.

My extended family just returned from a week of beach & pool fun, and we have already given WatersEdge as a recommendation to our friends. Everything in this home was clean upon arrival. Rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. We loved the easy access back and forth from house/pool to the beach . The beach was never crowded (compared to beach in front of the condos) and felt like our own private oasis! The location is a quick drive (5-10 minutes) to a multitude of restaurants and shops - and the young folks in our group actually walked to bars/music/lunch several times. We prefered to walk across the street to the ice cream shop! Eating out is fun, but we used the grill to prepare several yummy dinners, and the kitchen was equiped with everything we needed. WatersEdge has 2 AC units so the temperature inside was always comfortable on both levels. The "pool guy" comes twice a week so it was kept clean. And Most Importantly (because you never know what can happen)- the owner, Mary Martha, responds quickly to calls and texts and she takes pride in keeping this a beautiful home. There are many extras provided nearby too - - my sons rented a paddleboard, and others got kayaks (rentals provided drop off and pick up at the house). A few in our group chartered a boat for a very successful day of fishing. If you want beautiful photos taken at sunset on the beach - I recommend "Shore Shooters" - they took them right in front of WatersEdge and our family was pleased. Suggestions for your trip : bring kites and a game called "KanJam"- had a blast with both of those. However, need to say, that if you brought nothing along , you would have plenty here to enjoy a wonderful beach vacation!


Christina C.

Wonderful!    Jul 13, 2019

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We had a wonderful time staying at Waters Edge. The owner had a plethora of beach toys and supplies for my family and children to use. The pool is wonderful and being able to enjoy coffee on the ocean front porch every morning was fantastic. I would highly recommend this home.


Waiting out the snow

Coming back!    Oct 14, 2017

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What a lovely beach vacation and experience my family of 8 adults and 6 children had.  Our choice of this home made for a wonderful vacation In several ways.  First, the home really is lovely.  The location, while very restful, also has a fun vibe and is close to everything.  Mray Martha, you were so helpful and I appreciate your advice for my husbands birthday dinner.  We had such a memorable stay - we will most certainly be back. 


Jan E.

Family Beach Time    Sep 12, 2015

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We stayed at Watersedge for a week and are still basking in the glow of our relaxing time together. We have stayed many other places in the Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan area, but my family enjoyed this home in particular for several reasons: the location is perfect..not too far from any access to restaurants and fun, but also the home itself is the most comfortable! The kitchen is the most well-stocked we have ever seen, the beds are dreamy comfortable, the access to the beach, though in an area one might assume to be crowded was very uniquely quiet and private (partially due to off season) and the 16x32 pool is a gem! The owner is one of the most easy-going, welcoming people and her instructions and ease of rental were all timely and accurate! Three vehicles can be accommodated in the covered area without any concern. The beach toys, umbrella, water chairs, boogie boards and floats are so numerous, we needed nothing...There are plenty of pool loungers, chairs and accommodations are kid friendly with games for those times our grandsons just wanted to chill. Our neighbors were the best and there was no noise between the two homes even with stairs and adjoining balconies. The bathrooms are strategically placed for easy access, and she has the thickest, most absorbent towels, plentifully arranged! The upstairs large bedrooms are quiet and extremely comfortable. Several naps were enjoyed by our early risers! We have beautiful memories, beautiful pictures and saw some beautiful sunrises directly from our balconies. We saw dolphins swim by a couple of times and enjoyed watching the occasional jogger, beach combers, walkers, small children and paddle boarders go by. I would HIGHLY recommend this property and we are grateful for the relaxing and fully stocked accommodations this property afforded our family! Oh and a nice surprise was the NFL channel for our football lovers in the family! Great times...thank you MMM...your place is a BIG HIT!
09/21/2015 at 8:25 AM


Carl C.

Wonderful Escape    Aug 15, 2015

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My extended family had such a wonderful experience staying at WatersEdge. The home itself was wonderful...relaxing and calm, while at the same time happy and vibrant. The space was good for our crew, and it was well supplied with everything we needed. Life was certainly both easy and enjoyable during our stay. I sat on one of the decks every morning with coffee and watched the dolphins. I saw more of them from my chair than I have seen on some dolphin cruises I have been on! It was truly a joy. The kids in our family loved the freedom of being right on the beach. They quickly established a circuit which repeated throughout each carefree day: beach, ocean, pool...repeat. This made life great for us all. It was wonderful to have our meals together at the large table. We played games there as well some of the evenings. The picnic table and porch swing under the house offered an outdoor dining alternative, as well as a shady spot for my reading during the day. The home is perfectly located. If you want to visit a local restaurant, shop, or grocery, you are a very short drive can even a walk to a couple of spots. There is a fresh seafood market a short walk away. If you prefer to catch your own (or at least have fun trying), the boat launch for the bay behind this home is but 1/4 mi away. It offers a great place to fish from the bank, or take in the birds & other wildlife. A local rental spot was dropping off kayaks for another group while we were there. We spotted hermit crabs right off the bank, which thrilled the children! I highly recommend a stop here. Another spot for fishing, or "walking the plank" as our family's young pirate aficionado called it... is the nearby Gulf Shores Pier. It is a short drive up the beach and offers a great novel outing opportunity. The strong breeze kept us comfortable the afternoon we went. It you are more adventurous, there are all sorts of things to do nearby. One thing I noticed, in particular, was a fun-looking zip-line course. Alas, one has to leave something for next time....and we will be back! Perhaps some of our group will explore some of the adventure opportunities offered. I will once again stakeout my serene spot on the deck or beach and luxuriate in that! We could not ask for a better experience in this property, or with the owner. Thank you Mary Martha for sharing your special oasis with us!
01/27/2016 at 4:45 PM


Glenda O.

​ Wonderful Family vacation!    Aug 09, 2014

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We stayed at Watersedge from Aug 9-Aug 16. Everything was exactly as the description and pictures said it would be and then some! The kitchen was fully stocked, the rooms were very spacious and comfortable for our group of 5 adults and 6 kids, and the pool was a wonderful amenity. We absolutely loved having our own beach space and not have to fight for beach real estate at 6:00 am which has been our experience in the past when staying at a high rise condo scenario. The best descision we made during our stay was to rent kayaks from a local company for the week. Every morning we would go out in the kayaks around 10:00 am and just wait for them to swim by and kayak with them. There were times we were as close as 5-8 ft away from a pod of dolphins. This was such an incredible experience and the highlight of our trip. We also saw huge sea turtles when we were our in the kayaks. We snorkeled and found starfish and sand dollars right up the beach from the house. I would highly recommend watersedge to anyone for a great family vacation. It was a pleasure to work with the owner who was extremely helpful and always very quick to respond with any questions that came up.
08/20/2014 at 2:37 AM


Emily K.

The perfect Gulf Shores family vacation spot!    Jun 21, 2014

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My family of 5 plus my parents, in-laws, and sister-in-law and her family of 5 visited Gulf Shores in June and stayed at WatersEdge. It was our dream vacation and perfect in every way! It met all of our requirements: beautiful and easy beach access, private pool, and plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy our time together as well as spread out a little. Our entourage totaled 8 adults and 6 children from 5-11. The house was perfect and exceeded our needs. It was beautifully decorated and the location couldn't be beat! The house is very near amenities such as dining, sight-seeing and attractions, but far enough away from the high rises and crowds. It was everything we had hoped it would be and the rental process was easy and smooth. Thanks Mary Martha and WatersEdge for making our family vacation as fun and as comfortable as possible!
07/07/2014 at 9:19 PM


Kim Sands

Great time spent at the beach for everyone    Apr 19, 2014

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We just returned from spending a fantastic week at WatersEdge. It is a nice place to be able to call home while in Gulf Shores. The pictures just do not do this place justice. We thought it was much prettier than what you see online. We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather! All seven days were nothing but sunshine and beautiful skies. There were 12 people in our party (10 adults and twin boys, age 4). The kitchen was stocked with plenty of cookware, dishes, glasses, and utensils. The storage shed was loaded with more than enough beach/pool amenities; chairs, goggles, toys, etc. We tried our hand at fishing and watched dolphin swim by while walking on the beach. We enjoyed our time sightseeing, saw the Blue Angels practice, walked around Fort Morgan, shopping, go kart riding, and of course great restaurants are everywhere. The house had ample supply of brochures to help with making choices for our daily activities. We happened to be there the weekend of the annual Mullet Toss at the FloraBama -- this was a unique adventure! We had such a great time and we plan to come back again next year. It is definitely worth a return trip and we hope it can become a yearly tradition.
04/26/2014 at 10:21 PM