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May 2012 - Summer's Best Beach

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kick Off Summer
Kick off your summer at your favorite beach where the sand is soft, the water warm and island activities as varied as you want them to be. Do you like an afternoon at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, a dolphin cruise, deep-sea fishing, a round of golf, or mini-golf and go-carts in the evening after a delicious seafood meal? Memorial Day is the ideal time to create those precious memories. Use promo code 12MEM for a free 4th night in condos and houses. For example: Unit 202 Gulf House is a 3-bedroom gulf-front condo in Gulf Shores costing $1,137 for four nights when you take advantage of the Memorial Day special, saving you $320. Of course there are many more choices in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key and Fort Morgan where you’ll enjoy celebrating Memorial Day with friends and family.

Off the Beaten Path
You have never really seen our coast until you parasail 800 feet above the sugar-white sands and brilliant blue waters. That’s what we did this spring for market research. Now we can absolutely recommend that you try this form of high-flying freedom. Our parasail team at Chute ’Em Up Parasailing in Orange Beach (251-981-7673) was fabulous! Although admittedly there was some anxiety as we pulled into Happy Harbor Marina to board the boat, quickly we were put at ease by Allen and Jack who greeted us at the dock. Captain Seth and Nolan made sure we knew all the safety info and were secured in our harness. The lift-off was a pure adrenaline rush that quickly turned into a state of bliss. The view was breathtaking, as you can see in the video. We definitely believe you should add this to your beach vacation to-do list.

Narrow Your Search
Because we know how overwhelming it can be to search for your next vacation rental property, we added more features to our search to allow ease of use. Take a look at just a few examples, but keep in mind that there are many more combinations:

Let’s pick the first weekend in June (arriving Thursday, May 31 and leaving Sunday morning, June 3).

Searching for a 2-bedroom, gulf-front condo that is ground floor, with a children’s pool (as of this writing) finds three condos (Units 6104 and 6109 at Plantation Palms and Unit 104C at Beach Club).

Searching for a 3-bedroom waterfront (non-gulf-front) condo located in Orange Beach on the 5th floor or lower with an indoor pool (as of this writing) finds two condos (Unit 2102 at Perdido Grand and Unit 204C at Caribe).

Searching for a 1-bedroom gulf-front condo with internet access, Jacuzzi tub and exercise room (as of this writing) finds six condos in Gulf Shores and one in Orange Beach (Units 403, 503, 510, 517, 903 and 1610 at The Lighthouse and Unit 304 at Tidewater).

A few more search options include:

  • Boat friendly
  • Couple friendly (no twin beds)
  • Screened porch (beach houses)
  • Tennis facilities
  • Low density (fewer condos in the building)
  • 6th floor or higher

Summertime means beach fun, so narrow your search, pick your ideal spot for fun in the sun, and head to your favorite coast.

Things to Do
A few special events are listed so you can make future plans, and more events are available at our Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Calendar of Events and Gulf Shores Music Calendar. Plan your itinerary now or when you arrive on your favorite coast.

Special Events

May 18-20      Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores
June 1517     Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, Foley
July 4             Independence Day Fireworks, Gulf Shores
July 14           Blue Angels Air Show, Pensacola Beach
Oct. 1114     National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores
Nov. 23         Blue Angels Air Show, NAS Pensacola

Meyer is your beach vacation and concert connection.



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