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December to Remember

Gulf Shores Winter Guest Events

 
Let The Good Times Roll!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Meyer's winter guests not only enjoy the Gulf Coast’s most beautiful white-sand beaches and mild winter temperatures, but they also get VIP treatment with exclusive access to activities and trips planned just for them.

Winter guests may reserve the months of September, October, November, December, January or February up to 24 months in advance when arriving and departing on the 1st day of the month.

Reserve your favorite winter vacation property for 2018 and even 2019 before someone else does.

Registration is OPEN NOW for Meyer's exclusive winter guest activities for January and February 2018.

Let The Good Times Roll

Your good times are our priority. At Meyer Vacation Rentals we invite you to join us in 2018 to continue our tradition of family-focused fun, as we host activities exclusively for you. Let’s have a blast together as we let the good times roll! 

Registration is now open. Online: www.MeyerRE.com/WinterGuest Phone: 866-269-6914.

Once registered your name and number of attendees (up to 4 people) will be listed on a registration list for each event. Note: No tickets are issued. You will receive a confirmation of your registered events via email and a phone call from one of our team members within a few days of registration to process your credit card payment (if applicable).

We encourage you to pick your favorites and join us as we celebrate you.

Attractions

Friday, Jan 5, 9:00 am-11:00 am: Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (Free—Limit 120)
Location:1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
Zoo Tour: The fun begins as soon as you enter the quaint, small zoo made famous in the Animal Planet series “The Little Zoo that Could.” Join us at the picnic tables for coffee and doughnuts and tour on your own until we come together at 10:00 a.m. for an animal show located at the pavilion. You are also welcome to continue your tour after the show.

Friday, Feb 2, 9:00 am-10:00 am: The Hot Shop (Free—Limit 50)
Location:26389 Canal Rd (at the Coastal Arts Center), Orange Beach
Glass Blowing Demo: We can’t begin to describe the fun as you observe artists hard at work on their colorful creations at The Hot Shop - Alabama’s premier hot glass blowing facility. Items can be purchased and both Glass Blowing classes and Pottery classes can be scheduled. After the demo you are welcome to browse thru the newly constructed art gallery.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: BRANDON STYLES tribute impersonator and magic show ($14 – Limit 120) **NEW for 2018**
Location: 24281 Perdido Beach Blvd. (behind Live Bait restaurant), Orange Beach
Music, comedy & magic performance: Treat your sweetheart to this exclusive show designed to bring a smile to your faces and start your toes tapping. Brandon Styles will delight you and make those good times roll for you and your honey on Valentine’s Day at an exclusive low price of $14. Bring another couple with you if you wish and don’t miss this special matinee.

Friday, Feb 23, 10 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Cetacean Cruises - MORNING ($19—Limit 40)
Location: 4673 Wharf Pkwy W (at the entrance to Springhill Suites by Marriott at The Wharf), Orange Beach
Dolphin & Nature Cruise: No trip to the coast would be complete without a water adventure. This 40-foot pontoon boat is designed to slip into some of the creeks and swamps of the back bays while your knowledgeable tour guide points out the local flora, fauna and wildlife of course including dolphins. NOTE: plan to arrive at 9:30 am.

Friday, Feb 23, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm: Cetacean Cruises - AFTERNOON ($19—Limit 40)
Location: 4673 Wharf Pkwy W (at the entrance to Springhill Suites by Marriott at The Wharf), Orange Beach
Dolphin & Nature Cruise: See info above. NOTE: plan to arrive at noon.

Day Trips

Tuesday, Jan 9, 8:00 am-8:00 pm: National WWII Museum in New Orleans ($52—Limit 40)
Bus departs from Meyer rear parking area at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
TripAdvisor recently ranked the National WWII Museum #2 museum in the world. We will immerse ourselves in history during this all day, self-guided tour. Lunch is on your own at either the American Sector or Soda Shop restaurants. You may also wish to attend the 4-D film Beyond all Boundaries or Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience (not included in $52 price).

Monday, Jan 15, 8:00 am-5:00 pm: Palace Casino Biloxi ($11—Limit 52) **NEW for 2018**
Bus departs from Meyer rear parking area at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
During our five-hour casino visit you will receive $15 in free play to try your luck at the slots in denominations from a penny to $25 or the table games at the coast’s only non-smoking venue. Lunch is on your own at the Palace Buffet, Stacked Grill or one of the other on-site eateries.

Wednesday, Jan 17, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm: GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Carnival Museum ($30 – Limit 40) **NEW for 2018**
Bus departs from Meyer rear parking area at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
So much fun is in store as you spend a few hours exploring this maritime museum that is museum dedicated to the historical, cultural and economic significance of the Gulf of Mexico. The 90 exhibits are housed in GulfQuest’s container ship, the SS McLean, and include hands-on activities, theaters and simulators. Lunch is on your own at  The Galley located at the museum. Next we will visit a history museum that chronicles over 300 years of Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama where you can view the gowns, trains and jewels worn by the Carnival queens and even some of the jesters costumes. Be sure to bring your camera for this behind the scenes look at how the good times first began to roll.

Tuesday, Jan 23, 7:30 am-7:30 pm: New Orleans French Quarter ($27—Limit 52)
Bus departs from Meyer rear parking area at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
Spend the day exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans in the historic French Quarter. Take a horse and buggy tour of the area or walk to the nearby Aquarium of the Americas if you wish. Food, art and music are the main attraction in this quaint part of the city that feels very European. Beignets at Café Du Monde, shopping at the French Market flea market, the fortune tellers in Jackson Square and a stroll on Bourbon Street are not to be missed.

Tuesday, Feb 6, 8:00 am-5:00 pm: Palace Casino Biloxi ($11—Limit 52) **NEW for 2018**
Bus departs from Meyer rear parking area at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
During our five-hour casino visit you will receive $15 in free play to try your luck at the slots in denominations from a penny to $25 or the table games at the coast’s only non-smoking venue. Lunch is on your own at the Palace Buffet, Stacked Grill or one of the other on-site eateries.

Tuesday, Feb 19, 7:30 am-7:30 pm: New Orleans French Quarter ($27—Limit 52)
Bus departs from Meyer rear parking area at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
Spend the day exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans in the historic French Quarter. Take a horse and buggy tour of the area or walk to the nearby Aquarium of the Americas if you wish. Food, art and music are the main attraction in this quaint part of the city that feels very European. Beignets at Café Du Monde, shopping at the French Market flea market, the fortune tellers in Jackson Square and a stroll on Bourbon Street are not to be missed.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm: Charter Fishing Trip ($65 – Limit 25)**NEW for 2018**
Location: 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach (Reel Surprise Charters at San Roc Cay)
Bundle up and head out into the Gulf to fish for vermillion and white snapper on this 6-hour charter fishing trip. After numerous requests to host a fishing trip we are rolling out this opportunity to catch your own dinner. NOTE: Price does not include deck hand tip and fish cleaning fee.

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm: Pensacola Historic Tour & Lunch ($43—Limit 40) **NEW for 2018**
Bus departs from Meyer rear parking area at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
The good times will roll back in time when we tour historic buildings in Pensacola, FL. Our first group of four historic sites includes the 1805 Lavelle House, 1871 Dorr House, 1832 Old Christ Church and the 1890 Lear/Rocheblave House. Next we will journey to 5 Sisters Blues Café for a charming lunch in the “Courtyard room” that includes soup or salad and entrée choices of either Aunt Sara’s Southern Fried or Baked Chicken, a Southern Cobb Salad, Hickory-Smoked Pulled Pork or a Shrimp Platter, topped off by CJ’s Chocolate Bread Pudding – yum yum. Following lunch we will visit the oldest building in Pensacola that is still in its original location – the Quina House Museum. Before we head back to Gulf Shores we will swing by the bay and visit the historic Joe Patti’s Seafood long enough for you to shop for dinner.

Monday, Feb 26, 9:00 am-4:00 pm: Bellingrath Gardens & Home ($29—Limit 52)
Bus departs from Meyer rear parking area at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
Comfortable shoes and a camera are a must for your leisurely stroll through one of the finest gardens in the country, featuring 65 acres of year-round blooms and beauty.  Admission includes a tour of the preserved home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath built in 1935. Lunch is on your own at the Magnolia Café located near the entrance. Your choices are soup, sandwiches and salads served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to save time to browse through the gift shop before boarding the bus for home.

Property Tours

Friday, Jan 12, 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Tour of Rental Properties (FREE—unlimited attendance)
Beginning Thursday, Jan 11 pick up your tour map at Meyer offices at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores or 13700 Perdido Key Dr, Perdido Key, AL
Discover new rental possibilities when you take the self-guided tour of a few of the other Meyer Vacation Rentals monthly rental choices. Our professional rental staff will be on hand at each property to assist you with any questions.

Friday, Feb 9, 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Tour of Properties for Sale (FREE—unlimited attendance)
Beginning Thursday, Feb 8 pick up your tour map at Meyer offices at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores or 13700 Perdido Key Dr, Perdido Key, AL
If you enjoy being our guest maybe it’s time to be our neighbor. Check out the homes we are featuring for sale. A member of our CENTURY 21 Meyer Real Estate sales team will be on hand at each property to assist you with any questions.

Thursday, Feb 15, 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Tour of Rental Properties (FREE—unlimited attendance)
Beginning Wednesday, Feb 14 pick up your tour map at Meyer offices at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway; Gulf Shores or 13700 Perdido Key Dr, Perdido Key, AL
Discover new rental possibilities when you take the self-guided tour of a few of the other Meyer Vacation Rentals monthly rental choices. Our professional rental staff will be on hand at each property to assist you with any questions.

Signature Events
Tuesday, Feb 13, 8:00 am-11:00 am: Mardi Gras Day at Meyer (Free—Limit 250)
Location: Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
Laissez les bons temps rouler, which translates to “let the good times roll”, and that’s our plan for Mardi Gras day. Join us for hot coffee and delicious donuts while gathering on our front lawn to watch the Gulf Shores parade that starts at 10. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair if you wish. The parade ends in time to head to Orange Beach to claim your spot along Perdido Beach Blvd (Hwy 182) for the afternoon parade starting at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb 16, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm: Ice Cream Social and Fashion Show (Free—Limit 100) 
Location: Meyer office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores
Join us for a festive afternoon filled with delights. We begin with delicious ice cream from Matt’s Homemade Alabama Ice Cream, followed by a parade of fashions from Beach House Boutique. This popular event books fast so we hope you will grab it quickly if you wish to join us as we roll out some fun fashions and ice cream treats.

Saturday, Feb 17, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Trivia Night ($5 – limit 32) **NEW for 2018**
Location:
4671 Wharf Pkwy W, Orange Beach (Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf )
Meyer Vacation Rentals is reserving four tables of eight each at this fun-filled popular event. We’ll decorate the tables and you can bring what you wish to drink and eat. There are raffles and other ways to contribute to this fundraiser that benefits the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach libraries. And it’s really ok if you’re not good at trivia because it’s all about having fun and raising funds for a great cause.

Thursday, Feb 22, 10:30 am-5:00 pm: Golf Tournament at Peninsula ($48—Limit 100)
Location: 20 Peninsula Blvd.; Gulf Shores (5 miles west of Hwy 59)
The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club is one of the most picturesque courses on the Gulf Coast. Located beside Mobile Bay this popular course features live oaks, cypress and other native plants. Plan to arrive around 10:30 to get in a little putting and driving range practice prior to the shotgun start at 11:00. After play we’ll gather for a hamburger cookout and awards celebration. Cash bar for beer and cocktails.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Activity registration will begin Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. (CST)

  • Register online at MeyerRE.com/WinterGuest. Or call 866-269-6914 and Meyer Vacation Rentals staff will assist you with registration.
  • Winter Guest events are exclusively for Meyer Vacation Rentals guests.
  • Reservations may be made for up to four people for all activities.
  • You will be contacted following your registration for payment for the paid activities, so that we may also gather more information.
  • Activity fees are not refundable.
  • No tickets are issued. Your name and number of attendees will be listed on a registration list and checked off when you arrive.

Additional Info

For area happenings you can also check our Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Calendar of Events and Gulf Shores Music Calendar.

Book up to 24 months in advance
We accept reservations up to 24 months in advance. Note: An initial payment of 10% is due at the time of booking with the remaining 20% due one year prior to arrival.

Single month rentals
You can reserve the single months of October, November, December, January or February up to 24 months in advance, when arriving and departing on the 1st day of the month.

Hot Deals
If you are still searching for a spot for winter sun and fun, check out the Hot Deals for the latest price reductions on remaining condos and houses.

Reminders, Hints and Tips

Mail—Mail CANNOT be delivered directly to your vacation residence. Only property owners have access to onsite mailbox keys, which are government property, not transferable, and cannot be duplicated. Your mail may be forwarded by renting a Gulf Coast area mailbox from your local Postmaster prior to your arrival.

Phone calls-Local phone calls are free. Long-distance providers charge an access fee.

Local newspaper subscriptions:
The Islander and The Onlooker—251-947-7712
Press Register (Mobile)—888-779-7759
Pensacola News Journal—800-288-2021, ext. 500.

Internet connection—Some properties are equipped with Internet connections; however, cables to connect to computers are not provided.

Wireless internet hotspots—There are numerous wireless hotspot connections in the area, including the welcome centers, libraries, recreation centers, coffee shops and restaurants.

Be safe, and drive carefully. We look forward to welcoming you to the beach. If you have any questions, call us at 866-269-6914.

What Our Winter Guests Say About Their “Home Away from Home”

Scott H., Pekin, Ill.: “Thanks for putting things together.”

Joseph L., Huntley, Ill.: “We love the Alabama Gulf Coast because of the beauty and we love it because it does NOT have the congestion that the Florida coast has. I would love to see more trips to NOLA with its history. We are so looking forward to next year!”

Mike P., Archbold, Ohio: “My wife and I come to Gulf Shores in the winter from Ohio for a variety of reasons…
·  The extremely friendly people.
·  It is a much shorter trip for us (14 hours) than Florida where we used to go.
·  We like the small town feel and less crowded February feel that Gulf Shores provides.
·  We prefer the 60/70-degree weather vs. the hotter temps in Florida.
·  Love the beach and restaurants.
·  Gulf Shores provides a more relaxed/laid back atmosphere during this time.
·  The cost of staying in Gulf Shores is about one-third the cost of going to Florida in February.
·  We have found that working with the property management teams that Gulf Shores provides are easy to work with when searching for a property to rent.
I have been impressed with your continued winter events schedule and Meyer’s willingness to continually look for improvements. We prefer working with Meyer at this time because they have been quick to respond to our needs and issues. Your website is informative and easy to use. Meyer provides activities for their guests that other property management agencies do not. The Meyer staff, I am sure, deal with a tremendous amount of people on a daily basis, however, I have always felt fully informed and a part of the family.”

Phil S., Jenison, Mich.: “We chose the Alabama coast because it is not as crowded in January and February as our former wintering spot in Naples. There is an abundance of good restaurants and almost never a wait time. The weather is great. Although it is 10 degrees cooler than South Florida, when you sit on the lanai in the sunshine, it is short sleeves and shorts weather for us Michiganders. Cost: I can have a beachfront condo for the same price per month as for a week in South Florida.”

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