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Escape the stress and worry of every day. While you may not have time to plan a long trip to an out-of-state destination, you can still plan a Gulf Shores getaway that doesn’t take you far from home. A visit to the Alabama coast may be just what the doctor ordered. Get a dose of fun, sun, sand, and water when you choose Gulf Shores. Be a tourist in your own state, by visiting all the fun activities and attractions Gulf Shores has to offer, and make sure to book a private vacation rental with Poole & Associates to get the full vacation experience. If your staycation plans include furry family members, ask about pet-friendly rentals!

Beach Time

You’ve planned plenty of beach time just by coming to a beach destination like Gulf Shores. Choose from activities like laying out and sunbathing, planting a beach umbrella and spreading out on a blanket and reading or having a picnic, taking a swim in the Gulf, or running or walk on the beach for a change in your exercise routine. Turn up the adrenaline with activities like parasailing, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and even deep-sea fishing!


Check the calendar and plan your staycation around a festival that celebrates your favorite things. From the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival celebrating the first mode of air travel to festivals celebrating the performing and visual arts, you’ll find something to plan your trip around.

Fort Morgan Road Trail

Lace up your hiking shoes, grab a bottle of water and your sun gear, and head out on an adventure. The 5.6-mile asphalt trail starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and stretches west through Gulf Shores. The path runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180, through tree-lined areas and neighborhoods, and finally ends at the Peninsula Golf Club. The trail is an easy hike or bike, as it’s mostly a flat surface, but the eastern end of the trail has only a few gentle climbs – making it easy for groups of all skill levels to enjoy. Add some difficulty on the eastern end and continue on through Gulf State Park’s Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails.

Gulf Shores Dog Park

For families or groups bringing along their pets, Gulf Shores has plenty of fun for them, too. The Gulf Shores Dog Park has a large fenced-in green area where both large and small dogs can get their zoomies out. Humans can sit and socialize themselves, but make sure to keep an eye on your pup and clean up after them using the provided waste bag stations. You can bring water for yourself, but the park provides water for pets!

Gulf Shores Museum

If you didn’t know much about Gulf Shores before you arrived, here’s your chance. The Gulf Shores Museum is located in a house that dates back to before World War II and stood as the beach house of Valerie Cole’s family from Mobile. Originally built in West Beach, the family donated the structure, and it was moved from that original location to its current home after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum houses many permanent and temporary exhibits that tell the story of Gulf Shores’ history and offers various programs and activities for all ages and many interests throughout the year.

Gulf State Park

Wander two miles of Gulf beachfront, swim, surf, build sand castles, and enjoy any and all of the beach activities you can think of. The park also has a beach pavilion where you can picnic or gather to celebrate together. If there are anglers in the group, they’ll want to bring some gear and spend some time at the pier. For groups looking for an adventure, try kayaking or even parasailing!

Spa Day

A staycation is all about getting away from the stress of everyday life and getting some much-needed R&R. There are several spas in the Gulf Shores area that are ready for to help you out with that total relaxation. Choose from services like mani/pedis, body wraps or scrubs, scalp treatments, and more. Some even offer special just-for-men services that cater to their unique needs.

Gulf Shores Getaway

When you and book a staycation getaway with Poole & Associates, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or experience the myriad of other activities available to help build a Gulf Shores vacation that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime. For an intimate stay, choose a one-bedroom unit, or bring a larger group and bring everyone together in one place when you book a four-bedroom unit. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in your own private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite movie or TV show together on a flat-screen TV.

Contact us today to book your staycation getaway in Gulf Shores!

It’s fair to say that everyone deserves a great getaway from time to time. When the responsibilities and hustle and bustle of life begin to add up, booking time away from it all to swap out stress for fun instead is key to gaining a new perspective! Whether you’re someone who loves time on the sand, or you’re a traveler with a heart for on-the-water fun, a getaway booked for Orange Beach, Alabama promises to please. This inspiring and scenic destination is a great place for everyone to enjoy the sun, stunning shorelines and access to shopping, dining, and exploring in abundance! It’s truly a place where you can kick back and relax in style or make the most of adrenaline-pumping adventures on the waves if you choose.
That said, no matter what your itinerary may entail or what time of year you arrive here, making sure you have comfortable, luxurious, and conveniently located accommodations in place is key to an unforgettable journey. When it’s time to stop dreaming of vacation and make it happen instead, booking Broadmoor 1002 through Poole and Associates is step one. This oversized 2-bed, 2-bath Gulf Shores condo rental can easily welcome up to 8-guests at a time and provides everyone with the views and amenities they deserve during a great getaway. Situated within Dolphin Key in East Orange Beach, those who book a stay in Broadmoor 1002 will enjoy a welcoming sense of peace and tranquility with access to vibrant area fun just as simple to find. Broadmoor 1002 sits close to shopping and dining options as well as spectacular shorelines that beckon to those who can’t wait to spend as much time as possible under the sun.

Embrace the Best of Alabama Coastal Living

Stepping inside Broadmoor 1002, guests will find plenty of space, light, and coastal style waiting to greet them. This open floorplan condo pairs large windows and splashes of coastal-inspired colors with tall ceilings throughout. This not only enhances the overall sense of space, but frame the view constantly, promotes natural light flow and brings the beauty of the outdoors right inside through aesthetic selections!
The living room in Broadmoor 1002 hosts a plush beige sofa topped with bright yellow decorative throw pillows. This is paired with two coral-hued overstuffed armchairs to settle into separated by a decorative wood end table. The living room furnishings all sit upon earth-toned tiled flooring and are centered around a natural wood coffee table to match. Just behind the sofa, guests will enjoy the colorful abstract wall art in shades of teal and red that works well to complement the teal entertainment center on the far wall that host a large flat-screen television. From the metal fish wall art pieces in the living room to the colorful pouf, this is a space that comes to light with vibrant hues and decorative details.
The dining area and kitchen are found just off the living room in Broadmoor 1002. Here, guests can enjoy a home-style meal whenever they aren’t out exploring local restaurants. The kitchen hosts natural wood cabinetry stocked with cookware as an added convenience. Guests can also access a full collection of modern appliances and plenty of counterspace to match. While the round glass dining table easily seats four guests, additional seating options are available at the kitchen’s breakfast bar as well.
After dinner, getting a good night’s rest is easier than ever in Broadmoor 1002. The master bedroom in this condo enjoys a king bed and cozy seating area as well as access to a private bath. The second bedroom showcases two full queen beds with a convenient bath located just across the hall.

Exterior Features to Enjoy

Those who book Broadmoor 1002 will find they never have to go far to find the fresh-air fun. Glass doors in the living room lead directly to the condo’s large private balcony overlooking the sugar-white sands below. Patio furniture and a small table are both found in this area, making it the ideal place to wake up with the sunrise and hot cup of coffee, or settle in under the stars at night and sip time away while the waves roll in.
In addition to the condo’s private outdoor seating area, guests who book a stay here can enjoy access to the resort amenities with ease. This means making the most of time in the on-site shared pool when you’re looking to cool down or simply relax in style.

Book Your Stay Today

When you’re ready to enjoy a coastal Alabama adventure that renews your perspective and focuses on the fun, a trip this way is a must and letting Poole and Associates handle your accommodations is key. Reach out today to learn more about booking a stay in Broadmoor 1002 the next time your travel plans bring you to town. We look forward to helping you turn travel dreams into reality and welcoming you to Alabama soon!