Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Your Lounge Chair Awaits in Gulf Shores

One of our newest beach houses offered for vacation rentals in Gulf Shores, Alabama recently held an open house for Meyer Real Estate staff to view the property. It is a fantastic newly constructed six bedroom, seven bath home directly on the Gulf of Mexico on a 100' lot. The large deck area contains a small pool for lounging around and several very nice padded lounge chairs.

When lounging you overlook not only the pool but also a boardwalk leading to dunes with seaoats and the beach beyond with blue-green waves lapping at the shore. Most days dolphins are visible not far from the shore usually surfacing in groups. Little white sand crabs scurry around the beach alongside sandpipers at the water's edge. Seagulls gather overhead and along the shore, especially when a handout is a possibility. Most of us have busy, stressful lives and find that watching nature unfold before our eyes is the only entertainment needed. If more action is desired, our Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and Perdido Key, Florida area offers more entertainment options now. In addition to The Track, Adventure Island, Pirate's Island and Waterville USA the newest entertainment can be found at The Wharf with a Ferris wheel, Rave theater and a 10,000 seat amphitheater.

So if you want to pull yourself away from lounging on the deck there are definitely options but the beauty of a visit to Gulf Shores is the ability to do a lot, a little or nothing at all.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

A Day in Pompeii with Gulf Shores Visitors

A few weeks ago we loaded two buses early in the morning to leave Gulf Shores and head to Mobile, Alabama for a day of viewing the past. Meyer Real Estate's winter guest customers registered for a full day at the Mobile Museum of Art followed by viewing the exhibit "A Day in Pompeii" at the Gulf Coast Exploreum and Science Center. And what a great day it was too.

The Mobile Museum of Art is an extraordinary facility and the current display of Linda McCartney's photos from the 60's is definitely fascinating. Just to see how casual the rock stars of the day are portrayed due to the relaxed access Linda enjoyed is amazing.

After a delicious lunch at Cafe' Royal featuring Mediterranean cuisine we walked a couple of blocks in downtown Mobile to the Gulf Coast Exploreum for the rest of the afternoon. We had all anticipated what the "A Day in Pompeii" exhibit would include but no one was prepared for the extensive recreation of life in that thriving metropolis so many centuries ago. The similarities to modern-day living are incredible. A view of ancient Greece in the IMAX film was also a treat. Click HERE for more info.

The Pompeii exhibit will remain in Mobile until mid-June, so when visiting the Gulf Shores area make this part of your "to-do" list for sure. Actually it would be a great addition to your family spring break trip to the beach. Call Meyer Real Estate (800.213.9544) to reserve your spot in the sand or shop online at