Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Warm Weather for Polar Bear Dip on Alabama and Florida line

The weather will be very cooperative, in the low 60 degree temperatures, on January 1st for the annual Polar Bear Dip at Flora Bama located on the Alabama and Florida border.

This will be the 25th year for this popular event scheduled for noon on New Year's day. Activities include live music and of course special drinks to celebrate the New Year. Locals and many visitors plan their holidays to include attending this fun day. Recently the Southeast Tourism Society included the Polar Bear Dip in their Top 20 winter 2009 events.

Still need accommodations to ring in the new year at the beach? Visit Meyer Real Estate for a wide variety of getaway choices from one-bedroom condos to an eleven-bedroom beach home and everything in between. Hot Deals are available for a last-minute trip that's easy on the budget.

Monday, December 22, 2008

New Year's Eve Fireworks, Music & More at The Wharf

Join the family-oriented celebration at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama for a magnificent New Year's Eve. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and end with a bang (literally) when the fireworks light the sky above the Intracoastal Waterway at midnight. Musical entertainment features the country sounds of John Stone and the Motown Sensation Band Crystal Clear from Atlanta. Lots of dining, shopping and entertainment abound at The Wharf while you stroll the streets enjoying the evening.

Reserve your affordable beach getaway online for coastal New Year's Eve fun. Check out the Meyer Real Estate Hot Deals for even more savings.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fox Sports Network Will Broadcast Orange Beach Thunder on the Gulf

The roar of the high-powered engines prevalent in Orange Beach, Alabama during the 6th annual Thunder on the Gulf event last August has ended as the high octane powerboats returned to their origins. The magical, high-energy moments can be relived when Fox Sports Network broadcasts the action on national television on Friday, December 19th at 3:00 p.m. CST and again on Wednesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)at 3:00 p.m. CST. Check your local schedule for the Fox Sports Network in your service area and enjoy the view from your living room. The thirty minute program will include interviews with the teams as well as film from the actual races.

This increasingly popular Thunder on the Gulf event has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event for the month of August, 2008. The 7th annual Thunder on the Gulf event is scheduled for August 13-16, 2009. Choose your favorite spot for a front-row balcony seat from your vacation rental condo and SAVE with a thunderous rental special.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

New Year's Eve Entertainment is BIG in Gulf Shores

New Year’s Eve is big in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach (Alabama) and Perdido Key (Florida) with tons of entertainment that is ideal for couples, families and friends.

Experience an exciting New Year’s Eve Block Party at The Wharf featuring musical entertainment by country music performer John Stone and Motown Sensation Band Crystal Clear. Treat the kids to mid-day fun at LuLu’s “Noon Year’s Eve” followed by an evening of entertainment with music starting at 9 pm. The Hangout in Gulf Shores will host a New Year’s Eve Ball including a five-course dinner and live music with RC & the Moonpies. FloraBama will be alive with exciting musical acts on three stages plus party favors, champagne and food to celebrate the arrival of 2009.

Vacation costs are lower than usual at Meyer Real Estate with 25%-33% savings starting at $352 for three nights in a one-bedroom gulf front condominium and $888 for four nights in a four-bedroom beach home during both Christmas and New Year’s holidays. These extraordinary holiday vacation prices include taxes and fees but do not include optional travel insurance. Reserve your holiday getaway online at MeyerRE.com or by calling 800.213.4161 and providing promo code S-8HOL. (Offer valid on vacation stays between today and January 2, 2009. Other restrictions apply; call for details.)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Gulf Shores Retreat Only $30 a Day

Spend an entire month in paradise for less than $30 a day this winter. Too good to be true? No, it's real when you take advantage of one of the numerous Monthly Hot Deals at Meyer Real Estate this winter. Check out this charming one-bedroom waterfront condominium on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores at Lagoon Landing Unit 203. Besides the king bed in this comfortable property there is even a sofa sleeper in the living area. Plus a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony with great water views of both the Gulf and Little Lagoon. Amazing amenities at this popular complex include an outdoor pool, gazebo, barbecue area and fishing pier on the lagoon. Total price for a month in this lovely Gulf Shores condo is only $889 this winter (December 2008, January 2009 or February 2009). Not only is this one true but too good to pass up. Call 800.213.9544 today for reservations and start packing for paradise.

Monday, December 01, 2008

No Hassle Gulf Shores Beach Vacations

Start a new tradition this holiday season and spend quality time with your loved ones at the award-winning beaches of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan (Alabama) and Perdido Key (Florida). Leave behind any hassles and feel free to completely relax. Meyer Real Estate will even handle all the grocery shopping for you at Christmas time this year.

Simply order your holiday food supplies online at The Meyer Market at least 48 hours prior to your arrival and we will handle the rest. The special holiday opening of Meyer Market will occur on December 18-24 and 26-27. Moore Brothers Village Market in Magnolia Springs (pictured above) once again will supply the groceries from their extensive supply of fresh produce, Dietz & Watson deli meats, aged Angus beef and delicious baked items. Place your order now so your vacation fun and relaxation can begin as soon as you arrive instead of grocery line hassles. Try out the special grocery packages such as "Steak for Dinner", "No Cook Dinner" and "Hamburger and Hot Dog Night" just to name a few convenient offerings.

It's not too late to book your beach reservations for the Christmas or New Year's holidays. Make your choice online at MeyerRE.com from almost 2000 coastal condos and beach houses starting at $352 for three nights in a one-bedroom gulf-front condo.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

3 Doors Down Hits the Stage in Gulf Shores December 4

Rockin' and rollin' will be happening on Alabama's Gulf Coast at The Amphitheater at The Wharf when 3 Doors Down takes center stage on Thursday, December 4th in the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores area. Adding to the musical entertainment for the evening will be the bands Switchfoot and American Bang.

Since their formation in 1995 in Escatawpa, Missississippi 3 Doors Down has been described as boasting rock n' roll's most earnest work ethic. Their breakthrough song "Kryptonite... seemed to capture the band's heroic climb and steadfast refusal to be pigeonholed as just another rock band" according to information on their website.

Join the fun on the coast for great entertainment, excellent dining, sensational shopping and amazing waterviews. Book your last-minute getaway at MeyerRE.com. Review our great list of Hot Deals for special savings this month.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Songwriters Entertain You in Gulf Shores

The Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast comes alive with music beginning tomorrow (November 13, 2008) and ending on Sunday, November 23, 2008, when over 300 songwriters converge on the area for the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. The venues range from Perdido Key, Florida to Fort Morgan, Alabama with Orange Beach and Gulf Shores in between at this unique event now celebrating it's 24th year on the Gulf Coast. You already know their songs and now you can get to know the genius behind the music. There's an amazing array of entertainment choices when you check out the venue listing at the official Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival website.

Enjoy a delightful beach retreat during Meyer Real Estate's winter value season. Pick a gulf-front condo or house with balconies or porches overlooking the beach, a waterfront property on the lagoons, bays or bayous or a near-beach location in close proximity to the water. If a quick getaway is best for your schedule you can now reserve a two-day vacation at MeyerRE.com.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Hank Williams Jr. To Perform for Gulf Shores Crowds

Excitement will fill the air this weekend when Hank Williams Jr. and Randy Houser take the stage at The Amphitheater at The Wharf in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Alabama area on Saturday, November 1, 2008. The Wharf is currently promoting the show by offering a special - Buy one ticket at $25.00 get the second free!

Make your plans to head to the coast to enjoy the Hank Williams, Jr. performance along with great seafood, a beautiful beach and total relaxation. The weather is perfect for a last minute getaway with sunny days and temperatures in the mid-70's. Take advantage of Meyer Real Estate's two-day getaway opportunities in condominiums ranging from one to four-bedrooms with fully equipped kitchens, living areas and balconies with water views. Or check out the "Hot Deals" for special discounts.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Jo Dee Messina To Perform In Gulf Shores

Jo Dee Messina will be the featured musical entertainment at the 37th annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. This country music singer-songwriter who has charted nine Number One singles on the Billboard country music charts, will no doubt be a big hit at this popular festival located directly on the Gulf Coast beach.

Two music stages are provided at the National Shrimp Festival which is attended by over 300,000 visitors during the four-day event (October 9-12, 2008). And best of all the admission to the event is FREE. There are hundreds of vacation rental condominiums located nearby and shuttle service is available for convenience.

If you have not yet reserved your Shrimp Festival weekend getaway you can do so with Meyer Real Estate online at MeyerRE.com or by phone or call 866-200-6979 and provide promo code S-8SS to take advantage of our Shrimp Festival discount. Call or click today to assure yourself a front-row spot at the Jo Dee Messina concert next month.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

SS Republic Treasure Abounds Near Gulf Shores

Discover Civil-war era shipwreck treasure at a most unusual place - the Baldwin County Heritage Museum in Elberta, Alabama (a few miles north of Gulf Shores). The Odyssey Marine Exploration company, who found the lost SS Republic which sank 1,700 feet below the surface of the Atlantic, chose this unique location for their world-class exhibit because the company's co-owner has strong family roots in the little town of Elberta.

The entire family will enjoy viewing remarkable samplings of the 51,000 gold and silver coins and nearly 14,000 artifacts from the shipwreck. Visitors will learn about the courage and survival of the passengers and crew of this paddlewheel steamship that succumbed to a Hurricane off the coast of Georgia in October 1865 while enroute from New York to New Orleans. This vessel participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay before being turned into a passenger ship so there are strong connections of this ship to South Alabama.

The museum opens Wednesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is only $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children to view an amazing slice of history.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Celebrate Independence Day at the beach in Gulf Shores

What is more exciting than the bright colorful bursts of light, crackle and boom of fireworks in a night sky? This treat for young and old is enhanced by a beach setting and the City of Gulf Shores (Alabama) is prepared to present their Annual Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. The setting will be a barge positioned near the Gulf Shores public beach at the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 180 and the fireworks display can be seen to the east and west up and down the beach. A great vantage point will be on your own private balcony at one of the many affordable condos that Meyer Real Estate rents for vacations. Wherever you choose to watch this family-oriented Gulf Shores event it is entirely FREE. The rain date is July 5th just in case the weather delays the fun.

In Orange Beach (Alabama) Independence Day will be celebrated July 4th at The Wharf with fireworks over the Intracoastal Waterway - a grand and glorious location for the show. Musical entertainment for the evening will be provided at The Amphitheater at The Wharf by Lee Greenwood. General Admission is $7, Children 12 & under FREE and Military FREE with I.D.

The Dauphin Island public beach will be alive with exciting FREE fireworks on July 5th and the perfect vantage point will be Holiday Isle condominiums.

History comes alive at Fort Morgan during Independence Day throughout the day on July 4th with the Salute to American Independence. Interpreters dressed in uniforms from various periods of Fort Morgan's history will offer guided tours and firing demonstrations throughout the day. A Civil War cannon will also be fired in honor of our nation's birthday. There will NOT be a fireworks display. Admission is $5 adults, $3 children 6-12, free to younger children. All scheduled events are included in the price of admission.

Even though the 4th of July is only a few days away the timing is perfect for a long weekend retreat to the beach in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island (Alabama) and Perdido Key (Florida). Select your perfect Independence Day spot for fun from a wide selection of vacation homes and condominiums.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Guy Harvey Returns to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

Guy Harvey returns to The Wharf in Orange Beach Alabama (near Gulf Shores) on July 4th and July 5th for a special appearance. His appearance to sign autographs is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.

Make plans to visit the Guy Harvey Island Grill restaurant at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Other exotic locations include Grand Cayman, Key West, and Marco Island. Adjacent to the restaurant is the Guy Harvey Gallery and Shoppe where you will find a wide variety of signature products to add to your collection.

Spanning the space between the Guy Harvey Island Grill and Gallery is a marina bar with amazing views of the marina and waterway. Sip your delicious beverage as you watch the large variety of boats and barges make their way east and west on this interstate water highway.

Just a few days remain to finalize your plans for the July 4th weekend on the Alabama and Florida gulf coast. Meyer Real Estate provides your best choices for vacation beach homes and coastal condominiums for the July 4th holiday weekend and beyond.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gulf Shores Hang Out Returns

Back in "the day", the 50's and 60's to be somewhat exact, my brother and all his friends spent their youth at "The Hang Out" in Gulf Shores (Alabama). I was just a little kid so I missed the fun of this cool establishment located right on the beach where the main road terminated. Oh but I heard about the stories and fun times at this legendary place. This icon went by the wayside quite a few years ago but the new version is back.

Recently I attended the Hang Out reunion (pretending to be a former patron) in the same location at the wonderful new venue of the same name. Giant photos on the walls depict the old look and I can attest that the modern version is amazing. With a 40 foot inside bar and seating for over 400 plus a couple of outside bars the opportunity to wine and dine with sights and sounds of the surf is unique. Located just a few steps from the public beach, at the corner of Hwy. 59 and Hwy. 180, this new entertainment-style restaurant boasts an outdoor bandstand and a giant pile of sand for the kids to explore.

Head to the beach soon and make The Hang Out one of your adventures. Meyer Real Estate can provide easy to rent accommodations in beach houses and condominiums for your trip.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gulf Shores Music Scene Heats Up for Summer

There is something magical about the way music sounds when played along the waterfront. You will have a grand opportunity to experience that amazing effect this upcoming weekend during the Summer Solstice at The Wharf in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach (Alabama) area. This weekend celebration at The Wharf happens Friday, June 20 featuring Rhett Akins and Saturday, June 21 featuring Wayne Toups. And the best news is the concerts are FREE to the public. The venue at the marina boardwalk creates an amazing atmosphere as the music resounds along the intracoastal waterway.

Experience the joy of summer and the delight of musical entertainment on the waterway at the summer solstice celebration. Find your best choices for vacation rental condominiums and beach houses at MeyerRE.com.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Blockbusters at the Beach

You are on vacation and the summer blockbuster movie you've been waiting to see premiers - what do you do? By all means you dust off the sand, grab the family and friends and head to the movies. The Gulf Shores (Alabama) area now has not one, not two but THREE modern, upscale movie theaters equipped with stadium seating and all the perks. Riviera Cinema 12 is located near the Tanger Outlet Center in Foley just east of Highway 59, Cobb Pinnacle 14 is in the Pinnacle Shopping Center at Craft Farms on Highway 59 in Gulf Shores and Wharf 15 RAVE Motion Pictures at The Wharf in Orange Beach on Canal Road (Highway 180).

Haven't made your plans for summer vacation yet? No worries! Check out over 2,000 beach houses and vacation condominiums in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island (Alabama) and Perdido Key (Florida) area at Meyer Real Estate.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

High Flying Fun on Alabama's Coast

Listed as one of the top twenty entertainment events by the Southeast Tourism Society the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is a real treat for the entire family. This festival held in Foley, Alabama (just north of Gulf Shores) is a great way to show dad (and the whole family) a great time during Father's Day weekend. Besides the amazing 50 hot air balloons the festival also boasts 51 arts and crafts vendors and 13 food booths. Musical entertainment is planned for all three days (June 13-15) and there are even several performances by dogs trained to catch Frisbees. The Children's Village is a popular addition to the festival and a new addition this year are train rides for the little ones.

Come to the Gulf Shores area for a great Father's Day weekend at a beach house or condo and enjoy great family fun at the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Two Legends in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

As soon as I heard that B.B. King and Willie Nelson are coming to the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach (Alabama) area I knew I have to be at the concert to experience these two legends in person. Actually Willie Nelson performed last year at the same venue - The Amphitheater at The Wharf - so I was not so surprised that he is returning, but I admit I am amazed that B.B. King will join him for a performance on Saturday, July 26.

The Amphitheater at The Wharf, just north of Gulf Shores, is so convenient for our vacationers, local residents and the surrounding area since it is adjacent to the Foley Beach Express. Even in the heat of the summer this outdoor entertainment complex seems to be constructed in a manner that pulls in the breezes off the Intercoastal Waterway to cool the crowds. At least that is what I experienced a few weeks ago at the Rick Springfield and Eddie Money concert. Cool attire is never an issue since our laid back resort atmosphere on Alabama's Gulf Coast means that shorts are almost always appropriate for any day or evening adventure.

Other artists performing this summer include Lee Greenwood, Brooks & Dunn, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Journey, Heart & Cheap Trick and Sugarland. Meyer Real Estate's website provides calendar of events that is helpful in coordinating your vacation with upcoming summer concerts at The Wharf. Search online for the perfect vacation rental condo or beach house and actually make your summer reservation online, or call one of our vacation specialists for assistance. Just make sure you don't miss the entertainment we now have on our beautiful coast.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The BUNNY is Coming

In just a few days, high above the sky of Foley, Alabama just north of the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, there will be a rare sight - the Energizer Bunny Hot Hare Hot Air Balloon. This phenomenon will occur during the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival this upcoming weekend June 13-15, 2008. The Energizer Bunny will be among 50 colorful and exciting hot air balloons that will not only fly into the festival grounds but also entertain the attendees with an evening "glow" and free tether rides on Friday and Saturday nights. Lots of arts and crafts, a children's village, fun festival food and plenty of musical entertainment round out the three-day event that will be held at the Foley Soccer field on Highway 98.

By far the Energizer Bunny will tower above the other 49 balloons. In fact at 166 feet it is 15 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. The sixty-foot tall bunny ears are as tall as the Presidents' faces on Mount Rushmore and these impressive ears are the height of the average-sized hot air balloon. The bunny glasses are 32 feet wide, its arms 40 feet long and the great big sandals are 60 feet long and 12 feet wide.

You will definitely want to visit our gulf coast and attend this fun Father's Day weekend festival. It's not too late to reserve your vacation choice of a Meyer Real Estate gulf-front condo along 50 miles of beach at Dauphin Island, Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach (Alabama) or Perdido Key, Florida. Call 800.213.9544 to take advantage of our special Father's Day package so you won't miss the BUNNY.