Friday, May 25, 2012

Coast Awhile in Gulf Shores for Father's Day

Do you know where your father will be on his special day? Why not at the coast. Father's Day is the perfect time to coast awhile at the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key.

Is golf Dad's delight? Then he'll love our nine signature courses. A round of mini-golf is a relaxing way to unwind and establish bragging rights.

Whether your dad prefers a charter deep-sea fishing excursion, an inshore experience in the back waters, surf fishing or from the Gulf State Park pier, we have it all.

Father's Day weekend events include the 8th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival in Foley (just north of Gulf Shores) that kicks off on Thursday (June 14) with a hot air balloon glow at Tanger Outlets.

Lots of choice properties are still available for Father's Day for a long weekend or week at the beach. Our 2-day and 3-day getaway deals offer savings from 22% to a FREE night on condos located on Alabama and Florida's beautiful shore.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What's Cool to Do Memorial Day weekend in Gulf Shores?

Whether to simply relax during your Memorial Day weekend or take advantage of some area activities is truly a tough decision because it's so much fun to do nothing at the beach. Above and beyond the usual golf, waterpark, mini-golf, fishing, dolphin cruises, parasailing and more, below is a list of a few extra added happenings for the holiday weekend in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key:

Tanger Outlets just north of the beaches on Hwy. 59 in Foley has a Memorial Day Weekend Sale from May 25 through May 28.

Lulupalooza 2012 on May 26 & 27 is the 8th annual fun-filled Memorial Day weekend of music including the Geoff Achison, Honey Island Swamp Band, Eric Lindell, Lee Boys, Dread Clampitt, Bonerama and Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars.

Alabama Gulf Coast Farmers Market opens Saturday May 26 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Lake Shelby area of Gulf State Park offering locally grown fresh produce for purchase. The Farmers Market will be open each Saturday through July 14th.

Bands, Barks & Brews is a dog-friendly event hosted by Ginny Lane Bar & Grill at The Wharf in Orange Beach. You are encouraged to bring your friendly dog on a leash to enjoy free live music and good local beers. There will even be an artwork sale benefiting the Humane Society.

Even if you can't make it to the beach this weekend utilize our interior photos and virtual tours of all condos and houses to start shopping now for your next trip to your favorite shore.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rise High Above the Beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for a New Perspective

Rising above it all is exhilarating when you fly high above the coast for a totally new perspective. Here's our bird's-eye view from a recent parasailing excursion. Without hesitation, we can tell you it's a blast!

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.

There are lots of great observation points for watching parasailing if that's more your speed. Condos located near the Perdido Pass are excellent viewing stations since several parasail excursion providers operate in that area.

At Grand Pointe you can choose a gulf-front view or even a less expensive option overlooking Perdido Pass itself. Or if you can spend a week in paradise The Pass condos are upscale, spacious and have awesome views of the backwaters leading into Perdido Pass. I personally love the views from both Grand Pointe and The Pass and I believe you will too.

Kick Off Summer with Memorial Day Savings in Gulf Shores

Come to the beach this Memorial Day to honor those who have served, and enjoy a free 4th night to relax with your friends and family. For example, spend $1,137 for 4 nights in a 3-bedroom gulf-front beach condo that sleeps 6-8 and save $320.

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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Breaking News: Tickets Available to SOLD OUT Hangout Music Fesitval

HAPPY HANGOUT! Meyer Vacation Rentals has a limited number of Hangout Music Festival general admission tickets for sale at a cost of $209 each with no service fee. You may still rent a condo or house and buy tickets along with your rental but as of today that is no longer a requirement. The Hangout Music Festival is now a SOLD OUT event so tickets are no longer available online or in person at The Hangout.

Tickets may be purchased from Meyer Vacation Rentals in person at the Front Desk of our Gulf
Shores office at 1585 Gulf Shores Parkway. This is good news and even better news is that you may purchase tickets at any time day or night since our Gulf Shores office is open 24/7.

Construction is underway on all of the stages as seen from these photos taken yesterday. Tonight at midnight some of the roads will be blocked to facilitate the final construction and traffic will begin to flow around the festival site. The best bet for transportation is to purchase a Shuttle Pass online since there will be no parking at the festival site.

For last minute accommodations we have a great Hangout Music Festival 4th night FREE special in remaining condos and houses in Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and Perdido Key.