Why Choose Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals vs. Hotel Accommodations

What You Need to Know About Booking a Vacation Rental For the First Time

A First Timer's Guide to Staying in a Vacation Rental

Families and large groups have enjoyed the comfort and ease of vacation rentals for decades, and today vacation rental homes and condos are as popular as ever. Offering a home-away-from-home feeling, vacation rentals and condos have all the same luxuries you enjoy regularly, and then some. At Martinique on the Gulf, we have a selection of vacation homes and condos that are all individually owned, meticulously maintained, well-decorated, and equipped with everything you need for a fantastic vacation. 


If you're trying to decide where to stay on your next beach getaway to Gulf Shores, we'd love to help.

Martinique on the Gulf Resort kitchen in Gulf Shores Alabama

Benefits of Booking a Vacation Rental

Vacation rentals have many benefits compared with hotel accommodations, including more space, privacy, and amenities. Groups will love vacation rentals because it offers ample shared living space as well as private rooms and bathrooms. Some of our vacation rental homes have multiple common areas and outdoor spaces as well.


You can also save money when you book a vacation rental compared with a hotel room. Larger groups can all fit in one unit instead of having to reserve multiple rooms for everyone. Plus, each condo or home rental features a full kitchen, so you can save on the cost of food and drinks. Having your own kitchen in your unit also means you don't have to abide by a hotel's dining schedule.


Read more about what's included in your kitchen setup below and local resources on stocking your space with everything you'll need for a great stay. Whether you're visiting for a weekend getaway or planning an extended stay, our home and condo rentals at Martinique on the Gulf will make you feel at home.

pool and palm trees at Martinique on the Gulf in Gulf Shores Alabama

Enjoy All the Amenities of a Luxury Hotel

Staying in a vacation rental doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the amenities of a luxury hotel. Martinique on the Gulf is a beach resort community in Gulf Shores that features direct beach access, two onsite clubhouses, fitness facilities, and more. The resort sits next to the 4,200-acre Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge making it feel like you’re secluded while still being near things to do in town.

Martinique on the Gulf Resort Amenities Include:

  • Tennis Courts
  • Indoor/Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor Whirlpool Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Two Clubhouses
  • Boardwalk Access to the Beach
  • Community Bike Paths
  • Access to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Martinique on the Gulf Resort in Gulf Shores Alabama from aerial view

On-Site Concierge Service

Our concierge service at Martinique on the Gulf is available on-site to help you make the most out of your stay with us. Our concierge team is available seven days a week to help you with everything you need, from finding the perfect spot for dinner or learning the best local insider tips. The Martinique on the Gulf team boasts extensive experience and first-hand knowledge of the area, and we’re always happy to help guests enjoy the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast.


Need help booking your stay? Our team is available to assist in finding the most ideal unit for your group based on size and needs. Reach out to us with any questions you have! Submit a contact form or sign up for our monthly newsletter to be the first to hear about special offers and the latest updates.

What's Included in Your Stay

All of our vacation rentals are individually owned, so check the details of the property description for the unit you are renting. All of our vacation condos and homes feature full kitchens with an oven, microwave, a coffee maker, refrigerator, and dishwasher so you can cook all your meals at home if you want.


Our units are also equipped with TVs, WiFi, and an in-unit washer/dryer. Plus, you'll find comfortable furniture, luxurious bath towels and linens, spacious living and dining spaces, and beautifully decorated interiors.


You'll be provided with a starter-kit of essentials for your stay, which include:


  • Bed linens & blankets
  • Bath towels
  • Bathroom tissue and facial tissue
  • Kitchen essentials (dishes, silverware, glassware, mugs, pots & pans, etc.)
  • Small supply of soap
  • Cleaning samples for kitchen and laundry


Keep in mind, this is just a starter kit and you'll need more to get through your stay.

What You'll Need To Bring

In addition to getting all your beach supplies, you'll need to stock your rental with all your essentials for cooking and cleaning. While there are tons of great restaurants in Gulf Shores, cooking at least one meal a day in your rental can help to save big on your trip.


Don't want to waste any precious vacation time getting groceries. There are several grocery delivery services available along the Alabama coast.


Instacart, Shipt, and Beach Moms are three popular options for grocery delivery in the region. Be sure to order in advance of arrival and schedule your delivery so your condo is stocked when you get here or after you check-in.


A few things to consider adding to your grocery list:


  • Paper towels
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Coffee (and coffee condiments)
  • Condiments (mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, etc.)
  • Olive oil and/or butter
  • Paper plates
  • Countertop spray
  • Hand wipes/hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper

Secure Your Stay with Travel Insurance

We all know the importance of preparing for the unexpected, especially when it comes to travel. Maintain your peace of mind by purchasing your travel insurance when you book your reservation at Martinique on the Gulf. We have partnered with RedSky Travel Insurance to provide Sun Trip Preserver® coverage for our guests. The cost is 6.95% of your total reservation.


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Book Direct to Save on Your Stay

When you book directly on the Martinique on the Gulf website, you can rest assured that you’re paying the lowest rate possible. We want to be sure that you’re getting the most out of your vacation, so we’ll never charge additional fees and we regularly offer special discounts and offers to our guests. Visit our specials page for current offers.


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