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Ocean Skyline  |  Gulf Shores, Alabama  | Sleeps 8

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Chimney Rock Chalet  |  Chimney Rock, North Carolina | Sleeps 9


Gulf Shores Public Beach

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Chimney Rock North Carolina

Chimney Rock / Lake Lure, North Carolina

About Fresh Perspective Vacations

Gretchen and Derek

​Once upon a time, Gretchen and Derek relocated from the prairie of South Dakota to the mountains of Tennessee and never looked back. From hiking to playing in the river, having the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina in their backyard spoiled them forever. 

Next, they discovered the Gulf Coast, specifically the sleepy little southern town of Gulf Shores, and started making family memories there. The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina came next, with hiking trails around Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge and living the lake life at Lake Lure.

Why Fresh Perspective Vacations

Seamless Check-In

Seamless Check-In

Contactless check-in via personalized door code

Clean and Spacious

Clean and Spacious

Professional cleaning and sanitizing between guests

Ultra Responsive

Ultra Responsive

We’re here to ensure you have a 5-star experience before, during, and after your stay

Property Highlights

Each FVP property is a special snowflake, but they all have these featured amenities in common:

Self Check-In

Comfy Helix Mattresses

Room-Darkening Bedroom Curtains

Fully-Equipped Kitchens

Spacious and Clean

Views and Experiences

Don’t Take Our Word For It

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3 Reasons to Book Direct

Best Rates

Eliminate booking fees charged by Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com

Secure Payments

Safe and secure credit card processing through Stripe, certified at the highest security level

Personalized Service

Proactive communication from the moment you inquire through your entire stay

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your check-in and check-out times?

Check-in time is 4 p.m. Our cleaning crew works hard to ensure an amazing stay for you, and they’re often working right up to check-in time. If you arrive early, please check out our Guidebook that’s emailed to you when you book and includes some fun things you can do if you arrive before 4. Occasionally we’ll be able to accomodate early check-in when the property has not been booked the night before, so please ask but know it may not be possible.

Check-out time is strictly 10 a.m. If we have guests arriving that day, our cleaners will need every minute to prepare for them, just as they prepared for your arrival. Should something unexpected come up, please contact us.

Do you allow pets?

Pets are not allowed at any of our properties. It’s not because we don’t love our furry friends, but because of a combination of HOA rules (Gulf Shores) and our own daughter’s allergies to many types of animal dander.

We comply with ADA requirements regarding Service Animals. A service animal is one which is trained to do specific work or perform a specific task for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Your service animal is welcome, but we do need to be notified in advance.

Pets that provide emotional support, well being, comfort or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA guidance.

House Rules for Service animals: 

  • As per ADA guidance, Service Animals may not be left alone in the property at any time. Your SA must be under your direct control at all times.
  • Please do not allow your SA on the furniture in any of our homes.
  • Please be aware of local risks to your SA such as wildlife and pests. All service animals who visit must be treated for fleas and ticks.
  • Please be respectful of our neighbors and clean up after your service animal.
  • Booking guest must accept responsibility for any and all damage to property or persons resulting from your Service Animal. Additional cleaning or damage repairs may result in forfeiture of damage deposit. Additional costs above the damage deposit amount will be the responsibility of the booking guest.
Are you child friendly?

As a family with four children, we sure are! It’s our pleasure to host families and give you the space to bond and enjoy special time together.

You may rent baby equipment through the BabyQuip links provided with individual property bookings if you desire.

What if I need to cancel?

Prior to booking, you’ll have a chance to review the complete booking policy and cancellation timeframes for 100% and 50% refunds.

That said…life can be unexpected! Changes in fortune, weather, family emergencies…. You just never know. We do not give refunds due to weather, natural disasters, or other unexpected changes in plans. We strongly recommend trip insurance to cover costs associated with trip cancellations, interruptions, emergency evacuations, medical emergencies, and more. Please visit insuremytrip.com to shop and purchase plans so you can not only relax ON your vacation, but also ABOUT your vacation!


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(828) 515-3085