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Change of Pace Gulf Front Sleeps 18 West Beach If you are looking for the perfect coastal escape on the beach and you want to experience the most incredible views on the coast then Change of Pace is your home away from home Located directly on the BEACH This beautiful getaway has a picturesque style that is sophisticated elegant and embraces the charm of the traditional beach house Change of Pace is a 3400 square feet 6 bedroom 5 bath home featuring a 2nd remote master suite with sitting area located upstairs for privacy This is the perfect location for a family reunion large get-togethers or wedding Nothing says beach house more then the huge open lower deck overlooking the Gulf for your family and guest s outdoor activities There is also a screen porch to sit and watch the waves crashing on the beach If you need an afternoon siesta there is a hammock on the porch for relaxing or capturing a few surreal moments while gazing at the Emerald Coast Once inside you will experience true to the beach d cor details Bright vivid colors furnishings and accessories create the complete natural beach vibe all through the house The open floor plan between the living room sitting room and kitchen will be a focus point for food friends and family at any time day or night The kitchen and dining area seats 18-20 for a large get together A crisp white kitchen with hues of blue yellow accents makes it both welcoming and a warm atmosphere for your quality family time Fully equipped large cook stream kitchen has everything including an under the counter icemaker for lemonade or margaritas There are 2 sinks and lots of work area with a large island that seats 8 people The large living room has a bonus room with 2 sofas and a large 55 high-def television There is an additional card table for fun and games After a day of fun in the sun you can retire to one of the 6 sea-color pastel bedrooms Accommodations to sleep 18 include 3 king size beds 2 queen size beds 6 twin or single beds 1 sleep sofa or futon Each bedroom has a high def television with a 47 television in the Master bedroom Two bedrooms have private balconies for that last late night thrilling view before slipping off into dreamland There are 5 bathrooms in the house with a jetted tub in the master bathroom A few extras we would like to share with you about Change of Pace is the large covered area under the house for up to 6 cars In addition there is parking for an RV or boat and trailer There is a picnic table for outside dining and a swing for a retreat and a good book if the mood hits you From the moment you arrive at Change of Pace you will create memories of a lifetime to share and enjoy with your family and friends With soft white sand and emerald water Gulf Shores is Alabama s original beach town Its lazy days by the water and pleasure-filled nights on the town have been attracting visitors for decades This charming coastal town with its something for everyone mentality has become a favorite spot for families gathering each year From a relaxing round of golf to the sounds of laughter at amusement parks to tantalizing tastes at restaurants you will be in paradise from the time you arrive until you leave


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Bedroom 1 3 King

  • Bedroom 2 2 Queen

  • Bedroom 3 6 Single

  • Bedroom 4 1 Sofa Bed


Bathroom Arrangements

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Perfect vacation home

This property was in the perfect place! No hotels around and right on the beach. The house was very clean when we arrived and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. The beds were very comfortable. Love the screened porch! Can’t wait to stay here again! Thank you to Metri for welcoming us with a wonderful key lime pie!

Visited on "October - 2019


Dreamy was used MORE than once during our week stay at Change of Pace. It was a perfect fit for our family! Our friends rented Here to Dream, we enjoyed combined dinners and there was plenty of room to eat and visit.Weather was “perfect in every way”..ocean was calm and rained a couple of afternoons, but it never stopped “barefoot children, big and small, from playing in the rain!This is our second visit with Paradise Gulf, they are kind and attentive to their guests!

Visited on "August - 2019

Beautiful Gulf Front House!

I love this house and the location right on the beach! There is a beautiful view. The house is clean with a large kitchen. It is very roomy with comfortable furniture. Mitri, the manager, is always there to correct any problems and is very attentive. I highly recommend this lovely home.

Visited on "January - 2019

A Great “Change of Pace”

We had a great family week at this excellent beach house. The kitchen is very convenient for cooking. The big screen porch is a definite plus.

Visited on "June - 2019

Great week on the beach!

We enjoyed our time in Gulf Shores and Change of Pace; as always, Metri was a gracious host attentive to our every need. The house is well designed for a large family. Our ages ranged from 7 weks to nearly 85, all comfortable in the large house.

Visited on "May - 2019

Our Little Bit Of Paradise

This Has been our go to beach house for the last 4 years!!! This house is amazing. Directly on the beach and the screened in back porch is fantastic. Very clean and always great. No problems and Demetri is amazing. He calls us every time when we are traveling down and then stops by to make sure everything is all good. Always has a key lime pie in frig for us also. All I can say is if your not staying here, your in the wrong place and missing out on the best beach house ever.

Visited on "May - 2019

Great Gulf Front House!

This is a large,spacious, and comfortable house on a beautiful beach! The house has lots of room for everyone. It is clean and well cared for. The kitchen is terrific. It is close to fun activities yet on a quiet stretch of the beach. Dmitri is a great manager who is quick to remedy any concerns. I highly recommend Change of Pace!

Visited on "February - 2018

Great beach house!

We arrived on Saturday with the forcast of a major storm coming in by Monday; we sat on the beach watching it move to the east, leaving us with beautiful weather!! Once again our family enjoyed our week in your great beach house. Looking forward to returning next year!

Visited on "May - 2018

Nice Change of Pace!

This is our third year here, and as always, we really enjoyed our stay. The house is in a great location, where the beach is not crowded. The kitchen is large and well-equipped. We really enjoyed the screen porch as well. The house needed some minor repairs, which Metri made promptly.

Visited on "June - 2018

We love Change of Pace

For two weeks in July, this is our home away from home. Walking into the kitchen on that first day, well it feels like we've come home. It is clean, the location is perfect, and the house perfectly suited to our needs. Then of course being welcomed by Metri with the delicious key lime pies? That is above and beyond. Walking out of the kitchen on that last morning always brings a few tears. Change of Pace is our happy place.

Visited on "June - 2018

Awesome beach getaway!!

If ur looking for a place to stay that is nice and clean and has a screened in porch on the back looking directly at the beach, then this is the place for u!!! Wonderful location, hardly any folks around. Perfect for getting away from the stress of work and life. This is our third year to stay with them. We will be back next summer.

Visited on "May - 2018

Perfect Beach House

Change of Pace made for a wonderful vacation home for 4 families. This beachfront house is in an ideal situation in a quiet beach and road area, away from the crowds, yet just a short drive to the downtown area. The house was clean and well-equipped (LOVED the under the counter ice maker!) Metri was a great host, easy to work with and readily available. I highly recommend and would stay here again!

Visited on "March - 2018


We rented the home for our crew to do a photo shoot and work to close out our week It was amazing. The home was right on the beach it was spacious and clean. The beach was very private and we simply had the best time. We loved that the upstairs was kid central and they loved that that they had thier own space.

Visited on "March - 2018

Be back soon

All expectations were met. Pictures were NOT deceiving. Property manager went above and beyond. Next time in Gulf Shores, we will be staying at same place.

Visited on "August - 2018

Fabulous vacation location and house

The house is beautiful, well maintained and located on a great part of the beach. We could not have asked for anything better.

Visited on "June - 2016

Great week on the beach!

Our stay in Change of Pace was great. We had four generations in the house, ranging from four months to eighty one. Lots of room for togetherness and also space for privacy when wanted.We will be back next year!

Visited on "May - 2016

two weeks of heaven

perfect in every way. we have stayed there many times.

Visited on "July - 2016

Great Place to Relax

House was very roomy, well-furnished, and very comfortable, We especially liked the screen porch and the well-equipped kitchen. Metri was outstanding in getting us settled in. Very enjoyable week.

Visited on "July - 2016

Great vacation destination!

Change Of Pace is located on a lovely beach. We walked for miles every morning looking for seashells. Our neighbors surf casted and caught lots of fish. The home is comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is well equipped. There is plenty of room for families. It is a very cheery atmosphere. Demetrius, the manager, is very quick to respond to any concerns, and helpful. I highly recommend this fun home.

Visited on "December - 2015

Enjoyable Stay

We very much enjoyed our stay. Metri is delightful and very accommodating. We loved the large living area, screened in porch and back deck. The location of the house on the beach made it easy to experience the sound of the waves while on the back porch. It is a little dated and the bathrooms needed a better scrub and curtain liners replaced. We have rented houses in Gulf Shores for 19 years and this house is one is our favorites.

Visited on "June - 2016

Ladies of the Beach

Excellent! 11 of us stayed here couple years ago and had to go back to this same place. Very clean and accessible.Love the place and we will be back!!Thank you very much

Visited on "May - 2016

Our Family Vacation

We have enjoyed Change of Pace for the last two summer vacations. A wonderful place for three generations to enjoy each other's company. We had family from Indiana,Michigan,Colorado and Texas. Good food and good company! We highly recommend this for a family vacation.

Visited on "August - 2016

Loved our stay!

Our family of 18 (8 adults, 10 kids) stayed at Change of Pace and it was a perfect fit! There was plenty of room for everyone and the main areas were large enough to easily accommodate us. The kitchen was well stocked and the second fridge and sink were so helpful. The location was fantastic and the house was very clean upon arrival. The only issues we had were with the sliding door constantly sticking but it didn't put a damper on our stay. The home is in need of some updates but again, we had a fantastic stay. Demetri was a dream to work with and that key lime pie was so amazing that my husband called to ask where we could buy more and he brought us another one! He saw to our every need and took very good care of us. The kitchen has been updated and Demetri brought 2 new charcoal grills during our stay.

Visited on "March - 2016

Beautiful home and beach!

This is a great rental. There is tons of space and it is nicely decorated. It is cheerily furnished with beach decor. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. The beach and views are fantastic. The manager, Demetri, is quick to respond to any concerns. I highly recommend "Change Of Pace".

Visited on "December - 2016

change of pace lovely place to stay...

Had a great time at the Property, the Family loved this place and there was room for all..easy to get to the beach..home was clean and bright.

Visited on "July - 2016

Family time at the beach

This is a great beach house for a large family! We had a good week in spite of the rain, some every day but not all day anytime. The house does need some updating but the space is great and the big porch the best!

Visited on "May - 2017

Great beach house

The house is very spacious, with a well-appointed kitchen. Metri made sure we had everything we needed. We like the fact that the house is pretty secluded and the beach is not crowd.

Visited on "July - 2017

Exceeded Expectations

Third time renting this property. Literally steps from the beach. We enjoyed great temps in Oct-Nov and spent most days walking the beach or sunning on the deck. The screened in porch is a Fantastic location for sunrise and sunset watching. The house is roomy enough for large families and arranged in a way that privacy is not an issue. In my opinion West Beach has the absolute best beaches in the world. property manager Metri is ALWAYS attentive and professional. Our coffee maker stopped working during the first week, Metri brought a new one the next day. Great location, great house, great property manager- the complete package!

Visited on "October - 2016

Wedding 2017

We rented Change of Pace and the house next door, Here to Dream, for a family wedding. Change of Pace has a large kitchen which was perfect for preparing the food, large living room for gathering, large bedrooms for guests and large space under the house for the rehearsal dinner and reception. The house had everything we needed and was very clean! The weather was perfect for a sunset wedding. Demetri accommodated our wedding needs. It was the perfect location for families from 6 states to escape hurricane Irma and celebrate a new marriage. I could not imagine a better facility than Change of Pace for this occasion. Our family is already dreaming up another reason to come back to "our beach house." Thanks for all you did Demitri. See you again soon!!

Visited on "September - 2017

Last week of July

Great experience. Beaches are not crazy like the high rise beaches. Beach was natural . Took time getting used to the drift wood on shore. Distance wasn't too far but if you frequent GS 2-3 times day you are staying too far out.

Visited on "July - 2017

The Bruich-Johnson Beach Wedding/Vacation

The Paradise Gulf Properties we stayed in were luxurious. We had the most beautiful wedding on the private beach frontal property and the remaining three days enjoyed a vacation in Paradise. Demetrius was so accommodating and made sure daily that all of our needs were met. We would recommend these properties highly.

Visited on "April - 2014

Clean and Spacious

Upon arrival the house was spotless and the views were incredible. Demetrious was right there and very helpful. Thank you for the Key Lime Pie. there was plenty of room and we all had a fantastic Thanksgiving feast in the wide open dining area. I definitely would recommend this property. Thank You again!!

Visited on "November - 2013

Christmas in July!!!!!

too short!!!2 weeks was not enough!!!

Visited on "July - 2014

Girls get away

Fabulous house...great location...highly recommend this house.

Visited on "October - 2013

Family annual vacation

We were all very pleased with the rental property and the professionalism of the rental representatives. Demetri in particular was a treat to deal with. We've already signed up for next year!

Visited on "July - 2014

Great vacation

Our stay was absolutely wonderful. We stayed on the beach 6 of our 7 days. One day we drove into Pensecola to tour the USS Alabama. Highly recommend it, it gave us a whole new respect for what those men had to endure. Change of Pace was everything the pictures showed. Bright and cheerful, clean, never felt crowded (12 family members), plenty of space for us. Accommodations we're perfect with the exception of the bathrooms. They needed a little TLC.Metri was like a dear friend the first time we met him, very nice. The family left a few items and Metri went out of his way to mail them back to St. Louis. We don't get the opportunity to vacation often but would certainly return to Change of Pace.

Visited on "June - 2014

Great Family Vacation

Great house and beautiful beach.

Visited on "July - 2014

A well appointed home. Spacious. Convenient. Comfortable. A ffeel

Wonderful. Would rent this property again.

Visited on "January - 2014

Great location on a private beach.

The property manager was the best and very dependable! Thanks fo

Visited on "May - 2014

Our 2014 Family Vacation

This was our 10th annual family beach vacation and the best so far. Change Of Pace was a very comfortable home with plenty of room. The upstairs rooms with so many beds were perfect for all the grandchildren but the kitchen and den area impressed us the most. The home is so open and roomy that when we were all in the common area together we were very comfortable. With the large bar and dining table each seating 8 we could all sit and eat together. The large screened porch overlooking the beach was prefect as was the close proximity to the beach. We enjoyed it so much that upon returning home we booked Change Of Pace for next year!

Visited on "August - 2014

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