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Sara's Saving Grace | Gulf Shores Vacation Rental


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Julia's by the Sea Julia's by the Sea

This Gulf Shores Vacation Rental was recently purchased and renamed 'Sara's Saving Grace', formally known as 'Julia's by the Sea'. This one story, three bedroom, 2.5 bath beach house is relaxing retreat from your every day life. Conveniently located on a large corner lot, across the street from the Martinique outdoor & indoor pools, kids can easily walk to the pools. It's a very short walk or bike ride or golf cart ride to the beaches, fitness center, or tennis court. This one story, spacious, open concept home offers over 2,000 square feet of living space, large master bedroom with new king bed and new top quality mattress, large walk-in closet and large master bath. The house also has three porches, outdoor shower, charcoal grill, garage, electric gas cart, beach chairs and a wonderful backyard view of the 4200 acre Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. There is a $20.00 parking fee per car in effect May 1st through Labor Day weekend, limit 2 cars. No Phone. They do have beach chair rentals on the beach by Ike's Beach Service.

The interior of the home has been completely repainted (February 2015) and is newly furnished. Updates include a new sofabed, chairs and tables in the living room, new Sealy king mattress in the master bedroom, new furniture in all bedrooms and a new flat screen tv in each bedroom as well as a 47" LCD TV in the family room, and a new Weber 32,000 BTU gas grill, purchased on May 27, 2015.

You'll find a spacious living room, dining room and fully appointed kitchen with breakfast counter, refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, 28 bottle wine cooler, dishwasher and laundry area with full size washer and dryer. Just off the living room is a large screened in back porch with a wonderful view of the wildlife preserve. Perfect for relaxing with a morning cup of coffee or a cool drink after a day at the beach.

The master suite has a large master bath with garden tub, separate glass enclosed shower, double vanity and separate commode room. Other features include outside shower, 12 foot ceilings, ceiling fans, central heating and air conditioning, and lots of storage area.

Monthly reservations made online will not be confirmed until a reservationist reviews the booking details and verifies that the pricing is correct. If there is an error you will be contacted! Also, in order to avoid same day booking we do not allow reservations to be made online if booking within 48 hours of arrival. Several of our rental properties do have a nightly minimum requirement. If the calendar shows a property is available but you are unable to book online, please feel free to contact us atto ask questions in order to make reservations.

There is a $35 replacement fee is the fitness center key is misplaced.

  Nightly Weekly Monthly
November 01 - January 31, 2020 $166 $1,001 -
February 01 - February 29, 2020 $166 $1,001 -
March 01 - May 25, 2020 $325 $1,945 -
May 26 - August 17, 2020 $407 $2,445 -
August 18 - October 31, 2020 $225 $1,350 -
  • 3 Bedrooms
    2½ Baths
    Air Conditioning
    Anchor Vacations, Inc.
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    children welcome
    Clothes Dryer
    Communal Pool
    Deck / Patio
    Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
    Indoor Pool
    Iron & Board
    Linens Provided
    non smoking only
    pets not allowed
  • Satellite / Cable
    sleep sofa /futon
    Towels Provided
    twin/ single
    Washing Machine
    Sleeps: 8
    Gulf Oriented
    Gulf Shores
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Overall Rating:

4.8462 4.8462
Gulf Shores Vacation at Martinique on the Bay
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/24/2019
Loved our stay. The house was clean and a great location across from one of the pools. This was the 3rd year we have stayed in the house and would stay again. The past 2 years we had a code on a keypad to enter the house but this year we had to use a key. I will say the code to enter was much easier and wish they would go back to that. Otherwise great stay and lots of fun
Manager Response: 07/25/2019

Response from Anchor Vacations, Inc.

We are so pleased that you found everything to your liking! We will certainly let the owner know that you appreciated the keyless entry lock, maybe they will consider those again. We hope to see you again on your next beach vacation!
Wonderful stay st Sara’s Saving Grace
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/18/2019
Penny M.
Anchor was very helpful. Beautiful home and great location!! Had a wonderful time!!
The Simpson’s
1 4 5
Review Date: 10/15/2018
Ronald S.
The house was wonderful and clean, location great. The only problem I had was the golf cart did not work called three time and still didn’t get it fixed.
Manager Response: 10/23/2018

Response from Anchor Vacations, Inc.

So sorry about the golf cart, we as well as the owners contacted Martinique golf cart services. We hate that they were not able to get it fixed during your stay. We hope to see you again!
Spacious and Inviting Vacation Home
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/04/2018
Beth D.
This rental has a great space for family to eat and visit. The bedrooms are super and the master bathroom is phenomenal. We’ve stayed in this home 3 years and will stay again when we go back.
Manager Response: 07/17/2018

Response from Anchor Vacations, Inc.

Thank you Beth for the nice review! We love our repeat guest! See you next year
Nice Beach House
1 4 5
Review Date: 06/20/2018
Suzy H.
Enjoyed our stay in this beach home. It was very clean, comfortable and spacious.
Wonderful home!
1 5 5
Review Date: 04/09/2018
Lisa P.
This home was perfect for our family of six. More than enough space for everyone. The home was very clean. The home is located very close to one of the pools, which was very convenient for our kids. We had a wonderful time and will want to come back!
Sara's Saving Grace
1 5 5
Review Date: 03/04/2018
Great property. Needs through cleaning of outside patios. Inside blinds and shelves did not appear to be dusted. Refrigerator door gaskets are mildew coated. Overall this is a great property and nothing noted above are major issues and could be resolved with a deep cleaning. We have renewed for next year and look forward to being back. Love the location and facilities of Martinique on the Gulf. Anchor Vacations, the property manager, was great to work with. Would not hesitate to recommend staying at this property.
Manager Response: 03/05/2018

Response from Anchor Vacations, Inc.

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to seeing you next winter!
1 5 5
Review Date: 10/02/2017
Mark D.
When Hurricane Irma blew away our 2 weeks in the Florida Keys, we ended up at Julia's by the Sea. What a gorgeous place. Beautiful home, beautiful pool and spectacular beaches. Monica at Anchor was very helpful and John and Julia were Johnny on the spot with any problems. (which were few) The garage was full of chairs, floaties, boogie boards and nets. Everything you need for the beach. We highly recommend the nets. The sand is like sugar. The beach is quiet and peaceful and private. We'd love to come back if they would have us
Manager Response: 10/09/2017

Response from Anchor Vacations, Inc.

We are so happy that you enjoyed Julia's By the hope you return next year!
vacation time at Julia's
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/24/2017
Moneca B.
Rental experience was great and accurate. All of my questions were answered in a timely manner. My only issue with the property was the tub and shower in the main bathroom were not properly cleaned. Meaning hair and dust particles were present. Other than that eveything was great. It was fully equipped with everything that you needed. The golf cart, bicycles, beach chairs, and other beach items were a plus. I would definitely choose the property again. Loved it!!!
Wonderful family vacation
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/20/2017
The staff at Anchor Vacations was fantastic, the house itself was even larger than it appears in the photos (which was such a pleasant surprise). Everything was clean and well stocked, and we loved being able to take the golf cart down to a private beach each day. Julia's by the Sea is conveniently located right next to the indoor/outdoor pool, which it so easy to take the kids over for shorter excursions. We'd definitely stay at Julia's again, and will most definitely use Anchor for future vacations!
Words can't describe this community
1 5 5
Review Date: 07/03/2017
Michelle P.
We really weren't sure about the "short walk or bike or golf cart ride to the beach" but because the house fit our needs we went for it. Julia's by the sea was an amazing, spacious, perfect beach home. It literally took a minute to get to the beach from our home and the neighborhood was quiet, beautiful and filled with families just like us. Zero traffic, no fear for the kids to be outside or at the pool. Really can't recommend this complex enough.
Beautiful home5
1 5 5
Review Date: 06/19/2017
Lisa S.
This was a beautiful home, it spectacular condition, equipped with everything you could possibly need for a trip. We had 8 people and fit very comfortably. The staff at the rental property was amazing and friendly, and the outside of the property was kept in pristine condition on a daily basis, we will definitely be visiting again!
Fun family vacation with lots to do!
1 5 5
Review Date: 04/10/2017
Amanda H.
My husband and I stayed here with our three young boys. We loved taking the golf cart around to the beach, pools and tennis courts. We also enjoyed the bikes available to ride. The resort was full of people but was still quiet and peaceful. I would definitely come back and suggest this property to others.
Manager Response: 04/11/2017

Response from Anchor Vacations, Inc.

Mrs. Hartman, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Its so great to hear your family enjoyed your vacation!! We look forward to seeing you guys on your next trip to the Gulf Coast!! Take Care!! - The Anchor Vacations Team.
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