Our Story

Beachball Properties is a family-owned & operated vacation rental agency servicing the Alabama Gulf Coast. We specialize in family-friendly rentals in Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, and Orange Beach, Alabama. We are the proud award recipients for VRMA Vacation Rental Management Company of the Year nationwide for 2022, “Best Vacation Rental Company” and “Best Vacation Rental Company at the Beach” for 2021 and 2022 “Best of Baldwin”, and 2019 Small Business of the Year. We offer a premier selection of condos, duplexes, and private homes that will fit any family size and most budgets in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan, Alabama. Our management team is made up of highly skilled business professionals who have years of experience and knowledge to back you up. Among our owners are husband and wife duo Ginger Harrelson, a licensed attorney, and Hunter Harrelson, a financial advisor previously licensed with both Merrill Lynch and Regions Bank before founding Beachball Properties. We pride ourselves on building real partnerships with our owners, guests, and community. Come Have a Ball at the Beach!

Being involved and giving back to our community is central to our family and our company. We firmly believe that supporting the area we service can only make it better for our owners, our guests, and our employees

Hunter serves on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and Alabama Cabinet of Real Estate (ACRE). He is a member of the Orange Beach High School Business Council where he mentors high school students regarding entrepreneurship. He is also a member of the Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club, the premier service organization in our area since 1985. Additionally, he is a member of two Mardi Gras Organizations – The Mystics of Time and the Mystics of Pleasure – who support various community causes year long.

Ginger currently serves as the President of the Pleasure Island Junior Women’s Club whose philanthropic mission is to clothe local children in need. She also serves on the Dean’s Leadership Board for the University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences where she sits on the Junior Scholarship Committee. Ginger sits on the Small Business Council for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber and is an advisory board member for The 100 Collection.

Ginger and Hunter served as the 2023 Chairs for Baldwin Art for Heart, a charity event held in Orange Beach that raised over $310,000 to support the mission of the American Heart Association. Beachball Properties is also the presenting sponsor for the 2023 Gala, as well as the “Bring a Ball to the Ball” Sponsor. The 2022 Gala, where Ginger served as a member of the Executive Leadership Committee, raised $320,000 to support the mission of the American Heart Association. We also collected 208 balls to donate to local schools to promote physical activity. 

Over the past year, Beachball Properties, has taken pride in being a sponsor for: 

  • Presenting Sponsor and Chairs for the American Heart Association’s Baldwin County Art for Heart Gala
  • Presenting Sponsor for the New Year’s Eve Kids Confetti Drop at the Wharf
  • Presenting Sponsor for the Wharf’s Independence Day Street Party
  • The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival at OWA
  • Sand Castle Shindig at the Flora-Bama (benefiting local children)
  • Gulf Shores Dolphin Athletic Club silent auction donor
  • Orange Beach Elementary and Middle School PTO silent auction donor
  • Presenting Sponsor for the Island Spirit Award for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber
  • Frank Brown Autism Silent Auction Donor
  • The FloraBama Fishing Rodeo Kid’s Award Sponsor
  • Presenting Sponsor for the PowHER Hour series through the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber
  • Chamber Champion for Coastal Alabama Business Chamber (top 10% in sponsorship dollars)
  • Art on the Wild Side supporting the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo