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Romantic and Private Cottage! (This One is Different!)

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Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Romantic and Private Cottage! (This One is Different!)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Fort Morgan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

When we first walked into this unique cottage, we immediately fell in love with it and we know you will too! Not your run-of-the mill rental house, this cottage wraps its arms around you from the minute you pull in the driveway. It has been owner-occupied for years, and the care taken by the owner is apparent from the outside landscaping to the tastefully appointed furnishings inside.

The cottage is located in Surfside Shores subdivision, 14 miles out Ft. Morgan peninsula. It sits on quiet street on a heavily-wooded lot on top of a dune one block off of the beach, with empty wooded lots on three sides, affording an unusual degree of privacy. Less than 500 feet to the beach (private wooded path through a beautiful beach dune), there is a partial Gulf view from the back deck and screened in porch and a better view from the upper deck. The upper deck (crow's nest) is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee or view a spectacular sunset. A secluded outside shower provides a perfect way to cool off after a stroll back from the beach.

And wait until you see the inside! Tiled floors throughout, unique furniture and decorations, open floor plan, pleasing color schemes, the style is reminiscent of an old island plantation home. None of the typical condominium-style beach decor in this charmer. There is a master bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed and private bath, a second bedroom with two double beds, and a downstairs private bedroom/bath suite (separate entrance). The second upstairs full bath is directly off the living room. A full laundry room is attached to the covered parking area downstairs. The fully-equipped kitchen adjoins the living area for great entertaining.

If you are looking for a something different in a private setting, look no further. We know that you will find this cottage as special as we do!

Keywords: Beach House

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

About The Owner

Jan and I live on a mountain ridge just north of Birmingham, AL, but have been avid beach goers for many years. We have three grown children,one of whom is married , and we all enjoy our beach time! We purchased the house for our family use, and decorated it to our tastes, and happy to be able to share it with others. We have been surprised at the level of care our guests show when visiting- it seems they love the place as much as we do!

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Fort Morgan

Having attended college in nearby Mobile, AL we spent many weekends at the beach in the Gulf Shores area subathing, fishing and surfing. We always knew we would own our own place there one day, but did not think it would happen so soon. The location, layout, yard, proximity to the beach, and privacy are just what we wanted, so we made the leap!

What makes this house unique

The thing we enjoy the most at our cottage is the privacy. The house sits among live oaks with lots of natural dune vegetation surrounding it, and the path over the dune to the beach makes you feel like you are on an island somewhere. We also enjoy the screened porch, the private beach 5 minutes away (no condos!), the quiet neighborhood, and the unique furnishings inside. It really is different than many of the rental homes you see down there.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 58 traveler reviews

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Romantic and Private Cottage! (This One is Different!)
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 58 reviews
Pinson,Al
5

Our families favorite vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

This is our families favorite vacation place. You feel like you are living on your own private island. The lot is secluded and the walk to the beach is short and beautiful. From sitting on the back porch to taking it easy atop the crows nest the atmosphere is excellent and quiet. The house is nice and well maintained and feels like a home away from home. While we are there escaping from reality my kids skim board and swim, my wife sunbathes and I fish off the beach. If you are looking for a private and relaxing get away from the fast pace world and some good alone or family time this is it.

Barry

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to have you guys down, appreciate the kind words. Was also glad to hear that you were successful in catching speckled trout and redfish right off the beach in front of the house- I may leave the boat docked next time I go down!
Northwest Alabama
5

Beautiful Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the door, we fell in love with this beach cottage. Janet was wornderful to work with.

The "beachy" decor and special touches were great.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Trussville, Alabama, USA
5

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of women that have been friends for 20+ years and we have gone to Driftwood Cottage now twice. It is such a great home and they have all of the amenities that you could possibly need. Total privacy and a short distance to a great beach. This last time I wrote a poem to commemorate our time together. You should really book your stay. You won't regret it. We are already looking forward to next year!

They gathered at the cottage by the beach,

These women who had met long ago

Their hair had grayed, their bodies had changed

But their laughter was that of gold

They sipped their wine, ate their cheese

And shared their stories of old

They spoke of changes and things that were new

Things that you only share with a few

They stayed up late and got up early

They didn’t even mind that the weather was cloudy

They stayed in their warmies and curled up in their chairs

They didn’t even wear makeup or brush their hair

The time finally came when they had to depart

But they will carry the memory of the cottage forever in their heart.

Thank you Driftwood Cottage!!! Donnette, Amanda, Pattie, Jo Ann and Jan

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the sweet poem! Y'all are a blessing to us, and we are grateful that you allow us to be a part of your vacation memories!
Trussville, Alabama, USA
4

Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We have a group of women that have been friends for 20+ years and we have gone to Driftwood Cottage now twice. It is such a great home and they have all of the amenities that you could possibly need. Total privacy and a short distance to a great beach. This last time I wrote a poem to commemorate our time together. You should really book your stay. You won't regret it. We are already looking forward to next year!

They gathered at the cottage by the beach,

These women who had met long ago

Their hair had grayed, their bodies had changed

But their laughter was that of gold

They sipped their wine, ate their cheese

And shared their stories of old

They spoke of changes and things that were new

Things that you only share with a few

They stayed up late and got up early

They didn’t even mind that the weather was cloudy

They stayed in their warmies and curled up in their chairs

They didn’t even wear makeup or brush their hair

The time finally came when they had to depart

But they will carry the memory of the cottage forever in their heart.

Thank you Driftwood Cottage!!! Donnette, Amanda, Pattie, Jo Ann and Jan

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Janet & Michael, for offering your beautiful beach home. We had the most wonderful time together, your place is the ultimate beach house. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we cannot thank you enough for your gift of peace and tranquility for us during our stay. I highly recommend this beach house, it's like the old days when beaches had houses, not high rises.

We hope to rent again....thanks so much for everything.

Happy Holidays!

Stephanie & family ~

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the house! Thanks so much for sharing! The kitchen was wonderfully stocked for cooking. We enjoyed the screened in back porch every evening. We took rides on the bikes most days through the neighborhood. The walk to the beach is very short, and we were amazed at how empty the beach was!! It was like having a private beach (almost). I loved to read and brought some books with me, but the house had a lovely selection of books available. It was so nice to getaway from the crowds!! It is truly a beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola, FL
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Hwy 59 and Fort Morgan Road
Car: not necessary

Historic Fort Morgan 7 miles away. Ferry to Dauphin Island 6 miles away. Good fishing off beach in front of cottage (contact me and I will tell you how to catch them!)

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2015
Mar 7 2015 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
$925
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$110
$700
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $125
Notes PET FEE- there is a 15% NON-REFUNDABLE pet fee, based on cost of rental only. Pet is allowed pending approval of owner. Dogs only.
Rates are subject to change. If you have made your deposit, your rate will not change, but will remain as quoted.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the Master Bedroom., Double Beds (1) Two double beds in the upstairs guest bedroom, and one double bed in the downstairs suite. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa in the downstairs suite folds out as a floor matress.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach Chairs, beach umbrellas, skim boards, buckets and nets provided! We also have a small library of books for great beach reading.

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