PRIVATE, ROMANTIC AND CHARMING BEACH COTTAGE (THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT!)

Janet/Michael McCown

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
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PRIVATE, ROMANTIC AND CHARMING BEACH COTTAGE (THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT!)

Fort Morgan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Located in Surfside Shores, this unique cottage wraps its arms around you from the minute you pull in the driveway! The house sits on a quiet street on a heavily-wooded lot on top of a dune one block off of the beach, with empty 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 an excellent view from the upper deck. A secluded outside shower provides a perfect way to cool off after a stroll back from the beach. With tiled floors throughout, unique and tasteful furniture and artwork, open floor plan, pleasing color schemes, the style is reminiscent of an old island plantation home. Master Bedroom with private bath and 2nd br with two full beds upstairs, and bedroom suite downstairs (separate entrance). Open floor plan, screened in porch, sundeck, full kitchen, fireplace. This is not your run-of- the mill rental!

Description:: This cottage has a very romantic feel to it. It is tastefully appointed and has a warm, festive atmosphere. It is also very private, you have the beach to yourself on most days. All furnishings are brand new and we did not furnish it with the typical condo-style furniture. It has been owner-occupied for 7 years, which is evident by the landscaping and decor. Our cottage is perfect for the couple wanting to get away from the crowds in a special atmosphere. If you choose to stay here, I promise you will want to come again and again!

Additional Description:: Located in Surfside Shores subdivision (14 miles out Ft. Morgan Peninsula.. unique and private area which technically is in the City of Gulf Shores, AL (very nice coastal resort town). Peninsula is 22 miles long, 1/2 mi. wide at the most (Gulf on one side and Mobile Bay on the other). Beautiful area... mostly single beach houses...low density… only a handful of condos. Has an 'old beach' feel to it, no glitz or crowds, but you are 20 min. from the action if you want it. House is on a quiet street with wooded dunes, houses spread out. Four blocks from the highway. House is surrounded by empty lots, 90 sec. walk to the beach. Very peaceful.

Three laid back restaurants on the peninsula (2 seafood and one Mexican), and a couple of upscale ones at nearby condo/golf resorts. Kiva Dunes and Peninsula golf courses 10 minutes , top-rated! At least 10 more courses within 30 minutes.

Things to do nearby:: -Historic Ft. Morgan Park, an old civil war fort that is very nice tour at the end of peninsula (7 miles) Amazing private beachcombing around tip of Fort- watch the ships come in.

-Dauphin Island Ferry- 20 minute ride across bay (take your car), worth the trip

-An amazing wildlife refuge a few miles from our house with miles of undeveloped beaches, dune forests with well marked trails, 50 ft high sand dunes... quite special.

-Fishing: Great surf fishing (redfish, black drum, flounder, and whiting plentiful right off the beach).Guides and charter boats nearby at Ft. Morgan Marina (5 miles).

-Great coastal wetlands kayaking area nearby

- Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area: 20-30 minutes down road, water parks, amusement parks, restaurants, nightlife, shopping for all wallets.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Janet/Michael McCown

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
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Private, Romantic and Charming Beach Cottage (This one is Different!)
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews
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Private, Romantic and Charming Beach Cottage (This one is Different!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p144444
205 2530298
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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!
business
Private, Romantic and Charming Beach Cottage (This one is Different!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p144444
205 2530298
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
5

An amazing little gem!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay so very much! The house was perfect for our family. The area is just gorgeous! The owners were wonderful to work with and so very upfront and honest about every detail of their vacation home. The beds were comfortable and the home was clean and cozy.
However, we had one visitor that made us a little nervous...a snake!! But he never really bothered us we probably bothered him though!
If you are looking for a great vacation spot this is it!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time M, and sorry about the uninvited visitor! Most of the neighborhood has retained the natural dune environment, so there are a few critters seen every now and then, but usually just bunnies, birds, frogs, and an occasional fox at daybreak. Come see us again sometime!
business
Private, Romantic and Charming Beach Cottage (This one is Different!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p144444
205 2530298
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Uniquely different

  • 5 of 5
Our family was looking for something different from the usual beach experience of a crowded high rise condo. This property definitely fit the bill. We loved that the house sat on a wooded lot, but yet was within walking distance from the beach. The landscaping made for a unique, pleasant experience. Also, the house itself was very comfortable and nice. The decor was not your run-of-the-mill condo style, which was refreshing. I knew from the photographs that my wife and I would love the place; but I never expected my young children to like it as much as they did. The property abounds with a variety of creatures (frogs, lizards, bunnys, etc.), which thoroughly entertained my youngsters. All in all, I would highly recommend this property and would definitely come back again.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Most of our guests that are used to staying in condos never go back to the condo experience after staying with us. And you can usually have your toes in the sand faster at our house than you can at condo... no elevators to wait on and just short walk.
business
Private, Romantic and Charming Beach Cottage (This one is Different!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p144444
205 2530298
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Newbern, TN
5

Girls Trip

  • 5 of 5
What a great time we had at Driftwood Cottage. Janet & Mike were awesome and I will definately be renting their cottage again. The cottage was better than described. We loved hanging out at the beach all day and then relaxing on the porch while hearing the waves crash the beach. Thanks for the recommendations on places to eat. We had great food and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I highly recommend to anyone desiring a relaxing vacation.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private, Romantic and Charming Beach Cottage (This one is Different!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p144444
205 2530298
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Watkinsville, GA
5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family gathered here in celebration of my daughter's graduation from Alabama...ROLL TIDE! I must first say, you will not ever deal with better and more professional owners...Janet was incredible!! The entire process was seamless...and you will not ever get a more detailed welcome packet...it covered everything and was greatly appreciated. Driftwood Cottage could not have been a better place for family to gather...from the fantastic crow's nest, the beautifully screened in porch, super comfortable beds, private downstairs mini apartment, to the kitchen that was equipped with EVERYTHING!! AND...such a short distance to the beach...DRIFTWOOD COTTAGE HAS IT ALL. A huge "thank you" to the owners for sharing their little slice of heaven...it was a great place to gather and make the fun-loving adventerous memories that we did! :) We definitely hope to return!!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Becky! We are always so happy to share our cottage with folks who appreciate it's unique features. We hope that you will come and stay with us again, and will have many more family vacations and memories made in our little slice of heaven! And, as always RTR!!
business
Private, Romantic and Charming Beach Cottage (This one is Different!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p144444
205 2530298
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Beautiful locale

  • 5 of 5
The house was secluded in a nice neighborhood and in a beautiful area. It also had a nice private walk to the beach
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill
"Really cool restaurant with unique offerings plus some of the standard fare only 2 miles fro..."
Gulf Shores Marina
"Closest marina to our house, about 5 miles west, on Mobile Bay. Bait, tackle, and fishing ..."
Surf fishing
"There is good surf fishing on the beach at our house, contact owner for how to catchem!"
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

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Notes

  • Taxes included. $300 deposit required. $85 cleaning fee for all rentals. Dogs (no cats) may be allowed subject to owner approval for a 15% surcharge (based on rental rate). Pet fee is non-refundable.

Amenities

Amenities

Fort Morgan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Firewood
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower
    Downstairs Suite Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 2 double
    Downstairs Suite - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate Entrance
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking