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Castaway - Charming Beach House with view of Gulf & Mobile Bay

Janice Warren

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Janice Warren

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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Castaway - Charming Beach House with view of Gulf & Mobile Bay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Fort Morgan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

If you are looking for quiet and peaceful get-away, our beach house rental, Castaway, is the place for you! Our vacation beach house is located on the Gulf of Mexico side of Fort Morgan Road, Bernard Court West, Gulf Shores, Alabama.

When you are sitting on our deck you can enjoy the view of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mobile Bay. You will get to enjoy some of the greatest sunsets. You are only a short walk from the bright white sugar sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Historical Fort Morgan is two and a half miles away. There is a full service marina and restaurant with great food just one-quarter of a mile away. If you like to play golf, there are several golf courses on Fort Morgan road.

Castaway is a fabulously decorated and clean, two-bedroom, one bath, beach house that has all the comforts of home. There is always a great tropical breeze for you to enjoy day or night.

Keywords: Beach House

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janice Warren (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Janice Warren

We have owned Castaway since 2003. I enjoyed renting it & 2 other places on the Gulf coast.

Janice Warren purchased this house in 2003

Why Janice Warren chose Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan area is one of the best places in the Gulf Shores area to relax & enjoy being with your family & friends.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Castaway - Charming Beach House with view of Gulf & Mobile Bay
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
New Orleans, LA
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Castaway was a perfect rental for our vacation! It is very clean and nicely decorated (with very beach-y decor). Although it looks small from outside, it is actually very spacious inside--the living room, dining area, and kitchen have an open floor plan and makes the house feel pretty big. The bedrooms are a little on the smaller side, but there's plenty of storage space, and besides, you'll be at the beautiful beaches all day, not in your room! The owners are very friendly and accommodating, and it really does feel like a home since it is fully furnished. You won't even need to bring beach chairs, or any beach supplies for that matter (except a cooler), since they provide chairs, an umbrella, boogie boards, sand toys, and a huge wagon to carry everything in.

And the best part of all: it's totally pet friendly.

Finally, a few tips if this is your first time to Fort Morgan:

-this is pretty much the only stretch of the gulf coast that has dog-friendly beaches.

-you don't need to bring any nice clothes. They best places to eat are in Fort Morgan and are super-casual beach joints with great views of the bay.

-If you want a nice, relaxing trip, then I would try to avoid Gulf Shores as much as possible. We tried it out, and it was very crowded, loud--much like spring break, only during May. And the restaurants were absolutely terrible. The lines were long, and the food was Horrible. I mean, truly disgusting.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope our future renters enjoy Castaway as much as our past renters have. Come spend your vacation with us at Castaway in the Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores and enjoy a little of paradise. Mike & Janice
5

May stay

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay. Very relaxing and comfortable. The AC failed during our stay, owner was contacted and AC fixed within an hour. Great value.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Glad Jeff was able to get there so quick.
3

Nice place

  • 3 of 5

Liked the area but it was flooded and they were lots of frogs near by..Tnks

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! When it rains like it did for a week & you are below sea level you do have trouble with flooding in the streets.
St. Louis, MO
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find the place exactly as described and exactly as the pictures show. Everything was great - great location close to the beach, plenty of space, lots of pillows and blankets etc. We didn't cook any meals but made use of the microwave for our leftovers from Tacky Jack's and Lambert's. We also got plenty of use out of the wash machine, all of the beach toys and the awesome wagons to lug everything down to the beach. I can't think of anything it lacked. We even discovered a few things that we didn't expect - an air mattress and an outdoor shower. They really have it all!

One word of warning, don't do what our son did and walk too far from the house in the grass barefoot! He got a bunch of spiky burrs stuck in the bottoms of his feet and I had to run out and carry him back. He's nine and not light! You also have to be careful with your dogs and stay on the side near the steps and you'll be fine.

I intended to spend the majority of our time at the beach and at the two closest restaurants - Tacky Jacks and Sassy Bass. Both were good but we ended up driving out to the touristy part of Gulf Shores everyday anyway. It's not bad - a twenty minute or so drive. There's a lot more to do out there but those beaches were very crowded. The beach at the house is so nice and quiet with only a handful of other families out when we were there.

Our favorite things:

Matt's Homemade Ice Cream

Tacky Jack's

Surf's Up Dolphin Tour

Lambert's

Gigi's Scapbook store (okay, this one is just for me, really)

Fort Morgan (we thought this would be really boring but it turned out to be pretty cool)

If we ever make it back to Gulf Shores, we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah thanks for the great review it's always good to hear from our renters. I know what you mean about the sand burrs, they really hurt this time of the year. Thanks Again! Janice
Anna, TX
5

Texas residents--"Alabama has does have a coast!"

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time! "Our" beach house was just as decribed--very comfortable, neat and clean. The owners were available for contact and very quick in responding to my emails. Sheets, towels, cookware, dishes and so much more were provided for added convenience. Our best meals were made right in the "Castaway kitchen" (fried shrimp and margaritas!). Tacky Jacks restaurant is within walking distance and a 20 minute beautiful drive/ride--(bring your Harley)--will get you to all the excitement in Gulf Shores.

The beach is very close--maybe 100 yards from the house--and not crowded at all. The sand is defintely "Florida quality" and the water was warm. The wagon provided by the owner made it very easy to carry our gear plus the chairs and umbrella (also provided). We even left our "camp" set up while we went back to the house for lunch.

We suggest kennels if you wish to leave your pets alone--the house is secure and the street is quiet.

While we did make several outings to Gulf Shores and Foley (Lambert's Cafe, Krispy Kreme Donuts), our best day trip was taking the ferry across the bay to Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

We've been to the Destin/Fort Walton, FL area which is popular with so many Texans, but we were more impressed with the Alabama coast and Fort Morgan (closer and pet friendly) as were my sister and her husband who flew into Pensacola from NY to join us. We will defintely be returning to Fort Morgan and "The Castaway" for future visits!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review of Castaway & the Fort Morgan area.
5

All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Castaway. Although Tropical Storm Lee joined us, we were able to simply relax! The house is clean and cozy with all the amenities of home. We were especially thankful we could bring our dog, Josey. She enjoyed relaxing just as much as we did!! We look forward to our next stay at Castaway! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrea thank you. Glad to know you were able to enjoy & relax at Casaway & Fort Morgan with Lee (tropical storm) spinning around in the gulf. You are welcome back anytime! Janice

Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Planation
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tacky Jacks & Beach Club
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping at the Outlets Stores

Fishing from the beach or commerical fishing & visiting Fort Morgan fort that is about 2 miles from the house.

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Rates & Availability

From $140 Per night

Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
May 18 2015 - Aug 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,075
 
 
Fall/Winter
Aug 10 2015 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
$800
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning $140.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes * Lodging Tax 6.00%
* Room Security/Damage Deposit $340 - $140 of your deposit is the cleaning fee. If you have a pet you need to add $100.00 to the deposit. This is refundable if there are no damages.
* Pet Deposit $100 Per Pet. Sorry No Cats Allowed. The pet deposit is added to your deposit.
* Cancellation Requires a 30 Day Notice for a Refund.
* Check-In 2:00 PM & Check-Out 10:00 AM.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All beds & Sleep Sofa are Queen size.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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