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Martha Howard

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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2 Bedroom , 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Relax under the oaks or on your own screened front porch and enjoy the majestic views mother nature offers on Historic Mobile Bay. Explore the Wildlife Sanctuary or take a walk along the sandy white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This lovely modern cottage is located just minutes from Gulf Shores down a quiet shady lane.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than a beach house and top of the line golf courses! The Peninsula Golf Club is locaed just four miles East. It features 18 holes, a pro shop, and restuarant. In addition you will find tennis courts and a swim fitness center. If you want to change things up a bit try the 36 holes of Pure Palmer Golf at Craft Farms, Cotton Creek, and Cypress Bend just an 15 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

Outlet Shopping: Ten miles north of Gulf Shores in Foley, Alabama the Tanger Outlet Center features 120 name brand shopping options for the bargain hunter. Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Osh Kosh, SAS, Gap, Banana Republic, Anne Klein, and more.

Enjoy the City's recreation and special events: The City of Gulf Shores has a fantastic recreation center with daily, weekly, or monthly rates. It features an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, basketball courts, fitness room, indoor track, ping pong and pool tables, water aerobics, yoga and other fitness classes.

In the winter the city's Special Events Department sponsors an outstanding series of performances.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Martha Howard

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A native of Mobile, Alabama I grew up on two shores spending many days as a child on Pleasure Island and then traveling back and forth on summer days and weekends as a teen and young adult to bask in the sun on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores. In 1990 I bought my home on Little Lagoon where I raised my family while teaching high school in the area.

Now after retiring from nearly 30 years in education I enjoy inviting others to share the pleasures of the island and the Ft. Morgan peninsula.

I own this home jointly with my daughter Marguerite who is a Navy search and rescue helocopter pilot. While she and her husband can not be here to help with the management she always enjoys coming home for a stay in her grandmother's house.

This house is one of several I rent to guests from around the world. Some I own and some belong to friends and neighbors.

I have made many friends and always enjoy making new ones. It is my pleasure to see others enjoy a relaxing vacation in a home that is just right for them.

Martha Howard purchased this cottage in 2005

This property is special to me because it was my mother's home. All of her life she dreamed of living on the water and at 78 she designed and built this bayfront home. She enjoyed spending the last five years of her life quilting in the front room where she had a beautiful view of Mobile Bay and lots of light from the many windows. She loved sharing her home with others and always enjoyed visitors. I know she would be happy that guests come from all over the world to sit on her front porch and watch the dolphins play. I take pride in the continued care of my mother's home.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5
Mimi's cottage is just as it appears in the photos. It is beautifully decorated and when we arrived it even smelled wonderful. Martha was a joy to talk to and rent from, she made the process very easy. I think the best part for us was when we cooked the crab that we caught ourselves. We have traveled to many places and this one really beats them all. We can't wait to go back next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Tranquil!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful home to rejuvenate! We were in need of a little sunshine and warmer weather. It was definitely warmer than NE Ohio. Thankfully Wes only had to endure a couple of days of rain which quite frankly didn't bother us at all. Memes cottage is a lovely home to be stuck in. We highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away for some peace and quiet with a gorgeous view out back.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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The BEST ever!

  • 5 of 5
It couldn't have been better. It much more than we imagined. Everything was perfect, everything was provided, and it was beyond clean! My husband, me, and two small dogs had a break that we will never forget. Martha was outstanding to work with and I know were weren't easy. It was last minute but Martha was patient and pleasant every time I had to contact her. I can't say enough good about Meme's Cottage. I can't wait to go back!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Can't wait to go back!

Can't wait to go back!
  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. Meme's Cottage is bigger than it looks in the photos, and more importantly - this house is super clean! There were six of us and we had plenty of room. The view of the bay is spectacular. The beach nearby (on Mobile Street I believe) was perfect. Martha was great to work with. It is well worth the short drive to town. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We have just arrived back from a wonderful week at Meme's cottage. The love the family has for this cottage is evident in all aspects of this beautiful home. It's sparkling clean with every amenity advertised and then some! We only ate out for dinner one night...the night that we arrived (we ate at Goo Roos just around the corner on 59... loved it and appreciated no wait on a Saturday night. Great food and fabulous service). Due to the fully furnished kitchen, we cooked our own seafood, grilled steak a few nights, fried shrimp in the supplied fry daddy, and boiled the crabs we caught off the pier...what a great treat!! Each evening we sat in the swing on the screened in porch or in the rocking chairs of our pier with a glass of wine watching the dolphins and the gorgeous sunsets... I only thought a spa treatment was ultimate relaxation!!! Our girls, age 10 and 6, appreciated the board and card games, and our Labradoodle Finnigan made himself right at home (thanks for thinking of the pets with tennis balls and stuffed animal toys for them!!)...thanks for the opportunity to include our entire family on the vacation!! We LOVED the pet friendly beach at Morgantown (thanks for the maps and the binder of information & coupons!!). The beach was not crowded and everyone we met was super friendly. Words cannot express how accomodating Martha was and how easy she made the entire rental process and stay! Our family highly recommends Meme's cottage 100% and more!! It's so nice to be out of the hustle bustle of Gulf Shores proper and be close to golf courses (my husband played Kiva Dunes just down the road and loved it), beaches, the ferry to Dauphin Island and a small grocery for incidentals. Thank you Martha for sharing this gem with us...we will definitely return again!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from Meme's cottage and we found it to be a great choice for our vacation/anniversary getaway. The location is great because it allows you be in a peaceful home but just minutes from entertainment, shopping and restaurants. The beach at Mobile Street (only about a mile away) offered a great place to sunbathe & fish without large crowds to deal with. We also appreciated the beautiful view from the wall of windows in the front of the house. The home is tastefully decorated and was extremely clean. We hope to return again!!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
To Dauphin Island/Mobile County
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 59 and Ft Morgan Rd
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mobile Street access
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beach Hut
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Penninsula Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Beach Club
Car: necessary

Eight miles down Ft. Morgan Rd. this quiet get away features nearby white sandy beaches, warm Gulf waters, deep sea fishing, surfing, shopping, golf, and seafood restaurants. Quiet bayfront location is just a short distance from the Bon Secour wildlife trail, great golf courses and uncrowded beaches for long walks and hunting sea shells. Historic Fort Morgan is only 10 miles away. Spas and fine dining nearby. Gulf Shores attractions just a 10 minute drive back into town.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 9 2014 - Sep 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$165
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Thu,Fri,Sat
$900
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$750
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
Mar 2 2015 - May 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Fri,Sat
$1,120
$3,360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
May 14 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
Jun 21 2015 - Aug 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%
Notes Refundable $250 deposit returned within 14 days of departure after inspection for weekly rentals. Minimum rental age 25 years. Dogs allowed with additional fee and pre approval. Limit 2 dogs. No cats. The full rental balance is due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date. If booking an arrival date that is less than 30 days away, entire rent is due at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very large room. TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , TV/DVD player
  • Master bedroom is huge. Full size crib available for families with infants. TV Second bedroom has two twin beds. This bedroom has its own TV and DVD player.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • recreation center
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • surfing
Notes:
Your are sure to enjoy the pier and covered deck. Take your chair out and enjoy the incredible sunsets or toss over a line and catch some fish or crabs for your dinner. We have a crab trap and a big pot to cook them in. The yard has room to park a boat! A public launch is just minutes down Ft Morgan Road. Dogs allowed with additional fee. Limit two. Please ask to see our pet guidelines. No cats. Check in 3 p.m. Check out 10 a.m. Penalties apply for late checkout if not pre-approved.
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