GULF SHORES, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS, 2 POOLS, TENNIS, VERY KID SAFE LOCATION, WI-FI

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Derrik

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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GULF SHORES, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS, 2 POOLS, TENNIS, VERY KID SAFE LOCATION, WI-FI

Fort Morgan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

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THE FLAMINGO is the perfect beach house for a week long family vacation or just a weekend getaway! Situated on the Fort Morgan peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores, AL, the GREAT FLAMINGO property offers all of the amenities needed in a great beach community, including two pools, (NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AT THE POOLS), tennis courts, and private beach access. There is WHEELCHAIR ACCESS to the entire first floor and deck. The Flamingo is the ultimate beach house for that perfect, well-deserved relaxing vacation! We provide free high-speed WI-FI internet via our cable modem and wireless router. Our new 50' plasma, HD TV is great for all of your favorite movies or TV viewing. Two brand new leather sofas just placed at the house for your comfort!

***KID SAFE LOCATION AS OUR BEACH HOME IS IN A CUL-DE-SAC RIGHT NEXT TO POOL AND BEACH SIDE!

The Flamingo is poolside (see picture from the deck, about 25 steps away!) and is located in the private beach community of Morgantown and has two pools, two lighted tennis courts, and private beach access. You can keep an eye on the kids in the pool while you enjoy the views from our covered deck. What convenience! We are located in the private beach community of Morgantown, which is an upscale, clean, and family-friendly neighborhood. The Flamingo sits beachside with visibility of the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful sunsets. It is just a short walk to the beautiful sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

This fully-equipped beach house has everything you need, so just bring your swimsuit, beach towels, and beach chairs! The first floor is completely wheelchair accessible, including master bedroom, bathroom with roll-in shower, kitchen, and deck that overlooks the pool and a view of the Gulf of Mexico. The Flamingo has an outdoor shower available to rinse off sand and also an outdoor picnic table.

15 Golf Courses in the area! Fort Morgan Marina is five minutes away offering daily fishing charters. Gulf Shores fishing is known for beautiful Red Snapper and huge Grouper! Also, we recommend you leaving your worries and stresses of work behind, but if it is a must you can stay connected by using our free broadband Wi-Fi Internet connection. Just bring your laptop computer. Come and enjoy your vacation and see for yourself all the amenities, fun, and relaxation The Flamingo has to offer!

This 3 bedroom and 2.25 bath fully furnished beach home has been the destination of choice for many beach seekers over the past several years. We have many repeat guests every year with some coming in for months at a time. We feel that this is the ultimate compliment! We think that you will not find a better value anywhere in Gulf Shores. Our private beach access, pool and tennis, the shopping, the golfing, Civil War Fort Morgan-Alabama State Historic Site, the museums, the fishing, the restaurants, the concerts, the beaches, the Mobile Bay Ferry, the sunsets, and the National Shrimp Festival are all awaiting you! Our location is perfect. We are located in the private beach community of Morgantown right on the Fort Morgan peninsula. The Flamingo is Gulf side and is walking distance down (about three minutes on our private boardwalk) to the sugar white beaches! We are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Gulf Shores yet only a 15 minute drive into town. You get the R&R that you deserve but can still access all that Gulf Shores and Orange Beach has to offer. Looking to decompress? You can sleep in late here, throw a steak on the grill, and then take a walk on the beach. It's only a three minute walk down to our private beach access or you can drive it in 15 seconds and park at the beach. That's what we normally do since we can load up our beach supplies and just park at the beach. No loud music and crowds here in our private beach community. Looking to party or celebrate? Take your choice of all the attractions in Gulf Shores and nearby Orange Beach. Need to stay connected? An internet Wi-Fi connection is here. The National Shrimp Festival is must see and do event! Many love to visit the world famous Flora-Bama bar. Don't forget the annual Mullet Toss! Need a slot machine or blackjack fix? Biloxi, MS is just down I-10. No less than six Vegas style casinos are available. Need a history lesson? Fort Morgan and the Fort Morgan Museum is just five minutes away. It's the Civil War Fort famous for 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!' Need to get 'gone fishing?' Fort Morgan Marina is only about five minutes away and have daily charters. The Fort Morgan Pier is a public fishing pier as well and it's only about five minutes away. It's a great place to take the kids and watch the boats unload their catch.

Let us know if you have any special requirements and we'll do our best to accommodate you. The Flamingo has been in the family now for about nine years and we try to go the extra mile for our guests! We take pride in treating our guests just like we like to be treated when away on vacation ourselves. We believe in 'The Golden Rule'.

THINGS YOU WILL WANT TO BRING:

Beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels, (towels and linens for the house are provided), ice, charcoal, charcoal lighter fluid, grill brush, coolers, sunscreen, shampoo, a good book, DVD/VCR movies, golf clubs.

THINGS NOT TO BRING: Cell phone, worries, stress, the in-laws, diets, and bad attitudes! JUST KIDDING! If you bring any of this with you, most of it will change for the better during your stay! We promise! :)

Keywords: wheelchair, handicap, pool, beach, internet, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Civil War, kid, safe, friendly, house, home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered

Derrik

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english

The Moores have spent all of their lives in Alabama and enjoy accommodating vacationers into the Gulf Shores / Fort Morgan area along with Lake Martin. We've been accommodating vacationers now for over 20 years. We own our rental homes so we take care of them and our guests the way they should be. It's all about 'The Golden Rule' you know! We don't allow any management agencies and/or companies to rent out or manage our properties. We do all of this ourselves. This allows us to keep our rates low and to customize and deliver our personal touch to each and every guest! Y'all come see us! :)

Derrik purchased this house in 2002

GOLF-GOLF-GOLF!! There must be at least 15 golf courses within 30 minutes away and two are within 10 minutes away! The World Famous Kiva Dunes Golf Course (Voted #1 course in Alabama and Jerry Pate developed) is only ONE MILE away! You gotta play Kiva Dunes!

BIRD LOVERS: The Alabama Birding Coastal Trail has a stop in Fort Morgan.

CIVIL WAR and HISTORY BUFFS: The Mobile Bay Civil War Trail.

Fort Morgan State Park. 'Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!' You can almost hear the command of Admiral David Farragut as he led his troops into the battle of Mobile Bay. Today Fort Morgan is a testament to the evolution of American coast defense fortifications from 1834 to World War II. It's a history lesson waiting to be explored. Some regard it as 'one of the finest examples of military architecture in the New World'. Fort Morgan was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960. In 2007 it was listed as 'one of the nation's 10 most endangered battle sites' by the Civil War Preservation Trust in History Under Siege: A Guide to America's Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields. Just 6 miles away! Then take the Mobile Bay Ferry over to see anther Civil War site, Fort Gaines.

We think that this part of the Gulf of Mexico is 'the last frontier' in that it has not been commercialized like Panama City, Destin, Pensacola, and even Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to an extent. You really feel like you are on your own private peninsula here! As one member of my family stated when we purchased our first property here, 'Let's move here!'.

The Flamingo is in a cul-de-sac in the private beach community of Morgantown. This offers a VERY safe environment for children and the elderly. It is RIGHT NEXT to the pool and is beach side. You get the best of both worlds at the Flamingo, POOL and BEACH! There is a zero-level and ramped entrance into the Flamingo that allows easy access for wheelchairs and those that can't handle steps very well. The Mobile Bay Ferry takes you over to Dauphin Island where you can then visit Fort Gaines, USS Alabama, and all of Mobile, AL. Biloxi, MS (Las Vegas of the South!) is just east of Mobile via I-10.

Covered picnic table area under the house along with beach rinse-off shower area.

Fort Morgan Museum and Civil War History just a few miles down the peninsula.

Very private and family oriented beach community.

Perfect environment for stargazers in that there are no city lights around. You can see stars for days! This is one of my personal reasons why I love this location!

Fort Morgan Marina is five minutes away and has daily deep sea fishing charters. Come and watch the fleet unload their catch. Tacky Jacks is there too. Great food!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

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Gulf Shores, Wheelchair Access, 2 Pools, Tennis, VERY Kid Safe Location, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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Gulf Shores, Wheelchair Access, 2 Pools, Tennis, VERY Kid Safe Location, Wi-Fi
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
5

16th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We visited the Flamingo over Spring Break for our Daughter's 16th Birthday. We were able to take a friend plus our two dogs. The house was located very close to the beach and the pool. The two decks made it nice for the girls to have their own place. The dogs enjoyed having space as well. We had a small problem with the heating and Derek quickly responded and it was fixed in a timely manner. We would definitely stay here again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Gulf Shores, Wheelchair Access, 2 Pools, Tennis, VERY Kid Safe Location, Wi-Fi
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Memphis, TN
5

RELAXING PLACE

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We enjoyed our stay at the Flamingo very much! The description of the place is right on. And the decks are an amazing place to sit and enjoy the sounds of the ocean. We will definitely be staying here again and again. Oh yeah the doggies loved the beach too.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Gulf Shores, Wheelchair Access, 2 Pools, Tennis, VERY Kid Safe Location, Wi-Fi
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Wonderful location for a beach get-away!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Morgantown is just what you can imagine a beach trip should be!!! We stayed in the "Flamingo" house and would definitely stay there again!! This house is set back a few houses from the water but it was literally steps away. And when we carried all of our chairs down to the beach there was a parking lot right up to the beach thank goodness! Even though there seemed to be quite a few houses in the area it was always quiet and you hardly saw other people. We had plenty of room at the beach!! In the ad it mentioned the house could sleep 10-15 which is really not the case. The house sleeps 9. Obviously you could bring air mattresses or whatever and there was room for that. My family enjoyed being able to all sit at the big dining room table and kitchen bar. There is a master bedroom off the kitchen and it was a great spacious room. Whoever you don't like that's in your group be sure to put them on the bunk beds. My friend said the mattress was a torture device. :) It's a good idea to have the bunk beds but they need to put some WD-40 on it and replace the bottom mattress. The other bed in that bedroom was fine. And the other bedroom upstairs has the door to the outside deck which was amazing. So peaceful. I wasn't really expecting to be left with not many supplies though but that could just be my inexperience of renting houses. There was only 1 trash bag, no dish washing soap, one dishwasher tablet. But that's not really any big deal. We were right beside one of the swimming pools so the kids loved that. The bushes blocked the view to the pool for the most part so we couldn't see people in the pool which was ok. I wouldn't call this house dated but it was not one of the newer houses. I can't really think of anything that I would change to make my trip any better. It was a couple miles to get back into town though. But once you get to town all of the restaurants and attractions are right there. The house was wheelchair accessible but we didn't need that amenity. The house is called Flamingo so it would be nice if it was painted a Flamingo pink!!! Again, this house was great and would definitely stay there again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us here at the GREAT Flamingo beach house. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! Your comments are SO appreciated as every guest has their own unique experience and opinions are so variable from one guest to another. We do have on the website each bed set-up in each bedroom so folks can determine how they want to sleep accordingly. The 10-15 sleep number reflects how many are allowed in the house and takes into account air mattresses and couches for potential sleep areas. Thanks for the update on the mattress as it has been replaced! We'll certainly take into consideration painting the Flamingo a deeper pink next time. The name was recommended due to the wheelchair accessibility by a guest. (Flamingos stand on one leg mostly.) As always, anytime any of our guests needs anything we ask you to call and allow us to fulfill any of your needs. Thanks again and please visit us again soon. :)
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Gulf Shores, Wheelchair Access, 2 Pools, Tennis, VERY Kid Safe Location, Wi-Fi
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Salem, Illinois
5

Carla and Danny's Flamingo Stay

Carla and Danny's Flamingo Stay
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
My family had a wonderful time at this beautiful home.....lots of room for the kids and grandkids! My husband is in a wheelchair and this home has a ramp for entry and a roll-in shower and grab bars in the bathroom which made it so easy for us! Many rentals claim to be wheelchair accessible and then it is impossible to get the wheelchair into the bathroom because the doorways are too narrow and there are no grab bars by the commode making it dangerous and nearly impossible to manuever. The only thing I wish that the owner would add is a recliner in the home.. hubby gets tired and a recliner is great to elevate his legs and feet....wouldn't have to be anything fancy.....just a recliner in the master bedroom would be perfect! We had a wonderful vacation and will definitely be back to the Flamingo next year!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Gulf Shores, Wheelchair Access, 2 Pools, Tennis, VERY Kid Safe Location, Wi-Fi
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Gainesville, GA
5

Great rental!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Our family had a great stay at the Flamingo. With a husband in a chair, two kids, and a labradoodle, we needed a functional place with accessibility within the house. This met all of our needs. The inside of the house was very clean, and my husband was able to access the entire first floor. The extra rooms upstairs were great for the kids and for my in-laws who came to stay some during our trip. The location is convenient to the pool and the beach boardwalk. There's a great place to hang out and for the kids to play under the house and around, and having the outdoor shower was a great bonus. We have no complaints about this rental and are already recommending it to others.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities

Map

Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tequila Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tequila Bay
Car: recommended

Five minutes from Fort Morgan State Park (Civil War Fort famous for 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!'), also five minutes from full service Fort Morgan Marina and the Mobile Bay Ferry (check schedule online) which takes you over to Dauphin Island and Fort Gaines. Full gaming casinos are 75 miles away (via the ferry) in Biloxi, MS. Major airports are 90 minutes away in Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL. Jack Edwards airport in Gulf Shores, AL accommodates non-commercial flights. The National Shrimp Festival is held in Gulf Shores every year. Fall time is BY FAR the BEST time to visit! Gorgeous sunsets and the weather is perfect. No crowds, no traffic, no problems!!

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Availability & Rates

Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $105/nt - $630/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Summer~May 18-Aug 16 & Labor Day .. $315/night .. $1895/week (7 nights)*
  • Fall .... Aug 17-Oct 31 ... $165/night .. $999/week (7 nights)* Not Labor Day
  • Winter .. Nov 01-Feb 28 ... $105/night .. $630/week (7 nights)*Not Thanksgiving
  • Spring .. Mar 01-May 17 ... $165/night .. $999/week (7 nights)*
  • *Please contact us for 4th of July and Shrimp Festival rates.
  • *Min. night stay may be required during holidays,special events, etc.
  • Add Cleaning Fee of $150, applicable tax, & $200 reservation/damage deposit.
  • Please Contact Us For Extended Stay Rates and Snowbird Rates.

Amenities

Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully handicap accessible with zero-level entry into shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a jack & jill set-up. Two private vanities upstairs.
  • Our downstairs full bathroom is also fully wheelchair accessible. Roll-in shower and hand rails in the shower and by the toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor of the house with TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , The bunk bed features a full size bed on the bottom. TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has small sitting area too w/ TV.
  • King size beds (1) The king bed is located in the master suite downstairs. The downstairs area is fully wheelchair accessible. Queen size Beds (2) One queen bed is in each of the two guest rooms upstairs. Bunk Beds (1) The lower bed is a full bed and twin size is on top. This is in one of the upstairs guest rooms that has a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
Notes:
Bring all of your beach gear as we don't provide any.

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