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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
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!
We have rented this same house several times. It is away from the traffic in Gulf Shores, but it isn't a bad drive to get to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. It is well maintained, and is always ship-shape when we arrive. There could be a few more towels, so bring some extras; otherwise, you will be washing some! We had a question or two after we arrived, and Derrick was very responsive. You will enjoy your time at The Flamingo!!
I'm a wheelchair user who has rented this property two times. For my first visit, there were four adults, two teens, and a toddler there. For the 2nd visit it was just myself and my husband. The adults and toddler loved the location - near the ocean, near the pool, near a wildlife preserve (an alligator was hanging out in a wetland behind the house), adequate indoor/outdoor/parking space, and close enough to restaurants and shopping to be convenient but far away enough we didn't have to deal with crowded beaches. The teens would have preferred to be in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach near the 'action,' of course. The house was clean, wheelchair accessible, and had adequate space. Wheelchair users have access to the kitchen, dining area, living room, master bedroom, bathroom, laundry area, and lower deck. There is a roll in shower and grab bars in the bathroom, and a small shower seat - if you have balance issues you may want to bring your own chair to use while showering. People who use wider wheelchairs may have a difficult time getting to both sides of the bed in the master bedroom but one side has plenty turnaround space, as well as, a shallow closet you can easily access. The fridge is a side by side which makes it easy for wheelchair users to access the freezer and fridge sides, and the counters are 'regular' height. The washer is a standard top loading washer which was difficult for me to use, and the owner might want to consider replacing it with a front loader when it needs replacing. The home was clean and well maintained, though not 'perfect' - just needs minor work - balcony door hinges are rusty and difficult to open/close, etc. Overall, we really like this home and location. In a perfect world this home would have a better view of the ocean, but the rental fee is VERY fair and it's one of the only wheelchair friendly houses we've found. We'll be back!
We had a blast! Our group ranged in age from 5 to 67 and included three teenagers. The area is a neighborhood of beach houses and many were three-generation vacationers like we were. The older kids were able to come and go as they wanted with no concern for safety. We all enjoyed both the beach and the pools. The Flamingo was absolutely spotless and well-equipped. We would recommend this to others.
This was our family's 2nd stay at the Flamingo. My husband is a paraplegic, and this house works so well for us. We have a teenage son and young daughter who both LOVE to stay here. Along with our house trained labradoodle, this is ideal for our family. I've read other comments about the furniture...the living room furniture was in great condition last spring, and we noticed the wear as soon as we arrived last weekend. We figured it was from a pet. We felt bad for the owners seeing how quickly the furniture had been torn. It was still very clean. The dining room table/chairs may not be the newest, but everything has been very clean for us both visits. Our kids love the upstairs bedrooms, the views of the ocean are wonderful, the pool is convenient (although me and my kids prefer to enjoy the beach since we have access to a neighborhood pool at home), and my husband doesn't have to worry about trying to fit his handcycle into an elevator full of people like when we used to stay at a condo. The outdoor shower is great to rinse off from the beach, and the area under the house is nice for hanging out. The beach is very convenient, and is SO beautiful since it's not as busy as other parts of the beach. The others staying in the neighborhood are always friendly. It seems very safe. We prefer the distance away from the traffic. Tacky Jack's 2 is awesome, and we frequent the Sassy Bass (used to be called something else) store and pizza. We definitely feel at home when we stay here, and are about to request our deposit to be forwarded a 3rd time to a 3rd trip! The owner has been wonderful with us so far, the home is clean, and the location is awesome for those of us who wish to spend our vacation time on the beach and not fighting traffic and elevators. I highly recommend this home, and refer others to this VRBO page often.
Our overall experience was very pleasant. Being handicapped, the Flaming House more than met my need for mobility. We noticed none of the other houses in Morgantown had wheelchair entrances. My grown children were concerned at first because we were so far from restaurants, but they discovered a great restaurant close by in the direction of the fort which they frequented and enjoyed very much. One of the pools was next to the Flamingo House which was nice and convenient. The private beach was wonderful as we could leave our tent, chairs, etc from one day to next without having to carry back to house. We found it very pet friendly as Trip, my daughter's toller retriever had a wonderful time. Honestly the only negative was the living room furniture was worn and the dining furniture was in bad need of cleaning. My son in law commented and I agreed that when you vacation, you prefer your location be at least as nice as your home. We definitely felt it was a safe neighborhood and very family friendly. I would recommend it although owners should invest more into their furnishings.
We enjoyed the house rental. It is in a great location and the area is not crowded, the beach is right there, as is 2 pools and the tennis courts. The house was spotless. Our dog had no problems, plenty of places to walk, nice dog-friendly area.
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!!