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Get away from it all at the Shady Shack!! Pet friendly

Martha Howard

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Martha Howard

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
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Get away from it all at the Shady Shack!! Pet friendly

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps maximum of 6

This cozy nautical cottage is located on a large, secluded, wooded lot about halfway down the Ft Morgan peninsula. The shady moss covered oaks in the back yard give way to a lovely view of Mobile Bay . Relax on the large screened porch or take a short walk down to the Bay. In addition, the cottage is located only two miles from the Mobile Street access to the Gulf of Mexico where there is free parking and a boardwalk over the dunes to soft white sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming, fishing, walking or shelling. Neat, clean, attractively decorated, and recently renovated! Fishermen will love having room to park their boat and the short distance to public launching. Charter fishing close by.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than a beach house and top of the line golf courses! The Peninsula Golf Club is located just four miles East. It features 18 holes, a pro shop, and restaurant. 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.

Fishermen welcome: For avid fishermen who want to bring their boat to the beach but avoid the high cost of properties with piers and docks, this cottage is perfect. The large yard has room for parking a boat and a public launch is just minutes away. The Shell Banks Reef is just out in front of the property for great bay fishing. For those wanting to fish the Gulf of Mexico, a launch a little further down makes getting into the gulf a short and easy trip.

Don't have a boat? Charter fishing services are close by. What could be easier!

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Martha Howard (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Martha Howard

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 in Gulf Shores 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. 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 2003

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 49 traveler reviews

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Get away from it all at the Shady Shack!! Pet friendly
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
4

Nice, pet and family friendly

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Shady Shack. We found a very nice pet friendly beach about 1-1 1/2 miles from the rental at the end of Veteran's Dr. People loved seeing our puppies on the beach. The house has a shower outside great for removing the sand. The fenced yard and screened porch with rocking chairs and table were big pluses, also. Being outside the city is quiet, private and scenic, nice distance off the road. The Shack was clean, comfortable and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great vacation at the Shady Shack

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent Easter weekend at The Shady Shack and I would come back here again tomorrow if I had the time. This cottage is such a joy to stay in and has everything you need to make for a perfect vacation get-a-way. The beach access is just about 1/2 mile up the road with plenty of parking, great restaurant on the island to eat and relax and don't pass up the Dollar General Store which is just 5 miles up the road as they have literally everything you need....no need to drive into town and fight the traffic. The Shady Shack is fully loaded and has plenty of room, the back porch with the view over the bay is just perfect for sitting and enjoying the later part of the day. In short, I would highly recommend the Shady Shack for your vacation stay and the owner (Martha) is just great to work with.......Steve Sawyer

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect for us and our two dogs!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for us and perfect for our two dogs.Not often that we can find both at the same place. First time staying on the bay side and we think it is better than the gulf side. Charming cottage. Quiet, clean, and lots of room to roam outside. Friendly and considerate owner. We would return in a heart beat!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Best little house on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We Loved it, and the owner is wonderful and patient. We will stay again when next in the area. Neatest little house on the beach, nothing lacking (three hairdryers!) Everything top of the line.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Shady Shack is Top Knotch ! Owner is outstanding!!

  • 5 of 5

Shady Shack, Top of the line in all ways , from home being stocked to allowing our pets. They have all the bases covered . Home is cleaned and very well maintained. This is a quiet peaceful setting only minutes from everything. If you miss this one , You have really missed out !! I warned you!!LOL!! We had our 25th anniversary here. We hope to return asap!!! Thanks so much Martha for sharing such a nice inviting place with us . Gary and Ali Ash from Northwest Arkansas .

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

BEST VACATION IN YEARS

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we have vacationed in a house instead of a condo and it was the best vacation we have had in 10 years. We were out of the hustle and bustle of being in town but just the right distance from the beach and places to eat. We ate seafood until we were sick so we just went shopping and cooked in for several meals. The kitchen was well equipped and the grill out back was perfect for hamburgers and hot dogs. The house was a pleasant surprise hidden in its own quiet corner. We walked down to the bay beach each morning before starting our day away from the house. The beds were a big comfortable friend to our tired bodies at the end of the day. Very relaxing and we can't wait till next year. Thanks Martha for a great experience. The Smiths

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pensacola, FL or Mobile, AL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Pines
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kiva Dunes or The Penninsula
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Mobile Street access
Car: necessary

The Fort Morgan peninsula is filled with local flavor and offers unique access to Mobile Bay, Little Lagoon and the white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico (just two miles from the house) The area is great for people who want to be away from the crowd yet close to shopping, entertainment and sports activities. A public boat launch is just three miles away. The Shell Banks reef is just out front for great fishing. The Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve offers pristine gulf beaches, a wonderful hiking trail and birdwatching opportunities. Three golf courses are within a few minutes' drive. History buffs will enjoy the ruins and museum at Ft. Morgan and her sister, Ft. Gaines, which is a ferry's ride across to Dauphin Island.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$950
$2,730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 14 2015 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,030
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$165
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,120
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$129
From
$135
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$130
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2016
Mar 5 2016 - May 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$145
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$975
$2,835
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%
Notes 1st payment is refundable deposit that is returned within 14 days after inspection if no damage. The full rental balance due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date. If booking an arrival date less than 30 days away, entire amount due at time of booking. A $250* deposit is required to hold a reservation. Minimum rental age 25. Dog friendly with fee and approval.

Cancellation Policy

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

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Smoking allowed outside only. We allow small, well-behaved, flea-free, dogs. An additional non-refundable pet fee is required. An increased cleaning fee may also be required. Fenced side yard is perfect for children and pets.

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