JULY 19-21 AND JULY 25-28 OPEN!! GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AT THE SHADY SHACK

Martha Howard

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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JULY 19-21 AND JULY 25-28 OPEN!! GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AT THE SHADY SHACK

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Martha Howard (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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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

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

Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

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July 19-21 and July 25-28 open!! Get away from it all at the Shady Shack
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
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July 19-21 and July 25-28 open!! Get away from it all at the Shady Shack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205786
251 968-6823
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Very inviting, cozzy little place

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed in the shady shack for Labor Day weekend. I chose this place based on reviews I read, and they were spot on!! This place was so nice and homey. I loved everything about it. The screened in porch was wonderful in the afternoons, and my dogs loved having a fenced in area to run and play in! The kitchen had every appliance you may need during your stay. We will definitely be back next summer. If you want to be out of the hustle and bustle of Gulf Shores, this is the place for you!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
July 19-21 and July 25-28 open!! Get away from it all at the Shady Shack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205786
251 968-6823
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

A great getaway, beach, country and privacy

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was very enjoyable, the house was nice and confortable, the fenced yard was good for our dogs, we liked the screened back porch, and the big yard with the big oak trees.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
July 19-21 and July 25-28 open!! Get away from it all at the Shady Shack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205786
251 968-6823
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5
What a neat place we, the owner really cares about this property ! We come now for 14 years once a year down to the Gulf Shores.
This was the cleanest place that we ever rented.
We will come back again.
Thomas , Manuela , Lubna and the two dogs.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
business
July 19-21 and July 25-28 open!! Get away from it all at the Shady Shack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205786
251 968-6823
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Immaculate, homey and private

  • 5 of 5
Despite the chilly, wet weather, we enjoyed our 2 weeks at Shady Shack. Martha has done an excellent job in making this rental feel like home. It is a darling place, and we found it well stocked and very clean - also nice linens, towels and dishes! You would never know this is a pet friendly rental other than the happy greeting you get from Daisy and Toby from next door. Shady Shack sits on a large lot with tons of trees and a great view of Mobile Bay. The privacy is nice compared to most rentals which are stacked side-by-side. If the weather had cooperated, I can see where the outside patio and the porch on the back would be wonderful areas to enjoy and would be very cool in the heat of the summer. If I had to get picky, my only suggestion would be a king bed in the master bedroom. Otherwise, this is a perfect place to spend some quiet time! Martha is a pleasure to rent from and I definitely recommend Shady Shack.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
July 19-21 and July 25-28 open!! Get away from it all at the Shady Shack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205786
251 968-6823
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Another great stay in Gulf Shores

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed the Shady Shack. It was compact, but roomy enough for us. Unfortunately, the weather was a little colder than usual for January, but we were very comfortable and could play golf almost every day. We had great food from China Dragon in Orange Beach (the Gulf Shores branch wasn't open that night). Made several trips to the Palace Casino in Biloxi. Martha is a great hostess, the cabin was clean and the nautical decor attractive.
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
July 19-21 and July 25-28 open!! Get away from it all at the Shady Shack
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p205786
251 968-6823
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Quiet, beautiful setting, view of bay behind house

  • 5 of 5
We loved our time at the Shady Shack. It was just as described by the owner, and even better. Everything was so clean, well-equipped, and neatly organized. The owner was very courteous and helpful. We would definitely recommend the property to a friend or relative. We enjoyed sitting and relaxing on the outdoor patio, as well as in the relaxing screened-in back porch. We hope to come back again sometime.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

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

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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
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$115
From
$125
Fri,Sat,Sun
$745
$2,235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 3 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$105
From
$125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$600
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$910
$2,730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 14 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,015
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
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

Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
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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