MAINSTAY COTTAGE ON THE BEACH

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 29 nights

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MAINSTAY COTTAGE ON THE BEACH

Fort Morgan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This upscale, hurricane resistant vacation home, completed in September 2006, situated on the best spot on the Alabama coastline offers discerning vacationers the best there is to enjoy a quiet relaxed time on the beach. The home has been specifically designed to cater to all those little things you would have wanted in order to provide for a hassle free time on the beach. Gulf Shores and adjacent Orange Beach to the east are rapidly expanding 'tourist towns' and offer all the typical amenities expected from Gulf of Mexico beach resorts.

A $500 security deposit is required to guarantee the reservation. This deposit will be refunded within 7 days from the end of the stay, provided there is no damage or staining of the premises. There is an additional $100 deposit if you bring your dog. Max of 2 dogs allowed.

WE OPENED THE GUEST BOOK FOR YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS VRBO WEBSITE IN MARCH 2009. THE SYSTEM IS CONTROLLED BY VRBO AND HOMEAWAY/CONNECT. OWNERS CAN ENTER COMMENTS MADE BY GUESTS IN THE 'GUEST BOOK' AT THE COTTAGE. WE HAVE SELECTED A FEW AND ENTERED THEM INTO THIS VRBO COMMENT SECTION. ALL CAN BE AUTHENTICATED IF NECESSARY.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Ralph & Cheryl Gilges retired in 2001 and came to live in the Fort Morgan area on the Alabama Coast. Ralph, who was born in South Africa, and worked in the mining industry relocated to the USA in 1974 and worked with mining companies in Utah, Idaho and Missouri. Ralph became a citizen of the United States in 1985. Cheryl hails from Missouri where she taught school in Southeast MO. In 1991 Ralph & Cheryl bought two pet supply franchise stores in South Bend & Fort Wayne, IN.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

In 2004 Ralph & Cheryl became very interested in the beach property where Mainstay Cottage is located. They considered it the most desirable location on the Alabama coastline and ultimately persuaded the owner to sell. Three months later it was washed away by hurricane Ivan. This turned out to be fortuitous as they now were able to build a hurricane 'resistant' cottage and design it to be what renters wanted in a beach cottage. It typically remains rented a year in advance.

On one of the quietest sections of beach and being able to step down onto the white sands while staying in an upscale home, that is designed for living at the beach, is probably as idyllic as it can get.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 29 nights

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Property Reviews

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Mainstay Cottage on the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
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Mainstay Cottage on the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119550vb
(251) 540-7950 (Alabama, USA)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Chicago
5

Awesome views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This house is so beautiful,clean,thoughtfully layed out so every room has a view of ocean,everything you need is provided,I can't imagine anyone not loving this place,very beachy,lots of great places to eat,seafood was so fresh,oh, my dogs loved the deck
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mainstay Cottage on the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119550vb
(251) 540-7950 (Alabama, USA)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Union, MS
5

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We loved this cottage!!! It was beautiful!!! We have small grandchildren. They had a blast!!! The house is right on the beach. It was super clean and well maintained. Everything you could think of needing was provided. We would love to stay here again in the near future! Best vacation ever!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Mainstay Cottage on the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119550vb
(251) 540-7950 (Alabama, USA)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Wonderful, relaxing and best view

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This is an awesome house and nice owners. The view was great, the house was clean and just about everything you need for a beach vacation was provided.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Mainstay Cottage on the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119550vb
(251) 540-7950 (Alabama, USA)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Little Rock, AR
5

GREAT BEACH HOUSE!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We had a great beach vacation at Mainstay Cottage. The house is wonderful and the location can't be beat! And...we loved being able to bring our Pug. The house is very clean and well maintained. We had EVERYTHING we needed for a great vacation. We WILL be back!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Mainstay Cottage on the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119550vb
(251) 540-7950 (Alabama, USA)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
5

ABSOLUTELY LOVED MAINSTAY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
I rented Mainstay Cottage in June, 2011, for a February, 2013, stay and was extremely pleased with the accommodations, the area, the amenities, and, most importantly, the cleanliness of the Cottage. The kitchen was well supplied with good quality cookware, lots of serving dishes, and a spotless refrigerator and stove. We ate in often and loved being able to view the gulf from the dining table and/or deck. All of the bedrooms have a view of the gulf, which is due to the well-thought-out design of the Cottage.

We found excellent restaurants in the area, and loved the warm, friendly, accommodating locals we met. The Mainstay owners, Ralph and Cheryl, walked their dog on the beach every afternoon, and we were fortunate enough to spend a little time with them. They are wonderful "hosts," always available if needed but never intrusive.

Mainstay Cottage is everything is says it is on the HomeAway description and more. If the Cottage is ever available in the future to fit our schedule, we would not hesitate to return again for a month. We did not even consider looking at other beach homes in the area as we did not think any other accommodations would live up the Mainstay Cottage. All in all, a wonderful winter vacation experience!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Beach
Mainstay is on the Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beach Club or Kiva Dunes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Car: necessary

Great area for birding. Dolphins are often seen from the cottage. Gulf Shores is a tourist town with numerous amenities, restaurants and shopping.

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Availability & Rates

Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 30 2014
$2,552
7 nights
 
 
Summer
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$3,336
7 nights
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 1 2014
$3,537
7 nights
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 29 2014
$2,414
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Aug 30 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$2,010
7 nights
 
 
December 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$2,492
29 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes Bookings are only accepted for a 7 day period and only from a Saturday to the following Saturday
Check in times are after 3:00 pm on the arrival and before 9:00 am on day of departure.
Refundable amounts will be made within 7 days of departure. If the guest would like to make a future booking a request to retain the deposit may be made.
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Amenities

Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Covered Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Located on lower deck
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleep number mattress
  • King size beds (1) Bedroom 1.Select Comfort. Sleep Number bed, Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom 3 Select Comfort. Sleep Number bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Bedroom 2, Baby Cribs (1) This can be provided on request. Please inquire., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In great room
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • parasailing
Notes:
Hot and cold shower and toilet located on parking deck area. Three locations to wash sand off body prior to entering cottage.
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