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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We so enjoyed our visit to your shore! Thanks for making our stay so "homey". We lacked for nothing. Ralph, we truly enjoyed the lesson of the turtles - you are such a gracious host!
Aug 2011
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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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5
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Mainstay Cottage on the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 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
5

GULF SHORE VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved this home! It is so clean and beautiful. Loved all of the details they have in the house. They've thought of everything. The beach is so clean and manicured. We did have a huge storm while we were there and we felt safe in the house. Its very well constructed. I would definitely return to this house and recommend it to others. In fact I did - on the beach!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, 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
Chicago
5

AWESOME VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
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
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!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
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
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!!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
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
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!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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

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Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
December 2015
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
29 night minimum stay
$2,554
 
 
Jan & Feb
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 28 2015
28 night minimum stay
$2,554
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,615
 
 
Summer
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,419
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,625
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,474
 
 
Fall
Aug 30 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,060
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Pet Fee $50.00
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:
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dishes & 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • racquetball
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fishing
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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