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Martha Howard

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4 (private)

Shady Oaks Cottage is conveniently located five miles down Ft Morgan Rd. in beautiful Gulf Shores. Situated under old oaks the property offers a shady patio to relax on and a private beach on Little Lagoon, an inland lake fed from the Gulf. The shallow waters are the perfect place to swim, fish, kayak, and play. Great for families with young children! Parents can relax on the private beach while the kids play in the shallow, calm waters of the lagoon. Boat launch available.

Perfect for snowbirds: If you are thinking of wintering in Gulf Shores, this cottage is the ideal place. Built on ground level, it is easy to access for any who have problems climbing steps. The living/dining area sports picture windows for a glorious view of the lagoon. Bedrooms on either side of the house offer lots of privacy. The compact kitchen is well stocked.

Just up the road, 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.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than waterfront and a top of the line golf course! The Peninsula Golf Club is located just across the street. 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 a 10 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

Shop til you drop: Shop over 120 brand name outlets on Hwy 59 in Foley!! Brooks Brothers, Gap, Polo, Ann Taylor and more draw shoppers from miles around. From housewares, to clothing, to home furnishing, there is something for everyone at the Tanger Outlet mall just 10 miles north in Foley.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Martha Howard (Property Manager)
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About Martha Howard

Dr. Frank Wright and wife, Anne Wright. They moved to Gulf Shores from Madison, Mississippi after Frank closed his optometry practice in Jackson. They have two sons and four beautiful grandsons back home. Frank still works part time as an optometrist and Anne is active in the community and in the First Baptist Church of Gulf Shores. They still have close ties to home and visit frequently. They live on Little Lagoon just a short distance from the Shady Oaks Cottage, which they enjoy sharing with others.

Martha Howard purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Martha Howard chose Gulf Shores

Frank and Anne bought this property with retirement in mind. They had vacationed in Gulf Shores for many years and wanted a place of their own. This house, one of Gulf Shores' original cottages, was just a shell then. They renovated it and used it as their new vacation home before moving permanently to the area and making it their full time residence. They have since purchased a larger home close by and wish to share old cottage with others who want to know what it is like to live on the lagoon.

What makes this cottage unique

Tucked into a waterfront neighborhood the Shady Oaks Cottage has panoramic views of Little Lagoon. The shallow waters are great for families who want clam water and a peaceful vacation away from the crowd. It is convenient to town (4 miles) and has easy access to Gulf Shores' biking and walking trail (just across the street.) The Peninsula's golf course is less than 1/2 mile and several others are within minutes' drive. Frank and Anne always enjoyed sitting outside in the breeze on the patio, which is shaded by old oaks. They are pet owners who like to travel with their Shih Tzu, Attie May so the home is also friendly to small dogs.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage is cute. and we had cool weather under the live oaks trees. resturants in the area are great, and at good prices.A nice place to relax or there is plenty to explore. Bike paths are across the street, and you can rent them if you don't have one.I t is always a breeze there.
Apr 2010
  • 1 of 4
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
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5

Loved the cottage and Gulf Shores!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time renting from Home Away. It was a very positive experience. Anne & Frank (the owners) are wonderful. They quickly addressed any issues we had. They are so nice and friendly! Since it was our first time to Gulf Shores, they gave us good ideas for things to do, places to eat, etc. The cottage was nicely decorated and fully stocked with everything we needed. The beds were comfy and we loved the jetted tub. The location right on the lagoon was ideal. Close to both Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan. The walking path across the street was a great place to walk our two little dogs. The small fenced in area in the side yard was convenient to let the dogs outside when we weren't going for a walk. It was so good to find a nice house that allowed us to bring Bella & Reilly. Our only regret was we had to go home after only one month! Next year we hope to stay longer!! Thanks Anne & Frank for sharing your cottage!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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5

Relaxing and Charming

  • 5 of 5
As the other reviews pretty much say it all, I can only echo their sentiment. This is a charming and perfectly situated cottage, with all amenities one could want. Martha couldn't have been more helpful. Anne and Frank, the owners, came by to fix an issue with the satellite tv, and they were as pleasant as could be. The cottage was clean and cozy.
There were even three ducks who greeted me each morning!
This was the absolute perfect spot for a much needed quiet, relaxing time. I look forward to returning!
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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5

Cozy cottage with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5
This is a great property. Cozy cottage decorated with the cutest, beach themed decor. The view from the back yard is absolutely beautiful. Be sure to catch the sunset in the evening. This property is perfect of you are looking for peace and quiet, but still want to be close to everything gulf shores has to offer. Beaches, great restaurants, fun for the kids, shopping is all just a short drive away. The property manager is extremely kind and helpful. I highly recommend this rental.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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4

Anne's Shady Oaks Cottage

Anne's Shady Oaks Cottage
  • 4 of 5
My family and I only stayed 3 nights and 4 days. Not nearly long enough!! We loved it...all the comforts of home. The cottage was very comfortable, clean, well decorated, and had everything we needed. Good location. We liked being on Little Lagoon. It was much quieter than other places we have stayed at Gulf Shores.
The manager, Martha, was great to work with also.
We would definately stay here again!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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EXPLORING GULF SHORES

  • 4 of 5
Shady Oaks cottage is a quiet, cozy place suitable for 2-4 people. The inside was clean with lots of cute "beachy" decorations. Outside could use some cleaning up and maintenance.

We found almost everything we needed. It would have been nice to have recycle containers for curb-side pick up. We had to take ours to a drop-off site in town. The 21-inch TV is small and the channel selection is very limited. The bike/walking trail across the road is great, but traffic on 180 is 55 mph. and busier than we expected for Feb. Imagine it's even busier in the summer months.

We enjoyed our stay and explored the surrounding area and attractions. Lots of things to do and see in the area. Owners Frank and Anne were so helpful and friendly.

If you take a pet, examine, document and report any damages you see immediately upon arrival to avoid being charged extra for "alleged pet damages" after you are gone.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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5

WOW...This is the place!

  • 5 of 5
OK folks, just listen. I spent 3 days looking at over 500 properties in search of the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend with my Huni Buni. Wow...this is the place! I found it ironic how it was the first property I looked at and for some reason I was drawn back to it constantly. Feels like home. Cozy and quaint. Larger than it looks. 5 miles from Walgreens and the heart of Gulf Shores. Comfy furnishings. Laid out well with bedrooms on opposite sides of the home. Room for more than one in the kitchen and bathrooms. Quiet. Peaceful. Serene. Perfect for one or two couples and a couple of kids if u have them. We so enjoyed lounging on our little private beach watching the sunsets and storms roll across the sky. The lagoon beach is not very sandy as there are various local grasses growing at the waters edge, but the local Fort Morgan beach is just a couple of miles past the cottage. Fantastic, and not too crowded compared to the crowded beaches at Gulf Shores. If you are budget minded, compare your lodging costs at the Sleep Inn in Gulf shores (the cheapest hotel I will stay at on the beach) and you may see what I did. Privacy! And for that luxury I will gladly do the tiny drive to the hustle and bustle of what Gulf Shores has to offer. Martha, the property manager is excellent returning emails and answering questions. She is polite, professional and when we met at the cottage, she showed off her great sense of humor. Wished we could have talked to her longer, but there was so much to do, right? :) If an issue did arise with the cottage (none did), she assured us she was just three houses down. Now that's customer service! OK...now for the nitty gritty. If your under thirty and looking to booze it up and slam it down for a few days this is not the place for you. Find someplace on the beach that will welcome your kind. Believe me, there are hundreds of places looking for folks like you. This little gem should be preserved! Its awesome. The little lagoon cottage to us was a REAL BLESSING. I pray it remains that way...because we're coming back! Its our home away from home now on. Thanks to the property owners for opening up our home to us, and again, a special thank you to Martha. She rocks!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 59 and 180
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Gulf Access
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Oceans
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Peninsula
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Oceans
Car: necessary

Ft Morgan Road's unique character brings back memories of earlier days. Picturesque cottages from the 40's and 50's dot the north side of pristine Little Lagoon as they did when the area was a small fishing village. Close to town yet away from it all, you can enjoy the privacy of your own beach in this waterfront neighborhood as do some of its permenent residents.

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Availability & Rates

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Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$140
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$825
$2,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
From
$115
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$550
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$145
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,685
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 9 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$1,150
$4,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late summer 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes SMALL dogs only with an additional $10 per animal per night, weekly maximum of $50 pet fee per animal added to quote. NO CATS.
$250 deposit required to reserve dates of less than one month, $500 for one month or more. Winter rentals include utilities up to $200. Kilowatt usage above $200 subtracted from deposit.

Personal checks, Home Away payments and PayPal accepted.

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:
  • 986 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both bedrooms have private baths. Sofa in living room is a queen sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
One small, well behaved dog allowed with $50 non-refundable pet fee.
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