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BAY CABIN-FORT MORGAN, NEAR GULF BEACH-PRIVATE, COMFORTABLE. ROMANTIC

Debbie Movelle

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Debbie Movelle

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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BAY CABIN-FORT MORGAN, NEAR GULF BEACH-PRIVATE, COMFORTABLE. ROMANTIC

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, handicap, not wheel chair accessible, sleeps 4 max

This property is located on Mobile Bay and across the street ( .5 mi) from the beautiful sugar sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. A boat ramp is just up the road to put in your small boat or jetski. Or put your kyack in right off the dock.

The washer and dryer are located up in the shed with beach chairs and toys. The cottage has a large screened porch with a large picnic table. It is the perfect place to pick some crabs and shell some peas, and watch the kids try to catch fish or crabs on the pier in the shallow waters of the bay. If you are looking for an old fashioned beach vacation, near attractions, but off the beaten, this is the place for you to unwind after a day at the beach. Hang your towels on the clothesline, rinse off under the outdoor shower, then relax under the ceiling fan on the porch which is shaded with trees laden with Spanish moss. The cottage also has a bunk room just off the porch. Just a perfect romantic getaway or for an affordable small family vacation.

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Family owned property since the 1950's: I purchased this property from my mom in 2004. My stepdad was a professor at University of Alabama built 'the cabin' when he wasn't fishing! In 2005 I put a new roof on it, updated electric, put in a heat pump, and covered it with hardiplank. Although it still retains its charm, it is more energy efficient! Just added a flat screen tv and new Weber grill!

Golf: The Peninsula Golf Club and Kiva Dunes are located just down the road.

Other local courses include Pure Palmer Golf at Craft Farms, Cotton Creek, and Cypress Bend.

Outlet Shopping: Ten miles north of Gulf Shores in Foley, Alabama the Tanger Outlet Center features 120 name brand shopping options for the bargain hunter. Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Osh Kosh, SAS, Gap, Banana Republic, Anne Klein, and more.

The City of Gulf Shores has a recreation center with daily, weekly, or monthly rates. It features an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, basketball courts, fitness room, There is also a really nice playground near town, even a doggy park!

Kayak, Jet Ski and Pontoon Boat Rentals nearyby. http://www.gogokayaks.com/

FISHING is everywhere!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Debbie Movelle (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2014

About Debbie Movelle

Hi! I am Debbie. I am a mommy, a grandma, a doggy mommy, and a teacher! My little family moved to Alabama in 1989 from the Jersey Shore because of the medical waste washing up on our beaches. We wanted to raise our children in a healthy environment! And my Mom and Stepdad had this house we could visit any time!

Why Debbie Movelle chose Gulf Shores

I purchased this cabin from my Mom before she passed away. My stepdad built this sweet cabin in the 50's. He would drive down from Tuscaloosa, where he was a professor, and build a little and fish a lot! Right after my purchase, the roof leaked and I ended up pitching the roof, from a flat asphalt roof to and finishing the exterior in hardiplank, keeping the original design in tack. During roofing the roofers had not finsihed when a rainmaker flooded the cabin and the ceilings collapsed. No time like the present to up date electric and new ceilings.

What makes this cottage unique

I love this cabin because it is the best of both worlds, very close to the Gulf, and yet all the fun of having a pier on the Bon Secour Bay to fish or catch crabs, and watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets. It is surrounded by trees dripping with spanish moss, It is peaceful, comfortable and cozy. This cabin is an original Fort Morgan beach house, updated with a heat pump and central airconditioning. When i first came down in the 1970's there was no AC, we relied on the Bay breeze and ceiling fans with personality!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, near Gulf beach-private, comfortable. romantic
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, near Gulf beach-private, comfortable. romantic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285990
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Cozy and charming!

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and her son, age 8 came with me and we had a blast! The charming older home is filled with memories and games. The wifi meant I had to work some, but what a great spot to work in! Amazing art work on the walls and a feeling of going home! Thanks, Debbie, for opening your home to us.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Maggie!
Please come back when you can and make it your home again!
And many thanks for choosing my cabin for your vacation!
Debbie
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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, near Gulf beach-private, comfortable. romantic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285990
+1 -2514549824
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Reminds me of my childhood visits to the Gulf.

  • 5 of 5
I came with my daughter and 12 year old grandson and we had a fantastic time. Whether sitting on the pier or enjoying a thunderstorm on the screened porch, it was so peaceful and quiet. But with a 12 year old, we had to go into Gulf Shores and to the beach. Sea and Suds was perfect, we could sit on the veranda and watch him play on the beach and enjoy their great food. The Alabama coast has everything Florida has, just not as much.
One thing that set this cabin apart is all the family photos and mementos around the house. It is exactly as pictured and described and I will come back if the opportunity arises. Debbie could not have been a more cordial and helpful host.
If you are looking to get away from it all yet be near activity, this is your place.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Patrick! Come on back!
Debbie
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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, near Gulf beach-private, comfortable. romantic
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Shreveport, LA
5

Peaceful, Charming Cottage on the Bay

  • 5 of 5
Debbie, thank you so much for making this cabin available for rental! It is so full of books, artwork and family memories that it is like having your very own family beach house. We felt right at home the moment we walked in the front door and we didn't want to leave when our week was over. Debbie is awesome to deal with and readily available for any problems, which we did not have. We were lucky enough to have perfect beach weather, and the sunsets from the dock were spectacular every night. The Gulf beach was never busy and always beautiful. We never left the Fort Morgan peninsula the entire week! We will be returning!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, near Gulf beach-private, comfortable. romantic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285990
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

D&B Vacation from Michigan, 2012

D&B Vacation from Michigan, 2012
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a great time. Loved the cabin with all of its little treasures to look at. It made us feel at home and very welcomed. It was very quiet and peaceful. I could hear the waves hitting along the shore while in bed. So peaceful and soothing. We simply loved the house. We could have stayed forever. Although it was cool most of our stay, we enjoyed every minute. There are a lot of sites to see and nature abounds in Fort Morgan. Debbie, you have the most wonderful home and I am one thankful person that you allowed us to share it for a while. The artwork all through the house is very beautiful. I fell in love with the Spanish moss on the trees. The beach is right across the street and we took several walks and gathered some sea shells to take home with us. Don and I have been seriously thinking of moving to Alabama. The people are friendly and it is such a nice place to be. Thank you again for the best Christmas gift... the gift of spending a week in Gulf Shores at Bay Cabin. We plan to visit again in warmer weather.

We definitely recommend this cabin to anyone wanting to get away and enjoy peace and quiet and the ocean breezes. Debbie is great! She made us feel at home and the notes she left for us and all who enter, made us feel like old friends, not strangers. From the moment we reserved the cabin, she was very helpful. It was not hard to find the cabin, because Debbie gave us detailed directions. The home was clean, and very well-maintained. I love the queen-sized bed. So very comfortable. A great place to stay! You have to stay at least a week to really get the feeling of tranquility. We did and we loved it!

Fort Morgan is a must-see as is the Bon Secor Wildlife Refuge. The Gulf Coast Zoo is also worth the visit. Mikee's Seafood Restaurant is great for dinner and The Shrimp Basket, if you just want some lunch.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
And I couldn't have asked for more perfect guests!
Thank you for loving my cabin. Please come back when you can!
Come see it what it is like when it is warm and the sun is out!
business
Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, near Gulf beach-private, comfortable. romantic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285990
+1 -2514549824
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Peace on the Bay

  • 5 of 5
We found everything just as Debbie described, and better in some ways. The 'cabin" was comfortable, furnished with everything we could possibly need during our stay, right down to the beach towels. The artwork in the cottage was beautiful and we enjoyed all the pieces so much.
My daughter is more the beach type, but I lived on the pier, with my books. It was so pleasant there, with the breeze, that I never got very hot. I went there for peace and relaxation, and that is what I got. Herman the Heron, stood watch over me, and I felt like I had brought one of my dogs from home. He was great company!
The wildlife in the bay was a delight, and I was so reluctant to leave - I hope I get to come back in October for my birthday. I would recommend this property to anyone, and I am so glad Debbie shared it with us!
Ellen, Hamilton, AL
  • Submitted: May 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ellen! I am so glad it was just what you wanted! I wanted you to be happy and make yourself at home. I love that little cabin, in and out and across the street! I am glad you could feel it, it holds priceless memories with my children and my mom. I am glad you got to share some special time with your daughter there. October is my favorite time there, come on back for your birthday! Best Wishes and Blessings. Hope your mom is doing well. Debbie
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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, near Gulf beach-private, comfortable. romantic
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285990
+1 -2514549824
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Mountain Home, Arkansas
5

Great Rleaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay and vacation based out of this lovely little cottage. It is off-the-beaten-path and away from the crowds of central Gulf Shores, yet within easy reach of all the area has to offer.

The views from the dock at sunrise and sunset were fantastic. We enjoyed the uncrowded gulf beach, less than a mile away, several times during our week at the cabin. We also rented a pontoon boat in Orange Beach and enjoyed cruising the Intracoastal Waterway and Perdido Bay, fishing and watching the dolphins swim.

Debbie checked in with us by phone,shortly after arrival, to make sure all was well with the accommodations. She also provided many brochures, menus and other information on area attractions, shopping and restaurants. She also promptly returned our deposit after the stay.

The cabin is filled with art and other treasures. But, somehow, Debbie manages to keep the place meticulously clean. We often relaxed after the day's activities, on the dock and on the screened porch. Our dog loved laying out on the dock and watching the birds and squirrels. We were extremely comfortable in this cabin and location.

We can only say thanks for helping us have such an enjoyable and relaxing vacation in Gulf Shores.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you! What can I say? I do try... I want your vacation to be all you want it to be. Come back when you can.
Debbie

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
10.4 Miles
Hwy 59- Gulf Shores Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
The Beach Hut at the Pines
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Gulf beach
Car: necessary

We are located half way down the Fort Morgan peninsula, on the shores of beautiful Mobile Bay, across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. This cozy two bedroom cottage offers a private pier and beach right out the back door. The Gulf is a 1/2 mile away. The area offers lots of golf courses, water parks, zoo, restaurants, USS Alabama, Pensacola Naval Flight Museum, Historic Fort Morgan. This home is idea for a couple that wants some privacy or a small family looking for an quiet, affordable vacation. The screened in porch is perfect for reading, playing cards or games, and for dining- breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Other Activities: kayak rental up the street

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Rates & Availability

From $136 Per night

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Snowbird Season!
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
$1,800
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes PET FEE-Required for approved dogs. Thank you for understanding!
Cleaning fee and deposit may vary with length of stay.

Pet (dog) rentals require increased cleaning fee.
Pet fee $50 per animal, non-refundable.
Thank you for understanding.

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Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hand rail in tub
  • The bathroom is centrally located in the cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 child bed , Sleeping porch with bunk beds
  • The 'other' bedroom #3 is a bunk-room. It does not have central heat or air.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WIFI Connected!!! Ffatscreen TV's in 2 rooms

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