AVAILABLE WEEKS IN AUGUST ONLY $950/WEEK! FAMILY FUN BEACH!!

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AVAILABLE WEEKS IN AUGUST ONLY $950/WEEK! FAMILY FUN BEACH!!

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

Lovely Beach house on a quiet, secluded Beach in Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores. No busy commercial congestion or large condominium complexes. Unique, 'Houses only' neighborhood. Relax on one of the 2 open Decks with Views of the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay. Spend the day just steps away on the uncrowded white, Sandy Beach. Find shells, watch for porpoises and swim in the clear blue waters of the Gulf. It's a short drive to several great Golf courses, or Shopping in Gulf Shores. Dine at local favorite 'Lulu's' owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister. Spend a cool morning at the 'Little Zoo That Could' from Animal Planet. Close to the house is historic Fort Morgan, or take an easy hike in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and find secluded 'Shell Beach'. Ride the auto ferry to Dauphin Island for a tour of the SeaLab and historic Fort Gaines. So much to do!

'On Dune Pond' sleeps 6 people very comfortably. The Master bedroom has a King bed and a private bath with shower. Bedroom #2 also has a King bed, a private sink/vanity area, and access to a shared bath with shower. Bedroom #3 has 2 twin beds, private sink/vanity, and access to the shared Bath with shower. Just off the large living room is what we call the Media Room - couch, floor pillows, and large TV will make it a gathering spot for those watching their favorite movie...close the doors and the rest of your party can visit on the oversized sectional in the main living room. The Kitchen is complete with table & chairs, all appliances, and is fully equipped to make meal preparation breeze -just bring your food! Enjoy views of the Gulf or Mobile Bay from every window in the house. The 2 Decks are large and ready to use with tables & chairs for your outside enjoyment.

'On Dune Pond' is our second home - we know you will love it as much as we do!

For larger gatherings, rent our other house as well and sleep as many as 14 people. Just a short walk across the sand, one street away. See 'Conch'ed Out' at our other vrbo listing.

Keywords: private home, beach house

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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We both grew up near the beach and always dreamed of owning a house at the beach. We found Fort Morgan, only 2 hours away from our home (at the time), and fell in love with the area immediately! We built 'On Dune Pond' just for us, and now we are happy to share it with you & your family. Our daughter was nine years old when we started coming over for quiet weekends, and she loved her time on the sand, in the sea, and learning about the constellations. Now she shares this place with everyone through her photos. We know you will enjoy your vacation here!

Chris & Sue Willoughby

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Fort Morgan is the perfect place for a vacation! It is close to several large cities, but feels so far off the beaten path. We love our neighborhood of 'single-family only houses' - no busy commercial developments or condos for us! We didn't need or want elevators, pools or heavy, self-closing doors...open decks, large windows, comfy beds, big kitchen and a short stroll to the beach. That's what we wanted, and that's what we love about our place. You will too.

This area is rich in history, nature, and man-made interests. Fort Morgan was made famous in the Civil War battle for control of Mobile Bay. Union Admiral Farragut brought his fleet past the fort, wandered into a torpedo field, and famously cried 'damn the torpedos, full speed ahead', ultimatley winning the three week battle against Admiral Buchanan for control of the fort.

We are surrounded by the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and we regularly enjoy the many trails and protected beaches in the area. Don't miss an easy hike to 'Shell Beach' - the name says it all! Fishing in Mobile Bay or out in the gulf is easy, and there are lots of charter boats just minutes away at the Fort Morgan marina. So much to do...or so little - you decide!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Available Weeks in August only $950/week! Family Fun Beach!!
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Available Weeks in August only $950/week! Family Fun Beach!!
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269-767-7817 (Michigan)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Florissant mo
5

PERFECT BEACH HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
My family& sisters family spent a week here. We wished we could have stayed longer. It's a beautiful decorated home. My girls loved there room. It was bright& very kid friendly. The house is very close to the beach. It's very family friendly area. It is a short distance about 25 min to gulf shores. We used the kitchen for breakfast& dinner most night. It had everything in it you would need. We used the BBQ grill 3 times.
Activities we did:
Crab hunt @night
Search for shells& play in sand
Eat at tacky jacks, lamberts cafe, islanders & hangout
Drove to Pensacola to naval aviation museum & lighthouse
Fort Morgan
Alligator alley
Rode ferry
Watched people fish off the pier
I was amazed that everyone left there beach chairs& such on the beach. Sue was super easy to work with. I plan on visit fort Morgan again& staying here again. Sue supplied so much more than other houses. You definitely get your money's worth. The pictures are exactly what you get .
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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269-767-7817 (Michigan)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Franklin TN
5

THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a beach house with lots of street noise, don't come to On Dune Pond. If you are looking for a beach house that's old and outdated, don't come to On Dune Pond. If you are looking for a beach house that is nothing like the pictures advertise, don't come to On Dune Pond. If you are looking for a beach house with a homeowner who doesn't care once they get your money, don't come to On Dune Pond. But, if you are looking for a serene, clean and very well maintained beach house with a homeowner that really cares about your comfort and you, then you have found the perfect place and you will not be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Available Weeks in August only $950/week! Family Fun Beach!!
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269-767-7817 (Michigan)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
5

PERFECT FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect vacation home for our family. We have had a busy year and our oldest daughter just graduated from high school. We needed a place to slow down and enjoy being a family.....this was the spot. I was nervous renting from the internet and when I walked in, it looked exactly like the pictures. The house was incredible. The decor was adorable. We found absolutely everything we needed. There were so many things that we loved!! Another favorite thing is that it is an extremely short walk to the beach. Also, we discovered that most people left their beach chairs and umbrellas on the beach and no one bothered them. This helped because you didn't have to bring the items back and fort. We found that we didn't want to leave too often.

We did visit a few attractions. We recommend the drive to Pensecola to visit the Naval Museum. It's a nice drive along the coast. We did lots of shopping in the souvenier shops and we visited the Gulf State Park Pier. We enjoyed watching the fishermen catch large fish. We found, though, that all we really wanted to do was go back to the house and enjoy the view. I loved eating breakfast on the front deck and watching and listening to the waves.

We did most of our cooking at the house and we were able to find everything we needed to cook. I do recommend that you are prepared with food. It is about 20 miles to the grocery store so you can't just run up the road for a forgotten item. We made sure we had lists and knew exactly what we needed.

I highly recommend this home. We really needed to reconnect as a family and we were able to do it. Our 3 teenage children loved it and already want me to book for next year. Booking was easy and Sue was always available to answer any questions that we had. It was a worry free vacation!!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Available Weeks in August only $950/week! Family Fun Beach!!
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269-767-7817 (Michigan)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
memphis, Tn
5

GREAT HOUSE GREAT OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for two weeks in July 2011 and had the best time. The house is a great location on a quiet beach. The house has everything you need and a super well stocked kitchen. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Available Weeks in August only $950/week! Family Fun Beach!!
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269-767-7817 (Michigan)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Moore, Oklahoma
5

IT'S A SHORE THING!

It's a Shore Thing!
  • 5 of 5
On Dune Pond was perfect for our family of five, plenty of space to spread out with a short walk to the beach in a quiet, restful area. This house had everything we could want or need (including WiFi), it was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with anything you could want to cook with, the only thing I couldn't find that would have made it "home for me" was an apple slicer, but hey - the knives were sharp and worked great! We went in to Gulf Shores (about 20 miles) stocked up on breakfast, lunch and dinner and spend the majority of our week at the beach or the house. Late evening walks looking for crabs was so much fun, some nights we found lots other nights we rarely saw them. It was so relaxing and nice not to be in the midst of a crowd of people. We did venture in for a meal at Lambert's Cafe, which is a must if you love family style home cooked food, but be prepared for a wait, ours was only about 30 minutes around 2 pm. We took the Ferry on the way over and we were stirred away by some locals from LuLu's because they said, "long waits, lots of people, commercialized and average food" not our thing. They did recommend a place called Bahama Bob's, but we didn't make it there, but they raved about the food, but warned us that the seating is "cozy". We also visited the USS Alabama, which was super interesting, but very hot the day we went. We also visited Fort Morgan which is a great place to take pictures with some very vintage backgrounds with different stones and bricks and excellent lighting! Soul Surfer came out on DVD while we were there, so we watched it and it was a great beach movie, we highly recommend it! Because On Dune Pond is a" little isolated" it really fostered family time for us, which we needed coming from a very busy, urban lifestyle. Finally, the decor and details in the house are all beach themed, super-duper cute! Sue (owner) was very helpful and easy to work with and described the property and location perfectly. We would certainly recommend this property to our friends and relatives and hope one day we can come back! We stayed at Destin a couple of years ago and it was too commercialized and crowded; for our family Fort Morgan was a "shore thing"! Thanks for a perfect time away!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a wonderful week at "On Dune Pond"! I use an apple slicer at home, so it will be added this fall to the beach house inventory - thanks for the idea! We think the best thing about Ft Morgan is the quiet, out-of-the-way location; it's the main reason we have invested there. Thanks for wanting to return!
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Available Weeks in August only $950/week! Family Fun Beach!!
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269-767-7817 (Michigan)
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Ozark,MO
5

WONDERFUL FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our families first visit to Fort Morgan/Gulf Shores area could not have been better. "One Dune Pond" was exactly what I would want if I owned a beach house! Plenty of space and three very comfy bedrooms. Sue thought of everything-- and things you never knew you needed :) The house was immaculate when we arrived and was well maintained. A very quiet area and perfect if you need some down time! The white beaches were gorgeous! I would highly recommend this property. I hope that my family and I will be able to return again soon. We spent a lot of time on the beach, just steps away. Dauphin Island is a fun day trip. Kids loved the ferry .Shopping is just a few minutes away in Gulf Shores. If you like seafood-we really enjoyed the casual--Shrimp Shack. Thanks Sue for a wonderful, memorable vacation. No signs of the oil spill during our visit. We will pray that will remain the case. Ozark, Missouri
  • Submitted: May 17, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Mobile
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Hwy 59 and Hwy 180
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tacky Jack's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tacky Jack's
Car: necessary

Ft. Morgan sits a spit of land at the mouth of Mobile Bay. From our house you have great views of both the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Mobile Bay to the north. You can also view the Mobile shipping channel - interesting to those of us who enjoy something unique. There is lots of history available if you visit the two Civil War-era forts that guard the mouth of the Bay. A trip across the Bay to Dauphin Island to visit Fort Gaines as well as the SeaLab is a fun trip - take the Mobile Bay Ferry, with or without your car.

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Availability & Rates

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Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July 4th Week
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning Fee $110.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
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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
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Free Local Calls
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath en suite with shower; shower in bath that connects other 2 bedrooms; sink & toilet in laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Newer, firm mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (2) Newer firm mattresses., Child Beds (2) We have 2 airbeds and linens for your use. Most appropriate for small children. Room to use airbeds in media room or Twin Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • water parks
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • photography
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
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