PRIVATE POOL-BEAUTIFUL BEACH HOUSE-OCEAN VIEW-FAMILY FRIENDLY

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Laura + Chip

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

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PRIVATE POOL-BEAUTIFUL BEACH HOUSE-OCEAN VIEW-FAMILY FRIENDLY

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3BR Beach home with large private POOL. Beautiful view of Ocean and Mobile Bay

Take a trip back in time; a time before high rises and congested beaches. Go back to a place where beaches of pure white sand, clean and empty, run for miles. A place where you can watch the morning fog drift through the pines and then burn away in a beautiful sunrise. Experience the sunset on your private pool deck, just outside your back door, unobstructed by concrete behemoths. If you time it right; come to a place where you may see the sea turtles boil from their nests and crawl for the ocean. Come to Turtle Crawl on Fort Morgan Beach.

A perfect fly in vacation or easy drive from Hi-way 10. Jack Edwards National Airport (Gulf Shores Regional Airport KJKA) can accommodate from Cessna to Jet sized aircraft. Gulf Air Center FBO is also a pick up/drop point for Enterprise Car leasing (Foley AL). Their expert line crew will have your rental car pulled up to your aircraft and bags loaded before you've tied down. Drop the keys with the young lady behind the counter when you depart.

Whether your journey to the Gulf Coast is by plane, train or automobile; you will eventually arrive on Highway 59 South in Gulf Shores. After you cross the inter-coastal waterway with the high rises looming ahead, take a turn. Turn west onto Fort Morgan Road (Hi-way 180) and journey back in time; go past the Peninsula Golf Course and The Pines General Store. Further past the Kiva Dunes Resort and Golf Course; a mere 16.5 miles will reset the calendar and transport you to a better place where time melts away. To your right is Mobile Bay; to your left the Gulf of Mexico glistens to the horizon. Fort Morgan Beach, dotted with individual homes, unfurls its white sands for your pleasure.

Enjoy a sunset from your private pool deck or a stroll on a quiet beach. As the moon rises over the gulf; with steaks broiling on the grill, shrimp boiling in the pot and the blender cranking in the background: time truly evaporates and takes the stress of daily life with it.

If you don’t care to cook just 3 miles to the west is Tacky Jack's; great seafood and burgers for the kids. The view of the sunset from their deck is almost as good as ours. If you'd like something closer, less than a mile East is great restaurant and bar, Sassy Bass (next to a small grocery/liquor store). Formal dining at Kiva is a short drive away, as is the informal at The Beach Club Sports Bar (5 miles) or Behind The Pines Restaurant and Bar (5.5 miles). Of course you can time travel to the night life and action of Gulf Shores day or night.

Enjoy Turtle Crawl; and for a time, make it your own.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Laura + Chip

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Born and raised in St. Louis, the only beaches we grew up with were the rocky shores of the small rivers of the Ozarks. We first came to the area in March of 1982; we fell in love with the sugary sands and wide open beaches. We arrived under orders to flight School for the US Navy. Our travels took us to beaches worldwide: California, Oregon, Washington, the East Coast, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, South Pacific, Diego Garcia, Africa, Europe, Central America, The Mideast, and Mediterranean. None compared to the soft sands of the Gulf Coast. With our four children grown, we had to come back.

Laura + Chip purchased this house in 2012

After retiring from the Navy we settled back in St. Louis and flew for American Airlines. The Gulf Coast called and we again answered. We quickly found that the Gulf Shores we had known was gone. A building boom had replaced the quaint down home area; we thought. Our dear old friends from flight school, and beach neighbors (two houses east) introduced us to Fort Morgan. Having grown up in the area, he knew of the well kept secret place. We were hooked!

We chose Turtle Crawl for its peacefulness and views in every direction from our private POOL deck. As owners of two small companies; one a Production company (Broken Wing) and the other a Publisher (Project 7 Alpha). We use Turtle Crawl as an escape to write and brain-storm. The daily distractions of life are swept away by the tide.

As a retired Naval Aviator, I also wanted a place close to a full service airport that I could fly our little airplane into. A true fly in vacation home. Jack Edwards National Airport (KJKA) provides all the services any pilot could require. Gulf Air Center FBO is also an Enterprise Car Leasing pick up and drop point. The convenience of stepping from your aircraft into your rental with the AC running is very nice. On your journey home you simply drop the key at the counter of the FBO. It is after all a vacation!

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

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Property Reviews

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Private Pool-Beautiful Beach House-Ocean View-Family Friendly
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews
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Private Pool-Beautiful Beach House-Ocean View-Family Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417332vb
314-753-1588
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
St Louis, Mo
5

Excellente!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Great time at this cute beach house! Comfortable and amenities available , full kitchen, toiletries, and clean! Comfy beds, lots of space and easy to relax on the front porch looking out to the beach. Lots of fun walking the beach, sunning, and watching the sunset. Easy access just feet away to beach and water. Beautiful pool at the house a plus if you want a night time swim or cookout on the deck and swim. Will highly reccomend this cute beach house! Going back again this year! Easy to deal with owners who are very accomodating with our needs. Great place for families and kids too. Thanks!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private Pool-Beautiful Beach House-Ocean View-Family Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417332vb
314-753-1588
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Missouri
5

MO-Family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a wonderful time. The owners were extremely helpful and answered all questions. The property was comfortable and felt "homey."
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Private Pool-Beautiful Beach House-Ocean View-Family Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417332vb
314-753-1588
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Texas
4

Great Beach!!!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our early July two family vacation was great! The beach was beautiful with lots of sea life visable in the ocean. We watched dolphins play! The water was so clear that we saw stingrays swimming. The location is away from the busyof condo area, but close enough to go eat great seafood! Thanks for sharing Turtle Crawl with us!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private Pool-Beautiful Beach House-Ocean View-Family Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417332vb
314-753-1588
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Decatur, Ga.
4

Relaxing Getaway

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We had a great week at Turtle Crawl. It's a wonderful place to kick back and relax. Ft. Morgan is our kind of beach......calm and quiet.
Thank ya'll so much for sharing your home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Pool-Beautiful Beach House-Ocean View-Family Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417332vb
314-753-1588
Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
4

great time during our Spring Break

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
The home was very clean and the owner was very responsive in answering any questions or concerns. I was even able to call the owner and send text messages when I needed something answered.

With 3 children all under the age of 10, there was plenty of space inside to spread out and relax especially between our trips to the beach.

We really enjoyed out time there.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Jack Edwards
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Dauphin Island- Fort Morgan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
180
Nearest Beach
Our's
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sassy Bass
Car: necessary

Fort Morgan National Park has an 1840's Coastal Defense Fort. This fort is one in a system of the largest brick structures ever built. Incredibly preserved historical landmark. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge-migratory birds,beach trails/hikes, nesting sea turtles; includes a trail guide, maps and info on the various protected species found. These activities are just a few miles from the house. If you choose to make a day trip, the National Naval Aviation Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institute, is a must-see in Pensacola, Fl. You may be lucky enough to see the Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team practicing their flying routine. Look closely and you will see the owners name in the museum's Cubi O'Club, on a couple of plaques.

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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
Feb 22 2014 - May 23 2014
$1,850
7 nights
 
 
Early Summer
May 24 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$2,500
7 nights
 
 
Summer Peak
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 1 2014
$2,600
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 22 2014
$2,500
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Aug 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$1,700
7 nights
 
 
Winter
Dec 27 2014 - Feb 27 2015
$1,150
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$164
$1,150
$2,800
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350.00
Cleaning Fee $125.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%
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Amenities

Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Pack and play crib in master closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) memory foam.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
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