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FAMILY FUN ON BEAUTIFUL BON SECOUR RIVER

Charlotte Spurlin

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Charlotte Spurlin

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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FAMILY FUN ON BEAUTIFUL BON SECOUR RIVER

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Foley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

Escape to where the only wildlife of a beach vacation is the mullet jumping, dolphins feeding, and ducks quacking by! This two bedroom/one bath cabin sleeps 6, has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer combo, and all the serenity you could ask for! Sitting directly on the Bon Secour River, it is minutes from the outlet malls as well as from Gulf Shores’ beaches. The gated community of 18 free-standing cabin units has a swimming pool and boat launch, and each cabin has its own private pier to tie up your boat after cruising down the river to Bon Secour Bay, Mobile Bay, the Intracoastal, or out into the Gulf of Mexico. Or, explore the upper river using the canoe included for your use. Spend evenings grilling out and lounging in the hammock and swing, watching the herons and pelicans or drive just minutes to enjoy Gulf Shores and Orange Beaches’ attractions.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charlotte Spurlin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014

About Charlotte Spurlin

After living in Baldwin County for many years and then moving away, we found ourselves constantly trying to get back home. We spent too many nights in hotel rooms and too many days in the car, riding and looking for the right place. Finally, we found Number 17. The Galley. That's what we have always called it.

It is a perfect place for our family of 4. We love the river ways of Baldwin County. It sits right on one of the most versatile, beautiful rivers there is. We love fishing. We love boating. We love swimming. We love throwing the cast net and hauling in mullet, cleaning it, and putting it on the grill for dinner. Bing. Bang. Boom. Number 17 is all that and more. Our girls love the pool. We love that we can watch them swim from the hammock.

We live about 2.5 hours away but go to Number 17 as often as the social lives of one teenage and one pre-teen daughter will allow.

Charlotte Spurlin purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Charlotte Spurlin chose Foley

Number 17. The Galley gives us everything we wanted and more. We are able to 'go home' and then go boating, fishing, tubing, canoeing, and to the beach as much or as little as we wish. Number 17 is right in the middle of Foley and Gulf Shores and has easy access to so much. We love the location almost as much as we love the Bon Secour River.

What makes this cabin unique

There is always a breeze blowing in from the river, making the swing and hammocks a great place to be no matter the time of day or night. Watching the sunset from the porch, feeding the baby ducks off the banks, and pulling in a cast-net full of mullet onto the pier are just three of our favorite things to do.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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 8 traveler reviews

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Family Fun On Beautiful Bon Secour River
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Foley Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
My family and I wanted a quick away during the Thanksgiving holidays to recharge our batteries. We are constantly running around with the kids and are always on the go. This trip definitely brought us closer, and it was just what we needed. The house was just the right size, and it was the perfect home away from home. It was far away from everything but just around the corner from everything. The house was clean and had everything we needed. So happy that we were able to bring our puppy as well. Thank you again!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Foley Alabama Gulf Coast
Flomaton, alabama
5

Happy Happy Happy

  • 5 of 5
Our family really enjoyed our stay. There was so much to do and not enough time to do it. The kids loved the pool. All the neighbors are very friendly. Thank you for sharing you house with us. It was just what we were looking for.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Foley Alabama Gulf Coast
Trussville, Alabama
5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5
Everything was exactly as advertised. We would love to be able to go yearly but alas we cannot.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Foley Alabama Gulf Coast
Ellison Bay, WI
5

Winter Wizard

  • 5 of 5
A most delightful home in which to escape an everlasting Wisconsin winter. We two old folks thoroughly enjoyed the facility overlooking the Bon Secour River, complete with plenty of bird activity and most pleasant neighbors. The river even offered sight of turtles and dolphins.

While the immediate area was quiet and peaceful, it was good to be away from the busy highway linking Foley to Gulf shores, though that road led to a myriad of seafood restaurants, offering wonderful offerings from local waters. The State Park and Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge had much to offer - all of which kept us busy and very happy for a month.

Our sincere thanks to the property owners for having such a clean and comfortable place for us to stay
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Foley Alabama Gulf Coast
Atlanta, GA
5

Loved Staying Here!

  • 5 of 5
We were so lucky to find this "gem" of a place last minute due to some unexpected business in Gulf Shores and that would accept our two little dogs! Decorated so stylish and had everything we needed.....plus overlooked the river with lots of turtles, cranes, and jumping fish! Owner was super nice and flexible...great for family or couple and a major plus is you can bring your small four-legged babies!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great experience to work these folks! So patient with my communication difficulties (was in the mountains with sketchy service) and just plain nice! So glad they had a good trip.
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Foley Alabama Gulf Coast
Slidell, LA
4

Softball Cabin!

  • 4 of 5
There is an old building that blocks the view and you can not see the site until you enter the gate once you get past that the view of the river is great! The pool is not attached to this house. You have to walk a little further down and it is attached to another house but is for all to use. The house is well kept. I had a few knobs fall off the cabinets but other then that everything worked properly. It was well stocked with everything needed for cooking and grilling. Close to Gulf Shores Sportsplex 2.5 miles! It was a great place to relax after long days at the ball park. Kids enjoyed the canoe but we only had two life jackets and would have liked to have four for everyone to enjoy together. We had a note from the owner with a full page list of do's and don'ts. That did make me a bit uneasy as if we had to follow ALL the rules and keep our voices down. Kind of hard with softball girls. Before we left, I had to pull all the sheets and linens of the beds and place in the tub for housekeeper. With full size double bunkbed in one room that was not fun nor do I think should be a requirement of a guest. I would also recommend a larger trash can in the kitchen its a small bin not suited for the kitchen. Overall its a nice place.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: The "old building" is a restaurant that has recently gone out of business yet still serves to block our view of the road and travelers' views of us. It in no way blocks a view of or access to the river.
The knobs that came unscrewed were very easily screwed back on. There is even a small collection of basic tools in a kitchen drawer for renters to use; though in this case, it wasn't necessary.
Our list of do's and don'ts is simply a hand-written copy of the Rental Agreement, there to serve as a reminder. Fortunately, most guests do not need this; unfortunately, some have.
Our home has a clear view of the pool; there is a photo from our porch included. Clearly, it is not attached to the house.
We want our guests to enjoy our place and its ammenities. We have included two additional life jackets for our two seater canoe (total of 4 jackets) and continue to make this available for guests at no additional charge.
We charge for cleaning only what it costs us and find it a common request among those who clean for used beds to be stripped. The double bunks are difficult to remake, yet we ask only for them to be stripped. My children and their guests often do this for me as they are the ones who sleep there.
The house is small; the kitchen is small. The trash bin fits under the kitchen sink cabinet and has not proven a problem for our family of four, which with teen girls usually means six people (including friends). The community trash bin sits about 30 feet from our house and is easy to access.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Jack Edwards National Airport, Gulf Shores, AL
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry, Ft. Morgan
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Craft Farms
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Alabama Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Tin Top
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Gulf Shores, AL
Car: necessary

A brackish river, Bon Secour provides the best of all water worlds. Canoe up-river to the clear, cold fresh water for an exhilarating swim, fishing, or exploring nature. (Canoe provided) Or, launch your boat on-site and head down river to Bon Secour Bay, the Intracoastal, Mobile Bay, or the Gulf of Mexico for sight-seeing, fishing, tubing, or hanging out on the beach. Happy Harbor, Lulu's, and Tacky Jack's restaurants are within 30 minutes of tying up and sitting down. Happy Harbor also rents pontoon boats and jet skis.

Dolphins, ducks, herons, and pelicans are just a few of the many types of wild life visible from the porch. Watch the mullet jump and throw the cast net from the pier to haul in dinner!

Gulf Shores is only 5 miles down the road and offers Waterville USA, shopping, para-sailing, jet skiing, and sugar white sands for beach-going. Play 'serious' golf at one of many courses such as Craft Farms or goofy golf at The Track. Craft Farms Shopping Center provides a Target, Publix, and Cobb Theater along with an Apple Store!

Orange Beach is only a few minutes' drive and is home to The Wharf where there is great shopping, a giant ferris wheel, a zip line, and always great live entertainment including names like Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, and much more.

Foley, 5 miles up the road, is home to the world famous Tanger Outlet Center as well as many delicious restaurants.

There is a Fresh Market Seafood store for fishing and bait needs and a handy-dandy Shell station that sells marine fuel just up the road, and Billy's Seafood with fresh seafood right off the boat is only a 10 minute drive down the river - just in case you don't bring in the big haul!

Both Foley and Gulf Shores have wonderful municipal libraries, excellent city parks, and one or both are usually having some kind of festival.

The Eastern Shore, home to Fairhope and Daphne, is less than 30 minutes away, and both extend the opportunities for shopping, golfing, boating, and sight-seeing. Additionally, just a minute more up the road you will find the Malbis Mall and Spanish Fort Town Center with a Bass Pro and much, much more. Spanish Fort is also home to some really interesting Civil War Historical Landmarks. Fort Morgan, about 25 miles from the cabin and home of the Mobile Bay Ferry, also provides Civil War history.

Mobile, AL, is about an hour's drive west, and Pensacola, FL, is about the same heading east. Both have airports. Pensacola is also home to the Blue Angels. Biloxi, MS, is about a 2-hour drive, or with some planning, you can catch a tour bus that leaves out of Foley on Biloxi gambling day trip.

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Foley Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$900
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $85
Pet Fee $50

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Foley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Double-bed bunkbed sleeps 4 easily
  • Master bedroom has king sized bed and tv with DVD player 2nd bedroom has double-bed bunkbed and tv Linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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