STEP BACK IN TIME IN THIS FT MORGAN BAY HOUSE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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STEP BACK IN TIME IN THIS FT MORGAN BAY HOUSE

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths plus outdoor shower, sleeps 6

For those who remember 'the way it used to be' this cottage will bring back fond memories of days on the bay. One of the original block houses from the '50's, this cottage features old iron beds with comfortable quilts, a boat-shaped fireplace, a sidebaord full of fiesta ware and a vintage pink tiled bathroom. The pier is just right for fishing and crabbing and kids will enjoy the tree fort across the street.

From this quiet out of the way street you would never guess that Gulf access is just a two minute drive away. The Bon Secour Wildlife preserve access offers free parking and a boardwalk over the snow white dunes. Not as crowded as the beaches up in town this pristine area is great for shelling, surf fishing, walking and sunning.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than a beach house and top of the line golf courses! The Peninsula Golf Club is located just four miles East. 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 15 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

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.

Once you are finished there try the numerous antique stores in and around the area. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have numerous shopping venues for those looking for special items to take home as a reminder of their days by the sea.

Recreation and Special Events: 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. Information can be found at the city website.

History buffs will love historic Ft. Morgan just 11 miles west When you are finished there catch the ferry to Dauphin Island to see its sister Ft. Gaines or visit the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Martha Howard

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Step back in time in this Ft Morgan bay house
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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5

Heavenly Setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We had four adults and one child in our party and were quite comfortable in this charmingly decorated two bedroom house on the bay. By far the most glorious aspect of staying here though is the gorgeous setting. The house is directly on the bay with a pier from which you can spend a leisurely afternoon fishing and watching the fascinating wildlife. We saw pelicans dive into the water for fish, enjoyed repeated visits from a beautiful heron, and were blessed with three dolphin sightings. My son had fun catching small crabs that were around the property in abundance. In the mornings, it was just a short drive (less than five minutes) to the pristine, uncrowded beach at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (turn right on Hwy 180 and then left onto Mobile St.) This beach with snow white sand and only a few beach houses in view for miles and miles was certainly one of the most peaceful, lovely beaches I have ever visited. The Gulf Shores "strip" with many restaurants and stores is just a 15 minute drive in the other direction, and if you want to go all the way to the end of Hwy 180, I highly recommend taking the ferry over to Dauphin Island for the day. Dauphin Island has a nice, informative Estuarium, and the tour of Fort Gaines is very interesting if you are a Civil War buff. We are so glad we did not stay in a boring hotel room or condo. Renting this very clean and affordable house on the bay is one of the best vacation decisions we've made!
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Fun and relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My family of 4+2 weenie dogs absolutely loved this little cottage by the bay! We fished, caught crab & watched dolphin in the bay. The pier was awesome. The beach is less than 10 minutes away-and the seafood market with grocery just as close! Great area to do many daytrips from- Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, New Orleans, and all the beaches between! Thank you, Linda--we will be back next year!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Lantana Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had the most wonderful week ever while we were staying in the Lantana Cottage. It was just like being at home, while on vacation.
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I'll be back!

I'll be back!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
I had a wonderful time at the cottage, and I will definitely be back. Since there were so many wonderful things to say about the experience, I thought I'd narrow the list down to my top 5 compliments! My top 5 compliments about this cottage are as follows - 1) It is budget friendly, but it doesn't feel like you are on a budget. It just feels like you are staying in a friend's home. 2) The setting is beautiful. Just look at the pictures of the view. My favorite part of the view was watching the sunset over the water. 3) It was close to other fun things to do - shopping, going out to eat, etc. Try the alligator bites at DeSotos! 4) Martha, the property manager, was incredibly kind, communicated throughout the entire process - patiently answering all of my questions and was very thoughtful. I trust her completely. 5) Finally, I loved watching all of the wildlife. We saw beautiful butterflies, squirrels running after acorns, dolphins further out in the bay, pelicans diving into the water for food, fish and crabs that we caught off the dock, and my favorite was the daily visits we received from a gorgeous great blue heron that the locals called "Blue." I'm so grateful for the opportunity to stay at a lovely place I could afford and to be met with such beauty and wonderful hospitality. I will be back. Thank you so much.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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tranquility

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
This has been a tough summer for my husband and I both. His father passed away and my mother is dying from cancer. We have had a lot going on. We really needed a vacation. We came to this little cottage on the bay and sat and read and watched the water, fished for crabs, layed on the beach, and just relaxed. The only thing that could have made it better is if our time had been longer and if we had seen more dolphins.
We loved the Desoto Restaurant in Gulf Shores. Best seafood around. We also took a nice day trip to Bon Secour. The Cole-Swift house is worth the $5 tour.
The house was perfectly clean, very comfortable and welcoming. I would recommend this place to anyone. It was just lovely. I will hold this in my mind a very long time as a special vacation spot.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Peninsula Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Beach Club

Other Activities: Parasailing, dolphin cruises

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Availability & Rates

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 2 2014 - May 14 2014
$145
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$2,700
3 nights
 
 
Summer
May 15 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$160
$165
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,120
3 nights
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 8 2014
$165
$170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,155
3 nights
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 9 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$145
$150
Fri,Sat
$995
$3,000
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 1 2014
$135
$140
Fri,Sat
$810
$2,430
3 nights
 
 
Winter 2014-15
Nov 2 2014 - Feb 28 2015
$125
$135
Fri,Sat
$875
$1,350
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%
Notes •Refundable $250 deposit returned within 14 days of departure after inspection. If booking an arrival date that is less than 30 days away, entire rent is due at the time of booking. A $250 deposit is required to hold a booking more than 30 days prior to arrival.
•Cleaning fee and deposit may vary with length of stay. Dog friendly; limit two with additional fee. NO CATS

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Carport
  • Living Area
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Second bedroom has a privacy screen to separate two double beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Great fishing in Mobile Bay at Shell Banks reef. Bring your boat and tie up just in front of the house. Fish, crab and throw your nets right from the pier. Property borders both the bayou and the bay. Small dogs may be allowed with additional fee. Please ask. Check in 3 p.m. Check out 10 a.m.
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