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GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AT LANTANA COTTAGE.

Martha Howard

Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Martha Howard

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014
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GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AT LANTANA COTTAGE.

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

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Martha Howard (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage.
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Bentonville Arkansas
5

Peaceful and Relaxing Cottage off the tourist trap

  • 5 of 5
This was my second visit to the cottage and it was just as wonderful as the first, if not better. The cottage is homey and comfortable. It is far enough away from the tourist trap that it is quiet, but not so that you have far to eat or shop. The weather was perfect, every day was sunny and warm. The beach was not crowded and the water was still warm enough to swim. Sat in the mornings in the blue and orange chairs and just enjoyed the peacefulness. Went to the beach in the afternoons and played. Could not ask for a better location, weather, or people to work with. Will be back again. Thank you Ms. Martha! It was perfect and always wonderful!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage.
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Bentonville Arkansas
5

always peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
This was my second visit to the cottage and it was just as wonderful as the first, if not better. The cottage is homey and comfortable. It is far enough away from the tourist trap that it is quiet, but not so that you have far to eat or shop. The weather was perfect, every day was sunny and warm. The beach was not crowded and the water was still warm enough to swim. Sat in the mornings in the blue and orange chairs and just enjoyed the peacefulness. Went to the beach in the afternoons and played. Could not ask for a better location, weather, or people to work with. Will be back again. Thank you Ms. Martha!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Love Lantana

  • 5 of 5
I loved this cottage. It was just as described, immaculate and so cozy. I felt right at home. The serenity of the location cannot be put into words. I spent hours on the deck just looking out over the water. We saw pelicans and dolphins. It was completely relaxing. It was also far enough out of the most populated areas of a Gulf Coast to feel remote, but close enough to everything within a short drive. Martha, the property manager, was so helpful. The cottage itself has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing get away.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Brandon, MS
4

Adorable Cottage

  • 4 of 5
The only problem my husband and I had was when we had to leave. There is no comparison to the peace and quiet coupled by the cool breeze, dolphin watching, and eating fresh crabs you pull right out of the water(cages) and cook.

The property was excellently described and really has a quaint reminder of the past. The property was very clean and excellently maintained. Martha Howard was so gracious and attended to every detail and/or questions we had. It was a perfect break from the busy schedules we keep. There were several restaurants that were excellent, but since we like to cook, fresh crab cakes, flounder, shrimp and gumbo were our pics. There is a great fresh seafood market about 3 or 4 miles east. Again, thanks for a so much needed home away from home.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
4

The cottage was nice,quite and private.

  • 4 of 5
We all had a great time!Their was plenty of room for my daughter 3,myself,my mom,my sister and her 2 girls 5&6.Mrs.Howard was very nice and easy to communicate with.The view and the sunsets off the back deck were amazing! On our last day we got to see Dolphins not 30ft from the pier,right out the back door! Awesome!! Although town is a hop,skip,and jump from the house,it is so worth it.A beautiful beach is only about 2mins away,where you can enjoy the ocean without all the crowds.Just don't forget the"OFF" bug spray,because Alabama's state bird should be the "MOSQUITO"! Lol
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Versailles, KY
5

Heavenly Setting

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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

Other Activities: Parasailing, dolphin cruises

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2014-15
Nov 2 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$875
$1,350
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
$3,500
 
 
Early Summer
May 14 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,400
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,155
$4,500
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
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:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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