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Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage.

Martha Howard

Member 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

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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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)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

Why HomeAway

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

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage.
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our boys loved the daily dolphin swims, morning crab viewings and how quickly we could drive to the beach. This cottage has a grandmother's decor feel to it and the value of the scenery is well worth the price! Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Great Bay House!

  • 4 of 5

We LOVED our stay! We had great views of the bay from the house and easy access to a dog friendly beach just up the road. Adorable little cottage with a pier for fishing, crabbing, and swimming. Every day we enjoyed the most AMAZING sunset view... best we've ever seen! We'll be coming back to Lantana Cottage next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Quiet and comfortable place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 6. It was clean, inviting, and roomy enough for us to spread out for a few days of quiet relaxation. The cottage was a just a short drive from a very quiet beach access at the wildlife preserve. It was just a 10 minute drive to gulf Shores Parkway, so we were also close enough to restaurants and shopping. Sitting on the deck and watching the sun set over the bay was the highlight of the stay... Make sure not to miss seeing that!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. This is a great place for families; there are lots of things for kids to do right on the property in addition to having fun at the beach. Fishing is good from the pier and we have crab traps, fishing poles and cast nets available so you can try to catch your dinner! Children seem to enjoy chasing sand crabs and hermits, exploring behind to bulkhead while the adults relax on the deck.
2

not perfect

  • 2 of 5

Nice location and cute cottage. Yipping, biting dogs roamed the area making walks or having one's own dog unpleasant. The house had a bug problem.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at Lantana Cottage and for providing us with feedback on your stay. We always appreciate it when a guest lets us know about issues they have with our home. It helps us to keep it in tip top shape. If the problem is within our control we strive to resolve it immediately, usually within 24 hours or less. With anything beyond our control we contact the appropriate party to get the issue corrected. In this case the people who let their dogs out off leash have sold their home and are moving soon. They have also been reported. The other issue was reported near the end of a two month stay. We have regular pest control services and offered to treat the home and yard the next day but were asked to wait until the guest's stay ended two weeks later. The home has since been treated but neither the exterminator nor deep cleaning crew found any signs of pests. We do recommend to our guests that they use Off or another personal spray if they will be outside at dusk when mosquitoes and "no-see ums" are about.
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
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

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
 
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
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$140
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,630
 
 
Winter 2015-16
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$135
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
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
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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