Beach house on a quiet, secluded Beach in Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores. No busy commercial congestion or large condominium complexes. Relax on the covered deck with Views of the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay Spend the day just steps away on the uncrowded white, Sandy Beach. Find shells, watch for porpoises and swim in the clear blue waters of the Gulf. It's a short drive to several great Golf courses, or Shopping in Gulf Shores and the Foley (Tanger) Outlet centers. Dine at local favorite 'Lulu's' owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister, Tachy Jacks less than a mile form the house,Papa Rocko's for Pizza and many more. Close to the house is historic Fort Morgan, or take an easy hike in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
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At the west end of the Pleasure Island peninsula are the remains of Fort Morgan. One of the two forts that protected Mobile during the Battle of Mobile Bay, the Fort dates from 1812. A museum offers displays of Civil War artifacts, and tours reveal the history of the fort from the War of 1812 until its final closure by the Army in 1946. On the beach, visitors will find cannons gazing out to sea. After touring the fort, there are opportunities to stroll the white beaches, swim, fish or crab, shell hunt, and sunbathe. This spot is a favorite with birdwatchers, who have been known to make rare sightings of migratory birds. A marina, golf course, and lodging are all nearby. The first week in August the fort hosts its major annual event, the Civil War Living History Encampment.
Recreate among endangered species and migratory birds. Over 4,000 acres of beach dunes, scrub dunes, fresh water marsh, salt water marsh, and Maritime forest make up the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge just west of Gulf Shores. This coastal Refuge is part of the Central Gulf Ecosystem Unit and provides refuge for the endangered loggerhead sea turtle, the endangered American alligator, and the rare gopher tortoise. Part of the migration route of the monarch butterfly, the Refuge is also known for its more than 120 species of birds - making it a paradise for bird watchers. Along with birding, the refuge offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, photography, collecting sea shells, and boating. Fishermen enjoy both fresh and saltwater fishing.
Ride the auto ferry to Dauphin Island for a tour of the SeaLab and historic Fort Gaines.Birdwatching and sunbathing are two of the favorite activities on this island paradise. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary, at the east end of the island, extends over 164-acres of maritime forest, marshes, and dunes. A campground and hiking trail are part of the Sanctuary, giving visitors opportunities to spend time observing the neotropical migrant birds and native wildflowers. In the northeast part of the Island is Shell Mound Park. An ancient Indian burial ground, with 3500 year-old Indian shell mounds, the site is now an archaeological park with research labs and exhibits. In the spring, the park is visited by bird lovers anxious to view the annual bird migration.
So much to do!
Only 20 minutes from gulf shores, AL.
•2 Bedrooms- 1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed twin top full bottom, 1 King bed and 1 Sleeper Chaise.
•Short walk to the Beach.
•Views of Gulf/Beach and Mobile Bay.
•Wi-Fi, High Speed Wireless Internet.
•Fully Equipped Kitchen with Washer/Dryer.
•TV's (2) with direct TV
Minimum age to rent is 25.
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We are from Lawley ,Alabama. We have been visiting the Gulf Shores area for as long as we can remember.We love the Fort Morgan area and plan to retire in the area in the future.Our oldest son lives just north of Gulf Shores.
We loved the openness of this home.The area is quite and peaceful. We own other properties in the area and wanted to share this beautiful area with others.
The house is on a quiet, secluded private Beach in Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores. No busy commercial congestion or large condominium complexes. It's a short drive to several great Golf courses, or Shopping in Gulf Shores and the Foley (Tanger) Outlet centers. Dine at local favorites, 'Lulu's' 'Tacky Jacks''Papa Rocko's' 'Doc's' Close to the house is historic Fort Morgan, or take an easy hike in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
From Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores West on Hwy 180 Approx 18 Miles.
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