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Whole House Remodel Underway. Come stay in this new beauty starting March 2017

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

'Bonnie Dune' beach house is located on the beautiful nature lovers Fort Morgan Peninsula just 14 miles west of Gulf Shores. Surfside Shores Subdivision consists of single family residences on large lots providing privacy and uncrowded private beaches. Bonnie Dune has an acre of beautiful dunes covered with seaoats winding to the Gulf of Mexico.

This cute beach cottage is family perfect and pet friendly. There are 3 bedrooms with a 4th separate, enclosed sleeping porch with AC. You can save on the high costs of boarding your pet, because well behaved, leashed dogs are welcomed on Surfside's beaches. All this and your own private 20'x30'pool. Don't miss this perfect family vacation home.

Keywords: House, Pool

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Property Manager
Bonnie and Patrick Murphy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Bonnie and Patrick Murphy

This property is owned by Patrick and Bonnie Murphy of Cincinnat Ohio.

We have 4 wonderful children and blind brown labrador that loves the beach as much as we do.

Bonnie and Patrick Murphy purchased this house in 2000

Why Bonnie and Patrick Murphy chose Fort Morgan

Patrick and I bought this house back in October of 2000 so we could come to BAMA and watch my baby sister play Division 1 Soccer for USA in Mobile. The first four years we limited our guests to family and close friends due to the amount of time we spent at the house and beach each year. As the kids have all gotten older our trips to our little piece of heaven on earth are not as often as we like so we decided to share our home with others so they too could make the same kind of lasting memories that we have been making with our family and friends for so many years!

What makes this house unique

At Bonnie Dune you will find a great level of detail has been taken to make sure your stay will require nothing more than bringing yourself and your bathing suits and towels to the beach! We want people to be able to come and relax and enjoy without wondering what they must bring to the house for the week. If you are afraid we don't have what you might be looking for just ask. We have taken the time to develop everlasting relationships with all the folks that care for Bonnie Dune and know our folks will go the extra mile to make sure your vacation is stress free!

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a great Beach House! My husband and I stayed a month and enjoyed every moment of it. Very private setting and a great view of the beach. We spent a lot of time in the sun room, having meals or playing cards. The house is very clean, and the decor was very nice. We loved it so much we are booking it for next year.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly
Jan 2013
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Surf Side Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Also has it own bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa plus a Day Bed with Trundle
  • King size Beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large Enclosed Patio with AC and Full Sized Daybed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Whole House Remodel Underway. Come stay in this new beauty starting March 2017
average rating of 4.875 based on 57 reviews

Absolutely Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

From reading other comments on these properties and the owners, I thought oh sure.

Let me tell you, this was the nicest trip ever. There was a problem I won't go into but the owners went above and beyond to straighten it out.

The house and view were fantastic.

The area was quiet and everybody we talked to all said the same thing, they love it there.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

J.Martin and Family

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of my families favorite beach trips. So private and tucked away yet just a short trip into town. The house was very clean and comfortable. The kids had the best time on the very private beach and of course the pool which is a wonderful feature to this property. Anytime we travel, safety is the #1 priority. Even with the balcony it was well designed and even has a gate to close off the stairs. I loved how the owners were so willing to be reached for any reason at all. They really go the extra mile to make sure you are going to enjoy your vacation. They even give you the pool guys number in case something were to come up. We felt well taken care of and had an amazing vacation. I would love to go back to this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mt.Olive, Al.

More amazing every year!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a lovely vacation at Bonnie Dunes! The weather was beautiful, and your lovely home provided us with everything we needed. The new patio area under the house was perfect for the mornings to enjoy coffee, and it looks so nice having the area under the shrubs cleaned out. However, I'm afraid that is why we didn't see any bunnies this year...ha We did have a squirrel join us for coffee one morning. We were really hoping to meet you, Bonnie, but maybe next year. Thank you for sharing your home with us again, we love it!

Judy and Mike Cochran

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Bonnie Dune was like our home away from home. It was very well equipped for all of our needs. Great open concept and good views of the ocean. Nice short walk to the beautiful, uncrowded beach. The private pool was fantastic and a huge hit with the kids. We hope to make it back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Ann I am so happy that you all enjoyed staying at Bonnie Dunes. We love this little beach cottage and like hearing that our guests do to. We would love to have your return anytime you can fit a visit in to the area. We are planning on doing some remodeling this winter and can't wait to see what everyone thinks next year! Have a great rest of the year
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Dayton, TN

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We are so very thankful to have stayed at Bonnie Dune for a week. Bonnie made sure everything was just as we expected and even checked in a week before arrival to make sure we had everything we needed and gave great pointers for the area. The walk to the beach, the ability to use their beach chairs and toys, the clean home, and the pool all made our week magical! We would definitely return to this home the next time we vacation at Gulf Shores as well as recommend it to family and friends. Bonnie, than you so much for the love and care you gave to us, we loved your home and had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharron it was absolutely my pleasure to make sure you were well taken care of while you stayed at Bonnie Dune. We just love this beach house and what is has to offer and all the memories my family has made there and it sounds like you hopefully did that same last week. I am glad to hear that you were able to make use of the items we do provide for the guests and thank so much for mentioning the cleanliness of the home. I know that is a big concern for lots of guests. I have a wonderful Alabama crew that takes care of my homes and they truly want everyone to be happy when they arrive. I will be happy to have you all back anytime that you can find time to visit the Gulf! Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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  • 4 of 5

B.D. was a nice place to stay. The kitchen opened up into the dining /family room. Kitchen had everything needed for cooking convienience. Close to the beach! You can leave your umbrellas and chairs up all week. The pool was nice and refreshing. We liked shopping at the local grocery store Rouses. There was less crowd and prices were reasonable. Walmart was way too crowded and checking out took a long time because of that. Billy's Seafood (Bon Secour)has great fresh catches, shrimp, grouper etc. and Hazel's Nook had a nice breakfast buffet. We always go on a dolphin cruise with Cold Mil Fleet and always have a great time! The trails down 180 towards the property were nice and somewhat challenging for the recreational hikers due to sandy terrain in combo with heat and humidity. Scoops ice creamery has the best ice cream! Tha Hangout was fun for the kids, food was good. You are about 20 minutes away from all the main roads but the privacy where you stay is well worth it! We saw dolphins almost every day! Jelly fish were a challenge! We did encounter a few sting rays. Lots of schools of fish. The ocean was calm and the beach was clean. This is a nice place to stay for families, very simple and cozy.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anita thanks so much for our review and all the helpful information that you have provided our future guests with should they stay at Bonnie Dune or anywhere in Fort Morgan. As well I appreciate you also letting me know about a few things that would make everyone's stay more enjoyable in the email you sent me upon departure. I cannot begin to tell you how thankful the guests were that checked in after you all. They said the additional cooling unit in the porch is making a big difference. Jett also got the new blinds installed in the bedrooms so people can add as much beauty and sunlight as they want in the bedrooms. Next time however I want you to feel comfortable enough to let me know that those kind of things could make your stay more enjoyable because I am truly here to make sure my guests have a relaxing fun vacation. I take my own vacation down at Bonnie Dune to serious to not feel that way about my guests. We truly look forward to hopefully having you all back again! Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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Rates & Availability

Surf Side Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Early
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Late
Apr 1 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer High
May 28 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Low
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Extra Person $200
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59

ATTENTION: There is a 3% processing fee if you choose to use a credit card. Please use the eCheck payment option since it is FREE to use. When using eCheck-CAREFULLY TYPE IN YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBERS AS THERE IS A $25 FEE CHARGED WHEN ERRONEOUS NUMBERS ARE TYPED IN. IT'S PROCESSED AS A BAD CHECK SINCE THE ATTEMPT IS MADE TO PROCESS THE eCHECK.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Mobile International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ft. Morgan Ferry
Car: recommended


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