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Castaway - Charming Beach House with view of Gulf & Mobile Bay

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Homes, Bernard Court House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

If you are looking for quiet and peaceful get-away, our beach house rental, Castaway, is the place for you! Our vacation beach house is located on the Gulf of Mexico side of Fort Morgan Road, Bernard Court West, Gulf Shores, Alabama.

When you are sitting on our deck you can enjoy the view of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mobile Bay. You will get to enjoy some of the greatest sunsets. You are only a short walk from the bright white sugar sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Historical Fort Morgan is two and a half miles away. There is a full service marina and restaurant with great food just one-quarter of a mile away. If you like to play golf, there are several golf courses on Fort Morgan road.

Castaway is a fabulously decorated and clean, two-bedroom, one bath, beach house that has all the comforts of home. There is always a great tropical breeze for you to enjoy day or night.

Keywords: Beach House

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Janice Warren
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2016
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About Janice Warren

We have owned Castaway since 2003. I enjoyed renting it & 2 other places on the Gulf coast.

Janice Warren purchased this house in 2003

Why Janice Warren chose Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan area is one of the best places in the Gulf Shores area to relax & enjoy being with your family & friends.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Castaway - Charming Beach House with view of Gulf & Mobile Bay
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
New Orleans, LA

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Castaway was a perfect rental for our vacation! It is very clean and nicely decorated (with very beach-y decor). Although it looks small from outside, it is actually very spacious inside--the living room, dining area, and kitchen have an open floor plan and makes the house feel pretty big. The bedrooms are a little on the smaller side, but there's plenty of storage space, and besides, you'll be at the beautiful beaches all day, not in your room! The owners are very friendly and accommodating, and it really does feel like a home since it is fully furnished. You won't even need to bring beach chairs, or any beach supplies for that matter (except a cooler), since they provide chairs, an umbrella, boogie boards, sand toys, and a huge wagon to carry everything in.

And the best part of all: it's totally pet friendly.

Finally, a few tips if this is your first time to Fort Morgan:

-this is pretty much the only stretch of the gulf coast that has dog-friendly beaches.

-you don't need to bring any nice clothes. They best places to eat are in Fort Morgan and are super-casual beach joints with great views of the bay.

-If you want a nice, relaxing trip, then I would try to avoid Gulf Shores as much as possible. We tried it out, and it was very crowded, loud--much like spring break, only during May. And the restaurants were absolutely terrible. The lines were long, and the food was Horrible. I mean, truly disgusting.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope our future renters enjoy Castaway as much as our past renters have. Come spend your vacation with us at Castaway in the Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores and enjoy a little of paradise. Mike & Janice
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Fun little place - comfortable, clean and perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot to relax! All the amenities as home. Cute house and everything you need. Close to beach and all the shopping! Easy going area and perfect for unwinding. Beautiful beach with dolphins and fish. All fun to watch.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! It's always great to get a good review from my renters. Janice
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We enjoyed our stay very much at Castaway

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very clean, everything that you could possibly need, was provided. My favorite was the view of the bay, we took a golf cart, and with their wagon, made going to the beach, very easy. Met some nice locals. We would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Very Cozy, Well Kept, With Items Not Available At Hotel

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, nicely decorated, and adequately stocked! The checkerboard table, playing cards, hauling wagon, umbrella, beach chairs, sand castle equipment, and other beach equipment was a nice addition to the property. The variety of cooking pans, utensils, and seasoning for preparing food was a helpful addition when making meals. The blow dryer, curling iron, and and other body products in the bath were appreciated if you forgot to pack these items from home. The beds were extremely comfortable and extra pillows/blankets provided were convenient. The washer and dryer with detergent was amazing for cleaning beach clothes free of cost. It was just a short one block walk to the beach, which was the next best thing without being directly located on the beach. My only concern was the deck railing needs some maintence to be more secure. Overall, my mother, dog, and myself were very pleased with the property and would stay at the Castaway again! The owners were very friendly and helpful with questions about the property. These owners seem to take pride in their business and pleasing their customers!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I promise the railing is secure, It's bolted to the deck.
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Relax to the Max!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Castaway was wonderful! The house was clean & even had plenty of room for a family of 5. The very short walk (as in just a few hundred feet) to beach was made even easier with the help of the wagon at Castaway. Most people even secured & left their stuff out on the beach for the next day, like the frame of their sun shelters & beach chairs, etc. The outdoor hose & shower were nice to get off the sand when we returned. The restaurant menus in the white binder really helped us decide where to eat. All of the neighbors were very friendly & quiet. Fort Morgan is a very remote, quiet, & relaxing area & we loved every minute! We enjoyed sitting on the balcony every morning to relax & drink our coffee, & we often hung out there later in the evenings, too. We stayed at Castaway over July 4th & saw plenty of fireworks out on the beach-we didn't even have to drive anywhere! Sassy Bass (just 4 miles) had a great breakfast buffet & we were seated right away. Our favorite Gumbo was from The Pines (at the back) & our best casual family dining experience was at Fish River Grill right in the Rousse's shopping center.

We loved our stay at Castaway & Fort Morgan! Janice was super helpful & always returned my emails promptly.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! It's always great to get a good review. With this review it should be helpful for our next renters. Thanks Again! Janice
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Wonderful & Relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

House was well stocked with everything we needed and beautifully appointed. It was close to the water and had an outdoor shower for rinsing the beach off at the end of the day. We were very comfortable and felt at home! It was clean! Only issue for us was the porch was older and had nails ticking out - we just ensured the kids wore their shoes and we spent our outside time at the beach so it wasn't a big issue for us. Thanks for a wonderful and relaxing vacation. We can't wait to come back next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
2 miles from house
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tacky Jacks & Beach Club
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping at the Outlets Stores

Fishing from the beach or commerical fishing & visiting Fort Morgan fort that is about 2 miles from the house.


Rates & Availability

Homes, Bernard Court House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 14 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 14 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $160
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

* Lodging Tax 6.00%
* Room Security/Damage Deposit $340 - $140 of your deposit is the cleaning fee. If you have a pet you need to add $100.00 to the deposit. This is refundable if there are no damages.
* Pet Deposit $100 Per Pet. Sorry No Cats Allowed. The pet deposit is added to your deposit.
* Cancellation Requires a 30 Day Notice for a Refund.
* Check-In 2:00 PM & Check-Out 10:00 AM.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Homes, Bernard Court House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All beds & Sleep Sofa are Queen size.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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