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Janice Warren

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

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

25 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Fort Morgan 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

Suitability:
  • 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
Janice Warren (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

Castaway - Charming Beach House with view of Gulf & Mobile Bay
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
New Orleans, LA
5

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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5

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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4

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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5

We had a blast!! Loved being able to have my fur baby with us!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beach house! It was very spacious and comfortable easy to keep clean ! Not too far of a walk to the beach and the wagon was a lifesaver!! We hope to come again in September!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Great to know you enjoyed your visit to Castaway this spring hope to see you in the fall. Janice
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5

Easter break 2016

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this house justice!!!!!! It is beautiful and so well stocked with everything, even outdoor chairs. We loved it very much. It was perfect for our three children and two dogs.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michelle for the great review! It's good to know our house beat your expectations. Janice
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5

Relaxing "Staycation" at Castaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Castaway from December 20, 2015 to February 14, 2016. What a lovely home and vacation spot! Perfect size for my husband and me and our dog. This was our first time to take our 13 year old dog on vacation, and he loved it as much as we did! Loved looking out the kitchen window at the bay! Very peaceful street and very nice neighbors - some of which live there year round. We took lots of beach walks - this is one of the few areas that you can take your dog right on the beach. Cute, beachy decorations - well kept. Janice, the owner, was so very nice and helpful - she always responded immediately. We would highly recommend this property! It is a beautiful drive to the Fort Morgan area. Most of the restaurants are in the Gulf Shores, Foley, and Orange Beach area, but the drive into town goes very quickly. We loved our first extended vacation here at Castaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Fort Morgan is a little piece of paradise. You guys are welcome anytime. Janice
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
2 miles from house
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Planation
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.

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Rates & Availability

Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/Winter
Aug 14 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$800
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
 
Peak
May 14 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,175
 
 
Fall/Winter
Aug 13 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$850
 

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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Amenities

Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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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