Day Dream is a large professionally decorated 5 suites/5.5 bathroom Gulf Front home located in the Dunes gated subdivision in Fort Morgan. You will love our local amenities: 2 pools, exercise room and hot tub. Everything is so close by and convenient. The pools are only 50 yards from the house and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico only 45 yards away. The board walk right off the deck makes the beach access easy and convenient for everyone.
Our immaculate home was designed to welcome everyone. The elevator makes it easy to transport your luggage and groceries and it comes handy for those that might need extra help going up and down to the beach.
We have thought of every detail to make your vacation enjoyable and stress free. We provide several amenities for children such as a Play station, high chair, bed rail, booster seat and beach toys.
The adults fare even better. We have plenty of sitting space in the living room to enjoy our brand new 42” plasma TV. The kitchen is fully accessorized with brand new dinnerware, a dining table that seats 10 people + 4 bar stools. Additionally an ice maker and an array of small appliances will make your stay easy and convenient.
Our five suites will allow you to enjoy much deserved rest after a full day at the beach. Two of our 5 bedrooms are Gulf Front and you can enjoy the gulf front deck on the second floor. Our sleeping arrangements are flexible and will work for most groups, we have: 4 king size beds, 2 twins, 1 day bed, 1 roll away bed and 3 sleepers. All bedrooms feature a TV + DVD player.
Although a captivating and relaxing home like ours is all you need to hang out with family and friends, we understand that sometimes turning off completely is not possible. Bearing that in mind we also offer you with Wireless High Speed Internet.
To top it off, the proximity with the water will allow you to relax and marvel over the simple pleasures of children’s laughter, friends’ chatter and the dolphin choreography you can often observe from our gulf front decks. Your vacation at Day Dream will be unforgettable!
We took all our kids and grandchildren and also another couple with us to this house. We arrived right after hurricane IKE. We were still able to stay since the oner of the home was able to get her repair person there to make sure everything was in working order.Great location if you have little ones going to the beach. Well equipted with amenties for children 2 and under and toys for the beach for 2 and up.Would stay there again with out hesitation. There is a walmart 20 miles from house were we went and done our grocery shopping.We did not go into town as we were content to just use the beach and the pools that were provided.
We loved the number of rooms and bathrooms this home offers! The location is also nice. We did have a few concerns that were addressed During our visit .. Light bulbs out, broken light bulb in socket of elevator, air filters in great need of being replaced ( filter in living room black with large hole), clogged drain in downstairs shower, leaky faucet in master, ants in cupboard. We sincerely appreciate these things being taken care of! Other items that need addressed are: mattresses worn out, AC in master seems sluggish, porch loungers need replaced, wooden porch needs some maintenance (My father stepped on a nail on upstairs porch), doors are very difficult to shut ( likely due to moisture and temp.), dryer does not shut off when opened (could be child hazard), The large open dining and living area is great. The grill worked well ( after we cleaned it)! The master bath is large with jet tub and large shower. Ice maker in kitchen is wonderful! Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
We arrived at the property on December 26, 2015. I take my children and their families every year during that week to celebrate Christmas. The worst thing was the sheets had not been changed. My daughter-in-law is very germ conscious and she always pulls back the covers even in hotel rooms. When she did she found a small plastic child's toy between the sheets. So she pulled those sheets off and washed them. So we thought one bed was overlooked. Then my older granddaughter went to bed and found a price tag from a shirt size large from Kohl's. It was not ours and it was between the sheets. So we pulled all the sheets off all the beds and washed and dried them and put them back on the beds. This took quite a while. Also, the pictures on the website are not accurate. Something must have happened to the two sofas in the pictures because the sofas in the house are really bad. The springs are so bad you cannot sit there long. The ice machine does not work. The elevator gets stuck sometimes. One of the deck chairs fell with me in it and I hit the deck. There are no pictures to tell you that you do not have straight access to the water. There is some sort of preserve right in front of the house and you have to walk a boardwalk in front of other houses to get to the beach. Upstairs the two bedrooms facing the beach have doors that have been sealed shut and the door handles removed. The windows have been sealed shut. So if you had any idea of hearing the ocean while you are in the bedroom, it doesn't happen. Also, if it should rain a lot while you are at this house, you may not be able to get to town. There is a low place in the road that flooded while we were there. There are even signs along the road to beware of flooding. The realtor that I rented this from said she would refund $150 for our trouble. She has not and it has been almost three months. I rent a house on the beach every year and I have never had this many problems with a house. I definitely won't be going back to this house and probably not to this area. I believe from now on I will stick to Gulf Shores.
Our family of 12, with ages ranging from 5-80, stayed at Day Dream for a week in May. The open floor plan in the main living area of this home is perfect for large gatherings. The beach is right out the back door and the boardwalk access is only one lot over. The pool is easily within walking distance. We enjoyed being away from the crowds, having the beach to ourselves, and being able to gaze at the starts without the interference from condo or street lights. The tradeoff with this is the nearest major grocery store is about 25 minutes away. Day Dream was great for my aunt, who uses a wheelchair, as it has wide hallways, an elevator, bar by the toilet, and bathing chair in the shower. Tacky Jacks and Coast are two great restaurants nearby. We went deep sea fishing on a charter out of Gulf Shores Marina which is just across the street and it was fun to take the kids over there in the afternoons to watch the fish being brought in. The photos and descriptions are accurate for the most part.
The home was truly great but to point out a few issues: Only ½ of the BBQ grill would light so it took awhile to cook burgers for 12, lacking grill utensils (tongs, grill fork, etc), the shower from the beach was broken but we later found the faucet under the house, the large back deck where we spent considerable time could use a painting.
Overall, this was the perfect home for our family’s beach getaway. We hated to leave but are looking forward to a return visit to Day Dream.
Of vacation experiences, I've rarely had to write a negative review, so I will begin the positive things. The house is nicely decorated and the carpet appears to be newly installed. There were plenty of dishes for our large group of 6 adults, 5 teenage girls and 1 infant. I enjoyed seeing the multitude of spices in the cabinet. The ice machine was a nice touch, but the cleaning light was on and appears to need some maintenance.
Now for some corrective feedback. The pictures of the loft area indicate it is an actual loft, when in fact, it is a daybed in the hallway, top of the stairs in front of the only door that exits to the second-floor balcony between the two master bedrooms. It is one of the busiest spots in the house. I targeted the “loft” for my single grown son to give him a little privacy. He eventually separated the space by hanging a blanket between the two bedroom doors. The map of the property indicates it is closer to the public. While that is great for the adults, the teenage girls had to drive 20 miles to get to the action. I enjoyed the remote location but worried about my girls when they were in town. The amenities list needs to be updated. NO baby crib, NO video game console. Of the 4 (not 6) beach chairs, 3 chairs were rusted and ripped leaving only one functional chair. We could and would have brought our own functional beach chairs, had we known. There were several leaking windows and two of them fell out. One window over the kitchen sink and the second window in the orange master bedroom. This is the window where the baby was sleeping and it was a miracle the baby’s crib wasn’t in front of the window when it came crashing down at 4 a.m. Upon inspection, there was a paper towel stuffed in the window frame presumably to hold it in place. Other broken/non-functional items included the elevator, the fireplace, the outdoor shower and the top rack of the dishwasher. The maintenance phone number was called, when we first arrived, but we never received a response. This is a nice house, but unfortunately, it has not been very well maintained. It’s not the 4/5 star rating indicated by the reviews. One other thing as an FYI. We drove in from Dallas, TX, planning on taking the ferry. We arrived at 3:15 p.m. after being on the road for 12 hours. Not only had the 3:30 p.m. sold out, but the last one of the day at 5 p.m. had sold out as well. We then had to take another 2- hour drive around the bay. Carolyn Scott Naile
Our large family rented the Day Dream property for a week at the end of the season October 3-11. Overall, it was perfect for us. The large deck looks over the dunes and out to the beach. We brought a 10x10 canopy which we really needed for the shade. The beach access is via a walkway parallel to the beach that is accessed from the back deck and this home is on the end that is close to the actual walkway out to the beach. We have rented lots of houses in the past and this was, without a doubt, the best stocked kitchen of any past rental. It even had sharp knives which is unheard of! The large table was perfect for our big family. We pulled up a few extra chairs and squeezed all 14 of us around the table. The TV's, internet etc all worked well. We did not use the pool. We ate out a few times and went down to the shrimp festival but mostly stayed at home because it is 19 miles from the house back to the main drag. For grocery shopping I would definitely recommend Walmart over Publix. I usually love Publix but they had terribly inflated prices for the tourists. A watermelon was $10! The beds were comfortable (we didn't pull out the couches, the younger adults brought air mattresses) and each bedroom having a bath was amazing. My parents are handicapped so the elevator was a must and the master bath had pull up bars and a higher toilet. The washer and dryer was great as we did a load or 2 of towels every night. The staff at Bella Beach properties was always very nice and helpful. The home had not been rented the week before we arrived so we were even able to arrange to pay a little extra and come in a night early. We had several vehicles and there was room to get all 6 cars pullted off the street. The carpet was pretty stained and tired looking but it was the end of the season so I'm sure that is the reason for that. The only negative was the water was shut off to the toilet in the downstairs half bath and it sprayed water when it was turned on. We called 4 times to get this repaired and no one ever came. A little inconvenient for those sleeping in the alcove and living room but not really a major problem since there were 5 other bathrooms. We would definitely recommend this property and this management company to future renters.
Other Activities: Bonsecour Nature Reserve, Fort Morgan (historic site)
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