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Time to book your Fall dates! Quiet spot on the Bay. Dog friendly.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom , 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Relax under the oaks or on your own screened front porch and enjoy the majestic views mother nature offers on Historic Mobile Bay. Explore the Wildlife Sanctuary or take a walk along the sandy white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This lovely modern cottage is located just minutes from Gulf Shores down a quiet shady lane.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than a beach house and top of the line golf courses! The Peninsula Golf Club is locaed just four miles East. It features 18 holes, a pro shop, and restuarant. In addition you will find tennis courts and a swim fitness center. If you want to change things up a bit try the 36 holes of Pure Palmer Golf at Craft Farms, Cotton Creek, and Cypress Bend just an 15 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

Outlet Shopping: Ten miles north of Gulf Shores in Foley, Alabama the Tanger Outlet Center features 120 name brand shopping options for the bargain hunter. Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Osh Kosh, SAS, Gap, Banana Republic, Anne Klein, and more.

Enjoy the City's recreation and special events: The City of Gulf Shores has a fantastic recreation center with daily, weekly, or monthly rates. It features an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, basketball courts, fitness room, indoor track, ping pong and pool tables, water aerobics, yoga and other fitness classes.

In the winter the city's Special Events Department sponsors an outstanding series of performances.

More Details

Property Manager
Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores

A native of Mobile, Alabama I grew up on two shores spending many days as a child on Pleasure Island and then traveling back and forth on summer days and weekends as a teen and young adult to bask in the sun on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores. In 1990 I bought my home on Little Lagoon where I raised my family while teaching high school in the area.

Now after retiring from nearly 30 years in education I enjoy inviting others to share the pleasures of the island and the Ft. Morgan peninsula. I am a licensed Realtor in the State of Alabama and proudly work with Exit Realty, Gulf Shores

I own this home jointly with my daughter Marguerite who is a Coast Guard search and rescue helocopter pilot, former Navy helicopter pilot and graduate of the United States Naval Academy. While she and her husband can not be here to help with the management she always enjoys coming home for a stay in her grandmother's house.

This house is one of several I rent to guests from around the world. Some I own and some belong to friends and neighbors.

I have made many friends and always enjoy making new ones. It is my pleasure to see others enjoy a relaxing vacation in a home that is just right for them.

Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores chose Alabama Gulf Coast

This property is special to me because it was my mother's home. All of her life she dreamed of living on the water and at 78 she designed and built this bayfront home. She enjoyed spending the last five years of her life quilting in the front room where she had a beautiful view of Mobile Bay and lots of light from the many windows. She loved sharing her home with others and always enjoyed visitors. I know she would be happy that guests come from all over the world to sit on her front porch and watch the dolphins play. I take pride in the continued care of my mother's home.

What makes this cottage unique

Guests at this home will see a different side of Gulf Shores. Located on a secluded, quiet, cul de sac this home is truly away from it all yet at the same time close to the beautiful white sandy Gulf beach. Our guests enjoy sitting on the covered dock watching seagulls, pelicans, and dolphins play. They enjoy the shaded screen porch and beautiful moss covered oaks as well as panoramic views and incredible sunsets over Mobile Bay.

Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very large room. TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , TV/DVD player
  • Master bedroom is huge. Full size crib available for families with infants. TV Second bedroom has two twin beds. This bedroom has its own TV and DVD player.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Your are sure to enjoy the pier and covered deck. Take your chair out and enjoy the incredible sunsets or toss over a line and catch some fish or crabs for your dinner. We have a crab trap and a big pot to cook them in. The yard has room to park a boat! A public launch is just minutes down Ft Morgan Road. Dogs allowed with additional fee. Limit two. Please ask to see our pet guidelines. No cats. Check in 3 p.m. Check out 10 a.m. Penalties apply for late checkout if not pre-approved.

Reviews

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Time to book your Fall dates! Quiet spot on the Bay. Dog friendly.
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 78 reviews
Gulfport, Mississippi
5

Always a treat

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming here for years and never bore of it.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved Meme's Cottage. The bay provided amazing sunsets and it was only a short drive to the beach each day. It was quiet and relaxing...just what we came for.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved Meme's Cottage , everything you could possibly need and more, was provided. The house is very tastefully decorated, and comfortable. The view of the bay, is breathtaking, we will definitely be back. The owners, Martha and Wayne, are wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quite and peaceful. Beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage to relax and unwind.

Have your morning coffee over looking the bay, or have a glass of wine watching the sunset. Sit and relax on the covered pier and watch the dolphins play.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Alabaster, AL
5

Comfortable and serene

  • 5 of 5

Meme's cottage is truly a gem! The cottage is roomy, sparkling clean, and so very comfortable. We enjoyed our coffee and breakfast on the screened-in porch every morning and watched beautiful sunsets from the back yard each evening. Our dogs enjoyed running laps in the fenced front yard and playing at the Shelby Lake dog park at nearby Gulf State Park. We caught several nice crabs in the crab trap and had a delicious boiled crab dinner one night. The only thing lacking is a long fishing pier, but we were able to charter a boat and had a great fishing trip while we were there. Martha is such an accommodating host and was always quick to reply to any questions we had. We had a wonderful vacation experience and hope to stay at Meme's again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

5 star!!! Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Meme's has it all and Martha Howard goes above and beyond to make your stay perfect. Cleanliness is spotless, fenced in yard for your pets, comfortable beds, and even a hand held shower massage. Everything you need to cook is here. Two screened in porches for your comfort. Can't find a thing wrong with this one. 😄?😄?😄?👍?🏼?👍?🏼?👍?🏼?

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beach Hut
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
To Dauphin Island/Mobile County
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Penninsula Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 59 and Ft Morgan Rd
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mobile Street access
Car: necessary

Eight miles down Ft. Morgan Rd. this quiet get away features nearby white sandy beaches, warm Gulf waters, deep sea fishing, surfing, shopping, golf, and seafood restaurants. Quiet bayfront location is just a short distance from the Bon Secour wildlife trail, great golf courses and uncrowded beaches for long walks and hunting sea shells. Historic Fort Morgan is only 10 miles away. Spas and fine dining nearby. Gulf Shores attractions just a 10 minute drive back into town.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$235
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
$5,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$980
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
Mar 10 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,195
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

Refundable $250 deposit returned within 14 days of departure after inspection for weekly rentals. Minimum rental age 25 years. Dogs allowed with additional fee and pre approval. Limit 2 dogs. No cats. The full rental balance is due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date. If booking an arrival date that is less than 30 days away, entire rent is due at the time of booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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