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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)


Got TWO Pools? Check! Got Beach? Check! Got Sun? Check! Got R&R? Check! :)



THE FLAMINGO is the perfect beach house for a week long family vacation or just a weekend getaway! Situated on the Fort Morgan peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores, AL, the GREAT FLAMINGO property offers all of the amenities needed in a great beach community, including two pools, (NOT HEATED AND NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AT THE POOLS), tennis courts, and private beach access. There is WHEELCHAIR ACCESS to the entire first floor and deck. The Flamingo is the ultimate beach house for that perfect, well-deserved relaxing vacation! We provide free high-speed WI-FI internet via our cable modem and wireless router. Our new 50' plasma, HD TV is great for all of your favorite movies or TV viewing. Two large and long sofas just placed at the house for your comfort!


The Flamingo is poolside (see picture from the deck, about 25 steps away!) and is located in the private beach community of Morgantown and has two pools, two lighted tennis courts, and private beach access. You can keep an eye on the kids in the pool while you enjoy the views from our covered deck. What convenience! We are located in the private beach community of Morgantown, which is an upscale, clean, and family-friendly neighborhood. The Flamingo sits beachside with visibility of the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful sunsets. It is just a short walk to the beautiful sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

This fully-equipped beach house has everything you need, so just bring your swimsuit, beach towels, and beach chairs! The first floor is completely wheelchair accessible, including master bedroom, bathroom with roll-in shower, kitchen, and deck that overlooks the pool and a view of the Gulf of Mexico. The Flamingo has an outdoor shower available to rinse off sand and also an outdoor picnic table.

15 Golf Courses in the area! Fort Morgan Marina is five minutes away offering daily fishing charters. Gulf Shores fishing is known for beautiful Red Snapper and huge Grouper! Also, we recommend you leaving your worries and stresses of work behind, but if it is a must you can stay connected by using our free broadband Wi-Fi Internet connection. Just bring your laptop computer. Come and enjoy your vacation and see for yourself all the amenities, fun, and relaxation The Flamingo has to offer!

This 3 bedroom and 2.25 bath fully furnished beach home has been the destination of choice for many beach seekers over the past several years. We have many repeat guests every year with some coming in for months at a time. We feel that this is the ultimate compliment! We think that you will not find a better value anywhere in Gulf Shores. Our private beach access, pool and tennis, the shopping, the golfing, Civil War Fort Morgan-Alabama State Historic Site, the museums, the fishing, the restaurants, the concerts, the beaches, the Mobile Bay Ferry, the sunsets, and the National Shrimp Festival are all awaiting you! Our location is perfect. We are located in the private beach community of Morgantown right on the Fort Morgan peninsula. The Flamingo is Gulf side and is walking distance down (about three minutes on our private boardwalk) to the sugar white beaches! We are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Gulf Shores yet only a 15 minute drive into town. You get the R&R that you deserve but can still access all that Gulf Shores and Orange Beach has to offer. Looking to decompress? You can sleep in late here, throw a steak on the grill, and then take a walk on the beach. It's only a three minute walk down to our private beach access on the boardwalk or you can drive it in 15 seconds and park at the beach. That's what we normally do since we can load up our beach supplies and just park at the beach. No loud music and crowds here in our private beach community. Looking to party or celebrate? Take your choice of all the attractions in Gulf Shores and nearby Orange Beach. Need to stay connected? An internet Wi-Fi connection is here. The National Shrimp Festival is must see and do event! Many love to visit the world famous Flora-Bama bar. Don't forget the annual Mullet Toss! Need a slot machine or blackjack fix? Biloxi, MS is just down I-10. No less than six Vegas style casinos are available. Need a history lesson? Fort Morgan and the Fort Morgan Museum is just five minutes away. It's the Civil War Fort famous for 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!' Need to get 'gone fishing?' Fort Morgan Marina is only about five minutes away and have daily charters. The Fort Morgan Pier is a public fishing pier as well and it's only about five minutes away. It's a great place to take the kids and watch the boats unload their catch.

Let us know if you have any special requirements and we'll do our best to accommodate you. The Flamingo has been in the family now for about nine years and we try to go the extra mile for our guests! We take pride in treating our guests just like we like to be treated when away on vacation ourselves. We believe in 'The Golden Rule'.


Beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels, (towels and linens for the house are provided), ice, charcoal, charcoal lighter fluid, grill brush, coolers, sunscreen, shampoo, a good book, DVD/VCR movies, golf clubs.

THINGS NOT TO BRING: Cell phone, worries, stress, the in-laws, diets, and bad attitudes! JUST KIDDING! If you bring any of this with you, most of it will change for the better during your stay! We promise! :)

Keywords: wheelchair, handicap, pool, beach, internet, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Civil War, kid, safe, friendly, house, home

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Derrik

The Moores have spent all of their lives in Alabama and enjoy accommodating vacationers into the Gulf Shores / Fort Morgan area along with Lake Martin. We've been accommodating vacationers now for over 20 years. We own our rental homes so we take care of them and our guests the way they should be. It's all about 'The Golden Rule' you know! We don't allow any management agencies and/or companies to rent out or manage our properties. We do all of this ourselves. This allows us to keep our rates low and to customize and deliver our personal touch to each and every guest! Y'all come see us! :)

Derrik purchased this house in 2002

Why Derrik chose Alabama Gulf Coast

GOLF-GOLF-GOLF!! There must be at least 15 golf courses within 30 minutes away and two are within 10 minutes away! The World Famous Kiva Dunes Golf Course (Voted #1 course in Alabama and Jerry Pate developed) is only ONE MILE away! You gotta play Kiva Dunes!

BIRD LOVERS: The Alabama Birding Coastal Trail has a stop in Fort Morgan.

CIVIL WAR and HISTORY BUFFS: The Mobile Bay Civil War Trail.

Fort Morgan State Park. 'Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!' You can almost hear the command of Admiral David Farragut as he led his troops into the battle of Mobile Bay. Today Fort Morgan is a testament to the evolution of American coast defense fortifications from 1834 to World War II. It's a history lesson waiting to be explored. Some regard it as 'one of the finest examples of military architecture in the New World'. Fort Morgan was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960. In 2007 it was listed as 'one of the nation's 10 most endangered battle sites' by the Civil War Preservation Trust in History Under Siege: A Guide to America's Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields. Just 6 miles away! Then take the Mobile Bay Ferry over to see anther Civil War site, Fort Gaines.

We think that this part of the Gulf of Mexico is 'the last frontier' in that it has not been commercialized like Panama City, Destin, Pensacola, and even Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to an extent. You really feel like you are on your own private peninsula here! As one member of my family stated when we purchased our first property here, 'Let's move here!'.

What makes this house unique

The Flamingo is in a cul-de-sac in the private beach community of Morgantown. This offers a VERY safe environment for children and the elderly. It is RIGHT NEXT to the pool and is beach side. You get the best of both worlds at the Flamingo, POOL and BEACH! There is a zero-level and ramped entrance into the Flamingo that allows easy access for wheelchairs and those that can't handle steps very well. The Mobile Bay Ferry takes you over to Dauphin Island where you can then visit Fort Gaines, USS Alabama, and all of Mobile, AL. Biloxi, MS (Las Vegas of the South!) is just east of Mobile via I-10.

Covered picnic table area under the house along with beach rinse-off shower area.

Fort Morgan Museum and Civil War History just a few miles down the peninsula.

Very private and family oriented beach community.

Perfect environment for stargazers in that there are no city lights around. You can see stars for days! This is one of my personal reasons why I love this location!

Fort Morgan Marina is five minutes away and has daily deep sea fishing charters. Come and watch the fleet unload their catch. Tacky Jacks is there too. Great food!


Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully handicap accessible with zero-level entry into shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a jack & jill set-up. Two private vanities upstairs.
  • Our downstairs full bathroom is also fully wheelchair accessible. Roll-in shower and hand rails in the shower and by the toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor of the house with TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has small sitting area too w/ TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is a twin over a full-sized bed on the bottom.
  • King size beds (1) The king bed is located in the master suite downstairs. The downstairs area is fully wheelchair accessible. Queen size Beds (2) One queen bed is in each of the two guest rooms upstairs. Bunk Beds (1) The lower bed is a full bed and twin size is on top. This is in one of the upstairs guest rooms that has a queen bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bring all of your beach gear as we don't provide any.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.7826085 based on 46 reviews
West Plains, MO

Perfect Wheelchair Access Property

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a wheelchair accessible home close to the beach and we found it! This place combined with a chair rental from Power Beach Wheelchair Rentals made our stay perfect. Close to the beach was a plus. The ramp leading into the home is long and may require assistance if user has a manual chair and not used to long uphills. Power chair users will not have a problem. The first floor was entirely wheelchair accessible with tile floors making navigation with a chair a breeze. The bathroom, with extra wide door and roll-in shower were perfect. I don't know why more properties don't make their homes "accessible". Clean, comfortable and quiet, we could not ask for more. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to the Gulf Coast for the Thanksgiving weekend- family of 4, with 2 grandparents and our beloved dog. The property is in a cul de sac, very safe for children, and right next to the pool. The beach was a 1- minute walk away, easily accessible. The house is very clean- it has tile throughout it, in every single room, which is very important for a pet friendly property. It was well stocked with all the necessities, and it made us feel at home right away. The area is very quiet and peaceful, neighbors are very friendly, the dog- friendly beach is very clean. This would be a great place for families with younger children during spring and summer break, far from bars and other nightlife, but close to laid back restaurants and other places to eat. Grocery stores are within a 15-minute drive, the outlets are 20 minutes away, Fort Morgan and the ferry to Dauphin Island are 10' away. There also is a fresh fish market close by, on your way to Gulf Shores, where they will steam your seafood for free. Overall, this was a wonderful vacation for us, and we are already planning to return soon. Thank you, Derrik, for sharing your property with us, and making our stay so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

First of all the wheelchair accessibility was great for my son. However, I feel the description of the property needs to be updated. We were looking for a pastel pink home, you can imagine our surprise when it turned out to be raspberry. It grew on us. The living room furniture was some of the most uncomfortable furniture I have ever set on. In the picture and description when we rented, stated that there were two leather couches. Not there. We thoroughly enjoyed the area and sitting on the balcony. I would have preferred that repairs had been done while we were not there. They replaced the main door, lot of drilling etc. Like I said the most important aspect for us was the wheelchair accessibility. Ft. Morgan itself was very relaxing. Not the cleanest. Where they mopped the floor there was dried dog hair. Also we used one of the dressers, the drawer was full of cat hair.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are surprised too with this review. First comment is about the color of the house? The Flamingo beach house just underwent a brand new exterior paint job with the Behr paint color "Kissable Pink". (not raspberry) It looks fantastic! Better than it has ever looked. It's the best looking house in the area! We are glad the new paint job grew on you however. Any repairs at any time can be postponed at the renter's discretion. The door repair could have waited for sure but renters need to COMMUNICATE. Sorry you were expecting leather couches. The new couches there are much longer and larger accommodating more people HOWEVER we would have gladly replaced ANYTHING had we known. Communication is key during your stay. All of our communication states "TO CALL US IF YOU NEED ANYTHING". We have replaced furniture and mattresses SAME DAY in the past to accommodate our valued guests. BUT we first have to know about it. Pet hair? Again, please call just like you would do at the Marriott had you checked-in and had concerns that need addressing. It's sad that these items pointed out were mentioned after your stay rather than while you were on property. We thank you for staying with us and do hope you were able to create some great memories at the beach. We hope you will return again sometime soon as our beach house is one of a very few that can accommodate a person in a wheelchair in the entire area. Only other option are condos and homes with elevators that can cost up to $10,000 per week to rent. This is the first review in years that didn't receive four or five stars and that saddens us. We hope others will read our many other GREAT reviews.
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Good experience!

  • 4 of 5

Was very impressed with the house, we had a very enjoyable time at the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place was great.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Pink Flamingo. The place was great, right by the pool, great access to the beach, quit and relaxing, Only thing was is we kept looking for a pink house when we arrived. What happened to the color?

It was clean and well maintained, everyone was really nice, even the pool lady. Would come back. Dustie and Gary from Texas.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and awesome area!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Flamingo the first week of June. This was the best beach rental we have ever stayed in. It was a quick walk to the beach that was not crowded at all! Right beside the pool, which was always clean and refreshing. The house was super clean and comfortable. The only mishap was the microwave went out. We let Derrick know he had a brand new one there the next morning! When you rent a house anything can happen but he had it replaced before we even needed it. We didn't need the handicap accessible option but I must say having the ramp to walk up and down instead of the stairs was great. Especially with young kids. We will absolutely be staying here again! I advise anyone looking at this house to take it, you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sassy Bass and Tack Jacks 2
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sassy Bass and Tacky Jacks 2
Car: recommended

Five minutes from Fort Morgan State Park (Civil War Fort famous for 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!'), also five minutes from full service Fort Morgan Marina and the Mobile Bay Ferry (check schedule online) which takes you over to Dauphin Island and Fort Gaines. Full gaming casinos are 75 miles away (via the ferry) in Biloxi, MS. Major airports are 90 minutes away in Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL. Jack Edwards airport in Gulf Shores, AL accommodates non-commercial flights. The National Shrimp Festival is held in Gulf Shores every year. Fall time is BY FAR the BEST time to visit! Gorgeous sunsets and the weather is perfect. No crowds, no traffic, no problems!!


Rates & Availability

Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer Rates
May 26 2017 - Aug 13 2017
1 night minimum stay
Aug 14 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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