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It's ALL here! Beach, 2 Pools, Tennis, WiFi, Pets, Wheelchair Access, Kid Safe

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

About the property

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

LOCATION~LOCATION~LOCATION!

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

PETS MUST BE APPROVED FIRST BEFORE YOUR CHECK-IN!! THANKS!! :)

*****ALSO! NEED MORE ROOM?? OUR SECOND BEACH HOME (THE GREAT SEAHORSE) IS A 3 BR / 2 BA BEACH HOUSE ONLY ONE MILE EAST! WE HAVE GROUPS TAKE BOTH HOMES WHEN THEY NEED TO ACCOMMODATE MORE PEOPLE! THE GREAT SEAHORSE IS FEATURED AT WWW.VRBO.COM/263366.

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!

***KID SAFE LOCATION AS OUR BEACH HOME IS IN A CUL-DE-SAC RIGHT NEXT TO POOL AND BEACH SIDE!

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'.

THINGS YOU WILL WANT TO BRING:

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

Owner
Derrik
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 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!

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Bring all of your beach gear as we don't provide any.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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It's ALL here! Beach, 2 Pools, Tennis, WiFi, Pets, Wheelchair Access, Kid Safe
average rating of 4.769231 based on 52 reviews
5

Great location, Nice property, attentive owner

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as advertised, very comfortable, the beds were good. Short walk to a great beach. The owner was extremely helpful over the phone. We did not meet the owner in person, no one bothered us while we were at the property. We booked the house on short notice to escape South Florida with the onset of Hurricane Irma. The owner was willing to extend our stay to help us out. The people we encountered in Morgan's Point and Gulf Shores were some of the nicest people I've ever met while traveling. I would book the property again without question.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Braggs
5

We loved the house and the quiet streets and the proximity to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time here for the week...the house is all you need for a great beach vacation...it is very easy to get to the beach...and the handicapped areas of this house are perfect!!! We had a great stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Gainesville, GA
5

Like our own 2nd home!

  • 5 of 5

We love this property, the neighborhood, gorgeous beach, and great owner! I believe this was our 5th stay...we love it. The home is always clean and has a great culdesac location by one of the pools. The house has plenty of room yet homey/cozy. The new paint looks AWESOME on the outside. I've read other comments from past about furniture or decor being dated. My opinion is we can't afford staying in a place that is updated and decorated with high end counters, cabinetry, appliances, etc. and have it be wheelchair accessible. So we have to look for what matters most-clean, well kept, accessible, and affordable. We are so close to the beach and pool, can bring our labradoodle, and the ownership is great! My husband is able to get around on the main floor in his chair. As we do after each stay, we are already looking on our calendars to plan next summer's stay at The Flamingo. Thanks Derrik. We appreciate you and the cleaning service you use to help us have a welcoming vacation home to enjoy!

Melissa

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Our family FLAMINGO vacation was great!

  • 4 of 5

The location to the beach and the pool was excellent! The house and all the amenities were good too! We love to grill - a new grill should be considered. Overall our family of 9 was well suited for this house and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay! We hope to be back for another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, TN.
5

Again and Again, Great Time and Awesome Memories!!

  • 5 of 5

For the sixth or seventh time we have stayed at the Flamingo. Close to the beach and closer to the pool. Taking our Grand Children for the first time, they had the time of their young lives. I expect we will be visiting many more times. Thanks to the owners for allowing us the opportunity to make memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great House Short Walking Distance from the Beach

  • 4 of 5

We just got back from Flamingo yesterday and had a wonderful time. The house looks just like the pictures and was a great space for us (five adults and two children). We had never been to the Gulf Shores area before and Fort Morgan was about a 10 - 15 minute drive into Gulf Shores. The house was part of a really adorable and quiet neighborhood that had its own private beach. The beach wasn't crowded at all, and we rented a 10 x 10 pop up and four beach chairs from Beach Bum Services so had our spot reserved on the beach the entire stay, which was great! I would say it took us about 3 minutes to walk to the beach and that was with two young children. :) The house was right next to the pool too, however, the pool was closed (or at least had a Pool Closed sign on it). This wasn't a big deal for us, as we were there for the beach.

A few things just to be aware of:

- Some AirBNB and VRBO properties I have stayed at in the past have had items such as salt, pepper, various spices, trash bags, cleaning supplies and other random pantry items either left by previous guests or the owner. This property didn't have any of those things so we had to buy most of those when we went to the grocery store. Not a huge deal but just something to be aware of.

-Grill is charcoal-the type you see at most city parks

-Only basic local cable TV

All in all, I would recommend this property. It's a great price for how close you are to the beach, and we loved how non-busy the beach was too. If you don't mind being about 15 minutes from most things with the drive into Gulf Shores then it really is perfect.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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!!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

MANDATORY PRIOR APPROVAL FOR PETS.
3% CREDIT CARD FEE.
$200 REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT.
6% LODGING TAX.
$150 CLEANING FEE.
RATES ARE MORE FOR MAJOR HOLIDAYS. PLEASE INQUIRE.
PAYPAL OKAY.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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