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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

JUST SAY NO! NO CROWDS! NO CONDOS! NO NOISE! NO TRAFFIC! JUST YOU, SAND & STARS!

41 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

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Overview

Fort Morgan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

*PETS? You must inquire FIRST and let us know how many, size, and breed. There is a pet fee.

****ALSO! NEED MORE ROOM?? OUR SECOND BEACH HOME (THE GREAT FLAMINGO) IS A 3 BR / 2 BA BEACH HOUSE ONLY ONE MILE WEST AND IS POOLSIDE! WE HAVE GROUPS TAKE BOTH HOMES WHEN THEY NEED TO ACCOMMODATE MORE PEOPLE! THE GREAT FLAMINGO IS FEATURED AT WWW.VRBO.COM/191834.

Situated on the Fort Morgan peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores, AL, the GREAT SEAHORSE property offers all of the amenities needed in a great private beach community.

The GREAT Seahorse Beach House is by far the best overall value being offered in all of Gulf Shores. This three bedroom and two 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, 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 Surfside Shores right on the Fort Morgan peninsula. The Seahorse is Gulf side and is walking distance down (about four minutes) 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.

GOLF-GOLF-GOLF! There must be 15 courses within 30 minutes away and two within 15 minutes away! Kiva Dunes (Jerry Pate-Developer) is only 1 mile away! The #1 voted best golf course in all of Alabama!

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 four minute walk down to our private beach access or you can drive it in 30 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? The Seahorse offers FREE internet access via a cable wireless router. 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. It features no less than seven casinos featuring all of the Las Vegas casino games. The Beau Rivage (MGM property), The Hard Rock Casino and Cafe, and The Grand (Harrahs property) are the most popular. 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 Seahorse has been in the family now for about 10 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. Let us know too about your vacation home. We would like to talk to you about a possible swap out between our homes for upcoming vacations we might have.

Flying in? Jack Edwards Airport is the local airport in Gulf Shores about 20 minutes away. Commercial flights are available in Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL.

Need WiFi and internet? It's here and FREE of charge.

THINGS YOU WILL WANT TO BRING:

Golf clubs, 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.

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: cheap, save, cost, free, beach, house, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, kid, safe, friendly, Civil War

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About The Owner

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!

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Fort Morgan

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

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!

Reviews

4.8
based on 41 traveler reviews

JUST SAY NO! NO CROWDS! NO CONDOS! NO NOISE! NO TRAFFIC! JUST YOU, SAND & STARS!
average rating of 4.756098 based on 41 reviews
Evergreen
5

WE ARE HERE RIGHT NOW!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been here two days now and I just HAD to write an early review. First, when you rent this house, you will deal with the man who owns it, Derrick. The house is the best deal out here. There are houses surrounding this one that are not as nice; that are rentals through the various rental management companies and cost double the price. The house is extremely clean and cold and comfortable. We brought our dogs and the house is a perfect accomodation for your pets! I would recommend if you don't like the short walk to the beach, to bring a golf cart. Definately bring a wagon to carry your beach chairs and umbrellas etc..

What I really love is that the house is just far enough from the sand that it is private, but close enough to get there with minimal effort. The ice cream truck comes by twice per day for the kids. We have had the air conditioner on 70 and it is chilly cool inside. The back balcony is so nice and the chairs are very comfortable. We have eaten several meals out there, and it is shady and breezy and nice. Bring mosquito repellant or a citronella candle because the mosquitoes are abundant and mammoth sized. There is a bog next door, which is kinda cool because there are some really pretty lillypads and other water plants that are nice to look at.

We leave our beach set-up overnight. We tie the chairs all together and so far they have not been tampered with. The beach out here is less crowded!! We love Ft. morgan for this reason!!

There is an outdoor shower below the house and a table/chairs. There is also enough space to park two large vehicles underneath. There are several vacant lots in front of this house, and we LOVE that (more privacy).

We are very happy with this house!!

FROM THE DANIELS AND THE CRAWLEY FAMILIES WE THANK YOU!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We just checked out today and our stay was great. The house is great size and has everything you will need while staying there. The beds are very comfortable. The walk to the beach is not to bad, about 7 mins or so. Derrick was very accommodating to us and our needs and responds back very quickly. Will defiantly stay here again 😊

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for the family

  • 5 of 5

There was a total of 9 (6 adults & 3 teens) in my family that stayed here. This house fit us comfortably. It was very nice house! Had everything we needed! The distance was perfect from all the crowds! & the beach only few minutes walk. It felt like home. Beds were even pretty comfy 💤! Everyone loved this house! We will definitely be back next year! If you chose this home, you will NOT be disappointed!

A special thank you to the owner from us!!! He was great about responding to my email within in very short time!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Amazing stay at the Seahorse!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house! Great for a large family and amazing neighborhood. Perfect distance from the beach! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was a short distance from all the hustle of Gulf Shores, but still close enough to make the trip to town. Our own secluded beach was a short walk down the road and was above expectations. Derrick worked with our group and was very attentive to out needs. Definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a worry free getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Illinois
5

Quite neighborhood and a short walk to the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

The Seahorse was a wonderful house. We were there in January and February 2016 with our two dogs. The house was very clean and neat. The kitchen had any pot or pan, cooking utensils, plenty of dish towels and anything else you could possibly need in a kitchen. We spent a lot of time on the deck. It is on two sides of the house and has very comfy chairs. It is a short walk to the beach which our dogs loved. If you are looking for a quiet comfortable house for a beach vacation you should stay at Seahorse. Derrik is always available if you have a problem. He is the easiest to contact and nicest person that we have dealt with in our rentals. Thank you so much for letting us use your house for the winter and we certainly hope to be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sassy Bass and Tack Jacks 2
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sassy Bass and Tacky Jacks 2
Nearest Beach
Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores
Car: recommended

Crabbing and shrimping on the beach. Watch the catch unload daily at the marina. Stargazing. You can see stars like you have never seen before at night. This is because there are no city lights in sight! Beautiful warm Fort Morgan nights are the absolute best!

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Rates & Availability

Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PEAK SEASON
May 28 2016 - Aug 13 2016
1 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
FALL RATES
Aug 14 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
WINTER RATES
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$95
$500
 
 
SPRING RATES
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

MANDATORY PRIOR APPROVAL FOR PETS. :)
CALL OR EMAIL FOR MONTHLY RATE.
3% CREDIT CARD FEE. AMEX NOT ACCEPTED.
$200 REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT.
6% LODGING TAX.
$150 CLEANING FEE.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master has a private full bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Couch (Non fold-out) - Feel free to bring air mattresses. Couch sleeps 1-2.
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has dedicated full bathroom attached., Queen size Beds (2) Two guests bedrooms share a full bathroom between them. Feel free to sleep on the sofa (non-sleeper sofa) and love seat. Bring air mattresses if you need to!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • 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. Gulf side, Private beach access plus an additional beach access point, Mobile Bay Ferry, marina, concerts, annual National Shrimp Festival. We are beach and Gulf side. Free WiFi here too!

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