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Debbie Movelle

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, Gulf beach. Private, Comfortable. Romantic.Wifi. Cable.

28 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Alabama Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, handicap, not wheel chair accessible, sleeps 4 max

This little house is full of original artwork and photographs. Many done by our local Gulf Shores artists. The property is located on Bon Secour Bay which is across the street ( .5 mi) from the beautiful sugar sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. It is the only dog friendly beach on the Fort Morgan Peninsula. Well behaved, leashed dogs, with responsible owners are welcome! We are 10 miles from downtown Gulf Shores, where you can find a zoo, amusement parks, live music, tons of restaurants, miniature golf, souvenir shops, etc. There is also an outlet center nearby in Foley if you want to shop! A boat ramp is just up the road to put in your small boat or jetski. Or put your kyack in right over the sea wall!

The washer and dryer are located up in the shed with beach chairs and toys. The cottage has a large screened porch with a large picnic table. It is the perfect place to pick some crabs and shell some peas, and watch the kids try to catch fish or crabs on the pier in the shallow waters of the bay. If you are looking for an old fashioned beach vacation, near attractions, but off the beaten, this is the place for you to unwind after a day at the beach. Hang your towels on the clothesline, rinse off under the outdoor shower, then relax under the ceiling fan on the porch which is shaded with trees laden with Spanish moss. The cottage also has a bunk room just off the porch. Just a perfect romantic getaway or for an affordable small family vacation.

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Family owned property since the 1950's: I purchased this property from my mom in 2004. My stepdad was a professor at University of Alabama built 'the cabin' when he wasn't fishing! In 2005 I put a new roof on it, updated electric, put in a heat pump, and covered it with hardiplank. Although it still retains its charm, it is more energy efficient! Just added a flat screen tv and new grill!

Golf: The Peninsula Golf Club and Kiva Dunes are located just down the road.

Other local courses include Pure Palmer Golf at Craft Farms, Cotton Creek, and Cypress Bend.

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.

The City of Gulf Shores has a recreation center with daily, weekly, or monthly rates. It features an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, basketball courts, fitness room, There is also a really nice playground near town, even a doggy park!

Kayak, Jet Ski and Pontoon Boat Rentals nearyby. FISHING is everywhere!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Debbie Movelle (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Debbie Movelle

Hi! I am Debbie. I am a mommy, a grandma, a doggy mommy, and a teacher! My little family moved to Alabama in 1989 from the Jersey Shore because of the medical waste washing up on our beaches. We wanted to raise our children in a healthy environment! And my Mom and Stepdad had this house we could visit any time! I loved being here with my children when they were little kids, and now with them and my grandchildren!

Debbie Movelle purchased this house in 2006

Why Debbie Movelle chose Alabama Gulf Coast

This is family owned property which has been lovingly taken care of for over 60 years. My children grew up catching crabs off the pier and "camping out" on the porch! After a little too much Gulf sun, we would fill a baby pool with water and let them play on the porch while we shelled peas or shrimp. I purchased this cabin from my Mom before she passed away. My stepdad built this sweet cabin in the 50's. He would drive down from Tuscaloosa, where he was a professor, and build a little and fish a lot! Right after my purchase, the roof leaked and I ended up pitching the roof, from a flat asphalt roof to and finishing the exterior in hardiplank, keeping the original design in tack. During roofing the roofers had not finsihed when a rainmaker flooded the cabin and the ceilings collapsed. No time like the present to up date electric and new ceilings. I also installed a heat pump. The home warms and cools quickly due to the size. I love to wake up here! And I love to watch the sun as it lowers into the sky and sets into the bay right off the pier. There is a real sense of peace in this little spot of Heaven on Earth. If you want to play, or rest, cook, or eat out, this area has it all. And this is a great home base for you.

What makes this house unique

I love this cabin because it is the best of both worlds, very close to the Gulf, and yet all the fun of having a pier on the Bon Secour Bay to fish or catch crabs, and watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets. It is surrounded by trees dripping with spanish moss, It is peaceful, comfortable and cozy. This cabin is an original Fort Morgan beach house, updated with a heat pump and central airconditioning. When i first came down in the 1970's there was no AC, we relied on the Bay breeze and ceiling fans with personality!

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, Gulf beach. Private, Comfortable. Romantic.Wifi. Cable.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
5

Quiet, quaint little but big cabin on the bay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this cabin! It has so much charm, it's a perfect getaway for a family. We loved watching the Dolphins jump from our private pier. We enjoyed the beach that was just minutes away. It was never crowded. Just minutes away from fun family things to do as well! We took advantage of the zoo, dolphin cruises and all the local shopping! Overall we absolutely loved this cabin and will definitely be visiting it again!! And Debbie is the sweetest person!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I really want everyone to have the best vacation possible. I am so glad you enjoyed the cabin, the pier, and all this area has to offer on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico! Thank you for taking time to write a review😊 Debbie
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5

Would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Fun little house to stay in. Loved sitting on the pier in the coming storm and watching the crabs :) The screened in porch made eating outside super nice, too.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking time to share your stay! I too love to watch and feel the weather from the pier and eat in the water. My dad always wanted to take me out to dinner when he came to visit. I told him there wasn't a better view anywhere! Thanks again for choosing my cabin for your beach getaway.
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5

This was our second stay at this cabin and loved it even more the second time!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very unique and charming place to stay. You have both the bay and ocean within reach. The place is perfect for a family as well. My children loved being able to fish out back and all of the wildlife at the house. The beach is a short drive or walk and beautiful! It is never overcrowded! The owner is excellent as well! We will return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about my cabin! You are wonderful guests You and your sweet boys are welcome back any time to make more beach memories! Thank you so much! Debbie
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5

A Wonderful place to Relax, reflect, have fun.

  • 5 of 5

There aren't enough words to describe this Special Place. Debbie must have an artistic soul!

The cottage is beautiful, welcoming and a wonderful place to stay!! I would recommend it to all of my friends and family.

Just looking at the art work and browsing through the books is a restful experience. The view of the bay is Awesome.

What an awesome place to stay from a couple of days to a week or two.

Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I love sharing my "secret place" with people who appreciate as you did! Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts and please come back when you can! Many thanks, Debbie
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5

Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and cozy. Peaceful and quiet. Great location to just sit and do nothing if that is what your heart desires.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Bay Cottage full of nostalgia!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation in this adorable bay cottage. It brought back happy memories of visiting the beach before all the high-rises became the norm. We also enjoyed having a place to vacation with our two boxer pups. They enjoy the beach as much as we do! Thanks Debbie for allowing us to experience and enjoy your vacation home.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am glad you and the pups enjoyed your time at the beach! Thank you again for choosing my cabin for your beach vacation! Debbie
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
10.4 Miles
Hwy 59- Gulf Shores Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
The Beach Hut at the Pines
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Gulf beach
Car: necessary

We are located half way down the Fort Morgan peninsula, on the shores of beautiful Mobile Bay, across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. This cozy two bedroom cottage offers a private pier and beach right out the back door. The Gulf is a 1/2 mile away. The area offers lots of golf courses, water parks, zoo, restaurants, USS Alabama, Pensacola Naval Flight Museum, Historic Fort Morgan. This home is idea for a couple that wants some privacy or a small family looking for an quiet, affordable vacation. The screened in porch is perfect for reading, playing cards or games, and for dining- breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Other Activities: kayak rental up the street

Restaurants: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g30582-Gulf_Shores_Alabama.html

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Rates & Availability

Fort Morgan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,350
 
 
Fall-Indian Summer
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,000
$1,850
 
 
Winter Snowbird Welcome!
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$950
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

PET FEE-Required for approved dogs. Thank you for understanding!
Cleaning fee and deposit may vary with length of stay.

Pet (dog) rentals require increased cleaning fee.
Pet fee $50 per animal, non-refundable.
Thank you for understanding.

There is an additional fee of $50 per guest per night.
Pay pal is accepted, Paypal fees will apply.

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Amenities

Alabama Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hand rail in tub
  • The bathroom is centrally located in the cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 child bed , Sleeping porch with bunk beds-No Heat or A/C!!!
  • The 'other' bedroom #3 is a bunk-room. It does not have central heat or air.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WIFI Connected!!! Ffatscreen TV's in 2 rooms

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