|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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!
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
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.
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!
We were down visiting family and decided to rent this cabin. It was ideal and we enjoyed much more than staying at a hotel.
My wife and our 15 year old rescue dog enjoyed sitting on the porch drinking coffee and listening to the waves. The first night the water was calm and the shiners were balling up and the mullet were jumping. I remembered when the area roads were unpaved and my Grandpa and Dad would come down to throw their cast nets to catch them. I know if I had a net I could have caught supper off the pier. The cabin reminds me of the old fishing camps I played at when I was young.
The cabin is small, but comfortable. Debbie has art and other interesting items everywhere for your viewing enjoyment. What my wife and I enjoyed most was the quiet and relaxing atmosphere. This is just a clean, fun, and enjoyable place to stay. My wife and I will be back. (I hope the dog can come too!). The beach is just a short distance away and historic Fort Morgan just down the road.
Debbie you were very helpful and thanks for getting the WiFi up even though I really didn't miss it at all.
My wife and our two Labradoodles really enjoyed our stay at the cabin last week. Debbie was very gracious as our host and provided all we needed. Neighbors were friendly. The white sanded dog friendly Beach was close by. It was our first stay in the Ft Morgan area after many stays in gulf shores and Orange Beach. Ft Morgan is much less commercialized. There are only a few restaurants and no full service grocery stores.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
|Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.