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

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

This little cabin is an original Bay cabin that has been well cared for. It is full of original artwork and photographs, many done by our local Gulf Coast 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! There is a knack rental place almost across the street.

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, but it is not heated or air-conditioned. 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's 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

Property Manager
Debbie Movelle
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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!


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hand rail in tub
  • The bathroom is centrally located in the cottage.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
WIFI Connected!!! Ffatscreen TV's in 2 rooms


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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, Gulf beach. Private, Comfortable. Romantic.Wifi. Cable.
average rating of 4.7674417 based on 43 reviews
Caledonia, MS

Just what the doctor ordered! A little hide away in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect place. The cottage is full of charm from the family photos, books, games, to the originals mall artwork on the walls. The gorgeous view of the bay and the sound of the water while we napped was so relaxing. We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at the cottage and Debbie made sure everything was just right before we arrived, including a sweet anniversary card left for us on the table. Neither of us were really ready to leave. We visited Ft Morgan and the museum and ate delicious seafood st Sea N Suds, The Shrimp Basket and Lulu's. Anything you want is just a short drive into Gulf Shores. I highly recommend this little piece of heaven. We will be back as soon as possible❤️ Thank you for sharing your place with us, Debbie'

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of my cabin. I am glad you feel the same way I do about it, I never like to drive away either. I hope you can make your way back here as soon as you are able. You are always welcome! I have enjoyed collecting art from local artists to cover the walls. You did a lot in the short time you were there, even locating all my favorite places to eat. Thank you for choosing my cabin to celebrate your special anniversary! You have every reason to celebrate 35 years! And 36, etc! Debbie
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Very relaxing - enjoyed every minute

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing - enjoyed every minute

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Bay Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is a well cared for older structure with lots of fun and funky decor. The owner is very responsive and gave helpful suggestions of places to visit and eat with our kids. Even with neighbors near by, it is a very peaceful environment with outstanding views of the bay from the screened in porch and dock. Our family had a great time during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review! I am glad you all had a great time! You are welcome back any time! There is no other place in the world I would rather watch the sun set!
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lovely cottage - close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Stayed with my daughter for a few days in July. Had a lovely time at the beach and relaxing in this cozy cottage. Debbie is a gracious host!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a a good time on our beautiful beach with your daughter!
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Debbie's cabin by the bay is so cozy you feel at home!

  • 5 of 5

Me my husband and son really enjoyed our stay at the cabin on the Bay in Gulf shores. Debbie has everything you could possibly need there. My boys fished from the peir as well as the beach. We enjoyed the private peir to view the sunsets and dolphins swimming. The beach is a very short distance from the cabin and not crowded. We enjoyed it so much that we will be back sometime very soon!!! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write a review! I am glad you found my cabin to be a great spot for your family! I hope fishing was good! I know you caught some nice sunsets! You are welcome back any time! Thank YOU!!!
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Cozy & CLEAN!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

CLEAN is my #1 priority in staying anywhere, I am a little anal about it, what with all the horror stories you hear nowadays, but this cabin was SPOTLESS!!! Debbie was so thoughtful and welcoming. The cabin has everything you could possibly need or desire for your stay!! Debbie has truly thought of EVERYTHING!!! Wonderful location. Cozy Clean Cabin.Very Relaxing. I highly recommend!!! Thank you Debbie!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! I do the best i can. Thank you for choosing my cabin for your families vacation. I hope you will consider coming back. You were perfect guests! =^..^=
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
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



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.