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Shawn Callaway

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Gulf front Luxury w/ Pool - Quiet Relaxing Retreat-New Upgrades! Early May Deals

18 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Fort Morgan House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 14 (No College Spring Breakers)

Are you ready to escape the “hustle and bustle”? Tired of fighting the condo crowds?

Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico our beachfront home - the Dolphin East, offers the vacation escape your family desires.

The Dolphin East is newly updated with fresh-bright colors, ($15,000 in renovations!) all new living room furniture, 50in WiFi TV, new bath vanities, new deck furniture, granite counter tops, extra long Restoration Hardware dining table, & new stainless steel appliances -- all to make your vacation experience enjoyable, carefree, and fun!

We offer a unique beachfront, family oriented vacation experience (NO Spring Breakers):

Breathtaking Views - Famous Sugar White Sand - Warm Breezes - Romantic Sunsets - Convenient Community Pool - Boardwalk to the Beach - No Crowds - Privacy - Don’t forget the Dolphins, Crabs, & Pelicans!

Location Specifics:

The Dolphin East is nestled within the quiet Bay to Breakers community, located in Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores, 18 miles from Hwy 59 on Rt. 180. Bay to Breakers is a low density development and a short walk to Ft. Morgan State Park.

Activities:: Great Fishing (Bay of Surf) Water sports Nature trails with bird watching, sea turtles and the famous beach mouse. Biking Close to several plush Golf courses Near local restaurants, bars and convenience stores. Less than 1 mile from Marina with boat ramps and charters 2 miles from Civil War landmark-Fort Morgan and ferry to Dauphin Island 20 miles from Gulf Shore’s main shopping district and amusement/water parks 25 miles from outlet shopping malls.

Sleeping Accommodations:: Sleeps 14, 5 bedrooms + Kid’s “Hang-Out” room (3 King, 2 Full, 1 Full/Twin bunk, & 1 Twin.

First Floor - King size bedroom with comfortable linens, Direct TV & DVD. A full size bath services both the king and an additional bedroom with a Single/Full bunk and TV/DVD combo.

Second Floor – The Master Bedroom on the second floor has a Direct TV & DVD, master bathroom and private deck and large fish style Adirondack chairs.

Additional bedrooms include one room with 2 new Full Beds + DirectTV and a second bedroom with 1 king. Additional sleeping arrangements include twin size day bed found in the “Hang-Out” room with large TV for movies & Xbox games.

Please click on the Reviews tab to view the many positive comments from our previous guests over the last 10 years.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shawn Callaway (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Shawn Callaway

I have managed our rentals with VRBO and Homeaway.com for over 10 years.

President of the Homeowners Association allowing me to care of any issues that renters may have in the community.

Love to get the positive feedback from guests on how much they enjoyed the area, the house, first rate beach, and the chance to unite with friends and family.

Shawn Callaway purchased this house in 2004

Why Shawn Callaway chose Fort Morgan

Great get away from it all beach experience with friendly people and lots of activities

Guestbook comments from the owner

The kiddos had a fabulous time building sand castles, swimming in the ocean, and making memories. Can't wait to come back!
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Gulf front Luxury w/ Pool - Quiet Relaxing Retreat-New Upgrades! Early May Deals
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 45 reviews
5

Wedding

  • 5 of 5

House was better than expected. We had our whole family down for our son's wedding and did not feel crowded with everyone in the same house. Beach was great. Homeowner was very helpful with any questions we had. We would definitely stay at this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best week ever

  • 5 of 5

We had the best week ever! We came with a big group and also had the house next door . There was plenty of room to accommodate everyone. We loved the beautiful weather, the uncrowded beach, fishing off the private Bay to Breakers pier and sitting out on the deck every night. This house was more than we expected and had everything we could have ever needed or wanted. The owner was pleasant to work with on planning and even text during the week to see how we were liking it. All though we never visited the pool (because shockingly the kids just wanted to stay on the beach) it was nice to know that it was there just incase we needed a break from the sand. We also liked the culdesac like area because it was great for our kids to safely ride their bikes. We went crab hunting at night and saw dolphins swimming by while we were swimming. I can honestly say that this was probably one of the best vactions I have ever been on and our group completely agrees that we will definitely be taking this trip again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta
5

PERFECT RELAXING BEACH VACATION

  • 5 of 5

Ft. Morgan Beach is Amazing!! Located on the Peninsula of Gulf shores this beach is beautiful and serene. Our family has traveled to many of the panhandle beaches and Ft. Morgan is the best by far. We had a blast paddle boarding, Awesome experience kayaking with the dolphins and the best part is you can have the equipment delivered and picked up at your door. There were 12 of us staying at Dolphin East and it was very comfortable and roomy. We loved this house from its beautiful relaxing décor to the well equipped kitchen and spacious bedrooms. You can enjoy the gorgeous view from a nice screen porch that leads to a cool deck. The short distance to the beach was a definite plus. The kids loved the pool! We had fun going to the local bar/restaurants Tacky Jack's is a great place to hang and sing a little karaoke:) and Sassy Bass is a yummy place to eat! Will definitely stay at Dolphin East again, already looking into next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place To Stay! Luxury for Sure!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Dolphin East. Our family of 4 adults and 1 child (2 years old) had way more room than we needed, but loved being able to have our space! The accommodations were terrific! All the extras that we needed were there. The beautiful deck and screened in porch got us through the overcast skies and rain showers (pretty much the whole week we were there). The fun on the beach, the short trip into town for seafood, driving go-carts, and the local Tacky Jack's (a walk away - where we met a friend of the owner) gave us just enough "away from home" activity. What a terrific time with our family. Thanks Shawn and Stephanie!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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McKinney, Texas
5

Fantastic getaway! Right on the beach, too!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is everything it claims to be. You can sit out on the deck or the screened-in porch and watch the waves hit the beach. Every day, at least twice a day, we saw dolphins, jumping and playing right before our eyes. I think the adults were as excited as the kids were! Plenty of room - there were 14 of us, stayed for a week. Clean beach, white sand, the boys loved playing and building sand castles. You can rent a canopy, to shade you from the sun. Took the ferry over to Dauphin Island and visited the aquarium there - that was fun, too! When you get tired of the beach, the pool is also clean and very close to the house. You need to drive about 30 minutes into town, but that was just fine with us. We wanted more of a peaceful retreat rather than the bustle of a public beach and traffic all around. But if you want shopping and good food, the drive into town is not bad at all. Kitchen is well equipped - with lots of pots/pans, dishes etc and the charcoal grill came in handy, too. We were sad to go! The owners were responsive to our questions both before and after arrival. Especially when we arrived and had NOT written down the code to get in the door! Everyone thought someone else had it! Thanks, Shawn for sharing your big house with us! It was a charmer!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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McKinney, Texas
4

Beautiful retreat, for sure!

  • 4 of 5

This beach house is everything it claims to be. You can sit out on the deck or the screened-in porch and watch the waves hit the beach. Every day, at least twice a day, we saw dolphins, jumping and playing right before our eyes. I think the adults were as excited as the kids were! Plenty of room - there were 14 of us (age 2 - 69,) stayed for a week. Clean beach, white sand, the boys loved playing and building sand castles. You can rent a canopy, to shade you from the sun. Took the ferry over to Dauphin Island and visited the aquarium there - that was fun, too! When you get tired of the beach, the pool is also clean and very close to the house. You need to drive about 30 minutes into town, but that was just fine with us. We wanted more of a peaceful retreat rather than the bustle of a public beach and traffic all around. But if you want shopping and good food, the drive into town is not bad at all. Kitchen is well equipped - with lots of pots/pans, dishes etc and the charcoal grill came in handy, too. We were sad to go! The owners were responsive to our questions both before and after arrival. Especially when we arrived and had NOT written down the code to get in the door! Everyone thought someone else had it! Thanks, Shawn for sharing your big house with us! It was a charmer!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Tacky Jack's 2

We only rent to families and adults over 25 years of age. No College Spring Breakers

Location Specifics

The Dolphin East is nestled within the quiet Bay to Breakers community, located in Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores, 18 miles from Hwy 59 on Fort Morgan Road (Rt. 180).

Bay to Breakers is a low density development, ensuring a comfortable beach experience with plenty of privacy. Cool off in the nearby community pool, or try fishing in Mobile Bay using the neighborhood pier.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
** Late Peak
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,179
 
 
Late Aug to Labor Day
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Sept.
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$2,555
 
 
October Rates
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$2,060
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$2,590
 
 
April/May
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,315
 
 
Peak
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,995
 
 
late summer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,005
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

1. Security Deposit of $500 is due at booking & acts as refundable security deposit during your stay.

2. Homeaway.com's automatic payment service has been hacked. As a victim of this hacking, we do not participate in that program. For security reasons, we accept personal check, cashier's check, and PayPal payments. PayPal can manage credit card transactions in a more secure environment for both buyer and seller.
4. Travel / Hurricane Coverage is required for rentals starting in late June through early October.
(Authorized Agent for CSA Travel Protection & Travel Insurance (GA License))
AL & Baldwin County Tax is now 6%

Cleaning and Linen fee is $250
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Amenities

Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain Style Showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Located on main level which has living dining & full bath
    Hang Out Room - 1 twin/ single , day bed, Xbox, 40" TV, curtain, top floor in hallway
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Top floor facing beach with double rain head shower & porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , facing street, shares full bath in hallway
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Beach view across hall from shared full bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , On main level next to Bedroom 1, shares full bath in hallway
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 15 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Linens provided, Easy access to Community Pool, Community bayside Pier, A/C, Spacious Deck with Screened-in Porch, large picnic table, over sized Adirondack chairs, grill, 5 TVs- 1 new 50' Plasma WiFi TV for NetFlix & Pandora Radio, HBO, 2 VCRs, 2 DVD players, Kids “Hang-Out” room (includes Playstation3, DVD and Stereo), Phone – local service, Sand Toys, sand chairs, Beach books, Videos, Large Size Washer/Dryer, Jacuzzi bath in Master BR, Iron, Full Size Kitchen, breakfast bar, Microwave, Fridge with Ice Maker, coffee maker, coffee grinder, espresso maker, and Blender!

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