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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

$1250 in August! Great Family House & Beach! Snowbirds: Available in Jan & Feb!!

13 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

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Overview

Alabama Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Lovely Beach house on a quiet, secluded Beach in Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores. No busy commercial congestion or large condominium complexes. Unique, 'Houses only' neighborhood. Relax on one of the 2 open Decks with Views of the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay. Spend the day just steps away on the uncrowded white, Sandy Beach. Find shells, watch for porpoises and swim in the clear blue waters of the Gulf. It's a short drive to several great Golf courses, or Shopping in Gulf Shores. Dine at local favorite 'Lulu's' owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister. Spend a cool morning at the 'Little Zoo That Could' from Animal Planet. Close to the house is historic Fort Morgan, or take an easy hike in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and find secluded "Shell Beach" at the end of Pine Beach Trail. Ride the auto ferry to Dauphin Island for a tour of the SeaLab and historic Fort Gaines. So much to do!

You will be renting directly from the owners - no large property management firm with hidden fees! We built the house and maintain the house ourselves - truly a 'vacation rental by owner' experience! We have been renting our houses to others for over 10 years, and we have many repeat guests. Join us!! We know you will love this house and area as much as we do!

'On Dune Pond' sleeps 6 people very comfortably. The Master bedroom has a New King bed and a private bath with shower. Bedroom #2 also has a New King bed, a private sink/vanity area, and access to a shared bath with shower. Bedroom #3 has 2 twin beds, private sink/vanity, and access to the shared Bath with shower. Just off the large living room is what we call the Media Room - couch, floor pillows, and large TV will make it a gathering spot for those watching their favorite movie...close the doors and the rest of your party can visit in the living room with 2 new couches. The Cook's Kitchen is complete with table & chairs, all appliances, and is fully equipped to make meal preparation breeze -just bring your food! The Laundry room and 1/2 bath are adjacent to the living room for easy use. Enjoy views of the Gulf or Mobile Bay from every window in the house. The 2 Decks are large and ready to use with plenty of chairs.

For larger gatherings, rent our other house as well and sleep as many as 14 people. Just a short walk across the sand, one street away. See 'Conch'ed Out' at our other vrbo listing.

Keywords: private home, beach house

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We both grew up near the beach and always dreamed of owning a house at the beach. We found Fort Morgan, only 2 hours away from our home (at the time), and fell in love with the area immediately! We built 'On Dune Pond' just for us, and now we are happy to share it with you & your family. Our daughter was nine years old when we started coming over for quiet weekends, and she loved her time on the sand, in the sea, and learning about the constellations. Now she shares this place with everyone through her photos. We know you will enjoy your vacation here!

Chris & Sue Willoughby

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Alabama Gulf Coast

Fort Morgan is the perfect place for a vacation! It is close to several large cities, but feels so far off the beaten path. We love our neighborhood of 'single-family only houses' - no busy commercial developments or condos for us! We didn't need or want elevators, pools or heavy, self-closing doors...open decks, large windows, comfy beds, big kitchen and a short stroll to the beach. That's what we wanted, and that's what we love about our place. You will too.

What makes this house unique

This area is rich in history, nature, and man-made interests. Fort Morgan was made famous in the Civil War battle for control of Mobile Bay. Union Admiral Farragut brought his fleet past the fort, wandered into a torpedo field, and famously cried 'damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead', ultimately winning the three week battle against Confederate Admiral Buchanan for control of the fort.

We are surrounded by the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and we regularly enjoy the many trails and protected beaches in the area. Don't miss an easy hike on Pine Beach Trail, ending at what we call 'Shell Beach' - the name says it all! Fishing in Mobile Bay or out in the gulf is easy, and there are lots of charter boats just minutes away at the Fort Morgan marina. So much to do...or so little - you decide!

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

$1250 in August! Great Family House & Beach! Snowbirds: Available in Jan & Feb!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved On Dune Pond so very much! The house was bright and colorful, spotless, and fully equipped with everything we needed for a week in paradise. The beds were comfortable, and the decor was spot on. Also, the media room is perfect of those rainy days or lazy evenings, has Netflix and DriecTv along with several movies and books. To sum it up, we have found our beach getaway spot and can't imagine going anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Above and Beyond

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent place to stay. Clean, comfortable, and nicely equipped. It is like walking into your own house on the beach, they truly have thought of everything you need or might need! This was our first time and we hope to return again next year, and stay longer. Great place!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time returning to 'On Dune Pond". It is absolutely a delight to stay at this wonderful beach house. It is steps away from the beach and you can sit on either of the two decks and have a wonderful view of the gulf. The house is clean, and so comfortable! Each room is decorated so tastefully. Every room offers

all you need for a great vacation. . a wonderful laundry room, a kitchen supplied with everything you need,

three great bedrooms with very comfortable beds and nice closet space, a media room with TV, videos, games and books too. We loved our time there and hope to return. A great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin TN
5

The best beach house...ever

  • 5 of 5

We have returned again to the Perfect Beach Home. Once again our hosts made our stay enjoyable, restful and comfortable. We love how beautifully decorated it is but mostly so clean and well maintained. Couldn't ask for more except if it was right on the beach. We hope to be able to come again and again...it feels like home.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florissant mo
5

Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

My family& sisters family spent a week here. We wished we could have stayed longer. It's a beautiful decorated home. My girls loved there room. It was bright& very kid friendly. The house is very close to the beach. It's very family friendly area. It is a short distance about 25 min to gulf shores. We used the kitchen for breakfast& dinner most night. It had everything in it you would need. We used the BBQ grill 3 times.

Activities we did:

Crab hunt @night

Search for shells& play in sand

Eat at tacky jacks, lamberts cafe, islanders & hangout

Drove to Pensacola to naval aviation museum & lighthouse

Fort Morgan

Alligator alley

Rode ferry

Watched people fish off the pier

I was amazed that everyone left there beach chairs& such on the beach. Sue was super easy to work with. I plan on visit fort Morgan again& staying here again. Sue supplied so much more than other houses. You definitely get your money's worth. The pictures are exactly what you get .

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin TN
5

The Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beach house with lots of street noise, don't come to On Dune Pond. If you are looking for a beach house that's old and outdated, don't come to On Dune Pond. If you are looking for a beach house that is nothing like the pictures advertise, don't come to On Dune Pond. If you are looking for a beach house with a homeowner who doesn't care once they get your money, don't come to On Dune Pond. But, if you are looking for a serene, clean and very well maintained beach house with a homeowner that really cares about your comfort and you, then you have found the perfect place and you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Mobile
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tacky Jack's
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Hwy 59 and Hwy 180
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tacky Jack's
Car: necessary

Ft. Morgan sits a spit of land at the mouth of Mobile Bay. From our house you have great views of both the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Mobile Bay to the north. You can also view the Mobile shipping channel - interesting to those of us who enjoy something unique. There is lots of history available if you visit the two Civil War-era forts that guard the mouth of the Bay. A trip across the Bay to Dauphin Island to visit Fort Gaines as well as the SeaLab is a fun trip - take the Mobile Bay Ferry, with or without your car.

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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
 
August Special
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Labor Day Week
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Snowbirds
Dec 3 2016 - Mar 11 2017
90 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Amenities

Alabama Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath en suite with shower; shower in bath that connects other 2 bedrooms; sink & toilet in laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Newer, firm mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (2) Newer firm mattresses., Child Beds (2) We have 2 airbeds and linens for your use. Most appropriate for small children. Room to use airbeds in media room or Twin Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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