About the property
- House1750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms , 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)
This home, known as Dune Bug, is a professionally decorated duplex nestled in the Dunes subdivision, a gated community, on the Gulf Of Mexico 9/10th's of a mile from the historic Fort Morgan. Both the subdivision and the house are very family friendly. Dune Bug is located 5 houses from the community pool and the beach is approx. 100 yds from the community pool.
Dune Bug is a 2 story house with a queen bedroom on the first floor with its own entrance, TV and private bath with shower. Next to it is the kitchen that is loved by all who cook. Great gathering area for the family members or if the kids want to snack earlier sitting at the bar. The owner leaves a modest supply of spices for the designated cook. To complete the cooking process there is a Weber charcoal grill under the house. The kitchen is open to the dining and living area and open to the deck where you can view the natural wetlands,sand dunes and Gulf of Mexico with an almost unobstructed view of the Gulf.
The second level of the house has 2 bedrooms -- the Master bedroom with a king bed, tv, dvd/vcr, This room has it's a private bath with an oversized shower and a deck that has a breathtaking view of the Gulf.
The other side of the 2nd floor is the Bunk room with twin bunks and a daybed and its own bath with tub and shower. Room enough to put a couple of air mattresses for all the kids to share in the same room and watch TV.
The washer and dryer are located in the hall between the 2 bedrooms.
Bike riding is a wonderful sport in this low density area and you can ride down to the Fort and take the Mobile Ferry over to Dauphin Island and visit the aquarium, an estuary and another fort or just ride the wonderful bike paths on the island. Across the road from the Dunes is the Gulf Shores Marina where you can charter fishing boats, eat at the very popular Tacky Jack's restaurant, or visit a fun funky bar under the restaurant. There is also a small store for items you may have forgotten at home. Other restaurants in the area are back toward Gulf Shores, The Marketplace at The Beach Club and for fine dining, you can travel another 15 miles up the road and under the bridge is Acme Oyster House (a famous restaurant out of New Orleans.
For the golfers, there are 2 excellent golf courses right on Fort Morgan Rd. -- Peninsula and Kiva Dunes.
Long walks down the beach after a filling meal are a must! See the sunset, find seashells, see the little ghost crabs scurrying around for that evening meal on the beach and watch the beautiful array of birds we have in our area including the magnificent brown pelican. If you fish, you may want to just surf fish before the sun goes down and maybe grill your catch for early breakfast. Nothing like it! During the summer months you may witness a turtle nest hatching, depending on when you visit. Turtle season begins May 1 and ends Oct. 31. An experience you will never forget!
For those who want a laid back vacation without all the hustle and bustle of high rises and lots of people, this is the perfect spot and a vacation you will always remember.
Keywords: beach, duplex, multi family accommodations, pool, Dauphin Island, Gulf of Mexico
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Jeannette Adrey
I have owned property down at Fort Morgan since 1989. Dune Bug is my second property I had built in 2000 when The Dunes was being developed. I looked up and down the peninsula but kept coming back to the Fort Morgan area.....quiet, serene, low density and very natural. I am semi retired and live up in a small town called Spanish Fort near the Mobile Bay, with my little dog, just north of The Gulf area.
Jeannette Adrey purchased this House in 2000
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved our stay at Dune Bug. It was absolutely perfect for our family, with two master bedrooms and a great bunk room for the kids. The kitchen was divine with a large prepping peninsula and bar stools on the opposite side, a large double basin sink and very well stocked with everything you need to make a great meal. The duplex was very clean and well maintained. We had no issues at all.
We loved hanging out on the decks, one containing 6 adirondack chairs and a table for 4, the other is off the upstairs master and has two loungers. The double doors to these decks open and make it fantastic for catching a breeze or just to enjoy the sounds of nature outside. We had our 4 year old pup with us, and he enjoyed sitting out on the gated deck as well. There is also a lounger on the front deck off the downstairs master as well. The location was great and the beach and pool a very short walk from the duplex.
The temps were a bit chilly, but that didn't keep us from the Gulf or the pools. We did have a large college spring break crowd that concerned us, but we never had any problems the entire week.
The ferry is very close, and we enjoyed riding it over to Dauphin Island and attended the Sea Lab. We also visited the Gulf Coast Zoo, about a 20-25 minute drive (most things are) from the Duplex. We were able to play with the Lemurs and they had a large array of animals to see.
I think the best part of our stay at Dune Bug was the owner, Jeanette. She was very attentive to our needs and gave us advice on what to do in the area. She treated our family as if we were her own. I would highly recommend the Dune Bug to anyone looking for a great beach vacation.
Over these many years of owning Dune Bug, this family was especially easy to work with from our very first communication. I was very excited about their upcoming visit as it was their first to our area. To share Dune Bug and info about the Fort Morgan/Dunes area was a pleasure. My cleaning lady was delighted to walk into the house and see how well this family left it. Thank you so much! I would reccommend this family stay at anyone's home. Besides taking good care of the property, they were delightful to work with and yes, like having family stay.
It will be my pleasure to have them return again soon.
Gorgeous, at home feel!!
This home was absolutely perfect for us! I travelled with 2 small children and they felt completely amazed with the Dunebug and it's surroundings! We felt safe within the gated neighborhood and the kids were able to be kids, playing outside. The views were amazing for the colors of the sunrise and sunset and the sounds of the waves can be heard through the windows. The kitchen was very spacious and allowed for my kids to help out with their creations for dinners and breakfasts. The beach was clean and did not have a crowded feeling. We can't wait to get back to the Dunebug! I'm already planning dates for our next trip. I highly recommend this house! The owner will help with any specifics you need and can always point you in the right direction! Loved her!
Excellent place for a relaxing family vacation!
This was our family’s first time to the area and we had a fantastic time. The house was perfect for our three kids and pets. We enjoyed the quiet beach and hanging out on the back deck. The owner was great and provided us with a list of wonderful restaurants and activities for the kids. We are already planning a return trip.
Perfect quiet location
Wonderful location, beautiful townhome. Homeowner is helpful, reliable and friendly. Can’t wait to return. Thank you!
So happy your Thanksgiving weekend was a good one at Dune Bug East. Look forward to your return. Yall picked a perfect time of year!
Always Fun At Dunbug!!
We always have a memorable time at Dunbug!! The owner is Super Nice and answers any questions you may have. It is a nice walk to the beach--not too close and not too far. We always stay here (over 7 or 8 times now) and enjoy it very much!! The owner has painted a lot inside and out and it looks adorable--all beachy colors!! You won't regret a stay here--very nice and spacious!!!!
With every new guest that visits Dune Bug I hope they will think long term after their first visit and want Dune Bug to be their destination every vacation to Fort Morgan. Of course, I know that cannot always happen. I always look forward to this family revisiting my vacation home. They treat my home as their own, as I would want everyone to do. I try to make sure that after new guests' prepare to go home, after a great time at Dune Bug, they are already preparing for their next vacation back to Dune Bug, as many guests do.
I always look forward to this family's return as they are very special to me.
Such a wonderful home and a great trip!
Great home! Beautiful location! Every need we had was met and then some. I cannot say enough nice things about the owner who was WONDERFUL! We travelled with 5 teenage boys (our sons and 3 friends), and the Dune Bug was a perfect place for us to stay. The boys had a blast, and my husband and I absolutely relaxed. We'll be back!
Such a sweet family! It's always a great thing to hear that guests feel Dune Bug is both comfortable and fully equipped and I love hearing that families want to come back! I am very fortunate that so many of my family guests come back year after year.
Additional information about rental rates
Winter monthly rate $1600 Weekly rate covers Saturday to Saturday