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Watch the waves from your porch. Dog friendly

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Vintage 3 Bedroom, 1 & 1/2 Bath House Across Street From White Sandy Gulf Beach

This vintage beach house, nestled in the dunes of Cabana Beach Estates, offers guests the relative seclusion of a private beach community. When you first take the winding gravel road through the neighborhood you’ll feel as though you have stepped back to your childhood before beach living went condo. Most houses in the neighborhood are older and only a few rent to visitors. The community has a dedicated beachfront access for the homes that are not located directly on the Gulf beach. A short walk two houses down and across the street make for quick and easy access to the water and back home again. Pull the large-wheeled wagon loaded with your towels and toys from under the house to the beach in just a few minutes.

If you enjoy fishing you can go across Ft Morgan Road to Cabana Beach Estate's dedicated bay front area. Here you will find a dock where you can sit and enjoy unobstructed views of the bay's incredible sunsets. Fishermen will love this side of the peninsula. Toss in a crab trap, fishing line or use your cast net to gather dinner. It is truly the best of both worlds, bay and beach.

This 1000 sq. ft. home was built in the 1970s and is across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. You will enjoy the vintage feel of a home that has not gone condo. You will appreciate lazy days at the beach where the view and the sound of the surf are the most important things.

Even though it is raised on pilings its steps are an easy climb. Upstairs you will find an open central living room with TV and DVD player and comfy seating for nine. The home also has Wi-Fi for those who want to keep up with the world while on vacation.

On the west side you will find one queen and one full bedroom with adjoining half bath. On the east side is a smaller room with three twin beds, a newly remodeled full bath and kitchen with beautiful new cabinets and granite countertops.

Built before air conditioners were commonplace (don't worry, it has central heat and air now!) the home is designed to catch the cross breeze. You can open up the windows and enjoy the fresh air blowing through the rooms. You’ll love to relax on the screened front porch and enjoy the natural vegetation of the front yard and a fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico. Sunrise and sunset have never been so beautiful!

Downstairs is a full laundry and an outdoor shower with both hot and cold water. It is great for cleaning up the sandiness of a day on the beach before going upstairs. Hang your towels and suits on the clothesline to dry. Under the house is parking for two cars or it can be a great place for kids to play outside in the shade when they've had enough sun. Owners keep a wagon of beach toys for others to use at the beach.

If you want to get out and enjoy the sights or eat out you will find both an excellent fine dining restaurant and a less formal eatery at The Beach Club Resort located adjacent to the neighborhood. On holiday weekends, you have an unequaled view of the resort's fireworks displays. A few more miles down Fort Morgan Road are the Sassy Bass and Tacky Jacks; both have full bars and good food. Just east of the neighborhood is The Pines. Its convenience store, gas pumps, pizza place and restaurant mean you may never have to venture far to find the items you need.

Historic Fort Morgan is only a fifteen minute drive. The historic fort and museum are great fun for kids and an educational outing. The Fort has reenactments every Tuesday evening and other special events. The summer of 2014 marks their 150th anniversary so this summer will feature even more excitement at the fort.

Another great local day excursion is a ferry ride to Dauphin Island. Catch the ferry at the end of Fort Morgan Road (about a 15 minute drive) and spend 45 minutes crossing the mouth of Mobile Bay to the island. While there, visit Fort Gaines, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, a showcase of the plants, animals, and other natural resources found in the Estuary and its surrounding marine habitats. To make a day of it go on up to a favorite place, Bellingrath Gardens and Homes on the mainland. If you want to make the full circle, travel on up to Mobile and enjoy that historic city and the WWII battleship USS Alabama before returning to the Gulf Shores area.

When you pull yourself away from the beach house try a trip in the opposite direction and go 20 minutes into Gulf Shores. Here you find all the usual beachy stuff from souvenir shops to restaurants, adventure golf, grocery stores, sea kayak rentals and waterparks. Explore the whole island and visit Orange Beach, the Gulf State Park, the Hangout, Lulu's, or even take a quick trip over the line into Florida.

For nature lovers the Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve is only five minutes away. They have several hiking trails and guided walking tours. Bird watching is a favorite pastime of visitors to the area as well. Pick up the local Mullet Wrapper or Islander newspapers for schedules of local events and activities.

More Details

Property Manager
Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New vanity with granite counter tops
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Jack and Jill half bath located between west side bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Enclosed outside shower has both hot and cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Shares half bath with second bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Shares half bath with bedroom 1
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Snowbirds welcome.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Watch the waves from your porch. Dog friendly
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 36 reviews
Osceola, AR
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Lovely Stay

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at Potts Spot. It is a great area and perfectly comfortable. Our Bassett Max felt at home on the porch and claimed the lounger to watch the action. The view and sound of the Gulf is just fine from this area. An added bonus is having access to a dock on the bay just across the street. This made my hubby happy! A review would not be complete without complimenting the amazing Martha. This lady is on top of it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice house. Very clean and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Pott"s spot. The house was well kept and we loved the location... Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!! Marks family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 6 day stay! Even though I was a little worried about it being a dog friendly place there maybe fleas or anything of that nature , there wasn't! You couldn't even tell There had been a dog in there! It was Clean , nice beds .. Clean beds :) that's a big thing for me and the bathrooms were very clean! We had everything we needed. The only real complaint I had was the outside switch didn't work for the outdoor lights and the bunk bed ladder wasn't attached it kept falling on the kids .. so we kept them out of that room! But as soon as I told Mrs Martha the day we left she said she would definetly take care of! But I'm sure she would of took care of it, if I would of called them the day I discovered it, but to me that wasn't a big issue due to my kids stayed outside most of the time! My kids had tons of extra toys and floats down stairs that were provided including the wagon, so there is definetly no need to bring extra beach toys! Even though we did! :) The outdoor shower was a HUGE plus for us with HOT water and so was the screened in back porch, that's where we had most of our breakfast, lunches and dinners, we stayed on the back porch! You could feel the wind from the ocean and hear it just like you were directly on the beach! Overall it was perfect for us even the short walk to the beach was not bad , it's directly across the road! And the AC worked perfect also!! Tons of kitchen ware stuff!! TONS literally you have everything you need to cook with or even make sweet tea! We will definetly be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great week at Pott's Spot

  • 5 of 5

For the third year my wife and I have stayed at this property and may well book it again next year. It's always interesting to see what new improvements have been made - good job!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice modest property with oceanview from screened porch with sun deck on either side for sunning.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Potts Spot with great ocean views from screened porch. All rooms adequate and comfortable. TV with Dish network, wifi and dvds. Washer/dryer a huge plus! Love, love, loved the screened porch and the short walk to the beaches. Great sunsets and quiet area with quiet beaches. Neighbors pleasant as well! Outdoor shower handy for after beach walks and doggy feet too!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs Work

  • 1 of 5

Excellent location, with beach access right across street. But.... the cottage needs work. The potpourri lasted only a couple of days, then a musty smell permeates the entire home, unless all the windows are open. The pictures on VRBO look OK, but simply "lipstick on a pig".

Very disappointed, will NEVER stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're sorry you were disappointed with your stay; however, we do sincerely appreciate any feedback, public or private, that helps us improve. We try our best to respond quickly to any issues guests have while in residence and hope they will let us know if anything needs attention while they are there. It helps us make everyone’s stay better. The carpet has recently been replaced with new plank floors, which we believe will address the issue you mentioned. We are continually making updates both big and small to ensure a positive experience for our guests. There are always going to be a few minor issues to be addressed as with any residence, and we appreciate having those matters brought to our attention.
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Map

Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Pensacola, FL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beach Club or Behind the Pines
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry to Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Hwy 180
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Beach
Across the street
Car: necessary

Nestled in the dunes in Cabana Beach Estates, this vintage beach house offers the relative seclusion of a private beach community. When you first take the winding gravel road through the neighborhood you’ll feel as though you had stepped back to your childhood before beach living went condo. Most houses in the neighborhood are older and only a few rent to visitors. The community has a dedicated beachfront access for the homes that are not located directly on the Gulf beach. A short walk two houses down and across the street make for quick and easy access to the water and back home again. Pull the large-wheeled wagon loaded with your towels and toys from under the house to the beach in just a few minutes.

If you want to get out and enjoy the sights or eat out you will find both an excellent fine dining restaurant and a less formal eatery at The Beach Club Resort located adjacent to the neighborhood. On holiday weekends, you have an unequaled view of the resort's fireworks displays. A few more miles down Fort Morgan Road are the Sassy Bass and Tacky Jacks; both have full bars and good food. Just east of the neighborhood is The Pines. Its convenience store, gas pumps, pizza place and restaurant mean you may never have to venture far to find the items you need.

Historic Fort Morgan is only a fifteen minute drive. The historic fort and museum are great fun for kids and an educational outing. The Fort has reenactments every Tuesday evening and other special events. The summer of 2014 marks their 150th anniversary so this summer will feature even more excitement at the fort.

Another great local day excursion is a ferry ride to Dauphin Island. Catch the ferry at the end of Fort Morgan Road (about a 15 minute drive) and spend 45 minutes crossing the mouth of Mobile Bay to the island. While there, visit Fort Gaines, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, a showcase of the plants, animals, and other natural resources found in the Estuary and its surrounding marine habitats. To make a day of it go on up to a favorite place, Bellingrath Gardens and Homes on the mainland. If you want to make the full circle, travel on up to Mobile and enjoy that historic city and the WWII battleship USS Alabama before returning to the Gulf Shores area.

When you pull yourself away from the beach house try a trip in the opposite direction and go 20 minutes into Gulf Shores. Here you find all the usual beachy stuff from souvenir shops to restaurants, adventure golf, grocery stores, sea kayak rentals and waterparks. Explore the whole island and visit Orange Beach, the Gulf State Park, the Hangout, Lulu's, or even take a quick trip over the line into Florida.

For nature lovers the Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve is only five minutes away. They have several hiking trails and guided walking tours. Bird watching is a favorite pastime of visitors to the area as well. Pick up the local Mullet Wrapper or Islander newspapers for schedules of local events and activities.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Payment in check, cash, or online with e-check preferred. Credit card payments online through HomeAway or Pay Pal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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