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Beautiful - Relaxing - Waterfront Cottage 6 Mi. from Gulf Shores - Fort Morgan

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Boarding the Fort Morgan National Wildlife Preserve, the Little House by the Bay is a perfect place to go and write a book, or just get away and let the world go by. Located on 2 acres, with 150 feet of water front on beautiful and historic Mobile Bay, this is a great place to watch the boats go by on the intercoastal, fish, crab or enjoy the nearby white sandy beaches. The location is secluded and very private, although high levels of activities are just a few minutes away.

A short drive just across highway 180 and you are on the beautiful white sandy public beaches adjacent to the National Wildlife Preserve. Enjoy the blue water and surf during the day and in just a few minutes, you are back at the Little House by the Bay.

The property includes a 130 foot pier to fish, crab and sunbath from. If you are a boater, you can moor your boat 150' off shore at mooring posts and wade in waste deep. By boat, you are justa 20 minute boat ride from Lulu Buffet's Bar and Grill and all the sites of Gulf Shores. Futher to the East on the intercoastal, and you are at Orange Beach and Perdido Pass.

A 16 mile boat ride to the West will put you at Fort Morgan and the Mouth of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A bit further West and you are at Dauphin Island. Some of the best in-shore and off-shore fishing and crabbing are right at your finger tips.

The Little House by the Bay is a 1,000 square foot cottage with a large great room (den kitchen) and a very large bedroom with a king size bed, and a bunk bed. The couch is also comfortable and blow up mattresses can be put in the den. There is bed sleeping for 4, and room a for a few others. The House has been recently refurbished inside and out and is nicely appointed, with very fine furnishings and all the modern amenities.

• Washer/Dryer

• Direct Satillite TV in Den and Bedroom

• Dishwasher, Fridge with Icemaker

* Oven, Range, seating for 5 at the bar for dining.

• Large Screened in Porch

• Barbeque Grill

• Fine Leather Furnishings and Custom Interior Millwork

• 1 roomy Bath with Large Shower

Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in unparalleled relaxation at the Little House by the Bay!

THE PERSONAL TOUCH - The owners, Donny and Kay Mecke, will personally communicate with you and help assure that this property meets your requirements and provide assistance and advice helping you plan your vacation. We strive to respond to all inquiries very quickly and personally, and we take extra effort to make sure that that the availability calendars are always up-to-date.

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Donny Mecke
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Donny Mecke

Donny and Kay Mecke purchased the Little House by the Bay in 2001 as an investment property, and it will eventually be our retirement home location. The house has been renovated and is equipped with all new furnishings and appliances. Donny and Kay live nearby in Baldwin County with their teen age daughter, Audrey.

Donny Mecke purchased this house in 2001

Why Donny Mecke chose Alabama Gulf Coast

The North Shore of the Fort Morgan Penisula has breath taking views of Bon Secour and Mobile Bays with beautiful sunsets and wildlife. The historic area is secluded, private and peaceful. The large 2 acre lot borders the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and is just 10 minutes from Gulf Shores.

Pets are accepted on a case by case basis. There is a pet fee of $50 per stay.

What makes this house unique

The screened in porch, large patio and fishing pier feature spectacular views. The 150 shoreline offers great fishing and crabbing opportunities for the sportsman.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Beautiful - Relaxing - Waterfront Cottage 6 Mi. from Gulf Shores - Fort Morgan
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews

This is by far my favorite place I have stayed in over 30 years!!! :-)

  • 5 of 5

Nothing I can say can begin to describe this wonderful Cottage on the Bay.. After only renting on the beach for over 30 years, I will now want to stay at this cottage instead! It was beautiful! The pictures do not do it justice.. it was spotlessly clean! This is the only place I've ever been able to walk around in sock feet and they not turn black as they usually do in a condo rental.. Kudos to whoever does your housekeeping! :-) The beds were so comfortable.. and the screened in porch is great!! Everything you need is there and the owners were so nice! Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home! I hope to have the honor to visit again! :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Peaceful and Private

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to relax and so peaceful. The home fit our needs to a T. Huge yard for the dogs to roam and play. Enjoyed sitting out on the dock and just chilling. Hardly heard another petson or car the entire time. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for the two of us. Enjoyed fishing from the private pier (brought home lots of filleted trout)and the amazing sunsets! The five minute drive to the beach was a breeze and the large private yard made it feel like home. The Mecke's were great to work with and responded quickly to our questions. Looking foreward to next October! Sure hope it's available.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this secluded one bedroom waterfront cottage after traveling for over a month. It is the perfect location for a couple and ideal for complete relaxation . It was also convenient to the beach. The dock was great for fishing and added to this peaceful cottage. It was a pleasure working with the owners and we hope to return again .

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming waterfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family of five thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Little House by the Bay. It was exactly what we wanted out of a vacation home - quiet, peaceful and cozy. We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets on the bay, fishing from the pier and the short drive down Mobile Street to a very uncrowded beach on the Gulf. The only down side was the drive down Fort Morgan Road to Orange Beach and/or Gulf Shores as sometimes the other drivers went well below the posted speed limit. This could make for a longer drive to reach those areas. Outside of that, we had absolutely no complaints and would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little House By The Bay

  • 5 of 5

Me, my husband, and children spent several wonderful days celebrating the Fourth of July in the Little House by the Bay. It was just the right size for us. It was very clean and well-stocked from the kitchen to linens and towels in the bathroom. The children loved the pier and spent much of their time fishing and catching the hermit crabs (which was returned to the water). We loved the patio and screened porch which provided a beautiful view of the Bay sunsets. I love the huge yard! We loved the beach which is a very short drive. When our plans allow us to return to Fort Morgan, we will certainly check the availability of the Little House by the Bay. Donny and Kay were great to work with in making our arrangements. Thanks Donny and Kay for sharing your charming home with us and for a great, relaxing Fourth of July holiday!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
1.5 hours drive - Pensacola, FL or Mobile, AL
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tacky Jacks 2, Behind the PInes, Sassy Bass
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sassy Bass, Beach Club
Car: necessary

Adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Reserve, just a few minutes or short bike ride to Gulf Beaches!


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 15 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee (per stay) $150
Tax Rate 8.5%

Monthly Off-Season Rates are $2,685.00 per month, including all utilities, lawn service, garbage, Cable TV, Electricity, Sewer and Water, Internet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , No Tub, Large walk in Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Bunk Bed (1), 1 Single Bed (1) - Sleeps 5
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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