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

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 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.


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!


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • 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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Beautiful - Relaxing - Waterfront Cottage 6 Mi. from Gulf Shores - Fort Morgan
average rating of 4.847826 based on 46 reviews

Vacation experience

  • 4 of 5

Acreage large enough for our dog to get plenty of exercise. Nice having screened in porch. May want to look at one are of pier infrastructure. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liked the extra poles and crab trap. Used them all week.

  • 4 of 5

I liked the house very much. Quiet yet close enough to the beaches. We fished off the dock and caught a few smaller fish. The family also loved it. Liked the lay out of the house..nice airconditioning and the screened porch was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house to stay on the bay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice little house on the bay. Quiet, relaxing and has everything you can think of.....appliances, cookware, towels, sheets, etc. Not far from the beaches

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay perfect getaway. The property was all you could hope for quite ,secluded ,comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We truly enjoyed the peace and quiet of the surroundings. The home is cozy, well kept and stocked.

  • 5 of 5

The seclusion of the the property setting was everything we were hoping for. Watching the wildlife and water was so relaxing. The homeowners put a lot of time and effort in upkeep. We truly felt at home here.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We just love sharing our piece of heaven with those who enjoy it as we do!!! ~Donny & Kay
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  • 3 of 5

Rustic cottage away from tourist hub. This relaxing getaway would be greatly enhanced by a "freshening-up" & a good household cleaning.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for your feedback, and for being a repeat customer for us! We love specific recommendations, and as I emailed privately, we look forward to yours. We usually implement specific suggestions from our guests.. The house had a major upgrade 15 years ago with all new mill work, cabinets floors, walls, HVAC, plumbing, bath room fixtures, furniture and complete kitchen. It has survived literally dozens of hurricanes, including Fredrick, Ivan and Katrina. It is a masonry structure and virtual fortress. After the flood of Katrina, it got 6 inches of water in it, however we were able to quickly make repairs and put it back in good shape. It is clean and well kept, as the other guests comments confirm. It is a house that is over 100 years old, clean, well kept, with character and charm, and in a beautiful setting. Thanks again for staying with us. Donny
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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