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Turtle Crawl Beach House-Your own POOL-NEW Flooring throughout & NEW Kit.Granite

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,220 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR/2Bath Beach home with large private POOL. Beautiful view of Ocean and Bay

Take a trip back in time to Turtle Crawl, before high rises and congested beaches. You may even witness baby sea turtles boil from their nests and crawl for the ocean. Come fall in love with Turtle Crawl in Fort Morgan Beach and take your koozies home with you as a momento of your vacation!

We have made some great improvements to our beach house this year, as every year! We installed granite counter tops in the kitchen and a new faucet, all new flooring throughout living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway and both bathrooms plus new plush carpet in all three bedrooms. We have also added a new dining set on the pool deck so you can relax with your drinks and snacks or meals by the pool. The outdoor shower is what we have wanted to build since we bought our house and it is finally complete!

Turtle Crawl is a perfect fly-in vacation or easy drive from Hwy 10. Jack Edwards National Airport (Gulf Shores Regional Airport KJKA) can accommodate from Cessna to Jet-sized aircraft. Gulf Air Center FBO is also a pick up/drop point for Enterprise Car leasing (Foley AL). Their expert line crew will have your rental car pulled up to your aircraft, the A/C on and bags loaded before you've tied down. Drop the keys with the young lady behind the counter when you depart.

Enjoy the sunset from your private pool deck or stroll on a quiet beach. As the moon rises over the gulf, steaks sizzling on the grill, shrimp boiling in the pot and the blender cranking in the background, time truly evaporates and takes the stress of daily life with it.

If you don’t care to cook, just four miles west is casual dining at Tacky Jack's; great seafood and options for the kids. The view of the sunset from their deck is also beautiful. If you'd like something closer, less than a mile east is a fun restaurant and bar, Sassy Bass (next to their pizza shop/grocery/liquor store). Formal dining at Kiva Dunes is a short drive away, as is the informal at The Beach Club Sports Bar (5 miles) or Behind the Pines Restaurant and Bar (5.5 miles). Of course, you can head to Gulf Shores for Outlet shopping, Mini Golf, OWA Amusement Park, the Zoo or the action of day or night.

Enjoy Turtle Crawl and for a time make it your own!

More Details

Laura + Chip
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Laura + Chip

Born and raised in St. Louis, we first came to the area in March of 1982 and fell in love with the sugary sands and wide open beaches. We arrived under orders to Flight School for the US Navy. With our four children now grown, we had to come back.

Laura + Chip purchased this house in 2012

Why Laura + Chip chose Gulf Shores

After retiring from the Navy we settled back in St. Louis and Chip flew for American Airlines. Our dear old friends from flight school, and beach neighbors (three houses East) introduced us to Fort Morgan. Having grown up in the area, he knew of the well kept secret place. We were hooked!

What makes this house unique

We chose Turtle Crawl for its peacefulness and views in every direction from the pool deck or front porch. The open floor plan is ideal for hanging out with family and friends. We love seeing the sea turtles hatch and never get tired of witnessing that miracle. The daily distractions of life are swept away by the tide.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Laura and Chip: We really enjoyed your place and a chance to experience the Gulf Shores. It had been several decades since I had been in Alabama, where Ann was born, so it was great to spend a week there. You have a nice beach home that has all the amenities one needs. We also enjoyed a chance to visit Dauphin Island and see the aquarium there. One of our former students is on the staff.

Thanks for all you do for HSU (Humboldt State University) and its athletics programs. I hope all is well with you and you get a chance to enjoy your beach house too. All the best, Rollin
Oct 2012
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1220 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Pack and play crib in master closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) memory foam.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Turtle Crawl Beach House-Your own POOL-NEW Flooring throughout & NEW Kit.Granite
average rating of 4.783784 based on 38 reviews

Great beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Turtle Crawl provided plently of room for 6 adults and a 2 yr old. House was clean and the owners were a dream to work with. We particularly loved the short walk to the beach since that's where we spent most of our waking time! Beach was clean and uncrowded with fine, white sand and sea shells to hunt for. We swam in the ocean everyday! The outdoor shower made cleanup a breeze. We did lots of cooking together in the well stocked kitchen, and loved eating on the front porch, which has great views. Amazing memories!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was great, distance to the beach was very short. Awesome pool.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Turtle Crawl Beach House was Amazing! The temperatures where a little cool and there was rip current warnings, but the pool made it worth while. Very clean and well kept house. Thank you for the week of relaxation!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, Missouri

Cozy home close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Turtle Crawl is a wonderful place to stay. Very clean, comfortable and well maintained. We went during September when Hurricane Irma was coming up the inside coast. She only brought winds to this area. The pool is wonderful with lots of outdoor sitting. The front porch has great seating to sit and watch the ocean.

The beach is just across the street and was not crowded as there are only houses and not condos, so a lot less people. You can walk a long way out in the water as it is shallow with a sandy bottom. We watched the dolphins playing out in the ocean.

The kitchen has everything you need to cook any meal that you would like. There is even a pantry for all the goodies you bring along. Large smart TV in the living room for late evenings relaxing. All the bedrooms have TV's too.

There is a market .9 tenths of a mile down the road that has just about anything you might need including fresh shrimp and they even deliver pizza. They also have a restaurant called Sassy Bass. Good food and reasonable breakfast. Towards Fort Morgan is another restaurant called Tacky Jack's which also has good food and beautiful sunsets as it is right on the water.

We definitely enjoyed our stay and would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashviile , TN

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house! The pool was awesome and very much needed in the August heat. Great location one row back from the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Very short walk to the beach. Nice pool. Great area for families. House was very nice and had a well stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, fun-filled family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

There were four adults and two grandsons in this lovely, comfortable beach house for a week. There was plenty of space inside, on the front porch and around the pool that we never felt crowded. The boys (nine and six) had a hard time choosing between the beach - just a quick walk across the street - or the beautiful pool. We ended up starting early mornings at the beach, pool during the afternoon, and then back to the beach.

We're already making plans to try to spend two weeks next year! One just wasn't long enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Jack Edwards
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tacky Jack's
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Dauphin Island- Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Beach
Fort Morgan Beach
Car: necessary

Fort Morgan National Park has an 1840's Coastal Defense Fort. This fort is one in a system of the largest brick structures ever built. Incredibly preserved historical landmark. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge-migratory birds,beach trails/hikes, nesting sea turtles; includes a trail guide, maps and info on the various protected species found. These activities are just a few miles from the house. If you choose to make a day trip, the National Naval Aviation Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institute, is a must-see in Pensacola, FL. You may be lucky enough to see the Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team practicing their flying routine. Look closely and you will see the owner's name in the museum's Cubi O'Club, on a couple of plaques.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates may change depending on dates reserved, ie: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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