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Brenda McDonald

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Beach House - Private Pool - Great Views

59 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Gulf Shores House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come enjoy the warm Gulf waters along sugar white beaches void of the maddening crowds and commercialism. Cool down in your own private pool with majestic views of both Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The Fort Morgan area offers a little known retreat from the over crowded beaches further east. All the amenities without the hassle!

Wake up in the morning for a heart-wakening stroll along the beach. Enjoy your day frolicking in the gulf surf or lounging around your very own private pool. End your day with magnificent sunsets over the Gulf and Mobile Bay.

And if all this good life is too much for you, Gulf Shores is a short distance away with all the attractions and places that will overwhelm your senses and your pocketbook.

Don’t waste your time and money with the crowds, escape and truly enjoy your 'time away' along the Fort Morgan beach.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brenda McDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Brenda McDonald

We live in Fairhope, AL. I sell am a licensed Realtor in Alabama and Florida. I sell property in and around the beach area; my husband is a pilot for FedEx. We have a beautiful 5 year old daughter and a large extended family. When we bought 'Dream Big' the year after our daughter was born. She truly was the answer to our prayers and our 'Big Dream' come true.

Brenda McDonald purchased this house in 2005

Why Brenda McDonald chose Alabama Gulf Coast

My husband lived in Fort Morgan when he was in high school. His family home was about 2 miles from where our house is now. It was taken out by Hurricane Fredrick in 1979. It was like coming home for him. Also, since I sell real estate in the area it was easy for me to know the exceptional value, wonderful privacy and the tremendous beauty of the Fort Morgan Area.

What makes this house unique

The privacy and the beautiful white sandy beach is just the beginning. The pool is a wonderful bonus. Then you add the wonderful sunsets and just sitting on the deck in the wonderful chairs (my husband built) watching the dolphins and shrimp boats. It truly is 'Paradise' on Pleasure Island - as all the locals call the it.

Reviews

4.9
based on 59 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beach House - Private Pool - Great Views
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 59 reviews
5

A wonderful homey beach home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dream Big! We had 8 people and we're comfortable. The house was very clean and the pool was as well and such a great part of this home. The views from every window were just exquisite and while sitting at the pool you felt like you were on the beach! The walk to the beach wasn't bad either, my 3 year old did it with no problems and so did my five year old. There were lots of chairs and tons of beach toys which made it so very nice! We loved the location for food and privacy, we have been coming to Fort Morgan for years and love Tacky Jacks 2 and the Sassy Bass. Our favorite part of the home would probably be the chsirs on the front porch....they are the best!! We had the harvest moon while staying there and it was just beautiful. We cook a lot while at the beach and I would just say it would have been helpful to have more/better selection of pots and pans and backing sheets, but overall well stocked and the grill on the pool deck was super! We would stay here again and Brenda was a pleasure to work with and we would recommend this home to any of our friend or family! We originally booked for 7 days and extended to 10....we didn't want to leave. The air conditioning worked great and handled the 90 degree days (in September!) very well. The beds were very comfortable, and the bedding was very nice and soft. Plenty of extra pillows and blankets, there are ceiling fans upstairs and we would have loved one in the main area and the master just to circulate the air, the only other thing we needed was additional seating in the living area. With eight people there really was not enough room for us all to sit comfortably. The kitchen table was awesome and perfect for games! All in all a wonderful home and very nicely decorated and very CLEAN! Thank you and we hope to be back soon:) May God bless you and your family.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

House was great! Just as described and would not hesitate to rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation to the beach. We've stayed at this beach house before and hope to again. Nice, clean and very quiet. The owner was very accommodating. We would recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Best!

  • 5 of 5

We have just gotten back from our stay and as always, it was wonderful. The home is so comfortable and clean. The kitchen is well stocked. The pool and deck is amazing. The chairs on the front deck are so wonderful to see the beach, and you hear that wonderful sound of the ocean! We love the home and its location. So quiet. Ate breakfast at The Sassy Bass a couple of days which was really good. Also went to Lulu's and The Original Oyster House. Mostly we just relaxed and enjoyed the view and the amenities. Brenda is always helpful with any questions you may have. I just can't say enough good things about her home......it is just so nice. We always book for the next year before leaving!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States, IL, Wilmington
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here a few times. Our children refer to this vacation and house all year long. We very much look forward to it all year as well! Brenda is easy to work with and her home is lovely. We have noticed upgrades every year as well, big or small, they have all been great. It is always clean when we arrive and everything is neat. Beds are comfy, which is is so nice when you are on vacation. I am looking forward to 2017 already! Missing the pool and beach already. We have created so many great memories here and look forward to many more.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tyler, Texas, East Texas
5

Excellent property to share with your family

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house, very clean and well kept. The beach is clean and not crowded. You are about 20 minutes from town. Annual trip for our family - we would not stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Fort Morgan State Park
Mobile Bay
Mobile Bay Ferry
Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$265
$1,855
 
 
Winter
Nov 2 2016 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,475
$2,900
 
 
Spring
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$320
$2,250
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

Holiday Rates may be higher. The rates are subject to change without notice.

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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
(4)Cable TV/DVD/VCR; High Chair

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