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Beautiful Beach House - Private Pool - Great Views

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

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Brenda McDonald
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

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.

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Beach House - Private Pool - Great Views
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 68 reviews
5

Rest/Relax

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit. Pool and beach were enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned to WI from 5 nights at Dream Big...it was perfect! The home is very spacious and worked great for our family of 6. We loved how we were just steps from the beach which allowed for ample fishing, swimming and beach time! We also enjoyed the pool for a change of pace. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our 6 year old and 3 year old for their spring break this past March. I cannot speak highly enough about this house. It was immaculately clean, you could tell the cleaning crew had just been there when we walked it. We had zero issues with anything ( except the weather ). Everything is as advertised, in fact it is even better in person. The location of this house is where it shines. There is a house directly in front of it but there is a huge vacant lot to the east of the house which makes it basically ocean front property. It was very quiet and quaint. The front porch has these great chairs to sit in with ocean view, especially good for those brief rain showers. Beaches not overcrowded at all, in fact it felt like we had our own private beach. The weather was unseasonably cool while we were there so we were not able to take advantage of the pool but it was very clean and very nice to have in case our kiddos got tired of the beach. Not many other properties in this area had pools, that I noticed. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 are on the upper floor ( 1 with 2 twin beds and 1 with a full bed ). The master downstairs has a king bed. The pullout couch is completely functional in the living room as well. Great place for multiple families or for parents who need to have their little ones in a quiet place for bedtimes. Fully stocked with all the dishes and cooking utensils you would need. It is a very short drive into Gulf Shores ( about 15-20 min ). Sassy Bass is great restaurant/market and just 5 minutes away. I really can't think of 1 negative except the chilly temps, otherwise I would call this property a diamond in the rough. Another plus......our deposit was returned to us in full on check out day!!! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN
5

Beautiful home, great location, private, very kind owners.

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for Spring Break 2017. I have three kids (ages 11, 10, 7) that were experiencing the ocean (Gulf) for the first time (we're from Minnesota). The location was private and the house was in very good condition. The pool was very clean and well maintained. The kids loved the boogie boards that were provided by the house, and the adults loved the beach chairs. We spent hours watching the kids ride the waves of the Gulf and play on the beach and adjacent sand dunes. Priceless memories were definitely made!

Close proximity to Gulf Shores was great for dining and shopping, but not too close as to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the necessities you could ever need for cooking, and the bbq grill was great for cooking steaks. The beds were comfy and the furniture is beach house appropriate.

We also enjoyed touring Fort Morgan. It was very interesting to learn the history made there.

The owner was incredibly kind and accommodating. The house is perfect for a family beach getaway. I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet retreat. We hope to visit again. Thanks to Brenda (the owner) for making sure we were taken care of and had everything we could need. Your personal attention was very appreciated.

-Josh Willett and family - St. Paul, MN

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in your beach house!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison
5

Perfect get away!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away!! Dream Big was very clean, updated, perfect location!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: 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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Winter
Nov 16 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
$2,900
 

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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