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Brenda McDonald

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Beach House - Private Pool - Great Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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.

Keywords: House

  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)
Beautiful Beach House - Private Pool - Great Views
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews
United States, IL, Wilmington

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

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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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Dream Big! The house was perfect - super clean, stocked and located right on the beach. Our girls loved the pool right out back, and the ocean view from their bedrooms. My husband and I spent mornings and evenings on the front deck, enjoying the view and the peace & quiet. Brenda was wonderful to work with and we look forward to vacationing in her home many years to come!

As for the area, Sassy Bass is perfect for ice and snacks, and Dollar Store in Ft. Morgan has most everything you will need. Several seafood markets in the area - you don't have to leave Ft Morgan for anything!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, Al

Beautiful home with direct access to the gulf. Only twenty minutes from gulf shores stores.

  • 5 of 5

We love this beach house get away. A great family vacation spot. Provides the privacy a family like ours appreciates.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot on beautiful, quiet beach

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, private beach, this is the perfect location in the Gulf Shores area. The house was just the right size for our family of five. The layout was great because the upstairs bedrooms are tucked away and you don't hear any of the downstairs noise. The house had everything we needed. Very clean and comfortable. For now, there is a large empty lot of beautiful sand dunes on one side of the property which made it feel extra private (but there is a for sale sign, so who know how long that will last). Having a pool was really great! Some evenings, the kids just wanted to play in the pool while we grilled dinner, which was nice after an afternoon at the beach. The house is an easy 3-minute walk to the beach past one house. We usually had at least a 100 yards of beach all to ourselves. Ft. Morgan itself is 20-30 minutes from town (for groceries, activities like zip line, mini-golf, fishing trips out of the marina, etc.), so a little pre-planning is a must if you want to avoid too much time in the car. There is a marina in Ft. Morgan, but the fishing guide cancelled on us, so we went out of Zeke's Marina in Gulf Shores. In Ft. Morgan, we enjoyed visiting the historic fort and there are few good restaurants nearby (The Pines, Sassy Bass, The Beach Club, and Tacky Jack's is just OK). If you are looking for lots of restaurants, live music, and activities, this would be too far from the action; but if you want peace and quiet, this is perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arab, Al

This was our 6th or 7th stay at this beach house. By far the best place ever.

  • 5 of 5

Rent here every year and can't say enough good things about it.

It's not beach front however you get past that with the excellent side view from the front porch. Private pool is great.

I offered my grand children a Disney trip instead of our yearly trip to the beach house. They turned be down and said I would ruin their life if they didn't go to their beach house.

Brenda is great to rent from.

All is great with this rental!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Morgan State Park
Mobile Bay
Mobile Bay Ferry
Audubon Bird Sanctuary


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Aug 21 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2016 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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
(4)Cable TV/DVD/VCR; High Chair

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