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Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage. Bay front with pier. Dog Friendly!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths plus outdoor shower, sleeps 6

For those who remember 'the way it used to be' this cottage will bring back fond memories of days on the bay. One of the original block houses from the '50's, this cottage features old iron beds with comfortable quilts, a boat-shaped fireplace, a sidebaord full of fiesta ware and a vintage pink tiled bathroom. The pier is just right for fishing and crabbing and kids will enjoy the tree fort across the street.

From this quiet out of the way street you would never guess that Gulf access is just a two minute drive away. The Bon Secour Wildlife preserve access offers free parking and a boardwalk over the snow white dunes. Not as crowded as the beaches up in town this pristine area is great for shelling, surf fishing, walking and sunning.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than a beach house and top of the line golf courses! The Peninsula Golf Club is located just four miles East. It features 18 holes, a pro shop, and restaurant. In addition you will find tennis courts and a swim fitness center. If you want to change things up a bit try the 36 holes of Pure Palmer Golf at Craft Farms, Cotton Creek, and Cypress Bend just a 15 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

Shopping: Ten miles north of Gulf Shores in Foley, Alabama the Tanger Outlet Center features 120 name brand shopping options for the bargain hunter. Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Osh Kosh, SAS, Gap, Banana Republic, Anne Klein, and more.

Once you are finished there try the numerous antique stores in and around the area. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have numerous shopping venues for those looking for special items to take home as a reminder of their days by the sea.

Recreation and Special Events: The City of Gulf Shores has a fantastic recreation center with daily, weekly, or monthly rates. It features an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, basketball courts, fitness room, indoor track, ping pong and pool tables, water aerobics, yoga and other fitness classes. In the winter the city's Special Events Department sponsors an outstanding series of performances. Information can be found at the city website.

History buffs will love historic Ft. Morgan just 11 miles west When you are finished there catch the ferry to Dauphin Island to see its sister Ft. Gaines or visit the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

More Details

Property Manager
Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Second bedroom has a privacy screen to separate two double beds.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great fishing in Mobile Bay at Shell Banks reef. Bring your boat and tie up just in front of the house. Fish, crab and throw your nets right from the pier. Property borders both the bayou and the bay. Small dogs may be allowed with additional fee. Please ask. Check in 3 p.m. Check out 10 a.m.

Reviews

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Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage. Bay front with pier. Dog Friendly!
average rating of 4.478261 based on 46 reviews
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Nice to Get Away!

  • 3 of 5

The property is away from everything, and that's what we wanted. We enjoyed being able to bring our dogs. It was very nice to fish off the dock from the back property, even though we didn't know what to do with the "rays" that were caught. We were there to relax and that's what we did!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lantana Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was quaint, well kept and quiet. The long pier made a great fishing spot. The location was ideal - close enough but away from the hustle and bustle of town.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing

  • 4 of 5

First, I'd like to express that it was a nice quiet (except my dog barking at the neighbors to the immediate right) get away. It was just enough rustic to my tasting and not too rustic. I was hoping it was more secluded on both sides of the cottage which I was expecting, but still ok.

I read in the reviews that the stove was kind of messed up. It was , but 2 of the burners and oven worked fine.

Over all it was a nice stay~

The only thing I would have to mention that was a negative for me would be the hidden costs. It was $150.00 a night plus $50.00 for the dog fee but also, $130.00 cleaning fee, which I understand if someone trashes it, but isn't that what the deposit is for? I always leave a place as I find it, it was a little ridiculous to have to pay that much to wash a couple of towels. Also, taxes, realtor fees which in the end the cost for a one night stay was a whopping $ 245.33 which came to $735.99 for 3 night!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a nice stay. It is a fairly secluded area but we do have one neighbor. The lane has mostly permanent residents and is usually very quiet. We try to keep our prices reasonable in comparison to others in the area and have some of the lowest for waterfront properties. Anytime you go online to inquire or book you can get an instant itemized quote before you decide to reserve. The web service advertises using averaged base rates not all inclusive ones. In peak seasons like Spring Break and Summer rates are higher than the average and in winter they are lower. As with hotels we are required to add tax to our rates and we charge a pet fee to cover the additional more detailed cleaning after a pet has been there. Since not everyone brings a pet it is only fair to charge it only to pet owners. Our pet fee is $10 per night as opposed to $75 a night charged by some facilities in the area! The cleaning fees reflect what a housekeeper charges us for 5 hours of cleaning and cover far more than linens. The fee also helps us to offer a washer and dryer for your use, starter supplies of paper products, a clean yard, and more. As for Realtor fees, there are none. The VRBO/Home Away website charges a service fee that goes directly to them (not to the owner or the manager) for their online services. We do accept personal checks, however, for guests who do not wish to use the online booking. We encourage all our renters to give us a call before booking if they have any questions about the prices. We always enjoy talking with our guests and answering their questions!
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3

Not sure if we would return.

  • 3 of 5

We had a good time. The cottage was ready when we arrived. However we feel it was over priced. The 1/2 bath and washer and dryer are in the unattached garage. Improvements to the property would merit the current price. Not sure if we would return at current cost.

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

So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were needing to get away and decompress. Lantana Cottage was the perfect place for that. The house was very clean and so inviting. The screened porch overlooking the bay was our favorite spot. Thank you for letting us unwind and recharge.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Great get away with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled to have our own little piece of private paradise, nestled in among the trees and on the bay! It's only a short drive to the hustle bustle of Gulf Shores, where there is plenty of shopping and many great restaurants! The cottage is very comfortable and the decor is fun! Our dogs were welcomed and that's hard to find. We definitely would recommend Latana, and will most likely return ourselves. We consider the owner, Linda, a new friend!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Peninsula Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve

Other Activities: Parasailing, dolphin cruises

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
$3,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$140
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$2,800
 
 
Winter
Dec 2 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$135
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$1,400
 
 
Spring
Mar 3 2018 - May 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.5%

•Refundable $250 deposit returned within 14 days of departure after inspection. If booking an arrival date that is less than 30 days away, entire rent is due at the time of booking. A $250 deposit is required to hold a booking more than 30 days prior to arrival.
•Cleaning fee and deposit may vary with length of stay. Dog friendly; limit two with additional fee. NO CATS

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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