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Panoramic views of Little Lagoon. Spacious home is perfect for the whole family

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 11-14

Completely renovated this home is like new. With more than 3500 sq ft of space upstairs (4 bedrooms and 3 baths), and a den, 4th bathroom and lanai down there is room for a large group or extended family to vacation without being cramped into small spaces.

The huge front yard is a great place for children to play and you can tie your boat or jet ski up to the private pier. Swim, fish or ski in the calm waters or take a short drive to the white sandy gulf beach. Avid golfers will love being just across the street from the Peninsula Golf Course. A five mile walking/biking trail is also just across the street. If you need anything the Dollar General, gas station and seafood shop are in walking distance.

Located on the south side of Little Lagoon, about 4 miles down Ft. Morgan Rd., this home is perched high on pilings. You will enjoy the home's two big decks, accessible from each bedroom and the living area. They are a great place to relax, sun or watch an incredible sunrise or sunset.

The huge six-window bay that stretches all the way across the end of the great room holds magnificent views across Little Lagoon and all the way to West Beach. On a 'big surf' day you can even see the breakers rolling in (and you can hear them too!)

The split floor plan is perfect for large families or couples sharing a vacation. The east side of the house holds two bedrooms and a bath on the hall in addition to the big master bath. The west wing has two bedrooms and another hall bathroom. The east side has sleeping space for five people. The west has a bunk room with four twins and a bedroom with a queen and a twin. Living room has a large screen TV. Cable and Internet/WIFI access is free.

This home has a grill, a patio, screened porch, and covered parking downstairs. The downstairs den has tile floors and a large bathroom with a shower. It is a great place to come in from the beach, clean up and not have to worry about tracking sand onto the upstairs; the kids can run in and out without a worry. Also downstairs are twin daybeds, sofa, and table for dining or playing games. This rumpus room can be accessed from the carport and interior stairs lead up to the kitchen area (good if you have to unload in the rain!) Two sets of French doors open to a screened lanai.

The house sits back off the road on a huge lot that is somewhat secluded making it a great place to get away from it all. The home is not visible from the road. The land to the east is vacant wetlands and to the west is a single family home with full time residents. Vacationing in this house is a great way to experience life like you lived in Gulf Shores full time. It is away from it all yet still close to everything.

Just up the road, the city of Gulf Shores has all the family entertainment you'd expect in a beach town from seafood restaurants to souvenir shops and from goofy golf to a waterpark. Parasailing, dolphin cruises and deep sea fishing excursions are close by. On the main public beach is a boardwalk, the new Hangout (good family place to eat), beach volleyball and the original Pink Pony Pub, oh, and the wonderful Gulf of Mexico washing up on super white sand. Teens still cruise the beach road every night and wonder the boardwalk looking for new friends.

If you are missing your gym back home or needing to work out because you ate too much fried seafood, a nice recreation center with daily, weekly, or monthly rates is near the city center. It features an indoor/ourdoor, temperature controlled (in winter) 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 in the city's Civic Center. A quaint museum is located across from the library in one of the old cottages and is a great way to take a glance into the past.

If you head down Ft Morgan Road to the west you will find the Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve. It has a nice hiking trail, Gater Lake, and down at the end of Mobile St. a very nice, somewhat secluded, public beach with free parking. Another 11 miles west you will find historic Ft Morgan and the Dauphin Island Ferry.

Golfers Paradise: Who could ask for more than waterfront and a top of the line golf course! The Peninsula Golf Club is located just across the street. 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 10 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

Shop till you drop: When you tire of all the shops in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach you can shop over 120 brand name outlets on Hwy 59 in Foley!! Brooks Brothers, Gap, Polo, Ann Taylor and more draw shoppers from miles around. From housewares, to clothing, to home furnishing, there is something for everyone at the Tanger Outlet mall just 10 miles north in Foley. Antique shops also abound in the Foley area.

Perfect for snowbirds: If you are thinking of wintering in Gulf Shores, this retreat is the ideal place. The split floor plan makes it a perfect home for two couples to share. Each side has two bedrooms, one bath and each bedroom has a set of French doors to one of the home's two huge new decks. The great room in the center of the house contains a huge kitchen, comfortable seating and a large dining area where you can share good times with family and friends. Pricing for monthly snowbird rental is based on occupancy. Call for prices.

More Details

Property Manager
Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Oh how we have enjoyed our stay here. Eight nights was not quite long enough. The house was so spacious and a perfect fit for our 2 families. We are sad to leave and are already planning year #4 in Gulf Shores. Thanks You!
Jun 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pensacola Regional (PNS)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Cove
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pennsula Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Fish River Grill
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Gulf Shores Public Beach or Wildlife Preserve
Car: necessary

The Fort Morgan peninsula is filled with local flavor and offers unique access to Mobile Bay, Little Lagoon and the white Gulf beaches. The area is great for people who want to be away from the crowd yet close to shopping, entertainment and sports activities.

A 5+ mile walking trail just across the street from this house will take visitors all the way into town. It is great for scenic morning walks, bicycle riding or other exercise. The Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve, just 5 miles to the west offers a wonderful hiking trail and birdwatching opportunities. Five miles to the east is the city center, public beach, shopping and the Gulf State Park.

The location of this home is super convenient and within walking distance of a small commercial center that contains a Dollar General, gas station, restaurant, and seafood shop.

Three golf courses are within a few minutes' drive. History buffs will enjoy the ruins and museum at Ft. Morgan and her sister, Ft. Gaines, which is a ferry's ride across to Dauphin Island.

Fishermen can fish Little Lagoon from their own back yard while children play in the shallow waters at the house.

Up in town families will enjoy souvenier shops, Waterville water park, a variety of restaurants, mini golf, a zoo, The Track, beach volleyball and more.

A short trip north to Foley takes visitors to Tanger Outlet Mall for a day of nonstop shopping and more. The fun is endless!

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Private master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bedroom has a private bath. Two more upstairs bathrooms are on the hall, one on each side of the home. The forth bathroom is downstairs off of the tiled downstairs den. It is great for showering after coming in from the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Downstairs Den - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has private master bath
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms are large with spacious closets. Master bedroom has a private bath. The second and third bedrooms have a queen bed and a twin. This is great for couples with small children who wish to sleep in the same room. The bunk room has 4 twins. Downstairs you will find 2 twins in the den.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is raised on stilts so guests planning to stay in the main house need to be able to climb stairs easily. However, should any guest have problems with stairs, the ground level den has a twin bed, large bathroom with walk in shower, sofas, and a dining table.

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Panoramic views of Little Lagoon. Spacious home is perfect for the whole family
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews
5

Very clean and newly remodeled. Lots of room!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time. There's plenty of room to be with your companions and also to get away for some quiet. The 2 large decks were great with picturesque views of the lagoon and landscape. We had children ages 3 to 12 with us so the shallow water of the lagoon was great for swimming and fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Our weekend stay in Gulf Shores

  • 4 of 5

Great house with a great view. Wonderful breezes. Short drive to the beach. Definitely recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Worth the wait!!!

  • 5 of 5

Explaining the title-----was supposed to have gotten the previous year and they had a little set back. Had seen it then, a year ago, knew it looked a little dated but really liked the location, big yard, private deck, sleep 12-14, etc. But WOW, when we got there on Saturday, walked in and saw all the new upgrades, remodeling to the rooms, was more than satisfied (especially the kitchen great room combination). Has a lower level that will sleep 2-4 that is great for older teenagers to get away at times. Will be looking at again for next year!!

Working with Ms Martha Howard is a joy also. Very responsive and easy to get in touch with.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Memphis TN
5

Awesome vacation home😍

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely the best. It has been newly renovated and is breathtaking. My family is large and we all had plenty space to enjoy ourselves but not crowd one another. The living and dining area is extremely large and views are amazing. Each bedroom has access to the decks located on both the east and west wings. The house has an additional living area downstairs for even more room, coupled with a screened in porch with barbecue grill. Outside you will find a pier for fishing, jet skiing, etc. My family fished each day. There's also a volleyball net with balls for the kids to enjoy outdoor activities. The kitchen area is really large with a huge island, new fridge, stove, etc. 4 large bedrooms upstairs along with additional beds downstairs make this property a great one for a large family or 2 families. We were close to the beach and other fun Gulf Shore restaurants and stores. Don't forget to make your way to the Tanger Outlet Mall for savings on name brand clothing.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nashville, TN
4

Beach vacation 2015

  • 4 of 5

This is an excellent vacation rental property! There was plenty of space for my family. The property has plenty to keep the children busy when relaxing at the house! I would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and spacious, and the views of the lagoon were absolutely stunning. Would definitely stay there again. It's nicely secluded and provides a perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Winter rates are for one couple. Additional guests or shared rentals have additional fees. No subletting allowed. No house parties. Events incur an extra charge. Occupancy limit 14.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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