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Beautiful Bay House. Pet and people Friendly!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,120 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cute, clean two bedroom cottage with Bay view and pier access.

This cute two bedroom, one bath cottage is pet and people friendly. Cute, clean and recently redone it has never been on the rental market before. It sleeps five comfortably, has a spacious well stocked kitchen, full laundry, screened porch, open deck, fenced yard, bay views, pier and bay access. Just two minutes from the gulf beach the location has it all for the guest who wants to get away from it all yet still have it all!


Property Manager
Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores

Owner Brian Murray (left), pictured here with property manager Martha Howard (center) and partner David Kilborn (right) bought this cottage so he could be near family when he retires. Until then he wants to share it with others who want to get away for some quiet time near the water. As the "parent" of three fuzzy four legged "children" Brian knows just how hard it can be to find a pet friendly place to spend a vacation. Clovis, Mimi, and Sissy are looking forward to spending their golden years on Mobile Bay.

Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores chose Alabama Gulf Coast

Not only did David grow up in this area but his sisters, nieces and nephews live here too. As for the home, there is not a more beautiful spot on the bay - the view, the old oaks with Spanish moss hanging from their limbs, the gentle lap of the water, the spacious yard, the quiet setting and peaceful surroundings simply spoke of home. The large yard and distance from the busy highway also made this home a perfect spot for children and pets.

What makes this cottage unique

This property offers a guest a different view of Gulf Shores. Quiet and secluded under old oaks this home is far away from the vacation rental crowd. Guests experience what it is like to live along the bay on the island's Ft Morgan peninsula. Sunsets are unparalleled from the pier it shares with its two neighbors. For those who want to play in the Gulf waters the beach at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is almost across the street. A two minute drive will take you to its pristine shore where you can swim, fish, walk, shell and bask in the rays. Located about nine miles from town it is a quick trip to the center of the action, shops, restaurants, and attractions if you can tear yourself away from the front porch.

Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Bay House. Pet and people Friendly!
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
5

Best stocked home we've stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

This truly felt like a home away from home. There was not a single kitchen item that I missed. Just Far enough off the beaten path to enjoy the peace and quiet, but close enough to get anything you need.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice stay. Enjoyed it very much.

  • 4 of 5

Property was very good. Wicker furniture looked great but not so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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London, Kentucky
4

Beautiful view of the bay!!! Very neat and clean property.

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the setting of this cottage. My husband and son spent most of their time fishing on the dock and was able to hook a couple red drums. We also loved the mature oak trees with the Spanish Moss that surrounded the house. The only draw back for us the distance away from restaurants, shopping and entertainment. It felt like we spent a great deal of our vacation in the car driving to find dinner or entertainment. Would highly recommend for older couples or younger couples without children that require entertainment.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Clean. Has every thing you need in a home

  • 5 of 5

Great house and location. Very clean and kitchen is great. Close to a lot of restaurants and other activities. Real close to pet friendly beach. Very quiet area and great for relaxing. If you have any questions or problems Martha will be right there to help.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown
5

Bay Leave Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The month at Bay Leave was so very relaxing. Warm February weather, much better than Indiana weather, and great food and people. The property was comfortable and well maintained. When the gas grill "died", a new charcoal Weber grill suddenly appeared, I love grilling on charcoal!!! The supplied crab traps provided us with about a dozen crab every 5 days or so, very tasty. Next time I'll bring my waders so I can wade fish, the water runs a foot and a half to waist deep and I want to try catching some red's and trout. If our arthritis wasn't so bad I'd say the rattan furniture would rate a 9+, but I miss the plush cushions from home. Regardless, we rate this home AAAAA+++++. Looking forward to next February.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO
5

Quaint cottage made Gulf Coast exploring easy

  • 5 of 5

Newbies to the Gulf Coast area, we were looking for a relaxing getaway and low-hassle trip. Thus, the Bay Leave cottage was the perfect set-up for us. We enjoyed the screened-in porch, the access to the bay and the ease of getting around the area. Plus, our dog enjoyed being included in the fun. Many thanks to the owners for being so organized and making visiting the Gulf Coast easy!

Our only (super, non-essential!) request for next time: swap out your indoor wicker for a comfy couch and chairs just so we can take our relaxation to the next level. Other than that, thanks for contributing to a great trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pensacola or Mobile
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Pines
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Ft Morgan Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes or Penninsula
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Hideaway at the Beach Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve
Car: necessary

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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
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
 
Late Spring
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,120
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,260
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,120
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$140
Fri,Sat
$940
$3,500
 
 
Winter
Dec 2 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$700
$1,500
 
 
Spring
Mar 3 2018 - May 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$170
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Guest information form must be submitted prior to arrival. Pet fee is $10 per night per pet. Signed pet guidelines and fee required for pet rentals. NO CATS!!! Owner is highly allergic! No smoking. Cigarette butts left in the yard will result in loss of deposit. Cleaning fees may be higher for larger groups and extended stays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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