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Beautiful Bay House. Pet and people Friendly!

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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!

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Beautiful Bay House. Pet and people Friendly!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

A little jewel of a cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Bay Leave - the cottage is a little jewel, with everything a person needs to be comfortable. It was also very dog friendly, which my pups appreciated. Martha seemed to have anticipated all the things someone would need while there and was very easy to work with. My husband liked the easy access to fishing while I found plenty of painting and sketching subjects. Very friendly place, too - I enjoyed meeting people and everyone had good recommendations for what to do, where to go, eat, etc. All in all, this is a great place to recharge your batteries - we walked away from all the peaceful quiet feeling refreshed and rested.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Very Clean,Quiet, and has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed here for a week and it was great. The house is so nice, very clean quiet, and has everything. The only things you need to bring are clothes and food. It has great TV , internet, washer and dryer fully equipped kitchen, and linens(towels). The bed was so comfortable we slept so good plus its so quiet there too. The property manager was so nice and helpful (thanks Martha). We would recommend this spot to everyone. The area is great too lots to do. Thanks for a great vacation Tony and Gail Smith

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Wonderful, relaxing stay with our dog

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time at Bay Leave with our bulldog Spanky in tow. The home was perfectly detailed, had everything you could possibly need, was clean beyond belief and the location was to die for. You could see the bay and dock from the screened-in porch (which was our favorite place to relax) - so beautiful, quiet. Martha was unbelievably responsive to any question we had - within minutes!! My husband and I (and Spanky!) highly recommend Bay Leave and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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What a wonderful home! We have never been able too find a home that would allow our large dogs.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for my husband, dogs and I. We took our German Shepard and golden retriever on vacation for the first time and it was perfect. The home was more than stocked, my mother rents a vacation home and this one had so much more. Love the yard, bay, view and beaches. I will suggest brink your food and supplies need before you get there as any resort area food, beverages and other always way high. Closes liquor stores everything was 20-30 dollars higher, ouch! I get being a bit more but that was way more than a mark up.

If you do bring dogs, be aware 2 dogs living in area run loose, they are nice dogs. Martha was great and the home is very clean, fenced yard was just right. Hope we got most of the dog hair up for you Martha they can shed something crazy, thanks again, we will be back in a couple of years. 😎 The Best family.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Fayetteville, GA

Perfect quiet getaway for the family and the family pet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bay leave for 3 nights and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations and the pet friendly amenities. The location is perfect for those looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy some quiet time on the back bay. Martha was extremely helpful with every step along the way and the house included everything you could think of to help you enjoy your stay.

I would highly recommend this house for a couple, small family, or anyone looking to bring their pet to the beach. The fenced in yard was perfect for our little dog and gave us the peace of mind you don't normally get when staying in a condo. It was a short drive to a dog friendly beach in Morgantown subdivision (great beach for people without dogs as well).

This is our first time staying in the Fort Morgan area and we were pleasantly surprised how easy it was to get into Gulf Shores for dining, shopping, or grabbing carry out from our favorite Pizza and Oyster place (Rocco's!!). Normally we like to dine out, but we got carry out instead every night because we couldn't wait get back to this little getaway.

The owners are clearly pet lovers and have made bringing your little furry friends to the beach a no-brainer.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Relaxing in Paridise

  • 5 of 5

Bay Leave Cottage was such a pleasant surprised. The property was very clean, nicely furnished and has a wonderful view of the bay.If you like to cook you'll find everything you need .If not ,there are several eateries near by. We enjoyed the sunsets from the pier and strolled on the nearby Gulf beaches. It did rain one day but the property has extensive cable channels ,a new wireless internet system and games that kept us entertained. I loved relaxing on the screen porch and looking out at the bay through the most beautiful old growth oak grove I've seen.

The home is truly dog friendly but you'd never suspect it other than the fence in area that allowed us to let our furry friends out without worry. No odors in this home.

Martha was a gracious host. We'll defiantly return !

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
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 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

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