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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 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 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
Notes:
DATA! There is only one Internet provider available at Bay Leave; data is limited and costly. In an effort to increase Internet speed we buy 5 gig each month. However, when a guest uses all or most of that data during a stay the Internet is painfully slow for everyone else the rest of the month. Because many of our guests use their own data and refrain from streaming while here we feel it is not fair to raise our rental prices to cover data some people do not use. Therefore, we charge for use above 1 gig while you are in residence. The charge is deducted from your deposit at the end of your stay at our cost of $10 per gig. To avoid charges you can use data during free hours (3am-8am), use your own device data, or refrain from steaming movies, videos, music, etc. The Internet is still free and the small amount of data related to checking email and using your device minimally should not affect your bill. If your use exceeds 1 gig you will be charged at our cost of $10 per gig

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Bay House. Pet and people Friendly!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews
5

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Photographs do not represent the tranquility and peace of this home. It's a beautiful, quiet place on Mobile Bay and makes the perfect place to relax with family and fur babies. The owners and manager have created a true "home away from home" with furnishings, decor, kitchen items, and starter supplies. Every inch of living space - inside and out- is well thought out.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cleanest place I have ever stayed at!

  • 4 of 5

It is indeed very pet friendly! I only had one issue. When we looked at the fence we were a little concerned because the pickets didn't go down to the ground. Buddy, our dog, is a dachshund mix. I mentioned this concern to Emily and she appropriately told me if I had concerns to notify Martha. Well, I started taking him out on a leash but then I decided that he was too big to escape. So I went out with him unleashed. We had to unexpectantly leave several days early. While we were packing Buddy escaped, perhaps from the back fence! Fortunately he didn't go anywhere. So, if somebody has a small dog they would need to keep him on a leash.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Place - so relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was such a beautiful place in a quiet location. Though we do not have pets, it looked very pet friendly! I was amazed at how clean and beautiful it was. The only thing I would even mention that needs to be rethought would be the sofas - though rattan is beautiful it was a little uncomfortable. Otherwise, it was a perfect stay, bedrooms and outdoor sitting areas were perfect! Ms. Martha was more than helpful when we needed assistance, such a wonderful lady!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. You will be happy to know that a new sofa is being delivered on May 16. We had hoped it would get here sooner but it did not ship as fast as we thought it would. Next time you visit your sofa will be more comfortable!
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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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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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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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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