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Quiet spot on Mobile Bay with great view and pier access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,120 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 attractively decorated, it sleeps five people 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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

New owners George and Trudi bought this cottage with an eye to retire here in a few years. Until then they want to share it with others who want to get away for some quiet time near the water. As the "parents" of fuzzy four legged "children" hey know just how hard it can be to find a pet friendly place to spend a vacation.

Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores purchased this cottage in 2017

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

Trudi and George have a daughter, son-law-and beautiful grandchildren in Gulf Shores and they love to visit as often as possible. 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.


Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Grilling on decks strictly prohibited.
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 ...
  • 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
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


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Quiet spot on Mobile Bay with great view and pier access
average rating of 4.830769 based on 65 reviews

Nice Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Loved our trip. Kids caught a stingray on the pier and the fenced in yard was great for our dog.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice open space inside!

  • 4 of 5

Nice open space inside. Large shower.

We used the screened in porch a lot because of rain.

Thanks for sharing with us and our pooch.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spot on the bay, a perfect way to end your day after being at the beach

  • 4 of 5

This place is super quiet , clean and really beautiful. The cottage is roomy, with big windows and comfy living room. The kitchen is spacious and beds comfy. It’s very close to a dog friendly beach and the small town of MorganTown is such a delight after the hustle bustle of Gulf Shores .

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Leave Cottage - Clean, comfortable, quiet, peaceful, and complete.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted/needed peace, quiet, solitude, and no stress. That's exactly what we got during our stay. The cottage provided all that we needed. It had the perfect beach cottage décor and feel with all the necessary amenities for our week long stay. The range, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, and coffee pot gave us all the comforts of home. The screened in porch was the ideal spot for morning coffee and evening wind down time and for planning the next day. We took advantage of the outdoor grill. We were delighted to have a fishing pole to use morning and evenings to try our hand at pier fishing. The pier was truly a welcome bonus to the whole package. We watched sunrises/sunsets and even saw dolphins one evening. We were able to satisfy our vacation bucket list with visits to attractions that were all within 30 minutes driving time. This included eating at several local seafood places, taking a trip to Dauphin Island via the ferry, visiting Ft. Morgan, and walking the beach at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife was plentiful and we even got to see a loggerhead sea turtle make her way from the ocean to the dunes. The weather was cooperative and never went above 88 degrees. Even the relatively high humidity was tempered by the gulf shore breezes. All in all, it was a fantastic week and we'd recommend it to anyone and would return ourselves for a repeat performance.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Kids lived the pier abd wading out during low tide. It's 15 miles or so to gulf shores /orange beach so plan for that.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

We chose the Bay Leave cottage as a short retreat for my post-tax season and my husband's completion of 3 art commissions. We were not disappointed when we arrived and even more impressed when we walked in!

The house is comfortably furnished and the grounds are so serene. The kitchen is huge and has every cooking utensil and vessel one would ever need. The house was extremely clean and again, super comfortable!

There is a fenced year for furry friends and our pug/boxer mix enjoying being able to run around the yard in the morning and evenings.

The house is located a short-drive from town. It is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of town but a short-enough distance so that driving in to pick something up was not a problem.

All in all, the Bay Leave cottage was everything we were looking for in a rental! I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone that is looking for relaxation and serenity! We would definitely like to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $145 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79

Guest information form must be submitted prior to arrival. Pet fee is 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.