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Time to book your Fall dates! Quiet spot on the Bay. Dog friendly.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom , 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Relax under the oaks or on your own screened front porch and enjoy the majestic views mother nature offers on Historic Mobile Bay. Explore the Wildlife Sanctuary or take a walk along the sandy white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This lovely modern cottage is located just minutes from Gulf Shores down a quiet shady lane.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than a beach house and top of the line golf courses! The Peninsula Golf Club is locaed just four miles East. It features 18 holes, a pro shop, and restuarant. 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 an 15 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

Outlet Shopping: Ten miles north of Gulf Shores in Foley, Alabama the Tanger Outlet Center features 120 name brand shopping options for the bargain hunter. Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Osh Kosh, SAS, Gap, Banana Republic, Anne Klein, and more.

Enjoy the City's recreation and special events: The City of Gulf Shores has a fantastic recreation center with daily, weekly, or monthly rates. It features an indoor temperature controlled 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.

More Details

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:
21 August, 2017

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

A native of Mobile, Alabama I grew up on two shores spending many days as a child on Pleasure Island and then traveling back and forth on summer days and weekends as a teen and young adult to bask in the sun on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores. In 1990 I bought my home on Little Lagoon where I raised my family while teaching high school in the area.

Now after retiring from nearly 30 years in education I enjoy inviting others to share the pleasures of the island and the Ft. Morgan peninsula. I am a licensed Realtor in the State of Alabama and proudly work with Exit Realty, Gulf Shores

I own this home jointly with my daughter Marguerite who is a Coast Guard search and rescue helocopter pilot, former Navy helicopter pilot and graduate of the United States Naval Academy. While she and her husband can not be here to help with the management she always enjoys coming home for a stay in her grandmother's house.

This house is one of several I rent to guests from around the world. Some I own and some belong to friends and neighbors.

I have made many friends and always enjoy making new ones. It is my pleasure to see others enjoy a relaxing vacation in a home that is just right for them.

Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores purchased this cottage in 2005

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

This property is special to me because it was my mother's home. All of her life she dreamed of living on the water and at 78 she designed and built this bayfront home. She enjoyed spending the last five years of her life quilting in the front room where she had a beautiful view of Mobile Bay and lots of light from the many windows. She loved sharing her home with others and always enjoyed visitors. I know she would be happy that guests come from all over the world to sit on her front porch and watch the dolphins play. I take pride in the continued care of my mother's home.

What makes this cottage unique

Guests at this home will see a different side of Gulf Shores. Located on a secluded, quiet, cul de sac this home is truly away from it all yet at the same time close to the beautiful white sandy Gulf beach. Our guests enjoy sitting on the covered dock watching seagulls, pelicans, and dolphins play. They enjoy the shaded screen porch and beautiful moss covered oaks as well as panoramic views and incredible sunsets over Mobile Bay.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores in Baldwin County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , New Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Very large room. TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , TV/DVD player
  • Master bedroom is huge. Full size crib available for families with infants. TV Second bedroom has two twin beds. This bedroom has its own TV and DVD player.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Shed
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Your are sure to enjoy the pier and covered deck. Take your chair out and enjoy the incredible sunsets or toss over a line and catch some fish or crabs for your dinner. We have a crab trap and a big pot to cook them in. The yard has room to park a boat! A public launch is just minutes down Ft Morgan Road. Dogs allowed with additional fee. Limit two. Please ask to see our pet guidelines. No cats. Check in 3 p.m. Check out 10 a.m. Penalties apply for late checkout if not pre-approved.

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Time to book your Fall dates! Quiet spot on the Bay. Dog friendly.
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5

Great location and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I would like to echo what other reviews have said...the cottage is gorgeous and the view is breathtaking. A few things I would like to point out: there is an amazing walking trail next to the beach access in the wildlife preserve across the street. To access both turn right off of council and then turn left on mobile street. For those traveling with babies/toddlers I recommend bringing your own pack n play or travel crib. The crib there is not what I considered to be safe. The kitchen was well equipped with pretty much anything we could need, and we really enjoyed eating our meals overlooking the bay. The dock was fantastic. We even sat on it during a thunderstorm and it was by far one of the coolest parts of our trip. The house was perfect for dogs. As far as privacy, this was hit or miss. The first part of our trip the family in the house next door was quiet and kept to themselves. The second half the family was loud and obnoxious. They chained smoked and we often had to go inside bc the smoke drifted to the porch. It wasn't a big deal, but it was kind of a bummer. We plan on reserving this place next year for our annual trip, so obviously the noisy neighbor thing wasn't a deal breaker for us. This place really is gorgeous, and the pictures really do not do it justice. I do want to point out...for those of you traveling with multiple people there is only one true shower. The master bathroom has a tub only. So plan accordingly!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

What a nice place out of the way!

  • 5 of 5

Quite on accident we ran across Meme's cabin. What a wonderful getaway and pet friendly to boot. Sitting on the porch having our coffee and tea while the Dachshunds sat watching the bay.

Fort Morgan and the USS Alabama are within driving distance. We went to relax and read and ended up touring American history.

Memes cabin is an excellent way to stay in the gulf shores area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful setting!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Always a treat

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming here for years and never bore of it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved Meme's Cottage. The bay provided amazing sunsets and it was only a short drive to the beach each day. It was quiet and relaxing...just what we came for.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved Meme's Cottage , everything you could possibly need and more, was provided. The house is very tastefully decorated, and comfortable. The view of the bay, is breathtaking, we will definitely be back. The owners, Martha and Wayne, are wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beach Hut
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
To Dauphin Island/Mobile County
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Penninsula Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 59 and Ft Morgan Rd
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mobile Street access
Car: necessary

Eight miles down Ft. Morgan Rd. this quiet get away features nearby white sandy beaches, warm Gulf waters, deep sea fishing, surfing, shopping, golf, and seafood restaurants. Quiet bayfront location is just a short distance from the Bon Secour wildlife trail, great golf courses and uncrowded beaches for long walks and hunting sea shells. Historic Fort Morgan is only 10 miles away. Spas and fine dining nearby. Gulf Shores attractions just a 10 minute drive back into town.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£552
for 3 nights
From
£147
From
£156
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,142
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£514
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£143
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
£3,397
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 9 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£464
for 3 nights
From
£118
From
£131
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£936
£1,458
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£565
for 3 nights
From
£152
From
£160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,117
£2,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£295
for 1 night
From
£185
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100.98
Additional Guest Fee £3.88 per person per night
Pet Fee £38.84
Damage Deposit £194.2

Refundable $250 deposit returned within 14 days of departure after inspection for weekly rentals. Minimum rental age 25 years. Dogs allowed with additional fee and pre approval. Limit 2 dogs. No cats. The full rental balance is due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date. If booking an arrival date that is less than 30 days away, entire rent is due at the time of booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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