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Get away from it all at the Shady Shack! Dog friendly. Quiet spot on the bay.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps maximum of 6

This cozy nautical cottage is located on a large, secluded, wooded lot about halfway down the Ft Morgan peninsula. The shady moss covered oaks in the back yard give way to a lovely view of Mobile Bay . Relax on the large screened porch or take a short walk down to the Bay. In addition, the cottage is located only two miles from the Mobile Street access to the Gulf of Mexico where there is free parking and a boardwalk over the dunes to soft white sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming, fishing, walking or shelling. Neat, clean, attractively decorated, and recently renovated! Fishermen will love having room to park their boat and the short distance to public launching. Charter fishing close by.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than a beach house and top of the line golf courses! The Peninsula Golf Club is located just four miles East. It features 18 holes, a pro shop, and restaurant. 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.

Fishermen welcome: For avid fishermen who want to bring their boat to the beach but avoid the high cost of properties with piers and docks, this cottage is perfect. The large yard has room for parking a boat and a public launch is just minutes away. The Shell Banks Reef is just out in front of the property for great bay fishing. For those wanting to fish the Gulf of Mexico, a launch a little further down makes getting into the gulf a short and easy trip.

Don't have a boat? Charter fishing services are close by. What could be easier!

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
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Martha Howard

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 in Gulf Shores 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. 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 purchased this cottage in 2003

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Smoking allowed outside only. We allow small, well-behaved, flea-free, dogs. An additional non-refundable pet fee is required. An increased cleaning fee may also be required. Fenced side yard is perfect for children and pets.

Reviews

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Get away from it all at the Shady Shack! Dog friendly. Quiet spot on the bay.
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I took my mom and mother-in-law on a trip to the Gulf and this house was perfect. It was very clean and it had everything we needed. Definitely coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, TN
5

Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, toddler, dog, and I stayed at the Shady Shack in early June for a four-night family vacation. I cannot say enough good things about this home. The house was exceptionally clean and organized. It seems the owner has thought of every detail. The location is cozy and secluded while still remaining only a quick drive from town. The dog-friendly beach was our favorite! It was beautiful, clean, and great for families. Our dog and toddler both had a wonderful time in the sand and surf. We can't wait to come back to this hidden treasure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and perfect for us and our bulldog Bo.

  • 5 of 5

As always, Shady Shack is just the right size in a great location away from crowds but very near several nice beaches and even one great dog friendly beach. We plan to stay here again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quiet Stay Near the Gulf

  • 4 of 5

This rental was a very a lovely and clean cottage. The fenced in yard and screened in porch was truly great, and the location was quiet and relaxing. Everything was in good condition and as described. The little 'Bay Walk' in the back ends in a beautiful view of the bay, but there's only a simple bench and no access to the little beach. It is a very pet-friendly area and you're sure to meet some very sweet and happy pups during your stay! Do note that the wifi is spotty and does not really support streaming. It does take a bit of planning and some driving if one wishes to spend a day at the beach on the Gulf of Mexico, but the information provided at the cottage and at the Bon Secour Refuge office will definitely help.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, Kentucky
5

Secluded Property Close to Everything but Far Enough Away!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home! We have never stayed anywhere where the house was so well equipped. Everything you could need in the kitchen, games and DVDs in the living room, tons of linens for us and our dog. The owner was very nice and very responsive to our questions. We would highly recommend this place for anyone wanting to come to the beach but wanting to stay away from the hustle and bustle of it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Shady Shack! The house was extremely clean and had everything we need to feel like home. Close to town and the beach but still far enough to give you that cozy cottage feel! Overall great place to stay and high recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pensacola, FL or Mobile, AL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Pines
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kiva Dunes or The Penninsula
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Mobile Street access
Car: necessary

The Fort Morgan peninsula is filled with local flavor and offers unique access to Mobile Bay, Little Lagoon and the white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico (just two miles from the house) The area is great for people who want to be away from the crowd yet close to shopping, entertainment and sports activities. A public boat launch is just three miles away. The Shell Banks reef is just out front for great fishing. The Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve offers pristine gulf beaches, a wonderful hiking trail and birdwatching opportunities. Three golf courses are within a few minutes' drive. History buffs will enjoy the ruins and museum at Ft. Morgan and her sister, Ft. Gaines, which is a ferry's ride across to Dauphin Island.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£385
for 2 nights
From
£138
From
£146
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,080
£3,456
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£473
for 3 nights
From
£121
From
£126
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£946
£3,038
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
6 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£325
for 2 nights
From
£108
From
£113
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£858
£2,201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
2 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£448
for 3 nights
From
£113
From
£121
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£820
£1,280
 
 
Spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£473
for 3 nights
From
£121
From
£130
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£946
£2,787
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£134
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £192.83
Pet Fee £38.57 + Tax
Cleaning £100.27 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

1st payment is your down payment on your rental. The full rental balance is due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date. It will include your damage deposit . If booking an arrival date less than 30 days away, entire amount due at time of booking. A $250* deposit is required to hold a reservation for a week or less, $500 for a month or more. Minimum rental age 25. Dog friendly with fee and approval. Monthly rentals require higher cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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