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Relax on Little Lagoon! Book now for Spring Break

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Shady Oaks Cottage is conveniently located five miles down Ft Morgan Rd. in beautiful Gulf Shores. Situated under old oaks the property offers a shady patio to relax on and a private beach on Little Lagoon, an inland lake fed from the Gulf. The shallow waters are the perfect place to swim, fish, kayak, and play.

Perfect for snowbirds: If you are thinking of wintering in Gulf Shores, this cottage is the ideal place. Built on ground level, it is easy to access for any who have problems climbing steps. The living/dining area sports picture windows for a glorious view of the lagoon. Bedrooms on either side of the house offer lots of privacy. The compact kitchen is well stocked.

Just up the road, 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.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than waterfront and a top of the line golf course! The Peninsula Golf Club is located just across the street. 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 a 10 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

Shop til you drop: Shop over 120 brand name outlets on Hwy 59 in Foley!! Brooks Brothers, Gap, Polo, Ann Taylor and more draw shoppers from miles around. From housewares, to clothing, to home furnishing, there is something for everyone at the Tanger Outlet mall just 10 miles north in Foley.

More Details

Property Manager
Anne Wright
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage is cute. and we had cool weather under the live oaks trees. resturants in the area are great, and at good prices.A nice place to relax or there is plenty to explore. Bike paths are across the street, and you can rent them if you don't have one.I t is always a breeze there.
Apr 2010
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

Relax on Little Lagoon! Book now for Spring Break
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 41 reviews

It was dark when we arrived but the inside was clean and very impressive just like the photos.

  • 5 of 5

I would move in if I could It's everything you want on a vacation. Morning coffee on the patio. Great sunrises and sunsets. Dog friendly. It was a little hard to find the driveway so I would suggest a better marker since it sets off the road. But then it's nice to be nesseled among the trees and private beach and dock. Can't say enough good things about this property will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Great beach house. Loved the bay view

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cottage. Great location. Secluded yet close to town. It's a great place to relax. We enjoyed watching the boats in the bay and trying to guess what they were catching!!! We will be back . Everything you need to stay is there a quick grocery store trip and you can cook just like at home. Thanks so much

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Great location, on the water, close to beaches and restaurants

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, clean and well maintained cottage on the water, larger than it appears in the picture. The best part about this vacation rental was the outdoor space with lots of seating and tables. AND Relaxing and beautiful view. ALSO, great location! Resources (notebook) very helpful with ideas of restaurants, etc. We had four adults and a baby and 5 year old. Just right for us. Only drawback was that there was not enough space for "our stuff." When you have kids and pet, you must bring "stuff" so giving 4 stars instead of 5. Every space was taken up by an abundance of decor/accessories. All in all, a very good experience. I liked using paypal for payment. Quick deposit refund. We even visited the little zoo in town which was impressive for its size...don't miss the zoo. Many thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Hoover, Alabama

Great pet friendly beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful pet friendly beach cottage with great views. Martha went out of her way to provide great customer service. Loved that you could walk out the door with pets, no steps. Clean and easy. Thanks, Terri

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Shady Acres Gulf Shores

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a great two weeks at Shady Acres. Perfect location, very relaxing. The cottage had everything you could ask for and more. Love the walking trail across the road, golf courses too. Hope to return. The fenced in area was great for our dog Hank!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Houma Louiaiana

shady oaks beach house

  • 5 of 5

Awesome decor very beachy. Great location. Enjoyed every moment. Love the pet friendly yard.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 59 and 180
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Gulf Access
Car: necessary

Ft Morgan Road's unique character brings back memories of earlier days. Picturesque cottages from the 40's and 50's dot the north side of pristine Little Lagoon as they did when the area was a small fishing village. Close to town yet away from it all, you can enjoy the privacy of your own beach in this waterfront neighborhood as do some of its permenent residents.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57 + Tax
Cleaning £105 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £203
Tax Rate 11.0%

SMALL dogs only with an additional $10 per animal pet fee per night added to quote. NO CATS.
$250 deposit required to reserve dates of less than one month, $500 for one month or more. Winter rentals include utilities up to $200. Kilowatt usage above $200 subtracted from deposit.

Personal checks, Home Away payments and PayPal accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores in Alabama

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 986 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower in second bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private Bath
  • Both bedrooms have private baths.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pet friendly to small dogs only with restrictions and pet fee of $10 per night per dog. PET GUIDELINES 1. Pet rentals must be pre-approved and a non-refundable pet fee of $10 per pet per night is required before arrival. Limit 1 small (25 lbs. or under) dog; cats are not accepted. 2. All pets must be flea-free and on flea prevention medication. 3. Keep pets off of the furniture as much as possible. Cover furniture to protect it from damage and excess hair. Please use designated furniture covers (found in the laundry room) for this purpose. 4. If your pet sheds excessively, please attempt to keep hair picked up and unused rooms closed off to avoid after rental excessive cleaning fees. 5. Pets are NOT ALLOWED IN BEDS. 6. Do not bring wet pets in the house. 7. Please pick up after your pet and dispose of pet waste in outside trash containers. 8. When leaving pets home alone, please be sure they are in their kennels or crates. 9 DO NOT bathe dogs in the jetted tub!

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