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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, Gulf beach. Private, Comfortable. Romantic.Wifi. Cable.

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, handicap, not wheel chair accessible, sleeps 4 max

This little cabin is an original Bay cabin that has been well cared for. It is full of original artwork and photographs, many done by our local Gulf Coast artists. The property is located on Bon Secour Bay which is across the street ( .5 mi) from the beautiful sugar sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. It is the only dog friendly beach on the Fort Morgan Peninsula. Well behaved, leashed dogs, with responsible owners are welcome! We are 10 miles from downtown Gulf Shores, where you can find a zoo, amusement parks, live music, tons of restaurants, miniature golf, souvenir shops, etc. There is also an outlet center nearby in Foley if you want to shop! A boat ramp is just up the road to put in your small boat or jetski. Or put your kyack in right over the sea wall! There is a knack rental place almost across the street.

The washer and dryer are located up in the shed with beach chairs and toys. The cottage has a large screened porch with a large picnic table. It is the perfect place to pick some crabs and shell some peas, and watch the kids try to catch fish or crabs on the pier in the shallow waters of the bay. If you are looking for an old fashioned beach vacation, near attractions, but off the beaten, this is the place for you to unwind after a day at the beach. Hang your towels on the clothesline, rinse off under the outdoor shower, then relax under the ceiling fan on the porch which is shaded with trees laden with Spanish moss. The cottage also has a bunk room just off the porch, but it is not heated or air-conditioned. Just a perfect romantic getaway or for an affordable small family vacation.

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Family owned property since the 1950's: I purchased this property from my mom in 2004. My stepdad was a professor at University of Alabama built 'the cabin' when he wasn't fishing! In 2005 I put a new roof on it, updated electric, put in a heat pump, and covered it with hardiplank. Although it still retains its charm, it is more energy efficient! Just added a flat screen tv's and new grill!

Golf: The Peninsula Golf Club and Kiva Dunes are located just down the road.

Other local courses include Pure Palmer Golf at Craft Farms, Cotton Creek, and Cypress Bend.

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.

The City of Gulf Shores has a recreation center with daily, weekly, or monthly rates. It features an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, basketball courts, fitness room, There is also a really nice playground near town, even a doggy park!

Kayak, Jet Ski and Pontoon Boat Rentals nearyby. FISHING is everywhere!

More Details

Property Manager
Debbie Movelle
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Debbie Movelle

Hi! I am Debbie. I am a mommy, a grandma, a doggy mommy, and a teacher! My little family moved to Alabama in 1989 from the Jersey Shore because of the medical waste washing up on our beaches. We wanted to raise our children in a healthy environment! And my Mom and Stepdad had this house we could visit any time! I loved being here with my children when they were little kids, and now with them and my grandchildren!

Debbie Movelle purchased this house in 2006

Why Debbie Movelle chose Gulf Shores

This is family owned property which has been lovingly taken care of for over 60 years. My children grew up catching crabs off the pier and "camping out" on the porch! After a little too much Gulf sun, we would fill a baby pool with water and let them play on the porch while we shelled peas or shrimp. I purchased this cabin from my Mom before she passed away. My stepdad built this sweet cabin in the 50's. He would drive down from Tuscaloosa, where he was a professor, and build a little and fish a lot! Right after my purchase, the roof leaked and I ended up pitching the roof, from a flat asphalt roof to and finishing the exterior in hardiplank, keeping the original design in tack. During roofing the roofers had not finsihed when a rainmaker flooded the cabin and the ceilings collapsed. No time like the present to up date electric and new ceilings. I also installed a heat pump. The home warms and cools quickly due to the size. I love to wake up here! And I love to watch the sun as it lowers into the sky and sets into the bay right off the pier. There is a real sense of peace in this little spot of Heaven on Earth. If you want to play, or rest, cook, or eat out, this area has it all. And this is a great home base for you.

What makes this house unique

I love this cabin because it is the best of both worlds, very close to the Gulf, and yet all the fun of having a pier on the Bon Secour Bay to fish or catch crabs, and watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets. It is surrounded by trees dripping with spanish moss, It is peaceful, comfortable and cozy. This cabin is an original Fort Morgan beach house, updated with a heat pump and central airconditioning. When I first came down in the 1970's there was no AC, we relied on the Bay breeze and ceiling fans with personality!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , hand rail in tub
  • The bathroom is centrally located in the cottage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , Sleeping porch with bunk beds-No Heat or A/C!!!
  • The 'other' bedroom #3 is a bunk-room. It does not have central heat or air.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
WIFI Connected!!! Ffatscreen TV's in 2 rooms


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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, Gulf beach. Private, Comfortable. Romantic.Wifi. Cable.
average rating of 4.787234 based on 47 reviews

Most excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!! Debbie was a great host and we couldn’t have been happier! It was away from the hustle and bustle - very quiet, tranquil and relaxing!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Serene & Cozy - A Special Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely and relaxing 2 weeks at Bay Cabin. We didn't arrive until after dark and Debbie had kindly left all the lights on for us, and as an added thoughtful bonus, a nice bowl of water for our dog.

The sunsets were amazing and we had several visits from "Herman" the Heron (or at least that's what we think he is lol).

It was nice to be a few miles away from the very busy areas on Gulf Shores, yet only 10 miles from the Rouse's grocery store, Walmart, etc.

The cabin itself is very homey and cozy. We loved all the family pictures and artwork. Every time I went into a room, I noticed something different. :)

This was our second visit to Alabama and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the Cabin. I am glad you found it cozy and like the location! I think being on the Bay is the best of both worlds for a beach vacation. And 10 miles from the rat race of the “Small Town Big Beach” with lots lots of activities and restaurants. Thank you. Please come visit again. You were great guests!
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Bay Cabin is so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy a quiet, relaxing beach experience, this is it! You have plenty of opportunity to go to Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, but we really loved the bay and Debbie’s cabin! The dog friendly beach about 1/2 a mile away is beautiful. We stayed here for our 40th wedding anniversary, and when we arrived we found an anniversary card from Debbie! We were both very touched! Great seafood in the area and friendly people!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you were happy with the location of the Cabin! I love that spot on Bon Secour. I hope you caught some good sunsets! You are welcome back any time😊?
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Quaint cabin in a perfect location with a gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

Debbie was a wonderful host, so kind and helpful! We loved that the property was dog friendly and so was the beach down the road. Even though it rained for most of our stay, we still enjoyed the view from the screened porch and had plenty to do with the games and books available. We were able to watch a couple of movies as well. The location couldn't have been any better! We prefer to be away from the high rises and all of the touristy stuff and this cabin fit the bill. We had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. Debbie even left a bowl of water out for the pups. We hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I try very hard to make sure you are comfortable and happy with your choice of choosing a place to spend your vacation. It pleases me to know I did my job. Thank you so very much. Please come back! You are always welcome😊?
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Caledonia, MS

Just what the doctor ordered! A little hide away in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect place. The cottage is full of charm from the family photos, books, games, to the originals mall artwork on the walls. The gorgeous view of the bay and the sound of the water while we napped was so relaxing. We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at the cottage and Debbie made sure everything was just right before we arrived, including a sweet anniversary card left for us on the table. Neither of us were really ready to leave. We visited Ft Morgan and the museum and ate delicious seafood st Sea N Suds, The Shrimp Basket and Lulu's. Anything you want is just a short drive into Gulf Shores. I highly recommend this little piece of heaven. We will be back as soon as possible❤️ Thank you for sharing your place with us, Debbie'

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of my cabin. I am glad you feel the same way I do about it, I never like to drive away either. I hope you can make your way back here as soon as you are able. You are always welcome! I have enjoyed collecting art from local artists to cover the walls. You did a lot in the short time you were there, even locating all my favorite places to eat. Thank you for choosing my cabin to celebrate your special anniversary! You have every reason to celebrate 35 years! And 36, etc! Debbie
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Very relaxing - enjoyed every minute

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing - enjoyed every minute

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
10.4 Miles
Hwy 59- Gulf Shores Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
The Beach Hut at the Pines
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Gulf beach
Car: necessary

We are located half way down the Fort Morgan peninsula, on the shores of beautiful Mobile Bay, across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. This cozy two bedroom cottage offers a private pier and beach right out the back door. The Gulf is a 1/2 mile away. The area offers lots of golf courses, water parks, zoo, restaurants, USS Alabama, Pensacola Naval Flight Museum, Historic Fort Morgan. This home is idea for a couple that wants some privacy or a small family looking for an quiet, affordable vacation. The screened in porch is perfect for reading, playing cards or games, and for dining- breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Other Activities: kayak rental up the street

Restaurants: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g30582-Gulf_Shores_Alabama.html


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.83
Additional Guest Fee £37.13 per person per night
Pet Fee £37.13
Damage Deposit £148.52

PET FEE-Required for approved dogs. Thank you for understanding!
Cleaning fee and deposit may vary with length of stay.

Pet (dog) rentals require increased cleaning fee.
Pet fee $50 per animal, non-refundable.
Thank you for understanding.

There is an additional fee of $50 per guest per night.
Pay pal is accepted, Paypal fees will apply.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.