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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

This little house is full of original artwork and photographs. Many done by our local Gulf Shores 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!

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. 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 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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

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 Alabama Gulf Coast

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!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , hand rail in tub
  • The bathroom is centrally located in the cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
WIFI Connected!!! Ffatscreen TV's in 2 rooms

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Bay Cabin-Fort Morgan, Gulf beach. Private, Comfortable. Romantic.Wifi. Cable.
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews
5

Peaceful home on the bay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay in Debbie's cabin very much. Its in a great location, right on the bay, in a quiet peaceful part of Gulf Shores. The cabin was surprising roomy for the two of us along with our german shepherd. Solid internet and cable connections and large tvs. Lots of windows and light. Enough room for us to have separate spaces when we needed them. A very large screened in porch was a favorite spot. A pier direct from the backdoor to the bay, a distance of less than 100 feet. We stayed the month of February, so the water was a bit chilly for swimming, but fishing was good. And the beach on the gulf was beautiful, dog friendly, and just a couple minutes away. The place was just as described and very clean. Plenty of shade, too, for the warmer months. We had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again when we visit coastal Alabama. No complaints at all,

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for choosing my cabin for your home away from home for the month! You have described my cabin perfectly! Thank you also for caring for my home like it was your own and taking the time to write a review. You are more than welcome back any time! Debbie
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Quiet, peaceful getaway! Our Golden Retrievers enjoyed their first trip to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great overall place.

  • 3 of 5

Great location. Bay behind you. Ocean in front. 15 min from town. House is furnished with everything you could need.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the cabin, very relaxing. Enjoyed catching a few crabs off the wharf . The beach was in walkIng distance and not crowned!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am glad you loved your stay! Thank you. Come back any time you can! Debbie
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Sweet cabin on the bay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I was in need of rest and relaxation .That is just what we got at Bay Cabin.Debbie was so nice and accommodating .Hope to come back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very private and views are awesome! Close to lots of restaurants and groceries.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I needed a break from a bad winter.

We enjoyed traveling to Fort Morgan and had breakfast at Tacky Jack's on the water. The view was so calm and serine.

WE loved the fact that there were no neighbors and that everything that we wanted to do was not more than 15 minutes or so from the cabin.

We especially appreciated having a seafood store within 6 miles of us!

Deb, the homeowner, was very accommodating and met our every need.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Pensacola
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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£649
for 3 nights
From
£181
£1,352
£5,161
 
 
Indian Summer
1 Aug 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£573
for 3 nights
From
£156
£1,184
£3,476
 
 
Winter Snowbirds Welcome!
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£573
for 3 nights
From
£156
£1,184
£3,476
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£573
for 3 nights
From
£156
£1,184
£3,476
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Cleaning £96.63 + Tax
Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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