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Family Paradise-ALL NEW PICS-Your own POOL-Outdoor shower-Short path to beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,220 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR/2Bath Beach home with large private POOL. Beautiful view of Ocean and Bay

Take a trip back in time to Turtle Crawl, before high rises and congested beaches. You may even witness baby sea turtles boil from their nests and crawl for the ocean. Come fall in love with Turtle Crawl in Fort Morgan Beach and take your koozies home with you as a momento of your vacation!

We have made some great improvements to our beach house this year, as every year! We installed granite counter tops in the kitchen and a new sink and faucet, all new flooring throughout living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway and both bathrooms plus new plush carpet in all three bedrooms. We have also added a Teak dining set on the pool deck and cushions on all the chairs so you can relax with your drinks and snacks or meals by the pool. The outdoor shower is what we have wanted to build since we bought our house and it is finally complete!

Turtle Crawl is a perfect fly-in vacation or easy drive from Hwy 10. Jack Edwards National Airport (Gulf Shores Regional Airport KJKA) can accommodate from Cessna to Jet-sized aircraft. Gulf Air Center FBO is also a pick up/drop point for Enterprise Car leasing (Foley AL). Their expert line crew will have your rental car pulled up to your aircraft, the A/C on and bags loaded before you've tied down. Drop the keys with the young lady behind the counter when you depart.

Enjoy the sunset from your private pool deck or stroll on a quiet beach. As the moon rises over the gulf, steaks sizzling on the grill, shrimp boiling in the pot and the blender cranking in the background, time truly evaporates and takes the stress of daily life with it.

If you don’t care to cook, just four miles west is casual dining at Tacky Jack's; great seafood and options for the kids. The view of the sunset from their deck is also beautiful. If you'd like something closer, less than a mile east is a fun restaurant and bar, Sassy Bass (next to their pizza shop/grocery/liquor store). Formal dining at Kiva Dunes is a short drive away, as is the informal at The Beach Club Sports Bar (5 miles) or Behind the Pines Restaurant and Bar (5.5 miles). Of course, you can head to Gulf Shores for Outlet shopping, Mini Golf, OWA Amusement Park, the Zoo or the action of day or night.

Enjoy Turtle Crawl and for a time make it your own!

More Details

Laura + Chip
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Laura + Chip

Born and raised in St. Louis, we first came to the area in March of 1982 and fell in love with the sugary sands and wide open beaches. We arrived under orders to Flight School for the US Navy. With our four children now grown, we had to come back.

Laura + Chip purchased this house in 2012

Why Laura + Chip chose Gulf Shores

After retiring from the Navy we settled back in St. Louis and Chip flew for American Airlines. Our dear old friends from flight school, and beach neighbors (three houses East) introduced us to Fort Morgan. Having grown up in the area, he knew of the well kept secret place. We were hooked!

What makes this house unique

We chose Turtle Crawl for its peacefulness and views in every direction from the pool deck or front porch. The open floor plan is ideal for hanging out with family and friends. We love seeing the sea turtles hatch and never get tired of witnessing that miracle. The daily distractions of life are swept away by the tide.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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We have been coming to Gulf Shores the last 3 years for the July 4th week and this rental home was by far the best home we have stayed in. In fact for next year, we will not need to find another home. If this one is available, we will rent again. We truly loved the vicinity to the beach with easy access, the pool was fantastic and the living space was ideal for the my family. The kitchen and living room were perfect for meals together and just having family fun. Like we have done every year, we go jet skiing and one word of caution, remember where you rented them. Out of the 7 of us, not one could remember and let's just say the cost was huge. But I would not have changed anything to have these memories. We did not eat out much this year because the house was well equipped with all we needed to make great meals. We used to grill by the pool to grill fish. The weather was great for the most part, some jelly fish but when we did have an afternoon shower, the pool was the icing on the cake. I know Laura and Chip want to know if we would recommend their beach home to others and to that I would say, YES!

Laura and Chip - thank you very much for allowing us to use your home. That week was so much fun and your home was a huge part of that.


The Siegel's and 2 friends
Jun 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Gulf Shores around the Baldwin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1220 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Pack and play crib in master closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) memory foam.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are sea turtle nests all along the beach during the summer months and if you check the dates on the signs you may be lucky enough to see one of the nests hatch and see all the tiny turtles crawl to the ocean. Night time is usually when it happens. It is an amazing sight to behold and worth the wait to witness it. Check for additional current information.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 47 reviews

Was exactly what was described and pictured!

  • 5 of 5

Overall great stay. The beach was a very short walk and easily seen from the front porch. The pool and deck area was an awesome bonus. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Turtle Crawl and we are glad you enjoyed our house. We would love to have you back for your next vacation!
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Our week at Turtle Crawl

  • 5 of 5

We felt completely at home from the time we arrived. Everything was very clean and inviting. We were there from Saturday -Tuesday and found out about Tropical Storm Gordon with very little discussion the four us decided to ride out the storm. We are so glad we did. The rest of the week was wonderful. And the food at Sassy Bass was great and only a mile from the house.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, we are so glad it all worked out well! We didn't sustain a bit of damage which was such a relief and just got back yesterday from a week at Turtle Crawl. I miss it already, probably just like you do! Thank you so much for staying with us! Laura
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well maintained, accommodating owners.

  • 5 of 5

property located in very beautiful area of Fort Morgan.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you liked Turtle Crawl. Thank you so much for staying with us and we welcome you back anytime you are craving salt air and sandy feet! Laura + Chip
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Our family's special place

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's third stay at Turtle Crawl and we thought it couldn't get better after the first two. But, Laura and Chip have made so many updates that it's impossible to point out just a few - although, the outside private shower was a major hit for the guys!

Personally, this grandma's favorite way to start the day is with coffee on the front porch, my feet up on the railing, admiring the beach!This is the perfect place to enjoy family get away time and affords all generations something special to do.

My grandsons, ten and eight, start planning the next year's trip while on the way home.

Thank you, Laura for following up to make sure we had everything we needed for our time in your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janet, We are so glad you had another fun vacation with your family this year and were happy to hear you enjoyed all our improvements! Thanks for letting us know you noticed and our hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you stay again next year! Thanks again! Laura + Chip
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We had a fabulous family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We got to see the Blue Angels practice, and the pool was wonderful. The beach was a super easy walk. We loved enjoying the breeze on the front porch listening to the waves!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Patti! The Blue Angels are an amazing sight, aren't they? Chip is a retired Navy pilot so it's a real kick for us, too. We are very happy you and your family enjoyed Turtle Crawl. Thank you for your great review!
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Beautiful house furnished with everything you need! Definitely booking this house again :)

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had the BEST stay at Turtle Crawl. It’s so clean and the pool was amazing to have right out the back door! The house was spacious and we had 8 people staying and we still didn’t feel crowded. The owners are amazing people to rent from as well! The road was dead end so it was so quit and relaxing ❤️ Me and my family will be booking again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brittany, We are so glad you all had such a good time and enjoyed Turtle Crawl! The little road is ideal and we never have traffic other than the few people that live/stay there. The pool is such fun and so convenient! We would be so happy if you'd be our guests in the future. Thank you for the great review! Laura + Chip
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Jack Edwards
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tacky Jack's
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Dauphin Island- Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Beach
Fort Morgan Beach
Car: necessary

Fort Morgan National Park has an 1840's Coastal Defense Fort. This fort is one in a system of the largest brick structures ever built. Incredibly preserved historical landmark. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge-migratory birds,beach trails/hikes, nesting sea turtles; includes a trail guide, maps and info on the various protected species found. These activities are just a few miles from the house. If you choose to make a day trip, the National Naval Aviation Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institute, is a must-see in Pensacola, FL. You may be lucky enough to see the Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team practicing their flying routine. Look closely and you will see the owner's name in the museum's Cubi O'Club, on a couple of plaques.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Gulf Shores,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
8 Sep 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Nov 2018 - 15 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Feb 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 Apr 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Peak
22 Jun 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
17 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Sep 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Nov 2019 - 14 Feb 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Feb 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
25 Apr 2020 - 19 Jun 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Peak
20 Jun 2020 - 14 Aug 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
15 Aug 2020 - 4 Sep 2020
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £120.58 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £263.76

Rates may change depending on dates reserved, ie: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.

Owner'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.
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