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Value Beach Home just Steps to Beach, Pet Friendly,Screened Porch with Bay Views

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Footprints in the Sand, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Footprints in the Sand was built in 1992 and offers guests and incredible beach vacation value. With four bedrooms and two baths, this home has plenty of room to sleep eight.You will be greeted by the sounds of the waves crashing on the pristine Alabama coast line just 500 feet from your large partially covered deck. The serene two minute walk to the uncrowded public access beach is easy on the level paved Bernard Court East. Some extra advantages to the home's location are: bay views to the north, a quiet neighborhood where it is easy to relax, and a professionally manicured lawn around the home which is perfect for lawn games or picnics.

Inside, the two story home lays out with the living room, dining area, and kitchen all sharing most of the main floor with access to the front partially covered deck and the screened porch, which sits on the north side of the home. The screened porch will be your haven for relaxing in the evenings with your favorite drink while watching the sun melt into Mobile Bay.

The main floor also includes two queen bedrooms that share a common full bathroom. The full sized washer and dryer are also located on the first floor next to the kitchen.

Upstairs you will find two large guest bedrooms featuring queen beds and sharing a common full bathroom. The east facing bedroom features a spacious private balcony with spectacular views of Mobile Bay to the north and limited views of the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

Come see why Footprints in the Sand is one of the best values on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

489 Bernard Court E

Gulf Shores, AL 36542

We love people of all ages, and we want everyone to enjoy our homes. However, we do require that an adult 25 years or older to reserve the home and be present at the home during your entire stay. We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25. We have no exception to this policy.

More Details

Property Manager
Harris Properties Management
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Harris Properties Management

Discounts may be available for this property - please see our Deal's page at ourgulfshoresvacation.com or call our Reservationists at 877-446-4853

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time staying at this house. While everything worked and is good condition, the house has some wear. The house was clean and inviting. The kitchen had just about everything we needed.



We arrived after dark and some trouble locating the lock box for the key. There are a few lock boxes that have been replaced but not removed which added to the confusion.



Overall, we had a good time since the atmosphere was quiet and peaceful was expected considering the time of year we booked.
Dec 2014
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Location

Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Footprints in the Sand is just 500 feet from beach

Footprints in the Sand is in the wonderful Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores, Alabama. If you are unfamiliar with Fort Morgan you are in for a real treat. This area is less developed than most resort areas which allows you for a more relaxed beach vacation experience. The public access beach is just a short (500 feet) walk down Bernard Court East, a low traffic neighborhood road.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Homes, Bernard Court in Fort Morgan

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This is a common full bathroom on main floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This common full bath upstairs, Shower recently added by!!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom on the main floor, shares common full bath.
    Bedroom #2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom on the main floor, shares common full bath.
    Bedroom #3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom on the second floor has a private balcony!
    Bedroom #4 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom on the second floor shares full bath upstairs
  • All four bedrooms have queen beds. The two bedrooms upstairs are larger and have room for a blow up mattress or cot for kids. One of the bedrooms on the second floor has a private balcony.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Value Beach Home just Steps to Beach, Pet Friendly,Screened Porch with Bay Views
average rating of 4.357143 based on 16 reviews
4

House was clean and comfortable for our family of 7 and 2 small dogs.

  • 4 of 5

The house was well kept, clean and located a small walk from the beach which was great! The beds were quite comfortable although the pillows were not, i suggest you bring your own. The upstairs deck has a lovely view but the door is extremely hard to get open. The tv in the room with the private deck has no sound. We were there during jellyfish season so if you plan to stay the first part of August I suggest you bring vinegar for the stings. Other than these small problems we had a great stay and would recommend this house to anyone. Thanks for a great vacation!

The Giles family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice beach house, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in Gulf Shores, beach house was awesome

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon Jamie, We here at Harris Properties are happy to hear that you enjoyed the home Footprints in the Sand during your stay with us. Thank you for the great feedback about the home and that you found this home to be spacious and accommodating. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Have a wonderful day! Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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The property was great. Small problems but otherwise good

  • 3 of 5

We did have an issue with the TV not working. The management did correct this as soon as possible.

The other problems that we had were small things like the dishes in the cabinets being dirty. The guests are suppose to wash and return to cabinets and I guess the last guest just put them up dirty. I would recommend some kind of check to make sure this does not become an issue. Also there was water left in dishwasher and it has a foul odor. They could leave more than 2 pods for the dishwasher.

Overall it served our purpose. There were four of us. 3 sisters and a brother. Each of us had our own room and shared a bathroom. The price was fair for the size of house.

I would probably rent at this location again.

Thank you,

Sue Ortego

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Sue, Thank you for the feedback about the home as it only helps us to make improvements where they are needed. I am happy to hear that we were able to take care of the television for you. We do have an inspector that goes into the properties to inspect the cleaning and I do apologize if anything was overlooked. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Have a blessed day. Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house is nice, clean and perfect for a family of 5. All the kids had their own bedroom and all of the beds were super comfy. The walk to the beach is literally 2 minutes and you can hear the waves from the home. The only downfall was the 20 minute drive to get anywhere. Although, Sassy Bass is 4 minutes away and has a small grocery and a restaurant with very good food. Overall we thoroughly loved the rental and would recommend over any hotel/condo stay, but we prefer privacy.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon Kelda, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the property Footprints in the Sand. Thank you for the wonderful feedback about the property and how nice you found the property to be and that it was perfect for your family. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Have a blessed day. Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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5

Clean, nice and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here on Spring break. The house was clean and just steps from the beach. I loved that it was pet friendly! The location is great, quiet and perfect for families with small children and away from the spring break crowds and noise, but also just a short drive to Gulf Shores. Hopefully will be visiting in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon LeeAnn, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the property Footprints in the Sand during your stay with us. Thank you for the great feedback about the home and that you and your family had a great time during Spring Break. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Have a blessed day. Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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4

Foot Prints in thew sans

  • 4 of 5

The furniture is older and dirty. I put a sheet over the sofa because the material felt dirty to my skin. Nice kitchen. Great porch and view of the ocean. Great for riding bikes. Quite and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon Dennis, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Footprints in the Sand during your stay with us. Thank you for the feedback about the property as it only helps us to make improvements where they are needed. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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