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Luxurious family friendly beach home with beautiful views of the gulf!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3900 square ft home with 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 large living areas, pool.

Come enjoy your wonderful and relaxing beach getaway at this beautiful and unique, completely renovated ( 2014) two level home , sitting on top of the sandy white dunes of Ft. Morgan peninsula, overlooking the beautiful waters and beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. If you want to escape the crowded beaches, and enjoy a quiet vacation, Top O' the Dunes is the place to be !

The upper level has a large living room and dining area with table that seats 12 comfortably , fully equipped kitchen with bar counter/seating, laundry room, master suite with full bath, king bed, adjoining sitting room with twin sleeper (ideal for baby nursery), 2 guest rooms with 1 queen bed in each, full guest bath with corner tub and separate shower, large study with queen sleeper sofa, and large covered deck off the living area, with wonderful gulf views !

The downstairs level has a large living area with dining/game table, kitchenette/bar area, master bedroom with king bed, large guest bedroom with 2 queen beds, 2 full baths, large covered deck with picnic table , 'dipping' swimming pool with sunning deck and outdoor shower, covered cooking area with barbecue grill and counter space - ideal for family gatherings and entertaining!

The sandy white beaches are easily accessible - a short 90 yard walk out the back door !

Available for Saturday to Saturday rental during the peak summer season. 2 and 3 night rental is available during off peak seasons. No student groups are accepted. Renter must be at least 25 years old to rent property, and an adult, also 25 years or older must be present during the rental period.

Please come and enjoy this beautiful beach house for the perfect , relaxing vacation getaway ! Sit back and unwind as you take in the beautiful sunsets !

Check out our other property located in the same subdivision!

Coral Dunes - property # 938047 . Sleeps 10

More Details

Kathleen O'Leary
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Kathleen O'Leary

My husband and I fell in love with the Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan area years ago! Our kids have grown up coming to this beach, and now our grandkids will also enjoy this beautiful area of the country ! We live only a few hours away so are able to come quite often. We look forward to building fond memories for you and your family by offering you this comfortable, relaxing atmosphere here in our home and the breathtaking beauty of Ft. Morgan beaches.

Kathleen O'Leary purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathleen O'Leary chose Surf Side Shores

Situated in a quiet mature subdivision, Top O'the Dunes offers all the luxury for a gulf vacation. We own other property in the subdivision and believe this home offers a family the perfect vacation. Our desire was to upgrade a property in a style that we would enjoy, be proud of, and believe that others would find the perfect spot for their families and friends.

What makes this house unique

We have been property owners on the Fort Morgan Peninsula for over 20 years. We have incorporated all the 'must haves' with a touch of luxury that will give you a relaxing vacation experience. If you enjoy spacious comfort, spectacular views, and want to feel pampered, this is the place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Surf Side Shores in Fort Morgan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1-master suite upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink vanity , large walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - upstairs guest bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large corner tub, double sink vanity
    Bathroom 3-downstairs guest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single sink vanity
    Bathroom 4-downstairs guest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located near pool area for easy access ! Single sink vanity
  • All bathrooms have been completely renovated and updated! Towels are provided for all bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1-upstairs master suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper is a twin, located in sitting room off of master.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - downstairs master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - downstairs guest - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Upstairs level - Master bedroom suite, 2 guest bedrooms, study with a queen size sleeper. A child's pack n play is also available, linens included. Downstairs level - Master bedroom, large guest bedroom, queen size sleeper sofa located in living area. All linens for beds are provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A great way to have your groceries delivered directly to the house when you arrive is to place an order with Amazon Pantry about 4 days before your check-in date! Several guests have used this service, and have loved the convenience! A few less groceries that you have to travel with, or go purchase when you arrive!!


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Luxurious family friendly beach home with beautiful views of the gulf!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Such a fabulous home with kind and gracious host

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay! We went down for our wedding and had some time constraint issues because of hurricane Nate, but everything turned out beautifully and the home was an absolute dream! Kathleen was a lovely and gracious host and helped ease our worries with her warmth and kindness. We could not have asked for a better weekend and are so grateful for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed it all.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this house; it was the perfect setup for us! We had room to spread out for everyone, both inside and out, upstairs and down. The house was very nicely furnished and had little extras that made a difference! The view to the ocean was wonderful. The walk there, just a short one; definitely doable for small children. The beach was exactly what we were hoping for, something more remote than a Myrtle Beach or even Gulf Shores or Orange Beach. Definitely very casual with a "private" atmosphere (not crowded at all). We spent a lot of time on the top outside deck looking out to the ocean. The top living area was amazing; it was a wall of windows that gave you a beautiful view. Plenty of seating on both levels for eating or relaxing. Three refrigerators and an ice maker that came in handy with our large family. We have rented beach houses for 25 years plus; this house was definitely in our top two rentals. I would recommend this house to anyone. I would rent this house again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests at Top O' the Dunes! So happy that you all enjoyed your stay, and had a fun vacation on the beautiful beaches of Ft. Morgan! Come back and stay with us again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

The house was newly updated and very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could need to cook breakfast and dinner. All appliances and electronics were in perfect condition. Quality bed linens and towels in all the bedrooms and bathrooms.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even more beautiful in person. Very clean and updated

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing for our family. The house is very spacious, great views, and easy walk to the beach. Everything we needed was there and ready when we arrived. Loved it and would come back for sure .

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and amazing family set up

  • 5 of 5

Modern, clean and comfortable for families looking to enjoy the Gulf and Fort Morgan. Easy access to the beach, wonderful views, nice pool and a sand area for the kids to play. Amenities were great and I would recommend this home to anyone- you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Pensacola International Airport (PNS )
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Fort Morgan Beaches
Car: necessary

Historical Fort Morgan, Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, Dauphin Island


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Surf Side Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 May 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £71.49
Cleaning fee £270.79
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, payment will be refunded as follows:

Cancellation outside of a 45-day period prior to arrival is subject to a 10% cancellation fee. (10% of TOTAL rental fees) Any cancellations made within the 45-day period will result in forfeiture of total payments already collected.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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