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Plan Your Getaway Now! Short drive to the beach!

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

This 1100 sq. ft. cottage boasts a large master suite and beautiful views.

Hosting a large master bedroom suite, complete with double sink vanity, tub/shower, washer/dryer and all new appliances, this newly remodeled cottage is ideal for a quiet get away. With front and back porches and a large sitting area, there is plenty of room to sit back, enjoy the scenery in a quiet and peaceful community setting. Two 40 inch tvs, blu ray players and WiFi allow you to stay connected as well.

Chris and Donna Hyche
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Chris and Donna Hyche

A lifetime Alabama resident, I grew up enjoying the Alabama Gulf Coast and enjoy sharing this beautiful area with others. As a sales professional in the industrial marketplace, I spend a lot of time behind the wheel and have found few places like Bon Secour. Donna has worked as an educator for over 30 years and the peace and quiet of this area is a welcome reprieve to hours in the classroom.

Chris and Donna Hyche purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Chris and Donna Hyche chose Alabama Gulf Coast

Growing up vacationing on the Alabama Gulf Coast, we discovered this area in the 1960's. My family purchased a cabin in the Bon Secour area in 1985 and have come to treasure the peace and quiet this community affords. Whether its sitting on the pier and watching the dolphins and pelicans at play or walking down to Billy's Seafood for steamed shrimp fresh off of the boat, it is safe to say there is no other place quiet like the Cottages at Bon Secour. While we hope to one day retire to this area, we are now content to share our secret with those who also appreciate this unique riverfront lifestyle.

What makes this cottage unique

The proximity of the Gulf Coast beaches and excellent seafood serve as additional benefits to the peace and quiet of this area. When you have had all of the sun, sand and people you can handle, our place provides the ideal setting to relax and unwind.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores in Alabama

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Full bath with tub/shower, double vanities and washer dryer off of master bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 480 sq. ft. bedroom with new comfortable king size bed, desk area, 40 inch TV, BluRay and private entrance.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
Walking distance to Billy's and Acquilla Seafood, crabbing and fishing off of the pier or just sitting in the swing on the pier and watching the shrimp boats go by. Also just a mile down the road to Tin Top for fresh oysters and shrimp prepared right off of the boat.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Plan Your Getaway Now! Short drive to the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Away From Crowds

  • 5 of 5

House was described correctly. Very clean and owners were great. Fishing right across the street was fantastic off the dock. We caught 35 fish. Try some Royal Reds if you can. They are the best. Nello

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hytide Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as portrayed. It was quiet, had the fishing pier, which my husband enjoyed, and was not that far from the main beach in Gulf Shores. Another plus was the fresh fish available just down the road. You could walk there if you wanted. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Definitely the best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, who is not a beach fan, loved my next best option and I did too! Not only was the home decorated extremely well it was clean, airy, quiet and it had anything you could have possibly wanted or needed so if you forgot something it wasn't a major meltdown if you could not get to the store immediately. This was the most relaxing vacation my husband and I have ever had and the best part was we could bring along our dog. We had the best of both worlds here! The beach was a short drive, less than 20 minutes so I could enjoy my fun in the sun and then at night and the mornings we were able to sit out in the swing on the dock of Bon Secour River and either unwind or wake up. My husband went to Wal-Mart and got his saltwater fishing license and fished right off the dock beside our cottage. Oh and we got to learn a little about crabbing as well. Chris and Donna were the most gracious of hosts and I would highly recommend them to anyone. This has been our BEST vacation by far and we have taken 2 a year for the last 6 years and we owe it all to Chris and Donna and HyTide.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing. ..off the beaten path.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very relaxing. The location is quiet and tranquil, but close enough to the beaches and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this cottage. It was extremely clean and the decor was awesome. We had everything we needed and the owners could not have been more accommodating. We will definitely come back and hopefully be able to stay longer than a 3 day week end.

I would recommend this cottage to anyone, any age.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean! Loved the decor and location. Owners were very friendly and helpful

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Jack Edwards Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tin Top Oyster Bar and Lounge
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tin Top
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
Gulf Shores beaches

Bon Secour is a very Southern gothic, picturesque place, with huge water oak trees covered in Spanish moss, great blue herons, brown pelicans, ever present bottle-nosed dolphin pods and the potent smell of salty gulf waters everywhere. The local commercial fishermen that make their living from the Gulf are no less salty but also friendly. Other than the relatively small, family owned, seafood processing plants, Bon Secour is primarily made up of many rural neighborhoods, most of which enjoy beautiful vistas of the Bon Secour River and Bon Secour Bay. Brown Pelicans are everywhere and locals often see alligators from time to time, plying the waters of the estuarial system from the head waters of the Bon Secour River to the bay. One can see baby bottle-nosed dolphins playing near the mouth of the river at any time. In Bon Secour one can catch bass, bream, fresh-water catfish, then travel a few miles down river, to the bay and catch all manner of salt water fish, shrimp, and oysters in the same day


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 14 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 May 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Hangout Festival
19 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
7 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Shrimp Festival
11 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £160
Cleaning Fee £68
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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