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Peaceful Waterfront Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Small waterfront cottage in picturesque Bon Secour, 10 minutes from beach.

This unit is located in Bon Secour Cottages in the quaint community of Bon Secour. Only 15 minutes from the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast yet worlds away in ambiance. This is old style Gulf Coast living at its best, with modern amenities. The cottages are on the Bon Secour River where it flows into Bon Secour Bay. Cottage 6 is a one bedroom /one bath unit that sleeps 4. The open concept living, dining, and kitchen area is bright and cheerful. Unit has full kitchen. This property has been undergoing renovation which is almost complete. The deck will become a screened in porch and a kitchen vent will be added. Bon Secour Cottages was a former fish camp with 10 units that have been converted into a condominium. This is close to the beach (about 10-15 minutes, 18-20 in summer) but a world away from the traffic and high rises of the coast. As you pull into the driveway, passing under the moss draped live oak you will feel a sense of serenity and peace. Bon Secour has long been famous for shrimp, oysters, and other seafood. You can take your early morning coffee (unit has a Keurig and drip brewer) and sit on the deep water pier and watch the shrimp boats come and go, perhaps you will even catch a sight of the dolphins as they travel up river in search of food. Fishing from the pier requires a saltwater permit, available by the week for only $10 at various locations around Foley or Gulf Shores. Great dining is nearby at the Tin Top but if you prefer to eat in there are two excellent seafood markets in easy walking distance. This is a boater's dream location, with miles of navigatable waterways. There is a boat ramp at both Aquila's and Billy's Seafood and room to tie up at the pier. It is easy to access the intercostal canal, Mobile Bay, and even the Gulf. Some restaurants have boat access from the canal so you can have a great day on the water.

Bon Secour is home to the oldest homes in Baldwin County, found right here on River road. The nearby Swift-Coles house is open for tours on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you choose to walk to Billy's Seafood you will see a marker telling about the Saltworks that were located here until Union soldiers destroyed them. If you are interested in history take a half a day and visit Fort Morgan and learn about early Gulf Coast life and the Battle of Mobile Bay. The fort is about 36 miles away on Fort Morgan peninsula.

More Details

Zelan Ellison
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Zelan Ellison

We live in Cook Springs, AL, 26 miles from Birmingham. We have been vacationing at Bon Secour Cottages since 1985 and were excited to purchase a cottage in 1998. Our cottage has just undergone extensive renovation and will be completed summer 2016.

Zelan Ellison purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Zelan Ellison chose Gulf Shores

There are very few places with the ambiance of Bon Secour Cottages. While very convenient to the beaches, BSC is a very laid back, peaceful place. Early morning coffee on the pier is a perfect start to the day. You can walk or bike to the seafood market for some steamed shrimp or fresh seafood. Or perhaps you would prefer to catch you own from the pier. You can use the beach chairs and umbrella to enjoy a day at the beach and then return to the peace of Bon Secour. Go for lunch at Jesse's in nearby Magnolia Springs and then go for a walk or bike ride around that delightful village.

What makes this cottage unique

Absolute old Gulf Coast experience.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath with tub/shower combo. Beadboard and pedestal sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Small bedroom, queen bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(30 traveller reviews)

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Peaceful Waterfront Getaway
average rating of 4.5666666 based on 30 reviews

Clean, peaceful, quiet.

  • 4 of 5

We went to the area for a fishing trip on Bon Secour river. Boat ramp was near, dock was covered and adequate, cottage was adequate, but most of all the cottage and the area was clean and peaceful and quiet. Made for an enjoyable trip.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

This is the place to stay if you want peace and quiet. We enjoyed a wonderful view of the Bon Secour River from the dining table each day while eating our meals. We also loved sitting on the pier, where we often saw dolphin. That was such a delight! As it was colder than normal to the area, we did have an issue with the heater not staying lit. We didn't notify the owners, but chose to bundle up with extra blankets we had brought from home to keep warm. We then left a message regarding the problem on our way home, along with a couple of other minor items, that I am sure the owners will resolve. We stayed for a month, so we were able to tour Fort Morgan (very interesting!), spend a few hours at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (a fun and exciting adventure, compliments of our daughter and son in law!), and of course, walk on the beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama. We would love to stay in the quaint, little cottage again, when in the area. As far as eating out, we only did that a couple of times, one was at Wahlburgers in Foley (delicious salads and burgers!), and Warehouse Bakery & Donuts in Fairhope (Yummy!!!). After attending church on two different Sundays in Foley, we ordered a meal to go from Lamberts, which was close by. (The food was delicious and reasonably priced. My husband and I had plenty to share from ordering one meal.) Thanks, Zelan, for sharing your quaint cottage with others.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our time at the cabin. The cabin had everything we needed. We hope to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little out of the way cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little cabin for two people. It had everything we could have asked for and was off the beaten path...meaning it was nice and quiet. It had a great fishing dock going out into the river and we caught a ton of catfish! Even though it was secluded it was a short drive to anything you could need or want. Lots of great eating places close by. This was our first trip to the Gulf Shores area and we'll be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was home, away from home.

  • 5 of 5

It was was a quiet area, just a few miles away fron the beach. It includes everything that you need. It was a comfy place to stay. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, cute and convenient!

  • 4 of 5

I recently stayed here for our family beach trip (me, my husband and our two young children) and it was great! We loved the area - very peaceful and away from the beach traffic and noise, but still close enough that we could all go enjoy a day at the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Gulf Shores
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tin Top
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Fort Morgan/Mobile
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tin Top
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Gulf Shores
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.23
Pet Fee £37.23
Damage Insurance £43.93

Check in is 4:00 PM and check out is 10:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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