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Peaceful Waterfront Getaway

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 30 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Gulf Shores - Bon Secour Cottages unit 6

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Zelan Ellison
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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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 Alabama Gulf Coast

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.


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Peaceful Waterfront Getaway
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Well maintained and great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in cottage #6 during our one week stay. Great place to get away from the crowd but still only 4 to 7 miles for anything you would like to do or obtain. Walmart, Dollar General, Fast Food, Casual Dining, etc just a short trip away. Cottage was great and well maintained and stocked with essentially everything you would need to cook or relax. We really enjoyed quick access to fresh seafood to purchase and cook in the cottage and the fun we had fishing and crabbing off the pier. Neighbors were great and helped in any way they could. We will see you again when we return to Gulf Shores area. Thanks, Skip and Bettie H

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed our stay! The rental met our expectations. It was located in a great area for kicking back and relaxing. It is off the beaten path but still close to everything. The views from the dock were great at sunset. I would definitely recommend this cottage and I will be returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Bon Secour Cottages Unit 6. Just what we needed. Enjoyed fishing from the pier just across the road. Convenient to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. A quiet place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best place to stay peaceful and quit and everything you need to feel comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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I'd rate our stay a 10 if I could! Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage! The owner was so helpful & her family also. They checked on us to make sure everything was ok, gave us fishing tips & I left sundresses there & they put them in the mail for me. The cottage is clean, cute as can be! We loved going to the pier & fishing! It was perfection for us! Off the beaten path which we loved. If we go back to Gulf Shores we would definitely stay there again! I would highly recommend the cottage to everyone & have!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Strohms

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for fishing, beach, shopping. A quiet place and very clean. Most assuredly we would like to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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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

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall 2016
7 Sep 2016 - 14 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
15 Nov 2016 - 10 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Spring Break 2017
20 Mar 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2017
18 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
21 May 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £41
Pet Fee £41 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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