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Welcome to 'On Dune Pond'! Large Decks front and back with room to Relax.

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Lovely Beach house on a quiet, secluded Beach in Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores. No busy commercial congestion or large condominium complexes. Unique, 'Houses only' neighborhood. Relax on one of the 2 open Decks with Views of the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay. Spend the day just steps away on the uncrowded white, Sandy Beach. Find shells, watch for porpoises and swim in the clear blue waters of the Gulf. It's a short drive to several great Golf courses, or Shopping in Gulf Shores. Dine at local favorite 'Lulu's' owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister. Spend a cool morning at the 'Little Zoo That Could' from Animal Planet. Close to the house is historic Fort Morgan, or take an easy hike in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and find secluded 'Shell Beach'. Ride the auto ferry to Dauphin Island for a tour of the SeaLab and historic Fort Gaines. So much to do!

You will be renting directly from the owners - no large property management firm with hidden fees! We built the house and maintain the house ourselves - truly a 'vacation rental by owner' experience! We have been renting our houses to others for over 10 years, and we have many repeat guests. Join us!! We know you will love this house and area as much as we do!

'On Dune Pond' sleeps 6 people very comfortably. The Master bedroom has a King bed and a private bath with shower. Bedroom #2 also has a King bed, a private sink/vanity area, and access to a shared bath with shower. Bedroom #3 has 2 twin beds, private sink/vanity, and access to the shared Bath with shower. Just off the large living room is what we call the Media Room - couch, floor pillows, and large TV will make it a gathering spot for those watching their favorite movie...close the doors and the rest of your party can visit in the living room with 2 new couches. The Cook's Kitchen is complete with table & chairs, all appliances, and is fully equipped to make meal preparation breeze -just bring your food! Enjoy views of the Gulf or Mobile Bay from every window in the house. The 2 Decks are large and ready to use with plenty of chairs.

For larger gatherings, rent our other house as well and sleep as many as 14 people. Just a short walk across the sand, one street away. See 'Conch'ed Out' at our other vrbo listing.

Keywords: private home, beach house

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the beach, the media room and the kids' bedroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please smoke outside only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • King size beds (2) Newer, firm mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (2) Newer firm mattresses., Child Beds (2) We have 2 airbeds and linens for your use. Most appropriate for small children. Room to use airbeds in media room or Twin Bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Share library....take one, leave one....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    ipod docking station/player. Holds most models of ipods and iphones. Multi gadget charging station in Kitchen....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    New, large flat screen TV's....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We are working on our DVD library. Several favorite, family movies are now available....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We are just steps away from the beautiful white sandy beach of the Gulf of Mexico. An easy 200 foot stroll to the end of the quiet street puts you right on the sand!...moreless

  • Beach View:

    Great views from front & back decks and all windows. Watch the dolphins swim by from the open decks....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Enjoy views of both Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from both outside decks and some of the many windows in the house....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Great views of the Gulf of Mexico AND Mobile Bay....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay from all windows in the house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table with hidden leaves will open to seat more. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New in 2014....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Room for 4 cars under the house....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    Call anywhere in the Lower 48 states....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, pillows and kitchen towels are provided. Please bring your own bath & beach towels....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room in the driveway for your boat and trailer; park additional cars....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    New HE unit in 2014....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee grinder & maker, toaster, blender, waffle maker, large pots. Well-stocked pots, pans and dishes for 6 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New, quiet one in 2014....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you need for cooking & dining is provided. This is a Cook's Kitchen.....bring a cook & your own food!...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    New in 2014...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker in the freezer section....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Front & Back, room for everyone. Table & chairs on each deck - loungers too! Picnic table under the house - nice & breezy down there!...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Cook on open driveway please!...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
Apr 18 - May 8, 2015
7 night min stay
$136

Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring
May 9 - May 22, 2015
7 night min stay
$121
Memorial Day Week
May 23 - May 29, 2015
7 night min stay
$229
Early Summer
May 30 - Jun 5, 2015
7 night min stay
$229
July 4th Week
Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,200
Summer
Jul 11 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay
$285
Late Summer
Aug 15 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay
$236

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $110
  • Tax Rate 6%

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mobile
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tacky Jack's
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 59 and Hwy 180
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tacky Jack's

Car: Necessary

Ft. Morgan sits a spit of land at the mouth of Mobile Bay. From our house you have great views of both the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Mobile Bay to the north. You can also view the Mobile shipping channel - interesting to those of us who enjoy something unique. There is lots of history available if you visit the two Civil War-era forts that guard the mouth of the Bay. A trip across the Bay to Dauphin Island to visit Fort Gaines as well as the SeaLab is a fun trip - take the Mobile Bay Ferry, with or without your car.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We both grew up near the beach and always dreamed of owning a house at the beach. We found Fort Morgan, only 2 hours away from our home (at the time), and fell in love with the area immediately! We built 'On Dune Pond' just for us, and now we are happy to share it with you & your family. Our daughter was nine years old when we started coming over for quiet weekends, and she loved her time on the sand, in the sea, and learning about the constellations. Now she shares this place with everyone through her photos. We know you will enjoy your vacation here! Chris & Sue Willoughby

Why the Owner Chose Homes, Single Family:
Fort Morgan is the perfect place for a vacation! It is close to several large cities, but feels so far off the beaten path. We love our neighborhood of 'single-family only houses' - no busy commercial developments or condos for us! We didn't need or want elevators, pools or heavy, self-closing doors...open decks, large windows, comfy beds, big kitchen and a short stroll to the beach. That's what we wanted, and that's what we love about our place. You will too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This area is rich in history, nature, and man-made interests. Fort Morgan was made famous in the Civil War battle for control of Mobile Bay. Union Admiral Farragut brought his fleet past the fort, wandered into a torpedo field, and famously cried 'damn the torpedos, full speed ahead', ultimatley winning the three week battle against Admiral Buchanan for control of the fort. We are surrounded by the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and we regularly enjoy the many trails and protected beaches in the area. Don't miss an easy hike to 'Shell Beach' - the name says it all! Fishing in Mobile Bay or out in the gulf is easy, and there are lots of charter boats just minutes away at the Fort Morgan marina. So much to do...or so little - you decide!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Welcome to 'On Dune Pond'! Large Decks front and back with room to Relax.

    Welcome to 'On Dune Pond'! Large Decks front and back with room to Relax.

  • Imagine yourself here, sipping the beverage of your choice! Watch the sunrise.

    Imagine yourself here, sipping the beverage of your choice! Watch the sunrise.

  • Work at the desk, if you must!

    Work at the desk, if you must!

  • View into media room. Grab a seat on red curvy couch - shut the doors for quiet!

    View into media room. Grab a seat on red curvy couch - shut the doors for quiet!

  • New large flat screen TV! Lots of movies, books & games in Media Room to enjoy!

    New large flat screen TV! Lots of movies, books & games in Media Room to enjoy!

  • Half bath & Laundry Room. New washer & dryer. Convenient location near kitchen.

    Half bath & Laundry Room. New washer & dryer. Convenient location near kitchen.

  • Table will expand with enclosed leaf - room for everyone!

    Table will expand with enclosed leaf - room for everyone!

  • Relax, unpack; walk-in closet and large dresser in Master. Quiet, end of hall location.

    Relax, unpack; walk-in closet and large dresser in Master. Quiet, end of hall location.

  • Relax, unpack; this room is at end of hall, steps to back deck. New king bed!

    Relax, unpack; this room is at end of hall, steps to back deck. New king bed!

  • Closet, in-room sink/vanity area and access to shared bath with twin room.

    Closet, in-room sink/vanity area and access to shared bath with twin room.

  • Enjoy the colorful twin bed room! Room to play!

    Enjoy the colorful twin bed room! Room to play!

  • Perfect spot to unwind at end of day on Beach. Back Deck faces West - sunsets!

    Perfect spot to unwind at end of day on Beach. Back Deck faces West - sunsets!

  • The views and sounds from the Front Deck are amazing! Beach is right there.

    The views and sounds from the Front Deck are amazing! Beach is right there.

  • Welcome to On Dune Pond! Come in, grab a seat on one of the new sofas.

    Welcome to On Dune Pond! Come in, grab a seat on one of the new sofas.

  • Fight over the chaise lounge. Best seat in the house for reading or napping!

    Fight over the chaise lounge. Best seat in the house for reading or napping!

  • Lots of room on the Red Curvy couch. TV, movies, reading or naps - all in here.

    Lots of room on the Red Curvy couch. TV, movies, reading or naps - all in here.

  • All the bedrooms are down the hall on the way to the back deck.

    All the bedrooms are down the hall on the way to the back deck.

  • Kitchen has everything you need. Silent dishwasher! New refrigerator!

    Kitchen has everything you need. Silent dishwasher! New refrigerator!

  • Master bedroom; views from both windows; en suite full bathroom; new king bed in 2015!

    Master bedroom; views from both windows; en suite full bathroom; new king bed in 2015!

  • Master Bath. Large shower is to the Left. Lots of storage in large vanity.

    Master Bath. Large shower is to the Left. Lots of storage in large vanity.

  • Views from both windows in this King room. Take a nap!

    Views from both windows in this King room. Take a nap!

  • Shared bath with King room and Twin room. Toilet and large shower in roomy area.

    Shared bath with King room and Twin room. Toilet and large shower in roomy area.

  • Bath access, (shared w/king room, sink/vanity, closet, flat scrn TV w/VCR & DVD

    Bath access, (shared w/king room, sink/vanity, closet, flat scrn TV w/VCR & DVD

  • Don't miss a sunset while on vacation - they are worth it! Photo by elwilloughby

    Don't miss a sunset while on vacation - they are worth it! Photo by elwilloughby

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/30/2015
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