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Historic House on the Bay

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Perdido Beach house description

This lovely waterfront Perdido Beach home is the ideal location for a family reunion, group retreat, or just plain relaxation. Five generations have enjoyed this historic home. Built in 1930 by Charles Marks of Montgomery, it has just undergone extensive restoration following damage from Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina.

Perdido Bay is in the front yard. Dolphins, herons, pelicans, and fish live in the Bay, which is beautiful in every season. Gentle breezes and the music of the waves stir around the house, making it incomparably tranquil. The water is warm and brackish, perfect for swimmers of all ages and shallow enough for young children. The neighborhood is semirural and quiet.

The house sleeps 14 guests and features a gourmet kitchen. Most furnishings are brand new, and a few antique family items maintain its rustic appeal. The house has central heat and air, as well as a gas fireplace for the winter months.

There are four bedrooms – three of which face directly onto the bay – plus a couch with a pull-out queen-sized mattress. Heron is the Master Suite, with a king-sized bed and private bath. Pelican, best suited for children or young adults, sleeps up to 6 children or 4 adults.

The bunk bed has a double bed on bottom, a twin bed on top, and a trundle bed. The day bed also has a trundle bed. Palmetto, at the end of the porch, features a queen-sized bed. There is a large double vanity bathroom shared with Pelican. Cypress is the most private bedroom, secluded at the far end of the house. This bedroom has a double bed with a private bathroom. Two more optional twin beds hang like porch swings on the front porch.

The gourmet kitchen is every cook's dream. The large granite island is perfect for serving fresh crab and fish. There are two sinks, a gas range, ultra-quiet dishwasher, microwave, oven, and lots of counter space. The kitchen, dining room, and living room flow together to make one open great room. The dining room table, dating from 1930 and original to the house, seats 14 easily.

A spacious screened porch, with hammocks, swings and rocking chairs, surrounds the Great Room and bedrooms. The back porch is the site of a ping-pong table just waiting for family tournaments or games to be enjoyed by all ages.

There is a well-stocked laundry room complete with washer/dryer, bath towels, beach towels, linens, pillows, games, toys, and floats. A canoe is available for exploring the bay and adjoining creeks and bayous.

The Gulf of Mexico, with unspoiled, dazzling white beaches, is just a short drive away. The bustle of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach is also close, but not too close, and offers shopping, restaurants and sightseeing. Pontoon and speed boats are available there for rent and boats can be chartered for deep-sea fishing excursions. The Tanger Outlet Mall is just a short 20 minute drive away in Foley for anyone looking for bargains galore.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Plenty of room to run and play! Loved by generations of kids....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Bedroom 6: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            This is a separate guest cottage with bath and sitting area...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Two of these are on the veranda (in summer), hung from the ceiling like a porch swing. Heavenly to sleep on at night and lovely for reading and snuggling in daytime., Child Beds (1) Trundle beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double sized lower bunk...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Three unique swinging beds on the porch. See the 'Beds' section.

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Dining table is original to the house and seats 14. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 14 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Everything but the porch is air conditioned and heated....moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    in Great Room...moreless

                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    The kitchen is well appointed with all the cooking amenities needed. ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Plenty of dishes and utensils for up to 14...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    New, large, and beautiful....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Two full size refrigerators...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 kayaks, 1 paddle board and 2 canoes...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  off season
                  Dec 4 - May 29, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  $1,800
                  summer
                  May 30 - Sep 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,500

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  fall season
                  Sep 9 - Dec 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,000

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning fee $300
                  • tax/administrative $375 + tax
                  • guest cottage $500 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 5%

                  Notes:

                  Special long-term rental rates available January and February.

                  50% non-refundable deposit. Final payment due 30 days before occupancy.. Guest cottage rental required with more than 10 guests


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/17/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pensacola or Mobile
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  FloraBama
                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ft Morgan
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Orange Beach
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Gulf Shores by boat

                  Deep Sea Fishing at the Gulf. Fresh local produce in summer.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1930

                  About: There are several owners -- siblings and cousins. We all love our place.

                  Why Perdido Beach:
                  It was beautiful and peaceful here in 1930, and it still is.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  A swimmable bay and beach in the front yard. Going to the you-pick blueberry farm. The way the house invites us to relax, play and visit together. Family suppers with everyone at our dining table.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • This is what you see when you arrive.

                    This is what you see when you arrive.

                  • How about that kitchen!

                    How about that kitchen!

                  • The living room.

                    The living room.

                  • Dawn over the Bay.

                    Dawn over the Bay.

                  • The front veranda, which faces the water.

                    The front veranda, which faces the water.

                  • Perdido Bay as seen from the side veranda.

                    Perdido Bay as seen from the side veranda.

                  • It's fun to paddle the quiet, secluded creeks.

                    It's fun to paddle the quiet, secluded creeks.

                  VRBO #168787

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  $350 - $357 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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                  (251) 987-1307 (Alabama, USA)

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