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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Beach Cottage--Grab the Last Summer Weeks!

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Sit back, relax, and watch the waves

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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Special offer: Owners Just Released Memorial Day Week With Bonus Day! Details

Property description

As you slide into the parking area, nestled in the sand under the cottage, the love affair begins. You can’t wait to curl your toes in the sand; thanks to the deeded access, just 25 steps from the house and you’re ON THE BEACH!

As you head back to check out the cottage, you note the secluded outside shower. When you walk in the front door upstairs, the light, spacious interior takes you aback. This is no cookie-cutter rental: With walls the blue-green of the Gulf and crisp white trim, the peace of the cottage engulfs you. Windows that flood the room with light offer breathtaking views.

You move into the kitchen, where a bottle of wine welcomes you. As you pop some potatoes in the convection oven, the gleaming granite countertops and wonderful equipment inspire you to do some awesome meals while you’re here.

The kids have already checked out the bedrooms and bathrooms, which offer the same beautiful décor. With original art throughout, the cottage already feels like home. The owners have thought of everything—a wire crate for the dog, puzzles and games for the kids, even a sippy cup and some cereal bowls, just in case you forgot something. With a washer and dryer and a generous supply of linens, the beautifully appointed bedrooms and baths promise exceptional comfort and ease.

After dinner, you watch a breathtaking sunset from the gazebo swing. Then you head back to the beach for a walk--how great to be just steps away! The wide, sandy beach is spectacular and on-leash dogs are welcome; you can’t wait to explore more tomorrow. And the neighborhood is amazing--no generic concrete structures, no crowds, no parking lots, no bright lights, no traffic, no noise. The stars are so clear you think you could touch them.

As you're lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf, you wonder why you only booked only ONE week. You decide to book for next year now, because this is definitely YOUR Fort Morgan house.

Keywords: Ft. Morgan, Ft. Morgan rental, Gulf Shores rental, Pet Friendly Ft. Morgan, Pet Friendly Gulf Shores

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over 21. NO college student renters....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs under 40 pounds welcome with pet fee. Wire crate provided....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom has comfortable queen bed., Double Beds (1) Two double beds in master bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable queen sofa bed in living area....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 40' Flat Screen HD TV, new convection oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator; gourmet kitchen. iPod docks....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV in living area and both bedrooms; 40' Flat screen HD TV in living area....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    40' flat screen HD TV in living area, HD TV in both bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Videos include kids' videos and exercise videos....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Our house sits in the sand, 25 steps off the beach with a beautiful view and deeded access to the wide, wonderful beach....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Our view of the ocean is spectacular. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and a fabulous view of the Gulf--you will often spot pods of dolphins from our gazebo....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Recently installed heat pump....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Connection through satellite....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Large parking area under cottage with storage area....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided:

    High-thread count sheets, guest towels, beach towels provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New convection oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator; large deep sink, well-equipped gourmet kitchen....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck with teak dining table and chairs, plus smaller table and teak chairs and a swing in the gazebo....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Wonderful swing with fabulous view, small table and chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Special offer: Owners Just Released Memorial Day Week With Bonus Day!

The owners can't make it down for the week of Memorial Day. May 22-May 30--8 wonderful nights--to enjoy our wonderful, uncrowded (yes, even on Memorial Day!) beach. Act quickly! Check out the Memorial Day Tribute at Ft. Morgan; Gulf State Park Beach Luau; LuLuPalooza at Lulu's (Jimmy Buffett's little sister's place); or The Beach Boys at the Wharf.

Offer for: May 22, 2015 - May 30, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 16 - Sep 5, 2015
6 night min stay

$1,750
Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 8.5%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/27/2015
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Location

0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kiva Dunes Grill, Gulf Shores Plantation
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay-
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores Plantation
0.15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
SR 180
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kiva Dunes Grill, Gulf Shores Plantation

Car: Necessary

Ft. Morgan represents a rare gem--a quiet, uncrowded, unspoiled beach. Area residents are enormously friendly. Although our piece of paradise is away from the Gulf Shores crowds, we still lie within easy access of the outlet mall, restaurants, water park, and Gulf Shores attractions, giving us the best of both worlds.

On Ft. Morgan itself, we have a marina, restaurants, convenience and liquor stores as well as a variety store (Dollar General), golf courses, numerous churches, a wildlife refuge, a bird sanctuary, a state park at the fort, bike lanes, access to deep sea fishing, and kayak rentals (Russ will deliver your kayak right to our house and pick it up at the end of your stay!).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Jack and Jeanne are retired Louisiana State University professors; Jack is truly retired and Jeanne now works as a survey and data consultant. We have a 13-year-old daughter, a corgi, and a rescue chihuahua--which is why our house is both kid- and pet-friendly. We've tried to make our house the kind of place we love to rent, with more the feel of a 'B&B' than a stock-issue condo.

Why the Owner Chose Homes, Single Family:
We bought The Lighthouse because Ft. Morgan represents a true treasure--one of the last 'beach frontiers.' The lack of development means that wildlife and birds remain, people are friendly, and when you walk on to the porch at night, it truly feels as if you could reach out and touch the stars.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have tried hard to provide everything a family needs. We've provided a flat screen, HD TV with satellite, DVD players, an iPod dock, a gourmet kitchen, a Weber grill, teak table and chairs on the deck, and a wonderful swing (that swing was where our love affair with The Lighthouse began). We want our guests to feel at home. The fact that we're 25 steps from the beach means that you can feel connected to the beach and ocean and often watch pods of dolphins from the house. Beautiful sunsets and the peace and tranquility of Ft. Morgan await you here.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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  • Sit back, relax, and watch the waves

    Sit back, relax, and watch the waves

  • Dine with a view of the Gulf

    Dine with a view of the Gulf

  • Beautiful endings to perfect beach days wait for you here!

    Beautiful endings to perfect beach days wait for you here!

  • Wake up to the sound of the waves

    Wake up to the sound of the waves

  • Sunset each day . . .

    Sunset each day . . .

  • Two queen beds provide room for 4 in the master bedroom

    Two queen beds provide room for 4 in the master bedroom

  • The large, LCD screen provides great entertainment

    The large, LCD screen provides great entertainment

  • Prepare gourmet meals

    Prepare gourmet meals

  • Enjoy the view from the gazebo . . .

    Enjoy the view from the gazebo . . .

  • Kick back and enjoy a good book

    Kick back and enjoy a good book

  • Meet your friendly neighbors

    Meet your friendly neighbors

  • Just gets better and better

    Just gets better and better

  • Both bathrooms offer double vanities, tub, and shower

    Both bathrooms offer double vanities, tub, and shower

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/27/2015
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