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Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Beach Cottage

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Sit back, relax, and watch the waves


Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homes, Single Family house 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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking on property....moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            Side by side refrigerator/freezer, new....moreless


          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Covered Parking:

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

          • Washing Machine:


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

          Other Amenities

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


              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • 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

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo


              • Broadband Access:

                Connection through satellite....moreless

              • Free Long Distance
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              Location & View

              • 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

              • 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


              • Restaurants
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Jet Skiing
              • Tennis
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • ATM/Bank
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving


              Write a review 4.5
              from 23 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 18 - Sep 13, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Sep 14 - Oct 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Nov 1 - Mar 14, 2015
              7 night min stay

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Pet Fee $100
              • Cleaning Fee $125
              • Property Damage Protection $69
              • Tax Rate 8.5%


              Deposit due at time of reservation; balance due 3 weeks before commencement of rental.

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              Last updated: 08/19/2014
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              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 on faculty at Louisiana State University. We have a 10-year-old daughter, a corgi, and a rescue chiuaua--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.

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              Speaks: english



              • 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

              VRBO #212955

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

              $420 - $1,750 per week (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 08/19/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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