Waterfront Haven! Views!Kayak/Fishing/Crabbing/ Wifi
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Foley cottage description
Ever dream of floating around in a houseboat and just taking in all the beauty? Well, that's exactly how you'll feel when you come to 'The Camp'. When you walk into the the living room/kitchen area, you get a 180 degree beautiful waterfront view, complete with grassy islands and sea birds. The beautiful porch/lanai goes almost right up to the water's edge. Kayaker's will just LOVE this place!!!
'The Camp' is located near Gulf Shores' white sandy beaches and overlooks a creek which immediately opens into Wolf Bay. If you like doing it all on your vacation such as boating, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, swimming, going to the beach, shopping at the Tanger outlet mall, this is the place for you.
The 'Camp' is tastefully decorated and is fully furnished with everything you'll need to enjoy a memorable and comfortable vacation to enjoy lots of water activities. You'll sleep like a baby on our comfy mattresses. The smaller bedroom has a VCR with movies/cartoons for kids when the weather won't permit outside activities.
You won't pay the high beach prices here, but you are close enough to get there in 10 to 15 minutes, then come home to your own quiet, tranquil creek cottage.
You are welcome to bring your boat....as long as it can get under the bridge nearby. Any boat such as a pontoon, kayak, jet ski, 'fish & ski' sized boat would be suitable. You can dock right at the end of the pier. And why not take advantage of getting free seafood! You can catch crabs right at the end of the pier!
You can boat up the creek to get to the fresh water fishing/swimming and feel like you are an explorer seeing our virgin Southern waterways for the first time (it's so natural), or go down the creek to turn the bend and make it into Wolf Bay. There's so much to see and do.
You won't lack for entertainment in the Gulf Shores' area. I forgot to mention the great seafood restaurants here and not to mention we are 5 min. from the famous Lambert's Cafe'. Or if you'd just rather take it slow and easy....you definitely can here.
The tiled lanai is huge and is large enough to hang your hammock and still have enough room for dining and sitting area. The full kitchen has a spacious dining area as well, should you like to dine in a lot.
The home is 1,200 sq. feet and that's not including the 30' x 15' lanai. The master bath is spacious and is also accessible to the Living area. You won't want to leave this place once you get here.
Much care and consideration has been made in making your stay as comfy as possible because we want you to think of this as 'Your Camp' and come back time and time again.
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
sports and adventure activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Sleep Sofa /Futon
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Porch / Veranda
- Deck / Patio
ReviewsWrite a review
The Camp was perfect for our needs--great location, quiet & beautiful surroundings, clean and comfortable. Loved that we weren't too far from anywhere we wanted to go, but at the end of the day could return home away from the crowds. Great eateries nearby as well as fresh seafood markets, movie theaters, outlets, and the beach. Able to get in a lot of bike riding in and around Gulf State Park. Fishing off the dock was nice and, most of all, the large back porch to just sit peacefully, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of our surroundings. A+ in our estimation!
- Guest Nina L.
- Date of stay 05/13/13
- Review Submitted 05/22/13
Owner response: Oh Nina....I'm so glad that you all loved the place so much you decided to let other's know. There's no better compliment to me than that! It was great working with you on your reservation and hope that I'll be doing it again for a future vacation to the AL coast! Thanks so much, Colleen
We really enjoyed our stay at the camp, it has everything you need to be extremely comfortable, is very quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Yet still close enough to all area activities. We did not even go to the beach as the pier is great for catching all the sun you want. We will be back.
- Guest Lucky (Kentucky)
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 04/12/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
It was just perfect. A beautiful location. The weather did not cooperate but we had a wonderful time anyways. Well maintained and very clean. I would recommend it highly.
- Guest Jan (Decatur, AL)
- Date of stay 12/24/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, romantic getaway, age 55+.
We thorougly enjoyed our stay at The Camp. We loved being able to sit in the back yard on the dock and watch the dolphins swim by! The house is perfect for short or long trips and we have never felt so at home as we did when whe stayed at The Camp. The atmosphere is so peaceful and my family will definitely be back - this was our second stay there!
- Guest Jennifer P.
- Date of stay 09/15/12
- Review Submitted 10/03/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
We loved it! The quaint cottage is perfect - quiet and serene, yet only minutes away from restaurants, activities, etc. I fell in love with the back porch. It is perfect for early morning coffee retreats, reading, or playing games with the kids. Thank you for allowing us to stay. If ever we return to the area, we will definitely stay here!
- Guest Brenda E. (Calhoun, Louisiana)
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 07/31/12
Owner response: So glad you were pleased with The Camp. This is just how I want our guests to feel when they stay. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness to leave us a review.
My family and I had the best time at "The Camp". My son was able to fish and catch crabs right at the house. We all were able to watch the dolphins come by 2 days in a row, AMAZING! The house is so warm and inviting - We felt so comfortable and relaxed! We had many dinners on the Lanai! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us, I will definitely be recommending your place as well coming back again!
- Guest Mosley Family (Wills Point, Texas)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Wayne & Stephanie (Kosciusko, MS)
Wayne & Stephanie (Kosciusko, MS)
"The Camp" is an absolute WONDERFUL place to just get away and relax. Everything was so clean and very well organized. If you want a place to just get away this is the place to be. It is very well equipted with everything you need except for a dishwasher BUT you can always use the "fine china" (paper plates). Mrs. Colleen has done an EXCELLENT job of decorating it and making it very cozy and we can not leave Mr. Jeff out. The grounds are very well kept. My husband and son loved to walk out on the pier to fish and catch crabs. Mrs. Colleen and Mr. Jeff are super nice and make sure you have everything you need. You are about 5 miles from Lambert's Cafe, 6 miles from Tanger Outlet, and about 7 or 8 miles from Wal-Mart. There's plenty of other wonderful restruants near by also. Not to mention Krispy Kream donuts. This is a place we will go back to visit and recommend to all of our friends and family. Just next time we have to find the boat ramp.
- Guest Stephanie & Wayne (Kosciusko, MS) (Kosciuso)
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 07/04/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks Stephanie for your kind words. You know you and your lovely family are welcome ANYTIME. It was great meeting you all.
Susan & Ben
Susan & Ben
WOW! What a great place to get away. We had such a wonderful time....it was so peaceful and relaxing.
- Guest Susan (Whatley, AL)
- Date of stay 11/20/10
- Review Submitted 11/29/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Owner response: Hi Susan, So glad you and Ben had a great time! We hope you plan to come back for all your future getaways down here. Please send your friends down this way as well! Thanks for your business!!!
This lovely cottage is just a little bit of heaven on earth. I spent a great deal of time on the lanai just enjoying the fish and birds playing in the water. Since I rented the cottage for the entire month of August, the fans on the lanai really were beneficial in stirring the August breezes. Colleen has taken great care in decorating the lovely interior. Being near the restaurants and outlet mall is an added bonus. Contact with the owners was always very cooperative and informative.
- Guest Nell 1 (-)
- Date of stay 09/10/09
- Review Submitted 09/10/09
Owner response: Thanks Nell for your kind words about "The Camp". Sounds like you enjoyed it as much as we did when we used to come stay in it before moving to the area. I wish you "happy travels" and I do hope you plan to come back and stay often.
We had an absolutely wonderful time in this great cottage. We watched the dolphins from the porch as we ate supper. This location makes you feel like you are on your own little island although you are only minutes from the center of everything. The owner was very accomodating and our deposit was returned in a timely manner (a problem we have had in the past). The house wa spotless and well-stocked, with the exception of pot large enough to boil the crabs that we caught. We will be back! For our needs this was a 5 star out of a 5 star experience.
- Guest Susan C. (Birmingham, AL)
- Date of stay 07/24/09
- Review Submitted 07/24/09
From $64/nt - $590/wk - $950/mo US DollarsNov 01-Mar 31 .. $490/week .. $ 990/month for Jan & Feb. (mo.rentals booked first); Apr 01-May 20 .. $ 110/night .. $640/week .. $1550/month (3 night minimum); May 21-Aug 20 .. $140/night ($150. nt for weekend stays). .. $800/week .. $1750/month; Aug. 21-Oct 31 .. $ 110/night .. $640/week .. $1550/month; Tax included in rates! Additional chgs may apply for 4 or more people and weekend only stays; Cleaning Fee - $85; ***($100. damage deposit may be required) Jan & Feb. are reserved for monthly stays only. Other months many be available at slightly higher rate amt.Dates Available: Year Round
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Hi. We know you will love The Camp as much as we do. We had the house built on the waterfront lot we purchased over a decade ago in order to come visit our parents down here on the coast. When my father became terminally ill we decided to go ahead and move down and put the camp available for rent. My husband and I live close enough that we are able to care for the property ourselves. This keeps it in great shape.
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View from Lanai and Living Room
Another view from Inside looking out.
View from Pier
Another view from the back door.
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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