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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront Home

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homes, Single Family house description


Amazing Beachfront home with 4 large bedrooms, 4.5 baths and lots of extras that will make you want to never leave! Mar Tortuga is a wonderful custom home with space to graciously enjoy time with your family amid comfortable furnishings and luxury touches.

It is a cliche but true, pictures don't do it justice. You really do have to see it to believe it. We drove by Mar Tortuga for several years and didn't really give it a second look but the moment we walked inside, our jaws dropped! Actually we only got as far as the covered area underneath with the mural and swings and the best sea oats providing a magical pathway to the beach and we knew--this is a really special place.

Mar Tortuga means Sea Turtle--most years, including 2010, Sea Turtles nest in the dunes in front of the house. If you come in October, you just might see their first journey to the sea.

There is a Large Main Floor Open Living Area with 2 Seating Areas; a Dining Table for 10, plus a Breakfast Bar and a Game Table for more Dining Space; a Beautifully Stocked Kitchen, plus a Wet Bar, Undercounter Ice Maker, and Large Pantry; and Spacious Beachfront Porches, both covered and open to the sun. Relax on the Lounge Chairs with a cool beverage or step right down to the beach.

There is also an Oversized Main Floor King Master complete with a chaise, a futon (for families with small children this is wonderful), and a Deluxe Bath featuring a Separate Shower, Jacuzzi Tub, Double Vanities, Dressing Table and lovely custom tile work. The smaller of the 2 Laundries is on this floor.

The Top Floor features a wonderful OWNER'S SUITE with a large King Bedroom with Private Beachfront Porch; a Desk area with Computer & a Wet Bar with Undercounter Refrigerator; a Huge Master Bath with Separate Tub and Shower, Two Vanities and beautiful finishes. There are 2 More Large Bedrooms: A Queen Bedroom, and a Bedroom with a Queen Bed plus a Daybed and Trundle, each with a Private Bath and a TV. The Very Large primary Laundry Room is on this level.

Great porches offer Amazing Views of Gulf Shores Sugar White Sand Beaches. This Quiet Area of West Beach has a single row of beachfront homes, plus a single row of homes on Little Lagoon. It is a wonderful, quiet area of the beach but it is less than 4.5 miles from the heart of Gulf Shores.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3540 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Pets Considered
      • Non Smoking Only

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen
      • Refrigerator
      • Coffee Maker
      • Microwave
      • Toaster
      • Dishes & Utensils


      • Air Conditioning
      • Linens Provided
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Washing Machine
      • Iron & Board


      • Satellite / Cable
      • DVD Player


          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront


              • Cinemas
              • Outlet Shopping
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Golf


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              from 30 traveler reviews
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              Rental rates quoted in: $
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              2015 08/16/15 thru 09/05/15 Sunday
              Aug 17 - Sep 6, 2014
              3 night min stay
              2015 09/06/15 thru 10/31/15 Sunday
              Sep 7 - Nov 1, 2014
              7 night min stay

              2015 11/01/15 thru 11/20/15 Sunday
              Nov 2 - Nov 22, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2014
              4 night min stay
              2014 12/01/14 thru 12/20/14 Sunday
              Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2015
              4 night min stay
              2015 01/02/15 thru 02/28/15 Sunday
              Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2015
              28 night min stay

              $586 $2,345
              2015 03/01/15 thru 05/16/15 Sunday (Min)
              Mar 1 - May 16, 2015
              7 night min stay

              2015 03/01/15 thru 05/16/15 Sunday (Max)
              Mar 1 - May 16, 2015
              7 night min stay

              2015 05/17/15 thru 05/23/15 Sunday
              May 17 - May 23, 2015
              7 night min stay

              2015 05/24/15 thru 05/30/15 Sunday
              May 24 - May 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              2015 05/31/15 thru 06/13/15 Sunday
              May 31 - Jun 13, 2015
              7 night min stay

              2015 06/14/15 thru 08/01/15 Sunday
              Jun 14 - Aug 1, 2015
              7 night min stay

              2015 08/09/15 thru 08/15/15 Sunday
              Aug 9 - Aug 15, 2015
              7 night min stay

              2015 08/16/15 thru 09/05/15 Sunday
              Aug 16 - Sep 5, 2015
              3 night min stay

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              Last updated: 08/27/2014
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              Near 2 Historic Forts, National Naval Air Museum, USS Alabama Battleship Museum, Charter Fishing Boats, Dolphin Cruises and more


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About: We are a professional couple with college-age children. We previously had a smaller, simpler home here that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. When we rebuilt, we added lots of luxurious touches that we enjoy when we come. With the children busy with their own interests, we find we spend less time here and decided we'd like to have someone enjoying this magical house! We hope your family will create the same kind of special memories at Mar Tortuga that we have over the years. Our friends Susan & Geoff who live in Gulf Shores and have their own vacation rental beach houses take care of it for us. We know how much they care about making sure our home is clean & well-maintained for our guests, and for our family.

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              • Mar Tortuga

                Mar Tortuga

              VRBO #328932

              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

              $325 - $575 per night

              4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 08/27/14
              Minimum stay: 0-30 nights
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