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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront Home

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3540 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Cinemas

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Outlet Shopping

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf


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


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 08/02 thru 08/08 Sunday
Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2015
7 night min stay

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

2015 08/16 thru 09/12 Sunday
Aug 16 - Sep 12, 2015
3 night min stay
2015 09/13 thru 10/31 Sunday
Sep 13 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

2015 11/01 thru 11/20 Sunday
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2015
3 night min stay
2015 11/21 thru 11/28 Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
2015 11/29 thru 12/18 Sat/Sun
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
2015 12/19 thru 01/01/16 Christmas
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
4 night min stay
2016 02/29 thru 05/14 Sunday
Feb 29 - May 14, 2016
7 night min stay

2016 05/15 thru 05/21 Sunday
May 15 - May 21, 2016
7 night min stay

2016 05/22 thru 05/28 Sunday
May 22 - May 28, 2016
7 night min stay

2016 05/29 thru 06/11 Summer Sunday
May 29 - Jun 11, 2016
7 night min stay

2016 06/12/16 thru 08/06/16 Sunday
Jun 12 - Aug 6, 2016
7 night min stay


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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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Near 2 Historic Forts, National Naval Air Museum, USS Alabama Battleship Museum, Charter Fishing Boats, Dolphin Cruises and more


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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

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