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Beautiful - Relaxing - Waterfront Cottage 6 Mi. from Gulf Shores - Fort Morgan

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Peace and Tranquility by the Bay!


Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homes, Single Family house description

Boarding the Fort Morgan National Wildlife Preserve, the Little House by the Bay is a perfect place to go and write a book, or just get away and let the world go by. Located on 2 acres, with 150 feet of water front on beautiful and historic Mobile Bay, this is a great place to watch the boats go by on the intercoastal, fish, crab or enjoy the nearby white sandy beaches. The location is secluded and very private, although high levels of activities are just a few minutes away.

A short drive just across highway 180 and you are on the beautiful white sandy public beaches adjacent to the National Wildlife Preserve. Enjoy the blue water and surf during the day and in just a few minutes, you are back at the Little House by the Bay.

The property includes a 130 foot pier to fish, crab and sunbath from. If you are a boater, you can moor your boat 150' off shore at mooring posts and wade in waste deep. By boat, you are justa 20 minute boat ride from Lulu Buffet's Bar and Grill and all the sites of Gulf Shores. Futher to the East on the intercoastal, and you are at Orange Beach and Perdido Pass.

A 16 mile boat ride to the West will put you at Fort Morgan and the Mouth of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A bit further West and you are at Dauphin Island. Some of the best in-shore and off-shore fishing and crabbing are right at your finger tips.

The Little House by the Bay is a 1,000 square foot cottage with a large great room (den kitchen) and a very large bedroom with a king size bed, and a bunk bed. The couch is also comfortable and blow up mattresses can be put in the den. There is bed sleeping for 4, and room a for a few others. The House has been recently refurbished inside and out and is nicely appointed, with very fine furnishings and all the modern amenities.

• Washer/Dryer
• Direct Satillite TV in Den and Bedroom
• Dishwasher, Fridge with Icemaker
* Oven, Range, seating for 5 at the bar for dining.
• Large Screened in Porch
• Barbeque Grill
• Fine Leather Furnishings and Custom Interior Millwork
• 1 roomy Bath with Large Shower

Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in unparalleled relaxation at the Little House by the Bay!

THE PERSONAL TOUCH - The owners, Donny and Kay Mecke, will personally communicate with you and help assure that this property meets your requirements and provide assistance and advice helping you plan your vacation. We strive to respond to all inquiries very quickly and personally, and we take extra effort to make sure that that the availability calendars are always up-to-date.

Keywords: Water front house, House on Bay, Fort Morgan House, Rental Home Fort Morgan, Bungalo, Bay House, Fort Morgan Rental, Gulf Shores Rental, Beach house in gulf Shores

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Most always Pets are welcome. Just ask to be sure! ...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Additional table for 4 on screen porch. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Covered Parking
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking


          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • DVD Player


          • Wireless Internet
          • Broadband Access

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden:

            2 expansive acres highlighted with beautiful mossy Southern Live Oaks....moreless

          • Boat:

            Waterfront home. Moor your boat just off shore on our Mooring posts....moreless

          • Bicycles:

            2 Bicycles there for you... easy ride to Gulf Beach...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Big Patio and Screened in Porch....moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Outdoor Grill


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

          • Beach View:

            Increadible Views of Mobile and Bon Secour Bay...moreless

          • Beachfront:

            1 acres and 150 of waterfront on Mobile Bay...moreless

          • Waterfront:

            130 foot fishing and crabbing dock!...moreless

          • Water View


          • Restaurants
          • Pier Fishing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Cycling
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Water Skiing
          • Paragliding
          • Tennis
          • Golf
          • Rafting
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Kayaking
          • Hiking
          • Swimming
          • Surfing
          • Parasailing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Zoo
          • Cinemas
          • Theme Parks
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Marina
          • Ruins
          • Water Parks
          • Shopping
          • Miniature Golf
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shelling
          • Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Jet Skiing
          • Sailing


          Write a review 4.9
          from 16 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Summer Season
          May 1 - Aug 12
          3 night min stay
          Off Season - Aug. 13 -April 30
          Aug 13 - Apr 30
          3 night min stay
          $750 $2,685
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Cleaning Fee (per stay) $150
          • Tax Rate 8.5%


          Monthly Off-Season Rates are $2500 per month, including all utilities, lawn service, garbage, Cable TV, Electricity, Sewer and Water, Internet.

          CHECK IS PREFERRED - Initial Payment of $300, balance due no later than 2 weeks before check-in. Initial Payment for Monthly Rentals is $500. We can accept PayPal and Credit Card through PayPal for a processing fee of 2.9%.

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          Last updated: 07/30/2014
          Check availability
          23 Available
          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
          23 Selected dates


          Car: Necessary

          Adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Reserve, just a few minutes or short bike ride to Gulf Beaches!


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2001

          About the owner: Donny and Kay Mecke purchased the Little House by the Bay in 2001 as an investment property and will eventually be our retirement home location. The house has been completely renovated and is equipped with all new furnishings and appliances. Donny and Kay live nearby in Baldwin County with their teen age daughter, Audrey.

          Why the Owner Chose Homes, Single Family:
          The North Shore of the Fort Morgan Penisula has breath taking views of Bon Secour and Mobile Bays with beautiful sunsets and wildlife. The historic area is secluded, private and peaceful. The large 2 acre lot borders the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and is just 10 minutes from Gulf Shores.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          The screened in porch, large patio and fishing pier feature spectacular views. The 150 shoreline offers great fishing and crabbing opportunities for the sportsman.

          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Links to more information:



          • Peace and Tranquility by the Bay!

            Peace and Tranquility by the Bay!

          • Bedroom


          • Bath with large Shower (sorry - no tub)

            Bath with large Shower (sorry - no tub)

          • Your View of Mobile Bay

            Your View of Mobile Bay

          • View looking North

            View looking North

          • Covered Parking on property

            Covered Parking on property

          • Very large great room and Kitchen facing Bedroom

            Very large great room and Kitchen facing Bedroom

          • Great Room Sitting Area

            Great Room Sitting Area

          • Large Screeded in Porch

            Large Screeded in Porch

          • Large outdoor Patio facing Beach

            Large outdoor Patio facing Beach

          • Beautifully appointed Den

            Beautifully appointed Den

          • Beautiful, Modern Kitchen

            Beautiful, Modern Kitchen

          • 120 foot pier for fishing and crabbing!

            120 foot pier for fishing and crabbing!

          VRBO #390719

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          This listing was first published here in 2011.

          Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

          $175 per night (USD)

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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