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Happy Guests for 10 Years! Family-Friendly Beach Steps Away; Clean Comfy House!

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'Conch'ed Out' - Your Family's Destination for a Wonderful Week at the Beach

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Last updated: 11/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homes, Single Family house description

Enjoy this home in a unique 'houses only' area of Fort Morgan beach. No condominiums or busy commercial congestion. Relax on one of Two open Decks with views of the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay. Spend the day just steps away on the uncrowded white, sandy Beach. Watch for porpoises, find shells, and swim in the clear blue waters of the gulf. At night find your favorite constellation. It's just a short drive to great Golf courses, or shopping and dining in Gulf Shores. See 'The Little Zoo That Could' on a cool morning. Visit Historic Fort Morgan, or ride the auto ferry to Dauphin Island for a tour of the SeaLab. Take an easy hike at beautiful Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge; find secluded Shell Beach, perfect for a Picnic! Dine minutes away at 'Tacky Jack's' or drive just 30 minutes to 'LuLu's', owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister. Golf nearby at Kiva Dunes.

Our home sleeps 10 people very comfortably. King-sized beds in 2 bedrooms, a bunk room for the kids with 2 sets of bunk beds and a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room. All furnishings are newer & comfortable. King Beds have new 400 count sheets. A complete kitchen will make meal preparation a breeze. Dine inside, or outside on one of our 2 spacious Decks. Two large sofas, a loveset, comfy chairs and game table with chairs rounds out the huge living room. Three full baths and a separate laundry room provide you with all the comforts of home. Keep in touch with work & family on free wifi internet and unlimited long distance.
The uncrowded beach is only a 200 foot stroll away; where the street ends the sand begins.

You will be renting directly from the owners. No large property management firm with hidden fees. We built this house and do all the maintenance. We have been renting with vrbo for 10 years and have many returning guests. Join us! We know you will love this place as much as we do!

For larger gatherings, rent both of our beach houses. 'On Dune Pond' is just one street & a short walk away. See vrbo Listing #115234.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome:

            Kids love the beach and the bunk beds. Teens love the beach and the Decks. Adults love that everyone is Happy!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please smoke outside....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (2) Newer, firm Beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized sofa bed; linens available for bed in the closet. Sofa Bed located in the Living Room., Bunk Beds (2) 2 sets of Bunk Beds will sleep 4 children....all in their own room!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • Bathroom 3

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          • Master bath en suite with shower; tub/shower combo in connecting bath with king room & bunk room; full bath with shower adjacent to laundry room....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Comfortable sofas & beds. 400 ct sheets on King beds. Most furniture is new or newer. Outdoor Shower for convenience....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Share Library....take one, leave one....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Family favorites....some just for kids!...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                ipod dock station - Play your own music! Fits most ipods & iphones. Multi-gadget charging station in kitchen. Multi-channel cable and Netflix now, too!...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                (2) New flat screen TV's. ...moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                We are beginning to collect a video library. New titles added every year. We have family-friendly tapes for the VCR as well as discs for the DVD player. Netflix too!...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                There are views of the Gulf Of Mexico and/or Mobile Bay from every window in the house as well as from the 2 open decks....moreless

              • Beach View:

                Great views from front & back decks and all windows. It's a very short walk to the beach....only about 200 feet....moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                So close to the water! Just a very short stroll to the end of our quiet street puts you right on the gulf-white sand!...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Enjoy the decks, watch the dolphin swim by. Views of Mobile Bay and Gulf of Mexico from front and back decks. ...moreless

              • Water View:

                Views of Gulf of Mexico AND Mobile Bay from all windows...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                The table in the kitchen seats 8; enclosed leaf will open to larger table. Use the game table to seat 4 more....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Broadband Access
              • Carport
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking:

                Room for 4 vehicles under the house....moreless

              • Filtered Water
              • Free Local Calls
              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance to lower 48 states...moreless

              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Bed linens, pillows and kitchen towels are provided. Please bring your own bath & beach towels....moreless

              • Living Area
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Large driveway will easily handle your Boat on a trailer; park additional cars....moreless

              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Washing Machine
              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Coffee grinder & maker; blender; toaster; waffle maker; large pots. Everything for cooking & eating for 10....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Garbage Disposal
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Everything you need for cooking & dining is provided. It's a Cook's Kitchen....bring your cook and your food!...moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                Ice-maker in the freezer....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) Front & Back Decks. Room for everyone. Picnic table located under the house - cool and shady spot for lunch! Outdoor Shower to rinse off before going upstairs into the house....moreless

              • Deck Furniture
              • Outdoor Entertainment Area
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Bring your own briquets and use the grill downstairs, and on the driveway only. ...moreless

              • Patio
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Easter Week
                  Apr 4 - Apr 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,650
                  Early Spring
                  Apr 11 - May 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,450
                  Spring
                  May 9 - May 22, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,450
                  Memorial Day Week
                  May 23 - May 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,200
                  Early Summer
                  May 30 - Jul 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,997
                  July 4th Week
                  Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,200
                  Summer
                  Jul 11 - Aug 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,997
                  Late Summer
                  Aug 15 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,650

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                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 6%

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                  Last updated: 11/01/2014
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                  Location

                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Mobile
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Tacky Jack's
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Mobile Bay Ferry
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Kiva Dunes
                  22 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 59 and Hwy 180
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Tacky Jack's

                  Car: Necessary

                  Fort Morgan sits on a spit of land at the mouth of Mobile Bay. From our house you have great views of both the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Mobile Bay to the north. You can also see the Mobile shipping channel - interesting to those who enjoy something a little unique. There is lots of history available if you visit the two Civil War-era forts that guard the mouth of Mobile Bay. A ferry trip across the bay takes you to Dauphin Island and Fort Gaines as well as the SeaLab - a fun trip with or without your car. Nearby enjoy an easy hike at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Great shelling on an uncrowded beach. The public beach is just steps away from our house - less than a 200 foot walk! Where the street ends the sand begins. So much to do!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: We grew up near the beach and always dreamed of owning a house on the beach. We were thrilled when we found Fort Morgan, only 2 hours away from home (at the time). We purchased three lots and built our beach house 'On Dune Pond' the first year. We built 'Conch'ed Out' next and have been renting it out ever since. We have snowbirds that use it all winter and we enjoy repeat visits from many of our summer guests. Our daughter was nine years old when we first starting coming here, and she has grown to love it and share it with others through her photographs. We know your vacation here will be one you will always cherish! Chris & Sue Willoughby

                  Why the Owner Chose Homes, Single Family:
                  Fort Morgan is the ideal vacation spot; close to many major cities but it feels very far away. The beach is never crowded - we spent our first summer on the sand waiting for the crowds to show up...they never did! Shelling, swimming, walking, reading, napping - it's all right here.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Fort Morgan is rich in history, nature and man-made attractions. The fort was made famous during the Civil War battle for Mobile Bay. Union Admiral Farragut sent his ships past the fort and into a torpedo field. His famous cry of 'damn the torpedos, full speed ahead' saved the Union ships and launched an attack on Fort Morgan. Confederate Admiral Buchanan surrendered the fort after a three week battle. We are surrounded by beautiful Gulf Island National Seashore, and one of our favorite hikes is to Shell Beach. It's an easy, flat hike and at the end you are rewarded with a gorgeous stretch of beach covered with shells - don't miss it. The young and young at heart will love a morning trip to the zoo in Gulf Shores, made famous by Animal Planet's show 'The Little Zoo That Could'. It is a short 20 mile drive from our house. Fishing is easy - at the shore or 1/4 mile away to catch a charter boat for a day in the Bay or the gulf.


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                  • 'Conch'ed Out' - Your Family's Destination for a Wonderful Week at the Beach

                    'Conch'ed Out' - Your Family's Destination for a Wonderful Week at the Beach

                  • Welcome to Conch'ed Out, your own vacation home for a week! Relax and enjoy!

                    Welcome to Conch'ed Out, your own vacation home for a week! Relax and enjoy!

                  • Leather Queen sleeper sofa, new flat screen TV, love seat around corner on right

                    Leather Queen sleeper sofa, new flat screen TV, love seat around corner on right

                  • Plenty of room in the Kitchen. Table opens to seat 8 with 6 chairs and 2 stools.

                    Plenty of room in the Kitchen. Table opens to seat 8 with 6 chairs and 2 stools.

                  • Laundry Room just off kitchen; attached full bath through next door.

                    Laundry Room just off kitchen; attached full bath through next door.

                  • Bath and laundry conveniently located just off the great room.

                    Bath and laundry conveniently located just off the great room.

                  • Master Suite w/ king bed, lots of storage so you can unpack! Listen to waves!

                    Master Suite w/ king bed, lots of storage so you can unpack! Listen to waves!

                  • Roomy master bath. Shower behind the door

                    Roomy master bath. Shower behind the door

                  • Storage and room to Relax in Bedroom #2.
Views from both windows.

                    Storage and room to Relax in Bedroom #2. Views from both windows.

                  • Bunk Beds for the Kids! New quilts in 2012. In-room sink/vanity for them too.

                    Bunk Beds for the Kids! New quilts in 2012. In-room sink/vanity for them too.

                  • New flatscreen/ VCR/DVD player for kids in the Bunk House. Door to shared bath.

                    New flatscreen/ VCR/DVD player for kids in the Bunk House. Door to shared bath.

                  • Relax on the Back Deck - Great views of the Gulf, Great Sounds of the Waves!

                    Relax on the Back Deck - Great views of the Gulf, Great Sounds of the Waves!

                  • Large front & rear decks. The beach is at end of street, a very short stroll.

                    Large front & rear decks. The beach is at end of street, a very short stroll.

                  • Lots of room for your entire group in the huge living room.

                    Lots of room for your entire group in the huge living room.

                  • Open floor plan - spend lots of quality time with your family in this cozy house

                    Open floor plan - spend lots of quality time with your family in this cozy house

                  • Full kitchen with everything you have at home, maybe more! Fresh new paint.

                    Full kitchen with everything you have at home, maybe more! Fresh new paint.

                  • Bath #1 just off Laundry Room and Living Room. Oversize Shower .

                    Bath #1 just off Laundry Room and Living Room. Oversize Shower .

                  • Master Suite; king bed, walk in closet; full bath, views from both windows.

                    Master Suite; king bed, walk in closet; full bath, views from both windows.

                  • Large shower and vanity in Master Bath. Walk in closet and lots of storage.

                    Large shower and vanity in Master Bath. Walk in closet and lots of storage.

                  • King Bed in the Flip Flop Room.

                    King Bed in the Flip Flop Room.

                  • Closet, in-room vanity/sink and door to connecting Bath w/tub shower.

                    Closet, in-room vanity/sink and door to connecting Bath w/tub shower.

                  • Upper bunk for children only please.

                    Upper bunk for children only please.

                  • Fun, colorful space for shared vacation memories.

                    Fun, colorful space for shared vacation memories.

                  • Your vacation days at Fort Morgan end with amazing Sunsets! Don't miss any!!

                    Your vacation days at Fort Morgan end with amazing Sunsets! Don't miss any!!

                  VRBO #39926

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $1,450 - $2,200 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 11/01/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 66%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/01/2014
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