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West side of Turtle Crawl and pool deck. Parking for four vehicles.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homes, Single Family house description

Take a trip back in time; a time before high rises and congested beaches. Go back to a place where beaches of pure white sand, clean and empty, run for miles. A place where you can watch the morning fog drift through the pines and then burn away in a beautiful sunrise. Experience the sunset on your private pool deck, just outside your back door, unobstructed by concrete behemoths. If you time it right; come to a place where you may see the sea turtles boil from their nests and crawl for the ocean. Come to Turtle Crawl on Fort Morgan Beach.

A perfect fly in vacation or easy drive from Hi-way 10. Jack Edwards National Airport (Gulf Shores Regional Airport KJKA) can accommodate from Cessna to Jet sized aircraft. Gulf Air Center FBO is also a pick up/drop point for Enterprise Car leasing (Foley AL). Their expert line crew will have your rental car pulled up to your aircraft and bags loaded before you've tied down. Drop the keys with the young lady behind the counter when you depart.

Whether your journey to the Gulf Coast is by plane, train or automobile; you will eventually arrive on Highway 59 South in Gulf Shores. After you cross the inter-coastal waterway with the high rises looming ahead, take a turn. Turn west onto Fort Morgan Road (Hi-way 180) and journey back in time; go past the Peninsula Golf Course and The Pines General Store. Further past the Kiva Dunes Resort and Golf Course; a mere 16.5 miles will reset the calendar and transport you to a better place where time melts away. To your right is Mobile Bay; to your left the Gulf of Mexico glistens to the horizon. Fort Morgan Beach, dotted with individual homes, unfurls its white sands for your pleasure.

Enjoy a sunset from your private pool deck or a stroll on a quiet beach. As the moon rises over the gulf; with steaks broiling on the grill, shrimp boiling in the pot and the blender cranking in the background: time truly evaporates and takes the stress of daily life with it.

If you don’t care to cook just 3 miles to the west is Tacky Jack's; great seafood and burgers for the kids. The view of the sunset from their deck is almost as good as ours. If you'd like something closer, less than a mile East is great restaurant and bar, Sassy Bass (next to a small grocery/liquor store). Formal dining at Kiva is a short drive away, as is the informal at The Beach Club Sports Bar (5 miles) or Behind The Pines Restaurant and Bar (5.5 miles). Of course you can time travel to the night life and action of Gulf Shores day or night.

Enjoy Turtle Crawl; and for a time, make it your own.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    This is the perfect place for vacationing with children. Beach far enough away to be safe and private pool where parents could spend nap time with the baby monitor plugged in outside....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We also ask guests to please use receptacle as ashtray,not the sand, so we may keep the surrounding area as pristine as possible. Butts are not biodegradable.Thank you!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have guests that have pet allergies, so please don't ask for exception....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Pack and play crib in master closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) memory foam....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have baskets of paperbacks for you to enjoy while lounging on the beach or by the pool...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have supplied several board/card games and puzzles in case of a rainy day....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) living room and each bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is CD player/IPOD/IPHONE docking system with speakers...moreless

  • Television:

    (4) There is a new flat screen television in each bedroom as well as the living room...moreless

  • Toys:

    There are several inflatable rings, rafts etc. in the storage area under the house, as well as, beach chairs and umbrellas for use on the beach...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    75 yards to the water with deeded access....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Not only is there an ocean view but you can hear the waves crash on the beach from the porch and any bedroom....moreless

  • Water View:

    From the pool deck you can see the ocean to the south east and Mobile Bay to the north. A private island feel....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The bar-height dining table accommodates eight seats ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room has flat screen TV and DVD player plus DVD collection for your enjoyment. The sofa sleeper is new and has a memory foam mattress...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    911 calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own beachtowels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All new...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All new dishes and utensils in bright colors. Everything you could need down to an apple corer and crock pot....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Front balcony has best view of beach/ocean from colorful chairs and picnic table for game play, snacking or dining...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Rentals available near town....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large pool deck level with house. Plenty of room on patio under house for shady play or relaxing. There is an outdoor shower to use after being at the beach....moreless

  • Golf:

    Four courses within 16 miles; the closest is Kiva Dunes (5 miles)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have provided a gas grill (propane refills are guest responsibility)...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Newly completed 12' X 28' X 4'2" deep private pool, with large pool deck...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Feb 21 - May 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,850
Early Summer
May 23 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500
Summer Peak
Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,600
Late Summer
Aug 1 - Aug 21, 2015
5 night min stay

$2,500
Fall
Aug 22 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,700
Winter
Oct 31 - Feb 27, 2016
3 night min stay

$1,150 $2,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 8.5%

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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jack Edwards
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tacky Jack's
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin Island- Fort Morgan
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
180
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sassy Bass
Homes, Single Family
Nearest Beach
Fort Morgan Beach

Car: Necessary

Fort Morgan National Park has an 1840's Coastal Defense Fort. This fort is one in a system of the largest brick structures ever built. Incredibly preserved historical landmark. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge-migratory birds,beach trails/hikes, nesting sea turtles; includes a trail guide, maps and info on the various protected species found. These activities are just a few miles from the house. If you choose to make a day trip, the National Naval Aviation Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institute, is a must-see in Pensacola, FL. You may be lucky enough to see the Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team practicing their flying routine. Look closely and you will see the owner's name in the museum's Cubi O'Club, on a couple of plaques.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Born and raised in St. Louis, the only beaches we grew up with were the rocky shores of the small rivers of the Ozarks. We first came to the area in March of 1982; we fell in love with the sugary sands and wide open beaches. We arrived under orders to Flight School for the US Navy. Our travels took us to beaches worldwide: California, Oregon, Washington, the East Coast, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, South Pacific, Diego Garcia, Africa, Europe, Central America, The Mideast, and Mediterranean. None compared to the soft sands of the Gulf Coast. With our four children grown, we had to come back.

Why the Owner Chose Homes, Single Family:
After retiring from the Navy we settled back in St. Louis and I flew for American Airlines. The Gulf Coast called and again we answered. We quickly found the Gulf Shores we had known was gone. A building boom had replaced the quaint down home area; we thought. Our dear old friends from flight school, and beach neighbors (two houses East) introduced us to Fort Morgan. Having grown up in the area, he knew of the well kept secret place. We were hooked!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We chose Turtle Crawl for its peacefulness and views in every direction from our private POOL deck. As owners of two small companies; one a Production company (Broken Wing) and the other a Publisher (Project 7 Alpha). We use Turtle Crawl as an escape to write and brain-storm. The daily distractions of life are swept away by the tide. As a retired Naval Aviator, I also wanted a place close to a full service airport that I could fly our little airplane into. A true fly-in vacation home. Jack Edwards National Airport (KJKA) provides all the services any pilot could require. Gulf Air Center FBO is also an Enterprise Car Leasing pick up and drop point. The convenience of stepping from your aircraft into your rental with the A/C running is very nice. On your journey home you simply drop the key at the counter of the FBO. It is, after all, a vacation!


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Photos

  • West side of Turtle Crawl and pool deck. Parking for four vehicles.

    West side of Turtle Crawl and pool deck. Parking for four vehicles.

  • Aerial view of Turtle Crawl. Next to blue house.

    Aerial view of Turtle Crawl. Next to blue house.

  • Stair access into the pool. Table with chairs and umbrella, propane gas grill .

    Stair access into the pool. Table with chairs and umbrella, propane gas grill .

  • Turtle Crawl-beach where sea turtles hatch and run for the ocean. Mere steps away

    Turtle Crawl-beach where sea turtles hatch and run for the ocean. Mere steps away

  • View of the Gulf and beach from the front of house.

    View of the Gulf and beach from the front of house.

  • Living Room with sofa bed and comfy memory foam mattress.

    Living Room with sofa bed and comfy memory foam mattress.

  • Hallway to bedrooms and door to pool deck.

    Hallway to bedrooms and door to pool deck.

  • Hall bathroom with tub/shower combination.

    Hall bathroom with tub/shower combination.

  • Flat screen TV in Turtle Room.

    Flat screen TV in Turtle Room.

  • Sunset Room glows with the sun at dusk. King bed.

    Sunset Room glows with the sun at dusk. King bed.

  • Ocean Room has en suite bath/shower and all white wicker furniture.

    Ocean Room has en suite bath/shower and all white wicker furniture.

  • The Ocean Room three piece en suite with shower. View of pool through window.

    The Ocean Room three piece en suite with shower. View of pool through window.

  • East side of Turtle Crawl and pool deck. We now have new full window front door.

    East side of Turtle Crawl and pool deck. We now have new full window front door.

  • Inviting 12' x 28' pool to enjoy.  Catch some rays while lounging on the deck.

    Inviting 12' x 28' pool to enjoy. Catch some rays while lounging on the deck.

  • Sunset on the pool deck. A great place to watch the sun go down on a fun day.

    Sunset on the pool deck. A great place to watch the sun go down on a fun day.

  • Front porch. We have a new front door with a full window to enjoy the ocean view

    Front porch. We have a new front door with a full window to enjoy the ocean view

  • The US Navy Blue Angels practice on our beach. Enjoy your private air show!

    The US Navy Blue Angels practice on our beach. Enjoy your private air show!

  • Bar-height table seats 8 with ease. Kitchen area full appliances and dishwasher.

    Bar-height table seats 8 with ease. Kitchen area full appliances and dishwasher.

  • Hallway bathroom vanity. New towels.

    Hallway bathroom vanity. New towels.

  • Turtle Room with twin beds.  Perfect for children or adults.

    Turtle Room with twin beds. Perfect for children or adults.

  • Hallway with loaner straw hats to protect guests from the sun.

    Hallway with loaner straw hats to protect guests from the sun.

  • Sunset Room TV and dresser.  Relaxing is easy here.

    Sunset Room TV and dresser. Relaxing is easy here.

  • Ocean Room has beautiful, bright sunrises so drapes help late-sleepers.

    Ocean Room has beautiful, bright sunrises so drapes help late-sleepers.

  • A very old, unused lighthouse in the gulf. Friend took us in his bi-plane in Oct

    A very old, unused lighthouse in the gulf. Friend took us in his bi-plane in Oct

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  • Calendar last updated: 04/17/2015
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