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Newer 5/4.5 Family Beach House w/Private Pool Gulf Views in Quiet Coastal Area

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

“By the Sea” is a newly built (2015) coastal furnished beach house located in Surfside Shores, a private beach front community on the white sugar sands in Fort Morgan, AL. Ideally situated on top of a sand dune close to the ocean, this gulf view home with its in-ground private pool is the perfect setting to enjoy a happy, relaxing family vacation getaway.

Located 13 miles from Gulf Shores on the Ft. Morgan peninsula and surrounded by beautiful coastal vegetation, “By the Sea” sits on a sand dune one block from the beach. With its 9 foot ceilings, 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, this beautiful beach house sleeps 10 adults comfortably or 8 adults and up to four children. Unwind as you take in the panoramic view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with its stunning sunrises and sunsets.

The top level has an open living and dining area with French door to the the deck, perfect for sitting on the rocking chairs taking in the soothing sound of the ocean, the salt air, gulf views, and open starry skies! The living area has a large sectional sofa providing plenty of comfortable seating for everyone to watch an awesome sunset or catch a movie on the flat screen TV. The many coastal furnishings and art were created by local artists. The dining area which seats 12 comfortably has room for the whole gang to enjoy family dinners or a board game with beautiful gulf views in the background.

The fully equipped kitchen has granite countertops with all the appliances and cookware you need for meal preparation along with bar counter/seating. The convenient half bath has a fun coastal driftwood decor. The top level also has a queen bedroom suite with a private fully tiled bath and a large glass enclosed rain shower.

The second level has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Two bedrooms both have French doors opening onto the covered deck with soothing ocean sounds and gulf views overlook the pool below. The gulf view bedrooms have queen beds and share a bath with private locked entrances. The 4th bedroom has a queen bed and private bath. The 5th bedroom has a full size bunk-bed with a full size trundle and a private bath, great for the kids. All 5 bedrooms have flat screen TVs. A full-sized washer and dryer are conveniently located on the second level.

The Ground Floor has an indoor entrance stairway with storage room for bikes, chairs, grill, and pool equipment. Walk out to the gated salt water in-ground pool with a large tanning shelf and seating area. Enjoy a night swim with spectacular in pool lighting. A hot/cold poolside shower is conveniently located for a quick rinse after a day at the beach. Parking is provided under the house with additional parking on the driveway. Additional amenities include high speed wireless internet, cable TV and an assortment of board games and books.

About the Area: Fort Morgan is a well-kept secret with its beautiful white sand beaches without the crowds where you can enjoy the sunrises and sunsets from almost anywhere. Surrounded by nature in Fort Morgan you may see great blue herrings, turtles, dolphins and many other wild life - truly a unique coastal area. Fort Morgan is known for its historic Civil War-era fort, a 6,000-acre wildlife refuge, and the Dauphin Island Ferry to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. You can also enjoy bird-watching, charter fishing, golfing at world-class courses (Kiva Dunes next to Surfside Shores), off shore fishing, kayaking, biking, exploring the fort, shelling, ocean swimming, or simply relaxing enjoying this secluded paradise. Close by are several great restaurants offering fresh seafood, burgers, pizza, along with a store that has beach items, food and necessities. If you feel like more entertainment Gulf Shores is just a 15-20-minute drive away. The Orange Beach Wharf/Restaurants/Shopping and Foley’s new OWA attraction and outlet mall are 30 minutes away.

******ABSOLUTELY NO STUDENT GROUP RENTALS ACCEPTED, owner lives nearby******

More Details

Owner
Noreen Kendle
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Noreen Kendle

We built our home (finished 2015) in Surfside Shoes Fort Morgan as a family beach house to enjoy family time with my 3 grown children, 7 grandchildren, and close friends. We took great care to design and make this a special place that our whole family could enjoy. After many years in an Information Technology career, I retired, and moved to the beach. It has been so much nicer looking out onto the ocean than a computer screen.

I feel very blessed to have this little pieces of paradise and hope that it will continue to be a place where my family gathers for many years. We have managed rentals in the past and reside nearby which allows us take good care of our house ourselves. We hope your family will enjoy our home as you build great memories in this fun and relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the gulf, the beautiful ocean, and the sparkling salt water pool.

Why Noreen Kendle chose Surf Side Shores

I fell in love with Fort Morgan the first time I saw it. It is truly a special place - one of 'the last frontiers along the gulf coast - it has not been commercialized. Fort Morgan still has a pristine natural environment with coastal vegetation, wild life, uncrowded private beaches, all in a peaceful quiet setting. Fort Morgan is surrounded by water has Mobile Bay to the north and west, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Many have commented to me “its like being at the beach and “out in the country” at the same time.”

Although we are “out in the country” there are still many fun things to do. If you like Golf, there are 2 courses within 10 minutes from the house. Kiva Dunes ((Voted #1 course in Alabama) is right next door to Surfside Shores. For boating and fishing, Fort Morgan Marina is five minutes away and has daily deep sea fishing charters. There is also off-shore fishing and pier fishing available. For bird lovers, Fort Morgan is a paradise, being a major migration path and having the Alabama Birding Coastal Trail in Fort Morgan. If you like eating out there is Sassy Bass, Tacky Jacks, Behind the Pines, or the Beach Club.

Of all the areas on Fort Morgan I was drawn to Surfside Shores because it is such a unique neighborhood, with its large lots, sand dunes, lagoons, interesting wild life, and natural coastal vegetation. Surfside makes a great place for biking, walking and jogging with all its neighborhood streets. This Community has 2 beach accesses, and owns the first 100 feet of beach from the shoreline for its residents to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

“By the Sea” sits on top of a sand dune and is build up high offering spectacular panoramic views, one of the thing we enjoy the most. We also enjoy the private beach where you relax in the sun, enjoy the surf, take long walks picking up interesting shells, enjoy the sunset, build sand castles, or dauphin watch without all the crowds. We love our private salt water pool where we relax and sunbathe when we have had enough of the beach.

The 9 foot ceilings, light decor, and southern exposure gives an open airy outdoor feeling. The layout of the house is great for privacy, offering 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths so my family could have privacy when needed and come together when desired. We also enjoy having a dining table that fits all of us for sharing special meals. The house furnishings have come from local coastal art/décor giving it a great coastal feel.

Amenities

Surf Side Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Student Groups or under the age of 25 groups
  • No Smoking within the House or on decks or patios near open windows or doors.
  • No Parties or Events
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Outdoor Hot Cold Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 double , Full size bunk with a full size trundle underneath
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a beach cart and a beach wagon for transporting items to the beach. There is also a beach umbrella and a beach tent, along with light weight beach chairs.

Reviews

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Newer 5/4.5 Family Beach House w/Private Pool Gulf Views in Quiet Coastal Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Montrose, Minnesota
5

Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated home, with thoughtful extras. A short walk to the beach. The pool is great, very nice seating area at the pool for hors d’oeurves and cocktails while grilling out. Owner responded to all questions very quickly, even giving helpful suggestions on places in the area.

The bedrooms are under the common living space, which made it a bit noisy for those sleeping while others were awake.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for huge families and friends!!!! Had a great stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for huge families and friends. Kids loved the pool. The house was decorated well and all beds were comfortable. Hope to be staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The owners attention to detail was on point. We will be back!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were in awe from the moment we walked in the door. The house is beautifully done. We enjoyed several hours in the pool. Our children loved the lights during night time swims. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen stocked with pots, pans, dishes, stemware, and everything else you would need.

Immaculate in every way.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockbridge , GA
5

Stunning home with all you need to relax and have fun

  • 5 of 5

Noreen has a beautiful home ,with all you need to not have to pack up the kitchen to travel. Fully stocked home , beautiful pool, stunning and tasteful decor and plenty of space for your family to spreadout. Having the private pool was the highlight of the trip. 5 stars for sure !

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place. Hope to be back next year !! Memories made here. Home was beautifully decorated.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and great location. The owner Noreen is wonderful and so helpful. Can't ask for anything more!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
51 Miles
PNS
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sassy Bass
Car: recommended

Fort Morgan is a well-kept secret with its beautiful white sand beaches without the crowds where you can enjoy the sunrises and sunsets from almost anywhere. Surrounded by nature in Fort Morgan you may see great blue herrings, turtles, dolphins and many other wild life - truly a unique coastal area. Fort Morgan is known for its historic Civil War-era fort, a 6,000-acre wildlife refuge, and the Dauphin Island Ferry to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. You can also enjoy bird-watching, charter fishing, golfing at world-class courses (Kiva Dunes next to Surfside Shores), off shore fishing, kayaking, biking, exploring the fort, shelling, ocean swimming, or simply relaxing enjoying this secluded paradise. Close by are several great restaurants offering fresh seafood, burgers, pizza, along with a store that has beach items, food and necessities. If you feel like more entertainment Gulf Shores is just a 15-20-minute drive away. The Orange Beach Wharf/Restaurants/Shopping and Foley’s new OWA attraction and outlet mall are 30 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Rental Contract must be signed and emailed/mailed to owner at the time of the 2nd payment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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