About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Great Place for Families. Unit Includes Private Pool and Golf Cart
This duplex is new to the rental market. The unit is located in Surfside Shores, a quiet, secluded subdivision in the Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores. Just a few steps (.3 mi or 4 minute) from your front door to the Beach. A golf cart is available for help with moving your shelter, chairs, coolers, kids, etc. to the deeded beach access (just a reminder: AL law specifies no motorized vehicles are allowed on any AL beach). A two-person kayak is also available for guest use. No busy commercial congestion or large condominium complexes. Relax on the covered front deck or enjoy the back deck and pool that is shared between the two duplex units. Find shells, watch for porpoises and swim in the clear blue waters of the Gulf.
Located 9 miles outside Gulf Shores, the area offers great Golf Courses, Shopping (including the Tanger Outlet Center in Foley) and 'Waterville USA'. In Fort Morgan you can dine at local favorites Sassy Bass, Behind the Pines and Tacky Jacks 2. In Gulf Shores 'Lulu's', owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister Lucy is kid friendly and a favorite of families. Be sure and stop in next door at 'The Track' and take a ride on the go-carts and bumper boats. Don't forget to check the 'Hangout' for good food and live music.
“Damn the Torpedoes! Go Ahead!” (usually paraphrased as "Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead") is the famous line shouted by Admiral David Farragut in a brave moment on his way to Fort Morgan. The Fort is one of the two forts that protected Mobile during the Battle of Mobile Bay. The Fort dates from 1812. A museum offers displays of Civil War artifacts and tours reveal the history of the fort from the War of 1812 until its final closure by the Army in 1946. On the beach, visitors will find cannons gazing out to sea. After touring the fort, there are opportunities to stroll the white beaches, swim, fish or crab, shell hunt, and sunbathe. This spot is a favorite with birdwatchers, who have been known to make rare sightings of migratory birds.
Recreate among endangered species and migratory birds. Over 4,000 acres of beach dunes, scrub dunes, fresh water marsh, salt water marsh, and Maritime forest make up the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge just west of Gulf Shores. This coastal Refuge is part of the Central Gulf Ecosystem Unit and provides refuge for the endangered loggerhead sea turtle, the endangered American alligator, and the rare gopher tortoise. Part of the migration route of the monarch butterfly, the Refuge is also known for its more than 120 species of birds - making it a paradise for bird watchers. Along with birding, the refuge offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, photography, collecting sea shells, and boating. Fishermen enjoy both fresh and saltwater fishing.
Ride the auto ferry to Dauphin Island for a tour of the SeaLab and historic Fort Gaines. Birdwatching and sunbathing are two of the favorite activities on this island paradise. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary, at the east end of the island, extends over 164-acres of maritime forest, marshes, and dunes. A campground and hiking trail are part of the Sanctuary, giving visitors opportunities to spend time observing the neotropical migrant birds and native wildflowers. In the spring, the park is visited by bird lovers anxious to view the annual bird migration.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
Why Robyn Hulsart chose Surf Side Shores
This property was purchased and updated due to its ideal location for vacations. We believe we have amenities included in the rent that, in many instances, would have to be contracted for at additional cost. A newly constructed 8x16' pool set in a 24x32' deck, 2 person kayak and golf cart give visitors many options to explore during your stay. We would love to welcome you to Drift Aweigh Beach House (see our FB page). Let us know what we can do to insure you have a great stay.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our stay at Drift Aweigh Beach House was fantastic!
My family enjoyed our time at the Beach House. The house is very well equipped, very clean and exceeded all expectations. My grandbabies loved the pool and spent quite a bit of time playing and splashing around in it. We were close to the beach, but having the use of the golf carts was a God send for my 89 and 87 year old parent, who love to be at the beach surf fishing.
The laundry at the house is another plus. So pleased with our stay.
Thank you Robyn and Bruce, we will see you next year!
What a lovely week! Robyn and Bruce’s home was perfect for our family!
Having a pool on site was wonderful for all of us! The golf cart was great for getting to and from the beach and the kids enjoyed exploring the neighborhood :-). It was also nice to just take the 4 min walk to the beach to! I enjoyed morning runs throughout the neighborhood and could easily get a good 3 miles in!! Laundry on site was so great! The family that stayed next to us was so sweet so that was fun to! The property has plenty of space and worked really well for our family! Having TVs in every room was nice too! We discovered Sassy Bass on our last day and wished we would’ve known about it sooner; they have great food and a wonderful market and grocery store close by! The Dollar General up the road is great too! The beautiful white sand beaches were breath taking! This was our first time to Gulf Shores and we will definitely be back! And for sure will contact Bruce and Robyn again! The other nice thing about the property is the 2 units could be adjoining if you were there with other family and friends! That’s a great feature! Also, having the cleaning service was nice so that we could just get up, pack and head out! Wonderful property!! Thank you Bruce and Robyn; WI will be back ❤️
We can't wait for you to come back! Just visited with Anna and family, they already miss you guys. Glad you guys had a good time. Let's book next year!
This place was perfect for our little family. Close to the beach. Beach wasn't crowded. Only a short drive to the main Gulf Shores area to eat, buy groceries. The little pool was perfect one day when it was too windy to be out on the beach. Owners were great!
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back!
Perfect Home away from home location
My friends and I stayed here Labor Day weekend and we loved it!! The house was very clean and well kept. The golf cart was a great feature and though it wasn't on the beach, the comute was so easy. Us 20 somethings couldn't complain. The pool area was great for relaxing in instead of the beach and would be great for kiddos! And the owners were wonderful and kind! Our experience was great.. will definitely be back!
We are so excited to hear that you had a great stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Remember, life is better in flip flops!
Great property close to a private beach!
I highly recommend this property, close to a very nice private beach and use of a golf cart to drop off beach supplies. Having a pool on the back deck was great too! My family had a wonderful time and we would stay here again.
Great Vacation Home
My family and I loved this vacation home so much we didn't want to leave. The home is in a quiet area, furnished nicely, close to the beach and close to town. Thanks.
Surfside Shores subdivision is located at mile marker 8, 12 miles from the intersection of HWY 59 and HWY 180 (corner between Walgreen's and Rouse's Grocery Store).