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.