This renovated 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. The beach is just a few steps from your front door, roughly a 3-4 minute walk. Our beaches are quiet and not publicly accessible. There are no condos close by, so we lack the busy commercial congestion of Gulf Shores proper.
When relaxing at the house, you can enjoy the covered front deck or the back deck/pool area. Please note both decks are shared between the two duplex units. Our guests are always respectful of each other. Our goal is for everyone to have fun and enjoy a peaceful beach vacation. Each side of the "DunePlex" sleeps 6, if you are interested in booking both sides you could have a party of 12.
When headed to the beach you have access to use a private golf cart for moving your beach gear. *Just a reminder: Alabama law specifies no motorized vehicles are allowed on any Alabama beach - no golf carts!!
We have an assortment of beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. A two-person kayak is available for guest use as well. If you buy items for your beach trip, please feel free to leave them behind for the next guests! *DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS AT THE BEACH OVERNIGHT! Our beaches are home to endangered Sea Turtles during nesting season. Beach gear is a serious hinderance to their nesting success.
Our home is located 9 miles outside of Gulf Shores city limits. Gulf Shores offers many golf courses, shopping experiences (including the Tanger Outlet Center in Foley) and 'Waterville USA'. In Gulf Shores you can find ’Lulu's', owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister Lucy. 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. If you are looking for the local beat on what to eat please do not hesitate to ask. I love sharing my favorite spots with guests :-)
If you chose to avoid the tourist trap and stay on the peninsula, you can dine at local favorites such as Sassy Bass (get the Navy Cove Raw Oysters), Behind the Pines (great local dive) and Tacky Jacks 2 ( beautiful sunset bay view, live music and karaoke at the downstairs bar).
Other fun OUTDOOR attractions on our beautiful peninsula:
Explore the Fort
“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.
Explore Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge
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.
Explore the Bay:
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.
PLEASE ASK ABOUT SNOWBIRD OR EXTENDED STAY RATES!
**We do not issue refunds due to weather. We only issue refunds for an Official City Issued Voluntary or Mandatory Evacuations.**