Our Blue Bay House is a truly a unique property- it is one of if not the oldest, existing house in the Fort Morgan area- just look at the photos- it is built on pilings approximately two (2) feet tall- not eight (8) feet. It has withstood the wear, tear, and damages inflicted by numerous hurricanes over the years- the "worse" being Hurricane Camille in 1969, a Category 5 hurricane with the strongest recorded land fall in history with 175 mph winds; and, also Hurricane Frederick in 1979, a Category 3 with 100 mph winds. Between those two hurricanes, most structures in the Fort Morgan area were destroyed or sustained substantial damages. The Blue Bay House, although damaged in those horrific events, has hung in there!
When we purchased the property approximately ten (10) years ago, it was our understanding that the property was owned by two (2) generations of the Richards family. The prior owners had actually lived off of and from the offerings of Mobile Bay as their primary means of substance-fish, shrimp, oysters- and at times, used their home as a location for the selling of bait and fishing supplies to those visiting the Fort Morgan area in the 1950's and the l 960's. In more recent times, in the early 2000s, the home was used by the Richard's family for their annual family vacations during summer holiday periods such as the 4th of July.
Our renovation of the property has been out of respect for the property's history and our attempt to "restore" the house to its former state, with the addition of a few modem conveniences. The exterior color of the home was chosen as the house has "always" been blue.
The house is located directly on Mobile Bay and offers a 200 foot long pier for fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and the docking of your boat. The house is easily accessible with only (3) steps required for entry.
The Blue Bay House is a small house offering two (2) bedrooms- each having a full bed (plus there is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living area), there are no clothes closets- only open clothing storage areas; one (1) bath room a shower; and open (no cabinet doors) Blue Bay House no covered under-house under-house parking as do the "modern" homes in our coastal area which are built on pilings; it is a small house (approximately 800 square feet) being the next-to-last home on a dead end street- a few the "aspects" if you are interested in renting this property.
Because the Blue Bay House has a 200 foot pier located approximately 15 steps from the house's back deck, we ask that you use your best judgement in choosing to rent the home- all use of the pier is "at your own risk", as is docking your boat at the pier, and swimming in and around the property. A strict condition of your rental of the property is that children and your guests MUST be supervised at all times because you assume all risk for any and all personal injury associated with such activities.
That being said, we have installed during our renovation/restoration, central heat and air, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, free WiFi, small kitchen appliances, microwave, and satellite tv for your convenience and use. The bathroom has been renovated with a large, walk-in tiled shower. Perhaps the best feature of the Blue Bay House, besides its location directly on Mobile Bay, is a function of its location, being the absolutely beautiful sunrises and sunsets on Mobile Bay. If your vacation plans also include "beach time" - the beautiful, white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are 3/100ths of a mile south of the Little Blue Bay House. The Fort Morgan historical site, which contains a public boat launch, and the Mobile Bay Ferry to Dauphin Island, is 2.5 miles to the west. Tacky Jack's restaurant is approximately one mile to the west; the Sassy Bass restaurant is approximately 2.5 miles to the east. A convenience/dock store, the "Happy Hooker" bar, and charter bay and Deep Sea fishing is located at Gulf Shores Marina ( 1 mile to the west)e; a small grocery store is located in the "Sassy Bass" strip mall. Six miles to the east, adjacent to "The Beach Club" development with restaurant, "The Pines" has a gas station, convenience store, and restaurant.
Gulf Shores is 18 miles to the east- where all the conveniences (WalMart, numerous restaurants, fully stocked grocery stores, and the typical crowds of vacationers) are located. If your desired vacation accommodations are for a home near the Gulf, and with more room and newer construction, please check our other V.R.B.O. listings- all with direct beach/Gulf of Mexico access 100 yards or less from the homes :
If your dates are not available, please check out our other properties.
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VRBO #156931 - "Busy Doin' Nothin'" - 4 bedroom, 3 bath home
VRBO #455103 - "Castaway II" - 4 bedroom, 3 bath home