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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,580 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)


'Busy Doin' Nothin' is located within a single family residential neighborhood- none of the crowded beaches, traffic, noise, etc. associated with some areas on the Gulf coast.

Restaurants and convenience stores located nearby. At last count, 13 golf courses in the area, Bon Secure National Wildlife Refuge, the Mobile Bay Ferry, Fort Morgan Historic Site, Alabama Birding Trail are all close by. For those that desire to 'shop 'til you drop', the Rivera Centre contains in excess of 100 factory outlet stores and is located in nearby Foley (approximately 10 miles north of Gulf Shores).

The world's most beautiful beach is located approximately 100 yards from your front door. The home has a wagon for your use in carrying necessary beach supplies, chairs, etc.- most of which are available at the home for your use. Because the home is located on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, Mobile Bay is directly north of the home, less than a 1/4 mile away, and offers fishing, crabbing, shrimping, etc. The home has crab traps available for your use-you will need to bring your own fishing equipment. A fishing pier is located on the Fort Morgan Historic Site and is available for your use at a nominal charge, and well as the public boat launch.

Alcohol is allowed on our beaches. As are pets. Please Contact me for any questions Regarding my Property 334-233-2002 - TINA

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VRBO Listing # 455103

VRBO Listing # 227128

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Tina Scarborough
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Tina Scarborough

We are native Alabamians. We live in Tallassee, Alabama.

Joe and I enjoy actively participating in our Church, traveling with our friends, boat rides on Mobile Bay, fishing and shrimping, riding the ferry to Dauphin Island, bike rides in the Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island area, and enjoying the prettiest beach in the world- here in Ft. Morgan!

Tina Scarborough purchased this house in 2000

Why Tina Scarborough chose Gulf Shores

The Fort Morgan area reminds us of how Gulf Shores was forty (40) years ago- prior to the proliferation of condos. Ft. Morgan is a quiet, peaceful place to relax and enjoy the pristine white sandy beach, salt air, and the ever-present Gulf breezes; a community of single-family homes, with great neighbors and friends.

What makes this house unique

Only a short walk (less than 100 yards- length of football field) from the house to the beach. Our street (Bernard Court East) actually dead ends onto the beach- there is no cutting through other property owner's yards, or walking down the beach front road east or west to access the 'public' areas. The Gulf and Bay views (when leaves are off the trees in the Fall and Winter) can be enjoyed from the front deck. Since the house is located about a 1/4 mile away from Fort Morgan Marina, and approximately a mile from the Ft. Morgan historic site with public boat launch and fishing pier (to be remodeled in the coming year), there are a lot of fishing and boating activities available- we enjoy shrimping and fishing in Mobile Bay. .


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Containes rwo (2) twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Contains one (1) Queen size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Contains one (1) Queen size bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Well maintained home, completely furnished, concreted area under home for covered parking or kids' shaded play area, kitchen, den, and all baths have tile flooring for easy care; carpeted bedroom floors


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews
Bowling Green, Ky.

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Kitchen was fully stocked, a lot of space, closer to the beach than we thought, and pet friendly! Thanks for some great memories! It is far enough out that it is very family friendly, but still close enough to town for shopping.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Busy Doin' Nothin from mid December to the end of January. The home more than met our expectations. The owners, Tina and Joe, were fantastic as hosts. Being an exceptionally cold time Tina checked with us several times to ensure everything was fine. The couple of small problems we had were dealt with quickly. The house was very comfortable and the walk to the beach was less than 5 minutes. We were close enough that we could sit on the deck and watch the waves. Upon arrival, the only thing we had to supply was our food. We also were happy that it was not a problem having our English Bulldog with us. Being our first time to the Alabama coast, we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay or nicer owners. Highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Beach was so close and we were able to completely relax!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Atlanta, GA

Great last minute stay in and wonderful experience with the owner

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were headed to Florida in the midst of hurricane Irma and as we were headed to Florida we were notified of that the area we were staying and was being evacuated, so we pulled over on the side of the road and decided to re-route our trip to the Gulf Shores area instead. We pulled up this home and contacted the owner to see if we could Book our stay starting that same day. The owner contacted us back within the hour and was very accommodating and it had the housekeeper out there to tidy up and we were able to check in the same day! She was also kind enough to check in with us to make sure that we were able to get to the home and had gotten settled in.

The home it's self was very clean and more spacious than it appears in the photos. It is a very easy walk to the beach and has a nice Oceanview. The only negative note I would add is that if you are a light sleeper the two secondary bedrooms can get a bit noisy during the night when the air conditioner clicks on and off.

Overall, I would highly recommend this home and any others that this owner has.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and stocked with every you would need for vacation. The best part was the house is pet friendly! We had an amazing time and will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fort Morgan summer getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with the family here. House was very comfortable, convenient, and fit our needs great! Rained all around us all week, and we stayed dry except for the occasional shower at night. Went out on a fishing charter one day and had great luck(marina only a 1/2 mile away). Enjoyed great local food at lulu's, tacky jacks, and bill's by the beach(dog friendly). Thanks for letting us stay at your beach house. We look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Mexican Restaurant
Bahama Bob's Beach Side Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Flip Flop Deli Shop - Gulf Shores
Janino's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Bill’s By the Beach
Seafood Restaurant
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
Seafood Restaurant
Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
Donut Shop
Gulf Shores Public Beach
The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Yabba's Wacky Snack Shack
Ice Cream Shop
The Hangout
Seafood Restaurant
Snappy's Snowcones
JOHN GYRO mediterranean 2
Mediterranean Restaurant
Shrimp Basket Gulf Shores
Seafood Restaurant
Crico's Pizza & Subs
Pizza Restaurant
Ribs & Reds
Barbecue Restaurant
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
American Restaurant
Rita's Frozen Custard
Pink Pony Pub
Seafood Restaurant
Papa Rocco's
Pizza Restaurant
The Flying Harpoon - Kitchen 11-1 Bar 11-2
Seafood Restaurant
Mikee's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Original Oyster House Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Gulf Island Grill
Matt's Homemade Alabama Icecream
Ice Cream Shop
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
New Orleans Orginal Snoballs
Ragatta Condominiums
Island Pancake House
Hog Wild BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Escape House Waterville
Sea N Suds
Seafood Restaurant
King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Duck's Coastal Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Nolan's Restaurant & Lounge
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Chocolate corner
Chocolate Shop
Cafe Beignets of Alabama
Hazel's Nook
Breakfast Restaurant
Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Fish River Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Soul Bowlz
The Cove Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Gulf Shores Dog Park
Sunset Cork Room
Organic Restaurant
David L. Bodenhamer Center
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
China Dragon
Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tacky Jack's II; Sassy Bass; Happy Hooker
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tacky Jack's, Sassy Bass
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

"Busy Doin' Nothin" has direct beach access- the house is located 100 yards from the beach- a short walk down the paved street in front of the house which dead ends onto the beach. Enjoy beautiful views of Gulf of Mexico (and Mobile Bay in the fall and winter when leaves are off the trees) from the front deck. You can charter deep sea and inshore fishing at Gulf Shores Marina which is approximately 1/2 mile from the house; or, use the public boat launch and fishing pier at Ft. Morgan historic site approximately 1.5 miles from house.

For the children- other than beach activities- you will have to travel to Gulf Shores to take advantage of movie theaters, go-kart tracks, putt-putt golf, zoo, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Check In 3:00 PM
Check Out 10:00 AM

During October 1st through March 1st, I can block off half of the house and rent it out as a 2bd/1bth at a lower rate of $200/night $1200/week and $3500/month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.