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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Between October 1st and March 1st, I can block off half of the house and rent it as a two-bedroom with lower rates. This is a great option for snow birds looking to get away from the cold and enjoy a vacation on our beautiful beaches!

'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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guest signing agreement shall be twenty-five (25) or more years old and actually take possession of property. Identification shall be presented if requested. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    30 # limit as to pet size...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    House is approximately 100 yards from beach, with direct beach access (street 'dead-ends' onto beach- no long walks to gain access to beach)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Mar 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$900 $2,100
Mar 2 - May 13, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer Peak
May 14 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%


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:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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Direct beach access, located approximately 100 yards from Gulf, beautiful views of Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay from front deck; Charter deep sea and inshore fishing located at Gulf Shores Marina approximately 1/2 mile from house; public boat launch and fishing pier at Ft. Morgan historic site approximately 2 miles from house


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I'm a native Alabamian -- born and raised in Perry County, Alabama. I currently live in Tallassee, Alabama where our family was raised (son-Joey, and daughter- Beth). Joe enjoys spending time with his children (both married), our son-in-law, and daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren, our Church, and going to the ONLY beach- Ft. Morgan!

Why the Owner Chose Fort Morgan, AL, USA:
Our first visit to the Fort Morgan area was in 1999 and we immediately fell in love with the area- it was all single family residences- much like Gulf Shores thirty years ago- prior to the condo invasion! We were lucky enough to find a 'cabin' for sale with four lots, and built Busy Doin' Nothin' in the the summer of 2004.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The beach is a short walk away- in fact- the street in front of the house dead ends onto the beach-the beautiful white sand is close by- the salt air and gently breezes are ever-present. We enjoy shrimping and fishing in Mobile Bay, and of course, deed sea fishing (the mouth of Mobile Bay is 1/2 mile west of the boat launch at the Fort)- since the boat launch at the Ft. Morgan historic site is a mile away from the house- doesn't take but a couple of minutes to be on the water.

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Speaks: english



  • Front of 'Busy Doin' Nothin'

    Front of 'Busy Doin' Nothin'

VRBO #156931

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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