About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths , Guest House also available
This lovely waterfront Perdido Beach home is the ideal location for a family reunion, group retreat, or just plain relaxation. Five generations have enjoyed this historic home. Built in 1930 by Charles Marks of Montgomery, it has just undergone extensive restoration following damage from Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina.
Perdido Bay is in the front yard. Dolphins, herons, pelicans, and fish live in the Bay, which is beautiful in every season. Gentle breezes and the music of the waves stir around the house, making it incomparably tranquil. The water is warm and brackish, perfect for swimmers of all ages and shallow enough for young children. The neighborhood is semirural and quiet.
The house sleeps 14 guests and features a gourmet kitchen. Most furnishings are brand new, and a few antique family items maintain its rustic appeal. The house has central heat and air, as well as a gas fireplace for the winter months.
There are five bedrooms – three of which face directly onto the bay – plus a couch with a pull-out queen-sized mattress. The Master Suite has a king-sized bed and private bath. The bunk room is best suited for children or young adults, sleeps up to 6 children or 4 adults.
The bunk bed has a double bed on bottom, a twin bed on top, and a trundle bed. The day bed also has a trundle bed. The end of the porch, room features a queen-sized bed. There is a large double vanity bathroom shared with the bunk room. The back room is the most private bedroom, secluded at the far end of the house. This bedroom has a double bed with a private bathroom. Two more optional twin beds hang like porch swings on the front porch. The guest house has a queen bed and a double sofa sleeper and a private bath.
The gourmet kitchen is every cook's dream. The large granite island is perfect for serving fresh crab and fish. There are two sinks, a gas range, ultra-quiet dishwasher, microwave, oven, and lots of counter space. The kitchen, dining room, and living room flow together to make one open great room. The dining room table, dating from 1930 and original to the house, seats 14 easily.
A spacious screened porch, with hammocks, swings and rocking chairs, surrounds the Great Room and bedrooms. The back porch is the site of a ping-pong table just waiting for family tournaments or games to be enjoyed by all ages.
There is a well-stocked laundry room complete with washer/dryer, bath towels, beach towels, linens, pillows, games, toys, and floats. A canoe is available for exploring the bay and adjoining creeks and bayous.
The Gulf of Mexico, with unspoiled, dazzling white beaches, is just a short drive away. The bustle of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach is also close, but not too close, and offers shopping, restaurants and sightseeing. Pontoon and speed boats are available there for rent and boats can be chartered for deep-sea fishing excursions. The Tanger Outlet Mall is just a short 20 minute drive away in Foley for anyone looking for bargains galore.
Keywords: Beach House
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Property Manager
There are several owners -- siblings and cousins. We all love our place.
Property Manager purchased this House in 1930
Why Property Manager chose Perdido Beach
It was beautiful and peaceful here in 1930, and it still is.
What makes this House unique
A swimmable bay and beach in the front yard. Going to the you-pick blueberry farm. The way the house invites us to relax, play and visit together. Family suppers with everyone at our dining table.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful house, equipped with tons of things to enjoy!
Great place to spend time with family and friends. Kids loved the kayaks and waterfront! We loved that it was iff the beaten track, yet so close to many things in the area to explore.
Our Second Home!!
Five out of the past six Februarys we have made this awesome home ours!! Priscilla welcomes us as if we were family; no other option compares to what Mark's Ark offers...you would do well to treat yourselves and your families to this one-of-a-kind getaway.
Fabulous property and host
We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay here. An extended family of 11 was comfortably accommodated in this spacious and beautifully maintained historic home. Priscilla was a delight--just the right amount of warmth and leaving us to ourselves. We felt well supported and would definitely return. Kitchen is well supplied with dishes and tools. Numerous bedrooms and bathrooms together with large shared spaces make for an ideal setting.
What a beautiful house on the Bay!!
We absolutely loved our stay in this home. Every amenity you could think of was provided by the owner. The bedrooms, spacious kitchen, and wonderful porch made our stay very comfortable. The children loved swimming and fishing in the bay. This home is truly a treasure and I am so glad that the owner opens the doors so that other families can enjoy quality time together in such a peaceful setting. We most definitely will revisit this home again.
Loved this place!
This is a great place! We had 8 adults and 4 children. My favorite thing about the house was the giant kitchen table. We were all able to sit and have meals together. The kitchen was very well stocked and very spacious! The wrap around screened porch is awesome. We had 3 children under the age of 5 so it's very nice that you can latch the screens and not worry about them getting out and heading to the water. It was very nice in the evening to sit on the porch and relax.
The house came with a canoe, kayaks and life jackets for all ages. The family enjoyed going out in the canoe. While we were there the water was calm. Tide was high so not a whole lot of beach area. My nephews fished but didn't catch much. However we still managed to have a good time.
We weren't too far form things to do. We visited alligator alley, The Wharf in Orange Beach and The Hangout in Gulf Shores. By recommendation of Priscilla the house manager we went to Johnson Beach in Florida which was not as crowded and just as pretty! The kids loved the white sand and the beach area was very clean ! Water wasn't very blue cause of all the storms that area has had lately. There were public restroom and a picnic area. Well worth the $15 to get in.
All in all an awesome experience. My only complaint is that I wish we could have stayed longer. I would highly recommend this house!
We had 6 adults, 4 kids, 2 teenagers and a baby and we all fit very well without the use of the guest house. The kitchen and living area is very spacious with lots of seating and the kitchen is absolutely amazing! There is a bedroom with a double behind the kitchen and a pantry/laundry area off the kitchen as well. To get to the other 3 bedrooms you enter the screened porch area, each bedroom has a private entrance off the screened porch. The porch side facing the water receives a nice breeze and was a favorite place to sit. Everyone enjoyed the bay area. Canoeing, kayaking and fishing - the water was choppy because of storms a couple days but otherwise it was almost like being on a lake. There is no beach but the water is very shallow so the kids enjoyed swimming and hunting for hermit crabs. There is grocery and restaurants in Foley, AL about 20-25 min away. We also visited Johnson Beach, Naval Aviation Museum and Pensacola lighthouse which were all about 30 min. away. This is a great house for relaxing but not too far from local attractions for fun outings! The owner is also very helpful and will quickly answer any questions you may have - you will definitely enjoy your stay!
Deep Sea Fishing at the Gulf. Fresh local produce in summer.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Special long-term rental rates available January and February and March. All rentals must have an adult 30 years or older on premises at all times.