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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

As you slide into the parking area, nestled in the sand under the cottage, the love affair begins. You can’t wait to curl your toes in the sand; thanks to the deeded access, just 25 steps from the house and you’re ON THE BEACH!

As you head back to check out the cottage, you note the secluded outside shower. When you walk in the front door upstairs, the light, spacious interior takes you aback. This is no cookie-cutter rental: With walls the blue-green of the Gulf and crisp white trim, the peace of the cottage engulfs you. Windows that flood the room with light offer breathtaking views.

You move into the kitchen, where a bottle of wine welcomes you. As you pop some potatoes in the convection oven, the gleaming granite countertops and wonderful equipment inspire you to do some awesome meals while you’re here.

The kids have already checked out the bedrooms and bathrooms, which offer the same beautiful décor. With original art throughout, the cottage already feels like home. The owners have thought of everything—a wire crate for the dog, puzzles and games for the kids, even a sippy cup and some cereal bowls, just in case you forgot something. With a washer and dryer and a generous supply of linens, the beautifully appointed bedrooms and baths promise exceptional comfort and ease.

After dinner, you watch a breathtaking sunset from the gazebo swing. Then you head back to the beach for a walk--how great to be just steps away! The wide, sandy beach is spectacular and on-leash dogs are welcome; you can’t wait to explore more tomorrow. And the neighborhood is amazing--no generic concrete structures, no crowds, no parking lots, no bright lights, no traffic, no noise. The stars are so clear you think you could touch them.

As you're lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf, you wonder why you only booked only ONE week. You decide to book for next year now, because this is definitely YOUR Fort Morgan house.

Keywords: Ft. Morgan, Ft. Morgan rental, Gulf Shores rental, Pet Friendly Ft. Morgan, Pet Friendly Gulf Shores

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over 21. NO college student renters....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs under 40 pounds welcome with pet fee. Wire crate provided....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom has comfortable queen bed., Double Beds (1) Two double beds in master bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable queen sofa bed in living area....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 40' Flat Screen HD TV, new convection oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator; gourmet kitchen. iPod docks....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV in living area and both bedrooms; 40' Flat screen HD TV in living area....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    40' flat screen HD TV in living area, HD TV in both bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Videos include kids' videos and exercise videos....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Our house sits in the sand, 25 steps off the beach with a beautiful view and deeded access to the wide, wonderful beach....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Our view of the ocean is spectacular. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and a fabulous view of the Gulf--you will often spot pods of dolphins from our gazebo....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Recently installed heat pump....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Connection through satellite....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Large parking area under cottage with storage area....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided:

    High-thread count sheets, guest towels, beach towels provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New convection oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator; large deep sink, well-equipped gourmet kitchen....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck with teak dining table and chairs, plus smaller table and teak chairs and a swing in the gazebo....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Wonderful swing with fabulous view, small table and chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 15 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,750
fall
Sep 4 - Oct 28, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,100
Winter
Oct 29 - Feb 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000 $1,900
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kiva Dunes Grill, Gulf Shores Plantation
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay-
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores Plantation
0.15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
SR 180
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kiva Dunes Grill, Gulf Shores Plantation

Car: Necessary

Ft. Morgan represents a rare gem--a quiet, uncrowded, unspoiled beach. Area residents are enormously friendly. Although our piece of paradise is away from the Gulf Shores crowds, we still lie within easy access of the outlet mall, restaurants, water park, and Gulf Shores attractions, giving us the best of both worlds.

On Ft. Morgan itself, we have a marina, restaurants, convenience and liquor stores as well as a variety store (Dollar General), golf courses, numerous churches, a wildlife refuge, a bird sanctuary, a state park at the fort, bike lanes, access to deep sea fishing, and kayak rentals (Russ will deliver your kayak right to our house and pick it up at the end of your stay!).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Jack and Jeanne are retired Louisiana State University professors; Jack is truly retired and Jeanne now works as a survey and data consultant. We have a 13-year-old daughter, a corgi, and a rescue chihuahua--which is why our house is both kid- and pet-friendly. We've tried to make our house the kind of place we love to rent, with more the feel of a 'B&B' than a stock-issue condo.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
We bought The Lighthouse because Ft. Morgan represents a true treasure--one of the last 'beach frontiers.' The lack of development means that wildlife and birds remain, people are friendly, and when you walk on to the porch at night, it truly feels as if you could reach out and touch the stars.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have tried hard to provide everything a family needs. We've provided a flat screen, HD TV with satellite, DVD players, an iPod dock, a gourmet kitchen, a Weber grill, teak table and chairs on the deck, and a wonderful swing (that swing was where our love affair with The Lighthouse began). We want our guests to feel at home. The fact that we're 25 steps from the beach means that you can feel connected to the beach and ocean and often watch pods of dolphins from the house. Beautiful sunsets and the peace and tranquility of Ft. Morgan await you here.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Spot pods of dolphins from the gazebo.

    Spot pods of dolphins from the gazebo.

  • Spend a comfortable evening relaxing, watching movies on the 42" TV.

    Spend a comfortable evening relaxing, watching movies on the 42" TV.

  • Enjoy the sound of the Gulf  in this relaxing bedroom, with king-sized bed.

    Enjoy the sound of the Gulf in this relaxing bedroom, with king-sized bed.

  • New tile and glass walk-in shower; master bathroom offers a tub.

    New tile and glass walk-in shower; master bathroom offers a tub.

  • Comfortable master bedroom with two queen beds.

    Comfortable master bedroom with two queen beds.

  • You'll find ample drawer and closet space, and TVs, in both bedrooms.

    You'll find ample drawer and closet space, and TVs, in both bedrooms.

  • We placed original art throughout the house for you to enjoy.

    We placed original art throughout the house for you to enjoy.

  • Enjoy dinner on the deck while you watch the sun set.

    Enjoy dinner on the deck while you watch the sun set.

  • Relax on the wide, uncrowded beach.

    Relax on the wide, uncrowded beach.

  • Historic Ft. Morgan lies just 5 miles from The Lighthouse.

    Historic Ft. Morgan lies just 5 miles from The Lighthouse.

  • We love "Bubba and Them" at The Original Point in Perdido Key.

    We love "Bubba and Them" at The Original Point in Perdido Key.

  • Prepare gourmet meals with new convection oven range.

    Prepare gourmet meals with new convection oven range.

  • Spacious living area, complete with games and puzzles.

    Spacious living area, complete with games and puzzles.

  • Beautiful tile in the new walk-in glass shower.

    Beautiful tile in the new walk-in glass shower.

  • Both bathrooms offer double-sink vanities and ample, thirsty towels.

    Both bathrooms offer double-sink vanities and ample, thirsty towels.

  • The Lighthouse is pet friendly--Neily will even let your dog use his crate!

    The Lighthouse is pet friendly--Neily will even let your dog use his crate!

  • The best seat in the house! You can often spot dolphins from the gazebo.

    The best seat in the house! You can often spot dolphins from the gazebo.

  • Kayak in the Gulf or bay--GoGo Kayaks is nearby and will deliver.

    Kayak in the Gulf or bay--GoGo Kayaks is nearby and will deliver.

  • Our daughter and her friend, enjoying parasailing nearby.

    Our daughter and her friend, enjoying parasailing nearby.

  • Beautiful sunsets.

    Beautiful sunsets.

VRBO #212955

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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