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One of the best values in Ft. Morgan. Book your Vacation today!

Homes, Bernard Court, Gulf Shores, AL, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)


'Wastin' Away' is a cabin that has been remodeled with modern conveniences. It is a small house, with two bedrooms and 1 bath, but has a large living area. It is close to the beautiful Gulf beaches, offering guests real value in their visit to the beach.

'Wastin' Away' is fully furnished- all you need to bring is your food and clothing for a fun time at our un-crowded, beautiful white sand beaches.

For those interested in bay or gulf fishing, a public boat launch on the Fort Morgan historic site, approximately 2 miles away, offers quick access to both Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Pets are allowed on our beaches as is alcohol, plus you don't have to remove beach equipment every evening.

If you have any questions, please call me at (334) 233-2002.

Thanks for your interest in "Wastin' Away"!


If your dates are not available, please check out our other properties.

VRBO Listing # 455103

VRBO Listing # 156931

Keywords: House, Ft. Morgan, Gulf Shores


Tina Scarborough

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 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 Homes, Bernard Court

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 ever-present Gulf breezes; a community of single-family homes, with great neighbors and friends.

What makes this House unique

'Wastin' Away' is a short walk to the beach- the 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 can be enjoyed from the front deck. Since the house is located about a 1/4 mile away from the marina, and less than a mile from the Ft. Morgan historic site with public boat launch and fishing pier, there are a lot of fishing and boating activities available- we enjoy shrimping and fishing in Mobile Bay.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Queen size Beds (2),


      • 1 Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Ocean View


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Covered Parking
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Telephone
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator


                                • Dining Area


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


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              36 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Two week winter getaway in Fort Morgan

                                                              Barbara S.

                                                              Property needs some TLC. Very worn out in many regards ( kirchen sink, countertops and improper functioning bathroom toilet). Upholstered furniture very dirty. Mattress in front bedroom completely broken down where you just sink into the middle. Enough hot water when you shower if you can get done in 3 minutes. Most of no stick pans need to be thrown out. POSITIVES: Proximity to beach to enjoy the many warm beautiful days and awesome sunsets in this quiet pet friendly home and neighborhood.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Barbara,

                                                              I am sorry to learn that your two week stay in “Wastin’ Away” was less that enjoyable due to the things mentioned in your recently posted review of our property on VRBO.

                                                              I wish you had mentioned any/all the deficiencies during my three calls to you during your stay to make sure everything was ok...... you ALWAYS said everything was “fine”, you were “enjoying your stay”, etc. One reason I call all our guests is to try to assure all aspects of their stay are satisfactory (except the weather!!). As absentee landlords, we rely heavily on input from guests. We will certainly follow-up on the items you mentioned, but must point out that the guest that was in this house for ten days immediately prior to your stay rated this property as “5 stars”.

                                                              Again, I apologize for your less than a totally positive experience that you had at “Wastin’ Away”.

                                                              Tina Scarborough

                                                              Delightful Two Weeks

                                                              Allison B.

                                                              Spending time at Wastin' Away was delightful. It was very comfortable and a two minute walk to the beach (unless you have a slow dog like mine). The beach was lovely and everyone we met was friendly. Everything we needed was provided (except food of course).

                                                              Charming Christmas getaway!

                                                              Darja Z.

                                                              My parents, dog, and I went on a Christmas getaway to the beach and came across this house. We fell in love with it the moment we arrived. The house is very close to the beach and although it wasn’t bikini weather it was 100% better than the cold snowy northern Kentucky temperatures. The house has everything we needed and more! Tina and Joe were very helpful and nice! It was very easy to get in contact with Tina which was much appreciated for any help that was needed. This was an absolutely amazing getaway and we are so thankful for Tina and Joe for their hospitality and letting us stay in their house. We will be back soon!

                                                              Excellent Stay

                                                              Devon S.Pea ridge, AR

                                                              Great house, got to meet the owners. Very accommodating. Everything you could possibly need for your stay at the beach this house has.


                                                              Carlton M.Georgia

                                                              Tina was the best host and we appreciate our stay. Thank you for a sweet Thanksgiving Beach cozy cottage!

                                                              Exciting and relaxing

                                                              The house had everything you could need. From plates and cook ware in the kitchen to towels and a hair dryer in the bathroom. Closets were stocked with extra bed linens and blankets. There was even an iron and ironing board. There is a direct TV package but we brought a WiiU for Netflix and Hulu. Under the house is a grill and storage area complete with a wagon, floating boards and other beach items. It was the perfect house and location for our little family of three. My boyfriend found it to be the perfect place to pop the big question after 4+ years lol. We will definitely be back. Maybe even for our honeymoon :)


                                                              Homes, Bernard Court, Gulf Shores, AL, USA

                                                              Mobile Bay Ferry Take a ride across the Mobile Bay on the Ferry. The Ferry departs daily from Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. Contact the ticket booth at 251.543.1364 for current pricing and schedule. Note: The Ferry is approximately 2.5 miles from Bernard Court East where our homes are located. You can take the Ferry to Dauphin Island and even take an additional trip to Mobile Alabama from there. Dauphin Island is very close to Mobile, Alabama and all the city has to offer. Gulf Shores Yacht Club and Marina (LOCATED at mile marker 2 in Fort Morgan Alabama) Also home to Tacky Jacks 2 where you can enjoy drinks and dinner with friends on the bay. Ft. Morgan Located at the end of the Ft. Morgan Peninsula, this Civil War era fort is brimming with history. The fort also stages re-enactments and other special ceremonies throughout the year. For more information call 251.540.7127. Ft. Gaines Located on Dauphin Island, Ft. Gaines played an important role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. You can spend a day here by taking the Mobile Bay Ferry. Dauphin Island Sea Lab The Sea Lab has several exhibits open to the public, including The Living Marsh, Boardwalk, The Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay Gallery, Barrier Island, Billy Goat Hole Gallery, Gulf of Mexico, Touch Tanks, and Weather Station. You can spend the day here by taking the Mobile Bay Ferry. Waterville U.S.A. Excitement on land and adventures in the water. Waterville U.S.A., the ultimate in family fun, is a 20 acre water park and amusement park located in Gulf Shores. The Track This fun-filled family entertainment complex features an arcade, go-carts, bumper boats, kiddie rides, and more. Pirate's Island Enjoy miniature golfing on a lush, tropical course. Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo As seen on Animal Planet, be sure to visit Gulf Shores very own zoo. You’ll find plenty of opportunity to explore and get up close and personal with more than 250 exotic animals and birds. The Wharf Orange Beach's newest attraction features shopping, dining, 15-screen movie theater, amphitheater, and the Southeast’s tallest ferris wheel.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Check In 3:00 PM Check Out 10:00 AM 75 under 30 100 pet over 30 pounds

                                                              36 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.4/5
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