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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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.

Keywords: House, Ft. Morgan, Gulf Shores

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Tina Scarborough
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Tina Scarborough

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).

I enjoy spending time with my children (both married), our son-in-law, and daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren, our Church, and going to the ONLY beach- Ft. Morgan!

Tina Scarborough purchased this house in 2000

Why Tina Scarborough chose Gulf Shores East

The Fort Mornan area reminds us of how Gulf Shores was thirty (30) years ago- prior to the proliferation of condos. Ft. Morgan is a quiet, peaceful place to relax and enjoy the pristene white sandy beach, salt air, and ever-present Gulf breezes; a community of single-family homes; with get neighbors and friends.

What makes this house unique

'Wastin' Away' is a short walk to the beach- the street (Bearnard 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 wuith public boat launch and fishing pier, there are a lot of fishing and boating activities available- we enjoy shrimping and fishing in Mobile Bay.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

One of the best values in Ft. Morgan. Book your Vacation today!
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

Fabulous little jewel, Wastin' Away!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our peaceful, quiet time here! All neighbors, that we met were very friendly! House was perfect for what we wanted, together time, and to relax! Will come back again, and the dog, Bama Jane loves the daily long walks on the ocean sand, trying to catch birds!

Thank you Joe and Tina, perfect getaway vacation!

Heide and Herb Forsythe

Hoover, AL

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 5 with 3 small children a hotel stay is difficult for us as you can imagine with antsy kids. This was the absolute perfect option! The community was quiet and a very short walk to a non crowded beautiful beach. We were able to buy a small amount of groceries and cook breakfast and some dinners at home. Plus with the balcony overlooking the beach we had the beach view with dinner without the restraint price! My husband loved the fact there was a grill so he could cook as well! Upon arrival the house was very neat and tidey even though we arrived earlier than expected and the cleaning personal hadn't had a chance to come in yet. The beds were very comfortable and the pull out bed came in handy for our daughter. The house everything you could possibly think of cable, wifi, washer/dryer, dishwasher, stove, microwave, toaster, all utensils, cooking utensils, pots, pans, plates, bowls, glassware, even mixing bowls, and Tupperware!

Short drive to the ferry to Dauphin Island or about a 30 minute drive (straight shot at that!) into main town Gulf Shores. All in all this was a perfect place to stay for our week long vacation in Fort Morgan/Gulf Shores and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

We had an awesome time at the Scarborough beach house. Very sweet people to rent from. Hope to see them again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect for our group of 4

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with my sister and her bf, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Wastin Away." The house was equipped with everything that we needed to make our stay comfortable. It was also very clean. Joe and Tina are super sweet and so easy to work with! The walk to the beach is not bad at all- 350 steps to be exact. We look forward to renting from Joe and Tina in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 3 of 5

Need a better selection of t.v. Channels, didn't have ESPN. Need to get rid of the out dated t.v. And get a bigger flat screen, hard to see from the rear couch. The shower is just Aquard the head is pointing out toward the curtain can't help but getting water everywhere.

But the house is nice, not too far to walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 just returned from a wonderful stay at Tina Scarborough's vacation home 'Wastin' Away'. What a nice 'retreat' to stay in for our family vacation. We drove right up to find a cute cottage just off the beach (short walk) and a lovely view of the beach and water at the end of the street. A nice wrap around deck greeted us at the top of the steps. An outdoor table for four was perfect for our dinners 'al fresco' and just what we were looking for. Inside we found a lovely, clean, and well maintained home with two nice size bedrooms and one bath. We loved the large open concept kitchen and great island for our family to congregate around, cook together and play games. Very nice, comfortable furniture in the living room and we really loved the open floor plan. The house is stocked with all the things needed for a vacation at the beach. All the kitchen wares, paper products, cooking utensils, you name it! Tina also has a wagon and some beach things downstairs in the shed that were very handy.

Tina was wonderful to work with, very available for any questions we had. We will not hesitate to book this great property again. Thanks Tina!

Steve & Nancy

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Homes, Bernard Court House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Rate
Mar 8 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
May 15 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
late SUmmer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Homes, Bernard Court House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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