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Waterfront Haven! Views!Kayak/Fishing/Crabbing/ WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Ever dream of floating around in a houseboat and just taking in all the beauty? Well, that's exactly how you'll feel when you come to 'The Camp'. When you walk into the the living room/kitchen area, you get a 180 degree beautiful waterfront view, complete with grassy islands and sea birds. The beautiful porch/lanai goes almost right up to the water's edge. Kayaker's will just LOVE this place!!!

'The Camp' is located near Gulf Shores' white sandy beaches and overlooks a creek which immediately opens into Wolf Bay. If you like doing it all on your vacation such as boating, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, swimming, going to the beach, shopping at the Tanger outlet mall, this is the place for you.

You will love the quiet serenity our community offers. Away from all the hustle and bustle, you can return from your beach trips and truly relax while dining out on your lanai or just gazing at the water views from indoors. In any season, the Camp is the perfect vacation spot for those that love to observe nature. We spot many pelicans, dolphins swimming by, and all sorts of fish and wildlife.

Let THE CAMP be your restful coastal vacation spot this year and you'll see,'ll want to come back.

The 'Camp' is tastefully decorated and is fully furnished with everything you'll need to enjoy a memorable and comfortable vacation to enjoy lots of water activities. You'll sleep like a baby on our comfy mattresses. The smaller bedroom has a VCR with movies/cartoons for kids when the weather won't permit outside activities.

You won't pay the high beach prices here, but you are close enough to get there in 10 to 15 minutes, then come home to your own quiet, tranquil creek cottage.

You are welcome to bring your long as it can get under the bridge nearby. Any boat such as a pontoon, kayak, jet ski, 'fish & ski' sized boat would be suitable. You can dock right at the end of the pier. And why not take advantage of getting free seafood! You can catch crabs right at the end of the pier!

You can boat up the creek to get to the fresh water fishing/swimming and feel like you are an explorer seeing our virgin Southern waterways for the first time (it's so natural), or go down the creek to turn the bend and make it into Wolf Bay. There's so much to see and do.

You won't lack for entertainment in the Gulf Shores' area. I forgot to mention the great seafood restaurants here and not to mention we are 5 min. from the famous Lambert's Cafe'. Or if you'd just rather take it slow and definitely can here.

The tiled lanai is huge and is large enough to hang your hammock and still have enough room for dining and sitting area. The full kitchen has a spacious dining area as well, should you like to dine in a lot.

The home is 1,200 sq. feet and that's not including the 30' x 15' lanai. The master bath is spacious and is also accessible to the Living area. You won't want to leave this place once you get here.

Much care and consideration has been made in making your stay as comfy as possible because we want you to think of this as 'Your Camp' and come back time and time again.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Colleen Totsch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Colleen Totsch

Hi. We know you will love The Camp as much as we do. We had the house built on the waterfront lot we purchased over a decade ago in order to come visit our parents down here on the coast. When my father became terminally ill we decided to go ahead and move down and put the camp available for rent. My husband and I live close enough that we are able to care for the property ourselves. This keeps it in great shape.

Colleen Totsch purchased this cottage in 1999


Elberta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very comfy mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very comfy mattesses!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Minimum Age Limit for Renters 25 yrs.


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Much Needed Serenity

  • 5 of 5

This place is just lovely. A short drive to the beach when you want to go. But sitting out on the lanai overlooking the water is so peaceful that it's hard to leave it. The camp is clean and very well stocked with necessities. This was our second vacation here and we plan to be back. Love this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so sweet of you to take the time to give your thoughts on THE CAMP. We sure love to have our guests come back time and time again. And we look forward to having you all again. So glad you love THE CAMP as much as we do. Colleen
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So peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Camp. The children are already asking when we can come back. We found it very comfortable and found everything we needed. That back porch is a bit of paradise, never wanted to go inside. Loved seeing the dolphins and even caught site of a pair of bald eagles! How exciting!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love to have guests that enjoy the small things that can be enjoyed at THE CAMP. The dolphins are an expected sight, but to have seen bald eagles.......I've not yet gotten to see! How EXCITING! Thanks for booking and come back again real soon!
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Beautiful Quiet setting

  • 4 of 5

It's not a five star resort and it's not on the beach, but it was perfect for us! Looking out over the water right off the lanai is a nice way to start and end busy tourist days. The Camp is close enough to enjoy the beaches and far enough away from the crowds to have a peaceful nights sleep. Foley has everything you need, with great little restaurants and shopping. This location will be even more prime when the new destination spot - OWA - opens in the summer. The house is small, but was fine for the two adults and one teenager in our party.

The kitchen has everything you need for cooking and a nice table to enjoy meals together at. The internet works great. The TV in the living room is nice, but not well positioned for all the seats. Not a big deal since we were out and about most of the time.

The front door opens in to the master bedroom so we gave that room to the teenager and took the smaller bedroom. Both beds were comfortable. The master bath was nice - the teenager had plenty of room to spread her makeup out on counter. The smaller bath worked fine for us.

The check-out requirements were simple. The owner was very responsive and had provided everything needed for our stay. We really enjoyed our stay at The Camp.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our time at the camp. We liked the amount of space, comfort, kitchen, etc.

The one thing we were not prepared for was how far it is from the beach. If you want a beach vacation this may not be your best option. But I suppose that is our own fault as we could have investigated that more closely on our own.

If having quick access to the beach is not your top priority this is a great place!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jonathan, sorry you didn't realize this wasn't at the beach. I try to emphasis in the description that The CAMP this is waterfront but not right in Gulf Shores and you'd have to take "day trips" to the beach. If you want to be right across the street from the beach and still have waterfront, I have a new beach property that might interest you for a future vacation. It's also within walking distance to kayak rentals, other boating rentals, shopping and restaurants. Take a look at Rates are some higher but it's a 3 BR and a deluxe unit with wonderful amenities . Plenty of room for two or three couples or a family of 6. The rates at THE CAMP reflect the "off beach" prices. I'm so glad you still enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for taking the time to write.
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Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we didn't know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The view was beautiful and the neighborhood was peaceful. At the end of each fun filled day it truly felt like a home away from home. We have recommended and The Camp to several people and we plan to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Camp. The cottage was very clean, plenty of room for 4 adults and nicely decorated. The view was outstanding! We will come back again...

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crabbing off your own pier! Feel free to bring your own kayaks, canoes, or small boat. Local beaches are a 15-20 minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night

From $64/nt - $590/wk - $950/mo US Dollars
Rates could be slightly higher during a holiday or Festival period.
Tax included in rates! Additional chgs may apply Weekend only stays are higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.