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Beachfront Home - Tennis Courts, Pools, Near Kiva Dunes!

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-15)

Colorful Bedrooms, multi-floor Dens, and uninterrupted Gulf View welcome families and friends to beautiful Fort Morgan ...peacefully apart from, but easily accessible to, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Beach Front, direct Beach access, Balconies on two levels – the resonating view of the Gulf of Mexico gets no better than this! Six Bedrooms and five Baths comfortably sleep 15. On the main floor, you'll enjoy the open-design Den/Kitchen/Dining Room which accommodates everything from quiet, formal dining to large family gatherings. As a bonus, there's an Upstairs Den providing a getaway area for children (or adults!), and includes a TV with DVD Player and a Game/Puzzle Table! Relax with a cup of coffee under the Covered Balconies stretching along the back of the house on both levels and enjoy the beauty of the pelicans skimming over the water. Be on the lookout for pods of dolphins as they swim by. Sometimes, it seems as if they stop to put on a show just for us!

All Bedrooms are carpeted. The Downstairs Den and Bathrooms have ceramic tile flooring. Seven TVs with satellite service, Wi-Fi Internet, icemaker and beautiful decorating make 'Papa Doc's' a Morgantown highlight.

The downstairs area includes the Master Bedroom (King) with a beautiful Gulf View and a Jacuzzi, a Bunkroom with 2 sets of Bunk Beds, and a Queen-Bed Bedroom, all with their own Private Baths, along with the roomy Den, Kitchen and Dining Area with seating for 12. Stools along the Kitchen Island provide additional Dining/Seating area, as does a Game Table in the Den. The upstairs area includes a Master Bedroom with a Queen Bed and private Bath, and 2 more Queen-Bed Bedrooms with a shared full Bathroom, the second Den, and washer/dryer facilities. All bedrooms upstairs enjoy that beautiful Gulf View too, along with balcony access!

Located 14 miles west of Gulf Shores in Morgantown on Fort Morgan Parkway, 'Papa Doc's' provides a calming vacation experience, uncrowded beaches, and gorgeous sunsets. Just a short walk from the house are 2 tennis courts and 2 swimming pools that you have access to. The Morgantown community is a great place for walking, jogging and biking too. For you Golf enthusiasts, 'Papa Doc's' is located near several of the area’s finest golf courses, including Kiva Dunes and The Peninsula! If you like trail-hiking or bird-watching, we are only a few miles from the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. There's something for the History buffs too! Located at the end of the Ft. Morgan peninsula is the Civil War Fort and Museum. You can also catch the Ferry to Dauphin Island and visit the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Alabama’s marine science education and research laboratory.

We think the picturesque beauty and the peacefulness of Morgantown will bring you back to Papa Doc's time and again!

Keywords: Beachfront Home

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Lynn Crawford
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Lynn Crawford

My husband and I spent a week or two every summer with our four children on the Gulf of Mexico beaches. After years of visiting the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach/Dauphin Island areas, when we found the charming neighborhood of Morgantown in Ft. Morgan we were hooked. In 1998 we decided it was time to build our own beach home. Now the children and grandchildren are grown, and 'Papa Doc's' has been a wonderful gathering place for our growing family. We would love to share our home with you and your family! We know your family and friends will find it as relaxing and special as we do. We hope you'll want to come back again and again!

Lynn Crawford purchased this house in 1998

Why Lynn Crawford chose Morgantown

We chose Ft. Morgan for its peacefulness, yet closeness to the Gulf Shores area. Then we chose the charming Morgantown community for its neighborhood association and access to the pools and tennis courts. Morgantown is a beautiful community that offers amenities you don't get with most beach houses. It's a wonderful area for walking, jogging & biking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the most wonderful family vacation at Papa Doc's and look forward to coming back. The house was perfect for our needs. We had plenty of room for everyone. This was a multi-generational vacation and Papa Doc's met all the needs of every age group. The location is perfect. Literally steps from the beach to spend your day swimming, sunning, building sand castles or just enjoying the view. Yet, we were a short drive to town for shopping, dining or exploring. The house is fully stocked to suit your needs, you only need to bring food and drinks. We were able to prepare many wonderful meals for our family in their wonderful kitchen. They even had an ice machine in the kitchen, a plus. The dining table was large enough to fit all of us for our meals. And the upstairs den was great for the kids to watch movies on the one day we had bad weather. Down the road is Fort Morgan, a must see if you enjoy history. We even have access to two community pools and a tennis court. All in all Papa Doc's was a perfect home for a family vacation. I highly recommend this home for your next vacation. The owners were awesome to work with, Lynn takes a personal interest in you and your family. She really wants you to enjoy her family’s home. Please think of Papa Doc's for your next vacation or event. You will not regret it.
Aug 2017
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Morgantown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Queen Bath - toilet , shower
    Bunk Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Queen Bath - Shared - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Queen Room - 1 queen
    Upstairs Den Sleep Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Pack & Play (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beachfront Home - Tennis Courts, Pools, Near Kiva Dunes!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Baton Rouge, LA

Perfect House for Memorable Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with this beautiful property - it was the perfect house and location for our family reunion over the Christmas holidays! The owner - Lynn - is a joy to work with and the house is impressively well-stocked with everything needed for cooking, reading, watching movies, re-connecting with each other, and just relaxing! The owners have put loving attention into every detail - and it shows. Also, the floor plan is perfect - with each of the 6 beautiful bedrooms providing spacious, private spaces to accomodate a large gathering. The 2nd upstairs den is a great place to nap, read or watch movies - while the rest of your party may be gathered around the large TV in the main den on the first floor - watching foodball! Other reviewers have said that the pictures don't really do justice to the house and its amazing location on the beach. That is true and, in fact, words also can't fully explain just how special this property is. The star-gazing at night - along with the wonderful sounds of the surf - just a few yards from the house make for such a relaxing, rejuvinating and restorative experience. During the day -- the prime location on the beach allows for a front-row seat to enjoy the pelicans, dolphins and ever-changing wave and cloud patterns, and memorable lunches on the large deck overlooking the surf. The lovely private steps to the beach provide quick, easy access to the shoreline for a walk, swim or just to sit on the steps and put your toes in the sand - you literally are right there on the beach! We have vacationed in this area for over 25 years - and we all agreed that Papa Doc's is the very best house and location we have ever experienced in Ft. Morgan or Gulf Shores. The house is close to several good places to eat and buy groceries - but it's location is still unspoiled, private and quiet. Again, this is a truly special place - and we will most definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place For Girlfriends' Getaway,

  • 5 of 5

I have been lucky enough to join girlfriends several times for a getaway at Papa Docs. Great place! Plenty of bedrooms and baths for all a girl's needs. You can have your privacy and still join in the fun in the great living area. The living area has fantastic views for get togethers, meals, fun, laughter and to watch the dolphins.


  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pensacola, FL

Wonderful Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion with 10 adults and one 4 year old. The house was so perfect for our family!!! The house was so well maintained that we felt like we were at home. The owners were so easy to work with and very responsive. The house had so much space for the family. We all were able to eat together at the same table with plenty of "elbow room" for all. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a luxury vacation spot at a very affordable rate.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irmo, SC

Great Vacation Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation at Papa Doc's!!!!! There were 13 of us and this house was perfect for everyone!!!! The kids loved the upstairs den to watch tv and play their video games. The large table was great for all of us to be able to eat together!!! It felt like "home" the minute we got there. It was also very clean when we arrived. This was our 3rd year at Ft Morgan and this was our favorite house yet!!! We will definitely be back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shreveport, LA

What a Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (13in all) just spent six wonderful days at Papa Doc's! The house was great, the owner was easy to work with and responsive and the beach was great. Everything we had expected and more!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation 2914

  • 5 of 5

My family of 13 just left Papa Docs and we all agreed that it is our new favorite place! Our kids ranged from 10 months to 17 yrs old. There was plenty of room to spread out and not feel like we were on top of each other. There is a high chair & a pack & play for our baby which was very convenient. The beds are all very comfy so we all got a good nights sleep. We loved the place so much we hardly never left! Lynn, the owner was very accommodating and available for any questions we had. Thank you Lynn for sharing your beautiful home with us! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Papa Doc's Beach House
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiva Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
The Peninsula Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Morgan State Historic Site


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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