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Serene Beach Getaway, 3BR/2BA with Gulf and Bay Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,620 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway in this colorfully decorated beach house. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath vacation home with panoramic views of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Spacious floorplan with large, open dining and living room area.

Bedrooms offer comfortable bedding and deep closets. Master suite features king size bed, private bathroom and egress to large back deck, facing the Gulf. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed and single bed. Bedroom 3 has a queen bed and single twin bed. Well-equipped kitchen will have you blending, baking or brewing with ease.

Take a short walk (175 yards) to the white-sand private beach. Spend the day sunning, swimming and shelling without the disruption of a crowded beach. You may even catch a glimpse of a sea turtle nest hatching. Walk directly across the road to Mobile Bay to cast your net, fish or launch a small vessel or jet ski.

Dixie Daze is located 3.5 miles from historic Fort Morgan. This nestled attraction offers a public pier for fishing, crabbing or launching your boat. A scenic ferry ride to nearby Dauphin Island can provide an afternoon of marine life discovery at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

After sunset, entertain your nightlife desires at a local waterfront restaurant/bar, or take a 20-minute drive into the city. Jack Edwards Airport located only 20 minutes away.

Stay in touch with WiFi internet service. 47' HD TV and DVD player available in living room. Three 32' HD TVs in all bedrooms.

Enjoy the convenience and comfort of relaxing in a destination secluded from commercial mainstream. No condos, high-rises or hotels within 3 miles.

Dixie Daze is ideal for a romantic escape, couples retreat or small-family vacation. Thank you for considering our cherished holiday home for your own getaway, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About The Owner

The Bennetts welcome you to Fort Morgan, one of the last, best kept secrets around. We live in Atmore, Alabama (85 miles away) which allows us to enjoy this little piece of paradise frequently as well as monitor and maintain the property. Al has just retired and is looking forward to spending more time at the beach. I am a retired special education administrator who does contract work for the Alabama State Department of Education. We have two daughters; Casey and Megan who have literally 'grown up' on this beach. Al enjoys deer hunting (actually he's obsessed) and I enjoy working in my yard and traveling across the state with my job. Our best times are the 2 weeks during the Summer when we can 'un-lax' with our family and friends here at Dixie Daze.

The Owner purchased this house in 1995

Why The Owner chose Alabama

We began coming to Fort Morgan when the girls were babies. Al's brother, Bill and his family have a house (Against The Wind) diagonally behind us and always welcomed us into their home for many family gatherings. We knew we wanted a place of our own and wanted to be close to them so we purchased the property and began work on the house in July of 1995. It was truly a labor of love, as we did much of the work ourselves. We have been ravaged by quite a few hurricanes over the years, but by the grace of God, and countless hours of labor, we are still here. Once you spend time here, you will see that it is truly unique. The area is still unspoiled, uncrowded and not congested. The views are incredible, our beach is beautiful, and we are convenient to most any activity or sport we want to do. If we want to shop, dine or visit the normal tourist attractions, it is a pleasant, short drive into Gulf Shores. If we want to sun, swim, fish, crab, read a book, take a nap, or do nothing at all, this is the place. We have the best of both worlds. Since we know all of our neighbors and property owners and everyone tends to look out for each other and their properties, there is a sense of safety and security that you won't find in many locations.

What makes this house unique

Our area is quiet and peaceful. We have a nice stretch of undeveloped beach to enjoy without stepping over other vacationers. One of the benefits we enjoy is being able to carry our unbrellas, cabanna, beach chairs,etc. down to the beach and leave them there during our entire stay. For years we have enjoyed the Migratory Bird Banding (April and October) at the Fort, activities at Fort Morgan,as well as fishing and crabbing from the large public pier. Access to the ferry, which crosses Mobile Bay to Dauphin Island, is great for a day trip to Sea Lab or very convenient for anyone wanting to cut travel time from Mobile, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas.

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • King size bed in master Queen and twin in bedroom 2 Queen and twin in bedroom 3
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
9 Ft. Ceilings, 2 Enclosed Outside Showers w/ Hot & Cold Water, Ceiling Fans in All Rooms, Downstairs Half Bath, Picnic Table, Fish/Shrimp/Crab Cleaning Sink, Shaded Downstairs Deck Seating Area, 2 Outside Swings and Outdoor Furniture, Covered Parking for 4 Vehicles

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Serene Beach Getaway, 3BR/2BA with Gulf and Bay Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Ready for Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I must say this was a great place for going to beach and fishing in the bay or just sitting in the swing enjoying the

breeze or enjoy sitting on deck watching traffic go by and those brave ones in their Kayak fishing in the bay.

The house was roomy and well equipped with all the necessities...we truly enjoyed every minute of it!

Made some great memories for the grandkids too!!! Keeping this one in mind and we appreciate the owners

so much being so welcoming and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have back soon.
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Memphis, TN
5

Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful vacation rental. Clean, very well-stocked, and comfortable. Quick walk to beautiful, semi-private beach. Owners were accommodating and responsive. We are already planning to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Looking forward to your return next year.
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Madison, Mississippi
5

Perfect Get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking for a relaxing get-a-way, with non crowded beaches, and room for myself, husband, and 3 boys (ages 15,13 &8). We had my husband's mother and grandmother the first 1/2 of the week and my mother and father the second 1/2. This home was perfect! It is a cute home with lots of character. The kitchen is extremely well-stocked, the beds are comfy and we enjoyed it because of its location. My oldest son wanted to spend his vacay fishing, so with Dixie Daze across from the bay, it was perfect. The walk to the beach was pretty short (my husband's elderly grandmother did struggle a bit). We set up our canopy, laid out our chairs and left them there the whole week. Also, there are 2 convenient showers downstairs that were perfect for washing the sand and salt off. My boys (and husband for that matter) would actually get ready using these showers-great for me to have both bathrooms upstairs to myself :). We also were able to see the Blue Angels practicing-it was like a free show! While we were there, 2 sea turtles nested behind Dixie Daze...my children were thrilled! I would suggest that if your family plans to dine out in town, allow 20-30 minutes of driving time. It is about 17 miles from the home to Gulf Shores, there are a couple of restaurants in Ft. Morgan, but we were too chicken to try them out. Sandy was very accommodating and checked on us during our stay. We have stayed at all the beaches on the gulf and Ft. Morgan is, by far, our favorite (don't tell anyone, so it will remain uncrowded :)). Dixie Daze was perfect for us, we loved having Netflix, a great kitchen, wonderful porches and swings for drinking coffee and shooting the breeze, beautiful beaches, and friendly people (I will say the package store right down the road is gross, my mother and I stopped to get a bottle of wine. The selection was poor, it was cash only and I felt like I was in the prohibition days...I would say go to the package stores in Gulf Shores instead). We would love to make this our vacation spot for years to come. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel. Glad your family had a great stay. We appreciate your kind compliments of our home. Hope you decide to visit us again in the future.
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
5

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was great! We had 4 adults and 5 kids. There was more than enough room. The place was decorated very nice and it was very clean. The beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys were a plus. I has a very nice 47" TV in the living room plus an LCD TV in every bedroom. All in HD. That's hard to find in rental properties. At least for us it is. Netflix was also available. Sandy was so very nice to our family. She checked in to make sure everything was okay. I can't thank her enough for making us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rodney. I am glad the house was a good match for your family. Please visit with us again. The Bennetts
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Ward, AR
5

Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

My five family members shared this home; my parents, my husband & I and our 7 yr old daughter. This home is great!!!!!! This was our fourth trip to the ft Morgan beach area & we love this beach. Less crowded & easy access to all the local

Spots. Dixie Daze was our favorite house so far to stay in. Very spacious & all the amnesties you could ever want or need. Down to beach chairs, umbrellas & toys for the kids. Was very helpful so we didn't have to pack & tote our own. The home was very spacious & easy access to the beach within walking distance. Al & Sandy were very easy to work with & very prompt in returning emails with answers to all our questions. Checked in on us 2-3 times thru the week to make sure all was well. We defiantly recommend this home & can't wait to come back in the near future. Thanks again Al & sandy for sharing your home

The Montague's & Skidmore's

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kristen. Thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate your feedback. So pleased you had a great stay and hope to have your family back again soon.
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Athens, GA
5

University of Alabama Graduate

  • 5 of 5

Such a great open-space design. Easy access to beach. Terrific owner to deal with on my first ever vacation house rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Hope you will consider us again in the future.
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest

Shopping at Tanger Outlet Mall and Local Boutiques, Headlining Entertainment Acts Nearby at the Wharf Amphitheatre, Gulf Shores Zoo, Waterville USA Amusement Park, Flora-Bama and Interstate Mullet Toss, National Shrimp Festival, Song Writer's Festival, Re-Enactment of Battle of Ft. Morgan, National Wildlife Refuge, World-Class Golf at Nearby Kiva Dunes and Peninsula, Charter Deep Sea Fishing, Mardi Gras (Seasonal), Bi-Annual Migratory Bird Banding, World-Class Cuisine, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Local Nightlife and Karaoke Bar

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning/Linen rental $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

7 night minimum, Saturday to Saturday only. This is a family vacation property. We do not rent to singles under the age of 25. No pets permitted on the property. Booking available directly through owner. No booking fees.

6% Lodging tax not included. Cleaning/Linen rental fee of $145 plus 6% tax not included in rental rate. $300 refundable security/damage deposit must be paid upon confirmed reservation. Credit Card payments via PayPal only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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