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Just Say No! No Crowds! No Condos! No Noise! No Traffic! Just You, Sand & Stars!

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The GREAT Seahorse Beach House! TONS of R & R :) PRIVACY on the Gulf of Mexico!

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

*PETS? You must inquire FIRST and let us know how many, size, and breed. There is a pet fee.
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Situated on the Fort Morgan peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores, AL, the GREAT SEAHORSE property offers all of the amenities needed in a great private beach community.
The GREAT Seahorse Beach House is by far the best overall value being offered in all of Gulf Shores. This three bedroom and two bath fully furnished beach home has been the destination of choice for many beach seekers over the past several years. We have many repeat guests every year with some coming in for months at a time. We feel that this is the ultimate compliment! We think that you will not find a better value anywhere in Gulf Shores.

Our private beach access, the shopping, the golfing, Civil War Fort Morgan-Alabama State Historic Site, the museums, the fishing, the restaurants, the concerts, the beaches, the Mobile Bay Ferry, the sunsets, and the National Shrimp Festival are all awaiting you! Our location is perfect. We are located in the private beach community of Surfside Shores right on the Fort Morgan peninsula. The Seahorse is Gulf side and is walking distance down (about four minutes) to the sugar white beaches! We are far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Gulf Shores yet only a 15 minute drive into town. You get the R & R that you deserve but can still access all that Gulf Shores and Orange Beach has to offer.


GOLF-GOLF-GOLF! There must be 15 courses within 30 minutes away and two within 15 minutes away! Kiva Dunes (Jerry Pate-Developer) is only 1 mile away! The #1 voted best golf course in all of Alabama!

Looking to decompress? You can sleep in late here, throw a steak on the grill, and then take a walk on the beach. It's only a four minute walk down to our private beach access or you can drive it in 30 seconds and park at the beach. That's what we normally do since we can load up our beach supplies and just park at the beach. No loud music and crowds here in our private beach community. Looking to party or celebrate? Take your choice of all the attractions in Gulf Shores and nearby Orange Beach. Need to stay connected? The Seahorse offers FREE internet access via a cable wireless router. Many love to visit the world famous Flora-Bama bar. Don't forget the annual Mullet Toss! Need a slot machine or blackjack fix? Biloxi, MS is just down I-10. It features no less than seven casinos featuring all of the Las Vegas casino games. The Beau Rivage (MGM property), The Hard Rock Casino and Cafe, and The Grand (Harrahs property) are the most popular. Need a history lesson? Fort Morgan and the Fort Morgan Museum is just five minutes away. It's the Civil War Fort famous for 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!' Need to get 'gone fishing?' Fort Morgan Marina is only about five minutes away and have daily charters. The Fort Morgan Pier is a public fishing pier as well and it's only about five minutes away. It's a great place to take the kids and watch the boats unload their catch.

Let us know if you have any special requirements and we'll do our best to accommodate you. The Seahorse has been in the family now for about 10 years and we try to go the extra mile for our guests! We take pride in treating our guests just like we like to be treated when away on vacation ourselves. Let us know too about your vacation home. We would like to talk to you about a possible swap out between our homes for upcoming vacations we might have.

Flying in? Jack Edwards Airport is the local airport in Gulf Shores about 20 minutes away. Commercial flights are available in Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL.

Need WiFi and internet? It's here and FREE of charge.

THINGS YOU WILL WANT TO BRING:
Golf clubs, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels, (towels and linens for the house are provided), ice, charcoal, charcoal lighter fluid, grill brush, coolers, sunscreen, shampoo, a good book, DVD/VCR movies.

THINGS NOT TO BRING: Cell phone, worries, stress, the in-laws, diets, and bad attitudes! JUST KIDDING! If you bring any of this with you, most of it will change for the better during your stay! We promise! :)






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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    There is hardly any traffic here in our private beach community. Kids love playing on the beach and parents can relax without the crowds and the hustle and bustle. It's like having your own private beach on this beautiful peninsula!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside only! You will forfeit your deposit if you smoke inside and/or dispose of your cigarette butts in our yard! No exceptions!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please inquire with us first about bringing your pets. Pet fee may apply....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 7-11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master has a private full bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Couch (Non fold-out)

    Feel free to bring air mattresses. Couch sleeps 1-2....moreless

  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has dedicated full bathroom attached., Queen size Beds (2) Two guests bedrooms share a full bathroom between them. Feel free to sleep on the sofa (non-sleeper sofa) and love seat. Bring air mattresses if you need to! ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Bring all of your beach gear as we don't provide any. Gulf side, Private beach access plus an additional beach access point, Mobile Bay Ferry, marina, concerts, annual National Shrimp Festival. We are beach and Gulf side. Free WiFi here too!...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    47' Flat Panel HD LCD TV and 19' TV in master bedroom....moreless

  • Television:

    47' Flat Panel HD LCD TV in the living room and 19' TV in master bedroom....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    The GREAT Seahorse is beachside on the Gulf of Mexico. It's located in the private beach community of Surfside Shores where you have private beach access!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C and ceiling fans in all rooms....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    FREE Wi-Fi cable modem featuring unlimited internet access at no charge!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Please keep the filter clean for us! :)...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    LOTS of parking available, covered and uncovered. Great picnic table and picnic area under the house....moreless

  • Heating:

    Keeping our SnowBirds warm and cozy!...moreless

  • Internet:

    FREE CABLE WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large sofa (non-sleeper fold-out), chair, love seat, TV w/ Dish Network....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for at least six cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Lots of room....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Lots of room....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for bathrooms are provided BUT no beach towels so be sure to bring your beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    FREE Wi-Fi cable modem/router featuring unlimited internet access at no charge!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Limited local delivery available like pizza....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Dishes, pots and pans, flatware, coffee maker, can opener is all here....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Back deck wraps around the back and side of home. We love to sit out here at night a view the countless stars! You have never seen stars like you can here becasue there are no city lights around to fade out our Milky Way. Bring your telescope or binoculars!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    This is the location of our second picnic table outside. The first one is located under the house near the outdoor rinse off shower....moreless

  • Golf:

    Gulf Shores is like the Golf Capital of the World!!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bring your charcoal, fluid, and steel brush. We like to buy the mesh grill toppers at Walmart for a dollar. They cover the grill grate nicely for cooking!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
WINTER RATES
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
1 night min stay
$95
$500
SPRING RATES
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$175
$1,050
PEAK SEASON
May 26 - Aug 12, 2017
1 night min stay
$279
$1,679
FALL RATES
Aug 13 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$175
$1,050

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

MANDATORY PRIOR APPROVAL FOR PETS. :)

CALL OR EMAIL FOR MONTHLY RATE.

3% CREDIT CARD FEE. AMEX NOT ACCEPTED.

$200 REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT.

6% LODGING TAX.

$150 CLEANING FEE.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sassy Bass and Tack Jacks 2
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sassy Bass and Tacky Jacks 2
Surf Side Shores (Fort Morgan, AL, USA)
Nearest Beach
Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores

Car: Recommended

Crabbing and shrimping on the beach. Watch the catch unload daily at the marina. Stargazing. You can see stars like you have never seen before at night. This is because there are no city lights in sight! Beautiful warm Fort Morgan nights are the absolute best!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: The Moores have spent all of their lives in Alabama and enjoy accommodating vacationers into the Gulf Shores / Fort Morgan area along with Lake Martin. We've been accommodating vacationers now for over 20 years. We own our rental homes so we take care of them and our guests the way they should be. It's all about 'The Golden Rule' you know! We don't allow any management agencies and/or companies to rent out or manage our properties. We do all of this ourselves. This allows us to keep our rates low and to customize and deliver our personal touch to each and every guest!

Why the Owner Chose Surf Side Shores (Fort Morgan, AL, USA):
GOLF-GOLF-GOLF!! There must be at least 15 golf courses within 30 minutes away and two are within 10 minutes away! The World Famous Kiva Dunes Golf Course (Voted #1 course in Alabama and Jerry Pate developed) is only ONE MILE away! You gotta play Kiva Dunes! BIRD LOVERS: The Alabama Birding Coastal Trail has a stop in Fort Morgan. CIVIL WAR and HISTORY BUFFS: The Mobile Bay Civil War Trail. Fort Morgan State Park. 'Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!' You can almost hear the command of Admiral David Farragut as he led his troops into the battle of Mobile Bay. Today Fort Morgan is a testament to the evolution of American coast defense fortifications from 1834 to World War II. It's a history lesson waiting to be explored. Some regard it as 'one of the finest examples of military architecture in the New World'. Fort Morgan was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960. In 2007 it was listed as 'one of the nation's 10 most endangered battle sites' by the Civil War Preservation Trust in History Under Siege: A Guide to America's Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields. Just 6 miles away! Then take the Mobile Bay Ferry over to see anther Civil War site, Fort Gaines. We think that this part of the Gulf of Mexico is 'the last frontier' in that it has not been commercialized like Panama City, Destin, Pensacola, and even Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to an extent. You really feel like you are on your own private peninsula here! As one member of my family stated when we purchased our first property here, 'Let's move here!'.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Mobile Bay Ferry takes you over to Dauphin Island where you can then visit Fort Gaines, USS Alabama, and all of Mobile, AL. Biloxi, MS (Las Vegas of the South!) is just east of Mobile via I-10. Covered picnic table area under the house along with beach rinse-off shower area. Fort Morgan Museum and Civil War History just a few miles down the peninsula. Very private and family oriented beach community. Perfect environment for stargazers in that there are no city lights around. You can see stars for days! This is one of my personal reasons why I love this location! Fort Morgan Marina is five minutes away and has daily deep sea fishing charters. Come and watch the fleet unload their catch. Tacky Jacks is there too. Great food!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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  • The GREAT Seahorse Beach House! TONS of R & R :) PRIVACY on the Gulf of Mexico!

    The GREAT Seahorse Beach House! TONS of R & R :) PRIVACY on the Gulf of Mexico!

  • Living area with plenty of seating room and ceramic tile throughout.

    Living area with plenty of seating room and ceramic tile throughout.

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom #2.

    Guest Bedroom #2.

  • Picnic table under the house.

    Picnic table under the house.

  • Endless sugar white beaches await you!

    Endless sugar white beaches await you!

  • Where Heaven Meets Earth! :)

    Where Heaven Meets Earth! :)

  • Don't forget about the Blue Angels over in Pensacola. Only 30 minutes away!

    Don't forget about the Blue Angels over in Pensacola. Only 30 minutes away!

  • Enough said! Y'all come see us!

    Enough said! Y'all come see us!

  • Very cozy setting here at the Seahorse.

    Very cozy setting here at the Seahorse.

  • New leather sofas with dual recliners. REALAX in front of 47" TV!

    New leather sofas with dual recliners. REALAX in front of 47" TV!

  • Dining area off of the kitchen.

    Dining area off of the kitchen.

  • Guest Bedroom #1.

    Guest Bedroom #1.

  • Back deck with table and chairs for sunning or gazing at the endless stars!!

    Back deck with table and chairs for sunning or gazing at the endless stars!!

  • Insert you here! :)

    Insert you here! :)

  • Reel him in! Surf fishing right on the Gulf of Mexico!

    Reel him in! Surf fishing right on the Gulf of Mexico!

  • Beautiful sky at sundown over wetlands walking back from the beach. Wow!

    Beautiful sky at sundown over wetlands walking back from the beach. Wow!

  • Awesome show. Check the Blue Angels schedule for free practice shows too!

    Awesome show. Check the Blue Angels schedule for free practice shows too!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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