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JUST SAY NO TO CROWDS, TRAFFIC, AND NOISE! JUST YOU, BEACH, AND R&R! RELAX! :)

Surf Side Shores, Fort Morgan, AL, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

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! :)

Keywords: cheap, save, cost, free, beach, house, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, kid, safe, friendly, Civil War

Owner

Owner

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
60%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About 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!

Owner purchased this House in 1999

Why Owner chose Fort Morgan

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!'.

What makes this House unique

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!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master has a private full bathroom.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Couch (Non fold-out)
        Feel free to bring air mattresses. Couch sleeps 1-2.
      • 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!

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        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!

            Theme

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

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Living Room
                        Large sofa (non-sleeper fold-out), chair, love seat, TV w/ Dish Network.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        A/C and ceiling fans in all rooms.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Please keep the filter clean for us! :)
                      • Covered Parking
                        LOTS of parking available, covered and uncovered. Great picnic table and picnic area under the house.
                      • Heating
                        Keeping our SnowBirds warm and cozy!
                      • Internet
                        FREE CABLE WiFi.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access
                        FREE Wi-Fi cable modem featuring unlimited internet access at no charge!
                      • Parking
                        Room for at least six cars.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Lots of room.
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Lots of room.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels for bathrooms are provided BUT no beach towels so be sure to bring your beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        FREE Wi-Fi cable modem/router featuring unlimited internet access at no charge!
                      • Free Wifi

                        Kitchen

                          • Catering Available
                            Limited local delivery available like pizza.
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Dishes, pots and pans, flatware, coffee maker, can opener is all here.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove

                            Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    47' Flat Panel HD LCD TV and 19' TV in master bedroom.
                                  • Television
                                    47' Flat Panel HD LCD TV in the living room and 19' TV in master bedroom.
                                  • VCR

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

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Attractions

                                              • marina
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • sailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            Notes

                                                              • 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!

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                59 Reviews

                                                                Excellent4.7/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Very nice house. Derrick was very helpful.

                                                                Thomas S.

                                                                We took a quick getaway without dogs. It was restful. The big bed was terrific. The walk to the beach was a little longer than we anticipated but it was great to get to the beach. The house amenities were very comfortable. We would definitely go back.

                                                                Nice location- some maintenance issues with home

                                                                Brad H.

                                                                Peaceful setting- short walk to beach access. Very nice deck to enjoy morning coffee. Short drive to Sassy Bass or Tacky Jacks to eat. Owner needs to review maintenance issues such as burnt out lights in multiple areas, slow draining shower, stove top with non working burner and very dirty oven. Also back only latches shut if deadbolt in place and coffee table very wobbly. With these repairs and a deep clean of the kitchen, we would definitely recommend staying here again.

                                                                Sunny days and turkey at Great Seahorse

                                                                Carol J.

                                                                My brother and I stayed at Great Seahorse for Thanksgiving. It was perfect for us and for my two dogs-a Cocker Spaniel and a Yorkie. It was clean, neat and the rear deck is wonderful. It is a short trek to the beach and convenient to everything in and around Gulf Shores. We loved the art on the walls! I hope to do a girls' getaway in the near future with friends and hope Great Seahorse will be available. Derrik was very friendly and insisted we call if there were any issues. Fortunately, we had none.

                                                                Great house for families

                                                                Monica P.Ashland City, TN

                                                                Derrik, was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions or concerns.

                                                                I love the location I love that it was near the beach it was a beautiful for me and my family

                                                                rosita s.

                                                                Me and my family were looking for a place to get away from hurricane Irma I was very happy with my choice even though I spent the whole stay there in my room because I had the flu, but my family enjoyed it they love that they were so close to the beach. The house was very clean and very comfortable we had a really nice view from the balcony. We loved it and hopefully in the near future we can go back.

                                                                Really enjoyed our visit. The house was wonderful and not far from the beach.

                                                                Susan D.

                                                                Derrick the owner was very veey helpful with answering questions fast. The house was wonderful. Had everything you need and very comfortable. Quiet community. Only a short walk to the beach. But if your kiddos have lots of stuff to carry really recommend a cart. Highly recommended this beautiful house.

                                                                Location

                                                                Surf Side Shores, Fort Morgan, AL, USA

                                                                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!

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                $125
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                $75
                                                                Tax Rate
                                                                6%

                                                                MAJOR HOLIDAYS AND/OR EVENTS HAVE HIGHER RATES, PLEASE INQUIRE. MANDATORY PRIOR APPROVAL FOR PETS. :) EMAIL FOR MONTHLY RATE. 4% CREDIT CARD FEE. UTILIZE eCHCK TO AVOID THIS FEE! :) $350 REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT. 6% LODGING TAX. $150 CLEANING FEE.

                                                                $237avg/night
                                                                59 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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