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Sandy Bottoms - Gulf Front View on the Best Beach! Rave Guest Reviews!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, View of the Gulf of Mexico and the nicest beach!

You won't be disappointed in Sandy Bottoms! Please read our reviews - all 5 star, and lots of repeat guests! For more property and beach photos, plus interesting postings about area activities, please see our Facebook page, Sandy Bottoms Beach House.

We don't add on any fees for departure cleaning or lodging tax! What you see is what you get! If you are comparing rates with other houses, be sure to compare total to total, as most owners add additional fees for cleaning, processing and lodging tax.

Sandy Bottoms is a warm, comfortable, cozy beach front home with character plus! View of dunes, sugar white sand, sunrise, sunset, and the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico! You will feel right at home the minute you walk in the door!

Sandy Bottoms is located on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, about 15.5 miles from the intersection of Fort Morgan Road (Highway 180 West) and Highway 59 in Gulf Shores. You can be there in about 15 to 20 minutes!

If it is peaceful relaxation and seclusion that you desire, the Fort Morgan Peninsula is the place to be! Fort Morgan is surrounded by water, with the Mobile Bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other - the most beautiful natural beaches in the area. Steeped in history, it is a place where nature abounds. The coastal dunes between the house and the Gulf are habitat for the Alabama beach mouse and nesting sea turtles! You won't see high rise, high density condo buildings; rather, you will feel like you have come to a place that is lost in time. It attracts like a magnet! Once you have visited, you will want to come back again and again!

The house is light and bright with an open floor plan in the main living area, making it a great space for family and friends to gather. Right off the living and dining area you will find a desk where you can use your laptop and take advantage of the wireless Internet. The living room, dining area and master bedroom both have access to the large deck and view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

The living room has plenty of seating with a large sectional sofa with chaise, and an additional comfy chair with ottoman. Enjoy watching TV or movies with our surround sound home entertainment system with Blu-Ray, and satellite with premium channels such as HBO, Showtime and Cinemax. Connect your favorite Bluetooth enabled device wirelessly to listen to your favorite tunes.

For dining, we offer a large dining table with six chairs, plus two barstools at the kitchen counter. The living room, dining room and kitchen flooring is ceramic tile, so you don't have to worry about carpet stains.

Our kitchen always gets rave reviews from our guests! There are plenty of excellent restaurants in the area; however, if you enjoy preparing your own meals, you won't find anything lacking in our kitchen. If you do, let us know, and we will see if we can add whatever you need!

The master bedroom has a comfortable queen size iron bed, large armoire, TV with satellite and DVD, and walk in closet. The master bath has been updated with a large tiled shower, custom travertine vanity with two sinks, tiled floor and walls, and built-in shelving and storage. The second and third bedroom are separate from the master. One bedroom has two twin beds, and the other has a queen bed and desk. Both rooms have chests and closets for storage. The second bath is located just off the hallway, and has been recently updated with a pedestal sink and porcelain tub with shower.

Step out of the living room or master bedroom to a spacious 360 square feet deck, which provides an additional living area and dining area. Enjoy an awesome view of the dunes, sugar white sand dunes, and blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico! The deck is built with composite deck materials, which means no splinters and no hot wood on your feet! This comfortable outdoor living area includes a dining table with six chairs, two person glider, two loungers, and two side tables. This is a great spot to view the awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset, catch some rays, watch the dolphins frolic, or just relax and enjoy the beverage of your choice. You may even be lucky enough to get a free show from the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, as they sometimes practice up and down our beach! Want to get out of the sun, but still enjoy outdoor living and dining? There is an additional covered outdoor living and dining area below the house, which includes a wooden picnic table for six people, as well as a porch swing and two Adirondack chairs for additional seating. You will love the enclosed shower downstairs which has hot and cold water, vanity with sink, lighting and electrical outlet (3rd bathroom). You must experience a hot shower where you can feel the ocean breeze and hear the crashing waves!

Step from the Gulf view deck to a boardwalk that leads to a covered shared gazebo with built-in seating. From the gazebo step right onto the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico via our beach access lot. From there it is about 75 feet to the dunes, then over the dunes to the beach! Our uncrowded and unspoiled beach is natural and one of the widest sections of beach on the entire peninsula. Our beach is not groomed, and you can happily hunt for driftwood, shells, sea glass, and other treasures. You might spot dolphins swimming and frolicking in the surf, brown pelicans flying in formation, or blue herons and sea gulls right on the beach in front of the house. Relax, unwind, listen to the surf, soak up the sun, frolic in the waves, enjoy some shore fishing, watch nature, enjoy awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets, and star gaze at night. You won't be bored, but if you do want more entertainment, there is plenty to do and see in nearby Foley, Gulf Shores, or Orange Beach, just minutes away.

****Our posted rates include lodging tax and departure cleaning. Minimum reservation is 3 or 4 nights in the off season. In Summer, weekly reservations only, from Saturday to Saturday. For stays of 7 nights, the 7th night is free. We will consider monthly rentals in November, January, February and March on a case-by-case basis.****

Keywords: House, Beach House, Cottage, Villa, Bungalow, Cabin, Vacation Rental, Beach House for Rent, Beach Front, Gulf Front, Beaches of Alabama, Alabama, Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Gulf of Mexico

More Details

Owner
Vickie Boozer, Owner and Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017

About Vickie Boozer, Owner and Manager

Sandy Bottoms is very special to us! Our little getaway, home away from home! It is not just a rental property to us, but a home! We enjoy sharing it with our guests, and want them to think of it as their own home away from home. We visit for several weeks at a time, several times a year. We love everything the area has to offer!

Vickie Boozer, Owner and Manager purchased this house in 2001

Why Vickie Boozer, Owner and Manager chose Fort Morgan

We have visited many wonderful beaches in our 30 years of knowing each other. But none of them attracted us or felt more like the best home for us than Fort Morgan. We are casual and relaxed, and are more attracted to a laid back feel. That is why we chose Fort Morgan. We love the fact that you can see the beach from the road, and there are no high rise, high density condo buildings. Our area contains mostly modest, privately owned beach homes without the glitz and glamour of other beach resort areas. We enjoy the quiet and peaceful relaxation we feel when we are at the house. We absolutely love hearing the surf from the Gulf and the views are amazing! You can even see dolphins and sea birds right from our beach-front deck! We couldn't be happier owning a little slice of paradise! We love sharing our guest photos on our Sandy Bottoms Beach House Facebook page!

What makes this house unique

We strive to provide extra amenities not usually found in rental homes. Many of our guests have said our beach house is even better stocked than their own homes! We are attentive owners, and make frequent visits to our home to make sure it is clean, updated and fresh.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our 5th time to Gulf Shores and it was an awesome time. Weather was the best and we loved Sandy Bottoms. As a family of 5 this was the best single family home we have rented. Our favorites while here: dolphins every day, non crowded beaches, great amenities and together time. We love DeSoto's and Sea N Suds for food. The 3 boys loved your beach and so did the parents!
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Fort Morgan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master suite
    Secondary Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Shared by twin bedroom and queen bedroom
    Oudoor Shower - shower , outdoor shower , Enclosed, hot and cold water, electricity, sink with vanity
  • The master bathroom is ensuite. A secondary full bathroom is shared by bedrooms 2 and 3. The outdoor shower is enclosed, has hot and cold water, electrical outlets and a sink with vanity. Our guests love it!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Bath, access to deck, view of Gulf of Mexico
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Shared bathroom
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Shared bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (2) In master bedroom and one of two secondary bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds in one of two secondary bedrooms. Maximum occupancy of 6 adults is strictly enforced.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two homes in the same neighborhood also for rent to accommodate family reunions, multi- family gatherings, or Corporate retreats; Boardwalk from deck to shared gazebo; Covered outdoor dining & living areas; Enclosed shower with hot & cold water, vanity with sink, lighting & electric outlet (3rd bathroom); Outdoor deck speakers; Living room and Master bedroom with Gulf Front View; Recently upgraded kitchen and bathrooms; Comfortable living area

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Sandy Bottoms - Gulf Front View on the Best Beach! Rave Guest Reviews!
average rating of 4.979592 based on 148 reviews
5

Great place for a family beach trip

  • 5 of 5

The house was ideal for our family of four. Clean, well equipped and right on the beach. Plenty of room for us with extra room. We will bring Grandma with us next time!

The beach is extremely quiet and safe. Kids could play worry free. The ocean in October was nice and warm. The waves were big enough to make it fun, but never felt unsafe. Saw some great wild life and enjoyed amazing sunsets.

Owner was extremely responsive and easy to work with.

We ended up doing our grocery shopping at home and packing the cooler, which was a wise move. We were able to by a few small things at the nearby market and dollar general, but the commercial center is pretty far away.

Highly recommended. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sandy Bottoms. The Fort Morgan beach is so relaxing and quiet in the Fall. It's a great time to be there! FYI - there is a wonderful grocery store at the intersection of Fort Morgan Road and Gulf Shores Parkway (Rouses). It is about 15 miles from the house. I'm glad to hear you will be back again soon!
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Bottoms has become a tradition for our family for Thanksgiving. Vicki is such a joy to deal with. This beach house is comfy, cozy the minute you walk in. Vicki hasn't overlooked any need someone might have while visiting here. She has a wonderfully stocked kitchen with any cooking, utensil, dishes, appliances you might need. The deck is our favorite location along with the beach which is only steps away. Every year we have entertained by the Blue Angels flying practice runs. Come enjoy!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A beach Thanksgiving is such a treat! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and had everything you needed for your holiday feast! We love repeat guests!
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5

Was just like the pictures. Bright and cheerful and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at Sandy Bottoms. The owner always responded quickly to questions I had before our arrival and sent out very detailed information on the home as well as things to do in the area. We loved the home and how close it was to the water. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the house and the proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Come again soon!
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Perfect for a weeklong beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

Vickie was very helpful and responsive throughout the process of booking and arriving. This property was ideal for our vacation. The beach was beautiful and sunny, despite a few jellyfish in the area, and the house was perfect. We loved the porch, the sitting area in the area, and even put a kiddie pool underneath the house. The outdoor area surrounding the house was incredibly clean. There were quite a few biting insects, but bug spray mostly did the trick. The house was very clean and provided us with everything we needed. We used the grill and kitchen a lot. We also enjoyed outings to Mobile, Dauphin Island, dinners in Orange Beach and just down the street at Sassy Bass. Thanks for a very lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like a wonderful stay for you and your family. I'm glad you had everything you needed for your stay!
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5

Great house in a great location with great owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 kiddos and my husband and mom) spent the week here and had a great time. The house is very well maintained and stocked with any and everything you can imagine! The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of space. We loved the patio as well as the sitting space underneath the house for when you have had too much sun or want to wait out a rain shower. Vicki was very responsive and helpful. I would recommend this house to anyone staying in Gulf Shores and we will for sure be back! Thanks Vicki!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice review! I'm so glad you had everything you needed. Everyone loves the multiple outdoor areas at Sandy Bottoms - large deck, covered sitting and dining area downstairs, and lounges and chairs in front of the deck. Lots of places to hang out! Come back soon!
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5

Perfect place for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Sandy Bottoms and already, we want to go back! The house could not have been any better. It was very clean, very comfortable, and very easy to fall in love with. We really enjoyed the speakers on the deck while eating dinner, drinking coffee on the lounge chairs outside in the mornings, showering off outside after coming back from the beach, and especially cooking in the kitchen that had everything you could ever need. The location was perfect to just walk out to the beach every day...a beach that was almost private! There were very little crowds. While staying in Fort Morgan, we enjoyed a day trip to tour the USS Alabama, took in a AA baseball game in Mobile, and ate a fabulous meal at a newer restaurant in Orange Beach, Luna's. Owners were wonderful to work with and we look forward to hopefully staying again at Sandy Bottoms!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review! The one thing that stands out to me is the fact that even though July is the busiest month of the year, our beach was not crowded and felt private. I'm glad you "fell in love" with Sandy Bottoms!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Morgan & Mobile Bay Ferry.
Car: necessary

Tour historic Fort Morgan (Civil War fort) only 4 miles away, hop on the Fort Morgan Ferry to tour Dauphin Island & historic Fort Gaines only 4 miles away, Marina with restaurant & access to Mobile Bay only 2 miles away, Kiva Dunes Golf Course 3.3 miles away, Near Coastal Birding Trail Locations, Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge with hiking trails to shell beach and Gator Lake, shop at Tanger Outlet Center in Foley, tour USS Alabama in Mobile, tour National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola Florida, Blue Angels frequently practice along the coast right in front of the house! See dolphins swim and frolic from the deck!

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

The posted rates include all applicable taxes, fees and departure cleaning. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Reservation may be held for 2 days to allow time for signing of the rental agreement and payment processing.

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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