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SPRING BREAK/APRIL SALE, OCEANFRONT, 2 Pools, gated community TXT 770-330-1354

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,801 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

** Saturday to Saturday booking only, email for exceptions **

The house is spacious and well maintained.



- New carpet throughout (1/2015)

- New outdoor decks (1/2015)

- New outdoor paint (1/2015)

- All bedrooms and living room TVs are now digital

- New table and chairs for outdoor deck

Tropical Dunes is a luxurious 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath professionally decorated Gulf Front beach house. It is located in Fort Morgan, in the beautiful “Dunes” gated community with access to 2 swimming pools, workout room. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are only 45 yards away. This peaceful community borders a nature reserve.

All amenities are located conveniently close to the house. The pools are 50 yards away. Everyone will enjoy the easy boardwalk beach access. Parents will appreciate the beach cart we provide to assist with easily and comfortably transporting beach gear down the boardwalk.

Families will have a wonderful time at Tropical Dunes. We offer several amenities especially for small children including: children friendly plates and cups, 2 pack-n-play, high chair, booster seat, security gates, bed rails, beach toys, board games, and a DVD & VHS library. For the older kids you will also find an Xbox and an assortment of games.

Throughout our common area you can enjoy unparalleled views of the Gulf of Mexico. For additional viewing enjoyment we provide a 50' LCD TV in the living room and plenty of seating space. In the dining area you will find seating for 15 people. The kitchen is fully accessorized for large groups providing every detail to make cooking a pleasure.

One of the most pleasant times to enjoy the breath-taking views is at sunset when our two large covered Gulf Front decks provide family and friends with the perfect location for a relaxing drink while enjoying the views, the warm breezes, the changing colors of the sky and frequently opportunities to see dolphins playing in the water.

After a full day of frolicking at the beach the comfort of our bedrooms will provide the perfect setting for privacy and relaxation. We have two OCEANFRONT suites with blackout curtains for a sound nights sleep. We have one suite on the main level and the other four upstairs. You will find TVs in all bedrooms. All our bed spreads are custom-made. Our sleeping arrangements are flexible: 4 king size beds, 1 bunk (single over single), 1 custom bunk (double over queen) and 1 queen sleeper.

In order to keep you connected while at Tropical Dunes you will also find Wireless Broadband Internet.

Tropical Dunes is the perfect spot to build unforgettable memories with friends and loved ones. Make sure you read our guest book, we have more than 100 positive entries!

Keywords: Gulf-Front Home with Pool in gated community

More Details

Carla Kapeskas
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Carla Kapeskas

My husband and I love Fort Morgan! If you have not been yet, you must check it out! Perfect location for families! Low density, private beaches, the way a family holiday should be!

Why Carla Kapeskas chose Gulf Shores

We have traveled many places and the geography in Fort Morgan was just so attractive. We fell in love with it and decided this would be a great location to spend summers with our children.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Cheers!

What makes this house unique

Our house is home away from home. Because we have 2 children we thought of every detail that would make family vacation easy and headache free. We have tons of amenities for everyone. We love the fact that families are building special memories at our property.


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2801 sq. ft.
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 considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • ** Saturday to Saturday booking only, email for exceptions** • READ RENTAL AGREEMENT ATTACHED FOR FULL CANCELLATION POLICY NO PETS IN THE SUMMER
  • • Dishes and kitchenware should be washed, dried and put away. • Beach/storage items should be rinsed/ returned to the basement. Including grill.
  • • Check in: 3 pm; out: 10 am, NO EXCEPTIONS • Set AC 70 (Summer); heat 60 (Winter). Keys: 1 in lock box; spares on counter. Lost Keys $25 fee.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (4) All custom bedding, Baby Cribs (2) pack-n-play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2) single over single; double over queen (this bunk bed is made of solid wood; custom made in Canada)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 swimming pools, workout room, wireless high speed internet, boardwalk, satellite TV, 50” flat TV in living room, TVs in all bedrooms, DVD player (2), stereo with CD player, Xbox, charcoal grill, ceiling fans, phones, dual central air conditioning units, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with icemaker, coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, blender, crock pot, spice rack, custom bedding, black-lined curtains on ocean side, 2 pack-n-play, 2 safety gates, high chair, booster seat, 2 bed rails, DVD library for adults and children, beach toys, beach chairs, two large furnished gulf front decks, hair dryers, washer and dryer, covered parking. All bed & bath linens provided.


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SPRING BREAK/APRIL SALE, OCEANFRONT, 2 Pools, gated community TXT 770-330-1354
average rating of 4.892857 based on 112 reviews
Temple, Texas

Perfect family home!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most wonderful home! It was perfect for my family of 7, my brother's family of 4 and our mother. We all had the "right" space (because of the king sized beds in 3 rooms) and the bunk room (with a queen/double combo) was amazing for a group of cousins! Everything about the house was as the owner describes and more. Her attention to detail was greatly appreciated and made the welcome so warm and our stay so comfortable. For example, there is a step stool in the "kids" bathroom for reaching the sink; she provides a rolling cart to get all the beach gear in and out of the beach easily; the bath towels are NICE--not cheap and flimsy but something that you might have in your own home; two coffee pots, plenty of pots and pans; the home is well decorated and nicely appointed, so that you feel like you are in a nice home, not just a half-way done rental. We appreciated all the details and it was SO close to the beach and the pool was a good change when we needed it. We would love to return and highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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birmingham, AL


  • 5 of 5

This home is a perfect family vacation home. The bedrooms are large with private baths. There are two large decks which are great for eating, sunning, and hanging out and watching the ocean. The beachfrint location is fabulous!!! You are at the end of the beach and do not have to fight crowds for a spot in the sand!! We had 2 families and gramma and all had plenty of space. Thanks again for sharing this home with us!! Hopefully we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Open floor-plan w/great waves

  • 5 of 5

This house is superbly laid out - you can view the beach if you are cooking, dinning or relaxing in the living room - bedrooms are spacious - as well as decking wide enough to dine or lay out on - the 2nd floor balcony has great views of the stars and beach - better supplied than a lot of rentals we have stayed at and the internet was solid !

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need for a week away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had six adults, two kids and a dog. Everyone had their own bedroom with space to spare in the kids room. This home has great views and we enjoyed our coffee on the deck in the morning. A great home away from home with quick, easy access for the beach. Next time we stay in Fort Morgan we'll look to stay here again. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for families

  • 4 of 5

We chose this property for the 4 king bedrooms and 4 baths, and that worked great for us and our adult children and their spouses! The location, pretty much right on the beach was also good, and away from the crowds. A 20-minute trek to a decent grocery store and we didn't take advantage of any local restaurants or anything. Nicely equipped for the 2 grand babies with us as well- high chair, pack-and-play, stair gate and beach toys. Few issues- oven was filthy, grill is decrepit, one large stove burner didn't work, and bring your own pillow-theirs are pretty flat! But the view and the fun couldn't be beat!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We did have a glitch with the self-cleaning function for the oven but that has been taken care of. The grill has also been replaced. I was not aware that it needed attention. Thank you for letting me know.
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  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad our family stay at this house! we have never been to Fort Morgan before and and this house is number 1 for us. It held our family of 15 just fine. It's clean and plenty of cookware so you can eat in when you want. I loved the view of the ocean. And Carla was so helpful when we called her about a package we needed delivered. I would definitely stay here again..

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, The
Gulf of Mexico
Beautiful beach!
Fort Morgan State Park
Audubon Bird Sanctuary
Gulf Shores Marina
Across the street from our subdivision. Bar, restaurant and shop with ice cream for children...
Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill
2 miles from the house. Delicious food.
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores Marina; walking distance
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fort Morgan Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes or Peninsula (5 to 10 miles)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores Marina; walking distance
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Fort Morgan
Car: necessary

Walk to Gulf Shores Marina with restaurant, bar, shop, rentals, deep sea fishing are more ... close to Bonsecour nature trails and Fort Morgan (historic site).

There are restaurants, pizza delivery place, package store and convenience stores within a 4 mile drive; Fort Morgan Ferry is only 2 miles away.

Visit the Estuarium and Fort Ganes on Dauphin Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $260 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please contact owner for Christmas and Thanksgiving rates.
The deposit is due 4 days from booking and the balance is due 60 days from arrival. We return the deposit 10-14 days after departure.

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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