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Directly on the beach, 2 Pools, gated community TEXT 770-330-13

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

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

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 80 positive entries!

Keywords: Gulf-Front Home with Pool in gated community

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Carla Kapeskas
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

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 Alabama

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(100 traveler reviews)

Directly on the beach, 2 Pools, gated community TEXT 770-330-13
average rating of 4.9 based on 100 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: Jun 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: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Great place to vacation and even better owner.

  • 5 of 5

We took 6 adults and 9 children between the ages of 3-13 to Tropical Dunes the week after Christmas and made some great memories ringing in the New year. The home is set up very well to sleep large groups comfortably and with plenty of bathrooms to accommodate everyone getting ready for the day's events. The view from the second level balcony is particularly nice. We saw dolphins playing every day we were there right off the shore. The toys and beach chairs provided by the home owner for the kids to play and the group to lounge while on the beach was way above and beyond expectations. This home owner has thought of everything for your stay. I was most impressed with the forethought of the owner about what would make vacationers feel more at home. The location is private and secluded, which was attractive to us. There are several restaurants within five minutes of the house, but 20 minutes straight down Ft. Morgan road gets you to any and everything you need.

Lastly, our group loves Alabama football and do NOT miss the Tide play for any reason shy of death. When we got to the house the first night, four days before kickoff, we realized the TV package did not have the channel we needed to watch the game. We asked the home owner to help us make that happen sometime between our arrival and game day. She had it done in 10 minutes! That is responsive, understanding and was much appreciated! Simply put, Stay here. It will be a great experience I am certain.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Missouri, USA

Cindy M.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! Our 3 year grandson immediately named it his "blue house" because he could pick it out from the beach, just 5 minutes down the boardwalk! We had 12 people, 7 adults and 5 kids and the sleeping arrangements were perfect, not to mention the exceptional restrooms, three private baths and one jack and jill as well as the 1/2 bath off the kitchen. Perfect! We also especially enjoyed the large family-sized dining room table and the large kitchen. We loved preparing meals together! So much fun, family time. We didn't even feel like we needed to get away for outings because the beach was so close, but if you want to there are several things very close. Fort Morgan is just down the road and there was shopping and mini golf the other direction. We didn't take the ferry, but plan to next time! Pools were also nice! We would highly recommend this home and hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City

Fabulous Vacation Get-Away House

  • 5 of 5

For 16 years four couples have been going to the Colorado mountains to ski but with health issues that are affected by the high altitude we decided to go from 10,000 above sea level to sea level. This house is ideally suited to our needs/desires - 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, large well appointed kitchen and large dining room and the other amenities of this beautiful home adds to it's charm and appeal.

Location is great. It is a couple miles from the Dolphin Island Ferry that can take you across Mobile Bay Inlet to the west side of the bay. There you can visit Bellingrath Gardens to see beautify flowers, a large historic home and learn of history of the area or head on into Mobile proper for what is offered there. For shopping and some of the best sea food around there's Gulf Shores and the surrounding areas. For those that like quaint shopping venues there is Fairhope, AL, about an hour and a half away and on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay.

For the naturalist in you, you can walk one of many trails in the wildlife refugees and the sea shore where there is brown pelicans to admire, shells to seek and porpoises to watch swimming and feeding just off shore.

History buffs can explore Fort Morgan which can be seen from the house. The fort was built in the early 1800's and was strategic in the war of 1812 to defend the entrance to Mobile Bay and then played the same major roles in the Civil War.

Anyway, this house is ideal for those that need room for several. It would be outstanding for two or three families with kids. For kids there a very big sandbox, two swimming pools and a very big wave pool - all a short walk away.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brownsburg Indiana

Week of Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Tropical Dunes for our first ever family vacation with our grown children and their families. Ten adults and 5 grandsons (6 & under) were very well accommodated in this beautiful 5 bedroom home with 4 kings beds, 4 private baths, a sofa sleeper and bunk room complete with video games. Everyone had their own space and we spent every possible minute on the gorgeous beach or cooking and sharing meals in the great kitchen. The balconies provided great ocean views, the dunes community was very nice, just 5 minutes from the Ferry to Dauphin Island and historic Ft. Morgan. Location is far away from the touristy areas of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. Quiet, Comfortable, Perfect. Our family would love to return. We highly recommend this property-Best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Feb 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + 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.
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal 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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